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Delma Gaynette Chitwood Watanabe

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Delma Gaynette Chitwood Watanabe Obituary
DELMA GAYNETTE CHITWOOD WATANABE Delma was born on May 7, 1943 in Gastonia, NC to Dillard and Ella Chitwood as their youngest child. She lived most of her young life in NC, and then moved to LA to be close to her brothers, Robert and Kenneth. Then, she met and married Mitz Watanabe in 1968. She loved life and lived for the love of her husband, Mitz. But, when she realized her dementia conditions were getting worse, she begged God to let her come Home to spare her husband of hardship of taking care of her. She got her wish on Dec. 18, 2015. She is at peace now, and looking down on those she loved with a big smile. She is survived by husband of 47 years, Mitz; brother Kenneth and sister-in-law Kay Chitwood; nieces Kathy of Colorado and Teresa of Atascadero; close friend/sister, Ronda of Chino Hills; close friends Ron Schneider and Bill Armas; and many nieces and nephews in North and South Carolinas. But one member of the family who is going to miss her the most besides her husband is Mable, who is Delma's most beloved cat. Her memorial service is at 3pm on Jan. 15, 2016 at Arlington Mortuary, 9645 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 13, 2016
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