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John hull

John Leroy Roy Hull passed away, peacefully, at home on August 4, 2010. He was 82 years old. Roy was born September 5, 1927 in Eureka, CA to William Shinn Hull and Lurena Margaret Medcalf making him a third generation Californian. He grew up on a dairy in Hydesville, Humboldt County, later moving to Willows CA. where he graduated from high school and entered UC Davis in 1945. After one semester he asked to be drafted into the army and joined the military on March 22, 1946. He served 1 year & 5 days in military intelligence. After being honorably discharged from the army, he met his future wife Patsy Box and then finished at UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry in January 1951. He went to work for the University as a field foreman, managing the Sierra Field Station cattle herd in Browns Valley near Marysville as well as the feed mill and livestock on campus. He married Patsy on Oct. 7, 1951. During his time working for the University he was involved in grazing management research and went on to earn his Masters degree in 1962. He taught Animal Science classes to non-majors for ten years and was published over 50 times in various agriculture journals. Roy retired from the University of California at Davis in October 1991. Roy was proud to be a part of the University staff and even more proud that all five of his children graduated from UC Davis. While Roy was raising his children, he was a Little League coach and a Boy Scouts leader. Along with his wife Pat, he was also very involved in the 4-H program for 30 years as both a sheep and beef project leader and a community leader for the Westfield 4-H Club. During retirement, Roy and Pat traveled all over the world, square-danced and played cards with friends. He also spent many hours collecting and carving carousel horses, gardening and raising animals. He also enjoyed volunteering as a docent at the Hedrick Ag History Center in Woodland. Roy is survived by his wife, Patsy: of 58 years, his children and their spouses: Nancy and Rick Barnes, Callahan, CA; John and Claudia Hull, Discovery Bay, CA; Sharon and Rod Anstead, Winters, CA; Julie and Ed Garcia, Chula Vista, CA and Bonnie and Chris Simas, Capay, CA, 13 grandchildren: Nicole and Brian Barnes; Shelley and Ryan Hull; Rick, Chelsea and Kate Anstead; Sam and Brittani Garcia and Mason, John, Matthew and Thomas Simas and two sisters, Lola Lawson and Lois Nitchman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Joe and Albert Hull. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Eremasi, Ana, Selita, Yvonne and Bill as well as Sutter Home Health and Sutter Hospice for their care and compassion. A celebration of Roys life will be held on Sept. 5, 2010 from 2-4 pm at the Hull home. In lieu of flowers please donate in Roys name to your favorite charity.



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I am sorry to hear about Roy passing away. I was pretty young when the Hull family lived across the street from us on J Street. My brother Ray and I send our best wishes to the Hull family.

Ed Whisler Aug 22 2010 12:00 AM