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Francisco "Frank" Araiza

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Francisco "Frank" Araiza Obituary
FRANCISCO ARAIZA A mass of Christian burial will be held for Francisco "Frank" Araiza, 89 of Chico on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:30am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Vigil services will be held at Bidwell Chapel on Thursday, August 25, 5 - 8pm with a rosary at 7pm. Frank was born to Jose Maria Araiza and Severa Venezuela on May 19, 1927 in Tecoripa, Senora Mexico. As a young man Frank came to the United States in search of his brother and the American dream. His journey led him to the North State where he met his loving wife Isabel, where they were able to create a home for their family for more than 50 years. He was a hard working and dedicated member of the local Laborers Union #185 for over 40 years. Frank passed peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He is survived by his children Alicia Hartman, Patricia Govan, Robert Flores, Martha Scaife-Bailes, and Julia Flores; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his companion, Angie Zachary and brother Jose Araiza, from Mexico plus many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, soccer games, and had a great amount of love for his pets.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 23, 2016
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