Nicole Rae Winston

December 24, 1963 ‒ May 21, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

Nicole Rae Winston, 45, of Delaware, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

Born on December 24, 1963 in Evansville, Indiana, Nicole grew up with her family in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. She graduated from New Hampton High

School, New Hampshire, in 1980, and then moved to Delaware where first she attended Ohio Wesleyan University and afterwards remained a resident.

Nicole had a special interest and love of geology, and opened her own store, Rare Earth, in downtown Delaware where she designed and crafted custom jewelry using gems and stones. She was a voracious reader who also loved writing and she had a particular love of animals-especially cats. With her engaging personality, Nicole enjoyed socializing with friends and was full

of charisma, before suffering with illness in the last several years.

She is survived by her triplet-children-daughter Payne, and sons Avery and Kyle Winston, her father and step-mother, Barry Winston and Diane Kraft-Winston of Englewood, New Jersey, her older sister, Leslie Winston of Edgewater, New Jersey, and her younger brother, Darren Winston of Sharon,Connecticut.

Her mother, Geraldine “Jeri” (Guccione) Winston, predeceased her on May 19,2003.

Friends may call Monday 7-9 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where services will follow Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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