Vera Etta McCarley

Aug 13, 1925 - May 23, 2012


Vera Etta (Roberson) McCarley was born on August 13, 1925 in Pottsboro, Texas to Ernest Howard Roberson and Velma Etta Boren.

She married Willis R. McCarley on November 5th 1943.  They were married for 68 years.

She passed away on May 23, 2012 in Sacramento, California, she was 86.

Vera was a resident of Sacramento for 53 years and an active member of the Capital Christian Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed by all.

Her favorite pastime in retirement was traveling in the motor home with family and friends caravaning to her favorite scenic locations.

Vera is survived by her sons Rod McCarley, Ed McCarley and daughter Mary Kimmel all from Sacramento.  Grandsons Doug McCarley, Ron McCarley, John Kimmel, Tim Kimmel, and grandaughter Sarah Kimmel-Basic from Chicago.  There are also three spirited great grandsons and five beautiful great granddaughters

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Willis McCarley and her grandson Eric McCarley.

Friends are welcome to attend a funeral service on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 am at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.


  • Gloria Reynolds says:

    To Vera’s family, my deepest condolescenses. She was such a pillar of faith and Christian spirit. I’m going to miss seeing her every Sunday at church service and her calling me over to ask me “how’s your mama.” Rest in God’s arms, sweet lady.

  • Penny Dodds says:

    We are sorry to hear of Vera’s passing. She was a remarkable lady and a dear friend of ours. She is now with the love of her life, Willis. We won’t be able to attend her services in person but will be there in spirit. Rest in Peace Vera, we love you. Love, Ray and Penny Dodds

  • Cyndi Worthy says:

    Alvin and I wish send you our condolences! Vera was an incredible lady. We loved her very much and will miss her dearly!!!

  • Esther Martinez says:

    Mary and family, Our Heavenly Father has opened the gates in the garden of Heaven to let your dear mother to join with her husband once again.Your mother was a dear friend to me.I will miss her so much.

  • Olivia Martinez and Family says:

    Dearest Mary and Family, Please know how much you mean to us. Vera was a part of our family. We know how much she enjoyed the Christmas parties and women’s mentoring ministries. We had such good times with her. She made us laugh so much. If we could use one word to describe her it would be “faithful”. What a wonderful example of a Christian woman. We will remember the great times we had together and she will be truly missed. Know that we will always be here for you.

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