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Hope Estin Winagle

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Hope Estin Winagle died after a short illness, in Vero Beach, Fla. She was 78.Hopie, as she was known, was born in New York City on March 9, 1926, to Mary Knight Lincoln Wonham and W. Stapley Wonham. She was educated on the East Coast, graduating from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., in 1944. In 1951, she married Peter G. Estin and had four children: Lee Estin Cauro of Barcelona, Spain; Timothy Estin of New York City and Aspen; Heidi Estin Wade of Carbondale; and William P. Estin of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She and Peter had eight grandchildren, Peter Cauro, Xavier Cauro, Felix Cauro and Nicola Cauro, Kelly and Ali Wade, and Sol Estin and Vida Estin.Peter, who preceded her in death, was one of the pillars of “the American technique of skiing.” There is a 10th Mountain Hut named for him. Hopie moved with her children to Aspen in 1970. They lived here on and off until she made her home here on Red Butte Drive in 1976.Hopie married Gordon Winagle at sea in 1982. Gordy, as he was known, moved to Aspen in 1963, working as a carpenter-builder during the summers and a ski patrolman on Buttermilk during the winters.Hopie and Gordy moved to Key Marathon, Fla., where they lived on their sailing vessel for nine years.They moved back to the valley in Carbondale in 1993. In 2000, they made their home in Vero Beach, Fla.Mrs. Winagle is also survived by her stepsons: Jeffrey Thomas Winagle of Orford, N.H., and his children, Megan and Jack, and James Lee Winagle of Tafton, Pa., and his children, Emma Jane and Lilly Ann.She is also survived by her brother, Fred S. Wonham of Vero Beach.Hopie spent many years skiing, hiking, playing tennis and sailing, and was extremely devoted to her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.A memorial service will be held for the family this fall and burial will be at sea.Mrs. Winagle suggested that contributions be considered in her name and sent to The Humane Society of Vero Beach, P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, FL 32961.


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