The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 24, 2013

Judy “Nana” Winchester

Published 1-24-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Memorial service for Judy “Nana” Winchester is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel.

Judy “Nana” Winchester, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, left this world peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the age of 71.

Memorials may be made in Judy’s memory to a children’s charity of choice or Blessing in a Backpack, P.O. Box 950291, Louisville, KY 40295 or http://blessingsin abackpack.org/Home.aspx.

She was born Judith Ellen Irey on Oct. 30, 1941, to the late Ray and Esther Irey, in Marksville, La.

Judy graduated from Phillips University in Enid, Okla., with both bachelor and master degrees in education.

Judy taught in the North Enid School District for 27 years. She is loved and remembered by decades of students and their parents.

After her retirement in 2001, Judy continued with her passion for children and education by working in the Enid School District right up until her untimely passing.

Her life was dedicated to educating children and raising her family.

Judy loved to spend time with her family and was affectionately known as Nana to her grandchildren. She was involved with her community and was a tremendous friend to all she came to know. She touched the lives of hundreds of families in her lifetime and will be greatly missed.

Judy is survived by her children, Katherine Stevens and husband Scott and Gregg Winchester and wife Nancy; brother, Tom Irey and wife Karen; sister, Jane Roberts and husband Robert; nephew, Ryan Roberts; and her four grandchildren, Elizabeth Love, Kendall Stevens, Seth Winchester and Luke Winchester.

Condolences may be given at www.enidwecare.com.

(Submitted by family)