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Kristen Eli Maxwell

August 29, 1974 November 21, 2018
Kristen Eli Maxwell
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Kristen Eli Maxwell passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 21 at the age of 44. Born with Down syndrome, she developed early-onset Alzheimer’s in her 30’s, which limited her activates in her later years. By that time she had filled numerous journals with her thoughts, descriptions of her life, Bible verses she was memorizing and lists of folks she was praying for. Kristen loved music and played piano and autoharp, sang and spent time listening to her music CD’s. Others of her many interests included making latch hook rugs, practicing American Sign Language and scrapbooking. And whenever she heard about someone with a birthday or an illness she was quick to make a greeting card and mail it out.
Kristen was a wonderful help at home during the years when her family did foster care and adopted two sisters. In addition to helping with the children she handled many of the household chores and was a diligent and faithful worker. She liked keeping to her schedule, however, and everyone in the family knew that you didn’t mess with “laundry day!” Kristen had a sweet and gentle spirit, and knew how to make a joke. She especially enjoyed teasing with her dad and brother, and singing and movies with her sisters. She hiked, swam and camped with the family and loved birthdays and going out to dinner.
She is survived by her parents, Dick and Marilyn Maxwell, Brother Adam Maxwell (Jeannine), sisters Carrie Bivens (Jesse), Anica Weber (Lance) and Julia Maxwell, 11 nieces and nephews, and many aunts and uncles. We all loved her and miss her so much, but we are rejoicing that she is with Jesus in heaven and that we will see her again there.
If you would like to remember her with a memorial gift, you could send it to Joni & Friends Southern Oregon, 721 Main St, Suite H, Phoenix, OR 97535. Kristen loved attending their family retreats on the Oregon coast.
Memorial service for Kristen will be on December 7th at 2:00 at Poulsbo Community Church. Arrangements entrusted to The Stone Chapel Poulsbo Mortuary.

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2:00 PM 12/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
Poulsbo Community Church

751 NW Finn Hill Road
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Poulsbo Community Church
751 NW Finn Hill Road Poulsbo 98370 WA
United States

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Vinland Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place
United States

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