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John Vernon McLane Wayland


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John Vernon McLane Wayland Obituary
JOHN VERNON MCLANE WAYLAND July 29, 1944 - July 3, 2014 John Vernon McLane Wayland passed away on July 3, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born in San Francisco, CA on July 29, 1944 to Celia Adelaide and Vernon Clair McLane. John has resided in Davis since 1970. John graduated with a BS degree from California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, CA) in 1966 with a major in Farm Management. He spent most of his life working in agriculture as a Field Representative, buying tomatoes, for the Campbell Soup Company and TomaTek Food Products. Ag-Seeds Unlimited recognized John in 2010 for his dedication and outstanding contributions to the California Processing Tomato Industry. John also had a love of investments and spent some years working for Dean Witter Reynolds as an investment broker. He loved the mountains, especially in the summer. He had a deep love of family and will be dearly missed. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Wayland; sons, Eric Wayland (Tracy Wayland) of Fullerton, CA, and Bret Wayland of Chico, CA; grandchildren, Katie, Kyle, Jenna and Brynna Wayland. He is also survived by his mother, Celia McLane Wayland of Placerville, CA; brother, Broc Wayland (Susan Wayland) of Placerville, CA; brother-in-law, Don Hordness (Sharon Hordness) of Watsonville, CA; aunt, uncle, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Clair McLane; step-father, Rev. Ellsworth Wayland and grandparents. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held: August 9, 2014 at 3 pm at The Episcopal Church of Saint Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT. 06851.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 3, 2014
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