May 13, 1931 — May 18, 2014
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Donald E. Netherda, 83, of Woodbridge, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Don was born to parents, Clarence and Alma Netherda, in Lake Andes, S.D., on May 13, 1931. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 through 1955. He studied at the University of Washington, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He married Patricia L. Patton on Sept. 21, 1957, in Seattle, Wash. They came to California, where he was a tire salesman in Daly City, Eureka and Sunnyvale until he and his father-in-law, Sam Patton, purchased the Tire Exchange in Placerville. In 1996 they moved to Woodbridge to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Mr. Netherda was a member of Placerville Masonic Lodge No. 26 F and AM, Lodi American Legion Post No. 22, where he was a life member and he was a past President of Placerville Rotary. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and was passionate about all things Cowboys. He is survived by his wife of almost 57 years, Patricia Netherda of Woodbridge; daughter, Shawn (David) Lord of Linden; son, Mark (Paula) Netherda of Santa Rosa; grandchildren, Meghan Lord of Lodi, Jacquelyn Lord of Santa Cruz, Erin Netherda of Montana and Alexander and Spencer Netherda of Santa Rosa; sisters, Darlene Sheridan of Colorado, Belva Meanor of Palm Desert and Carol Jones of Washington; and brothers, Sam Netherda of Placerville and Elwyn (Butch) Netherda of Washington. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marlys Enes.
No services are planned at this time and the family requests that memorials be made to the donor’s choice.