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In Memory of
John Braden

John Braden is survived by his parents Mike and Pat Braden of Shasta Lake City his Brother Michael  Braden of Athol, Idaho, wife Michelle Braden of McArthur, sons Tanner and Colton and daughters Kayla, Caitlyn, Katie and Tori. 

Services will be on December 20th at 1 p.m. at Allen & Dahl in Palo Cedro, CA and again on January 19th at noon in the Fall River High school gymnasium. 

Please, no flowers. If you wish to contribute, please make donations to the Fall River Bull Dogs Sports Foundation. John  loved our High School Athletics program and it will help all of us smile.



In Memory of
Nancy Habeger
6/30/1944 - 11/24/2013

Nancy Habeger, 69, born in Scotia, California, June 30, 1944 to Charlie Joseph and Genevieve Merle (Welch) Habeger, died November 24, 2013 at Mayers Memorial Hospital. 

She loved photography, fishing, crafts, bingo and her computer.

She is preceded in death by her parents and  half-sister Helen (Habeger) Bouet.

Survivors are half-sister Clara (Habeger) Bohonek of Wisconsin, half- rother Gerald Habeger, McArthur, Half-sister Alice (Reynolds) Topness, Winona, Minnesota, sister Emma (Habeger) Hill, McArthur and several nieces and nephews.

McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that donations in her honor be sent to Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
Joyce Annette Perkins passed away peacefully  in her sleep, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Redding, CA.


In Memory of
Dr. DuWaine Matthews

Dr. DuWaine Matthews went home to be with the Lord October 16, 2013 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA

Dr. Matthews was born July 19, 1930 To Leonard and Martha Matthews in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He had one brother, Larry, and a sister Beverly, both of whom have passed away and a Sister Diane Lane who lives in Sun City, AZ. He met and married Elsie Rubin at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. They had been married for 60 Years. They have three children, Scott Matthews, in Camas, WA Jodi Holladay, in Atlanta, GA, and Tod Matthews, in Klamath Falls, OR. They are blessed with 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

After graduating college in 1953, Dr. Matthews received a Masters Degree at the University Of Nebraska, then attended Medical School at Baylor University Medical Center in Huston, TX receiving his M.D. in 1958. After a General Practice Residency, he started practice in Klamath Falls, OR in 1961. He practiced until 1970 when he went to University of Oregon, Portland, OR for a 3 Year Radiology Residency.

In 1973, He started a Radiology Practice back in Klamath Falls, OR , where he also drove one day a week to Surprise Valley Hospital in Cedarville, CA where he still practiced until his death. In 1987, he left Klamath Falls and moved to McArthur, CA and practiced at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA until his death. After moving to McArthur, he also started working two days per week at Modoc Medical Center in Alturas, CA. He was the sole Radiologist for all three facilities for the past 26 years.

The family requests that any donations be sent in his name to: Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, (Where Dr. Matthews Was The Founding President) P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028

Dr. Roberts’ Surprise Valley Hospital Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 246, Cedarville, CA 96104.

Modoc Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Modoc Medical Center, 228 W. McDowellAve. , Alturas,  CA 96101.


Glenn Elton Burnett

Born in Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 1929, Glenn Elton Burnett, 84, of Burney died November 12, 2013 at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding, CA.

He married Louise (Usher) Burnett June 3, 1950 in LaCrescenta, CA.


He was a truck driver for 25 years.

Mr. Burnett and his wife purchased Burnett’s Laundromat in Burney 43 years ago on September 1, 1970.

He is survived by his wife Louise; five children: Sharon of Burney, Michael (Michele) of Redding, Glena Vercher (Victor) of Wassilla, Alaska, John Burnett (Joan), of Kodiak, Alaska and Lynn Porter (David) of Burney; grandson Daniel Weippert of Redding, nine other grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be at the Burney Cemetery in Burney.

Donald G. Pearson

Donald G. Pearson of Hat Creek, CA passed away in his home April 6, 2013. He was 83.

He is survived by his wife Leilia, sons Ron Davis,  Bob Pearson, Don Davis, Brian Pearson, Tom Pearson, John Pearson, and daughters Cathy Myers, Ginny Leija, and Sandra Penney., 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was a US Marine with the 1st Marine Division during the Korean Conflict. His unit was awarded the Presidential Citation for action from Sept. 15, 1950-Oct. 1950.

Don moved to the Intermountain area in the late 60’s. He worked in the plywood industry until he retired.

n lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inter Mountain Hospice PO BOX 459 Fall River Mills, Ca 96028.


Artis Heffley

Graveside services for Artie Heffley of Fall River Mills were held April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Fall River Cemetery. Mrs. Heffley passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 5, 2013.


Kenneth D. Beyschau

Kenneth D. Beyschau, age 71 of Burney, CA lost his battle to cancer on February 17, 2013. He was at home and surrounded by his loving family. Kenny was born in Pequot Lakes, MN on January 6, 1942 to Herb and Agnes Beyschau. When he was 11, his family moved from Minnesota to California.

A Fall River H.S. graduate, he was drafted in 1964 into the Army, where he served for two years. During this time, he and his sweetheart, Carol Thomason, wrote to each other and were soon engaged. They married on May 8, 1965 in Reno, NV. Kenny joined the CHP Academy in October 1968 and served as a Traffic Officer and MRE Commercial Officer for five years in Indio and 24 1/2 years in Tracy, respectively.

In 1997, he retired and he and Carol moved back to Burney. He enjoyed reading, cruising with Carol and special friends Bob and Helen Lytal, hiking up Old Dump Road, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by wife Carol, daughters Alissa (Mark) Tereba of Burney, CA, Maria (Victoria) Jimenez-Morales of Oakland, CA, LaWanda (Jeff) Gallup of Carson City, NV and Rhonda Jachalke of Lodi, CA.,Brother Jimmy (Ann) of Redding, CA and sisters Beverly (Jim) Zeid of Lincoln, CA, Joan Beyschau of Roseville, CA and Pam (Jovo) Terzich of Rocklin, CA, special niece Andrea (Jason) Crowell of Raleigh, NC, 11 grandchildren, including: Joey, Carissa, Alejandro, and Ana, and beloved dog Twinkles. Services will be held in Burney at the Word of Life Assembly of God on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be sent to  The CAHP Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund ~ Officer #6642 ~  PO Box 161209, Sacramento, CA 95816-1209


In Memory of
Carol E. Wertz

Carol E Wertz passed away Tuesday 06-11-2013 in Medford OR. She moved from Fall River about 7 years ago to live closer to her son Mike and family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Stan Wertz on 11-17-2004.

She attended Fall River Mills Community United Methodist Church.

Was active in the community. She Volunteered with the White Elephant, the Food Pantry and the library.

Her family would like to thank all those who were in her life while she lived there. She cared for you all deeply.

Services will be held in Medford Oregon on 06- 29-2013 at St Marks Episcopal Church 11:00 am.


In Memory of Barbara Jane Gallion

Barbara Jane Gallion passed at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday January 26th, 2013 at the Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California. Barbara was born to Helen and Kurt Duffield at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon in 1936. She married optometry student Delano Max Brown in the late 1950s. They lived in Georgia during his tour with the U.S. Army.

Barbara became a sales rep for the American Telegraph and Telephone Company (AT&T). She mastered both sales and collections.

Upon completion of Delano’s degree they settled in Fall River Mills in Northern California. He established three thriving practices in the towns of Fall River Mills, Burney, and McCloud. She had two children with Delano; Scott and Todd.

Barbara became a fast friend of Babs St. John and Paulette Gooch. One morning the three sat quietly in Paulette’s kitchen playing Scrabble and drinking coffee.

“What are we going to do?” asked Barbara.

“You mean what are we going to do when we grow up?” asked Paulette.

Each declared a career. Paulette opted as court clerk for Judge Bill Phelps, JD. Babs a school teacher, Barbara Jane decided to become a realtor.

Such A Loyal Friend…

Paulette remembers, “Barbara always had my back. I knew I could always depend on her when the chips were down. And she proved it time after time.”

Babs remembers, “She maintained her post on the sales floor with intense daily devotion.”

Barbara Jane decided to become a realtor. She passed her real estate agent exam.

She began working with Seitter realty in Burney and in Fall River Mills. Barbara acquired her broker’s license and opened her own operation within a few years. She established her first office in the Bethel Building in Fall River Mills. She eventually operated multiple offices. Barbara managed the largest sales staff in the intermountain area. This firmly established her local dominance. She spent over 40 years pursuing her sincere passion of helping families find the perfect home.

Dr. Brown was consumed by throat cancer in 1982. Barbara married Rudy Gallion in 1983. They enjoyed a loving marriage throughout.

She was fiercely loyal in the attendance of any of the kid’s sporting events. Barbara was everybody’s favorite partner across three local bridge clubs.

Most mornings she enjoyed close friendships with members of a support group at Cardio Rehab Center at Mayers Memorial Hospital under the guidance of Erla Reed.

She is survived by husband Rudy; two sons, Scott and Todd; daughters in law, Marisol, and Shandy; grandchildren Carly, Zachary, Brandon, and Preston; two half-sisters and two half-brothers from her father’s second and third marriages. Her children on Rudy’s side; Scott, Tonya, and April and daughter in law Stacy. Her grandchildren include Megan, Tanner, Myah, Lacey, Shane, Blake, Cody, Little Lou, Heather, and five great grandchildren.

Service will be held at the Fall River Mills United Methodist church at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 2nd. This will be followed by grave-side services at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, California. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Burney Fall River Education Foundation. Please send a check or money order in the name of the foundation to P.O. Box 625, McArthur, CA 96056.

Barbara Jane Gallion was the Self-proclaimed Empress of the Western World and all its protectorates. May she rest in peace.


Beverly Jean Nielson Fowles
1932 - 2012

Beverly Jean Nielson Fowles, returned to her Heavenly Father on December 30, 2012 in McMinnville, Oregon at the age of 80.

Bev is preceded in death by 3 of her 6 siblings and one great grandchild.

Bev is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Jarie,) L. Fowles. They would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this January.

Bev was born January 22, 1932 in Provo, Utah. After marrying Dad for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in January 1953 they headed to California, where they lived for over 33 years mostly in the beautiful Fall River Valley of Northern California. Our Mom was a full time mother having her hands full raising four big boys. She cheerfully supported Dad in all his work as an educator and scholar. Mom loved sports and never missed a game or event that involved her boys or the L.A. Dodgers. Mom loved to crochet slippers, which she gave hundreds away to family and friends. Mom was a great gardener, loved to bake and bottle pickles and fruit and loved winning ribbons at the Intermountain Fair. Mom touched many lives with her selfless service in church and her community.

Once retired Bev and Jarie moved to McMinnville, Oregon, but didn’t stay home. Together they taught English in China, served four church missions, and traveled around the world visiting every inhabited continent except Australia.

Bev is lovingly remembered by her four sons, Steven(Jeanne), David(Michelle), Matthew(Heather) and Aaron(Lisa). Bev loved her 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held in McMinnville, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund c/o Macy & Son Funeral Home 135 NE Evans Street McMinnville, OR 97128. Private online condolences can be made to www.macyandson.com.


Irv Toler

Irv Toler, 92, a former resident of Burney died Tuesday at Welcome Home Manor in Redding.

He was born in 1921 in Orosi, California and joined the Army Air Corps out of High School.

Enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942. His home base was Seething, England - 712th Squadron, 448th Bomb Group, 2nd Air Division during WWII.

Flying B-24 Liberators, Irv and his crew flew 30 missions over Europe. His crew was one of the first to complete all of their missions with all the original crew members alive. Irv achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

He was also a member of the Burney Rotary Club.

After the war he attended U.C. Berkeley receiving a degree in Forestry and Engineering. He is #15 in the registry of California Registered Professional Foresters out of approximately 2,960 currently. He was a forester for Scott Lumber and other area mills before retiring.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn and a son and daughter.

