Claudia Jean Winger passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020 surrounded by love. She is survived by her husband Ron ’64; son Marc Winger and his wife Amy and their two daughters, Ella and Hannah; daughter Shannon Davis and her husband Brandon and their daughter Tayla; sister Marcia Page and her husband Larry Bender; and brother and sister in law Stan and Charlene Winger; and many more who she loved and cared for deeply.
Claudia was born April 4, 1943 to Elsie Marie and Claude Stephenson of Carnation, Washington. Her biological father died during WWII and after Elsie remarried, Claudia was raised by her adopted father Duke Page along with her sister Marcia.
Claudia graduated from Antioch College where she met and married Ron, her husband of 54 years. They settled down in California to raise their two children and operate multiple successful businesses. Together their lives were full of travel and love from friends and family. Claudia was a school teacher and librarian, understood computer systems before most, and did the bookkeeping for the businesses. She was a leader for AAUW, a gourmet cook, and Girl Scout Leader. Claudia loved to sail, read, sew, quilt, explore, and feed good food to those she loved. She is known for her strength and compassion; she was a dedicated mom and grandmother to more than just her two children.
Claudia and Ron designed and built their home in Port Townsend in 2012 and 2013. Claudia was blessed to spend the holidays surrounded by the love and laughter of her family.
Please join us for an open house potluck gathering on Saturday January 11th from 1 to 4 pm at 915 Cosgrove Street. Donations are welcome to Antioch College in lieu of flowers: https://antiochcollege.edu/