Maxwell “Bun” Maxham

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hartland, Vt. — Maxwell “Bun” Maxham, 98, died Sunday evening Feb. 11, 2018, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1919, in Bridgewater, Vt. the son of Turner and Crystal (Parker) Maxham.

He married Charlotte Strong on Sept. 8, 1940, in Brownsville, Vt. Bun, along with his wife ran a dairy farm on Brothers Road in Hartland for many years. They also ran a successful Maple Sugaring business shipping syrup all over the world.

Bun traveled to many fairs with his Oxen teams bringing home a number of blue ribbons. He remained a hard worker who enjoyed the land his entire life. He always cut, split, and stacked his wood by hand and was still driving his tractor and doing fieldwork at 95.

Bun is survived by his son, Tim and his wife, Peggy of Hartland; his daughter, Judy and her husband, Jean Helie of Springfield, S.C.; his son, Wade of Hartland; his daughter, Wendy and husband, Curt Barr of South Woodstock; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Norma Leonard of Sunapee, N.H.; and many extended family. In addition to his wife and parents he is also predeceased by nine siblings: Ike, Ethel, Elaine, Vernon, Romma, Richard, Roger, John, and Julia.

A visitation will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3:p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt. A graveside service will be held in the Hartland Village Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mertens House, 73 River Street, Woodstock, VT 05091.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. An on-line guest book can be found at cabotfh.com.