Richard E. Gehrman of Alta died May 7 at his home. He was 68.

Memorial services are pending.

Mr. Gehrman was born June 30, 1939, in San Diego to Doug Gehrman and Ruth (Carpenter) Gehrman. He spent much of his youth in Nevada City, returning after his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1961.

He married Bonnie Gehrman on June 27, 1964 in Rough and Ready. He moved to Southern California in 1969.

Mr. Gehrman worked in gold mining while living in Nevada City and also worked on the tunnel underneath the bay on the BART system.

In 1973, he and his wife purchased a home in Alta.

He worked on many of the high-rise buildings in San Francisco as a concrete labor foreman before retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed painting, music, gardening, art and traveling.

He touched each and every person he met in a special way.

His sense of humor and generosity were above and beyond.

He will be missed.

Mr. Gehrman is survived by his daughter, Toni Gehrman of Alta; grandson, Robin Fawcett of Santee; cousins Vicki Soannel of Auburn, Wash., and Sister Emmanuel, O.S.B., of Villa Hills, Ky., and his many friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Gehrman, and parents, Doug and Ruth Gehrman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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