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Candice Lynette Barton


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Candice Lynette Barton Obituary
CANDICE LYNETTE BARTON
Age 99, of Riverside, CA, passed away on March 10, 2017 in Riverside, CA.
Services for Candy will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00AM at Sandals Church Main Campus, 150 Palmyrita Avenue, Riverside, CA.
Candy was born in Bellefonte, PA to Thomas and Ada Cole on June 15, 1917. Candy was brought up in an orphanage with her siblings and mother who was the seamstress. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Education in 1952. Candy married Ford Barton on June 17, 1950 in Las Vegas, NV. She worked as a PE teacher for 36 years. During the war while still living in PA, she took over the football team for the football coach who had gone to war. She checked out books from the library and read how to coach football and went on to win their division that year. Candy was a woman of strong faith and was very involved in her church, where she was a deacon. She and her husband Ford were involved in the Aquadettes ladies Synchronized Swimming club while living in Leisure World in Laguna Woods. While meeting with some of her Delta Psi Kappa Sorority Sisters from Temple University, she was given an appointment to meet with the Queen of England to ask if she could add Synchronized Swimming to the Olympics which were to be held in England that year. The Queen asked her to stay and teach her children to swim but Candy declined because she needed to get back to the U.S. Candy was a beloved teacher at Poly, Ramona and Arlington High Schools and was a devoted friend to many throughout her years. She taught swim lessons for many years in Riverside. She traveled to several countries and enjoyed most things that kept her active such as river rafting in Colorado and dog sledding in Alaska. She quit traveling when her beloved sister, Ginny passed away at 96. She was very knowledgeable in reflexology and loved giving massages.
Candy was preceded in death by her husband, Ford and six sisters and one brother. She is survived by her step-daughter, Sallie Tavaglione (Nick); step-son Bill Barton; grandchildren Nick Tavaglione (Sandy), Donna Luginbill (Don) and many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be given to Riverside County Chapter of the Red Cross, 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507.
The family of Candy wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to Sunrise Assisted Living, Canyon Crest in Riverside for their dedicated personal care and support on a daily basis to Candy and her entire family.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 15, 2017
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