• 60 years old
  • Born on February 8, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.
  • Passed away on April 26, 2014 in Seminole, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of, Shellie Owens Winter. A sister, a daughter, a wife and mother, born on February 8, 1954. She passed away on April 26, 2014 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. It is encouraged that you leave thoughts and memories of your time with Shellie, as well as wishes for her family.

Shellie was born in Hartford, CT, a daughter of Barbara Perkins Owens and Robert G. Owens.  She lived in several different locations as she grew up including New Delhi, India, where her father was a Fulbright Scholar at the Ministry of Education there.

Shellie graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelors degree in Music Education and from SUNY Oswego with a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  She retired from the Pinellas County School District, after 14 years of elementary school teaching.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Walter H. Winter, and by two children:  Brian W. Winter, CPT, USA at Ft. Hood, in Colleen, Texas and Sharon I. Winter of Largo, FL.  Shellie is also survived by her beloved sister, Sydney Owens, of Brentwood, TN, and her father, Robert G. Owens, of Fort Myers, FL.  She was predeceased by her mother, Barbara Perkins Owens in 2011.

It is requested that, in leu of flowers, her friends donate blood if they can. Blood transfusions are important for those fighting cancer and your gift may provide assistance to someone in need. If you are unable to donate blood at your local blood center, please consider a gift in her name with any of the following:

Morton Plant Meese Foundation (https://give.mpmfoundation.org/donate)

Pinellas Education Foundation (https://www.pinellaseducation.org/)

The American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/)

Moffitt Cancer Center (https://eforms.moffitt.org/donation.aspx?typeid=3)

Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation (http://www.ovariancancerfoundation.org/foundation/donation.html)

Posted by Judy Williams on 22nd May 2014
My daughter Johnette was the recipient of one of the Seminole Junior Woman’s Club’s “Outstanding Student” 5th Grade Awards, and Shellie was the one who presented it to her at Seminole Elementary in June 2012. My husband Don & I were so delighted when Johnette got the award, that we asked Shellie to tell us more about the club. I am happy to say that Shellie inspired me to attend a SJWC meeting, and I became a member shortly after that. We are glad to have known Shellie. Her legacy of caring and helping others will not be forgotten.
Posted by Debbie Colson on 5th May 2014
It was my pleasure to work with Shellie at school. She was a dedicated educator and affected the lives of many children and faculty in a positive way. Her smile will forever shine on in the futures of her many students. God bless you Shellie. You gave them your all.
Posted by Todd Bardes on 4th May 2014
Thinking of all of you and missing Aunt Shellie. With sympathy, Todd, Laurie, Ray and Steven
Posted by Jean Campbell on 3rd May 2014
We are saddened to read of Shellie's passing. She gave such joy through her life--it is evident in her beautiful smile. We hope you are finding comfort through each other and the memories. Jean, Dave, Cory and Cody Campbell

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