Obituary: Winona Quast |

Obituary: Winona Quast

Winona Quast
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Winona Lois McClatchy ~ Perry-Smith ~ Quast April 14, 1931 – April 17, 2020

Born to Thomas DeWitt McClatchy and Frances Marguerite Hamilton McClatchy in Olney, Texas where she was raised. She was the youngest of 5 children and was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Judith Schielke and Laverne Voth; brother, Tex McClatchy, and twin brother Winston McClatchy. She attended Harden Simmons University from 1948-1951 and completed her degree in Physical Education from Western State College in 1953. She married Crosby Perry-Smith June 16, 1951 in Olney, Texas. They had 2 daughters, Clarinda Spees of Twin Falls, ID and Robin Allen (Tod) of Steamboat Springs, CO. She has 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren: Oliver (Alanna) Spees – Hiro and Cora (great-grand), Tanner (Alexandra) Spees – Jackson (great-grand), Heidi Knauss (Cody) all of Grand Junction, CO. Anya (Joshua) Bryan – JohnCrosby and Annabelle (great-grand) of Steamboat Springs, CO, Thomas Allen of Boulder, CO and Kristopher Allen of Steamboat Springs, CO. Winona was an adventurer ~~known as the Road Runner ~~ her passion was traveling and driving her 39′ RV which had her Jeep, motorcycle, mountain bike, canoe, and kayak all in tow to all 50 states. She loved to hike, ski and camp. She met and married Wilbert (Bill) Quast of Lake Bluff, IL, another adventurer. They married May 11, 1991 aboard the cruise ship SS Independence, Honolulu, HI. Bill preceded Winona in death May 31, 1994. She gained 6 step-children who have given her 14 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great grandchildren. Winona had many years living in Colorado; Colorado Springs, Gunnison, Leadville, Steamboat Springs, Littleton, and now Grand Junction. She also lived 11 years in Sacramento, CA where she taught physical education. She lived life well and loved sharing time with family and friends. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Grand Junction where she developed many great friends and enjoyed their fellowship. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope West Hospice Care Center or your favorite charity.

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