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Cecil Fredrick Quigg


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Cecil Fredrick Quigg Obituary

Cecil Fredrick Quigg was born October 18, 1925 and passed away on October 8, 2015, just short of his 90th birthday and 68th wedding anniversary. Cecil is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Dorothy, and daughter Debbie Caskey Browne. Cecil and Dorothy had 16 wonderful years raising their son Ron. A few years after losing Ron, they had the joy of Debbie coming into their lives. Cecil is also survived by two sisters, Marlyn Mayfield and Jean Lowe, and Gregory Caskey, who he considered as a son. Cecil was also blessed with loved ones who became family. He was preceded in death by his son Ron, and two brothers, Harold and Kenneth. Cecil has four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many loving extended family members and cherished friends.

Cecil served with the 41st Division of the U.S. Army Infantry in the Philippines and in the Japanese Occupation during World War II. He returned home to marry Dorothy, the love of his life, and farm in the Encinal area for many years. Cecil managed a ranch for Libby's, and was a field representative for Libby McNeil & Libby, and Sabroso Company. He is a member of The American Legion and a Charter Member of The National World War II Museum.

Cecil and Dorothy were active members of the Live Oak District Chamber of Commerce. They were also active supporters of the Live Oak Unified School District and especially Encinal Elementary School. Cecil was an avid gardener and was well known for his beautiful flowers and bountiful produce. Their home on Stafford Road was a show place of his gardening talents. In their retirement years, Cecil and Dorothy enjoyed trips to visit their grandchildren, cruises and extensive traveling, and a special trip around the United States with dear friends C.J. and Lois Stonecipher.

Cecil was known as a strong, quiet, gentle man with a twinkle in his eye, who was cherished, respected, admired and loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed hosting and entertaining his family and friends. Cecil and Dorothy had a beautiful marriage and love story that lasted a lifetime. He told his family that he had a wonderful life. Cecil was a shining example of a loving husband, father, community member and friend, and was an excellent role model and mentor who we all looked up to.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 4-7 pm at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Cecil's Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 2-4 pm, at The Bonanza. Burial will be private. Memorial gifts may be made to Lunch Bunch, c/o Cindy Langford, 2969 Gum Street, Live Oak, CA 95953.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2015
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