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Richard Lee McGehee


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Richard Lee McGehee Obituary

Richard Lee McGehee, age 69, of Yuba City, CA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Rideout Memorial Hospital, Marysville, CA. He was born May 24, 1946 in Fort Smith, AR, to Leo Ernest McGehee and Betty Jo Rosson McGehee.

Rick was a decorated Vietnam war veteran and proudly served in the United States Army 1965-1968. He was awarded the Bronze Star by distinguishing himself with heroic and meritorious achievement or service during combat. He became a resident of Sutter County in the mid- 1980s. He retired from the California Department of Transportation after 27 years of service.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Charles Woodrow Molohon, brothers Leo and James McGehee, halfsister Dorothy Molohon and halfbrother Bill E. Molohon.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Gail M. McGehee; halfsisters Jeannie Nelson of Newhall, CA, and Judy Gremchuck of Oroville, CA; halfbrother John Molohon of Berry Creek, CA; stepchildren David and Walter Lende of Yuba City, CA, Michael Lende of Hunter, ND, Lauri and Daniel Lende of Horace, ND, and Terry Lende of Casselton, ND; 20 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-greatgrandchildren, including Jade and Alice who were his pride and joy and who loved their "Papa" very much. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Chapel of the Twin Cities, Yuba City, CA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri-Counties Blue Star Moms, 1282 Stabler Lane, Suite 630, Yuba City, CA 95993.

Friends and family are invited to share thoughts and memories of Rick at www.chapelofthetwincities.com.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2015
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