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  • "I remember that Maxine hired me when I started working for..."
  • "I will always remember her laugh. My thoughts are with all..."
    - Gayla Nellor Johnson
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    - Mike & Sheryl (Baldwin) Eddy
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  • "Heartfelt condolences to all in your family."
    - Bill & Shannon Roller
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October 26, 1922 ~ December 17, 2012

Maxine Barbara (Barbeau) Nellor, 90, of Vancouver, WA, passed away at Caretique on Dec. 17, 2012. She was born on Oct. 26, 1922 at the Vancouver Memorial Hospital to Phrona Odelia (Hagedorn) and Leo David Barbeau. She graduated from Vancouver High School in 1941 and went on to earn an A.A. at Clark College.
Maxine retired from Vancouver Public Schools as Director of Classified Personnel.
She was past President of the Vancouver Soroptomist International organization of Vancouver.
Maxine is survived by her sons, John David "J.D." Nellor (wife Susan Ann Geary Nellor) of Vancouver, WA and Daniel Edward Nellor (wife Lori Lynn McGriff Nellor) of Moscow, Russia; daughters, Mary Louise "Marilou" Nellor and Nancy Nellor Retsinas (husband Jim Retsinas), all of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren, Stephanie Ann Nellor Zoeller (husband Anthony Zoeller), Barbara Elizabeth, Emma Elizabeth, and Megan Danielle Nellor; and step-grandchildren, Alexandra and Nicholaus Retsinas and Robert, Samuel and Elizabeth Boroughs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Harold Nellor; daughter, Lindsay Elizabeth Nellor; and sisters, Margaret Pinkerton and Carol Baldwin.
A graveside service will be held at Park Hill Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Fri., Dec. 21, 2012.
Memorial donations may be sent to Clark College Foundation.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 19, 2012