Thomas James Shurtz|
Thomas James Shurtz, 71, of Yuba City, CA, passed away on February 24, 2014. Born March 25, 1942 in Saline, MI. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 15 years. He was a retired MSGT in the U.S.A.F., he also retired from Civil Service as a Ground Safety Manager at Beale AFB.
Thomas was a co-founder and member of the Sutter Buttes Tea Party.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Shurtz of Yuba City; daughters: Brandi Shurtz of Yuba City, April Avalos of Sacramento, Michelle Thompson of Folsom; granddaughters: Keisha Brown of Yuba City, Kayla Meyers of Folsom, Teresa Avalos of Sacramento; grandsons: Miguel Avalos of Sacramento, Trae Norton of Yuba City; great grandson Neeko Torres-Norton of Yuba City.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, with Military Honors provided by the Beale AFB Honor Guard. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2014