Mary Ann Cole (Winker), 69, lost her battle with lung cancer on Nov. 20, 2015, after a courageous, and private two-year struggle. She was born to Scivola Mae Singleton and Fred Lloyd Cole on Jan. 6, 1946, at Lewiston, Idaho.
The family moved to Grangeville where she attended junior and senior high school. She was active in Job's Daughters and numerous school activities. In 1962 she married Don Johnson, and they had two children, Shawn and Stacy.
Mary Ann spent a good deal of her working years as a bookkeeper for various employers in Idaho. She enjoyed Nascar racing, watching football and always had a soft spot in her heart for animals, especially horses and dogs.
After a divorce from Don, she also lived in Alaska for some time before returning to Lewiston. She later married Robert Winker, Feb. 14, 2008, at Lewiston. Shortly after her marriage the couple began a full time RV lifestyle spending winter months in Arizona and summers traveling the western states. She collected many friends along the way and later they became residents of Quartzsite, Ariz., so they might be handy to off-road adventures with their Razor side-by-side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her only sibling, Vivian Cole (Knivila). In addition to her husband Bob, Mary Ann is survived by son, Shawn Johnson and family of Lenore, Idaho; and daughter, Stacy Johnson (Cook) and family of Athol, Idaho; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepchildren; and many step-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
At her request, no services were held.
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