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Wilber Delas Sherman passed away on February 22, 2006. He was 76

years old.

He was born on September 22, 1929 to Lilla Mandine Sherman and Harry Delos Sherman in San Bernadino, California.



In 1946, he enlisted in the Navy. In 1963, he went to Vietnam as a senior enlisted man in the Sea Bee Technical Assistant team with duties consisting of small bridge construction, air strips, bridges and roads. From 1964 to 1966, he was stationed in Port Hueneme, California where he instructed classes in diesel powered construction and automotive equipment. From 1967 to 1969 he was stationed at the U.S. Naval communications station in Morocco as part of the public works department where he was Contractor Administrator and Assistant to Officer in charge of construction. He was eventually transferred to U.S. Naval Fleet Reserve as Chief Construction Mechanic upon 23 years active service in September 1969. He was honorably discharged in 1976.

In 1969, he moved his family to Whitman, Massachusetts, where he worked for Grossman’s Lumber Store until 1971. He moved once again to settle in Grass Valley where he was self-employed as a house painter until 1981.




He was preceded in death by his stepbrother Clarence McCrea in 1994, and stepmother Hazel Sherman in 2004. He is survived by his brother Ray and wife Carolyn Sherman, son Jake Robert Sherman and his grandchildren Seth, Rebecca, and Caleb, daughter Julie and husband Charles Hannan and granddaughter Destiny and exwife Carol Billingslea.

Services will be held Saturday, February 24 at 10:00am and Hooper & Weaver in Nevada City.Wilber Delas Sherman


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