Services will begin with a Mass on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Joseph Dutra, 84, of Gridley, who passed away August 22, 2012 in Gridley, California.
Joseph was born October 10, 1927 in Oroville, California to Frank and Ignacia Dutra.
He was a life long resident of Biggs and Gridley area, having worked as a rancher for many years. He was also a member of the Gridley Moose Lodge, UPEC #64 Chico, IDES Council #93 Gridley Luiso America and a life long member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank Jr. and Manuel F. Dutra.
He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Myrtle Dutra, of Gridley; two sons: Bennie (Betty) Pruitt, of Live Oak California, Olin (Barbara) Crain, of Orland, California; one daughter, Marlyn Gaylord Stopplemore, of Gridley; eleven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three nieces.
A Rosary will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6 p.m., at Gridley Block Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley Block Funeral Chapel (530) 846-2138.