Lives Lived: John Wynn |

Lives Lived: John Wynn

John Victor Wynn died Feb. 1 at Grass Valley Care Center, Grass Valley. He was 76.

A service will be at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 8, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City, with a small graveside service following.

He was born on June 6, 1933, in Sacramento to William and Lucille (Unden) Wynn. He attended Sacramento schools and Grant High School.

Every summer, the Wynn family traveled to Lake Tahoe to William Kent Campground, where John learned his mechanical skills.

In 1951, he met Louise Thomas on a blind date. They started their lifelong commitment together on Aug. 30, 1952.

They lived in Southern California until his love of the mountains called him back to Grass Valley, where he had visited family as a boy. Mr. Wynn went to work at Bonanza Market in Nevada City in 1965, and his family followed him in April 1966. He went to work for Safeway in 1967 and worked there until his retirement in 1988.

Mr. Wynn loved his family. Each grandchild and great-grandchild would bring sparkles to his eyes.

The Wynns traveled across the United States in their travel trailer and then his beloved motor home. They had many adventures.

He will be greatly missed.

Mr. Wynn is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Louise; daughters, Cindy Marie McVay of Grass Valley and Debbie Lucille (James) Liebgott of Chico; sister, Jenny Korhonen of Sacramento; grandchildren, SPC Christopher John James Sr., serving in Speichter, Iraq, and his wife Autumn, Jason (Amy) Liebgott and Rhonda (Sean) Gomez; great-grandchildren Christopher John Jr., Leah, Scott, Tristen and Aiylee Dee James, Mary Jane and Katelyn Rose Liebgott and Jacob Adian Gomez; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved friends and caretakers at Grass Valley Care Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Dorothy “Dot” Eckerfield; and nephews, Gregory Korhonen and Bruce Eckerfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Foothills or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City.

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