David Joe Kincheloe
Nov. 12, 1953 - Sept. 14, 2001
A memorial service for David Joe Kincheloe will be held at the Brusie Funderal Home on Friday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Kincheloe, 47, died on Sept. 14 of a heart attack at his home in Chico.
He was employed at the Paradise Post for the past ten years, after moving to Chico.
He was born in Lexington, Neb., on Nov. 12, 1953.
He resided there until he moved with his family to Huntington Beach in 1960.
Survivors include four children; Ivory, Amanda, Summer and Tony, all of Chico; his mother, Joyce Stewart of Chico; father, Gerald Kincheloe of Lexington, Neb; and a sister, Coralee Seitz of Berthoud, Colo. Two brothers, Steven and James, preceded him in death.
Jan. 27, 1906 - Sept. 16, 2001
Oleva E. Hull, 95, died in her family home in Magalia of natural causes.
She was born in Unionville, Mo., to Henry and Lillian Abel.
Mrs. Hull was instrumental in starting the Senior Center in Manteca, and was volunteer of the year from 1989 to 1990. She was a volunteer at the center for 20 years, and loved to play bingo.
Mrs. Hull’s husband, Everett, predeceased her. She is survived by her son, T. Robert Hopkins of Ocala, Fla.; niece, Norma Pruis of Magalia; 3 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no services at her request. Paradise Chapel of the Pines handled a private family inurnment.
Nov. 25, 1942 - Sept. 16, 2001
Steven Raymond McCleery, 58, was born and grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, and came to California in 1987 settling in Orange County. He worked with the military on the Stealth bomber and won numerous awards for his inventions and service.
He was a volunteer for the San Diego Sheriff Reserve and the Encinitas Fire Dept. Reserve.
He was in Scouting for 45 years serving as Cub Master and having won the Silver Beaver Award in 1984 and the District Merit award.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as executive secretary and financial clerk to the church and as a State Missionary in Colorado.
He married Elsie Nielson on Nov. 9, 1963. In 1994, he retired and moved to Paradise Pines.
Mr. McCleery enjoyed being with his family and attending the amusement park, sketching, woodworking, leatherwork, and photography.
He liked to sing and volunteer his services to the church. He also liked to hunt big game and collect airplanes.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie McCleery, of Johnstown, Colo.; his mother, Louise L. McCleery of Johnstown, Colo; son, Brian McCleery of Anaheim; daughters Angela Miller of Mead, Colo., Deborah McCleery-Getic of Paradise, Candace McCleery of Oroville, Teresa Morris of Livermore; brother, Ronald McCleery of Magna Utah; sisters, Fran Fish of Sandy, Utah, Shauna Shiflett of Salt Lake City, Utah, four grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Paradise 3rd Ward. Visitation one hour prior to the service at 2 p.m. in the Relief Society room.
Arrangements made under the direction of Sorensen’s Affordable Mortuaries.
May 26, 1905 - Sept. 15, 2001
Albert Cookson, 96, moved from San Francisco to Magalia in 1978. He was born in Springfield, Mass.
He loved working with woodcrafts in his younger years, and attended Sporthaven everyday and loved working out.
Mr. Cookson was a warehouseman for Safeway for 10 years.
His wife Helen Cookson preceded him in death in May of 1988.
Three daughters, Patricia Cookson of Magalia; Helen Carol of Georgia; Shirley Garrison of Indiana; son, Albert Cookson of Oregon; sister, Lily Placestead of San Diego; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren survive him.
There will be no services at his request.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Sept. 21, 1909 - Sept. 14, 2001
Harvey Green was born in Fargo, N.D.
He worked for Lockheed Aircraft for thirty-three years as the project coordinator.
Mr. Green was a member of the Army Presidio Unit of Monterey, and retired from missile space division of Sunnyvale.
He was a member of the Paradise Real Estate Association for many years, an avid reader, and loved boating and traveling.
He loved his family time.
His wife survives him, Vera Mae Green; daughters, Anna Mary Yoder of Paradise; and Karen Porter of Magalia.
A graveside service will be held at Paradise Cemetery on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m.
