On January 27, 2018 at the age of 98, God chose to take Dorothy La Monte Winfrey to be at rest beside her husband until the resurrection. They were married for 67 years until Glen went to his rest in February 2006. To that union was born two boys, David and Gary.
Dorothy was born February 15, 1919 to Hilda Walker La Monte and Jacob Austin La Monte, in Litchfield, Minnesota, moving to Missouri in 1929, and La Habra, California in 1935.
Dorothy La Monte and Louis Glen Winfrey were married November 17, 1938 in La Habra, California where he was in business with his brother-in-law Jesse Insco. They wanted to raise their boys with country life instead of city, so they moved to Biggs, California in November 1948. They had a good life together raising cattle, rice and prunes for 35 years. They did a lot of traveling throughout the United States and Canada.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one grandson, baby Brian of Grass Valley, one brother, Thomas Wellington La Monte of Huntington Beach, California, two sisters: Hilda Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Insco, of Gridley, California, Edith Merle Buchanan, of Bakersfield, California, and her husband Louis Glen Winfrey, of Biggs, California.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons: David (Loretta) Winfrey, of Auburn, California, Gary (Patricia) Winfrey, of Gridley, California, 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing for Dorothy will be held today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. No funeral services will be held per her request. Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.