Muriel Marie Winkle was born in Filer, Idaho on June 27, 1926 to Jack and Clara Victoria Cadisch Winkle. She died on September 27, 2019 in Twin Falls, Idaho, but her fabulous sense of humor and our memories of her will live on in our hearts.
Growing up in the countryside of beautiful Filer, Idaho her family instilled a strong work ethic and uncompromising values through harsh winters and the difficulties of The Great Depression. She learned to cook at a young age and could whip up a tasty meal for unexpected guests at a moment’s notice. Every fall, the shelves were full of freshly canned fruits, vegetables and the best rhubarb jelly. She enjoyed trying the newest recipes from monthly magazines, especially desserts!
Frayne Alfred Shouse and Muriel were married on September 6,1947 and they farmed in Jerome before homesteading a farm north of Rupert. Early mornings and long days comprised their love and work creating a prosperous farm where they raised their four daughters. Many pets were acquired and tenderly cared for throughout the years, but her favorites were the many 5-toed cats. She enjoyed farm life, especially baling hay, caring for the cattle, working in her yard and having a bit of fun - any snowy winter day, a snowman or two would greet you in the yard.
After retirement they enjoyed vacationing in their fifth wheel trailer and created fond memories and great stories to tell about their travels. While she was affected by macular degeneration, she still managed to read the Times News on a daily basis and discussed current events.
Muriel is survived by her daughters, Toni, Penny, Kelly and Jody, her sister Mildred and her grandchildren Andy, Jana and their five children. Waiting to greet her in heaven are Frayne, her parents, her brothers Richard and John and numerous friends and neighbors from the Magic Valley.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, October 3 at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. Burial will follow at the Filer Cemetery. Viewing to be held Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM.
If you are inclined to give a donation; one could be made in her name to your local animal shelter or Idaho Talking Book Service, 325 West State Street, Boise, ID 83702. This organization provides audio recordings of books, free of charge, to people who are blind or visually impaired.
The next time you go out for a nice dinner, raise a glass of wine as a toast to her life.
To the staff at Brookdale Twin Falls, a special mention, there are no words to express our appreciation for the friendship, kindness and loving care you have given our mom these past years. She loved each of you more than you will ever know. Our entire family admires and respects your professionalism and devotion.