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Juneau resident Maxine Henrichs, 91, died Oct. 16, 2006, at the Juneau Pioneers Home after a brief illness.
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She was born Nov. 3, 1914, to William A. Crisp and Josephine Tenney in Hope, Idaho, and lived there until after she graduated from high school. She moved to Seattle, where she worked for the telephone company. One day, she ran into her childhood friend Ray Henrichs. They fell in love and were married in 1937. They moved to Anchorage in 1939 and raised their three children in that area.
In 1963, they moved to Haines and built a home on Lutak Inlet, where they resided for 25 years. In 1989, due to Ray's poor health, they moved into the Juneau Pioneers' Home. He died in 1992.
His family said Maxine spent the rest of her life helping the residents and staff of the home.
"She was always very kind, caring, cheerful and loving," they said. "She enjoyed church, Bible study, singing, dancing and parties."
She is survived by her children, Larry Henrichs, of Willow, Linda Mills and Glenn Henrichs, of Juneau, and their families.
Her life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.