Obituary: WINKEL, ROSE

Published: Saturday, July 26 2014 7:31 a.m. MDT

Rose Winkel "Together Again"

ST. GEORGE, UT - Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Rose Blanche Thompson Winkel, 88, of St. George, passed away December 23, 2010 in Monroe, Utah. She was born March 30, 1922 in Sigurd, Utah to William Leslie and Eva Merinda Stephenson Thompson, the sixth of eight children. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Aurora where she grew up on the family farm. She learned to dance from her father and loved going to the town dances with the entire family. She married Francis Benjamin Winkel, January 29, 1940 in the Manti LDS Temple. They were blessed with eight children. Soon after they were married, they moved to the Bay area of California where they started a restaurant and bakery business. Rose was an excellent cook and had a great reputation for the best homemade rolls and pies. But her greatest ambition and desire was that of being a good wife and mother, she took pride in the care she gave to her family. Her home was open to everyone and many school and community events were held there. Rose loved music and enjoyed accompanying at the piano while her daughters sang. She was a very humble and loving mother. Everyone who knew her has been influenced for the better. Through her example she is leaving a wonderful legacy for her posterity. Her favorite sayings were "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without", "Remember that nothing is so bad that something good can't come from it", and "Count your blessings". Rose had the wonderful opportunity to serve many meals to General Authorities of the LDS Church that Francis would bring home at conference time. She had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and willingly served in many capacities including Relief Society, Primary and Young Women's President and as a temple worker in the Oakland Temple. She also served a senior mission with her husband as directors of the St. George Visitor Center. They loved the St. George area, so after their mission, they left their 50 year legacy in California and moved to St. George. Even up until three weeks ago, the Relief Society sisters of her ward met every Tuesday at her home to create quilts for the Church Humanitarian Aid project. Rose is survived by seven of her children: Linda Watts, of Fremont, CA; Richard (Karen) Winkel, of Mt. Pleasant; McKay (Gloria) Winkel, of Provo; Becky (Steve) Peterson, of Highland; Nancy (Frank) Trythall, of Granite Bay, CA; Rosemarie (Thurman) Evans, of Springville; and Debbie (Alan) Christensen, of Richfield; 42 grandchildren; 103 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Alma (Deana) Thompson, of Provo; and Paul (Marba) Thompson, of Hurricane. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Jan Paul; brothers, Homer and Dan; sisters, Elaine, Edith and Joy. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 in the Richfield 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 159 North 400 West, where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will take place in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com