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Alan Bruce “Big Al” Bavetta, long-time resident of Burney, passed away unexpectedly on May 28, 2014.
Alan was born on January 20, 1951 to Joseph and Jeanette. He graduated from Humboldt State with a BA in Forestry and later, in 2008 obtained his Master’s Degree in Accounting. Al retired from the California Log Scaling and Grading Bureau and continued his accounting business, Al’s Income Tax Service, in Burney, for over 35 years. Alan also devoted much of his time to the Burney Chamber of Commerce; most recently serving as their acting Treasurer. Community service was an important aspect of his life and he often looked for ways that he could be a positive influence in his community.
Al took great pride in his yard and loved making it look like a well-manicured golf course. (Christopher) “Dad for a great father, grandfather, and best friend. I love you with all my heart and miss you tremendously. I will see you soon and we will get our golf game in dude. I know you’re happy and smiling down on all of us with a beer in hand. Love, Chris Brenda and Teegan and new baby.” Our father lived with dignity and honesty. Family and community were his driving forces and where he found his strength.
In addition to his three beloved children, Timothy Bavetta, Amberly Bavetta, and Christopher Bavetta; all of Redding, CA, Al is also survived by numerous grandchildren of whom he doted on. He also leaves behind many cherished friends and a caring community. He was predeceased by his parents, Jeanette and Joseph, as well as his brother Patrick, and sister Virginia.
It was Al’s wish to have no formal services; however, the family will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date, as yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give time back to your community and spend quality time with those that you love. Our loving dad will undoubtedly be missed greatly by all those hearts and lives that he touched. Memorial donations can be made to the Alan Bavetta Scholarship Fund that is being established at US Bank in Burney. An online obituary with comment capability can be accessed at www.dignitymemorial.com. The family encourages friends and family to leave stories and comments.
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA
In Memory of
Long time Fall River Mills resident Jan Marie (Chesney) Cetta passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA. Born March 25, 1936 in Breese, IL. to Charles and Della Chesney, Jan grew up in Breese and graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1954.
Jan enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Camp Zama, Japan where she met and married Robert (Bob) Cetta. After army life they settled in Clio, CA via Missouri and Illinois.
Jan, Bob and their four children lived in the Clio and Portola area from 1958 to 1975, before moving to Fall River Mills, CA. Bob and Jan co-owned and operated the Greagle Frosty for six years from its inception in 1961. They also co-owned and operated Fall River Arts and Trophies for nearly 15 years.
Preceded in death by husband Bob (2008) and daughter Charmaine (2003), Jan is survived by son Tony and wife Robin (of Dayton, NV), daughter Valerie and son Matthew (both of Fall River Mills, CA), 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Jan realized her exceptional artistic talents bringing life and beauty to canvas. Her talents as well as her bright and friendly essence will be forever missed.