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Mae Elizabeth Buechling Grizzell Paxman

April 9, 1929 — July 20, 2023


Mae Elizabeth Buechling Grizzell Paxman, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1929, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Charles Irving and Mildred Eleanor Covey Buechling.

She married James Edward Grizzell. He passed away from injuries received in an airplane accident. She then married Elwood Ernest Paxman in Allendale, S.C. on December 31, 1966. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a homemaker, worked at times in the sewing industry, campground host for the Forest Service with Dad, and was a cashier working at the Red Garter casino in Wendover, NV when she retired for good many years ago. For many years she loved going to bingo until she couldn’t get out of the house anymore. Her greatest joy came from her crocheting. She would crochet afghans not only for our family but also for local charities, churches, veterans, anyone who came to see her.

Survived by her children: Charles (Polly) Grizzell, Carolyn (Kenneth) Smith, Anita (Mike) Woods and Bernice Paxman; grandchildren, Randi, Chism, Brad, Rachel, Brandon, Ian, Jessica, Jasper, Valeri, Shyann, Zena and Diamond; and 20.5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, brothers, sisters, granddaughter Colette and great-granddaughters Angel, Chloe and Lily.

A private viewing for family and close friends will be held at Didericksen Memorial, 87 West Main Street, Grantsville, Utah at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29 th , 2023. The viewing will be followed by graveside services and interment beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Tooele City Cemetery. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Harmony Home Health and Hospice for their
kind and wonderful care of our Mom the last year of her life.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Tooele City Cemetery

100 E 400 S, Tooele, UT 84074

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