Obituary of Maxine Moore Cahoon Boardman
After 94 full and productive years, Maxine Moore Cahoon Boardman died peacefully at home on July 22, 2017.She died, as she lived, on her own terms, in her own way, confident that it was her time. She was ready, but it surprised us all. Maxine never stopped having fun. Up to the last days of her exceptional life, she was playing, teasing, flirting, plotting and enjoying life. Even in her last moments, a glimmer of mischievousness was apparent in the expression on her face.Maxine was born in Independence MO to Earl M. and Grace Koehler Moore on January 9, 1923. The family lived many places before settling in the Fort Worth area where she attended Arlington Heights High School, class of 1940. After graduating from Graceland College in Lamoni, IA, she completed her education at TCU studying for a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Married to Gomez Cahoon during WW II, Maxine was widowed a year after the birth of their son, Cal.Maxine married Grant Boardman on June 10, 1950. They lived for extended periods in Monroe, LA, Big Spring, TX, Kerala, India and Fort Worth, where her always vivacious personality attracted lifelong friends. She was a teacher in Monroe and Big Spring. Maxine was a collector, an artist, a bridge player, a fabulous and enthusiastic hostess, complementary friend and active supporter of local Arts and Culture. She most enjoyed her memberships in the Garden Club of Fort Worth, The Dinner Dance Club, The Ferando Dance Club, The Women’s Club of Fort Worth, Presbyterian Women’s Circle, TCU Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution, and she was a charter member of Ridglea Country Club.She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant C. Boardman; brother, Richard B. Moore; and grandson, Blake A. Richardson.She is survived by her three children, Calvin m. Boardman (Laura) of Salt Lake City, UT, Barbara J. Boardman, of Arlington, TX, and Grant Clinton Boardman Jr. (Jana) of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
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