Winifred Heintz Menetre, a life-long resident of Covington, Louisiana died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on February 20, 2020. She was born on November 18, 1927 to the late Fred J. Heintz and Porter Heintz. She was the wife of her loving husband, Ralph N. Menetre, Jr. for 70 years. She is also survived by her three children; Ralph "Sandy" Menetre (Vicki), Melinda Weissmann (Bob), and Lisa Myers (Bob). Winifred was blessed with nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beautiful great granddaughters, Sabian and Lucy. Winifred graduated from All Saints Episcopal School in Vicksburg, MS and attended Southwestern College, LSU., and Southeastern University where she majored in dance. She was a retiree for the Soil Conservation Service (USDA) after 20 years. She was proud of her service with the Red Cross during WW II. She was a life-long member of Christ Episcopal Church where she served on the Vestry, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a member of the "Holy Folders". She also operated the "Cubby Hole" gift shop which helped fund many church projects. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire, Covington, LA 70433 on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Visitation will be in Holzhalb Hall from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Her wishes were for her ashes to be spread in the Memorial Garden at Christ Episcopal Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Winifred's name to the Chapel Garden at Christ Episcopal Church. The family would like to thank Amy Sherrill, Patricia Dillon, and the staff of St. Tammany Parish Hospice for their care of Mom.
"My parents loved me and I knew it." "My children were loved and they knew it." "I loved my God and he knew it." By Winifred.
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