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Eldon Erickson
February 04, 1930 - August 01, 2004
Birthplace: Turlock, California
Resided In: Paradise, California
ELDON C. ERICKSON – Memorial services will be held for ELDON CARL ERICKSON, 74, of Paradise and formerly of Chico 1p.m. Saturday August 7, 2004 at the Chico Evangelical Free Church. He died Sunday August 1, 2004 at a Chico hospital. Eldon was born February 4, 1930 in Turlock, CA to Esther and Carl Erickson. He served in the U.S. Army, and on March 4, 1951 he married Clarisse Ahlberg. In 1962 the couple moved to Chico where Eldon worked in the insurance business for 27 years. He was a member of the Evangelical Free Church and enjoyed collecting sports cards and antiques. Survivors include 2 sons, Randall of Roseville and Greg of Bellevue, WA; a sister, Mildred Carlson of Santa Rosa; 3 grandchildren, Brooke, Kyle and Carly. He will be buried next to his wife at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Free Church Memorial Fund in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

David Sipes
May 08, 1925 - August 01, 2004
Birthplace: Paris, Texas
Resided In: Chico, California
David M. Sipes
David M. Sipes, 79, formerly of Los Gatos, CA, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2004 at his residence in Chico, CA. Dave was born in Paris, Texas and moved to California at the young age of eighteen, to work in the shipyards. He became a successful businessman, having owned and operated dry cleaning businesses in Saratoga and Los Gatos for over twenty-eight years.
Dave is survived by his son, Roger Sipes of Grants Pass, OR; his daughter, Sandra Willis of Chico, CA; brothers, Bill Sipes of Little Rock, AK and Cline Sipes of Nixa, MO; sister, Fayon Perry of San Jose, CA; three granddaughters, Elishia Sorensen of Vacaville, CA, Shelly Dalton and Jamie Maund both of Manteca, CA; and five great grandchildren. His two eldest grandchildren, Kelly Sipes and Randall Ernani preceded him in death.
A reception to reminisce and celebrate his life will be held Saturday, August 7th from 1-4 PM, at the home of his daughter, Sandra Willis, 1460 Lucy Way in Chico. His friends are welcome to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Marjorie Peirson
October 31, 1939 - August 01, 2004
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided In: Paradise, CA
Marjorie Peirson age 64, passed away on Sunday August 1, 2004, in Paradise.
She was born October 31, 1939 in Fort Worth, Texas. She lived on the Ridge for the passed 21 years. She is survived by her sons, Lonnie and “Billie”, brothers, Buddy Rodgers of Nebraska, Larry Rodgers of Texas, Jimmie Rodgers of Texas, former husband Kirk Peirson of Magalia. Inurnment will be at Skyway Memorial Park on Tuesday August 10, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. Arrangement were handled by Newton-Bracewell Cremation & Funeral Service of Magalia.

Henrietta Gilbert
February 17, 1943 - August 02, 2004
Birthplace: San Mateo, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Henrietta Bobbie Gilbert
Henrietta Roberta Gilbert was born on February 17, 1943 in San Mateo, California. to Robert and Edith Rose. She died from a lengthy illness on August 2, 2004 at the age of 61. No funeral services will be held for Bobbie as per her own wishes.
Bobbie graduated from high school in Riverside Calif. in 1961. She loved the ocean and trips to the beach.
Bobbie leaves behind her loving husband of 34 years, Bobby Gilbert of Chico, California; daughter, Robin Clark of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; stepson, Jerry Gilbert of Chico; stepsister, Sandy De Luna of Ocean Shores, WA; stepbrother, Russell Harlick of Huntington Beach, Calif.; uncle, Robert Helliwell of Chico; cousin, Susan Cramer of Glenn, California; and four grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Butte Humane Society in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Marion Cecelia Ebright
October 08, 1925 - November 03, 2004
Birthplace: Chico, California
Resided In: Chico, California
A funeral service will be held for Marion Ebright at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home on Saturday, November 6, 2004, at 2 PM. She died on November 3, 2004. On October 8, 1925, she was born in Chico to Joseph and Anna Filter.
In Chico, Marion was a member of the VFW Auxiliary #1555, Native Daughters of the Golden West-Annie K. Bidwell Parlor #168, Past President of the Native Daughters, Eagles, and Las Senoras.
In Alturas, CA she was president of the Modoc Medical Center Auxiliary for two years, and a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Christian Women’s Club. In 2003, she was named Volunteer of the Year.
Her home was always open to her many friends. She provided the goodies every week for all who attended her bible study. She, very enthusiastically and cheerfully, enjoyed her many endeavors and she was always thinking of and doing for others.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 5, 2004, 3-5 PM at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to Missions to the America’s account 107X in care of the funeral home.

