Personal Histories

Edwin C. “Ned” Winder RDM3/c

Our dear Ned Winder passed away August 30, 2005, of a heart condition, with his family at his side. He was born June 1, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edwin Kent and Alma Cannon Winder. He attended Cyprus High School, before serving a mission in the Southern States. Upon his release, he entered the Navy, where he served his country in World War II. On October 8, 1948, he married his best friend Gwen Layton, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised seven children. He was very instrumental in the growth and development of Winder Dairy and Valley View Memorial Park. Ned’s dedication to community and church service has been great and varied. During the course of his life, he served as a mission president, patriarch and sealer in the Salt Lake Temple. If there was a word to describe the life of Ned Winder, it would be “service”. His famous sense of humor, genuine love of people and quiet acts of kindness, blessed the lives of many. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, children; Ted (JaNae), Kent (Sherri), Karen (Roger) Nordgren, Doug (Leslie), Janet (Howard) Gurney, Wendy (Bret) Bassett and Nancy (Brent) Yorgason; siblings; Richard (Barbara) Winder, Marion (Willis) Wynn, David Winder and Blake (Cora Lee) Robinson; brother-in-law Jay (Eva) Layton; 37 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 2, 2005 at 12:00 noon at the Jordan North Stake Center, 3900 South 4000 West, West Valley City. Friends and family may call Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, and from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the services on Friday at the Stake Center. Interment will be at Valley View Memorial Park. Condolences, may be sent to the family through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church General Missionary Fund.

Published in the Deseret News on 8/31/2005.

We regret that that Ned was never available to this Website to obtain his Biography. However, in this case we are always willing to re-publish his Obituary for the benefit of all our ship mates.