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Charlene Winters


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Charlene Winters Obituary
CHARLENE WINTERS
Charlene Marcia Letts Winters passed away March 14, 2017 in St. George, Utah, near her home in Sunriver, Utah. Charlene was born April 2, 1936 in San Francisco, CA., the second daughter of Francis and Charles Letts, who lived many years in Ogden, Utah. She attended Ogden schools, graduating from Utah State University. She married Louis M. (Mac) Winters, on September 7, 1956 in Salt Lake City.
Mac and Charlene spent two years at Fort Bliss, Texas as Mac was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Returning to Riverside, CA., they raised their two sons. Mac worked for the city of West Covina, and Charlene began her long, and wonderful career as a beloved teacher of Kindergarten and First Grade at Hawthorne School. She was the first teacher for many children, and she loved and cherished EVERY child she taught. In 1987, Charlene received the first TEACHER OF THE YEAR award for the Riverside School District. She taught for more than 22 years. In 1997-98 she was asked to return to help young readers under the Title One program. In her classrooms, the students learned to read, write, and also sang songs, baked cookies, learned how good vegetables could be in dips, learned to be kind to each other, and were constantly told, "Yes, see? YOU CAN DO THAT! Good!" Going to school was wonderful in her classes.
Charlene is survived by her two sons: Bradley Charles Winters and wife Elaine, and Kelly McClain Winters and wife, Merritt; four grandchildren: Matthew, Tesa, Kai and Jake, and two great-grandkids: Isabel and Owen. Charlene's beloved husband, Mac, and his sister, Barbara are also survivors, and know how blessed we are to have lived close to this wonderful woman for over sixty years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA. 92518.
Family and friends are invited to sign her online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT (435) 673-2454.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 19, 2017
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