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Thomas Taylor "Tom" Durant

1936 - 2009 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Taylor "Tom" Durant Obituary
Thomas Taylor Durant passed away at his home in Magalia, CA, on December 1, 2009, at the age of 73. He was born on January 4, 1936, to David and Katherine Durant in Akron, OH. He was a resident of Paradise and Magalia since 1973.

He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in Ohio in 1954 and then joined the military and served in the Marine Corps for 20 years including tours in Viet Nam, Japan and Okinawa. He received degrees in Fire and Police Science and after retiring from the Marines worked for Butte County Sheriffs Department as a Deputy and was later promoted to Sergeant and worked as an investigator and coroner.

Tom enjoyed boating and swimming and was a skilled woodworker. He was a member of the Bidwell Nature Society, rescuing orphaned and injured animals. Tom was a parishioner of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, and with his wife, Mary Anne, operated the Cross Roads Catholic Shoppe for many years.

He enjoyed mentoring young people and watching 49er football with the family. He is survived by Mary Anne, his wife of 53 years and their four daughters Deon Mangan, Theresa Durant, Michelle Blowers, and Monique Weinreich, and son, Thomas P. Durant, and by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Monday, December 7, at 10:00 am at St. Thomas More Church. Arrangements are being handled by Rose Chapel.
Published in Paradise Post from Dec. 4, 2009 to Jan. 6, 2010
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