Maxcine Tommie Kimmel, 79, Medford, died March 8, 2002, at Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford.

She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Grants Pass to Nola Lindsay and Harold Sawyer.

She lived in the Rogue Valley all of her life.

She attended school in Ashland, Shady Cove and Eagle Point. She had worked for the Eagle Point and White City telephone companies as an operator. In 1969 she started working at the Veterans Domiciliary in White City, where she retired after 20 years.

She was an active member of the Eagle Point JayCees and the Eagle Point Garden Club. After her retirement, she moved to Brookings, where she established Tommies Slenderquest Toning Salon. In 1992 she moved to Gold Beach for a few years, then to Shady Cove. She attended monthly meetings of the Antelope Ladies Social Club.

She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and visiting with friends.

Survivors include sons, Chuck Kimmel of Eagle Point, Kevin Kimmel of Medford; daughters, Celeste Hutchison of Ridgefield, Wash.; Ronelle Cox of Eagle Point.

Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clyde Pepper Huffman; brothers, Robert and James Holman, and her parents.

A memorial service will be Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at Trail Christian Fellowship fireside room, 18881 Highway 62, Shady Cove. Inurnment will be later in Brownsboro Cemetery in Eagle Point.

Arrangements under the direction of Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.