Fred Auldon Webb July 1, 1933 ~ July 11, 2012 Resident of Red Bluff, CA. Fred Auldon Webb born July 1, 1933 to Fred and Mary Webb in Ireton, Iowa passed away on July 11, 2012 at his home in Red Bluff, California with his loving and devoted family by his side after a brave battle with prostate cancer. He is survived by his children Bonnie Lee Andrews, Rick Auldon Webb, Mary Rae Ybarra, Kimberly Mendez, Stacey Webb-Hill, Kelly Ann Droz and step-children Desiree Wilsford, Brianna Johnson, and Vincent Van Alest as well as 22 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren. Fred was an Army and Navy veteran and his sense of duty helped lead him into the military where his understanding of rank, his willingness to abide by rules and regulations and his desire to follow orders was admired by his fellow service men and women. He was in the US Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA, US Naval Receiving Station, Washington DC, and US Naval School of Music, Washington DC,, USS Philippine Sea, US Naval Receiving Station, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA, USS Dixie, USS Piedmont, USS Prairie, Criminal Div., D. O. D., Presidio of San Francisco, CA. USAM Police School, Fort Gardon, GA, Fort Lewis WA, Alameda, CA and Chico, CA. Fred saw action for three years during the Korean Conflict. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of SFC E-7 Army Sergeant First Class. He received several awards recognizing him for his heroism, and was highly decorated. After his military career he worked for the United States Postal Service in San Lorenzo, California, the Red Bluff Police Department, the Tehama County Sheriffs Department, Security at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Oak Creek Golf Course, and The Department of Defense. Fred was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of "give me a job, and I will get it done." A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church in Red Bluff with military honors and burial following at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff. Please visit www.chapel oftheflowers.net for more information or to leave the family a message.
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Published in Inside Bay Area on July 19, 2012