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Catherine Pearl "Katie" Voos


1908 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Catherine Pearl "Katie" Voos Obituary
CATHERINE "KATIE" PEARL VOOS Catherine "Katie" Voos, 105, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2013, with her husband John holding her hand. Graveside services were held on June 13, 2013 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Oroville. The service was led by Pastor Donna Van Maanen of the First United Church in Oroville. Arrangements were under the care of Scheer Memorial Chapel. Katie was born on February 12, 1908, in Forbestown. She was the daughter of Ellmore and Araminta Dealey and sister to brothers Fred and Burdette. At the age of 10, she moved to Oroville where she attended grade school and graduated from Oroville Union High School in 1926. Katie was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church joining at age 16. Katie worked for Butte County as a Deputy Co. Auditor and later as a deputy in the Assessors Office. In 1941 she was introduced to a handsome gentleman names John Voos. They dated and fell in love. John was drafted in 1941 and they corresponded for four years. They married on May 8, 1945. In 1945, Katie retired and daughter Linda was born in 1946. She was a dedicated mother and a great cook. She was involved in Brownies and volunteered for various organizations, making many friends along the way. Known for her beautiful penmanship, Katie was asked to write wedding invitations and wrote in the church memorial book for many years. After John retired, they traveled to Alaska, Canada, Hawaii Mexico and Fort Bragg. They took many trips in their motorhome and enjoyed many years on Lake Oroville with their patio boat. John and Katie loved spending time with their daughter Linda and her husband Larry in Crockett, CA often taking trips together. In 2009, they moved to Prestige Assisted Living where they made many new friends. Katie was amazed that she lived to be 105 years old. She attributes it to love of family and friends, God's will and especially her husband John. It has been many years since she rode in a stagecoach from Forbestown to Oroville and back, a days journey. She couldn't begin to understand how computers worked and felt she had lived in the best of times. Life wasn't as complicated or fast paced and there were more flowers and open land. Katie and John celebrated 68 years of marriage on May 8th. Catherine is preceded in death by her parents Ellmore and Araminta Dealey, brothers Fred and Burdette and son-in-law Larry Bell. She is survived by her husband John and daughter Linda Bell and many nieces and nephews. The family will always be grateful for the love and wonderful care given to her by the staff at Prestige. This last year Katie was blessed each day with her "angels" from Home Instead: Debbie, Rhonda, Annie, Shirley and Ashley. To Butte Home Health and Hospice we thank you for all your care and support. Memorial donations maybe made to Katie's favorite charity the SPCA, 2787 S. 5th Ave, Oroville, CA 95965.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from July 21 to July 24, 2013
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