April 6, 1923 - Sept. 17, 2001
Dorothy E. White, 77, was born in Pittsburg, Kan. She worked as a clerk at McClellan Air Force Base during World War II.
Mrs. White was married to Jesse W. White on Jan. 11, 1944, in Marfa, Texas, and was a homemaker for her husband and daughter for 33 years. She was a resident of Paradise for fourteen years.
Mrs. White loved painting and ceramics, growing roses and enjoyed her church life. She was a member of Rebekahs in Paradise, Eastern Star in Antelope, and a 60-year member of Grange No. 161.
She is survived by daughter, Shirley J. Kendall of Chico; son-in-law, Lewis C. Kendall; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Ireta Black of Rio Linda; granddaughters, Debra L. Stonebraker and Rebecca E. Hubbell, both of Chico; three great-grandchildren; three nieces and one great-nephew.
In lieu of flowers, donations for the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the first Christian Church in Paradise Post Inc. Paradise Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home.
June 27, 1970 - Sept. 17, 2001
Deborah Anne Collins, 31, was a certified nurse practitioner at Heritage Convalescent home in Paradise.
Ms. Collins attended St. Hedwigs in Los Alamitos as a child and developed an amazing love of God throughout her life.
She was a girl with a tremendous zest for life. Ms. Collins had a deep, sincere love of her family and took trips to Lake Almanor to be with her cousins, nieces and nephews, which were of high priority to her.
She loved children and dreamed of being a preschool or kindergarten teacher.
She was a member at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Her brother, Robert Collins, preceded her in death.
Her mother and father, Yvonne and William Collins; brothers, William Collins Jr., Steven Collins, Donald Collins and identical twin-sister Kimberly Collins survive her.
Services were held Friday, at St. Thomas More Church. Contributions may be made to Paradise Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Nov. 1, 1903 - Sept. 22, 2001
Joseph S. Phippen attended school in Palo Alto, and later worked at Stanford University in the athletic department.
Mr. Phippen served in the Army Air Forces in World War II and was stationed in Italy.
He was married for 53 years to his childhood sweetheart, Harriet, who proceeded him in death in 1997.
He was a lifetime member of the Palo Alto Elks Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Phippen moved to Paradise from Palo Alto in 1989 after many travels. He was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan.
A daughter, Jeanne Stenglein; grandson, Lance Feeley and great-grandson, Trevor Feeley, all of Magalia, survive him.
Jan. 19, 1918 - Sept. 12, 2001
Bernice Brown Learned, 83, was a homemaker and raised five sons.
She was born Bernice Evelyn Brown in Jackson. She lived in Jackson until age 12, when her father passed away and her mother moved them to Sacramento.
Mrs. Learned and her husband, Vincent, retired to Palomar Mountain before settling in Paradise in 1989. In recent years she and Vincent worked on family history, with Vince tracing her family line back to the Mayflower.
This last June, she and her husband celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Her son, Dean Charles of Bodega Bay, precedes her in death.
Mrs. Learned is survived by husband, Vincent Roy Learned, of Chico; sons, Daryl Vincent of Potsville, Pa., and Quito, Ecuador; Craig Edwin of Houston, Texas; Kent Brudeen of Springwood, NSW, Australia; and Bruce Roy of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., Church of Religious Science, 789 Bille Rd.
Rose Chapel of Paradise is handling the arrangements. Burial will be at the Oakmound Cemetery at Healdsburg, Calif.
Oct. 11, 1934 - Sept. 23, 2001
Cleo “Midge” Kenyon, 66, graduated high school in Roseburg, Ore., and was attending California State University, Chico.
Mrs. Kenyon was a member of the Computer Using Educators, and directed seminars for that group.
She wrote grants for Gateway and Paradise Unified School Districts for technology.
Mrs. Kenyon was also a member of the Phi Delta Kappa International and the Church of the Nazarene in Redding.
She loved reading and educating children.
Her husband, Jack, preceded her in death in 1984.
