The Obit For Stan Jarvis

David Stanley Jarvis

Published in the Sacramento Bee from 5/13/2008 - 5/14/2008.

Called "Buddy" by family, Stan or David by friends. Born January 10, 1933 in Orland, Calif., passed into God's loving arms "for his Journey alone" on Wednesday at 4:00 a.m. on May 7, 2008, at his residence, with his family gathered around him. Loved son of Stanley Harrison and Ruth Lavora Jarvis who both preceded him. Also preceded by Donald Jarvis, brother; Tim Schmitt, nephew; and Billie Schmitt, sister. Beloved and cherished husband of Ruth Ann Jarvis, wed for 54 years and sweethearts since they were sixteen years old. Loved father of Michelle Jarvis of Bozeman, Mont., Robin Bennett of Bozeman, and Denise Jarvis of Orangevale. Adored by Granddaughters Amelia, Briana, Jocelyn, Guinevere, Kalindra and Grandson Kaleb. Two great-grandsons Justin and Ayden. Survived by loving sister Lois Comyford (Jack) of Redwood Valley and many nieces and nephews. All of his precious life he had a true and deep spiritual belief in "God Our Father and Jesus Our Savior," Stan is a child of God. He loved others and took them into his heart with a friendly openness.

The Jarvis Family lived in Orland until 1940, making a move to Oakland and then to Richmond in 1942. The family always had strong ties to their Church, giving Stan a strong spiritual background. Stan played baseball throughout his school days, winning many games for Richmond High School Oilers as a left-handed pitcher. In his senior year a group of teachers drafted him to run for Student Body President, he won by a landslide. He attended USF on a baseball scholarship, he played baseball in Canada during summer break. In 1952 he signed a contract to play Professional Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Playing in Santa Barbara; Pueblo, Colo.; Asheville, N.C.; and Monterrey, Mexico; he injured his shoulder, ending his baseball career. Being a strong man he did not give up. In 1956, he moved his family and by now with two young daughters to Carmichael and began a career at Aerojet, retiring in 1993 as Sr. Sub-Contract Administrator. During an interim period of slow work at Aerojet he worked for three years for Wismer and Becker Contracting Engineers, supervising the building of Ninian Control Chamber at Nigg Bay, Scotland. For a two year period he was the Mgr. of Purchasing at Standon, Inc. in Domenguz, Calif. He coached a team of fine boys, who grew up to be strong and intelligent men, in the Carmichael Little League and Carmichael Girls Softball team, his daughter Denise played on.

After retirement in 1993 he took up golfing, enjoying time on the greens with his many friends. It saddened him, and his buddies when he could no longer play. He played golf until the weather got too cold the winter of 2007 and was too ill to play in 2008.

Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Thursday, May 15, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Services on Friday, May 16, at 11:00 a.m., to be held at Russ Monroe's Funeral Home, 7960 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, Calif. Burial will follow at Fair Oaks Cemetery, 7780 Olive St., Fair Oaks, Calif. Reverend Carla Comiter, Sunrise Unity Church Officiating. Reception to be held at Capital Christian Center, 9470 Micron Avenue, Sacramento. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunrise Unity Church, the American Cancer Assn., or Kaiser Hospice. The Family thanks Dr. JM Voss and Dr. EW Hearn for their loving care.