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Maxine Self Cudd

Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Maxine Self Cudd

Maxine Cudd  Maxine Self was born October 8, 1924, in Orr, OK, to James K. and Martha S. Burkett Self.  She passed away January 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, at the age of 92 years, three months, and 4 days.  She married Clarence Lesley Cudd, May 2, 1943.  To this union, three children were born – Patricia Gail, Brenda Joy, and James Lesley.

Maxine grew up the youngest of five children.  Her early years were spent in Burkburnett, TX.  When she was in the third grade, her family moved back to Oklahoma and she attended Zaneis Schools.  In her class was a boy named Clarence Cudd.  They began dating in their junior year of high school.  After graduating from Zaneis, they were married in Wilson, OK – Maxine was 18 years old and Clarence was 17.

Clarence soon joined the navy during World War II, and Maxine lived with her parents, working at Wacker’s Grocery Store in Wilson, making two dollars per day.  When the war ended, Maxine traveled to San Diego, CA, to meet Clarence; they bought a car and returned to Oklahoma.

Although Maxine and Clarence lived in various locations in the first few years of marriage, they eventually settled in Beaver, OK, in 1960, where they raised their three children.  During those years, Maxine worked in and out of the home helping to support the family.  She worked in Beaver for the County School Superintendent; the County Clerk’s Office; and the local ASCS office.  Maxine enjoyed sewing and watching sports (especially the Dallas Cowboys, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and OU Women’s Basketball).  She also enjoyed involvement in church activities, and helping others.

In 1985, Clarence and Maxine retired and moved to Edmond.

Maxine and Clarence were both baptized into Christ in 1948.  They have been members of the Memorial Road Church of Christ for the past 31 years.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mattie; three brothers, Frank, Famon, and Clair; and one sister, Doris Norton.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Clarence, of the home in Edmond; two daughters, Pat Hanna and husband, Bill, of Edmond, OK, (although Bill passed away 31 hours later on January 14, at Mercy Hospital); Brenda Bridgmon of Edmond, OK; one son, James Cudd and wife, Amy, of Hinton, OK; four grandchildren, Chad Hanna and wife, Kim, of Edmond; Brad Hanna and wife, Lindsay, of Edmond; Jared Cudd and wife, Kristin, of Arapaho, OK; and Lacey Pybas and husband, Charlie, of Yukon, OK.  Survivors also include six great-grandchildren, Hunter Steuart and Hallie Hanna; Traber, Channing, and Daxon Cudd; and Josephine Pybas; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A formal visitation is scheduled for Monday, January 16th, from 6PM to 8PM at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, Oklahoma.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Road Church Of Christ, Edmond, OK, with Mr. Loren Gieger officiating.  Interment will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery. 

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