Maxine A. (Thompson) Evans

Maxine Evans, 95 of Kanawha passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Kanawha Community Home.

A private memorial graveside service for Maxine Evans will be held at a later date.

Maxine Alvina Evans was born November 18, 1918 to Olaf and Carrie (Johnson) Thompson on the family farm near Kanawha.  She was the youngest of eleven children.

Maxine lived most of her life in Kanawha, having graduated from Kanawha High School as Salutatorian with the Class of 1936.

Maxine was united in marriage to George “Dutch” Evans on June 3, 1941.  To this union, two daughters were born.

Maxine worked at the Kanawha Reporter for several years, was an Avon representative and worked as a cashier at We-3 grocery store in Kanawha and for Harvey and Jan Abbas when they had the grocery store.  She later worked for Winnebago Industries for eight years before retiring.

Max and Dutch enjoyed attending submarine conventions all across the country.  They also loved ballroom dancing and went every chance they had.  She also loved bowling and shopping.  She and Dutch enjoyed camping and fishing with her sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Howard Hanson.  Most of all, Maxine enjoyed spending time with her family.

On November 18, 2013, Maxine celebrated her 95th birthday with a party at the Kanawha Community Home with many of her nieces and nephews in attendance along with her immediate family and friends.

Maxine is survived by her daughters Diane (Don) Rink and Gail Poulsen.  Four grandchildren: Rhonda (Dan) Skinner, Nancy (Chad) Olson, Rob (Mandy) Poulsen, and Kari (Andy) Gilds; seven great-grandchildren: Sydney, Grant, Laban and Holden Skinner and Maddie, Zane and Emi Olson; along with numerous nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Dutch in 1997, her parents, seven sisters, three brothers and son-in-law Ric Poulsen.

Memorials may be left to the family’s discretion.



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