Madalyn Lucile Nolte entered heaven to be with her savior Jesus Christ on December 15, 2013. She was born on August 18, 1919 to Neal Reuben McCulloch and Ora Mae Trimble in Sewell, Iowa. She had one sister Wanda Maxine.
Madalyn attended schools in Ottumwa, Iowa. Following high school and secretarial school Madalyn worked in various positions using the skills she gained. While attending a dance in Ottumwa, Iowa mom met and later married John (Jack) Layton Nolte. Together they raised two sons John, (Jackie), Doug, (Lisa). Grandchildren Heather, (Larry) Rush; John David, (Shawnica); Josh, (Kara); Zach, (Ali). Great grandchildren: Morgan, Madison and Margaret.
Their first years as a family were spent in Iowa. In 1959, Madalyn and Jack moved to Pittsburg, Calif. With both of their sons, having moved to Washington State, Madalyn and Jack soon followed in 1986. Madalyn and Jack remained in Blaine Wash. next to John until Jack’s passing in 2008. Doug and Lisa were then blessed to have Madalyn join them in their home in Oroville, Wash. Madalyn’s final years were spent in an adult family care home near by.
Madalyn was a woman many of us would love to emulate. She was intelligent and talented in so many ways. Most of all she lived a life loving, accepting and giving to others so it was only natural to love her right back. The friendships she and Dad had truly lasted a lifetime. Mom’s faith in Christ enabled her to peacefully live out her years with friends and family. We will miss you and your smiles, Mom.
There will be a memorial celebrating Madalyn life on January 4, 2014 at the Oroville Free Methodist in Oroville at 1 p.m.
Preceding Madalyn in death were her husband, Jack; sister, Maxine; as well as parents, Neal and Ora Mae McCulloch.
The family would like to thank Golden Years Adult Home for caring for Mom like family. Frontier Home Health, nurses and staff, and the doctors, nurses and staff and Confluence Health in Oroville and Tonasket for their loving care of Mom.