Nora Maxine Marrion of Paradise died Feb. 23 at SunBridge Care Center For Paradise. The widowed homemaker was 89.
She was born in Oklahoma.
Her son, William Gentry of Ventura, survives her.
No services are planned. She will be privately inurned under the direction of Paradise Chapel of the Pines.
Her remains will be scattered at sea.
Mary Wennerstrom worked for the Davis Unified School District and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She held a master’s degree in mathematics.
Mrs. Wennerstrom, a resident of Paradise, died Feb. 28 at age 82.
Milton Wennerstrom, whom she married Nov. 12, 1943, survives her, as do two sons, David of San Francisco and Grant of Parrow, Alaska; and Elaine Trzpuc of Center, N.D.
The family has requested there be no services at this time.
Esther Viola Fort enjoyed helping her husband, Albert, with taxidermy. She liked to garden, can and cook. She especially cherished babysitting young children in her family.
Mrs. Fort, 96, died Wednesday at SunBridge Care Center for Paradise. She moved to the Ridge recently from Tehachapi.
She was born in Noblesville, Ind., to Martin Newby and Hannah Fredericks.
In Noblesville, on Oct. 20, 1919, she married Albert, who died in 1985.
She is survived by a son, Ray of Tehachapi; two daughters, Wawanesa Wegat and Donna Reavis, both of Paradise; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Alberta Smith and LaGay Fraser, died before her.
At her request, no services will be held. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to Donna Reavis in care of Rose Chapel. Mrs. Fort will be privately inurned.
Blanche E. Johnson, a piano and organ player, especially enjoyed music. She also bowled and played Scrabble. She worked 25 years for T.R.W. as a secretary.
Mrs. Johnson died Thursday in her Paradise home. She was 89. She moved from Carson six months ago.
Her parents were Samuel and Blanche Moore. She was born in Camden, N.J.
Surviving her are a son, Robert Young of Paradise; three daughters, Dolores Clark of Houston, Frances Harrell of Sebring, Fla., and Nancy Henkhaus of Paradise; a brother, Bud Connell of Delaware; six sisters, Eleanor Bugno of Indiana, Catherine Kellum of Florida, and Jessie Schafer, Betty Southwick, Carrie Dalhberg and Anna Friddel, all of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pacifica. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice.
Edythe Henrietta Powell was a clerical worker for Austin Contracting Co. for 10 years before retirement.
Mrs. Powell died Wednesday in her Magalia home at age 90.
She was born in Minneapolis to Henry and Tekla Johnson.
On June 6, 1968, she married Horace Powell in Alameda.
She was a member of Magalia Grange.
Her husband, Horace, survives her, as do two daughters, Janice McKinnon of Magalia and Suzanne Gripp of Orinda; and one son, James Powell of Antioch.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
Inurnment will be in Skyway Memorial Park Cemetery in Magalia.
Katherine Leadora Schwabenland worked at Continental Nut Co. in Chico.
Mrs. Schwabenland died March 2 at Paradise Health Care.
She was 76.
In Sumerton, Ariz., she was born to A.J. and Sylvia McDonald.
On Nov. 6, 1968, she married A. Richard Schwabenland in Reno, Nev.
He survives her, as do a son, Monty Sands of Visalia; a step-son, Tom Schwabenland of Paradise; two stepdaughters, Lori Gibbons of Leona Valley and Deana Gibbons of Paradise; a sister, Penny Moore of Marin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Leslie Saita.
A funeral service was held Tuesday at Paradise Chapel of the Pines.
Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association in care of Chapel of the Pines.
She is buried in Paradise Cemetery.
Clara “Cathy” Knaus had a sixth sense. She always knew things that were going to happen — and was there to help. Mrs. Knaus worked as a registered nurse. Patients and family always came first. She could make anyone feel comfortable. There was never a stranger in the room.
She was young at heart, too, never minding getting down on the same level as a child and playing in the sand. But she was equally comfortable in a fancy dress and dancing all night.
