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Winifred Jean Ofton

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Winifred Jean Ofton Obituary
WINIFRED JEAN OFTON Jean, 88 years old, passed away on October 18, 2012 at Integrated Care Communities in Moreno Valley. She was born on June 9, 1924 in Randall, Washington. Jean was a resident of both Riverside and Moreno Valley for over 50 years. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Jean enlisted in the WAC during WWII and served from July 13, 1944 until July 4, 1946. She received the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the American Campaign Medal. She met her husband, John Philip Ofton, while working at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and was married for 50 years until his death on October 7, 1997. They had two children, a daughter Cathy and a son Philip Gregory. Jean loved playing cards, bingo, Angel's baseball, Las Vegas and Elvis Presley. She is survived by her son, Philip Gregory Ofton; daughter, Cathy Sides; granddaughter, Robyn Sides-Ingram (Richard); step granddaughter, Kathryn Sides; step grandson, J. Robert Sides; three great granddaughters, Bella Ingram, Madison Beard and McKenna Beard. Jean is also survived by her oldest brother, George Metcalf (Olive); sister-in-law, Shirley Metcalf and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, Summer and Ruth Metcalf; husband, John Philip Ofton; brothers, Francis and Richard Metcalf; sisters-in-law, Frankie and Hazel Metcalf; and son-in-law, John Sides. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Integrated Care Communities for their loving care of Jean and support of our family. We also wish to thank VNA Hospice of Southern California for their support and care of our mother during her final months. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 2:00 p.m., at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. (951) 688-1221.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 23, 2012
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