By HDN staff
KREMLIN Mary E. Winter, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at a Havre care center of natural causes.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Van Orsdel Methodist Church in Havre with the Rev. Connie Cranston officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Winter was born April 6, 1905, in Lakota, N.D., to Clarence and Elvira Howser. She moved to Montana with her parents in 1913, where they farmed five miles south of Kremlin until 1924. She attend Kremlin schools.
On Nov. 2, 1924, she married Wendell Winter. The couple moved four miles south of Kremlin where they farmed for 16 years. In 1941, they bought Hilmen's Grocery Store where they operated Winter's Grocery until 1960. He died in 1971.
After the death of her husband she continued to live at Kremlin where she was a charter member of the Kremlin Extension Homemakers, a longtime member of Kremlin United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed sharing her life experiences with her family and friends. She also enjoyed keeping pen pals at KG Elementary School. Her hobbies included letter writing, ceramics, crafts, gardening and her yard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two grandsons, one great-grandson, and two brothers.
Survivors include daughters, Beverly Grass of Box Elder and Donna Wilson of Havre; a son, Allen Winter of Shelby; a brother, Ted Howser of Whitehall; eight grandchildren, 18 g
reat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Kremlin United Methodist Church or to the donor's choice.