John “Jack” C. Emery passed on November 17, 2012. He was born to Helen Easton Emery and Alton Titus Emery in October of 1921 in Paso Robles, delivered by Dr. Soby.
For 60-plus years, Jack owned and operated the family beef cattle ranch in Indian Valley, San Miguel. He was a good steward of the land, a good cowboy, friend, neighbor and a terrific storyteller.
Jack was extremely proud of his service to his country during World War II. He was a supervisor at the Oakland Naval Shipyards prior to being drafted in the Army in 1944. He was stationed in the South Pacific, where he was a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Jack is preceded in death by his son, John A. Emery, and daughter, Joan Emery. He is survived by his sister, Jean Emery (Steve); brother, Jayana Emery (Cathy); daughter, Jae Emery Eade (John); daughter-in-law, Andi Emery-Drayton (Steve and son, Spencer); granddaughters, Jamii Eade Pura (Stan), Ashley Emery McLaughlin (Kevin); grandsons, Zac Dalton, John Dalton, John Eade, Jr. (Sondra), Alton Emery; stepchildren, Kyle Righetti, Tom Mailheau (Renee), Cassie Mailheau; great-grandchildren, Kayce, Shane, Trevor, Tre, Emery and Brett.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or Salvation Army.
A celebration of life will be held at Kuehl-Nicolay Chapel at 1703 Spring St., Paso Robles, on November 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.