Lillian D. Small
Apr 19, 1923 - Feb 11, 2017
Our dear loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Lillian D. Small was welcomed home by our Lord and Savior on February 11, 2017.
She was born on April 19, 1923 in Sacramento and was the only child to Millard and Ruth Scott. As a young woman she was involved in Rainbow Girls and the Eastern Star. She attended C.K. McClatchy High School and graduated in 1941. Lillian married her partner for life Bill Small in 1956 and was a devoted Air Force wife, traveling the world until they retired in Elk Grove in 1969. She then pursued a career as a bookkeeper at Lyon Darwin Hardware Store in Oak Park. Lillian and Bill were active members at Light of the Valley Church in Elk Grove for many years. They were known as generous people always reaching out and opening their home to those that needed a hand or just a place to go for the holidays.
Lillian’s greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted, loving mother to 5 children and their spouses Raymelle and Richard Revel, Scott and Barbara Small, Dennis and Pam Small, Bill and Lynn Small and Denise and Jeff James, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Her positive and loving spirit will be missed greatly.
A Celebration of Lillian’s life will be on February 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary Chapel