Lucille Winkler

Nov. 8, 1913 – Oct. 28, 2005

Lucille Winkler, 91, of Sweet Home died Oct. 28 at a local foster home.

She was born Nov. 8, 1913 in Burnit, Texas, to Sudie Arnold and Tom Swoape, the youngest of five children. She was raised in Bisbee, Ariz. and in the San Joaquin Valley in California.

She married Dave H. Winkler on Jan. 8, 1929, she was just barely 15 years old, and he was 18.

In 1947 the family moved to Sweet Home, and lived on Liberty Road.

Mrs. Winkler was always active in PTA and took part in all the fun activities that she and her friends could dream up for a small country school. As a 4-H leader, she kept the kids making small stitches and ripping out the ones that she didn’t like. She was always up for company for Sunday dinner, expected or not. She loved having chickens and other farm activities. She was was devoted to her family!

After the deaths of her son and husband, she traveled frequently with friends from Sweet Home and on tours. She also volunteered at Lebanon Community Hospital. In 1997 she moved into Wiley Creek Community where she lived until recently, when she moved to Little Polly’s Care Home.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith L Chaffin-Green of Sweet Home, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and nieces Pat Murrhee of Lebanon and Sue Conley of Oelrich, S.D.

She was preceded by her husband David and a son, Tommy, both of whom died in 1977.