John Robert Giddens, a 40 year resident of La Verne, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 in Redondo Beach. Born in Alabama, John was 74 when he died. John was a big sports fan and an avid golfer. John is survived by his wife of 23 years, Shirley Giddens of La Verne, CA; his brother, James Giddens of Alabama; sister, Francis Bass of Florida; sister, Judy Hardy of Alabama; daughter, Cindy Bird of Alaska; son, John Giddens of Anaheim, CA ; daughter, Shannon (Matt) Princiotto of Redondo Beach, CA; stepdaugther, Karri (Lee) Nyman of Long Beach, CA; 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene and James Giddens. A Memorial Service was held at Grace Church of Glendora on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. 17th. Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633.

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