In Loving Memory
Shirlee Dawn Taft Bue

Shirlee Dawn Taft Bue, 93, passed away Nov. 19th, 2017, at home in Ramona CA., surrounded by family. Born April 8th., 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was preceded in death by her parents Seth Barlow Taft and Marie Belle Higbee Taft, her late husband John Elling Bue of Burney, Ca., as well as all of her siblings, Daryl, Pat, Jeannie, Gayle and Molly. Shirlee married John on Nov. 16th, 1945, in Reno NV. Shirlee was in Los Angeles during WWII and worked for the defense plant as a parts runner, joining in the war effort. Shirlee and John settled in Burney, CA., where she was a mother to 3 girls, Darcy, Nordli and Donnie. She participated in the girls activities including Girl Scouts and 4-H. There she taught her girls and many others to sew (Shirlee sewed the majority of her girls outfits). While a Girl Scout leader she took them camping and frog gigging. She later cooked the frog legs in a cast iron pan for the girls to enjoy!

Shirlee leaves behind her daughters Darcy (Danny) Boban of Fall River Mills, CA., Nordli (Kevin) Ransom of Redding CA., and Donnie (Dave) Sossaman of Ramona, CA. Shirlee’s grandchildren include; Erika (Ben) Rowe of Anderson, CA., Shane (Sara) O’Brien of Whitmore, CA., Dylan O’Brien of San Francisco, CA., CeNedra Tainsh of Redding, CA., Morgan (Cody) Ransom of Homer, AK., Anne (Cody) Ransom of Redding CA., Hannah (Jared) Ransom of San Francisco, CA., and Cassidy (Matt) Puckett of Scottsdale, AZ. She has three great grandchildren, Connor Rowe, Lorelei and Freya O’Brien.

Shirlee loved life and her family, which included her Chihuahua Chico. Shirlee was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who will be missed as she touched so many hearts.

A graveside service and celebration of life will be held at a later date in Burney, CA.

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Eugene Leon Pisenti
Eugene Leon Pisenti, age 89, died peacefully at his care facility, The Country Commons in Chico, in the early morning hours of December 14, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born to James and Rose (Panella) Pisenti in Santa Rosa, California, and was the youngest of the fourteen siblings in this hard-working, close-knit family.

Gene is survived by his brother Allen Pisenti (95) of Santa Rosa; his sons--Mike (Tracy) Pisenti of Danville, CA; Mark (Ramie) Pisenti of Durham, CA; and Nick (Gwen) Pisenti of Auburn, CA; his daughters--Maureen (Mark) Tompkins of Lemoore, CA; and Michelle Pisenti of Chico, CA; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Jeanne; his parents; his sisters--Ann, Emelia, Alyce, Eva, Mabel, and Welta (Teeny); and his brothers--Joseph, Walter, Alfred, William, Ralph (Dutch), and Wallace. His second wife, Edgee Thomas, also preceded him in death.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., St. Rose Church, 398 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA. There will be a reception following the service at Legends at Bennett Valley Golf Course, 3328 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

The family wishes to express their great admiration and gratitude to the staff at The Country Village in Chico, who provided Gene with so much patience, love, and support during his final two years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to: The Eugene Pisenti Endowed Scholarship Fund at Saint Mary’s College High School, 1294 Albina Ave., Berkeley, CA 94706. To send condolences online and view full obituary visit NewtonBracewell.com

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Walter Lawrence "Cuz" Lyons

Walter Lawrence “Cuz” Lyons was born on September 9, 1941, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He passed away at home in Burney, California, surrounded by his loved ones, on December 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Merble Snider; brother, Bill Lyons; granddaughter Renee Stier; and grandson, ‘Little Willie’ Lyons. Cuz is survived by his brother, Noel Lyons (Claudia); wife, Roxie Lyons; son, Willie Lyons (Sharon); daughters Marcie Bush & Missy Lyons, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cuz grew up in Burney, CA, and graduated from Fall River High School in 1960. A year later, he enlisted in the ARMY and was stationed in the Dominican Republic during the Vietnam War from 1963-1965. After his service, he returned home to Burney where he worked in the local lumber mills for over 40 years.

Cuz was very involved in his beloved community of Burney. He was often found weed-eating up and down Main Street, enjoyed working in the Lindgren’s wood yard, helped with the annual Burney Basin Days 4th of July celebration, and worked at the Inter-Mountain Fair on behalf of his local VFW Post. He was best known for his dedication and service given to the local VFW Post 5689 in Burney, the Honor Guard, and the Cooties Club. Cuz was honored by Burney High School for his service in the ARMY and was recognized as Citizen of the Year for his hard work and dedication to the community. He enjoyed hunting, taking the patio boat out to Lake Britton with the grandkids, driving his Gator on the backroads to his son’s house, weekly lunches with his high school buddies, fishing at Iron Canyon or Shelter Cove with friends, and the family’s camping trips on the coast at Patrick’s Point. Cuz was a true family and enjoyed each moment he could spend with his family.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 6th, 2018, at the Burney VFW Hall starting at 1:00 pm, followed by a potluck reception. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Burney VFW Post 5689, in honor of Walter “Cuz” Lyons.

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Paul Emil Gordon, Jr.

Paul Emil Gordon Jr passed away at Shasta Regional Medical Center on November 26, 2017 from complications related to heart failure and pneumonia. He was 78 years old. Paul was born to Paul Emil Gordon Sr and Faye Gordon in Woodland, CA in July, 1939 and grew up in the farming community of Dixon where he graduated high school as a star athlete in 1958. After a short stint as a local truck driver and a tour in the US Air Force, Paul joined the California Highway Patrol and was initially stationed in West Los Angeles where he worked as a motorcycle officer. There, he met and eventually married Tricia Hannan and had their only child, Troy Gordon. After working in the Solano and Woodland CHP offices, Paul transferred to the Burney Resident Post in January 1971. After arriving in Burney, Paul and Bill Harrington started a residential/business painting business which was simply called Paul and Bill’s Painting. The Gordon and Harrington families spent many weeks exploring Northern California and Northern Nevada on family camping trips and were closer than most blood relatives. Paul served the intermountain communities and the CHP until 1994 when he retired and he and Tricia divorced. During that time in Burney, Paul made many friends who were very important to him. Paul and Mary Nipkow shared a house in Burney for a number of years before they moved to Shingletown with Troy and his family in 2005. In the last 10 years of his life, Paul enjoyed fishing trips, travel with high school friends, multi-state Harley rides and camping with Carlyn Harrington and family from the Gordon/Harrington clans. His presence in our lives will be missed by his family, close friends and people who met him in his travels.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Danny Gordon, and by his 3 best friends, Art Dunn, Bill Harrington and Roy Reading, all from Burney. Paul leaves behind his son Troy Gordon, Troy’s wife Kris and their children Bailey and Wyatt, Paul’s brother Terry Gordon and his wife Sally, his domestic partner Mary Nipkow and long-time friend Carlyn Harrington.

In Loving Memory
Ronald E. Brazier

Ronald E Brazier was a great man, my friend of 22 years and God-uncle to my three children, He was like family to me, my wife and children. He was a great logger and loved the outdoors and always found time to offer himself for others. A true loyal and compassionate friend. Today on 11-24-2017 my two sons and I, Jon Geouge, traveled from Weaverville, CA to place a memorial cross at the place where he lost his life.

He will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.

May the fishing and hunting be great in heaven

In Loving Memory
Eula Alberta Keener
July 6, 1923 - August 4, 2017
Medford, Oregon

A longtime resident of Fall River Valley and Shasta County, California, Eula was born in Shidler, Oklahoma, the eighth of eleven children of Albert and Myrtle (Kelley) Keener. Upon the passing of her father in 1937, the family sold their many businesses and moved west and settled in Fall River Mills, California, arriving in 1939.

She and Lynn Gaylord married in 1940 and they had two children, Dennis (1941) and Sharon (1944).

Eula was in the Fall River High School graduating class of 1940. She attended Shasta Junior College obtaining a vocational nursing license in 1967. She worked in the nursery at Mercy Hospital and many years for a pediatrician, both in Redding.

She and Lynn were divorced in 1970 and Eula reverted to her maiden name and remained single for the rest of her life.

Eula was predeceased by her parents, stepfather John Long and siblings Estelle Shobe, Harold Keener, Harlan Keener, Floy Timerick, Leta Helm, Edith Thomas, Cleatus Bosworth, Doyle Keener and Lois Anderson.

She leaves one sister, Reba Parker in Redding, California, and children Dennis Gaylord (Milena), Spring Hill, Florida, and Sharon Lee (Jerry), Medford, Oregon.

Also left to grieve her passing are grandchildren Russell Catalan, Bradley Catalan, Jennifer Silberstein (Aaron) and Rhonda Albertson, as well as 10 great grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and one step great, great grandchild, in addition to many nephews, nieces and their extended families.

A ceremony of remembrance for friends and family will be scheduled in the spring. Interment of her ash remains will be in the family area of the Fall River Mills Cemetery.

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Pauline Kathryn Bruce

Pauline Kathryn (Brann) Bruce was born in Stevensville, Montana, on August 28, 1925. On November 6, 2017, at the age of 92, Pauline passed away at home in McArthur, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ima Brann; siblings Charles Brann and Elouise (Brann) Norris; husbands James Bruce and Edward Bruce; her daughter, Bonnie (Bruce) Haley, and son-in-law, Chuck Kingsbury.

She is survived by her children Gordon Bruce (wife, Leslie), Robbie Kingsbury, Joe Bruce (wife, Patty), David Bruce (wife, Eve), Carol Sagaser (husband Jim), and son-in-law, Harvey Haley. In addition, she had 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren with the last being born on her 91st birthday a year ago! She leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly.

Pauline graduated from Fall River High School in 1944. Shortly after, she lived in San Francisco where she worked as a telephone operator. She then moved back to McArthur and married Jim Bruce, who served in the military at the time. They had 3 children – Gordon, Bonnie, and Robbie. Jim lost his battle with pancreatic cancer before Robbie was born. Jim’s brother, Edward, lost his wife, Helen, leaving behind 3 children – Joe, Dave, and Carol. Ed and Pauline, with 3 children each, blended their two families in to one “Bruce Bunch.”

Her community involvement was recognized as Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. She was also involved in the Rebekah Lodge, the Grange, Mayers Memorial Hospital, the McArthur Fire Auxiliary, Easter Star, 4H, PTA, and Fort Crook Museum. Pauline was instrumental in starting the Fall River High School’s All School Reunion. She and Ed loved to travel and one of their highlights was visiting family in Africa. One of her favorite pastimes was being a New York Yankees Fan. Pauline touched many lives during her 92 years. She will always be remembered and never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Flag Fund, Heritage Foundation (Intermountain Fairgrounds), Fort Crook Museum, or Mayers Memorial Hospital’s Hospice Program.

In Loving Memory
Bill Lehman
Pearl Harbor survivor, Willard James (Bill) Lehman passed away on Oct. 10, 2017, in Red Lodge, Montana, at 95 years old.

Bill was born in Long Beach, California, on April 20, 1922. He went into the National Guard in 1940 and was in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.

Bill came home in 1945 and started Pomona College, where he met and fell in love with Joyce Parker of 7/7 Ranch in Fishtail, Montana. They married on June 30, 1947. He then began a career with the LAPD, where he was one of their first helicopter pilots. Bill retired to Fall River Mills, California, where he played golf nearly every day, flew his plane, and owned a gas station. In 2005 they moved to Red Lodge, Montana, to be near family.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Joyce Parker Lehman. He is survived by his two children; son Andrew Lehman (wife Wendi), and daughter Marcia Lehman Kessler (husband Greg); five grandchildren (four spouses), seven great-grandchildren, two nephews, six nieces, one sister-in-law and his best friend, Jim.

Grandpa Bill will truly be missed by all and his stories will live on forever in our hearts and minds.

A memorial service will be held in Red Lodge, during the week of 4th of July 2018.

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Pauline Kerns
Paulene Kerns passed away at her home in Cassel on Sunday, October 22nd. She was 75.

A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Melanie moved to California in 1964, where she enjoyed a thirty-year career in Human Resources at IBM in San Jose. She met her husband, Michael, at IBM and they married in 1979.

In 2001, Michael and Melanie retired to Michael’s hometown of Cassel, where Melanie quickly became an active member of the community through her involvement in a number of organizations, including the Presbyterian Church in Burney, the Methodist Church in Fall River, the Presbyterian Committee on Ministry, and the Mountain Quail Quilters Guild. She also served as the President of the Friends of the Intermountain Library (FOIL). As an avid book lover, the mission of acquiring a new building for the Burney Library was of great importance to her.

Melanie enjoyed sewing, creating her prize-winning quilts, playing piano, singing in the Community Choir, volunteering as a hairdresser for the skilled nursing facility patients at Mayers Memorial Hospital, gardening, and feeding the many birds who visited her yard daily. More than anything, Melanie enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends.

