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Cecil Fado
October 12, 1911 - February 02, 2004
Birthplace: Anson, Kansas
Resided In: Chico, California
A Memorial Service for Cecil Raymond Fado will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2004 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. He died at 5:10 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2004 at Twin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chico, CA.
Cecil was born October 12, 1911 to Ora & Pearl Fado in Anson, Kansas at the family home. He was raised and educated in Wichita. In 1946 he moved to Redding, California and was employed as an Electrical Technician in the automobile industry. In 1969 he moved to Chico. Cecil attended and was the custodian at Trinity United Methodist Church for many years.
Cecil enjoyed riding his bicycle, attending senior dances and bowling. He enjoyed being with people and helping them. He liked taking rides and eating out.
Cecil is survived by a sister, Lucille Quick of Kansas, his companion, Gertrude “Gertie” Castro of Chico, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Private Inurnment will take place at Chico Memorial Mausoleum, Chico, California. Memorial Donations may be made to Twin Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation in Chico, California where he has resided for the past few years.

Kenneth Parris
July 10, 1927 - February 05, 2004
Birthplace: Dillsboro, North Carolina
Resided In: Chico, California
A graveside service will be held for Kenneth John Parris, 76, of Chico, CA, on May 1, 2004, 10:00 a.m., at Addie Cemetery in Sylva, NC. Kenneth passed away on February 5, 2004 at a hospital in Chico, CA. He was born on July 10, 1927 in Dillsboro, NC to Zebulan and Nettie Parris. Kenneth was a former longtime resident of Sylva, NC, having lived in Chico for the past two years. He enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II. Ken worked for many years at Bendix Corp. in Forest Hill, CA, prior to moving back to Sylva, NC. Survivors include two daughters, Lori Edgar of Chico, CA and Lisa Santa of Sutter, CA; two granddaughters, Jessica and Monica Lockhart of Sutter, CA; two sisters, Hazel Schuler of Sylva, NC and Joanne Gordon of Etowah, NC. He was preceded in death by his four siblings, Edna Dillard, Frank, Harold and Jean Parris. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, who are handling the arrangements.

Dale Robinson
October 29, 1922 - February 10, 2004
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Resided In: Paradise, California
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the Chico Seventh-day Adventist Church for Dale M. Robinson. He died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at a Paradise hospital. Dale was born October 29, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Ogden, Utah. He attended the Ogden Church School through the eight grade and attended Lodi Academy for his high school years. He served as a medic in world war II. On June 2, 1946 he married Ione Anderson in Redlands, CA. Dale attended Walla Walla College in College Place, WA, graduating June 8, 1952 with a degree in Theology and Education. He taught 9th & 10th grades and served as principle in the Seventh Day Adventist Junior Academy’s in northern and central California as well as Oregon and Washington. Dale is survived by his wife Ione, son’s Benjamin and wife Loretta of Napa, CA., Bert and wife Rita of Chico, grandchildren, Janelle, Benjamin JR., Julie, Amanda, Stanford Jr., Christopher, Stephanie, and Michael, great grandchildren Bradley, Rebecca and Isabella. A son Stanford preceded in death in 2001. Private Inurnment will take place. Memorial Donations may be made to the Chico Oaks Adventist School in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Jack Whitehead
November 04, 1917 - March 14, 2004
Birthplace: Cathlamet, Washington
Resided In: Chico, California
Funeral Services for John “Jack” Hubert Whitehead will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. He died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at a local hospital surrounded by his family. He was born November 4, 1917 to William & Mary Whitehead in Cathlamet, Washington. As a child his family moved to Nehalem, Oregon where he was raised and educated. He served in the US Army during WW II. Jack was employed for the U.S. Government as an inspector for heavy equipment repair for 30 years. He moved to Chico in 1971. He is predeceased by his wife Floetta. Jack has been an active member of the First Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife Margaret, two stepdaughters, Barbara Bublavi and Carol Sauer, a brother, Sam Whitehead and numerous nieces, nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 on Friday, March 19, 2004 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in care of the funeral home.

