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“Dear Maxwell family, I just searched on the internet for the missionary that helped convert me to the gospel and found that I was to late. James...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Dorothy Williams - Manti, Utah, UT

“Dear Maxwell Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out this morning from my parents or I would have attended the services yesterday. ...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Derek and Nichole Sorenson - UT

“I wish that I could be there to show my support and pay my respect. Uncle Jim was a great man, hard worker, and someone that I will always respect...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: J Darren Lofthouse - Orlando, FL


Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away quietly on July 10, 2010 from cancer. James Maxwell was born in Kanab, Utah on March 6, 1936 to Horace and Ive Cox Maxwell.

He married Marion Lofthouse on June 20, 1959 in the St. George Temple. They were blessed with 7 children. He received a BS and MS degree from USU. Jim was a man with keen intelligence. He enjoyed his life's work of innovations and was awarded several U.S. patents and received the international NOVA award in 2005. He served 5 missions for the LDS church, served as a Bishop and most recently as a Temple Ordinance Worker.

Jim was preceded in death by a daughter Lori (James) White, brother Ken Maxwell, grandson Brendon Leavitt, and parents. He is survived by wife Marion Maxwell, and children, Charlene (Steve) Greenhalgh, Lynette (Frank) Redd, Garlon (Amber) Maxwell, Cindy (Brian) Leavitt, Gary (Suzanne) Maxwell, and Carla (Derek) Whetten.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Pleasant View 4th Ward Chapel, 2900 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. Friends may call at Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center, Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and Thursday morning at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.bergmortuary.com or info@bergmortuary.com.