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Armand Lyndell Monlux

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Armand Lyndell Monlux, a longtime Chico resident, has died at the age of 91. He passed away on December 28 at his home with his family by his side. Armand was born in Berkeley, CA on September 9, 1917 to William Ray and Maybelle Monlux. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 68 years, Edith; their three sons Claude, Steve and Guy and their daughters-in-law Sonia, Anne, Carole, and Carrie; Armand leaves behind six grandchildren and their spouses; and nine great-grandchildren; Armand is also survived by a younger sister, Lorraine Gurney, of Red Bluff; and his beloved dog Zappa.

Armand was a veteran real estate broker in the Pacific Northwest and recognized early on that education was essential for success in the rapidly growing State of California. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and used his degree to advance his work experience in real estate, agriculture and heavy industry. During his earlier college years, Armand married Edith Dewing and worked for Tidewater Oil Company in Avon, CA for 26 years. After several vacation visits to Chico and Quincy, which they thoroughly enjoyed, they moved to Chico to make their home. Armand changed careers and became a full-time realtor, specializing in ranch and farm sales.

Armand was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps and was very interested and kept current in all political events, including national and local elections. He was a member of the Masons for over 60 years and was well known by his friends and family to engage in political banter and debate. In addition to time spent with close friends every week for breakfast at Russell's Restaurant in Chico, Armand enjoyed traveling with Edith in their RV around the US and made trips to Hawaii and Europe.

A private family service will be held. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are encouraged to select a favorite charity.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 1, 2009
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