Max Lee Kendrick

Birth Date: July 8, 1940
Death Date: January 22, 2012

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Eckert Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Eckert, Colorado


Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 7B - January 26, 2012
The Rev. Max Lee Kendrick,
71, Eckert, died Jan. 22,
2012, at his home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
Friday at Eckert Presbyterian
Church. Inurnment will be private
at Eckert Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife,
Betty J.; two sons, Mike of
Beaverton, Ore., and Doug of
Dundee, Ore.; one daughter,
Tricia of Eckert; two brothers,
Charles R. “Dick” of Waynesville,
N.C., and James “Jim”
of Delta; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to
Hospice & Palliative Care of
Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24,
Delta 81416; or Eckert Presbyterian
Church, P.O. Box 7, Eckert
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 6A - January 25, 2012
Delta County civic leader, Rev.
Max Lee Kendrick, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, January 22,
2012, at his home in Eckert, Colorado.
He was 71.
A memorial service honoring
Max's life will be held at 10:30
a.m., Friday, January 27, 2012, at
the Eckert Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jo DeVinny and Rev.
George Miller presiding. A private inurnment will be held at the
Eckert Cemetery.
Max Lee Kendrick was born to Donald Clyde and Atha Mae
(Basey) Kendrick on July 8, 1940 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He
spent his early childhood in Oklahoma City and moved to Eckert
with his family when he was six years old. Max attended schools
both in Eckert and Cedaredge, graduating from Cedaredge High
School with the class of 1958.
He furthered his education at Mesa College in Grand Junction,
Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco
Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.
On July 14, 1963, Max married the love of his life, Betty June
Peterson, at the Cedaredge United Methodist Church. Max and Betty
celebrated 48 years of love and marriage together.
Max was a member of several clubs and organizations including:
past president of the Cedaredge Rotary Club; Delta County Advisory
board member of Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado;
Chaplain and Ethics Committee member of the Delta County
Memorial Hospital; former Eckert Presbyterian Church minister;
and served as moderator of the Presbyterian Church.
Max loved and cherished his family, friends and community.
Among many interests, Max enjoyed fly fishing, reading, photography,
eating a home cooked meal and he enjoyed live music. More
importantly, Max loved his Lord and Savior and serving people. He
will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege to love and
know him. Max served in churches in Central Washington and
Ridgway, Colorado before settling in Eckert, Colorado in 2001.
Max is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty J. Kendrick of Eckert;
two sons, Mike (Susan) Kendrick of Beaverton, OR, and Doug
Kendrick (Sonya Templin-Zimmer) of Dundee, OR; one daughter,
Tricia Kendrick of Eckert, and two brothers, Charles R. "Dick"
(Kathy) Kendrick of Waynesville, NC, and James "Jim" (Jonni)
Kendrick of Delta. Max is further survived by three grandchildren,
twins, Justine and Kayla Bird, and Jacob Kendrick all of Beaverton,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Atha Mae
The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Max's
memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O.
Box 24, Delta, Colorado 81416, or to the Eckert Presbyterian
Church, P.O. Box 7, Eckert, Colorado 81418.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral
Service and Crematory.
View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at


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