Wilma Dawna Lewis Maxfield, age 88, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Payson, Arizona. She was born in Callao, Utah on July 9, 1928, to Ephraim and Victoria Mandana Stewart Lewis. Donna spent her childhood growing up in Callao, Utah, on her parent’s farm. She attended school in Callao through the 8th grade, then went to Ely and stayed with her sister, Mearna Lee and husband, Leo Lee. The following year, she moved to Delta, Utah where she finished her High School Education.
After her graduation, she went back to Callao to be with her mother. While living there, she met and married Dee Bennett Maxfield on May 4, 1947. Dee and Dawna had four children: Jerry, Bradley, Victoria, and Kenneth. Dee worked for Thousand Peaks Livestock Company and every summer they would go up on the weber for the summer and back to Trout Creek, Utah in the winter.
Dawna’s husband Dee passed away on March 4, 1974 after a tragic car accident. Dawn worked many jobs after Dee’s death to support and raise her children, including: she had her own beauty salon, she worked in a sewing factory, “Pickett’s”, and she moved to Salt Lake where she worked in a circuit board factory, “Sperry Univac”. While there, she had a valve replacement in her heart. When the doctors told her she was going blind, she retired in 1994 at age 62.
She continued to live in Salt Lake until 2008. It was unsafe for her because of her eyesight, so she moved to Payson, Arizona with her son, Kenneth, for the remainder of her life.
Dawna was preceded in death by her parents; 1 brother; 3 sisters; husband: Dee Maxfield; and children: Jerry Dee Maxfield, Bradley Vaughn Maxfield, Victoria Dawna Maxfield. She is survived by her son: Kenneth Bennett Maxfield, Payson, Arizona.
A double Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 1:00 p.m., at the LDS Church in Ibapah, Utah, to celebrate the lives of Dawna and her nephew, Ricky J. Lee, of Reno, Nevada, who passed away four hours after Dawna. A viewing will be held, 11:30-12:40, prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Deep Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.nicklemortuary.com