November 24, 1929 - January 6, 2016
Norma Jean Cottrell Winegar Norma Jean Cottrell Winegar, a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend, passed away on January 6, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 86. Born November 24, 1929, to Leo Raleigh and Elizabeth Cottrell in San Diego, California, Norma grew up in Fresno. She moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young Universitywhere she made lifelong friends. While working in Salt Lake City, she met Wendell Dean Winegar whom she married in the Salt Lake Temple, in 1954.Theywere devoted, hard-working partners in many endeavors, but their greatest aspiration was to raise a strong and loving family. Norma, with her great affectionand faith-driven hope, never gave up her quest. She delighted in her children and grandchildren, steadfastly encouraging and supporting them throughout her life, during which she consistently demonstrated a daunting capacity to rise early, work hard, and pray much. A true inspiration to many, she exemplified compassion, generosity, and resilience. A proud Mormon mother, she was religiously involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly enjoying her many years of service in the Primary, Relief Society, and Young Women organizations. Norma was also actively involved in her children’s schools and in the community, servingin various capacities and spearheading numerous causes. She enjoyed traveling and made her last family trip to Lake Powell when she was 79 years old. Normaloved to read, garden, hostbig parties at home—especially the annual Christmas Train parties—and cheer forthe cougars or the Utes, depending on the grandchildren in the room. When her declining health left herstruggling to manage independently, Norma’s son Mitch and daughter-in-law Diane, along with their children, welcomed her into their home and provided an abundance of loving care, giving Norma the opportunity to live out her final pain-filled years with dignity, humor, and much happiness. Norma’s positive influence enriched many lives, yet her true legacy lives on in the hearts of all who loved her. She is greatly missed and will always becherished by those surviving her, including her children, Judy Winegar, Mitch Winegar (Diane), Wendy Cofield (Philip), Jane Wilcox (David), Susan Winegar (Mikhail Derkavski), Andy Winegar (Kolette), Scott Winegar (Kim), and Jeff Winegar (Tiffany); her 31 grandchildren; and her 25 great-grandchildren. Norma is also survived by her dear sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, and longtime friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lee Cottrell, M.D., Reid Cottrell, and Warren Cottrell;infant daughter, Jean; son, Richard; and granddaughter, Kimberly Jean McCurdy. A funeral memorial will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Salt Lake City, at the Grandview Third Ward, 2930 South 2000 East. Friends are welcome Friday at the same location from 6:00 to 8:00p.m., and Saturday morning, beginning at 11:00, prior to the funeral. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Norma’s family extends heartfelt thanks to her friends, ward members, and all who participated in her excellent care, especially Niki, Elizabeth, Marilee, and Steve from Inspiration Hospice. God speed, dear Norma Jean! Thank you for living the life you loved.
Norma Jean Cottrell Winegar Norma Jean Cottrell Winegar, a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend, passed away on January 6, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 86. Born November 24, 1929, to Leo Raleigh and... View Obituary & Service Information
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