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John Robert Caton - 1933-2012

John Robert Caton, 78 of Montgomery Creek, died Monday, January 30th at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
He was born in Sterling City, CA on July 19th 1933.  He moved to Shasta County when he was 7.  He was a surveyor for Claire Hill & Associates for 18 years. He owned Montgomery Creek Shell in Montgomery Creek and was a Shasta County Supervisor for 12 years.
He served for several years as a trustee for the Shasta Union High School Board and the Mountain Union School District Board. He was the first fire chief of the Montgomery Creek Volunteer Fire Department and was a past Lions Club Member.  Mr. Caton is survived by his wife, Katherine;  four children: John Jr., Joe, James and Kristina and five grandchildren..
Services were held at Halcomb Cemetery in Montgomery Creek on February 4th. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Montgomery Creek Volunteer Fire Department.


James Covington
James Covington, 77, of Burney died at Mercy Medical Center on January 30, 2012. Service will be scheduled at a later date.



James Davis Greer

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for James Davis Greer, 79, of Ozark, Arkansas, formerly of Fall River Mills, CA.
Born November 6, 1932 in Gold Dust, Tennessee, Mr. Greer died January 19, 2012 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Before retiring he was the lead grounds keeper at the Inter Mountain Fair in McArthur.
He is survived by his wife, Dayle Cowell Greer of Ozark; two sons, Lieutenant Colonel James L. Greer of Afghanistan and David of Red Bluff; one daughter, Mary Greer Baak of Windsor, Colorado; two sisters, Sue Ann Greer and Bonita Crique, both of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Danny Greer of Crane, Missouri; and six grandchildren.
Condolences may be placed on line at www.shafferfuneralhomeweb.com


Jessie Lee Robinson


Jessie Lee Robinson of Fall River Mills, California passed away on January 26,2012. 
She was born January 12, 1935 in Long Beach California to Fred and Florence Anderson. 
Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, Wayne Robinson of Pittville, her children; Freida (David) Branson, Jill (Doug) Baucom, Wrendy (Phil) Wayman, and Mitch Robinson, and her brothers; Greg (Christine) Anderson and Doug (Linda) Anderson. 
Mrs. Robinson was also blessed to have many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Robinson was an accomplished musician and artist.  She also volunteered with many organizations throughout the community, including Meyers Memorial Hospital, the Fall River Mills library, the Food Bank and the Eastern Shasta County Sheriff’s Flying Posse.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Hwy 299 in Fall River Mills. 


Melvin David Schneider


Melvin David Schneider, 86, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital where he had been a resident in Long Term Care.  Melvin was born January 25, 1926 in Day, California, one of nine siblings born to Fred and Viola (Rogers) Schneider .
Melvin graduated from Fall River High School and then worked in the logging industry as a timber faller.  He married Rose (Roshanna) Agee in the Methodist Church in Fall River Mills on May 7, 1955.  Melvin was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He was an avid hunter/gatherer and belonged to the American Legion Post 369 in Fall River Mills and the Burney VFW Post 5689 in Burney.
Melvin leaves behind his wife of almost 57 years, Rose, his three sons Fred, Albert, and Norman, and his daughter Joycelyn Christman, his sisters Freda Murphy of San Luis Obispo, CA, Amy McCulley of Burney CA, his brother Asa of Pittville, CA, five granddaughters Renee of McArthur, CA, Calie of Spokane, WA, Aubrie of Denver, CO, Ali of Palmer AK, Dory of Palmer, AK, and grandsons Bradley of McArthur, CA, David of Palmer, AK, and Jeremy of Redding, CA , along with numerous nephews and nieces.   Preceding Melvin in death were his mother and father Viola and Fred Schneider, his brothers Charles, Robert, and Eugene, and his sisters Viola and LaVela.
A Graveside service for Melvin will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery 44631 Hwy 299 E, McArthur, CA.  A reception will follow in George Ingram Hall at the McArthur Fairgrounds. 

Craig Turner

Craig Thomas Turner, 38, of Burney, passedaway at UCSF Medical Center on November 1, 2012 of natural causes. McDonald’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Beverly Isenberg

Beverly Isenberg of McArthur, age 87, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital of natural causes. McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


 In Memory of Ida Belle Shiplet

Ida Belle Shiplet was born in Conroe, Texas on October 5, 1936 to Lois Batson and A.V. Batson. She passed away at home on April 8, 2012 leaving behind her husband of 57 years, Dave, son Dave Jr. of Yuma, AZ, brothers J.J. Batson and A.V. “Sonny” Batson of Alvin, TX, sisters Pauline Williams of Bertram, TX and Mary Gambrell of Alvin, TX, grandson Christopher Shiplet of Yuma, AZ, granddaughters Mallory Shiplet and Hillary Jacques of Redding, and her adored great-granddaughter Eden. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Donnie Shiplet.

Before retirement, Ida was employed by the Burney School District for 15 years as secretary and was involved in numerous school activities. She belonged to the California School Employees Association and was designated Employee of the Year, Office Services, in 1976. She belonged to the Burney Soroptomists, Burney Lions Auxiliary, served as director of the United Way of Burney and director of the Intermountain Aid to the Handicapped. She was the honorary mayor of Burney and the grand marshal of the Intermountain Fair Parade. Her service to the community never stopped. She was secretary/treasurer for Cub Scouts Pack 38, secretary/treasurer for the Burney Pop Warner Football Team, scorekeeper for Burney Jr. High Boys Basketball, chairwoman for the Hospitality Room Tournament of Champions, secretary/treasurer for the Burney Booster Club, president of the Burney PTA, and secretary of the Burney Sasshayers Square Dance Club. She will be missed.

Ida’s funeral service was held Thursday, April 12, 2012.

 Memorial contributions can be made to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96029.


In Memory of Dale Edwin Albaugh

Edwin Albaugh passed away February 18, 2012. Dale was born on September 4, 1935 in Baker City, Oregon to Ed and Orma Albaugh. In 1937 he moved to Adin, CA when his parents purchased the Frosty Acres Ranch. Dale graduated from Adin High School in 1953, and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Utah State University. Dale served in the United States Army from 1958 - 1960.

Dale was an active member of his community and industry. He served on the Federal Land Bank Board of Directors, Fall River/Big Valley Cattlemen’s board of directors and past president, Lassen County School Board, Director of the Weed and Pest Abatement District, Director of Lassen/ Modoc Flood Control District, Sheep Leader for Providence 4-H Club, and FFA Honorary Chapter Member. Dale was awarded the Shorthorn Seed Stock Producer of the Year, and was a life-long member of the Farm Bureau, National Farmer’s Organization and Cattlemen’s Association.

Dale married Barbara Jean November 24, 1968, they raised four children together: Patti, Aaron, Nancy and Andy. Dale was known as a proficient roper and master of animal behavior. He was mild mannered and rarely uttered a harsh word. Dale was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, but never wanted to accept one. He believed in hard work and proper care of the animals and land. His favorite quote was “Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over.”

Dale would pull your ear when you were wrong, but was first in line to pat you on the back when you were right. He loved his family and treated everyone with equal love, dignity, respect, and kindness.

Dale was a selfless, humble man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His “Life Lessons” will live on in his children and grandchildren for many generations to come as they are passed down in the hopes of making each of us a little more like him.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Orama Albaugh. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Jean, Mother-in- aw Carrie Guttry, sister Jean and husband Bob Walker of Rough and Ready, CA, brother Ron and wife Lavern Albaugh of Fallon, NV; Children Pattie and Vince Ellison of Adin, CA, Aaron and Becky Albaugh of Adin, CA, Nancy and Stacy McClaflin of Crescent CIty, CA, Andy and Helen Albaugh of Adin, CA; Grandchildren JEssi, Katie, Dakota,Brandi, LeAnn, Natalie, Barrett, Paige, Austin and Cooper as well as great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fall River/Big Valley Cattlement's Association Scholarship fund or a charity of your choice.


Thelma C. Alvarado

Thelma C. Alvarado was born November 19, 1933 in San Diego and died September 16, 2012 in Burney.  Private Services will be held at a future date.


Jimmy Joe Brown

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., October 27, 2012 at the Lions Hall in McArthur. Mr. Borwn died October 13 in Sacramento. Internment will be at the Fall River Cemetery.


Clyda Goodfellow

Clyda Goodfellow age 72 years, of Cassel, passed away at her residence October 14, 2012 of natural causes. McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Les Cooper

September 13, 1930 – April 13, 2012. Les Cooper died at home after a lengthy illness. Les was born in Los Angeles, CA. He was a long-standing member of IBEW 595 out of Alameda County. He moved from the Bay Area to Pittville in 1992 after his retirement. He enjoyed many outdoor activities and was a member of the local classic car club. He is survived by his three children: daughter Denise Ginochio of Stone Coal Valley, son Jim Cooper of Day and son Steve Cooper and wife Seng of Hercules, CA. He also leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives, Dorothy Cooper and Alice Jean Cooper and son Paul Cooper.  At his request there will be no public services.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to Intermountain Hospice c/o Mayers Memorial Hospital.


Delmar Perkins

Graveside services for Delmar Perkins, 85, of Burney will be at 1:00 p.m. August 24, 2012 at the new section of the Burney Cemetery on Bailey Street in Burney. He was born January 23, 1929 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. A 45-year resident of Burney, he was a W.W. II U.S. Navy Sea Bee. Delmar enjoyed hunting fishing, bowler and jogger. He is survived by his wife Betty; two daughters, Linda Ragsdale and Colleen Buford; son, Scott Perkins grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


 William Robinson

Wayne William Robinson was surrounded by family as he passed away Saturday, April, 1 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose after an unexpected illness.

