Miscellaneous Butte County, California Obituaries - 2000

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Karl Cox 
Published 8/1/2000
Karl Keith Cox regularly met with his buddies for coffee at Mc Donalds in Paradise, and if someone needed help, he always would lend a hand afterwards — cutting wood or fixing plumbing.
Mr. Cox was an easy-going, personable man, said his son, Mark.
“I don’t think he ever met a stranger,” his son said.
Mr. Cox died Thursday in his Paradise home.
He was 71.
After working 35 years at Watkins-Johnson & Varian Association Electronics as a senior electronics technician, Mr. Cox bought and operated Paradise Feed in 1976.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing in Northern California. And he traveled around the United States.
In his later years, he took up woodcarving. He carved quail, carousel horses and hobnail boots.
He was born to James and Jessie Cox in Huntington, W.Va.
He is survived by Delores, his wife for 39 years; sons Steve of Manteca, Martin of Glen Ellen and Mark of North Pole, Alaska; daughters, Elizabeth Seki of Mountain View and Katherine Davitt of Buxton, Maine; brothers, Raymond of Leeds, Ala., and Wayne of Fresno; and sisters, Eva Burts of Phoenix, Ariz., Virginia Vellettay of Brandenton, Fla., and Marian Metz of Canada.
The service will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Paradise Alliance Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Ridge Home Care & Hospice.

Wallace Roberts
Published 8/1/2000
A member of the Craig Me-morial Congregation Church in Paradise, Wallace Crane Roberts, 82, died April 7.
He had retired to Paradise Pines in 1979 after working in the Research and Development Division of Lockheed Aircraft Co.
He moved to Santa Maria in 1999.
The second child of Florence and Henry Roberts, he was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mr. Roberts married Dorothy H. Robinson in 1942.
Enlisting in the Army in 1945, he served with the 767th Tank Battalion while stationed in Japan during the occupation.
After retiring, Mr. Roberts and his wife enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises.
He was active in the University of California, Los Angeles, Alumni Association; Lockheed Stardusters Association; Sierra Retirees Association; Masonic Lodge; Elks; and Sons in Retirement.
Besides his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by daughters, Karen Herman of Santa Maria and Virginia Hammond of Exeter; son, David of Montrose, Colo.; sister, Phyllis Koch of McMinnville, Ore.; brother, Douglas of Lemon Grove; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Craig Memorial Congregational Church in Paradise.

Matthew Setzer
Published 8/1/2000
A resident of Magalia since 1986, Matthew A. Setzer retired after 14 years as a journeyman roofer, last employed by General Dynamics.
He died Saturday at the age of 46. Mr. Setzer served in the Navy from 1971 to 1972. 
He enjoyed fishing and astrology.
He was born to Nathan Setzer and Billie Najera in San Gabriel Valley.
He is survived by his sons, Phillip of Sacramento and Christopher of Ontario; mother, Billie Najera of Magalia; brother, William of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters Kathy Swor of Antelope, Elizabeth Haling of Chico and Alicia Watson of Magalia; and grandson Xavier of Sacramento.
At Mr. Setzer’s request, no service will be held. 
He will be privately inurned.

Claude Brown
Published 8/3/2000
Claude R. Brown not only helped build and paint the Paradise Southern Baptist Church, he was the first to be baptized in the new church.
Mr. Brown, a resident of Paradise since 1974, died Sunday at age 89.
He was born to William and Minnie Brown in Lefore, Okla. His father owned a sawmill, and at a young age, Mr. Brown worked hard at his chores, such as bringing fire wood for his mother’s cooking stove.
Later, Mr. Brown built a trailer, pulled by donkeys, and hauled his father’s lumber to customers.
Before World War II, he worked as a machine operator in a rope factory in Orange.
From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Army. He led a rifleman squad that went on reconnaisance missions behind enemy lines. 
Once while fighting in the Phillipines, his squad became lost deep in enemy territory. Fiercely determined to get his men back safely, he led a forced march until finally in the dark they collapsed to sleep. When they woke up in the morning, they realized they had been sleeping almost on top of their regiment.
Mr. Brown achieved the rank of staff sergeant and was decorated with two Battle Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Medal, an American Campaign Medal and a Phillipine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star.
He worked in the Civil Service for 19 years with heavy ordnance, loading shells.
“You didn’t dare light a cigarette,” he’d say when talking about his work with dangerous explosive powder.
Mr. Brown fished and danced for years — as long as his legs could hold him up.
He met his wife, Lena, while dancing at the Crystal Ballroom in Long Beach. The two shared a love for ballroom dancing for life.
He left his radio always set to 1340 AM, which plays songs from the ’40s and ’50s, his stepdaughter said.
He knew all the songs and all the words. And he enjoyed naming the instruments being played. He especially responded to saxophones.
“He was a fastiduous dresser,” his stepdaughter said. “He had everything coordinated.”
Always the gentleman, her stepfather would open doors for women, she said.
And when his wife had a stroke, Mr. Brown took over all the household duties and took care of Lena, who died Feb. 18, 1998.
Mr. Brown is survived by his stepdaughter, Pamela Rober-tson of Paradise.
The service will be today at 11 a.m. at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. He will be privately buried next to his wife in Glen Oaks Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to any favored charity or church.

