HAMILTON - Winnie Pauline Flint West was born on November 14, 1931 in Edna Hill, Comanche County.  She passed away November 17, 2010 in Hamilton County. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wiley Funeral Home with burial at Granbury Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 Strong-willed and big-hearted, Winnie lived life fully and achieved her life goals, including a trip to the Great Wall of China and living on the family farm outside of Carlton.

She spent most of her youth and adulthood in Granbury, and graduated from Granbury High School, Tarleton State University and the University of North Texas.  For 37 years, she was a dedicated teacher in Granbury and Hamilton.  She loved teaching and her many, many students – especially the ones she called “her loveable troublemakers.”

 She was active in the Granbury community as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, advisor for the Rainbow Girls, an ever-present parent at school and band activities, Shanley House volunteer, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Granbury, VFW Women's Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary.

After moving to the family farm, her community involvement included helping with activities of the Hico First United Methodist Church and the Hico Senior Center.

Winnie loved her family, fishing, playing Bingo and cards, dancing, nature and wildlife. She enjoyed gardening, working with her husband, Jim, on the farm, and traveling to see the wonders of foreign places.  She loved to learn and never stopped pursuing ways to do so.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Emma Roberson. She is survived by her husband, Jim West; daughters and their husbands, Cathy Flint Wilterding and Dan, Cindy Flint Jordan and Roger, Denise Flint Addison and Duane; aunt and uncle Dale and Neomi Hulsey; six grandchildren, April Lane, Leslie Jordan, Shawnna Krueger, Rhody Addison, Dillon Addison and Jace Addison; four great-grandchildren; and many cousins.