Doris Maxine Ratter (Wright), 91. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed on December 4, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.
Maxine as she was better known, was born on November 21, 1929 to her parents Irene Smith (Montgomery) and William W. Wright in Phoenix, AZ.
Maxine graduated from North High School in 1947, got her associate degree from Phoenix College and a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. She retired from Salt River Project (SRP) in 1989 after 29 years. While working for SRP she enjoyed joining her co-workers to help feed the homeless at the Andre House; playing golf and bowling with the company leagues, and going to the Para Club. She was part of the team that started the Energy Efficient Home Total Electric program at SRP. After retiring from SRP she decided to travel the world: France, Italy, Greece, Australia, Egypt, Hawaii (just to name a few) always keeping her grandchildren in mind by bringing back souvenirs for them.
She really enjoyed cooking, taking road trips, spending time at her cabin, celebrating the holidays with her family, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Maxine was preceded in death by her mother Irene Smith, father William Wright, step-father Jack Smith, daughter Cynthia (Cid) Ratter, son Richard (Rick) Wagner Jr, and daughter Susan Wagner.
She is survived by her son Robert (Rob) Ratter Jr, daughter Caralyn (Candy) Thompson (David), her five grandchildren Melissa Canedy (Lars), Richard Wagner III, Shandy Thompson, Cynthia Ratter, Brittney Thompson, her six great grandchildren Chandler Canedy, Alexandra (Alex) Roth, Macy Canedy, Avery Canedy, Richard Wagner IV, and Summer Wagner, and her fur babies Duke and Dutchess.
Funeral services will be held privately due to COVID 19 restrictions. Those who wish to attend virtually may view the service at https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyMurphyFH/live/ on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM.