Nila Maxine Black

Services: 1 p.m., October 26, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Brewster



Nila Maxine Black

Born, April 23, 1928       

Died, September 29, 2019

 A classy lady who married a local cowboy. Together with her husband, Deane Schmidt, they raised 5 children and managed the Schmidt Farm.

In 1953 she dedicated her life to doing God’s will and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  She faithfully attended the congregation in Brewster, Wash. for over 60 plus years. As a student of the Bible, Maxine recognized the wisdom and benefits of applying its principles. She became a wonderful example of Christian qualities. Even her daughter-in-laws were glad to have her as a mother-in-law because of those wonderful qualities.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandma, family was always one of Maxine’s highest priorities.

Maxine is survived by her 5 children, Shelley, Brad, Sheila, Dena, and Bart. Her sister, Lois Branscom, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

She was followed in death by her brother, Gordon Black.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Deane, their daughter April Lynn, her brother, Howard Black, their grandson, Brittan, parents, Mary and Harry Black.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., October 26, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 301 State Way (Hospital Hill), Brewster.

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