Clifford Henry Eagleton (1924 - 2014)

Obituary
  • "what a wonderful wonderful man Cliff was."
    - Dave Matlock

July 6, 1924 - May 2, 2014

Cliff Eagleton passed away peacefully on May 2, in his home in Los Banos, CA. Born in Stillwell, OK to Henry and Nancy Eagleton, he was one of seven children. He was a WWII veteran, joining the Navy in 1943 and served in the South Pacific.

He was a long time resident of Woodland. He moved to Woodland with his wife, Beulah (Bea) and young son, in 1950. They had a second son in 1951. He worked as a body and fender repairman and painted cars for William Cato's Chrysler and Plymouth Dealership on Main St. and Walnut St., until it closed. Cliff then moved across the street to Elm Ford Motors and worked there until his retirement in the 90's. He and Bea divorced several years after he retired.

Cliff met and married Eva Zinn of Los Banos. They both became very close to his younger brother's son and wife, David and Yvonne Eagleton and their family. Cliff and Eva became grandparents to their young children and they went on many camping and fishing trips together.

Cliff was always buying and fixing up wrecked/used cars and selling them for extra income. He loved fishing and became a very good senior horseshoe player. He played into his early 80's.

He was preceded in death last year by his loving wife, Eva. He was loved and will be very much missed by his surviving sisters, Irene Scott of Modesto, and Wanda Ramadini of Merced; sons, Gary (Linda), Greg (Lori), all of Woodland; four grandchildren, Mark Eagleton (Kristin) of Woodland, Molly (Scott) Foster of Pollock Pines, Chad Eagleton of Powell, WY, and Alan Eagleton of Nevada City, and their families, and of course, David and Yvonne and their children.

A memorial service will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella Village on May 21, at 9 a.m., with a reception to follow in Los Banos.
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Published in Daily Democrat on May 13, 2014
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