Kathleen Beth Moore Winn, age 85, died on: April 28, 2023 in West Jordan. She was born on September 18, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lewis Henry Moore and Nora Gillman Moore. She Gayle Franklin Winn on May 31, 1956.
Kathy was an incredible wife, mother and friend. When her children think back upon their mother, they see her for the superwoman she truly was. When her youngest child Jeffery was growing up, a typical weekday might start with her making him breakfast before school and often sending him with a lunch she made that morning. She’d then go to her full-time job. She worked in banking for many years as the company changed from Walker Bank to First Interstate to Wells Fargo. She’d come home at night and after taking just a few minutes to relax and read the paper, she’d make dinner for her family. On top of these daily duties, she somehow managed to do all of the laundry, most of the cleaning, the bulk of the family’s grocery shopping despite Gayle working at a grocery store, and she still managed to attend her children’s performances or games and see that they were shuttled to whatever friend’s home or social function they had going at the time. She truly gave so much of herself to her family.
Her generosity of time (or perhaps just some bad luck) extended to multiple turns serving jury duty. Her most infamous turn came in the mid 1980’s when she served on a murder trial that was sequestered – something that hadn’t happened in Utah for many years. For anyone unfamiliar with that term, it means the jurors are basically separated from everyone including their families until the trial ends. They stayed in hotels when not in the courtroom, had meals brought in for them and so on. She only got to communicate with Gayle and her kids by telephone for a couple of weeks while the trial wrapped-up. After that experience, she felt she should never have to serve jury duty again but wouldn’t you know it? That wasn’t her last time! And while she may not have wanted to be on those juries, she set a great example to her children by doing it and by paying close attention so she could render a fair and accurate opinion. Kathy rarely did anything without giving it her best effort!
In the earlier years of their marriage, Kathy and Gayle went on several memorable vacations through Gayle’s employer. Those trips included visits to Las Vegas, Mexico, the Bahamas and Hawaii. On one of those trips, she forever earned the respect of her kids by catching a shark while fishing – we said she was a superwoman! Over time those trips were replaced by annual family vacations first to Bear Lake and then to St. George and Mesquite. Those were wonderful times and allowed her to enjoy one of the few hobbies she had time for – golf! For many years, each spring meant St. George for a week of leisure and golf with Gayle and her daughter Michelle and her husband Jeff. But anyone who wanted to come down was welcome to do so and she always made room for extra visitors if she could. This applied not only to her children but also to the friends that they sometimes brought with them. She was a surrogate mom to many of her children’s friends over the years. They knew they were always welcome whether it was to come down to St. George to visit or to play golf or to come by the house to play cards on a game day or even on a Christmas Eve. In those moments, she often felt the more the merrier which made for some special memories for a lot of people.
She loved to have her family spend time together whether that was for a Sunday dinner, a special occasion like a birthday or a game day. She loved to make sure you had as much to eat or drink as you could want, as long as you enjoyed being in her home! Besides golf and family, she enjoyed cooking and watching the Food Network and home shows on HGTV. She was also an avid reader. You could count on her to have read the latest fiction by popular authors like John Grisham and James Patterson. Everyone who knew Kathy will miss having her in their lives. She was a generous person – very giving of her time and effort and all she really wanted in return was for you to enjoy being with her. To our wonderful mother and friend, you’ve left us with many wonderful memories that we’ll cherish. Just know that you are loved and will be missed!
She is survived by children Michelle (Jeff) Fratto, Jerry Winn, Stacy Winn and Jeff Winn, grandchildren Jack Winn and Jason (Jennifer) Fratto of Hampstead, MD and great-grandchildren Anthony, Avery and Audrey=
Preceded in death by: Her parents, husband Gayle Winn, brother and sister-in-law Hal and D’On Moore, sister-in-law Alberta (Thomas) Moore and daughter-in-law (Jeff) Angi Bales.
Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.Service Information
May 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Cemetery