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Maxine L. Horvath

Maxine L. Horvath, 84, of Fountain Hills, AZ passed away peacefully at her home with family on October 1, 2023. She was born November 7, 1938 in Breckenridge, MN to the late Henry & Clara (Jorgensen) Larson. She is survived by son Michael Horvath and his partner Gloria Pecoraro from San Diego, and son and daughter-in-law Mark and RoseMarie Horvath of Scottsdale, and two granddaughters Ariana (Ari) Horvath of Fountain Hills and boyfriend Austin, and Natalie Horvath of Quito, Ecuador. In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gordon Horvath, her sister Irene & husband Glen Johnson and her sister Janet Johnson. Maxine was fiercely independent almost to the very end, and then Ari and Austin lived with Maxine the last several months and helped out Maxine a lot. She attended grade school in the village of Doran, MN. Maxine remembered being the only girl in first grade. High school in Breckenridge, MN involved getting a car ride to Doran & then riding the BIG bus to Breckenridge. She reminisced about being a farm girl, so many fun memories such as the food her mother prepared for the threshing crews (especially all the pies!). Maxine graduated from Moorhead State College in Moorhead, MN with an elementary teaching degree (the exact same as her mother Clara). Maxine taught in the Fargo Public Schools for 25 years. Ari is now teaching high school math and grandma was so proud of her. Grandma was proud of her world-traveling granddaughter, Natalie, who is in college in Ecuador. She married Gordon Dean Horvath on June 3, 1959. Gordon & Maxine sold their Fargo home in 1995 and moved to their permanent residences at their lake home on Little Cormorant in the summer and Yuma, AZ in the winter. Then, Maxine sold the lake home and the Yuma home and moved to her condo in Fountain Hills in 2014. In Fountain Hills she enjoyed breakfasts and lunches (at Phil’s Filling Station - her favorite) with her with friends, her sister Janet, and especially with her granddaughters. At her request, no service will be held. If you like, have a glass of bubbly (or your favorite beverage) to celebrate a life well lived & remember to cherish every day God gives you.