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A.V. Kinsey


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A.V. Kinsey Obituary

It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of A.V. Kinsey, an exemplary gentleman, beloved Father, grandfather and regarded member of the community. A.V., of Yuba City, passed October 7, 2017, peacefully from complications of dementia at 92 years of age. A.V. was born November 9th, 1924 in Cedar Glades, AR.

A.V. could always be counted to greet you with a warm-hearted smile and twinkle in his eye. His love for family was obvious in how he cherished providing for his natural and adopted children, ensuring no one was left wanting.

He is survived by children, Christine Huckabay of Folsom, Bobbie Brown, of Modesto, Matthew Kinsey of New York City, Martin Kinsey of Oxnard, Melissa Schroeder of Marysville, and 4 grandchildren; Kim Bergez, Carrie Aveningo, Michael Schroeder, and Zackery Schroeder, Ernie Burr, JR, Robin Burr and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 yrs., Mary Alice Kinsey.

A.V. moved from Cedar Glades, AR to Portola, CA where he grew up and attended high school. He graduated in 1943, immediately enlisting in the US Navy to fight in the Pacific during WWII. He fought in the battle of Peleliu and was deployed there for the remainder of the war. Upon return from USN he met and married the love of his life, Mary Alice in 1946. They moved throughout the Central and Sacramento Valley's working on the railroad and as a small business owner. A.V. joined the California Highway Patrol in 1952 at the Madera, CA office. He had over 29 years of service demonstrating the highest traditions of law enforcement. A.V. was a role model of discipline and dedication as a successful law enforcement officer. He worked in the Marysville, Yuba City, and Tracy office's. In 1968, A.V. transferred to the Yuba-Sutter Office where he served until retirement in 1982. He followed with a short stint as a Private Investigator for a local Attorney's Office.

While on the CHP, A.V. partnered with long-time friend Jim White in a business venture- a very successful AATCO transmissions repair shop in Marysville and a second shop, later, in Yuba City.

He will be sorely missed by all who's lives he touched.

To celebrate his spirit and share memories, the Services are as follows:

A Public viewing will occur at Ullrey memorial chapel from 4-7pm on Wed Oct 11th. Services will be at Ullrey Memorial Chapel on Thur Oct 12th at 1pm. A graveside commital will follow with military honors immediately after, at Sutter Cemetery
Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 10, 2017
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