Dudley Andrew Winstead

Feb. 27, 1933 – March 28, 2024


Dudley Andrew Winstead was a resident of Lake View Terrace and the son of Harold Winstead and Viola Wilcox Winstead. His sibling Mary Lee Winstead (Vorhies) preceded him in death. His sweetheart and wife of 71 years was Ruth Anderson (Winstead). They married in Mesa Arizona Temple.

Dudley is survived by his three children: daughter Diana (married to Alex Bernard, their sons are Michael – married to Veronica, their children are Benjamin, Jacob, Natalie, Zachary, Joseph; Andrew – married to Cara, their children are Violet, Flynn and Henry); daughter Debra (her son is Brandon – married to Olivia, their daughter is Jordynn; daughter Carley is married to Joshua, their two daughters are McKayla and Caylee; and Debra’s adopted son is Austin); son Dennis (married to Gabrielle, their children are Eilish [deceased], Tristan and Kai).

Dudley was a butcher and, during the Korean War, a Marine sniper. He was also a talented carpenter who built his own house, and also worked for LAPD and the Dept. of Defense for Lockheed (catching several terrorists).

He was always in service of community, friends and family.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in various positions from deacon advisor to second counselor in bishopric.

After retiring, Dudley served for 14 years at the San Fernando Bishop’s Store House helping those in need.  

Dudley loved to travel, hunt, fish and ride horses. He was part of the mounted police at the Foothill police station. He was a true American cowboy winning many fast draw competitions and placing second in the USMC Reserve National Competition.

He had a story to tell anyone who would spend time with him and would set the records straight, if needed. He was silently generous and few knew who was behind the help they received.

As a proud American he stood up for the Constitution and justice. He honored God, family and the flag. He will be missed but we all know that heaven is safe with him guarding the gates.