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Maxine Burbank, 84, of Ontario, a former Baker County resident, died of complications of diabetes and the results of four strokes on April 22, 2004, at Life Care Center in Boise.
Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery in Payette, Idaho.
She was born on June 13, 1919, at Emmett, Idaho, to Emory John and Etta Mae Rynearson. She lived for many years at Hereford where she and her husband owned the Hereford Store. They moved to Ontario in 1957.
Although retired for many years, she spent more than 20 years as a waitress at the Eastside Cafe in Ontario. She liked to go fishing, berry picking and shopping, but her passion was for crocheting and sewing. She also liked working in her yard and growing beautiful flowers.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Redfeldt of Emmett, Idaho; a brother, Everett Rynearson of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren, Wes Christensen, Wade Christensen, Cindy Christensen, Carole Shankle, Bruce Jeffords and Sharilyn McMaster; 15 great-grandchildren; a few great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Kathie Schroeder and Elana Parrot.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Ronald Christensen and Grant Burbank; a son, Jack Christensen; and two daughters, Julia Christensen and Loetta Christensen Stump.
Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, at Meridian, Idaho.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor