Life Tributes for the week of 7/17/18

Arthur Eberhard Braun
Westwood resident Arthur Eberhard Braun passed from this life just six days short of his 53rd wedding anniversary on Monday, July 4, 2018, at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, at the age of 88.

Born Dec. 22, 1929, in San Francisco, to William and Alice (Young) Braun, Art, as he affectionately became known, was raised and educated in the San Francisco South Bay community of Redwood City, graduating from Sequoia High School in 1947 where he was honored for his talents in woodworking. The family still sits at a dinner table he constructed and was awarded for in high school.

Art entered the service out of high school and served as an aircraft turret mechanic in the fledgling U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1952. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the South Bay area where he went to work for Larson Trucking as a delivery person as well as working for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office as a Special Deputy.

After being introduced to a pretty young lady by mutual friends, Dowella and Art were united in matrimony in Carson City, Nevada, on July 10, 1965. The couple relocated to the northeastern California lumber community of Westwood in 1968 where Art went to work for the Collins Family at their Chester lumber mill. He retired in 1991 after 23 years of service to the company as one of their dry kiln operators.

After developing his aptitude for woodworking in high school, Art continued on with this love constructing his own home in Westwood as well as spending numerous hours in his shop. He is a former secretary/treasurer for the Sincerity Lodge #501 F&AM of Westwood. He enjoyed collecting stamps and is said to have been a ruthless card player.

In his passing Art leaves his loving wife, Dowella, of Westwood; son, Thomas and his wife Ruth, also of Westwood; daughter; Mary Braun, of Wilsonville, Oregon; and was proud grandparent to Tony Melissa, Michelle and Mark; great-grandchildren, Nicole Matthew, Ashley, and Emberlynn; and great-great-grandson, Elijah. He is also survived by brothers, Albert, of Loma Rica, Don, of Hydesville; and sister, Louise Hollingsworth, of Olivehurst.

He joins his daughter, Sharon, in their eternal home.

At Art’s request, no formal services will take place. An opportunity to express condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at The family asks that any remembrances in Art’s memory be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Dowella, Tom, Mary, and family. The Hart family sends their condolences and deepest sympathy in the passing of Art.

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