Jonny Gerald Maxfield, age 20, died July 12, 2009 at the University of Utah Medical Center from injuries sustained in a car accident. Jonny was born on July 15, 1988, the son of Gerald and Laura Maxfield.
Jonny was raised in Mountain View, Wyoming, where he graduated from Mountain View High School in May 2007. Jonny was an active participant in school activities including football, basketball, and track. He was All State and All Conference in football in 2005 and 2006 and was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl in 2007. He was All Conference in Basketball in 2007. Jonny was the Senior Class President. He was a FCCLA and FBLA member and also participated on the parliamentary procedure debate team.
Jonny went on to play football for Mesa State University in Grand Junction, Colorado where he had just completed his sophomore year. While at college Jonny was on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee as well as the College Associated Student Government. Jonny also contributed voluntary time to the American Red Cross. Survivors of Jonny include his parents, Gerald and Laura Maxfield, grandmothers, Delores Maxfield, and Barbara Bluemel, a brother, Paxton Maxfield, sisters, Carolann Maxfield, Barbalee Maxfield, Mandy Jackson (Jeremiah), a niece Lilly Jackson, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jonny was preceded in death by a brother, Wyatt Hickey Maxfield, grandfathers, Leon Pitts, Reed Bluemel, and Lawrence Maxfield; an aunt Bobbi Jean Johnson, and cousins Cassie Pitts and Mervyn Wilson Buecker III.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. At the Mountain View High School Gymnasium.
Jonny's willingness to give and his selflessness was well known by all, thus, Jonny was an organ donor. The day that he passed away, Jonny was able to help save four lives.
Jonny was known for his admirable work ethic and drive. His positive influences on the communities of Mountain View and Grand Junction were insurmountable. Jonny always had a smile or a kind word for friend or stranger. He was of the highest integrity, always true to his heart, honest, giving, and kind. The lives of many have been touched by this young man and he will be dearly missed by all.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home of Evanston, WY.For the complete article see the 07-24-2009 issue.
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