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Ruel "Dewayne" Saxton
October 25, 1932 - April 04, 2007
Birthplace: Edmond, Kansas
Resided In: Chico, California
Ruel Dewayne Saxton died April 4, 2007 in Chico. He was born October 25, 1932 in Edmond, Kansas to Ruel and Nettie Saxton.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, of 54 years; children, Dewayne (Pam) of Arizona, Lora Lewis of Corning, David (Cyndi) of Sacramento, Jim (Becky) of Chico and adopted son, Mike Moakley of Paradise; his brother, Darrell (Jane) of Coos Bay, Oregon; grandchildren, Kristi Lewis, AJ Saxton, Crystal Saxton and many nieces and nephews. His parents and infant granddaughter, Shauna Saxton preceded him in death.
Our dad believed in serving others and did so by serving in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1951 to 1954. He was also a Captain of the Chico Police Department Reserves, Assistant Fire Captain with the North Chico Volunteers, Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America where he saw all three of his sons achieve Eagle Scout status, Past Commander of VFW Post 1932 in Red Bluff and a member of the Sons of Thunder.
He enjoyed his involvement with the VFW, playing golf and cards, square dancing, camping and mostly being with his family. He also loved being outdoors in God’s creation
Visitation will be held from 2p.m. – 5p.m. on Saturday April 7th at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. A memorial services will be 11:00a.m. Monday April 9th at Woodson Bridge State Park, and a potluck picnic will immediately follow. Please bring lawn chairs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VFW Chico Post 1555 in care of the funeral home. We’ll miss you dad!

Gary Lawrence Franks
April 21, 1954 - April 06, 2007
Birthplace: Chico, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Gary Franks was born April 21, 1954 in Chico California, and on April 6, 2007 he peacefully passed away in his home guided by the Lord’s hand.
Gary attended Chico schools graduating from Chico High in 1973. He joined the Marine Corps but was released a year later because of a previous medical condition. Until just the last few years, Gary was a passionate camper, fisherman and hunter. He spent as much time as possible in the mountains, especially Payne’s Creek.
Gary suffered long term physical illnesses that led him to work with Option Care and Nutrishare for better efficiency of TNP pumps. He occasionally spoke at conventions and training classes designed to give hands-on knowledge to better the programs for the patients. His also enjoyed working with the children at Do-it Leisure.
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Larry Franks and survived by his son, Thomas Franks and grandson Christian; his mother Shirle Franks; sister’s Sherry Payne and Nancy Franks and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will celebrate his life with an intimate family gathering. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Chico Do-it Leisure Program in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Elaine Carol Locke
July 01, 1943 - April 07, 2007
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Elaine Carol Locke passed away peacefully on 7 April, 2007 in the company of many dear and beloved friends. While in the hospital she was heard saying, “I Love People” which was evidenced by the number of phone calls and visits to Elaine in the hospital.
Elaine was born 1 July, 1943 to Thomas E. and Dorothy Vandercook and grew up in Orangevale. She graduated in 1961 from San Juan High in Citrus Heights. Elaine took nursing in College to become a Home Health Nurse. Elaine moved to Chico in 1977 and worked as a driver for Senior Nutrition Program, Work Training Center and for the Chico Clipper.
Elaine will be missed by many, as she showed great care and compassion to all she met. Funeral Services will be held for Elaine Locke on Saturday 14 April, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 735 W. East Ave., in Chico. There will be a viewing on Friday evening between 5-7 p.m. at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home at 680 Camellia Way, in Chico.

