Jane Winters, 89

Jane Gurney Winters, 89, of Brady, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, in Brady. She was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Dunkirk, N.Y., to Frank and Myrtle (Gurney) Rozumalski. She married Richard W. Winters, DVM, in a military ceremony at Berschegarten, Germany and in a civil ceremony at Trinity Church, March 19, 1948, in Salzburg, Austria. The couple was stationed in Bemerhaven, Germany where Capt. Winters was the Port Veterinarian for B.P.E. Jane graduated from Dunkirk High School and from Cornell University ‘s School of Nursing in 1940. She was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Nurse Corps. She was assigned to Tifton General Hospital in Fort Dix, N.J. and served in the 391st Station Hospital, 88th Infantry Division in Udine, Italy. It was during this period that she met her future husband. Upon completion of her tour, she returned to the United States, was discharged, and taught psychiatric nursing at the Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. before returning to Europe 14 months later. A son, Richard W. Winters, Jr. was born at the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany in 1949 and a daughter, Kathleen May Winters was born in Weatherford in 1950. Jane and her husband were in New Orleans, La. for eight years, Atlanta, Ga. for one year and then back to New Orleans where her husband received a federal scholarship to Tulane Medical Graduate Division and she was a nurse at Oschner Hospital. After Richard Sr. earned his degree they moved to Brady where Jane taught nursing in the Head Start program. She was a diligent housewife and mother, an avid golfer (two holes-in-one in one year), bridge player, traveled on multiple cruises and really enjoyed life. One of her greatest accomplishments was to survive cancer for more than 30 years. She was a homemaker, Registered Nurse and a member of First Christian Church of Brady. She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard W. Winters, Sr.; a son, Richard W. Winters, Jr.; a daughter, Kathleen May Winters, all of Brady; three grandchildren, Amy Marie Greer of Wimberley, Richard Wesley Winters of Houston and Summer Kathleen Marik of Henderson, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army and/or the charity of choice.

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