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Elmer Aranda

1934 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Elmer Aranda Obituary
ELMER ARANDA Elmer died in his sleep Sept. 29, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. He was born May 5, 1934 in Chico, CA to Genevive and John Aranda. He was a proud member of the Machoopda Tribe of American Indians and lived his early years on the reservation located on W. Sacramento Avenue. Elmer graduated from Chico High School in 1952 enjoying their sports programs, mainly baseball and football. He entered Chico State where he excelled in boxing as a member of the CSC team. Elmer was drafted into the U.S. Army; served his country and was honorably discharged in 1957. An avid outdoorsman, he spent much of his time hunting and fishing. His surviving family include children Steve, Elizabeth, Mark, Valerie and Elmer Jr. Step-children Janice, Charlie and Chepy. He is also survived by sisters Barbara, Donna and Juanita (deceased). Brothers George, Jimmy, John and half-brother Kenneth Durand. His funeral was held in Oregon on October 10, 2015.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 13, 2015
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