Winnifred Forclyn Ross Ackley, 90, passed away Aug. 15, 1995, of causes incident to age.
Born April 29, 1905 in Saratoga Springs, New York, daughter of Norman B. and Sarah Elizabeth Ross. Married Parker Otto Ackley, in Granville, New York, August 21, 1928. Graduated Summa cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., in 1927, Majoring in Bible with a Minor in History.
She taught school in the Granville, New York area for a year before marriage, then they established a farm and trucking business. She then stopped teaching to raise a family. During the Depression they moved to Roseburg, Oregon where Parker established his gunsmithing and barrelmaking business.
In 1942 they moved to Ogden, Utah where she and Parker worked for some time in the Small Arms Division of the Ogden Arsenal. In 1944 they moved to Cimmaron, New Mexico for a year where Parker re-established his gun business. In 1945 they moved the business to Trinidad, Co. where she continued her teaching career. In 1951 Parker sold his gun business and moved to Holladay, Utah where Winn opened a branch of Tandy Leather Co., becoming the first female in a management position, from which she retired in 1968.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Woods, Ann Pearson, Jacqueline Chappell; sons-in-law, Wayne Maddy, Ronald Pearson, Jim Chappell; brother, Norman Ross; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband P. O. Ackley, daughter, Jeanne Barney, son-in-law, John Barney, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 18, 2 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 So. where friends may call one hour prior. Entombment, Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum.
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