ROXANNE VAUGHN BARTSCHI It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Roxanne Bartschi on January 9, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Gridley in 1945, Roxanne attended Gridley Union High School, then UC Davis, where she was awarded a degree in music. A gifted pianist, Roxanne played a vital role in Chico’s music scene for over 30 years. She was well known and respected as a performer, accompanist and piano teacher for multiple generations of children and adults. Roxanne served as accompanist for countless Chico Theater Company and Butte College productions and also coached individuals for vocal auditions and performances. Roxanne was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anita Vaughn, and is survived by her children, Michael (Angela) and Melissa Bartschi , grandsons Porter and Garrett Duggins, siblings Victoria Gillett (Earl Keene), Melinda Vaughn (Jeff Molander), Robert Vaughn (Susanne) and Eric Vaughn (Tammie), and nephews Kyler, Andre and Grant Vaughn. In honor of Roxanne’s lifelong passion for music and in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road, Chico, CA 530-894-3282. A memorial service will be held at Chico Theater Company on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2016