CHARLENE OESTREICHER November 9, 1932 - October 1, 2013 Charlene Oestreicher, a longtime resident of Red Bluff passed away on October 1, 2013. She was born on November 9th, 1932 to Charlie and Rita Shults. During the 1970's and 80's she drove bus for the Red Bluff Union High School District and had worked in the cafeteria at Bidwell School. She later operated a Rural Mail Route with her husband, Ernest "Ernie" Oestreicher until his passing in 1988. She continued to deliver mail in the Baker Road area for several years until her retirement. She is predeceased by her Sons, Floyd C. Macias and Barry C. Macias; husband, Ernie Oestreicher and parents Rita and Karl Vogt. She is survived by her children, Jenna Macias of Reno, Bruce Fournier of Fort Brag, and Patrick Macias of Red Bluff; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Ernie at Oak Hill Cemetery. Per her request no services will be held. She will be missed and forever in our hearts. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

Published in Daily News on Oct. 23, 2013