Chester Glen “Chet” Starkey of Crescent City, passed away Dec. 23, 2018, after a short illness with cancer. Chet was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Fresno.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Nancy, of Crescent City; eight children, Rose, of Fresno, Chet Jr. (Amanda), Eugene (Misty), Victor (Lanie), Donald (Jennie), and Leland (Justene), all of Crescent City, Marisa (Kevin) of Smith River, and Ella (Chris) of Brookings, Oregon; sisters, Gayle, of Sanger, and Janice (Richard) of North Fork; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chet was preceded in death by his parents, June (Knight) and Orval Starkey; brothers, Victor and Arthur; sisters, Margaret and Carole; infant son, Mitchel; and wife, Shirley (Childers) Starkey.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Howenquet Hall Community Center, 101 Indian Court, Smith River.

— Submitted by family

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