To the editor:
It is with much sadness that I learned this week of the death of Maxine Peet, who was a longtime (Messenger) women's editor in the newsroom. Her daughter Carol Mueller, of Delaware, called me.
Maxine was always seated across from me in our cramped work space and I could hear her typing away, never making an error, always enthusiastic about what she had seen or done. We both worked under Karl Haugen, city editor, and Walter Stevens, editor in the 1960s.
She loved her job and enjoyed going to weddings, prenuptials, engagement parties, etc. This was Maxine's world and she loved giving it her best. I found out quickly that I did not enjoy her duties when she took a short vacation one year and Mr. Stevens insisted that I must fill in for her until she returned. Those were the worst 10 days I ever put in on the job and when she returned I told her so. Therefore, she never had to worry about me wanting to apply for her position.
In later years Maxine would drop by and visit us in Burnside on her way to Ogden to visit her Aunt Kathryn. We always had lots of fun. I miss her.