Kenneth Hugh Jessee
Nov. 25, 1945 – Aug. 3, 2013
Kenneth Hugh Jessee, 67, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at 6:50 p.m. after a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 25, 1945, in Alturas and moved to Yolo County when he was 5 years old. Ken lived in Yolo until the family moved to Woodland in 1961. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1963 and joined the Air Force where he served four years. Upon being discharged he returned home and enrolled in Heald Business College majoring in computer programming. He was employed at Woodland Memorial Hospital for 18 years and Yolo County for almost 22 years before retiring. Ken met the love of his life in 1964, while home on leave, and they married on April 12, 1968.
Ken is survived by his wife of 45 years, Virginia; daughters Kathi Stokes (Matt), and Michele Puccinelli (Justin); grandchildren Derrick Stokes (11), Kendra McKee (10), Rhett Stokes (6), Tamar Puccinelli (4) and Anika Puccinelli (2); mother, Nadine Jessee; and his beloved dog Boots, all of Woodland. He is also survived by brothers Daryl (Jennine) and Ervin Jessee, nephew Daryl "Rusty" Jessee (Jan), and niece Kalin (Alfredo) Pacheco and their families, all of Citrus Heights; along with numerous cousins.
The family will be having an open house, celebration of life from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, at the family home. Friends are welcome to drop by.