John Vernon McLane Wayland passed away on July 3, 2014, at the age of 69. He was born in San Francisco on July 29, 1944, to Celia Adelaide and Vernon Clair McLane. John has resided in Davis since 1970.
John graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1966 with a major in farm management. He spent most of his life working in agriculture as a field representative, buying tomatoes for the Campbell Soup Company and TomaTek Food Products. Ag-Seeds Unlimited recognized John in 2010 for his dedication and outstanding contributions to the California Processing Tomato Industry. John also had a love of investments and spent some years working for Dean Witter Reynolds as an investment broker.
He loved the mountains, especially in the summer. He had a deep love of family and will be dearly missed.
ohn is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Wayland; mother Celia McLane Wayland of Placerville; sons Eric Wayland (Tracy Wayland) of Fullerton, and Bret Wayland of Chico; brother Broc Wayland (Susan Wayland) of Placerville; grandchildren Katie, Kyle, Jenna and Brynna Wayland; brother-in-law Don Hordness (Sharon Hordness) of Watsonville; and an aunt, uncle, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Clair McLane; stepfather, the Rev. Ellsworth Wayland; and grandparents.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at The Episcopal Church of Saint Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851.