Victor Zephyrin Lassus(1922 - 2013)

LEOTA LASSUS AND VICTOR LASSUS Victor Lassus age 91, passed peacefully with family in attendance on November 12, 2013. Born 02/03/1922 in Mill Valley , California to Zephyrin Bruno Lassus and Anna Agnes Bohuslavicky Lassus. Victor moved to Chico with his parents in 1936 and attended Chico High School , graduating in 1939. He graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of California in Berkley in 1943 and was an alumni of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity. He entered the Navy in 1943, serving honorably with the 125th Naval Construction Battalion in Hawaii and Okinawa until his discharge at war's end in 1945. He returned to Chico as a Pharmacist, working for several local pharmacies including Service, Vecino and Vitt's Pharmacies before moving on to Enloe Pharmacy where he served until retiring from full-time work. Victor continued to work as a part-time relief Pharmacist until age 81. Victor was involved in many Community service organizations throughout his life, these included Odd Fellows Lodge, Civil Air Patrol (a pilot), Charter Member of Chico Breakfast Lion's Club (1954-2013), numerous Pharmaceutical Associations both State and local and early public vaccination programs such as the Polio vaccine roll-out. Victor loved the outdoors, enjoying in his lifetime fishing, camping, backpacking and gardening . He also had an avid interest in Civil War history, visiting Gettysburg twice in recent years. Victor married Leota Ophus in 1953, the two remaining together until their passing in 2013. Victor is survived by children Linda Sellers of Houston, Texas, Randall Lassus of Pleasant Hill, California, and Michael Lassus of Oroville, California, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren A Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11th, 1:00pm at Brusie Funeral Parlor in Chico . Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. A funeral service will be held Saturday January 11, 2014 at 1 the Chapel of the Brusie Funeral Home, for Leota Eldora Lassus, and her husband Victor Z. Lassus. Leota passed away December 27, 2013 here in Chico, she was 87. Leota was born in Los Angeles, CA July 3, 1926 to Harold and Myrtle Ophus. She attended Fairfax High School in Hollywood , CA . In 1949 she came to Chico and worked as a waitress for several restaurants in the Chico Area. On May 1st , 1953 she married Victor Z. Lassus and were married for 60 years . She enjoyed travel, classic movies, and loved music, especially opera . She is survived by Linda Sellers (Ron) of Huston, TX , and Randall (Donna) Lassus of Pleasant Hill, CA and Michael Lassus, of Oroville , CA 9 grandchildren and 13 great -grandchildren. 2 great-great grandchildren and her sister Virginia Meza of Chico. The family would like a special thank you to go out to the staff of both the Panama House and Monterey House assisted living, where she lived the past 5 years .

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Brusie Funeral Home
626 Broadway Chico, CA 95928
(530) 342-5642

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 7, 2014