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Obituaries
Dec. 27th, 2006
Donald Selvidge
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Donald W. Selvidge, 71, of Fall River Mills.
Mr. Selvidge died December 13, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 22, 1935 in Santa Ana, California and moved to the area in 1978. He was a retired fiberglass fabricator for a boat manufacturer.
He is survived by son Venrald of Buena Park; daughter Doris Moxham of Germany; sister Linda Huffman of Bella Vista, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dec. 19th, 2006
Charles Brendlin
Private family services will be held at a later date for Charles Edward Brendlin, 84, of Fall River Mills.
Mr. Brendlin died at his residence December 8, 2006.
He was born October 21, 1922 in Santa Rosa, CA and moved to the area from Australia in 1972. He was a self employed carpenter.
He is survived by his daughter Becky Rosenfelder of Duvall, Washington, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Dec. 12th, 2006
George Davies, Jr.
Graveside services for George "Bud" E. Davies, Jr., 76, of Richmond, CA will be at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at the Burney District Cemetery. The Burney Combine Veterans Honor Guard will officiate.
Mr. Davies died at Doctors Hospital in San Pablo, CA, December 5.
He was born May 2, 1930 in Auburn, New York and moved to Contra Costa, CA from New York in 1963. He was the manager of Chevron, in Richmond, CA and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by brother William of North Hollywood and sister Ellie Halter of Burney.


Dec. 5th, 2006
Agnes Grasso
Services were held December 4, 2006 for  Agnes Pearl Grasso, 71, of Burney. Burial was at the Burney Cemetery.
She died at Mercy Medical Center in Redding October 23.
Mrs. Grasso was born August 6, 1935 in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. She moved to Shasta County from Hayward in 1992. She was a dietician.
She is survived by sons Peter of Burney and Mark; daughters Rhoda Bell of Burney and Cheryl Graning of Pocatello, Idaho; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Randy Kramer
A memorial service  will be conducted for Randy Kramer, 40, of Red Bluff, today (Tuesday) 1 p.m. at McDonald's Redding Chapel, 1101 Twin View Blvd. Pastor Kent House will offiate.
Mr. Kramer was killed in a truck accident at Crescent Mills in Plumas County, November 29, 2006.
He was born May 22, 1966 in Bieber and moved to Redding from Bieber in 2001. He was a log hauler for Wheeler Logging and member of the Operator's Union.
He is survived by his wife Vicky; step-daughters Jenny, Jackie, Heather and Dana; brother Rob of Bieber; parents Charles and Karen Kramer of Bieber and grandmother Dorotha, also of Bieber.


Nov. 28th, 2006
Laura Bresciani
Private family services will be conducted at a later date for Laura Mae Bresciani, 82, of Burney. Burial will be at the San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, in Stockton, CA, November 27, 2006.
Miss Bresciani died November 16, at Riverview Residential Care in Fall River Mills.
She was born April 6, 1924 in Stockton and moved to Fall River Mills in September 2006. She was a cosmetologist.
She is survived by companion Merele Harrison of Stockton and sister Palmyra Curtis of Burney.


Nov. 21st, 2006
Leonard Stephens
No services are scheduled for Leonard Wesley Stephens, 63, of Burney.
Mr. Stephens died November 9, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born March 16, 1943 in Log Beach, California and moved to the area from Riverside in 1991.
He was a computer operator for McDonnel Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach for 27 years and a member of the Burney Lions Club.
He is survived by wife Sherry; sons Kevin of Sandy, Utah and Kim of Colorado; stepson Eric Woodworth of San Bernardino, California; daughter Kara Badica of Corona, California and Renee Angel of Burney, California; sister Diana Stampfli of Rancho Cucamunga, California and five grandchildren.

In Memory of
Delma McClung Ashcraft
Jan. 11, 1932 - Nov.  8, 2006
Delma Marie McClung Dean Ashcraft of Sheridan, Arkansas was born January 11, 1932 at Sheridan, the daughter of the late Lee Milton and Lena Ethel Henslee McClung. She was a member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church at Sheridan where she was active in Golden Agers. Delma had a huge heart and a smile just as big. She brought so much joy to so many people and leaves behind a rich legacy of love and laughter.
Mrs. Ashcraft died Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Arkansas Hospice at Fort Roots at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her stepson, Rick Ashcraft; brothers and sister-in-law, Joe and Dean Burrow McClung and Eric and wife Janie Hern McClung; sister, Willeen McClung.
Survivors include Husband William H. Ashcraft of Sheridan; son and daughter-in-law Dave and Evon Dean of Redding, California; daughter and son-in-law Paula and Foster  Brovan of Shingletown, California; Brothers and sisters-in-laws, Don and Wife Gail McClung of Hat Creek, California, Rex and wife Jeannie McClung of Burney, California; sister and brother-in-law, Lava and husband Lewis Barnes of Burney; California grandchildren, Jake Dean, Adam Dean, Dustin Dean, Colby Dean, Justing Dean, Anna Belle Dean, Foster Brovan, Cucas Brovan, Will Ashcraft and Taylor Boccarossa and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family wishes to say a thank You to everyone at Arkansas Hospice at Fort Roots for their heartfelt care and concern. She loved you all and we do too.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2006 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel at Sheridan with Bro. Tim Montgomery, Bro. John Mooney and Bro. Michael Walton officiating.


Nov. 14th, 2006
Myron W. Wertzba
Powell, WY. Myron W. Wertzba, 61, died October 25, 2006, at Powell Valley Healthcare.
Funeral services were held October 28, 2006 at 4:00 P.M., at Thompson Funeral Home in
Powell.


Nov. 7th, 2006
William Rice
Services for William Thomas Rice, 68, of Burney were conducted at Grace Community Bible Church in Burney, November 5, 2006. Burial was at the Burney Cemetery
Mr. Rice died October 31 at the Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
He was born March 2, 1938 in Alturas and moved to Shasta County in 1940. He was the owner/operator of Rice Logging for 21 years.
He is survived by son, Freddy of Redding; daughters Janie and Lynn, both of Burney; sister Jeanette Johnson of Lincoln, California and eight grandchildren.

Joseph Eddy
Services for Joseph Anthony Eddy, 21, of McArthur will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Valley Baptist Church in McArthur. The Reverend Charles Tiffee will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McDonald's Chapel in Burney.
Mr. Eddy died October 31, 2006 in an automobile accident on Day Road outside of McArthur.
He was born June 4, 1985 in Storm Lake Iowa, and moved to Shasta County in 1999. He was a construction worker and attended Fall River High School.
Survivors include sister Sarah; mother Paula Cooper and step father Jim Cooper, all of McArthur; grandparents Larry and Vickie Burk of Oskaloosa, Iowa and Les and Jean Cooper of McArthur.


Oct. 31st, 2006
Bridget Petty
Services for Bridget Ann Petty, 75, of Burney were conducted October 28, 2006.
Mrs. Petty died October 23 in Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born May 26, 1931 in Los Angeles and moved to Shasta County from Canoga Park in 1984.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Claude "Boss" Petty of Burney; sons Claude Jr. of Palmdale and Steven "Guy" of Grass Valley, California; daughters Melanie Morgan of Shasta Lake City and Mardine Matwijiw of Burney; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


 Oct. 24th, 2006
Kenneth Shouse
Graveside services  were  conducted at the Lookout Cemetery, October 15, 2006 for Kenneth Shouse, 78, of Redding.
Mr. Shouse died October 15, in Redding.
He was born January 26, 1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Adin in 1948 from Oklahoma.
He was retired from an excavation business in Bieber.
He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, member of the Big Valley High School Boosters Club, Intermountain Cattlemen and was on both the Bieber Water District's board of directors and the Big Valley School District's board of trustees and was a foster grandparent.
He is survived by son Ken, Jr. of Redding; daughter Jessica Sizemore of Redding; sister Jennie Lou Hartman of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In Memory Of
Marianna Reed
GRANTS PASS, Oregon-Services were conducted for Gertrude Marianna Reed, 94, October 14, 2006, at Chapel of the Valley L.B. Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass. private burial followed at Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, California.
  Mrs. Reed, born May 18, 1912, in Manzanar, California, died suddenly on October 6.
She was employed in Leroy Gordon beauty shop chain several years before opening a beauty shop in her home in Downey, California. She retired to the Grants Pass area in 1969. 
She is survived by nieces Frances Edwards, Lakeport, Dollie O'Neil, High Springs, Florida, Karen Zabinski and Cathy Gordon, both of McArthur, and Margaret Wells, Creswell, Oregon; nephews Benson Edwards, Bonanza, Oregon, Mark Hillman, Norwalk, and Douglas Hillman, Anderson.


 Oct. 17th, 2006
Julia Diamond
Services for Julia Ann Diamond, 85, of Round Mountain were held October 14, 2006 at Halcumb Cemetery in Round Mountain.
Mrs. Diamond died October 9, at her home of natural causes. She was born July 4, 1921 in Madera, CA and moved to the area in 1964 from McCloud.
She was a retired public school's cook.
She is survived by son Paul of Redding; Stepson Ken Johnston of Granada; daughters Judy Cameron of Davis and Roberta Benn of Round Mountain; sisters Eva Tracey of McCloud, Agelina Mancasola of Sacramento, and June Franceschini of Sacramento, seven grand children, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-granchildren.
Imogene Boggs
Services for Imogene Boggs, 88, of Burney will be conducted at 11 a.m., October 21 at the Burney Presbyterian Church. Pastor Gary Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose.
Mrs. Bogs died of natural causes September 30, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex.
Mrs. Boggs was born December 1, 1917 in Union City, Ohio. She moved to the area in 1996 from Forest Hill, CA. She was a homemaker, member of Mayers Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Burney Presbyterian Church and Senior Nutrition Program.
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She is survived by her son, Ralph of Burney, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to a charity of choice.

Donald Harbert
Services were held at the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber October 13, 2006 for Donald Emery Harbert, 83, of Bieber.
Mr. Harbert died October 9 in Reno. Nevada
He was born in Big Valley September 11, 1923 and was a lifelong resident.
He was owner of Harbert Oil in Bieber, a veteran PBM pilot with the U.S. Naval Air Corp in World War II.
He is survived by his wife Nadine; son Robin; daughters, Gail Philbrook, and Terrill Johnson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to a charity of choice.

