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Delmer Arden Thompson
September 21, 1914 - December 25, 2006
Birthplace: Oregon
Resided In: Los Molinos, California
Delmer Arden Thompson, 92, of Los Molinos died Monday December 25, 2006 at a Chico convalescent hospital.
He was born September 21, 1914 in Oregon to William and Ledah Thompson.
On July 9, 1938 he married Alice C. Spreadborough.
The couple lived in Washington, Southern California and Nevada before settling in Los Molinos in 1963.
Delmer served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and worked as a crane operator for many years.
He was a member of the Corning Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include a son, Delmer Lee Thompson; a daughter, Judy Jackson; many grand and great-grandchildren. Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Faye E. Clark
September 23, 1933 - December 27, 2006
Birthplace: Sheldon, Iowa
Resided In: Chico, California
Faye was born on Sept. 23rd, 1933 in Sheldon, Iowa. She was a very talented musician/entertainer, skilled at playing the guitar, drums and piano. At the age of twelve, Faye started singing professionally. While performing at the International Settlement in San Francisco, she met and married professional comedian Jackie Vernon, whom Milton Berle referred to as the comedians' comedian. The marriage failed and Faye later met and married Lee Maynard while singing in Anchorage, Alaska. Together, they formed the Faye and Lee Maynard Duo and entertained across the United States, the Bahamas, Australia, and Europe. Faye had a large repertoire of songs, and the late Dr. Mazen said that she never even repeated a song thru three sets. The Maynards entertained at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and later opened "The Melody Club" in Vegas. The club was either named after their daughter Melody or vice versa; (but what happens in Vegas stays there). Faye returned to Chico in 1967 and went to work for her brother-in-law Bill Brownell (Brownell Honda Motorcycles). She later married her childhood love, Archie McKinnon. Faye was a member of the Eagles, participated in Chico bowling leagues, and loved playing pinochle. She will be missed by many who loved her dearly.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Myers Clark and Alice Yore; her brother, Cal Clark, and sister, Darleen Clark. She leaves her daughter, Melody Slothower; sister, Joy Brownell; brother, Lloyd Clark and his wife Loretta; niece, Wendy Barrow; nephews, Mike Clark and Bill Brownell, Jr.
Graveside services will be held 1p.m. Friday January 5th at Chico Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. A memorial reception will follow the graveside service at 2 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 1940 Mulberry Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eagles Lodge Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Sallykit T. Pembroke
June 06, 1924 - March 24, 2007
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Sallykit T. Pembroke died peacefully in her home on March 24, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Katherine Sylene Tappan to Willis Josephine Tappan in Sacramento, California, on June 6, 1924. She attended Catholic schools and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1942. She married Raymond W. Pembroke on June 27, 1943.
Sallykit earned an A.A. degree from Butte College and a real estate license. She was a successful real estate agent in Salinas, Monterey, Carmel and Dixon before retiring to Chico. She loved to sew, knit, sing, cook and bake for her family.
She is preceded in death by brothers Michael and Patrick Tappan, sister Maryjo Laidlaw and daughters Kit Hawes and JoAnn Schermetzler. She is survived by daughters Sharon (Bill) Swifka, Sally (Orville) Klein, all of Dixon, and Patty (Gary) Chazen of Rocklin; sons Timothy (Pat) of Bothell, Washington, Michael (Paula) Pembroke and Peter (Colleen) Pembroke, all of Chico; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A vigil will take place 6:30p.m. Wednesday March 28th at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held 10:00a.m. Thursday March 29th at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

