Floyd Storie was born on January 12, 1917, to Alfonso and Nellie Storie and passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at the age of 97. He was the oldest of two children. He attended Calwa Elementary and then Roosevelt High School graduating in 1934. Shortly after graduation he went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad, where he worked 37 years. He married Elsie Gaad in 1937 and they celebrated their 73rd anniversary shortly before her death in 2010. In his younger years, he enjoyed swimming in the Calwa ditch at Jensen and Chestnut with his friends. He also enjoyed hunting at House Meadows with his parents and brother and later with his Dad and son. They also did several hunting trips to Utah. Floyd enjoyed fishing for salmon on the Sacramento River where he caught a 28 pounder. He was a member of the Edison Social Club, National Association of Retired Veteran Railway and a lifetime member of Twilight Haven. A special thank you to all who gave him excellent care at Twilight Haven Convalescent Home, and Hinds Hospice where he loved being the candy man. He is survived by his brother, Clifton Storie of Bakersfield; his daughter, Darlene Root and her husband Dale; his son, Jim Storie and his wife Ilene; four grandchildren, Carol Root, Richard Root and his wife Esther, Jeff Storie and his girlfriend Patricia Lopez, Suzie Burt and her husband Aric; ten great-grandchildren, Zachary Burt, Kaylynn Burt, Michael Storie and his wife Beatrice, Anthony Pauze-Root and his wife Pamela, Madison Root, Isaac Sawall, Elrik Sawall and Ariel Sawall; two great great-grandchildren, Noah Storie and Riley Root; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, on Monday, June 2, 2014, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. At Floyd's request there will be a private Graveside Service at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Remembrances may be made to Twilight Haven or Hinds Hospice. Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California (559)227-4048
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Published in the Fresno Bee on June 1, 2014