Howard Jones
Services were conducted at McDonald's Burney Chapel, October 13, 2006 for Howard Otto Jones, 82, of Burney.
Mr. Jones died of natural causes, October 10 at his residence.
He was born March 22, 1924 in St. Louis, MO and moved to Burney from Newhall, CA in 1979. He was the owner of Mt. Burney Carburetor in Burney, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and member of the Burney Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife Ethel; son Thomas, both of Burney; daughters Rita Hill of Palmdale and Rhonda Haynes of San Ramon; brother James of Sidell, IL; stepbrother Paul Wilson of Eureka; sisters Elizabeth Matcousky of Reseda, Vivian Rollhause of St. Louis and Maria Ostrow of New York, New York; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills.


Oct. 10th, 2006
Ruby Vaughn
Services were conducted Friday for Ruby Marie Vaughn, 86, of Burney. Burial followed in the Burney Cemetery.
Mrs. Vaughn died September 26, 2006 at the Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding.
She was born September 22, 1920 in Safford, Ariz. and moved to the area in 1948.
She and her husband Rex owned Vaughn's Insurance Agency in Burney.
She was a charter member of the Burney Lions Auxiliary, a member of the Burney-Fall River Soroptimists and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by son Rex M. of Anderson, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Burney Lions Auxiliary, c/o Michelle Mancuso, P.O. Box 295, Burney.

James Bonham
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Fall River Mills Cemetery for James Milo Bonham, 97, of Fall River Mills.
Mr.  Bonham  died at home
He was born February 6, 1909, in Sebastopol, CA and moved to the area in 1941.
He was the maintenance director at the Fall River Joint Unified School District.
Survivors include sons, Thomas of Fresno and Jerry of Anchorage, Alaska; sister Polly Goodwin of Red Bluff and four grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Fall River Education Foundation, P.O. Box 625, McArthur.
William Sutton
No services are planned for William Paul Sutton, 83, of Little Valley.
Mr. Sutton died in accident October 1, 2006 in Little Valley.
He was the caretaker at the transfer station, a former fire chief and community services director in Little Valley and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; son Todd of Concord; daughters, Kathy Dinsley of Chino Hills, Joye Leventhal of Berkeley, Donna Fuentes of McArthur, Shirley Brown of Lee Summit, MO and Candace Wright of Kearney, MO; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


Oct. 3rd, 2006
Joseph Light Means, Jr.
Services were conducted September 28, 2006 for Joseph Light Means, Jr., 85, of Burney at the Burney District Cemetary.  Burney Veterans Honor Guard officiated.
Mr. Means died Septem-ber 25 of natural causes at his residence.
He was born July 16, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Shasta County in 1964 from Jackson, California.
He was an Electrical Machinist for PG&E for 33 years.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia of Burney, sons Joseph III of Mongtomery Creek and Robert O. of Sac-ramento, Daughters Lynda M. McDaniel of Red-ding, stepdaughters Penny Lath-am of Redding, Susan Jacoby of Glendale Heights, Illinois and Barbara Knack of Delavan, Wisconsin 35 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Means was a WW-II veteran, member of the US Navy and US Army.  Member of the American Legion and Life Member of the VFW.
Memorial contributions may be made to Inter-Mountain Hospice, P. O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA.  96028.

James Milo Bonham
Family and friends will hold graveside services for James Milo Bonham, 97, of Fall River Mills who passed away September 24 of natural causes at his residence.
He was born February 6, 1909 in Sebastopol, California and moved to Shasta County from Red Bluff in 1941.  He was Director of Maintenance for the Fall River Joint Unified School District for 17 years.
He is survived by his sons Thomas of Fresno and Jerry of Anchorage, Alaska, and sister Polly Goodwin of Red Bluff and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Fall River Education Foundation, P. O. Box 625, McArthur, CA.  96056.

James Raymond Moore
Funeral services for James Raymond Moore, 83, of Burney were held at McDonalds Chapel in Burney Monday with burial at Burney District Cemetery.  Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250, F & AM Affiliation conducted their services along with the Burney Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Moore was born july 18, 1923 in Dierks, Arkansas, and passed away September 26, 2006 at his residence.
Mr. Moore moved to Shasta County in 1945 from Camp Beal, California.  He was a power house operator for PG&E in Burney for 36 years.
He is survived by his son Michael of Anderson and daughter Theresa Moore-Dean of Wildomar, Calif-ornia, sister Wanda Sue McCullum of Redding, and four grandchildren.
He was a WW-II US Army veteran, member of the Burney VFW Post 5689 as a Life Member, and member of the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250, F. & A.M.

Shirley Ann Head, 69, of Fall River Mills passed away September 27 at Mayers Memorial Hospital.
No services will be held.
Born December 22, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, she moved to Fall River Mills in 1999, and worked at Mayers Memorial Hospital as an RN.
She is survived by her husband Frank of Fall River Mills, sons Greg and Scott both of Santa Barbara, mother Dorothy Burnham of Seattle, Washington and two grandchildren, Tiffany and Justin.
She was a member of the Mountain Cruisers Car Club of Burney and the Quilting Club of Fall River Mills.

Phyllis Mae Ingram
Graveside services will be at the Pinegrove Cemetery in McArthur, October 3 (today) for Phyllis Mae Ingram, 74, of McArthur who passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital Sept. 28th.
Born in Oakland, California, December 5, 1931, she moved to the Fall River Valley in 1938 and was a homemaker.
She is survived by husband George of McArthur, son Robert and wife Lorrie Ingram of McArthur, daughters Anita Ray and husband Cecil of McArthur, Alexis Johnson and husband Bill of Fall River Mills, Jennifer Higgins and husband Brian of Troy, Montana, Lynn Bales and husband Dan of Moses Lake, Washington, sister Jean Severson of Stockton, 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Fall River Mills, McArthur Grange and Glenburn Community Church.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Crook Historical Society, P. O. Box 297, Fall River Mills, CA.  96028 or the charity of your choice in Mrs. Ingram's name.

Patricia Ann Oller
Patricia Ann Oller, 61, of Burney passed away September 25 following a long illness.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at the Intermountain Evangelical Free Church in McArthur at 11 a.m.
She was born June 25, 1945 in Watsonville, California, and moved to Shasta County in 1969 from Livermore.  She was a Teachers Aide at Burney elementary school for 19 years.
She is survived by husband Randy Oller of Burney, son Erik of Modesto, daughters Melissa Sylvester of Chester, Jenni Schmidt of Chester, Becci Spainhour of Rocklin, brother Vern Pipkin of Laguna Beach, mother Peggy Pollard of Paso Robles and 13 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by grandson Jason in 2005.
Memorial contributions may be made to Intermountain Evangelical Free Church, P. O. Box 605, McArthur, CA.  96056.

In Memory of
Arthur L. (Buzz) Brown, Jr.
Aug.16, 1947 -Sept.30, 2006
Buzz left this world a better place. Every day he lived his life with integrity, passion, love and service to his community.
He was born in Fallon, Nev. to Arthur L. and Rosalie Brown on Aug. 16, 1947. The family moved to Burney when Buzz was 9-years old. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1965.
Buzz found the love of his life in Sandy Callaham. The high school sweethearts married August 20, 1966 at Burney Presbyterian Church. Buzz welcomed another great love in 1968 when Nanette joined the family. His life was so full of love that it wasn't long before he began to share his life and talents with the community.
Buzz was happiest when he was working, playing, eating, and laughing with family, friends and those who would soon become a part of his life. As proprietor of the Burney Alpine Drive-In he enriched the lives of many locals with the creation of such menu items as the infamous "Billy Burger."
An enthusiastic hunter and fisherman Buzz shared his bounty joyfully. His delight in landing a fish, or hunting game was always secondary to his wonder at the Marvels of nature and the companionship of family and friends.
The Intermountain area was Buzz's home. He was always a gracious host. He spent many hours building his community. The Fort Crook Masonic Lodge, the Jaycees, the Burney Lions Club all benefited from his energy and dedication. From 1972 to 1987 residents and guests to Burney oohed and ahhed at the 4th of July fireworks that were safely staged and supervised by Buzz.
With his passing Buzz joins his infant son, Arthur L. Brown III, and his older sister Judy Miller who preceded him in death. Grieving his loss, but celebrating their time together are his wife Sandy Brown, his daughter Nanette Bennett, son-in-law Jim Bennett, grandchildren Bryan and Ashley Bennett, parents Art and Rosalie Brown, and a large extended family.
Buzz always said; Live, Laugh and Love each day. If kindness and generosity come your way, pass it on.
A memorial service will be Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Lions Hall in Burney.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be directed to Mayers Memorial Hospital's Hospice or the Lions Eye Foundation.


Sept. 26th, 2006
Janet Yates
Private services will be held at a later date for Janet D. Yates, 89, of McArthur.
Mrs. Yates died September 19, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes.
She was born December 7, 1916 in Portland, Oregon and moved to the area in 1963 from the Dalles, OR.
She was the owner operator of the Fall River Tavern in Fall River Mills.
She is survived by stepdaughter Terry O'Neil of Alturas and brother George Geddes of Merlin, OR, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ivan Sandhofner
Services were conducted September 22 for Ivan Scott Sandhofner, 22, of Redding. Burial was at the Redding Memorial Park.
Mr. Sandhofner died in an automobile accident in Redding, September 18, 2006.
He was born March 15, 1984 in Fresno and moved to Shasta County from Paradise in 1988.
He was a shift manager for Round Table Pizza in Redding, a sales representative for Sprint, a 2002 graduate of Burney High School, a member of the World of Warcraft-Venture Co. Mercenary Guild and Church of Christ in Palo Cedro.
He is survived by his brothers Eric of Fort Carson, Colo. and Kyle of Redding; sisters Shasta Bellegante of Burney and Heather Scheckla of Redding; parents John and Kathleen of Redding, Grandfather Doug Andrews of Springfield, Ore; and grandmother Doris Cadena of Folsom.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Sierra Bible Camp, Church of Christ, 21895 St. Francis Way, Palo Cedro.

Sept. 12, 2006
Mark Wilson
Services were held September 9, 2006 for Mark Wilson, 28, of Hat Creek. Burial was at the Wilson Family Cemetery in Hat Creek.
Mr. Wilson died as the result of an auto accident September 5.
He was born March 14, 1978 in Redding and was a lifetime resident of Hat Creek.
He was a laborer with Hat Creek Construction and a member of the Pit River Tribe.
He is survived by long time companion, Layna Marquez of San Francisco; sons, Shasta Stone Wilson of San Francisco and Mark Andy Wilson of Hat Creek; daughter Hannah Rain Dove Wilson of San Francisco; brothers Doug Wilson Jr. of Hat Creek; sister Nicole Wilson of Hat Creek; parents Dough Sr. and Teresa Wilson of Hat Creek, grandmother Helen Wilson of Burney.

