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Violet May Archibald
May 09, 1916 - April 10, 2007
Birthplace: Goldfield, Nevada
Resided In: Chico, California
Violet May Archibald
Violet May Archibald died peacefully of old age early on the morning of April 10, 2007, at nearly 91 years of age. Born the elder of two daughters on May 9, 1916, to Earl and Celeste Wood in Goldfield, Nevada, she spent her childhood years in Southern California and Redding where she finished high school in the brutal years of the Great Depression, and met and married her husband of nearly 66 years, John R. Archibald, who pre-deceased her in 2002 at the age of 89. Violet was a homemaker and farm wife who found pleasure and fulfillment in the life of the small family farm in Butte Valley, Siskiyou County, California. There she created a successful and nurturing home life for her husband and their only child, Clinton of Seattle, Washington. She and John enjoyed good years of retirement, making new friends while wintering in their travel trailer at their favorite campground on the Arizona Desert and spending their summers fishing and enjoying the backcountry of Northern Nevada and Eastern Oregon. They settled in Chico in 1995 where Violet resided the last four years of her life at The Country House Senior Assisted Living Center. She grew up with a deep appreciation of books and reading, loving the classics of English literature and poetry. Her other interests centered on the necessary folk arts and skills of rural America. She canned fruit, and her family always enjoyed homemade jams and jellies. She could roll out the most perfectly round, evenly uniform piecrust. She enjoyed sewing, dabbled at watercolor painting, executed perfect cross-stitch embroidery and did exquisite huck toweling embroidery that she gave as wedding and shower presents for years. In later years, until her eyesight failed and magnification became inadequate, she was an avid stalwart of a quilting group, entertainingly called "Hens and Chicks," reflecting the wide age range of its members; she pieced quilt tops and did fastidiously perfect quilting with needle and thread, by hand. She was loved and will be intensely missed by family and friends. Interment will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding, California, at a private graveside service for family and close friends.

Sandra Pauline Chellberg Christophersen
May 16, 1960 - July 19, 2007
Birthplace: Oroville, California
Resided In: Chico, California
Sandra Pauline Chellberg Christophersen went home to be with her dear Savior on July 19, 2007 in Chico. She was born in Oroville, CA on May 16, 1960. She was raised in Chico, and in 1968 she moved with her family to Fort Bragg where she graduated from high school. On February 25, 1982 she married Don Christophersen in Fort Bragg at Calvary Baptist Church. Sandy loved the Lord and had such strong faith. Even though she suffered for so many years, she never let on how she was really feeling. She always had a smile and a word of encouragement. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church.
Survivors include her husband, Don; 2 sons, Matthew and Kevin; her parents, Gene and Marilyn Chellberg; 2 brothers, Jim and Bob Chellberg; 2 aunts, Jodi Taylor and Shirley Compton; other family members, Melissa & Josh Hull & children, Keirsten, Kiah & Isaiah; Amanda & children, Nicole, Wesley & Jacob; Andrea & Nadine Chellberg and many cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Sharon, and her grandparents, Pauline and Jim Rowe.
Funeral services will be held July 25th Wednesday 11:00a.m. at First Christian Church. A visitation will be from 5 to 7p.m. on Tuesday at Newton-Bracewell. Burial will take place at Chico Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandra Christophersen Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Timothy John Carroll
November 16, 1954 - July 20, 2007
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
Resided In: Chico, California
“I am a Foreigner In My Native Land. My Strengths Paralyze Me. Winning Leaves Me Feeling Loss. I Go to Bed as the Sun Rises. When I Lie Down, I Have an Odd Fear of Falling.” From Tim Carroll’s webpage
Tim Carroll passed peacefully into the Light at home at the age of 52 on July 20, 2007.
A larger than life character, Tim was a person of many passions. He loved sailing, whitewater rafting, chess, scuba diving, public policy debate and politics, his community, and, above all, his friends and family. Mentor, guide, philosopher, healer, student and teacher, writer, seeker of adventure, truth and lover of complexity, Tim loved to create memories for others.
As Tim wrote, “I'm deeply interested in the current state of humanity, from politics to popular culture. We're on the cutting edge of evolution and are collectively responsible for everything. That which we do unto the least of us, we do unto ourselves.”
Tim is survived by his wife Cris, his children Shannon Jacobson, Robin Carroll, and Jordan Cripps, his grandchildren Christopher Jacobson and Trinity Phoenix Carroll, and his sister Nancy Young.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Tim should create their own magic memories and live life to its fullest. Question everything and vote. If you are given two choices, find a third. Support organizations which advocate peace, social justice and compassion for others.
The family invites all friends to join them to share memories and toast Tim’s extraordinary and full life on Saturday, July 28, 2007, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Scotty’s Landing by the Sacramento River, 12609 River Road, Chico.

Mary Lou Murrish
December 21, 1923 - July 20, 2007
Birthplace: Seminole, Oklahoma
Resided In: Oroville, California
Mary Lou Murrish, 83, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2007 surrounded by her family. Mary was born December 21, 1923 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She came to Oroville when she married the late Delbert Murrish in 1942.
She is survived by her son, Michael Murrish and his wife Karen of Chico; her daughter, Patricia Murrish of Oroville; her granddaughter, Lori Boyd and her husband Steve of Chico and her granddaughter, Brandie Murrish of Rocklin, California. Mary is also survived by her brother, R.T. Higgins of Corpus Christi, Texas; her sister, Patsy Nell Ordner of Lula, Georgia as well as many nieces and nephews.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Masonic Lodge #103 in Oroville, the Butte Humane Society or to a favorite charity in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
We cried when she left us but we will always smile because she was here. We hope that you will do the same.