Mr. Robinson was born on August 8, 1934 in Santa Ana California. He married Jessie Lee Anderson on October 1, 1953, and together they raised four children. The Robinson family enjoyed many camping and boating vacations together. He was an aeronautical engineer and worked on the Apollo and other space programs. An avid angler, Mr. Robinson and his wife fell in love with Fall River Mills and the surrounding areas, and retired there to enjoy the fishing. He obtained his pilot’s license at age 70, and was a member of the Eastern Shasta County Sheriff ’s Flying Posse.

Mr. Robinson is preceded in death by his wife Jessie Lee, who passed away in January of this year. He is survived by his daughters and their families; Freida (David) Branson of Ridgecrest, Jill (Doug) Baucom of Salinas, Wrendy (Phil) Wayman of San Jose, and his son Mitch Robinson of Santa Cruz. He and his wife Jessie Lee were also blessed to have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His best friend Willy, a border collie, will take up residence with family.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 43710 Hwy 299 East, Fall River Mills, California.


Norman Bidwell

Floyd Norman Bidwell passed away February 12, 2012, at the family ranch in Hat Creek, CA. Mr. Bidwell passed of natural causes at the age of 87 years old. A lifelong resident, rancher, and farmer, Mr. Bidwell prided himself in raising Hereford Cattle.

Floyd was born in Fall River, CA. May 8th 1924 to father Charles McKinley Bidwell and mother Birdie Lena Haynes. He was a member of the McArthur FFA where he received the American Farmer Degree. He was a member of the Boy’s League, Epworth League, and graduated from Fall River High School in 1942. Floyd worked at the Chandler Ranch in Baker, Oregon learning the purebred industry for over a year. He then returned to Hat Creek and founded Bidwell Herefords. He married Ethel Martin of Elko, Nevada in 1953. Over the years Floyd and Ethel continued to build and expand their ranch and purebred cow herd. In 1955 they started their family with the birth of their son Charles (Chuck) and then came James Ross in 1957 followed by Mark Norman in 1959. In 1960 they completed their family with Cynthia Marie, their baby girl. In later years he married his second wife Sharon Marsters Bidwell.

Floyd was very active in the cattle industry and concerned with state and national issues. He served as president of the Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association as well as a board member. He was president of the California Nevada Hereford Association, member of the Shasta District Fair Board, and the Fall River Soil Conservation Board. Floyd also took pride in being inducted into the Cow Boy Hall of Fame in the late 1940’s. He showed cattle and bulls throughout the country, including the Red Bluff Bull Sale. He prided himself in exhibiting many Hereford champions throughout the years but was exceptionally proud of receiving the Jim Alford Top Consignor Buckle.

Preceding Floyd in death was eldest son Chuck, father Mack, mother Birdie, and sisters Virginia DeAtley and Marjorie Ernest. Surviving family members include first wife and lifelong friend, Ethel Bidwell of Hat Creek and second wife Sharon Stevenson of Cottonwood, son James Ross and Peggy of Hat Creek, son Mark Norman and Debbie of Hat Creek, daughter Cynthia Marie Bidwell of Burney, grandchildren Charles Martin Bidwell and Robin of Cottonwood, Chad James Bidwell and Carrie of Alturas, granddaughter Lindsey Marie Carrington and Jeremy of Santa Rosa, Tanner Wayne Songer of San Diego, Wade Michael Songer of Idaho, granddaughters Blaire Mackenzie Bidwell of Hollister, Bliss Cherie Bidwell of Chico, Bailey Lee Bidwell of Hat Creek, great-grandchildren Bryce Floyd Bidwell of Cottonwood, Cooper Wayne Carrington of Santa Rosa, Madison Lynn Bidwell of Alturas, sisters Maxine Bidwell Summers of Redding, Joann Bidwell Wolfe of Medford, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 66, McArthur, CA 96056 or California Nevada Junior Hereford Association Awards Fund at 5640 County Road 65, Willows, CA 95988. A private Family Burial will be conducted at the Burney Cemetery Friday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held February 24th at 1:00 p.m. at George Ingram hall in McArthur. There will be a potluck and visitation immediately following.


Marion Smith

Marion T. Smith, 79, of  Hat Creek died June 21,2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Allen and Dahl are handling the arrangements.


Margaret Briggs

Margaret Briggs, 62, of Montgomery Creek died June 21, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Allen and Dahl are handling the arrangements.


Norman Bidwell

Floyd Norman Bidwell passed away February 12, 2012, at the family ranch in Hat Creek, CA. Mr. Bidwell passed of natural causes at the age of 87 years old. A lifelong resident, rancher, and farmer, Mr. Bidwell prided himself in raising Hereford Cattle.  Floyd was born in Fall River, CA. May 8th 1924 to father Charles McKinley Bidwell and mother Birdie Lena Haynes. He was a member of the McArthur FFA where he received the American Farmer Degree. He was a member of the Boy’s League, Epworth League, and graduated from Fall River High School in 1942. Floyd worked at the Chandler Ranch in Baker, Oregon learning the purebred industry for over a year. He then returned to Hat Creek and founded Bidwell Herefords. He married Ethel Martin of Elko, Nevada in 1953. Over the years Floyd and Ethel continued to build and expand their ranch and purebred cow herd. In 1955 they started their family with the birth of their son Charles (Chuck) and then came James Ross in 1957 followed by Mark Norman in 1959. In 1960 they completed their family with Cynthia Marie, their baby girl. In later years he married his second wife Sharon Marsters Bidwell.

Floyd was very active in the cattle industry and concerned with state and national issues. He served as president of the Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association as well as a board member. He was president of the California Nevada Hereford Association, member of the Shasta District Fair Board, and the Fall River Soil Conservation Board. Floyd also took pride in being inducted into the Cow Boy Hall of Fame in the late 1940’s. He showed cattle and bulls throughout the country, including the Red Bluff Bull Sale. He prided himself in exhibiting many Hereford champions throughout the years but was exceptionally proud of receiving the Jim Alford Top Consignor Buckle.  Preceding Floyd in death was eldest son Chuck, father Mack, mother Birdie, and sisters Virginia DeAtley and Marjorie Ernest. Surviving family members include first wife and lifelong friend, Ethel Bidwell of Hat Creek and second wife Sharon Stevenson of Cottonwood, son James Ross and Peggy of Hat Creek, son Mark Norman and Debbie of Hat Creek, daughter Cynthia Marie Bidwell of Burney, grandchildren Charles Martin Bidwell and Robin of Cottonwood, Chad James Bidwell and Carrie of Alturas, granddaughter Lindsey Marie Carrington and Jeremy of Santa Rosa, Tanner Wayne Songer of San Diego, Wade Michael Songer of Idaho, granddaughters Blaire Mackenzie Bidwell of Hollister, Bliss Cherie Bidwell of Chico, Bailey Lee Bidwell of Hat Creek, great-grandchildren Bryce Floyd Bidwell of Cottonwood, Cooper Wayne Carrington of Santa Rosa, Madison Lynn Bidwell of Alturas, sisters Maxine Bidwell Summers of Redding, Joann Bidwell Wolfe of Medford, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews.


 Bertha Bernadene Bodie Tracy

Bertha Bernadene Bodie Tracy was born April 10, 1917 to Herbert Howard Bodie and Meryl Inez in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.  In 1942 she married Leonard Tracy and they had three children. In 1948 they moved to the United States where she enjoyed working in several careers - nursing, accounting and as a seamstress. She had many talents with a primary interest in anything artistic. She was a strong and determined woman who had a zest for life and for helping the less fortunate. Her loyalty to her family and friends was limitless.

Life was her interest with happy times being spent bowling (until she was 88) arts and crafts, crosswords and going to the casino. In 1983 she and Len moved back to Canada until 2005.

In that year she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moved back to California with her daughters. Over the next few years er health deteriorated,  but she never complained and met the challenges of the disease in stride.

She succumbed peacefully to the disease on February 7, 2012. She will be laid to rest in Canada next to her beloved husband who preceded her in death in 1996.

She is survived by two daughters, Valerie and Crickett; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many friends. She will be missed but never forgotten. No funeral services will be held, but a memorial for her friends and family is scheduled for April 10 at the Pit River Casino.. The family extends their thanks and appreciation to all those who loved and cared for her, and for all of the condolences received.


Neil Matthew Giffen

Neil Matthew Giffen, 54, of McArthur died of natural causes, April 27, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital. McDonald’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Roy V. Kimp

Roy V. Kimp, 78, of Burney died Wednesday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).


Kay Ellen Spaeth

Kay Ellen Spaeth, 65 years of age, born in Phoenix, Arizona on August 29, 1946 passed away at her home in Montgomery Creek on April 11, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

Kay is survived by her husband, Mike Spaeth; son, Gary Fikes; daughter, Lisa Shim; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. April 21 at Halcumb Cemetery in Montgomery Creek with a get together following at the Community Center.


In Memory of
Dennis E. Heitman
November 22, 1942– March 22, 2012

 Died at home unexpectedly in Old Station, CA. Born and raised in Alameda, CA. He retired from the Oakland Fire Department in 1993 and moved to Old Station, CA where he & his wife built their own home and became Pacific Crest Trail Angels. Dennis leaves behind his wife; Georgianna, his children; Sandra, Daniel, Charlotte, Maryanne, Jennifer and Nicole, his grandchildren; Stephanie, Michael, Derek, Matthew, Jacob, Alison and Marshall, his sister Cindy and his brother John. Memorial service to be held at a later date, for information contact, Georgi at bobbnweav@gmail. com or Nikki at nicole@bkaco.com Donations can be made in his name to Oakland Firefighters Random Acts -Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, P.O. Box 874, Oakland, CA 94604-0874.


Carolyn Mulholland

Carolyn J. Mulholland, 66, of Bieber died July 18 at Mayers Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel.


