Maxine Brynston Arenas, 86, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, in Webster, TX.
Graveside service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, August 14th, at Old Catholic Cemetery in Galveston with Father Bill Bartniski officiating. A reception will follow in the Shepherd Hall at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic church.
Maxine was born June 16, 1922, in Anaheim, California, to Gustav and Nettie Brynston. She grew up in Galveston, where her father owned and operated the infamous Purity Ice Cream Company, a Galveston icon for generations. Maxine worked as a physical therapist for the VA Hospital in Houston for over 42 years. She was a lifelong animal lover and a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Helene Rapp, of Galveston.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Joe Arenas, of Galveston; daughters, Vicki Ritter, of Damon, TX; and Tracey Arenas, of California; grandchildren: Charles Ritter, II; Jacob Arenas-Mio; and John Rubio; great grandchildren: Jason Ritter, Randall Ritter, III; and Alycia Ritter; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Rapp family.
Memorials may be made to the ASPCA.