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Elmwood Cemetery

Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma

© Billings Funeral Home
Submitted by: Terry Dudley

Straucie Maxine Alexander Tune

July 25, 1941 ~ October 19, 2022

Maxine Tune, 81 year old Mooreland resident, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Seiling Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2022 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Todd Finley officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Straucie Maxine (Alexander) Tune was born on July 25, 1941 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to parents James Simeon (Sim) and Arlene Addella (McKay) Alexander. At a young age Maxine started shining shoes at her Dad's Barber Shop. As the oldest of seven children, Maxine attended Mooreland and Woodward schools where she played the drums in the band and played high school basketball.. Maxine was united in marriage to the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, Robert LeRoy Tune on July 6, 1956 on a Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mooreland, Oklahoma. They made their first home in a small two room cottage with a half bath in Woodward. LeRoy had it scrubbed from ceiling to floors before they moved in. In 1962, they moved to Mooreland where Maxine was a mother to five children and a homemaker. She also worked as the head cafeteria lunch lady and then bought and ran the Snack Shack as the kids got older. In August of 1998, she and LeRoy moved to Waynoka where they resided until his death in 2008. She moved back to Mooreland in 2009.

She attended the First Baptist Church, where she was Baptized and her favorite church was the 1000 Hills Cowboy Church. Maxine enjoyed working in her flower beds and gardens and she loved going to the casinos and smoking. When possible she enjoyed babysitting her grandkids and great-grandchildren. Maxine loved spending time with her kids, grand-kids and great-grandkids. Maxine and LeRoy also enjoyed camping in Colorado, and riding 4-wheelers at the dunes in Waynoka.

She is survived by her three sons: Steve Tune and wife Betty of Woodward, Chuck Tune of Waynoka, Shawn Tune and wife Lesa of Mooreland; two daughters: Peggy Broce and husband Everett of Mooreland, Sheri Tune-Widick and husband Kendall of Woodward; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Gerald Alexander of Woodward, James Alexander of Vici, Andy Alexander of Woodward; two sisters, Linda "Suzie" Rivera and husband Manuel of Woodward, Marilyn Thomas and husband Rex Crawford of Woodward; other relatives and many friends.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband LeRoy Tune, two half brothers, Max Alexander and Ray Alexander, and one sister Donna "Sugar" Baldwin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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