In Memoriam

Mary Ann Winders


It is with great sadness that we acknowledge Mary Ann Winders passed away at the age of 88. On this day, we lost a beautiful woman who impacted each of us in her own special way. Her unexpected death has left us filled with an emptiness and pain that is immeasurable.

Mary Ann graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in home economics and education. She taught Kindergarten in the Akron Public Schools for five years and operated Silver Lake Nursery School in Silver Lake, before moving with her family to Brussels, Belgium.  In 1967 the Winders family returned to the United States. The family later lived in Bermuda for four years before returning home to Hudson where Mary Ann remained a prominent and well-respected member of the community.           

Mary Ann was a founding trustee of The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and personal friend of Peg and Burt Morgan. In addition to her role at the Foundation she kept a full schedule visiting long-time friends and making new ones. As a Deaconess at the First Congregational Church of Hudson she served on several committees. She was an avid gardener, hiker, golfer, tennis player, ardent reader and was well known in Hudson for being a formidable bridge player.

Mary Ann Winders was the mother of two and grandmother of four. She was the widow of Ray Winders, who worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. She delighted in sharing stories of Ray, her one true love.

We will fondly remember Mary Ann for her inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, kind spirit, warmth and grace.