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Winifred C. Bearse


1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
WINIFRED C. BEARSE Winifred C. Bearse, born February 13, 1928 to Newton H. and Constance C. Hastings, a pioneer family in Maxwell, California. The third child in the family, having an older sister, Catherin, and an older brother, Homer, all deceased. She attended school in Maxwell and graduated from Maxwell High in 1946, upon completion; her dad gave her $ 100.00 and sent her to Chico to enroll in Chico State. While attending the home coming dance in September she met Bill Bearse, who had also enrolled at Chico State along with the rest of the G.I.'s that had returned from the service. He asked her to dance and she said yes. In March 1947 he asked her to marry him and she again said yes and on the 16th of March they were married in Reno and on March 16th 2018 they celebrated their 71st Anniversary. From this union three children were born, Rebecca Bearse of Napa, CA., Linda Bearse-Netto (Grant) of Stites, Idaho and Alan Bearse (Caroline) of Chico; one granddaughter Teri (Lee) Isola of Napa, one great grandson Cooper and one great granddaughter Rayna who is attending the University of Idaho in Pocatello, also a number of nieces and nephews. She had been a member of the Phi Epsilon Phi Sorority, Chico Bonsai Society serving as secretary for many years, Horticulture Society, Ben Ali Bedouins, Shrine RV Club, Gold Panners # 154, NCT, Inc and the Masonic RV Club. We spent a month for ten years at Playa Elegante, Rocky Point, Mexico, twenty plus years, June and July at Trinidad, Calif., and August at Arizona Beach, Oregon. You can see that we really like the ocean although we did see most of the western United States as well as Baja Calif., Mexico and Canada. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Noon, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the CMCC Clubhouse, 1901 Dayton Road, Chico. If you wish to make a donation you can send one to Shriners Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, Calif., 95817-2215 or to Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home who are handling arrangements. Share at NewtonBracewell.com P.S. There were some that said our marriage wouldn't last but after seventy one years we showed them how the hog ate the cabbage. Here's looking at you kid. Till we meet again, Love Bill
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 16, 2018
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