Claudia Rhea McDonald Van Ert entered into rest on February 10, 2022. She was born on May
23, 1926, in Antlers Oklahoma to William and Ida McDonald. Claudia’s husband of over 60
years, Martin H. Van Ert predeceased her in 2000. Claudia and Martin had four children
together: Mark Van Ert, Michael Van Ert, Marshall Van Ert and Tamara Patterson (Mike).
Claudia has 13 grandchildren. Her eldest grandchild, Lisa Van Ert predeceased her in 2020.
Claudia has 20 great grandchildren. Claudia was predeceased by her four brothers and four
sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Claudia was a homemaker and loved to gather with her large extended family and friends for
potlucks, church events and travel. She always looked forward to trips to the Casino with her
Visitation at Bruises Funeral Home on Friday, February 18, 2022, 5-8 p.m. There will be a
funeral Mass on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church located at
435 Chestnut Street, Chico, California, followed by a graveside service at Glen Oaks Memorial
Park located at 11115 Midway, Chico, California.