Eric Winan’s Obituary (1965 – 2022) – Boise, ID – Idaho Statesman – | Gmx Pharm

Eric Paul Winans
April 19, 1965 – July 29, 2022
Boise, Idaho-
On Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:11 am, Eric Paul Winans of Boise, Idaho, died after a brave battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family who vowed to continue honoring his legacy by living in lived to the fullest and continued to make more memories like the many they share with Eric. He was born on April 19, 1965 in Alton, Illinois to the late Glen and Dorothyann Winans.
Eric moved to Connecticut with his family at age 4, lived there until age 13 when they moved to Idaho, put down roots and enjoyed the rest of his life. After graduating from Meridian High School, he attended the University of Idaho, where he was a proud member of the SAE Fraternity and made many lifelong friends. Throughout high school and college, Eric helped his father run the family business and made countless sacrifices for his parents and seven siblings. Eric graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and began his career at Pretzel Time. In 1997 Eric began working at Wright Brothers The Building Company where he thrived for the rest of his career. At Wright Brothers, Eric found true belonging, commitment and partnership with the company of his dreams. In 2019, Zach Higgins, Trevor Wright, Mandi Wright, Robert Grubb and Eric fulfilled their dream of owning Wright Brothers and forged a bond that Eric treasured. He respected and loved his partners and all their employees.
On July 15, 2000, he married the love of his life, Cyndi, and they spent 22 years together. Though she loved everything about him, what she admired most was his integrity and honesty. They raised two amazing children, Matthew (20) and Emily (18) who are the pride and joy of their lives. Matthew is entering his third year at Boise State this fall, following in his father’s footsteps in accounting and finance, while Emily is beginning her freshman year, also at Boise State, interested in biology and veterinary medicine. They all show great compassion for others, sharing and practicing what their parents instilled in their upbringing.
Eric was artistic and had a talent for drawing and painting. He was known for his open nature and positive attitude. He was passionate about golf and enjoyed traveling extensively with his Wright Brothers family, golf league buddies and friends. He enjoyed golf/spa trips with Matt, Emily and Cyndi. They also enjoyed camping trips with their camp friends to the Oregon coast, to the glacier and to many, many other places. Eric and Cyndi loved traveling to Vegas with dear friends and the many wonderful outings they had with their working family. They enjoyed trips to Walla Walla with friends who enjoyed fine wine as much as they did. But most of all he loved creating memories with Cyndi, Matt and Emily at Disney World.
Simple pleasures in life brought joy to Eric. He loved collaborating, planning and sharing. Be it recipes, campsites, Disney tips and tricks, or anything to help others enjoy their adventures. All Eric did was help others enjoy the time they spent. He also loved a quiet evening on the patio with friends and family, a glass of wine in hand. When he got the news that he was sick, he didn’t say “Why me?” Eric decided to live life to the fullest, continuously creating the best possible memories with his family, loving each other to the fullest, and having many more adventures and activities that created a closeness that is witnessed by all and in his honor continued by his family and many who admired and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Cyndi, son Matthew and daughter Emily. He is also survived by his 7 siblings, GR (Judy) Winans, Carla (Fred) Senkbeil, Nick Winans, David (Lindsay) Winans, Beth (Todd) Bindner, Marty Frederick and Daniel (Mandy) Winans, as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Richard Winans, and his mother, DorothyAnn Grace Marty Winans.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10:00 am at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Lungevity Foundation (
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Published by Idaho Statesman on August 3, 2022.

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