Nellie Blanche Krause (1922-2017)

Nellie Blanche Krause. Born January 20, 1922 in Tracy Ca. Died March 4, 2017 in Woodland, Ca. Nellie was born to Blanche Haney McCafferty and James McCafferty in Tracy, Ca. She married Robert (Bob) Hamilton Krause in February 1938 in Oroville, Ca. They had three children: Diana 1940; Raymond 1942, both born in Oroville, Ca;  and Steven 1945, born in Chico, Ca.

Nellie and Bob lived most of their life in Chico where they raised their children. Nellie was a homemaker for many years and kept the books for her husband’s Bob’s Bike and Hobby Shop. Later in life she was employed at the Lee Pharmacy for 22 years and 5 months. She was a devoted member of the Catholic Daughters at St. John the Baptist Church.

Her beloved husband died in 1983 and Nellie moved to Colusa in 1995 to be near her son,  daughter-in-law, daughter and grand daughter.

Nellie and Bob are survived by ten grand children: David, Neil, Paul, Keith and Sharon the children of Diana and Elliott Andersen;  Lara, Erik and Broc the children of Raymond and Donna Krause;  Molly and Daniel the children of Steven and Kimi Krause.  Nellie is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

She lived in her own home in Colusa until April 2016 when she moved to the Woodland Skilled Nursing facility for intensive care.

Private services will be arranged and burial will be in the Glen Oaks Cemetery in Chico next to her beloved husband.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410