Mildred Louise Winward, 82, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Spokane, Wash.
Mildred was born in Wingville on July 29, 1930 to Vernell and Velma Morin. She was the oldest of six children. Mildred spent most of her childhood in Hereford where the family farmed and ranched.
She married Amos Gail Winward (Gail) on Aug. 3, 1961. They made their home in Lakeview where they raised their two children, Rebecca Louise (Kinney), 46 and Matthew Glenn Winward, 45.
After the passing of Gail, Mildred moved to Baker City where she was active in the Salvation Army Church and at the local community center. She spent many years enjoying the company of her Aunt Nellie Brannock and Uncle Ted Morin. During her years spent with Uncle Ted, Mildred developed an avid interest in sports. In 2003 she moved to Deer Park, Wash. to be near her children and grandchildren. Mildred loved to watch the Portland Trailblazers, Seattle Mariners and her recent favorites, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Mildred also enjoyed crocheting and other needlepoint crafts as well as Bible study; she loved the Lord.
Mildred’s husband Amos Gail Winward, preceded her in death in 1982.
Mildred is survived by her son Matthew Winward;daughter Rebecca Kinney; brothers Wayne Morin, John Morin and Arnold Morin; sisters Elaine Carr and Darlene Jenkins; grandchildren Rose O’Dell, Ryan Kinney, Melody Winward, Amber Winward, Zachary Kinney, Dakota Winward and Austen Kinney; great-grandchildren Lillyanna O’Dell, Megan O’Dell, Katielynn O’Dell and Micah O’Delll; many nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life in honor of Mildred at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 2nd Ave., Baker City.
The family will hold private graveside services in Lakeview where she will rest beside her husband.