Maxine Breier a longtime resident and businesswoman of Sedro-Woolley passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002 with her family at her side at the age of 72 years. She was born August 19, 1929 in Lapwai, Idaho the daughter of George and Pearl Anderson Mattoon. Maxine grew up in the Lewiston, Idaho area attending school and she later was married to Ernest P. Breier on August 29, 1948 in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho. She has been a resident of Sedro-Woolley since 1952 where she and her husband operated Holland Drug for 20 years till his passing in December of 1971. On her birthday, August 19, 1973 she opened and operated Maxine’s Dress Shop till September 7, 1985. Maxine was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a former member of Soroptimists International of Sedro-Woolley. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, bowling, but most of all she lived for her grandchildren. Maxine loved to help at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Community Center and also to assist families who had lost their homes due to fire. Maxine is survived by her 2 daughters Annette VanDelinder and her fiancee Pat Mousel of Anacortes and Cindy and her husband Neil Akkerman of Lyman. Her son Kevin Breier of Sedro-Woolley. 5 grandchildren all of Sedro-Woolley Chris VanDelinder and his girlfriend Amanda Holm, Jenny Goss and her husband Danny, Dakota, Dustin, and Dylan Breier and a great grandson Tyler Goss of Sedro-Woolley. 2 brothers Merrill and his wife Deloris Mattoon and George and his wife Dorothy Mattoon all of Lewiston, ID. 2 sisters Freda Shirtz of Sandpoint, ID and Margaret and her husband Fred Wallace of Lewiston, ID. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernest, and brothers Morris, Norman, and Orville Mattoon.
Vistitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2002 from 9AM to 5PM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Graveside Services will be Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 3:00 PM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery with Rosalie Robles of the Federation of Christian Ministries officiating.
A reception will follow the services at the family home on State St.
Memorials are suggested to North Puget Oncology 1971 Hwy 20 Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.