Allen Dahl funeral chapel is in charge of arrangements


In Memory of Lillian C. Garrison Zoller

Lillian passed away Thursday, March 7th at the Windsor Redding Care Center. She was born May 1, 1913 in Evansville, Arkansas. Lillian was the ninth of twelve children born to Edward M. Garrison and Maude (Cox) Garrison. Soon after her birth the family relocated to Stillwell, Oklahoma. She attended school and graduated from Stillwell High. It was at this time she met her future husband Claude R. Zoller. They were married the 29th of May, 1932 and enjoyed 68 years together until his passing in 2000. The newlyweds soon left Oklahoma for Westwood, California where they lived for the next 23 years. When the mill closed they relocated to Burney where they spent the rest of their lives. Lillian was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Burney Presbyterian Church for many years. Lillian was preceded in death by her father and mother and all eleven siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Calkins (Bob) and her son David Zoller (Joyce), two grandchildren Terri Stratte and Russ Foster (Julie), and five greatgrand children.

Grave side services will be held at the Burney District Cemetery on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m.


In Memory of
Delores (Dee) Fenstermaker

Delores (Dee)Fenstermaker passed away on July 1, 2015 after a short illness with cancer. She  was born in Borger, Texas in 1943. The oldest of 12 children, she moved to California at a young age. She moved to McArther in 2001, where she opened Valley Upholstery. She also enjoyed singing to long term patients at Mayers Hospital and the Burney Annex. She was also very active in the community.

Dee is survived by her husband of 38 years, Leo Fenstermaker; son, Tommy Pendergraft of Salinas: two daughters, Pam Olson of Burney and Anita Self of Fresno, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. There will be no services.


In Memory of
Victoria Howell

Former Nubeiber then Bieber Post Master Victoria Howell died Memorial Day weekend. She was given back to the earth at  Motts Landing. Her family was there and remain with her in our hearts.


Betty L. Keating

Betty L. Keating, 92, of Burney died June 20, 2013 at her residence. McDonald’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


In Memory of Sharon Lee Pryor

Sharon Lee Pryor passed away April 23, 2013. She was a resident of Tehama County for 24 years. She moved to Shasta County in 1971. She was a homemaker until she went to work for Sierra Pacific Industries as a log clerk. She eventually retired from SPI.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents. Her husband Jack Pryor and her son Scott Francis. Sharon is survived by her sister, Carol Morris of Weippe, Idaho; daughters Roxanne Martin and Shelly Tryan, son-in-laws, Jimmy Martin and Jason Tryan, all of Burney, grandchildren Aesha Murphy, Tahneed Lee, Kelcee Martin, Cedalia Tryan and Madden Tryan, all of Burney; Summer Mayes and Simone Hammontree of Westwood. Sharon had four great grandchildren, Ryder Murphy and Cadence Lee, both of Burney and Matthew and Lucius Mayes, both of Westwood.


In Memory of Phil Dabill

On April 22, 2013, Phil Dabill went home to be with the Lord. Phill was born January 1, 1929.

Phil is survived by his wife Dolores of 56 years; a daughter May and her husband Jose Sanchez of McArthur; a son, Dan and his wife Wendy of Redding; a daughter Elizabeth Dabill of McArthur; a daughter Rachel and her husband Richard Edmondson of Wheatland, California.

There are 26 grandkids and 32 great-grandkids. We all miss him very much. Rest in peace.


Memorial Services For Helyn Taylor

Glenburn – Memorial Services for Helyn Taylor will be held June 20th, 2 p.m. at the Glenburn Church.


Memorial Services For DeWelden C. Bassett

Graveside services for deWelden C. Bassett will be Friday, June 14, 1 p.m. at the Fall River Cemetery. A gathering will follow at the Lions Hall in McArtur.


Patricia Davis

Patricia Elizabeth Davis, 63, of Burney died of natural causes at her residence April 5, 2013. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.


Harold Carlson

Harold “Harry” Carl Carlson, 83, of Burney died of natural causes at his residence. Services are pending at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.


Kristy Fry

Kristy Ann Fry, 35, formerly of Burney, died, April 26, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding from a short illness. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.


Ella Diaz

Ella Ruth Diaz, 81, of Fall River Mills and Redding died of natural causes at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Burney Chapel Jerrel Mottin Jerrel Mottin of Cassel, age 76, passed away at home on April 17, 2013.


Joseph Patanella

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. May 27 at the Intermountain Baptist Church in Burney for Joseph Patanella, 79, of Burney.

Mr. Patanella died of natural causes April 27, 2013 at Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex.

There is a lunch provided after the memorial service.


In Memory of Lori Parrott

Please join us in remembering a life well lived for Lori Parrott. Lori lived for many years in the intermountain area. She and Marvin Clarke, a PG&E worker, built a home and lived in Burney. After Marvin’s passing, she married Charles Parrott, a prominent local banker. Lori was married four times and widowed three. Lori passed away February 13 in Reno, NV. She is survived by her five sons; Stewart Garbutt of Fortuna, CA, Ron McMaster of Chico, CA, Eddie Garbutt of Sun Valley, NV, Tom Garbutt of Susanville, CA , Bill Clarke of Reno, NV, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. We will meet to celebrate her life, relive memories and share stories at Burney Cemetery on Friday, May 24 at 1:00.


Phil Dabill

Phil Dabill, 84, of McArthur died of natural causes at his residence April 23, 2013. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Burney Chapel.


Eugene Evans

Eugene Evans, 83, of Bieber died March 5, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Lillian C.(Garrison) Zoller

Lillian C. Zoller died March 7, 2013 at Windsor Redding Care Center in Redding.

She was born May 1, 1913 in Evansville, Arkansas and moved to Burney from Westwood in 1960.

She was a homemaker and 50-year member of he Eastern Star  and the Burney Presbyterian Church.

 She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Calkins (Bob) and her son David Zoller (Joyce), two grandchildren Terri Stratte and Russ Foster (Julie), and five greatgrand children.

Graveside services will be held at the Burney District Cemetery on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 P.M.


C William “Bill” Harrington

Bill passed away Thursday evening, December 27, 2012) at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River with his family at his side. 

Bill was born in Oakland, CA February 24, 1937 to Lucille and George Harrington. He had one brother who was killed in Korea and also a sister still living in Coats, N.C.

Bill graduated in Redding in 1955, moved to Alturas and married Carlyn McDowell November 15, 1957.

When he turned 21, Bill started in law enforcement in Alturas. Then he transferred to Mendocino County and then to Shasta County where he retired after 30 years.

He did some contract painting and commercial truck driving.

The most important thing is his life was his family, two sons, David, and Cory, Cory’s wife Heidi, grandchildren Derek, Dylan, Drew, Caylee and Emma.

There will be a memorial for his in the spring. He will so be missed. 


Christopher Callahan

Christopher John Callaghan, 51, of Burney, passed away February 2, 2013 at his mother’s residence. Chris leaves behind his mother Marjorie Milner of McArthur, his father John of Pacifica, CA, sons John and Jacob of Upper Lake, CA, and his sister Marguerite Giles of Pacifica, CA. No service is planned. Condolences to the Milner family can be sent online at mcdonaldschapelburney@ dignitymemorial.com


Beryl Irene Peterson

Services for Irene Berl Peterson were held Saturday at the First Christian Church, Placer Street, Redding. Mrs. Peterson, 88, died February 12, 2013 at the Copper Ridge Care Center in Redding. She pursued a number of careers throughout her life, retiring from the Foster Grandparent program on her 80th birthday. She and her family moved to Burney in 1946 and raised her children there before moving to Redding in 1983. She was a former president of the Burney Water District Board of Directors. She was a musician,amember of the Burney Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church in Redding. She is survived by daughter Cheryl Swisher and son Cliff Peterson; five grandsons, sister. Florence Fagella and 10 great- randchildren. McDonald’s Redding Chapel was in charge of Arrangements.


Charles “Chuck” Dahlgren

Charles (Chuck) Dahlgren was born in Lodi, CA on February 26, 1936 to Charles and Adeline Dahlgren.

He lived in Marin County,CA , Burney, CA and  Elko, NV. He was a Board Certified Otolaryngologist AAO-HNS (Ear, Nose & Throat) Allergy with  AAOA, a member of ACAM and the Walter Work Society. 

He graduated from UC- Berkeley (Phi Kappa Tau) and attended UCSF- School of Medicine where he was a Clinical Professor for 17 years. He had a private ENT practice in SF/Daly City from 1968 to 1993. He served as Chief of Staff at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA. 1985- 1986.

He leaves his current practice in Elko, NV where he loved cowboy poetry and the beautiful Ruby Mountains.

Chuck passed away January 6, 2013 while on a ski vacation for the holidays at age 76 in Sun Valley, ID.

He was an adventurer who loved snow & water skiing, scuba diving, white water kayaking, hunting and running (4 Marathons). He was an avid SF Giants, SF 49er and Cal Bear fan for Life!

Chuck is survived by his wife, Susan, and his children, Susan Dahlgren and Kenneth Dahlgren. He was well loved and respected and will be greatly missed. A “Celebration of his Life” will occur in Elko, NV at the Western Folklife Center on Saturday, February 16 from 2 to 6 p.m.


Margaret M. Porter

Margaret M. Porter of Fall River Mills passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital LTC unit on December 28, 2012 at the age of 92.

Margaret received her Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State College University of Education, her library diploma from Denver University, and her Master of Library Science from Columbia University of New York. She had worked in her chosen profession for 41 years.

She will be fondly remembered for her years as the librarian at Fall River High School in McArthur from 1956 to 1983.

A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Chapel Burney. www.mcdonaldschapelburney.com

Marion “Wayne” Small

Marion W. “Wayne” Small, 70, of Burney died January 24, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.


Ruth Halvorsen

Ruth Halvorsen, 89, of Burney died January 25, 2013 at Marquis Care at Shasta. Arrangements are pending at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel.


Monika Z. Paulson

Monika Z. Paulson, 64, of Hat Creek died January 18, 2013 at home.

Arrangements are pending at Allen and Dahl Palo Cedro Funeral Chapel.


Lois Jean Balint

Lois Jean Balint, 73, of Cassel died February 21, 2013 at home.

 Lawncrest Chapel is in charge of the arrange-ments.


Elree LeMay

Elree Christian LeMay passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in Lakeview, OR.

Elree (Frenchy) Le- May was born to Eleanor Bidwell LeMay and Remi LeMay on July 28, 1942, in Oakland, Ca.

After high school he joined and served in the Coast Guard stationed at Point Montara and the Presidio in California.

For half of his career he was a self employed painter and sandblaster and then he worked as an ironworker in different power plants in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.

Elree was a devout Catholic and an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He leaves his wife of 24 years, Cindi Lyn LeMay. He also leaves a daughter Charlotte Jacques of San Mateo granddaughter Ellie Jacques and granddaughter “Aoe” Elliea, brother Spencer Thomas, half-brothers Barry and Remi LeMay, halfsister Collette Stewart and step-sister Jan Watrin along with several nieces and nephews. He was laid to rest at the Burney Cemetery in Burney, Ca. at a graveside service January 10.


In Memory of Marvel Maree Chandler

Marvel Maree Chandler, a long time resident of Petaluma and McArthur, California died suddenly while celebrating a family birthday in Santa Rosa on Friday, December 14.

Marvel was born September 2, 1924 in Waterloo, Iowa and moved to Petaluma with her parents. She graduated from Petaluma High School in 1943 and married her high school sweetheart Hubert “Jerry” Chandler, who preceded her in death. The couple enjoyed many outdoor adventures including hunting and fishing. They were owners of a long time family restaurant, Chandler Dairy in Petaluma.

Marvel and Jerry moved to McArthur in 1965, where Marvel became post master of Glenburn. Then she worked for many years until her retirement as the dietary supervisor at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Pit River Pioneers. She was also an avid black powder enthusiast and enjoyed regular bridge games with friends.

