Winifred B. Serra, 94, music teacher

September 30, 2006

Winifred B. Serra, a homemaker and former music teacher and school crossing guard, died Sept. 22 of complications from a stroke at Westminster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 94.

Winifred Barbara Tibbals was born in Baltimore and lived most of her life in the Randallstown farmhouse that her grandfather had built in 1869.

She was a 1939 graduate of Randallstown High School and that year married Rudolph J. Serra. Her husband, a produce manager for A&P, died in 1995.

Mrs. Serra worked as a school crossing guard at Randallstown Elementary School in the 1950s. She also taught music for many years at Happy Acres Nursery School in Randallstown.

She was a longtime member of and Sunday school teacher at Mount Olive United Methodist Church in Randallstown.

Services were Tuesday.

Surviving are a son, John H. Serra of Sykesville; a daughter, Barbara S. Hammel of Williams, Ore.; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

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