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Oliver “Chip” Jennings Northup Jr.

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From page A5 | April 28, 2013 |

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April 26, 1925 — April 14, 2013

Oliver “Chip” Jennings Northup Jr., 87, of Davis, passed away April 14, 2013, at his Davis home. He was a resident of Woodland from 1953 to 1976, when he moved to Davis.

Chip was born April 26, 1925, in Grand Island, Neb., to Eleanor and Oliver Northup He served in the Navy during World War II. Chip received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his Ll.B. from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley School of Law). He continued as an attorney until death.

He was an English professor trapped in the body of a Lawyer. He loved law but was always pulled to writing. He read extensively and had memorized many classic passages of Western literature. He learned to love music as a child listening to the ballads sung by his father. Chip began playing the guitar in his 30s, which became his greatest joy outside of his marriage.

He was well respected in both the communities of Davis and Woodland for his extensive political, community, and social justice work. Chip was a proud member of the Rotary Club and worked the Sunday BBQ at the county fair as long as we can remember. He was fortunate to have experienced three long marriages to three wonderful women, learning from each one to become an even more loving and caring person. In his later years, Chip’s greatest loves were his wife Claudia, playing with the Putah Creek Crawdads, and his progeny.

Though his life can be honored by his many achievements, such as being a founding member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis; being elected to serve on the Woodland School Board; serving as City Attorney for Woodland, Winters and Yolo; president of the Woodland Chamber of Commerce; and president of the Woodland Rotary Club, to name a few, it is how he lived his values, his interest in justice for all, that truly marked his life.

Chip is survived by his children, Kathy Northup Schick, Bill Northup, John Northup, Jim Northup, Mary Northup, Bob Northup, Merida Fisher Murray and David Fisher; Claudia’s family (three children, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two siblings); his first wife Peggy Northup-Dawson, with whom he maintained a cordial relationship. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of the lives of Chip and his wife Claudia Maupin will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

Those who wish to sign a guestbook or share a memory online may do so at www.wiscombefuneral.com.

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