1945 - April 6, 2010
Janet Louise Winn died April 6, 2010 at her home in Craig, with her husband, Chuck Winn, at her side.
She was 64.
Janet was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Stafford, Kan. She graduated from Moffat County High School in 1963, and was married for 47 years.
She is survived by her husband, Chuck Winn; sons Philip (Kathy) Winn, of Craig, Stuart Winn, of Craig, and Steven Winn, of Grand Junction; and mother Barbara Foster, of Casper, Wyo.
She is also survived by siblings Ann (Bruce) Seely, of Craig, Elizabeth Kay (Gerry) Wolfe, of Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Thomas Byron (Julia) Foster, of Aurora, Anthony L. (Margaret) Foster, who is currently residing in Malaysia, Gregory D. Foster, of Bowie, Texas, Kenneth C. (Tammy) Foster, of Bowie, Texas, Matthew A. (Sherrie) Foster, of St. Rose, La., and William R. (Bonnie) Foster, of Casper, Wyo.
At the time of her death, Janet had 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and 26 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas E. Foster.
Services were April 12, 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig. Most of her family, many friends and neighbors from Craig attended the service.
Janet had a strong love of family, took great pride in caring for her home at 835 Green St., in Craig for more than 40 years, and took an active role in assisting her husband with the sheep ranch.
She was referred to as the Martha Stewart of her family, and enjoyed her lamb recipes, sewing, making quilts, hosting family gatherings, and providing food and services for those assisting with the family sheep ranch, especially at times of shearing and the trailing of
Janet was quite a gardener, and built a beautiful fish pond in the back yard, which was carefully maintained, as well as a tree garden with numerous knickknacks from the ranch and Flat Top Wilderness.
Janet loved to fish for brook, brown and rainbow trout, making no difference to her whether it was a mountain stream or local lake.
She had a strong faith, maintaining a warm and loving home for her family, and treasured her many friends and time spent with her husband, Chuck.
Janet also loved working at school. She was a substitute teacher at the Moffat County School District, and enjoyed being around kids in her later years.
Charitable contributions should be submitted to Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado, 745 Russell St., Craig, CO 81625.