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Jean Kincheloe
December 18, 1921 - September 16, 2003
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided In: Magalia, California
Jean Margharita Kincheloe
Jean M. Kincheloe, age 81, died on September 16, 2003 at Twin Oaks SNF, the results of diabetes. The Youngest of three children of Major Walter Harold and Ethel Maud Sutherland, Jean was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 18, 1921. In 1050 after the closure of many defense operations, Jean migrated to Consolidated Western Steel Corporation in South San Francisco where she met Bill Kincheloe. They married on April 1, 1951 and formed an indomitable duo that has lasted ever since. Starting with a mutual appreciation of music, they developed many joint pleasures; model airplanes, sports car competition, amateur radio and, ultimately, computer application. Until prevented by the onset of arthritis, Jean was skilled in knitting, needlepoint and tatting. As amateur operator K6OQD, Jean joined the American Radio Relay League and became involved with traffic nets, particularly those involving remote military bases. She joined the Los Angeles Young Ladies Radio Club, rising to President and with the international Young Ladies Radio League where she served in a variety of posts, culminating in two terms as President. She undertook the publication of the YLRL magazine, Harmonics, which, under her guidance, won two awards for excellence. She is a member of the Golden Empire Amateur Radio Society in Chico (GEARS). A member of the Paradise Rod and Gun Club, she supported their quest for a new and safer shooting range. Her hope was both to enjoy shooting as a sport and to provide a place for youth to learn the skills, discipline and techniques of safe hunting and competitive firearm use. Always an “activist,” she supported animal welfare, medical and law enforcement organizations and local schools. To friends and family alike, Jean was an honest, forthright influence that could be counted on for appropriate help when needed. She will be missed.
Jean is survived by her husband William of 52 years, her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Glen Nakamoto of Magalia and two grandsons, Andrew and Christopher. Service will be Saturday Sept. 20, 2003 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Augustine Episcopal Church. 228 Salem Chico, CA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Paradise Animal Shelter Helpers or the American Diabetes Association in care of Newton-Bracewell Cremation and Funeral service of Magalia, which handled the arrangements.

Keith Varley
June 12, 1963 - September 18, 2003
Birthplace: Chico, California
Resided In: Yuba City, California
Funeral Services will be held in Chico for Keith Richard Varley, age 40, on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 12:00 noon in the Redeemer Lutheran Church, at Moss & Hawthorne Ave. A viewing will be held from 5 – 8 Tuesday evening at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home. Keith was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on September 18, 2003.
Keith was born in Chico on June 12, 1963, attended local schools and played on the basketball and golf teams at PV and graduated in 1982. He attended Butte Junior College and played on the golf team. Keith worked at Sierra Pacific Molding in Chico and Viking Freight Lines in Redding & Valencia. He returned to Chico to work for Tombstone Pizza and was known as the “Pizza Man” After a brief stint in Phoenix, AZ Keith moved to Yuba City where he was part owner in Hillcrest Limousine Service. He recently went to work for Mission Hills Mortgage as a loan officer.
Keith was a very loving, outgoing and friendly person to everyone he knew. He had a love for motorcycle riding, NASCAR racing, golf and was a loyal 49er fan. He loved spending time with family and friends. He will be so missed by all who knew and loved him.
Keith leaves behind his parents, Denny & Carol Varley; sister and brother-in-law Debbie and David Lundberg, a very special nephew and niece, Ryan and Lindsey Lundberg; his grandmothers, Blanche Varley & Emma Norberg; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Entombment will take place at Chico Memorial Mausoleum. Memorial Donations may be made to the Keith Varley Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Mae Netten
October 27, 1909 - September 22, 2003
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Resided In: Chico, California
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for, Mae Esther Netten, 93 of Chico. She passed away on Monday, September 22, 2003 at a local care facility. Mae was born In Omaha, Nebraska to Claude and Hettie Cooper on October 27, 1909. In 1986 she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lorne Netten. Mae is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Geri and John Terris and Lorna and Lyle Fleming all of Chico; her granddaughter, Teri Griffis of Sacramento; three grandsons, John Pringer of Hat Creek, CA, Harold Pringer of Chico and Michael Pringer of Thousand Oaks, CA; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mae was well liked by everyone with whom she came in contact throughout her life. She especially enjoyed being a volunteer; reading with the children at Little Chico Creek Elementary School in the classroom where her daughter was a teacher, so, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Little Chico Creek Library Book Fund will be happily accepted in her name, send in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home who are handling the arrangements.

