Monteray Heffington

January 27, 1924June 3, 2018

Monteray Heffington, aged 94, passed away on June 3rd at home surrounded by loved ones. Her ordeal with cancer came to an end peacefully and painless with the help of palliative care. She was preceded in death by William Steele Heffington, faithful breadwinner and husband for over sixty years. They moved to Calimesa around 1986 from Hemet and Anaheim before that, enjoying many friendships.

Born January 1924 in Texas, to parents Homer and Cora Jones, Monteray is survived by sons, H Jerry Heffington and Claude W Heffington; older sister Genee; 1 grandson David; 1 great-grandchild; and many loving nieces and nephews. She worked a short time at Knott’s Berry Farm in Virginia’s Gift Shop, helping to defray the costs of raising two boys. Her primary role was home-maker and mother, bearing it proudly.

She attended Yucaipa Church of Christ and participated in numerous outreach ministries, attending to the needs of many.


  • Viewing Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, June 15, 2018

Monteray Heffington

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Sherry Jones

June 24, 2018

Monty was a special friend. She was a caring individual and concerned about everybody and everything happening in the world. I would talk to her on the phone at least once a week, and share about the families or news. Whenever I visited her she would say come here closer and then she would proceed to tie the bottom of my blouse into knots. We would laugh together. Anytime I'd send her a card, she would send me a thank you note along with a hand made book mark. She was so giving. I loved her very much, I will miss our phone calls and I know I will see you again Monty some day in our home in Heaven.