Melanie is survived by her husband, Michael; their children, Dennis (Terrie) Kerns, Jeffrey (Marcela) Kerns, and Jennifer (Robert) MacLennan; her mother, Teresa Hallock; her brothers, Bill (Nelda) Hallock and Steven (Elizabeth) Hallock; her grandchildren, Kathryn (Drew) Perry, Matthew Kerns, Emma Kerns, Nathan Kerns, and Michael MacLennan; her brother-in-laws, Paul (Marcia) Kerns and Larry (Cathy) Clark; her sister-in-laws, Rosemary (Robert) Avery and Teri McCormick; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at the Cassel Community Center on Saturday, November 18th, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Friends of the Intermountain Library by visiting www.shastalibraries.org.

In Loving Memory
Mary Janie Marx

There will be a celebration of life for Mary “Janie “ Marx at the Lions Hall Saturday November the 4th at 1:00 pm.

All are welcome .

Lunch will be provided .Location - 37006 Hwy 299 in Burney Ca.

If desired donations may be made to Haven Humane Society or the Sheriffs Search and Rescue.

In Loving Memory
Robert C. McDonald
Robert C. ‘Bob’ McDonald was born February 4, 1934 in Bethel, Oklahoma. After a long battle with illness, eventually succumbing to cancer that had spread to his lungs, Bob went home to be with the Lord October 14, 2017, at the age of 83.

Spending most of his life in Canby, CA, Bob graduated from Modoc High in 1952, where he was known as “Bobby,” and continued to meet monthly with “the guys” from Modoc High.

He married his first wife Ramona Cates right after high school. He then decided to spend his life in the sawmill/lumber industry. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing at many different venues.

He worked in over 20 sawmills in 16 years, gaining an education as a certified lumber grader and a master lumberman, eventually settling in Big Valley as the general manager of Main Industries, and on his home and ranch in Adin, CA. Bob was well respected throughout the lumber industry and was sought out later in his life as a consultant, which would take him to New Zealand, Chile, Austria and ending back in the states consulting in Cave Junction, Oregon and Porterville, CA.

While consulting a job at Porterville and playing at the Community Center, he met his current wife Sue Merriweather, where they began a life together.

Bob was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Clifton and Hazel McDonald of Canby, CA; daughters Laquitta McDonald, Vickie Stevenson and Robin Greer; grandson Waylon Dowell and sister Mary Sherer of Canby, CA.

He is survived by his wife Sue (Merriweather) McDonald; two sons Doug McDonald and wife Marcia of Susanville, CA and Scott McDonald of Bieber, CA; two step-daughters Sherry Felsoci of Bend, Oregon and Kimberly Williams of Olive Branch, Mississippi; 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Bob will be missed by this community and remembered by his daily drives throughout a valley he thoroughly enjoyed.

Graveside services will be held at the Alturas Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m.

In Loving Memory
Donald Junior Leventon
In 1971 Donald Junior Leventon of Lookout died October 19, 2017 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. McDonald’s Chapel in Redding is handling the pending services.

In Loving Memory
Tom Pearson Sr.
Tom Pearson Sr. a long time resident of Bieber passed away on September 29th. Tom was born in Springdale AR on October 22, 1931. He graduated from Portola High school and served in the Korean War. Tom Graduated from Chico State University with a teaching degree. In 1971 Tom moved his family to Bieber with a small fleet of logging trucks and went to work for Del Logging, over the next 20 years Tom owned and operated a real estate business, was part owner of The Roundup Bar and he built the card lock fuel facility in Bieber. He retired in Redding in 1993 where he enjoyed fishing on the Sacramento River and Shasta Lake and traveling. Tom was preceded in death by his wife Gerry, two sisters and two brothers. He will be missed by his son Tom Jr of Reno, NV., daughter Cindy Fulfer (Jeff) of Bieber, brothers Buster and Bob Pearson, granddaughter Gina Fleming, grandsons, Christian Pearson, Tel and Talor Fulfer and great granddaughter Ella Fleming. There will be a service on October 26, 2017 at 12:30 at the Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA.

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Robert Edward Bartell Jr.
Robert (Bob) Edward Bartell Jr. of Orovada, Nevada passed away September 23, 2017 at Humboldt General Hospital, Humboldt County, Nevada.

Bob was born April 10th 1935 in Redding, California. Bob grew up living on his mother’s family ranch; W.H. Hunt Estate in Oak Run, California, and Bieber, California. Through high school and after he graduated, Bob worked for W.H. Hunt Estate. He enjoyed showing his prized Hereford Cattle, through Bieber 4H Club and later at various fairs and bull sales.

In 1953 Bob graduated valedictorian of Bieber High School. September Sept 13, 1958 Bob married his wife Darla Parks, who was the valedictorian of Adin High School. They were married 59 years until his death.

In 1973 Bob and Darla set out on their own and bought a small ranch in Langell Valley, Oregon. They sold this ranch and increased the size of their property by buying another ranch in Sprague River, Oregon. They were in Sprague River for 30 years, until they sold that ranch and bought a larger ranch in Orovada, Nevada.

Throughout the years Bob was president of the Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association, and the Klamath County Cattlemen’s association. Bob was also active in the Willow Creek Roping Club.

Bob was known as a good, honest man. Bob knew that success in life comes from hard work, especially if you are a rancher. Before the advent of the ATV, every spring and summer Bob would start out at 5 am with his hip boots on and hike for miles with his shovel slung over his shoulder changing irrigation water, get back home, work all day then, put on his hip boots and do it all again until dark.

Bob was known for his proficiency with mathematics and his ability do complex calculations in his head. While everyone else was scratching their heads, feverishly punching buttons on a calculator; Bob would figure it all out in his head in half the time.

Even as Bob’s age began catching up with him, he was always out asking everyone else how he could help out on the ranch. Bob always wanted to make himself useful, and to help any way he could, no matter what his age. He loved taking care of animals; his final day on the ranch was spent pitching hay to the horses and filling water troughs, before the massive stroke that claimed his life.

Bob was very proud of his herd of registered Hereford Cattle. Bob enjoyed being a Klamath County 4H leader, going to bull sales, reading and being around his two grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Robert Bartell Sr. and Hattie (Hunt) Bartell. Bob is survived by his wife Darla, his son Edward (and Brenda) Bartell of Orovada, NV, grandchildren Douglas and Isabella Bartell, his sister Shirley Goodyear of Blackfoot ID, and his brother George (and Judy) Bartell of Palo Cedro CA.

A memorial service will be held Oct 21, 1:00 PM in Adin California, at the Adin Community Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mountain States Legal Foundation 2596 S Lewis Way Lakewood Co 80227-9944 , or the charity of your choice.

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Edna Frances Cantrell
Edna Frances Cantrell of Big Bend, Ca. was born August 8th, 1918 in Bakersfield, Ca. She passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on October 4th, 2017 in Burney, Ca.

Frances was raised at the Hornet Mine by her parents Fredrick and Mary Orndroff. After high school, she graduated from beauty school in Chico, Ca. Frances married Andrew Gergson Cantrell ‘Gergie’ on December 24th, 1935- they were married for 56 years. Gergie and Frances had three children: Shirley, Fred and Leverna. They also raised their nephew Melvin Cantrell while his mother was away in the service.

Frances enjoyed crafts, baking and gardening. She loved spending time with her family and telling people about things she knew and the memories she had made in her 99 years.

Frances is survived by her sister-in-law Margie Hood, her son Fred Cantrell, her daughter Leverna Barber and her daughter-in-law Judy Cantrell. She also leaves behind grandsons: Billie (Gina M.) Barber, Kevin (Gina C.) Barber, Freddie (Lisa) Cantrell, Doug (Kris) Cantrell and Wayne Barber; 11 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Gergie, her daughter Shirley and great granddaughter Kyleena Cantrell.

Services will be held at the Halcumb Cemetery in Montgomery Creek, Ca. on Saturday October 21st, 2017 at 10:00am. Potluck immediately following at the community center in Big Bend, Ca.

In Loving Memory
Paige Alvin Langdon
Paige Alvin Langdon, 91, a 6-week resident of Fall River Mills and father of Kerry Harrigan, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, On Octomber 6, 2017.

In Loving Memory
Helen M. Dunbar
Helen was born in Big Falls, Mn., on July 14, 1918 to Maude and Clyde Johnson. She married Jack Dunbar in 1938. Helen had several sales clerking jobs, mainly for J.C Penneys. Retirement took them to McArthur where her father and mother had owned Pop Johnson’s Gas Station and bar. Helen was employed as a cafeteria aide and truly enjoyed working with children in McArthur. She also enjoyed playing cards, bingo and church activities with her many friends. In 2007 she moved to South Dakota to be near her niece and nephew, Helen and DeWayne Yantes. She was able to live in her own apartment, drive and maintain independence until her death on Sept. 7,2017 at the age of 99. Helen is survived by her sister, Therese Johnsen of Redding and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband and 6 siblings. Helen never met anyone she didn’t like and everyone liked her sweet fun personality.

Services will be held at St. Francis Catholic church in Sturgis, S.D.

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Elizabeth Seitter Crawford
1-10-26 - 9-11-17

Elizabeth (Liz) Seitter Crawford died peacefully Monday, September 11, 2017 at the age of 91 at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville from complications of Cervical and Breast Cancer.

Liz was born in Brigham City, Utah on January 10, 1926 at home to Thomas and Bessie Williams, the next to youngest of seven children, two older brothers Mont and Dwight, an older sister Ruth, and younger sister Lucille. She was the last survivor of this strong, hard-working family. She grew up in Utah and after graduating high school, moved to Vallejo, California with her parents and younger sister to help her Aunt and Uncle in their grocery business where she met her future husband, Henry J. (Hank) Seitter. After marrying, they moved to Alturas and Redding where both were employed with the State of California, Hank with Alcoholic Beverage Control and Liz with California Highway Patrol. In 1962, they moved to Fall River Mills when they purchased and ran the Fall River Hotel for several years until they sold the hotel and moved to Burney where Hank continued in the real estate business and Liz worked at Safeway. After Hank died, Liz married Les Crawford and they made their home in Burney for the next twelve years, enjoying many days of fishing on Shasta Lake and gardening, hobbies both enjoyed. A few years after Les died, Liz moved to Roseville to be with her daughter and grandchildren where she lived for the final twelve years of her life enjoying family time, trips and a cruise together.

She is survived by her Daughter, Liz Seitter Flaherty, Grandson Tyler (Samantha) Flaherty, Granddaughter Kristen (Ray) Busley, Son, Mike (Cheryl) Seitter, Granddaughter Kimberlyn (Chris) Nelson, Grandson Michael Seitter, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a long-time resident of Northern California and the Intermountain Area leaving many good friends. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Fall River Cemetery.

In Loving Memory
Ruth Vaughn Tooley Graham

Not all angels solely reside in Heaven, some angels walk amongst us and Ruth Vaughn Tooley Graham was surely one of them. At 93 years old, Ruth gained her wings as she went home to be with the Lord in Burney, CA on Saturday, September 9, 2017 surrounded by family. Born on December 25, 1923, Ruth devoted her life to serving God and loving her family. She leaves behind a legacy of two beautiful, God-centered marriages, seven children, 28 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and one on the way.

She never failed to exemplify what a true Christian should be by praying for her family and friends daily and her walk was one of true living testimony. Ruth never failed to recognize birthdays, anniversaries and holidays for each member of her family with a homemade card that contained the most heartfelt words that will never be forgotten.

Even though we are all saddened by her passing, we each have peace knowing she has been reunited with family and friends in Heaven and has met her Lord and Savior.

During Ruth’s working years, she was employed by a large food processing industry in Southern California and later on in life she worked at the Senior Nutritionist Center in Burney, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Tooley and Kenneth Graham, and two children, Joanne Tooley and Jim Tooley. She is survived by her sons, John and Vickie Tooley of Paso Robles, CA, Mike and Rosie Tooley of Dana, CA and her daughters, Jeanette Burrell of Horse Shoe, NC, Linda Keesling of Atascadero, CA and Sharon and Jim Estes of Burney, CA.

The family would like to thank Kathy McDonald- Sweet (private caregiver) and the Hospice Organization of the Intermountain Area for all of their assistance and care during this time.

In Loving Memory
Lula Amy Babcock Carpenter

Lula Carpenter was born July 17, 1923 in Beiber, CA; She went to be with the Lord September 11, 2017. She was the 4th of 15 children born to Ernie and Bessie Babcock. Lula is preceded in death by her husband, of 55 years, David Carpenter, baby Eleanor, son Roger; she is survived by her children Chet Carpenter (Kathy), Martha Kraling (Mike), Irene Carpenter-Marshall, Gary Carpenter (Karla); 9 grand- children, 20 great grandchildren, sisters Ruby, Fern, Lily, Gloria and brother Charles.

Lula was born in Beiber, CA, and raised the family in McArthur and Weaverville, she spent later years in Redding. She touched the lives of many with her patience and kindness including many children through her years of childcare. She was an accomplished seamstress who made cheerleader uniforms for years; she was a 4-H sewing leader and in her later years volunteered at the Golden Age Nutrition Center in Weaverville. Her beautiful smile will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nena Perry and Hospice nurse Connie for their very special care.

Services will be held Sept. 18, 2017, 11 am at the Nazarene Church, 2225 Bechelli Lane, Redding. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinity High School Scholarship fund or Golden Age Nutrition Center in Weaverville.

Please sign the guest book at http://www.legacy. com/obituaries/redding/

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Marilyn Faye Palmer

Marilyn Faye Palmer passed away of cardiac arrest at the Asante Hospital in Medford, Oregon on August 30, 2017, after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.

