September 1938 – January 2010
Winford Sweeten, 71, of Denair passed away on Tuesday at Emanuel Medical Center. He was born and raised in 1938 in Oklahoma. Winford married Clara Jo Box in 1958. He had lived in San Juan Bautista, CA and the Turlock area. He settled in Denair. He loved to garden, farming, camping and fishing.
Winford is survived by his children Johnny Ray Sweeten of Ceres, Christina Sweeten of Turlock, and Gary Sweeten of Denair; sister Wanda Harte; brother Leland Sweeten; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Clara Jo Sweeten; children Kathy Sweeten and Anthony Eugene Sweeten; three brothers.
Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A celebration of life will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your local Salvation Army or food bank for the needy.