Akiko Louis
Published 8/3/2000
Akiko Louis met her future husband, an American serviceman, in a Japanese hospital after World War II.
After marrying Arthur Louis in Kyoto, Japan, the couple remained in Japan until 1954, when he brought her to the United States.
For Mrs. Louis, the trip was a homecoming. Her parents, Matasaburo and Tami Sano, were Japanese immigrants who farmed strawberries in Southern California.
Mrs. Louis was born in Dinuba.
After the United States declared war on Japan, Mrs. Louis was among the Japanese-Americans interred in camps.
Her family was first kept in racetrack stables in Santa Anita. Then her father was sent to a camp in Montana, while she, her mother and her sisters were taken to the camp at Tule Lake.
Finally, the family ended up in a camp in Arkansas.
After their release, the family returned to Japan. And Mrs. Louis went to work in a hospital.
She died Saturday at the age of 77. She enjoyed traveling in the United States. She also liked game shows and animals. She kept dogs, cats and birds as pets.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane Perry of Chico. No services are planned. Paradise Chapel of the Pines arranged her cremation, and she will be privately inurned.

Genie Turner
Published 8/3/2000
Genie Turner, although not a resident of Paradise, wished to be buried next to her father, Jack Hyatt, in Para-dise Cemetery.
Mrs. Turner died July 8 in Fairfield, where she lived.
She was 71.
She owned the Green Thumb Nursery in Petaluma. A good bowler and water skier, Mrs. Turner won many trophies. 
She loved gardening and the outdoors, and she sang extremely well.
In 1970, she received the Western Girl International Greatest Secretary Award.
She was a member of Beta Nu Chapter and Epsilon Sigma Alpha.
In Hammon, Okla., she was born to Jack and Clovie Hyatt.
She is survived by a daughter, Kristianna Payne of Fairfield; a son, Steven Jenson of Santa Rosa; a sister, Judy Ludwig of Oroville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a long-time companion and caregiver, Bill Gilbert of Riddle, Ore.
A graveside service, arranged by Chapel of the Pines, was held yesterday at Paradise Cemetery.

Christina Koeder
Published 8/10/2000
Christina Koeder enjoyed working outdoors in her garden, growing roses and fruit trees.
A Paradise resident since 1969, Mrs. Koeder died Monday at the age of 93.
She was born to Herman and Caroline Schmidt in Renville, Minn.
She managed a Salvation Army thrift store in Santa Ana.
During World War II, she worked for McDonnell Douglas assembling aircraft.
In Comfrey, Minn., she owned a restaurant, which a tornado destroyed two years ago.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Like her mother, Mrs. Koeder enjoyed tatting, usually making doilies.
She fished all over California.
Her husband, Ervin Koeder, died Sept. 23, 1988.
She is survived by daughter, Deloris Wallevand of Paradise; three grandchildren, Daniel, Debby and Gary; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her graveside service was conducted by Rev. Mark Stenbeck yesterday. She is interred in Paradise Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be given to Our Savior Lutheran church or The Salvation Army.

