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Wilma Coleman Clayton

1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Wilma Coleman Clayton Obituary
WILMA COLEMAN CLAYTON 1925-2015 Wilma Jo Clayton passed away on August 17, 2015 in Riverside, CA. She was born in Josephine, Texas on March 27, 1925 to Everett and Amanda Coleman. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hartman Clayton on June 18, 1998 in Prescott Arizona. Wilma is survived by daughter, Cheryl Wiesmann and husband Andy of Riverside, CA and sons Dennis Clayton and wife Laurie of Amarillo, TX and Mark Clayton and wife Mona of Meridian, ID. Wilma also has four grandsons, two granddaughters and nine great grandchildren. As one of ten siblings, she is also survived by Erlene Alexander of Camarillo, CA, Max Coleman of Prescott Valley, AZ and Caroline Coleman of Nashua, New Hampshire. The Coleman family migrated west to California in 1936 and after two years in Blythe, CA they arrived in Riverside. Wilma thought she was in paradise. She attended Poly HS (class of 43) where she met her future husband George Clayton (class of 41). They were married in June of 42. Wilma relished her role as both a loving mother and career woman. She attended Riverside Community College and worked in several secretarial and office administrative positions. Her employers included Montgomery Ward, Retail Merchandising Service and AM Lewis. She was also active in PTA for Longfellow Elementary and as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She was an early member of the Free Methodist Church. Wilma and George loved living in Riverside and hosting backyard barbeques surrounded by family and friends. They were married for fifty-six years and lived for a brief time in Prescott, AZ until his passing in 1998. She returned to Riverside to live out her years and to be near loved ones. She will be missed by all. The Memorial Service will be held on September 3 at 11:00am at Acheson and Graham Mortuary in Riverside. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a hospice or .

Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 25, 2015
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