Sandra Hudak
September 11, 1936 - September 28, 2003
Birthplace: Chico, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Sandy Hudak, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully at home on September 28, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited to come celebrate her new life with Christ at a Memorial Service on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 11:30 am, at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. A gathering to share memories will follow the memorial service at the Chico Elk’s Lodge.
Sandy was born September 11, 1936 in Chico. Raised in Chico, she attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and Chico State. Sandy lived in the Sacramento area for many years while raising her children and working at J.C. Penney. She married Martin J. Hudak in 1977 where they lived in Cupertino, California before making Chico their permanent residence in 1981.
Sandy was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Roy and Artie Miller, of Chico, and a sister Peggi Stephens of Pasco, Washington. She is survived by her husband Martin, son, Jack Mitchell of Eugene, Oregon, daughter Cindy Facha and her husband Tim of Rocklin, California, sister, Carole Coen of Sacramento, sister, Faye Gilman and her husband Art of Chico, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Sandy was an extremely loving person who was always concerned about others. She loved cooking and entertaining her family and friends, and taking her occasional trips to Harrah’s in Reno to collect her continuous jackpot winnings. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, gardening, crafts and jigsaw puzzles. She was a dedicated Chico Heat fan, and contributor to the Chico Boys and Girls club. Her last months were spent with family enjoying her backyard, which she proudly planted and nurtured. Sandy will be greatly missed and remembered by many.
On behalf of Sandy, the family wishes to thank the wonderful Enloe Hospice team for all their help and support over the last few months.
Private Inurnment will take place at Chico Memorial Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity in care of the funeral home.

Lorraine Haugaard
December 07, 1918 - October 22, 2003
Birthplace: Illinois
Resided In: Chico, California
Memorial services will be held for ALICE “LORRAINE” HAUGAARD, 84, of Chico 3:00p.m. Saturday October 25th at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. She died Wednesday October 22, 2003 at her home. Lorraine was born December 7, 1918 in Illinois to Phrona and Frank Martin. She was raised and educated in California, and on December 28, 1940 she married Wally Haugaard. In 1956 the couple settled in Chico. Lorraine enjoyed their second home at Lake Almanor and was an avid gardener. Survivors include her husband, Wallace, of Chico; a son and daughter-in-law, Wallace Jr. and Barbara, of Edgewood, Washington; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Howard Harris, of Issaquah, Washington and daughter, Kathy Tritten, of Chico; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A granddaughter and great grandson predeceased her. Memorial contributions may be made to Butte Home Health Hospice or to the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.

Donald Lee
July 30, 1925 - October 23, 2003
Birthplace: Illinois
Resided In: Chico, CA
Beloved Uncle, Donald Lee was born July 30, 1925 and passed away October 23, 2003. He will be buried at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park Il., in the Lee family plot under the care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
Don worked in shipping and receiving for the Whiting Corporation in Illinois for 40 years, retiring in 1985. In 1993 following a severe stroke he moved to California to be cared for by family. Don is known for his unceasing care for the elderly, his love of flowers and animals and his involvement in the Catholic Church. He will be missed.
Don is survived by Nephew Daniel Lee and Niece Donna Villaneuve.

Dolores Diedrich
February 20, 1963 - October 28, 2003
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided In: Chico, California
A memorial service for Dolores Diedrich will be held 5 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2003 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Dolores passed away at her home in Chico with her husband by her side. She died of cancer. A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 6, 2003, 10 a.m. at the Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Dolores was born to Hertis and Mary Henry at Memorial Hospital, Fort Stockton, Texas on February 20, 1963.
Dolores was raised and educated in Loving, New Mexico. She attended Loving Grade School and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1981.
On August 1, 1987, Dolores married Howard Diedrich. He is employed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). In 1966 they moved to Chico when Howard transferred to the USBR Mid Pacific Construction Office in Willows, CA. Dolores was employed by NHIC in Chico.
Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Howard Diedrich; brother, Troy Henry and his family of Phoenix, AZ; and sister, Patricia Henry and her family of Corpus Christi, TX.
Dolores will be remembered as a very caring and giving person, and she will be truly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her.

Emma Jensen
June 30, 1914 - October 29, 2003
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa
Resided In: Chico, California
Emma Johanna Jensen, 89, passed away on October 29, 2003 in Chico, California. She was born on June 30, 1914 in Sioux City, Iowa to Edward and Johanna Heidemann. Emma spent her youth in South Dakota; in August of 1937 she married Sheldon Jensen, now deceased. In 1945 they moved to Ventura, California where she worked for Cole Swim Suit Company. In 1950 they moved to Camarillo and raised their daughter, Joan. Emma worked for the Pleasant Valley School cafeteria and 3M in Camarillo. She and her husband were among the first members of the newly formed First Lutheran Church in Camarillo. She was a woman of many talents who enjoyed bowling, golfing, hiking, sewing, baking, fishing, gardening and decorating her home. Emma is survived by her daughter, Joan Chase and her husband, Randy of Chico; grandson, Jay Lambert and his wife, Alyssa of Dallas, Texas; grandson, Scott Lambert and his wife, Christine of Tulsa, OK and five great grandchildren. Emma will be remembered for the good times she shared with her family. Her friends and family will miss her. A private reception will be held at Country Commons in Chico. Memorial donations can be made to Butte Home Health and Hospice, 10 Constitution Drive, Chico, CA 95973 or Country Commons, 962 Kovak Court, Chico, CA 95973.

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