Albert Escue, 75, died at his home in Red Bluff on Nov. 26, after a lengthy illness. He was born outside Cherokee on April 10, 1932 and graduated from Quimby High School in 1949. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy, serving in Hawaii in electronics repair during the Korean War. After his discharge, he married his sweetheart Dorothea (Dottie) Adolf on Sept. 4, 1955. Together they had four children: Juanita Marie, James Brian, Nanci Anne, and Bruce Craig.
Upon his graduation from Iowa State University in 1959 with a degree in Agriculture Education, he moved his wife and oldest daughter to California to begin a 27-year career for Bank of America.
During his many years living in rural towns of California, Albert was active in a number of organizations: He was a pack leader for the Boy Scouts, active in the American Legion, the United Way, Modoc Sheriff's Posse, and in various towns, the Lions Club, Kiwanis, and Rotary. He was extremely honored to be named, a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as an honorary Chapter Farmer at Modoc Future Farmers of America.
Albert was happiest in the outdoors, and was always proud of the amount of firewood he could put up in the winter. He loved spending time in his shop, inventing things with his welder, building shelves and such, and was an artist with his leatherwork.
He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Flora, and his sons James and Bruce.
Albert is survived by his wife Dottie, his daughters Juanita Rajanen and husband Michael, Nanci Souza and husband Ben, his grandson Justin and wife Melissa, step-grandchildren Alysia , Angela and Dustin, great-grandchildren Rheanne, Isabella, Devyn, Myka and Cheyanne, and his close friend Charlie Johnson.
At his request, no services will be held. Remember him in your hearts.