Bessie Pipes Vinyard
Winslow Alumni Class of 23
May 25, 2005
Bessie Myrtle Pipes Vineyard, 99, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, just one week before her 100th birthday. She was born in Winslow, June 6, 1904, the daughter of Effie Chesser and Ralph Pipes. She graduated from Winslow High School in 1923 and married James P. Vinyard May 2, 1924. They were married 70 years before he preceded her in death in 1994.
Mrs. Vinyard was a two-time finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off competition, winning a 1966 trip to San Francisco with her lemon pie and a 1967 trip to Los Angeles with an unusual pizza.
A lifelong member of Winslow Christian Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Vinyard, her son, James A. Vinyard, and her sister, Cleo English.
Surviving are two daughters, Marcia Curtis of Winslow and Lenore Bechtel of Foley, AL; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Curtis Funeral Home in Winslow at 10 a.m. with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 3, 2005, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winslow Christian Church.