Maxine Dally Bonner
7th Generation Santa Barbaran born to William and Minerva Dally. ” I was born in Santa Barbara, and I will die in Santa Barbara.” Which she did, peacefully with loved ones around her.
Maxine moved to Los Angeles where she worked for Water and Power for over 40 years. She was an executive secretary, and filled in as an interpreter for many departments.
She made many friends during those years including Jewel Williams, whom she introduced to Santa Barbara and its charm.
Another dear, long time childhood friend from Olive St. was Lorraine Macias. Maxine would talk to Jewel and Lorraine every Sunday.
Maxine moved back to Santa Barbara to take care of her ailing mother. She stayed, and volunteered at El Presidio de Santa Barbara, giving tours, and at St. Francis Hospital, working in the gift shop, and as a surgical receptionist.
Maxine spent time with “Los Descendientes” and other Fiesta events. She was a lifetime member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Parlor #304, and “Tierra de Oro”.
Her hobbies included reading, bowling, watching old movies, traveling, playing poker, and going on trips to different casinos with friends. Maxine enjoyed her family, friends, and life to the fullest.
Thank you to all her caregivers and doctors who have taken care of her these past two years.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and MInerva; her beloved brother, Wm. A. (Bud) Dally; and her uncles, Joseph (Toddy) Dally and Yule Botello.
Remaining family includes: JoAnn (Dally) and Dennis Schwendtner: Gloria (Dally) French; Todd and Cathy French, Lisa French, and Stephen Dally.
There will be a private Memorial held in her honor during the Summer.