May 14, 1932 – July 23, 2015
Last week the world lost a wonderful lady. Mom, Mary Ann Wining, passed on July 23, 2015. Born May 14, 1932, in Omaha NE to parents Lynn and Jessie Mae Hemenway. While attending college in Ellensburg, WA, she met and married Richard (Dick) Wining on June 10, 1955 in Walla Walla WA. He preceded in her death in 2006. Together they had 3 children, Dirk Wining, who preceded her in death in 1993, and two daughters Maurya (Ron) Radvilas, Kingston, WA and Blaine (George) Cone, Baldwin City, KS. She has 2 grandchildren, Brandon (AmberRose) Cone, Bremerton and Amanda (Trey) Watts, Ottawa, KS and 2 great grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Peg Dull, Seattle, WA and Susan Lowell, Reston Virginia. We knew her as Mom, Big Grandma, and Double G. But listening to other’s stories, we learned how others saw her. The common themes include her infectious smile, boisterous laugh, her gentle and kind demeanor toward all and her gracious way of including and accepting everyone. Even in the last few days, Mom found the humor in just about everything, bringing smiles and laughter to the moment. She will be remembered for her laugh, certainly red lipstick, and colorful beads. She brightened the room. The house is now quiet, too quiet. She left behind a legacy that won’t be forgotten as she touched the lives of many students that she counselled over the years. She always found time for her family, always there when we needed her. If the world embraced the way Mom and Dad (Mary and Dick) approached life, the world would be a better place. We will miss you Mom. Her Celebration of Life will be the last weekend in September, place is yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made on Mary’s behalf to: Washington State School Retirees Foundation – The Scholarship Fund, 4726 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503.
August 12, 2015
AU, Mary. What will football games be without you?!
Jim and Shirlee Hall
August 6, 2015
We worked with Mary on many projects with the Washington State School Retirees Association and the Northwest II group. She was a delightful person. We were in Wenatchee with her in June at the annual convention. She will be missed.
Jim and Shirlee Hall-East-King SRA Unit
July 31, 2015
She was a GREAT PERSON AND COUNSELOR. One of my favorite people.