Maxine Welden Scott |

Maxine Welden Scott

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Aspen, CO Colorado

Maxine Welden Scott, beloved wife and mother, passed away in Lakewood on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Welden, and by Lyle Scott of Denver.

Born in Rogers, Ark., in 1917, Maxine met Bob in Salem, Ore. Following Robert’s retirement from the Air Force in 1964, they spent many wonderful years in Aspen. Maxine loved Aspen, and Aspen loved her. She was well known for her years at the Tom Thumb Gallery, the many friends she cultivated, and her joyous laugh that could be heard on a frequent basis. She had a great zest for life, and took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 1979, Maxine and Bob moved to Prescott, Ariz., where they lived until 1988, when they moved back to Denver. After Bob passed away in 1990, Maxine continued to call Denver home, and found comfort through her church, her family, many friends and frequent trips back “home” to Aspen. She married Lyle Scott in 1995, and they enjoyed five years together before he passed away. It was time to come back to Aspen, where Maxine lived at the Aspen Country Inn, and later Castle Creek Terrace. In 2005, Maxine moved to the Lakewood Meridian Nursing Home. Family and friends continued to visit her on a regular basis, and she made new friends there, too.

Maxine is survived by two sons, Dex Welden and his wife Ann of Denver, and Todd Welden and his wife Debbie of Aspen, daughter Deena Baird of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Terri Knepp and April Tyra of Las Vegas, and their children, and Bo Welden of Aspen. Other survivors include nieces Dru Garland and Debby Larson and their families. Sister Ruth Pierce preceded Maxine in death, and nephew Brian Pierce passed away in 1992.

A committal service was held at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends make contributions to their favorite charity in Maxine’s memory.

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