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Mary Elizabeth (Knapp) Cutler

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Mary Elizabeth (Knapp) Cutler, 72, of Chico, Calif., entered her eternal home Dec. 7, 2013. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about eight years ago and was lovingly cared for by her husband, Edgar until three weeks before she departed to be with Jesus. She was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where she was raised.

In 1965, she moved to California, where she met and married Edgar Cutler. She became a well-known and deeply admired cosmetologist. She owned and operated several beauty salons in Forest Ranch and Colusa, Calif., where she gave love and care to so many over the years. She was also an incredible seamstress. She lived a life of deep love and devotion to God and family and many friends.

Survivors include her husband and their six children, Debbie Dixon, Kenneth and Ray Lynn Dixon, Randy Dixon, Cindy and Gary Green, Nina and Manny Cole, and George and Kelly Cutler; 16 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. She was the second of five brothers and sisters Michael and Janis Knapp, Lee Morgan Brooks, Nancy Fricchione and Ed and Connie Knapp, and also leaves her two loving dogs, Stretch and Lilly.

Her mother and father, Ed and Berniece Knapp, arrived in heaven before her.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 p.m. April 19, 2014, at 1901 Dayton Road in Chico.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 5 to Apr. 13, 2014
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