The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Myron Erwin Winch

Myron Erwin Winch

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Oct 2012 (aged 89)
Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Evansville, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 100006675 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Myron E. Winch, loving husband and father, age 89 passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Casper, WY on Monday October 29, 2012.
Myron was born in St Paul Minnesota on February 27, 1923 to Cecil and Emily (Jarl) Winch. At the age of two he and his family moved to Fresno California where he graduated from Fresno High School in 1942. While growing up in Fresno he would help supplement the family's income by harvesting fruits and vegetables that grew in the area during the Great Depression. During that time period the family survived on oatmeal.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. In 1945 he was discharged from the Air Corps as a Flight Engineer. He returned to Fresno and worked for San Jouquin Power, the precursor of Pacific Gas and Electric. While working at the "Power Company", he met Lorna Triplett. They married on December 16, 1950, his future father-in-law's birthday. He worked as an electrical engineer estimator for PG&E in Fresno, Clovis and Oakhurst, and retired after 42 years of employment. He loved Fresno State Football and had season tickets to the home games. He took up skiing at the age of 45, and skied "The Face" at Sierra Summit ski area. On occasion he would call his daughter's high school saying she was ill, and they would then go skiing. He played golf enthusiastically and frequently. He would play 36 holes of golf during the summer or Saturdays, starting as early as 6:00AM. He and Lorna built a cabin in the Sierras, which they owned and enjoyed for more than two decades. During retirement they cruised to Alaska, the Caribbean, up the eastern coast to the St Lawrence Seaway, and through the Panama Canal. He enjoyed their trip to China – they viewed the terra cotta soldiers, walked the Great Wall, and explored the Forbidden City. Golfing vacations included destinations such as Mexico, Canada, and Hawaii. In 1990 Myron joined the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Tehran Temple of Fresno. He was active in setting up screenings for handicapped children who would be referred to Shriner hospitals for care.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lorna Winch, daughter, Myra (Brian) Lindgren, and grandsons Andrew and Robert. He thoroughly enjoyed listening to his grandsons goings on as they grew into fine young men. He is also survived by his younger sister Lola Page of Fresno, numerous nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews who live in California, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Myron's name to Joshua's Storehouse, and the Casper Humane Society.
A Celebration of Myron's life will be held on Thursday, November 1 2012, at 2:00pm at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Casper Wyoming. A Masonic Service will precede Military rites which will be accorded by Natrona County United Veterans and the Wyoming Army National Guard.

The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.

Jewish proverb


Family Members

Siblings Half Siblings

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: MLindgren
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100006675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Myron Erwin Winch (27 Feb 1923–29 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100006675, citing Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by MLindgren (contributor 47078423) .