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Obituary of Richard John Veale

Richard John Veale passed away on July 31, 2017 in Grass Valley. He was 70.

He was born in Nevada City on August 8, 1946 to Lloyd R. and Catherine Tognarelli Veale.

Richard attended local schools, graduating from Nevada Union in 1964. He went on to attend Sierra College in Rocklin before transferring to Chico State where he obtained a degree in Business Administration.

On August 17, 1969 he married Shirley J. Personeni in Grass Valley. While making their first home in Grass Valley, Richard was drafted into the US Army in 1970 and subsequently stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. After leaving the Army in 1971, he started a career in commercial banking with the National Bank of Alaska. Career opportunities brought Richard and his family back to California in 1981, where he continued in the banking field until his retirement in 2007. Richard was a lifetime member of the Rifle, Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and target shooting.

He is survived by his wife Shirley J. Veale; daughter Kimberlee (Scott) Evans; son Richards (Becky) Veale; sister Barbara Veale Carman; ex-brother in law; Steven Carman; grandchildren McKinlee Evans, Skylar and Rhett Veale; and nephews Clinton and Wade Carman. He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Catherine Veale.

Per Richard’s request, there will be no services, but memorial donations can be made in his honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.

He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and kindness to others. He will be missed by many.


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