Maxwell, Alice (Elisa) Ramos Manzanares

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October 27, 1930 - June 21, 2019

Maxwell, Alice (Elisa) Ramos Manzanares

Alice Ramos Manzanares Maxwell of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed away on June 21, 2019 at the age of 88.

A celebration of her life will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, 13017 William Dodson Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234, with Rev. Sam Underwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Road, Dallas, Texas 75243.

Family will be receiving friends and family for visitation and viewing from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Alice (Elisa) was born October 27, 1930 in Dallas, Texas, to  Guadalupe and Leonora Jara Ramos. When her mother died a few months later, her father made the difficult decision to have Anselmo and Anna Manzanares raise her. She graduated from  North Dallas HS in 1948 and took a night class at Crozier Tech. She married Carroll Maxwell on Aug. 10, 1950. They had four children. She was active in many organizations supporting her children’s activities, the community and church.  She was a member of First Baptist Church Farmers Branch dating back to 1960. She spent 20+ years teaching at Mrs. Murphy’s Day Care Center. She spent the remainder of her career as an administrative assistant for several companies.  She was also a part-time nanny for many families.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Hubert Carroll Maxwell, both sets of parents; her Manzanares siblings, Gladys, Hope, Mary, Joe and Jesse; and her Ramos siblings Alberto, Rodolfo, Luis, Bertha and Juan.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Rick) Maxwell and wife, Eve; Michael (Mike) Maxwell and wife, Linda; David Maxwell; Elisa Maxwell Crowder and husband, David; her grandchildren Chris Maxwell, Jeremy Maxwell, Jessica Maxwell, Nate Maxwell and wife, Merrill, Andrew Maxwell and wife, Caitlin, Carroll Crowder, Brian Crowder, six great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren; her sister, Honi (Clementine) Manzanares Ramos and husband Dan; along with many nieces and nephews from both the Manzanares and Ramos families.

In lieu for flowers, donations can be made to FBC (First Baptist Church) of Farmers Branch, 13017 William Dodson Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.

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Doug and Melinda Maxwell Connolly

June 26, 2019 7:03PM

To the Maxwell Clan: We share in your heartfelt loss of Alice with great sympathy.
Our prayers are lifting you up during this difficult time. May you find His Comfort and Peace in coming together and sharing the gracious moments Alice had with each one of you. Continue to live in his light knowing Jesus is there always. May you find strength in Christ for your soul. Love You.


Philip Willis

June 26, 2019 6:20PM

So Sorry for your loss. She was a great mother and person. I know you miss her.


Saundra D Fitzgerald

June 26, 2019 7:25AM

So sorry for your family's loss. I know you loved her and will miss her greatly. God will hold her close. The Fitzgeralds


Cliff & Colleen Landers

June 26, 2019 6:41AM

To all of the Maxwell family, our most sincere condolences. Your mother was a warm and caring woman, always a smile and her tinkling laugh. Of course, one of the most beautiful and stylish ladies I know. June and Alice always reminded me of young woman for an era that has long since faded away. Never let anyone see you unless your makeup was on and you dressed to the nines.
We'll always remember her fondly.
As the Lord welcomes her home, may this bring your family peace and solace.


Delores (Dee) Briggs

June 25, 2019 9:30PM

I’ll miss you Alice, enjoyed being your neighbor, love ya


Paula (Ramos) and George Cisneroz

June 25, 2019 5:45PM

Our hearts go out to your and your families. May the memories of your mother (our Aunt Alice), fill your hearts with happiness. They will carry you through. Our thoughts are with you.
Phoenix, AZ


Robert McCord

June 25, 2019 2:31PM

Rick, Mike, David and Elisa.Its hard to put into words what Alice and Carroll meant to me. I was at their (your) house a lot from about 6th grade thru High School and then I worked for Carroll Construction for 14 years. I considered Alice a second mom all thru school and then I saw her a lot at the office over the next 14 years. She treated me almost like a son, praising me some and scolding me on occasion when needed. Mostly thru the high school years. She was a super nice lady and could REALLY cook chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes and Leiseur peas. I can almost taste it. I have too many good stories to tell so I will cut it short and just say that Alice will be missed greatly. Prayers and peace to all of the kids, grand-kids, great grand-kids and all of her additional extended family. Love Robert and Debbie McCord


Melanie Rummel

June 25, 2019 12:28AM

I had not seen Alice in awhile but I remember her as such a happy, kind, and loving soul who adored her family. She was physically beautiful but just as beautiful on the inside. I celebrate her life and the Light she brought to our world; I was blessed to be her friend. My heart goes out to Rick, Eve and the family and I send prayers of comfort and love. ❤️


Rick & Cecilia Ramos

June 24, 2019 3:27PM

To our Dallas cousins,we will cherish the time we got to spend with Tia Alice. Our conversations together were priceless. We always felt so loved on our visits and weekly phones calls. The one memory I will truly miss is hearing her say whenever she called "This Aunt Alice from Dallas". Love & Prayers to all of you.


Pat Conn

June 24, 2019 2:43PM

I am so, so sorry to her about your Mom. She was always so friendly, nice and welcoming. I will always remember my Jr High and High School days spending a lot of time at the Helm's & Maxwell's homes and the friendship our families had. I wish I could be there but please know I am giving you a hug and smiling about the great times we had together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Rudy Ramos

June 23, 2019 6:57PM

Rick, Mike, Elisa & David, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, my Aunt Alice. She was a beautiful, loving soul. We have all been so blessed to have her as part of the Ramos family. We, my brother and sisters, so loved the time we had with her even from so many miles between us. May God bring you peace knowing that she is in heaven. Love you.


Nancy J Gooch

June 23, 2019 6:38AM

Our love and prayers are with all of you. God keep each of you close. Love and prayers, Nancy and John