Phillis Simonds Cooke
September 05, 1937 - November 04, 2004
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Resided In: Chico, California
Phillis Cooke, a mother, grandmother and lifelong adventurer, died in her home in Chico, California, on November 4. She was 67 years old.
Born at the Lying-In Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, to Godfrey Baldwin Simonds and Mary Carolyn Vail Simonds, Phillis had a lively spirit from a young age. When she was a child, her family kept unusual pets: two skunks, baby foxes, and a flying squirrel. A favorite photograph from the time shows her leaning on a fishing pole, looking devilish and beautiful.
As a young teen, her parents sent her by train (with a chaperone) to live on a dude ranch in Arizona. There she bonded with a horse named Twinkletoes. As Phillis recalled the story in later years, the owners of the ranch were so impressed by the bond between horse and child that they wanted to ship the steed back east. Phillis's parents declined the offer.
Phillis went to Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island, Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut, and Garland Junior College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her father died in 1952, when she was 15. Nearly five years later, she married Paul Ives Bartholet, and bore three children: Jeffrey Ives in 1958, Frederick Ives in 1961, and Carolyn Vail in 1964.
The Bartholets moved several times, living at various periods in New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont and Washington, D.C.. The family spent summers in Stonington, Connecticut.
For many years, Phillis presided over girl-scout meetings and horse-riding lessons, participated in PTA functions, healed bruised knees and wounded egos, cleaned up messes, planted gardens, and held her family together. Until she felt she couldn't anymore. She divorced in 1983, and moved to Chico, California.
In 1991, Phillis married James Cooke. Together they traveled the world. They walked the Great Wall of China, snorkled off the Great Barrier Reef, sailed fellucas on the Nile. They watched lions mate on the plains of Africa. On her last trip, in the days before her death, she flew in a harness through the canopy of a forest in Costa Rica.
From each faraway place, she sent postcards to her grandchildren describing wonders. Among her favorite adjectives were "glorious" and "gorgeous." For verbs, she favored "adore" and "love."
Phillis could never refuse a child hawker with trinkets to sell. She returned from her trips with handmade dolls and stale cocoa, carved compasses, bamboo boxes and wooden spoons - from Havana and Luxor, Delhi and Angkor Wat. She gave these to her children and grandchildren. She also sent clothes, books and other necessities to people she had met in distant lands. She helped two Kenyan men build homes for their families; David Okee, a Nairobi gardener, named a daughter after her.
On holidays, Phillis sent cards, sweets and gifts to all of her grandchildren. For Halloween, she sent festoons of ghosts and bats. On Valentine's Day, candy hearts arrived. Chocolate eggs and bunnies marked Easter. She was fond of holiday cards that make music when you open them.
Phillis and her sister Linda had a secret password they whispered to each other as children, and continued using in later years: "Ushi Bushi chocolate girl, maybe yes and maybe no, look at those mouths they see." Nobody else understood what they were talking about, which is why they loved it.
Phillis is survived by her three children, four grandchildren--Alexandra, Jack, Stella and Leila--and by two sisters, Carla Simonds Warren and Linda Vail Simonds.
A memorial service will be held at the Mystic Yachting Center in Mystic, Connecticut, at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the World Wildlife Fund in Washington D.C.,

James Mansfield Cooke
November 18, 1929 - November 04, 2004
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois
Resided In: Chico, California
Memorial services will be held for JAMES MANSFIELD COOKE, 74, of Chico 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 15th at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. He died Thursday November 4, 2004 at his home. Jim was born November 18, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois to Bernice and Leslie Lyman Cooke. He was raised in Winnetka, Illinois. He was a graduate of Choate Preparatory School in Wallingford, Connecticut, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA. In 1991 he married his wife Phillis. His parents and two brothers, Leslie L. Cooke Jr. and Thomas W. Cooke, preceded Jim in death. Survivors include his sister, Beverly Cooke Creighton of Washington; a daughter, Cherie Cooke Rosenquist; two sons, Patrick L. Cooke of Prairie Village, KS and James M. Cooke Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Cooke and two grandchildren, Larissa and Troy Cooke all of El Dorado Hills, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Enloe Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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