She was always the height of fashion. Even on her deathbed, her toes were painted a bright color.
Mrs. Knaus died Friday in Chico. The Magalia resident was 62.
She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Percival and Hallie Richardson. When she was 4, her father died. After that, she was sent to a Catholic boarding school in Texas. By the time she was in high school, she and her family had moved to Marysville and then to Oakland, where she graduated from St. Elizabeth’s High School.
On Aug. 13, 1956, she entered Providence School of Nursing. She met her future husband, Dick Knaus at a school dance at Merritt Yacht Club in Oakland. He wanted to know who the pretty girl in the flowery dress was.
They married Oct. 17, 1959, in Hayward. They lived and raised their family in the Bay Area. In 1975, they moved to Paradise.
Mrs. Knaus worked at Feather River Hospital for several years in the cardiac care unit. She was one of the founders of the Cardiac Rehab Program. Later, she was transferred to Oroville Hospital, where she worked in the intensive care unit until she was too sick to continue. She retired after 35 years as a registered nurse.
She enjoyed reading, working on her computer, knitting, traveling, floral arranging and being with her grandchildren.
Her survivors include her husband, Dick; three sons, Kevin of Paradise, Ken of Sacramento and Kurt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Charles Richardson of Fremont; a sister, Charlene William of Mountain Ranch; and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paradise. Brusie Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. She will be interred in Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church in care of Brusie Funeral Home.
Ethel G. Sielert enjoyed bowling, garden plants and her children. For seven years, she worked as a mail order clerk for National Systems.
She attended Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Paradise.
Mrs. Sielert, 81, died Saturday at Feather River Hospital. She moved to Paradise from Tustin in 1978.
She was born in Ohio to Edward and Elizabeth Gould.
On Nov. 28, 1970, in Las Vegas, she married Louie Sielert, who survives her.
Also surviving her are four sons, all with the last name Delmark, Jack of Westminster, James of Paradise, Joseph of Long Beach and Jerry of Oregon; two daughters, Joanne Rutledge and Jean Salmon, both of Paradise; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One daughter died before her.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today at Paradise Chapel of the Pines.
She will be buried in Paradise Cemetery.
Joseph Van Antwerp
Joseph Van Antwerp loved barbecues and being with his family.
He enjoyed fishing and camping, too. Mr. Van Antwerp was a self-employed contractor and carpenter for more than 50 years.
In his Paradise home, Mr. Antwerp died Sunday at age 83.
He was born in Shawnee, Okla., to Charles and Susannah Van Antwerp.
He moved to Paradise from Norco in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, whom he married March 9, 1941; four daughters, Ellen Whaley of Sonoma, Linda Daughetee of Ellensburg, Wash., Markie Slate of Oregon City, Ore., and Janet Scott of Paradise; one brother, Warren of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Mary Fangster of Earlsboro, Okla., and Genevieve Taylor of Riverside ; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Seven brothers and one sister died before him.
A service will be held 3 p.m. tomorrow at Rose Chapel Mortuary. He will be interred in Paradise Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Vanessa Kay Walters enjoyed crafts, gardening, roses, dogs and camping.
She was a homemaker most of her life.
Mrs. Walters died March 6 at Feather River Hospital.
She was 49.
In the Philippines, she was born to Evelyn and Earl Sorenson.
She married Kenneth Walters in San Clemente in 1975.
He survives her, as do two sons, Joseph of Chico and Joshua of Sacramento; her mother, Evelyn “Geemo” Sorenson of Walnut Creek; and a sister, Donna Tressa of Walnut Creek.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico branch, is handling the arrangements.
Charles Elmer Kirk taught for the Paradise Unified School District for 30 years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Kirk died Tuesday at age 80. He was a Paradise resident.
He was born in Oklahoma to Charles Kirk and Virda Purcell. On June 4, 1943, he married Goldie in Huntington Park.
He was a member of Paradise First Baptist Church and of the Masonic Lodge in Downey.
