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Jodean "Joe" Mayberry


1927 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Jodean "Joe" Mayberry Obituary
JODEAN "JOE" MAYBERRY Jodean "Joe" Mayberry at the age of 85 went to his heavenly home on May 5, 2013 while surrounded by all of his family. Joe was born on September 7, 1927 in Acme Texas, and at a young age moved to Willows with his family. At the age of 15 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy telling the recruiter he was of legal age to register. He served on a refrigeration ship stationed in the Pacific during WWII. When he returned to the States he soon married the love of his life, Patricia "Pat" Slye. Joe followed his heart and served as a police officer, probation officer and Deputy Sheriff while living in Willows, Glenn County. In 1972 Joe accepted a police officer position for Fort Bragg Police Department, left Willows and moved to Fort Bragg. Joe served as a police officer obtaining the rank of Chief of Police where he served in that position for over 10 years for a total of 28 years in law enforcement. In 1988 he retired from the position of Chief. After his retirement, Joe and his wife returned to Willows to enjoy the solace in the small community, and now, many grandchildren. Joe continued to live up to his disposition to serve during the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Even at the age of 80 he valiantly succeeded in opening up a Red Cross disaster shelter and doing whatever they would ask of him to help others. Being a former Navy man, he joined the VFW Post 1770 in Willows, once again altruistically serving his community. Joe is survived by his wife Patricia, which in this month they were married for 66 years. Sons: Steve and wife Darla of Redding, Danny and Shelia of Durham and Scott and Roberta of Fort Bragg. 10 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren. Joe also leaves sisters Gloria Lowe of Willows, Cheryl Jenkins of Bend Oregon, Brother Glen of Willows along with several nieces and nephews. A service will be held to honor Joe in Willows on May 13, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Willows Memorial Hall, with internment to follow at Willows Cemetery. The reception will take place at Parrish Hall at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Willows. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Enloe Hospital Oncology Ward and Dr. Potter and Bonis of Chico for their support. We would also like to acknowledge Dr. James Flemming and his family for their unconditional love, and compassion, during this difficult and emotional time. Their love and prayers will never be forgotten. Arrangement made under the direction of Blair's Direct Cremation and Burial Service, Inc., Redding, California.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 9, 2013
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