Family, friends to say farewells to Graffell
By C. JEROME CROW-DN Staff WriterTEHAMA - In what promises to be a fitting farewell to man who touched so many lives, friends, family and Tehama County residents will join together at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Los Molinos Veterans Memorial Building to say one last goodbye to Maurice "Marty" Graffell.
, 74, presumably drowned in an accidental fall into the Sacramento River on Aug. 1.At the time he
was doing one of the things he
loved the most, playing fetch with his
body has yet to be recovered.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Los Molinos Veterans Memorial building, 7980 Sherwood Blvd. Pictured is Graffell
with his wife Elizabeth when they were honored in 2001 as parade VIP's at the Los Molinos Fourth of July parade.Daily News photo by C. Jerome Crow
Almost without exception the first thing anyone says about Graffell
was the impact he
had for the good in the community.
...Los Molinos Chamber of Commerce President Mary Baker remembers Graffell for his ability to care.
also served on the city water commission.
Along with his
work in the City of Tehama, the county also benefited from his
served as both the chairperson and vice chairperson of the Tehama County Transportation Commission
and on the Commission on Heritage
and Historical Records.
O'Keeffe added that Graffell
had always been a great support to her.