Maxine Gail Scott Knox
Maxine Gail Scott Knox, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, will be laid to rest beside her husband of 60 years, Leon William Knox at the Gunnison Cemetery on July 8, 2017. Maxine died on February 14, 2017, after a period of declining health. Maxine was the only child of the late Ferry Wayne and Grace Cardwell Scott. She was born in Gunnison, Colo., on August 6, 1926, where she attended local schools, graduating from Gunnison High School in 1944. Maxine married her high school sweetheart Leon William Knox on June 11, 1946. In 1949, she graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in music and where she became a lifelong member of Chi Omega Sorority. Following graduation, Maxine taught music classes in Grand Junction Public Schools for 15 years. In 1963, Maxine and her family moved to Colorado Springs where she served as a guidance counselor at Wasson High School, until retiring in 1986. Maxine was a lifelong learner and continued her education at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oklahoma. In 1964, Maxine received her Master’s Degree from Western State College in Gunnison. In 1977, she received her Ed.S Degree in counseling from the University of Colorado. After moving to Chandler, Ariz., in 1988, Maxine taught for two years at Mesa Community College where she retired for the last time. She and Leon then moved to Tucson, Ariz., to be closer to their family. In addition to being a caring mother and wife, Maxine was a very talented musician and artist. She especially loved to dance and play jazz on the piano. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon and her beloved dog Brandi. Maxine leaves behind two sons, William Wayne Knox and his wife, Mary Ann and Robert Leon Knox, and his wife Judy as well as six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.