Robin “Jinx” Lynette Beshears Maples was born Oct. 15, 1959, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Carl and Ernestine Beshears.
She went to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2018, after a corageous battle with breast cancer.
With her father being a minister she attended many schools in California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Arizona. She recieved her GED in Arizona. She attended West Coast Bible College where she met Terry Tunget. They were married in August 1979. They had four children, Dustin, Jamie, Stacey and Kerry. They divorced in 1986.
She went on to recieve her licensed practical nursing degree in Texas. She moved to Clark Fork, Idaho, in 2005, and became known as Jinx to the people there. She fell in love with the community and the people in it. She wrote for The River Journal under the column name “Jinxed.”
In 2009, she reconnected with an old friend, Brad Maples, and fell in love. They married in 2010. They enjoyed many journeys and adventures together and he was with her until her last moment here on earth.
She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer on July 6, 2007. She underwent chemotherapy and was thought to be in remission. She was rediagnosed on July 6, 2018, 11 years to the day of her first diagnosis. She fought hard and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
She could light up the darkest room with her personality and wit. She had a way of bringing the best out of the worst situations. She saw the best in people that others could not see. She had a heart for veterans after making a special connection with a soldier overseas, Matthew McCown. She went on to send many care packages overseas to those serving. She had a special place in her heart for people with special needs.
She had 12 grandchildren, all of whom she loved and adored. She was very proud of her family and always put them and her husband first.
She leaves behind her husband, Brad Maples; her four children, Dustin Tunget (Jerin), Jamie Roloff (Chris), Stacey Servis (Banjo), and Kerry Tunget (Michael); 12 grandchildren, Valerie, Kelsie, Jacob, Billie, Gracie, Loralei, Logan, Jesse, Kagan, Landree, Jensen, and Sarah; a mother, Ernestine Mader; a stepmother, Marlene Beshears; three sisters, Star Tyler (Terry), Shannon Jackson (Ken), and Joyce Duncan (Owen); one brother, Skye Mader (Tab); and many neices, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her hero and father, Carl Beshears.
There will a celebration of life at the Clark Fork Senior Center in Clark Fork on Sept. 15, 2018, from 2-4 p.m.
There will be a funeral service at Chester Assembly of God in Chester, Mont., on Sept. 22, 2018, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hi-Line WABC (Women Against Breast Cancer), P.O. Box 491, Chester, MT 59522.