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1920s

HAZEL MAHON DE MARAIS (A.B., Education, ’21) died March 8 at the age of 103. She taught school for several years in Orland and Gridley. Survivors include her son and daughter; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death.

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1930s

FRANCES L. KING (A.B., Education and Credential, ’32) died on Jan. 20 at the age of 92. She was a teacher for 33 years, and retired from Glenn County High School in Willows, California, in 1966. She was inducted into the CSU, Chico Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. Her siblings, Roy, Charles, Ralph, May, Jessie, and Alice, preceded her in death.

HELEN MACKINNON (A.B., Education and Credential, ’39) died March 4 at the age of 86. She taught for many years and also raised six children. Survivors include her children, Jim, Joe, Glenda, Mike, Dolores, and Jane; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Donald, preceded her in death.

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1940s

MARY JANE NICHOLAS (A.B., Education and Credential, ’45) died Jan. 26 at the age of 80. She worked as a teacher and was an accomplished pilot. Her husband, George, predeceased her. Survivors include her daughters, Kathy and Jeane; sons, Chris, Greg, and David; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM KEMP (A.B., Education and Credential, ’48; Secondary School Administration Credential, ’66) died March 17 at the age of 82. He taught for 23 years at Chico Junior High School and Bidwell Junior High School. He is survived by his wife, June; eight children; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and six brothers and sisters.

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1950s

ROBERT C. BEERY (A.B., Commerce, ’50) died March 2 at the age of 81. Survivors include his sisters, Doris and Anna Mae. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie, and daughter, Liz Ann.

MARCIA A. KIRKPATRICK (A.B., Psychology, ’54) died Jan. 1 at the age of 73. She worked for the Sacramento Public Library for 14 years before retiring in 1990. She is survived by her niece, Barbara Fichter; great-niece, Emily Harbison; and great-nephew, James Harbison.

JUDITH A. FAIRLEE (A.B., Education, ’57) died Jan. 27 at the age of 68. She taught kindergarten at Mill Street School in Orland, California. Survivors include her husband, Ed; mother, Theresa; children, Mark, Melinda, and Brian; and eight grandchildren.

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1960s

FRANK LARRABEE ( B.S., Business, ’60) died April 2 at the age of 66. In addition to running the family farm near Butte City for more than 45 years, he worked with many agricultural and community service organizations. Survivors include his wife, Melisse; sons, Eric, Scott, Keith, and Jason; daughter, Keri; seven grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

RUBENA A. HIEBERT (A.B., Education and Credential, ’61) died Jan. 23 at the age of 72. She taught for many years in Glenn County, as well as at a one-room schoolhouse in Kirkwood, California. She is survived by her husband, William; daughters, Jenyce and JoAnn; and six grandchildren.

DAN LEVINSON (A.B., Education and Credential, ’63) died Oct. 14, 2003, at the age of 68. He taught students ranging from junior high school through college for 24 years, including 20 years in Nome, Alaska. After retiring, he served as an emergency mental health clinician in Homer, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Nancy.

FRANK LUCERO (A.B., Education and Credential, ’63) died Feb. 24 at the age of 67. He taught for 30 years in Tehama County, and was a state representative to the California Teachers Association for many years. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; daughters, Debra, Tami, and Wendi; and three grandchildren.

INA EOFF (A.B., Education and Credential, ’64) died March 19 at the age of 98. She was an elementary school teacher for 28 years, teaching in Lassen County for several years. She is survived by her son, Gerald; brother, Carl; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, John, preceded her in death.

KENNETH C. MILLER (A.B., Physical Education, ’64; Credential, ’65) died March 19 at the age of 63. He taught at San Leandro High School, and coached swimming and wrestling. He was also the co-owner of Tarr and Feathers Saloon in Walnut Creek, California. Survivors include his sister, Coral; brother, Neil; and partner, Casey.

BETTY R. YOUNG (A.B., Education and Credential, ’64) died Feb. 22 at the age of 81. She taught special education in Klamath Falls, Oregon schools for 25 years. Survivors include her children, Douglas and Virginia; and four grandchildren. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death.

