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Fall 2005
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1930s

PAULINE (CARLIN) POOL (AB, Education, ’30) died May 25 at the age of 95. She was a teacher for many years in the Richmond Unified School District. Pool is survived by her son Robert, daughters Margaret and Judy, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four siblings. Her husband Morris and five brothers preceded her in death.

HELEN KOEHL (AB, Education, ’33) died Oct. 4. She was 92. She is survived by her son Glen, daughter Nancy, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond and son David.

BARBARA PETERSEN HARRIS (attended fall ’39, fall ’40, and spring ’41) died Oct. 20. She was 83. Harris was born in Chico and lived there most of her life. She is survived by her son Melvin, daughters Cherlyn and Marilyn, four grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.

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1940s

JOHN B. “JACK” HEINTZ (AB, Physical Education, ’43) died Oct. 18 at the age of 84. He served as a U.S. Navy officer in World War II and was postmaster at the Orland Post Office from 1948 to 1979. Heintz was named to the Chico State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. He is survived by his wife Hope; children Sheri and John Jr.; stepchildren Pamela, Charles, Erin, Brian, and David; eight grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

MARION (TOPP) EDGAR (BA, Education, ’45) died June 14 at the age of 81. In 1950, she and her husband purchased the Dorris Telephone Company; the switchboard was located in their home. Edgar is survived by her husband Robert; children Susan, Robert, Brian, and Scott; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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1950s

BETTY (NIELSEN) TAZUK (AB, Education, ’54) died Sept. 20 at the age of 80. Tazuk taught for 41 years in the Chico Unified School District, the North Monterey School District, and in American schools in Iran and Saudi Arabia. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lloyd; children Kathleen, Briar, Sally, Susun, and Tricia; and nine grandchildren.

WILLIAM P. WHITE (attended fall ’54 to spring ’60) died July 20 at the age of 73. He taught in California and Oregon, and built houses. He is survived by his wife Idris; children Bud, Roy, and Wendy; and 10 grandchildren.

GORDON SEESE (AB, Education, ’55) died July 11 in Helena, Montana. He was 77. Seese served in the Korean Conflict, was a teacher in Oregon, and was a fly-fishing guide in Montana and Oregon.

LOIS AABERG (AB, Education, ’57) died Aug. 29. She was 92. Aaberg taught at many schools in the Yuba-Sutter area. She is survived by sons Bob and Bill, daughters Marilyn and Shirley, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Her husband Arnold and her four siblings preceded her in death.

CAROL STUKALO-COLE (BA, Education, ’58) died Aug. 29. She was 70. She taught elementary school and retired in Fallon, Nevada, in 1993. She is survived by her husband Robert, daughters Kathryn and Linda, and her mother and brother.

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1960s

ETHEL WAHL (AB, Education, ’60) died in August 2005 at the age of 95. She was a teacher in Chico for many years. Wahl is survived by her son Larry, daughter Patricia, and four grandchildren. Her husband Les preceded her in death.

CHARLES HIBDON (BS, Agriculture, ’62) died July 12. He was 66. He retired from Transwestern Publishing in 2004. He is survived by his wife Sharon; children Brian, Mark, Jeff, and Tracy; and five grandchildren.

CHARLES GUION (AB, Biological Sciences, ’63) died July 15 in Rockport, Texas. He was 68. Guion is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mira; daughters Angela and Gina; two grandchildren; and two siblings.

WILLIAM LEE (AB, Biological Sciences, ’65) died July 19 at the age of 63. He was a medical technologist for 25 years at Kaiser Medical Center in Santa Clara.

ARNOLD JENSEN (BA, Art, ’66) died July 14 at the age of 68. He designed buildings in the Chico area and taught drafting and design at Butte Community College. He was also a professional Alaskan salmon fisherman for many years. Jensen is survived by his wife Karen; children Michelle, Tamara, Marc, and Kira; six grandchildren; and six siblings.

HOLLIS BARNES (AB, Social Welfare, ’69) died Aug. 11 at the age of 64. He received a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles and a law degree from the University of Oregon. He practiced law in Klamath Falls, Oregon, until the time of his death. Barnes is survived by his son William and five grandchildren. His son Eugene preceded him in death.

GRACE SIMMONS (BA, Recreation Administration, ’69) died Oct. 7 at the age of 62. She worked as an administrative assistant at Oroville High School District. She is survived by her family, including Ron Carlson and Bill and Pat Dugan.

