Walter McGinnis

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  • "Walter was my beloved husband and I loved him dearly."
    - Wanda McGinnis
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Walter Maynard McGinnis
May 17, 1930 - July 13, 2015
Walter Maynard McGinnis was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska, on May 17, 1930, to his parents Robert H. McGinnis, SR., and Frances A. McGinnis. He died July 13, 2015. Those were the depression years, so the family moved often. They trekked from Nebraska, to Oregon and finally to Nampa, Idaho where he graduated from Nampa High School in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17. While stationed in San Diego, CA, he met and married Wanda L. Jones. After his military service, he pumped gas for a while, and then worked for the U.S. Government in Civil Service as a Calibrations Supervisor, until he retired. During their 62 years of marriage, Walt & Wanda were blessed with 6 sons. After most of them had grown up, Walter, who was more often called Bill, and Wanda began foster care. They very much enjoyed providing a loving home for dis-advantaged children. Their own sons were very supportive and accepting. After Walt's first stroke in 2010, they discontinued foster care and missed caring for their second family. Now, this wonderful man has gone to his reward, where he was welcomed by God and all the other saints, including his second son, Dennis Randall McGinnis. He is survived by his wife Wanda, and sons William Mark McGinnis and wife Jeannie, Dennis McGinnis' widow Kathy, Terrence Robert McGinnis and wife Anna Maria, Lon Kevin McGinnis and wife Kelly, Michael Seth McGinnis, Timothy Patrick McGinnis and wife Heather, his brother Robert Harold McGinnis, Jr. and wife Ester, his sister Betty and husband Duane Ernest. He leaves behind 14 grandchildern and 5 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at Caldwell Christian Church, 3207 E. Ustick Rd., Caldwell, ID, at 10:30am, July 20, 2015, officiated by pastor Rob Belles.

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Caldwell Christian Church
3207 E Ustick Rd
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 459-4674
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 11, 2015
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