Christine Adele Winn

Piermont, N.H. — Christine Adele Winn, 87, died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

Christine also affectionately known as “Chris” or “Tina” was born in Lisbon, N.H., on Aug. 28, 1925, the daughter of Clinton and G. Ethel (Taylor) Wheeler, one of nine siblings.

Following graduation from Newbury High School, Class of 1943, Chris worked in Boston, Mass. on a large commercial dairy farm and at “Ranch Camp” in Stowe, Vt., before returning to Haverhill to help care for her father.

She was married July 29, 1950, to William Horace Winn. Bill and Chris together made their home on River Road in Piermont. They worked side by side raising chickens, vegetables, and dairy cattle. Due to necessity they also, with the help of neighbors and family, built the present family home and adjacent barn.

She was part of the Piermont Women’s Fellowship and Diaconate and “Watch Um Pops”. Christine never was one to complain, with life’s many changes. She worked as a school bus driver, a nurse’s aide at the former Ford Nursing Home in Haverhill, and for 22 years as a CNA at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly, prior to her retirement in 1998.

She loved cooking meals for her family and her neighbors. Chris loved her flowers, gardening, and watching and identifying local birds. Christine was noted for her beautiful cakes decorated for family and friends. A hard worker all her life, she will be deeply missed for her cheerful smile and personality. Foremost, Christine was a loving wife and mother to her twin daughters.

She was predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” Winn on April 29, 1967; four brothers and three of her sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet W. Cheney and Jo Ann Winn both of Piermont; her only living sister, Barbara Fenoff of Newbury, Vt.; several sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Please join family and friends for a graveside service on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, N.H.

Join family and friends after the service for a time of sharing and reminiscing at the Ash residence, Rabbit Path Road, Bath, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, N.H. 03561, a local Humane Society, or your choice of a charity dear to your heart.

Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, N.H. is in charge of arrangements.

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