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2B Wednesday, March 26, 201.4 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ITA.L Sq'0000TISTICS OBITUARIES Shirley Starr Lucas Longtime San Jose resident Shirley Starr Lucas passed quietly in her sleep Jan. 17, 2014. Shirley was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Buckley, Wash., the only child to Alva and Clara Starr. The family moved to Oakland in 1926. Upon graduation from Oakland High School in 1941, Shirley entered the University of California at Berkeley. There she joined Kappa Delta Sorority and worked at the student paper, the Daffy Cal. Shirley blossomed in college in her own words, "I went from never going to a dance in high school to never sitting out a dance in college." As a child, Shirley spent summers outside Quincy at Oakland Feather River Family Camp while her father was the camp manager and mother was camp hostess from 1930 - 1936. Shirley's father brought theatre to the camp as a way of entertaining campers during the depression years and the Starr Bowl is named in his honor. It was the spring of 1942 that Shirley met a tall, handsome student at a Cal basketball game. Donald W. Lucas would later tell his mother that he just met the girl he would marry. They became engaged later that year. After four years in the army during World War II, Don returned home in 1946. They finally married in 1947. Although a college graduate, Shirley stayed home to raise their three children. An avid reader, Shirley belonged to several book clubs. As a child, she had been part of a study on childhood reading at Stanford University. Shirley was able to read before the age of 4. As an adult, she was capable of prodigious feats of reading, often consuming several books a day. Active in community affairs, she was president of the local PTA and in 1962, Shirley and Don were founding members of Skyline Community Church of Oakland. Moving to San Jose ha 1968, Shirley lived in Almaden Valley. There, she continued to be active in her community. She returned to her roots, serving as housemother at the San Jose State Chapter of Kappa Delta in the 198's. Shirley was proud of her education and was a lifetime member of the American Association of University Women. A natural teacher, she taught Sunday school at three different churches for 40 years. Later in life, she continued to use her reading skills by correcting papers at several local middle schools. After 58 years of marriage and 63 years in love, Don passed away in 2005. Shirley is survived by her three children, David Lucas, Kenneth Lucas and Clare Tapia and her five grandchildren. Private services have been held. Robert Joseph "Bob" Baalman Born on Oct. 28, 1939, Robert Joseph "Bob" Baalman of Quincy, passed away on March 16 after a battle with lung cancer. He was a parishioner of St. John's Catholic Church. Bob is survived by Judy, the love of his life and wife of nearly 50 years, as well as their three children: Janet Gates, Joe Baalman and Gary Baalman. Bob will be greatly missed by his siblings, Jim, Tom, Jack, Danny and Rose. Bob is the beloved grandfather of Lizzy, Elaina, and Caroline Gates; Maddie, Anna, and Henry Baalman; and Dashiell and I will work with you every step of the way. If it's convenient for you, I will come to your home or office. .......  .... { .................  .........................  ...... I Eamonn Baalman. Bob, the son of Frank (d.) and Sally Baalman (d.), was born in his family's home and grew up in Grinnell, Kan. After graduating from Fort Hays State University of Kansas with bachelor's and master's degrees, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Bob started his career as a high school science teacher and then taught at California State University Hayward for 35 years. His classes were enjoyed by thousands of students over the years, and he was a valued colleague and friend. Bob loved his family, and all of nature, especially fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, reading and telling stories, and he shared all of these loves with whomever he could. His long tales and clever sense of humor will be greatly missed, as will his skill at landing the biggest trout. A rosary service will be held for Bob at St. John's Parish in Quincy on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. A memorial mass will be held on April 5 at 11 a.m., also at St. John's. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Plumas Health Care Foundation, 1065 Bucks Lake Road, in memory of Robert Baalman. Shirley Althea Stanley Shirley Althea Stanley 00, of Chlcoassed' a,n WedneSday, March .!., .a014. Daughter of John and Emma Hammons, she was born on Feb 29, 1924, in Clairton, Penn, and lived in Chicago, Ill., and Pittsburg, Pa., until 1964 when she moved to Northridge. In 1944, she became the first woman to receive a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburg. After graduation, she worked as a chemist at DuPont, where, among other things, she invented "white" linoleum, a color no one had been able to duplicate. After the war, she was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child started kindergarten and then she taught junior high science in Los Angeles and Honduras for 20 years before retiring. She retired to Lake Almanor, and eventually moved to Chico. Shirley is survived by sons James, of Palo Alto, and Robert, of Chico; daughters Hope Quinn, of Vancouver, Wash., and Kristin Clark of Fremont; brother James Hammons, of Bunnel, Fla.; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, James Stanley; brother Russell; and sisters Aileen, Colleen and Isabelle. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto Ave., in Chico. Blodwyn 'Billie' Cockrell Blodwyn "Billie" Cockrell, 94, of Portola, formerly of Santa Clara, died March I5, 2014, at Heavenly Home in Portola.. .............. She was born in Wild Rose, Wis., on Oct. 7, 1919, the daughter of Charles and Barbara Elizabeth (Roberts) Jones. She grew up on a farm in Wild Rose. Following her mother's death, in 1927, Blodwyn and her four siblings were raised by their father. After high school, she went to Oshkosh Teachers College for a time. Then, while working in Madison, she met Loren Thomas Cockrell. After he enlisted in the Air Force, they were married on the base at Hondo, Texas, on March 17, 1945. During World War II while Loren was away, Blodwyn worked in Madison and lived with her father. In 1947, following World War II, Blodwyn and Loren moved to the West Coast and landed in San Francisco. Blodwyn worked at an insurance agency while Loren attended the University of California at Berkeley. Loren also studied under Ansel Adams at what was then called the California School of Fine Arts. They started their family and their daughter Kim Louise was born. In 1952 'Loren was hired to teach photography at San Jose State University. Their daughter Debra Elizabeth was born and they moved to Santa Clara. Blodwyn especially enjoyed time with her family and friends, camping, traveling, entertaining and growing her roses. She faithfully attended Saint Paut's Methodist Church in San Jose when she was able. She was part of the Faculty Wives and Emeritus Professor Association at San Jose State University. Then in August 2009, due to her declining health, Blodwyn moved to Portola to live at Heavenly Home and be near her daughter Debra. Survivors include her sister Mary Hartwig, of Wis.; two daughters, Kim (Gene) Simmons of Gold Hill, Ore., and Debra (Dennis) Black, of Portola; six grandchildren, Scott Simmons of PuyaUup,, Wash., Gina Ophus, of Tulsa, Okla., Elizabeth Simmons, Peter Black and Sarah Simmons, all of Portland, Ore., and Steven Black, of Los Angeles; and seven great-grandchildren. See Obits, page 3B nument established 1929 Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE MARBLE NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET P.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET Todd Wilson Investment Advisor (916) 899-7136 D R SUMMIT WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC. The Standard & Poors 500 (S&P 500) is an unmanaged group of securities considered to be representative of the stock market in general. You cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 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