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90th Birthdays 9-4-13


Birthday honors and wishes will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 7, for Ira “Lloyd” Winkler from 4-6 p.m., at the Fielding firehouse building.  Our proud brother, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and dearest friend welcomes all who would like to share a word and a memory.

The oldest of four children, Lloyd was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Bluebell, Utah, to Ira William and Mamie Lloyd Winkler.

Lloyd has walked a varied and multitalented path to the wise old age of 90, from a farm boy growing up in the Uinta Basin during the Great Depression, to serving as a coxswain in the Navy during WWII, serving aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise CV-6, the most decorated ship of WWII. Lloyd was aboard during 11 of the 20 Battle Stars earned. He went from a coalminer to a laundry manager, from the shoe cobbler to a stores supervisor at Thiokol. Whatever life has brought, Lloyd has embraced it with a will and a way, a smile and joke included.

Lloyd has seen many changes in his lifetime, from when horse and wagon were the main form of transportation, to airplanes, jets and rockets, from watching the moon landing to seeing the Space Shuttle programs begin and end. He has also seen the advancement in technology from TV, satellites, communication, medicine and computers.

His wife of 58 years, Josie, his children Lyn, Brent, Randy, David, Dale, Vi Ki, Dana and their families hope you will join them in celebrating this monumental event. No gifts. please.



Alene was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Eastern Washington, close to the Canadian border in a log home. During her childhood, she lived on a 900-acre cattle and farm ranch. She was the oldest child and had three younger brothers (Vern Ewer, Omak, Wash.; Ronald Ewer, deceased; Donald Ewer, deceased). They loved to ride horses, help drive the cattle out to the range and bring them in  during the fall. There were cows to milk, calves to feed, chickens, turkeys and pigs to care for, grain to harvest and a garden to tend.

At the age of 16, Alene went to live with an aunt in Seattle and worked as a machine operator for advertising agencies. She met her husband, Wayne, after his battleship, the Tennessee, was hit at Pearl Harbor and made its way to Bremerton, Wash., for repairs. She met him in January 1941, and they were married in San Francisco on May 22, 1942. During World War II they lived in San Francisco, Long Beach, San Diego, Bremerton, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

After six years in the Navy, Wayne and Alene settle in Deweyville, Utah, to raise their family. Their children are Marilynn Plummer, Nibley, Utah; Les Fryer, Deweyville; Mark (Joei) Fryer, Deweyville; and Laurie (Randy) Boehme, Nibley. Alene kept busy with the kids, their schools, PTA and in 1958 was asked by the county commissioners?? to be secretary for Box Elder County Health Department. This was later to become Bear River District Health Department, where she was medical secretary for 25 years. Her retirement years have been filled with camping, vacations to Washington and enjoying her 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Please help us celebrate Alene’s birthday by attending an open house held in her honor on Saturday, Sept. 7. It will be held in the Deweyville Town Hall, from 2-4 p.m. Your presence will be presents enough. Alene loves to visit and would enjoy seeing you there.


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