Mary Winchester, 87, died peacefully at home in Mesa, Arizona surrounded by family on July 17, 2015.
Mary was born in Warren, Pennsylvania and moved to Arizona in 1952, living throughout the northern part of the state. She was a proud 42 year resident of Williams until her move to Mesa in 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leo (1967) and Irene Weidert (1962), her spouse of 48 years, Dale (1997) and sister, Bettie Sharp (2010.) She is survived by her brothers Bob and Bill Weidert of Pennsylvania; daughter Julie and her husband Bill Malm of Colorado; son, Joel of Flagstaff; Chris and his wife Ellen of Williams; son Jim and his wife Katrena of Alabama and son Shawn and his wife Keri of Mesa. She leaves behind grandchildren Rene, Christa, Natasha, Thomas, Kassandra, Matthew and Brandon. As well as two great-grandchildren Alec and Allison.
She is remembered by so many for her smile, laughter, kindness and sweet nature. She enjoyed gambling the slots, playing scrabble, reading and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She was retired from the National Forest Service and spent the next leg of her life as an active member of the Williams Senior Center. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and served in the Legion of Mary as well as being a Eucharistic Minister during mass and within the community.
Mary will be remembered on Saturday, August 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williams with a rosary at 9:30 a.m. and mass at 10 a.m. A private burial will follow and at noon there will be a celebration of her life in St. Joseph's Hall for lunch and of course dessert.
Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/give/donate or 602-266-4483 or Hospice of the Valley https://www.hov.org/donate or (602) 530-6900.