Family, friends to celebrate life of Carnea "Que" Maddux |

Family, friends to celebrate life of Carnea "Que" Maddux

Carnea “Que” Maddux passed away on Jan. 28, 2010 at the age of 85.

She was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Chico, Texas to Tam Hamilton Hopper and Willie Ann (Ray) Hopper. She married Alvy William Maddux on Sept. 9, 1939 in Chico, Texas. They raised eight children together. Que and Alvy moved to Walden, Colo. in June 1951 and then moved to Hot Sulphur Springs in November 1962. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 60 years.

Que enjoyed playing games especially dominos, spoons, and Wahoo. She loved her flower gardens, enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Que was known for being a great cook, and loved baking pies. If you happened to stop in to visit, she would always have cookies fresh from the oven. Her grandchildren always got a special treats on birthdays, whether it be a pecan pie or peach cobbler. Every Christmas Que was busy making Christmas boxes for her friends and family. The baking would begin the day after Thanksgiving and continue until 10 to 12 boxes had been completed, some weighing as much as forty pounds. Que loved children and was “Granny” to everyone who needed one. She will be greatly missed by all whom knew her.

She leaves to mourn her passing her daughters Ruby Mendoza of Vernal, Utah, Gracie Stevens of Walden, Bobbie Clinard, Vanetta Weimer and Patricia Hunter all of Hot Sulphur Springs, and Susie Burdine of Clarksville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and, eight great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvy, two sons Alvy Junior Maddux and Alvy Tillman Maddux; and five brothers Clarence, Lee, Johnny, T.H. and Thomas.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday Feb. 1, 2010 at Church of Christ in Granby with David Howard officiating. A visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Hot Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Jeremiah Berry, Adam Maddux, J.R. Frye, Tyler Olsen, Kyle Frye, and Zach Murphy serving as casket bearers.

Memorial donations in honor of Que can be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203 or online at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary – Hot Sulphur Springs.

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