ALLEN W. FLOCK (B.S., Business Administration, ’65) died April 11 at the age of 61. In 1993, he retired from Pacific Gas & Electric, where he was director of marketing and customer service. At the time of his death, he was president and chief operating officer of Rosenblum Cellars in Alameda. Survivors include his wife, Linda; three sons; five grandchildren; a brother; and his mother.

JOE P. YOUNG (B.S., Civil Engineering, ’66) died April 3 at the age of 65. He worked for the California Department of Transportation for more than 30 years. Mary, his wife, survives him, as well as his son, Patrick; a grandson; seven stepchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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1970s

PHILLIP “PRESS” POWELL (B.S., Agriculture, ’70) died March 11 at the age of 57. In 1977, he joined the business established by his grandfather, E.C., and father, Walton, making fly fishing rods. He also owned Chico Fly Shop. Survivors include his wife, Martha; sons, Frank and Danny; and siblings, John, Edwin, Nancy, and Charlotte.

CHARMAINE M. DERHAM (B.A., Child Development, ’73) died Dec. 13, 2003, at the age of 52. She worked for 27 years as a senior appraiser at the Marin County Assessor’s office. Survivors are her partner of 32 years, David Murray; mother, Helen; siblings, Mary, Vincent, and Richard; and four nieces and nephews.

ALLISON L. MILLER (B.A., Geography, ’74) died Jan. 10 at the age of 52. She was an elementary schoolteacher for 28 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is survived by her husband, Phil; parents, Ralph and Virginia; sister, Laurel; brother, Don; a nephew; and numerous cousins. Her brother, Jim, predeceased her.

DAVID N. WOOLF (B.S., Business Administration, ’74) died March 26 at the age of 53. He worked for many years in the lumber industry and was employed at Cascade Wood Products in Redding, California. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; children, Jacob, Jara, and Tanner; a granddaughter; and five brothers.

DAWN CAMPBELL (attended fall ’76–spring ’77) died Dec. 6, 2003, at the age of 47. She was a spokeswoman for the Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Project, director of the Chico Chinese School, and a member of Families with Children from China. Survivors include her husband, Bill; daughter, Emma; father, Harry Hyman; and two brothers.

EDWINA GIBBS (B.A., Sociology, ’78; B.A., Social Science, ’82) died Jan. 22 at the age of 58. She was an educator for the Oroville Union High School District for 30 years. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; mother, Katherine Harrison; six sisters; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence; twin sister; father; and stepfather.

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1980s

VICTOR P. TUCHMAN (M.A., Preventative Education, ’81) died Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 54. He was a social worker for the Monterey County Health Department and a former school counselor for Soledad Union School District. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Medrano; father, Hy; mother, Gloria; and brother, Jeff.

MARC SIEVERS (B.S., Business Administration, ’85) died Feb. 26 at the age of 41. He was a director in health and welfare operations at Mellon Human Resources and Investor Solutions in San Francisco. He is survived by his parents, Kate Sievers and Donald Sievers; siblings, Taryn, Karra, Farrell, and Scott; and six nieces and nephews.

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1990s

THOMAS N. BRIGHT (attended fall ’90–fall ’93) died Dec. 22, 2003. He was 33. He is survived by his daughter, Delainey; mother, Betty; and Delainey’s mother, Cassy Bright.

DANIEL J. RABIN (B.S., Biology, ’91) died Jan. 9 at the age of 36. He practiced medicine in Oakhurst, California. Survivors include his wife, Michelle; children, Jacob and Eliana; parents, Ed and Jane; and sister, Rebecca.

JOHN H.K. VOGEL, JR. (B.A., Latin American Studies, ’91) died Feb. 6. He was 39. He taught English at the University of Merida in Yucatan, Mexico, and was author of a guide to help Spanish speakers understand the complexities of Eng-ish. He is survived by his father, John H.K. Vogel; mother, Nancy Jo Vogel; sisters, Nancy Clare and Carrie Jo; stepmother, Cynthia Vogel; and half-sister, Kristen.
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2000s

JULIE O’HANLON KARABATS (attended fall ’01–fall ’03) died March 7. She was 21. She was scheduled to graduate, in mathematics, in May 2004. Her husband, Chris, survives her, as well as her parents, Ron and Sue; siblings, Jason and Joanna; and her grandparents.

Melody Proebstel, Public Affairs and Publications