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Official Obituary of

Mable Ruth Maxwell

October 28, 1948 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Mable Maxwell Obituary

Mable Ruth Maxwell was born October 28th , 1948, in Domino Texas to the Union of William and Evelyn
Maxwell.  Mable was the fourth of eight children.  As a child she enjoyed being with friends and family
and bonding with her siblings. During her upbringing, the family united with St. Paul C.M.E Church in
Domino, Texas and later in Texarkana, where they joined Hopewell C.M.E.  During the early 1950’s, her
family migrated to Portland, Oregon, where she attended Jefferson High School.  Growing up she was
admired for your Chic style, graceful presence, laughter and witty personality.  
Throughout her early years during start of her career, she gave birth to her oldest daughter Evelyn
LuWanna Maxwell, with father Ivy X. White, & later gave birth to late daughter and youngest, Catrinna
Renee Moore with Father J.C. Wright.  While raising two beautiful young girls. She supported both her
education and career while working at Pacific NW Bell developing skills into management. Later in the
years she met the love of her life, late Jerome Akles, where they cared for their son Jarrod Jerome Akles
and daughter/niece Bessie Lincoln, daughter of sister Eunice Marie Ford.  Mable enjoyed having a family
and loved caring and ensuring her kids' needs were always met.  When her older daughters became
teens the family moved to Oakland, California, where she continued to manage her family's upbringing
while starting her new life with her love Jerome. 
One of Mable’s favorite hobbies was spending time with good company, she loved having friends and
family visit, enjoyed hosting, and cooking it up in the kitchen on Fridays for a fish fry.  She also enjoyed
her holidays, decorating the biggest tree for Christmas and decorating the house full of festivity. Mable
was gifted in caring for others and showed people how to stand up for themselves and not take no bull. 
She raised her young ones to be courageous, creative, and well home trained, she also shared her love
of music, playing all the oldies and goodies, especially her favorite music artist – Smokey Robinson.  And
let’s not forget that Mable had a “green thump”, she could grow any plant you placed in her home,
springing from the floor to the roof!  Mable and her family later returned to Portland, Oregon in 1995 to
help  siblings with the care for her mother Evelyn Matthews. 
Preceding her in death was her father, William Maxwell Jr,; Mother, Evelyn Matthews; Significant,
Jerome Akles; brother, David Maxwell; sister, Eunice Maxwell-Ford; sister, Lelia Mae Spencer; daughter,
Catrinna Renee Moore.
She leaves behind her loved ones to cherish her love and memories forever.  Her stepfather, W.J.
Matthews; sister, Tacy Marie “Joe”, Johnnie Mae Anderson, Nacole Romano, (all of Portland, OR), and
Jaqueline Maxwell (of Longview, TX) and Lois Owens, (of Mesquite, TX); ); best friends, Robbie (of
Oakland, CA)& Babara Jean Hunt; daughter, Evelyn LuWanna Maxwell, son Jarrod Jerome Akles
(Veronica); daughter/niece, Bessie Lincoln (JJay); grandsons, Richard T. Carter IV & Eric B. Moore; Jacob
Jerome Peevy; Eugene Clark III, Kaeleb Clark, Nathan Clark; great grandkids, Richard Carter V; Jamal
Moore; loving addition, Eunice Brannon, Dessmen Pooler & Desaun Pooler and a host of nieces and
nephews who love her dearly.
 

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
March 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Terry Family Funeral Home
2337 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Celebration of Life
Friday
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211

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