Robert Winters Obituary, Death – Robert “Bob” Francis Winters, who was 74 years old when he passed away on September 30, 2022, is now with the Lord. Bob Winters was brought into the world on August 21, 1948, in the city of Stockton, California. His parents were named Pete and Florence (Smith) Winters. He was the eldest of two children and spent his childhood in Ripon on the family farm, which is still in operation at the present time. He attended Ripon Christian Schools from kindergarten all the way through high school, and he was a lifelong member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church. After completing his studies at Modesto Junior College, he transferred to Fresno State and eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness there in 1972. Bob had spent his entire life cultivating various permanent crops, including almonds, wine grapes, and others.
In 1976, he wed Denese, a woman he had known previously through the racing activities of his father. They had spent the previous 46 years together. They passed on to their three children the values of faith, love, labor, and hospitality that Bob and Denese had established in their own lives and passed on to their children.
One of Bob’s greatest pleasures in life was farming; he looked forward to his daily drives around the farm so that he could observe the development of the crop that he was currently cultivating. Bob enjoyed a wide variety of activities, such as auto racing, dining at nice restaurants, going to and watching sporting events, traveling, and especially traveling to Hawaii with his family. Wherever Bob went, he not only made new friends but also left an impression that would not soon be forgotten.
He never went anywhere without a can or two of flavored almonds to give away to the people he met along the way. Bob’s daughter Altie Winters Mederos, his parents Pete and Florence, and his brother-in-law Ronald Graham all passed away before him. Bob is the last surviving member of his immediate family. His wife, Denese, and their two children, Ryan (Janay) Winters of Ripon and Nick Winters of Modesto, as well as his sister Nancy Graham of Manteca, nephew Jeremy (Krishan) Brouwer of Modesto, and son-in-law Scott Mederos of Visalia, all made it through this tragedy unscathed. His sister also survives, as does his son-in-law Scott Mederos of Visalia. His four grandchildren are named Taryn, Pete, Klaas, and Rhilyn, and they all live in the Ripon area.