Maxine McLean

Obituary of Maxine Knight Noble McLean

Maxine Knight Noble McLean was born at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on May 11, 1933 and passed away peacefully with her husband of 65 years by her side on September 26, 2020.


She was the daughter of Lt. Col. Arthur (Maxie) Knight Noble and Evelyn Smith Noble. She spent several years of her early life in the Far East and was evacuated from the Philippines in May 1941.  She grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Incarnate Word High School.  She attended the University of Texas, was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and graduated from Trinity University.  She received her Master's degree from the University of Maryland.  She taught school in Texas, Philippines, Maryland and Virginia.


She married Lt. Col. William W. McLean, Jr. on July 10, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas.  His Air Force career provided many travel opportunities for the couple and their two children, Captain Mark N. (m. Amie Boulanger) McLean (USN ret) and Dr. Lynn K. (m. Maureen Lenihan) McLean.  They are proud grand-parents of four grand-children Haley B. McLean, Luke N. McLean, Jessica P. Lenihan and Katelyn K. Sexton. She is also survived by her sister, Beverly Hundley of San Antonio, Texas.


She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.

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