Maxine Price Starbuck

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Maxine Price Starbuck, born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Oct. 6, 1915, the daughter of P. William and Louise Lewis Price, died at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 2 after a brief illness.

She was married to Dr. Ralph J. Starbuck of Salem, Ohio, in 1939, where they lived until moving to Arizona in 1976. Her husband preceded her in death in 1998.

Maxine was a graduate of Rayen High School and received her registered nurse diploma from the Youngstown Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Starbuck served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross during World War II and was a long-time volunteer for the Salem Blood Program. She was a member of the board of directors and former past president of the Home for Aged Women, in Salem, now the Century House. She was also a member and past president of the Salem Travelers Club.

Mrs. Starbuck was a member of the United Methodist Church of Salem before moving to Arizona and transferring membership to the Veda Rose United Methodist Church of Mesa, Ariz.

Maxine is survived by her brother, Dr. Robert Price of Hubbard, Ohio; her three children, Dr. David Starbuck and his wife Judy of Tucson, Ariz., Dr. Gary Starbuck and his wife Susan of Yarmouth, Maine, and Sally Starbuck Stamp of Phoenix, Ariz.; her four grandchildren, Andrew Starbuck of Albuquerque, N.M., Jessica Starbuck of Savannah, Ga., Rebecca Starbuck Pierce and her husband Michael of Atlanta, Ga., and Adam Stamp of Los Angeles; and her three great-grandchildren, Samantha Starbuck, J. Michael Pierce, and Jed Pierce.

A private memorial service will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Salem at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Maxine’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at


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