Marian Gartner
Published 8/10/2000
Marian Elizabeth Gartner avidly solved crossword puzzles.
“She had one in her hand all the time,” said Harold Harder, her companion.
Mrs. Gartner died Saturday at the age of 79.
The Paradise resident enjoyed reading about flowers and growing them in her garden.
And she lived to go grocery shopping, Harder said.
She always had a loaded pantry and loved to cook all kinds of dishes.
“Anything — you name it,” Harder said.
“She was very much a home body” but was “always looking out for everyone else.” For nine years, Mrs. Gartner worked seasonally at the Martinez Cannery.
She was born in New York to Harold and Grace Fairbanks.
Besides her long-time companion, she is survived by a brother, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. of New York; stepson, Gary Harder of Manteca; and niece, Carol Sylvia of Santa Clara.
At a later date, her cremated remains will be scattered at sea off the coast of Marin County. Neptune Society of Northern California in Chico is handling the arrangements.

Francis O’Rourke
Published 8/10/2000
Francis O’Rourke, a master sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps for 29 years, died Monday.
The Paradise resident was 72.
He joined the Marines in 1942 and retired in 1971.
He was born to Francis and Genevieve O’Rourke in Martinez.
Mr. O’Rourke enjoyed fishing and camping.
He was an incredible stepfather, his family said. 
He married Anna Seibold in Reno, Nev.
Besides his wife, he is survived by sons, Frank and Stewart of Nevada; daughter, Brenda of Nevada; stepsons, Jim Seibold of San Francisco, Joe Seibold of Oakland and John Seibold of Japan; stepdaughter Monica Langrall of Martinez; brothers, Terry and Jim of Paradise; sister, Jean Sahade of Martinez; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A private family service will be held, and Mr. O’Rourke will be interred in Glen Oaks Memorial Park. 
Bidwell Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Eugene Bressel
Published 8/12/2000
A resident of Paradise since 1959, Eugene Bressel was an active member of First Baptist Church.
He was chairman of the Board of Trustees, served on the Church Extension Committee for the North American Baptist Denomination and was a local and statewide president of the Baptist Young People’s Union.
Mr. Bressel, 94, died Wednesday at Twin Oaks.
He was born to Ludwig and Wilhelmina Bressel in Anaheim.
While living in Southern California, he attended Bethel Baptist Church in Anaheim, serving as a Sunday school teacher and as president of the Baptist Young People’s Union.
In 1935, he married Theresa Stranske, who died Dec. 8, 1991.
He worked for Pacific Pump Works for several years. And he worked for Peerless Pump Division in Los Angeles for 10 years as a field engineer and trouble shooter.
Later, he went into the waterworks equipment business in Southern California. After retirement, he and his wife lived in Bishop and Santa Ana before Paradise.
Mr. Bressel enjoyed woodworking, gardening, photography and fishing.
He is survived by a son, David of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Nancy Taylor of San Bernardino and Eunice McCutcheon of Chico; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
Visitation will be at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary from noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow.
His service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Graveside services in Paradise Cemetery will follow. His four grandsons will be the pallbearers.
Contributions in Mr. Bres-sel’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church in care of Chapel of the Pines.

Max Nelson
Published 8/12/2000
Born in Paradise, Max Arthur Nelson played drums in the high school band, then joined the Army and fought in Viet-nam, earning numerous medals.
He received the Vietnam Service Medal, two Bronze Service Stars, a National Defense Service Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, a Sharp Shooter Medal, a Bronze Star and an Oak Leaf Cluster Medal.
Exposed to Agent Orange 30 years ago, Mr. Nelson died of the consequences Tuesday at the age of 50.
He worked as an underground construction laborer for A. Teichert & Son.
He married Connie Clark in 1972 and married Kathleen Dorigo in 1998.
Mr. Nelson enjoyed working with wood, especially carving and decorative artwork. He especially enjoyed nature, hiking and exploring outside.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Paradise; a son, Josh of Paradise; his mother, Barbara of Paradise; a sister, Sandra Cavanagh of Fairfield; and a brother, Robert “Mike” of Paradise.
A private family service will be held. Donations to a favorite charity may be made in care of Sorensen’s Affordable Mort-uaries.

