Our Much Loved Vernon Martin Churchill II He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Joan Churchill, his loving mate and companion through life and eternity. He is survived by daughter Sheryl Churchill-Torres (Lorenzo), son, Vernon Churchill III, daughter, Rebecca Caires (Cliff), son-in-law, Michael Sabados, sister, Barbara Thompson (Harold), nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Vernon and Ina Churchill, mother-in-law, Mary Tuomala, sister, Beverly Pool, daughter, Mary Ina Sabados and grandson, Joshua. Vernon served in the Army from 1953 until 1955 when he was discharged and served in the reserves for eight years. He was passionate about his country and politics. He married the woman he loved, fathering four children to begin his own family that loved him dearly. He was a glorious singer and a well-received square dance caller, wearing the costumes sewn by his wife. He taught his kids and many others the joy of square dancing. He moved to Middletown in 1980 and started his own business in 1983 with his wife, testing, repairing and fitting of hearing aids, he was successful in his business and retired in 2013. Vernon was an avid family man whose humor, wit, puns and quips will forever be quoted by everyone who knew him, but mostly by his family; They call them Papa jokes. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake. Officiating will be Pastor Larry Fanning with military honors rendered by the U.S. Army and the Lake County Funeral Honors Team. Please share your memories of Vernon on his on-line guest book at www.jonesandlewis.com. Arrangements under the care of Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2014