|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1889|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1956|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
daughter of Margaret Haskell & Jessie J. Smith, married Fritz Winzenried
Services Held In Byron For Mrs. Winzenried
The Byron L.D.S. chapel was filled to capacity Friday afternoon, Mar. 2, as relatives and friends from throughout the Big Horn Basin gathered to pay respect to Mrs. Fritz Wenzenried.
Mrs. Winzenried passed away in Salt Lake City Feb. 28.
Special musical numbers were presented by the Byron ward choir singing and opening and closing numbers, "O My Father" and "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go," conducted by Fanny L. Wolz, with Mrs. Walter Stevens at the organ. Mrs. L. Allen sang "I'm a Pilgrim." The Smith Chorus of Shell sang "Wonderful Mother of Mine." The speakers were Clifford Powelson, W. G. Stevens of Byron and Glen E. Neilson of Cody.
The obituary was composed and given by Nellie Vail. Mrs. Violet Mangus read three tributes; letters that had been written to the Winzenrieds, and a tribute beautifully expressed by her lifelong companion, Fritz Winzenried, attesting to the steerling qualities of the companion who had been with him for 46 years.
Margaret Smith Winzenried was born Mar. 23, 1889, at Manassa, Colo., daughter of Jesse J. and Margaret Haskell Smith. She grew to young girlhood on a cattle ranch at Mount Blanco, Colo.
When she was a very young child her father went on a mission for theL.D.S. Church to the eastern states, leaving his wife and small children to manage the ranch in his absence. It is interesting to note that Margaret's own early married life followed much the same pattern as that of her mother.
In 1902 the Smith family came to Wyomng and settled on a ranch on Shell Creek. Here she met Fritz Winzenried and they were married Apr. 7, 1910, in the Salt Lake City Temple.
The Winzenrieds moved to a ranch south of Byron. Their children were born and raised in the Byron community. It was in this early period of their lives that Mr. Winzenried left to fill a mission in the northern states while Margaret took over the management of the ranch and small family. Few women could have managed such a large ranch and keep it running as smoothly as she did and still carry on her church work and care for her small children and home. She was as skillful in her outdoor activities as she was as a homemaker. She was an ardent lover of flowers and was surrounded by choice blooms in life, even as in death. She had an abundant vitality and completed well whatever she undertook to do. In the midst of all the industry of her life she always stood ready and willing to help her neighbors, and many call her blesed for her acts of unselfishness and thoughtful concern.
They experienced the extreme sorrow of losing their son, Albert, in the Battle of Manila on Feb. 10, 1944. They had sold their Byron farm and were living in Montana, but soon after Albert's death they returned to Byron to live.
One of the highlights of their lives was a trip to Europe and Fritz's native Switzerland, which they took by plane in 1948 and where they obtained 1,400 names for the Winzenrieds' genealogy.
She worked in the church in both stake and ward capacity, and was very active n the homemakers' club. She followed her husband where ever his political career called him. They were seen at the Old Timer parties, the political rallies, and dancing the schottiche at public affairs.
She took care of the Allen twins for five years of their lives while their parents taught school, and Sharon Kelsey of Crooked Creek made her home with them in 1955.
Mr. and Mrs. Winzenried went on an L.D.S. mission to California about a year ago. About six months ago illness forced Mrs. Winzenreid to return to Salt Lake City where they lived at the home of her son Joe until her death.
Present at the service were her husband and all of her children, Mrs. Bernice Cozzens of Byron, Joe and Wayne Winzenried of Salt lake City, Jesse Winzenried of New York City, and their families; a brother, Thales Smith Sr., and his family, and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Cheatham, and her family of Shell.
Jesse Joel Smith (1857 - 1905)
Margaret Ann Haskell Smith (1894 - 1943)
Fritz Winzenried (1883 - 1969)*
Bernice Winzenried Cozzens (1911 - 2007)*
Jesse David Winzenried (1922 - 2013)*
Big Horn County
Plot: Block C Lot 5 Grave 4
Created by: Cindy C.
Record added: Dec 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31864904