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John Calhoun "Jack" Macready


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John Calhoun "Jack" Macready Obituary

John "Jack" Calhoun Macready (3/19/50 - 11/29/17) passed away on November 29, 2017, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Before studying at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, John was an outstanding athlete, excelling in both track and cross-country at Yuba City H.S. and Yuba College, setting state records (held for many years) in the two-mile run.

Seeking adventure, John traveled north to
British Columbia to manage a hunting and
fishing lodge and work as a hunting guide for many years.

Longing to be closer to family again, John moved back to California and began a new career as a bartender, serving at "The Library" (Marysville, CA), "The Refuge" (Yuba City, CA) and various restaurants in Sacramento.

John's love for the ocean, then, drew him south to Santa Barbara and Montecito where he worked for Fess Parker's Red Lion and Burnam Woods Country Club, earning numerous "Employee-of-the-Year" awards. John is also credited for inventing his signature cocktail, the "Wild Jack Kamakazi."

John kept active snow skiing during family reunions, golfing, working out at the gym, and spending time at the beach.

He is survived by three sisters; Sally Rogers (San Francisco, CA), Barbra Calhoun (Sacramento, CA), and Gena Calhoun (Yuba City, CA), brother, Steve Calhoun (Angel's Camp, CA), and three nephews; Robert Willinsky (Yuba City, CA), Eric Willinsky (Boise, ID) and Chase Calhoun (Coeur d' Alene, ID) and one great-niece, Rhianna Willinsky (Yuba City, CA).

ohn's kind heart, keen sense of humor and gentle presence will be greatly missed.
Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 6, 2018
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