Michael Steven Coffron, April 19, 1947 – June 27, 2012 a resident of Chico, California passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a brave struggle with pancreatic cancer. Michael was born to Al and Julie Coffron in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up in Palo Alto with three brothers, graduated from Cubberley High School, served four years in the US Marine Corps
, and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Michael lived in the Chico area for the past 24 years. He worked for Child Protective Services in Butte County and Tehama County for 18 years. Following his passion for construction he pursued real estate development.
He was a man with a warm and generous heart who loved traveling, good food, museums, theater, classic movies and books, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Michael is survived by his wife of 21 years, Karen Coffron of Chico, his mother, Julie Coffron of Chico, his brothers Jim Coffron (Katty) of Atascadero and Wayne Coffron (Marilyn) of Linden, Virginia, uncle Bill Coffron (Ritva) of Colorado, his children Tammy Coffron Nurisso (Fred) of Redwood City, Brock Coffron (Lynn) of Stevensville, Montana, Beau Coffron (Linnea) of Fremont, Rob Coffron of Petaluma, Daniel and Alex Coffron of Chico. Michael is also survived by grandchildren Matthew, Ariana and Bradley Nurisso, Colby and Chase Coffron, Abigail and Zachary Coffron and numerous nieces and nephews. Michael's father, Al Coffron and brother, John Coffron predeceased him.
Memorial service will be held July 15th, 3pm at the Bidwell Presbyterian Church, Chico.