Miscellaneous Butte County, California Obituaries - 2000


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Patricia Hurst
Published 7/13/2000
Hummingbird feeders hung from every house Patricia Kathleen Hurst lived in.
When she returned last year to Paradise, where she was raised, she couldn’t get enough of watching her favorite birds and other animals visiting her home.
“Her face would light up when she talked about them,” her family said.
Mrs. Hurst died in her home Sunday at age 72.
When traveling, she had binoculars at her side, ready to view her beloved animals up close. She especially liked visiting Yellowstone National Park.
She was born to Edward and Annabell Walker in Gridley. She graduated from Chico High School. After being raised in Paradise, she moved back and forth between California and Utah. 
Returning to the beauty of Paradise in 1999 pleased her. A gardener most of her life, she immediately planted flowers, especially sweet peas. Roses were also a favorite. She grew an abundance of house plants, and some family members said every plant in their homes was raised by her.
“She got everyone started,” said her son, William. “She just had a green thumb.”
He said when his mother visited him in Colorado, he took her to a Denver Broncos game, and she became a “die-hard fan.” Craig Morton was the quarterback at the time, but later John Elway was her hero.
She watched the games on television “religiously.”
Her children and grandchildren remember her as someone who enjoyed spending time with them doing what they liked most.
One granddaughter, Kimberly, said Mrs. Hurst would play dress-up with her, and they made banana splits together.
Mrs. Hurst was known for her cooking. She baked cakes and pies — the best ones being coconut, Kimberly said. 
While Mrs. Hurst didn’t belong to any one church, Kimberly said her grandmother was spiritual. 
Kimberly said her grandmother refrained from swearing. And Mrs. Hurst expected girls to be prim and boys to be proper.
She did some hands-on work in the robotics and computer industry. She soldered parts for Eaton Kenway.
She enjoyed working with computer chips — but she didn’t own a computer.
“That’s the funny thing,” Kimberly said.
One time, her job offered her a chance to see New York again, and she jumped at the chance.
She saw the Statue of Liberty, and she talked about the trip for years. 
She is predeceased by her sister, Rosie Rupe of Roy, Utah.
She is survived by sons, Thomas of Paradise and William of Magalia; daughters, Diana Alford, Debbie Hurst and Rhonda Blakey, all of Layton, Utah; brother, Ted Walker of Placerville; sister, Darlene of Placerville; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial was held yesterday at the Pinecrest Mobile Park Club house. Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
She was cremated and will be inurned in Paradise Cemetery.

George Stevens
Published 7/13/2000
As a cement mason, George Washinton Stevens helped build one of California and the nation’s great monuments: the Golden Gate Bridge.
Mr. Stevens, a former Paradise resident, died in Grants Pass, Ore., July 6. He was 88.
Building the famous suspension bridge in San Francisco was only one of the projects he worked on in the city’s public works department. 
After 40 years, he retired in 1976 and moved to Paradise.
He was born to Abe Stevens and Lena Shaw in Adairsville, Ga. He graduated from Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Ga.
He married Marian Louise Fuller on Oct. 24, 1990.
While in Paradise, he was a member of the Moose Lodge. He also belonged to the Cement Mason Union Local #580 in San Francisco.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Stevens is survived by a son, Charles “Buddy” of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughter, Georgette Smith of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held yesterday at the Chapel of the Pines in Paradise. Memorial contributions may be made to any favored organization.
He will be buried in Paradise cemetery next to his first wife, Mildred, who predeceased him Aug. 2, 1988.

Geneva Kennedy
Published 7/11/2000
A U.S. Army nurse during World War II, Geneva Martin Kennedy died Saturday at age 84.
A resident of Paradise, she died at Twin Oaks in Chico.
Mrs. Kennedy achieved the rank of first lieutenant while serving as an Army nurse from 1943 to 1945.
She went on to work for Burbank Hydro Air Co., from 1945 to 1953, and worked in industrial nursing as well.
Mrs. Kennedy was born to William Martin in Spartanburg, N.C. Her mother’s name was unavailable.
She graduated from Pacoet Mills High in South Carolina.
She married Dudley Kennedy Sept. 10, 1945.
She is survived by her husband, Dudley of Alamo; and sister, Ruby Ellison of South Carolina.
A memorial service will be held in South Carolina, where she will be inurned, at a later date.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

Lois Hedrick
Published 7/11/2000
An avid bowler and a resident of Magalia, Lois E. Hedrick died Saturday in her home.
She was 75.
She bowled in various leagues for 30 years.
Mrs. Hedrick was an active member in the Paradise Lutheran Church.
She worked as a secretary for 20 years for the Anaheim Union School District and moved to Magalia in 1979.
She enjoyed the outdoors, crafts and sewing.
She was born to John and Elenore Moyer in Minneapolis, Minn.
On Feb. 11, 1946, she married Robert Hedrick, who survives her.
Mrs. Hedrick is also survived by son, Steve of Magalia; daughter, Arlyss Hanosh of Magalia; sister, Ann Hauff of Minneapolis, Minn.; and three grandchildren.
At her request, no services will be held, and she will be privately inurned. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edward Boultbee
Published 7/11/2000
Edward Boultbee journeyed far before he lived in Paradise. He was born in England. Then he lived in Canada before he moved to Paradise 12 years ago.
Mr. Boultbee died Thursday at age 79.
For 30 years he owned and operated a business maintenance company.
He was a member of the Paradise Elks Lodge and enjoyed gardening and square dancing.
He is survived by his brother, Eric of Canada.
At Mr. Boultbee’s request, there will be no service, and he will be privately inurned. Arrangements are being handled by Rose Chapel Mortuary.

