Celebration of life planned for Lila Vineyard

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Lila Marie Vineyard, 98, died on Jan. 9. She was born on Sept. 1, 1912 to Al and Ruth Whiteside (pioneer families) in the Earle District in Yuba County. Vineyard is survived by daughter, Sally Martz of Granite Bay; sons, Wayne, Bill and Glenn Vineyard of Lincoln; and daughters-in law Barbara and Vickie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, in 2002. They were married for 71 years. After graduating from Wheatland High School, she married Vernon (Bud) Vineyard (another pioneer family) on March 15, 1931. In 1942, the government purchased the Vineyard ranch for the creation of Camp Beale and the family moved to McCourtney Road in Lincoln. Vineyard lived there until her death. Always supporting her children’s activities, Vineyard was active in PTA and was a Mt. Pleasant 4-H leader for 52 years, where she was a beef and clothing leader. She chaperoned 4-H camp, Cow Palace and the girl’s dorms at Placer County and Gold Country fairs. Vineyard was a Placer County Farm Bureau member and served as Placer County Farm Bureau Women president. As a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant Farm Bureau Women, now Mt. Pleasant Community Women, Vineyard designed and spearheaded the sewing of many quilts that were donated and raffled off at Mt. Pleasant Country Store. She also belonged to Mt. Pleasant Garden Club. For many years, Vineyard was in charge of the Mt. Pleasant Hall, handling rentals, maintenance and fundraisers. Her Mt. Pleasant Country Store projects included quilts, doilies, hand-sewn items and plants. Last March, Vineyard was the plant booth chairwoman. She was a charter member of Placer-Nevada Cowbelles (now Cattlewomen), served as president and received the Cowbelle of the Year award. In recognition of her long service to cattlewomen, the Placer County Fair’s red barn is named “The Lila Vineyard Barn.” Vineyard served on the Placer County Grand Jury and was recognized by the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce as Mrs. Rural Community Service. In later years, Bud and Lila Vineyard were members of the Camp Far WestSams RV group and enjoyed their outings. She was also a member of the Bear River Rider’s Potluck group. Lila took great pride in her large family, which includes seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 5 at Mt. Pleasant Hall, beginning at 3 p.m. Private burial was held on Jan. 14 with 36 immediate family members present. Contributions in Vineyard’s memory can be made to the Vineyard Family Scholarship Fund, which is given to one or two Lincoln High School seniors involved in 4-H or FFA. Contributions can be sent to Wayne Vineyard, 3828 Gladding Road, Lincoln, 95648.