Marvel is also preceded in death by her parents, M. Beatrice and Ellery Moore and brother Dale Moore, all of Petaluma. She is survived by her children Jill Chandler, Jacklyn Chandler, Jerry Chandler and Joy Chandler; ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; nephew, Rod Moore of Petaluma, as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mavel loved her family and many friends from both Sonoma and Shasta Counties.

In honor of Marvel’s generous nature, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Intermountain Hospice.


Lois Betty Westlund

A memorial service for Lois will be held at the Grace Community Bible Church on Saturday, January 12th at 2:00p.m.. Pastor Henry Winkleman will officiate. At a later date, burial will be at the Burney District Cemetery. 

Mrs. Westlund was 87 when she died on December 30, 2012 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital.

She was born on September 3, 1925 in Newman, California. She moved to Shasta County in 1952 from Novato with her husband and growing family.

She worked for Shasta County Bank and Citizens Utilities for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her sons, Rick, and wife LaDonna; Kenny, and wife CarylLynn; both of Hat Creek, and Bob, and wife Connie of Burney. She is also survived, by sister Shirley of Willits and nephew, Ron Westlund of Anaheim. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 39 greatgrandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.


In memory of Arthur L. Brown

Arthur L. Brown U.S. Army Veteran/Mechanic, 93 Arthur “Art” L. Brown, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on December 17, 2012 at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, California.

Art was born in Sterling, Colorado on September 2, 1919 to Frank and Clara Brown. He was the youngest child of six children in his family. As a child Art lived in Colorado, Wyoming and Fallon, Nevada. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1945,he returned to Fallon,  Nevada and married his wife of 65 years, Rosalie Lima Brown, on September 23, 1946. Art and Rosalie raised two children, Judith Brown Miller and Arthur “Buzz” Brown, Jr. In 1956, Art moved his family from Fallon, Nevada to Burney, California where he worked as a mechanic at Scott’s Lumber Mill and later owned the Phillips 66 gas station in Burney. In 1972 Art and Rosalie relocated to Empire, Nevada where he worked as a mechanic for USG Gypsum Plant until he retired in 1982.

Art was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosalie, daughter Judith Brown Miller, son Arthur “Buzz” Brown Jr, grandsons Arthur L. Brown III and Timothy Miller.

Art is survived by his loving daughter-in-law Sandy Brown (Burney, CA) and son-in-law Larry Miller (Fernley, NV), his grandchildren Michael Miller, Victor Miller, Anthony Miller, and Nanette  Bennett, his great grandchildren Bryan Bennett, Ashley Bennett, Dustin Miller, Cassie Miller, and his great great granddaughter Kaysie Bennett. A private family service will be held at a later date


Obituaries 2013

In Memory of
John Hans Malmen
John was born in Chicago, Illinois, November 9, 1925 and died peacefully December 16, 2013 in Fall River Mills at Mayers Memorial  Hospital. He was a proud Navy veteran and was aboard the U.S.S. Princeton CVL23 when she was bombed  and sunk October 24, 1944. After the war he worked with his father as a painter but later joined the U.S. Forest Service,  working first on the Las Padres National Forest as a crew foreman at Pozo, CA and later as foreman  of the Los Padres Hot Shots out of Santa Barbara, CA. In 1959, he became  the Fire Control Officer on the Pit District (later renamed Hat Creek District) of the Lassen National Forest. He was also a  proud member of the Fall River Volunteer Fire Department, acting as Assistant Fire Chief and also ambulance driver and EMT for  several years. Upon his retirement from the Forest Service he enjoyed working at various jobs including hospital orderly, golf course handyman, oil truck delivery  driver, Senior Citizen van driver, and Fall River Cemetery groundskeeper. John was an awesome DAD to his boys, coaching  Little League, teaching them all how to drive, to play golf, to fish. He never missed a Fall River High School football game that his boys were in.  John was preceded in death by his three sons, John, Joel, and James. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jan of Fall River Mills, and grandchildren Jonathan Malmen and Nicole Malmen of Tujunga, Ca. At his request there will be no service. His cremains will be scattered at sea. Memorial donations in his name may be sent to the Fall River Mills Volunteer Fire Department or Mayers Memorial Hospital.


                                                           In Memory of Catherine Teresa O'Neal


Catherine Teresa O’neal was born July 26, 1930 in Church Hill Fife, Scotland and passed  Nov 19, 2013 in Fall River Mills, Ca.

She married  Charlie O’neal June 22, 1955 in Providence, RI. She moved to Big Valley in 1973, where she  would raise her family.

She was a homemaker for 50 years.

Cathy loved playing bingo, reading and watching all sports. Graveside services were held in Lookout, Ca on November 25,  2013.

She is survived by her three daughters, Christina of Wa, Lee of Adin, Lisa of Redding and her two sons, Eddie of Lookout and John of Redding.

She has four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She is survived by her three sisters, Jane, Moira, and Christine Wands all of Scotland. She will be forever loved and missed.



In Memory of
Lois Keener Anderson
1933 - 2013
Lois Keener Anderson, a long time resident of Shasta County, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Mercy  Medical Center following a year long battle with cancer.

Lois was born October 6, 1933 in Three Sands, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of eleven children born to Albert and Myrtle Keener. Times were tough in Oklahoma in the 1930’s and when Lois’ father died suddenly in 1937 life got a little tougher. Lois’ mother Myrtle decided to take her family west, first settling in Canyon City, Colorado; but after a year decided to move further west to California. They arrived in Fall River Mills, California where Lois’ sister Edith and her husband John Thomas resided. There the family thrived. Lois made friends in Fall River that would last a lifetime. At the age of 18, Lois met John ‘Andy’ Anderson at a softball game where he was pitching and her sister Reba’s husband was the catcher.

In 1952 after Lois graduated from her beloved Fall River Mills High School she married Andy. The two first settled in Fall River where Andy began his career with P.G.& E. Andy was transferred to Redding, then Weaverville and back to Red ding where they settled raising their two daughters Wanda and Diana. Lois was very active in raising her girls and was an avid participant in all their activities. She was an excellent seamstress, which came in handy with two girls. When the girls got older, she decided to join the work force by enrolling in classes at Shasta College. She then became employed by the Shasta Union High School District/Nova High School as the head baker for twenty plus years, home of the “no-bake brownies.” Some of her recipes had even won state awards. She retired from the school district in 1989. Lois and Andy enjoyed traveling the states, being involved in their church and spending time with their family, who she loved and adored.

Lois is survived by her husband Andy of 61 years, daughters Wanda Holcomb (husband Ted) Redding, CA and  Diana Campbell (husband Jim) Oak Harbor, WA. Grandchildren Christopher Cheek, St. Helena, CA, Cynthia Vengley, Anderson, CA, Melissa Holcomb, Wollongong, Australia and Nicholas Campbell, Oak Harbor, WA. Great-grandsons Gabriel Cheek and Harris Mushet. She is also survived by two sisters Reba Parker and Eula Keener.

Lois is predeceased by her parents Albert and Myrtle, brothers Harlan, Harold and Doyle, sisters, Estelle, Floy, Edith, Cleatus and Lita.

Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene on Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA at 11:00 a.m. on December 13, 2013. A pot-luck will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Taylor Andrew Fund at Tri-Counties Bank.



In Memory of

Doris Allen Trump
August 13, 1941 – November 16, 2013 Doris Allen Trump, 72, passed away in Burney, CA, the place she called home for more than 30 years. Born in Werder, Germany, she was the second daughter born to Wilhelm and Martha Reiner. Doris came to the U.S. in 1963 at the age  of 22 where she lived in Benicia, CA with her U.S. Military husband and their young son David. Some years later, Doris met and married Fred Allen. They owned and operated a successful sporting goods business before moving to Burney. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Allen in 2010.

Doris loved to crochet and knit, if fact, she was considered an expert. She delighted her friends with her beautiful handcrafted gifts. Doris took immense pride in keeping a beautiful; neat-as-apin yard, a daunting task amongst her too-manyto- count giant pine trees. Many compliments were given by neighbors and passers-by on what a beautiful yard and home she kept. “Everyone should work hard” is what she believed.

During her life in the mountains, Doris and Fred enjoyed fishing. Doris took bragging to a new level when she caught the biggest (or most) fish! She worked as a waitress at a local deli and worked at the Ben Franklin store for many years. She loved fitness and would go to the local gym regularly. Ring-Ring would sound a little bell and you would turn around to see Doris waving hello as she rode her bicycle all around town. Doris loved music and was a  devoted Elvis fan and really enjoyed listening to Freddie Fender!

In her later years, Doris found joy, companionship and love with Lawrence Trump. They married in May of 2012. Both retired, together they were free to travel and explore. And that they did!

Please join us to Celebrate the Life of Doris Allen Trump on Saturday, December 7,  2013 at Mt. Senior Center at 1:00 p.m.


In Memory of
Linda Ann Beck Schneider
May 8, 1954- Oct. 4 2013

Linda was born in El Paso Texas. She and her sister Kathy Beck Carpenter came to McArthur  and then Pittville with their parents: highway patrolman and Mayers Memorial Hospital administrator, Everett and JoAnn RN, when  Linda was in Kindergarten.

Linda will be missed terribly by her husband Roger Schneider of 33 years, and his parents Asa and Helen Schneider and family, for she was the sister and daughter that they never had. Linda is remembered fondly by her FRHS graduation class of 1972, as being the life of the party.

Linda loved flowers, to garden and to can fruits  and vegetables with her husband and family. She was an excellent cook and was always there to help, working tirelessly for special functions ..to cook, bake luscious desserts, make salads, and serve. Linda was a good cribbage and bridge (card) player. In the past few years Linda enjoyed writing poetry, attending church, studying history, and taking the time to impart to those she felt dear to, the wisdom of her lifetime, ...though this precious gift was cut short, her memory will last many lifetimes.

Her Uncle Eldon and Aunt Alice remember her as so full of life and they will miss her laugh. Uncle Eldon speaks of her old fashioned ways, how she wanted to live more simply with traditional methods of life. He speaks of the old ringer washing machine that she used for many years that was her grandmothers’.

Linda worked as a Dr’s. Office clerk in Fall River for over 20 years and generated many work family relationships that will be missed.

Linda had many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, by blood relationship, by marriage, and by adoption of her close friends families. All of whom will miss her unconditional love and how to make light of difficult situations.

Linda’s kind and generous heart taught her many true blue friends, lessons of friendship which will always remain within them. Her friends and family won’t forget Linda’s ways to make life fun with her quick wit, infectious laugh, and occasional practical joke. Sadly, that part of their life has now come to an end. So we mourn a the loss of an angel of heart too soon in life, but know that her lifelong examples will remain within us. Thank you Linda for your imprint. We hope that we can be the dedicated husband, friend, sister, and aunt, that you have taught us to be. In return we will attempt to carry on the
laughter that your memories bring out in us.





In Memory of
Nancy Habeger
6/30/1944 - 11/24/2013

Nancy Habeger, 69, born in Scotia, California, June 30, 1944 to Charlie Joseph and Genevieve Merle (Welch) Habeger, died November 24, 2013 at Mayers Memorial Hospital. 

She loved photography, fishing, crafts, bingo and her computer.

She is preceded in death by her parents and  half-sister Helen (Habeger) Bouet.

Survivors are half-sister Clara (Habeger) Bohonek of Wisconsin, half- rother Gerald Habeger, McArthur, Half-sister Alice (Reynolds) Topness, Winona, Minnesota, sister Emma (Habeger) Hill, McArthur and several nieces and nephews.

McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that donations in her honor be sent to Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
Joyce Annette Perkins passed away peacefully  in her sleep, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Redding, CA.



In Memory of
Joyce Perkins

Joyce Annette Perkins passed away peacefully  in her sleep, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Redding, CA.

