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Bertys Belva (Hill) Dean

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9/18/1918 - 5/1/2008

Belva Dean passed away on May 1, 2008 in Chico, CA She was married to Presley Leroy Dean for 60 years.

Belva was a homemaker and mother. She had a kind and beautiful spirit. She touched the hearts of others. When her heart touched yours, you couldn't help but love her. There were no strangers in Belva's path, just future loved ones. She had a humble, grateful attitude toward life and others. There was no one like her in the world. She wanted for nothing but the love of family and friends. She and Presley shared a love that was so deep and beautiful that just having them sit next to each other, you felt the love they shared. It was an amazing, indescribable love. Most people don't know this type of love even exists.

Belva lived through the Depression and World War II. Belva loved her family first and foremost. She loved everyone who came into her path and blessed them through her positive focus to every situation. She chose to have a positive and beautiful life each and every moment of every day. She loved life like no one else. She was a believer in a healthy lifestyle and vegetarian diet, which she modeled, that carried her through 89 years of healthy, beautiful existence. Belva was a joy to be around. She blessed you with her presence. She was a gift from God to us every day of her 89 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Carrie Dean of Chico, son and daughter-in-law. Edward and Marcia Dean of Chico; granddaughter, Jennifer Irene Dean; grandson, Christian Edward Dean; grandson, Joshua Presley Dean; sister-in-law, Thelma Nicklett of Washington, sister-in-law, Carol Fischer of Newbury Park, CA; sister and brother-in-law, Ila and Dennis Paquin of Capistrano Valley; brother-in-law, Donald Ingraham of Chico; niece, Carolyn and Phillip Payne of Chico; brother-in-law, Lewis Reager of Chico; nephew, Bob Standard of Chico.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 18, 2008
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