OBITUARY

Harry H. Winters

August 17, 1927June 10, 2019

Dr. Harry Hall Winters III, age 91 was born on August 17, 1927 in Tuskegee, Alabama. He died peacefully at 4:40 AM on June 10, 2019 in New Orleans, La., surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Trawick Winters; his loving parents, Frances Stephens Winters, graduate of Tulane Pharmacy School and Dr. Harry Hall Winters a graduate of Tulane University Medical School. He is survived by his six children, Harry Hall Winters IV, his wife Lisa Etheridge and daughter Caroline Grace; Martha Winters Guarisco her husband, Dr. John Lindhe Guarisco and their four children Colin, Camille, Amelie and Hall; Mary Catherine Winters; Judge Stephens Winters and his wife Sandie and their three children, Hamilton, Hollin Claire and Hallie Ann; Caroline Connell (preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Michael Connell) and their two sons, Martin Stephens and Wesley Winters; Amanda Winters. Harry Hall finished his high school days by attending Marion Military Institute. The following two years were spent attending Tulane University. In 1945 he completed a year in the Army serving during WWII. Preceding his year in the service he returned to LSU where he earned both his Bachelor of Science Degree and Medical Degree. Beginning in 1953 he spent the next five years in residencies in the Charity Hospital System in Louisiana. His training was primarily in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and general surgery. For one year he practiced in Manchester, Tennessee. In 1959, he and his wife and their first two children moved to Columbia, La., where he continued to practice medicine for 35 years and serving many years as the coroner of Caldwell Parish. He also served as President of Area Health Council for North Louisiana. Dr. Winters considered his life’s mission to be caring for and providing love and dignity for his patients, many whom were elderly. He bragged constantly that his nursing staff and hospital department heads were the best in Louisiana. Harry referred to himself as a “small town country doctor” who made house calls on his patients whom he dearly loved. In 1994, upon his retirement at the age of 68, Dr. Harry and Mary Lou moved to Metairie where their four daughters lived. During his years lived in Metairie he was an active member of the Metairie Rotary Club. He was honored as a three time recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award and Rotarian of the Year. Everyone in the family called him “Paw Paw”. He was famous for his long and strong hugs and nicknames for all and constantly saying the quote, “Every day is Christmas”. The things he enjoyed most were taking care of his patients, watching LSU football games and spending time with his kids and grandchildren at Pontiff Playground sporting events. He took great pride in staying physically fit. Two days before he died he was still following his exercise routine. The only thing the man was afraid of was carbohydrates; which he adamantly refused to eat. As a result he died a hot, fine and handsome specimen to the end with gorgeous blue eyes!!! He lived and died on his own terms; while facing his death with grace, courage, dignity and a sharp sense of humor. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Ochsner Hospital (especially Dr. Marianne Maumus and Dr. Gloria Leary) and the nursing staff at Passages at the Sanctuary for their loving care and support. Graveside services will be held in New Iberia per his request. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Rotary Scholarship Foundation c/o Steve Mogle 3515 North Arnoult Road Metairie, La. 70002

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Jim Wallace

June 16, 2019

Praying comfort for the Winters family. I remember him always being physically fit. He would swim across the lake most every day even when it was cold!

ed coates

June 16, 2019

Dr. Winters set a good example for all of us to follow. Susan and I have the Winters family in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed Coates, Jr.

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FROM THE FAMILY