Shirley Maxine Fullmer was born to Donald and Ardyth Fullmer on Dec. 22, 1936, in Chehalis, Washington. She graduated from Montesano High School in 1955 and married John E. Duffield on April 21, 1956.
John and Maxine had three children: Jay, Jeff and Joy. The family moved to Bellingham in 1961 and to Ferndale in 1968, and Johnie passed away unexpectedly in 1969. Maxine raised the three kids alone while working full-time through those years. She was remarried to Earl C. Vogt in 1974.
Maxine and Earl resided in Ferndale and were active members of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine. Maxine worked in the early years at Bellingham National Bank and later for Puget Power (now Puget Sound Energy). She retired in 1984. She was widowed again in 2003 at Earl’s passing.
Maxine lived alone in Ferndale until 2019 when she moved to Kent to be closer to her family. Health challenges ensued in fall 2019. She passed away peacefully in her own home, surrounded by many family members, in the early morning of May 10, 2020, Mothers Day.