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Ted Paul Richard Hoggard, 21

Ted Paul Richard Hoggard, 21, California

Chico Enterprise-Record - Obituaries

On August 19, 2004, Ted Paul Richard Hoggard unexpectedly passed away during the night. Born on November 5, 1982; he was 21.

Ted was the beloved son of Mitchell and Merry Hoggard and the much loved brother of Chelsee and Brandee. Ted will also be sorely missed by his grandmother, Marguerite Hoggard and grandad, John Barksdale; uncles, Major Hoggard and A.J. Hyatt, Jr.; aunt, Paulla McIntire; godmother Joquetta Redamonti; and many cousins. He will be especially missed by his long time best friend, and love, Jessica Erickson and her family, Art, Monica and Brittany Erickson. Ted was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ted Ray Hoggard and Clifford Paul Roberds, his grandmother, Rubye Barksdale, great grandmother, V.V. Hardage and uncle, David Roberds. Ted had an exceptionally close relationship with his grandparents and godmother and often visited and traveled with them. Though his life was short, it was filled with many experiences and challenges. He had traveled to Europe and throughout the United States. He especially enjoyed flying from Sacramento to Paris on the Concorde SST on its only flight made from Northern California. Another highlight was a family cruise to Alaska. He was an active competitor in CHSRA (California High School Rodeo Association) in team roping. His efforts resulted in many awards. He went to the state CHSRA finals in 2001. He loved horseback riding, hunting and fishing and availed himself of every opportunity to be in the great outdoors. He attended Shasta, Emma Wilson, Pleasant Valley High and graduated from Champion Christian School in Chico. He attended Butte College and completed the Emergency Medical Technician course. His varied interests included sports, especially soccer, and martial arts. He often expressed his feelings on paper and enjoyed writing stories. He wrote a poem that was published in the newspaper. For many years, Ted courageously battled Lyme disease. He participated in pioneering research in treatment utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This led to his employment at Chico Hyperbaric Center. He was looking forward to managing the facility upon the completion of his education. Some of Ted's happiest times were at the family cabin in Mill Creek surrounded by family and friends. He enjoyed dirt biking and riding ATV's with his friends there. His many friends and family will miss his twinkling eyes and infectious smile. He played hard and loved life. He was a gregarious young man who was always happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Even though his time here passed much too soon, he filled his life with adventures. Donations to CALDA (California Lyme Disease Association); P.O. Box 707, Weaverville, CA 96093, or Champion Christian School (1184 East Avenue, Chico, CA 95926) may be made in Ted's memory. Visitation will be held in Chico at Brusie Funeral Home at 626 Broadway, on Tuesday, August 24th, from 5 to 8 p.m. His friends are invited to a celebration of Ted's life, Wednesday morning, August 25, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel at 1888 Springfield Drive in Chico. Friends will be invited to share special memories of Ted. Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record on 8/24/2004.