Eugene Kenneth (Gene) Wishart, 86, a longtime resident of Siskiyou County, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Gene was born on Aug. 13, 1933 to his parents, Kenneth and Agnes Wishart, in Oriska, N. D.
Gene married Joan Green in Paisley on Dec. 21,1956. Gene and Joan moved to Siskiyou County in 1961 and raised their four children in the surrounding areas including Little Shasta, Fort Jones, Montague and Yreka.
Gene served his country in the Army then spent his years in Siskiyou County working on cattle ranches and spending a lot of time on his horse. Gene obtained his pilot license and would fly his family to visit relatives in neighboring states. He will always be remembered by those who knew him for his great sense of humor and the practical jokes he pulled on friends and family. He told great life stories of cattle drives and he truly loved hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. When Gene and Joan retired, they spent several years traveling south for the winter months. As their open natures allowed, they made many new friends with whomever they met and wherever they called home. Gene will be much missed by his loving family and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by: his wife, Joan Karlene Wishart; his parents, Kenneth and Agnes Wishart; twin infant boys, Kennie and Ernie; and a brother, Robert (Bob) Wishart.
Gene is survived by: his sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Debbie Wishart of Lake Shastina, Calif., Wayne and Liz Wishart of Redding, Calif. and Randy and Melissa Wishart of Montague, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Dan Homeres of McMinnville; sister, Beverly Frohlich of Missoula, Mont. and her five children and their families; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held in Paisley, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the gravesite. A Celebration of Life will follow at 643 Mill St., Paisley.