Winter, Judy

January 03, 2007

JUDY WINTER died on Sunday, December 3, 2006. She lived in Amarillo, Texas and was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph Schaffer and Pauline Schaffer of Parkville, MD. She was the devoted sister of Robert Schaffer also of Parkville, MD. Ms. Winter was born and raised in Parkville and attended Elementary, Middle and High school there. She received a degree from the University of Maryland, and did an internship at Duke University and her Masters from Purdue University. She was a dietitian at Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo for 20 years, retiring in June, 2006. In an interview of employees at the center in 2004, her reply to "What do you like most about your job?" was helping patients and their families cope with cancer through nutrition recommendations, bonding with patients and their families. She said patients are so gracious and kind and appreciative of all the efforts of thee HCC staff. Asked what do you do for fun, she replied I sew, cross stitch embroider and do hand work, crafts and love to create, read and exercise. Survivors include her mother, Pauline Schaffer, of Baltimore; her son, Ryan Winter of Wilmore, Kentucky (a hospital Pharmacy Assistant) and her daughter Tammy Morris and her husband Wade of Denver where they are both working with the Y.W.A.M. (Youth with a Mission); a brother, Robert Schaffer of Baltimore, and two grandchildren, Isaiah and Chloe. Ms. Winter courageously overcome brain cancer in 1989. She lost a hard-fought battle to Acute Leukemia and will be greatly missed. Services were held on December 7 at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Amarillo. She was a faithful member and gave many hours of dedicated service by serving on many committees, prayer and study groups. She was God's servant in her church and community. She was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church, of the American Dietetic Association as well as the Red Hat Society.

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