Donald Hackney
Private services will be held at a later date for Donald L. Hackney, 82, of Fall River Mills.
Mr. Hackney died of natural causes at his residence September 4, 2006.
He was born August 5, 1924 in Sessor, Il. He moved to Fall River Mills in 1999.
He had a 38 year career with Pacific Bell and was a veteran of WWII.
He is survived by sons  Robert of Fall River Mills, Kingman and Dale of Redding, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Leonard Smith
Graveside services for Leonard J. "Smitty" Smith, 85, of Burney will be at 1 p.m., September 15 at the Burney District Cemetery on Mountain View Rd. Pastor Henry Winkleman and the Burney Veterans Honor Guard will officiate.
Mr. Smith died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes September 7, 2006.
He owned and operated Burney Auto Parts for 50 years.
He was a 20-year Burney Fire Department Chief, with a total of 30 years of service with the department. He also served two terms as a Commissioner of the Burney Fire District. He served as president of the Burney District Cemetery's board of directors from 1981 - 2002. He was on the board of directors of Shasta County Bank, a project leader for the 4-H, Little League, Burney Boosters, A Scout Master for the Cub Scouts and a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts.
He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post 441, member and Past Commander of VFW Post 5689, and a member of the 40-8.
He is survived by sons David of Burney and Steve of Happy Camp; daughter Joan Heffley of Millville, sisters Lucille Trottman of Chico and Gloria Atkins of Bradford, PA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in his name to VFW and American Legion Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1077 Burney.

 Sept. 5th, 2006
Grace VanDeWeerd
Services for Grace Marie VanDeWeerd, 83, of Cassel will be at 2 p.m., September 9, at the Burney Veterans' Hall. The Reverend Frank Wilkins of the Hat Creek Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Burney District Cemetery.
Mrs. VanDeWeerd died of natural causes August 27, 2006 at her granddaughter's residence in Burney.
She was born September 27, 1923 in Lakeview, OR and moved to the area in 1980 from Redwood City, CA. She was a retired supervisor for GTE.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Post 5689, in Burney and the Women of the Moose, in Redding.
She is survived by her spouse Lockie of Cassell; daughter Vivian Furr of Fall River Mills; brother Ray Winchester of Redding; sister Beulah Cole of Redding, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to Kids Wish Network, National Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 17217, Indianapolis, IN 46217-0217.
Harry Johnson
Private services will be held for Harry Johnson, 78, of Fall River Mills.
Mr. Johnson died August 19, 2006 at his residence.
He was born February 15, 1928 in Detroit and moved Shasta County in 1989 from the Bay Area.
He was a longtime Maintenance Engineer for a large apartment complex.
His survivors include wife, Virginia; sons Harry Jr. of San Lorenzo and Erik of La Pine, OR; daughters Mikki Shinn of San Carlos, Ruth Parraga of Fall River Mills and Sandy Lingle of Shasta Lake; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In Memory of
Louise B. Crum
Louise B. Crum passed away Friday August 26, 2006 in Tacoma Washington.
She was born September 1, 1913, in Ingot, California to George and Sophia Gilmer.  Louise was married to Harold Crum, one of the Crum Meat Company brother's.  She and Harold made their home in McArthur.  They raised two children in that home; Lucille Crum Rowland of San Jose and Merton Crum of Tacoma.  She leaves four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister, Katie Smith, of Redding and a host of livelong friends in Fall River Valley.
Louise was a founding member of the original McArthur Community Church, which evolved into the Evangelical Free Church on Main Street.  The church, her Bible and God were important to this lady.  Those who remember Louise will recall a cheerful lady with a ready smile and quick wit.  Her caring heart and love of people was very evident in her life.  She will continue to bring pleasant memories and as we remember her.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to: Mayer's Memorial Hospital-Long Term Fund,     PO Box 77, Fall River Mills CA 96028



Aug. 29th, 2006
In Memory of
Estella May "Davis" Micke
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2006 in the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers in Red Bluff for Estella May "Davis" Micke, 99, of Burney. Reverend Richard Beddoe will officiate. Visitation will be at the chapel August 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.. She will be buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.
Mrs. Micke died at the Mayers Memorial Hospital Annex in Burney, Tuesday, August 22, 2006 of natural causes.
She was born May 28, 1907 to William and Etta Freemyers in Red Bluff. She moved to the Burney area 15 years ago from Red Bluff where she had been a lifelong resident. She was  clerk for Handley's Dress Apparel in Red Bluff.
She was a lifelong member of the Red Bluff First Christian Church, Red Bluff Riding Club and Fort Crook Historical Society in Fall River Mills.
She is survived by daughter Donna Witherspoon of Burney; son Darrell "Doug" Davis and his wife Donna of McKinleyville, CA, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
Estella lived in Red Bluff for the majority of her life and moved to Burney in 1991 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Harvey Witherspoon. She loved the great outdoors, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and horseback riding. She was also very crafty and enjoyed oil painting. Many of her paintings are displayed in homes of family members. Estella was very fashion conscious and many know her from her job at Handley's Dress Apparel on Walnut Street, was previously known as The Fashion. She had a knack for designing some of the best looking display windows in town. She also worked as a clerk at Clark's Drug in Red Bluff. Estella will be greatly missed by all who know and loved her.
Memorial con-tributions can be made in Estela's name to the First Christian Church, Hickory and Madison, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or the Fort Crook Museum, Fall River Mills.


Rose Martiniez
Grave side services were conducted at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in San Jose August 24, 2006 for Rose Francis Martinez, 85, of Burney. Mrs. Martinez died of natural causes August 13, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born December 3, 1920 in Tucson, Arizona and moved to the area in 2003 from San Jose. She was a retired Assembler for a computer chip manufacturer.
Mrs. Martinez is survived by her daughter Yoland Fletcher of Burney, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Aug, 22nd, 2006
Goldie Hawkins
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. August 26, 2006 at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro for Goldie May Hawkins, 92, of Redding. Pastor Jeff Bidwell will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber.
Mrs. Hawkins died August 13, 2006 in Redding.
She was born May 24, 1914 in Lookout and moved to Shasta County in 1981 from Bieber. She was a homemaker, owner and clerk of The Country Store in Lookout and a graduate of Bieber High School.
She is survived by sons, Norman of Adin, C. Delmer of Bieber, Daren O. of Redding and Nolan C. of Palo Cedro; daughter, Norene F. Watkins of Mountain View, Wyoming, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.


Aug. 15th, 2006
Alfred McCay
Services for Alfred Thomas McCay, 85, of Cassel were held August 10, 2006. Burial followed at the Burney District Cemetery in Burney. Mr. McCay died August 6, of natural causes at his residence.
He was born November 4, 1920 in Chicago Heights, IL and moved to the area from Monterey, CA in 1972.
He was a service manager for Grand Auto, Lt. Col in the US Army during WWII; a member of VFW Post 5689 of Burney, Cassel Volunteer Fire Department, Cross Roads of Burney, a drug and alcohol counselor, AA member, Cassel Water Department, and grand marshal of the Burney Basin Days in 1999.
Mr. McCay is survived by his son, Thomas, of Houston, TX; daughters Marleen Nichols of Biggs, Michele Dudley of Marysville, Maureen McCay of Chico; eight grand children and four great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Mary Marler
Grave side services were conducted at Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico August 4, 2006 for former Fall River resident Mary Spalding Marler, 65, of Chico.   Mrs. Marler died August 1, following a long illness.  She was a homemaker.
She is survived by sons Norman Ross and Rod Garcia both of Comptonville; Allen Amore of Chico and daughter Tina Harner of Chico; brothers Ken Spalding of McArthur, Jack Spalding of Shingletown and Steve Spalding of Montaque; sisters Carlie Guinn of Scott Bar, Dorothy Lacy of Modesto, Barbara Kyle of Chico and Nadine Boban of Fall River Mills; give grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Aug. 8th, 2006
Marjorie Powers
No services will be conducted for Marjorie Gowing Powers, 90, of Big Bend.
Mrs. Powers died at her residence of natural causes July 30, 2006.
She was born February 26, 1916 at Piedmont, CA and moved to the area in 1957 from Healdsburg, CA. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Powers is survived by her sons, Ben Creveling of Big Bend and Olin Powers of Salem, Oregon; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Faye Barker
A time for remembering is scheduled at 2 p.m. August 12 for Faye Jean Barker, 61, at her residence. For directions call 335-5385 or 299-3577.
Mrs. Barker died of natural causes at her residence July 28, 2006.
She was born May 30, 1945 in Seaside, CA and was a lifetime resident of the area.
She was an accounting department employee at the Pit River Casino.
She is survived by long-time companion Mary Marx of Burney; daughter Tina Marie Fregoso of Klamath Falls, OR; sisters Dorothy Ford of Adin and Judy Gester of Bella Vista, two grandchildren and one great grand child.


Aug. 1st, 2006
Frank Schneider
Services were conducted July 31, 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for Frank Xavier Schneider, 87, of Burney. Burial was at the Burney Cemetery.
Mr.. Schneider died of natural causes at his residence July 21.
He was born December 5, 1918 in Rugby, North Dakota and moved to the area in 1949 from Chester.
He was a crane operator for Lorenze Lumber Company of Burney, A Marine Corps veteran of WWII, and member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife Virginia; daughter Kathy Cook of Susanville; brother Roy of Jacksonville, FL and two grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills.

Pamela Perkins
A gathering of family and friends for former Fall River Valley resident Pamela Marie Perkins, will be held today, August 1, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at the home of John Renwick, in Grass Valley. Their phone number is 268-2488. A private internment will be at New Elm Ridge Cemetery in Grass Valley.
Mrs. Perkins died July 25, at her home in Grass Valley.
She was born July 10, 1953 in Palo Alto.
She was a certified dental assistant and was a self-employed sales consultant for the Pampered Chef and as a shepherd. She was a 4-H leader.
She is survived by her husband Dan; son, Matthew of Grass Valley, daughter Georgia of Grass Valley and mother Georgia Berryman of Grass Valley.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pamela Perkins Memorial Fund at El Dorado Savings Lake of the Pines Branch.


