Louise Genevieve (Austin) WINN (1918 - 2020)

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Service Information
Timberview Christian Flwshp
15511 N Howe Rd
Mead, WA 99021
Celebration of Life
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
1:30 PM
Timberview Church
15511 N. Howe Rd.
Mead, WA
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Obituary

WINN, Louise Genevieve (Austin) (Age 101) August 17, 1918 - February 6, 2020 Louise Genevieve Winn was the eldest of four born to Lina Clarence Austin and Esther Elizabeth (Rockstrom) Austin. Born in Spokane, Louise grew up on the family farm in the West Plains. Shortly after graduating from Lewis and Clark High School, Louise met the great love of her life, Col. Homer B. Winn (USAF). The two married in 1941. She started her career as a buyer of cosmetics and Jewelry for Thrifty Drugs. She would later become the jewelry buyer for The Crescent, traveling to New York City and the Great wilderness of Alaska to bring original designs to the Spokane area. Louise was a loving mother of her only child, Beverly J. (Winn) Roberts. Louise was active throughout her life, enjoying such sports as equestrian clubs, waterskiing, golfing, bicycling, ice skating and ballroom dancing. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed being in nature. Louise had a passion for the Arts and was a lover of music, singing professionally for a short period. She was involved in multiple civic clubs, wasaf including Job's Daughters, the Elks Lodge and the MOAA. Louise's lifelong devotion to Christ graced her with a beautiful life. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother: Douglas Austin, sister: Harriet Frank, grandsons: Richard Felker and Wade Felker. Louise is survived by her daughter: Beverly J. (Winn) Roberts, sister Phyllis M. Morris, granddaughters: Lucinda Piefrement (spouse: Karsten) and Alicia Lindner (spouse: Dustin), multiple great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and family to which 101 blessed years of life bring. A Celebration of Life will be held at Timberview Church, 15511 N. Howe Rd., Mead, WA 99021 on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please honor Louise's love for animals by making a donation in her name to SCRAPS at www.spokanecounty.org.
Published in Spokesman-Review on Feb. 12, 2020
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