Joyce was born July 29, 1935 in Ellis County, Texas.

Joyce was preceded in death by her son, David Lee Perkins, her mother, Ruby Jewel Pruitt and her father, William Harold Ferguson.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, David E. Perkins, daughter Peggy & son-in-law Thomas E. DeAtley, granddaughters Kasey Lane DeAtley of Chico and Kallie Marie and grandsonin- law, Thomas Graham of Millville.

Joyce’s first great-grandchild, baby Graham, will be arriving in March 2014.

Joyce drove school bus for the FRJUSD for 29+ years and was one of the first to plant flower borders for the Inter-Mountain Fair. She was a cooking leader in 4-H, helped with Cub Scouts & enjoyed square dancing. Her home and yards were very special places she loved and took pride in.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Pittville Store, downtown Pittville,CA. Joyce loved Christmas; specifically, decorating, baking, and making candy and sweet treats. A dessert buffet will follow the remembrance.

Everyone is invited to bring their favorite dessert, candy or holiday treat to be enjoyed along with warm seasonal drinks, which will be provided. Please come help us celebrate Joyce’s life at the Pittvillle Store, which will be adorned with her Christmas decorations.


In Memory of
Nancy Jean (Burger) Hilliard
Nancy Jean (Burger) Hilliard was born on May 20, 1949 in Glendale, CA and passed away on November 8, 2013 at the age of 64.

Nancy was a resident of Bieber, CA since 1977 and spent over 20 years working at Mayers Memorial Hospital in McArthur, CA.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Hilliard.

She is  survived by her siblings, David Burger and Janet Leonard (Gary); four children, Laurie Carmichael (Mark), Darrin Hilliard, Tobey Hilliard (Kelly) and Jeremiah Hilliard (Kim); six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In Memory of
Linda Vee Ollerton Smith

Linda Vee Ollerton Smith passed away at the age of 68 on Friday, October 25, 2013 at home in McArthur, California.

Linda married Donald Franklin Smith at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mt. View, California, March 19, 1977.

Linda worked in various areas of international trade since 1969. In the San Francisco Bay Area she was employed as the International Marketing and Sales Manager, 1978-1981, for Dysan Corporation, a major computer media manufacturer where she was instrumental in the development of their international distribution channels.

Linda went to night school and completed her high school education in the early 1980s and later took many courses related to international trade.

In mid 1981 Linda started Lindon International, and consulted on international business and global distribution channels. In 1987 she joined British Telecom, later acquired by MCI, as Sr. Manager of International Trade Services where she designed and implemented a global program to deploy data network equipment around the world. Linda was proud of her professional accomplishments while working for British Telecom. She was highly prized for her international trade expertise and her ability to navigate complicated domestic and international governmental requirements for doing business around the world. She was an expert in US export regulations and adept at working in sensitive political environments. Linda was respected for her knowledge and honesty and as a result gained the trust of many high-ranking officials at the US Department of Commerce.

Linda valued the relationships she had with her coworkers. She was a skilled manager, guiding teams with firmness, honesty, and affection. Her position as manager of International Trade Services took her to all parts of the globe where she built lifelong friendships with people she encountered.

In 1999 Linda and her husband Don moved to her hometown of Richfield, Utah to enjoy retirement. Linda spent her time during retirement as a guide for the Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree, producing stage shows in the local community, and spending time with her many friends and family members.

Linda gave her time without question and limitation. She was awarded the ”Silver Bowl Award” for volunteerism by the governor of Utah and received the Presidential “Call to Service Award.”

In 2010 Linda and Don moved to McArthur, California where they built their dream home atop a knoll overlooking the Pit River and vistas of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. Linda was member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Red Hat Society, Southern Utah OHV Club, Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Ft. Crook Historical Society, American Legion Post 369 Auxiliary, the Compani, and a lifetime member of the Utah Oldtime Fiddlers.

She was raised in central Utah attended elementary school in Marysvale and high school in Richfield. Linda was a “Downwinder” and as a result of her exposure she endured a lifelongbattle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband Donald F. Smith of McArthur, CA;

Children Laura Reeves; Parker, CO; Brett Smith; Redwood City, CA; Jeannine Fullmer; Salina, UT; J. Tony Smith; San Francisco, CA; 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, Sisters Maureen Peterson; Soccoro, NM; Katherine Kimball; Richfield, UT; Margo Hobbs; Seattle, WA; brother Lee Ollerton; Salt Lake City, UT.

A memorial service will be held Nov 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Hall, 24843 Long St, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Intermountain Hospice, PO Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.






In Memory of
Joyce Perkins

Joyce Annette Perkins passed away peacefully  in her sleep, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Redding, CA.

Joyce was born July 29, 1935 in Ellis County, Texas.

Joyce was preceded in death by her son, David Lee Perkins, her mother, Ruby Jewel Pruitt and her father, William Harold Ferguson.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, David E. Perkins, daughter Peggy & son-in-law Thomas E. DeAtley, granddaughters Kasey Lane DeAtley of Chico and Kallie Marie and grandsonin- law, Thomas Graham of Millville.

Joyce’s first great-grandchild, baby Graham, will be arriving in March 2014.

Joyce drove school bus for the FRJUSD for 29+ years and was one of the first to plant flower borders for the Inter-Mountain Fair. She was a cooking leader in 4-H, helped with Cub Scouts & enjoyed square dancing. Her home and yards were very special places she loved and took pride in.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Pittville Store, downtown Pittville,CA. Joyce loved Christmas; specifically, decorating, baking, and making candy and sweet treats. A dessert buffet will follow the remembrance.

Everyone is invited to bring their favorite dessert, candy or holiday treat to be enjoyed along with warm seasonal drinks, which will be provided. Please come help us celebrate Joyce’s life at the Pittvillle Store, which will be adorned with her Christmas decorations.


In Memory of
Linda Vee Ollerton Smith

Linda Vee Ollerton Smith passed away at the age of 68 on Friday, October 25, 2013 at home in McArthur, California.

Linda married Donald Franklin Smith at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mt. View, California, March 19, 1977.

Linda worked in various areas of international trade since 1969. In the San Francisco Bay Area she was employed as the International Marketing and Sales Manager, 1978-1981, for Dysan Corporation, a major computer media manufacturer where she was instrumental in the development of their international distribution channels.

Linda went to night school and completed her high school education in the early 1980s and later took many courses related to international trade.

In mid 1981 Linda started Lindon International, and consulted on international business and global distribution channels. In 1987 she joined British Telecom, later acquired by MCI, as Sr. Manager of International Trade Services where she designed and implemented a global program to deploy data network equipment around the world. Linda was proud of her professional accomplishments while working for British Telecom. She was highly prized for her international trade expertise and her ability to navigate complicated domestic and international governmental requirements for doing business around the world. She was an expert in US export regulations and adept at working in sensitive political environments. Linda was respected for her knowledge and honesty and as a result gained the trust of many high-ranking officials at the US Department of Commerce.

Linda valued the relationships she had with her coworkers. She was a skilled manager, guiding teams with firmness, honesty, and affection. Her position as manager of International Trade Services took her to all parts of the globe where she built lifelong friendships with people she encountered.

In 1999 Linda and her husband Don moved to her hometown of Richfield, Utah to enjoy retirement. Linda spent her time during retirement as a guide for the Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree, producing stage shows in the local community, and spending time with her many friends and family members.

Linda gave her time without question and limitation. She was awarded the ”Silver Bowl Award” for volunteerism by the governor of Utah and received the Presidential “Call to Service Award.”

In 2010 Linda and Don moved to McArthur, California where they built their dream home atop a knoll overlooking the Pit River and vistas of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. Linda was member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Red Hat Society, Southern Utah OHV Club, Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Ft. Crook Historical Society, American Legion Post 369 Auxiliary, the Compani, and a lifetime member of the Utah Oldtime Fiddlers.

She was raised in central Utah attended elementary school in Marysvale and high school in Richfield. Linda was a “Downwinder” and as a result of her exposure she endured a lifelongbattle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband Donald F. Smith of McArthur, CA;

Children Laura Reeves; Parker, CO; Brett Smith; Redwood City, CA; Jeannine Fullmer; Salina, UT; J. Tony Smith; San Francisco, CA; 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, Sisters Maureen Peterson; Soccoro, NM; Katherine Kimball; Richfield, UT; Margo Hobbs; Seattle, WA; brother Lee Ollerton; Salt Lake City, UT.

A memorial service will be held Nov 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans Hall, 24843 Long St, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Intermountain Hospice, PO Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.


In Memory of
Dr. DuWaine Matthews

Dr. DuWaine Matthews went home to be with the Lord October 16, 2013 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA

Dr. Matthews was born July 19, 1930 To Leonard and Martha Matthews in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He had one brother, Larry, and a sister Beverly, both of whom have passed away and a Sister Diane Lane who lives in Sun City, AZ. He met and married Elsie Rubin at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. They had been married for 60 Years. They have three children, Scott Matthews, in Camas, WA Jodi Holladay, in Atlanta, GA, and Tod Matthews, in Klamath Falls, OR. They are blessed with 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

After graduating college in 1953, Dr. Matthews received a Masters Degree at the University Of Nebraska, then attended Medical School at Baylor University Medical Center in Huston, TX receiving his M.D. in 1958. After a General Practice Residency, he started practice in Klamath Falls, OR in 1961. He practiced until 1970 when he went to University of Oregon, Portland, OR for a 3 Year Radiology Residency.

In 1973, He started a Radiology Practice back in Klamath Falls, OR , where he also drove one day a week to Surprise Valley Hospital in Cedarville, CA where he still practiced until his death. In 1987, he left Klamath Falls and moved to McArthur, CA and practiced at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA until his death. After moving to McArthur, he also started working two days per week at Modoc Medical Center in Alturas, CA. He was the sole Radiologist for all three facilities for the past 26 years.

The family requests that any donations be sent in his name to: Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, (Where Dr. Matthews Was The Founding President) P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028

Dr. Roberts’ Surprise Valley Hospital Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 246, Cedarville, CA 96104.

Modoc Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Modoc Medical Center, 228 W. McDowellAve. , Alturas,  CA 96101.


In Memory of
Barbara Jo Eleshio

Barbara Jo Eleshio, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away September 8th, at the age of 65.

Mrs. Eleshio, a native of Carmel, moved to the Fall River Valley in the early 1980’s with her husband and two sons. Barbara quickly immersed herself in the community by becoming a school bus driver, and getting involved in organizations such as the Cattlewomen’s Association, and 4-H, as a leader. She was very active in promoting wild rice, which at the time, was a new and exciting crop grown in the valley. She spent the last ten years of her life in Gustine, where she spent precious time with family and friends.

She was an accomplished horse woman, avidly enjoyed fishing, loved riding ATVs in the sand dunes and traveling.

Mrs. Eleshio is survived by her husband, Albert Eleshio of Gustine, two sons, Joseph (Merc) Eleshio of Santa Ana, and Antone (Allison) Eleshio of Gustine, sister Claudette De Fiori of Southern California and four grandchildren.

A funeral service was held September 13th, at Simply Grace Fellowship Church in Gustine. Graveside services were September 16th, in Moss Landing.

Remembrances may be directed to: City of Hope, 1066 Wilshire Blvd., No. 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90017.


In Memory of
James Kohl Malman

James died at Mercy Hospital in Redding Sunday morning, September 14, 2013.

James was born in Fall River Mills. He attended the Fall River schools and graduated in 1982. He was active in scouts and Little League baseball. In high school he played JV and Varsity football.

Soon after graduating he, with friends, took off for an Alaskan adventured which lasted about a year. Later he, with friends again, moved to Arizona where he worked in construction for over 25 years. He returned to Fall River about three years ago and spent most of his last years helping to lovingly care for his father.

James loved music, especially hard rock, and was learning to play his guitar. He had a great sense of humor and was a funk, and funny guy. James is survived by his parents, John and Jan Malman and his nephew and niece Jonathan and Nicole Malmen.

