Helen Louise Housel Hoffman Winter, 92, of Warrenton, passed away on June 24, 2013, at the Blue Ridge Christian Home in Bealeton.
Born June 7, 1921, in Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Winter graduated from Williamsport High School in 1939 and Linden Hall in Lititz, Pa., in 1941. She then served in the U. S. Navy “WAVES” during World War II and was stationed in New York City. After the war, she worked for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C.
She married Francis W. Hoffman in 1951, after which they moved to Warrenton. Mr. Hoffman died in 1972. Helen served Fauquier County Social Services as food stamp director and as magistrate for Fauquier County. She was also the secretary at Warrenton Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. She enjoyed playing bridge up until her recent illness.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. J. Richard Winter, whom she married in 1981; her children and the spouses, Christine Hoffman Sinclair and John H. Sinclair of Warrenton, John Morris Hoffman of Warsaw and Suzanne W. Hoffman Browning and Dale S. Browning of Palmyra; five stepchildren, Patricia Jo Wunz of John Day, Ore., Gail Ann Winter of Atlanta, Theodore G. Winter of Richmond, Timothy M. Winter of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Thomas C. Winter, Virginia Beach, and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The Rev. Carl Schmahl and Rev. Carrie Evans will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at The Warrenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warrenton Presbyterian Church, (for the J. Richard Winter Scholarship), P.O. Box 187, Warrenton, Va. 20188 or to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, 21 Main St., Warrenton, Va. 20186.
Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com