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Albert DeVoe

Memorial services for Albert H. DeVoe of Sacramento will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento.

Mr. DeVoe died Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Kaiser in Sacramento. He was 81.

He was born in Bristol, Pa. He was an Eagle Scout in his early years. He received the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge for his service with the 88th Infantry in North Africa and Italy during World War II. In 1947, he was a smokejumper in Cave Junction, Ore., while attending college. He graduated with a B.S. in forestry from the University of Washington and then surveyed and cruised timber in Oregon and California. Working in the area led him to open a Nevada City surveying office, which he owned from 1959 to 1968, working intermittently with Alan Brooks. He continued to work in the area until 2003. During this period, he worked for the U.S. Navy Engineering Command West Coast as chief surveyor for 10 years and then taught Engineering Construction at Sierra College for five years.



He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jim Ford, and Barbara and Bob DeVoe-Peterson; daughter, Jane DeVoe; son, Tim DeVoe; grandchildren Wesley and Katherine DeVoe-Peterson; and brothers James and William.

Memorial contributions may be made to the China Mission/Chung Wah Cemetery, 120 Biscayne Way, Folsom 95630, or the charity of the donor’s choice.




Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichert’s Funeral Service.


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