Manuel Quadros
Published 7/11/2000
A former member of the Paradise Moose Lodge, Manuel Souza Quadros Sr. died Thursday at age 87.
He was raised in Nord and graduated from Chico High School in 1931. He was a resident of North Highlands when he died.
He was born to Antone and Magdalina Quadros on St. George Island in the Azore Islands of Portugal.
In 1946, he married Evelyn Ferry in Reno, Nev.
He owned and operated the Drop In Bar on Broadway from 1944 to 1947 and was a Teamster for 26 years.
Mr. Quadros was a member of the Elks Lodge for 51 years.
He enjoyed traveling and playing golf.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of North Highlands; sons, George and Manuel III of Hermiston, Ore., and Jerry of Oxnard; daughter, Rosalyn Christopher of American Canyon; sisters, Marie Williams of Crescent City, Elidia Hecht of Novato, Madeline Porter of Tahoe and Gertrude Kaiser of Chico; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Chico Cemetery, where he will be buried.
Bidwell Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation in care of Bidwell Chapel.

Marie Gunter
Published 7/11/2000
The Gunters, a family that has long lived on the Ridge, lost a relative Friday.
Marie Gunter of Livermore died in Milpitas at age 69.
She married Ernest Gunter on June 14, 1950 in Reno, Nev.
She was born to Lawton and Lettie Wooton in Confluence, Ky.
Mrs. Gunter was a manager in retail sales for Payless and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Milpitas.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest of Livermore; sons, Gordon of Milpitas and Lonnie of Greenville, S.C.; and daughter, Sandy Grish of Milpitas.
A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Paradise Cemetery. 
Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.

Pete Carbonaro
Published 7/6/2000
Charles “Pete” Carbonaro, a Paradise resident since 1981, “always had his golf clubs with him,” said his family.
He had golfed most of his life, but more and more it had become his passion. 
He golfed at courses around the country.
Mr. Carbonaro, 51, died Sunday in an auto accident while returning from a golf trip in Mammoth. His truck hit soft sand and rolled in Bakersfield.
A member of the Canyon Oaks Country Club, Mr. Carbonaro golfed three or four times a week, said his family. “He was almost obsessive.”
He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, where he visited a couple of times a year. While there he enjoyed snorkeling and life on the beach.
He was always in good shape, tan and thin — the envy of the family.
He was born to Charles and Grace Carbonaro in Alameda.
Mr. Carbonaro was self-employed as a general building contractor in Paradise and Chico.
He came to Paradise the first time to build a house for his parents, where they still live. He liked the area and later moved here.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, whom he married 24 years ago; his daughters, Lara and Amy of Paradise; his parents, Charles and Grace of Paradise; his brother, Rich of Paradise; and his sister, Mary Cook of Mountain View.
A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Paradise Chapel of the Pines. He will be cremated and placed in Paradise Cemetery.

Ivy Norman
Published 7/6/2000
A resident of Paradise for 25 years, Ivy Norman died in her home Monday.
She was 88.
Born in Handsworth, England, to Samuel and Elizabeth Gould, Mrs. Norman came with her family to the United States when she was 16. 
She married Maurice Norman on Feb. 27, 1938, and lived in South Pasadena for 25 years. She and her husband enjoyed camping, hiking, swimming, ice skating and traveling in the United States.
Mrs. Norman especially liked gardening and flowers, reading and working crossword puzzles.
She was a member of the local National Association of Retired Federal Employees. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; her sister, Rita Young; and her brother, Sam Gould.
She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Whiting of Magalia; her son, Peter of Roseville; her granddaughters Dina, Kay and Jennifer; and six great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held, and she was cremated at the Chapel of the Pines Mortuary.
Mrs. Norman will be buried next to her husband in Paradise Cemetery.

Joseph Tracy
Published 7/6/2000
Joseph “Bud” Tracy, a licensed vocational nurse for 15 years at Enloe Hospital, was known as a gentle, caring practitioner.
“Everyone loved to see Joe coming to help them,” said co-worker Edie Fisher, a registered nurse.
He was also “the best darn IV-starter that we had.”
Mr. Tracy was working to become a registered nurse, specializing in surgical techniques. 
A world traveler, he was also licensed as a nurse in Queensland, Australia.
He loved Australia and had hoped to move there at one time. Just before he was diagnosed with cancer, he had put his house up for sale.
“He had made friends there, and he loved the climate and the culture,” Fisher said.
Mr. Tracy died June 27, less than a year after his diagnosis.
He was born in San Gabriel and moved to Paradise from Napa 21 years ago. He traveled often to Europe and visited England and Ireland, among other places.
He loved animals and enjoyed working in his garden.
Co-workers said he will be remembered for his willingness to help in any situation.
A bachelor, Mr. Tracy is survived by his father, Monte Tracy of California; his mother, Sharon Malatt of Washington; a brother, Lawrence Stephenson of Washington; sisters, Shannon Stultz and Michele Ratliff, both of Washington, and Debbie Boulant of California; and grandmother Merrie Finch of Washington.
A service was held yesterday . He was buried in Paradise Cemetery.