July 25th, 2006
Charles McIntosh
Services will be scheduled at a later date for Charles McIntosh, 85, of McArthur. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. Mr. McIntosh died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills July 17, 2006.
He was a lifetime resident of the area, a self-employed logger, US Navy WWII veteran of PT Boats in the South Pacific campaigns.
He is survived by his son Ed of Fernlay, Nevada.

Ruth Methvin
Graveside services were conducted July 22, 2006 at Pine Grove Cemetery for Ruth McCollum Methvin, 89, of McArthur.
Mrs. Methvin died of natural cause July 19, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born October 5, 1916 in Calgary Alberta, Canada and moved to McArthur in 1956 from Pondosa. She was a retired teacher at Fall River High School, a member of the Fort Crook Historical Society and Community United Methodist Church of Fall River Mills.
She is survived by her daughter Edna Eades of Lookout and two grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Fort Crook Historical Society, P.O. Box 397, Fall River Mills, CA.


July 18th
Cheryl Harris
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m., July 19 at the Burney District Cemetery on Bailey Street for former Burney resident Cheryl Lynn Harris, 46, of Sonora.
Mrs. Harris died July 2, 2006 in Modesto.
She was born December 1, 1959 in Redding.
Mrs. Harris was a waitress and member of the Zero, Zero FBB for the Deaf in Groveland, CA.
She is survived by children, Cherenna, Mark, Marissa and Joe; sisters Stephanie and Kathy; brothers, Toby, Darren,and Darrel; mother Carla Holland of Big Oak Flat, CA; father Chester Harris of Fort Jones, CA and two grand children.

Carol Nicholls
A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., August 12, at the Evelyn O. Royce Art Center in Fall River Mills for Carol Adell Nicholls, 81, of Fall River Mills.
Mrs. Nicholls died of natural causes, July 6, 2006.
She was born August 27, 1924 in San Francisco and moved to the area from there in 1969.
She was an artist, member of the Mayers Memorial Hospital Guild, Intermoun-tain Artists and a volunteer at the Inter Mountain Fair.
She is survived by her sons Matthew of Fall River Mills and Gary of Redding and four grandchildren.


July 11th, 2006
Hilda Graves
Graveside services were conducted at the Burney District Cemetery on Bailey Street for Hilda Fagan Graves, 59, of Burney.
Mrs. Graves died July 2, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center following a short illness.
She was born May 8, 1947 in Greenock, Scotland and moved to the area in 1976 from Chicago, Ill. She was a lab technician Assistant at Mayers Memorial Hospital for 22 years.
She is survived by her husband, Dale; stepson Robbie of Denver, CO; daughters Candice Tucker of Burney and Risha Riggins of Cottonwood; brother William McKay of London, England and three grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Fall River Mills Volunteer Fire Department, Fall River Mills.


July 4th, 2006
Oscar Cunningham
Private family services will be scheduled later for Oscar F. Cunningham, 83, of McArthur.
Mr. Cunningham died of natural causes at his residence June 26, 2006.
He was born January 22, 1923 in Helfin, Alabama and moved to the area in 2003 from Placerville, CA. He was an electrician for the Department of the Navy and A WW II veteran.
He is survived by son Jon of Patterson, CA; daughter Joni Engelage of McArthur, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Melba Gwin
A private family graveside service was held at Burney Cemetery for Melba Edith Gwin, 94, of Burney.
Mrs. Gwin died of natural causes June 24, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born October 1, 1911 in Thronton, Arkansas and moved to the area in 1942 from Sheridan, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, member of the PTA and Democratic Women.
She is survived by her daughters Martha Hamon of Redding and Frankie Cramer of Fairfield, CA, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in her name to the Burney Library, 37038 Siskiyou Street, Burney, 96013.


June 27th
Lenora Cochran
Services were conducted June 26, 2006 for Lenora Ida Cochran, 86, of Cassel. Burial followed at the Burney Cemetery.
Mrs. Cochran died June 18 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
\Born May 3, 1920 in Oregon, she moved to the area from Torrance, CA in 1966. She was a homemaker and member of the Crossroads Baptist Church.
She is survived by husband Andrew; sons Michael of El Centro,CA, Thomas of Torrence and Timothy of Inglewood, CA; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


June 13th
La Fern Ewer
Memorial Services are pending for La Fern Ewer, 89, of Fall River Mills.
Mrs. Ewer was born in McCloud, October 10, 1914 and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She died June 4, 2006, of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills..
She graduated from Fall River High School in 1932, worked at Eastman's Lodge in 1934. She stood watch for Japanese aircraft during World War II from a trailer on the top of the hill where Bob Porter's house was built.
She was a member of the PTA, life member of the Rebekah Lodge, cook at Mayers for 16 years and a volunteer there before that. She was known for her potato salad.
She also worked for PG&E in the summer, taking care of bus tours when scheduled.
She loved to square dance, camp, fish and hunt, take rides in the woods and have dinner over an open fire. She also loved to knit, embroider, make candy and in recent years, go to the casino.
She and her husband of 48 years had two children; son Donald of Chester and daughter Joelene of McArthur; two grandchildren, Jannelle of Chico and Janette of Cloverdale; and great-grandson James of Cloverdale.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Fort Crook Historical Society in Fall River Mills.

Ruth Swenson, long time former resident of Glenburn died following a stroke at her residence in San Rafael, California June 5, 2006. A family service will be held at a later time. Donations can be made to the Glenburn Church or Intermountain Hospice. The family requests no flowers.

June 13th, 2006
William Whatley
Services for William David Whatley, 85, of Burney were conducted June 1, 2006 at the Burney Cemetery. Burney Veterans Combined Honor Guard officiated.
Mr. Whatley died May 26, 2006 at his residence of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 1, 1920 in Carrollton, Ms.
He moved to Shasta County in 1976 from San Francisco, CA.
He was a restaurant owner for thirty years, a WWII US Navy veteran and a member of  VFW Post 5689 in Burney.
He is survived by his stepson Tony Montooth of San Jose, CA; brother Nalcolm Whatley, Carrollton, MS; sister Louise Guzzo of Redwood City, CA; and three grandchildren.

In memory of
Ryan Kelly
Services for Ryan Lee Kelly, 30, of Burney were conducted at McDonald's Burney Chapel yesterday (Monday). Burial followed in the Burney District Cemet-ery.
Mr. Kelly accidentally drowned at Lake Britton, May 31, 2006.
He was born October 5, 1975 in Redding and was a lifetime resident of the area.
He was a plannermill worker at Sierra Pacific Industries in Burney and a Burney High School graduate of 1994.
He is survived by his brother, Larry Ross of Burney, sister Ruth Ann Ruby and brother-in-law Larry of Portland, OR, parents Walt and Ruth Kelly of Burney; grandmother Jos-ephine Kelly of Redding, niece Kayla Ross and nephew Cody Ross.


 May 30th, 2006
Esther Kirkman
Services will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Fall River Mills at a future date for Esther M. Glisan-Kirkman, 86, of Auburn, CA.
Mrs. Kirkman died of natural causes May 21, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex.
She was born October 19, 1919 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to the area in 2006 from Auburn.
She was a grocery store clerk.
She is survived by her daughter Judy Evans of Auburn, a granddaughter and two grandchildren.

Mickey Gemmill
A wake was held at the Pit River Health Services May 26, 2006 for former Burney resident, Mickey Leland Gemmill, 61, of Shasta Lake. Services were May 27 at Allen and Dahl's Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro. Burial was at the family cemetery in Big Bend.
Mr. Gemmill died May 24, 2006 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
He was born September 6, 1944 in Redding and was a lifetime resident of the county.
He was chairman of the Pit River Tribe, a family services director at the Redding Rancheria in Redding, board member of the International Indian Treaty Council and member of the Medicine Lake Defense Coalition for Sacred Sites Protection.
Survivors include wife Valerie; sons Mickey Jr. and Michael, daughters Michelle, Faith, Honor, Shasta, Brandy, Nichelle and Victoria; brothers, Steven, Arnold and Ira; sister Sophia, father Jake, mother irene and six grandchildren.

Patricia Murray
Private services will be held for Patricia Sue Murray, 68, of Burney.
Mrs. Murray died at her son's residence in Redding, May 25, 2006.
Mrs. Murray was born October 23, 1937, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She moved to the area in 1966 from Southern California.
She was a homemaker and representative of the President's club for Avon.
She is survived by husband, Marcus; sons Randy Brundage of Randleman, N.C., Andrew Brundage of Redding, and Dan Brundage of Jamestown; daughters Marlene Hudson of Honolulu, Angie Stevens of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Anita Allen and Ricki Murray, both of Burney; brothers, Bruce Wilson of Salinas and Ralph WIlson of Surprise Arizona; sisters Eleanor Coontz of Santa Cruz and 13 grandchildren.


May 23, 2006
Sunny Glyn Read
b: June 17, 1913 - d: May 16, 2006
Sunny Read, loving wife of Robert V. Read, was born in a June snowstorm in Wyoming, delivered by her father.  She was educated in small country schools in Wyoming, graduated from University of Wyoming and continued her business education at the Manhattan School of Business.  She had a long and active life as a realtor, starting in Los Altos in the late '40s and continuing in Danville, CA, where she owned her own company, "Sunny Read Real Estate". 
In 1965 she purchased Dr. Ritter's "Fall River Ranch" as an anniversary gift to her husband.  They commuted between Fall River Mills and the East Bay for the next few years, becoming full time residents of Fall River Mills in 1971.  She was very active in church activities, first with the McArthur Bible Church and later with Grace Community Bible Church.  When the laws changed regarding allowing a weekly Bible study class on school properties, she purchased a school bus and made sure that the children, who might not have been exposed to Bible study otherwise, could still receive some Christian Education.
In 1997, when Robert Read became very ill, they both moved to first Pleasanton and then Redding, but maintained the hope of being able to move back to their place on the Fall River.  After taking wonderful care of her family through her entire life, she finished her life in loving Hospice care at the ranch, in the company of her daughter, son, and granddaughters.
She is survived by daughter Lyn Read of Fall River Mills, son Robert Lee Read of  Haslet, Texas; granddaughters Pamela Lindsay, Catherine Luck-man, Jenifer Lindsay, and Jessica Whitney Read, and great-grandchildren Amanda Luckman and Shane Luckman, and Dane Holcombe.
Her Memorial Service will take place Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00 pm at Grace Community Bible Church on Tamarack Avenue in Burney, with a graveside service to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.  Instead of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the Scholarship Fund at Grace Community Bible Church or to Intermountain Hos-pice, PO Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Gary Matteson
Private services will be held at a later date for Gary Daniel Matteson, 57, of Burney who died May 16, 2006 at his home of natural causes.
He was born August 6, 1948 in Sacramento and moved to the area from Truckee, CA in 1971. He was a saw filer for Publishers and Sierra Pacific Lumber Mill in Burney.
He is survived by his wife Suzane; son, Joseph, of Medford, OR and two grandchildren.
Florence Gobin
Private services will be held at a later date for Florence Lucille Morley Gobin, 86, of Burney, who died of natural causes May 14, 2006 at the Riverview Residential Care Home in Fall River Mills.
She was born January 25, 1920 in Helena, Montana and moved to Burney in 1950 from Little Valley.
She was an office clerk at the Intermountain News in Burney for 10 years.
Mrs. Gobin is survived by her husband Paul, daughter Arlene Bartram of Burney, sister Aubrey Clewett of Weiser, ID, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Raymond Berry Pool Fund, c/o Burney Water District, 20222 Hudson Street, Burney or the Pete Lakey Memorial Fund, c/o Plumas Bank, P.O. Box 189, Fall River Mills.

