Dorothy M. (Printup) Winden

Born: Sat., Aug. 21, 1948
Died: Sun., Dec. 1, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 04, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 04, 2013
Location: Lewiston

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Dec. 05, 2013
Location: Tuscarora Baptist Church

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Dorothy M. "Dolly" Winden, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Sunday December 1, 2013, in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.  She was a member of the Tuscarora Nation, Deer Clan, born in Niagara Falls, NY, on August 21, 1943, the daughter of Dorothy M. [Hill] Printup and the late Murray Printup.

Mrs. Winden graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School, Erie County Technical Institute, Niagara County Community College and from the University of Buffalo. She was a registered nurse in the Intensive care unit at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for many years and later became a Nurse Practitioner on the Mohawk Reservation for two years. Mrs. Winden had dinner with Governor Nelson Rockefeller as the New York State Indian Princess representing the Tuscarora Nation in the early 1960's. She was an award winning artist in Iroquois raised beadwork, displaying her work throughout the country. Mrs. Winden was an avid Jazz enthusiast, attending concerts and festivals around the area.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and wintering in Fort Myers, Fl.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband of 46 years, E. Dean Winden, one son Brian J. (Lisa) Winden of Rochester, MI, one daughter Julie A. Winden of Lewiston, NY, two grandchildren Thomas and Madeline, a brother Murray "Clem" Printup. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY, where a prayer service will be held at 8:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Tuscarora Baptist Church,  2208  Mt. Hope Road, Sanborn, NY, with the Rev. Walter A. Printup, Jr.  and  Rev. Donald Robinson officiating.

Memorials may be made in her name to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence.

Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery on the Tuscarora Nation.

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Eric, Nikole, Ava, Luke, Aubrey, Zack Thewes
   Posted Tue December 03, 2013
Brian and Lisa and Winden Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan Goodearl
   Posted Tue December 03, 2013
Dean & family, I am sorry for your loss, Dolly was a wonderful woman! Taking care of Dolly was my pleasure, I learned some valuable life lessons from Dolly that I will keep in my heart forever! Dolly will be missed greatly <3 Love & prayers, Susan

Kate McDermid
   Posted Wed December 04, 2013
I and my daughter Linda got to know Dorothy very well at C 21 in Fort Myers.We were fascinated by her bead work..and admired her as a person also..she will certainly be missed...our sincere condolences..Kate McDermid.Linda Leitch..Marilyn Magee

Wendy Bissell
   Posted Wed December 04, 2013
To Dolly's prized posessions - her family,
It is difficult to sum up a life time of friendship.
As children we watched our grandmothers play chinese checkers every Saturday night until midnight then they would stop as it was the sabbath. Dolly has been to every family party we have had from weddings, birthdays and funerals. She sat with our family at Grandmas funeral. She was first to come to our house when my mother died and she sat with us by her coffin. She was there when our daughter Susan was injured playing tag.
She sat outside with us in a lightening storm at Jeff's graduation.
We rode back and forth to UB for four years eating our way thru N.P. school She knew every restaurant in Buffalo and taught me where to find them. We tried listening to taped classes together on my couch only to have Jim find us sound asleep while tape was talking...we passed the test so it must have worked.
So many memories I can not write them all but believe me they were all memorable.
I was blessed to have her a part of my life and will carry her in my heart until we laugh together again..........Wendy

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