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Victor L. Innes

February 12, 1926 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 96)



Vic passed away peacefully at home at the age of 96 on Aug 3, 2022. Vic was born Feb 12, 1926, in  Berkeley California, the son of Lillian Chandler Innes and Reginald Victor Innes. He attended Jefferson Elementary, Garfield Junior High, and Berkeley High School, but he left in the middle of his senior year to enter the navy at age of 17 to fight in World War II. He fought in the Pacific Theater at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the navy, Vic attended the University of California Berkeley. In the early 1950s, Vic married JoAnn Zilpha Chinnock. They had four beautiful children together. He worked in administrative positions in the electronic industry and the Oregon state government.

In 1978, Vic married Gail and they enjoyed 44 years of hiking, travel, square dances, and time at the beach and Pinecrest, often surrounded by their large families.

Vic is survived by his wife Gail Foster Innes, as well as his daughters Leslie Weige, Shelley Innes Valdivia (Manuel), and Kirstie Fournier (Peter); stepchildren Mark McCoy  (Veronica), Michael McCoy (Nancy), Meri McCoy-Thompson (Steve) and Melisa McCoy Evans (Andy); grandchildren, Patrick Weige, Will Goodwin, Anais and Ian Innes Valdivia, Max and Katie Fournier, Alexandra Murillo, Michael and Camilla McCoy, Mitchell and Grayson McCoy,  Marie and Matthais McCoy-Thompson, and Jamison and Parker Evans; and nine great-grandchildren. Vic was predeceased by his son Stephen and his granddaughter Kelley Goodwin (Will).

In lieu of flowers, Vic’s family asks that donations be made to Sacred Heart Community Services,

Celebration of Life mass will be held on Monday August 8, 11 am, Church of the Transfiguration 4325 Jarvis Avenue, San Jose, California with a reception to follow.


Celebration of Life
August 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Transfiguration Catholic Church
4325 Jarvis
San Jose, CA

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