Alvin Daniels, Sr.
Services for Alvin Louie Daniels, Sr., 72, of Hat Creek were conducted May 16 at St. Rose Catholic Church, Sacramento with burial following at the Hicksville Cemetery, Galt, CA.
He died from natural causes at his residence, May 12, 2006.
Mr. Daniels was born March 26, 1934 in Sacramento and moved to the area in 1981 from there.
He was a warehouseman for Safeway Stores for 25 years and a U.S.M.C. veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by wife Bernice of Sacramento; sons, Alvin Jr. of Sacramento and Hat Creek, Allen of Sacramento, Kyle of Hat Creek, Kevin Vincent of Sacramento and Michael Wilson of Hat Creek; daughters, Mary Tarango of Sacramento, Michelle Salcedo of Woodland and Fransene Daneils of Sacramento; brother Leland of Sacramento; sisters, Diana Ollila of Menahga, NM, Roberta Daniels of Sacramento and Evelyn Olvera of Sacramento; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.


May 16th, 2006
John Ghiorso
A funeral mass was conducted for John G. Ghiorso, 84, of Fall River Mills, May 13, 2006 at the Fall River Cemetery in Fall River Mills.
Mr. Ghiorso died May 8, 2006 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 23, 1921, in San Jose, CA. and moved to the area in 1977 from Orland, CA. He was the owner-operator of Burney Disposal for 28 years and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife Ruth; sons, Tom of Burney, Bill of Salem, OR, John of Lake Oswego, OR, Jim of Chico and Joe of Redding; daughters Patty DeMatteo of Carslbad, CA, Joan Kovich of Lakewood, WA and Marie Carlson of Juneau, AK; brother Louie of San Jose, 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Our Lady of the Valley, Catholic Church, Hwy. 299E., Fall River Mills or the Fall River VFW, P.O. Box 369, Fall River Mills.

John Pryor II
Graveside services were conducted May 12, 2006 at the Burney Cemetery on Bailey Street in Burney for John "Jack" C. Pryor II, 57.  Mr. Prior died of natural causes May 2, 2006.
He was born October 30, 1948 in Paradise, CA and moved to the area in 1986 from Arizona. He was a self employed carpenter, Vietnam Veteran, and member of VFW Post 5689.
He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Wesley of San Jose, CA and Jared of Freemont, CA; stepdaughters Shelly Francis of Burney, Roxanne Martin of Burney; brothers, Stacy Graham of Roseville, Roger Pryor of Redding, Bronze Ickes and Bart Ickes of Juneau, AK and Richard Hiersche of Chico; Patty Soloman of Honolulu, Hawaii and Sharon Copeland of Fairfield; parents Irene Ickes of Burney and Charles Pryor of Forest Ranch and seven grandchildren.

Lena Harney
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., May 19, at the Intermountain Baptist Church in Burney for Lena Harney, 88, of Burney. The Reverend Bud Hennessey will officiate. Burial will follow at the Burney Cemetery. Visitation will be at McDonald's Chapel, May 18, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Harney died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes May 9, 2006.
She was born August 11, 1917 in Suumerland, California and moved to the area in 1972 from Pomona. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Harney is survived by her husband Daniel of Cassel; daughters Ramona Owens of Motpelier, ID, Marian Vaught and Nancy Schleigh of Burney; sister Ethel Willenberg of La Canada, CA,; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Vernon Stringer
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m., May 19, in Fairview, OK for Vernon Stringer, 74, of Bieber. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemeter in Fairview.
Mr. Stringer died of natural causes May 10, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born January 11, 1932 in Chester, OK and moved to Lassen County in 1972 from Canby.
Mr. Stringer was a tallyman for Big Valley Lumber in Bieber.
He is survived by wife Vyra; sons, David of Placerville, CA and Darren of Elk Grove CA; daughter Debbie Watters of Bieber; brother Bill of Auberry, CA, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


May 9th, 2006
Rachel Plowright
Graveside services were conducted at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur May 5 for Rachel Esther Plowright, 90, a former resident of Little Valley, died at her residence in Redding April 29, 2006 of natural causes.
She was born February 18, 1916 in McPherson, Kansas and moved to Little Valley in 1978 from Riverbank, California and to Redding in 2000. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters Edna Knight of Redding and Evelyn Muellerleile of Waterford, CA, eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The family asks that memorial contributions in her name be made to Mayers Memorial Hospital, O.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Donald Baker
Services for Donald L. Baker, 62, formerly of Burney, will be conducted at 3 p.m., May 13, at Cook Lake, Wyoming. He was a resident of Moorcroft, Wyoming.
Mr. Baker died of an unexpected illness at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, April 18, 2006.
He was born December 25, 1943 and was raised in Marysville, CA.
He worked in retail sales, custom farming, ranching and owned Baker's Bow-hunter Supply in Burney.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Moorcroft; son Brandon of Washington, daughter Charlene Delfino of Moorcroft, brother Floy Baker of Chico, two sisters, Sandra Burgess of Oroville, CA and Mary Fasulis of Marysville, and three grandchildren.


May 2nd, 2006
Anita Zaddock
Services for Anita G. Zaddock, 75, of Hat Creek were conducted April 29, 2006. Mrs. Zaddock died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, April 20, of natural causes.
She was born September 5, 1930 in Wyandotte, Michigan and moved to the area in 1979 from Escondido, California. She was a campground host at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park and a member of the Hat Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Kathy Oliveri of Hat Creek, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Grace Robinson
Graveside services for  Grace Vivian Robinson, 91, of Cassel will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, at the Burney District Cemetery.  The Reverend Lee Shepherd will officiate.
Ms. Robinson died of natural causes at the Mayers Memorial Hospital Annex in Burney, April 25. She was born July 27, 1914 in Hastings, Nebraska and moved to the county in 1935 from Camino, California. She was a mail delivery person with the U.S. Post Office for
15 years.
She is survived by her sister, Bernice Bonnette of Redding, three nephews and two nieces.

Twynette Allen
Graveside services for Twynette Lucille Allen, 88, of Burney will be 2 p.m., May 4, at the Old Burney District Cemetery, Mountain View Rd., Burney.
Mrs. Allen died April 27, 2006 of natural causes at the Redding Care Center, in Redding. She was born July 2, 1917 in Cario, Missouri and moved to the area in 1936 from Cairo. She was a machine operator at a lumber mill for 20 years.
She is survived by son Leroy of Burney; daughters Janet Perkins of Burney, Peggy Higginbotham of Redding, Patsie Sherrill of Nubieber, Mildred Buchanan
of Medford, OR, 11 grandchildren and numerous greatand great-great grandchildren. McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

In Memory of
Floyd “Smokey” Dowell, Jr.
Graveside services will be conducted for Floyd Dowell, 80, of Bieber, CA, Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the Foothill Cemetery in Nubieber at 1:00 p.m. A memorial potluck and service will follow at the Bieber Memorial Hall.
Mr. Dowell passed on April 26, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA. He was born Sept. 27, 1927 in Pomona, CA and moved to Bieber in 1954.
He was a veteran of World War II in the United States Marine Corps and a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion, serving in Okinawa, Saipan, Tenyan and Hiroshima.
Floyd was a warden for the CA Dept. of Fish and Game from 1950 to 1980. from 1980 to 1992 he sold firewood as well as operated the Big Valley Nursery with his wife Ethel which they owned and managed together for 44 years. He was also employed by Big Valley Lumber Company from 1992 to 1996.
Floyd was very active in the Big Valley Community, donating a large amount of his time helping others. He was a photographer for school graduations, individual portraits, events, and once even for a design for a potential patent in the late 1950s. He was a member of the Big Valley Fire Dept.’s ambulance and rescue crew in the 1960’s and 70’s, a member of the Big Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Pit River Rod and Gun Club. He helped sponsor and teach hunter safety courses for Big Valley residents. Floyd was a board member for the Big Valley High School from 1976 to 1978 for the Wildlife and Soil Science fields, an honorary member of Big Valley and Pomona Chapters of the Future Farmers of America, Bieber 4-H Club leader and project leader for vegetable gardening, wildlife, sheep and entomology fields. He served on the Fish and Game Commission board of directors from 1985 to 1989. He was also a board member for the Lassen County Water and Sewer District, and a longtime coach for the Bieber Farm team and Little League in the 1970’s. Additionally, he had a long history of well dowsing in the Big Valley area, locating over 300 drilling sites in his lifetime.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ethel of Bieber; son Daniel of Sacramento, Kurt and Kerry Dowell of Bieber, daughter Cheryl Ann Harris of New Palestine, IN; grandchildren Bret Horsley, Jeffery, Thomas and Alyson Dowell, all of Sacramento, Jennifer, Victor, Matthew, Karli, and Evan Dowell, all of Bieber, Waylon Dowell of Reno, Nevada and five great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Pit River Rod and Gun Club (contact: Hellen Wolters, P.O. Box 65, Adin,  CA 96006) or the Bieber Museum (contact: Big Valley Historical Museum, P.O. Box 463, Bieber, CA 96009).
Arrangements are being handled by McDonalds’ Burney Chapel.