  Robin McDonald Greer

Robin McDonald Greer passed away February 11, 2012 at the age of 51. Robin was born in Fortuna, CA to Robert and Ramona McDonald on February 20, 1961. Robin and her family relocated to Canby, CA at the age of 7, and then moved to Adin with her family . She is a graduate of Big Valley High School, living most of her life in Adin. Robin was proceeded in death by a daughter, Mandy Lynn, her sister Vickie, her mother Ramona, and her husband Rick. Robin is survived by her children: Waylon Dowell of Reno, NV, daughters Candice Wagner, Jennifer Adams of Red Bluff, her father Bob Mc- Donald of Adin, CA, brothers Scott McDonald of Bieber, CA and Doug McDonald of Susanville, CA. Also survivors include numerous grandchildren: Jimmy, Aireona, Paris, Kaylee, Danica, Jeremy, Ava, Avery, and Jaxen, with many nephews and nieces and their children, including loving uncles, aunts and cousins. Services were held Saturday, February 18th at the Alturas Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.


Mr. Leslie Cooper

Mr. Leslie Cooper of McArthur, age 81, passed away April 13, 2012 at his residence of natural causes.. McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Roy E. Hamilton

Roy E. Hamilton of Cassel, CA, age 75, passed away at home on February 12, 2012 of natural causes. He was born June 13, 1936 in Hydesville, CA to Elber and Hazel Hamilton. Roy was a saw filer by trade and worked in the Fortuna Veneer and Eel River Saw Mills. He and his wife moved to Shasta County in 1992. Roy leaves his wife, Rachel of Cassel, son Tod of Yuba City, CA, daughter Dena (Don) Walker of Oroville, brother Ted (Nonda) Hamilton of Lake Havasu City, AZ, grandson Arik Painter, and granddaughter Kalyn Gray. Services will be held March 2, 2012 at the Northern California Veteran’s Cemetery in Igo, CA at 2 P.M. If you wish to honor Roy with a memorial contribution, please do so to the charity of your choice.


Daniel Scott Quinlan

Our beloved son, brother and friend passed away quietly on Friday, February 17th, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.  "Thorn," as he was known to friends,  was born June 21, 1975, in Fontana, Ca to Jon and Sherri and a very proud big brother, Matthew.  He and his family moved to Burney in 1977.  While growing up, Dan played soccer, wrestled for the high school and delivered papers for the Record Searchlight.  Upon graduating from Burney High School, Thorn moved to Redding were he worked for Movies 10 and Kinkos.  In 2006, he moved to Utah and began a successful career working for Prestige Finance Services. Thorn was known for his enormous heart.  He always had time for a friend in need; freely donating his  wisdom, money and humor wherever needed.   Daniel Scott "Thorn" Quinlan lived a short 36 years, but left an abundance of  rich memories for all. 

Dan is survived by:  his grandmother Vera McCallister,  parents Jon & Sherri Quinlan, brother and his wife, Matt and Marie Quinlan,  aunt & uncle, Shirley & Butch McCallister of Moreno Valley,  aunt &  uncle Mary & Chris Hexberg, of Long Beach, Linda & Pete Stone of Homeland, Windy Miller and  Steve Deppe of Redding and David Vanzo of Utah..  And many more...

A date for services will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SNIPP,  P.O. Box 223, McArthur, Ca. 96056 or taken to the Burney Veterinary Hospital,  Main @ Pine St., Burney, for cat care.


Charles David Hawkins

A celebration of life was held Saturday, January 28, at Ingram Hall, for Charles David Hawkins. He died unexpectedly at his home in Pittville January 14, 2012.
Charles was born in McArthur November 11, 1936, the second son of Babe and Zoe Hawkins, He graduated from Fall River High School in 1955. In 1956 he married his high school sweetheart, Joann Avery. He lived his entire life in the Intermountain area; enjoying the many opportunities the area affords living the life of hunter, fisherman and cowboy. Charles was well known in the Team Roping circuit.
It was team roping that lead to his relationship with the love of his life Patricia Estes. They shared many years of companionship working together on the ranch. The happiness the two of them shared was quite amazing. He was her biggest supporter and encourager when she finally sat down long enough to write that book, and she worked closely with him on his building projects, he would say ‘if you can draw it I can built it’. Adding his later achievement in taxidermy to his carpentry and cabinet making skills, the scenes he created to display his animals were a true art form. Charles was a very talented and accomplished artist.
Charles was a great son, father, grandfather, brother, companion and friend. His legacy he leaves with those he left behind, his loving companion Patricia, his children, Brenda and Mike Carter , Jerry and Janet Hawkins, Carrie De ong, Hummer and Karen Estes, Wendy and Doug Dreier, Donnie and Diane Estes, Beth and Lloyd Allison. His loving grandchildren; Marriane, Kenton, Landon, Jarad, Kristen, Whitney, Clanci, Emily, Sarah, Lucas and Cooper and three great grandchildren.  Memorial contribution can be made, in Charles name, to the Ft Crook Museum.


Myles Allen Stoutenburg

Myles Allen Stoutenburg of Burney, age 89, passed  way at his residence of natural causes. McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Dale E. Albaugh

Dale E. Albaugh passed away at home Saturday, February 18, 2012. He leaves behind his wife Barbara, daughters Patti Ellison & Nancy McClaufflin, sons Aaron and Andy Albaugh, his sister Jean Walker and brother Ron Albaugh. A memorial service will be held Saturday February 25th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Adin Community Hall. Obituary to follow next week.


Gary Allen Tapfer

A memorial for Gary Allen Tapfer will be held at the Day Hall in Day, January 29, 1 p.m, followed by a potluck. Mr. Tapfer died January 16, 2012 after a battle with cancer.
He was born in Pasadena, California October 24, 1955. He moved to the Fall River Valley from Newport Beach, California in 1972.
He worked in concrete for years before becoming disabled. He was currently living in Shasta Lake.
Mr. Tapfer is survived by daughters Jennifer Leiker and Apryl  Robert; Tiffany Milenkova, Brittany Tapfer; son Shane; 9 grandchildren; two grandchildren; mother, Marlene Tapfer of Fall River Mills; and sister, Susie Lorenzen.


Kenneth Terry Morri

A Celebration of Life was conducted Sunday, the 15th of January at the Veterans Hall in Burney.  A private service will also be conducted by the family on March 4, 2012 in Trinidad, Ca. for Kennith Terry Morris who died in January 2012, at his residence in Redding.  He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 4th 1942. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He moved to Montgomery Creek in 1968.

Kennith is survived by spouse Junelle Morris of Burney; eldest daughter Belinda Strickland, of Burney; Daughter Kennit Morris of Bieber,; son Andrew Morris of Anderson; six grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren.
Brothers and Sisters include Mavis Loveland, Reno Nevada, Rose Cossart from Grant’s Pass Oregon; Stanley Boring, Coldwell Washington, and Randy Boring of Coldwell, Washington. 


William L. Chuck

Private services will be conducted at a later date for William “Bill“, Chuck  76, a resident of the Intermountain area for over 20 years He died January 3, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
Bill was born on May 6th, 1935 in Delano California.
He is survived by sister; Eileen Delap; sons; Bill Chuck Jr., Steve Chuck, Lewis M. Chuck, and Michael O. Brown,  and many grandchildren.


Dorothy Pearl  Scholl

Private graveside services will be held in January with a public Celebration of Life to follow in June (date to be announced) for Dorothy Pearl Scholl, 89, of Fall River Mills who died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes January 8, 2012. Mrs. Scholl was born August 8, 1922 in Day, and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a chef, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary post 369 of Fall River Mills. She is survived by her husband Randy of Fall River Mills; son Virgil Grove of McArthur; daughter Marvella Webster of Alaska; brothers Acel, Charles, Clifford, Clayton and Chad Oilar; sisters Edna Bell and Leona Darnell and sister-in-laws Rachael and Janet Oilar. The family requests that donations be made to the Healthcare Foundation, Leland Kerns Nursing Scholarship. McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


William Townsend

No services will be held for William “Bill” Jesse Townsend formerly of the Intermountain Area. Mr. Townsend died at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento April 14, 2012. He was born July 20, 1918 in Durango, Colorado and moved to the Burney area in the late 1940’s. While in the Burney area, he was manager of the Rex Club under Doc Clearie, and owned and operated the Trophy Room in Johnson Park. He moved to Redding where he was the manager of the Riverview Country Club and later sold insurance. He is survived by stepdaughters Royce Brazo and Lorraine Joiner of Redding, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He will be buried next to his wife Bessie at Halcumb Cemetery in Round Mountain.


Leslie Lee Crane Jr.

Born February 26, 1923 and passed away on January 12, 2012.  He was born in Santa Rosa, CA where he grew up.  He married Gerry Crane May 14, 1949.  They started their family in Santa Rosa, CA and then moved to Pittville in 1964.  He ranched, raised his family and lived out his years in Pittville.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Gerry Crane.  He is survived by his son Henry Crane and his daughter Susan Taylor.  He was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jim Crane, Jeff Crane, Jennifer Taylor, Katy Gietzel, Craig Taylor, and Jon Crane; and one great grandchild Gavin Crane. He is also survived by his sisters Margaret Mitchell and Alice Simpson; and brother, Tom Crane.
Lee spent his life ranching, raising registered Corriedale and Hampshire sheep, alfalfa, and grain. He was proud and known for being a pioneer in the sheep industry.  He was a California State FFA Officer and has helped many young people get started in the sheep business. He instilled his hard work ethic and never give up attitude in his children and grand children and anyone lucky enough to be under his tutelage.
He was a true caretaker from his land, to his animals, to his family; he always made sure they were truly taken care of.  He dedicated his life to providing for his family. It was his top priority to see that everyone around him was happy and healthy. 
Services will be held January 21, 2012 at the Pine Grove Cemetery with a reception to follow at the George Ingram Hall. 


