Maxine Marguerite (Westby) Boysen was 92 years old. She passed away on November 20, 2009. She lived so very close to me, and yet was such a stranger. If I had only known I would have gone to meet her.
The obituary is full of information. Once I read the full article, I contacted another cousin of mine in Montana and asked if she was aware of Maxine and if she was related. I was so sure she was. I recently learned of cousin Westbys in Washington, and Maxine was born in Spokane. The response I received was, yes she is related! I was given further information explaining the connections.
My first cousin once removed (in Montana) is third cousins with Maxine's parents. I haven't even begun to figure out the cousin relationship that Maxine is to me. My recently discovered cousin in Montana has shared so much information on the Westby line with me but I have not had the opportunity to enter any of it to my tree yet.
It pays to read or at least scan through the obits, even if you don't think you know the person. This is how I found a new cousin.
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