Ruby Haworth Winter


(Apr. 9, 2008)

Ruby Haworth Winter, 87, Powell, died Wednesday, April 9 at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell.

She was born March 21, 1921, in Alamosa, Colo., to Jerry and Anna Gullion. Her family came from Nebraska in 1926 and homesteaded at Whistle Creek. In 1938, she married James G. Haworth. Of this union, six children were born.

The family lived in Elk Basin, Powell and Basin. James Haworth died in 1977.

Ruth spent many years working for the nursing home in Basin until her retirement in 1981, when she married Kenneth Winter of Powell. They spent 14 years living between Powell and Yuma, Ariz.  She loved playing golf and playing bingo. In 1995, Kenneth Winter died. Ruby resided at the Absaroka Assisted Living facility in Cody until her death.

Survivors include six daughters, Elizabeth (Paul) Rodriguez of Powell, Rowena (Paul) Barr of Soldotna, Alas., Mary (Tom) Watts of Powell, Vera (Howard) Brandstetter of Chugach, Alas., Janet McGlothlin of Gillette and Phyllis (Mike) Baker of Thermpolis; one son, Jim (Beth) Haworth of Powell; one sister, Pearl (Alex) Kraft of Billings, Mont.; one brother, Leonard (Estelle) Gullion of Basin; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and four brothers.

Memorial services were conducted at the Church of Christ in Powell Monday, April 14 with Jerry Lanchbury officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.