MORRISONVILLE — Winnifred W. Lobdell, 87, of Route 22B, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
She was born May 16, 1918, in Clayburg, the daughter of Fred and Julia (Strack) Weir.
Winnifred graduated from Plattsburgh Normal School and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Clayburg. She then moved to Long Island, where she taught for 11 years at the Westbury, Long Island, school. Winnifred moved back to Morrisonville and married Kenneth Lobdell on Oct. 17, 1953. She stopped teaching to raise her family. In March of 1969, her husband, Kenneth, died; in September, Winnifred began teaching at the Northside School on the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, retiring in 1983.
Winnifred was a communicant of St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed playing golf and traveling and also loved reading and doing crossword puzzles.
Survivors include two sons, Theron Lobdell of Cadyville and Jerome Lobdell of Morrisonville; her daughter, Amy Brokos and her husband, Ray, of Morrisonville; her sister Doris Rose and her husband Stanley, of Morrisonville; a granddaughter, Megan Kellogg, of Morrisonville; and four nieces.
One sister, Mildred McCabe, died earlier.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Winnifred's memory may be made to St. Alexander's Memorial Fund.