Maxine Abeyta, born to Emilio and Louisa Abeyta in Tucumcari, NM, died in Lubbock, Texas, Friday January 26, 2018, graduated from Price Catholic High School, Amarillo, received a BA from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, and a Masters in Education from Texas Tech. For 30 years she taught first grade at Tubbs, Jackson, Brown and Rush, then worked as a secretary for the LISD Retired Teachers Assn., volunteered at the Covenant Gift Shop and the Joe Arrington Cancer Center. Maxine was predeceased by her parents, her sister Catherine Abeyta-Sena and brother Patrick Abeyta. She is survived by brother Emilio E. Abeyta (Eloisa) and sister Molly Martinez (Robert). She especially loved and was loved by her nephews and nieces, Chris, Stephen, Emily Martinez, Sean, Anthony and Carlos Abeyta, Rachel Guerrant, as well as several precious grand nephews and nieces. Viewing will be at Broadway Funeral Directors, 1901 Broadway, Lubbock today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 31 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 98th and Indiana, burial will follow at Resthaven under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund or Catholic Charities, Diocese of Lubbock.