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1970s

DAVID HAAKONSON (BS, Agricultural Business, ’70) died July 30. He was 59. Haakonson had worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Shasta County. He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Amy and Eric, two grandchildren, his mother, and five siblings.

RUTH SWEET (BA, Sociology, ’70) died June 23 at the age of 57. She was a teacher in Chico for 34 years. Sweet is survived by her husband John, daughter Molly, and four brothers.

ANGELA ALLAIRE-NUSE (BA, Cinematic Arts and Art, ’78) died Nov. 4. She was 65. Allaire-Nuse received a master’s degree in film from San Francisco State University. She worked as a script supervisor for the American Film Institute, as a film production designer, and wrote feature-length films. She is survived by her husband Deland, daughters Paula and Michele, son Michael, three sisters, two brothers, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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1980s

DANNY PAYNE (BS, Business Administration, ’82) died June 10 at the age of 48. He established an accounting firm in Pleasanton, where he lived. Payne also played professional soccer for seven years, and while at CSU, Chico, he received All Far West Conference honors twice. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gayle; son Shaun; daughter Danielle; parents Bill and Lillian; a brother; and a sister.

JOSEPH STUART (BA, Liberal Studies and Psychology, ’82) died Oct. 2. He was 48. Stuart was a real estate developer and entrepreneur in Chico. He is survived by his wife Karen, son Joey, parents Marge and Jim, and his siblings.

TERESA MCCARTY (BS, Home Economics, ’83) died Dec. 30 at the age of 46 in Chichester, England. She is survived by her husband Tym, parents Charles and Rosemary, and four brothers.

KATHLEEN BRKLJACICH WOOTEN (BS, Business Administration, ’85) died May 30 at the age of 41. She was an account manager. Brkljacich Wooten is survived by her husband Michael, her parents Patricia and Michael, three brothers, and three sisters.

CASSIE REIMER (BA, Liberal Studies, ’85) died Sept. 16 at the age of 42. She was a special education teacher in Woodland and in 2005 received the Masonic Educator of the Year award. Reimer is survived by her husband Frank, her sister, and her brother.

JOE NUCCI (BS, Business Administration, ’88) died July 7. He was 40. Nucci was president and CEO of Mann Packing Company in the Salinas Valley and served on the Grower-Shipper’s Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife Debbie and sons Michael and Matthew.

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1990s

JOE OHNEMUS (attended spring ’90 to spring ’95) died June 2 at the age of 36. He was employed by Providian Financial in the Fairfield and Pleasanton offices. Ohnemus is survived by his mother Mary, a sister, and a brother. His father Clair preceded him in death.

LINDA MARIE RUDISILL (BS, Instructional Technology, ’97) died Oct. 2 at the age of 44. She had worked as a computer instructor for a local charter school and was a graduate student at CSU, Chico in instructional design at the time of her death. Rudisill is survived by her son Jim, father Brian, and her brother.

KURTIS ATKIN (attended fall ’98 to spring ’00) died Sept. 3. He was 25. Atkin was an outstanding student, basketball player, and classical pianist. He worked for Butte Community Bank in Chico and was planning to attend the University of Utah. Atkin is survived by his parents Boyd and Vicki, his sisters, and his grandparents.

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2000s

DANIEL HOLTHAUS (BS, Geoscience, ’02) died Sept. 22 at the age of 33. At the time of his death, he was a graduate student at CSU, Chico in the single subject credential program and taught science at Hayfork High School on an internship. Holthaus is survived by his parents Jerry and Susan, his mother Rebecca, his brother, and his sister.

JODY (COEL) SARTORI STAHL (BA, Political Science, ’02) died Aug. 31 at the age of 49. She worked in the Bay Area at Hewlett-Packard, LaserCraft, and Palecek. Sartori Stahl is survived by her husband Mark, daughters Alexandra and Olivia, stepchildren Sara and Joshua, parents Robert and June, her sister, and her brother.

PAUL J. GARCIA (attended spring ’04 to fall ’05) died Sept. 10. He was 22. Garcia grew up in Yuba City and wanted to be a pediatrician. He is survived by his parents Rodrick and Christina, and three siblings.

Anna Smith, Linda Moore, and Lisa Kirk, Public Affairs and Publications