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Frederick Moody Nevis


1938 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Frederick Moody Nevis Obituary

May 16, 1938 - November 13, 2015

Fred was born on May 16, 1938 in Yuba City to Carrie Ann Nevis and Alfred Edward Nevis. Fred was the second of four boys in the Nevis family to include Daniel, Thomas and Samuel Nevis. Fred was an adventurous kid loving life and his family, easily making lifelong friends. He was a lifelong resident of Live Oak, attending Encinal Elementary School and Live Oak High School.

After high school, in November of 1964, he married Wanda June Higgins and they lived in his grandparent's home in Live Oak down the street from his parents. There they started their family and had two children, Allison Kay Nevis (Hickman) of Yuba City and Alfred Edward Nevis of Pismo Beach.

Fred was a devoted husband and father. He worked hard all his life to provide for his family wherever that work may take him. He worked construction jobs early in life working on the Oroville Dam and traveling to Alaska, living there for months at a time working as a heavy equipment mechanic for the Alaskan Pipeline builders. He was the foreman for Medlock Dusters in Williams and later dabbled in buying and selling airplanes.

Fred was always looking for that good deal to purchase and over the years bought and sold many pieces of farming equipment. Fred was also a produce broker, owning his own fruit stand at times and selling directly to companies as far as the bay area. Fred also started his own trucking business and enjoyed traveling the roads with Wanda at his side on occasion.

Later in life, Fred and Wanda bought rice and walnut ground, farming until his recent passing. In semi-retirement, he loved to drive around in his pristinely clean, dent free truck and visit with his neighbors as well as hang out at various places in Live Oak and Gridley, catching up with his friends.

Fred had a witty sense of humor, wearing a twinkle in his eye of mischief as he thought of what he wanted to say while someone was talking or while telling his own story ... and man did he have a lot of stories.

He was a passionately opinionated man, generously loving his family and friends. He was also very compassionate with a gigantic heart. He was known to befriend someone in need and take them under his wing buying shoes or food for them on a random whim. He was also unknown for surprise gifts to people, who would open their doors to find new TV's or toys for their children.

Fred loved to fly airplanes and in his younger years loved wrestling, known in the ring as The Mask Marvel. Fred was a man of great character and lived a full life.

Fred and Wanda were married 51 years this November. Fred loved his grandchildren: Madeline, Samantha and Katherine Anderson, Taylor Burrell, Alyssa, Alec and Kyler Nevis, and his great-granddaughter Payton Burrell.

He attended many school programs and sporting events taking pride in their accomplishments. There wasn't a day that went by where he wasn't in contact with them, asking what they were up to and if they needed anything. He was known by many as Freddie and Fud, and will be missed by all. Fred was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Yuba City.

He was preceded in death by his father Alfred Nevis; his mother Carrie Nevis; his brother Daniel Nevis; his niece Toni Ann Scrogin; grandparents and many aunts and uncles.

Fred's life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Chapel of the Twin Cities, 715 Shasta Street, Yuba City at 10:00 am. Immediately following will be a private burial (family only) at the Sutter Cemetery. A celebration of his life gathering for all family and friends will be at the Moose Lodge in Yuba City following the memorial service.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Nov. 19 to Nov. 23, 2015
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