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Maxine R. Walters


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Maxine R. Walters Obituary
Maxine R. Walters, 81, of Blackfoot, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 2nd, 2018, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, as the result of a stroke.
Maxine was born on June 22, 1936, to Matthew J. Vincent Sr. and Minnie (Rafael) Vincent in Benicia, CA.
She spent her early years growing up in Benicia, except for a short time when her family moved to Seattle, WA, because of her father's work transfer. They moved back to Benicia where she graduated High School.
Maxine met and married Charles R. Walters in 1955 and spent the next 10 years moving around the country as an Airman's spouse. The various Air Force bases where Charles was stationed and Maxine called home were located at Fairfield, CA, Washington, DC, Cape Kennedy, FL, and Lompoc, CA.
In 1965 they rejoined civilian life, and moved, along with five of their eventual six children, to Blackfoot, which was Charles' home town. Maxine spent the next nine years raising her children and working part time as a waitress. In 1974, she and Charles divorced, and Maxine worked full-time while going to Nursing School, and continued raising her children.
After graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Maxine worked as a ward nurse at State Hospital South for 20 plus years, until forced to retire due to a medical injury.
After retirement, Maxine enjoyed monthly luncheons with her fellow retired nurses, reading novels, watching golf, and spending time with her family.
Maxine is survived by her children, Son, Jay K. (Ivonne) Walters of Redlands, CA, Son, Todd K. Walters of Blackfoot, Son, Charles K. (Cindy) Walters of Colorado Springs, CO, Daughter, Kimberley A. (Monty) Houghton of Blackfoot, Daughter, Allison K. Johnson of Blackfoot, Son, Brian K. (Lori) Walters of Middleton, ID; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; as well as her Brother, Matthew J. (Linda) Vincent Jr. of Benicia, CA, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Maxine was a very loving and caring person, whose wisdom and guidance provided inspiration for her family. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, February 17, from 2-4 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. A graveside service at Grove City Cemetery will follow immediately after the memorial.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the or the . Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Feb. 14, 2018
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