1924 – 2012

AUBURN — Winna Mae (Paul, Parker, Stephenson) Walsh, 88, a former resident of Livermore, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, at her home in Auburn.

She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Wilson, Texas, the daughter of Alvin Jason and Sarah Willie (Shaw) Paul.

Winna Mae spent her youth picking cotton in the fields of Texas. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed cooking, dancing, and gardening beside Long Pond in Livermore, but never learned to swim. She loved playing Dominoes, Skip Bo and Canasta. She loved country dancing and tried to teach everyone to two-step. She loved the color red, yellow roses, and was famous for her banana bread, raisin filled and chocolate-coconut filled cookies. She taught her children to count their blessings and had a sweet relationship with God. At the time of her passing, the song playing was “I’ll Fly Away.”

Survived by ten children, Aaron Stieben of Ft. Worth, Texas; Bessie Loewe of Livermore, Alvin Parker and wife, Kathleen of North Providence, R.I., Belinda Winter and husband, Darryl of Jay, Angie Veitch and husband, James II of Mebane, N.C., Susan Smith and husband, Paul of Lubbock Texas, Jane Shaffer and husband, Randall of Portland, Sarah Shink of Pittsfield, Helen Goding of Auburn, Priscilla Santellan and husband, Joseph of Lubbock, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Jimmy Paul and wife, Louise; LaRue Freemont and Edna McGuire and husband, Richard, all of Lubbock, Texas.

She was predeceased by her three husbands, Wesley Parker, Walter James Stephenson and Kenneth Walsh Sr.; and two brothers, A.J. Paul Jr. and Robert Paul. 

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