No services are planned at his request. Final arrangements were made through McDonalds Chapel. His urn will be placed along side those of his brothers, John and Joel. Brothers together forever.


In Memory of
Helen Cleaves

Helen Cleaves passed away peacefully in Fall River Mills on August 1, 2013, 12 days before her 93rd birthday, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Helen Howard Hopkins on August 13, 1920 in Los Angeles, CA to Clarence Gordon and Vivian Mildred Hopkins, she was raised in Eagle Rock, CA with her younger sister Lillian. After graduating from Occidental College in 1942, she married her college sweetheart, Edwin Ralph Bingham, with whom she had two daughters and a son with her second husband, Duncan Worster Cleaves. A lifelong educator, Helen taught elementary school in Eugene, OR; Henderson and Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA. She retired from teaching in 1979, but continued to be surrounded by children, as she devoted he rest of her life to her grandchildren, plying along side them with a true child’s wonder that she never outgrew. Her life was further enriched by her love of nature, the ocean, hot coffee and cold beer, and animals, especially dogs. An avid reader and seeker of knowledge, she never ceased to learn new things and push the boundaries of her mind. Above all, she loved her family, and blessed them with unparalleled generosity and affection.

Helen is survived by her sister Lillian Boss; her children Susan Tipton, Christine Smigel, Anne Goldberg, Daniel Cleaves, and Caroline Askew, and her sons-in-laws Ken Tipton, Scott Smigel, and John Askew. She is also survived by her grandchildren John Tipton, Leah Ellison, Ashley Moore, Joe Goldberg, Courtland Smith, Jessica Goldberg, and Robyn Smigel; and her 13 great- grandchildren.

Her life was characterized by her profound respect for all living things, her incisive will and good-natured chuckle, and her endless, boundless love.

She will be dearly missed.


In Memory of
Dennis C. Smith

Dennis C. Smith, 76, passed away at home in Cedarville, September 17, 2013, from complications of heart failure. Born in Dallas, Texas July 30, 1937, Dennis spent his early childhood on the road with his parents while his father was a traveling salesman.

Dennis worked in journalism from age 17 until his death. He worked at newspapers in Weiser and Caldwell, Idaho; Baker city and Albany, Oregon, and Anderson, California. He then bought and ran the Intermountain News in Burney for many years. He branched out into real estate, becoming a licensed broker with his own agency. He also expanded on his lifelong interest in agriculture, buying a cattle ranch in Old Station and began raising purebred Brangus bulls.

He and his wife Kathy moved to their Cedarville ranch 25 years ago, where they continued in the Brangus bull business and also published their Northern California Traveler magazine.

Dennis was a long time director and former president of the Modoc County Cattlemen’s Association and was Modoc County Cattleman of the Year in 2000. He and Kathy were also recipients of the MCCA Lifetime Achievement Award. Dennis was a member of the Modoc County Farm Bureau and received their Distinguished Service Award in 2002. He was also recognized in 2012 as co-founder of Western Ranchers Beef Cooperative, established in 1996 along with his long time friend Ray Page.

Dennis is survived by his wife Kathy, his sons Steve, Bill, Vern and Marc; his daughters Valene, Katy Ann, Karla and Margo; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis.

A family Memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial remembrances can be sent to Surprise Valley Hospital, P.O. Box 246, Cedarville, CA. 96014.


In Memory of
Anita Kuhns Glover

Anita was born in San Diego County, National City on October 17, 1923. She was the daughter of Jesse “Jet” and Lela Williams, dairy owners in Sweetwater, CA. Her mother had taken her to a prize fight where she met Joe McAbee. He was just starting his boxing career after being discharged from the Navy. They were married after a short engagement. They had four children Martin, Mac, Rita and Sam.

Anita was a people person with a positive attitude and a charming personality that engaged the potential adventures of life. In addition to supporting and loving her children, she loved the Lord, music and dancing and definitely politics. The last few years of her life she was involved with the local Tea Party. Before her loss of mobility in long term care at Mayers Memorial Hospital, she would often demonstrate the graceful movements of the Hawaiian dance.

During her life, she worked as a waitress, legal clerk, bookkeeper and she worked for several attorney’s offices and the shipyard in San Diego. Among her achievements was graduating from Kingsway Bible College in Des Moins, Iowa. After four years of college, she received her minster’s license. She ministered to others throughout her life. Perhaps her biggest claim to fame was her lunch date with Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in 2956, documented with a photograph in the 2001 Burney paper.

Anita’s last 16 months of life were spent in long term care at Mayers. It was there that she met the love of her life, Elbert Glover. He was the last good thing in her life.

They would spend long hours holding hands and doing jigsaw puzzles. Elbert did the puzzles and Anita gave her support and encouragement with her presence. The relationship developed over shared pudding cups and stolen kisses. Their unanimous request was that they could have a room together. The hospital’s requirements were met by a ceremony performed by her daughter-in-law, Vicky McAbee, a licensed minister, performed the wedding ceremony. Elbert’s comfort and support was with Anita to the end.

Anita Kuhns passed away peacefully on September 12, 2013, just short of her 90th birthday. She is survived by her husband, Elbert Glover, her four children, Martin, Mac, Rita and Sam; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


In Memory of
William Eugene Imus

William Eugene Imus, loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather went home to be with the Lord September 11, 2013. Born January 9, 1931 in Kentucky. William grew up moving all over the country eventually meeting his wife Patricia Ann Hagerdon in High School at Camp LeJeune, NC. He received his A.A. degree from Placer College and was attending the University of Davis before volunteering to serve his country during the Korean War. They were married on March 6, 1954 and moved to Sacramento, CA after the wedding. He began working for AeroJet Propulsion Co. until he started his own construction business “William E. Imus Trenching and Grading.” Retiring in 1980, to pursue his lifelong dream, he and Patricia bought a ranch in Pittville, CA. In 1990 they sold the ranch and built a house in Pittville, where he continued to work on friend’s ranches until 2008 when he moved to Woodland, CA to be closer to his children.

William loved the Lord and his family. He will be remembered as a hard working and giving man, that would always lend a helping hand. His smile, energy and laughter will be greatly missed, but his legacy will be carried on by all of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, siblings Ted Imus, Mary Morgan and Ruth Witherwax, his 7 children; Linda (Dennis) Jacobson, Virginia (Forrest) Newman, Dan Imus, Kathy (Steve) Stark, David (Shelby) Imus, Teresa (Mark) Perkins, and Matt Imus, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grand children.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Woodland United Fellowship, 240 N. West St, Woodland, CA 95695. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Woodland United Fellowship or the Parkinson’s Association of Northern California. www.parkinsonsacramento. org


In Memory of
Evelyn Free (1926 - 2013)

Evelyn Free was the daughter of George Ellis Griffith and Alice Edna Lee.

A California native of pioneer stock, Evelyn was born July 6, 1926 at Gridley, California, moved to Galt at age 2, finished high school 1944 and lived there until she was 20. She learned to work at the family’s almond orchard in Chico, driving tractor at 8 years old, and also spent summers at her grandparents large cattle ranch in the Fall River Valley.

Married to a dashing young fighter pilot from Oregon in 1944, they moved to Corvallis, Oregon, and started a freelance photography business in 1948. Three children soon followed. They moved to the Redding area in 1957 where the photography business continued and she operated a children’s wear store for 3 years, then another son was born.

Evelyn graduated from Chico state in 1970 with a degree in English literature and received her teacher’s credential in 1971.

She was a brilliant teacher at Cottonwood elementary school for fifteen years.

Evelyn was a member of Soroptimist, AAUW, past president of Redding East Rotary Inner Wheel and district governor for Rotary Inner Wheel.

An avid genealogist, she hosted Lee family reunions in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Evelyn enjoyed walking, yard work, outings to the mountains and creek, and was involved in the Episcopal and Pilgrim Churches from the 50s until her passing.

A wonderful mentor and friend to all of her family, friends and students. She often said that you can do anything you set your mind to. She led a full, and often exemplary life.

She is survived by: Brother John Griffith (Roweena), Children: James (Rinda), Sioux, Mary Alice (Roger), Donald “Buzz”, and adopted son Allan Robb (Lundie), Special Friend and ex husband Donald K. Free, two grandchildren, one step grandchild, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Saturday September 7, 2013 at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding and a graveside service 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, McArthur, CA.


Dixie Leventon

Graveside services, for Dixie Leventon, will be held Saturday August 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Lookout Cemetery. A Potluck reception to follow at the Lookout Fire hall.

Dixie Lee Ashe was born to Alexander and Dorothy Ashe, March 17, 1934 in Cedarville,Ca. She died August 13, 2013 in Lookout.

A 1952 graduate of Surprise Valley High School in Cedarville, she was a former employee of Bank of America there and ranch wife and homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dean Leventon of Lookout; daughter Deanna Morrison of Yreka: son, Duane of Lookout, brother, Gordon Ashe of Cedarville; four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter, honorary son, Brian West and honorary granddaughter Mikensie Frye.

 Donations in Dixie’s remembrance can be sent to: Travis Nelson Memorial Scholarship, Box 54.


In Memory of
Gwendolyn Woodworth

Gwendolyn Rae Woodworth went to be with her Lord August 7 with her son by her side. Born September 26 1935 in Maxwell, CA to William and Francis Thomason, she grew up in Maxwell and graduated from Maxwell High School in 1953. She met her future husband, Richard Woodworth, in Deer Lick Springs at a dance where he was playing guitar. After a brief courtship they were wed October 26, 1954. Their daughter Ronda was born in August of 1955 and their son Rick was born in June of 1959. Rae and Richard moved to Burney in 1960 where she worked as a cook at Mt. Burney Elementary School. She was the president of the P.T.A. and volunteered at the March of Dimes. She loved the coast and would sit on the beach and watch the sun sink into the ocean. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Richard Woodworth. She is survived by her daughter Ronda and her husband Terry of Olympia, WA, her son Rick of Canby, OR, her sister Carol Beyschau of Burney, CA, grandsons Ryan, Rudy, Russell, and Trevor, granddaughter Amy, and nine great-grandchildren.


In Memory of
Hugh Francis Wilson

Hugh Francis Wilson, longtime Fall River Valley resident and businessman, passed away July 10, 2013 in Peoria, Arizona. His family was by his side.

He was born in Santa Monica, California in 1929 to Hugh and Nell Wilson. He spent his childhood in Tehachapi before the family settled in Mountain View. He met Marjorie Christiansen in 1949 and they were married in 1951. Shortly after their wedding, Hugh was sent overseas to serve in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War.

After his discharge, Hugh and Marge eventually settled in San Jose. Hugh had worked in the meat packing business since his teens and returned to the profession that he excelled in. He was a journeyman butcher with the Northern California Butcher’s Union until 1963, when he was offered the opportunity to manage the Handy Dandy Market in Fall River Mills. His love of the area, and the hunting and fishing, made this prospect too good to pass up. He eventually bought the business and renamed it the Valley Market. Hugh operated the market into the 1980s and continued to run his butchering business. He sold the market and opened Wilson’s Custom Slaughter and Meat Processing in Pittville. The business brought them good fortune and the opportunity to travel during the winter months to Arizona and Mexico. They enjoyed the company of old friends on similar adventures and new acquaintances who would become lifelong friends. When Hugh retired, their travels extended throughout the country and into Canada. They relocated to Ajo, Arizona in 1997 to the warmth of the desert.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Davis and his daughters, Marcelle and Suzanne. He leaves Marjorie, his wife of 62 years, and his daughter Karen (Jim) Healy. His anecdotes and renowned card playing skills will be greatly missed by grandsons Ryan (Krista) Healy and Tyler (Angelina) Healy; and his mischievousness has inspired a new generation with great grandgirls Lily, Kalina, Kiah and Shayla. He was the favorite “Uncle Bubba” to nephew Jeff Davis and niece Cheryl Holman.