Marilyn was born in McCloud on February 23, 1948. She was the daughter of Nell and Albert Palmer of Yreka. She is survived by her Aunt Pauline Vestal of Montague; her sister, Jean Ryan of Haymarket, Virginia; nephew Kevin Ryan of Little Rock, Arkansas, Kimberly Ryan Mahon of Brussles, Belgium and Kelly Ryan of Angier, N.C.   She is also survived by grand nephews Cooper Ryan, Andrew Ryan, Eric Ryan, Rory Mahon, Connor Mahon and Shane Mahon. In addition, Marilyn had a large extended family in Northern California.

Marilyn lived in the area for 40 years and had many close friends. She taught elementary students for many years and also worked for Siskiyou County Human Services.

Marilyn loved music and was involved in both instrumental and vocal groups in the community. She played in the Candlelight Museum performances and participated in the State of Jefferson Band. She was a faithful member of the Yreka United Methodist Church and choir and was a leader in the alto section.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Yreka United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Rescue Ranch, 2216 Oberlin Rd., Yreka, CA 96097. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at girdnerfuneralchapel. com.

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Vincent Marc Kasich

Vincent Marc Kasich of Fall River Mills passed away on Wed August 9th after a long battle with CHF. He passed in Sacramento at Mercy General Hospital where he was surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in Tulare Ca and raised in San Francisco. He graduated Balboa High School in 1966 and went to work in the shipyards. Drafted in ‘69 off to Vietnam Nam he went. Returned home ended up working as a maintenance supervisor for a large apt complex in Daly City and raised a daughter Kimberly.

Vince retired to our valley where he married Ruth Parraga. He is survived by Ruth, step daughter Shanna and Son-in- law Toby Corder daughter Kimberly and son- in -law Gabriel Daniel of San Francisco grandchildren Cameron Cunningham and Shay Corder and Mother inlaw. Virginia Johnson. Services to be announced.

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Harold Arthur Cessna

Harold Arthur Cessna, long time resident of Fall River Mills passed away on July 30, 2017 at Mayers Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.

He was born on July 3,1934 in McArthur California to Orval and Minnie Cessna. He worked for PG&E for 36 years.

He was a cowboy at heart. He loved to rope, mark and brand cattle.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and son Bart. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Leah, son Robert (Lori) of Burney, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

At his request there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Intermountain Jr. Rodeo or Intermountain Hospice.

In Loving Memory
Ray F. Hetzel
11-21-1937 - 7-17-2017

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 1:00 pm at Burney Veterans Hall. A Potluck event as he wished. For more info call (530)262-2368.

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Eleanor Maude Winchester

Eleanor Maude Winchester, a long-time resident of Fall River Mills and Redding, died May 5th at the home of her youngest daughter in Stanwood, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Ray Al Winchester. Prior to their move to Shasta County in 1980, Ray and Eleanor lived in Anchorage, Alaska.

Born in 1928 in Pekin, IL, Eleanor was the youngest of Bill and Lucile Rowan’s four children. Eleanor grew up in Elmhurst, IL and graduated from York High School there in 1945. She raised four children: Kathy Lapeyre, Beth Beecroft, Charlie Beecroft and Peggy Costley. Eleanor was stepmother to three of Ray’s four sons: Jerry, Tom and Mike Winchester.

During her 89 years, Eleanor liked playing piano and singing, square dancing, fishing, sewing, and especially reading. Eleanor and Ray were active in the Wayside Garden Club and United Methodist Church in Fall River Mills. Another of Eleanor’s pet projects, as a member of the hospital auxiliary group in Fall River Mills, was raising money to buy car seats for parents of newborns at Mayers Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her children, Eleanor is survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-greatgrandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 at Fall River Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your preferred charity. Contact cbeecroft@hotmail.com

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Frankie Lee Day

Frankie Lee Day was born in Paducah, Texas February 25, 1927 and passed away July 24, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Redding, CA with family by her side.

She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Shasta County and former member of the Burney Soroptimists.

Along with her husband, Tuffy Day, they were the owners/operators of the Foremost Milk Distributorship and Kwiki Car Wash in Burney.

Frankie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Cecil Eldon “Tuffy” Day in June 2011. She is survived by their three children: Sheila Le- Clair (Bruce) Evans, GA, Garry Day (Alexa), Benecia, CA and Lyle Day (Valene), Anderson, CA. Granddaughters: Jamie Day and Caitlin LeClair and great-grandson James. One brother: Glen Greenhaw (Marilyn). Also survived by numerous nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.

Frankie also leaves behind her dear friend and companion, George Ingram and his loving family.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 4th, 10:00 a.m. at McDonald’s Chapel, 1275 Continental Street, Redding, CA. A gathering of friends and family will immediately follow in the chapel reception room.

A beautiful life that came to an end, she died as she lived, everyone’s friend.

In our hearts, a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, And will never forget.

We love you Mom/Granny and miss you terribly.

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Joyce Alice Barber Staunton

Joyce Alice Barber Staunton was born to Lloyd and Alice Barber in Portland Oregon on September 6th, 1932. She was an only child. She was raised in several towns in Oregon including Hebo and Cottage Grove before moving with her parents to Tulelake, California in 1941.

Her parents owned and operated the Tulelake, Hardware store which was a central hub for tools and hunting supplies. It was there that Joyce would meet her husband Bill. Joyce graduated from Tulelake High School in June of 1950 and attended University of Oregon in Eugene. Joyce was an avid Ducks fan. In June of 1951, she would marry Bill Staunton; they would be married for 66 years. They raised their children, Barbera and Web in Tulelake. Joyce also did the accounting in support of Bill for Staunton Farms. She loved photography and drawing cartoons. At one time, she was offered a job to draw for the Disney Art Studios. Many people were blessed by her cards. They remained in Tulelake until 1982 when they purchased a home in Fall River Mills, California. They loved to travel and spent over 20 winters in the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico. In the mid 1990’s they purchased a home in Ajo Arizona and would spend their winters in Arizona and their summers in Fall River Mills, Ca. In November of 2015, Bill and Joyce moved to Medford, Oregon. In October of 2016 Joyce was admitted to Bartlett house, a memory care facility. The family would like to thank those at Bartlett house and at Veranda Park who helped care for her through these difficult times.

She will be greatly missed by her husband Bill of Medford, Oregon, daughter, Barbie and son in law Roger Hyytinen of Reno, Nevada, son, Web and daughter in law Karen of Medford Oregon. She is also survived by grandchildren Jonell Hutsell, Holly Hunter, Hannah Newton, Josh, Rachel Downing and Zach. In addition, she is survived by numerous great grandchildren. Her faith in Christ was her strength in all that she did and her love for all was evident all through her life. Her gift of hospitality will be missed by all.

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Hazel Hiatt

Hazel Hiatt, 86, died at her home Thursday, July 16.

She will be laid to rest next to her late husband Richard at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Igo, August 11 at 2 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Blair’s Direct Cremation in Redding.

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Phil Garcia

After a lengthy battle with cancer, former Fall River area resident Phil “Rocket” Garcia died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his home in Silver Springs, Nevada. Phil passed peacefully with his family at his side.

Phil was born on September 21, 1959, in San Francisco. His parents were Victor and Phyllis Garcia. In 1971, his family moved to the Fall River Valley where Phil attended Fall River Elementary School and then Fall River High School, where he graduated in 1978. Phil was a very good athlete, and, while he excelled in three sports each year, basketball was undoubtedly his favorite. He loved playing for “Coach Riles” (Dennis Riley). It was Phil’s love for sports and the Fall River Bulldogs which led him into coaching. From 1980- 89, “Coach Rock” spent his early years coaching junior high football, later becoming the JV football coach, and in 1994, he was promoted to assistant coach for the varsity football program. During many of these same years, he coached JV boys’ basketball and assisted the varsity as they claimed the NSCIF/SCL championship in 1997. While each team was special to Phil, his 1993 girls’ softball team’s undefeated record and Shasta Cascade League and NSCIF Section Championship season was one of his favorites. For this, Phil was named the Shasta Cascade League and Northern Section “Coach of the Year.”

During the decade of the 90’s, Phil and his wife Joy operated “Rocket’s Pizza.” This well-known establishment was much more than a pizza parlor. In addition to being a community favorite, Rocket’s Pizza served as the hub for student gatherings. Many high school games and tournaments concluded with a “Fifth Quarter” pizza night held at Rockets. Phil and Joy regularly awarded male and female athletes free pizza for being named “Players of the Game.” Their donations to the school, as well as many community organizations, were amazing! If not coaching, Rocket was often seen officiating youth sports or helping run the scoreboard. He loved being with the kids and they loved and respected him equally. Because of this, the 1998 Block “F” Tournament was dedicated to him, an award he called “the ultimate.” Phil also volunteered many years serving as a Fall River Mills Volunteer Fireman and was known to be an outstanding training officer.

In addition to many friends and former athletes he leaves, Rocket is survived by his wife, Debbie, daughter Lindsey Mole’ (Kyle) and her children Diego and Lexi (plus a new addition soon), stepsons Daniel and David Keltner, brothers Max, Wayne, John (Jodi), Patrick, and sisters Denise Sewright (Chris) and Victoria.

Services will be held at the Fall River Veterans Hall and adjoining Lion’s Park on Sunday, July 30, starting at 3:00 P.M. If possible, those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish to assist with the pot luck gathering. In true Rocket fashion, everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite pair of shorts!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fall River High School athletic department, P.O. Box 1300, McArthur, CA 96056.

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Wayne Eldridge
Wayne Eldridge of Chico passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was born in Elk Grove in 1930, to Jess and Evelyn Eldridge. Wayne was raised on a cattle ranch in the Fall River Valley and graduated from Fall River HS. After graduation, he continued ranch work; raising Hereford cattle. Wayne was an active participant in the Lassen County Sheriff’s Posse, Past President of the Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce, President of the Lions Club, a Master of the Grange, Cattlemen’s Association President, Past Master of Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250, served as the Director for Shasta County Bank for 15 years, and served on the Shasta County Grand Jury for a year.

After selling the ranch in 1974, he began estate and business planning with Pacific Life Insurance Company. Retiring from the insurance business in 1985, Wayne became the sales manager for the Hiway Garage in McArthur. In 1999, Wayne and his wife, Betty, moved to Chico. He became a Life member of the Chico Elks Lodge #423, the Sons in Retirement – Branch 110, the Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111, and joined Canyon Oaks Country Club.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty, his three daughters and their spouses, Margo and Wayne Norris of Cayton Valley, Nancy and Bruce Teramoto of Chico, Brenda and Vince Ericksen of Chico; his six grandchildren, Beau Norris (Jeanne), Dixie Geissner (Landon), Kyle Teramoto (Holly Brott), Kaile Teramoto, Derek Avrit (Heather Smith), and Brian Avrit; six great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Wayne was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing with all of his golf buddies. He made friends easily, will be remembered for his outgoing personality, and as a loving husband and father. Per his request, no service will be held. Remembrances may be made to the Fort Crook Museum.

To view this obituary Online and leave condolences for the family please go to NewtonBracewell. com.

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Lawrence Leon Holscher
Lawrence Leon Holscher was born into a family of four girls and four boys on June 17, 1930. The family lived on farms in Kansas until they moved to Westwood, CA when he was 10. He began working odd jobs as a youngster. He loved playing football for the Westwood Lumberjacks and graduated in 1950.

Shortly after graduating, he married and then was drafted into the US Army in 1951. He underwent basic training at Fort Ord, CA and further training at Fort Bliss, TX. He was then shipped to Korea and was there for 11 months. Corporal Holscher returned to the states and was honorably discharged December 22, 1952. A son was born and the marriage ended in divorce in March 1955.

In June, he met Annette Wallace and they were married when she graduated in 1956. They were blessed with two girls and two boys. His children doubled and we are blessed with 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild expected any day.

After being discharged he returned to his lumber grading, working for mills in the area. After a union strike, he began working for Chester Plumbing and joined the Plumber’s Union in 1960. In 1968, he moved his family to Auburn, where he continued working in commercial installations. He became a pipe fitter, working out of the union hall in Sacramento. He was a union member for 57 years.

He found and purchased his DREAM COME TRUE RANCH at Pittville, CA, October 1988, moving there April 1, 1989. Sons Mitchell and Robert made Pittville their home and we had five local grandchildren. Hard work produced a beautiful herd of Hereford cattle and good grass hay. He took pride in winning blue ribbons for his pens of five at the local fair. Grandson Russell won Reserve Grand Champion as a first year 4-H member with a Holscher steer, so proud.

He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, daughters Lindsay Albright (Brian) of Auburn, Lauri Miller (Jim) of Susanville, sons Paul of Foresthill, Mitchell (Pam) of Pittville and Robert (Randi) of Bella Vista.; Grandsons, Clifford Ward (Tara) Los Angeles, Clinton Holscher (Vanessa) Bonney Lake, WA, Rodger Mitchell Holscher (Gianna) Stockton, Larry Holscher (Rachel) Bend, OR, Jacob Albright (Andrea) Auburn, Russell Holscher (Erica) Auburn, Cody Albright, Auburn; Granddaughters, Shannon Durand (James) Tacoma area, Stacy Loflin, Washington, Michelle Albright, Rocklin, Cami Azzarello (Landon) Auburn, Lorie Pinion (Travis) Auburn, Molly Boulanger (Michael) Susanville, Amanda Holscher Banias (Laen), San Francisco, Jessica Holscher, Davis, Ashley Holscher, Pittville. In addition to the 20 grandchildren, there are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins across the US. Nothing gave him more pleasure than being with family. All my love until we are together again.

