Janet Marie (Taylor) Winkle peacefully passed on July 13, 2022. She was greeted at the Holy Gates by her husband of 69 years, Thomas Winkle, daughter Dawn Winkle, grandsons Taylor and Thomas Nunley, great grandson William “Willis” Huddleston, and sister-in-law Rita Deligiannis.
She was born May 19, 1933 in Pittsburg, Texas to Dinah Harris and Jesse N. Taylor.
Soon after graduating from Somerset-Dallas High School in 1951 she met and married the love of her life Tom Winkle on July 25, 1952.
They relocated to Uvalde in 1955 to open and operate Tom Winkle Radio and TV service. She was the backbone, voice, and keeper of the shop until 2014, she was 81 years old, when they finally closed the doors.
A well respected member of the community with a supremely giving heart she enjoyed reading, volunteering at Hospice Thrift store, playing her organ and listening to all kinds of music. She especially loved Julio Iglesias and the Famous Three Tenors. Music heightened her joyous nature with a glass of champagne and cards with friends. She dominated the lanes at the bowling alley and competed across the state through several bowling leagues.
Her early years were filled with sewing, ballet and tap dancing and soaking up the sun on the deck of her Esther Williams pool.
While raising three girls, running a store, and bowling she also found time to enjoy Square and Round dancing with Tom and helped him on the grass farm maintaining their slice of paradise on the Leona River.
She attended all the events her girls participated in and further showed her dedication to her 7 grandchildrens many activities.
She leaves behind a loving legacy, daughters, Karen Huddleston (Mike) of Uvalde, Dana Nunley (Bob) of Sabinal. Grandchildren Amanda Lyttleton (Chris), Kristen Dawson, Annie Seiler (Scott), Ben Huddleston (Catherine), Chloe Wilson (Rangler) and 12 great grandchildren. Brother Danny Taylor ( Linda) and brother in law Bob Deligiannis, along with dearly loved nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Jan’s life well lived will be Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church Uvalde. Visitation at 1 pm.