Maurine Winkler, 94 of Bountiful, passed away in the very early morning hour on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Our family lost a very special and wonderful lady the day the angels called Maurine back to Heaven.
Maurine was born to Joseph and Ethel Christiansen in Mayfield, Utah at 12:05 am on January 18, 1924 and was the baby of five children. She graduated from Manti High School. She met and married Paul Henry Winkler of Mt. Pleasant, UT on June 16, 1945 in Mayfield. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on April 18, 1966. They were married for 45 years until his passing in 1990.
She is preceded in death by her husband (Paul Henry Winkler), her daughter (Arlene Bradley), her grandson (Trever Paul Elton), her granddaughter (Tristan Bons) , her parents (Joseph and Ethel Christiansen) and all of her siblings, sisters (Dona Clutter, Ellen Affleck and Lora Christiansen) and brother (Donald Christiansen).
She is survived by her children, Paula Elton Frandsen, Bountiful; Sharon (Mike) Miera, Ogden; Karla Winkler, Salt Lake City; and grandchildren, Pam (Bruce) Madsen, Riverton and Galen Bradley of Salt Lake City. She is also survived by grandchildren, Summer (Troy Quintana) Elton , Nicholas Miera, Angela Miera, Candace Bons, Kerri (Travis) Meinburg and Chris Wentling, She is survived by great-grandchildren, Dakota Elton, Cruz Quintana, Sky Quintana, Tristan Pierce, Melissa Sierra Hatch, River Bons, Trinity Wentling, Valerie Meinburg, Chance Meinberg, Vincent (Heaven) Meinberg, Lindsey Madsen and Bridgette Madsen.
There are just not enough words to describe such a wonderful person who was so beautiful inside and out. Maurine was a sweet, gentle, caring, forgiving and lovable person with a great disposition who also had quite a sense of humor. She was genuinely devoted to all her family and friends and always wanted the best for all of us. She was very kind hearted seeing the best in everyone even when the best was tough to find. She certainly was a role model for all. She was a very strong, determined lady who enjoyed working at the Davis County School District as a cook in the kitchen at both Viewmont and Woods Cross High. She retired in 2007 at the age of 83 showing her loyalty, stamina and dedication. She especially loved her cats who sat by her side each and every day keeping her company as she lounged in her recliner watching her favorite TV shows. They also kept her warm at night sleeping by her feet loving her as much as she loved them. She is now united once again with her very special cat named Angel that was lost years ago. Maurine always enjoyed doing things with her family that included traveling the country especially to Los Angeles, California and Lincoln City, Oregon, driving out to Wendover for country concerts at the Peppermill, taking long car rides and going out to dinner.
She really enjoyed going to plays, events and outings with her grand and great grandchildren. She was a great story teller and we loved hearing her life experiences growing up in the Manti and Mayfield area of Utah and of all the shenanigans she got herself into. She especially enjoyed her morning Coca-Cola that got her day started out just right. Those who knew her are better for it and those who had the privilege of having her in their lives feel a huge void left in their hearts from her passing. She will truly be missed by all.
In memory of her life and legacy, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 21 with a viewing one hour prior to services from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. There is also a viewing on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. All services will be held at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West, Bountiful. For full obituary go to www.russonmortuary.com.