Gary Browning |

Gary Browning

Visitation for family and friends of Gary E. Browning of Elk Grove will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Browning died Thursday, May 9, at home. He was 48.

He was born April 13, 1954, in Long Beach to Wendell E. Browning and Shirley Ann Murphy. He married Diana Bumpus May 7, 1994, in Washoe County, Nevada. He was a training coordinator for Airgas, Inc. in Elk Grove for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Diana, lived in Nevada County before moving to Elk Grove last year. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Browning of Elk Grove; son, Steven Browning of Elk Grove; father, Wendell Browning of Long Beach; mother and stepfather, Shirley and Jerry Murphy of Desert Hot Springs; sisters Twiligh Browning of Redondo Beach and Sharon Sandison of Citrus Heights; stepson Nathan Allen of Reno; stepdaughter Brande Coder of Auburn; stepsisters Pricilla Shelley and Pamela Miller of Southern California; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Lillian Browning, in 1998, and grandparents.

Memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for Mr. Browning’s son Steven, or to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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