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Donald George LeFave

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Donald George LeFave Obituary
Donald George LeFave
Donald George LeFave, long time citizen of Yuba City, educator, beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away suddenly at Rideout Hospital, Yuba City, CA, January 22, 2016, from com-plications of pneumonia.

Don was born March 2, 1935, in Alliance Nebraska, where he lived through his childhood and youth. He earned his Baccalaureate and Masters Degree from Creighton University, Omaha, NE, and his Doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

During Don's long, rich career as history professor at Yuba College, he served as History Department Chair several times, College Dean pro tempore, Faculty Senate Chair, Faculty Union President, and other trusted positions as needed. He was loved and admired always by students, faculty, staff, and administration for his professionalism, scholarship, and kindness.

Don was preceded in death by his mother and father, George and Elsie LeFave He leaves behind his son Dominic (Kelly) of Portland, Oregon, daughter Laurie Tubach (Jeremy) of Lincoln, Nebraska, dear friend Patricia LeFave, and three adored grandchildren.

Don's warm humor, prodigious 'brain' and generous heart will be deeply


A memorial service will be held on February 20, 2016, Saturday 2:00 pm at a faculty favorite, Ruthy's Bar and Oven, in Yuba City, CA.

Don's warm humor, prodigious 'brain', and generous heart will be deeply missed.

Condolences may be sent through Don's daughter Laurie,

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Jan. 28 to Feb. 17, 2016
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