Mrs. Lyla Parish

Mrs. Lyla Parish, age 72, lost her 3-year, very dignified struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), on January 1, 2012. Once diagnosed, she never complained, maintain a brave and cheerful outlook on life.
Lyla was born to Perle Marie and Harold H. Bryant of Redding on February 10, 1939. She lived and worked in the Sacramento area for many years as a senior escrow officer, then retired in 1994. She eventually moved to Shasta County where she met and married John Parrish and moved to Old Station in 1999.
She became an active volunteer with the Old Station VFD. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and had a zest for adventure taking the road least traveled.
Lyla is survived by her husband John Parrish, her daughter Janice Heck and son John Toomery; grandchildren Jason Heck, Tim Heck, Dustin Heck, Caitlin Toomery and Julian Toomery; combined family daughters Renee Coe and Mary Prattt, sons Brian Parish, Marvin and Mark Pratt; sisters Elaine Berlin, Diane Miller and other numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank all of our deer friends, the ALS Association and Intermountain Hospice for their help and support though this difficult time.
In lie of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions go to the ALS Foundation at www.alsa.org/donate, Intermountain Hospice P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or Old Station VFD, P.O. Box 44, Old Station, 96071.


Geraldine Crane

Born February 14, 1920 and passed away on January 2, 2012.  She was born in Fresno, CA and grew up in Carmel, CA.  She married her husband Lee Crane May 14, 1949.  They started their family in Santa Rosa, CA and then moved to Pittville in 1964.  She raised her family and lived out her years in Pittville.
She is survived by her husband Lee Crane, her son Henry Crane and her daughter Susan Taylor.  She was blessed with 6 grandchildren; Jim Crane, Jeff Crane, Jennifer Taylor, Katy Gietzel, Craig Taylor and Jon Crane; and one great grandchild Gavin Crane.   Gerry was an artist and loved incorporating the ranching and farming way of life into her artwork.  She also, really enjoyed painting beautiful nature scenes that caught her eye.  She enjoyed her gardening and was proud of her “Secret Garden.”  She did not give way to the new age of technology and wrote long “newsy” letters to friends and family that always included the weather for the time she was writing the letter. She will be greatly missed.


Gary Allen Tapfer
A memorial for Gary Allen Tapfer will be held at the Day Hall in Day, January 29, 1 p.m, followed by a potluck.
Mr. Tapfer died January 16, 2012 after a battle with cancer.
He was born in Pasadena, California October 24, 1955. He moved to the Fall River Valley from Newport Beach, California in 1972.
He worked in concrete for years before becoming disabled. He was currently living in Shasta Lake.
Mr. Tapfer is survived by daughters Jennifer Leiker and Apryl  Robert; Tiffany Milenkova, Brittany Tapfer; son Shane; 9 grandchildren; two grandchildren; mother, Marlene Tapfer of Fall River Mills; and sister, Susie Lorenzen.


Kenneth Terry Morris
A Celebration of Life was conducted Sunday, the 15th of January at the Veterans Hall in Burney.  A private service will also be conducted by the family on March 4, 2012 in Trinidad, Ca. for Kennith Terry Morris who died in January 2012, at his residence in Redding,
He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 4th 1942. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He moved to Montgomery Creek in 1968.
Kennith is survived by spouse Junelle Morris of Burney; eldest daughter Belinda Strickland, of Burney; Daughter Kennit Morris of Bieber,; son Andrew Morris of Anderson; six grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren.
Brothers and Sisters include Mavis Loveland, Reno Nevada, Rose Cossart from Grant’s Pass Oregon; Stanley Boring, Coldwell Washington, and Randy Boring of Coldwell, Washington. 


Dorothy Pearl  Scholl
Private graveside services will be held in January with a public Celebration of Life to follow in June (date to be announced) for Dorothy Pearl Scholl, 89, of Fall River Mills who died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes January 8, 2012.
Mrs. Scholl was born August 8, 1922 in Day, and was a lifetime resident of the area.
She was a chef, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary post 369 of Fall River Mills.
She is survived by her husband Randy of Fall River Mills; son Virgil Grove of McArthur; daughter Marvella Webster of Alaska; brothers Acel, Charles, Clifford, Clayton and Chad Oilar; sisters Edna Bell and Leona Darnell and sister-in-laws Rachael and Janet Oilar.
The family requests that donations be made to the Healthcare Foundation, Leland Kerns Nursing Scholarship.
McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


William L. Chuck
Private services will be conducted at a later date for William “Bill“, Chuck  76, a resident of the Intermountain area for over 20 years He died January 3, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
Bill was born on May 6th, 1935 in Delano California.
He is survived by sister; Eileen Delap; sons; Bill Chuck Jr., Steve Chuck, Lewis M. Chuck, and Michael O. Brown,  and many grandchildren.


Leslie Lee Crane Jr. (Lee Crane)
Born February 26, 1923 and passed away on January 12, 2012.  He was born in Santa Rosa, CA where he grew up.  He married Gerry Crane May 14, 1949.  They started their family in Santa Rosa, CA and then moved to Pittville in 1964.  He ranched, raised his family and lived out his years in Pittville.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Gerry Crane.  He is survived by his son Henry Crane and his daughter Susan Taylor.  He was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jim Crane, Jeff Crane, Jennifer Taylor, Katy Gietzel, Craig Taylor, and Jon Crane; and one great grandchild Gavin Crane. He is also survived by his sisters Margaret Mitchell and Alice Simpson; and brother, Tom Crane.
Lee spent his life ranching, raising registered Corriedale and Hampshire sheep, alfalfa, and grain. He was proud and known for being a pioneer in the sheep industry.  He was a California State FFA Officer and has helped many young people get started in the sheep business. He instilled his hard work ethic and never give up attitude in his children and grand children and anyone lucky enough to be under his tutelage.
He was a true caretaker from his land, to his animals, to his family; he always made sure they were truly taken care of.  He dedicated his life to providing for his family. It was his top priority to see that everyone around him was happy and healthy. 
Services will be held January 21, 2012 at the Pine Grove Cemetery with a reception to follow at the George Ingram Hall. 


Mrs. Lyla Parish
Mrs. Lyla Parish, age 72, lost her 3-year, very dignified struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), on January 1, 2012. Once diagnosed, she never complained, maintain a brave and cheerful outlook on life.
Lyla was born to Perle Marie and Harold H. Bryant of Redding on February 10, 1939. She lived and worked in the Sacramento area for many years as a senior escrow officer, then retired in 1994. She eventually moved to Shasta County where she met and married John Parrish and moved to Old Station in 1999.
She became an active volunteer with the Old Station VFD. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and had a zest for adventure taking the road least traveled.
Lyla is survived by her husband John Parrish, her daughter Janice Heck and son John Toomery; grandchildren Jason Heck, Tim Heck, Dustin Heck, Caitlin Toomery and Julian Toomery; combined family daughters Renee Coe and Mary Prattt, sons Brian Parish, Marvin and Mark Pratt; sisters Elaine Berlin, Diane Miller and other numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank all of our deer friends, the ALS Association and Intermountain Hospice for their help and support though this difficult time.
In lie of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions go to the ALS Foundation at www.alsa.org/donate, Intermountain Hospice P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or Old Station VFD, P.O. Box 44, Old Station, 96071.


Geraldine Crane
Born February 14, 1920 and passed away on January 2, 2012.  She was born in Fresno, CA and grew up in Carmel, CA.  She married her husband Lee Crane May 14, 1949.  They started their family in Santa Rosa, CA and then moved to Pittville in 1964.  She raised her family and lived out her years in Pittville.
She is survived by her husband Lee Crane, her son Henry Crane and her daughter Susan Taylor.  She was blessed with 6 grandchildren; Jim Crane, Jeff Crane, Jennifer Taylor, Katy Gietzel, Craig Taylor and Jon Crane; and one great grandchild Gavin Crane. 
Gerry was an artist and loved incorporating the ranching and farming way of life into her artwork.  She also, really enjoyed painting beautiful nature scenes that caught her eye.  She enjoyed her gardening and was proud of her “Secret Garden.”  She did not give way to the new age of technology and wrote long “newsy” letters to friends and family that always included the weather for the time she was writing the letter. She will be greatly missed.



2012 OBITUARY ARCHIVES

In Memory of Lawrence “Larry” Mitchler

Lawrence “Larry” Mitchler passed away at his home in Fall River Mills on December 14 at the age of 79. He was the son of Lawrence J. Sr., and Margaret Constance McMahon who preceded him death as did sister Marcia Arnold and Nephew John W. Mitchler. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn Miller Mitchler, brother John, nieces, nephew, grandnieces and grand nephews.

Larry was raised in San Francisco, graduating from Sacred Heart H.S. He served in the Army during the Korean War and returned to study and graduate as a member of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society from U C Berkeley. He received his masters degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic. As an aerospace engineer, his early career was with Lockheed  Sunnyvale. For most of his career he worked with TRW in Redondo Beach, CA in space systems, terrestrial systems and international relations.

For the past 21 years, he was treated at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer  Center. During that time he participated in 7 clinical trials for possible new cancer medicines. Two of the medicines he tested are presently FDA approved. He felt strongly that he was helping other men in the future who developed his type of cancer.

Larry and Marilyn sought rural life when he retired. They chose to move to Lassen County in Northern California where they grew alfalfa and organic wheat. They eventually moved to Fall River Mills choosing to stay in the area because of many wonderful friends who live in this mountain area including the supportive fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A private family disposition will be held at the family plot at St. Patrick’s in Murphys, CA in lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the Intermountain Hospice or a charity of choice.


Frances Averille Rashe

Frances Averille Rashe went to heaven at the age of 82 on December 10, 2012.

Born July 25, 1930, in Belvedere, California, Averille grew up in Saint Helena, California.

He served in the United States navy and subsequently raised a family in Napa, California where he worked as a truck driver for Basalt.

He moved to Burney, CA in 1977, working as a logging truck driver for Burney Transportation and lived his dream on 15 acres where he built his own home and worked his land.

