Walter Lee Winsor was born on Sept. 1, 1933, in Bell. He passed away on May 4, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Peggy Lois Winsor, and his daughters Leva Tirawi & Frances Keyes.

Walter was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army from 1950-1953 and the Air Force from 1956-1960. During his time in the military he attended radar school and also worked as a barber.

After the military Walter moved to Arcata, where he worked for Simpson Lumber Mill and raised his children with his wife, Peggy. He loved spending time with his family, completing puzzles, sharing his love of trains and enjoying the great outdoors — especially camping and fishing.

Walter is survived by his granddaughter Thea Moore (mother Leva Tirawi) and great-grandchildren Taresah & Ryan, grandson Nick, son Lee Winsor (Maryann Coleman), grandchildren Brandy, Misti, Tiffany, Lee Jr. Stephanie, Isabelle and Karen, daughter Diana Winsor, grandchildren Joseph and Robert, grandchildren Josh Keyes, Chris Keyes and Casey Phingston (mother Frances Keyes), son Wayne Dickson, son John Johnson and grandchildren Clifton, Karen, Alisha, Travis and Laguna.

When tomorrow starts without me,
and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your
eyes, filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,
don’t think we’re far apart,
for every time you think of me,
I’m right there in your heart.


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