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On February 12, 2011 Dwain passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Nebraska in 1922 and moved to California as a young man. He had lived in Davis for 44 years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, sisters Bonnie Husman and Elaine Dillard, daughters Kathi Gray(Herb) Louain Brinkman and Christy Ansbro, stepsons Tim Hooper(Susan) and Tom Hooper(Donna). Also surviving are several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, as well as 6 nieces and nephews.
He served in the US Navy during World War II and had a long career as a gas service man for PG&E.
He was a lifetime avid baseball enthusiast, playing semi-pro ball in his youth.
In retirement he was instrumental in the organization of Our Faith Lutheran Church here in Davis, as well as supervising the construction of the building itself. He also enjoyed traveling in his RV, dancing and playing horse shoes.
He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Our Faith Lutheran Church, 1801 Oak Ave on Saturday February 19, 2011 at 1 PM Private internment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to a charity of your choice.
I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF DWAIN'S PASSING.I WORKED WITH DWAIN AT PGANDE IN THE 6O'S AND 70'S.HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND A GREAT SERVICEMAN.HE ALSO PLAYED SOFTBALL AND WAS ONE OF THE BEST.I WAS LUCKY TO KNOW DWAIN AND MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY.JESS RUTLEDGE-ROCKLIN
JESS RUTLEDGE Feb 23 2011 12:00 AM
Our hearts go out to you and your family. One of my fondest memories is a a Registrar's Christmas parties and there were a few older men..my Dad's age and I had the pleasure of dancing with a couple of them, one was Dwain, and it was so much fun. Chuck knew he couldn't compete when it came to dancing, but he still remembers it to this day. He was envious of Dwain and the others who "could cut a run". Take care and we'll talk soon. Stay strong. Love Chuck and Ann
Chuck and Ann Leamon Feb 19 2011 12:00 AM
I will always remember Dwain's smile at PG&E. A prayer has been said in his honor. May all the wonderful memories keep him alive in your hearts.
Debbi Fabiani Feb 19 2011 12:00 AM
Barbara Campbell phoned today which was much appreciated. We are both dealing with health issues which prevent us attending the scheduled services. Though our bodies will not be present tomorrow our minds will.
Fred & Bobby Lou Carll Feb 18 2011 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Julie (edwards) Watson Feb 18 2011 12:00 AM