Virginia Winingar

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Virginia Winingar

Graveside services for Virginia Winingar, 86 year old Buffalo resident who passed away January 2nd at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, will be held this spring in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, on a date to be announced. Visitation for Mrs. Winingar will be held on Monday, January 6th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. Donations in Mrs. Winingar’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Virginia Winingar was born on November 27, 1927 in Riverside, California to Ramon and Avalina Albidrez. She grew up and went to school in Riverside. She was married on December 18, 1946 in Riverside to Robert Winingar and they made their home in Buffalo. They only lived in Buffalo for a short time before moving to Kaycee where Mr. Winingar went to work for the Dave Hammond Ranch and later for Brock livestock where Virginia was the ranch cook during the busy summer months. In the summer of 1969 they moved to the Gordon Ranch where Bob worked Virginia also cooked part time. In the early 1980’s they moved back to Brock Livestock where they worked until retiring in 1991 and moved back to Buffalo where they lived until her death.
Virginia was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed meeting and visiting with people and never knew a stranger. She also enjoyed crocheting and loved spending time with her grandkids. She was an avid gardener and loved working in her yard and with her flowers.
She is survived by her husband Robert Winingar of Buffalo; one son Mark Winingar also of Buffalo; two daughters, Adeline Zimmerschied and her husband George of Gillette and Evelyn Richardson of Sheridan; one daughter-in-law Pam Melling of Gillette; two brothers Raymond and Bobby Albidrez both of California; one sister Anna Turner of California; one brother-in-law John Winingar and his wife Linda also of California; six grandchildren, Everett, Eric, Shelby and Kari Zimmerschied, Whitney Hardy and her husband Mike and Michael Kirkman; four great-grandchildren, Malia, Tyrus and Keenan Hardy and Skyler Cain and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Manual, Henry and Richard; on sister Mary and one son Bobby.