Rosie Winters family donates bench at OP beach approach

Ocean Park bench

OCEAN PARK — A bench at the Ocean Park beach approach has been donated in honor of Rose Marie Winters, formerly of Long Beach, who passed away on Feb. 19, 2013, in Seattle.

She is survived by daughters Kristina (Dan) Jacobs, Heidi (Pete Ohirko) Winters and Trude Winters (Larry) Chin. Her daughters provided the bench immediately west of the sign to the beach approach.

Pacific County Commissioner Frank Wolfe was instrumental in getting clearance for the project located on county property. The Green Fingers Garden Club is planning to decorate the area around the bench. Winters was a member of the garden club and she was a very generous person, according to member Gerrie Penny.

“Rosie loved flowers and we felt this was a way to honor her and the beautiful memorial her family has placed in the community. We are a non-profit organization and try to donate small spots of floral beauty throughout the community each year,” Penny said.

Other Green Fingers projects include providing hanging container baskets to the Ocean Park Fire Department’s new office building and redoing the small plot of ground at the entrance to Golden Sands Senior Center at Klipsan Beach.

Green Fingers Garden Club meets the third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. at various places.

For more information about the club or the memorial bench project, call Mary Peterson at 665-0174.

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