Maxine Levon Bopp, a 68 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Born in Crofton, Nebraska, Maxine was 91 when she died. She was the last surviving Charter Member of the Eagles Aux 935 in Redondo Beach, and a member of the Moose Lodge #976. Maxine is survived by her son, Tom (Bobbie) Shearer of Magalia, CA; daughter, Judy (Mike) Washburn of Idaho; son, Steve Bopp of Redondo Beach, CA; son, Bruce Bopp of Katy, TX; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Della Chamberlain; and her husband Stanley J. Bopp. Maxine once was queen of the 300 Block of N. Gertruda. She watched after the neighbors' homes, picking up mail and packages when they were away. Best known for her baking talents, she penned her own Cook Book, "Maxine's Marvelous Messes." Her quote: "Recipes not shared are lost forever." Who could ever forget her famous Peanut Brittle? A special thank you to Diamond Villa for the great care of her the last few years and to 'Eat at Joe's' for putting up with Maxine's crazy antics. No services are planned as per her request. Interment will take place at Los Angeles National Cemetery.

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  1. Mom I Love You and will miss you always. I know you are in Heaven with Stanley and many family members and no longer suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s

  2. As a young couple buying our first house, it was great having a neighbor like Maxine. She made it feel like a real neighborhood! She would bring by banana bread and peanut brittle. She always had a little gathering at her house around Xmas for the neighbors to come by and have chili. And she was never afraid to tell you her opinion! Ha! We miss her. Krista & Bob Hayes

  3. Mom
    You brought me into this world and I was there to ease you out of it, you were the best mom ever always there to guide me to teach things that one couldn’t learn in a text book like sewing a button on a shirt cleaning and ironing and best of all your cooking talents. Not a day goes by that someone lets me know what a great gal you were.
    The one thing I remember most is when I wanted a new bike we couldn’t afford one so we went to the Sally Smart Shop (the thrift store)
    we picked out a rusty bike you said don’t worry I’ll make it look new and you did,cleaned the rims with sos pads and hand painted the frame even with pin strips got me a new seat and handle bars it was better then new you made my day.
    Moms I think are the hardest to say farewell to you had a great life and I’ll always love you.

  4. Maxine will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her
    humor, generosity, and kindness will never be forgotten.
    Maxine helped and encouraged me so much through the
    years. Thank you Maxine, and God Bless You.

  5. Remember when we decided to enter the Christmas decorating contest and our block won? You had the judges come by your House for chili and cookies. You always knew the way to anyone’s heart was with good food! No wonder we won! You were the matriarch of our block and will be remembered fondly and missed by all.

  6. Although I only met Maxine in her later years at the Eagles, she was very proud of the fact that she was the last charter member alive. I only wish I had known her in her earlier years of the Eagles.

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