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Wanda Grow Obituary
Wanda J. Cantrell Grow Mar. 27, 1934 - Mar. 4, 2014 Resident of Benicia Wanda J. Cantrell Grow, 79, passed away Tuesday in a local care home following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma to Sarah Ruth (Ott) and Isaac Merle Cantrell. She and her family moved to Buttonwillow, California in 1939 and then to Richmond in 1942 so her father could work in Kaiser Shipyard. On August 3, 1956, Wanda married the love of her life, Edward Grow and 50 years later they celebrated their anniversary at the Benicia Yacht Club. Ed passed away two years later on November 18, 2008. Wanda attended Nystrom Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Richmond Union High School in 1952. She worked for the Richmond Unified School District from 1966-1993. Wanda is survived by her son Kevin Grow, daughter Dianne (Ken) Pendleton; grandchildren Laura & Eric Pendleton, her sister Kathy (Fred) Costedoat, brother-in-law Jim Hicks and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruth & Merle Cantrell, sisters Alma Hicks and Bonnie Cook, brother-in-law Earl Cook. Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Friday at Benicia Lutheran Church with Pastor David Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in Benicia Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel. Family prefers donations to Parkinson's Foundation, U.C.S.F. Neurological Department or the . Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 745-3130 www.passalacquafuneral chapel.com
Published in Contra Costa Times from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2014
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