Eugene Gerald Cain (1924-2018)


Eugene Gerald Cain of Arbuckle passed away peacefully at his home on February 5, 2018.
Eugene, a lifelong Colusa County resident, was born April 29, 1924 at the Schaad Ranch on Lone Star Rd. to his loving parents Eugene T. Cain and Grace Meckfessel Cain of the Johns District.

Eugene graduated from the Johns Grammar School and then from Pierce High School in 1942. He served in the Army/Air Corps from 1943-1945. After serving his country, he returned home, married the love of his life Helen Fruchtenicht, and began to farm. He truly had a passion for farming and continued to work well into his 80’s. He and Helen were married for 69 years before she passed in 2016. Eugene was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Arbuckle Methodist Church and most recently a member of the Grimes Community Church. He was also a Community Leader for the Johns 4-H, a member of Farm Bureau, and served as Director for Federal Land Bank in Colusa. He was also instrumental in creating the Masonic display at the Sacramento Valley Museum. Eugene and Helen enjoyed traveling to Mendocino and staying at the Little River Inn. They enjoyed cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, and through the Panama Canal. He enjoyed woodworking and using as many nuts and bolts as he needed to complete the project.

Eugene is survived by his daughters Nancy (Mike) Myers of Arbuckle, CA. Carolyn (Ron) Sutherlin of Auberry, CA, Diane (Dave) McCullough of Arbuckle, A., son Gary (Carole) Cain of Arbuckle, CA., sister Eleanor Mathews of Arbuckle, CA., 12 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Helen Cain.

A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 14, from 5-8 PM, at the McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 5th St. in Colusa, CA. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, on Thursday Feb. 15, at the Grimes Community Church followed by burial at the College City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eugene’s name to the Arbuckle Fire Department 506 Lucas St. Arbuckle, CA. 95912, Grimes Community Church 350 Main St. Grimes, CA. 95950, College City Cemetery P.O. Box 311 Arbuckle, CA 95912, or the Shriners Hospital for Children 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA. 95817. The Family would like to thank his caregivers and the Sutter Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service – FD-410 • (530) 458-2111