Leila Maxie

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Leila Maxie passed away in Medford on June 2, 2010. She was born on July 4, 1926, to Lloyd and Elda Damon. She was one of a set of triplets, the first to be born in Jackson County at Sacred Heart Hospital in Medford. One of the triplets was still born.

Leila graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1944. She then attended Medford Business College where she earned a secretarial degree. Leila worked for Montgomery Ward in Medford before moving to Santa Monica, CA. She married Jim Maxie in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Santa Monica where she worked for the Papermate Pen Factory until she retired.

Leila=s retirement years were spent in Las Vegas. After the death of her husband in 2007, she moved back to the Rogue Valley to be close to her family. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and crocheting.


She is survived by her sisters, Lillian Meyer of Eagle Point, Joan Campbell of Phoenix, Ore., and Dorothy Waddell of Eagle Point and a brother, Jim Damon, of White City and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Leila was preceded in death by brothers, Bob and Bud Damon and her sister, Shirley Whaley.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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