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Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record on 4/6/2004.

"Jason Larrabee, legislative analyst for U.S. Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA), is the son of Frank Larrabee. Frank was a strong supporter of irrigated agriculture and a community leader in the Sacramento Valley. He will be missed." Dan Keppen, KWUA

Earl Franklin Larrabee passed away April 2nd at the age of 66. Born July 25, 1937, he lived his entire life in the Chico area where he attended school, was active in Lambda Pi Fraternity, and graduated from CSU, Chico. His parents, Earl and Mildred Larrabee, and his wife Mary Lou Larrabee, predecease him. He was the "Supreme Commander" of the farm for over 45 years in the Butte City area. Frank was a longtime board member of Western Canal Water District, active with Butte Creek Country Club and Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, and many other agricultural and community service organizations over the years. He was an avid golfer, loved flying airplanes, spent many years water-skiing, and thoroughly loved his time with his grandchildren. Frank is survived by his wife, Melisse of Chico; sons Eric and Scott, their wives Treasa and Rachel, of Butte City; son Keith and wife Kim of Chico; daughter Keri Lee and husband Scott of Roseville; son Jason of Butte City; seven grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday April 7th from 5-8 p.m. at Brusie Funeral Home in Chico. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, April 8th, at 11am, at Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Chico. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church Children's Ministries, Enloe Hospital Foundation or The American Cancer Society.





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