RAINS, William Wesley
Age 62 years old, passed away Saturday evening, January 26, 2008, in the UC Davis Medical Center after a courageous bout with cancer. Mr. Rains was born on July 11, 1945, in McAlister Oklahoma, and had resided in Elk Grove the past 19 years. He had been in the United States Air Force for 6 years having served during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his military tour, Mr. Rains immediately went to work for the Department of Corrections, State of California for the next 29 years. Upon starting his career, he went in as an officer first assigned to the California Medical Facility in Vacaville where he was assigned and re- assigned 3 times. He also was assigned to Salinas, San Quentin, Ione and lastly, Folsom where he served as the Chief Deputy Warden. Mr. Rains was a member of the C.C.P.O.A., F & AM Lodge of Vacaville, and Shriners. The Rains family invites friends for visitation on Thursday evening, 5-8pm in the Nadeau Family Funeral Home, Vacaville, CA. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, 1:00pm in Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Vacaville- Elmira Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital, PO Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821-0477. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 707-455-7700.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 30, 2008.