Averille is survived by his wife Patsy, and children: Marie Cantrell of Napa, CA, Kimberly Fornachon of American Canyon, CA, Wayne Rashe of Modesto, CA, and Janice Hedden of Ventura, CA. Memorial service wad held at the Veterans Hall in Burney, CA on Thursday, December 13.


GENEVA ALMEDA
GILLIAM HOLLANDSWORTH
September 22, 1917 – December 11, 2012

Geneva Almeda Gilliam Hollandsworth, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully at the age of 95 on December 11, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, California.

Geneva was born in DePew, Oklahoma on September 22, 1917. She was the 8th child in a family of 10 children. She is the last child of John and Lillie Gilliam to leave her legacy of life for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Geneva saw many changes in our world during her 95 years and had some fascinating stories to tell. Leaving Oklahoma in the 1940s to bring her three children to California, she worked hard to provide her family with a loving and safe home. She had many jobs throughout her lifetime - she worked in agriculture, a shell factory during World War II, the medical field, and the food, clothing, and retail industries. Eventually she earned her Certified Nursing Aid certificate and worked compassionately with the elderly in a long-term facility in Whittier, California until her retirement.

After retiring, Geneva lived in Southern California for many years before following her daughter and her family to the Intermountain Area. Settling in Burney, Geneva lived the last 19 years of her life in the Mt. Senior Apartments. She enjoyed time with family, friends, and her Intermountain Baptist Church group.

Geneva led a full life with several interests and hobbies. She was a great historian. Her love of genealogy and family history provided her family with enormous knowledge of their personal history through her research and family tales.

Geneva was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She was quite an accomplished oil painting and sketch artist. She loved to crochet and sew, and shared many of her creations with her family.

Geneva was the very proud mother of three wonderful children. Son Dan Self and wife Patricia (Geismar, LA), daughter Marilyn (Self) Papez and husband William (McArthur, CA) are left behind to celebrate her life. Daughter Doris (Self) Conley preceded Geneva in death in 2010.

Geneva leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved her very much. Rob and Laura Self (Plano, TX) and children Emily (great-great-grandson Christian) and David and wife Krissy. Tim and Sandra Self (Flower Mound, TX) and children Katie, Megan and Caroline. Teresa and Terry Bourgeois (Geismar, LA) and children Sara, Nathaniel and Timothy. Granddaughter Valencia Self preceded Geneva in death in 1970. Sonya and Mike Gaches (Tempe, AZ) and children Celia, John and Brandt. Amy Wimmer and partner Pete( Kansas City, KS) and children Logan and Mariana. Roxanna Shaffer and partner John Fry (McArthur, CA) and children Aubrey and partner Stephen Parker, Beau, Colton and Danielle. Michelle and Shane Gilbert (Redding, CA) and children Easton and Fallon. She is also survived by 12 living nieces and nephews.

Geneva will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We are blessed to have had her in our lives and we will treasure our memories of her that will forever be in our hearts. Her services were held December 17, 2012.


Susan L. Skaggs Susan L. Skaggs of Burney Died December 1 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. McDonald’s Redding Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph J. Borsky

Joseph John Borsky, 77, of Burney died November 30, 2012 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. McDonald’s Burney Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


Herbert E. Oleman
1-14-30 to 11-22-2012

Funeral services for Burney resident Herbert Ellis Oleman will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at McDonalds Chapel in Burney. Burial at Burney Cemetery will be at a later date.

“Herb” passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Redding. He faced his recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with indescribable courage.

He was one of nine children born to Kenneth and Ellen Oleman in Summit, Oregon on January 14, 1930.

From 1951 to 1957 he served in the US Army, proudly fighting in the Korean War. Herb was a truck driver and a jack of all trades.

Herb was predeceased by the love if his life, his sweetheart Marguriet, his precious son Robert Jacobs, his sister Rosemary Horn, and brothers, Harvey, Ron and Rodney Oleman. He is survived by daughter, Glinda Peterson and her husband Cliff of Redding; sister’s, Beverly Malloy, Browsnville, OR; Delores Moore, Scio, OR and Phyllis Delgado, Portland, OR and brother, David Oleman, Toledo, OR. He also leaves behind his beloved grandson’s and their wives, Rob and Shannon Peterson, Redding; Canen and Aimee Peterson, Folsom, CA and Nate and Lindsy Peterson, Redding, and seven great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews he loved so much.

May You Get The Rest You So Greatly Deserve Please make donations in his memory to Interim Hospice, 970 Executive Way, Redding, CA 96001.


In Memory of
Willis H. “Wally” Link

Wally fought a long battle and died peacefully in his home November 14, 2012.

He was raised on a ranch in Laramie, Wyo. which gave him a love for the outdoors and horses. He spent a large part of his life with horses and roping. It became quite a passion with him.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Underwater Demolition Team during the Korean War.

He later moved to Redding, CA and has a small ranch and logging trucks.

Wally was a self-made man and owned a lot of businesses during his lifetime. He moved to Burney and entered a partnership in a logging business, owning a fleet of logging trucks.

He soon met his wife to be, Rosemary Rentle and married December 16, 1941. They entered into a partnership at a local dinner house, the Rex Club in Burney. They had been married almost 40 years.

Upon retiring in 1981, Wally and Rosemary moved to Brookings, Ore. Wally became restless and started a commercial fishing business on the boat he bought called the “Refuge.”

Wally is survied by his wife Rosemary of Harbor, Ore., Rosemary’s children: Laura Novoa, David Teasley and Pamela McBroome; Wally children: Rosemary Smith and David Link. He left behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wally finally climbed on the big Roan Mare and threw his last loop, riding into those beautiful mountains one last time.

At Wally’s request there will be no services


In Loving Memory of
Doyle Martin Canada

Doyle Martin Canada 72 passed away at his home in Fall River Mills CA on November 8th 2012.

He was born April 3rd 1940 in Pomona, CA, To Hap and Ruby Canada, He was the second child born out of five children, Shirley, Walter, Becky and Frank. His family moved to Burney CA in 1951. He graduated from Fall River Mills High School in 1958.

Doyle married Sandra Cowan in 1958. They had three children. Doyle worked in various sawmills across the western states, California, Arizona, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

He was a lead sawyer and plant supervisor for 30 years, Doyle was in an industrial accident in 1989 that left him a paraplegic. That didn’t stop him from doing the things he loved the most. He had a great passion for hunting. You name it, he did it. Deer, Elk, Caribou, Antelope, Duck, and Geese etc. and fishing. His two favorite lakes were Shasta Lake, and the one at his back door, Eastman Lake.

His family was his pride and joy. He was forever grateful for his hunting and fishing buddies and the Fall River High School Class of 1958 warmed his heart.

He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Canada of 54 years, his son Doyle R Canada and wife Mel Canada of Burney, daughter Carol Anable and husband Gary Anable of Rapid City, SD, daughter Debra Panter and husband Ed Panter, of Brookings, Or, and a sister Becky Naylor of Boise City, Okla, 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were on Friday November 16th atthe Grace Community Church, followed by graveside services.


John Randall Ketchen
1940 – 2012

Jack Ketchen passed away on November 13, 2012 in Fall River Mills, CA after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He had been retired for 12 years. Jack was 72.

He is survived by his wife, Tana Ketchen, and two wonderful sons, Paul and Lloyd, whom he loved so very much. He is also survived by his younger brother, Jay Ketchen of Walnut Creek, CA and 22 lovely grandchildren with one great-grandchild on the way.

Jack was an avid hunter and has been hunting this area for 30 years. He loved the great outdoors. He was a navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

He loved sitting out on the deck in the morning and just let the world go by. He was where he wanted to be. He loved people and people loved him. He knew everyone in town. I hope his friends all know how important you were to Jack. He will be missed by both his family and friends.

Jack’s dog, Kelly, is still looking for “Dad” to come home.

No services will be held.


In Memory of James Winfield

James (Jim) Winfield Leventon, 80, passed away at his home in Lookout, CA on November 1, 2012.

He was born in Manteca, CA on September 3, 1932 to Elwood and Mary Edith Sanford Leventon. He was the youngest of five children, Madeline, Merveline, Elwood and Roberta.

Jim’s family moved to Modesto, CA when he was five years old. He attended Enslen Grammar School, Roosevelt Jr. High and graduated from Modesto High School in 1951.

Jim married Vivian Cheek in 1957 and to this union was born six children. He worked 14 years as a machinist for Boudreau Machine Shop in Modesto and spent around 52 years as a truck driver. He worked hauling Mother’s Cakes and Cookies, milk tankers, fuel, logs, chips, alfalfa cubes, and gravel, realizing a young boy’s dream of being a truck driver. He also had a passion for hunting.

Jim is survived by his wife, Vivian, of 55 years. He leaves behind six children: daughter Jeanmarie and husband Michael Greggans of Discovery Bay, CA, daughter Renee and husband Abe Torres of Lookout, CA, daughter Karen and husband Rory Conlan of Lookout, CA, son Jerry Leventon and wife Christy of Adin, CA, son Scott Leventon and Beth Sanders of Lookout, CA, son James Leventon and Deidra Jeppson of Lookout, CA, fifteen grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00pm at the Lookout Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to Intermountain Hospice at Mayers Memorial Hospital District.


Edward Darrell Anderson
March 16 1956- October 21, 2012

SUPERIOR, MO- Ed left us on Sunday October 21st as a result of a hunting accident.

A good natured man with a big heart, Ed loved the outdoors and being with his family. Ed’s warm smile and fun sense of humor touched everyone he met.

Ed was preceded in death by his mother Viola and his father Norman. Ed is survived by his wife Amberly, daughter Angelena, sons Eddie and Josh, grandchildren Star, Brenna, McKenna, and Eddie III; brothers Richard, Norman, and Jim, sister Vivian and numerous nephews and neices and adored family members.

A memorial service will be held Saturday November 10 at 1p.m. at the Superior Assembly of God Church with reception to follow. Please join us and share your favorite memories of Ed.


