Jun 22, 1935 - Oct 23, 2014
Jack Clay Nosler, 89, died on the morning of Oct. 23, 2014 at the Aguilar Elderly Care Facility in Sacramento. He had experienced many health issues in recent months and was on hospice at the care facility.
Jack was born on June 22, 1925 in Santa Ana, Calif., to parents Jim and Gladys Nosler. He lived in Whittier, Calif., Yreka, Calif., Kona, Hawaii and the last nearly 30 years in Sacramento. During his senior year of high school, his family moved to Granada, Calif., from Whittier, and Jack would graduate from Yreka High School in 1943. After graduation, he worked for his father bailing hay and driving truck. He would marry Beverly Willis when he was 24 years old. They were married for 65 years. After his marriage, he worked for his uncle Fritz Nosler driving trucks and the Erickson and James car dealership and station for five more years.
After that, he owned and operated a Standard Chevron Station, affectionately known as “Jack’s Chevron.” He owned and operated it for about 25 years. He, Beverly, his son Donald and daughter Linda all moved to Hawaii in 1978. He managed the Royal Sea Cliff Hotel in Kona for seven years. He and Beverly would move to Sacramento in 1985, where he managed an apartment complex for about three years before retiring at the age of 62.
Jack was best known as a businessman in Yreka, as he was always personable and friendly with people. He was always looking to cultivate new business opportunities and relationships in town. He was a charter member of the Yreka Elk’s Club.
He played hardball for many years and softball into his 40s. Beverly would take the kids out to watch him play a couple times a week during the summer. It was something he enjoyed thoroughly.
Some of his favorite hobbies included golfing, gambling, duck and deer hunting, racing stock cars, collecting coins and playing cards – specifically poker. In fact, every New Year’s Eve, Jack, Beverly, June, her late husband Red, Wes Lee and his late wife (and Jack’s sister) Ferol, Chuck and the late Avis Hamilton, Don and Donna Hodson would get together and play cards in an attempt to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, sister Ferol and brother-in-law Red Silva.
He is survived by his wife Beverly, sister June, brother Roy and sister-in-law Thelma, children Steve, Don and Linda; grandchildren Tanya, Tessa, Dustin, Darrin, Adam, Blake, Haley and Karly.
A memorial service will be held on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Light of the Valley Lutheran Church located at 9270 Bruceville Road in Elk Grove, Calif., with a reception to follow at the church.
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
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