She is survived by her son, Scott Kenyon, of Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Kathy Kenyon, of Shasta Lake; brother, Jim Lewis, of Tiller, Ore.; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held Sept. 29, at the Church of the Nazarene at 2 p.m. in Redding Calif.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Bateman Funeral Home, Newport, Ore.
Sept. 15, 1923 - Sept. 19, 2001
Grace E. McEntee, 78, along with her mother and brothers, were immigrants from London, England.
Miss McEntee was the first generation born in New York, where she was raised.
Miss McEntee attended the University of Miami and received her bachelor of arts in education. She taught in the public schools in Miami and moved to Santa Fe, N.M. She received her master’s degree as a reading specialist from the University of Arizona.
Miss McEntee went back to England to study Montessori Education. Upon her return to the United States, she founded Escuela Montessori De Santa Fe in 1964.
She further founded the International Association of Progressive Montessorians for the training of Montessori teachers.
She was an active member of the St. Germain Foundation in Santa Fe and remained a devoted member of the I AM Activity throughout her lifetime.
It was Miss McEntee’s purpose to break the bounds of traditional education, which she achieved by continuing to train teachers, and founded the Grace Schools of Montessori in Southern California.
She developed a phonetic reading program, which is still used throughout Montessori education today.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Pamela Crisman, Fred Irvine, Janice Irvine from Southern Calif., and Susan Frederics, Joyce Irvine from Washington state.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at the Chapel of the Pines Mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the St. Germain Foundation, I Am Activity in Paradise.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines will be handing the Funeral.
Jan. 16, 1923 - Sept. 25, 2001
Mark O. Gray, 78, served in the Army Air Forces from Jan. 1943, to Nov. 1945.
Mr. Gray served in the China-Burma Campaign, 317th Fighter Control Squadron, Chung T, China, as the Flying Tigers were disbanding.
He was raised and attended schools in the Berkeley School District.
Mr. Gray worked for D.H. McCorkle Co. in Berkeley for 25 years.
He transferred to West Plains, Mo., in 1970 as production manager of a new electronics division with Eaton Corporation.
He retired in June of 1976 and returned to California in 1978 and settled in Magalia.
Mr. Gray was a very creative person and was a machinist by trade.
He enjoyed the challenge of making items or making existing items better. He loved woodworking and metalworking.
He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and camping.
Mr. Gray is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Gray of Magalia; three sons; Gary Gray of Martinez; Mark Gray of Benicia, and Scott Gray of Paradise. Two sisters also survive him, Olive Sheehan of El Cerrito and Verna Popjoy of Magalia; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
At his request, no services will be held. A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements handled by the Neptune Society of Northern California.
March 9, 1954 - Sept. 23, 2001
James Feiler, 47, of Oroville was born in Teaneck, N.J.
Mr. Feiler was an Air Force “brat,” living in France, Alaska and many other states. He worked on the Alaskan pipeline in the ’70s and for the last 20 years he worked for Beta Technology in Santa Cruz as manager of the Technical Support Department.
An avid football fan, he particularly enjoyed the Oakland Raiders. He had a great sense of humor and loved buying gifts for his family, of whom he was very proud. His father, David and brother, Barry, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Jamie of Oroville; two sons, Buck and Cody, both of Cameron Park; his mother and stepfather, Judy and Dale Holmes of Magalia; two brothers, Geoffrey of Alaska and Philip of Maryland, and his dogs, PeeWee and Bailey.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name in care of First Christian church.
Memorial services will be held for Mr. Feiler on Sept. 28, 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church on Pentz and Pearson roads.
Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.
Jan. 23, 1921 - Sept. 25, 2001
Lawrence R. Wolff, was born in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. He earned a professional degree as a metallurgical engineer, and became a member of the Engineering Honorary Society Tau Beta Pi.
Mr. Wolff enlisted in the Army Air Forces, Sept. 1942, and was honorably discharged in July 1945. He served as a bombardier with the 854th Squadron, 491st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, England.
Mr. Wolff was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, Victory Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation.
He was employed as a metallurgist and production superintendent in steelmaking operations with Kaiser Steel Corporation in Fontana.
