MIKE JEPPSON Deloss Michael "Mike" Jeppson , Chico resident since 1985, died suddenly, June 14, 2014, while working in Phoenix, AZ. He was born October 29, 1943 in Seattle, WA, to Deloss Carl and Viola Pattee Jeppson. He was raised in Modoc County and lived there for many years. He graduated from Modoc High in 1962. He was a locomotive engineer for Southern Pacific for 20 years and owned his own trucking business for the past 25 years. He is survived by wife, Mary; sons, Brad (Vicki) Jeppson and Patrick (Katherine) Berry; mother, Viola; mother-in-law, Ruth Finmand; brother, Duane (Valerie); grandchildren, Colton (Mary) Jeppson and Deidra Jeppson; great-granddaughter, Mikayla, and a large extended family and numerous friends. Mike was preceded in death by first wife, Sandra; son, Brently; daughter, Mykette; his father and a brother. A memorial service will be held at a future date. To send condolences to the family, share memories of Mike, or check updated service information, go online to NewtonBracewell.com
. Contributions in Mike's name may be made to Butte Humane Society or Ducks Unlimited.