Maxine Ruby Nokes (1924-2018)


Maxine Ruby Nokes, 94, passed away on October 7, 2018 in Colusa California. She was born on August 21, 1924 to Harry and Ruth Nation in Minatare, Nebraska and resided in Colusa for 71 years.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. Maxine was an avid gardener known for sharing her cuts and plantings with friends and family. She loved children, always stopping along the way to chat with babies and tots. Two of her grandchildren were named in her namesake. Her grandson Max Ferraiuolo and her great-great granddaughter Rubi Echavarria.

She is survived by her brothers Aldon Nation (Darlene) and Robert Nation (MaryAnn), her sons Lloyd Nokes Jr. (June), Dale Nokes (Nancy), Milford Nokes, and her daughters Debra Moss Sutherlin (Dave), and Paula Ferraiuolo (Julius). She also had 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Tidwell and infant son Jerry Lee Tidwell, her husband Lloyd Nokes Sr., her son James Nokes, her parents, and 6 brothers.

The service will be held on October 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at McNary Moore Chapel 107 5th St. Colusa, CA.. The visitation will be held on Thursday October 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. also at McNary Moore.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service – FD-410 • (530) 458-2111