D. L. Yeater
July 08, 1918 - January 23, 2005
Birthplace: Flora, Indiana
Resided In: Chico, California
Memorial services will be held for D.L. Yeater, 86, of Chico 11:00a.m. Saturday January 29th at Grace Brethren Church. He went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2005. D.L. was born July 8, 1918 in Flora, Indiana to Lewis and Arena Yeater. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army. On March 20, 1944 he married Dorothy Bigham. D.L. worked in sales for many years. He was a charter member of Grace Brethren Church and was a devoted Christian. Survivors include 2 daughters, Lynne Yeater Spesert of Beaverton, Oregon and Deanna Yeater Spesert of Chico; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends are also invited to the graveside service 3:00p.m. Friday at Chico Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Brethren Church Kelly’s Place Mission Fund for Zambia in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
Harry James Doughty
July 12, 1929 - January 24, 2005
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California
Resided In: Biggs, California
A memorial service will be held for Harry James Doughty at 1 pm on Friday, January 28 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Harry of Biggs, Calif, 75, died on January 24, 2005, in Chico.
He was 1 of 5 children born to Elizabeth and Joseph Doughty in Santa Rosa, Calif on July 12, 1929. He was a 36-year resident of Biggs and a heavy equipment operator for Wehah Farms.
Mary Lou Dugger and Harry were married in Reno, NV on Oct 20, 1949. They were married for 55 years and had 7 children.
He is survived by wife, Mary Lou; daughters, Irene Perkins, Evelyn Davis, Maple Girdler, Julie Robertson and Ethel Byers; son, Edward Doughty; brothers, Howard Doughty, Richard Doughty and Gerald Doughty; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Daughter, Anna Discoe and sister, Edith West, preceded him in death. Memorial donations may be made to Enloe Cancer Center in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
Stanley William Hinkle
March 11, 1916 - January 24, 2005
Birthplace: Spaulding, Nebraska
Resided In: Red Bluff, California
Stanley William Hinkle passed away at his home on Monday morning, January 24, 2005. He was 88 years old, born in Nebraska on March 11, 1916.
He had three loves—his family, his church, and his work—and managed to give full attention to each. He had a knack for business projects from the time he was twelve, when he started his own ice business. He was creative in both his trucking business of 45 years, and his construction projects, which he continued into his late seventies. He and his father built the large, rounded-top building on Montgomery Road, that now belongs to “I-5 Tires.”
In the 1950's he moved an empty house for several blocks, to a new location where it became a chapel and parsonage for the First Church of God, in Red Bluff. Large projects didn't daunt him. He was also involved in the various buildings as the church grew. He originally established the sound system in the present church building, designing and constructing the sound booth, and spending hours in research to equip it.
He was able to accomplish so much over the years because of his practice of finishing one job before starting another. Also, a strict, life-long rule that he followed was to never complain. He was a patient man, and made friends readily, and had the ability to make one laugh.
As his health failed, God and the Bible became more and more important to him. He died in peace.
He is survived by Evalyn, his wife of nearly 58 years, two daughters, Cathleen Eckelbarger of Red Bluff, and Valerie Strieby of New Hampshire, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three sisters.
Services will be held 3:p.m. Saturday January 29th at First Church of God on Luther and Jackson.
James Alexander Brown, Sr.
February 10, 1933 - January 26, 2005
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Resided In: Oroville, California
A funeral will be held for James Brown, 71, at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 4, at the Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Ave in Oroville. He died on Jan. 26, 2005 in Sacramento.
James was born on Feb. 10, 1933, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to John and Ella Brown. He attended Oroville public schools and was a resident of Gridley from 1955 until 1997, Chico until 2002 and then Oroville just prior to his death.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Juliette, parents, and brothers, Eugene and Willie Brown. He is survived by 5 children, Tonia Howlan, Venetia Brown, Pamela Venable, James Brown, Jr. Leslie Brown, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held 6 to 9 p.m., Thurs, Jan 3 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Hazel Buchanan Maybin
March 11, 1913 - January 29, 2005
Birthplace: La Mesa, New Mexico
Resided In: Chico, California
Hazel Buchanan Maybin was born in La Mesa, New Mexico on March 11, 1913 and passed away on January 29, 2005 in Chico, CA. She lived in Texas until she was 6 years old and then was adopted by Harry and Myrtle Buchanan of Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Los Angeles High School and later from the University of Southern California in the ‘30s where she was one of the first female engineers to attain that degree from USC.
