Laura Marie Christiansen Winterton (84) peacefully passed away on June 14, 2021 at her home in West Valley City, Utah. She was born on April 11, 1937 in Hood River, Oregon to Elroy Bradley and Margaret Ellen Schiess Christiansen.
She graduated from Wy’East High School in Odell, Oregon and then entered the Nursing Program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It was there that she met the love of her life and eternal companion, Harold Don Winterton. They were married in the Logan Utah Temple on September 25, 1958. She was a devoted mother to eight sons and three daughters. She enjoyed her church callings and was an example of great service to all around her. Her eight sons each earned their Eagle Scout Rank Award and she supported ten of her children to serve full
time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was known for her holiday treats and her homemade bread. She always made quilts and clothes for her children and grandchildren. She was proud of all her family member accomplishments and spoiled her forty-six grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Don Winterton; her parents, and her grandsons Jared Eisert and Cayden Bailey.
She is survived by Warren (Colleen), Steven (Sheryl), Dennis (Holli), Ronald, Craig (LynnAnn), Ellen, Larry (Kim), Jerry (Tena), Sandra (Nathan Eisert), Phillip (Laurie), Carolyn (Dennis
Watkins); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing Thursday evening, June 17, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 West Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah, 84123. On Friday, June 18, 2021, a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am, followed by a short service at 11:00 a.m., also at McDougal Funeral Home.
For those unable to attend in person it will be streamed live. https://vimeo.com/563429410
She will be interred at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your Church’s missionary fund.
A very special thanks to Horizon Hospice, her nurse Kathy, and her social worker, Brenda for going above and beyond to meet her physical and spiritual needs. We are also truly grateful for the time and effort her daughters and daughters-in-law spent to ensure her comfort and meet her needs during her final days of life.