Roy Ross Kirkpatrick passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2020. He was
born December 3, 1927 in Dinuba, CA, only child to Chester and Wilma Kirkpatrick.
The family moved to Healdsburg, CA one year later. He met and then married his
beloved Vi on September 22, 1949 and celebrated 71 years of marriage this year. He is
survived by Viola, children, Jean (John), Jim (Sue), Dennis, Margaret, Cathy (Bob), and
Sally, (preceded in death by Judy and Frank), 15 grandchildren and 20 great-
Roy and Viola were licensed foster parents, ultimately raising 3 who became permanent
members of the family, along with others who showed up at their door.
He was active in Lion’s Club for 63 years, active in the Presbyterian Church, most
recently Northminster Presbyterian Church. He retired from his career as a funeral
director in 1989. A job choice which provided much humor and some interesting
He had a lifelong love of aviation, holding a pilot’s license for a number of years. He
was an avid reader of science fiction and all things fiction and non-fiction, a talented
woodworker, fixer of everything, great sense of humor, lover of people, Hawaiian shirts,
and his cactus plants. He was a true gentleman who was greatly respected and much
loved. He will be greatly missed.
Private inurnment will be at Shiloh Cemetery in Windsor, CA. Donations requested to
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821 or Country
Club Lion’s Foundation, 3636 Airway Dr., North Highlands, Ca 95660.
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