Chester A Nauyoks
Fred Richard Schultz
Ralph Otto Taylor
Chester A Nauyoks
Chester A Nauyoks died June 12, 2013 in Roseville, Calif. He was born at Potters Maternity Home in Susanville on Oct. 28, 1940 to August and Gertrude Nauyoks, of Wendel.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by brothers, Frank and sister-in-law, Lorene, of Lawton, Okla., Augie, of Herlong, Elijah and sister-in-law, Darlene, of North Highland, Calif. and John, of Cody, Wyoming; sisters, Leola Price, of Herlong, and Lillian Nauyoks, of Rocklin, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Newcastle Cemetery in Newcastle, Calif. with a memorial at a later date.
Fred Richard Schultz
Fred Richard Schultz, 82, passed away peacefully at Renown Hospital with his family by his bedside Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Burial services will be held at Diamond Crest Cemetery with full military honors at 10 a.m. July 13, 2013 followed immediately by a celebration of life at the home of Richard and Gail Schultz.
Fred was born July 15, 1931 in Benton, Ill. He served his county during the Korean War and attained the rank of Staff Sgt. in the Air Force. He received his pilot license at the age of 16 but was flying at the tender age of 14. He loved flying and flew every plane he could get his hands on. He worked on the Hanover Project after the service and also worked at Aerojet in the space industry. He later went to work for SMUD and was in charge of their hydroelectric plants in the Lake Tahoe area where he later retired. He traveled extensively through the U.S. and Canada on motorcycles which was also a love of his. He bought his last Harley at the age of 81. He was a member of the American Legion and Elks. He loved life and lived it to its fullest.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Stripling Schultz; father, Fred John Schultz; and his sister, Betty Lou Schultz Bristow.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann Gleason Schultz, son, Richard Neil Schultz (Gail), and daughter, Susan Lynn Schultz McBride (Richard); grandchildren, Christopher David Beaver, Dustin Neil Schultz (Tanya) and Karlee Ann Beaver; step-grandchildren, Julia Lynn Barnetche (Bernard) and Kathryn Ruth Gussett; great-grandchildren, Jayden Daniel Johnson, Brendan Neil Schultz and Kenzie Jean Schultz.
He was a great man and will be sorely missed. Until we meet again, Dad!
Ralph Otto Taylor
Ralph Otto Taylor, USN Ret., passed away peacefully in his home in the loving arms of his wife, Anacoreta R. Taylor, and with son, Matthew, family and friends June 29, 2013 2100. He has been ill for some time from complications due to Agent Orange he contracted from Chu Lai, Vietnam. He developed atrial fibrillation, liver disease, skin cancer, frequent vascular problems, diabetes and then end stage renal disease resulting in hemodialysis five days a week for the last 3-1/2 years.
"Otto,” as many friends call him, was born Sept. 1, 1939 to George Alfred Taylor, of Susanville, and Ollie Bernice McClain, of Missouri, who met while performing on a rodeo and got married three weeks later. Otto loved sports, dancing and women. His high school motto was, "If I cannot be a lover, then I am determined to be a villain." Otto will be remembered with his warm smile and a big, loving, generous heart. He loved life.
His tour consisted of the following: NCC (SW) Ralph Otto Taylor was born in Susanville on Sept. 1, 1939. Chief Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from November 1956 to June 1958. He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy from June 1958 to May 1962 as a boatswain's mate. In November 1960 he enlisted again in the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineering Corps. He later became a Navy counselor in 1973. In his 26 years of service his tours have been aboard the following commands: 49th Special Light Infantry USMC, USS Bennington (CVA 20), USS Coral Sea (CVA 43), Chu Lai RVN, Adak AK, CBU 406, Recruiting Duty, VA-113, Naval Air Station Lemoore and USS Leftwich (DD 984).
Navy career counselor chief Taylor wears the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Pin, Navy Achievement Medal, five Good Conduct Medals and various unit and service medals. He is married to the former Anacoreta B. De Los Reyes, of Balayan Batangas, Republic of the Philippines.
The command career counselor is the principal advisor to the commanding officer on policies and regulations related to Navy career planning matters, and a primary technical assistant supporting the Command's Retention Team.
USS Leftwich, DD 984 was the closest to his heart and even on his last few days, his shipmates, executive officer and commanding officer called him to wish him well and "Fair winds and following seas."
He finally retired after serving as a Marine and then USN with a total of 26 years.
Three years, he moved back here to Lemoore and made it his home with his wife, Ana. He started to play pool and became a semi-pro with trophies to show. He made friends with a lot of people of different ages. He was also a ham radio operator and belonged to a "Pupule" group.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ana; his three sons, Johnnie Keith Taylor, of Lemoore, Matthew Modoc Taylor, of Reno, and Rangelo R. Juanta, of Australia. He has 13 grandchildren, two nieces, Lorie Drake, and Susan Reid, of Red Bluff, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father, his mother and his only sibling, La Vonne.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 3 at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel, 420 West D Street, Lemoore, Calif. A funeral service with full military honors will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5 at the funeral chapel. Friends who wish may contribute to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
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