Maxine B. Blood

maxine blood

July 10, 1925 ~ December 11, 2018

Resided in: Mokelumne Hill, California

Maxine Mae Bierschbach Blood died peacefully at home on December 11, 2018 at the age of 93. Maxine dedicated her life in service to others through her work as Registered Nurse and as a volunteer with many Tri-City community service organizations. She was born in Webster, South Dakota to Lavinia Becht Bierschbach and Anton Michael Bierschbach on July 10, 1925. After high school Maxine attended Nursing School and became a Registered Nurse. Maxine met James Jackson Blood when he returned from WWII and were married in January 16, 1947. The young couple moved to California in the 1950’s settling in Fremont in 1954. After 30 years as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Washington Hospital, she retired, but continued to serve her community by volunteering at Centerville Free Dining Room, Sunrise Village Shelter, Child Welfare Society and with the Sisters of the Holy Family. Maxine and Jim were blissfully married for 67 years until his passing in 2014. Maxine enjoyed visiting with her friends and family, tending to her garden, sewing, knitting and playing bridge. Maxine is survived by her children Kathryn (Joe) Sylvia, Richard (Maggi), Robert (Kim), Tom, Stephanie (Darlene), sixteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Jim and sisters Iva, Asella, and Alice. She is preceded in death by her husband James, her eldest son Ron, Ron's wife Beckie, her granddaughter Deirdre, and her sisters, Delores, Lois, and Dorothy (Jean). Everyone is invited to Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels 40842 Fremont, CA on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 for visitation from 4-8PM. The rosary will be held at 7PM. Funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA.

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  1. Mrs. Blood hired me for night shift in the Emergency Room in 1976. She played not a small part in the person and employee I am today. She was tough. But she always had your back. I will never forget her. My thoughts are with your family.

  2. Kathy , sitting here reading the sad news of your moms passing. I’m so very sorry to see this at such a late notice . Sending you hugs . RIP Maxine , love you , you were always kind to me ,

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