Besides his wife, Mr. Kirk is survived by a daughter, Kim Simmons of Palo Cedro; and four grandchildren. One daughter, Melanie, died before him.
A service will be held 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Paradise Chapel of the Pines.
He will be interred in Paradise Cemetery.
Joseph James White served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Jerauld and the USS Suamico in the Asiatic Pacific theater. He received the Victory medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. White died Tuesday at Feather River Hospital. He was 82.
He was born in Watsonville to Joseph and Dorothy White.
He was a trucker for various ranches. He attended Paradise Nazarene Church. His life was centered around his family.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Judy White of Paradise; a brother, Kenneth of Gold Hill, Ore.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Clara Fletcher.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Paradise Nazarene Church. Military honors will be conducted in San Joaquin Veterans National Cemetery.
Patrick Francis McCarthy enjoyed fishing, gardening and especially his grandchildren. He worked as a maintenance man for Paradise Health Care.
From 1958 to 1960, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry.
Mr. McCarthy died Saturday in Enloe Hospital. He was 65.
He was born in Lincoln, Neb. On Sept. 29, 1990, he married Cathryn White at Magalia Community Church.
His wife, Cathryn “Kattie,” survives him, as do a daughter, Lynn Phipps of Paradise; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Paradise Chapel of the Pines. He will be privately inurned. Friends may donate to the Patrick McCarthy trust account in care of Chapel of the Pines to help with funeral service expenses.
Alice Dahl was born Christmas day in Des Moines, Iowa. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, sewing and gardening. She worked as a school cook. And she was a member of the Senior Citizen Association.
Mrs. Dahl died Tuesday at Feather River Hospital. The Paradise resident was 77.
Her survivors include two daughters, Irene Ferdig of Lodi and Elaine Kirby of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, George Coates of Arvada, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Niki Woodward of Scottsdale, Ariz., five brothers, Harold of Edgemont, S.D., Howard Honadel of Newcastle, Wyo., Alfred of Spearfish, S.D., and Richard of Evanston, Wyo.; a sister, Betty Scott of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paradise Cemetery. Paradise Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice.
Josephine Davi loved working in her garden and enjoyed reading. Disabled at the age of 12, Ms. Davi did not work. In 1978, she moved from Santa Rosa to Paradise and then moved to Chico in 1987.
Ms. Davi died March 8 at Enloe Hospital in Chico. She was 77.
She was born in San Francisco to Vincent and Annionette Davi.
Ms. Davi is survived by five brothers, Anthony of Stonyford, Joseph and Vincent, both of Paradise, and Robert and Eugene, both of Oregon.
No services will be held. Brusie Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. She will be interred in Paradise Cemetery.
Edythe Henrietta Powell was a clerical worker for Austin Contracting Co. for 10 years before retirement. She lived in Port Chicago for more than 50 years before moving to DeSabla in 1968.
Mrs. Powell died Wednesday in her Magalia home at age 90.
She was born in Minneapolis to Henry and Tekla Johnson. On June 6, 1929, she married Horace Powell in Alameda.
She was a member of DeSabla Grange.
Her husband, Horace, survives her, as do two daughters, Janice McKinnon of Magalia and Suzanne Gripp of Orinda; one son, James Powell of Antioch; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Paradise Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements. Inurnment will be in Skyway Memorial Park Cemetery in Magalia. Donations can be made to Meals-on-Wheels, P.O. Drawer 2287, Paradise, in her memory.
Joe Van Antwerp
Joseph Van Antwerp loved barbecues and being with his family. He enjoyed fishing and camping, too. Mr. Van Antwerp was a self-employed contractor and carpenter for more than 50 years.
In his Paradise home, Mr. Antwerp died Sunday at age 83.
