Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Celinda Barker Winstead

F, #1326

Parents

FatherCarl Johnston Winstead (b. 8 February 1925, d. 14 January 2012)
MotherCelinda Barker Tilley (b. 4 August 1924, d. 19 July 2022)

Family: Daniel Brewster Lester (b. 11 March 1939, d. 25 January 2020)

DaughterElizabeth Winstead Lester+
SonAndrew Brewster Lester
Last Edited22 December 2016

Daniel Brewster Lester

M, #1327, b. 11 March 1939, d. 25 January 2020

Biography

Birth11 March 1939Daniel Brewster Lester was born on 11 March 1939.1
Death25 January 2020He died on 25 January 2020 in Brevard, North Carolina,
Obituary27 January 202027 January 2020, Obituary:. Daniel Brewster Lester, 80 years old, passed away at 1:15am on January 25th, 2020 at his home in Brevard, North Carolina surrounded by loved ones.
He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Celinda Winstead Lester; and their two children, Elizabeth Gibbs (husband Jeremy), and Andrew Lester; along with two children from a previous marriage, Nathan Lester (wife Leah), and Karlin Diniaco. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Maggie, Robyn, Sophia, Dimitri, Burgon, and Isabella.
Born on March 11, 1939 in New Rochelle, NY, Daniel was raised in Litchfield, CT, the son of Helen Macdonald Lester and Joseph William Lester, and along with his two siblings Mary Lou and Joseph, Jr.
Daniel attended the Hotchkiss School for Boys in Sharon, CT as a young man growing up in Connecticut. He spent summers playing golf and working outdoors at the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield. After high school, he attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a degree in Economics, and also served for two years in the United States Army in the Canal Zone in Panama, and then subsequently in the Army reserves until 1965. 
His natural entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him back to Connecticut where he put his interest for food and cooking to work as the owner and manager of several authentic Mexican restaurants.
Daniel and Celinda married in 1975 and settled on a piece of Lester family land in Litchfield, CT where they built a log cabin and enjoyed the many aspects of life in the New England Countryside for the next 25 years. During this time, Daniel continued his self employed pursuits as the owner of ‘Collectors Market’ - a company that sold supplies to stamp and coin collectors and other hobby enthusiasts throughout the Northeast. 
After Litchfield, Daniel and Celinda relocated to the Lakeridge community in neighboring Torrington, CT in the spring of 2001. While at Lakeridge, Daniel worked part time at the Lake Waramaug Country Club in New Preston, CT - making many friends in the process and enjoying some extra time to pursue other passions such as playing golf, volunteering on the Lakeridge Forestry Committee, and as President of the Heritage Land Trust.
Daniel and Celinda eventually relocated to Brevard, NC in the fall 2015 to enjoy retirement. As a lover of nature and the outdoors his entire life, in Brevard Daniel was able to rekindle passions for gardening and beekeeping - a few favorites from back in the Litchfield days.
Another theme throughout much of his life was a love of history, specifically for the Revolutionary period of the United States, for our founding fathers, and for the United States Constitution.  He was a curious and voracious reader on the topic (and on any topic that interested him for that matter) but was as well spoken and educated on our country's founding as just about anyone you could meet. And to understand this passion of his, is at least in part to understand who he was. Daniel Lester was an American Patriot. He was hard working, smart, and eternally optimistic. Doggedly persistent, and a true original thinker, he was a unique individual that walked to the beat of his own drum his whole life. He is loved, and will be missed. 
"Donations in Daniel's memory may be made to the Friends of Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield, CT. Their info can be found here:  https://www.friendsoftopsmead.org/"
Last Edited23 July 2022

Citations

  1. [S145] Elizabeth Mead Winstead Warga, "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005", 2005 (Blandford, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005."

Elizabeth Mead Winstead

F, #1328

Parents

FatherCarl Johnston Winstead (b. 8 February 1925, d. 14 January 2012)
MotherCelinda Barker Tilley (b. 4 August 1924, d. 19 July 2022)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Richard Edward Warga

M, #1329
Last Edited22 December 2016

Carl Johnston Winstead, Jr.

M, #1330

Parents

FatherCarl Johnston Winstead (b. 8 February 1925, d. 14 January 2012)
MotherCelinda Barker Tilley (b. 4 August 1924, d. 19 July 2022)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Nancy Grey

F, #1331
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Amanda Rae Winstead

F, #1332

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Daniel Resnik

M, #1333
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Amy Lucinda Winstead

F, #1334

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Sarah Melissa Winstead

F, #1335

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Christopher King

M, #1336
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Benjamin Walter Winstead

M, #1337

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Elizabeth Winstead Lester

F, #1338

Parents

FatherDaniel Brewster Lester (b. 11 March 1939, d. 25 January 2020)
MotherCelinda Barker Winstead
Last Edited22 December 2016

Jeremy Richard Gibbs

M, #1339
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Andrew Brewster Lester

M, #1340

Parents

FatherDaniel Brewster Lester (b. 11 March 1939, d. 25 January 2020)
MotherCelinda Barker Winstead
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Anna Margaret Warga

F, #1341

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Raymond Samuel Warga

M, #1342

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Rosemary Celinda Winstead

F, #1343

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Rachael Grey Winstead

F, #1344

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Lola Jane Powell

F, #1345, b. 30 November 1924, d. 30 March 2019

Parents

Family: Henry Raymond Tilley (b. 8 April 1919, d. 13 March 1956)

SonJay Powell Tilley+
SonJefferey Cranston Tilley+
SonPeter Raymond Tilley+
DaughterLinda Nason Tilley+ (b. 15 January 1945, d. 10 September 1999)

Biography

Birth30 November 1924Lola Jane Powell was born on 30 November 1924.1
Marriage25 December 1943Henry Raymond Tilley and she were married on 25 December 1943 at Camp Howze in Texas1,2
Death30 March 2019She died on 30 March 2019 in Catalina, Arizona, at the home of her son Burl.
Obituary5 April 20195 April 2019, Catalina, Arizona, Arizona Daily Star Obituary:. NEWTON, Lola T. age 94, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2019, looking out at her beloved Santa Catalina Mountains.

