Chester Winder

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chester Winder, 88, of Orofino, Idaho, passed away peacefully Friday, May 29, 2009, at his residence, due to complications of age.

He was born May 16, 1921, in Qulin, Mo., to Joseph and Ida Allen Winder. At the age of 16 he traveled to Oregon to work in a C.C. Camp then traveled back to Cape Girardeau and worked for M.E. Leming Lumber Co. Chester did some carpenter work for a few years and worked in St. Louis on the railroad for a short period, ending back at M.E. Leming Lumber Co. until he retired.

Chester married Selma McClard on Nov. 20, 1940. They later divorced in 1969.

He was in the Army in 1940 and received a medical discharge due to injuries received.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Davis of Orofino, Linda Bruce of Jackson; granddaughter, Cheryl Davis of Peck, Idaho; grandsons, Chad Davis of Brunswick, Ga., Michael Davis of Orofino, great-granddaughter, Brenda Davis of Lewiston, Idaho; grandsons, Scott and Christopher Bruce of Jackson, and great-grandson, Truett Bruce of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ida Winder; sisters, Dorothy Abernathy and Martha Bagby; brothers, Bill, Bob and Wink Winder.

The family of Chester Winder will be taking him to Featherville, Idaho, to rest where he loved to go camping and spent time enjoying nature.

Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino is in charge of arrangements.