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Louis D. McCumber

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Louis D. McCumber, 64, went home to his Heavenly Father on September 26, 2014 surrounded by family and close friends. Born on September 9, 1950 in Yuba City, Lou remained a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident.

For the past 44 years, Lou had become a respected and accomplished glazier (glass-designer/installer). In 2001, Lou (along with wife, Karen) opened McCumber's Glass in Marysville. Although Lou was a perfectionist when it came to his trade, he valued personal relationships over success and profit.

Since early adulthood, Lou was active in the Yuba-Sutter community, serving as Boy Scout leader for numerous years as well as coach and umpire in local Little League. He loved building Hot Rods, and as a result, would later become a Classic Car Appraiser. He also was a motorcycle enthusiast, enjoying many hours on the road with Karen on their Harley Davidson's. As time allowed, Lou also loved black powder rifling.

Lou's main passion, however, was family. He gave tirelessly to provide for his loved ones. His devotion and love for wife Karen was a model to many. Lou treasured time spent with family, building a tradition of camping on the Yuba River where his love for stream fishing grew. He also loved taking family trips to Disneyland (although we are not sure who enjoyed these trips more –the children or Lou!) Lou McCumber was a lovable kid in a grown-up body.

Most recently, Lou was a founding member of The Bride Church and served as both Elder and Board member. He was an active supporter and participant in The Craftsmen for Christ ministry. Lou possessed a love of cooking and would later establish Chefs for Christ within the CFC Ministry. His growing passion for Jesus taught Lou how to demonstrate grace. Lou passed, surrounded by the evidence of Christ's love. "Thus, by your fruit you will recognize them".

Lou McCumber is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Karen McCumber; son, Kevin McCumber (Verna); daughter, Katherine McCumber; five grandchildren, Sharon, Katrina & Sabrina McCumber, Brianna Hayter & Tyler Langlois; and two great grandchildren, Noah & Azlynn Hayter. Lou also leaves behind two brothers, Rocky (Di) McCumber and Greg McCumber; and one sister, Cashalyn (Steve) Gilliss.

He was preceded in death by both his parents, Ralph and Bernadine McCumber; sister, Nancy McCumber; brother, Jeff McCumber; and cousin, Valerie MacMillan.

A Celebration of Life service will be at the Church of Glad Tidings (1179 Eager Rd., Yuba City) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Lou would have desired contributions be made to the Craftsmen for Christ ministry (655 Colusa Avenue, Yuba City).

Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6, 2014
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