April 25, 2006
Orus Yarborough
Services for Orus Lee Yarbrough, 81, of Burney were conducted Tuesday, April 25, 2006 graveside at the old Burney District Cemetery. Reverend Henry Winkelman officiated.
Mr. Yarborough died April 19, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA.
He was born July 13, 1924 in Riddel, OR and moved to Shasta County in 1971 from Westwood, CA.
He was a logger for 60 years, a life member of VFW Burney Post 5689, and a US Army veteran of WWII.
He is survived by son Gary of Susanville, daughter Terrie Berry of Susanville, four grandchildren and eight Great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Inter-mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonalds Burney Chapel.

Leslie Fritch
Services for Leslie "Les" V. Fritch, 82, of McArthur will be conducted Sunday April 30, 2006 at 10:45 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church in McArthur. Rev. Chuck Tiffen from the church will officiate.
Mr. Fritch died April 13, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding of natural causes.
He was born October 16, 1923 in Oakland, CA and moved to Modoc County in 1998 from Lakeport, CA.
He was a truck driver in road construction for 55 years. He was a US army veteran, a NRA Instructor with a 30 year hunter safety certificate and safety instructor, a 50 year Lakeport Volunteer Fire Dept. retired Captain.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Burney Chapel

Frances Hodges
Graveside services were conducted for Frances Velear Markham Hodges, 88,  at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, OR.
Mrs. Hodges died March 31, 2006 in Morton Washington.
She was born March 26, 1918 in Wardville OK. She moved to Oregon in 1943 where she worked in a number of restaurants before owning her own, the Pleasant Hill Café. After retiring she moved to Northern California where she lived in Shingletown, Redding and Burney before moving to Washington in July of 2005.
She is survived by daughters Suzanne Huffman and husband Gary of Eugene, OR; sons Donnie Markham and wife Jane of Silver Creek, WA, Hallie Markham and wife Mary of Springfield, OR, Howard Harris and wife Lola of Burney; seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Magellan Turner
Graveside services will be conducted for Magellan J. (Jerry) Turner, 78, of Burney Ca Saturday April 29, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Burney District Cemetery. Pastor George Wright of the First Baptist Church will officiate. A memorial lunch will follow at the Burney Veterans Hall at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Turner died April 20, 2006 at Mercy Hospital in Redding following a long illness.
He was born March 4, 1928 in Dardanelle, AR and moved to Shasta County in 1974 from Sacramento.
He was a log truck driver and a member of the Burney VFW Post.
He is survived by his wife Barbara A. Turner; sons Magellan 'Joe' Turner of Redding, Norman Jerean Turner of Caldwell, ID, Carl Allen Turner of Chico, Phillip 'Mike' Foster of Burney; daughters Trina Louise Harris of Anderson, Rhonda Joan Edwards of Cottonwood; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Burney VFW Auxiliary or the First Baptist Church of Burney on Poplar St. No flowers please.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen and Dahl.

Alvin Sund
Services for Alvin Randolph Sund, 93, will be conducted Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in McDonalds Burney Chapel. Retired Pastor Tom Moore will officiate. Private burial will follow in the Burney District Cemetery.
Mr. Sund died April 19, 2006 in Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA.
He was born November 19, 1912 in Kildare, ND and moved to Burney in 1940 from Pine River, MN.
He was a lumber puller for Scott Lumber Mill and Publishers Mill in Burney for 42 years. He was a Charter & life member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1006 of Redding, CA.
He is survived by his sister Myrtle Moore of Maplewood, MN; two grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonalds Burney Chapel.


April 18th 2006
Helen Kearney
Private family services will be conducted at a later date for Helen Ruth Kearney, 88, of Burney.
Mrs. Kearney died in her residence April 12, 2006 of natural causes.
She was born January 6, 1918 in Detroit, MI and moved to Shasta County in 1991 from Ceres, CA.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son William of Ceres, CA; daughters Chris Brown of Burney, Margaret Carrington of Santa Rosa, Elizabeth Deffenbaugh of Sacramento, Helen Doherty of Richmond, VA, Lynn Clavin of Galt, Carol Kearney of Kelseyville; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or to the American Diabetes Association, 10455 Old Placerville Rd., Sacramento, CA 95819.

In Memory of
Joseph Souza
Joseph Souza, the always smiling 86-year-old "Uncle Joe" to family and friends died March 25, 2006. The devoted brother of Vera Cardoza of Petaluma, deer uncle of Marvin and Rita Cardoza of Petaluma and Lookout, he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Margie Souza, also of Adin, as well  as brother Antone Souza of Pioneer and sister, Frances Cavilla of Cottonwood.
A long time resident of Rodeo, CA. Joe moved to the Cardoza Ranch in Petaluma in recent years. A retired Union Oil employee, Joe was known for his extensive gardening and carpentry skills. He was always willing to help a friend and known for his ability to see goodness in everyone and in every day. A gentle and loving man, "Uncle Joe" will be missed by all those who grew to know him both in Petaluma and in his second home in Adin. Joe loved to hunt and fish and spent a great deal of time since the 1960's at his Place in Big Valley.
Friends attended graveside services for Joe on Saturday, April 15 at the Lookout Cemetery, Look-out, CA

In memory of
Gary Watega
Gary Thomas Watega January 2, 1938 - April 5, 2006. Born in Stockton, CA, his younger years were spent traveling around the country until his parents settled in Day, CA. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1955. After high school he attended the Oregon Technical Institute and graduated in 1957. He joined the Air Force in 1958 and completed four years of service.
He worked for the Port of Oakland and retired with 30 years of service. After retirement he pursued  his love for the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was also an excellent carpenter who could do anything with his hands.
He is survived by his two sons Kevin Watega and Craig Watega, both of the San Francisco Bay Area; brother Harold Watega of Anderson; brother William Watega of Hamilton, MT; and many more cherished loved ones. Gary will deeply be missed and will live in the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to have known him.
Formal services will not be held. Friends and Family are invited to attend a gathering to celebrate and honor Gary's life. The celebration is planned for Friday, the 21st of April from 1-4 pm at the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Building, 3210 West Center Street, Anderson, CA.

April 11th, 2006
Memorial Service
A memorial Service for Ken, Kenny, Slim Casella will be conducted Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lions Hall in McArthur.

William Welder
Former Burney resident William A. "Bill" Welder, 91, of Vancouver, Washington died March 23, 2006 at Fort Vancouver Convalescent Home.
Private services will be conducted.
He was born September 26, 1924 in Westwood and moved to Burney in 1945 from Westwood. He left Burney in 1986.
Mr. Welder worked for Red River Lumber Company in Westwood and was the forestland manager for the Northern California holdings of Fruit Growers Supply Co. in Burney. He was a charter member of the Burney Lions Club, active in the Burney Volunteer Fire Department, Burney Boosters Club and served on the Shasta County Planning Commission.
Survivors include daughters Elizabeth Ross of Tacoma, Wash., Jane Hull of Vancouver and Kathy Donaldson of Campbell River, British Columbia; sister Elizabeth Cozart of Anderson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Burney Lions Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 295, Burney or the Burney Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 853, Burney.

Clarice E. Todd
BURNEY - Services will be conducted for Clarice E. Todd, 63, of Burney Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Word of Life Assembly Church in Burney. Reverend Jerry Thomas will officiate.
Burial will be in the Burney District Cemetery.
Mrs. Todd died April 8, 2006 in her residence of natural causes.
Born April 26, 1942 in Tulare, CA., she moved to Shasta County in 1978 from Fresno, CA.
She was a dietician at Mayers Memorial Hospital for three years.
Survivors include her spouse Jesse Todd of Burney; sons Richard Howard of Burney, David Todd of Atwater; daughters Cheri Fulk of Red Bluff, Dorothy Coleman of Atwater; brothers Cliff Brower of Round Mountain, Coy Brower of Clovis, Wayne Brower of Eureka; sister Bernice Leavitt of Hanford; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Burney Chapel

Albert Willburn
ROUND MOUNTAIN - Services for Albert W. "Salt" Willburn, 46, of Round Mountain were Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Halcumb Cemetery  Chapel in Montgomery Creek.
Burial will be at a later date in the family cemetery in Long Ridge.
Mr. Willburn died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at home after a short illness.
Born Feb 28, 1960, in Zenia, his family moved to Shasta County in 1965 from his birthplace.
He was a transport driver for Pit River Health Services in Burney, a rancher in Round Mountain and a member of Wailaki Tribe in Covelo and Wintu Tribe in Redding.
Survivors include son Waylon of Round Mountain; brothers Clayton of Round Mountain and Sidney of Anderson; sister Sandra of Sacramento, and mother Sheila of Round Mountain.
Arrangements were handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.

Stanley Billings Sr.
BURNEY - Private services will be conducted for Stanley Billings Sr., 88, of Burney.
Mr. Billings died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento.
Born Jan. 18, 1918 in Anderson, he moved to Burney in 1930, Vallejo in 1942 and then back to Burney in 2003.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a carpenter for Longs Drugs.
Survivors include son Stanley Jr., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Nicoletti Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home in Sacramento.

Peter Charley
Services will be conducted at a later date for Peter R. "Peter Pan" Charley, 78, of Burney.
Mr. Charley died Monday, April 3, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex.
Born Oct. 3, 1927, in the village of Johnsons on the Hoopa reservation in Humboldt County, he moved to Shasta County about 2001 from Crescent City.
He was a redwood faller for Simpson Timber Co. in Klamath.
Survivors include son Dewayne of Crescent City; daughter Susan Frazier of Burney; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.


April 4th, 2006
Alice Smith
Services were conducted April 1, 2006 for Alice Nevada Smith, 91, of Adin who died at the Sierra Oaks Care Center in Palo Cedro, March 26, 2006 of natural causes.  Burial was in the Adin Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born September 6, 1914 in Goldfield, Nevada and moved to Adin in 1947. She was a saleswoman in the insurance industry, member of the American Legion Axillary, Big Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lassen County Farm Bureau, Big Valley 50+ Club, Rebekka Lodge, Girl Scouts Program and Lookout Grange.
She is survived by sons Patrick Goodyear of Los Osos, California and Michael Goodyear of Palo Cedro, 10 grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.

James Brown
No local services will be conducted for James Elbert Brown, 92, of Fall River Mills. Burial will be in the Kelseyville Cemetery, Kelseyville, CA. Mr. Brown died at his residence of natural causes March 18, 2006.
He was born January 26, 1914 in Ada, Oklahoma and moved to the area from there in 1945. He was a building contractor.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife Edith of Sacramento, stepson Jim Rogers of Fortuna, California, and two grandchildren.

