JOHN "BIG JOHN" NOLAN September 3, 1936 - February 9, 2013 John Nolan (aka "Big John"), 76, died February 9, 2013 in Redding, CA of natural causes. John was born September 3, 1936, in San Francisco, CA to William and Constance Nolan. He grew up in Sacramento, CA and attended Grant Union High School. He later attended Santa Clara University and enlisted in the US Air Force Reserve. He worked at the Department of Water Resources (DWR) as a Watermaster for 37 years and retired in 1995. John loved his family deeply. He enjoyed hunting, cheering on the San Francisco 49ers and Giants, and going on family camping trips to Lake Almanor, the Oregon Coast and other western states. He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Redding, son; Dennis and daughter-in-law Tammy of Cottonwood, daughter; Kelly and son-in-law John of Santa Rosa, six grandchildren; Sabrina (16), Chris (14), Emily (7), Katelyn (3), Benjamin (3) and Finley (1); sister Patsy Armstrong of Red Bluff, several nieces and nephews and special friends. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday February 15th, 2013 at Our Lady of Mercy at 2600 Shasta View Drive in Redding, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
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Published in Daily News on Feb. 13, 2013