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Elaine Crabtree Winter Nonny
January 27, 1937 ~ April 8, 2013

  Elaine Crabtree Winter went to heaven to meet her maker on April 8, 2013 at the age of 76.  She was born in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada on January 27, 1937 to Harold and Margaret Lutes.  Elaine worked as a Medical Staff Secretary to the Chief of Staff at Mills Hospital for 20 years.  She then taught Court Reporting, retiring after 10 years.

Elaine enjoyed gardening, shopping, reading, listening to music, playing Scrabble and especially traveling to Italy and Paris.  She loved her family dearly and cherished the time she spent with each of them.  Elaine was a classy woman who will be remembered for her loving and energetic demeanor.  She touched so many lives and she will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her first husband Kenneth Crabtree; her second husband John Winter; parents Harold and Margaret Lutes; sister-in-law Shirley Lutes; son Martin Biagi; daughter-in-law Virginia Crabtree; and great-grandsons: Tyeler Daniels and Asher Tyus.  She leaves behind her children: Michael Biagi; Ernest and Debra Biagi; Kathryn and Mark Wood; Gary and Patti Biagi; Lisa and Edward Stariha; Robert and Kim Crabtree; Kim and Dave Davis and Rick Crabtree, grandchildren: Michael and Amy Biagi; David and Linda Biagi; Matthew and  Melanie Biagi; Christopher and Sabrina Biagi; Chad and Angel Tyus; Jennifer and Adam Showers; Lisa Marie and Raynaldo Gonzales; Christopher and Victoria Crabtree; Anthony, Richard, Ann Marie, Daniel L., Brandon, Daniel R., Nikki and Kyle Biagi; Travis Tyus; Jared and Drew Wood; Lauren Gates; Brianna and Kaylee Stariha; Dana, Adam, Steven and Lacy Davis; Stephanie and Kaitlyn Crabtree and thirty-eight  and a half great-grandchildren.  She will also be missed by her brother Gary Lutes; sisters: Barbara Machado and Margaret Benjamin; and many nieces, nephews, great neighbors and great friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at 11am April 12, 2013 in the Chapel of Flowers at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi, followed by committal in the Garden of Freedom.  Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Winter Family.  Please sign the online guest book at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, April 11, 2013