Services will be July 15 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Susanville. A rosary will be said at 10 a.m., mass will be at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Veterans Plot at Westwood Cemetery.

In Loving Memory
Jim Hamilton
Jim Hamilton was born in McCloud CA. on June 25th, 1941 and he passed from this world on July 5th, 2017. Jim passed away in his garden at his home of 48 years in Adin CA. Jim was raised in the Fall River Valley and graduated from Fall River High School in 1959. Jim joined the United States Air Force in 1963 and spent 4 years serving our country including a tour in Vietnam. Jim was stationed in Mountain Home Idaho where he made a lot of lifelong friends and amazing memories. Jim was also able to pursue his passion of big game hunting in Idaho. Jim received and honorable discharge in 1967 at which time he moved home to the Fall River Valley. One year later in December of 1968 he married the love of his life Betty Bruce. Jim and Betty were happily married for over 48 years and they made their home in Adin CA. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Big Valley area. Jim and Betty welcomed their first son Bruce on June 26th, 1970 and on August 19th 1972 they welcomed their second son John. Bruce and John were Jim’s pride and joy whether it was swimming in Ash Creek, hunting, fishing, riding horses or watching them play sports. Jim could always be found on the side lines, behind the back stop, or holding up the gymnasium wall.

Just when he thought life couldn’t get better he got his first grandsons in 1991. John and Kurt were the apple of Papa’s eye and they would forever be his “Partners.” Grandpa was a job he dove into head first and took spoiling them very seriously. Jim was blessed with his third grandson Kaleb in 1999. Kaleb was never referred to by name, for Papa that would always be his “Budster.” February of 2000 brought his granddaughter Madison or more commonly referred to as his “favorite little girl in the whole world.” The day of Madison’s arrival she would be dubbed with the name “Punkin” that would be the name she was called and introduced to everyone as. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, playing games, hunting, fishing, doing wood working projects, and spending time in his garden. Jim was always proud of his fresh produce, canned goods, and the rafters filled with antlers. Jim was also a proud member of the Big Valley VFW and loved getting together with friends to tell old military stories.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tuffy Hamilton, and his sister Joanne Hamilton Stiller. Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years Betty, son Bruce and wife Mindy, son John and wife Donna, grandkids John Hamilton and wife Whitney, Kurt Schneider, Kaleb Hamilton and Madison Hamilton. There will be grave side services on July 15th 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Pine Grove cemetery in McArthur CA. with a potluck reception immediately following at the Veterans Hall in Fall River Mills. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Big Valley VFW or the Big Valley Boosters.

In Loving Memory
Martin Alex Courtright
Long time Burney resident, Martin Courtright, 89, passed away July 4th. He was born Dec. 5,1927 in Lookout, Ca. on the Courtright Ranch. Joined the Army in 1945 for 2 years, Married the love of his life Rachel and moved the family to Burney in 1955. In 1990 he retired and he and Rachel moved to Redding,Ca. He was preceded in death by his parents,David and Edith (Rains) His siblings, Erma, Mabel, Mona, Raymond and Lyman, wife Rachel and son Douglas.

He leaves behind sister Belva, brother Melvin (Pete), son Marvin (Laurie) daughter-in-law Shirlene, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews and friends.Martin loved his family and was a friend to all. He loved heavy equipment and building roads.Martin worked for many logging outfits. Started working for Lorenz Lumber in 1960 on the road crew. When Lorenz closed the road crew the road in 1984 The family started Courtright Road Const. Traveling and working all over the North State and Southern Oregon. Martin loved fishing, hunting and family. Services will be at the Igo Veterans Cemetery,11800 Gas Point Rd. Mon. July 17th at 11:00. There will be a reception following at the Anderson VFW Hall, 3210 West Center ST. Anderson, Ca

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Donna Jean Reap
Donna Jean Reap (Konarske), 73, of Cassel, CA passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Morgan Hill, CA with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.

She was born February 15, 1944 to Donald Edward and Ellen Grace (Bottonhorn) Konarske in Wyandotte, MI.

Donna was the eldest of seven children, born and raised in Wyandotte, Michigan, she moved to San Jose, California in the late nineteen sixties where she and her then husband raised their four children. She was an accomplished artisan and crafter, owning her own silk screening business, The Feminine Touch. Donna relocated from the Bay Area to Burney in 1988 where she quickly became an active and beloved member of the community. She was a partner in running The Mangy Moose on Clark Creek Road, renting cabins to summer campers, hunters, and fisherman. The Moose was famous for their week-long summer BBQ events, complete with countless days at Lake Britton, as well as their Get in the Mood for Christmas parties in early December. Donna owned an antique and consignment shop, Simple Country Pleasures, on Main Street in Burney for many years. She was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, helped to organize and run the vaudeville playhouse at The Rex Club, was Burney’s Citizen of the Year 1994, Burney Lion’s Club Lioness of the Year 2008-2009, and remained active in the community even in her retirement. She was an avid Scrabble player, loved to keep up with her family via Facebook, where she also discovered Words with Friends which she enjoyed being able to play with friends and family from afar. In recent years, she enjoyed monthly bunko, Wednesday lunches with the girls, Friday lunches with Bill and friends at the Fall River Hotel, visiting and being visited by family, and simply enjoying life. Donna was the eternal optimist, always able to find the silver lining of any cloud. She saw the good in everyone and everything. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and one brother.

Donna is survived by three sisters, two brothers, four children, six grandchildren, their respective spouses, and her love of the last twelve years, William Hovis.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice, if you are so compelled.

Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the gazebo, near the willow tree at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds in McArthur, twelve o’clock in the afternoon.

In Loving Service
Walter Lee Kelly, Jr.
Walter Lee Kelly Jr., age 80, passed away on June 19th at his home in Burney.

He leaves his wife Ruth of 42 years; stepson, Larry; stepdaughter Ruth Ann and husband James; grandchildren Kayla and Cody and six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his only child Ryan.

A viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mc- Donald’s Chapel. Graveside services only will be held Friday June 30, 10 a.m. at the Bailey Street Cemetery in Burney.

Walt was born in Susanville on April 18, 1937. He lived in Burney since the age of 7. In 1956 he enlisted in the U.S. Air force and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver and loved hunting, fishing and his family. Lakey noted that she has a lot of information and would be

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Bill Nesbit
2-3-42 to 5-26-17

Former owner of Mountain Echo and a longtime Troutdale, Oregon resident Bill Nesbit died Monday, June 12, of a heart attack at his home at the age of 85.

A retired insurance broker, he was best known in the Troutdale area for a ten-year stint as a mole trapper. He was honored by the Troutdale Historical Society in 1987 for keeping the lawn of the society’s historic Harlow House mole free. He was known to many Outlook readers as Hubs, husband of Outlook columnist Sharon Nesbit.

He was born in Belton, Texas, on Aug. 26, 1931, to Elizabeth Baker Nesbit and William Joe Nesbit. The family moved to California during the Depression to get a fresh start in the San Joaquin Valley town of Lindsay where he went to grade and high school. He graduated in 1949 with a group of friends who called themselves the Burley Boys and remained lifelong friends.

He began college at Fresno State College (California State University Fresno) until he was drafted during the Korean War where he served as a military policeman in Wisconsin and achieved the rank of Sgt. First Class. He returned to school, earned a degree in criminology and began a career in the insurance industry, eventually transferring to Portland. He retired for health reasons in 1980 from his job as vice president of Fred S. James & Co.

He, his wife Sharon and partners Bob and Suzanne Martinson owned Mountain Echo from 1978 to 1982

He was president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oregon in 1975 and received the industry’s Arthur Eppstein award in 1978. He enjoyed playing black jack in Reno and was a master coupon shopper.

He married Sharon Landreth in 1959 and the two moved to Troutdale in 1966. He is survived by his wife; daughter Victoria Nesbit (Terry Weiner) of Ellensburg, Wash.; son Warren Nesbit (Janell Shepperd) of Federal Way, Wash.; and grandsons, Noah Weiner of Olympia, Wash., and Patrick Nesbit of Federal Way, Wash.

A private family service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Snow-Cap, PO Box 160, Fairview, Ore. 97024, or the Troutdale Historical Society, 219 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, Ore 97060.

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John Duane Crum
2-3-42 to 5-26-17

John left his family here to join his parents and son, passing peacefully on May 26, 2017 at the age of 75.

He was born in McCloud, California to his parents Hiram and Ersel Crum on February 3, 1942. He drove logging truck for two years after graduating from Fall River High School. Then he attended heavy equipment school in Boise, Idaho for two months.

After returning home he went into the logging industry, falling timber for 20 years, operating heavy equipment for 10 years and driving water truck for 10 years before retirement.

John loved hunting, camping and fishing with family and friends all of his life. After retirement, John and his wife of 56-years - Cathy became rock hounds and did lapidary work and made jewelry along with ravels to Nevada, Idaho and a trip to Alaska.

He leaves his wife Cathy of McArthur; three sons, Brent (Bonnie) Crum of McArthur, Curtis (Shannon) Crum of Sacramento, CA, Lonnie Crum (deceased); brother James (Louneete) Crum of Anchorage, Alaska; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be July 9, 2017, 1 p.m., at the Veteran’s Hall in Fall River Mills.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to Intermountain Hospice, c/o Mayers Memorial Hospital, Fall River Mill

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Roy Orval Conner

Roy Orval Conner passed away in Reno, NV on May 23, 2017. Graveside services were officiated by Pastor Kent House on May 27 at the Lookout Cemetery.

Roy was born November 5, 1940 to Jack and Opal (Babcock) Conner. Roy was the second born and the oldest son. He grew up with his sister Mary and brothers John, Lee and Glen. Roy attended all of his school years in Bieber, graduating from Big Valley High School in 1959. He lived most of his life in and around Big Valley.

From a very young age, Roy and his brothers learned all about farming and well drilling, hunting and fishing while helping their father. Roy and his brother were the third generation of Conner’s to work in well drilling.

Roy served in the U.S. Army for two years and spent time stationed in Germany and the USA. After returning to Big Valley Roy helped form Conners Well Drilling, Inc. with his father and brothers. Roy was an avid learner with good business skills and he enjoyed handling the business end of the corporation, where he became well liked and respected in the well drilling industry.

Roy took flying lessons and earned both a private and commercial license, which was a great asset for the corporation. He was a good pilot who never lost his cool even in an emergency, but always safely landed the airplane.

Roy was kind and generous, always ready to help when there was a need in the community. He was quiet and funny with a good sense of humor and he loved a good laugh. Roy loved his family and especially loved being a father to Carmen and Byron, and a grandfather to Chase and Hailey Conner and Glenn and Amy Kresge.

He has two children, a daughter Carmen (Conner) Kresge of Alturas and a son Byron (of Fall River Mills), by Linda (Sayers) Conner, his first wife. Carmen has two stepchildren Glenn Kresge and Amy Kresge Foster, all of Alturas. Byron is the father of Chase and Hailey.

Roy married Carla Spalding in 1997 and they both were very active throughout the community of Big Valley. One project was helping to re-establish ambulance service to the Big Valley area. Roy routinely sold more tickets for the annual crab feed, in fact, they had to add a second night to the crab feed to accommodate his high sales.

After many years of struggling with alcohol addiction, Roy had been sober for 22 years at the time of his death. His extensive family, children, grandchildren, brothers and sister, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins, as well as many dear friends will dearly miss him. He is also survived by his sister Mary Twiss of Folsom, CA, brothers John Conner of Adin and Lee Conner of Cedarville.

His wife Carla Spalding Conner on February 17, 2017, his parents Jack and Opal Conner and his brother Glen Conner preceded him in death.

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Robert Tilden Osborne

Robert “Bob” Tilden Osborne passed away May 28, 2017 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Bob was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, September 6, 1942 to his parents, Gilbert and Marie Osborne. He graduated from Tulelake High School in 1980, attended Diablo Valley College and graduated from Chico State University.

Bob was a teacher and dedicated his life to education on many levels. He taught 4th and 5th grades at Macdoel Elementary. He moved to Burney in 1969, taught at Mt. Burney for one year and settled at Burney Junior-Senior High School, teaching Social Studies and English for almost 20 years. He loved teaching and coaching. And was one of the first coaches at the new Burney High School for both basketball and football. He had a passion for those two sports because he played both while in high school.

Bob moved from teaching to principal at Burney Elementary for seven years and principal at Fall River Junior-Senior High School for two years before retiring.

He was very active in the Fall River Education Association. He served as President and was on the negotiation team for several years. Bob represented teachers on the state level and served as Election Chairman for the California Teachers’ Association.

Bob is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Leslie Corder, Jeanne Phillips; son Danny Osborne and their families. He leaves a brother Don Osborne; sister, Sally Osborne and nephews and nieces.

Per his request, no services will be held.

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Georgia Lea Klimack
April1, 1942 to May 24, 2017

Georgia suffered a massive stroke from which she failed to recover’

Born April 12, 1942 in Redding, she slipped quietly away to her final reward from Loveland, Colorado, the night of May 24.