Thomas Leo Arnold

Born August 14, 1930 - Died October 19, 2012 Thomas Leo Arnold, born in McCloud, California, was raised on his parents’ farm outside of McArthur, California. His parents were Leo and Nora Arnold, both from pioneer families. Tom spent his life on this farm. His father taught him the skills of carpentry and together they built their homes, as well as several other houses in the valley. He married Jane Craddick, on February 28, 1953, and they spent their lives together working the farm and raising four children.

Tom was an innovator, trying new and different crops, techniques and equipment on the farm. He taught his children to do their best at whatever they put their hands to. He was a hunter, trapper and fly-fisherman, always with great admiration of the land and beauty around him. He had the skills of carpentry, woodworking and fixing darn near anything. His heart was a cowboy heart, full of wisdom and humor gained by the many years he spent outside working the land. He raised cattle and participated in the local rodeos, and was called on to play the fiddle and sing at local dances in the early days. Jane says he was a great dancer, and his children remember many happy times when he would entertain them by playing his harmonica. Tom was a skilled pilot, participating in the Flying Sheriff ’s Posse and several air races. He enjoyed flying to Mexico for a break from the valley’s winter cold. In his later years, he and Jane would take their travel trailer to Arizona where they enjoyed rock hunting, friends, the desert views and warmth. They loved to leave the well-beaten path and explore the back of beyond. Tom used his skills to create jewelry, clocks and other pieces of craftwork from the rocks and wood he found. He was a teacher, though he never earned a salary from it. He let his children and grandchildren watch and learn, encouraging them to learn and try whatever skill or task he was working on. He coached Little League, wrestling, and sat for many hours on bleachers cheering for the local sports teams his children and grandchildren played on. He gave demonstrations to groups of youngsters on the skills of the early mountain men, pioneers and farmers.

Tom has been a backbone of strength, and the funny bone of his family. He leaves his wife, Jane and four children; Jim, Bruce, Carolyn Mensch and Lee Swetnika. He adored his grandchildren, Jamie Tiedemann, Erin Allen, Laura Arnold, Marlene Jansen, Denise Mensch, Jacob Mensch, Jack Arnold, Tim Arnold, Pearl Brower, Clint Brower, Anna Swetnika, Thomas Swetnika and Karl Swetnika. He delighted in his great grandchildren, Jack Tiedemann, Katelyn Allen, Lilly Allen, Lucy Allen, baby Jansen (on the way), Emily Arnold, Michael Thomas Arnold and Isla Darling. A great heritage, to be sure. Tom celebrated life, loved his family and friends and enjoyed the natural world around him. His large family and many friends gathered in August of 2010 to celebrate his 80th birthday. He died in Redding, California. There will be no services, but many loving memories.


Patricia Roope

Patricia Ann Roope passed away at home in Lookout on October 15, 2012 for unknown causes.

She was born in Santa Rosa, CA on August 28, 1951. She was married to Charles Roope on October 20, 1978. She enjoyed going camping and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Patricia is survived by her husband Charles of Lookout and Daughter Kimberly Skelly of Burney, CA. and 14 grandchildren, four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Teddy and daughter Cheryl Roope.

The legacy of her love will burn brightly in our hearts as we remember her.


In Memory of Eugene Gibeson

Eugene Gibeson was born May 26, 1925 in Holton, Kansas and died October 21, 2012 in Chico, CA.

He served in the U.S. Army for four years and then lived in Burney, CA for 60 years working in the lumber industry, before moving to Chico four years ago.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 31, at 2 p.m. at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding. There will be a gathering afterwards at Galen Gibeson’s place in Anderson.


Edward Anderson

Edward Anderson, 56 of Superior, Montana passed away in Rural Beaverhead County, Montana from a stray bullet while hunting.

Mr. Anderson was born in Willits, California to Norman and Viola Anderson on March 16, 1956.

 Arrangements for memorial services are scheduled for November 10th at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Superior, Montana. A full obituary will follow when available. A guest book is available on-line at www.brundagefuneralhome.com.


Jeffery Glen McGram

Jeffery Glen McGram, 56 of Burney, passed away on Wednesday October 3 2012 Service will be held at the Veterans Hall in Burney Ca on Saturday October 27 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Jeffery was born in Willits Ca to Lamar & Betty McGram on April 18, 1956. His family then moved to Burney Ca in 1958. Jeffery attended Burney High School. Jeffery worked as a Mason for 15 years. Jeffery enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. Whenever he had the opportunity to be out in the woods he would be there. Jeffery is survived by his wife, Julie McGram, son Travis McGram, and brothers Artie & Paul McGram. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Jeff McGram Memorial Fund at any US Bank.


Mary Delane Burks (Bevan)

Mary Delane Burks (Bevan) of Cassel August 23, 1945 – October 1, 2012 Mary Dlane Burks (Bevan) will be remembered with a Celebration of Life and Potluck. Guests are asked to bring a dish  to share at the Cassel Community Center in Cassel on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. Casual attire please.


Jeffrey McGram

Jeffrey McGram Memorial Services for Jeffrey McGram will be at 11 a.m. October 27 at the Veteran’s Hall in Burney. Mr. McGram died October 1, 2012 of a massive heart attack near Old Station.


In Loving Memory of Bonnie Stillie

Bonnie was born to Georgia and Emery Ulrich on May 11th 1937 in Compton, California. She was raised in Compton and after graduating from Compton High she started a career in outside sales.

Bonnie had two daughters from her first marriage of fourteen years.

In the early 70’s she met and married the love of her life Bob. They retired in McArthur, Ca. and started the life they had always dreamed of.

What defined Bonnnie was her passion for life, her love for her family and friends. Her devotion to her family was boundless. She was a loved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend.

The Lord (and Bob) called her home August 14, 2012. Her smile never faded and the spirit and strength she maintained will forever serve as a life lesson for all who knew and loved her. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family..

She is survived by her daughter Kathy and son-in-law Steve Brang, her daughter Sherri and son-in-law Boyd Anderson. Her beloved granddaughters Kristyn Greer and Kasey Bates,step daughters Marie Baily and Linda Johnston, step grand-daughters Kelly, Kristina and McKenna Baily, Jordan and Lauren Geble and Nicole Johnston, sister Nancy Francis, nieces Kelli Francis and Betty Harden, nephews Larry, Garry, Rene, Emery, and Richard Ulrich and Jack Francis. Rest in the peace of the Lord, you will be missed.


In Memory of Lawrence E. Day

Lawrence E. (Bean) Day passed away in Tucson, AZ on August 22, 2012 after a short illness.

Bean was 85-years-old and born in McArthur, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Norma Jean, and daughter, Teri Lee.

Bean and Jean moved to Idaho in the early 1970’s and to Pocatello in 1975 where they resided until moving to Tucson in 2011. Bean was unique in his service to his country. He was drafted into the Army towards the end of WWII and then switched to the Marine Corps. He left the service for a few years and then joined the Air Force, where he retired after 20 years in 1970. He worked on aircraft engines and then learned electronics where he worked in remote radar installations in the U.S. He also served in Vietnam coordinating bombing runs into North Vietnam.

In his early years, he rode and raced motor cycles and enjoyed drag racing. He rode motorcycles for many years traveling the U.S. many times visiting long time friends from the Air Force.

After his retirement from the service, he worked in television repair in various locations in Nevada as well as Idaho.

Bean took up golf at age 65 and played several times a week in Pocatello until he moved to Tucson. He is survived by son, Michael Day (Sally), granddaughter Michele Day, great-grandson R.M. Howell, son Jeffrey Day (Lauren), granddaughter, Breanne Mediak, (Duane), grandsons Ryan Day and Jason Day, daughter Vicki Aguirre (Israel), grandsons Joe Aguirre, David Aguirre and granddaughter, Rosie Aguirre. Bean will be buried with Jean at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on August 31, 2012 with an honor guard ceremony. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


In Memory of James Delbert Myers

James Delbert Myers was born in Adin on May 17, 1922, the fifth of six children born to James and Edith (Dunbar) Myers. He attended Providence Grammar School and graduated from the Adin High School in 1941.

In 1944 he was inducted into the United States Army and was sent to Europe, where he served with Company C, 20th Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division in France, Germany and Austria.

After the war ended Delbert served with the Army of Occupation in Germany, assigned to the 9th Infantry Division, 39th Infantry Services Company.

Delbert was discharged from the Army in 1946, and returned home to work on his brother Melvin’s ranch, as well as working as a mechanic for his oldest brother Norris, who had a garage in Adin.

Delbert married Keith (Tiny) Baker Wolter in 1952, and the couple left Big Valley for a while, living in Cotati, Colusa and finally Vacaville where Delbert retired from Diamond International as yard foreman in 1983.

They returned to Adin, but Tiny became ill soon after the move, and died in June 1984.

His “retirement job” involved buckarooing for Melvin and for Norris’ eldest son Daran, and son-in-law Will Thompson, as well as for other ranchers around the valley. He continued this work even after his marriage to Beatrice Tamplen in 1986.

All of his life he was a cowboy at heart. Delbert’s military life was also important to him. As long as his health allowed he was an active member of the Adin VFW, serving as Commander from 1993 to 1995. Bea died in 2011, and Delbert’s health was failing.

A few months after his 90th birthday he became so ill he was hospitalized, dying on September 15 only 29 days after the death of his younger brother. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Norris, Melvin and Ben Myers; sisters Evelyn Myers Coppedge and Delores Jean Myers; nephew Jim Coppedge; and the cousin who was so close he was nearly another brother, Steve Dunbar.

Left to miss him are his nieces and nephews, Daran Myers, Lura Yowell, and Darrell Myers of Adin; Starla Thompson of Bieber; Hal Myers of Winters; Melody Weber and Ben Myers Jr. of Pensacola Florida; and Beth Walls of Rio Linda; together with their families and a number of cousins and friends.

