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Auburn May Decker, the daughter of Edward and Fannie Turnbull of Auburn California, born May 16, 1923, passed away May 9, 2014 at her home in Yuba City California.

Auburn is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd L. Decker who passed away on December 16, 2013 after nearly 72 years of marriage.

Auburn is survived by her 3 children: Dodie Lutes-Burnett, Mark Decker and Ed Decker along with their spouses: Daryl Burnett, Peggy Decker and Tammy Decker. Auburn also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and an 8th great grandchild on the way.

Auburn first met her husband Lloyd when she was cleaning under a bed in the room Lloyd was renting at the boarding house her mother Fannie Turnbull owned in Grass Valley California, Auburn looked up and saw Lloyd standing there with a smile on his face. She had on an old apron with curlers in her hair.

They were married a year later.

Shortly after marrying, her husband enlisted into the U.S. Army during WWII. Auburn was expecting their first child Dodie and worked in the ship yards as a payroll secretary. Military wives and women in general supported the war effort by building ships, planes and war machinery while their husbands fought overseas during WWII.

After WWII ended, Auburn got onto the business of having and raising her family, telling her husband after age 30 she would have no more children. Her first son Mark was born when Auburn was 27 and Ed was born when she was 29.

Auburn worked a few places out side of the home, but spent most of her adult life being a wonderful wife and mother. She volunteered and supported many organizations such as her local P.T.A, Job's Daughters, Cub and Boy Scouts of America, Inner Wheel Club and the Pink Ladies at her local hospitals. Auburn enjoyed golfing, sewing, homemaking and helping her community whenever she could.

Because Auburn was Lloyd were raised during the years of the Great Depression they saved whenever and whatever they could which helped them have a long wonderful marriage, and 30 years of healthy happy retirement.

May 16, 2014 Auburn would have been 91 years old. Instead she was laid to rest along side her husband Lloyd Decker by her loving family who will forever miss them both.

Per Auburn's request, services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Yuba City on Franklin Road in Auburn's name.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on May 20, 2014
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