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Official Obituary of

Jeff R Maxwell

February 19, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Jeff Maxwell Obituary

  “Glad Ya got to See Me”
Jeffrey Ray Maxwell, was born December 19,1948, left this earth on Monday, February 19,2024.
Jeff was born in North Platte, NE to Raymond Weaver and Pauline Ruth (Hora) Maxwell.  Jeff attended high school in North Platte, where he met Lucy Ann Dowhower, and they married on August 10, 1969.  Jeff’s lifelong love of tinkering led them to Lincoln, where he attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  After moving between Lincoln and Omaha working for the railroad and various engineering firms, they eventually moved to Denver, with their two kids (Christa and Gregg), where he worked for Abeyta Engineering Firm designing HVAC systems for many of the buildings in Denver Metro area.  He soon found his true passion and opened his own business that allowed him to combine his passion for engineering and cars.  
Jeff and Lucy purchased Off Road Ltd in 1978 which was located Arvada, CO. in a 4,400 sq. ft. building.  In 1979, Jeff was the first to offer 4WD conversions in the Denver/Rocky Mountain region with primary focus on vans.  Providing 4WD ambulance conversions for such companies as Collins Coach.  In 1982, Jeff, being the avid off road race fanatic, was part of bringing what later became known as short course off road racing that was made famous by the late Mickey Thompson, to the Denver metro area.  The operation was relocated in 1986 and then in 1990, both in Aurora, CO.  Then in 1991 Jeff was involved with Mickey Thompson Event Group when the stadium races came to Denver Mile High Stadium.  By 1995, Off Road Ltd had outgrown its location and moved to a 20,000 sq ft building and was known as “Colorado’s Oldest & Largest” Automotive shop.  In 2003 Jeff had another opportunity to own and operate a full race Monster Truck, Xtreme Whiplash, which was featured in the 2002 movie Run Ronnie Run.  Jeff and his son, Gregg, drove the truck at several events over the next 11 years and even took it to charity events at the Children’s Hospital located in Aurora, CO.  They even worked with other Monster Truck Owners, such as Max D and Mohawk Warrior.  Over the years, Jeff enjoyed being involved in all aspects of racing, truck shows and charity events.  In 2020, Jeff and Lucy decided to semi-retire and moved to Lemoyne, NE.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucy Ann Maxwell and their two children, Christa Shogren of Commerce City, CO, and Gregg  (Shannon) Maxwell of Haxtun, CO.  His 3 grandkids, Nissa (Eric) Jansen, Katelynn Maxwell, and Breahna Shogren.  His 4 great grandkids, Lorelai, Ronny, Waylen, and Brice.
He was proceeded in death by his mother and father.
Memorial services are pending.
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