Delbert’s funeral was graveside in the Adin cemetery with full military honors. The family asks that any donation in his memory be made to the Adin Veterans of Foreign Wars, c/o Dearld Ellenberger, Commander, Adin, CA 96006.


In Memory of Margaret “Peg” Beaman

April 20, 1923 – September 19, 2012 Born in Truro, Iowa to Monk and Bertha Guthrie, Peg married Dennis Beaman in November of 1941.  After WWII, Peg and Dennis moved to Marina, CA. Three children were born during the marriage; Marie, William and Kathryn. Besides raising and caring for her family, she was always involved in many community activities; officer in the local grange, P.T.A. President, Girl Scout leader.

 After her husband passed away in Redding in 1977, Peg moved to Burney were she resided until her death. She worked as a “yard duty” aide at Mt. Burney school for several years. She was active in the Burney Boosters. She really enjoyed going to the Burney High School games, no matter the sport. She enjoyed watching the young people compete. Tournaments would find her organizing and manning the hospitality room for many events over the years.

She enjoyed traveling, especially to the California Coast. Monterrey and Crescent City were two of her favorites. She and several of her friends also enjoyed traveling to Dixieland Jazz festivals for many years. She also enjoyed playing the penny slots in Reno, as well as rooting for the S.F. Giants. She was an active member in the Presbyterian Church and the Mountain Cruisers’ Car Club.

Besides her children, she leaves seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Monday, September 24 at the Presbyterian Church in Burney, and a graveside services is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Redding Cemetery on Wednesday, September 26. For more info, call the Conleys at 335-4326.


Grace Brown

Helen “Grace” Brown was born October 29, 1930 in Fall River Mills and died September 1, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s annex on September 1, 2012.

She is survived by two brothers, Hyram Brown of McArthur and William Brown of Fall River Mills.

At Grace’s request no services will be held. Donations in Graces memory can be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1747, Burney or the American Legion Post 369 American Legion Post, P.O. Box 369, Fall River Mills, CA 96028


In Memory of Patty Deeane Ledbetter

Patty Deeane Reed-Ledbetter of McArthur was born July 31, 1943 and passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills following a long illness Monday, September 12, 2012 at the age of 69.

 Patty’s husband, Gary, Allen Ledbetter preceded her in passing August 2008.

Patty was the oldest daughter of Evan and Johnnie Reed.

She leaves her daughter Tricia Ann Suchanack of Fort Wayne Indiana, son Robert Leon Suchanack of Washington State, mother Eva Reed of Fall River Mills, sister Lorrie Ann Adkins of Fort Smith Arkansas, and brother Billy Reed of McArthur.

Patty was a member of the United Lumbee Indian Tribe, a minister of the Chapel of Our Lord Jesus Church and president of the Native American Wolf Clan. A memorial service will set at a later date.


Eulogy
Steve Chappell

The American Tall Tale was shaped through frontierism as we discovered new and vast expanses of land that needed to be filled with equally large stories and characters like Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Casey Jones, and Calamity Jane. Following the Second World War, the genre stopped expanding. Some literary experts argue that the legacy of the Tall Tale has been kept alive and well. It was nurtured on an island in the Florida Keys, brought across the nation in the RV, and proclaimed from the mountain tops of Burney, California.

Tall Tales, we know, are defined by the exaggerated and boisterous over-the-top declarations. I doubt very few of us ever truly believed a giant blue ox created the Great Lakes. We often take such stories for granted, or with a grain of salt, or with a roll of the eyes. More often we forget that they are part of the American Experience and tell us so much about the personality of our great nation. Even the smallest exaggeration has to begin with new experiences and adventures, who greeted everyone they met as if they’d known them for years, who were proud of their many accomplishments, who valued memories over material, and who knew that life was meant to be cherished, celebrated, and – most importantly – shared with those around them, like generations of Americans before him, to carry on this tradition. And so today, I give you his story, told in the most appropriate of styles.

Marathon, Florida is a strip of land surrounded by water and connected to the rest of America by narrow bridges. The city is so narrow that when Steve’s voice rang out it could be head crystal clear on both sides of Marathon, up to 20-feet into the ocean, where the waves swallowed his words and carried them across the seas. Subsequently, everyone knew when Steve saw a friend – old or new or never met before. Everyone knew when his grandson, Tyler, accomplished a new goal, as Steve never let the achievements of others go unnoticed. Everyone knew when Steve heard a new joke, learned a new fact, or tasted an amazing meal.

Much like the great Hemingway, Steve thrived in the keys. He found the warmest rays of sunshine, caught the biggest fish, and discovered the biggest snails. His snail collection was a prized collection of rare pieces. Snails of all shapes, sizes and shells. The average person never thought twice about snails. However, once Steve began expository explaining his escargot, everyone was entranced. Steve’s famous dinner parties often gave way to late night conversations about the intricacies of his collection, his voice now much softer when discussing such delicate creatures, carried across the breeze and lulled the children of Marathon to sleep.

Twelve years ago, one of Steve’s closest companions passed on. His name was Bob. They had known one another for years, having worked on challenging and rewarding projects. For years they would join up to fish. Though time and distance had separated them, they easily reconnected in the early mornings along the mightiest rivers, tackle boxes in hand, as if no time had passed. Through the years, Steve had been a close, personal friend of Bob and his family. Bob, who was a Tall Tale in and of himself, left behind the compassionate, strong and outgoing Shirley. She and Steve had known one another for years, but had gone some time without seeing one another. However, much like Bob and Steve, they reconnected as if it had only been a few days since they last had dinner, shared laughs, and discussed life. They complimented one another in the strongest of ways, which is to say subtle and hard to spot by the untrained eye. The pair may not have even noticed the changes at first, and it certainly took quite some time to see. However, it is fair to say that, had they been a palm tree: Steve was the trunk stretching into the sky while Shirley was the root structure that anchored them to the ground and kept them from blowing over in a hurricane. As a result, they created a great canopy of palm fronds and coconuts that provided shade, refreshment, and comfort to all that came near them.

The two soon took off across the country, celebrating the nation they both loved while visiting sites rich in history and tradition. Along the way there were many moments of smiles, laughter, and tenderness. There were exciting moments, memorable moments, soft moments, and tender, intimate moments that are (in this author’s humble opinion) better left to the imagination. Somewhere along this journey, perhaps after being inspired by the Big Skies of Montana, the deep lows of the Grand Canyon, or the simple joys of a peaceful stretch of road that has no historical marker or anyone but Steve and Shirley, the two joined together in the decision to share their lives together. While some may critique that this was the behavior of much younger people, in that moment, they made one another feel young and vibrant and free. They had renewed one another – not just in mind, but in spirit and body.

And so it is that I, your humble author, came to meet Steve Chappell, who little to his knowledge had just joined a family with a long, rich tradition of storytelling. (We are Irish, after all). His new bride had raised her children and grandchildren with stories of protective lions who lived under the house, playful gnomes who destroyed the garden, and famous relatives who built homes for ghosts. While in the light of adulthood these stories seemed silly and predictable, I know they were designed for something greater. They disguised rules of folklore, respected our youthful innocence, and kept our imagination sharp while keeping our minds sharper. After all, an average child simply accepts there is a magical lion living just beyond the opening that leads under the house, but an exceptional child wants to know how the lion got there, if his grandmother has some sort of agreement with the lion, and just how the lion had not starved all this time (I still think there were a lot of stupid, curious children who lived on Henderson Way in the late 70’s). But I digress, for I know that Steve used a similar approach with his grandchildren, especially when it came to the youngest of Shirley’s clan, Robbie, Daniel and especially Arraya knew Steve as their grandfather and they had an amazing relationship. I believe the two had a plan to keep their minds sharp. While Shirley focused on their imagination, Steve was in charge of logic. I, firsthand, have witnessed Steve craft a carefully spun story combining 83% fact with 8% opinion and 7% exaggeration. He carefully reserved the final 2% for critical thought. He often would end his stories, whether they be to grandchildren, family members, or friends (life-long or just met) with the open ended “and why do you think that is?” The story was never the point. The point was making sure you listened to the facts, looked at the history, and came to an educated conclusion inspired by what you knew in your mind as well as what you knew in your heart. This gives me faith in the future of my younger cousins who were close with him.

It also gives me faith in myself. Steve and I lived on opposite sides of the spectrum on countless topics. However, one thing truly brought us together, and that was the love of a good debate. We knew that being educated on events and facts allowed you to draw conclusions and make valid points. Steve read. Steve read a lot, ranging from fiction to historical fiction to biography to newspapers. He also watched the news a lot (and normally at a high volume so it could still be heard over his rousing agreements or even more rousing disagreements). In those moments, I saw myself in him. We both drove ourselves to learn something new every single day. We were both excited by the printed word and the journey’s and knowledge it could share. We were both passionate about the things we believed in and, subsequently, loved a good debate. And so, for lack of a better analog, we both came to the gunfight with plenty of ammunition. Steve and I debated a new topic almost every time we saw one another. To the outside party it may have been heated and intense. But it was something I looked forward to, and something I admired in Steve. He may not have agreed with my opinion or logic, but he respected that I had taken the time to know what I was saying and had formed an opinion on the topic. I never once changed his mind on an opinion and vice versa. However, we sharpened one another’s mind every single time. He validated me simply be engaging me and listening to my opinion in the same way he validated Arraya by asking her “Why do you think that is?” And by asking Shirley what next step the two of them should take. All along the way he never dictated fact or opinion, he simply laid out a great story and asked us to come to our conclusion.

And that’s the thing about Steve Chappell, debate and Tall Tales. They have always been, and always will be, about the journey we make for ourselves and the conclusions that follow. Perhaps Steve’s voice never lulled a child to sleep. Perhaps Johnny Appleseed never planted a miraculous orchard. But in our hearts and minds we know the impact they had on our lives. And we know the importance of having them in our rich, profound histories.

Matt Welch Stephen Alva Chappell 1934 -2012 Survived by wife Shirley of Burney, Daughter Sara Anderson of North Carolina and four grandchildren.


