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Idella Joan (Ross Godwin) McEntarfer


1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Idella Joan (Ross Godwin) McEntarfer Obituary
IDELLA JOAN (ROSS GODWIN) McENTARFER Beloved wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother, and dear friend died peacefully in her home September 22, 2015 at age 87. Joan, as she was known to most, but also known as Grandma Jo and Snook, was a long time resident of Riverside, CA. Born September 11, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN, she left home to join her sister in San Francisco, CA prior to settling in Riverside marrying David W. Godwin in 1949. After raising her family, she quit work when she married Martin A. McEntarfer (Chaplain/Lt. Col, Air Force, Ret.) and they deployed (honey-mooned) to Crete, Greece. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and particularly enjoyed visiting her mother and friends on Vancouver Island, BC Canada, and going to the South Island of New Zealand. She was best known for her kindness, quiet strength, wonderful sense of humor, and she loved to laugh. Joan is survived by her husband Mac; son Vance Godwin and his daughters and their children, and her daughter Sandra Godwin, and faithful dog Lucky. There will be a Celebration of Life at 10am, November 13, 2015 and she will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The .


Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2015
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