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Maxine Jurick Nelson Chiono

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Maxine Jurick Nelson Chiono died March 9, 2006, of natural causes. She was 72 years old. Maxine was born on Sept. 26, 1933, in Snowmass to Anthony H. and Fern E. (Simkins) Jurick. She graduated from high school in San Rafael, Calif. She had been a Grand Junction resident for the past 24 years. Maxine married Theodore J. Chiono on Nov. 30, 1985, in Grand Junction. Maxine enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans; she often made hats for the newborns at St. Mary’s Hospital. She loved flowers, birds and working on her family tree. She also loved traveling and corresponding with those she met through her travels. Maxine most of all loved her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Ted; her son Harold A. Nelson of Hansen, Idaho; daughters Cindy Squires of Scappoose, Ore., and Janet Nelson of Grand Junction; brother Bernard W. Jurick of Carbondale; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Richard and Jimmy; and one great-grandchild, Dominic. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association or the Audubon Society of Grand Valley. Services were March 13, with interment at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.


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