Lance James Ayers
Lance James Ayers Of Marysville, CA, passed away suddenly on June 30, 2010 at the age of 63. Lance was born in French Camp, CA to Dr. Robert L. and Coralee Ayers. He moved to Marysville with his family in 1949 and lived his whole life here. He is a 1964 graduate of Marysville High School and a Veteran of USAF and served in the Vietnam War. He spent 14 years with the Yuba County Sheriff's department starting as a deputy and advancing to Sergeant. He was a Private Investigator for several years. Over the last few years, he has worked with the Disabled American Veterans and very active in the Veterans Community. Lance is survived by his wife, Korina Ayers, of Smartsville, CA, daughters, Terri Ayers and Patricia Elderkin of Browns Valley, CA, Sherri (Kevin) Saber of Redding, CA, a granddaughter Nicole Saber of Anderson, CA, a sister Karen (Lanny) Connel of Palo Alto, CA, a brother, Bruce Ayers of Live Oak, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, Tyler Joseph Navarrot and Craig James Saber. Per his wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 9, PO Box 5202, Marysville, CA 95901 or a charity of your choice. Send Condolences to

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Published by Appeal Democrat from Jul. 3 to Jul. 4, 2010.
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Terri, Sherri and family my heart is saddened to hear of the loss of your father. I remember when we (all of us) were kids and our fathers were working together for the Sheriff's dept. Since then we grew up and I ended up working along side Lance but across the river. Lance was a good man and a great Deputy. I remember from time to time running into him and we would exchange our usual questions about the family. He will be missed by us here on earth, but now he is in heaven probably having a DONUTE with my dad. I will keep you lifted in my prayers. God Bless and I love you all.
Bruce Ramos
July 20, 2010
To Lance's family,
I am so saddened to learn of Lance's passing. I hadn't been in contact with Lance in many years, but his parents and mine were best friends and I have great memories of the many, many times our families spent together when we were kids. Although I didn't know of his career or volunteer work, I wasn't surprised to read the comments of what an outstanding person he was in both of those capacities.
My husband & I will be praying for you all as you go through this very difficult time. We are so very sorry; Lance was way too young.
Gail Church Palmer
Gail Palmer
July 8, 2010
Terri, Sherri, Patti and Family, so very sorry for your loss. Big, huge hugs to you and yours. ~ The Williams Family
July 7, 2010
I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you. Give your Mom my condolences also.
Janie Frank
July 6, 2010
Although I worked for Yuba City PD, I got to know Lance and was able to call him my friend. Lance was one of the finest police officers I ever knew and as a brother Viet Nam Veteran I am proud of the hard work he did for the Yuba/Sutter area veterans. Welcome home Bro and may you rest in eternal peace.
John Arnold
July 6, 2010
When John Arnold told me "Lanciepie" had left us, I started thinking about 11-98s at 7th and Olivehurst and shaking dice at the Park Hotel. I will never forget his famous Superbowl Parties, especially the one in 1980. The last time I saw Lance was at our 40th high school reunion. That was six years ago and I wondered where the time went. So, Lance, I will miss you and hope we can 11-98 again some day in a better place than 7th and Olivehurst. God be with you.
Larry McCormack
July 6, 2010
Terri and Patty,I am so sorry to here of your loss.You my not remember me but my sons are Doug and Greg and went to school with Patty and you Terri worked with me at Wards.Hope and Pray you will get thro this
Verna Griggs Lebanon Or.
July 5, 2010
Sgt. Lance Ayers was my first FTO. He was smart, kind and courageous. He never backed down from anyone. He was a good guy and I am saddened by his passing.
Bill Ollar
July 5, 2010
529 - 1010 Rest in Peace Lance.
Richard Doscher
July 4, 2010
My thoughts are with his Family and friends.... May you rest in peace Lance... you will be missed. Thanks for the memories.
July 4, 2010
My thoughts are with his Family and friends.... May you rest in peace Lance... you will be missed. Thanks for the memories.
Rhett Buck
July 4, 2010
My next-door neighbor and childhood friend…
That shock of curly blond hair - your freckled face…
That mischievous manner and devilish grin…
All these memories and more came flooding back
as I read with great sorrow of your passing.
Rest in peace my childhood friend. You will be missed.
Kathy Hansen
July 3, 2010
my prayers are with you all

Joann Woods and family
joann woods
July 3, 2010
July 3, 2010
Terri and family
On behalf of my family, please know that we have you in our prayers during this difficult time. Please know we are here if you need anything.
Rodriguez Liz
July 3, 2010
My prayers are with all of you. Lance will be missed by our entire family. Our thoughts and love are with all of you.
Angie Archer-Gates
July 3, 2010
If there is anything we can do for the family just let us know. RIP my friend. You will be missed.
Jacki & Gary Cumings
July 3, 2010
Goodbye Sir, Your family should be proud of all that you have done to affect people in a positive way, which I am sure they are. As a veteran myself, I thank you , as the organizer of the Historical Faire, I thank you, as the guy that helped take the Katrina Supplies back east, I thank you for ensuring the cots and ditty kits got to the folks that needed them. This area is less with your loss. To your family, I hope you know how much good he did in his life and how many people he helped.
John Black
Linda, CA
john black
July 3, 2010
I'll miss you roomy....

John Powell
July 3, 2010
I am shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of my dear and close friend, Lance. My wife Cynthia and I offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to Korina, and to his family. He will be missed.
Henry Hull
July 2, 2010
I find this hard to believe. A real hard charger back in the day. RIP # 529. Fellow old timers know what that means.

Peace my old friend,
J. Paul Parker
July 2, 2010
Lance was a hell of a cop you could always count on. I worked many a shift with him and always respected his judgement and professionalism. He was noted for his knowledge of the street and a memory of names for everyone he came in contact with.
Rest in peace my friend.
John Kelsey
July 2, 2010
My condolences for all of Lance's family.. remembering the good times when his daughters Sherri and Terri played on my baseball team.. good memories all.
Earl Elliott
July 2, 2010
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