Obituary of Donald Lee Waller |

Obituary of Donald Lee Waller

Donald Lee Waller died peacefully in his sleep at home in Grass Valley Aug. 26, 2016.

He was born Nov. 24, 1936. He was the son of the late George Donald Waller and Meda Dodson Waller.

Don graduated from Carlmont High School in Belmont, California, in 1958. After an enlistment in the U.S. Air Force and studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he traveled to Germany where he worked in the Porsche factory. Upon his return to the United States he enrolled in the University of Idaho and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, becoming a cartographer. This was followed by many professions including real estate broker, Perrelli Tire rep., salesman, designer, Rolls Royce mechanic, and driving instructor, just to name a few.

He was a man of many interests and talents. He was equal parts musician, artist, mechanic, carpenter, and athlete. He loved motor vehicles and was a perfectionist in restoring many cars, trucks and motorcycles.

He was an active member of the Foothills Church of Christ in Rocklin, California.

He is survived by his beloved sons, Bill, Eric and Don Jr.; his sister Jeanne Waller (Kenneth H.) Webster; his brother Terry George (Jackie) Waller; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Hooper Weaver Mortuary Chapel, Nevada City.

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