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In Memory of

Winona Spencer

March 30, 1927 - October 10, 2016

Obituary


Winona Spencer passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with dementia on October 10, 2016, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 89.

Winona is survived by her son, G. Philip Spencer Jr., D.D.S, and daughter-in-law, Glenda Spencer of Austin, TX, her grandson, Philip Spencer III, and wife Jennifer Spencer of Austin, TX, and her sister, Jeanette Rogers of Spring, TX. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Miles and Mary Caudle, her husband, George Philip Spencer Sr., sisters, Joanell Heard and Geneva Caudle and brothers, Ruben Caudle,...

Winona Spencer passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with dementia on October 10, 2016, in Austin, Texas, at the age of 89.

Winona is survived by her son, G. Philip Spencer Jr., D.D.S, and daughter-in-law, Glenda Spencer of Austin, TX, her grandson, Philip Spencer III, and wife Jennifer Spencer of Austin, TX, and her sister, Jeanette Rogers of Spring, TX. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Miles and Mary Caudle, her husband, George Philip Spencer Sr., sisters, Joanell Heard and Geneva Caudle and brothers, Ruben Caudle, James Caudel, Bryan Caudle, and Miles M. Caudle Jr.

Winona was born on March 30, 1927, in Albany, TX to Miles and Mary Caudle. She graduated from Winters High School in Winters, TX in 1944 and went on to study additional courses at Hardin-Simmons University where she put herself through school by working as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell. She married the love of her life, George Philip Spencer Sr., a phone line repairman for the same company, on October 7, 1950, in Abilene, TX. Winona was a dedicated stay at home mother, active in the PTA, Cub Scouts, and other school functions while raising her son Philip. After the death of her husband George in 1980, she went back to school taking some business courses and then enjoyed working at Merrill Lynch.

Winona was a beautiful soul who loved her husband, son and family dearly. She was a generous and dedicated individual who loved God and the people around her. She was passionate about supporting those in the mission field spreading the Word of God to those who have not heard the Message, and she often opened her home to a missionary family as they came back from abroad to rest before heading back out to continue their work. Winona was a member of Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, TX.

The funeral will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at 1:00 pm and the service following at 2:00 pm.