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Ouida Lois Maxwell

August 15, 2011 by Anonymous

Saturday, August 5, 1922
Monday, August 15, 2011
Other Arrangements: 
Her family invites you to visit with them at White's Funeral Home 2 to 5 pm Saturday, August 20, 2011. No funeral service will be held. Inturnment will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Ouida Lois MaxwellOuida Lois Maxwell
Ouida was born August 5, 1922, in Houston, to William and Neillie Wickes. They moved to Weatherford and then to Mineral Wells where her father worked for the Upham Gas Company. Ouida began school in Weatherford and after moving to Mineral Wells attended school beginning with Barber Elementary and finishing with Mineral Wells High School. She met her future husband, James Earl Maxwell, while working on the high school annual, The Burro, where she was the feature editor and he was the art editor. After high school, Ouida attended Tarleton State College, but returned to Mineral Wells after her first semester to work and to be courted by her future husband who worked for the Construction Quartermaster at Fort Wolters' Army Post. Ouida and Earl were married in July, 1941, at the First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells where both were members. Earl claims that they picked July 3rd to wed so that they could recuperate on July 4th, a holiday for both of them. Then came Pearl Harbor and their life together changed dramatically. When Earl enlisted in the Army Air Corp, Ouida found herself a military wife and began a life of moving and discovery throughout the United States. She first followed Earl to Waco and then returned to Fort Worth when he was transferred overseas to serve with the Eighth Air Force out of England. Their first child, James Earl Maxwell, Jr., was born in 1945 and met his father in 1946 when he returned from the war zone. After a few years living in Fort Worth, the family re-entered the military life and were stationed in California, New Mexico, South Dakota, Puerto Rico, Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, Guam, and California before retirement occurred and they returned to Weatherford. Throughout her life, Ouida was actively involved with Earl helping to establish churches wherever the Lord sent them through their military experience. They helped establish a church in Rapid City, South Dakota, where their second child, Patijean, was born. They also help found the Borinquen Baptist Church on the island of Puerto Rico, named for the Borinquen Indians of that Island.

Throughout their life together, Ouida and Earl have been active members of churches in each community they lived in and have been members of the first Baptist Church of Weatherford for many years. Ouida's activities also have included participation as an auxiliary member of the Gideon's International Ministry and as an auxiliary member of the Military Officers' Association of America.

Survivors: Ouida Lois Wickes' memory will be cherished by her family which includes her husband of 70 years, James Earl Maxwell; and her children, James Earl Maxwell Jr. and wife, Susan; daughter, Patijean Cates and her husband, Richard; her grandchildren, Anne Maxwell Cates and James Tyler Cates; and other family members and special friends.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at Midlothian Fall JV Tournament, Mansfield National GC, 8:30 a.m.

  • Week of Oct. 6, Optional, Aledo Middle School at Mid-Cities Tournament

Tuesday, October 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Tison MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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