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Kirsty Winkler

February 8, 1973 — January 18, 2023

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   Kirsty Loren Winkler, age 49, a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and animal friend, departed on January 18, 2023 in Layton, Utah after a long battle with cancer.
    Kirsty was born on February 8, 1973 to Douglas Loren Winkler and Jean Cruickshanks Boyes McKay in Provo, Utah. Following graduation from Granada High School, Kirsty actively served in the Air Force, earning numerous accolades, between May 14, 1997 and May 13, 2001. She remained in the reserves through May 13, 2005.
    Kirsty successfully attended Weber State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in English on December 11, 2009. Kirsty earned a Masters of Arts in English from Weber State University the following year on December 10, 2010.
    Kirsty was a General Equipment Inspector for the Defense Logistics Agency at Hill Air Force Base. She was a valued colleague, creating innovative organizational methods vital for streamlining production, and she was decorated with frequent achievements.
    Kirsty had a plethora of interests, including nature, science, gaming, and poetry. She authored the book, “Face of Earth,” and an example of her many poems can be found below.

Run Free – by Kirsty Loren Winkler
Wild . . .
I want to be free
do the wild ones know
they have it better than we?

Restricted . . .
by our own narrow thought
can we not see
that it’s us that we’ve caught?

Crazy . . .
that’s how we must be
racing through our fast-paced world
instead of running free.

Trapped in our world
caught in a net
what we give
is all that we get.

Frozen in time
immobile in space
caught in a dimension
where life is a race.
 
Break the bonds
set yourself free
don’t let them confuse you
come running to me.

I am the place
where time will go on
and yet always remain
in the glow of the dawn.

    Kirsty is survived by her mother, Jean Cruickshanks Boyes McKay and her mother’s husband, Henry Gustav Grum; her sisters, Angela Jane Howard, Heidi Joy Farah, Jillian Leigh Wallace, Anneliese Bourke, and Megan Brianna Bourke; five nieces; two nephews; and five cats.

    Kirsty was preceded in death by her father, Douglas Loren Winkler, and her original brood of felines.
    Military graveside services will be held at the Bluebell Cemetery on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2:00pm.

  “Our bodies are frail, but our souls are resilient.” ~ Kirsty Loren Winkler

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