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1919 - 2010 Obituary Condolences

Funeral Services for Hal William Carpenter will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Neighborhood Church. He went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family.

Hal was born October 11, 1919 to Ernest and Katie Alice Carpenter in Chico, California. He was raised and educated in Chico, graduating from Chico High School in January 1937. Hal farmed almonds and row crops from 1937 to 1951. He married Elsie Bartlow Leavell September 6, 1959 in Chico. He worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Company for 28 years, retiring in 1979. Hal also owned and operated numerous rental properties. Hal's greatest joy was helping others. He was an active member of his church, serving on the church board, greeting, usher and men's ministry.

Those that will miss him include, sons and daughter-in-laws, Bob Carpenter, Eddie and Lois Leavell, Ernest and Jo Carpenter and Jimmie and Irene Leavell; daughters and son-in-laws, Lois and Robin Edwards and Pat and Ralph Maupen; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many friends.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Glen Oaks Memorial Park.

Memorial Donations may be made to the in care of the funeral home.

You may share your memories online at nbcfh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on July 28, 2010
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