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Winnie Orlene Pottorff 1920 - 2012

Winnie Orlene Pottorff

Winnie Orlene Pottorff

Winnie Orlene Pottorff passed away April 20, 2012 at the age of 91 at her home in Mesa, AZ. She was born October 9, 1920 in Miami Oklahoma, graduating from Miami High School in 1938.  She married her husband of 57 years, Buck Pottorff of Commerce, OK on March 31, 1940 and shortly thereafter moved to Huntington Park, California where she was a buyer for a children’s store.  Winnie was active in several equestrian groups, and when she wasn’t riding herself, you could usually find her at a horse show, little league game or gymnastic meet of her children and grandchildren.  In 1982 she and Buck moved to Lake Montezuma, AZ where again she stayed active attending every event participated in by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Winnie was an avid baker, entertaining often with a huge array of pies and cakes for her family and friends.  The love of her life was being with her family and pets. After a sudden illness in 2007 Winnie moved to Mesa, AZ to live with her daughter.  Winnie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Buck in 1997, parents Elsie and Walter Eagle and sister, Edith Bitticks.  Survivors include her daughter, Dianna Williams, son Mark Pottorff of Cottonwood, grandchildren, Lori and Kari Williams, of Mesa, AZ, grandsons Jeff and Mike Pottorff of Cottonwood, AZ, and great grandchildren, Devyn and Taylor Thornton of Mesa. Please visit and share your memories at Donations in her name may be given to one of her favorite causes, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, 16211 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste. A6A, No. 276, Scottsdale, AZ 85254     Information provided by family members.

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