Morey D. McCloud - age: 92
(March 12, 1922 to February 08, 2015
Morey D. McCloud, born March 12, 1922, in Lakeport, Ca. died Feb. 8, 2015. He passed away in his Ukiah home with his family by his side.
Morey was a WWII Veteran, stationed in the Philippines. He was captured by the Japanese and spent 3 ½ years, the remaining time of the war, in Japan as a POW. Morey was considered a hero in the eyes of his family and friends.
After the war, he came home to Lakeport and started McClouds Photo studio. He left this business and eventually went to work for Pacific Bell. He worked as a lineman for several years, took advantage of schools, and worked his way up the ladder. He was eventually offered a position with AT&T in New York, so he moved his family east and stayed there for two years. Anxious to get back to California, he went back to Pacific Bell where he finally retired in Ukiah after 55 years of service to the phone company.
Morey was skilled in just about anything you could think of and he was always willing and ready to help just about anyone who needed anything fixed, repaired or rebuilt. He was a skilled machinist, metal worker and welder. He was a skilled carpenter, woodworker and could make the best knives in the area.
When Morey wasnt working in his shop he was hunting or fishing and spent many weekends up on Bartlet Mountain with his family.
Morey also made time to volunteer and use his expertise in photography with the local fire department. He gave his time to the high school to help teach machine and woodworking.
Morey is survived by his two daughters, Jackie Trinchitella and Chrissy Aldridge, his brother, Donnie McCloud; his grandchildren: Thomas, Tony, Jeremy, Carly & Jodi; and his great grandchildren: Jessica, Travis, Sydney, Max, Olivia, Wyatt, and Wayde
.and his pet bird Sofie.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Ukiah Cemetery.
Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.