June 16, 1925 - June 14, 2021
Maxine Foreman Zarrow passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Tulsa, Oklahoma surrounded by her loving family. Maxine was just shy of her 96th birthday. The matriarch of her family, she is remembered for her determination, larger-than-life personality, and boisterous laugh. A graveside funeral is set for 10 a.m., Thursday, at Rose Hill Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Born on June 16, 1925, in Wichita Falls, Texas, Maxine was the third child of Rebecca and Joseph Foreman, Russian immigrants. Maxine grew up in Vernon, Texas alongside her sisters, Sarah and Hannah, with whom she shared close bonds. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a degree in Education. During her time at UT, she met the love of her life, Jack Zarrow. They shared 65 beautiful years together. Jack and Maxine had three children, Gail, Kathy, and Scott. Maxine was devoted to her family and community. Over the years she served on the boards of numerous nonprofits, locally and nationally, and received awards for her philanthropic work. In particular, she was committed to the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, Gilcrease Museum, and the Mayo Clinic. She was proud of her role in the formation and expansion of the Zarrow Pointe facility. Additionally, Maxine and Jack created a lasting legacy with the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation. The Foundation continues the work of its founders and is committed to Tulsa-area charities, especially those supporting mental health, children, education, the arts, and Jewish causes. Maxine is survived by her daughters, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Gail and Kip Richards, Hilary Zarrow, Kathy Zarrow. Maxine loved her grandchildren, Rebecca Richards and Matthew Kutcher, Eric and Shannon Richards, Alison Zarrow and Nicolas Gerard, Rachel Zarrow and Jonathan Igner, and she adored her great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Daniel, Dylan and Chandler. Maxine is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. She deeply appreciated her caregivers, Sharon Johnson, Marian McKinley, Rosemary Kungu, Margaret Kungu and Valleria Crawley. Maxine Zarrow was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and her son, Scott. Memorial contributions may go to Congregation B'nai Emunah, the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, Gilcrease Museum, or Zarrow Pointe.
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