Her family moved out of the Intermountain Area when Georgia was a senior at Fall River High School. She wanted to graduate with her friends and maintain her excellent scholastic record, so she stayed with goof friend Karen and the Hillman family.

She began working as a cook for the Corder ranch in Little Valley after graduation. After a year, she moved to McBride, British Columbia to cook in hospitals. She met and Married Dalas Klimack and they moved to Jasper National Park, where she worked as secretary for the National Park Service for 10 years.

She had two daughters with Dalas before they divorced. Her next move was to the Corvallis, Oregon area with her girls. They lived in nearby Lebanon. Oregon State University offered her a position as secretary of the Economics Department where she worked for nine years. During that time, Evan Sitton entered her life. They married and moved to rural Roseburg, Oregon.

Evan was a cross-country tank truck driver. While Georgia worked at Roseburg Community College she took a truck driving course so she and Evan could be together. They drove his 18-wheeler for the next nine years.

Another divorce later, she moved to Arizona and lived with daughter Laurel about three years. That didn’t work out well, so Georgia moved to Flagler, Colorado and became a caretaker for a 94-year old woman. She became involved in senior activities including quilting and genealogy research and built an impressive family tree for her family.

Her travels took her to Europe to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany. She also extended the trip and visited Switzerland, Austria, more of Germany and Liechtenstein. She also took cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean.

Georgia is pre-deceased by sister Cheryl and Parents Frederick (Fred) and Nell Gurr. Survivors include daughters Laurel Klimack and Marceline (John) Miller; grandchildren Aubrey (Micah) Miller, Dalas (Jake) Mueller, and Brandon Miller; great-grandchildren Orville Miller, Evangeline, Zhanna, Jacob, Stephen and Kyrie Mueller, and (sisters, Nell-Sandy (Leon) Crenshaw and Joann-Jody (Tap) Keinanen; brother Frederick-Rocky (Joanne) Gurr and several nieces and nephew.

Burial services will be at 20 a.m., Saturday, July 15 at Halcumb Cemetery in Montgomery Creek, California.

For any additional information contact Rocky Gurr (451) 216-3741.

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Hal Haydock

Harold “Hal” Alvis Haydock born July 10, 1947, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully with his wife Kathy, daughter Ellie and mother Jean at his side on April 23, 2017. He was born in Hanford, California.

Hal had a passion for baking and cooking and worked the majority of his life in the restaurant business. Hal married the true love of his life, Kathy, in October 1990. Hal and Kathy moved to the Intermountain area in February 1991 where they started their first business together Kathy’s Bakery out of their home in McArthur. Later opening Ellie’s Sweet and Such in Fall River Mills and eventually Hal and Kathy’s Cookhouse and Uptown Pizza. He was a very hard worker that never knew how to slow down.

He had a love for antiques and classic cars. You could find him at almost every car show or hot rodding down the road.

Hal had a lot of love for his family, friends and for the community as a whole.

He is survived by his wife Kathy Haydock, mother Jean Hile, sisters Chris Nelson and Susan Sullivan, children: Ellie Haydock, Kevin Haydock, Brandon Vlasoff, John Vlasoff, Sheila Vlasoff, Marney Moesta, Justin Haydock, and John Haydock, as well as numerous grandchildren and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Intermountain Food Pantry at P.O. Box 852, Fall River Mills, CA 96028

In Loving Memeory
William Charles Howard

 On Jan. 5 2017 William Charles Howard passed at home.

Come join together and help us celebrate the life of Willie AKA Hippie Willie. Friends will meet at Pine Grove Cemetery on May27 2017 @2pm, for military service and burial.

Then we will all meet at the Buckhorn in McArthur for a drink to our friend.

He is greatly missed by us all. Willie lived in and around the valley for many years and knew most everyone.

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Valerie Jeanne Dickenson

 Valerie Jeanne Dickinson of Burney, California passed away on April 17th, 2017, on the eve of her 83rd birthday.

A native of San Francisco, she moved to Burney in 1971 when she & husband, Richard, purchased the Texaco gas station. She later worked for the Burney Water District as the office manager. After moving to the Sacramento area in 1985, she worked for the Employment Development Department until her retirement and then returned to Burney to live.

Valerie was active in the VFW Auxiliary in Burney and was a member of the Balboa High School (San Francisco, Calif.) Alumni Association and a life member of Theta Rho Girls Club (San Francisco).

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Francis of Eugene, Ore.; granddaughter Sarah Francis of Portland, Ore.; and brother John (Jack) (Bonnie) Hirshfeld, Jr. of San Rafael, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick), and her son, Gary.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at noon on Saturday, May 20th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Burney followed by a reception at the VFW Hall in Burney.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817 or the Italian Cultural Society, PO Box 189427, Sacramento, CA 95818.

In Loving Memory
Douglas Edward Courtright
 Douglas Edward Courtright age 62 of Redding, California passed away after a long struggle with cancer surrounded by his family. Doug was born on August 13th, 1954 in McArthur, California, his parents are Martin and Rachel Courtright. Doug married Shirlene Lankford on June 14th, 1975 in Burney, California. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Doug loved life, he enjoyed fishing, shooting his guns, working on cars, carpentry, and spending time with his family and friends. He had a sense of humor that could brighten your life. He had a way of making everyone around him feel welcome. Doug was a hero to many. He had a huge heart and would do anything for his family and friends. He was the one person in life we could always count on.

Doug is survived by his wife Shirlene, son Jason, daughter Lindsi, son-in-law Elias, grandchildren Jeremy, Jordan, Richie, Jayden, Madison, and Emilee, father Martin, brother Marvin, sister- in-laws Laurie, Norma, and Teresa.

A celebration of life will be held on May 13th 2017 at the Anderson VFW 3210 West Center Street, Anderson, CA 96007 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

A Celebration of Life for
Janice Straub Oilar

 A “Celebration of Life” is a Potluck her children will provide BBQ chicken and baked beans, along with Cookies and drinks, held at VFW Hall in Fall River Mills . Please bring one of your favorite side dishes along with a Serving Utensil. The luncheon will take place directly after her 11:00 service at Pine Grove Cemetery on Saturday May 13th. Don’t forget we plan to do sharing of stories about our Mom, during the luncheon.

Thank you so much for all your help. Dee Jurin and siblings.

In Loving Memory of
Richard Thomas Randquist

Richard Thomas Ranquist born August 28, 1956, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on April 21, 2017.

Raised in Southern California until the mid-seventies when he moved to Nubierber, California; he was a 1975 graduate of Big Valley High School. He spent close to a decade working in Northern California’s once vibrant lumber milling industry until his career change in 1984. He studied Water and Wastewater Management at Crowder College in Neosho, MO which a launched a long career in public works with stops in Parlier, Happy Camp, McCloud and Mountain Gate, before finally ending his career as the Director of Operations for the Fall River School District where his illness forced his retirement.

He loved fishing and hunting, and was an ardent fan of the Forty-Niners, the Giants, and any team on which his children played. He chased school buses from McCloud, Mt. Shasta and Fall River High Schools for close to twenty years as well as coaching community and Special Olympics teams in basketball, soccer and softball. He was passionate about music, especially Jimmy Buffett and converted many friends and family into Parrot Heads.

He is survived by his Darling Bride and co-head coach of 33 years, Mary Ranquist, his four beautiful daughters: Rose Lovelady, (Aaron), of Tucson, AZ. Candice Ranquist, (Jack Reyes), of Yreka, Katie Ranquist of McCloud and Samantha Ranquist of Fall River; grandchildren Marissa and Brent Lovelady of Tucson, AZ; brother Stewart Guthrie, (Kathryn), of Penryn, CA and an impressively long list of nieces and nephews. Suffice it to say, he loved them all.

Rick had a habit, (some might call it a calling),of decisively stepping in where he saw a need. The result is an impressive array of men and women, young and old, sometimes related and most times not; that would proudly and forcefully acknowledge his profound influence on their lives.

A complete list would be impossible to compile but two that he was especially proud of are nephews Gabe and Tony. They are the sons he never had and, as living proof of our Creator’s infinite sense of humor, the ones he deserved.

Rick’s celebration of life was be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 29 at the Lions Hall in McArthur, 44256 CA-299, McArthur, CA 96056. Light snacks will be served and HAWAIIAN SHIRTS WERE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Attendees insufficiently sophisticated to own even a single Hawaiian shirt, (or, like Rick, many of them), will be provided Lei’s for the service. But Rick thought that everyone should own a Hawaiian shirt…

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Intermountain Hospice, PO Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In Loving Memory of
Carl Olof Stodne

It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Carl Olof Stodne, FRHS Class of ‘64. Carl was the first foreign exchange student to this area and lived for a year with the Dr. Norman Carlson family in Glenburn during which time he became a son and a brother, a bond that has lasted forever. He loved his year here, the high school experience, his classmates and the intermountain area and it’s people. He was born in Karlstad, Sweden, March 8, 1946 and passed from this life on April 14, 2017 in Karlstad, Sweden. Carl was many things to many people. He was a beloved and loving classmate, friend, brother, son, husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather. He was an athlete, woodsman, hunter, and pilot. He was a skilled and caring dentist to many grateful patients and was a generous employer to his dedicated staff over many years. He had a zest for and enjoyed life to the fullest. Carl and his Class of ’64 sweetheart, Connie Torgrimson, reunited in 1982 in California and were married in Sweden in 1985. Their marriage formed a permanently close and loving relationship between their blended families. They moved back to California in 1986 where he pursued and passed the National and Foreign Trained Dental Boards. In 1989 he decided he wanted to move back to Sweden to practice dentistry and that is where he worked and lived until his retirement in 2013. For many years he and Connie traveled back and forth between the two countries and though they found they couldn’t continue their marriage in this way, their bond was unceasing. Carl is preceded in death by his parents Ake and Inga. He is survived by his former wife Kerstin, children Fredrik and Maria and their spouses Amelie and Martin; grandchildren Elsa, Albin, Sara and Selma all of Sweden; former wife Connie and stepchildren Tom, Brad and Stephanie of California. He is also survived by his California siblings Steve, Norm and Jannine. Funeral services will be held at Grava Kyrka, Karlstad, Sweden on Friday, May 5, 2017.

In Loving Memory of
Ron Hummel

 Ron passed away peacefully at home on April 22nd 2017 after a long fight with cancer.

An only child, Ron was born in San Francisco to David and Lena Hummel. In July 1969 he married Linda. They had two daughters Chelsea and Rebecca.

Ron had a long career with PG&E starting in 1970. Due to his love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing he moved his family from Pleasant Hill and transferred to the Burney PG&E facility in 1982 where he worked as a Hydro Electrician.

Ron loved being involved in his girls activities. He received meritorious recognition for his service as a 4-H swine and woodworking leader. He was very involved in the Intermountain Youth Soccer League putting in countless hours for field preparation and maintenance while his daughters were engaged in soccer.

Ron and Linda enjoyed traveling and spending time together with family and friends. After retiring from PG&E, he spent many hours in his workshop building and creating. He was especially known for his imaginative and creative bird houses. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he built each of his granddaughters their own special walking trail on his 5 acre property. He also built an amazing play land on his property that included a climbing wall, life size checkers, full size horse shoe, ladder ball, sand box, and many other kid friendly activities.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Linda Hummel; Daughter Chelsea Martinez (Shawn) of Redding, CA; Daughter Rebecca Smith (Colby) of Chico, CA; and 4 granddaughters Kirby, Baylee, Aubree and Parker.

Ron was an honest, kind and interesting man. He was a man that appreciated westerns and whiskey.

In his memory his family asks that you relax, watch Gunsmoke and have a Maker’s Mark for him.

A potluck Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday May 13th at 11 a.m. at the Fairgrounds in McArthur, CA.

In Loving Memory of
Elbert L. Glover

Elbert was born October 1923 in Powell, Arkansas to John and Mary Glover. He passed away April 11 of natural causes in Fall River Mills, CA. He was 93.

Elbert was an avid hunter, gardener, and outdoorsman. He worked a number of years in the oil fields in Bakersfield and Kettleman Hills. He moved on to the nursery business in Oregon.

Later, moving back to California he worked at tree thinning, planting and reforestation. He got into carpentry in 1976 before retiring to Glenburn.

He and Verdie were married at a young age and was married for 49 years before she passed in 1988.

He is survived by son Stan (Marlene) of McArthur; daughters, Pat (Lyle ) Davis of Cassel, Jean Laney of Wilsonville, Oregon, Carol Glover of Redding, Debbie (Kevin) Larson of Kalispell, MT, 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 18 great, great grandchildren.

He was loved by many. We’ll miss him greatly.

No services will be held at the present time.

In Loving Memory of
Don McClung

Don was born April 1938 in Sheridan, Arkansas to Milton and Ethel McClung. He grew up in Burney and graduated from Fall River High School. Don passed away March 18, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

An avid sports fan, He was an excellent athlete participating and excelling in all. He later loved supporting his kids and grandkids in all activities.

Dubbed “Mr. Softball in the 50s and 60s, he particularly loved fast pitch softball with family and many lifelong friends. The team traveled the north state to many tournaments and was very successful in the Redding leagues. These were always very fond memories.

