2013-09-26 / Obituaries

L. D. McRee

L.D. McRee, former dairyman and row crop farmer, passed away on Sept. 9, 2013, at home with family by his side.

McRee was the son of Elmer and Manda McRee of Keota, Okla. The family moved to California on Jan. 1, 1930. He attended Dairyland Elementary School and graduated from Chowchilla High School, class of 1940. He made his first cotton crop with his father’s mules his junior year of high school. In 1942 he married Betty June Cathey of Le Grand.

He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Janis, granddaughter Stephanie and her husband Woody, great-grandsons Wilem and Benjamin, son Jim and wife Maureen, grandchildren Briana and her husband Ken, great-grandchildren Theron, Aviana, Cameron, Tatiana and Matthias. He is also survived by his brother Warren and several nieces and nephews.

L.D. was a member of the Valley West Christian Center in Madera. He was also known to be a hard worker. He ran his cattle seasonably between Raymond, Hornitos and Los Banos. He operated a dairy between 1943-1986 and also farmed alfalfa, cotton and corn.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a private service was held at the historic Cathey Family Cemetery in Cathey’s Valley.

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His genealogy is now online.

His genealogy is now online. See it at https://familysearch.org/tree#view=ancestor&person=L614-R78

I am completing his

I am completing his genealogy. Email me and I will tell you where you can find it online.

Betty, Janis, and Jimmy: I am

Betty, Janis, and Jimmy: I am so very sorry to read this article and learn of the passing of our husband and father. I often think of the wonderful memories we shared over the years through 4-H. I actually was trying to locate Janis today, and came upon the news of LD's passing. I am so sorry to not have known at the time of services, as I would surely have been there to express my love and sympathy. Love to you all, Annie my ph 559-369-4230 hope Janis can give me a call

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