Kittie Eades
Services were conducted March 31, 2006 for Kittie Marie Eades, 84, of Lookout who died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes.  Burial was in the Lookout
Cemetery.
Mrs. Eades was born September 9, 1921 in Baker, Oregon and was a lifetime resident of the Big Valley Area. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Eades is survived by sons Lennie of Lookout and Buzz of Palo Cedro; sister Pearl Brakel of Spokane, Washington, ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Big Valley Museum, Bieber, in her memory.

Charles Taylor
Private services will be held at a later date for Charles Foster Taylor, 88, of Pittville who died at home March 26, 2006 of natural causes.
He was born August 31, 1917 in Brockton, MA and moved to Lassen County from Baldwin Park, CA in 1982.
Mr. Taylor was a mechanist with Western Gear Company.
He is survived by longtime companion Helen Taylor; sons Charles Jr. of Fort Bragg, Don of Naugatuck, CT, and Tom of Diamond Springs, CA and 18 grandchildren.

James Kist
A memorial service was held March 12, 2006 for James Joseph Kist, 46, of Boring, Oregon who died March 2, 2006 of melanoma. He was born June 23, 1959 in Portland and was a line service manager for the Troutdale Airport.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Swarm) Kist, daughters Sophia A and Charlotte M.; parents Robert and Margaret; sisters, Katherine Reghabi and Teresa Kroesing and brother,  Dale Lemmon.
A memorial fund has been established to provide for the daughters' education. Donations may be made to the Kist children Memorial Fund c/o Northwest Adventist Federal Credit Union 10333 S.E. Main St. Portland, Oregon 97216.

Marie Briles
Services for Marie Susan (Aunt Marie) Briles, 103, of Redding, will be at 1 p.m. today, April 4, 2006 at the Allen and Dahl Chapel in Palo Cedro. Burial will be at the Halcomb Cemetery in Montgomery Creek. She died of natural causes at her residence in Redding.
She moved to Shasta County in 1918 from Quincy. Mrs. Briles was a custodian at Mountain Union School in Round Mountain and a member of the Montgomery Grante for 53 years and its treasurer for 44 years.
She is survived by nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to the Round Mountain Community Center, Highway 299, Round Mountain.

Wynona Denny
Graveside services were conducted Monday for Wynona Denny, 81, of Bella Vista. Burial was at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding.
Mrs. Denny died March 29, 2006 at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. She was born March 10, 1925 in Climax Springs, Mo. and moved to Shasta COunty in 1952 from Dunsmuir.
She was a waitress at Shasta Tavern and the Burney Bowl in Burney and Hillcrest Lodge in Montgomery Creek. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband Earl; sons Jimmy of Bella Vista, Billy of Burney and Danny of LaGrande, Or,; daughter Carolyn Noble of Redding; sister Ada Mays of Dedalia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Earl Baremore
Services were conducted Monday for Earl J. Baremore, 65, of Red Bluff. Burial was at Halcumb Cemetery in Montgomery Creek. Mr. Baremore died March 27, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.
He was born January 7, 1941 in San Francisco and moved to Shasta County from Modesto in 1998.   He was a pipe welder, member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife Randy; son Michael of Texas; daughters Kathy Collins of Roseburg, Ore., Tammy Hall of Portland, Ore., and Kelly Johnson of Albany, Ore.; brothers Larry of Oak Run, Bobby of Brazil and Danny of Eureka; sister Pat of McArthur; half brother Jimmy Jackson of Round Mountain; half sister Karen Jackson of Sacramento; four grand children and one great-great-grandchild.


 March 28th, 2006
Samuel Leach
Services were conducted Saturday for Samuel P. Leach, 69, of Big Bend.
Mr. Leach died March 13, 2006 at his family home in San Leandro.
He was born April 22, 1937 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was a retired Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Navy and a projectionist with the I.A.T.S.E. He was a Past Master of the Acorn Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the Bay Area and a past commander of the Burney VFW Post 5689, and member of the Samuel Burney Post of the American Legion.
He is survived by wife Grace; sons, Robert, Bill, David, and Carl, stepsons, Larry, Perry, George and Ron; daughters Mary, Donna and Kathleen; stepdaughters Annabelle and Gladys.
He will be interred in the Shasta County Veteran's Cemetery in Igo.


March 21st 2006
Dawson Homer-Graves
Private family services were conducted for Dawson Alexander Homer-Graves March 17 at McDonald's Chapel in Burney. Burial followed in the Burney District Cemetery.
Dawson was still born at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, March 12, 2006.
He is survived by brothers Stacy Lee, Cody Daniel, Noah Lee Graves; parents Tim Graves of Montgomery Creek and Holly Homer of Burney; maternal grandparents Gary and Melissa Homer of Burney and Paternal grandparents Larry and Brenda Johnson of Montgomery Creek.

Sam Leach
Memorial Services are scheduled for Sam Leach of Big Bend.
The services will be at 1 p.m. March 25 at the Burney Veterans Hall. The VFW and American Legion Post's and Burney Honor Guard will officiate.

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March 14th
Tommy Greenwood
Funeral services were conducted at the J. Ireland Funeral Home in Moore, Oklahoma February 18, for former Fall River Mills resident Tommy Lenn Greenwood, 49, died February 12, 2006 in Pryor Oklahoma where he has lived for the past four years.
Mr. Greenwood was born in Purchell, Oklahoma July 18, 1956.
He was an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician and last worked at Double "S" Automotive in Fall River Mills. He was a guitarist, hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his son, Chris of Redding and daughters Amber Barnett of Burney and Nicole Greenwood of Redding.

Norman Jacobson
Services will be conducted at a later date for Norman Alfred Jacobson, 86, of Fall River Mills who died at Mayers Memorial Hospital March 4, 2006 of natural causes., burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.
He was born June 3, 1919 in Los Angeles and moved to the area from Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999.
He was a Civil Engineer, U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Fall River Lions Club.
He is survived by son Fred of Fall River Mills, Dan of McArthur, D David of Waldport, Oregon, Steve of Newport Beach, CA; brother Lester of Camarillo, CA, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Fall River Lions Club, P.O. Box 102, Fall River Mills.


March 7th, 2006
Cora Sell
Services were conducted March 1, 2006 for Cora Elizabeth Sell, 91, of Burney with burial at the Burney District Cemetery. Mrs. Sell died of natural causes February 25, 2006 at the Shasta Regional Med-ical Center in Redding.
She was born January 23, 1915 in Norfolk, Nebraska and moved to the area in 1952 from Oregon.
Mrs. Sell was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son, daughter and granddaughter.
She is survived by sisters, Erma Greenland of Arcadia, NE, Joyce Bridge of Arizona and Thelma Cook of North Loop, NE, and three grandchildren, Jane and Lynne Lyons of Burney and Fred Rice of Shasta Lake City.


Feb. 28th, 2006
Charles Schroeder DVM
Graveside services for Charles "Chuck" Edward Schroeder DVM, 79, of Fall River Mills were conducted February 25, 2006 at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. He died of natural causes February 17 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
Dr. Schroeder, was born October 28, 1926 in McMinville, Oregon and moved to the area in 1964 from Gazelle.
In addition to his practice, he was a U.S.M.C. veteran of WWII and Korea.
He is survived by son Rodney of Bradley, Calif-ornia, Daughters Ky of Weed and Kim of Port Angeles, Washington; sister Shirley Mundrenke of Tigard, Oregon and one grandchild.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912 or a charity of choice, in his name.

In memory of
Bessie Patricia Bussard
FALL RIVER MILLS - Bessie Patricia (Pat) Bussard, 76, died Monday, February 20, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hosp-ital. No services will be held.
Mrs. Bussard was born July 17, 1928 in Gardena, California. The majority of her childhood and early adulthood was in Antelope Valley, California. She moved to Fall River Mills in 1993 and became a great supporter of the Fall River Mills Volunteer Library, donating time, funds, and services to help the Library succeed.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Harold (Bud) De Bussard; her children Maria Lee, Lynette, Bill and wife Debbie, and her various grandchildren.


Feb. 21st, 2006
In Memory of
Betty Mae Alcorta
Betty Mae Alcorta, 80, passed away February 15 at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex.
She was born in Berwyn, Neb. in 1925. She met and married husband Joseph Alcorta on September 4, 1942 in Payette, Id.
They had son Joe Jr. and daughter Patty and moved from McDermitt, NV to Burney in 1949.
Betty was preceded in death by son Joe  Jr. in 1980 and husband Joe Sr. in 1991.
Betty was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed her yard work and cooking. She was an active member of St. Francis Church until her massive stroke in 1981.
Survivors include daughter Patty and son-in-law Ralph Richwine of Burney; granddaughter Renee and husband Zane Clair; great-grandchildren Shakay and Jared, all of Burney; sister Mary Kuga of Weiser, ID.; sisters-in-law, Tomasa Bengochea of Winnemucca, NV, Mary Muguira of Boise, Id, Juanita Nachiondo of Elko, NV. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held for Betty, Saturday, Febru-ary 25th, 11 a.m., at the Mountain Senior Center at 20635 Roff Way  in Burney. A potluck lunch will follow. Pastor Frank Wilkins will officiate the service.
McDonald's Burney Chap-el is handling the arrangements.

William Boone
William Albert Boone, 83, of Fall River Mills died  February 12, 2006, at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Born, September 19, 1922, in Weau Wega, Wisconsin. He moved to Shasta County in 1980 after retiring from RCA in San Francisco.
He was a WWII Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his sisters; Becky Walsh and Imo Jean Harris of Wisconsin, Nancy Johanknecht of Seattle, Washington; brothers Charles Boone of Fall River Mills, Douglas Boone and Daniel Boone of Wisconsin, James Boone of San Diego, California;  sons William Boone and Robert Boone; daughters Bonnie Boone and Sheryl Boone all in the San Francisco Bay area, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Contributions may be made in memory of William A. Boone, to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater North Valley Chapter, P.O. Box 3148, Paradise, CA 95967

Genevieve Eidson
McARTHUR - Graveside services have been scheduled for Genevieve (Bunny) Eidson, 81. Mrs. Eidson died January 15, 2006.
Jer services will be conducted, Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.

