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Jack Meline

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June 29, 1929 - June 25, 2008

Jack Meline, 78, a lifelong resident of Chico and Durham, passed away on June 25, 2008 surrounded by his family. Jack was born on June 29, 1929 in Chico to Steve and Nellie Meline; the youngest of their four children. He attended Chico schools, graduating from Chico High School in 1948.

In 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Betty and together they had three daughters. In 1971 he was married to Sharon and his family grew with the addition of her son and daughter.

A lifelong farmer, he was active in the family farming operation until the time of his passing. Jack was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His family was always the most important part of his life. He was a member of the Chico Elks Lodge, Saint John's Episcopal Church and was a past President of the Chico Active 20-30 Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Steve and his sister, Dorothy Rabo.

Jack is survived by his children, Linda (Mark) Carlson of Chico, Debbie (Kurt) Kearnes of Paradise, Jacque (Jeff) Wells of Durham, Barbara Ellis of Paradise, Richard (Kristi) Ellis of Chico and his brother, Dick Meline of Durham. He has five grandchildren, Mona Meline, Natalie Wells, Jessica, Zachary and Heather Ellis. He is also survived by his former wives, Sharon and Betty, several nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Friends of Agriculture Program or their favorite charity, c/o Brusie Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008 from 5-8 pm.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Brusie Funeral Home.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from June 28 to June 30, 2008
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