A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge for Richard Alan McGuire, who passed away March 5 in Sacramento after battling heart problems for several months. He was 65.
Mr. McGuire was born Feb. 6, 1942, to Richard J. and Marion H. McGuire in Gridley.
He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1960 and attended Cal Poly University before moving to Sacramento where he worked at the State Department of Water Resources for 40 years. He was a longtime resident of Sacramento, where he resided with his wife of 38 years, Todi, until the two moved to Grass Valley in March 2003. In Grass Valley, the couple lived in a house built by Mr. McGuire’s grandmother in 1900.
Mr. McGuire was an active member of the Grass Valley Elks Lodge No. 538 for 45 years. He was the current exalted ruler and a PER. He was also a member of SIRS in Sacramento and, more recently, in Grass Valley. Mr. McGuire was also an avid Sacramento Kings fan and held season tickets for the past seven years. He has attended Kings games since 1996.
Mr. McGuire enjoyed camping and traveling with his family. Among his favorite places to go were the redwoods and the ocean in order to walk along the beach. He also enjoyed gambling dates with Todi.
Mr. McGuire is survived by his brother and sister in law, Tom and Judy McGuire of Fair Oaks; wife, Todi McGuire of Grass Valley; daughter, Kimberly McGuire of Elk Grove; son-in-law, Lawrence Ramirez; daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Isaiah Martzen of Sacramento; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Tharon McGuire of Sacramento; grandchildren, Kiley, Myranda, Dylon, Holly, Sydney, Dominic, and Alan; as well as by many cousins, nephews, nieces, other extended family and his “Elks” family and friends who knew and loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Karen Alice Ramirez.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the “R.A. “Bud” McGuire Memorial Fund” c/o Grass Valley Elk’s Lodge No. 538, 109 S. School St., Grass Valley, CA 95945.
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