In Memoriam: Maxine M. Jones


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death November 10, 2006 of retiree Maxine M. Jones in Falmouth, MA.  She was 72.

Maxine grew up in Massey, Maryland, and was the daughter of William and Marie Moffett. She graduated with honors from the University of Maryland where she double majored in mathematics and chemistry.

When Maxine first moved to Cape Cod in 1956, she taught physics and chemistry at Bourne High School. In 1955, Maxine joined the WHOI staff as a mathematics aid doing computations and data analysis.  From 1967 to 1971 she worked as a research assistant/programmer in Geology and Geophysics.  She later transferred to Ocean Engineering where she participated in the development of real-time, at-sea data acquisition and processing systems.  In connection with her work, Maxine participated in approximately a dozen cruises.  She retired in 1994 as an information systems specialist.

In her retirement, Maxine enjoyed traveling and collecting antique quilts. She also was an avid birdwatcher and active supporter of many animal causes and charities. She leaves two daughters, Frances P. Philip of South Freeport, Maine and Sarah V. Boudreau of Norfolk, Virginia.

Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to People for Cats, P.O. Box 422, West Falmouth, MA 02575.


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