Rideout Health Bequest Society Induction

The Rideout Foundation Bequest Society was formed in 2002 to recognize donors who have already designated in their will, trust or other type of estate plan, a donation of $10,000 or more to the Foundation, guaranteeing the work of the Foundation and the non-profit healthcare system we support will continue for decades to come. Inductees receive a crystal sculpture and a diamond pin or pendant. Tonight we bestow that on Rich and Mary Gabel, with gratitude for their generous gift to the health of our community.

Rich Gabel speaking at the Rideout Health Bequest Society Induction with his wife Mary smiling, standing next to him

Rich and Mary Gabel

Rich and Mary were both born and raised in Fresno California. They moved to Yuba City in 1985 following a job offer to Rich from Frank M. Booth.

They have two beautiful daughters, now 27 and 24. Both graduates of UC Berkeley. Brittany, the oldest has a masters degree in public administration and is currently working in Oakland, her fiancée is a PHD student at UC Berkeley. Heather, their younger daughter is currently applying to grad school in Chicago. Her fiancée is a medical student in Mesa Arizona.

Rich's educational background includes an associate of science degree in accounting, followed by a graduate degree in the school of hard knocks; Mary's educational back ground includes a bachelors degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Both passed the CPA exam, Mary is a licensed CPA.

Rich has been the CFO of Frank M. Booth for 29 years. Mary has been the Business Manager for Calpine for the last 14 years.

Their hobbies include golf, travel, bowling, and community service (both are members of Rotary). Rich is the past Chairman of the Board of the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Yuba County Economic Advisory Board, and is chairman of the CTECH Advisory Board for the Marysville Unified School District. Rich is also an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association and has participated in Dance with Our Stars. Mary is a past president of Yuba City Rotary and a current member of the Rideout Health Foundation board of directors.

Mary's reason for joining the bequest society was to have an opportunity to make a difference in our local hospital and its ability to provide excellent care to our community at large. Rich's reason for joining the bequest society was to trick the community into remembering him long after he is gone.

The Gabels join a very special group of Bequest Society members, some of whom are with us tonight:

  • James A. Suver
  • Tom & Penny Souza
  • Jean Goss
  • Carol Andrews
  • Tom & Dawn Hayes
  • Thomas & Janet Casey
  • Carol B. Hamon
  • Craig A. Starkey
  • Norma Ferraiuolo
  • Chuck & Beth Aldridge
  • Richard & Lela Sanchez
  • Donna Bertolini
  • John & Judith Egbert
  • Thomas Frye
  • Rory & Carol Ramirez
  • Gerry Haskell (with the late Coby Haskell)
  • Theresa Hamilton-Casalegno & Thomas Casalegno
  • Harpreet B. Bains
  • Dr. Robert & Debbie Plass
  • Dr. Venu & Sabita Kondle
  • Darnell N. Robinson, In Honor of Ollie M. Robinson
  • Norma and Ronald Giovannetti
  • Karm Bains

Carol Binnniger Hamon and her husband Bill

We also honor the memory of a Bequest Society member who recently passed away

Carol Binnniger Hamon was born and raised in Marysville, and married her high school sweetheart, Bill Hamon in 1952. Together the couple owned Bill Hamon Toyota and Midvalley Leasing. Carol made friends wherever she went. Entertained whenever there was an excuse, and had a gift for hospitality, sharing her home and cabin with family and friends. Carol was a generous philanthropist to many charities and organizations and a constant friend and supporter of Rideout Health. We will dearly miss Carol in our community.