Carl Roy Wachsmuth passed away on March 16, 2013 at his home in Arbuckle, Calif. to join his predeceased parents, Anna and Henry Wachsmuth. He was 78 years old, born in Arbuckle, where he resided his entire life.
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Roy is survived by his sister Rita Rouke and her husband Gar of Colusa and his two nieces Christine Rouke and Kimberley Rouke DeVincenzi.
Roy was a long time employee of Amerigas Co. (Formerly Cal-Gas) and serviced many people in the area, creating lifetime friendships. He was a fun-loving, jovial, compassionate person always available to lend a helping hand. He was an active member of the Arbuckle Fire Department for 26 years from 1962 to 1988 and attained a lifetime membership status remaining active in the organization many activities, especially performing his cooking talents.
Roy was active in the "Every 15 Minutes Program" sponsored by CHP. He loved attending youth sports activated and was an avid supporter of Little League.
Roy was a member of the US Army and served in the Korean War and attained an Honorable Discharge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with close friends. He was a member for 49 years with the Woodland Elks Lodge # 1288, and of the Moose Lodge for many years.
Graveside services will be at the Arbuckle Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 with a reception to follow at the Arbuckle Fire Hall.
Donations in lieu of flowers in Roy's memory can be sent to Arbuckle Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 727, Arbuckle, Ca., 95912, or to a
Roy will be missed by his family and his many friends in the area. He was loved by many.
Published in Willows Journal from Mar. 23 to Mar. 30, 2013