Church of the Nazarene
2238 Monte Vista Ave
Oroville, CA 95966
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Darrell Lee Rains

1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Darrell Lee Rains Obituary
DARRELL LEE RAINS 84 year old Darrell Lee Rains went to be with Jesus September 10, 2017. He lived in Cherokee Village, Arkansas after retiring last year. Darrell suffered from COPD and passed at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Arkansas. Darrell and his identical twin brother Carrell were born July 1, 1933 in Naponee, Nebraska. They were born at home and put together in a shoebox, in the oven to keep warm. The Rains family moved to Oroville in 1942. Darrell graduated from Oroville High School in 1951. His first job was at Grey Nurse Hardware where he brought home $55.00 a week. His last job was working for Spectrum Home Services as a property manager of 24 units for 14 years. After retiring last year, Darrell and his wife Karen traveled around the United States in their RV working on their bucket list. Darrell was an outdoor enthusiast, loving hunting and fishing of all kinds. He was also a diehard San Francisco 49er and Giants fan and rarely missed a game. Spending time with his family was his favorite pastime. Darrell is survived by his wife Karen, three daughters: Shelley Jaster (Rich), Nola Jayne (Ken), and Kathy Easley (Mark), three grandsons Brent, Brian & Brad four granddaughters, Melissa, Amber, Faith & Nichole, ten great -grandsons and six great -granddaughters, sister Darlene Denney & two nieces. Darrell was preceded in death by his son Dilwyn Rains, grandson Jamie Olson, two great -grandsons Cody and James Olson, his father and mother Gilbert and Viola Rains, and two brothers Dilwyn and Carrell Rains. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Oroville Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville CA September 21, 2017 at 11:00am. There will be a potluck lunch following the service. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Lung Association or the Hospice Service of your choice. Thank you to the members of the Legacy Hospice Services in Salem, AR for taking such good care of him and allowing him to stay home as long as possible.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 17, 2017
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