After graduation she worked for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company where she met and married Robert Orten Maybin on March 8, 1940; the couple raised 2 children, Patricia and Harry Maybin. She was active in their school and youth work becoming PTA president of the L.A. School District and was very active in the L.A. County 4-H Club program. Hazel managed the Antelope Valley Fair Agriculture unit for many years. She was the secretary for the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chico and played in the Vocalalies Ukulele Band. She loved to travel and was active in several craft groups during her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Neuenburg of Hemet, CA; her son, Harry of Chico; 5 grandsons, and 2 great-grandsons.
Memorial services will be held 2p.m. Wednesday February 9th at Sycamore Glen, 1199 Diablo Avenue in Chico. Burial will take place next to her husband Friday February 3rd at Phoenix Memorial Park in Phoenix, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sycamore Glen Crafts Group in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
Michael Allan "Mike" Boese
January 01, 1966 - January 29, 2005
Birthplace: Kennewick, Washington
Resided In: Chico, California
Mike was born July 1, 1966 in Kennewick, Washington. He died unexpectedly January 29, 2005. Mike moved to Chico in 1980. He graduated from CSUC in 1995 after serving in the United States Army. He was a professional Chef and loved making great food for his customers, family and friends.
From Alaska to Costa Rica and the past eight years in Butte Creek Country Club (BCCC) he applied his mastery of awesome food. . He loved music and played the guitar.
He leaves his mother Maggie Anderson; brothers, Dean Boese and Dave McKeown; in addition to his aunt Carol Collier; and uncles Steve Boese and Paul Boese; many nieces; nephews; and cousins.
There will be a gathering to celebrate his life at BCCC on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Mike was a kind and generous soul, he gave the ultimate gift of organ donation. Memorial Donations may be made to the Michael Boese Memorial Fund in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
July 24, 1924 - January 30, 2005
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas
Resided In: Paradise, California
Eunice R. Ethell, born on July 24, 1924 in Kansas City, Kansas, passed away on January 30, 2005. She has been a resident of Paradise, CA for 25 years.
Eunice was the cherished and adored wife of Keith Ethell, the love of her life, married for 45 years.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Keith Ethell, four children; Kathy Mula of Orangevale, CA, Lesli Olson of Atlanta, GA, Keven Ethell of Paradise, CA and Shelly Giacopuzzi of Camarillo, CA. Her sister Ruth McCool of Paradise, CA also, survives her. Eunice was deeply loved by her eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Keith and Eunice first met and fell in love in Santa Monica, CA and were married within three weeks. Eunice lover her daughter, Kathy, then fourteen, and accepted, loved and raised Keith’s three children, ages three, five and seven. A loving and happy family was created.
Eunice was recently baptized as a member of Craig Memorial Congregational Church and is deeply passionate about her love of God. She never missed a day reading her well-worn Bible. Her favorite music was gospel music and especially enjoyed listening to them sung by the beautiful voice of her beloved husband.
She loved their seaside home in Ensenada, Mexico where she and Keith spent time with their friends and enjoyed sunsets on the verandah.
Eunice had many close friends gathered over the years with which she never lost touch. She made friends wherever she went. Her genuine interest in people made her irresistible.
She was loved for her giving and generous nature, her sincere interest in others, her cooking – especially her wonderful pies – made her a favorite. She was described as a dear friend and a classy, beautiful lady. Keith & Eunice’s friends knew their marriage as truly a “match made in heaven”.
She will be deeply missed by her children, who deeply loved her with all their heart. She was an incredible mother and an exceptional role model.
Eunice passed peacefully at home, in her husband’s arms, as she would have wanted. She is now at home and happy and has met face-to-face with her Creator.
A memorial service was held on February 2nd at the gazebo in Paradise cemetery.
Newton-Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service of Magalia handled the arrangements.