Earl Winn (December 10, 1920 – April 13, 2005)
Earl Winn’s obituary appeared in the April 21, 2005 edition of the Santa Maria (CA) Times:
EARL WINN (1920-2005)
Earl Winn, 84, was born in Boise, Idaho December 10, 1920 to Grant Winn and Elizabeth Neibaur Winn. He died April 13, in Guadalupe, CA.
He was raised and attended schools in Boise and married Gael Hoover in 1942.
He served in the Navy during WWII on an LCI in the European theater and was in every invasion except southern France.
After the war he worked as a seedsman and owned and operated a farm supply and alfalfa seed processing plant in Adrian, Oregon, where his 5 five children were born. Later he managed plants in Winner, S.D. and Lovelock, NV. On semi-retirement he and his wife traveled the states from Colorado west and western Canada contracting alfalfa seed for Dairyland Seed Co. of Minnesota. He was an accomplished classical violinist and played tennis from his high school years till he was 82.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leland and Paul. He is survived by his wife of 64 years and children: Bruce and children Jenny and Brady, Tammy and husband Angus McDonald and son Corey, Lisa and husband John Rettie and children Kathy, Matt, and Nick; Duncan and wife Lynette and children William, Lucynda and Kiziah, Tenley and daughter Elizabeth.
We have lost our beloved patriarch and miss him sorely.
No services are planned for Santa Maria. A memorial will be held in Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Children’s Ranch, 2421 Duck Alley Rd., Eagle, ID. 83616