Mary Winchester passed away January 10, 2021 at the age of 82. She was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, but was raised in Avenal, California. A proud graduate of Avenal High School, she met her future husband, Bill, through a classmate. They married in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1962 and began building their family. Mary and Bill followed his work assignments with PG&E to the East Bay Area and back to the Central Valley before ultimately landing in Visalia in 1986, where they lived happily for the next 30+ years. Mary spent many years as a member of the food service staff at Washington Intermediate School in Dinuba and later at Kaweah Delta District Hospital, but was happiest when she was supporting her family. She was devoted to her mother, took loving care of her boys, enjoyed a close relationship with her, and Bill's, extended family, with whom they often traveled, and, eventually became a fixture at the various events and activities relating to her grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bill, parents Luther and Georgia Hallam, and brother Glen Hallam.
She is survived by her three sons, Randy of Fresno, Billy (Keli) of Hanford, and John of Visalia; seven grandchildren, Beau (Lerin), Cody (Korbyn), Addi (Tyler), Sammi (Thomas), Richard (Maile), Russell (Ofelia), and Jason (Angelique); and seven great-grandchildren. Mary also leaves behind her sister, Pat White (Larry), and sister-in-law, Gerda Hallam, along with numerous, cherished nieces and nephews.
Service arrangements are pending.
Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com
Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia CA 93291, (559) 732-8371.