Maxine Ambrose

Maxine   Ambrose

February 25, 1930 ~ December 26, 2022
Maxine Miller Ambrose was born to Fae and Earl Miller on Feb. 25, 1930, in Camas, WA, at Beltz Maternity Home. She joined her older brother, Keith, at their farm on Prune Hill.
In 1940, she was crowned queen of the 1st Camas Paper Festival. She attended Camas schools, and after graduation, she moved to San Francisco to attend dental hygiene school and work at Lloyd’s of London.
In 1957, she returned to Camas and met her future husband, Bob Ambrose. In 1959, they married and after a short period living in Aberdeen, WA, they returned to Camas to build a home to raise their children, Teri and Mike.
Maxine was a homemaker and mother, keeping the home fires going for her children and pharmacist husband whom she was married to for 40 years. With children grown and out on their own, her and Bob were free to travel around the country, often to the family farm in Nebraska with their trailer, to Hawaii multiple times, to the Czech Republic to visit Bob’s relatives, and to Australia with Soroptimists.
As a widow, she kept busy as a member of the C/W Soroptimists and the Camas United Methodist Church and volunteered monthly at the Two Rivers Historical Society in Washougal. She also loved her time spent with grandchildren: Michael, Anna, Lisseth, and Amelia. The two highlights of her golden years were being crowned queen of Camas Days in 2018 and the birth of 2 great-grandchildren: Max and Maverick. In 2017, she sold her house on 21st Street and moved to The Quarry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Fae Miller; husband, Robert Ambrose; brother, Keith MIller; and stepdaughter, Shelley Williams.
She is survived by younger brother, Jim Miller (Jani) of Salem, OR; daughter Teri Webberley of Gooding, ID; and son, Mike Ambrose of Berkeley, CA (Diane); grandchildren, Michael Webberley (Michelle) of Cottontown, TN, Anna Webberley of Ogden, UT, Lisseth Pero of Salt Lake City, UT, and Amelia Ambrose of Seattle, WA; and great-grandchildren, Maverick and Max Webberley of Cottontown, TN.