Maxine Elaine (Brundage) BiggersLittle Rock, AR, 1923 - 2021
MAXINE ELAINE (BRUNDAGE) BIGGERS, 97 of Little Rock, passed away September 15, 2021.
She was born in Mason City, Iowa, November 4, 1923, the daughter of G. DeWitt Brundage and Edythe Smiley Brundage. She was raised in Algona, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University from where she joined the WAVES during WWII. Maxine later finished her college education at Little Rock Junior College with a certificate in accounting. She was a Storekeeper at the Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, Calif.
She was with the City of Little Rock for over 33 years, retiring in 1988 as the first woman City Collector.
She was State Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from 1982-1987, the first female commander in the six-state Southwest Region. During her tenure in C.A.P., Colonel Biggers was the escort for C.A.P. cadets to Israel in 1975 and to Hong Kong in 1988.
She was past president of AARP Chapter #34, AARP Chapter #2362 and former AARP State Coordinator for Community Operations, former president of Arkansas Women in Aviation and former president of her Beta Sigma Phi Chapter. She was a long-time active member of Grace Lutheran Church, holding membership and offices in many boards and organizations of the church.
She was a former member of the Governor's Commission on Veteran Affairs, former President, State Director and Region Representative of WAVES National and a life member of American Legion Post #1. She was a long-time organizer of the annual Women Veteran's Recognition Luncheon.
She is the widow of J.W. Biggers and is survived by sons Calvin (Veeta) and Brian (BJ) of Little Rock and grandchildren, Scott and Catherine Biggers, Amber (Ben) deAnda of Corinth, TX and Lance Biggers of Seattle, Wash., and great-grandson, Zachary deAnda and Mikayla deAnda.
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Central Fund. The funeral service will be held in Parker Hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 5124 Hillcrest Ave, Little Rock, Ark., 72205, with Pastor Kent Schaaf officiating on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock. The family will receive guests at 22 Winterfern Cove, Little Rock, Ark., 72211 after the burial. They will also be available for visiting immediately before and after the service in Parker Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of RuebelFuneralHome.com.
Published September 19, 2021
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