James Henry Aulabaugh(1939 - 2014)

JAMES HENRY AULABAUGH James Henry Aulabaugh, age 75 passed away peacefully, Friday June 13, 2014. Jim was born on March 22, 1939 on the ranch where he was raised in Vina, CA. He attended Vina Elementary School and went on to graduate from Los Molinos High School in 1957. In 1958 he married Gloria Jean Bethal-Stephens. They had 50 wonderful years together and made their home in Orland for over 40 years. She preceded him in death in 2008. In his younger days Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. He loved nothing more than panning for gold, a good game of horseshoes, and a strong cup of black coffee. Jim made his living working at Valley Irrigation Company in Orland. He eventually became the owner until he retired in 1997.He is survived by his two children, Bobbi Fissori and Joe Aulabaugh, both of Orland. His son Samual preceded him in death in 1994. He has five grandchildren and four great -grandchildren. He also has three brothers: John, Bob, and Danny Aulabaugh, and two sisters: Betty Whatley, and Mary Garner. A Celebration of Life potluck will be held at the home of Joe & Di Aulabaugh on June 21st at 11:30 a.m.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 18, 2014