Thomas "Tommy" Shoaff
September 16, 1971 - April 07, 2007
Birthplace: Ontario, California
Resided In: Chico, California
While I couldn’t speak, I managed to let all the wonderful people around me know how much I loved them. When my Daddy died 10 years ago my cousin Tammy and her husband Mike became my second family. They took such good care of me and my Aunt Linda was always there if I needed her.
I loved horses, car races, days out of doors, cartoons and any toy that made a noise. My Dad (Chuck Shoaff) and Tammy made sure that my life was full of fun and activities, but most of all with love I had a loving family of Aunts and Uncles and my Grandma and Grandpa Anderson spent lots of time seeing to my needs.
I was also blessed with an extended family, first at Loma Vista going to school and then to Joe McGie Center. These were wonderful years with many caring people. Also my friend Bruce Wahl saw to all my special needs.
While my body was impaired, my life was full. God blessed me with loving, caring family and friends. I was truly blessed.
My family; Tammy, Mike and Kyle Krous, my second family; Cousin Linda and Jim Williams, my loving Aunt and Uncle; Darlene and Andy Anderson, my loving Grandma and Grandpa; Aunts and Uncles Betty and Rick Borges, Mike and Dawn Shoaff, Kathy and Jim Banther, Richard and Kathy McGee, Nancy Williams and 16 cousins.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Ministries at 845 W. 4th Avenue. There will be a private inurnment at Chico Memorial Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Joe McGie Center, the March of Dimes or Cerebral Palsy in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Eva Marie Wagner
August 05, 1923 - April 08, 2007
Birthplace: Stockton, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Eva Wagner went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday April 8, 2007 with her family by her side. She was born August 5, 1923 in Stockton, California to Alexander and Mary Krause.
On February 1, 1948 she married Emory Wagner, and the couple made their home in Chico where Eva owned and operated Wagner Stationery and Gifts. She was a former member of the Breakfast Exchange Club and an active member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Mary Hutler; 4 granddaughters, Yvette, Tracey, Kandis and Kimberlee; a grandson, Kevin; 9 great-grandsons and 2 great-granddaughters.
A memorial service will be held during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service, April 15th at Faith Baptist Church that meets at the Chico Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1877 Hooker Oak Ave. Private burial will take place next to her husband, Emory, son, Ricky and granddaughter, Kristin at Chico Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Lyle Wilbur Carter
January 15, 1922 - April 08, 2007
Birthplace: New Plymouth, Idaho
Resided In: Chico, California
Lyle Wilbur Carter was born in New Plymouth, Idaho on January 15, 1922 to Wilbur and Myrtle Carter. He passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2007 surrounded by his loving family.
Lyle grew up in Vale, Oregon where his father was a farmer. Up through the eighth grade, Lyle and his brother, Don, rode a horse to a one-room school called White Settlement. Later, Lyle was very active in sports and organizations at Vale High School. He was on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He was also president of the student body and valedictorian of his graduating class in 1940. After high school, Lyle worked for a year to earn money to go to college. He went to the College of Idaho where he met his future wife, Jean Buchanan. World War II interrupted his schooling when he joined the service. He was in the Navy and was sent to China where he was part of SACO (Sino-American Cooperative Organization) also known as the Rice Paddy Navy. He led a squad that trained Chinese guerillas who were fighting the Japanese. After the war, he served on a gun boat for a year before being returned to the states. He went back to the College of Idaho where he finished a double major in history and economics with a minor in English.
After graduation, Lyle and a friend got jobs as miners in a gold mine in Idaho but after a few months they quit and decided to go to Alaska. They got jobs building an airport runway but left before winter arrived. Lyle went to Los Angeles where Jean was living and they rekindled their romance. They were married on August 25, 1950 in Las Vegas. They returned to Los Angeles and Lyle went to school to learn about small engines. He got a job and eventually was hired by Northrop Aviation. When Northrop made plans to open a plant in Northern California, Lyle and Jean decided to move too. They relocated to Woodland but Northrop lost a government contract and decided not to open the plant.
Lyle decided to change careers and went to UC Davis to get his teaching credential. He got a job teaching at Armijo Union High in Fairfield. He taught for three years in Fairfield but Jean and Lyle decided to relocate and they moved to Chico in1961 when Lyle got a job at Chico High School. He taught English at Chico High until 1965 when P.V. opened. He taught English and educationally handicapped students at P.V. until the early 1980’s when he moved to Fairview H.S. where he taught reading and mathematics. Lyle retired in 1987.
Lyle loved to play golf, read (especially westerns), do crossword puzzles, listen to music (big band, country western) and to work in the yard. He was a sports fan who liked to watch most sports (especially golf, football, and baseball).
Lyle is survived by his daughter Nancy, son Kip, grandchildren Tammi and Troy, and brother Don. Jean died last year. A private family ceremony is planned. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Gregory Owen Steinbeck
September 12, 1955 - April 09, 2007
Birthplace: Roseville, California
Resided In: Gridley, California
Gregory Owen Steinbeck
Gregory O. Steinbeck age, 51, passed away Monday, April 9, 2007 in Gridley, California. He was born September 12, 1955 in Roseville, California to Patsy and Russell Steinbeck. He served actively in his public ministry as one of Jehovah’s Witness for some 26 years, finding great joy in discussing Bible truth’s with his neighbors here in the Gridley area. He is survived by his wife Sueane Steinbeck of Gridley, all three of his parents Jim & Patsy Hutchinson and Russell Steinbeck, two grandmothers, Edith Short and Eva Jolliff, one brother Jeff, and seven sisters, Vicki, Suzzanne, Leslie, Michelle, Emily, Lindsey, Robin, and one granddaughter. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 3:00p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 140 Idaho St., Gridley, CA. Arrangements were handled by Newton-Bracewell Funeral of Magalia.

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