Maxine Ennen, age 96, passed away on April 11, 2023.  She was a resident of Colorado Springs for 14 years and was formerly a resident of Mission Viejo, California and Durango, Colorado.

She was born on June 6, 1926, to Mertan Smith and Helen (Mohn) Smith in Eureka, California.  Maxine attended Compton Junior College and graduated in 1944. On June 11, 1959, she married Colonel J. Henry Ennen in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maxine was a loving mother, homemaker, great cook, and enjoyed entertaining.  She was a lifetime member of the PTA National Association.

She is survived by her children, John (Vicki) Ennen and Sharon (Mark) Clark; her 6 grandchildren: Emory Hillman, James Hillman, Kellie Gudenas, Jennifer Savage, Kurt Ennen, and Brian Clark; and her 4 great-grandchildren: Ariel Hillman, Emily Hillman, Scarlett Savage, and Evelyn Gudenas. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Colonel J. Henry Ennen; her son, Jeff Carlton; daughter, Connie Hillman; and brother, Wayne Gillis.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel at 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. An interment will be at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. 

The family would like to express its appreciation to the caregivers for the care and support of Maxine and Henry Ennen.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Maxine was such an amazing woman. I am so blessed to have been her caregiver for 3 years. I absolutely loved listening to all her stories about life . Her and my mother loved to exchange books to read back and forth. Their birthdays were one day apart and they always talked about getting together someday to have lunch. My mother passed about 4 weeks before Maxine. I would like to think they will get to finally have that lunch together. I am sending prayers to all of you. She loved her family so very much!

  2. We will miss our beloved friend and Sister. We watched our children grow up together and have many wonderful memories. Now, we look forward to seeing her and all others who believe on the other side. Love,
    Wayne and Barbara Kopren

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