July 24, 2013

Betty Irene Foresman Winter

— Betty Irene Foresman Winter, 91, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her residence at Royal Oaks in Dalton.

She was born on May 18, 1922, in Plainfield, N.J. to the late Robert Eugene and Sara Belle Foresman. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She truly loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and her life was a continual testament to her faith.

Her husband, Robert S. Winter, whom she married on April 6, 1944, in Williamsport, Pa., predeceased her in 2005 after nearly 61 years of marriage. Her husband spent his life working in the architectural and woodworking business.

After moving to Singer Island, Fla., in 1966, she enjoyed a fulfilling career as executive assistant to John H. Perry Jr., publisher and research entrepreneur, for 26 years until her retirement in 1996. She moved to Dalton in 2005.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Schrader Jr. and Vicki Lee Winter of Newtown Square, Pa.; Larry Eugene and Constance Dianne Winter of Dalton; and Kenneth Albert and LaVonne Marie Winter of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Rob, Michael, Rebecca, John, Matthew, Noel, Jim, Justin and Lorél; great-grandchildren, Kiara, Nicholas, Eric, Audrey, Jimmy and Sara; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty Winter will be held in the chapel of Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton on Saturday Aug. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. with her son the Rev. Kenneth Winter officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, Pa.

The family requests that flowers not be sent but rather that donations in her memory be made to The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.