He was born in Shawnee, Okla., to Charles and Susannah Van Antwerp. He moved to Paradise from Norco in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, whom he married March 9, 1941; four daughters, Ellen Whaley of Sonoma, Linda Daughetee of Ellensburg, Wash., Margie Slate of Oregon City, Ore., and Janet Scott of Paradise; one brother, Warren of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Mary Sangster of Earlsboro, Okla., and Genevieve Taylor of Riverside; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Seven brothers and one sister died before her.
A service was held Wednesday at Rose Chapel Mortuary. He was interred in Paradise Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Maxine Elizabeth Cryan, a member of several Ridge organizations, died last weekend at Feather River Hospital.
Formerly of Mountain View, she joined the Paradise Eagles Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Paradise Lodge and Elks Wives after moving to the Ridge.
She was a bookkeeper for 30 years.
She was born in San Francisco to William McKaoun and his wife, whose name is unknown.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Harry, who died in 1975.
She will be buried with her husband in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.
She is survived by a daughter, Carleen Hordemann, of Moscow, Idaho, two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
Walter Andrew Olson was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., the son of Edwin and Agnes Olson.
He was a painting contractor for 36 years.
He also worked as an interior decorator. He is survived by his wife, Luetta Olson of Paradise, and a sister, Edna Arvidson of Ashtabula, Ohio.
No services are planned.
Cremation will take place at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary, which is handling the arrangements. Inurnment will be private.
Gregory Steven Williams, 40, was the former owner of Shear Perfections Hair Salon in Willits.
Williams died March 3 in Whiskey Flats.
A Magalia resident, he was born in Redding and graduated from Willits High School.
Mr. Williams enjoyed gold mining and was formerly a men’s hair stylist.
He is survived by his son Nicholas, 13, and daughter, Katrina, 10, both of Jackson; his parents, Walter G. and Mae Williams of Willits; grandmother Sue Williams of Paradise, and aunt, Virgina Knapp of Paradise.
No services will be held at his request. Inurnment at Willits Cemetery will be private. Rose Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Rickie May Hugabroom of Paradise spent her last 20 years in Paradise, where she enjoyed being near her family and watching her grandchildren grow up.
She was born in Alhambra, the daughter of Wallace and Honor Miller.
She was raised in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Banning High School in Wilmington.
While raising her two sons, she worked for several fine restaurants in Alhambra and Paradise.
She is survived by sons Rod Evans of Paradise and Ed Hugabroom of Chico; a sister, Zarita Classen of Paradise; and four grandchildren.
Private burial will take place next to her parents at Paradise Cemetery.
Newton-Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service of Magalia handled the arrangements.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow for Faye Beatrice Edwards, 93, who died Thursday at Feather River Hospital.
Faye was born in Merrill, Ore., to John and Ruth Turnbull. Her family moved to Chico in 1921 where Faye graduated from Oakdale Elementary School and attended Chico High School.
She married Paul Meredith Edwards, who preceded her in death in 1982.
Faye and her husband were avid bowlers, participating on many teams in the Bay Area. They enjoyed nightclubs and traveling to Reno in their 1956 Thunderbird convertible.
They moved to Paradise in 1975 from Albany.
In her later years, Faye spent many hours solving crossword and hidden word puzzles.
Faye is survived by two nieces, Jean Macmillan of Berkeley and Carole McFaggen of Chester.
Wednesday’s services will be held at Rose Chapel Mortuary and Crematory, which is handling arrangements.
Former Paradise resident Wanda Evelyn Harpool was a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo, walking, the outdoors, traveling and cooking.
She was also a singer and enjoyed listening to music.
Born in West Frankfort, Ill., the daughter of Jerry and Macie McIntosh, she lived there until 1973, when she moved to Santa Barbara.
She then moved to Paradise, where she lived for eight years before moving to Chico.
She was predeceased by four brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Harpool is survived by a daughter, Nancy King of Carpinteria; two sisters, Frieda Barra, of Frankfort, Ill. and Ruth Black of Northridge; a brother, William McIntosh of Arkansas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of Sorenson’s Affordable Mortuary in Chico, which is handling arrangements.
Private family services were held.