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Colleen Ann Regan


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COLLEEN ANN REGAN

09/29/66 - 7/11/11

Died after a valiant but brief battle with cancer. Born in Chico to parents, Norman and Sheila Regan. Avid horse rider as a youngster, teased her brother unmercifully. Graduated Chico Sr. High School 1984. Began work at age 18 in the cafeteria at Enloe Hospital and remained there for over 26 years until her death. She is fondly remembered by fellow employees as the food police cashier.

Her raucous laugh could be heard above the crowd, she was opinionated, a packrat, fanciful doodads hanging from the ceiling in her bathroom. Co loved dogs, Boxers her favorite. "J' embrasse mon chien sur la bouche!" with no apology. Walked her "kids" rain or shine. Taught them to high-five and pose for photos. Taught herself to type so she could order bling! shoes on the internet. Learned from her sister the fun of Facebook. Wow, did she like Montana and the Niners, NASCAR and arguments with her father over who is the best driver, and Posey and the Giants. Old movies on TCM (she saw The Searchers ten times because of her step-dad). Sunday evening Masterpiece Mystery Theater on PBS, a bowl of popcorn in her lap. The coast and her "kids" romping in the surf. Favorite fragrance, Organza Indecence. Color, raspberry.

A life-time resident of Chico, Colleen is survived by her father, Norman Regan, Chico; mother, Sheila (Kohnke) Simmons and step-dad, Raymond Simmons, Chico; brother, Kevin Regan, Chico; sister, Cami Hagan, San Diego; grandmother, Leona Kohnke, Butte Valley; aunts, uncles and cousins; beloved friends local and Oregon; and her "kids": Ginger, the smart one who fetches the morning newspaper; Maverick (Ricky Rocket), the delinquent who can high-ten; Polo (Po-Tater), who swims like a hippo; Lola, the elegant butterfly; Rocco, he talks to balls; and her "step-kid", Sammy, whose sole purpose in life is to growl at the others who tower over him.

In accordance with her wish, Colleen will be cremated and no graveside service, however, an informal Celebration of Life is scheduled for July 30, from 7-11 p.m. at 1336 Stanley Ave., Chico.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the local or Butte Humane Society Animal Shelter, in care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Homes.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Colleen online at nbcfh.com

Hug your pet, and smile at a stranger.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on July 17, 2011
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