William Martin (Bill) Winters

(Jan. 12, 1954 - July 8, 2018)


William Martin Winters (Bill) unexpectedly passed away at his home on the morning of July 8, 2018.

Bill was born on Jan. 12, 1954. He grew up in Powell until moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, his junior year of high school. While in Las Vegas, he met and married Lorri (White) Alcorn on June 22, 1974. From this marriage, two sons and a daughter were born. After 10 years, he moved his family back to Powell.

Bill started working part-time for the City of Powell in 1980 for the Parks Department. He then took a full-time position in the Water Department, working his way up to the position of Superintendent, where he worked until his retirement on Jan. 16, 2018.

Bill met the love of his life, Nora (Duncan) Birdsley, on Jan. 11, 1998, and one year later the couple married on Jan. 11, 1999. Nora had three children that she brought into the family: Dale, Erin and Donny Birdsley. He and Nora spent 20 years together enjoying family, friends and many adventures.

Everyone who knew Bill knew how he loved the Bighorn Mountains. He spent as much time as possible in the mountains, whether he was hunting, camping or just taking a drive. His heart was as big as the mountains he loved, and he never resisted the opportunity to share his love of those mountains with family, friends and especially his grandchildren. He made new friends through his passion for golf, which showed through the personalization of his golf cart. Bill was one of the most thoughtful people, always giving his time to help others.

He was preceded in death by his parents Orval and Ruth Winters; his father-in-law Clarence Duncan; and his brother-in-law Ron Duncan.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Nora; children Mitch (Carrie) Winters of Texas, Jennifer (Dustin) Livesay of Montana, Chris Winters of Powell, Dale (Betsy) Birdsley, Erin (Jason) Roy, and Donny (Becca) Birdsley all of Montana; grandchildren Alex, Britney, Paige, Nicolas, Jaeden, Ashlyn, Max, Chasey and Kinsley; brothers Donald (Joyce) Winters of Nevada, James (Jeannette) Winters of Wisconsin and sister Jacqueline (Rollie) Riddle of Idaho.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at The Commons, located at 135 North Bent Street in Powell.