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Joseph Arthur Bishop, 47, of Berry Creek, CA, died at his home on May 17, 2009.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Chapel, 66 Rockerfeller Road, Berry Creek, CA where he attended.

Joe was of Christian Faith and his passion in life was witnessing for the Lord and promoting Teen Challenge. Joe was an avid fisherman, spending many hours on California's lakes and rivers with his true love, Calisto, his Yellow Lab. Joe served also in the U.S. Army and a private burial will take place at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

Joe is survived by his mother, Pamela Sheppard (Donald) of Sunlakes, AZ; his father, John (Jack) Bishop (Patricia) of Lakeland, FL; one brother, John N. Bishop Jr. (Lisa) of Worcester, MA; sisters, Margaret A. (Brian) O'Donnell of Wofeboro, NH and Susan L. Bishop of Morrow, GA. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mabel M. Bishop of Laconia, NH; several stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Ethel Arruda, Jr. and Arthur O. Bishop; uncles, Joseph Arruda III, and Arthur O. Bishop Jr., all of Laconia, NH

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to TEEN Challenge, and mailed in care of Oroville Funeral Home, 1454 Montgomery St. Oroville, CA 95965, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 22, 2009
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