OBITUARY - JOHN WASHINGTON PUTNEY, SR.
Funeral services for John Washington PUTNEY, Sr., 63 were held Monday, November 1, 1999 at Magner-Maloney Funeral Home
Chapel in Santa Maria, California with Pastor William BARBER of the First Baptist Church of Santa Maria officiating.
Mr. Putney passed away October 28, 1999, in Santa Maria, California. He was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa on December 14, 1935,
to Olie and Mildred PUTNEY. He was raised and attended elementary and middle school in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved to
California and completed high school, earning an A. A. degree from Compton College.
In Paramount, California he met Mary FARMER. They were married in 1960 and moved to Santa Maria.
He was employed for 30 years by the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers Local 433,
as a steel construction worker.
Mr. PUTNEY was president of the Orcutt Fire Protection District, Orcutt, California since 1983. In 1963, he joined the
Elks Lodge in Santa Maria. He also joined Orcutt Lions Club in 1973 and was an active member of the club. He devoted his
time helping his fellow club members in the community services throughout the Santa Maria and Ventura areas.
Mr. Putney was preceded in death by his wife Mary PUTNEY on September 10, 1994; parents, Olie and Mildred PUTNEY; and his
step-son Richard S. NICHOLS.
He leaves his long time friend and companion Judy CORE of Ventura, California; son and daughter-in-law John W. and Leticia
PUTNEY, Jr. of Orcutt, California; step-sons Kenneth D. NICHOLS of Orcutt and Michael D. NICHOLS of Garden Grove,
California; brother Walter M. PUTNEY of Kellerton, Iowa; sister Barbara K. (PUTNEY) WEAVER of Carlisle, Iowa;
brother-in-law Maynard FARMER of Paso Robles, California; two granddaughters and nine step-grandchildren.
Interment was in the Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria, California.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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