Don began work at Lorenz Lumber Co., Scott Lumber Co., and in the 80s formed an owner/operator salvage logging company.

He is survived by wife, Gail, son, Dirk (Samm) of Burney, daughter Erin Utterback (Robert) of McArthur, and beloved grandchildren Layton and Ciera. He also leaves brother Rex, sister Lava Barnes, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Building Fund, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Private family services are planned at the Burney Cemetery.

In Loving Memory of
Russell Buhay

Russell Buhay went to be with his Lord on March 5, 2017. He was born June 30, 1929 to John and Mary Buhay, immigrants from the Ukraine. He is survived by his son, Russell Buhay, Jr.; daughter Mary Christine Buhay; a beloved granddaughter, Ashley Jane Olsen; his brother, Paul: sister Dorothy along with many nieces and nephews.

Russ was born and raised in Palmerton, Pennsylvania with four brothers and two sisters. After high school he enlisted in the Navy and became a Master Carpenter in the Seabees. He achieved the rank of Chief, retiring in 1967. He lived in Ventura County and was an avid golfer and bowler. Russ donated his time to youth of the area by being a coach and umpire for the Little Leagues. He joined the Lions and the American Legion and was very involved in both organizations.

Over 30-years ago Russ decided to seek a slower lifestyle and found it in the Fall River Valley. He transferred all his love of community to this area by joining the Fall River Lions, the American Legion, the Burney VFW and again began coaching and umpiring the baseball and softball games in the Fall River area. When he no longer coached he made sure he attended the games at the high school. His love of golfing followed him to Fall River and he was a well-recognized figure at the Fall River Golf Course Championship at least once.

Russ was a member of the United Methodist Church and was the “man behind the scene” doing all the things that needed doing without fanfare or expectation of acknowledgment. Russ touched many people in the Valley and he will be sorely missed by all. He will be interred at the Fall River Cemetery with full military honors. May he forever rest in peace in the valley he loved so much.

A celebration of Life will be held on April 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Lions Hall in McArthur, CA. Coffee and dessert will follow the service. If you would like to bring a dessert to share it would be appreciated.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Fall River Lions, the Community Methodist Church, the VFW, or the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In Loving Memory of
Beata "Gram" Ansotegui

Beata “Gram” Ansotegui, Born January 10, 1917, in Jordan Valley, Oregon to Sebastian and Florentina Larrucea, went to be with the Lord February 25, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

After moving to California from Nevada in the late 1940’s, Burney became home. She was the happiest with a house full of family especially all the grandkids. She also loved being surrounded by friends, you could always count on a good cup of coffee at her house, the chairs at the kitchen table full with her daily coffee drinkers. She was the mail carrier on the rural mail route around Lake Britton for 42 years, bragging that “even a foot of snow would not slow her down”. The past 4 years she spent at the Burney Annex, where she took pride in teaching the Nurses and CNA’s songs and prayers in Spanish Basque, her native language.

Preceded in death by her husband Santy Ansotegui and daughter Theresa Dragoo, along with her parents and several brothers, and sisters.

Survived by son Leland Ansotegui (Barbara). Grandchildren Douglas Ansotegui (Tracey), Tanya Dragoo, Tamara Brock, Darwin Ansotegui (Jackie), Teri Canaday (Jerry), Kara Ansotegui (Brian). Great Grandchildren Lindsay, McKynzie, Kadee, Kelsey, Brooke, Clay and Sophia. Great Great Grandchildren Teagan and McKinley. Brother Phidel Larrrucea, sister Begonia Corta, many nephews, nieces and longtime friends including the wonderful loving staff at Burney Annex.

Graveside services will be held March 25th, 12:30pm at the Burney Cemetery. Coffee and Dessert reception will follow at the Burney Lions Hall

In Loving Memory of
Janice Marie Straub Oiler

January 13, 1937- January 13, 2017 Our Mothers final wish was to make it to her 80th birthday, which she fought a courageous fight to accomplish that. Janice passed away at Copper Ridge Care Center with her family by her side.

Born to Roy and Gertrude Straub, she was raised in Pittville, California and a longtime resident of Shasta County.

Janice was a gifted seamstress, quilter, home maker and volunteer. She won Volunteer of the Year Award Oct. 2014 with One Safe Place.

Janice loved camping, fishing, and going to the coast, she also enjoyed being part of Redding Quilting Guild and Skogen Lodge #700.

Janice is survived by her brother, Ross Straub Phoenix Oregon, sons: Keith Oilar Anderson, Chris and Kim Oilar Redding, daughters: Denal and John Jurin, Cathy and Tom Wiebelhaus of Redding. 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters Loye Eller and Eunice Dietrich.

Graveside services will be May 13, 2017 at 11:00 at Pine Grove Cemetery, McArthur California, a Celebration of Life to follow at the VFW Hall Fall River Mills, California.

In Loving Memory of
Bonnie Jean Harrigan Tyrrell

Bonnie Jean Harrigan Tyrrell went to be with her Lord Jesus on February 18, 2017, in Redding California.

Bonnie was born to Joe and Erma Harrigan September 13, 1937 In Alturas, CA. She was raised on the family ranch in Round Valley hear Adin attending elementary and high school in Adin and graduating with her class of 1955. She then married Bill Cron and had two children, John Cron and Deanna Cron Haury.

After the marriage ended she married Norman Tyrrell and celebrated 50 years of marriage together until his death on May 23, 2014. To this union was born three more children, Ladonna McFarlan, Michelle Tyrrell and Norman Tyrrell.

Over the years Bonnie worked at Chases Market, Adin Supply and the Shamrock Cafe. She enjoyed making craft decoration, crocheting edges on baby blankets, piercing quilts and watching athletic events involving family.

Bonnie leaves behind five children, John Cron of Anchorage, Alaska, Deanna Haury of Walla Walla, Washington, Ladonna (Dennis Mcfarlan, of Burney, California, Michelle Tyrrell of Carmichael, California and Norman Tyrrell of Forest Ranch, California.

She had nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her beloved dog “Baily.”

A memorial service to honor Bonnie’s life will be March 18th, 2017.

Graveside Services will be at the Adin Cemetery at 1 p.m. with a potluck to follow at the Adin Community Hall.

In Loving Memory of
Richard "Dick" Alexander Bartram

Born June 8, 1935 in Susanville, CA, Richard “Dick” Alexander Bartram passed away January 9, 2017 aft a year-long illness.

His family being his favorite pastime, Richard was also born an avid hunter and fisherman, traveling out of state for moose, elk and antelope and hunting locally for deer. When not engaged in these activities, he could be found in his shop building or repairing something.

He was active in the Burney Jaycees, Junior Rodeo and was a 4-H leader for many years, taking groups of kids on horseback into the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Area.

Richard grew up in Fort Bidwell, CA, cowboying on the family ranch as well as other ranches in the Surprise Valley area. He was a frequent rodeo participant as well.

He graduated from Modoc High School in Alturas and attended UCS Davis for a short time before returning to the Intermountain Area where he worked on ranches and at local lumber mills until he landed a job at Louisiana-Pacific in Burney where he worked for 30 years, mostly as a millwright.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Bertha Bartram, brother Donald Bartram, sister Sharon (Bartram Long and daughter Diana Bartram McGram.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Arlene, children Dana (Cliff) Davis of Burney; Cynthia (Neil McCrank of Alberta, Canada; Shari (Dale) Galli of Cassel and Jeffry (Michelle) Bartram) of Yelm, WA: Grandchildren Shad, Cicily, Jayme, Janese, Ryan, Sheldon, Lindsey and Tony, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Per his request, no services were held.

In Loving Memory of
Delores J. Powell

Delores J. Powell left us to be with the Lord on March 2, 2017.

She left as the last of her family of siblings that included her older brother Franklin. Francis is her first younger sister and Jane her youngest sister.

She has, or had, her youngest brother, John Davis. We don’t know if he is still with us.

Delores was born January 11, 1934 to Clifford W. Davis and Louise N. Davis in Santa Cruz, CA and where she was also educated and lived most of her life.

She was first married to Loyal Harbison on August 25, 1968. They had a wonderful marriage in that she helped raise Loyal’s three children, two girls and one boy. They moved to Redding in 2000 or 2001 where Loyal passed away.

She met Stephen Powell in late 2004 and they were officially married May 28, 2005.

She was outgoing and was loved by all. Guided by a terrific sense of humor, she made those who knew her very happy. She was a wonderful wife to Stephen and made him very happy.

She said to Stephen when he said let’s go somewhere, “You’re the driver” and away they would go.

She also leaves a niece Jamie Rederman and her husband Mike and their daughter Taylor and two sons, Michael and Hays. She also leaves four other nephews and two nieces of her sister Francis. From her brother John are three daughters.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

In Loving Memory of
Don Herbert Colvin

Don Herbert Colvin passed away at his home in Bieber, Calif. on Feb 13, 2017 at the age of 85.

He was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1931 and came to live in Big Valley in 1966.

He set up the Bieber branch of Shasta County Bank which later became the Bieber Branch of Tri Counties Bank. He was a manager and later a loan officer until his retirement.

Don was involved in a lot of Big Valley activities. He was a Deacon at the Lookout Church, a Director on the Water Board, A member of the Big Valley Lions and also of the Valley’s VFW. He loved Big Valley and the people there.

His favorite pastimes were eating, and talking with his buddies at breakfast and also being on his 40 acres on Big Valley Mountain.

Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sue, his son Russ of Redding, daughter Beth McCain of Salem, Oregon, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on March 4,2017 at the Lookout Fire hall at 12:00 p.m.

In Loving Memory of
Carla Louise Spalding

On February 16, 1938 in Susanville, California a darling baby girl, Carla Louise Spalding entered the world. Her parents Nelmer and Luena Spalding couldn’t have been prouder.

On February 17, 2017 a dear, brave and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away.

Carla was a special person who loved everyone and was a friend to anyone she met. Her laugh and smile will always be remembered.

Carla and her sister Leanna’s early childhood was spent on the Dixie Valley Ranch where her Grandfather Will Spalding was the manager of this famous huge ranch from 1943 to 1955.

Carla, Leanna and their parents participated in many horse shows as a family group or the girls individually.

Carla and Leanna went to grade school in Little Valley and then Carla went on to Fall River for the 7th and 8th grade. The summer before her freshman year in high school the family moved to Big Valley on one of the Connelly Ranches there. Carla went to high school in Bieber. She graduated from high school in 1955 in a huge class of seven.

Carla attended Lassen College in Susanville and studied Secretarial Science and was a whiz at short hand, which is now a lost art.

In June of 1956, the country girl Carla moved to the big city, San Francisco, to live with an Aunt and Uncle. She worked briefly as a switch board operator at Pacific Bell Telephone Company.

Later on, she worked many years at C.E. Moffett Company as the administrative assistant to the owner, as well as salesperson for his wholesale hardware company.

Carla soon married and had two children, Dwight and Catherine Point.

Carla never would have thought that 42 years later she would move back to Big Valley, which she always thought of as home.

On one of her trips back to Bieber to visit family and friends she met up with an old school friend and on October 5, 1997 Carla and Roy Conner were married. They made their home on Roy’s alfalfa ranch near Adin.

Carla was very active in the community and worked tirelessly with others to re-establish the ambulance in Big Valley. This was one of her most energetic and dedicated accomplishments.

She was also very involved with the AA Group and helped to establish an AA Group at the Intermountain Conservation Camp.

In Loving Memory of
Dale Dennis

Dale Dennis, 35-year resident of Dana, died peacefully on February 10, at Vibra Hospital in Redding, with his son James and wife Michelle by his side. Dale was born in Michigan, and moved with his family to the Fresno area when he was 2 years old. The family then moved to San Leandro when Dale was 13, but he was always a “country boy” at heart, and the Fall River area suited him perfectly.

The Fall River Valley, Dana specifically, was the first home for Dale and his wife when they married in 1982, and remains so today. Dale was a professional pool player for a time prior to his marriage, but on arrival in the valley, became a very successful Fall River fly fishing guide. He brought his integrity, intelligence, amazing memory to that profession for over 25 years. His family and close friends were the only things he loved more than Fall River, from the first time he saw it in the early 1970’s. He fought tirelessly for the health of the river, whether teaching all about it to guide clients or anyone who expressed an interest, or fighting bureaucracy and ignorance as the president of the Fall River Wild Trout Foundation.

Dale and his wife owned and ran the Dana Store for almost 10 years, and he was always ready to help anyone who came by, whether it was for an after-hours grocery or gas need, or just for directions and assurances they weren’t really lost in the middle of nowhere. The love of Dale’s life was his son, who learned from his dad how to dust the shelves and run the cash register (kind of) by the age of 5.

Dale is survived by his wife Michelle, son James “J.D.”, soon to be daughter–in-law Jessica Hero, sister Laura (and brother-in-law Mike O’Malior). Dale was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David.

A celebration of Dale’s life will be held in Dana on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 12 noon.

In Loving Memory of
Ernest Alden and Virginia Lee (Ginger) Miller
 They had their first “date” at age 14; wed each other at 20; then for 66 years thereafter were constant companions. Thus, it is difficult to separate their stories.

