Rodney Lee Modrell died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, while driving a logging truck near Placerville. He was born Oct. 29, 1954, in San Andreas. He was 48.
Mr. Modrell was a lifelong resident of Calaveras County, who last lived in Angels Camp. He was a log truck driver for 30 years. He was an Indian motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed gold panning and logging.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Modrell of Avery; two daughters, Claudia Modrell of Angels Camp and Sandra Modrell of Avery; two stepbrothers, Lawrence Grant of Citrus Heights and George Grant of Port Angeles, Wash.; a sister, Siri Porovich of Angels Camp; and his parents, Harriett and Jack Bilderback of Angels Camp.
A funeral service was held July 8 at Angels Memorial Chapel in Angels Camp. Private inurnment. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010, or to a favorite charity.