Mildred Louise Winward, 82, went to sleep in the Lord’s arms on Feb. 5, 2013, in Spokane.
Mildred was born in Wingville, Ore., on July 29, 1930, to Vernell and Velma Morin. She was the oldest of six children. Mildred spent most of her childhood in Hereford, Ore., where the family farmed and ranched.
She married Amos Gail Winward (Gail) on Aug. 3, 1961. They made their home in Lakeview, Ore., 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, Ore., 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 her Uncle, Ted Morin. During her years spent with Uncle Ted, Mildred developed a avid interest in sports.
In 2003, she moved to Deer Park 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 is survived by her children, Rebecca Kinney and Matthew Winward; seven grandchildren, Rose O’Dell, Ryan Kinney, Melody Winward, Amber Winward, Zachary Kinney, Dakota Winward and Austen Kinney; four great-grandchildren, Lillyanna O’Dell, Megan O’Dell, Katielynn O’Dell and Micah O’Dell; her siblings, Elaine Carr, Wayne Morin, John Morin, Darlene Jenkins and Arnold Morin; and many nieces and nephews.
Mildred’s husband, Amos Gail Winward, preceded her in death in 1982.
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 Second Ave., Baker City, Oregon. The family will hold private graveside services in Lakeview, Ore., where she will rest beside her husband.