John Beckett
Published 8/12/2000
John Beckett moved to Para-dise in 1949 and worked for the Diamond Match Lumber mill in Stirling City.
When the mill moved to Red Bluff in 1957, he worked there until his retirement in 1980.
Mr. Beckett died Wednesday in Chico.
He was 85.
Mr. Beckett moved from Red Bluff to Chico last year.
He was born to Hiran and Mamie Beckett in Hope, N.M.
Mary Brandenberger married him April 18, 1937, in the Santa Monica Mountains.
He was a member of the F&AM masonic lodge in North Hollywood.
Besides his wife, he is survived by daughters, Donna Barland of Los Molinos and Linda Clark of Durham; sister, Elsie Sandy of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one granddaughter.
Mr. Beckett will be privately buried in Paradise Cemetery, with Paradise Chapel of the Pines in charge of the services.

Clifford Becker
Published 8/15/2000
Clifford Elwin Becker, the former owner of a real estate, mobile home and manufacturing business, died Saturday in Chico after a lengthy illness with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was 76.
He lived in Paradise from 1961 to 1977, when he moved to Chico. 
Mr. Becker was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to Paul and Claire Becker. He finished high school in 1940 and married Ardell Ellson June 24, 1945.
From 1943 to 1945, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He founded Nipawin Concrete Products and Becker Construction in Saskatchewan. As an inventor, he was awarded several patents. He retired in 1996.
He was a president of the Nipawin Rotary Club and the Paradise Rotary Club. He was also president of the Saskatchewan Concrete Products Association and a provincial director of the National Association. And he was president of the local chapter of the Escapee’s RV Club. He attended Redeemer Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed traveling in his RV.
Besides his wife, he is survived by sons, Robert of Magalia and Warren of Chico; brothers, Erwin and Earl of Codette, Saskatchewan; sister, Edith of Langley, British Columbia; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chico. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to Butte Home Health and Hospice in care of Newton Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Catherine Azevedo
Published 8/15/2000
Catherine Germaine Azevedo, made dolls and was creative at fixing things like broken necklaces.
A member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, she died Saturday at her home in Paradise after a long battle with cancer.
She was 50.
She was born to Ernest and Mary Azevedo in Sacramento.
For 20 years, she worked as a retail clerk in food stores.
Mrs. Azevedo moved from Stockton three years ago. 
A brother, John Azevedo, preceded her in death.
She is survived by sons, Steven Garcia of Fremont and Mike Garcia of Fremont; sisters, Collette Hill of Paradise, Linda Otterson of Dillons Beach and Janet Azevedo of Sacramento; brother, Jim Azevedo of Sacramento; two grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Visitation at the Chapel of the Pines Mortuary will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Donations may be made to Paradise Hospice in care of Chapel of the Pines Mortuary.

Marion Bras
Published 8/15/2000
A ribbon winning artist in water color, Marion C. Bras died Wed-nesday in Oroville.
The Paradise resident was 81.
Mrs. Bras also won many medals and trophies for her dancing, including The East Coast Jitterbug Competition when she was little.
She was born to Patrick and Catherine Kelly in New York.
She attended the Central School of Business & Arts in Manhattan, N.Y., and studied art at Hancock College in Santa Maria.
She married Arthur Bras, who died in 1996.
She is survived by a nephew.
A private memorial service was held. She was interred at Glen Oaks Memorial Park in the Chico Court of Honor.

William Hodge Sr.
Published 8/15/2000
William Earl Hodge Sr. was a coal miner for 25 years in West Virginia, where he was born.
Mr. Hodge died Saturday at the age of 74.
He moved to Paradise in November. In 1946, Mr. Hodge married Mary in Tennessee.
His parents were Wayman and Sinia Hodge. Besides his wife, he is survived by sons, William Jr. of Los Banos, Gary of Half Moon Bay, Michael of Fresno and Everette of Magalia; daughters, Mary Alice Carloni of Magalia, Brenda Midose of Half Moon Bay, Vickie Strange of Modesto and Beverly Belgard of Fresno.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Magalia Cemetery.

Harry Mack
Published 8/19/2000
Father Harry Joseph Mack, a Paradise resident, was a leader of several religious communities, including the order of St. John of God.
He was a priest in the Syro-Chaldean Rite Church and was Bishop Ignatius and Auxilliary Bishop of the Diocese of the Pacific Northwest, Ukrainian Autocephalous Church in the United States.
Father Mack, 78, died Aug. 5 in Chico.
He was born to Harry and Maude Mack in Michigan.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Detroit in 1943, a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1945, and a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Detroit in 1948.
He married Young Jae, who died before him.
He led numerous social service organizations, including a Hospice and the American Cancer Society. 
In San Francisco from 1986 to 1995, he directed broadcasting services for The Lighthouse For the Blind.
Father Mack is survived by a son, David of Menlo Park and a daughter, So Young Mack of Mill Valley.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Paradise.
He will be privately inurned at The Little Portion Hermitage in Kelseyville, arranged by Neptune Society of Northern California in Chico.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Ruth Resnick Lighthouse For the Blind, 214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 94102.