Virginia Lee (Ginger) Miller
On November 28, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho, Virginia (Ginger) Miller was called home to the Lord. She was born Virginia Lee Elzea on January 7, 1929 in Ceres, California to Earl and Beryl Elzea. At age four her family settled near Adin, California, where she attended school at the old Providence School House and Adin High School. Following graduation, she attended Jr. College in Modesto then worked for the US Navy in Oakland. On November 17, 1949, she wed Ernest Alden Miller in Redding and began their 66-year partnership. They lived, worked and raised their family on the Miller homestead ranch in Stone Coal Valley. Until selling the ranch in 1968, Ginger worked alongside Alden on all facets of ranching. After moving to Idaho, she worked in real estate and managed American Land Title in Blackfoot for almost 20 years. She became active in the United Way, on the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce and the Western Idaho State Fair Committee. She and Alden continued to hunt and fish and explore the countryside together. Following retirement, Emmett, Idaho, became home and remained so for the next 20 years. Ginger had a fondness for horses, wildlife, babies, puzzles, and writing. She was a dedicated wife and mother, an expert horsewoman, an accomplished marksman, excellent seamstress, exceptional cook, and a skilled business manager. She was an avid reader, as well as a tough competitor at Pinochle and Scrabble. She could do anything to which she set her mind, and mastered whatever she undertook. She was a can-do, get-it-done, no-whining, tough-minded, strong-willed, compassionate, kind, gentle, caring, giving, gracious, gifted woman whose extraordinary spirit will endure in our hearts; as will our cherished memories and the shadow of her beautiful smile.

Ginger was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Roy Elzea; her sister, Lorna Myers; son-in-law, Gene Young; and two great-grandchildren. Her brother, Bill Elzea, is since deceased. She is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her three children, five grandchildren nine great-grand children and a great-great-granddaughter.

Ernest Alden Miller
Ernest Alden Miller passed at home in Kuna, Idaho, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Alden was born to John Phillip and Clara Etta Weigand Miller at their ranch home north of Bieber, California, May 18, 1929. At a young age he developed a love for baseball and played through school in Bieber and Adin and for many years after on community teams. Following high school he continued ranching with his father on both the Bieber ranch as well as the family homestead ranch in Stone Coal Valley. In Redding, California, on November 17, 1949, he married Virginia Lee Elzea of Adin. Following a twoyear stay at the Bieber ranch, the two settled on the Stone Coal ranch, for a time, having to ford the river to get in and out. Side-by-side they mended fences, worked the fields, rode the range, fished and hunted, and raised cattle and their family. Due to health issues and the then-pending Allen Camp Dam project, in 1968, with heavy hearts, they sold the ranch, left family and lifelong friends, and began anew in Southeast Idaho. Alden worked as a security guard for American Potato in Blackfoot while studying and obtaining his real estate license. He worked in the real estate field for many years while Ginger managed American Land Title in Blackfoot, during which time he was active in the Exchange Club. They enjoyed their home on the Snake River near Firth, Idaho, watching the wildlife from their back deck and fishing off the riverbank, until moving to Emmett, Idaho in 1990. From the time they were married, the two were devoted to each other and were almost inseparable until Ginger’s health declined and she passed in Nampa, Idaho, on November 28, 2015. Through their 66 years of marriage, they enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, watching sports, taking road trips, rock-hounding and exploring Native American artifacts and cultures, visiting Alaska, gardening, gathering with family and , in later years, watching old western movies and simply reminiscing about their journey through life together.

Sitting on a log by a campfire or at the kitchen table during a pinochle game, Alden would share stories: There were many of riding the range (sometimes in a blizzard) with his father or Ginger, of hunting and fishing excursions with family and friends, of childhood capers with cousins and school chums, and of lessons he learned buying and selling real estate. He could always recount his adventures with a smile or a chuckle or a twinkle in his eye.

Alden Miller was a good man who had many talents, a great sense of humor, and a strong sense of honor and integrity: His word was golden. He placed a high value on his personal relationships and had great appreciation for his Miller and Weigand heritage. Alden worked hard; played hard; sang beautifully; loved dogs, horses, baseball, the great outdoors and nature, his devoted partner, Ginger, and his family and friends. His passing will leave a void in the lives and hearts of those who knew and loved him, but we will treasure our memories.

Preceded in death by Ginger; his parents; his sister, Dortha Riley; a great-granddaughter and great-grandson; son-in-law, Gene Young, and many cousins and friends, he is survived by his children, Victoria (and Ray) Cammack of Kuna, Idaho; Cheryl Miller (Young) of Nampa, Idaho; John Miller of Mulino, Oregon; grandchildren, Beth, Travis, Steve, Jennifer, and Alden; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A memorial service is being postponed until a later time when Alden and Ginger can be taken home together to their beloved Modoc.

In Loving Memory of
Stephen Bertil Sacson
 Stephen Bertil Sacson went to be with his Savior on January 24th, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, with his son Jim at his side. Steve was born on Feb 19th, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to George and Audrey Sacson. In 1964, Steve and his family moved to Dana, California, where he was content to spend the rest of his life.

Steve graduated from Sequoia High School, Redwood City, in 1955. He was a faithful employee of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), working 37 years with the company until he retired in 1993.

Steve met his wife Lois at the Rex Club in Burney, and the two married on November 8th 1968. They had a wonderful marriage of 48 years.

The two things that brought Steve the most joy were his family and outdoor activities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, cutting wood and spending time maintaining his six acres in Dana. He also loved camping and boating on the nearby lakes with his family.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, his brother George, his son George, and his grandson Stephen.

Steve is survived by his wife Lois, son Jim Sacson (and daughter-in-law Ann); daughters Gaylene Sacson and Erika Scott (and son-in-law Herb); nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Feb 18th 2017, 1:00pm at the Veterans Hall in Fall River Mills, CA.

In Loving Memory
Dianna G. (Wallan) Hockett

Dianna G. (Wallan) Hockett, passed away on January 3, 2017, at her home in Bieber, CA. She was born in Alturas, CA, on November 13, 1944. She was the daughter of Norman and Roberta Wallan, of Bieber, and the 3rd of 4 children. Both her parents, her 2 elder siblings, grandson Cody Graham, as well as her husband John W. Hockett, preceded her in death. She grew up in the Big Valley area and graduated from BVHS in 1962. She raised 2 daughters, Sheilah (Kelly) Hernandez and Whitney (Hockett) Muller, in the valley and participated in many community organizations, including Lions Club, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Ladies Pioneer Club, The Red Hatters and was often found supporting many of the Cardinals’ sporting events. She worked for the United States Postal Service, as well as various other positions in the Big Valley area.

She is survived by her sister Paula (Wallan) Ward, daughters, step-sons, Tracy Hockett and Troy Hockett, Son-in laws, Robert Muller and Francisco Hernandez, Daughter-in-laws, Brenda Hockett and Julie Hockett, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by both her family, and a community she was very much a part of.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Adin Community Hall in Adin, CA, at 1:00 pm. A potluck will follow, with meat and drinks provided.

In Loving Memory of
Betty Jane Cureton
 Betty Jane Cureton, 64, a resident of Hat Creek, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA on January 26, 2017. Betty was born in Downey, CA on August 22, 1952, to Victor and Helene Starr. Betty married her best friend, Steve, on February 27, 1969, and they were inseparable for 48 wonderful years. They moved to the intermountain area in the summer of 1983. Betty is survived by her husband and love of her life, Stephen Cureton; her only son, James Cureton and daughter-in-law, Heidi, along with her three grandsons Bradley, Michael and Jacob Cureton (Tulelake); Brother, Jim Starr (Downey); Sister, Joanne Starr (Redding); Sister-in-law, Charlene Spencer (Fort Worth) and many nieces and nephews. At Betty’s request, a private celebration of life will be held later this spring.

In Loving Memory
Babs (Barbara) St. John
 Babs (Barbara) St John passed away peacefully at her home overlooking the Fall River Valley on January 7th holding her cherished dog Rosita in her arms. She was surrounded by her loving daughters Lynn and Lisa St John, dearest friend Toni Diaz and Toni’s daughter Marnie.

Babs is survived by her devoted daughters Lisa Dale St John and Lynn Almont St John, adored granddaughter Crista Dale St John, beloved grandson Drew Almont St John; great grandson Almont Thomas St John; Uncle Roy Hoffman, niece Kathy Bruscia, great nephew Wesley Schafer and great niece Hallie Jo Rivera and their respective spouses and children. Babs was predeceased by her parents, Roy Hoffman and Frances Elizabeth Thomason; son Dennis Roy St John; sister Aletha Maude Bruscia and her brother in law Joe Bruscia, Jr.

After raising her family, Babs returned to school, attending Shasta College and later commuting to Chico State University. She graduated with honors in only 2 ½ years. Following graduation, she was employed by the Fall River School District for many years as an Art and English teacher. One of her former students recalls that she had a welcoming classroom and provided an opportunity for students that couldn’t succeed in an academic setting to find acceptance and success in her classroom. During her tenure, she was shocked and delighted to receive the prestigious “Teacher of the Year” award.

She was extremely accomplished in her hobbies that ranged from A to Z. Some of them include sewing (she made Lisa and Lynn’s bathing suits and clothes and designed and sewed the U S National Water Ski Team uniforms for the World Water Ski Championships in Banolas, Spain) pottery, painting, jewelry making, her deck full of beautiful flowers and plants, home renovations and gourmet cooking. Babs won the national Water Ski Championships in 1963 and held the national water ski jump record. She also was a rated judge, scorer and driver for the USA Water Ski Association (formerly American Water Ski Association) and helped run the St John water ski school at Fall River lake for many years, training countless national and world champions including daughters Lisa and Lynn. Babs was a long time devoted member of Community United Methodist Church. Other activities included playing bridge, being a member of the Fall River Garden club, and she loved music of all kinds.

During the summer she enjoyed long afternoons with her daughter Lynn and grandson Drew, their dogs and many of her former students at Fall River Lake.

A Celebration of Life and Potluck will be held at the McArthur Lions Hall February 4th at 12:00 pm. Bring your favorite dish and memory of Babs!

She will also be honored during the 10:00 am worship service at the Community United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 5th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Methodist Church P.O. Box 280, Fall River Mills, California 96028.

In Loving Memory
Annabelle Herman Magario
Annabelle Herman Magario was born March 18, 1924 in Grand Rapids Michigan and passed away on January 22, 2017 at the Burney Annex in Burney CA at the age of 92. The daughter of Floyd and Lottie Herman, she grew up in Buchanan Michigan where she graduated from BHS and worked for Clark Equipment as one of the first women lathe operators. She enlisted in the Marine Corp where she was extremely proud to serve her country during WW II as a member of the women’s tank and motor vehicle repair unit stationed in San Francisco and attained the rank of Sergeant.

It was there that she met the love of her life, Master Gunnery Sgt. Domenick Magario. They soon married and moved to Oakland where daughters Nancy and Susan were born. Shortly thereafter, they made their home in Alameda for some 30 years. She enjoyed working for Marchant Calculators, Owens Illinois Glass Co., Sunshine Biscuits and the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley in the quality control department.

When their grandson, Domenick was born, she was thrilled to become a devoted Grandma. They saw to it that he had many adventures including gold panning and being stalked by a mountain lion on the Tuolumne river.

A few years after her husband passed, Annabelle decided to move to Fall River Mills to be close to her two daughters and their husbands. She loved her little place in this beautiful mountain paradise.

She was honored to be recognized as the “Oldest Marine” in the Intermountain area at the annual Marine Corps Birthday celebration (November 10th) by the Burney Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the patriotic remembrances she received from Ron Mason and Pat Redding of the Women’s Auxiliary.

She spent her last 5 years under the care of the Burney Annex where she made many friends with residents and staff. A special thank you to Dr. Watson, the nurses and CNAs (Sonya, Sharon, Aurora, Brittany, Brooke, Christina, Chari, Derrick, Doree, Heather, Kathleen, Megan, Mike, Sondra and Val, Laverna and Tammy plus the wonderful ladies who ran the gift shop, Marion and Marilyn. All of your friendships grew over the years and your kindness, especially in her last few weeks is sincerely appreciated. Also to the ER staff working Nov 2 who made things so much more comfortable for her and her family. To Zia, thank you for the kindness you showed her during her last visit in January to the ER. Thank you to Patty Shelton of Patty’s Hair Salon and Breanna Covert for always making her feel so beautiful both inside and out after getting her hair done. All of you let her be independent but when needed, you were there, not only for her but for her family too.

Annabelle was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd & Lottie Herman and her loving husband Domenick. She is survived by her daughters Nancy (Max) Weaver formerly of Cassel and now Rio Vista CA, daughter Susan (Gary) David of Fall River Mills, her grandson Domenick (Amber) Weaver of Fairfield CA, great granddaughter Madison Weaver of Costa Mesa CA and great grandson Max Weaver of Herriman Utah. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Loudell Magario of Sandy Utah and many nieces and nephews in Arizona, California, Utah and Hawaii.

You will be greatly missed Mother. Semper Fi. Private internment will be held at the Presidio in San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Burney VFW, Women’s Auxiliary Burney Post 5689, P.O. Box 1448 Burney, CA 96013

In Loving Memory
Joann Arlene Asher
Joann Arlene Asher, 80, passed away January 13, 2017 at home. Joann was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Eugene Asher, two daughters, three sons, seven grandchildren, 11-great grandchildren and one sister. She will be greatly missed by all.

