Everett Spraker,  Jr
Everett Spraker,  Jr
Everett Spraker,  Jr
Everett Spraker,  Jr
Everett Spraker,  Jr
Everett Spraker,  Jr

Obituary of Everett "Gus" Goodsell Spraker, Jr

Everett "Gus" Spraker was born on January 1, 1940. After 83 years and 25 days, he passed away on January 25, 2023. Gus was born in San Francisco. Though he considered himself a "Native San Franciscan," his family relocated to Mountain View when he was just 10 years old. He lived there until he was 19 years of age in 1959, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Kearsarge (CVA-33) which was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers. He served as one of the ship's Payroll Clerks. Gus left the Navy after proudly serving on the USS Kearsarge at the end of his 4-year enlistment in 1963. After his enlistment in the Navy, Gus returned to San Francisco and worked as a taxi driver, a bartender, and then as a cook for some of the finer restaurants in that city. When he relocated to the California Gold Country, settling in Mokelumne Hill in 1969, he worked as a cook at the Hotel Ledger, Wendel's, and the 3 Way Café in Glencoe. He was also employed as a cook in Silver Lake. While he always considered himself "an Old Hippie," Gus loved road trips, exploring Nevada and Northern California, going to the coast, being with friends, as well as simply enjoying the quiet of his ranch in Mokelumne Hill. Gus leaves behind three sisters, Helen Campbell of ID, Marsha (Pudge) Campbell of Shingle Springs, CA, and Kathy Larson of WA; many nieces and nephews; he also leaves behind many close friends. Gus was a gentle man who helped friends whenever they needed a hand. And his friends always enjoyed his good humor and wonderful company. Gus will be missed. At the family's request there will be no services.
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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Pleasant Springs Ranch
13641 Hwy 26
Mokelumne Hill , California, United States
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