George Clingan
Published 8/19/2000
Paradise resident George Washington Clingan died at his home July 23.
Born in Oregon, Mr. Clingan owned a bar and a scrap metal yard.
He moved to the Ridge five years ago.
He is survived by Alisha, his wife, and numerous nieces and nephews.
No services were held. His family donated to The Salvation Army in Paradise in his memory.

Edith Selle
Published 8/22/2000
Edith Marie Selle, 88, died in her Para-dise home Thursday.
She enjoyed church, family, cooking, poetry, gardening and dancing. 
Mrs. Selle was born to Richard and Angeline Fedrizzi in Weston, Pa.
She married Arthur Selle, who preceded her in death 30 years ago.
Before moving to Paradise in 1987, she worked as a private practice nurse in Pasadena and Arcadia for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Selle is survived by a daughter, Annette Charlson-Shuman, of Paradise; brother, Victor Fedrizzi, of Chico; sister, Esther McIntyre of Oroville; grandchildren, Kenneth and Gigi Charlson of Paradise; niece, Debbie O’Sullivan, of Chico; and nephew, Scott Fedrizzi, of Chico.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cypress Acres in Paradise, with arrangements handled by Rose Chapel of Paradise.

Kendal Phipps
Published 8/22/2000
Kendal Benton Phipps enjoyed art, especially sculpture. He owned a contracting and painting company for 29 years in the Pebble Beach area.
After a lenghty illness, Phipps died in his mother’s Chico home Aug. 6.
The Magalia resident was 57.
After finishing high school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in art.
He was born to Eugene and Laura-Virginia Phipps in Junction City, Kan.
Mr. Phipps trained prize-winning show dogs such as a red Doberman named Max.
He is survived by his mother, Laura-Virginia Florentine, and a brother, Bradford Florentine, also of Chico.
A private service will be held, with Father Theodore Michael presiding over Phipp’s inurnment next to his sister Laura Jeanne and brother Greg at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Los Alto Hills.
Newton Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service of Magalia is handling the arrangements.

Ethel Frey
Published 8/22/2000
A 20-year resident of Para-dise, Ethel Vera Frey died Thursday at the age of 77.
She was a member of Paradise United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge No. 18 100f.
She was born to Robert Brisco and Isabelle Deaton in San Saba, Texas, and lived in Parker, Ariz., before moving to the Ridge. Mrs. Frey worked as a waitress.
In 1997, she married Clarence E. Frey, who died before her.
She is survived by a son, Larry Boyd, and his wife, Louise, of Huntington Beach; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home. She will be buried next to her husband in Paradise Cemetery.
A 20-year resident of Paradise, Ethel Vera Frey died Thursday at the age of 77.
She was a member of Paradise United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge No. 18 100f.
She was born to Robert Brisco and Isabelle Deaton in San Saba, Texas, and lived in Parker, Ariz., before moving to the Ridge. Mrs. Frey worked as a waitress.
In 1997, she married Clarence E. Frey, who died before her.
She is survived by a son, Larry Boyd, and his wife, Louise, of Huntington Beach; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home. She will be buried next to her husband in Paradise Cemetery.

