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In Memory of

Eldean Eugene Punteney

January 8, 1924 - March 10, 2017

Obituary


Long-time resident Dean Punteney passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Placerville. He was born on January 8, 1924 in Bayard, Nebraska to Laurence and Laura Punteney. Dean was preceded in death by 3 wives, Alvetta, Bonnie, and Virginia; his siblings, Rex, Claire and George; and his children Wayne, Katherine, and Trudy.

Dean is survived by his dearest friend Glen Wiley; his sister, Florence; his children Karen (Ken), Dianna (Ross), George (Dona), Eugene, Danny, Dennis, Camilla (Lance), Brenda (Kevin), Warren, Kendall (An-Marie), and Koreena (Greg); his grandchildren Ross Jr (Jen), Levi, Nora (Jason),...

Long-time resident Dean Punteney passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Placerville. He was born on January 8, 1924 in Bayard, Nebraska to Laurence and Laura Punteney. Dean was preceded in death by 3 wives, Alvetta, Bonnie, and Virginia; his siblings, Rex, Claire and George; and his children Wayne, Katherine, and Trudy.

Dean is survived by his dearest friend Glen Wiley; his sister, Florence; his children Karen (Ken), Dianna (Ross), George (Dona), Eugene, Danny, Dennis, Camilla (Lance), Brenda (Kevin), Warren, Kendall (An-Marie), and Koreena (Greg); his grandchildren Ross Jr (Jen), Levi, Nora (Jason), Eli, Jennifer (Jason), Landon, Angie, and Christy (Jesse); and his great-grandchildren, Ava, Grace, Lily, Bonita, Jake, Spencer, Marcus, Vienna, Leighton, Russell, Wesley, and Katlyn.

Dean had deep American roots that went back to the Wild West with his great uncle being one of the members of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Dean rode the range on horseback in his early years and was a farmer until 1942 when he joined the service to serve our country in the US Army Air Corps at Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory. Once he completed his service, Dean became a dam builder and an accomplished carpenter known for his tenacity for precision and hired as such to help build our state capital. Dean's work took him all over the country, however, he eventually settled down in Placerville.

Dean loved western movies, talking about life on the farm, roller skating, his service to our country, and honky tonkin. A part of our history has passed on and you will be missed Daddy Dean.

Friends are invited to join the family at a graveside service on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 4581 Heavenly Ridge Rd., Placerville, CA.