Jon Herbert Bigelow
1935 - 2019
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JON HERBERT BIGELOW Jon Herbert Bigelow was born in Rye, Colorado on December 9th, 1935 to Herbert and Rosanna Bigelow of Chico. Jon passed away on May 28th, 2019 at his daughter's home in Chico. Jon graduated from Chico High School in 1953. He played football and track. After graduating high school Jon was a pre-med student at UC Berkeley but returned to Chico to raise his family. He married his high school sweetheart Mollie Compton in 1955. He continued his education in Chico earning his B.A. in Business at CSU Chico. Jon and Mollie raised three daugthers while living in the Bay Area where Jon started a 33 year career with the JCPenney Company. Jon married Ramona Westland in 1984. Jon lived the last 20 years in Incline Village, NV where he was an avid downhill skier and golfer. Jon is survived by his daughters Cassie Bigelow-Johnson and Jona Bigelow-Pressman. His younger sister, Midge Matthews and daughter, Denise O'Donnell preceded him in death. Jon enjoyed sharing his love for skiing with his six grandchildren - Christopher and Jessica O'Donnell, Tara and Kylie Johnson, and Chloe and Sadie Pressman. And recently he welcomed visits from his first and only great-grandchild Miles Benninghoven. In memory of Jon's life, family and friends will gather in celebration on July 3rd at 10:00 AM at 5-mile recreation area followed by a lunch reception at the home of Cassie Bigelow-Johnson.

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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jul. 2, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUL
3
Celebration of Life
10:00 AM
5-mile recreation area
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July 5, 2019
Although I didn't know Mr. Bigelow, I wanted family and friends to know how sorry I am to read of their loss. May God continue to provide the strength and comfort you will need in the days ahead.--2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17
J. Gist
July 3, 2019
The service for Jon, your father/grandfather/friend/colleague, was really beautiful. I learned so much about him. A hummingbird came to the flowers on the table, butterflies and birds flew around, and the weather was exquisite, just as he would have most wanted it to be with all his family and friends gathered there at 5-Mile. Truly memorable! The stories shared, the amazing props explained, and the general camaraderie was touching. Bless you all.
Paula
July 2, 2019
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this difficult time.
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