DONALD EUGENE (GENE) ROLAND 6/27/1924 - 5/11/13 Donald Eugene (Gene) Roland, 88, passed away peacefully at Joy Residential on 5/11/13, due to cardiac arrest caused by dementia. He was a resident of Apple Valley, CA for 20 years, and 63 years in California. Donald was a long distance truck driver for 40 years, with no accidents. Donald & Joyce both worked as couriers for doctors & medical clinics & for the Daily Press. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Roland; daughters, Mary Joyce, Carolyn and Sharon; sons, John and Ronald; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. 1 great-great grandchild. There will be a private memorial at Sunset Hills. Donald will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donald Eugene Roland, may be made in the name of Joyce Roland at US Bank in Apple Valley, CA, 92307. We also want to thank hospice for all they've done.