|Birth: ||May 8, 1894|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1985|
Chico Enterprise-Record, Tuesday, August 6, 1985: "Herb Arens. Services for Herbert 'Herb' Otto Arens, 91, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chico Funeral Home. He died Sunday in a local convalescent hospital.
"Arens was a hardware salesman in Chico for many years, and later owned Westside Gardens Nursery from 1923-1950.
"He was born May 8, 1894, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family moved to Red Bluff in 1900 and then to Chico in 1912, where he was employed at Hubard and Earl's Hardware Store. He married Nell Smith on Sept. 11, 1916, in San Francisco.
"In 1916 he went to work for Parker Hardware. Arens then moved to Fresno, where he was employed as a salesman for 10 years. In 1923 he returned to Chico and started his own nursery, which he operated until 1950 when he retired.
"Arens enjoyed camping and was an avid fisherman. He was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias; a 50-year member of the Eagles Lodge, No. 218; SIRs; and the Chico Grange.
"In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Beverly J. Nichols of Valdosta, GA; a son, Herbert W. of Chico; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
"The fraternal Order of Eagles No. 218 will officiate at the Thursday services. The CARD Senior Men's Club singers will offer 'In the Garden' and 'His Eye Is on the Sparrow.' Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until the service begins Thursday at Chico Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements."
Nell Eleanor Smith Arens (1896 - 1985)*
Herbert William Arens (1918 - 1986)*
Chico Memorial Mausoleum & Crematory
Plot: Eternal Rest, west wall
Created by: Adriana
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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