Colin James Winters died on November 21, 2017, in Troutdale, Oregon, at the age of 65. He was born on September 29, 1952, in Portland, Oregon.
Colin graduated from Gresham High School in 1970. He then earned his college degree in heating and air conditioning at Clackamas Community College. Colin served his country as a crew chief in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam.
On September 20, 1975, Colin married Colleen Sheehan in Portland, Oregon.
Colin enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, watching Yankee baseball games and reading.
Colin is survived by his loving wife Colleen Winters, Umatilla, Ore.; son Andrew (Sabrina) Winters, Gresham, Ore.; daughter Maegan (Rudd) Skoubo, Raymond, Wash.; his 10 siblings: sister Pam Rutenber, Hermiston, Ore., sister Cassandra (Don) Carey, Gresham, Ore., brother Herb Winters, Condon, Ore., brother Randall (Marilyn) Winters, Troutdale, Ore., sister Beverly Lucky, Idaho, sister Darlene (Tom) McCarthy, Gresham, Ore., sister Sharon (Angelo) Caminiti, Troutdale, Ore., and brothers John Winters, Gresham, Ore., Jay Winters, Umatilla, Ore., and Jeff (Cathy) Winters, The Dalles, Ore.; plus four grandchildren, Chelsea, Andrew and Alyssa Winters, and Reid Skoubo.
Colin was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lenore Lampert Winters, and granddaughter Maeva Kaye Skoubo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Patriot Guard Rider organization.
Recitation of the rosary will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon. Funeral mass will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. in Gresham, followed by a concluding committal service with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.