Mary Davis
Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Souix City, Iowa by the Reverend Brooks at a date yet to be announced for Mary Beatrice Davis, 87, of Fall River Mills.
Mrs. Davis died at her daughter's residence in Fall River Mills, February 13, 2006 following a long illness.
She was born April 28, 1918 in Fort Doge, Iowa and moved to the area from Sioux City in 1984. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters Mary Speigle of Redding and Dawn Davis of Fall River Mills; brother Tim Davis of Emmetsburg, Iowa; sister Doris Manten of Colchester, CT, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Gerald Francis
Funeral Services were conducted February 8 for Gerald "Jerry" C. Francis, 74, of Burney.
Mr. Francis died at his residence February 2, 2006 of natural causes.
He was born January 5, 1932 in Fort Jones, CA and was a lifelong resident of the area.
He was a Korean Conflict veteran of the U.S. Navy and a heavy equipment operator for Lorenz Lumber Company and Hat Creek Construction, both of Burney.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters Peggy Teasley of Burney, Clarissa Coleman of Redding and Sharon Ann Pugh of Tuolumne, California; brothers Roger Burch of Goodyear, AZ and Joe Burch of Montague, CA; sisters Gladys Cole of Montague, Donna Rea of Klamath Falls, and Gail Gamma of American Canyon; and seven grand children.

Douglas Heffley
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., February 25, at George Ingram Hall at the Fairgrounds in McArthur for Douglas Lee Heffley of Fall River Mills. The Reverend Henry Wilkelman will officiate. He will be interred in the Fall River Mills Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Heffley died at home February 8, 2006 following a brief illness.
He was born November 11, 1962 in Fall River Mills and was a lifelong resident of the town.
He is survived by son, Douglas and daughter Jane, both of Los Angeles; brothers Willia of Hat Creek, Ronnie and Kenny of Fall River Mills, James of Millville and Darrell of Nevada; sisters, Pat Wright, Sue Reynolds, Deb Jackson and Brenda Heffley, all of Fall River Mills, and Terri Reynoso of Burney; mother Artie of Fall River Mills and four grandchildren.


Feb. 7th, 2005
In memory of
Erma Kennedy Conley
Services for Erma Kennedy Conley, a member of the Bieber community for her entire life, were held Monday, January 23, at 1 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber. Pastor and Mrs. Jeff Bidwell conducted the graveside service.
Mrs. Conley passed away of natural causes on January 16, 2006 at Fall River Mills, CA. She was 94. Survivors include her brother-in-law Joe Potter of Lookout, cousins Bill and Emma Walker and family of Cottonwood; Murial Brown and family of Redding, nieces and nephews; Jeannine Potter Primorac of Alturas and sons Roger and Kevin and families; Rick and Vicki Potter of Chugiak, Alaska; Sherrill and Don Boyd and family, Klamath Falls; Patricia Kenyon and family of Red Bluff.
Memorials can be directed to the Big Valley Museum, Bieber, CA 96009.

Jack Patereau
Services were conducted for Jack Marius Patereau, 82, of Lookout February 1, 2006. Burial followed at the Lookout Cemetery.
Mr. Patereau died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, January 28, following a long illness.
He was born June 30, 1923 in Mt. Hood, Oregon and moved to Modoc County in 2002 from Willits, CA. He was a retired truck driver with Boise Cascade., a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, member of the Disabled American Veterans, National Rifle Association and American Legion Post 163 of Alturas. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1900 in Ukiah.
He is survived by wife Chlola and son Rene, both of Lookout.

Melvin Johnson
Services for Melvin Wallace Johnston, 82, of Round Mountain were conducted February 2, 2006. Burial was at Halcumb Cemetery.
Mr. Johnston  died January 28, at his residence of natural causes.
He was born February 15, 1923 in Pickens, Oklahoma and moved to the area in 1955 from Bisbee, AZ. He was a lumber grader for 20 years.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 275 of Round Mountain.
He is survived by long time companion, Julia Diamond, sons Ken of Grenada and stepson Paul Diamond of Redding; stepdaughters Roberta Benn of Round Mountain and Judy Cameron of Davis, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Jan. 24th, 2006
Howard Lakey
No services will be held for Howard A. Lakey, 79, of Anderson.
Mr. Lakey died January 17, 2006 at his residence.
He was born July 5, 1926 in Burney and was a lifelong resident of Shasta County.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient for wounds received in he sinking of the USS Princeton during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
He was a truck driver, and life member of the Anderson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9650 and Cottonwood American Legion Post 746.
Survivors include wife Galyle, sons Howard Jr. of Hat Creek, James and Duane of Redding; daughters Agnes Ponder of Spokane, WA, Julie Humphrey of Citrus Heights and Leslie Quilter of West Jordan, Utah; stepson Lyn Hall of Salt Lake City, UT; brothers Andrew of Glenburn and J.K. of Camarillo; sisters Bessie Townsend of Redding, Marce Thornhill of Chico and Dorcus Atkinson of Lewiston, Idaho; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and t here great-great-grandchildren.

Dove Smith
Family services have been scheduled in Vallejo, CA for Dove E. Smith, 94, of McArthur. Mrs. Smith died January 15, 2006 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born May 5, 1911 in Williams, Arizona and moved to the area in 2002 from Healdsburg, CA. She was a stenographer at Mare Island Navel Ship Yard.
She is survived by daughters Carole Williams of McArthur and Muiel J. Martus of Atlanta, Georgia, six grand children and nine great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mountain Jewel Ranch, 527-690 Little Valley Road, McArthur, CA 96056.

Billie Richardson
Services were conducted January 23, 2006 for Billie Iva Lee Richardson, 71, of McArthur. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.
Mrs. Richardson died of natural causes at her residence January 18.
She was born January 31, 1934 in Downey, CA and moved to the McArthur area in 1991 from Riverside, CA. She was a homemaker and member of the Mayers Memorial Hospital Guild and a volunteer in their gift shop.
She is survived by husband Gerald; sons Bill of Riverside, Joe of McArthur and John of Victorville; daughter Leanne Campbell of Payson, AZ.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Post 369, P.O. Box 369, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Genevieve Eidson
Services will be scheduled at a later date for Genevieve E. Eidson, 81, of Fall River Mills. Mrs. Eidson died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, January 15, 2006.
She was born April 19, 1924 in Pasadena, CA and moved to the area from Newport Beach, CA in 1995. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Eidson is survived by sons Dan Jacobson of McArthur, Fred Jacobson of Fall River Mills, David Jacobson of Waldport, OR and Steve Jacobson of Newport Beach, CA; brother Dennis Benadum of Durango, CA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Fort Crook Historical Society, P.O. Box 397, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.


Chad Clancy
Services for Chad Andrew Clancy, 38, of McArthur were conducted January 18, 2006. Burial will be in Hornell, New York.
Mr. Clancy died of natural causes, January 14, 2006 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. He was born December 9, 1967 in Hornell and moved to the area from there in 2001. He was a rancher at Mountain Jewel Ranch in Little Valley.
He is survived by brothers Brendan of Canyon County, CA, Vaughn of Hornell; sisters, Kelly Spencer of Kingwood, TX, Charlene McMahon of Rochester, NY, Liana Saliers of Williamsvillem, NY, Myra Ludden of Andover, NY, Felicia Clancy of Philadelphia, PA and parents Francis and Lucile Clancy of Hornell.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Mountain Jewel Ranch, 527-960 Little Valley Rd., McArthur, CA 96056.


Jan. 17th, 2006
Jesse Sims
Services for Jesse Mansel Sims, 95, of Burney were conducted January 14. Burial followed in the Burney District Cemetery.
Mr. Sims died January 11, 2006 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex.
He was born May 25, 1910 in Cedar Creek, Missouri and moved to the area in 1951 from Marysville, California.
He was a boiler room operator for Scott Lumber Co. of Burney.
Mr. Sims is survived by sons Cleo of Burney and Cliff of Redding, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Leonard Gaither
Services were conducted January 16, 2006 for Leonard Troy Gaither, 76, of Old Station. Burial followed at the Burney District Cem-etery.
Mr. Gaither died at his residence January 11 of natural causes.
He was born October 22, 1929 in Parker, Arizona and moved to the area in 1962 from Lewiston. He was a heavy equipment operator for Caltrans for 50 years, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Hat Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Ardis; sons Michael David of Fort Worth, Texas and Kirk Patrick of Redding; daughters Sharon Elaine Barber of Galt, CA and Cathleen Marie Congdon of Cedar City, UT; brothers Lavyn of Gagailia, CA and Claude of Rochester, WA, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

In memory of
Joseph Roy Lester
The Lester family mourns the death of Joseph Roy Lester, who passed away January 6, 2006 in Coarsegold, CA.
Joseph passed away quietly at home with his wife of 62 years, Etha F. Lester, son David and daughter Lora by his side. He was 82 years old.
Joseph is survived by his wife Etha F. Lester and four of his children: sons, Dennis Lester of Arkansas and David Lester of Coarsegold, CA; his daughters, Lora Toles and Peggy Meneley of Coarsegold, CA, 12 grandchildren and 18-great-grandchildren.
Upon retiring from the Santa Ynez Valley, the Lesters moved to Fall River Mills, CA where they designed and built their own home on the Fall River and where they lived for 27 years. They fished, hunted, explored the mountain area and drove the dirt roads all around. For nearly 20 years Joseph worked for the Hat Creek Forest Service, which he dearly loved. He made many friends and will be missed.
Joseph and Etha moved to Coarsegold, CA in May of 2005 to be near their children.
There will be a private family service per Joe's request. He lived a full life, rich in love and respect of family, and many, many friends.


Jan. 3rd, 2006
Leona Woodcock
Private services are planned for Leona M. Woodcock, 93, of Fall River Mills who died December 19, 2005 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born January 10, 1912 in Edmond, Kansas and moved to Shasta County in 2003 from Fortuna.
She was a food service manager for the Rohnerville School District.
Survivors include sons Hank Strong of Fall River Mills and Terry Strong of Prescott, Arizona; brother Leroy  Kroeker of Texas; sister, Helen Chase of Utah and numerous grandchildren.


La Verna Jenkins
Services were conducted December 30 for La Verna Rosely Jenkins, 76, of Hat Creek. Burial followed at the Snooks Cemetery in Hat Creek.
Mrs. Jenkins died December 26, 2005 at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
She was born March 27, 1929 in Hat Creek. She was a lifetime resident of Shasta County.
Mrs. Jenkins was an office manager with the U.S. government, a member of the Hat Creek Full Gospel Church and the Pit River Trial Council, an interpreter and member of the National Parks Association.
Survivors include son Vernon Rhoades or Oroville; daughter Betty George of Hat Creek, sister Lillian Snooks of Redding, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.




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