STEPHENVILLE — Virginia “Maxine” Zimmerman was born March 29, 1929, in Stephenville, Texas.  She was raised in Erath County and lived in Stephenville until she was injured in a car accident in December,  2003.  She spent the rest of her days at the Glen Rose Medical Care Center where she was greatly loved and adored by all who knew her.  She passed from this life on June 23, 2009, to the arms of our loving Father in heaven and was reunited with her dear Jack, as well as her mother and father.

Services will be held Friday, June 26, 2009, at 10 a.m., at Riverside Baptist Church in Stephenville with Shane Mize officiating.  She will be entered into rest at Gardens of Memory.  The family will greet guests Friday at 9 a.m., prior to the service.  Online condolences can be made at

Maxine attended the Center Grove Country School and Stephenville Public Schools.  As a very young woman, she met the love of her life, Jack Zimmerman, a custom farmer.  Jack and Maxine were married January 3, 1948 at the Beaty’s home in Dublin.  They had two daughters, Glenda Jean, born in Dublin, and Katherine Joyce, born almost two years later in Stephenville.  The family made their lives in Stephenville, where Maxine was a devoted wife and mother.  Maxine was a very involved, life-long member of Riverside Baptist Church and if the church doors were open, Maxine insured that she and her family were in attendance.  She loved to sing in the church choir and was always available to a friend in need.  After Jack’s death September 21, 2000, Maxine continued to be a faithful servant at Riverside until she was no longer able to attend.

Maxine leaves behind her daughter, Glenda Sargent and husband, Garland  of Granbury, and daughter Kathy Jones of Granbury; her grandchildren, Tammy Mize and husband, Shane, Julie Lowrance and husband, John, and Jennifer Wooley-Givens, and husband, Alester. She is also survived by her step-grandchildren,  Michael Sargent and wife, Brigette, Randy Sargent and wife Billie, and James Sargent and wife, Toni.  Her long and active life allowed her to enjoy her great-grandchildren, Bryton Mize, Hope Mize, Jackie Mize and Grace Lowrance, as well as several step-great grandchildren.

Maxine lived a richly blessed life with good friends, and a wonderful family.  We look to her lifelong example of faith, family and love to continue on into the future.

Published June 25, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune