In Living Memory of Elsie Emilie Kyler Bakerville December 5, 1911 - March 14, 2013 Elsie Emilie Bakerville of Red Bluff passed away March 14, 2013. She was born December 5, 1911 in Cottonwood, Shasta County, California to Arthur E. and Frieda E. Kyler. Elsie was married to Ivan (Doby) Bakerville September 8, 1936. Three children were born to them; Karen Pearl, Gail Marcee and Ivan William. Karen passed away December 5, 1979. Surviving Elsie is daughter; Gail Westfall (Bill) of Redding, and son; Bill (Carla) of Red Bluff. She leaves 6 grandchildren; Lisa Hume of Elk Grove; Cheryl Foley of Red Bluff; Kristin Neyhart of McCloud; Eric Smith of Boston, MA; Michelle Shaw of Redding; Steve Bakerville of Redding and 14 great grandchildren; Kyler Lent, Melissa Wright, Kimberly Powers, Joseph Brown, Paige Prinz, Danielle Foley, Carson Shaw, Tanner Shaw, Abigail, Samantha and Emily Smith; Shelby and John Foley and Ciara Bakerville, She also leaves 4 great-great grandchildren; ShayAnn Wright, Maykayla and Anthony Copfer, and Dovelyn Powers. Elsie is also survived by 2 sisters, Esther Parker of Marysville and Bette Pereria of Red Bluff and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her 2 brothers and 6 of her sisters. Elsie retired after 25 years with Sprouse Reitz store in 1976. She also enjoyed a busy social life including playing cards, and bridge with the 500 club that was organized in 1940, and where she was the last surviving charter member. Other activities included volunteering for Project Santa each year, which gift wrapped donated items for the needy children of Tehama County at Christmas time. She also served on the Election Board for her district during elections. A favorite for Elsie was her love of music. She belonged to several dance groups in the Red Bluff/Redding and also enjoyed attending the local school ball games where her son and grandchildren participated. Elsie was the past president of the Native Daughters of the Golden West and past President of the Neighbors of Woodcraft, joining in 1933. Elsie has requested there be no public funeral services. Private interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery handled by Hoyt-Cole Chapel. In lieu of flowers Elsie requested donations be made to the Native Daughter Scholarship Fund, c/o Kathy Sibert, 474 Roundup Avenue, Red Bluff, CA, 96080, or to
. A memorial for Elsie will be held at the Elk's Club, March 23 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
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Published in Daily News on Mar. 20, 2013