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Margaret R. Winslow


April 14, 2021

Oct. 3, 1950 - Dec. 3, 2020

Margaret "Maggie" R. Winslow, 70, of Sweet Home passed away Dec. 3, 2020.

She was born Oct. 3, 1950 in Kansas City, Mo., to Bruce and Madelene F. (Fitch) Battey.

She moved to Kansas and then on to upstate New York as a young child. In 1959 her family moved to Southern California, where she grew up raising horses and picking avocados to sell to her neighbors.

Her passion was riding horses on Zuma Beach, working on her tan and driving her 1957 Chevy Bel Air.

Maggie eventually ended up in the Sweet Home area in 1985, where she raised her family. She was heavily involved in her children's sports and activities.

She met the love of her life in 1990 and married him on Feb. 5, 1994. Together they spent many years volunteering with the Sweet Home Round Up, the high school booster club and Elks Lodge.

She enjoyed crafting, cooking, hunting, riding quads and a good, old-fashioned drive in the woods. She ran her home with an open-door policy with open arms, never turning anyone away.

Maggie is survived by her husband, Duane Winslow of Sweet Home; two sons, Chris Vassar of Millersburg and Matt Vassar of Lebanon; three daughters, Megan Vassar of Lebanon, Tammy Carter of Crawfordsville, and Pam Winslow of Corvallis; sister Dorothy Harper of Yelapa, Mexico; brother Robert Battey of California; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Battey; and parents Bruce and Madelene Battey.

My Maggie's Celebration of an Awesome Life will be 11 a.m. Saturday April 24, at Sweet Home Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sweet Home Elks Scholarship Fund.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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