Maxine Delores Clancy (Anders) passed away on August 3, 2016 at Hospice's Serenity House in Santa Barbara, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Clancy (1998) and her sister, Emelyn (Anders) Robinson (2004). Maxine was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on June 27, 1918 to Albert and Caroline Anders, first generation Americans whose parents emigrated from Norway. In 1920, her family moved to Lake Park, Minnesota, where her father was a Lutheran minister and her mother was the church organist and choir director. Maxine spent two years at St. Olaf College and graduated in elementary education from Miss Wood's School, affiliated with Macalester College in Minneapolis. She taught kindergarten in Lake City, Minnesota and Neillsville, Wisconsin. In 1942, she joined her best first as an assistant proof teacher at North American Aviation (now a part of Boeing) in Inglewood, California, proof reading pilots' manuals. There she met Thomas Edward Clancy, an aeronautical engineer, whom she married on October 14, 1943.
In Los Angeles, Maxine taught kindergarten at Brentwood Town and Country School, and Tom was program manager on the T-28 Navy trainer at North American Aviation. During this time, their three daughters Cathryn, Sharon and Carolyn were born in Santa Monica. In 1954, the T-28 program, along with the Clancy family, was moved to Ohio where there was a new North American aircraft facility in Columbus. Tom and Maxine spent the next 48 years living in Worthington, a suburb of Columbus. Living near the Ohio State University, Maxine because a life-long, avid Buckeye football and basketball fan.
In 2001, Maxine returned to California to be near two of her daughters. She spent fifteen happy years living independently at Valle Verde Retirement Center in Santa Barbara. She often expressed how fortunate she was to have such dear friends and family to help her through her winter of her years.
Maxine had a special gift of extending kindness to others. She was loving of heart, joyful of spirit, and thankful for all the blessings in her life. She welcomed everyone with a ready smile, striking blue eyes, gentle humor, and a quick laugh. Living a with gratitude, and always coming from a place of love, hope and empathy, she spent her lifetime sharing these, her special gifts, with her family and friends. Forever, we will miss you, Mother.
She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathryn (Clyde Moyer III) Prescott, AZ; Sharon (Craig Madsen) Santa Barbara, CA; Carolyn (Charles Tulloh III) Ventura, CA; John Thomas Hill (Marie), Honolulu, HI; Brian Clancy Tulloh, Los Angeles, CA; and three great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Caroline and Campbell Rohr, Carlsbad, CA.
Maxine will rest with peace and love with her husband at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Worthington, Ohio.