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Geneva Shirleen Winans

October 10, 1939 — June 22, 2023

Geneva Shirleen Winans

October 10, 1939 – June 22, 2023


Geneva Shirleen Winans, 83, passed away June 22, 2023, in Clarkdale, AZ. Geneva (Shirleen) was native to Arizona, born in Phoenix to Mary Edna Thomason and John S. Thomason. She graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix in 1957 and soon married Jim Baker and started her family raising two daughters in Phoenix. She divorced and moved to Clarkdale, AZ in 1974 and married Max Pender. Clarkdale then became her home for the next 49 years until her death. Her husband Max died in 1981 and years later she married Gene Winans. Throughout her life she enjoyed time spent with family and being outdoors, camping and fishing, occasionally taking grandkids along for a lesson. She worked at Walmart in Cottonwood for 18 years until her retirement. She made many friends and acquaintances over the years in Clarkdale and always looked forward to Friday lunches with her friends’ group. She was a lifetime Member of the Verde Valley Moose Lodge and enjoyed attending their events and helping when she could. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Edna and John Thomason and husbands, Max Pender and Gene Winans. She is survived by her brother Marvin (Mary) Thomason and daughters; Debbie Johnson and Cindy (Mike) Cardwell. Grandchildren; Michael (Ashley) Cardwell, Brad Cardwell, and Sarah Johnson. Great grandchildren; Vincent and Emma Cardwell. She will be dearly missed by family and friends and never forgotten. 

A service and reception will be held Saturday September 9, 2023, at 1:00pm at Verde Valley Moose Lodge #1449, 1051 S Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324.

Notes of remembrance can be made at the Wescott Funeral Home website; In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Verde Valley Moose Lodge and/or the charities they support.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Verde Valley Moose Lodge #1449

1051 South Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

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