Nancy M. Bristow, 91, of Yuba City, CA, passed away July 13, 2014. She was a Lifelong Sutter county resident.
Nancy Van Arsdale Bristow is a member of one of Yuba City's founding families. Her great-grandfather, Abraham Brewer (A.B.) Van Arsdale, settled in Sutter County in the 1860's. A.B. Van Arsdale was later elected to serve as a supervisor and then county treasurer, an office he held for eleven years. A.B. had one son, Edward G. (E.G.) Van Arsdale. E.G.
maintained a grocery business for almost 40 years in the area. E.G. was one of the first men
to serve as city trustee. He built a home at 774 B Street, located next to the current site for Yuba City High School. She belonged to the Fremont Medical Auxiliary, Rotary Club Inner Wheel, Daughters of the
Nile and a couple local Bridge Clubs.
Survivors include sons, Harry (Peggy) Bristow and Steve Bristow; daughter, Mary Ann Bristow; 2 granddaughters Heather Bristow and Melissa Drew and 2 great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Arthur A. Bristow. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
Contributions may be made to Sutter County Historical Society, 1333 Butte House Rd., Yuba City, CA 95993 or Shriners Hospital for children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Send Condolences to
Ullrey Memorial Chapel Inc.
817 Almond Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Published in Appeal Democrat from July 16 to July 17, 2014