Nola "Vee" Haines
November 20, 1927 - March 26, 2007
Birthplace: Logan, New Mexico
Resided In: Chico, California
Vee Haines, age 79, passed away at Chico Creek Convalescent Hospital on March 26, 2007, after a long illness.
Vee was born in Logan, NM, on November 20, 1927, to George and Neola Haines. She was the youngest of six brothers and sisters. The family eventually moved to Portales, NM, where she graduated from Portales High School.
In 1953, she and her family moved to Redding, CA, where she worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 16 years. In 1971, the family moved to Chico, CA, where they operated a grocery store until 1976. She managed Stationer's Hallmark for several years until she retired in 2003.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Norton, and his wife, Katie, of Chico, CA; her son, Don Norton, and his wife, Paula, of Chico, CA; five grandchildren, Mallory, Michelle, James, Sean, and Jack; sister, Anna Lee McCafferty, of Amarillo, TX; and brother, Arlin Haines, of Irvine, CA.
She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Norton, in 1976; brother, Alton; brother, Demoree; and sister, Eileen.
A private service will be held at a later date. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Steven Bartok
November 01, 1918 - March 27, 2007
Birthplace: Torna, Hungary
Resided In: Chico, California
Steven was born November 1, 1918 and passed away March 27, 2007. He was born in Torna, Hungary to Anna & John Bartok, the family immigrated to the U.S. in 1925 and settled in the Chicago area, where Steve met and married Marion, his sweetheart of 65 years.
Steve enlisted in the Navy as a 1st Class Electrician with the SeaBee’s in June, 1943 and toured Midway, Hawaii, and the Philippines before his discharge on V. J. Day in December, 1945.
Steve owned and operated his own business as an electrical contractor in Orange County for many years before retiring and settling in the Chico area with his family in the early 1980’s. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement on the golf course, playing bridge, and spending time with his family and friends.
Steve is preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Belter (2000) and brother John (2005). He is survived by his wife, Marion; son, Chuck (Shirley); daughter, Barbara (Tim Flint); son-in-law, Bob Belter (Nita); as well as his loving and supportive grandsons, Matt (Nicci); Mark (Lisa); Mitch Belter and Jonathon Bartok. Some of his fondest moments were spending time with his beautiful great-granddaughters Elizabeth, Madeline, Annie (Matt & Nicci) and Eviana Belter (Mark & Lisa).
Steven Bartok was a hard-working, intelligent, and witty man. We are proud to have been such a big part of his life. We will all miss him!
A Celebration of his Life will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church, Chico at 11:00 am with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will be a private service for immediate family only.

Hiram Leonard Huffman
June 03, 1920 - March 27, 2007
Birthplace: Butte City, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Hiram L. Huffman, 86, passed away March 27, 2007 in Chico, CA. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2 at Willows Cemetery.
Hiram was born June 3, 1920 in Butte City, CA to George and Janet Huffman. He attended Codora Grammar School. In 1938, he graduated from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA. Following graduation he worked for a surveying company in the Natomas district. During World War II he served in the 213th Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theatre. In 1944, he married Jean McKissick of Sacramento. He was Honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant in 1945. Following his discharge, he began custom rice harvesting in North Sacramento. In 1957 he began farming in Colusa.
Hiram was a past member of Colusa County Farm Bureau and the Butte City Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and get togethers with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by Jean, his wife of 47 years; brothers George and John; sisters Elizabeth Fendt, Rhoda Waite, and Ida Zehrbach. He is survived by daughters Gay (Claud) Evans of Durham, Jan (Tom) Conway of Princeton, and son, Glenn (Chris) of Colusa; grandsons Scott Kimberlee) Evans of Nevada City, Brian (Shannon) Evans of Durham, Matthew Huffman of Reno, NV, and Kevin Huffman of Colusa; brother-in-law Roy McKissick of Lodi and Sister-in-law Hazel Rushing of Reno, NV.,and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Michael Wayne Calkins
December 07, 1954 - March 29, 2007
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
Resided In: Oroville, California
Michael Calkins
Michael Wayne Calkins was born on December 7, 1954 in Sacramento, Calif. to Louis and Adelaide Calkins.
He died at his home in Oroville, Calif. on March 29, 2007 at the age of 52.
Michael enjoyed being outdoors and liked to fish, camp and swim.
He loved to spend time with his family.
He enjoyed talking with people and was a good storyteller with a sence of humor.
Michael is survived by his three children, Christi Calkins, Kim Calkins and Mike Calkins; brother, Delvin Calkins; sisters, Marilyne Seifert, Sharon Casaccia and Linda Jackson; as well as five grandchildren.

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