Virginia O‚ÄôDean Winegar of Borger passed peacefully into her eternal home December 27, 2017. The service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Minton Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on December 29th at the funeral home.
Virginia was born in Searcy, Arkansas on September 11, 1923 to Otha and Mary Baker. She grew up in Searcy and married R. L. Winegar in 1941 and they moved to Borger that same year. They had three sons, Tom, Jerry and Robert. Virginia worked for the City of Borger for many years and was very involved in several civic and social organizations. She retired in 1988 and she and R. L. traveled to several places across the country, especially enjoying many fishing trips to Rockport, TX. until his passing in 2000. Virginia was an amazing conversationalist and could talk to anyone about anything. She especially enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren about all their activities. She also was a voracious reader, always frequenting the library and having a stack of books by her bedside.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of nearly 60 years, R.L. Winegar and her brother Joe Baker.
She is survived by her three sons, Tom Winegar and wife, LouAnn of Borger, Jerry Winegar and wife, Priscilla of Borger, and Robert Winegar and wife, Debbie of Midland. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tommy Winegar, Shelley Fraley, Leesa Foster, Denise Mongold, Michael Winegar, Scott Winegar and Casey Winegar, twelve great grandchildren and her brother Sam Baker and wife, Johna of Searcy, AR. in addition to several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th St., Medical Plz, Ste. 100, Amarillo, TX. 79106 or a favorite charity.
To All the Family ...
It's never an easy thing to say goodbye to the ones we love!
Remember the wonderful times all of you had together!!
I agree with Gary & Kathy ... what great memories we have
of growing up on Carson Street in the "camp". We all had such
great parents and great times.
Remember with God there are no endings, only endless beginnings ....
My Love & Sympathy,
Susan Miller Borchardt
Susan Miller BorchardtBorger, TX
Denise and family we are so very sorry for your loss
Andrea and Rick DillenPleasant Gap, PA
Dear Tom and Jerry and Robert, I just heard that your Mom had died. Dont think there was ever a kinder and more good hearted person than Virginia. She always made everyone feel like they were the most important person around when she talked with them. She was such a good friend to my parents and to me. My thoughts are with all of yall. Such a fine lady.
Gary ReaKenmore, WA
Tom, Jerry and Robert..
..I always think of how wonderful it was to grow up in the "camp" with kids and parents that often felt like one big extended family. You are in my thoughts as all of us who knew your sweet mom are saddened by her passing. Hugs to you 3 'boys'!
Kathy Lee Dunham HakalaIngram, TX
Jerry I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn Sumpter ArmetWest Monroe, LA
Sorry sorry for your loss. She was truly loved by all & will forever be missed.
Willie & Twylia Rolland SewellCabot, AR
I am very blessed to have had this beautiful woman as my Great Aunt. She had such a gentle and loving way about her always. Virginia will be greatly missed here while she reunites with Uncle RL in eternal heaven
Tammy Winegar McGeheeBorger, TX
When I found out about Virginia passing, it made me really really sad. After my daddy passed she told me that he had taken his Europe pictures out to the dinner table & they visited & looked at his pictures. You donít know how much that thrilled me. Your mother was the kindest & sweetest person around. Glynn & I always enjoyed visiting with her. Now she & my daddy are visiting in heaven. Your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Glynn & Pam CarlockBorger, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. She taught me a lot of things and she was a great lady. Loved her smile.
Shelia Prock DixonBorger, TX
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. She was a wonderful woman. My heart goes out to you. My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you all.
Dear Tom, Jerry and Robert, I am so sorry to hear about your mother! Jerry, I didn't realize when I saw you this evening, that you'd lost your mother, I felt so bad that this just happened, and I wasnt able to express my sympathies. I'm so Sorry! I will be praying for you all and your families. I love you, friends. God bless you!
Mary LasleyFritch, TX
Virginia was always one of my favorite relatives...she was sweet and kind to me when I was a child. I thought she was beautiful and charming. I last saw her at a family reunion many years ago,when I was a young mother, we talked about cooking and she gave me tips on how to cook hams. She was a special person.
Joy (Henderson) ThomasMurray, KY
Virginia was such a wonderful friend to my parents (JE and Charlene)
We shared so many wonderful family memories. I always have such fond thoughts when Virginia comes to my mind. She was such a loving mother. She was an incredible cook! She was a joy to our family and we know she will be greatly missed. She was truly a blessing to so many.
Deane (Sullivan) BrownWichita, KS
My prayers and love are with all of you. Jerry I am so so sorry. God Bless her and she had a full beautiful life. My prayers are with you!! Love always, Becky Houghton
Becky HoughtonAmarillo, TX
So sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss.
Larry and Mary Kay JamesSearcy, AR