After nearly 60-years of service to the Diocese of Utah, The Venerable Francis “Pete” Winder died February 4, 2017. There probably were no pulpits in the diocese that weren’t graced by Fr. Winder. He even served as vicar of now gone churches in Dugway and Magna. He is beloved for his 17-years as Rector of Good Shepherd, Ogden in addition to his years serving the Diocese of Utah as Archdeacon and Executive Officer. He also served for several terms as Standing Committee President. Many now adults fondly remember his service as chaplain at Camp Tuttle and at St. Mark’s-Rowland Hall in the 1960’s.
He was ordained in December, 1957 by the Rt. Rev. Richard Watson after graduating from the University of Utah and CDSP. He spent his entire ministry in the Diocese of Utah and was a mentor to many priests, including The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, who followed The Rev. Pete Winder’s tenure at Good Shepherd.
Thursday, February 16th, the memorial service for The Venerable Francis “Pete” Winder, longtime priest and former archdeacon of The Episcopal Diocese of Utah was held. The Right Rev. Scott B. Hayashi preached at the service, held at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City, which was Father Winder’s first cure when he became a priest in 1957.
Pete was interred at St. Paul’s Salt Lake in a private ceremony.
Photos include Bishops Peter Eaton of Southeast Florida, Scott B. Hayashi of Utah and The Rev. Canon Caryl Marsh