Winona Pietersz

Died: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church


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Winona Felicia Gertrude Pietersz, 88, passed away peacefully at Harney District Hospital with her two daughters by her side.
Winona was born on August 14, 1929 to Arthur Winston Jansz and Gertrude Matilda (Hingert) Jansz, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Winona married Romauld Valentine Pietersz on October 17, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School from the First to the Twelfth grade.
In her younger days she worked for a pharmacy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, she also did some tutoring, to make extra money.  She moved to the United States in March of 1975 with her two daughters to join her husband who had moved here in December 1974.  She became a proud United States Citizen in 1980.  She briefly worked for Rosie Kimble in her day care business, and the rest of her years were spent as a loving wife and mother.  She enjoyed spending time working in her yard and planting flowers.  Her passion was cooking for her friends and family; she was very proud of her Sri Lankan curry and wanted to share it with everyone.  Mom also enjoyed going to Tai Chi and being with her friends, she was definitely a social butterfly, and she will always be remembered for her beautiful smile.  She was a devout catholic and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Burns, Oregon.  She was very proud of her family especially her five grandchildren, she lost the love of her life “Ray” in September of 2017.
Winona is survived by her two daughters; Rozanne and husband John Ebar, Cynthia and husband Lane Carpenter, five grandchildren; Christopher Rutledge, Michelle Ebar and her Fiancé’ Samuel Murphy, Andrew Carpenter, Lacy Carpenter, Brandon Carpenter and wife Michelle.  Nephews; Geoffrey Jansz, Godfrey Jansz, and nieces Rosemary Jansz, and Cheryl Jansz, and numerous other relatives in Sri Lanka and Canada.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Ray, her parents Arthur Winston and Gertrude Jansz, her brother Arthur Henry Jansz and son-in-law Ernie Rutledge.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Burns Cemetery.
Contributions in Winona’s memory may be made to the Harney County Hospice.  LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Dorothy Blackburn
   Posted Tue January 30, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your Mother...Her smile was always there..I enjoyed knowing her. she was a very special Lady.God Bless to all the family.8

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