Ruby Maxine Search
Ruby Maxine Search, 88, of Nampa was called home to be with her Lord on Wednesday June 5th, 2013. After a short illness she passed away peacefully of natural causes supported with love and the prayers of family and friends. She was born July 4, 1924 in Caldwell, Idaho, the daughter of the late George and Stella Dines, the first of five children. She rode a horse to the Last Chance School in Homedale. Then when the family moved to Melba her and her sister walked 3 ½ miles to school. She finished high school when the family moved to a farm in Homedale. She worked driving horses with a slip hauling hay in the summer. She was working for her aunt, Nora Stark, helping cook for work crews when she met and married Burt Search in June 20, 1942. For the first three years, they stayed at a cow camp watching the cattle for ranchers in the Owyhee foothills. They then bought a farm at Ridgeview just west of Homedale where the four boys were born. Later they bought and farmed a place east of Homedale, providing a loving and secure home for their four children. After 13 years working fire lookouts they moved to a small farm east of Nampa. They later moved in town to Silver Crest Senior Park. She and Janice Trought were caregivers for Burt as his health failed. Maxine leaves behind a legacy as a wonderful mother, grandmother and nurse. She moved to Autumn Wind in Caldwell shortly after Burt's death in March of 2009. She and Burt had been married for 66 years.
Maxine is survived by two sisters Irene Coley and Geniva Spall; a brother Jim (Cathy) Dines; four children: LeRoy, Larry, Leon and Allen; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Maxine was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She will be remembered for her unfailing compassion and strength of character. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Montana Ave Baptist Church, 312 South Montana Ave. in Caldwell, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. in the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, Idaho. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N Midland Blvd, Nampa (467-7300) prior to the services.