of our early members, and considered by most as our crown jewel, is
Grace Collins. She was raised in Paradise and followed in her mother’s
footsteps into the teaching profession. She knows our local history
because she and her family lived it, or she probably taught the people
who were building our community.
has spent a good part of her lifetime documenting the cemeteries of
Butte County. She has logged countless interviews with local families,
and she has worn out plenty of shoes from days roaming the fields and
foothills for family plots.
has had many volunteers to help her along the way, but her guidance and
perseverance made it all happen. Her work has been used by local
historians for years. Our Society feels blessed by the revenue from her
cemetery books. She has graciously shared this index to her 12 “Sites
& Cemeteries” books which include most of the outlying areas of
larger cemeteries of Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Cherokee and Magalia
are not included in this index but are still available for purchase
from our Society Publications list or our volunteers will do lookups
for a $5.00 donation.
Preface to Cemetery Index
Master Index to Sites & Cemeteries (Book 1-12)
NOTE: Photos of the grave stones are
available for purchase from our collection for a $5.00 donation. Click the
Master Index to Grave Stone Photos.
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