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Jacqueline Sue Harper Winton, 81, of Oklahoma City died Saturday, July 16,2016 at Epworth Villa. Born August 17, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant Iowa; she was the eldest daughter of Jack and Mary Harper of New London Iowa. After graduating from New London High School in 1952 she received a teachers certificate from Iowa Wesleyan College and a B.A. in Education at the University of Iowa in1957. She moved to Anchorage Alaska where she met and married Jack Lee Winton of Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1958. In 1968 she received a M.Ed. at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She served in public education for nearly 20 years in schools in Iowa, Alaska, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. She was a member of PEO and an active member in the National Education Association. She was twice honored in the 'Who's Who Among American Teachers' and was named Tahlequah teacher of the year in 1995. She retired in 1996 and spent her retirement years in the serving and loving of her beloved family; moving to Oklahoma City in the year 2000. She was an exceptionally spiritual woman who loved God, church, bible studies and fellowship. She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed being a member of the Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City and also had a deep love of reading; her signature notes and markings adorning scores of books over the years. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her joy of life and love of others. She is survived by her sister Diane Kay Harper and Jack Chadwick of Newton Iowa along with children Harper and Sallee Winton of Tulsa Oklahoma; Mitch Winton of Austin, Texas; Vince Winton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Wendy and Scott de la Garza of Edmond, Oklahoma; and grandchil- dren Sallee Elizabeth and Jack Harper Winton of Tulsa Oklahoma; Jackson, Kristen and Brooklyn de la Garza of Edmond Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents. There will be a memorial service at 11a.m. Saturday, August 13th at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City officiated by Pastor Paul Kirbas. A memorial has been established at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Published on August 5, 2016
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