Charles “Chick” Winter Sr

Charles (Chick) Winter passed from this life and joined his sweetheart Ida Marie on Sunday, June 17, Father’s Day. His battle was long and courageous, with his favorite Roger Miller music and comforted by his granddaughter Clarissa, he finally made the journey home.

Chick was born on January 11, 1938, to Steve and Louise Winter.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ida Marie Young, and siblings Jim Winter and and Ellen Roberts. He is survived by siblings Steve and Alan Winter; sons Charles (Ana) and Jason (Cindy); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Chick lived with his grandfather for a short time in Orderville, where he enjoyed and loved the companionship of the man who returned that love. While in Orderville, he met Ida Marie, who loved to swim at the local motel owned by her father Orson Young. They courted and especially enjoyed the local dances, as they both shared a love of dancing.

They were married on March 5, 1960, in the St. George Temple, where they sealed their love. Together they would raise two sons, Charles Joseph II (Ana) and Jason Mathews (Cindy). Their family was growing and the love for the grand kids and great-grand kids was evident in the way they spoke with joy and pride of the lives and accomplishments of their loved ones.

While raising the family, Chick was employed by Kaibab Industries, where he worked for 30 + years as a lumber grader. During his time with Kaibab, he took two years off to earn a degree in carpentry, attending the Salt Lake Trade Tech Institution.

Memories of Chick will be recalled as the guy who frequented local cafes, JV’s, when they were in business, and then Golden Hills, where the morning ritual would be Mr. Winter coming in for coffee and some chit, chat. It seemed to be a daily thing, until his health began to fail him. Then the visits were not quite as frequent.

Chick loved many things in this life. His family at the top of the list, hunting and fishing (Otter Creek was his favorite fishing spot), Dutch oven potatoes and golf (he has the trophies to prove it). He also enjoyed going out into the woods and cutting wood. Word search puzzles were a favorite pastime, as well as his early introduction to yo-yos, as he practiced and learned most of the tricks of the trade. In earlier years, he enjoyed gathering wood for Ida’s family and doing odd jobs at the motel, some fix-up tasks that he enjoyed.

A tidy house, a nice yard and a good garden were things he and his wife enjoyed very much. He raised some great garden produce and even helped with the canning, as they stored a lot of tomato juice and other veggies when they were available. He was always adamant about not wasting anything. The produce needed to be harvested and taken care of, so nothing would be wasted.

An amazing caregiver, he would do the chores around the house when Ida was unable to do so. He was involved in her care in every way, making sure of her comfort and needs. They served a mission together during times of better health, and served in the Glendale Genealogy Library for two years. Those times were remembered as precious, and enjoyed very much by the Winters.

As he enjoyed sitting on the front porch and enjoying, teasing and playing with the neighbor kids, along with the sun setting and the moments of just enjoying the outdoors, it may be fitting to include a poem.

Beyond that great someplace
Beyond the great someplace
Mom sees a familiar face
She feels your warm embrace
Beyond that great someplace.

Beyond that great sunrise
You look in Mother’s eyes
To enjoy the golden skies
Beyond that great sunrise.

Beyond that great somewhere
We see you standing there
Without a worldly care
Beyond that great somewhere.

Beyond the great someplace
To know you’ve found your space
The freedoms you embrace
Beyond that great someplace.

Charles Winter, you will be missed beyond words, but we embrace your final journey, to be freed finally from the pain and suffering you have known. You will never be forgotten. Find that fishing hole, dad, and fly with the eagles.

A viewing will be held at 2 p.m. on June 23, followed by the funeral at 3 p.m. Both will be held at the Orderville Chapel.


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