He enjoyed stamp collecting and duplicate bridge.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Wolff; son, Lawrence Paul Wolff of Rancho Cucamonga and daughter, Michaelle Marie Stanford of Citrus Heights.
There will be a memorial service for family and friends at the Magalia Community Church, at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Memorial donations can be made to favorite charities.
July 23, 1921 - Sept. 24, 2001
Richard (Frank) Grantham, 80, was born in Banquete, Texas, relocating to Magalia in 1979. Mr. Grantham worked for Westinghouse Company doing sheet-metal layout for 31 years. He married his wife, Eleanor Peverill in 1946.
Mr. Granthan was an avid gardener and enjoyed walking. He also did a great deal of traveling.
His wife, Eleanor of Magalia; son, Gerald Grantham of Oxnard; three brothers, Charles Grantham of Watsonville, Kenneth Grantham of Union City; Clifton Granthan of Stockton; and one sister, Francis Fry of Mississippi, survive him. There are numerous nieces and nephews. His daughter, Joyce, and his sister, Enard Wren, are predeceased.
There will be a private inturnment. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service of Magalia.
Oct. 8, 1920 - Sept. 23, 2001
Joyce E. Howell, 80, was a Paradise resident for over 10 years. Ms. Howell enjoyed raising; breeding exotic birds and loved her dog. There will be no services at her request. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.
June 22, 1914 - Sept. 26, 2001
Lawrence E. “Larry” Wagner, 87, moved to Magalia in September 1989 from Grants Pass, Ore.
He worked for General Motors for 27 years as a mechanic.
He enjoyed woodworking and farmed for many years. Mr. Wagner was also a member of the Upper Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church.
His wife, Rachael Wagner of Magalia, who he married on Sept. 3, 1936; three sons, Don Wagner of Corning, Dennis Wagner of Red Bluff, Tim Wagner of Redding; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive him.
His daughter, Ardis E. Wagner, and sister, Adeline Wagner, precede him in death.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Corning Cemetery.
Rose Chapel will be handling the arrangements.
Everett William Pendell, 83, served in the 559th Air Service Group as a technical sergeant in World War II.
He received the American Defense Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He worked for the Air Force as a civilian after returning home from the Philippines, retiring in 1974.
Dec. 10, 1917 - Sept. 26, 2001
Mr. Pendell was a member and elder of the Paradise Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he loved to greet and teach the children of the preschool department about the love of Jesus for them.
His wife, Alice; two daughters, Cheri Immel from Middletown, Ohio, and Barb Ritcher, from Beavercreek, Ohio; four grandchildren, John, Kathelyn, Tiffany and Aaron survive him.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Paradise Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Any gifts given in memory of Everett can be made to CMA Church and designated for children’s ministry.
June 28, 1926 - Sept. 26, 2001
Marilyn Angele, 75, was born in Choteau, Montana.
Mrs. Angele was an owner of several A&W Root Beer restaurants, and a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Clarence Angele, daughters, Rebecca Lorentzen of Chico, Susan Miller of Colusa, Judy Rony of Montana; brother, Chuck Carver of Montana; sisters, Lois Dunk of Montana, Del Simpson of California; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Rose Chapel arranged funeral services.
Nov. 2, 1921 - Sept. 23, 2001
Memorial services will be held for Robert “Bob” Josiah Kirker, 79, of Durham at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at Craig Memorial Congregational Church in Paradise.
He was born Nov. 2, 1921 in Paradise, to Myra and David Kirker. He was raised in Paradise.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army where he was a survivor of the Baatan Death March and “Shinyo Maru” Hell Ship.
Following the war he graduated from Chico State where he received a master’s degree. He taught at Chico Junior High School for many years.
Mr. Kirker later was a building contractor.
He enjoyed sailing, wood working and attending CSUC baseball and basketball games. He was a member of the Century Club and Craig Memorial Congregational Church.
Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Kinyon of Red Bluff and Barbara Mize of Woodbridge, Va.; two brothers, Edwin of Redding and Richard of Midwest, Okla.; one granddaughter, Laura Kirker of Chico and his companion, Betty Loofbourrow of Durham. Memorial contributions may be made to the CSUC Men’s Athletic Department in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.