Dennis Allan Northrop, 83
Dennis Allan Northrop died on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He was born in Nevada City to Lucile and Lyman Northrop on Oct. 16, 1938, in Nevada City.
At age five, his family moved to Willows, where he was raised through high school. After graduation, he entered the Marine Corps and served for 10 years.
He completed several tours in the Da Nang Provence in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. He was honorably discharged as a corporal and also very proud of his Marine Corps career.
After the Marine Corps, he worked on the Alaskan Pipeline as a pipe fitter. Later, he worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Alameda School District and several historical buildings in the downtown Sacramento area.
Upon retirement, he moved back to his boyhood home in Willows with his wife of 38 years, Virginia (Barrett). Time was spent mostly watching his favorite Yankees baseball and Notre Dame football.
Jack Reacher novels by Lee Childs also occupied his time.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and her children: Virginia Garavito of Glendora, Vere Butler of Chatsworth, Valerie Edmond of Woodland Hills, Vint Butler of Wake Forrest, N. Caro., and Vido Butler of Laguna Beach; and his children from a previous marriage: Janet Alexander of Mississippi, and Harold Swanson of Oregon.
He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Northrop; sisters-in-law Gloria Feeney, and Elizabeth (Betty) Wilkins; and son Vaun Butler.
Graveside services are planned for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Willows Cemetery.
Anita Louise Kline, 73
Anita Louise Kline died peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2022, after a short battle with cancer, during which she fought valiantly. She was born to George and Nancy Bakke (Schofield) in Sacramento on March 9, 1949.
She grew up and attended school in Willows, where she graduated in 1967, and went on to work for her father and then Bank of America for several years. In 1978, she began her career with Johns Manville, where she held several positions and eventually became a purchasing agent.
After 31 years of service, she retired in 2009. She was a valued and respected employee and friend to many people during her career and life.
She most loved being a wife, a mom and a grandma. She could always be found crocheting, sewing and embroidering wonderful gifts for her family and friends.
The ocean was her happy place where she and her husband Phil enjoyed their summers. She also enjoyed traveling cross country to visit their children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Philip Kline of Willows; daughters Tricia (Jason) Smith of Siloam Springs, Ark., Lori (Josh) Beaver of Orland, and Melinda (Bill) Burke of Dawsonville, Ga.; sons Philip “Steve” (Jenifer) Kline of Willows, and Brad (Takiko) Kline of Easley, S. Caro.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother Nancy Bakke of Chico; brothers David (Debra) Bakke of Chico, and George “Bruce” (Mary) Bakke, of Bremerton, Wash.; sister Carol (Bryant) Higgs, of Corning; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her memory and her love will be carried and cherished by all of us.
A private celebration of her life with family and friends is planned at a later date.