Maxine Singleterry, (“Macrina”) former resident of Carmel Valley, passed away at the age of 96. She was born in 1926 in Donna, Texas. She was a grandmother and a homemaker. She enjoyed working with children in early childhood education in the Salinas Valley. She loved to garden, particularly tending to her roses and flowers. She and her family first moved to the Peninsula in 1963 where her husband taught at Bay View School in Pacific Grove.
She is survived by five children, Mario Singleterry (Lori) of Santa Cruz, Sylvia Knowles (Geoff) of Carmel, John Singleterry of Wisconsin, Nelda Getz (Sam) of Seaside and Sandy Lundborg (Steve) of Maui. Sister Martha Lindsey of Santa Barbara and Maura Mendoza of Donna, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph and her son Joseph Jr., five sisters and two brothers. She has 5 grandchildren, James Getz (Laura), Jessica Getz, Naomi Fukuda (Greg), Teresa Fukuda (Matt) and Jordan Knowles (Leah) and 2 great grandchildren. She truly loved Christmas traditions and festivities. She was known for making each Christmas a heartwarming experience. Her family will miss her this and every holiday season.