Wednesday, August 27, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Carl Ernest Spilman

By
From page A4 | January 25, 2013 |

Spilman, Carl

July 12, 1921 — Jan. 8, 2013

Born in 1921, to Charles E. Spilman and Clara A. Nauman, Carl was a third-generation Sacramentan and a graduate of Sacramento High School and Principia Junior College. He attended Stanford University where he left before graduating to join the Navy and serve as an electronics technician 1st Class from 1943-1946.

Carl’s record of service above self is impressive indeed. Carl was owner and President of Spilman Printing Company, 55 year member of the Rotary Club of Sacramento and President in 1979/80, a 33rd degree Mason, Life Member and Venerable Master in 1972 of the Sacramento Scottish Rite and 50 year member, Life Member of Washington Lodge #20, F.&A.M., with 50 years of membership, Past Potentate of the Ben Ali Temple of the Shrine and 50 year member, Past Director of the Sacramento Court 119, Royal Order of Jesters, Past Director of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Past Director of the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts, Board Member of the Marguerite Home, Past President of the Sacramento Civic Theater, Past Member of the 20/30 Club and the Order of DeMolay, Past Deacon of Fremont Presbyterian Church, Charter member of the Sacramento Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast Group, Life member of the Grandfathers Club, member of the Sutter Club, El Macero Country Club, and the Sacramento Outing Duck Club.

Carl was a true gentleman and his positive attitude won him many friends throughout his long life. He loved being around people. When asked how he was feeling even if he it was obvious he was in some physical pain, he would always reply, “Just wonderful, thank you!” with a smile on his face. He never stopped working. At 91, Carl still had a legal drivers license in his wallet and drove to his office in downtown Sacramento almost to the very end. His energy, curiosity, and love of life were remarkable. His last words to the family were, “I’ve done everything I ever wanted to do…almost.”

Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his three children, Craig Spilman of Davis, Carol Ward of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Joyce Jonsson of El Macero; grandchildren Rachel, Michele, Angela, Stacy, Alanna and Emily; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Nicholas and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen who he celebrated 61 years of marriage before her passing in 2008.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive  in Sacramento. A reception will follow. Remembrances in lieu of flowers can be made to Fremont Presbyterian Church or the Sacramento Scottish Rite Temple Childhood Learning Center.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

True Blue Devil Arnold gave back starting in high school

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
City, plaintiffs settle suit over water rates

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Scrap the MRAP, council says, but wants a talk with cops

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Yolo grows sunflower seeds for the world

By Margaret Burns | From Page: A1 | Gallery

American militant reportedly killed in Syria

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
Assembly passes campus sexual-assault bill

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Give blood and get a free movie ticket

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Chat with Poppenga at coffee shop

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Sunder campaign distributes signs

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Dinner, auction benefit Yolo County CASA

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Farmworkers’ son wins prestigious NIH scholarship

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Interested in Portuguese? Drop by I-House

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Play groups offered by Center for Families

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Solar-cooking workshop set at Food Co-op

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
A sweet reward for turning in cash

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A4

Yolo Federal to hold photo contest

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Try yoga, meditation at Holistic Health Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Troops get ‘Hugs From Home’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Raley’s pays $1.6 million to settle hazardous-waste lawsuit

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Back-to-school party benefits Archer campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Breast cancer program examines surgery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Crisis nursery bill on governor’s desk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Global warming on group’s agenda

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

UCD West Village gets an electric Zipcar

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
 
Documentary reveals ‘The Village Under the Forest’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

Little Rock hero featured at reunion

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
UCD ranks No. 16 for serving the public interest

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

Wolk’s infrastructure bill clears state Senate

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

 
.

Forum

Parents could use a hand at home

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Obama risks alienating Latinos

By Tom Elias | From Page: A6

A water plan for all of California

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

MRAP sends the wrong message

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Play structure idea endorsed

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Thanks for firearms info

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

Shaw respects Aggies, while Gould is happy to get a shot at Stanford

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils prep for tough 2014 volleyball schedule

By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Bumgarner deals as Giants blank Rockies

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Buschman, Cats mute the Sounds

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

New coach eager to see his Aggie charges hit the courses

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Carter’s blast send Astros past A’s

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Sports briefs: Online registration ends Friday for Labor Day Races

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

Field to fork: Play catch-up with summer’s produce

By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Franco M. Navazio, M.D.

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6