David John Rea

May 17, 1934 - May 11, 2024

David John Rea

David John Rea passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2024. He was surrounded by family members at his home.

David was born in Nevada and moved to Broderick, Ca. with his siblings and mother Inez Rea. David attended Yolo County schools and became a positive youth member known as the Broderick Boys.

David graduated from Woodland High School in 1953, then served a tour overseas in Germany with the US Army.

In 1956 he met the love of his life, Dorothy Woods. They married in 1957 setting up residence near downtown Sacramento.

David made his career in logistical management at McClellan Air Force Base.

In 1959 David and Dorothy moved their family to their new home in South Natomas.

David and Dorothy had 2 beautiful daughters increasing their children to 7.

David and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and supporting their children and grandchildren’s activities.

David retired from McClellan and went on to enjoy life with his loving wife until 2004, when Dorothy passed.

David enjoyed cycling and other social activities at the Senior Center and was a skilled ping pong player which kept him active.  He also enjoyed writing.

David enjoyed his life and family gatherings. His grandchildren called him Boomba.   He lived a healthy life till last month when his heart began to fail him.

Boomba is with Nana and other members of the family who proceeded him now and forever.

There will be a “celebration of life” for David on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

David will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s cemetery on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. There will be a viewing beginning at 10am and a short graveside ceremony for those wanting to attend.

Committal service

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
11:00 AM

St. Mary’s Cemetery
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

David's photo album