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Max Wilcox

Sep. 2, 1935 - May 3, 2018

On May 3, 2018, Max Warner Wilcox, fell asleep and peacefully slipped from the earth into the arms of the angels. He was born on September 2, 1935, in Heyburn, Idaho, to James and Blanche Wilcox. He attended Heyburn Elementary School and Heyburn High School. He was involved in band and loved to sing. Performing with his sister at various events was something he loved. He met the love of his life, DeEtta Jain Wiest, in 1955, in Rupert, Idaho. They were married on November 2, 1955, in Elko, Nevada, and were married for 62 years. Max enlisted in the Air Force in 1955, and served for 20 years. They welcomed their first daughter, Cathy, in 1956, in Aurora, Colorado. Their second daughter, Vicki, joined the family in 1957, in Burley, Idaho. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, as well as the Panama Canal and Guam. He saw numerous places in the world in service to his country. The family moved every two to three years, living in California, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Idaho, Alaska and Illinois, before Max retired in 1975. They have resided in Heyburn since that time, buying and remodeling the house he was born in. Max loved to fish, camp, golf, bowl and spend time with his family and friends. He definitely had the Wilcox gift of gab.

Max was preceded in death by his mother and father, three brothers, Wayne, Carl and Ralph, and one sister, Margean Holm. He is survived by his wife, DeEtta Wilcox, two daughters, Cathy (Don) Wageman, and Vicki (Terry) Barrett, and one brother Don (Nadine) Wilcox. He is also survived by three grandsons, Matthew (Nora) Wageman, Corey Wageman, and Trajan Barrett, one granddaughter, Sarah Jain Barrett, one great grandson, Triston Ponce, one great, great granddaughter, Mila Ponce, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was adored by his family and as our anchor he will be truly missed. Until we see you again, you will live in all our hearts. We love you so much.

At Max’s request there will be no service. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Max Wilcox

From Dan Rorris:
Dee, So sorry to read of Max passing. I enjoyed the time s I spent bowling against time in various. My prayers are with you at this difficult. Sincerely Dan Rorris
From Mark Hodge:
Max would always bring my mother (Belva hodge) and myself some of the fish he would catch and we would always have a great conversation. I’m so grateful that he took the time to share of his time with us. He has always been a great friend. I’m very sorry to the family for your loss of Max. Mark Hodge
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