Born in Wicks, Arkansas - Jan 20, 1935. Came to CA as a preschooler on a train from the South. The dust bowl was coming and his father had to switch from farming to logging for a living. As his teenage years arrived so did the draft notice from the government. He decided to go to Reno and sign up with the Navy. After 4 years he returned to Chester and worked for Collins Pine loading freezing box cars in the winter. At that point he decided he left a good thing when he left the Navy...went back to Reno and rejoined the service. After 20 years service a former Navy buddy called to have him join him in Real Estate. He moved on to run an office of 50 agents and be very successful. Elder Care was next on his agenda. In 1991 he retired from formal employment. He passed on to eternal life on October 29, 2020. He leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Bette, his daughter Laura (Mark) Cram and son Duane Jr. of Longview, WA. He was preceded in death by daughter, Lisa, and son, Steve, and the mother of all 4 children, Judy. Leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He’s also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Survived by Bill (Susie), Dale (Sandy) and brother Jerry.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the visitation from 10:00-11:00AM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, and are invited to attend the graveside service at 1:00PM at the Rocklin Cemetery, 4090 Kannasto St, Rocklin.
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