Source: Adams Funeral Home
Transcribed by Bettye Odom
Winnie Mabel Goodwin Hale, a Crosby County resident for over half a century, was claimed by death at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Crosbyton Clinic Hospital. The 84 year old had experienced a prolonged illness.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bobby Rine, pastor, and the Rev. Otis Pierce of Kalgary officiated.
Interment was made in Crosbyton Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home.
Winnie Goodwin was born Nov. 9, 1899, in Indian Territory to "seek a home where they could be free of malaria related chills" and settled in Jones County near Anson.
She was married to Bob Hale on June 22, 1918, in Anson.
Four of the couple´s five children were born in Jones Count before the family moved in 1930 to Spur. In 1932, Bob and Winnie Hale moved to Kalgary Community to manage a "country store." She also served postmaster at Kalgary for about 15 years.
At that time, the community had no electricity, no indoor restrooms, no running water, no paved roads and only one telephone. People rode horses or came in wagons to the store and church.
All of the couple´s grandchildren except one was graduated from Crosby County schools.
The Hales moved from Kalgary for a short time during the 1950s, but soon came to Crosbyton to make their home. Bob Hale preceded his wife in death Oct. 21, 1962.
A housewife, Mrs. Hale was a member of First Baptist Church in Crosbyton, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Corbett (Bob) Hale Jr. of Pensacola, Fla., and Goodwin Hale of Idalou; three daughters, Lorene Blagg and Eva Nell Brister, both of Crosbyton, and Jennie Lou Paschall of Lorenzo; four brothers, A.M. Goodwin of Sacramento, Calif., W. W. Goodwin of Hamlin, Weston Goodwin, Oroville, Calif. and John Goodwin, Alameda, Calif.; three sisters, Mamie Blissett of Odessa, Lora Boles of Lewiston, Idaho, and Achsah Hardin of Silverton; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Crosbyton Review, Feb. 23, 1984Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes
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