Joseph Blevins Zane Jr.
Sept. 13, 1955 -April 11, 2013
Joe Zane was born Sept. 13, 1955 in Woodland. Surrounded by family and friends, he passed away on April 11, 2013.
Raised in Woodland through his junior high years, Joe moved to Winters and attended Winters High School graduating in 1973. Joe attended Consumnes River and Butte colleges before starting his career in agriculture. Joe was a farmer's son and had a great love of the land. He was a fifth generation farmer and was extremely proud of his family legacy. Among the companies he worked for were Petoseed, Nunhemseed and most recently Capay Canyon Ranch. Joe had many passions including coaching his sons' hockey teams and entertaining and barbecuing for family and friends. He was a sports fan for all seasons. Joe will always be remembered for his kindness and good cheer.
Surviving Joe is his loving wife of 29 years, Wendi and his devoted son Stuart; brother Neil Zane, sisters Rebecca Ewert (Corky) and Mary Parrish (Dennis), mother-in-law Doris Warden, brother-in-law Dean Warden (Linda) and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were son Logan, sister-in-law Alice and parents Joe and Louise Zane. Because of Joe's loving and generous nature, he also leaves many friends and loved ones in the area and throughout the state.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the United Methodist Church of Woodland, 212 Second St. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Logan Zane Memorial Scholarship Fund at Woodland High School, 21 N. West St., Woodland, or the donors' favorite charity.