Linda Holzwarth
Published 7/6/2000
Linda C. Holzwarth, 96, moved to Paradise from Redwood City.
A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening.
She was born in Germany, the daughter of Karl and Lena Scharfe.
Mrs. Holzwarth was preceded in death by her husband, Max Holzwarth, in 1995, and by a daughter, Betty Arnn, in 1994.
She is survived by a son, Art Holzwarth; a daughter-in-law, Pat, of South San Francisco; two grandsons, John and Steve Holzwarth of Paradise; and five great-grandchildren.
The family request donations be made to Paradise Hospice and Homecare.
No services will be held at her request. She will be buried in Paradise Cemetery.

Sharon Crafton
Published 7/1/2000
Sharon “Shar” Crafton’s life was connected to the ocean both at birth and in death. 
When Mrs. Crafton was close to being born, her mother spent long days scuba diving in the ocean off of Southern California. 
So it came as no surprise that she grew up to be a good swimmer, Mrs. Crafton’s mother said.
“Her passion was the ocean.”
Mrs. Crafton, a resident of Paradise, died Monday at age 51.
She asked that her ashes be spread in the ocean. She was born to Jack and Beverly Ivey in Long Beach.
Mrs. Crafton’s mother often took her down to the ocean when she was a baby. 
She enjoyed crawling in the sand and looking at sea anemones in the tidal pools.
All through her years, she loved to swim every chance she got.
She also enjoyed motorcycles and rode a Harley Davidson with her husband in Paradise parades.
Rabbits, especially ones with floppy ears, appealed to her. She kept rabbits and made toy rabbits too.
Her mother described Mrs. Crafton as very artistic in just about anything she tackled, with a good eye for color. She painted oils of mountain scenes and baskets of flowers.
And every year, she created large gardens.
Mrs. Crafton worked as a financial director for Riverside County. And she started a drug rehabilitation program in San Bernardino.
She had lived in Paradise for the last 18 years, but she also moved back and forth between Chico and Paradise before then. She had worked as a bookkeeper and financial advisor for doctors in Paradise and for Sierra Sunrise in Chico for the past three years.
She helped found Catalyst, a center for abused women in Chico. Mrs. Crafton married Danny Crafton in 1984.
She died in a San Francisco hospital after her liver and kidneys failed.
She is survived by her husband, Danny of Paradise; a son, John Michael Crafton of Paradise; her parents, Jack Ivey of Idaho and Beverly Cuddy of Paradise; a brother, Philip Walker of Susanville; and a sister, Andrea Roll of Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Chapel of Paradise, where she was a member, or to the California Pacific Medical Center’s foundation, P.O. Box 7999, San Francisco, 94120.
A memorial service will be held Wednes-day at the Calvary Chapel of Par-adise, in Magalia, at 11 a.m.

Sally Caglia
Published 7/1/2000
A resident of Magalia, Sally Sophia Caglia enjoyed knitting, crocheting, pottery, painting and bowling.
She died in her home June 19.
Mrs. Caglia was 79.
She was born to Timotheo and Dominicia Fisher in Summit, Ill. She married Lou Caglia in 1968 in Gardnerville, Nev.
She was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Mrs. Caglia is survived by her husband, Lou of Magalia; daughters, Sandy Stocking of Madison, Ill., Danielle Smith Dyer of Indiana, Laetitia Rodriguez of Los Banos; sons, Timothy Michals of Milpitas, Robert Michals of San Jose, Paul Michals of San Jose and Dominic Caglia of San Jose; brother, Alex Fisher of Wisconsin; sister, Anne Oleander, of Illinois; 18 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
She will be buried at Glen Oaks Memorial Park; arrangements are being handled by Brusie Funeral Home.
A memorial service was held June 24 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Chico. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice in care of Brusie Funeral Home.

Mae Lundgren
Published 7/1/2000
A resident of Paradise for 10 years and a member of Senior Singles, Mae F. Lundgren died at Feather River Hospital on Thursday.
She was 84.
Mrs. Lundgren was born to Carl and Agda Norberg in Chicago.
For 20 years, she was a layout typist for North American Rockwell Aerospace Division.
She enjoyed shopping, reading, watching old movies on television and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Ebell Club in Fullerton.
Her husband, Ernest Robert Lundgren, died in 1983.
She is survived by daughters, Carol Peterson of Paradise and Sandra Wilson of Paradise; a twin brother, Maynard Norberg of Blue Island, Ill.; a sister, Myrtle Orlando of Chicago; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Rose Chapel Mortuary.
She will be buried in a cemetery in Chicago.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Paradise Animal Shelter Helpers.

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