Services are pending at this time.


In Memory of
Robert Gene Galli
11/6/1927 - 7/21/2013

Bob was born November 6, 1927 in San Francisco, Ca. and passed away July 21, 2013 in Fall River Mills.

In 1969 Bob moved his family to Clark Creek from Lagunitas, Ca. and then to Cassel in 1972. He was the owner of Burney Electric for 15 years as well as the Cassel Park Tackle Shop where the Cassel post office is now located. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

Bob was preceded in death by the love of his life, Violet Galli, and his oldest daughter Linda. He is survived by son Dale (Shari) of Burney, daughters Tina (Doug) DeCroo and Debbie De- Haven of Weiser, Idaho, as well as 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held August 10, 20113 at 11 a.m. at the Burney Veterans Hall with potluck to follow.


In Memory of
Nancy (Packham)
Ralph

Nancy (Packham) Ralph was born on December 16, 1944 in Fullerton Ca to Merle and Willy Packham. She passed away on July 30, 2013 at home in Anderson Ca.

Nancy is a 1962 graduate of Fall River High School. She retired after 35 years at State Compensation Insurance Fund.

Some of her passions included her family & friends, church, quilting and gardening.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert Ralph, son Scott (Michelle) Andersen, daughter Julie (Brian) Huston and sisters Karen (Richard) Hathaway and June Gilbert, as well as many grand children and great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Anderson Church of Christ Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m.. Donations may be made to the Good News Rescue Mission.

May her kindness and generosity by multiplied by those who knew and loved her.


In Memory of
David Durfee Fitzwater, Jr.

David Durfee Fitzwater, Jr. was born 4 February 1948, Fall River Mills, CA, died, May 17, 2013, Gresham, OR. He was the oldest of four children born to David Durfee Fitzwater, Sr. and Viola Frances Grossman Fitzwater.

He left Fall River Mills at the age of 5, and went on to graduate from Upper Lake High School, Clear Lake, CA in 1966.

David served in the U.S. Army, 1968-1970, in Germany. After returning home, he attended California State University, Sacramento, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1978. He spent the last 17 years working for Essilor as an Oracle database administrator and programmer.

David was a man born 150 years too late. He would have been happier to have passed quietly under God’s canopy than in a hospital room. He was a gifted photographer with a love for fly fishing, backpacking into the deep wilderness and being in the out of doors. He went to just about any rodeo he could find within driving distance. He also loved good wine, Mexican food and Starbuck’s. Music brought him joy, especially listening to the blues, and he bought season tickets to the Oregon Youth Philharmonic.

David was a very private person letting few people into his personal circle. His long time friend Gene Cooke, his cousin Leslie Lawson, and his love, Christine Cole saw him through the last months. We feel blessed to have been there for him.

He is survived by the love of his life, Christine Cole; Father, David D. Fitzwater, Sr. (Karen) of Grants Pass, OR; Mother, Viola Fitzwater, of Salem, OR; sisters, Melissa (Gordon) Shelton, Quincy, CA and Celia Fitzwater (Jim Parker) of Boise, ID; numerous nephews, a niece and a host of cousins.

A celebration of life will be held August 1, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Fall River Cemetery in Fall River Mills, CA.


In Memory of
Winna Maloney

Our dear Great-Great Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Grandmother, Mother, Sister, Teacher and Friend, Winna Maloney, went home the morning of July 19th, surrounded by family. As the matriarch of our family and God’s true right hand on earth, she leaves a legacy that will remain beyond our years.

As a music teacher for 72 years, she inspired and nurtured countless musicians, many of whom carry on her work as teachers. Her love of music also allowed those of us with slightly less skill to learn enough to plunk around on the piano and have an appreciation for those with a gift. As a literacy coach, she gave people the ability to do what most of us take for granted. Some people reading this very article today do so because of her caring nature. As an English as a second language teacher, she helped people learn to communicate with others. Some of her greatest joy came from helping others understand the proper pronoun to use when chatting with someone at the grocery store. As a volunteer at the hospital, she would say she was going to play for the “old folks” (we would often tease her that there was only one or two of those folks that were actually older than her). Her stories of patients that normally had nothing to say, singing out, tapping their foot, or simply mouthing the words to some of her favorite hymns made us marvel at her love of others.

As the anchor of our family, Grama showed us all how to laugh, cry, be caring, thoughtful and tough, do the right thing no matter how hard, play Yahtzee and, perhaps most importantly, to always have our eyes toward heaven and our hearts right with God. She always had the right thing to say to encourage her family, even when we might not have even known that we needed the encouragement. Her “direct hotline” to God was always one we plugged into in time of need. Though she has taught us well to carry on, she will be greatly missed.

Born in Shamrock, Texas on October 29, 1918, Winna married Jim Maloney in 1939 and moved to California in 1940 where they started a family of their own. In 1980 they moved to the Fall River Valley. A helicopter ride last year at the Intermountain Fair confirmed to her why she moved here: she said “this is the most beautiful place on earth.” During the ride, she got a view from above of the church she helped build with her own hands and heart; something of which she was very proud. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Harris of Vernon, TX; her children, Jim Maloney Jr of Torrance, CA and Kathy (Bill) Hudson of Fall River Mills, CA; Grandchildren, Debbie (Dale) Phelps, Richard (Lori) Hudson, Dawn (Justin) Shiffert and Jason Maloney; nine Great Grandchildren and four Great-Great Grandchildren.

A celebration of Winna’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, August 3rd at the Glenburn Community Church: light refreshments will be served. Please come and share with family and friends this special time to honor a remarkable woman.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Winna’s name to Intermountain Hospice, PO Box 459, Fall River Mills, 96028.


In Memory of Vira Bonsall
Oct. 6,1922 - July 13, 2013

Vira Bonsall passed away on July 13, 2013 at Marquis Care in Redding, CA with her family  at her side.

She was born in Prineville, Oregon on October 6, 1922 to Cecil and Myrtle Day. Vira was a loving mother and homemaker while raising her 4 children and was extremely active with volunteering and community service. She served two terms as PTA president, served as a 4-H cooking and sewing leader, worked during the Intermountain Fair in the canning and baked goods dept. She was a member of the Mayers Memorial Hospital Guild, helping with fundraising, sewing, cleaning, working in the gift shop and much more. She worked 15 plus years at Louisiana Pacific in the plywood plant. In 1988 she and her youngest daughter Daisy became co-owners of the Bulldog Bite. She loved to read, enjoyed bowling, and spending time on the coast.

She is survived by her children; Deanna (John) Ospital of Burney, Nancy (Steve) McClung of Redding, Rod (Shellie) Lee of McArthur and Daisy (Terry) Marymee of Redding. She is preceeded in death by her twins, Robert and Roberta Lee. She is survived by her Sister, Anna (Wayne) Harris and Betty Humphreys, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services will held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Lions Hall in McArthur, CA at 11:00 am.


In Memory of Elma Estes
1923-2013

Elma Estes passed away peacefully on June 27, 2013 at the Burney Annex with her children at her side.

She was born in Lakeview, Oregon on September 9, 1923 to Jake and Flosie McCulley. She moved to the Fall River Valley in 1933. In 1939 she met the love of her life, Bill Estes; they were married in Reno, Nevada in 1940. She raised five children, so it is no stretch of the imagination to wonder what kept her busy for quite a few years. She was a terrific mother! When her children were small and going to school, she was secretary and also the president of the McArthur PTA. She  was a Sunday school teacher at the McArthur Bible Church for a number of years. She taught Sunday school, grades one, two and three at the Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and being the head hostess for the church as well. She was a member of the Intermountain Hospital Guild for many years. She was involved in the Community Food Pantry for several years.

She is survived by her five children: son, Bill (Betty) of Fall River Mills; daughter, Carolyn (Jim) of Shasta Lake City; son, Ronald (Barbara) of Willows; son, George of Chico; son, Leo (Michelle) of Burney; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; brother, Baldy; stepbrother, Mike O’Connor and a large extended family of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. A celebration of her life will be held at the annual McCulley family reunion at Trout Creek.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.


In Memory of Jeffery Daniel Berlt
June 29, 1995 ~ June 15, 2013

Jeffery was a country boy at heart and while he went and graduated from high school in Citrus Heights, his heart was always in Burney. 

Jeff loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping and hunting. He had talent in welding and was very good at it.

Jeff ’s beautiful smile would always warm hearts. Moments spent with Jeff will always be treasured and good memories will be instilled in everyone who knew him. He was a kind, gentle soul, loved and is missed by many.

His smile would light up a room!

Deeply loved and truly missed, Jeff is survived by his parents Allen and Kathy, his brother, Forrest; and sisters Rayn Berlt. and Camille Phillip; Grandparents Bob and Diane Berlt and Greatgrandmother Mary Helwick and Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Rest in Peace, Jeffery


In Memory of Robert Allen Schmitz
May 16, 1938 - June 28, 2013.

Bob was born 5-16-38 in Breckenridge, Pennsylvania. He was the 5th of 6 children. Bob was raised in Phoenix, AZ, and graduated from the University of Arizona where he studied engineering and design. While there he met Nanine Marleigh  Allen, and they married in 1961. They became the parents of Timalyn Marleigh (Enright), of Beaumont, CA , Wendi Noelle (Chico) of Day Road, McArthur, CA, Whitney Camille (Gilett) of Bakersfield, CA , and Lorin Robert Schmitz (Renate) of Phoenix, AZ. There are eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Bob began his career on missile sites, which segued into the space program. He helped to put a man on the moon but was also instrumental in space exploration and the success of the Shuttle Orbiter, Space Lab and GPS.

He retired at 55 and he and Nanine left city life for the peace and quiet of the mountains, where they built a home that Bob designed and loved. Bob was an active participant in the Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. as a board member for many years. He liked to cook and to feed his friends, and they will miss him, but his family will miss him the most.

Bob passed away at Mercy Hospital after a short illness.

There will be a celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. at the Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. Multi-Purpose Room on Highway 89 at Doty Rd. on Monday, July 15, 2013. A potluck to follow. Donations may be made specifically the Wounded Warriors organization. There will be no services. In memory of Victoria Howell Former Nubeiber then Bieber Post Master Victoria Howell died Memorial Day weekend. She was given back to the earth at Motts Landing. Her family was there and remain with her in our hearts.


In Memory of
Michael Vincent Bronsert, Sr.

Michael was born February 16, 1952 in Sonoma County, California.

He was the son of Russell and Eli Bronsert and left us June 12, 2013 to be with them.

He traveled to these parts as a young man with siblings on numerous hunting and fishing trips through his years. These memories and experiences meant so much to him that he made the move to Shasta County in 1992.

Michael absolutely loved to be in the woods or by the water, with his rifle or pole, with family and friends.

He loved and was loved by all who met or knew him and was familiar to good times and hearty laughter. Michael was always there with a helping hand for family, friends and neighbors.

He is survived by long-loved wife of 18 years, Bobi Jo; father and mother ob and Brenda George; his sons, Michael Jr. (wife Dallas) and Joshua; daughters, Valerie Anderson, Nicole Richardson, Bonnie Crawford and Li’l Lindsey Crum; brothers, Ronnie (wife Jeanne)( and Kenny (wife, Charlene; sisters, Renee Greiner (husband Gary and Tammy Throwbridge (husband Dan); brother-inlaw Scotty George (wife Tracy); grandchildren, Michelle Stoffel (husband Chris), Isiah Bronsert, Savanna Richardson, Justin and JoJo and many nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at the Veterans Hall in Fall River Mills Saturday, June 22nd at 1 p.m. with a potluck to follow. 

The family requests that anyone who can bring their special dishes.


In Memory of Marie Snyder

Marie Henrietta Leduc Snyder died peacefully in her own home on April 23, 2013 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Edward B. Leduc and Elsie Vaissiere. Marie was born in San Francisco on March 17, 1922 and raised in Turlock. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1939, Modesto Junior College in 1941, and UC Berkeley in 1943. On March 30, 1947 she married Benjamin F. Snyder.

