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1931 - 2012 Obituary Condolences

Kathryn "Cotty" Lygrisse passed away Aug. 1, 2012 in Chico, CA.

Memorial Services will be held on Aug. 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bidwell Presbyterian Church.

Cotty was born on Oct. 24, 1931 in Yates Center, Kansas. Upon graduating from Kansas University, with a RN degree, Cotty married her husband, Oren O. Lygrisse. They had an exciting life traveling the worl with the USAF. Retirement from USAF took the Lygrisse's to Paradise, CA, where they finished raising their children. Cotty worked many years at Feather River Hospital before retiring. She had many hidden talents; cooking, sewing, knitting, needle-pointing, golf, playing bridge, biking and a love for music. The Lygrisse's continued to travel the world after retirement.

In 1999, the Lygrisse's moved to Chico. Cotty was very active and had a passion to play golf, which she enjoyed at least two times a week and was a member of the Bidwell Golf Course. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Discovery Shoppe.

Cotty will be remembered by her family as a loving, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Joelena Lygrisse; grandchildren and spouses, Nicole and Jim Amaral, Joshua Kerr, Jennifer and Dave Sevits, Kayla and Jesse Cloyd; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Samantha, Kalli, Austin, Alec and Logan; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Al Blue of Florida.

Cotty was preceded in death by her spouse, Oren and her daughter, Cynthia K. Kerr.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.brusiefh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 7, 2012
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