Floyd Blackburn Obituary
 
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Floyd Leland Blackburn

September 10, 1921 - April 15, 2012
Obituary

Floyd Leland Blackburn, 90, or Orovada, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home in Orovada. He was born September 10, 1921 in Sacramento, California to Floyd Samuel Hart and Mary Esther Gildea. He married Virginia Gutheridge on April 25, 1942 and they have lived in Orovada since 1996. Floyd received training from the U.S. Navy Electronics Schools and completed many management courses. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Chief Radio Technician in the Pacific Theater and then worked as an Aeronautics Instrumentation Technician for Aerojet General in Sacramento, California. He enjoyed...
Floyd Leland Blackburn, 90, or Orovada, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home in Orovada. He was born September 10, 1921 in Sacramento, California to Floyd Samuel Hart and Mary Esther Gildea. He married Virginia Gutheridge on April 25, 1942 and they have lived in Orovada since 1996.

Floyd received training from the U.S. Navy Electronics Schools and completed many management courses. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Chief Radio Technician in the Pacific Theater and then worked as an Aeronautics Instrumentation Technician for Aerojet General in Sacramento, California. He enjoyed computering, electronics and yard work.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Blackburn; children Gary and Peggy Blackburn and Bruce and Barbara Blackburn; grandchildren, Brian, Lisa and Tracy; and great grandchildren, Nik, Chaseti, Shelby and Taylor Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Gus Blackburn, brothers Sam and Robert Blackburn, and a daughter Ann.

Graveside services are tentatively set for August 2012 at the Orovada Cemetery in Orovada, Nevada. Contact gary@gpblackburn.com for details. Thank you to the many friends and relatives expressing condolences and support for Floyd's passing. He will be missed!

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