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Maxine M. WintersMay 23, 1927 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 90)
Maxine M. Winters passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at a care facility in Nampa. She had just turned 90. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.
Maxine was born to Charles and Mae Calhoon on May 23, 1927 in Valentine, Nebraska. Her parents pastored several community churches throughout Nebraska, Montana, and South Dakota during Maxine’s growing-up years. In 1944 the family moved to Caldwell, where Maxine attended and graduated from Caldwell High School. Before her marriage she worked for Caxton Printers in Caldwell. She married Carroll Winters on March 6, 1948. They had four children together. Carroll and Maxine lived at various places in the greater Caldwell area until Carroll’s death in 2003. They were married for 55 years.
Maxine moved to the assisted living unit at Sunnyridge Retirement Center in Nampa in 2006 and was transferred to the skilled nursing wing earlier this year. Her graciousness and kindness left a strong impression on her caregivers even in her final weeks. She was loved by many of the staff.
Maxine was a member of Caldwell Friends Church during her entire adult life and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a woman of quiet yet strong faith, which was instilled in her by her parents. She continued this legacy within her own family.
Along with her faith, Maxine’s family was the most important thing in her life. She worked hard to guide and care for her children, and later adored her grandchildren. She loved cooking for the holidays and family get-togethers and made the world’s best apple pie. In her later years in assisted living, she enjoyed visits from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Maxine is survived by her brother, her children—Carolyn Suiter of Parma; Dale Winters of Nampa; Darrell (Betty) Winters of Nampa; and Catherine (Shane) Schamber of Nampa—and 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and her husband.
The family wishes to thank Sunnyridge Retirement Center and Compassus (Legacy) Hospice for their years of care.