OBITUARY

Carmelita Shine

January 27, 1927April 15, 2021
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Carmelita Singh Shine was born in Oroville, California on January 27, 1927 to Mamel and Genevieve Singh. She is survived by her youngest son, Robert Shine, grandchildren Kristofer Shine, Jessica Shine, and Michelle Shine Morgan; great-grandchildren Madilynn, Delylah, and Delaney. Carmelita was proceeded in death by her husband Gurbashen, and her sons Michael and Ralph.

Gurbashen and Carmelita started their family in Holtville, California, moved to Yuba City and settled in Chico, California where they raised 3 sons and enjoyed life together. Carmelita worked at Pacific Bell Telephone Company for 37 years until retiring in 1981. She spent countless hours volunteering with the Gleaners, as PTA president in the Tierra Buena School system, supporting her sons as a Cub and Scout leader, with little league, as a VFW auxiliary member, and with other various high school sports. Upon retiring, Carmelita moved to Huntington Beach and eventually Costa Mesa, California where she volunteered with the Telephone Pioneers.

One of Carmelita’s joys was traveling to visit her family, including Australia, Mexico, New York City, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon and much of California. One of her legacies will be trips with her grandkids to adventure in these and other places.

Most recently, she was an active member of the Water Babes, Silver Sneakers, and St Joachim Catholic Church. Carmelita was well loved by her family and friends, and she will be missed greatly. She was a matriarch who was loving, generous, and had a great sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, her family invites you to make a donation in honor of her life of service with one of the programs listed below.

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  • Matt Fox
  • Chris Fox
  • Timothy Fox
  • Kristofer Shine
  • Stan Hartlay
  • Pablo Castro

Services

  • Visitation & Rosary

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Visitation & Rosary

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

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Kristofer Shine

April 24, 2021

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." (Matt. 5:4 KJV)

Whether you were helping those in need with the Chico Gleaners, taking your grandkids to a whole day at the theater, buying packages of See's candy for loved ones or captivating everyone with myriad accounts of our family history, there was always something of yourself that you never hesitated to share with everyone. You will be missed immensely and I will hold these memories in my heart for all of my days.


"Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work." (1 Timothy 5:10 KJV)

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