March 24, 1918 – Jan. 24, 2013
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Gleason Carr Louderback passed away peacefully at the age of 94 with family by his side. He was born in Sardinia, Ohio. Upon graduation he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) working across the country on a variety of projects until 1940 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He held many assignments, including the Letterman Hospital in San Francisco as a baker, and later accompanying the wounded across the U.S. His overseas duties included Okinawa during World War II, Germany in the Big Red 1 Division and Alaska. His last assignment was Ft. Ord, Calif., from which he retired in June 1963 after 21 years of service. He and his family remained in Salinas for several years and during this time he worked for Hampshire Construction and Packwood’s Furniture. He enjoyed woodworking, camping and sightseeing.
Gleason is survived by his beloved daughter, Marilyn (Mike) Johnson of Pollock Pines; and he was the cherished grandfather of Beth (Tony) Correa of Ceres, Calif., and Glenn Johnson of Campbell, Calif.; and great-grandfather of Nick Correa (USAF) San Angelo, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Ruth Louderback; great-grandson, Sean Michael Correa; and two brothers. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to the Animal Shelter, 511 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667, or the Veterans Memorial, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. Online condolences may be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.
Always on our mind, forever in our hearts!