Lola was born in Yonkers, NY. and grew up in New Canaan, CT. She married Raymond Tilley and gave birth to four children, Linda, Jay, Jefferey and Peter. After the death of her first husband from cancer, she married Edward Newton and gave birth to a fourth son, Burwell.

Lola cherished education, and completed a Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Hartford.

Lola's soul is now free from her fragile and withered body. On splendid sunny Southern Arizona mornings her spirit will comb the side canyons of Aravaipa Creek, chatting with her dear friend Vera Iser as they search for the most colorful, curious and collectable rocks, and hidden pockets of glowing spring wildflowers. Lola would request that family, friends and lives that she touched, to embrace cheerful times, be thoughtful, truthful, tolerant, and donate to those less fortunate.

She will be remembered at gatherings in Durham, CT. and Aravaipa Canyon. We love you and will always miss you Mom. Arrangements by DESERT SUNSET CATALINA.
Last Edited7 April 2019

Citations

  1. [S145] Elizabeth Mead Winstead Warga, "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005", 2005 (Blandford, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005."
  2. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.

Linda Nason Tilley

F, #1346, b. 15 January 1945, d. 10 September 1999

Parents

FatherHenry Raymond Tilley (b. 8 April 1919, d. 13 March 1956)
MotherLola Jane Powell (b. 30 November 1924, d. 30 March 2019)

Biography

Birth15 January 1945Linda Nason Tilley was born on 15 January 1945 in New York City, New York County, New York.1,2
Marriage5 September 1964Francisco Ernesto Varela, Jr., and she were married on 5 September 1964 at University of Arizona Newman Center, St. Thomas More Chapel, in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona,1
Death10 September 1999She died on 10 September 1999 in Tucson, Arizona,1
Attributes12 September 1999She was on 12 September 1999 in Cananea, Cananea Municipality, Sonora, Mexico.
Obituary14 September 199914 September 1999, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, Arizona Daily Star Obituary:. Linda Naxon Tilley De Varela, 54, left her body on September 10, 1999, after living triumphantly with ovarian cancer for three years. She joined her father, Henry Raymond Tilley who preceded her in 1956.

Left to carry on her legacy of organization, enthusiasm, and love are her family: husband, Francisco E. Varela, Jr.; her sons Ray, Paco, Javier and daughter-in-law Elsa; her grandchildren, Linda Paola and Francisco Javier; her mother and stepfather, Lola and Edward Newton, and brothers, Jay, Jeff and Peter Tilley and Burl Newton and their families.

Also left are nieces, nephews, godchildren, all the students she taught during her many years at the Instituto Minerva in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, and dear friends whose lives she touched through her art, her loving spirit and her belief in life BEFORE death.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18, at the Catholic Newman Center, St. Thomas More Chapel on 2nd St. and Cherry Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Arrangements by Heather Mortuary.
Last Edited20 March 2022

Citations

  1. [S145] Elizabeth Mead Winstead Warga, "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005", 2005 (Blandford, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005."
  2. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.

Francisco Ernesto Varela, Jr.

M, #1347, b. 4 March 1942, d. 20 September 2014

Biography

Birth4 March 1942Francisco Ernesto Varela, Jr., was born on 4 March 1942 in Cananea, Cananea Municipality, Sonora, Mexico.1
Marriage5 September 1964He and Linda Nason Tilley were married on 5 September 1964 at University of Arizona Newman Center, St. Thomas More Chapel, in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona,1
Death20 September 2014He died on 20 September 2014 in Tucson, Arizona,
Attributes2 October 2014He was on 2 October 2014 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Last Edited20 March 2022

Citations

  1. [S145] Elizabeth Mead Winstead Warga, "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005", 2005 (Blandford, Massachusetts). Hereinafter cited as "Beth Warga's Update of Tilley Lines, 2005."

Jay Delbert Powell

M, #1348

Family: Barbara Theresa Gollhofer

DaughterLola Jane Powell+ (b. 30 November 1924, d. 30 March 2019)

Biography

MarriageJay Delbert Powell and Barbara Theresa Gollhofer were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Barbara Theresa Gollhofer

F, #1349

Family: Jay Delbert Powell

DaughterLola Jane Powell+ (b. 30 November 1924, d. 30 March 2019)

Biography

MarriageJay Delbert Powell and Barbara Theresa Gollhofer were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Rheuben Hinds Winstead

M, #1350

Family: Nellie Rachel Vinzant

SonCarl Johnston Winstead+ (b. 8 February 1925, d. 14 January 2012)

Biography

MarriageRheuben Hinds Winstead and Nellie Rachel Vinzant were married, date unknown1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S144] Milton Popple Tilley, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley, Progeny and Ancestry of Milton Popple Tilley of New Canaan, Connecticut (: Self Published, 1 Jan 1965). Hereinafter cited as Ancestral Lines of Milton Popple Tilley.