Winifred Dewhirst

Winifred Dewhirst, 94, Dickinson, died, June 22, 2013 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, N.D.

Winifred Dewhirst
Winifred Dewhirst

Published July 3, 2013

The Herald

Winifred’s Mass of Christian Burial was held June 29, 2013 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Fr. Shannon Lucht as the celebrant. Interment took place at the Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, N.D.

Winifred Stoughton was born July 16, 1918, at Watford City, the daughter of William and Mary (Letcher) Stoughton. She was raised and educated in Watford City, having graduated from Watford City High School in 1937.

Winifred married Neil Dewhirst Oct. 10, 1940 at the Church of the Epiphany, Watford City. They moved to Seattle, Wash. For two years, returning to North Dakota and the Dewhirst family ranch in the Grassy Butte area, where they ranched until retirement in the late 1980’s. They would spend the next few summers at McKenzie Bay and the winters in Ariz. Winifred and Neil moved to Dickinson in 1994, still enjoying their summers at the cabin.

She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and also the Dickinson Community Center where she participated as a member of the Silver Sneakers.

Winifred is survived by her four sons, Larry (Pat) Dewhirst, Phoenix, Ariz., Gary (Deb) Dewhirst, Hettinger,N.D., Lynn (Holly) Dewhirst, Grassy Butte,N.D., and Loren (Joyce) Dewhirst, Dunn Center,N.D; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Jenny) Dewhirst, Janell (Gordon) Miller, Nathan (Becky) Dewhirst, Greg (Kristan) Dewhirst, Brian (Lisa) Dewhirst, James (Loredana) Dewhirst, Jill (Mark) Anderson, Kelly (Rachel) Dewhirst, DeAnn (Matt) Zander, and Kara (Taylor) Bang; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Neil March 25, 2003; three sisters; and one brother.


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