Marie’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Barnaby Leduc of Scott Bar and Henrietta Jensen of Siskiyou County, one of the first females born in that county. Her maternal grandparents were Theophile and Marie Vaissiere of San Francisco.

Marie was primarily a homemaker, yet for 19 years she substituted part-time for the San Mateo elementary schools. She has resided in Burlingame, CA since 1954. In her later years she became a world traveler and visited six continents. Marie was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame for fifty years. She was a lifetime member of the UC Alumni Club as well as a member of three Historical Societies: Turlock, Siskiyou County, and Burlingame.

Marie is survived by two children and their spouses, Will Snyder and his wife, Mary, and Vonnie Orozco and her husband Chris, six grandchildren, Anna Haley, Luke Snyder, Sky Snyder, Francesca Main, Jeannette Orozco and Rachelle Navarro. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, three cousins, eight nephews and five nieces.

She was preceded in death by Benjamin Snyder, her husband of 54 years (4/24/1918-2/29/2000), her grandson Jarrett Orozco, her sister Yvonne Jones, and her good friend George Vieira. Those who knew Marie remember her as a high-spirited outspoken woman who loved her family. She was admirable, generous, thoughtful, fair-minded, and kind in all her relationships and much-loved by those who knew her.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Turlock Historical Society, P.O Box 18, Turlock, CA 95381.


In Memory of DeWelden Bassett

De Welden Carl Bassett was born in Fall River Mills to Noel Bassett and Gertrude St. John on May 2, 1934. He left this world on May 28, 2013 in Fall River Mills. He was a lifelong resident of the Intermountain Area.

He worked for the PG&E Hydro Department in Burney for 42 years and was a 30-year member of the Fall River Fire Department. He loved to fish, golf, spend time with friends and family and go to the Pit River Casino.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of Fall River Mills, daughter and son-in-law Julie and Johnny Humphreys of Burney, daughter Melinda Bassett of Fall River Mills and son Rick of Redding, CA, grandson Markus Bassett of Fall River Mills, step grandchildren, Donny Humphreys and Tina Humphreys of Burney, Jeff Dowty of Fall River Mills, sister Toni Diaz of Fall River Mills, brother Harold (Gail) of Fall River Mills, brother’s–in-laws Dan (Connie) Sloan of Portland, Oregon, Jim (Mary) Sloan of Sacramento, CA, sister-in-law Ruth Covington of Burney and numerous great- randchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Andy, his parents, stepmother Iris Bassett and his brother Jack Bassett.

Services will be held at a later date.


In Memory of Helyn Taylor

Helyn Taylor was born in Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1925 to Walter and Helen Rogers. She had an older brother, Walter, and a younger sister, Rosalie, both preceded her in death. Helyn died at Redding Medical Center on May 4, 2013; she was 87 years old.

She attended elementary school in Los Angeles and later the family moved to Commerce, CA.

Helyn married John Patterson; they had two sons, Bruce and Brad. When her sons were in their ‘teen years, she returned to school to earn her GED, graduating valedictorian of her class. She continued her studies to acquire a license to sell real estate. During this time she met Chuck Taylor and they were married in Hawaii. In 1982 they relocated to the Fall River Valley.

In 1984 Helyn and Chuck bought the old Pittville store/post office and spent much time and effort to restore the old building. They made comfortable living quarters in one half of the building and opened an antique store in the second half, thus bringing the Pittville corner back to life. It became an early Christmas tradition for them to host an open house for neighbors and the community, serving homemade soup and breads.

Helyn was proud of her 25 years service with Citizens’ Patrol. She was a past president of the Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Day Club and the Glenburn Community Church.

She is survived by daughter-in-law Linda, two grandsons, Philip and Mark Patterson of Bellflower, California, besides nieces and nephews and many, many frie3nds.

A memorial service will be held June 20th, 2013 at the Glenburn Church. Burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, C.A.


In Memory Of
Alvie Spencer Leighton
March 1, 1926 - May 8, 2013

Born in Diamond Springs, CA, Alvie moved with his family to Day, CA at a very young age. He spent his entire 87 years in the Intermountain Area. He loved living her and felt it was the best place in the world to live.

Alvie was a World War II veteran for the United States Marines, 5th Marine Division, 5th Tank Battalion. He served our country from 1943 - 1946 and was on Iwo Jima when the flag was raised. He was active in American Legion Post 369 and served as commander in 2009.

He is survived by daughter Eva Leighton Zacker, son Alvin Spencer Leighton, grandchildren (Jennifer) and Shandra Murray (Brian), greatgrandchildren Dalton, Marissa, Koby and Logan; step-son Norm Johnson (Debbie), Betsy Johnson, grandchildren Amy Orear (Andy), Andrew Johnson (Katy), Lori Ann Twomey (Tim), Judith Lee Spoward, Debra Lewis (Robert), Heather and Laura Cummings and greatgrandchildren Hallie, JD, Sophia, Allison, Hannah, Nickolass and Alex. He is also survived by brothers Percy Leighton (Yvonne)( and Zean Leighton, sisters Francis Perrine and Lillian Wright (Jim) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by first wife, Vivian M. Gordon Leighton of 21 years and second wife, Jean Johnson Leighton of 37 years.

The measure of a man’s life is not found in the details of where a man was born, lived, or the place and way in which he left this world. The measure of a man’s life is in the way that he spent his time, the lives he touched, the hands he held and the way he is remembered for the things that he did in this world. Alvie was a great dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, a good friend, a hard worker and he loved God, his community and his country.

A celebration of his life will be held on May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery followed by a potluck luncheon at the Veteran’s Hall in Fall River Mills, CA. Memorials can be made in his memory to the Willis F. Hollenbreak American Legion Post 369, Fall River Mills, CA 96028or His Houe Fellowship Building Fund, mailing address: 29575 Day Road, McArthur, CA.96056.


In Memory of Charlotte Ann (Bassett) Carmichael
August 28, 1957 - April 30, 2013

Charlotte Ann (Bassett) Carmichael passed away at her home in Anderson, CA, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. She was 55 years-old.

Charlotte was born in Redding, CA, on August 28, 1957, to Thelma Bassett of Redding and Harold Bassett of Fall River Mills. Charlotte graduated from Burney High School in 1975 and married Barry Lewellyn. They later divorced, and in 1981, she married Dave Carmichael of Burney. In 2000, she divorced Dave in 1993 and moved to the Anderson/ Redding area.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Gonzales of Redding, CA and her son, Joe Lewellyn of Box Ankle, Georgia. She is also survived by her grandmother, Elvira Knowles of Redding, her mother, Thelma Bassett of Redding, her father, Harold Bassett and wife, Gail, of Fall River Mills, her sisters, Natalie Cox and husband, Gary, of Fall River Mills and Nola Powell and husband, Russell, of Chico, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, McArthur, on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. A potluck will follow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 43710 Hwy. 299 East, Fall River Mills. Flowers may be sent to 43848 Hwy. 299 East, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.


Maxine Snelling-Sanders
September 24, 1931 – April 21, 2013

Maxine Snelling-Sanders went to join her lord and savior on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Vibra Hospital in Redding. She was 81-years-old.

Maxine was born to Beachel and Lolie Turner in Casa, Arkansas on September 24, 1931. She was the sister to twin, Pauline (deceased), brothers Marvin (deceased), Melvin (deceased), Bob (deceased) and survivors, brother Chuck and sister Lily.

Maxine attended Fall River High School and married James Snelling in October of 1948, later divorcing and marrying Jack Sanders. She lived in San Lorenzo, CA and the Bay Area from 1955 until August 1, 2012 when she moved to Burney. She was employed by Xerox and American Can Company for 30 years while living in the Bay Area.

She is survived by daughter Glenda Lawhun [g Sparks, Nevada and son-in-law, Randy; son Larry Snelling of Burney and daughter-in-law, Peggy, brother Chuck Turner, of Burney, and wife Linda, sister Lily Putzke (Tijeras, New Mexico) and husband Tom. She also leaves grandchildren Jennifer McIntosh, Jim and Lacy Snelling and Robby and Tyler and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and potluck will be held May 31st at the First Baptist Church in Burney at 1 p.m.


Donald G. Pearson

Donald G. Pearson of Hat Creek, CA passed away in his home April 6, 2013. He was 83. He is survived by his wife Leilia, sons Ron Davis, Bob Pearson, Don Davis, Brian Pearson, Tom Pearson, John Pearson, and daughters Cathy Myers, Ginny Leija, and Sandra Penney., 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was a US Navy veteran with the 1st Marine Division during the Korean Conflict. His unitwas awarded the Presidential  citation for action from Sept. 15, 1950- Oct. 1950.

Don moved to the Intermountain area in the late 60’s. He worked in the plywood industry until he retired.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Inter Mountain Hospice PO BOX 459 Fall River Mills, Ca 96028.


Patricia Davis

Patricia Davis 1947- 2013. Patricia Davis was born on August 14, 1947 in New London, Connecticut. She moved to the small town of Burney with her family in 1993. She passed away suddenly on April 5, 2013 at home.

 She leaves behind her husband of 47 years, Jack Davis of Burney, her two beautiful daughters, Danielle and Kimberly, and her two granddaughters, Bailey and Megan. She was born to the late Charles and Jacquelyn Martin and was the middle child of three children. Her older sister is Sherry, and her younger brother is Steven. She also had four nieces and two nephews.

In her free time she found comfort in her Lutheran faith. She loved to bowl on Monday mornings, cross-stitching, black powder shooting, as well as traveling and meeting new friends. She will be greatly missed but will live on through all of her loving friends and family. There will be a Celebration of Life held at Faith Lutheran Church in Burney on April 27th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.


In Memory of Peter Lorenzen

Peter (Pete) Ross Lorenzen, born February 5, 1936 in Fall River Mills, Calif., passed away on April 4, 2013 at his home in Day, Calif. Pete was a lifelong resident of the Intermountain area; he grew up in Day and attended school at the one-room Day school house until junior high when he attended Fall River Jr. Sr. High School where he graduated with the class of 1954. Pete worked in construction and ranching until his retirement in 2001. He was a third-generation rancher and ran his family’s ranch, which he and his wife, Laurel, purchased in 1965 (and which has been in the Lorenzen family for over 100 years).

Pete very much enjoyed deer hunting along with working in his shop, cutting firewood and spending time at his cabin near Medicine Lake. He is survived by his wife, Laurel; his children Linda (and Roger) Carr of Napa, Calif., Kathrine (and Delbert) Howard of Day, Peter (and Susie) Lorenzen, Jr., of Day and Anna (and Joel) Strickland of Perry, Fla; his twin sister Pat Estes of Pittville, Calif.; his pet beagle, Sadie; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Services were held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Day Community Hall at 11:00 a.m. A potluck reception followed. Memorial donations may be given to Intermountain Hospice or acharity of your choice.


In Memory of Yvonne Williams

Yvonne Williams passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her home in McArthur, California on April 7, 2013.

She is survived by  her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 52 Years, Dick Williams. Loving mother of Shawn Sumpter of Cloverdale and sonin- law Brian. Devoted grandmother of Sarah and Joshua Sumpter, students at U.C. Davis. Sister of Arthur (Azelea) Rheingans, Almira Mercer, Vivian Rheingans and Dick Rheingans. Affectionate aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.

Yvonne was born in Salinas, California on July 7, 1941. She was a member of the first class to graduate from North Salinas High School in 1960. She and her husband Dick lived in Atascadero CA (1963- 1971) and Healdsburg CA (1971-2006) before settling in McArthur in 2006.

Yvonne enjoyed golfing and was awarded the Ladies Club “Most Improved Golfer” at Tayman Park in Healdsburg (2004) and at the Fall River Golf Course in Fall River Mills (2012). She also enjoyed traveling to places where there was sun for golf and water for swimming.