Betty Poythress
December 24, 1924 - March 18, 2004
Birthplace: Steam Boat Springs Colorado
Resided In: Chico, California
Betty Poythress was born December 24, 1924 in Steam Boat Springs Colorado to Ben and Pansy Price. She passed away March 18, 2004 in Chico California at the age of 75.
Betty married U.S. Naval officer, Horace Poythress, on December 6, 1950 and was a dedicated homemaker for the 53 years preceding his death in 2001. Betty loved animals as well as people and will be missed by her pets in addition to her family.
Betty leaves behind one daughter, Janice Poythress of Chico; two sons, Benny Poythress of Chico and Lee Poythress of Elk Grove, CA; four brothers, Frank Price of Alameda, George Price of Lodi, Bobby Price of Manteca, and Mearl Price of the Bay Area; one sister, Jacky Wise of Danville and three grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 Thursday, March 25 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Visitation will be held March 24 from 5:00 to 7:00.
Private inurnment will take place at Chico Memorial Mausoleum and Crematory.

Janice Mincher
May 01, 1948 - March 19, 2004
Birthplace: Modesto, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Janice Jane (Wilson) Mincher
A memorial service for Janice Jane (Wilson) Mincher will be held on May 1, 2004.
Janice was born May 1, 1948 and entered into rest on March 19, 2004. She was the daughter of Woodrow and Christine Wilson, both of which preceded her in death.
Janice loved fishing, craft making and second-hand shopping. She also loved her family and friends very much.
She is survived by a sister, Patricia Miller and family of Oregon; a brother, Richard Wilson of Oroville, CA. Her Children include William and Kimberly Brown of Chico, Norman and Mary Mincher of Chico and Edgar Mincher also of Chico. Her beloved grandchildren include the following: Chris, Kasey, Mariaha, Karolyn, KC, Suzzie, Alyssa, Haylee and Hayden.
May she rest in peace.
Donations may be made to the Janice Mincher Memorial Fund in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Janice’s Family may be contacted at (530) 891-6395.

Emmet Arjo
January 10, 1910 - March 21, 2004
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Emmet Francis Arjo
January 10, 1910 – March 21, 2004
Retired grocer and longtime Chico resident.
Emmet entered this world with an independent spirit, a trait he held until his death at the young age of 94. Born in San Francisco’s South of Market district, Emmet’s family moved to the small town of Mayfield, now part of Palo Alto, when he was a young child. He held vivid memories of life in Mayfield and loved to tell stories of his childhood adventures. Those adventures often included his seven brothers and sisters, Mill Nelson, Frank Arjo, Jules Arjo, Ray Arjo, Eleanor Nelson, Dorothy Schnabel and Wilma Vaux.
Money was scarce, and Emmet took his first job as a paperboy selling the news to local soldiers. At age 12, he was sweeping the floors at a local market. His proudest career moment was purchasing that market at the age of 19. Emmet bought his second store while in his early twenties, but the war eventually forced him to close. He was stationed at Moffet Air Field and often joked that he was assigned to painting secretaries’ offices.
After the war, Emmet returned to Palo Alto to hold the grand opening for his third grocery store, “Emmet’s Market” in 1946. “Emmet’s” was the first store on the West Coast to have refrigeration and one of the first in the Bay Area to offer a full service deli. He often gave small jobs to the neighborhood children to put a little money in their pockets and teach them the life lessons that had helped him succeed.
Emmet retired at the age of 41, but continued to work in other aspects of his life. He married his dance and life partner Genevieve Ruano in 1945. He served as Exalted Ruler at the Palo Alto chapter of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks from 1955-1957. His love of the outdoors brought him to the Northstate where he became involved with the Willows Pheasant Association for 43 years.
Emmet settled in Chico in 1961. He delighted in hunting and fishing trips with friends, training his labs, feeding the ducks at Horseshoe Lake, outdoor barbeques and spending time with numerous relatives who came to visit.
Emmet is survived by his younger sister, Wilma Vaux of Brookdale, 11nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews and 24 great-great nieces and nephews. His wit, smile, smoked trout and penchant for practical jokes will be missed by all.
A memorial service will be held, Friday, April 2, 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Chico, 435 Chestnut Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Enloe Foundation to benefit the Enloe Rehabilitation Center, Notre Dame School Endowment (Chico), or the California Deer Association - Chico Chapter in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

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