Leah Juantia Kightlinger
April 14, 1912 - July 21, 2007
Birthplace: Chico, California
Resided In: Oroville, California
Leah Juanita Kightlinger (Morton) of Oroville was born on April 14, 1912 in Chico, Ca to Wilkerson. She was raised by her mother’s older sister, the late Vera Wilkerson Colburn, and Vera’s husband, the late Avery Colburn.
Leah was the first female bus driver for Greyhound many years ago. Following her employment with Greyhound she worked for the US Government at Alameda Naval Air Station where she met her late husband (Arthur Kightlinger) of 61 years.
Three of her sons, Robert (Bob) Morton, Thomas (Tom) Morton, Richard (Dick) Morton, daughter-in-law Beverly Morton, and her grandson David Morton also preceded her in death
Leah is survived by her only living son, Jim Morton of Tacoma, WA and Jim’s wife, Vonnie. She also leaves behind 14 Grandchildren, 39 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great-great Grandchildren.
Jim and Vonnie would like to express their gratitude to Oak Knoll Assisted Living in Paradise for the outstanding gentle and loving care that they provided during the last 5 months of Mama’s life under, sometimes, very difficult circumstances. Also, Country Crest Skilled Nursing in Oroville provided wonderfully gentle and efficient care to both mama and Arthur during the final weeks of their lives. The level of care and attention provided to our loved ones at both of these facilities was superb.
Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 25, form 6:00-8:00 p.m.. Private interment will be at the Cohasset Cemetery.

Marvin Lewis Brunold
July 20, 1918 - July 27, 2007
Birthplace: Fiddletown (Oleta), California
Resided In: Chico, California
Marvin Lewis Brunold, 89, of Chico died Friday July 27, 2007 with his family by his side. He was born July 20, 1918 in Fiddle town (Oleta), California to Mary and George Brunold.
During WWII he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and on October 18, 1944 he married Louise Doefler. Marvin worked for Pacific Telephone Company for 26-years. He was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church, a member of Chico Leland Stanford Masonic Lodge # 111, Royal Arch #42, Knights Templar Commandry #5, Butte Council #50, Ben Ali Shrine of Sacramento, Sirs #63 and the Telephone Pioneers.
Survivors include his wife, Louise; 2 daughters, Gayle Burr (Bill) and Linda Brunold; a grandson, Bryan Van Valen (Sherry); a granddaughter, Stacee Mitchell (Lewis); 2 great-granddaughters, Ciara Van Valen and Mariah Mitchell; 2 great-grandsons, Devan and Taylor Weinbrenner, and several nephews and nieces. His sister, Irene Tippie, predeceased him.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2007 at Faith Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Shriners Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society or a favorite charity in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Richard LaVerne Standley
July 11, 1925 - July 28, 2007
Birthplace: Kansas
Resided In: Chico, California
Dick was born in Kansas on July 11, 1925 to Eldon and Sarah Standley and was the third oldest of six children. This was the beginning of a long and fulfilling life. He died July 28, 2007 in Chico, Calif. at the age of 81.
Dick volunteered and enlisted in the Army during WWII, receiving four bronze stars of valor, a Purple Heart, also a Good Conduct Medal and his company received The Presidential Award.
After the war he met the love of his life, Helen Doris Bangert. Selling his car for a wedding ring, they were married three months later on December 2, 1945. Dick and Helen enjoyed a strong and loving marriage that lasted for 61 years. Their wedding was the beginning of a wonderful life together, which brought into this world, six children. Dick and Helen had thirteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Also, not to be forgotten loving in-laws and loving close friends along the way.
Dick, along with his wife, owned Helen and Dick Auto Sales with the support from their oldest son Rick, for 23 years. While in the car business for a total of 55 years, he brought honesty and integrity to his profession. Dick was known as a true gentleman of his trade and had the respect of all that knew him. Besides the car business, he had many friends out on the golf course, his second love. Dick and his wife Helen were members of Bidwell Golf Course for over 20 years. If you couldn’t find Dick at the car lot, he was on the golf course.
Dick loved the Lord, his family and friends--being surrounded by them gave him his greatest joy in life. It was his quick wit and contagious personality that drew people to him.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Sarah Standley; brothers: Marvin and Joe; as well as two sisters: Jane and Ginger. He is survived by his wife, Helen Standley; children: Deanna and Virgil Keener of Bloomington, Calif., Patricia Standley of Chico, Constance and John Welch of Charlton, MA., Kathleen and Donald Conner of Oakdale, Calif., Richard W. Standley of Chico, James and Corina Standley of Chico; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Dick will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. A viewing will be held 6pm-8pm, Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church On Thursday, August 2, at 5pm with private burial at Northern California Veteran Cemetery in Igo, Calif. Those wishing to honor Dick’s memory, the family has requested donations be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Well Ministries in care of Newton-Bracewell.

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