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Richard Pettis, 1937-2006
Som of Dr. and Mrs. Pettis, early Valencia Mesa Drive family,

Richard Emmett Pettis 

July 26, 1937 – September 24, 2006 

Born in Muskegon to Florence Pettis and Doctor Emmett McNair Pettis. Richard attended Fullerton High School of 1955 and just attended his 50 year class reunion last year.

Richard graduated from Northern Arizona with a Bachelors Degree in Business. Richard married Minta Stovall in 1971 in Newport Beach, California.

Richard sold popcorn at Disneyland on opening day, was a trader on floor at Pacific Stock Exchange, owned a tune-up shop in Fullerton, California, then became a cattle rancher in 1978 in Grass Valley, California.

Richard’s hobbies included being a car enthusiast and was fascinated with alternative fuel cars and engines, electronics, real estate. He had a great sense of humor and a zest for life.

Richard’s survivors are David Pettis, son, Grass Valley; Susanna Pettis, daughter, Grass Valley; sister, Ginny Noyes, brother-in-law Bill Noyes of Tucson, Arizona. 

Cousins Bette Massaro, Ginny Ballman, Barb Falkenstein, Amy Magura, Robert Pettis, Lorna Arcularius. Richard is predeceased by Dr. Emmett McNair Pettis 1984, Florence Pettis 2005. Memorial contributions to Clean Power Coop of Nevada County.

Services will be held September 29, 2006 at 2:00 at Hooper and Weaver, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City, (530) 265-2429


From The Union, Nevada County, CA. 

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