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Milton Joseph & Dorothy May Webb

May 1, 1932 — July 8, 2022

Mr. Webb: 5/1/1932 7/8/2022

Mrs. Webb: 10/28/1931 6/17/2020

Milton Joseph Webb 

Birthday 5-1-1932 Death 7-8-2022 

Married 61 Beautiful Years 

Survived By: 

Daughter Deanna Reeve 

Grand Daughter Mandi Reeve 

Son-in-law Randy Reeve 

Born and raised in Riverside, CA, in 1973 Milton moved to Elk Grove, CA 

     He started his love for cars while working for his father in his garage at 6 years old.  He was drafted into the Army in 1950 and served in Korea for 4 years.  In Korea, his official responsibility was   with military police duty, as well as working on the jeeps in the camp keeping them running in tip top shape.  Once back in the US, he married his bride, Dorothy May Vichkon.  After they were wed, he graduated from Cal Poly in 1961, with an BA in Engineering.  His first job out of college was with Scotts Research Labs.  He then worked for Bosch Corporation. Following that, he went to work for the State of CA Bureau of Automotive Repair helping develop smog control systems and the testing program which is still used today.  In the 1980s Milton went to work for Andy Granatelli as the lead instructor for Tune Up Master's training and produced videos.  As a teacher at Consumes River Collage, he taught auto repair classes for many years.   Next, he went to work for Auto Tech in the 1990s training new mechanics.  By the mid – 199’s, he started his life-long dream of working on old cars, writing articles for car magazines and becoming an author of  ‘how-to-repair’ car books that are still being sold today.     

Milton Webb wore so many hats. Some called him ‘Milt the Instructor’, some called him ‘Uncle Milty’.   Lots knew him by ‘AKA Dr T.’  Milt was the guy everyone went to when no one else could fix their car. This included Jay Leno, who Milton had the honor of teaching to drive his Model T.   Most people he knew called him ‘Friend.'  Dorothy called him ‘Honey’.  Mandi called him ‘Grandpa’.  Deanna (his tall drink of water) and only child was so proud to call him ‘Dad’.  

     His first hobby was flying radio-controlled model airplanes.  He loved both gilders and engine airplanes.  Flying every weekend, he would gladly teach the new hobbyist how to build and fly them.  Milt also taught a 4H class in building model airplanes.  In the mid - 1970s,  his heart turned to Model T’s.  He restored his Dad’s 1925 Model T, showing it in The Autorama car show, receiving a score of 99.9. Very quickly he realized he loved driving his car more than showing it.  He participated in hundreds of Model T tours over many years. Along the way, Milton was known for fixing his and everyone else’s cars.  His longest tour was from California to Detroit for the Ford 100-year anniversary.  It was one of the most memorable trips he ever made.  

Milton also received the honorable Walter Rosenthal Award in 2006.  

    He was one of the founders of the Elk Grove Historical Society, being one of the first presidents. He helped move and restore the Rhodes School House, finishing in 1981.  Milt also was a driving force in the rebuilding of the Elk Grove Hotel Museum at the edge of the park. He planted and kept the grounds around the museum until 2019.  Decorating his car for the Parade of Lights every Christmas and driving all kinds of important people along the way, Milt once again, served his community.  For many years he was a docent and the Master Mechanic at the Towe Museum. It now is the Sacramento Auto Museum in downtown Sacramento.  In 2019 the Museum dedicated the working garage in the corner to him, renaming it ‘Milt’s Garage’. What a tribute to his knowledge and love for the automobile!       

     Along with all his accomplishments, he was also known for taking pictures of everything and everyone in his life.  

Goodbye to a Loving Husband, Caring Grandfather Great Father, Knowledgeable Man and  

Good Friend 

Rest in Eternally Peace Milton Webb

Dorothy May Webb 

Birth 10-28-1931 Death 6-17-2020  

Married 61 Beautiful Years  

Survived By:  

Daughter Deanna Reeve  

Grand Daughter Mandi Reeve  

Son-in-law Randy Reeve   

     Dorothy May Webb was born and raised in Riverside, CA, in a house her father built in 1930 with his own hands.  She adored both of her younger brothers, Raymond, and Johnny, and was close with them until their deaths.  Her mother was proud to be part Native American. Her father was full       Hungarian, moving to the US in the mid- 1920s.  Dorothy graduated from Riverside High, class of 1949.  In her earlier years, she was known as ‘Dot' Making most of her clothes, up until early 1970, Dorothy was an amazing seamstress.  Coats, dresses, and tops were her specialties.  She worked for a courthouse, and as an operator at a switch board, as well as a furniture store, and a dry cleaner.  She married Milton Webb in 1959 and continued working to put him through college. This allowed Dorothy to receive a ‘PHT’ (Push Hubby Through) degree from Cal Poly herself!  Once Milton started his career, she was so proud to be a stay-at-home mom.  In their younger years, they loved to dance and go bowling. Keeping the house and raising Deanna, (their only child) quickly became her full-time job and she loved it.  Through the years, she took care of many children in her home to ensure Deanna had playmates. She adored Deanna and poured her heart and soul into everything to make the perfect life for her daughter.  No one could ever have been a more loving and supporting parent than Dorothy.  She contributed greatly to the PTA in every school Deanna attended.  Dorothy was a Bluebird leader and very involved in 4H as Deanna grew  

up.  She supported Milt and set up 8 homes in their 61 years of marriage, always making the best home for her family.   

     After Deanna’s marriage in 1982, Milton and Dorothy moved to Lake View Terrace, near where Dorothy’s parents lived. Her mother died suddenly, and her father, was placed in a convalescent home close by for the next 5 years.  She visited daily, teaching doll making classes and card making classes. All of the other residents benefited from Dorothy’s daily visits with her friendly involvement.  Once her only granddaughter (Mandi), was born in 1994, they returned to Elk Grove to help raise their little angel.  She loved caring for Mandi for the first 7 years of her life while her parents worked full time.  Once Deanna, Randy and Mandi moved to Sparks, Dorothy started a new chapter.    

     This included a love of plants. Everywhere she went, she would snip a piece off and take it home and make it grow.  At one time, she had more than 100 potted plants inside and out of her home! A garden club, a biking group, as well as a stamping class at the Elk Grove Senior Citizen Center were some of Dorothy’s passions.  She stayed busy accompanying Milt to all his different club meetings and on hundreds of Model T tours around the country.  She just loved being outside and enjoyed nature to its fullest.  

     Dorothy May was not the leader or the center of attention, but she was always there supporting others.  She worked hard in the background to help everyone succeed in all that they did.  The best way to describe Dorothy is the ‘the wind beneath my wings’.  She raised everyone she could up to the highest level, all the time staying quiet and supportive.     

Forever in her Family and Friend's Hearts, Dorothy Webb is now in her final resting place, in eternal peace with her husband Milton and those who have gone on before 

Services will be held July 21,  2022. 

East Lawn 9189 E Stockton Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95624 

Viewing at 1:00. Funeral at 2:00 

Favorite Charities if you would like to donate instead of flowers: 

Sacramento Auto Museum, 2200 Front St Sacramento, CA 95818 

Elk Grove Historical Society, PO Box 563, Elk Grove, CA 95759 

Services will stream live on www.Eastlawn.com

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