Mary Alice Avila-Winter age 87, a resident of Taos passed away on December 9, 2022.
Mary Alice was a pillar in the community of Taos supporting numerous ministries at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, blessing the Taos Municipal School system, serving the students and staff, initiating many enduring programs, and serving the broader community on multiple boards. Her love for the community of Taos was rivaled only by her love and devotion to her family and friends. As she often said, “It’s always been about the kids.”
Mary Alice is preceded in death by her parents Jose F. and Agnes Avila; in-laws Edward Sr. and Lillian Winter; brothers Pete and Joe Avila; sisters Cidelia Montoya and Ramona Anglada; brothers-in-law Espil Montoya, Roy Anglada, Conley Sr., Michael and Randy Winter, Bill Lentz, and Wayne Stallion; and sisters-in-law Bernadette Avila, and Rita Winter.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Edward Winter Jr.; children Loretta Robb (Dan), Mark Winter (Luz), James Winter (Melissa), and Joseph Winter (Esther); grandchildren Eugene Trujillo (Lupe), Andrew Trujillo, Shawna Trujillo, Benjamin Winter (Kristina), Alexander Winter (Cecilia), Elizabeth Winter, Brianna Lassa (Joe), Gabriela Winter, Brandon Winter (Monica), Amadeo Aragon and Alexa Winter; great-grandchildren Luis, Sonya, Alexandra, Marissa, Emily, Emma, Eleanor, Olivia, Amelia, Zayn and Archer; great-great grandchildren Leia and Elle; siblings-in-law Mary Ann Simpson, Jackie Lents, Eugene Winter (Elaine), Sandra Stallion, Dennis Winter (Peggy), Patty Shepardson (Richard) and Melody Barkdoll; and many special nieces and nephews, relatives, friends, many students she lovingly called hitos and hitas, and of course her family pets.
Rosary will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 6:30 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A burial will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
The family of Mary Alice Avila-Winter has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com