Our condolences go out to family and friends of longtime industry member Vern Vierra, who passed away November 28.
Vern served for decades in the California rice industry, including as general manager of Rice Researchers Inc. for the past 10 years. He served on the California Rice Commission and California Rice Research Board, as well as founding manager of Sun Valley Rice, director of field services at Cal Pacific Rice and general manager of DePue Warehouse.
A funeral service will be held this Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life at the Maxwell Legion Hall. Donations can be made in Vern’s memory to the Maxwell Cemetery, P.O. Box 201, Maxwell, CA 95955.