Obituary: Winifred Eva (Shaw) Rawlins
Winnie Rawlins, 90, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Aug. 14, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Oct. 13, 1923, to Mary (Snow) and Wilfred Shaw. Winnie was raised in California and came to Arizona in 1948 with her husband, Paul.
Winnie married Paul Rawlins on June 19, 1943, and they raised five sons in Phoenix, Ariz., before retiring and moving to Prescott. Winnie worked in the Civil Division of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and was a deputy. She also worked as an auditor for Sears. After retiring, she founded the Sunshine Stitchers in Prescott, was Past President of the Claret Club at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was a member of NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees) and the Monday Club in Prescott.
Winnie is survived by her sons, Jim (Lhyn), Tom (Dhorie), Ken, Dennis (Kathleen) and Ray (Nancy); 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was loved very much by her family, which also included sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86303. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury St., Prescott, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, donations in Winnie's name can be made to People Who Care, P.O. Box 12977, Prescott, AZ 86304 or St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002.
Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family. Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhome.com to sign her guestbook.
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