In Loving Memory
William (Willie) Charles Howard
 William (Willie) Charles Howard passed away January 5, 2017 at his home in McArthur after a polonged illness.

Obituary and inurment arrangements are pending.

In Loving Memory
James Burton Schryver
James Burton Schryver, 93, passed away peacefully at home with family members by his side on January 11, 2017. Jim was born in Orange, New Jersey, to Edson and Elizabeth Schryver. After graduating from Staples High School in Westport, CN, Jim enrolled in the engineering program at Cornell University in 1941.

Before completing his degree he enlisted in the Army in 1943 and ultimately became part of the U.S. involvement in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and remained in Europe after the war as a 1st Lt., responsible for relocating German prisoners of war. In 1946 Jim returned home and resumed his education at Cornell, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1949 he moved to Reno, Nevada, and worked for Dean Witter as a Stock Broker. In 1950 he was recalled to the Army and served in the Korean War until he was Honorably Discharged in 1952. Jim then went to work for Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation where he became a branch manager responsible for Northern California, Hawaii and Nevada. Jim served as the CEO of the Comstock Tunnel and Drainage Co. and the Sutro Tunnel Co. in Virginia City, Nevada from 1959 to 1987. In 1973 Jim opened Sutro Realty in Carson City, Nevada, and remained active in the Real Estate business until his official retirement in 2006. In 1990, Jim married his wife, Margaret, and they built a home on Eastman Lake in the Fall River Valley where they lived part time until they made it their permanent residence in the late 90’s. Jim loved to fish, travel the world, and be with his family and friends. He was an incredibly positive man who inspired those around him.

Jim is survived by his wife Margaret Estes Schryver; his sisters: Patricia Mills (Tacoma, WA) and Sally Raines (Jackson Hole, WY); Children: Laurie Schryver (San Francisco) and Thomas Schryver (Melek), grandson Jimmy (Marin Co.); Stepchildren: Jeanne Utterback (McArthur), Donna Utterback (McArthur) and Robert Utterback (Erin) (Fall River Mills); and numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life for Jim Schryver on Saturday, February 11 at the Veterans’ Hall in Fall River Mills at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory, to the Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills.

In Loving Memory
Glovena Criss
Glovena Criss of Bieber passed away on December 14, 2016 at the age of 93.

Glovena was born in Lookout California and lived her entire life in Big Valley with the exception of attending college in Fresno, California and her nurses’ training at Sacramento County General Hospital where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. Glovena returned to Big Valley and was married to Harold T. Criss. They had two children, Gail and Tracy.

She worked for many years as a school nurse for the Big Valley School District.

In 1967 Harold and Glovena built and operated the Big Valley Drive-In.

She had a terrific green thumb and always had flowers for everyone to enjoy including Petunias, tomatoes and other potted vegetables.

She always enjoyed the wildlife who came to the vicinity.

Glovena was preceded in death by husband Harold and Son Tracy.

She is survived by daughter Gail (Ron) Clark of Klamath Falls, Oregon; daughter-in-law Marlene Criss of Bieber, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren and quilting and garden club members.

Burial will be at Lookout Cemetery and a life memorial this spring.

May Mom always walk in God’s ever-blossoming flower garden.

In Loving Memory
Dr. Tom Vestal

Dr. Tom Vestal passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital on January 8th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on March 28th, 1939, in McCloud, CA, to Hardy and June Vestal. Tom spent the majority of his life in the Fall River Valley and spent his youth working on the family ranch. Tom was an active member in the McArthur FFA, ultimately receiving the American Farmer Degree. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1956, and moved to Davis, CA to attend UC Davis. Tom graduated with honors from UC Davis in 1962 as a Dr. in Veterinary Medicine. Tom spoke fondly of his time at Davis and about his brothers at Alpha Gamma Rho. Establishing a Veterinary Practice, back in the Valley ,and running the family ranch kept Tom busy but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Tom did the things he loved, veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo. He was especially proud of his 3 children and grandchildren. Pa will be greatly missed. Tom is survived by his son, Mark Vestal and daughter-in-law, Diana; his daughter, Tami Humphry and son-in-law Brian; his son, Hardy Vestal and daughter in law Chelle, and 9 grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 1:00PM at the Intermountain Fair Grounds in McArthur, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation, PO Box 10, McArthur, CA, 96056, or a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory
Marie Vestal
Marie Vestal passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital on January 9th, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on August 19th, 1940, in Twin Falls, ID to Glen and Gladys Griffin.

In December of 1947, Marie and her sister Marjorie moved to Lake Tahoe and grew up taking care of each other.

Marie graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School and at age 18 years old moved to Fair Oaks, CA, to work at Aerojet in Sacramento. In the summer of 1965, Marie traveled to the Fall River Valley and met the love of her life, Dr. Tom Vestal and on November 25th, 1965, they were married.

For the next 51 years Marie loved the ranch, her cows, but especially her family.

She loved to bowl, play cards and follow her children’s and grand children’s activities and adventures. Ma will be greatly missed. Marie is survived by her mother, Gladys Gust; sister, Marjorie Stephens and brother- in-law, Robert; her son, Mark Vestal and daughter-in-law, Diana; her daughter Tami Humphry and son-inlaw Brian; her son, Hardy Vestal and daughter-in-law Chelle; and 9 grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 1:00PM at the Intermountain Fair Grounds in McArthur, CA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation, PO Box 10, McArthur, CA, 96056, or a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory
Edward Bosworth
Fourth generation Rancher Edward Bosworth passed away after a long illness at Brentwood Post-Acute in Red Bluff in the early hours of December 24, 2016.

Ed was born to Laurence and Ethel Bosworth December 2, 1931. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1949 and returned to Cayton Valley to begin his career ranching. Ed Married Carlene Cole June 3, 1951.

Until he was unable, Ed dearly loved ranching and caring for his cattle. He was also known to have pretty good cow dogs, even being asked to judge dogs at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale.

Ed was a past master of Fort Crook Lodge #250. He served as a director for the Northern California Farm Credit, and was a trustee on the Mayers Memorial Hospital board. He was a member of the Burney Lions Club, Red Bluff Elks, Shasta County Farm Bureau, Fall River/Big Valley, Shasta County and Tehama County Cattlemen’s Associations.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Melburn. He leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years, Charlene; two sons, Edward Jr. (Cherri) of Cayton Valley and Larry (Patricia) of Medford, Oregon; Three sisters, Lorena Kincaid, Virginia William, Ann Broeckel; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on February 4, 2017, 1 p.m. at the Red Bluff Elks Club on Gilmore Road in Red Bluff.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mayers Intermountain Health Care Foundation or a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory
David Eugene Wicks

David Eugene Wicks of Burney died tragically Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in Burney, California.

Dave was born January 18, 1962, in Carson City, Nevada. He spent his whole life in Northern California and in the Reno-Carson City area.

At a very young age he picked up a guitar and learned to play. Music became a big part of his life. Actually, he spent much of his adult life employed in the entertainment field.

At a very young age Dave also began a search for God. He attended church as a youth, even when other members of his family were not. His search for God continued into his adult life when he went from church to church looking for something that made sense to him, something he could really believe in. In fact, at one point in his 20’s he became depressed when his search for God in various churches left him empty.

Back to Dave’s music. He was playing music at the Rex Club in Burney in October, 2000. That’s where he met Sonja. She was to become the love of his life. A relationship developed and they were married in February, 2002.

Back to Dave’s search for God. Sonja had been receiving visits from Jehovah’s Witnesses in their door-to-door ministry. Dave answered the door and he liked what he heard. By early 2005 Dave and Sonja were having a regular Bible study with Jehovah’s Witnesses in their home. Dave finally found what he had been looking for. He could live forever in paradise on earth. He could see his dead loved ones resurrected to life right here on earth. He found a religion who answered all of his questions right from the Bible.

Dave’s life changed. His appearance changed as well as the life style common in the entertainment world. Dave became a happier person. He and Sonja were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2006. Dave began sharing his new-found faith with his neighbors. Dave did this primarily in the door-to-door ministry of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Dave loved to be with people and meet strangers and this part of his personality served him well in his ministry work.

Dave touched the hearts of everyone he met with his friendly smile and infectious personality whether it was through his public ministry, his music or his secular work. Dave had a knack for remembering names and this served him well as he interacted with people. No one was a stranger to Dave.

Dave was a giving person, often offering to help others with a variety of needs. Dave had a motto: “view people as God views them.” That view showed in how Dave treated others.

Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Miller.

Dave is survived by his wife, Sonja, and his mother, Karen Deriso, and sons, Justin and David Wicks, and daughter Megan Wicks, stepdaughter, Yvonne Hand, and grandchildren.

Dave is also survived by twin sisters Jennifer and Jessica Deriso, Uncle Richard and Linda Bacon, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service for Dave Wicks will be held at the Burney Senior High School Gymnasium on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m.

Anyone wishing to help Sonja with expenses may do so through a “Go Fund Me” account online or at the US Bank in Burney.

In Loving Memory
Robert Leon Thompson
Robert Leon (Bob/Bobby) Thompson passed away December 13, 2016, at age 67, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. After decades of robust health, a blood disorder led to a stem cell bone marrow transplant 6 ½ years ago. This journey was aided by numerous friends, family, Hat Creek Construction employees, and countless people in the health care industry.

Bob was a larger-than-life man in the way he lived his life both personally and professionally. He took that same attack-approach to his medical challenges. Bob believed in “giving back”, as evidenced by the way he volunteered for the many youth, service, community, and professional organizations he championed.

Bob’s early education included 5 years attending a 2-room school. He was a 1967 graduate of Fall River High School where he proudly participated in sports, leadership, and FFA. After high school, Bob attended Chico State, majoring in Agriculture. There he married his wife of 49 years, Alice Hutchings. Their only child, son Perry, was born in 1970. While they were students there, Bob worked at many and varying jobs to put himself (and Alice) through college without incurring large student loan debt.

Bob’s background in farming and ranching began as a toddler on the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch. He became active in 4-H and FFA. His involvement in agriculture continued when Bob, Alice, and Perry returned home. Bob helped run the family ranch and Alice began her 37 year teaching career. While Bob loved working with cattle, farming the land, and being involved in numerous agricultural organizations, he turned his focus to construction to “pay the bills”.

With guidance and support from his father, Bob and brother-in-law Howard Lakey became founders and co-owners of Hat Creek Construction. They began from humble beginnings with a used Toyota pickup and several home remodel projects. They soon starting building homes and cabins in the Eagle Lake area. Bob’s construction love favored equipment, and soon the company was doing road building, hydro construction, and general engineering work. The company is currently a dominant force in the construction industry and an area leader in asphalt, concrete, and aggregate delivery and placement. Bob was able to consult and advise until the time of his passing, and witnessed his beloved company and team complete its largest season ever, while proudly providing jobs for 125 local employees.

Bob is survived by wife Alice, son Perry, daughter-in-law April, and grandchildren Isiah, Jessica, and Zachary. He is also survived by sisters Kathy (Howard) Lakey, Pam (Henry) Giacomini, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Robert Ivan and Lois Opdyke Thompson.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 1 PM, in George Ingram Hall at the Inter Mountain Fairgrounds (where he served as a board member for 32 years) in McArthur, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any donations be made to: New Hospital Wing Building Fund, Mayers I.H.F., P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In Loving Memory
Virginia Lucile McKee
1927 - 2016

Virginia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was 96-years old and was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) McKee, brothers Richard Weller and Clifford Weller, and sister Grace Steinwandt. Virginia is survived by one sister: Beverly Eaton; two brothers- Daniel (Bob) Weller and Glen Weller; her son, Tom McKee (Susie) of Orangevale, CA; her daughter, Peggy King (Steve) of Cassel, CA: grandchildren, Thom McKee(Amy), Jonathan McKee (Lori), Randy King (Patty), Russ King, and Heidi Williams (Doug) and eleven greatgrandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Virginia was a wonderful wife and homemaker. She was a great mother to son, Tom and daughter, Peggy. She was a foster mother of her younger cousin, Faith for several years. She loved entertaining, cooking, gardening, and teaching the Bible. She and Bill were founding members of Calvary Baptist Church in Los Gatos, California. Bill, a carpenter by trade, was appointed to be the Sunday School Superintendent. When the Sunday School grew to over 800 members, Bill was made full time member of the staff. Virginia was his “right hand.” He held the position for 30 years. Their son, Tom, was youth pastor there for several years and then was the founding pastor of Sun River Church of Rancho Cordova, California.

Bill and Virginia moved to Shingletown, California, when Bill retired. Their son-in-law Steve King was pastor of Open Door Community Church in Shingletown. Bill and Virginia joined the church and started a a ministry for the seniors. They took the group on many week long bus tours.

When Steve and Peggy moved to a ranch in Little Valley, California, to start a home for developmentally disabled adults (Mountain Jewels Ranch), Bill and Virginia moved to the ranch, as well. They enjoyed having one of the “special ranchers” over for dinner one night a week.

The ranchers enjoyed hanging out with “Grandpa and Grandma McKee.”

Bill and Virginia became involved at the the Intermountain Free Church in McArthur, where their grandson, Thom McKee, is now pastor.

“Mom and Grandma, we love you. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model to us.” Your family.


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