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DENNING, WINIFRED MARIE October 20, 1921 to January 12, 2013 Winifred "Wini" Denning passed away peacefully on January 12, 2013, in Laguna Woods, Ca. Wini is survived by her son, Larry Denning of Huntington Beach, Ca, daughter-in-law, Loretta Denning, granddaughter, Lanette Marcel, her husband Johnny, Mission Viejo, Ca, great-grandchildren Madison and Isabelle Denning, Centennial, Co, and Alyssa and Ryan Marcel, Mission Viejo, Ca, and six nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, who passed away in 1999, daughter, Denise 2009, and grandson, Larry Denning Jr. 2004. Wini was born in Pottsville, Arkansas to Ida and George Wilbourn and had two sisters and brother, Fernie, Freeda, and Kenneth. She and her family moved to California during the Depression and made roots in the Greater Long Beach area. Wini worked at various jobs in the early years and was a very successful swing dancer, landing parts in movies as a swing dancer. She met her husband Bill in 1945 and married in 1947. They both enjoyed RVing, golf, tennis, dancing, skiing, and boating. They settled in Ocean Hills, San Diego County, Ca and were very active in the community and the activities it offered. Upon Bills death, Wini moved to the Towers, in Laguna Woods, Ca in 2006 where she enjoyed the many friends and activities offered by Leisure World. This is the place she wanted to spend her senior years. Graveside Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Green Hills Cemetery, 27501 S Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 22, 2013
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