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MARY BAY Mary Inez Thacker Bay, age 77, passed away on November 3, 2012 in Chico CA. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by family members. Funeral Service will be held at Brusie Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Glen Oaks Cemetery in Chico CA. Mary was born on March 27, 1935 at Bunker Hill, Kansas. Her parents were Grover C. Thacker and Cora Ester Eaton. Her father passed away when she was barely over a year old. Needless to say, the family of 7 children and one parent lived a frugal but happy life on a poor Kansas farm. In 1948, Mary with 4 of her siblings moved to California with their mother. Mary attended schools in San Leandro until graduation. In 1955, she married Don Bay in Oakland, CA. She was employed by Pacific Gas & Electric for 30 years and retired in 1993 as a supervisor in the customer service department. Mary was a long time member of Delta Nu Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, she enjoyed her sorority sisters and their variety of activities. Mary was a Chico area resident for 38 years and had many friends, enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed the summers spent at Lake Almanor. She is survived by her husband, Don of Chico, CA; two sons, Daniel and his wife Reba of Chico, Gerald and his wife Kim of Cottonwood; five grandchildren, Katy of Chico, Dustin of Sacramento, Jason of Chico, Zachary and his wife Pattie of Redding, and Jordan of Cottonwood; her brother, Price Thacker and his wife Mary Ellen of Luray, Kansas; sister, Coradell of Vista, CA; brother, James and wife Sylvia of Granite Bay. She was preceded in death by her father; mother; brother, Grover; sisters, Arlene Sumerlin, and Annabelle Twyman. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.brusiefh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 7, 2012
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