Maxine Yvonne (Coates) Carlysle

Maxine Yvonne (Coates) Carlysle, 94, passed away July 6, 2018, in San Pablo. She was born at Alameda Hospital on Sept. 30, 1923. 

Maxine was the loving mother of Lauren Carlysle; devoted Grammy of: Heidi Moss-Nikban (deceased), Wendy Moss-Dominguez, (David) and Michaelyn Smith; and cherished Great-Grammy of: Alexis Vaca, Alex, Cameron, Joey (deceased), Chris Nikban and Davey Dominguez. 

Maxine was raised in Oakland, and attended University High School, class of 1941. 

She was a resident of Alameda for more than 40 years. She spent her professional life as a secretary for the Laborers’ Union. 

She took up painting at the age of 50 and became a member of the Alameda Art Association. Her interests were traveling, cooking, painting and sewing. She also had a love for fashion. 
Maxine was a dear friend to many. Our family could not have asked for a kinder, more loving or sweeter mother and grandmother.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27, at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland followed by a high tea reception.