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Blood, you Mad Man... Stories from Mexico will follow you...
To Gary You are the strongest man who never complained as...
- David ruffino
Gary,...you were a star in the SPD from "66" and all...
The trips to Mexico,will be forever fondly remembered.This...
- JACK MCLEOD
Our neighbor and friend. I tried to find you to ask that...
- John Schabinger
Gary Youngblood passed away Tuesday, May 13 just after 4:00 pm after a long battle with cancer. He was at his home in Grover Beach, CA with his wife Renee and sister Val at his side. Gary was very active in his retirement and his mobility was only recently affected by this disease. As a young man, Gary worked in the wards at Atascadero State Hospital then went on to be a
at San Luis Obispo, CA. He became a Sacramento Police Officer in 1966 working in a multitude of assignments and retiring in 1997 as a Police Lieutenant. After retirement Gary moved to Pismo Beach to be close to his aging mother. He met his wife Renee and they were married in 2003. They enjoyed kayaking, travel, grandchildren, and Gary loved to ride his motorcycle. They moved to Prescott Valley AZ to be close to family then back to the Pismo area. There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony at the SPOA Office, 550 Bercut drive, Sacramento on Sunday July 27th 1:00-4:00pm. Gary is survived by his wife of 11 years Renee Ruffino, his four siblings Val Slankard of Murphy's, Darlene Jones of Kamiah, Idaho, Brian Youngblood of Grangeville, Idaho, and Debra Eckhardt of Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, cards can be sent to: Renee Ruffino 691 Price Street #202 Pismo Beach, CA 93449"
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