Saturday, March 30, 2013

Carl Roy Wachsmuth

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) --  Carl Roy Wachsmuth passed away on March 16, 2013 at his home in Arbuckle, Calif. to join his predeceased parents, Anna and Henry Wachsmuth. He was 78 years old, born in Arbuckle, where he resided his entire life.  My mother knew him as "Mr. Roy", a wonderful, wonderful person that had to be one of God's Angels on this earth.

Carl's motto was that of the United States Postal Letter Carriers; "Neither wind, nor snow, nor rain shall keep me from my appointed rounds."  Or something like that anyway.  Without fail or an excuse of any kind, Mr. Roy should be there in time to lend a helping hand when you needed it.

Mr. Roy was one who loved mankind and was kind to everyone.

There were no bad words about Mr. Roy.  There are not even bad rumors.  Also everyone knew Carl by his middle name of Roy.  If you call ed by his first name, one you were a real stranger, a salesman, definitely a telemarketer.

My mother, the Reverend Rillie Louise Gilchrist gave a quick and personal testimony of how Mr. Roy affected her life and telling the very large gathering of people there too give their last respects to a great person and friend.

Roy is survived by his sister Rita Rouke and her husband Gar of Colusa and his two nieces Christine Rouke and Kimberley Rouke DeVincenzi.

Roy was a long time employee of Amerigas Co. (Formerly Cal-Gas) and serviced many people in the area, creating lifetime friendships. He was a fun-loving, jovial, compassionate person always available to lend a helping hand. He was an active member of the Arbuckle Fire Department for 26 years from 1962 to 1988 and attained a lifetime membership status remaining active in the organization many activities, especially performing his cooking talents.

Roy was active in the "Every 15 Minutes Program" sponsored by CHP. He loved attending youth sports activated and was an avid supporter of Little League.

Roy was a member of the US Army and served in the Korean War and attained an Honorable Discharge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with close friends. He was a member for 49 years with the Woodland Elks Lodge # 1288, and of the Moose Lodge for many years.

Graveside services will be at the Arbuckle Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 with a reception to follow at the Arbuckle Fire Hall.

Donations in lieu of flowers in Roy's memory can be sent to Arbuckle Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 727, Arbuckle, Ca., 95912, or to a charity of your choice .

Roy will be missed by his family and his many friends in the area. He was loved by many.

Published in Willows Journal from March 23 to March 30, 2013

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