Dorothy Maxine Montanye, 89, of Broken Bow, passed away March 10, 2019, at the Callaway Good Life Center.
Maxine was born June 26, 1929, at Ansley, NE, to Harold W. and Anna L. (Rosentreader) Anderson. She grew up in Custer County and graduated from Comstock High School with the Class of 1948.
She then went to work at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Comstock.
Maxine married Clayton Leo Montanye on June 3, 1951, at the Wescott Covenant Church, just down the road from where they made their home and farmed for 40 years. To this union, two daughters were born, Marcia Ravae and Marilyn Fay.
She was a member of the Wescott Baptist Church and operated a gift shop and catering business from her home for many years. She supplied baked goods for the cafe in Comstock, and made many decorated cakes for wedding, anniversaries, and other occasions.
After retiring from the farm, she and Clayton moved to Broken Bow in 1990. She made many beautiful quilts over her lifetime and she was a member of a quilting group for several years in Broken Bow. She was an excellent seamstress and made many clothes for her daughters. Maxine restored dolls and enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls. One of her biggest accomplishments was writing a book about her life.
She and Clayton were active in the Prairie Pioneer Center and the United Methodist Church after moving to Broken Bow. She loved music and accompanied her husband as he sang for funerals, weddings, and anniversaries.
Maxine was a caregiver a good portion of her life, taking care of her husband after brain surgeries and a debilitating accident, and her mother, aunt, and mother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton on July 28, 2005; her parents, Harold and Anna Anderson, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Forrest C. and Minnie Montanye.
Maxine is survived by her daughters, Marcia (Wayne) Hora of Stapleton and Marilyn (Rex) Crawford of Lincoln; grandchildren, Cody Norman, Ciara (Seth) Crawford, Christopher (Tasha) Norman, and Megan Evenson, all of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Kashtyn Mays, Abel Norman, and Taelor and Tait Evenson, all of Lincoln; brother and sister-in-law, Dwayne and Vianne Anderson of Kearney; and nephew, Tim Anderson of Kearney.
Services were held Friday, March 15, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, with Pastor Matt Fowler and Pastor Don Schauda officiating.
Interment was in Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock.
Memorials are suggested to Callaway Good Life Center.
Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.