Helen Marie Winter

October 21, 1926February 7, 2019

Helen Marie Winter passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019, at the Odessa Nursing Home, Odessa, Washington. Helen and her twin sister, Hazel were born October 21, 1926, to Henry and Susan Baumgart. Helen was raised in Lind, Washington, and graduated from Lind High School. She married Walter Winter on August 26, 1951, and together they had five children. In addition to raising her children on their wheat farm, Helen worked for a time at the Odessa Record and for the Odessa School District in both the kitchen and driving school bus.

Helen was an avid artist and quilter. Helen opened the "Paint Bucket" in Odessa to showcase her paintings and crafts, and loved sharing her talents with her family and friends. Helen is survived her "twins," Patricia Winter of Lewiston, Idaho, and Dale Winter of Davenport, Washington; her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Susan Baumgart; her son, Neal Walter Winter; daughters, Christy Martin and Donna Bren; twin sister, Hazel Kissler; grandson, Matthew Walter Bren; and great-grandson, Dominic Riley Perry.

Helen was a wonderful mother who loved her children fiercely. She was loved deeply and will be greatly missed.

A family graveside service will be held at a future date. Arrangements are being handled by Strate Funeral Home of Davenport, Washington.


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Tommy Lobe

February 11, 2019

Helen was just like a mother to me. She treated me as if I were one of her own children. She was always there for me. We continued to call and write each other even after I had moved far away. We would laugh, tell stories, and joke with one another. One thing she remembered the most about me. Was me telling her. "I won't do that ever again." I will miss her very much and will always have a special spot in my heart for her. I send my deepest sympathies to Dale, Patty, and the rest of the family.

Helen Crosen

February 10, 2019

Helen was my great grandmother and an amazing beautiful woman whom I was named after... she was an amazing painter and quilter I'm blessed to have had the time I did with her she will be missed very much

Lynn Mason

February 10, 2019

Helen was a beautiful lady. She was sweet, kind and caring. I enjoyed listening to her stories of growing up in Lind and Ritzville, Wa. We shared a lot of smiles and laughter. She was my friend and I will miss her deeply. My dear friend, you are out of pain and you are with family, God and the angels. Rest in peace my dear friend.