Vernon Roy Devalle
September 11, 1932 - August 4, 2014
Vernon Roy DeValle 81 passed away peacefully at home in Angels Camp with his family by his side August 4th. Vern was born to Tony and Babe DeValle in Niles CA on September 11th 1932. He was raised in Newark and worked with his parents on their dairy farm and served in the US Army from 1955 - 1957.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; Elizabeth Gilmour of Oakland CA, his six children; Guy (Angela), Susan (Bob) Middleton, Julie (Jeff) Brunson, Clay (Amanda), Adam (Julie) and Holly (Perry) Whittle; his sister Charlotte (Ralph) Sarmento, niece Sandy (Steve) Fields and cousin Randy (Wanda) DeValle.
Vern and Beth moved to Angels Camp in 1973 where he was a partner in Elko Drywall, Tillery's Drywall and DeValle and Sons Drywall and Insulation. They retired in 2001 where Vern remained active as a founding member of Calaveras County Livestock Boosters, 4H, FFA, See's Candy and St Patrick's Catholic Church.
Vern's passion was spending time with his family where he rarely missed his children or 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren's activities.
Vern will be remembered for his integrity, honesty, work ethic and million dollar smile.
Viewing will be Wednesday, August 6th at Angels Memorial Chapel from 1 to 6 PM with a Rosary at 7 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 7th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Angels Camp at 11 AM. Reception will follow in the church hall.
Donations can be made to Friends of the Fair in Vern's name at PO Box 565, Angels Camp CA 95222.
Angels Memorial Chapel
1071 S Main St Angels Camp, CA 95222
Published in the Modesto Bee on Aug. 6, 2014