Yvonne loved to make people happy. To honor her please extend an act of kindness to someone in need.

There will be no services at this time. To extend condolences you may visit www.mcdonaldschapelburney.com.


In Memory of
Rollin Schortgen

Rollin Dale Schortgen of Little Valley, CA passed away March 27, 2013. Rollin was born in Redding, CA March 17, 1939 to Al and Della Schortgen and raised on a ranch by Jim and Stella Estes in Pittville along with brothers David, Melvin, Wallace, and sister Clara. As a teenager Rollin moved to Chico where he met and fell in love with Juanda Labron. They married and had three children; Ruth, Rick, and a baby (Rhonda) who preceded him in death.

A self-taught mechanic, Rollin worked various jobs relying on his mechanical abilities for which he could fix, repair, fabricate, and work on anything from a Briggs & Stratton mower engine to a Freight Liner semi truck. In 1983 Rollin moved back to the area where he was raised and started his own mobile repair, towing, and automotive parts business. He built a shop on his property to work on many rebuild projects: overhauls, repairing, and tinkering on jeeps, trucks, and old cars.

 Rollin had a passion for always having a dog or two --or more—around for companionship. Rollin had an open personality and made friends easily. Usually a conversation with him would lead to cars, trucks, or a cart or two that he either had or could get for you through someone he knew. Rollin is survived by his daughter Ruth Torre and her husband John, his son Rick and his wife Debbie, 5 granddaughters and 3 great grand sons. He is also survived by brothers David and Wallace, and his sister Clara and their families. He was preceded in death by brother Melvin. He leaves behind beloved companions Midge Parsons and Ann Knight, numerous cousins and many, many friends.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at the PineGrove Cemetery in McArthur with family and friends officiating. Arrangements are being handled by McDonalds Chapel Burney. www.mcdonaldschapelburney.com


In Memory of
Eleanor “Ellie” Sauble
1924-2013

Eleanor Grace “Ellie” Sauble was born February 15, 1924 in Springfield, MA to Harry and Grace Knight. She cherished her birth family and spent much time with them at the family’s cottage in the Berkshires. She became an accomplished pianist in her early years and played often in many venues for the benefit of others.

She graduated from Lexington High School in Lexington, MA in 1942. Extremely active in college, she was involved with Sigma Kappa, Protestant Council, Scarlet Key, French club, Beta Sigma Phi and airmen support groups. She graduated from Boston University in 1946.

After college she taught languages and piano at Northboro High School in MA where she also received recognition for her teaching and involvement. Later she worked for System Development Corp (Raytheon).

She was transferred across the country to Los Angeles, CA in 1957. It was at this time that she became involved in the Single Young Adults of Westwood Methodist Church. In this group she made lifelong friends one of whom became her husband on May 9, 1959, Earl Richard “Dick” Sauble.  She enthusiastically became mother to Dick’s young son, Rick, as Dick was a widower. The couple lived in Receda and then in Woodland Hills, CA where their son, Jim, and daughter, Janet, were born. In 1964, Dick and Ellie (along with Dick’s parents) moved to the old Ratledge ranch in Hat Creek, CA where, surrounded by hardworking, good people, they put down their roots permanently.

Ellie was the antithesis of laziness. While raising the kids she worked in benefits, school programs, musicals, PTA, Grange, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Nurses Aids, Music Day Camps, substituting in the schools, teaching home-bound students, and teaching piano. She and Dick hosted the annual Farm Bureau picnic several years and had community apple squeezing parties.

On the sideline Ellie made lovely braided rugs, did square dancing, pretended to like the gifts of snakes, lizards and mice brought in by her daughter, cooked up the fish we caught, and played Bridge with Dick and friends.

Ellie poured herself out for others: her family, friends, strangers, especially the elderly and homebound. She expressed her love through hospitality, music and letter writing.

Ellie passed away on March 4 at the age of 89. She is survived by her children, Rick, Jim and Janet and their spouses, her siblings, Burt, Arlene and Harry and their spouses, her 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dick, her husband of 41 years, preceded her in death.


In loving Memory of
Lester James Warner

On February 24, 2013 Lester James Warner passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA. He was a loving husband to Sarah Maxine Warner and lived in the town of Cassel for the past 30 years. He was married to Maxine for 63 years. He is survived by Maxine and three adult children, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. His oldest daughter Carolyn Sue Page-Stalnacker resides in Martinez, CA and her two daughters Julie and Stephanie reside in Central California and Oregon respectively. His son James Robert Warner lives in Central California along with his wife and their two sons. Patricia Gravenmeier resides in Texas with her family. He is also survived by his sister, Ana Grochow of Tustin, California.

Lester James Warner was an active and vital member of his community. He was a graduate of Long Beach State with a degree in engineering and served in the Navy. He was at Pearl Harbor in WWII and served in a civil position for over 30 years. His colorful career included a stint as a test pilot, and he traveled the world working on electrical systems in any port of call required by our military. After retiring to Cassel at age 50, he continued to serve his community and worked for a local group of contractors who employed a group of superiorly skilled retirees who called themselves “The Chain Gang.” He also helped in the rebuilding and refurbishing of the First Baptist Church in Burney. During the fire which devastated the area surrounding Burney, he served with the volunteer fire department operating a ham radio to assist in the positioning of firefighters and equipment. Even after his career ended he considered himself “on call” to assist the community in any way possible and could be counted on to lend his skills to jobs large and small, wherever there was a need.

As his son it is my pleasure to share his accomplishments and to say a few words about the man who often didn’t say a word about what he did to help others. He set a wonderful example to his family and community.


In Loving Memory of
Ruth Oveta Green

Ruth Oveta Green, 77, of Paradise, CA Died February 4, 2013 at her home. She lost the battle to lung and throat cancer. Ruth was born October 8, 1935 in Garberville, CA. 

She married Dale Owen Green on March 21, 1956 in Los Molinas, CA who proceeded her in death. She was known to her family and friends as Ruthie or Auntie Foo.

Ruthie loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, gardening, and making her famous maple bars.

She worked as a L.V.N. nurse at Enloe Hospital in the early 1960’s. She moved to Burney in 1995 after the death of her husband.

She enjoyed working at the senior nutritional center in Burney for approximately six years as a volunteer. She loved working in the kitchen where she helped in preparing food, and setting up the dining room. Her passion was to help and care for others until 2007 when she made the move to Paradise, CA to reside with her oldest daughter Diane Allen.

Ruthie was like a second mother to her four Palmer nieces - Corky, Nanners, Tuffy and Mikki Moo.

Ruthie is survived by her sister, Shirley L. Palmer of Round Mountain; two daughters - Diane Allen of Paradise and Clara Sue Wallis (spouse Tom) of Burney; four sons - Dale A Green (spouse Susan) of Happy Valley, Gene (spouse Cathrine) of Burney, Jimmie Green of Johnson Park and son Terry Lee Green who preceded her in death.

She had several grandchildren, two of whom served in the military - Sgt. Brian Bone (US Army) and Sgt William Bone (US Air Force) and a granddaughter - Janessa Folmar (US Navy).

Ruthie also has several great-grandchildren.

No funeral service will be held, but there will be a Celebration of Life May 12, 2013 at the Station Cafe in Montgomery Creek at noon. This is a rain or shine event (please be prepared to provide for you and your guest).


In Memory Of
Lucille Woodruff Guyn Phelps
and William H. Phelps

Lucille Woodruff Guyn Phelps From Blackfoot, Idaho, to San Francisco to Chico and eventually Shasta County, Lucille Woodruff Guyn Phelps (Lulu) led an unusual life, rising to each new challenge and establishing a legacy for her family. She was born January 6, 1920. She was the seventh of ten children born to Leo and Eda Woodruff, the descendant of Mormon pioneers. She worked her way through college, attending University of Idaho and completing her degree at UC, Berkeley in 1948. Later in her life, Lucy went back to earn a Master’s in Child Development and Theatre Arts at San Francisco State. Lucy married Jack Guyn in 1948. Together they had six children, including two sets of twins, all born within a five year period. After Jack’s early death, she fell in love with William H. (Bill) Phelps. They married in 1965 and Bill joined the family of Guyn teenagers. Lucy taught in the public school system for thirty years. Her passion was kindergarten. After her retirement, Lucy and Bill founded the Hat Creek Playhouse where she and Bill produced and directed summer plays for more than 20 years. They traveled the world together learning and growing as they went. As Lucy grew older, she faced each new challenge with dignity, grace and courage. Until her death at 93, Lucy continued to provide love, support and wisdom for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She remained a staunch supporter of educating women and a strong advocate for equality. Lucy died on January 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill (who died the day before), and her daughter Janis Guyn (Tom) McGrann. She is survived by her children, Kristin Guyn (Abe) Hathaway, Tom (Natalie) Guyn, Jim (Jane) Guyn, Heidi Guyn (John) Urias, Holly Guyn (John) Smart, sister Melva Wilkins, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and loving caregivers. March on, Mom!

William H. Phelps William H. “Bill” Phelps was born in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1921. He was the youngest of the three children of Robert W. and Carrie Mildred (Jones) Phelps. Shortly after his mother died in 1928, Bill went to live with an uncle in Brea and then his grandmother in Hemet, graduating from Hemet High School in 1939. He then attended UC Berkeley graduating in 1943. Following graduation, Bill entered the U.S. Navy serving as an Ensign in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He was honorably discharged as a LTJG in 1946. After separating from service, Bill attended Hastings Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1950. Bill practiced law for three years in Walnut Creek before moving to Fall River Mills to begin private practice. His first office was a small corner table in the bar at the Fall River Hotel. He was often paid in produce and meat. In 1958, Bill married Marie Knoch of Fall River Mills, CA. She had a  son, Tom Martin. After only six years of happy marriage Marie died of cancer in 1964.  In 1965, Bill married Lucy Guyn and her six children. In 1963, Bill was appointed Justice of the Peace. Following that, in 1976, he was elected to the Shasta County Superior Court where he established a reputation for integrity and fairness throughout the community. Following his retirement, Bill and Lucy founded the Hat Creek Playhouse where Bill fulfilled his lifetime dream of being on the stage. Lucy and Bill traveled the world together. Bill died at home on January 23, 2013 in Redding, California. His wife, Lucy, died the next morning. Bill was preceded in death by his daughter Janis (Tom) Mc- Grann. He is survived by Kristin Guyn (Abe) Hathaway, Tom (Natalie) Guyn, Jim (Jane) Guyn, Heidi Guyn (John) Urias, Holly Guyn (John) Smart, Thomas (Michal) Martin, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Combined memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3950 Sunflower Drive, Redding, California.


In Memory of Tuffy Hamilton

Tuffy Hamilton was born on February 24th, 1943 in Fall River Mills, CA. Tuffy spent his whole life living and working in the Fall River Valley. Tuffy worked for his Uncle Boss at the  McArthur Mercantile during his youth. Tuffy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 29, but he never let the disease beat him. Tuffy loved to cut wood, ride horses, chase cattle and work in his garden. As Tuffy got older his passion became his dahlia’s. The citizens of the Fall River Valley got to enjoy Tuffy’s dahlia’s at the Intermountain Fair, in pictures around town, but most of all during the annual garden tour. Tuffy raised many types of flowers and vegetables in his green house that he provided to many community members and organizations. Tuffy was a huge supporter of the McArthur FFA and was an honorary chapter member. Tuffy helped the McArthur FFA with their annual plant sale in the spring. Tuffy is survived by his brother Jim Hamilton and family of Adin, CA and his sister Joanne Stiller and family of Fall River Mills. There was a celebration of life held on July 20th, 2013 at his home at 44405 Dee Knoch Road, Fall River Mills, CA. In lieu of flowers and food please make all donations to the McArthur FFA chapter in Tuffy’s name. He will be missed!


 


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