Norma Walsh
Published 8/26/2000
A multi-talented artist, Norma Grace Walsh used to paint town windows and decorate floats for Gold Nugget Days, St. Patrick’s Day and other occasions.
“Everything she tried, she mastered,” said Naomi Maynard State, her twin sister. 
Mrs. Walsh died Aug. 16 in a hospital in Reno, Nev.
Her family moved to Paradise in the 1940s, then she moved to Alaska and finally she settled in Chico.
She had a dog-grooming business in Chico. And when she married James “Red” Walsh, they owned and operated Red’s Gay Nineties Pizza Parlors in Chico and Paradise. Mrs. Walsh enjoyed decorating the interiors of their businesses.
Previously, she had worked as a draftsman in Sacramento. 
She mastered the art of porcelain doll making, firing them in her kiln in Chico — and then painting them.
Some of her dolls won first-place prizes in Las Vegas. She opened a shop for them in Carson City, Nev., where she last lived.
Mrs. Walsh enjoyed collecting antiques, especially adding to her enormous Mickey Mouse collection.
And she loved to get out on the dance floor, too, especially to dance the “Charleston.”
Wherever she lived, she always elaborately decorated her home for Christmas.
“You could see it for miles,” her twin sister said.
About a year and a half ago, doctors diagnosed her with leukemia. But she beat it for awhile, got back into her dolls and started painting seascapes and other scenes. 
Mrs. Walsh’s doctors didn’t understand how she could survive so long, her sister said.
“She was a fighter,” State said.
She was born to Clarence and Martha Mock of Grand Junction, Colo.
Besides her twin sister and husband, Mrs. Walsh is survived by a daughter, Susan Nissen-Laird of Yuba City; sons, Robert Nissen of Paradise and Bill Hunt of Mission Viejo; sister, Kathryn Wheeler of Lake Stevens, Wash.; stepfather, Bill Croshaw of Carson City, Nev.; and stepsister, Susy Cox of Texas.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. Mrs. Walsh will be privately inurned.
In her memory, donations may be made to the Leukemia Foundation in care of Chapel of the Pines.

Paul Marlowe
Published 8/26/2000
Known as the “10-million-mile man,” Paul Raymond Marlowe covered at least that much distance as a truck driver for Budweiser.
Mr. Marlowe, 66, died in his Paradise home Tuesday.
He worked for Stash Distributing for 18 years.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing pool.
Mr. Marlowe is survived by a son, Kevin of Chatsworth; daughter, Janine of Granite Bay; brothers, Robert of Lake of the Woods, Richard of Ahwahnee and Al of North Highlands; companion, Sharon of Paradise; and three grandchildren.
His service was yesterday at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Paradise.
He was buried in Paradise Cemetery.

Geraldine Nash
Published 8/26/2000
A long-time resident of Paradise, Geraldine H. Nash died in Carson City, Nev., on Sunday while visiting her family.
Mrs. Nash was 85.
She was very active in the I Am Temple in Paradise and once owned and operated a hearing aid business.
She was born to Robert and Marie Harmon Ross in St. John, Kan.
Mrs. Nash, who was a widow, is survived by sons, Robert Standley of Dallas, William Standley of Carson City, Nev., Richard Standley of Sacramento, and Donald Nash of Sausalito; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Paradise Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. She will be privately inurned. 

Daniel Trepanier
Published 8/26/2000
A World War II veteran and Paradise resident, Daniel L. Trepanier died Aug. 19 at the age of 81.
From 1944 to 1946, he served in the Army. 
In 1986, he moved to the Ridge from Torrance. Mr. Trepanier had worked as a construction foreman for 30 years, retiring from Jakardy Construction.
He attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church, was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2039 in Paradise, a member of Disabled American Veterans No. 106 in Paradise and a member of Carpenters & Joiners of America No. 409 in Los Angeles.
He was born to Joseph and Mona Trepanier in Escanaba, Mich.
Mr. Trepanier is survived by his wife, Constance; sons, Angus of Carlsbad and Christopher Juarrez of Reno, Nev.; daughter, Virginia Hueth of Vista; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, 10445 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, 95872.
He will be buried in Greenhills Memorial Park in San Pedro. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Evelyn Duncan
Published 8/26/2000
Evelyn Margarite Duncan was married in Texas in 1927 and spent her early years moving among oil fields and raising her three children. She moved with her husband, Harley Duncan, to Paradise in 1950 from Colorado.
She worked at Gillettes Drugstore, once located at the corner of Black Olive and Pearson Road.
Mrs. Duncan died in Everette, Wash., on Aug. 6. She was 89.
She moved to Southern California in 1965 and returned to Paradise to live until 1983, when she moved to Washington.
In Hydro, Okla., she was born to Lon and Rachel Helm.
Her husband preceded her in death. A daughter, Betty Greenlea, and four grandchildren also preceded her. 
Mrs. Duncan is survived by a son, Donald “Duke” Duncan of Magalia; daughter, Dorothy Johnson of Everette, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
No services are planned. She will be privately inurned in Paradise Cemetery next to her husband. Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.


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