ELLEN ANNA FERCHAUD June 27, 1931 - March 2, 2013 Ellen Anna Ferchaud of Red Bluff, passed away on March 2, 2013: at the age 81. She was born on June 27, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allen and Jennie Kiker. She married Charles Louis Ferchaud March 8, 1952 in Pearl Harbor, in a church converted from a Quonset hut. In 1965, she moved to Red Bluff with her husband and five children. Ellen is survived by her husband, Charles Ferchaud (married 61 years) of Red Bluff, her daughter, Catherine Hutchinson of Paradise, her sons, Pete Ferchaud of Red Bluff, Daniel Ferchaud of Rough and Ready, Steve Ferchaud of Paradise, and Greg Ferchaud of Issaquah, WA., and 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. Ellen was a Homemaker, carefully managing every aspect of that full-time job. She volunteered at Sacred Heart School, and at many high school events. She also volunteered over 4,000 hours with the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary, servicing at the front desk and managing the Gift Shop; retiring because of health reasons in her mid-seventies. Ellen enjoyed cooking, sharing her expertise with many local functions, and numerous houseguest. She always had a ready smile, and would make anyone feel welcome, her quick humor, sparkling eyes, good nature, and her stock-pile of jokes quickly made her a favorite with all she met. In lieu of flowers please donate to The Salvation Army or Northern Valley Catholic Social Services. Rosary to be held at Chapel of the Flowers on March 6th, 2013 at 7pm. Services to be held at Sacred Heart Church on March 7th, 2013 at 1pm. The angels looked down from heaven one night They searched for miles afar, And deep within the distance They could see a shining star. They knew that very instant That the star was theirs to gain, So they took you up to heaven Forever to remain. Look down on us from heaven Keep us free from hurt and pain, You'll always be within my heart Until we meet again. The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me; Wherever I am, God is!

Published in Daily News on Mar. 6, 2013