Lucien "Skip" Rankin passed away on September 2 at SNMH in Grass Valley. He was 73.Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, September 19 at 1 p.m. at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 N Highway 49, Nevada City.Skip was born on March 14, 1948 in Alameda, CA to Lou and Josephine Rankin. He graduated from Alameda High in 1966. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1967 and honorably served in Vietnam with the 2nd BN 26th Marines. In March 1974, Skip married Felicia DeLuz in San Leandro. They were married for 47 years. Skip and Felicia had one daughter, Julia Marie in 1978. He retired from Costco Wholesale in Fairfield, CA and was the owner of eMarine PX U.S.M.C. Specialties since 2002.He was a member of Native Sons, 1st Marine Division Assoc., 3rd Marine Division Assoc., Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League and the American Legion.Semper Fidelis is not just a saying but a way of life. Skip was a proud U.S.M.C. Vietnam Veteran, a Patriot and a good friend to many. He loved living in Nevada County and actively being a part of our veteran community.He is survived by his wife, Felicia DeLuz Rankin; daughter, Julia, (Jason) Royals of Pullman, WA; grandchildren, Jeremy, Tyler and Elena Calisterio of Pullman, WA, sisters, Marge (Walt) Ryan of Alameda, Maryann (Gary) DeMerritt of Gustine; and numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.He's predeceased by his parents and nephew, James Ryan.In lieu of flowers the family requests support sent to venmo: Felicia Rankin @ skipswife74 or [email protected]
or mail donations to P.O. Box 2329, Grass Valley, CA 95945.Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.W00158100-image-1.jpg
Published by Times Herald Online on Sep. 16, 2021.