FRIENDSHIP – Evelyn M. (Wallace) Winchenbach, 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Glenridge Nursing Home, Augusta. She was born July 30, 1920, in Friendship, daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Wincapaw Wallace.
She grew up in Friendship and attended local schools and was a student at Rockland High School. During her teenage years she worked as a baby sitter for local families around town. After school she met and married Maynard Winchenbach, and through his hard work she was able to stay home and take care of her family. A task that she thoroughly enjoyed, she worked tirelessly around the house taking care of her children and the day-to-day details. She was truly devoted to her family. She also spent some time working as a seamstress at J. B. Pearson, Thomaston. She was a member of the 4-H Club, where she was able to work on her various sewing projects. She was involved in the grange and was a member of Achorn Grange No. 418, Cushing. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she also would volunteer as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed bowling and could usually be found playing a few strings at Depatsy’s Lanes, Waldoboro. She also loved to play cards and work on crossword puzzles. She was truly devoted to her family and worked tirelessly to make sure that all of their needs were met. She enjoyed spending time with her family and any time that her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren could be around was a true joy for her. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Maynard Winchenbach; brother, Robert Wallace; and sisters, Ava Wallace and Annie Hutchins. Survivors include her sons, Kendall Winchenbach and his wife, Bette, of Bangor and Gary Winchenbach and his wife, Joanne, of Gardiner; daughter, Janet Neubig and her husband, John, of Friendship; brothers, Douglas Wallace of Waldoboro and J. Harlan Wallace of Friendship; grandchildren, David Neubig and his wife, Yana, Dwayne Neubig and his wife, Anya, Shirley Moody and her husband, Harry, Kimberley Tracey, Adam Winchenbach and Jaime Winchenbach; and great-grandsons, Joshua Neubig and Cody Tracey. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Glenridge Nursing Home for all of the care and compassion that they showed Evelyn during her time there. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail made it a hard time easier for the family and for that they are truly thankful.
A time of visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, where a celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the Rev. Jane MacIntyre officiating. Burial will be afterward in the family lot at Village Cemetery, Friendship. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s honor to Glenridge Nursing Home Activity Fund, 40 Glenridge Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or Friendship Ambulance, care of Vanessa Motyka, 6 Eelgrass Lane, Friendship, ME 04547. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. You are invited to share your memories, photos and condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.