Carl Preston moved from San Gabriel to Mammoth Lakes during the housing boom of the 1960s. He started Mono County Plumbing and had a successful business for many years.
Later he moved to Mesquite, Nev., and started yet another successful plumbing business during that area’s construction boom in the 1990s.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his many friends. He was the life of the party and could nurse a drink for hours. Carl entertained the town with his extraordinary humor and insights on local situations.
A memorial to his jovial spirit will be held at Grumpy’s on April 29 at 4 p.m. Bring stories if you’ve got ‘em — Carl would love that!