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Samuel Hyrum Winters

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Sam Winters


   Samuel Hyrum Winters 86, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at his home in St. Anthony surrounded by his family.

Sam was born July 25, 1927 at Chester, Idaho the son of Thomas Erving Winters and Beatrice Campbell Winters. He grew up in the Chester area where he attended his elementary schooling and attended high school in St. Anthony. He quit high school to volunteer for military service in the U.S. Army at age 17 . He re enlisted and was sent to Korea where he was injured in Action on Sept. 18, 1950. He was honorably discharged on June 9, 1952.

He married Marlene “Molly” Rae Smith of Ashton on March 9, 1953 in St. Anthony, ID. They made their home in St. Anthony where they have since resided. The went south for the winters. Sam enjoyed camping, fishing, whittling wood. Most important to him was spending time with his family.

Sam worked for the Yellowstone Park for several years and ran heavy equipment and retired from the Fremont Co. Road and Bridge.

He is survived by his wife Marlene “Molly” a daughter Shawna (Scott) Mace, both of St. Anthony, a son Rondo Winters, Rexburg, ID.; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Vollie Winters and two brothers Bill and Theron Winters, and a daughter in law Michele Winters.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Bidwell funeral home. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery.


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