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1920 - 2012 Obituary Condolences


A memorial service for Theodore "Ted" Vaplon, 91, of Oroville, CA, will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie #196 on the corner of Myers and Montgomery Streets in Oroville.

Ted passed away on August 2, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1920 in Füssen, Germany to Franz and Karolina Vaplon.

Ted was a wonderful husband and father; he will be missed. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1942 to 1945. He worked as an elevator mechanic for over thirty years, retiring from Montgomery Elevators in 1983. Ted was a member of the Moose Lodge 2227, the Eagles Aerie #196, and was a lifetime member of the VFW CA Post 1747.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Annie Vaplon of Oroville; daughters, Terry (Frank) Sutter of Renton, WA and Kimberly Curtis of Maui, HI; stepson, Cary Houser of Mesa, AZ; stepdaughter, Patricia Wagner of Reno, NV; granddaughters, Melissa (Jim), Lisa (Greg) and Rebekah; grandsons, Andy and Eric; four great-grandchildren, Madison, Grady, Tanner and Elliott; and brother, Harold (Betty). Ted was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen and Erna; brother, Frank; grandson, Jacob and his wife of forty-eight years, Connie Vaplon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ted's name may be made to Butte Home Hospice or to a , in care of Affordable Mortuary, who are handling the arrangements.

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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2012
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