Roland Vincent "Jim" Winfrey

Roland Vincent "Jim" Winfrey

Quincy, WA

Roland Vincent "Jim" Winfrey of Quincy, WA, passed away on May 25, 2021. He was born to John and Hester Winfrey, on August 14, 1929, in Nantahala, NC.

Jim was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, in 1951, when he met Jackie Grening at a USO dance. They married in Odessa, WA, in 1953, at the Christ Lutheran Church and raised a family of five boys.

Jim and Jackie moved to the Quincy area in 1982. Jim worked for the Bureau of Reclamation Water District, raised a few cows, and became well known in the area for the very large garden area, he and Jackie worked on tirelessly. In addition to everything imaginable in the garden, he had peach, plum, cherry, and apple trees, as well as many different nut trees. He became adept at grafting different varieties of apple trees to create his own type. His grandchildren loved walking through the garden picking various fruits and vegetables.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jackie; son, Russ; and granddaughter, Bobbie Jo. Jim is survived by sons: Kirk, Mark (Colleen), Jay (Carol), Dale (Tamara); 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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