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Chadd Shelton Burroughs

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Chadd Shelton Burroughs passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 3, 2010. Chadd was born on Feb. 26, 1980 in Yuba City, California and grew up in LaPorte, California. He moved to Yuba City and went to school there in his junior high years, and then moved to Chico to attend high school. He graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in June of 1997. One of the highlights of his teen years was being a charter member of The LaPorte to Silvertip Club. Chadd worked as a landing man for the Soper-Wheeler logging company for a couple of years until he went to work for Digital Path, an internet start-up company in Chico. A couple years later his snowmobile mechanic skills landed him a job as service manager with Glende Polaris in Chico. For the last three and a half years he was the working partner in Chester Mountain Sports, a snowmobile and motorcycle shop. Chadd was an ace mechanic and an avid bike and snowmobile rider. Chadd was an active member of the Sierra Access Coalition. Many spring, summer and fall days would find him working on and maintaining bike trails in the Lassen and Plumas National Forests. The winter would find him snowmobiling wherever there was snow. Last year he was one of the sponsors of the Lake Almanor Grand Prix who organized the cross country race in Chester. Chadd is survived by his parents Steve and Jeanne Burroughs of LaPorte, Cal., his sister Raven Burroughs and her son Stran of Las Vegas, his two grandmothers Virginia Burroughs of Seal Beach and Margaret Shelton of Yuba City, his two step brothers Sam O'Rourke of Loma Rica and Jesse O'Rourke of Chico. His mother Kyle Shelton preceded him in death in 2004. His two grandfathers Howard Shelton and Charles Burroughs also preceded him in death. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins of the Shelton family, most of whom reside in Yuba City. Chadd was like a brother to many and someone that made everyday you spent with him better. He had a heart of gold. Chadd put a smile on your face everytime you saw him or heard his voice. His loss is one that strikes deep into the hearts of friends, sledders and outdoor enthusiasts all across the state and country. His presence, sense of humor, and friendship is one that can never be duplicated or replaced. Our lives are better for having had him in it........we love him and will miss him dearly. A memorial service for Chadd will be held 1pm Friday, February 12, 2010 at Neighborhood Church, Chico, CA. You may view obituary and send condolences to Chadd's family online at nbcfh.com. Send & Read Condolences at www.appealdemocrat.com

Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 9, 2010
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