Nancy Winter, 75, Bucks social activist

Nancy R. Winter
Nancy R. Winter
Posted: September 08, 2013

Nancy Rice Guillet Winter, 75, of Churchville, Bucks County, a longtime social activist in her community and abroad, died Friday, Aug. 30, at home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

She grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., with a bachelor of arts in history in 1960 and earned a master's in social work from Temple University in 1979.

She married Lloyd Winter in 1966, and the couple moved to Philadelphia. They relocated to Bucks County in 1974.

"She had a passion for justice and learning," Lloyd Winter recalled. "She looked out for the underdogs. She was always looking out for people who got a bad break in life."

After teaching history as a Peace Corps volunteer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1962 to 1964, Mrs. Winter worked in the federal Office of Education, assisting Southern school districts with desegregation. She later served as a social worker in the Department of Children and Youth of Bucks County. She recently retired as a psychotherapist in Center City.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Julia Thornton Winter and Erica Conner Winter; a grandson; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. James Episcopal Church, 330 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne.

Donations may be made to the ALS Association for Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 250, Abington, Pa. 19002.


Contact Megan Lydon at 215-854-2415 or mlydon@phillynews.com.

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