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Manuel A. Parras


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Manuel A. Parras Obituary
MANUEL A. PORRAS March 24, 1932 - October 8, 2018 Manuel A. Porras was born in Mott, California on March 24, 1932 to Alejandra (Ramirez) and Felix Porras. The sixth of seven children and the youngest son, he was spoiled from the beginning-it wasn't his fault. The family moved to Orland in 1942, where he enjoyed the rest of his life, except a short time in the Air Force, where he had special security clearance during the Korean War. After courting from the time he was 11 and she was 8, he married the love of his life in 1954, his pretty lady, Esther Lopez, from Glenn. They were accompanied by his best man and best friend for life, Don Long. In spite of their family's concerns, their marriage was exceptional for 64 years. They had 9 biological children and lots of "adopted" children. He is survived by his wife Esther, children, Marcie Porras (Brown), Felix 'John' Porras and wife Marta Tedrick, Mary Galvan and husband Edgar 'Rob', Manuela 'Manny' Marston and husband Forrest, Vangie Porras, Estel Porras and partner Kathy, Frances Porras Lingemann and husband Bo, Julie Gregory and husband Mark and Josie Porras Corporon and husband Scott, and nephew Manuel 'Jimmy' Cesa (wife Nancy) who he raised like a son. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren (Justin, Sean, Simon, and Isaac Brown; James Marston; Anthony and Alex Galvan; Micha McLaughlin, Amanda Gregory, Natalie McLaughlin, and Markus Gregory; and Nicole Porras Corporon), their spouses, 14 great grandchildren, and his sisters, Cecilia Torres and Mary Zaragosa. He was preceded in death by sisters Josephine 'J' Cesa and Refugio Murguia, and brothers, Nicasio Porras and Steve Porras. Although our loss is immeasurable, we are grateful that he entered into rest peacefully at home. Thanks to all who helped take care of him. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 4 to 7 pm at St. Dominic's Church. A rosary will be said at 10 am on Friday, October 12, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peg Taylor Center, the Caregiver Resource Center at Passages, Orland Community Scholarship Fund, or in care of F.D. Sweet & Son Mortuary. For full obituary, please see http://www.sweetolsenfamily.com/obits
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 11, 2018
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