Gary Clark Colburn
Gary Clark Colburn, 81, of Plymouth California died January 17, 2019 at the Western Slope Health Center, Placerville California.
Gary was born July 14, 1937 in Sacramento, California to Marie Teresa (Hinds) and Harold Earl Colburn. Gary attended grammar school in Plymouth and high school at Amador County High. He was a popular student and president of his senior class. After graduation Gary went on to College, attending University of Santa Clara and McGeorge School of Law.
While still in college Gary married Patricia Laughton, of Amador County, and started a family. Gary never practiced law but instead chose a career in the gaming industry, moving his young family to Lake Tahoe; CA. Gary worked for Bill Harrah for five years before settling in Kings Beach, CA on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
It was while working on the North Shore that Gary met and married his second wife, Marye Rossi.
Dealing cards in the casino was perfect work for Gary who enjoyed interacting with people and making them laugh. Gary was quick with a joke and believed that work should be “fun”. Gary was a polished and professional dealer. Gary returned to Plymouth in the late 1980s to care for his ailing parents and there he remained, in the big Victorian on Main Street, until he moved to Western Slope Health Center only weeks before his passing.
His parents and his sister Marla Moreno preceded Gary in death. He is survived by his sons Gregory of San Jose, Keith of Seattle Washington, and Monte of North Lake Tahoe; three grandchildren, one great grandchild; brothers Hal and Jon Colburn; sister Nan Wolf; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The big house has gone dark but Gary will be remembered by all who knew him and missed by many.
A memorial will be held in the springtime in Plymouth California.
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