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Maxine "Max" Allmaras

Maxine Irene “Max? Allmaras, age 94, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.

Max was born on November 29, 1918, at Broadview, MT, the first child born to Charles and Irene (Barrett) Allmaras. As an infant she moved with her family to a farm west of New Rockford, ND. Max attended country school in Munster, graduating from St. James Academy in New Rockford in 1936.

Enjoying their love for music and dance, Max met Lloyd Allmaras at a barn dance in Cathay, ND. They were united in marriage on September 25, 1937, in New Rockford. Of this union, 5 children were born, Arlene, Kenny, Marilyn, Doug and Patty.

Max and Lloyd spent many years living in road construction camps while he worked for Archie Campbell Road Construction Company. During her lifetime, Max worked in many retail businesses in New Rockford.

Her love of playing cards, baking, and dancing are a legacy that she has left her family and friends. Her love of life and laughter will always be remembered, making many life-long friends.

Max is survived by two sons, Kenny (Gail) Allmaras, Renton, WA, Doug (Jeanne) Allmaras, New Rockford; two daughters, Marilyn (Bob) Naslund, Sacramento, CA, Patty (Emil “Jeep?) Waliser, Zap, ND; one sister, Lois Allrick, Shelby, MT; two sisters-in-law, Irene Allmaras, Sun City, AZ and Shirley Allmaras, Thermopolis, WY; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter.

Max was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, one daughter, Arlene Curley; her parents Charlie (killed in the line of duty as Eddy County Sheriff) and Irene; brothers, Leo, Richard “Sonny?, Tom, Joseph “Babe?, and James “Jimmy?; and a sister, Lucille.


PRAYER SERVICE: Tuesday at 7PM in Evans FH, NR

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

BURIAL: St. John's Cemetery, New Rockford

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Name: Sandra Boehler

Date: 11-20-13

Message: Max was one of the most wonderful woman I had the honor of calling a friend.  We certainly enjoyed a lot hours in the past cooking and laughing.  She will be missed by many.  My sympathies to all of the family.  God Bless   RIP Max


Name: Deanna Erickson

Date: November 20, 2013

Message: Doug, Jeannie and Allmaras family, So sorry to hear about your mother's passing.  Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


Name: Kathi OConnor

Date: 11/19/13

Message: I am so glad I got to see Max this last year. I still cannot get over how great she looked and still had a great sense of humor. Some of my favorite memories growing up was being with Patty at their house every Saturday. My condolences to the family, rest assured she is in great company now.


Name: Don Storwold

Date: 18 Nov 13

Message: Very sorry to hear of Max passing away.  She was such a good friend of our family. She will surely be missed.  Our best to Doug..Jeannie and family. All of you take care.   

Don S and Dolly


Name: Mary McClintock

Date: 11/17/2013

Message: My thoughts & prayers are with the family.  We all loved Aunt Maxine and will miss her.  Aunt Max is now in Heaven with all her siblings who have passed.  Sending my condolences to the family.  Love, Mary (Lucille's daughter)


Name: Cheryl (Running) Hancock

Date: 11/17/13

Message: So sorry to hear of Aunt Max's passing.  I have many fond memories of her, she had a great sense of humor and like mom, loved to play cards.  Condolences to my cousins from far away.  I can only imagine the reunion taking place in heaven.