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STEPHEN BURDETT

Stephen Thomas “Birdy” Burdett died Aug. 24 at his home in Grass Valley. He was 59.

Friends are welcome to a celebration of life to be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Western Gateway Park, 18650 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley. For information, please call Rick Burdett at (530) 477-7986.

Mr. Burdett was born Feb. 13, 1949, in Birmingham, Ala., to John Thomas and Ruby Goldie (Nichols) Burdett. He graduated from Leigh High School and served as a corporal in the Marines in Vietnam. He married Michelle Arena on Aug. 8, 2008.



Mr. Burdett was the owner of Aquatic Creations and a horticulturist for 30 years. He was a resident of Grass Valley for three years. He loved baseball and will be missed on the field and in many lives.

Mr. Burdett is survived by his wife, Michelle Arena of Grass Valley; daughters Jessica Burdett of Chico and Jennifer Bell of Washington; stepdaughter, Laura Goetz of San Jose; brother and sister-in-law, Rick Burdett and Sheri of Grass Valley; grandchildren Makala and Elizebeth Bell of Washington; nephew, Travis Burdett of Grass Valley and niece, Brooke Burdett of Santa Cruz.




He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions should be made directly to his wife, Michelle.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.


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