In Memory of Larry Dee Williams

Born April 14, 1948 to Roy and Evelyn Williams in Salinas, CA.

Died and went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2012 at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding, CA.

Larry is survived by his brothers, David and Ray; One Sisterin- Law Elaine; A son, Larry Jr.(Stephanie) and a daughter, Kimberly (Charlie), Five Grand Children; Travis, Austin, Jacob, Trevor, & McKenzie.

The last five years he was the Campground Host at Pit River Campground. He also worked part time at the Corner Post Market in Fall River.

Larry could often be found at the Mayfly picking his guitar or playing on his French Harp and recording the others that were picking and playing there.

As he has touched many lives here in Fall River, Larry will be missed by all. No services are planned at this time.

A special account has been opened at Plumas Bank in Fall River for donations to help his Children with the unexpected Medical and Final expenses. Please make all donations to the: Ray Williams Account earmarked for Larry’s Memorial Fund.


In Loving Memory of Joseph P. Sgroi

Mr. Sgroi was born March 19, 1943 and died September 3, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn; daughter Gina; son Joseph and granddaughter Amanda Sgroi.

He will be truly and greatly missed.

Thanks to all of his friends who have been supportive, especially Bill Walah.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Gina Sgroi, P.O. Box 982, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.


In Memory of John Raymond Wanat

John Raymond Wanat, age 24, was called home to the Lord on September 2nd, 2012.

A resident of Redding, John was born in Fall River Mills on January 11th, 1988 to Raymond and Laurel Wanat, the youngest of eight children. He graduated from St. Lawrence High School in Wisconsin and attended classes at Shasta College.

He worked at Red Robin in Redding as a cook. He cared deeply for others and touched many lives.

He enjoyed hacky sack, music for hours on end, philosophy and reading, guitar, writing lyrics and his beanies.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Laurel and by his brothers and sister: David, Edward, Benjamin, Aleatha, Robert and Christopher. His grandmother, Aleatha Mueller, by many aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews: Jacob, Henry, Bethany, Jonas, Simon, Travis, Andrew, Brandon, Nathan and River.

The funeral was on Saturday, September 8th at St. Francis Catholic Church in Burney. The rosary and vigil was on Friday, September 7th at 6 p.m., also at St. Francis Catholic Church.

John loved his family and was a wonderful son and brother who was taken from us without warning. His friend says of his final day, that he was so happy being with his friends having a good time. We miss him, but have faith in Jesus our Savior, entrusting John to Him.


In Memory of Robert Ernest Brewster

In Memory of Robert Ernest Brewster January 15, 1926 - August 28th, 2012 US Navy, Signalman, Private Third Class Petty Officer S 1/C USS Bougainville CVE- 100 Robert Brewster... our father, and a member of the greatest generation... died during the night on August 28th, 2012 after a 6 year battle with prostate cancer. He was a very big man in a small package. Dad will be missed.

Dad was born, raised, and a life long resident of Dana, California. He and his family grew up ranching, and logging the forests of Shasta and Siskiyou counties. His grandparents came across the Great Plains as pioneers, and homesteaded in the upper Fall River Valley. Dad went to elementary and middle school in the old school house in Dana, then on to high school in McArthur.

At age sixteen, duty called. Dad and two of his brothers Jim and Earl joined the Navy. He became a signalman on the aircraft carrier USS Bougainville, spending the next 4 years between San Diego, Tacoma, and the South Pacific. Dad was onboard her maiden voyage from Tacoma, Washington. He remained part of her crew all the way through her decommissioning. Dad received Naval Battle Stars for Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Okinawa.

Dad survived the famous typhoon “Cobra” with Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s Pacific Fleet... just off the Philippines. This catastrophic typhoon is well documented in history, including a full documentary on the History Channel called “Halsey’s War”. Dad told us that this typhoon was possibly the closest he came to getting killed during WWII. Winds were clocked at almost 200 mph, with sea swells estimated at over 100 feet. The USS Bougainville put its full deck into the sea, clear back to the bridge many times… each time with questions if it would re-emerge. The carrier listed so far left and right, that there were multiple times when the ship’s skipper was sure it was going to capsize. Dad said he heard the skipper himself say he hated the idea of the boat going down with all these boys aboard. Luckily it did not. The flight deck was so badly twisted and deformed; they could not land or launch air craft. On the lower flight decks, every plane on the carrier was damaged... most beyond repair, and later shoved overboard into the sea. Automatic foaming (anti- fire) had occurred on the lower flight decks due to fuel spills. Sailors were waist deep in foam. The two air craft elevators were lowered to maximum bottom (lower than the bottom deck) in order to lower the ship’s center of gravity, and help keep the boat from capsizing. When they emerged from the typhoon, both  elevators were full to the brim with wrecked airplanes. It was so violent on the lower decks where the airplanes were tied down, that airplanes would break loose, and then crash into the plane next to it, breaking it loose, and so on. The airplanes slid around on the lower decks, and then went down the elevator shafts. Exiting the typhoon, the USS Bougainville’s damage was so extensive that nothing would work. Not one of the carrier’s 5” guns would fire. If the Japanese had known their location, and hit Hulsey’s task force after the typhoon... the whole task force would have been sunk... an estimated 500 ships... carriers, destroyers, cruisers, and other sea craft. Once the typhoon was over, hundreds of ships headed to San Diego and Tacoma for repairs.

Dad entered the Navy with Bud Eastman, another local from the Fall River Valley. One time on leave, Dad and Bud hitch hiked from the San Diego Naval facility to his brother Earl’s place in Long Beach. They were picked up by an Army convoy. Low and behold, Bobby Summers (brother of Floyd Summers), in the Air Force, was riding with the convoy. Apparently he had been hitch hiking as well, and picked up by the same convoy, and the same vehicle. Dad and Bud couldn’t believe their eyes. Bobby Summers was later killed in action.

Dad had several other friends from the Fall River Valley that died in World War II. Maurice Meeker (part of John Meeker’s family) was killed at Guadalcanal. Gordon Berry (son of Raymond Berry, and the brother of Annabelle Berry Carpenter) was killed in France during a bomb raid. Cousin Junior Ebbe from Alturas, a pilot, hit a ship’s tower in the Philippines during a bomb raid, and was killed. Junior’s body was somehow recovered from the battle zone, and buried in the Philippines. His parents, living in Alturas, later traveled to the Philippines and worked with the authorities to get his body exhumed, and was returned to the states. Junior was laid to rest permanently in Alturas.

Fortunately Dad had several friends that also survived the war. Leldon Day returned and logged with the Brewster brothers. Alvin Mack returned to the valley, and was a career logger. Carol Hawkins (of the Dana Hawkins family) returned, and ran the Hawkins Mill in Dana.

A little known fact about dad’s Navy days... dad joined the Navy at age 16. He wasn’t supposed to of course, but did. Because of that, he had no diploma. Dad went through the normal boot camp and training in San Diego CA, then to Tacoma WA, becoming a Navy Signalman. He then received his orders to be a signalman on the USS Bougainville, preparing for its maiden voyage out of Tacoma. Being a signalman he was physically on the carrier’s bridge, at the elbow of the ship’s skipper. Dad got to know the skipper personally, often taking his direct orders.

Not many people got the opportunity to rub elbows with the skipper of an aircraft carrier. On one particular day, dad was at his station on the bridge, passing time, and talking with the skipper. The conversation lead to what dad did as a kid, where he lived, what school he went to, family stuff, etc. During the conversation, he mentioned to the skipper that he had joined the Navy before finishing high school, and therefore had not received his diploma. Dad remembers the skipper becoming surprisingly inquisitive about that topic... and he asked dad again where he went to school, and what year he would have graduated. Time passed, probably months. One day while on duty, the skipper asked dad into his office. He presented Dad with his Fall River High School diploma! The Old Man (as he was respectfully called) had apparently done the research as to where Fall River High School was, who was in charge there, and requested a graduating diploma for Robert E. Brewster, stationed on the USS Bougainville, somewhere in the South Pacific. Dad couldn’t believe it. He often joked that not many people ended up with a Fall River High School diploma, awarded by the skipper, aboard a Navy aircraft carrier!

Near the end of WWII, dad spoke of a time when they anchored off of China, and were ferried to shore on leave. The Chinese economy was so bad, and inflation so high, that an American dollar would give a wheel borrow load of Chinese paper money in change. Bars frequented by American servicemen were strewn with Chinese money... all over the floor... sometimes ankle deep. It literally was not worth the paper it was printed on. At the end of their shore leave, most sailors (probably all) returned to the ship drunk. Dad was certainly no exception. He and several others came staggering back onto the ship, where they were routinely checked for anything that they shouldn’t be bringing back onboard... like booze. Dad being dad had decided to put a bottle of whiskey in his sock, to which it was promptly found. The MPs doing the search contacted command, asking what they should do with this drunken sailor bringing onboard a bottle of whiskey in his sock. It must have been pretty serious since it went all the way up to the ship’s skipper (yep, the same one). The skipper ordered the MPs to dispose of the bottle of booze, put dad in his bunk, and not bother him until 0600 the next morning. Dad figured it was one of the few times that a drunken sailor, bringing booze onto a US aircraft carrier, during a war... was saved from the brig! After returning from the war in one piece, dad and his brothers went to work logging.

Dad built and ran The Brewster Sawmill in Dana. His older brothers did all the falling, logging, and hauling to the mill. This was a thriving business, and went on for years. Eventually logs got too far to haul, so they shut down the mill. All the Brewster brothers remained in the logging and trucking business for decades following. Dad stuck mainly with trucking. In the process he had a couple bouts of bad luck. One involved losing his brakes on the Lake Britton barge, sending his truck 90 feet down to the bottom. Dad got out, but barely. He said he put his foot on the brake, and by the time he realized he had none, the front end had already dropped into the water. He opened the door and bailed out just in time... only to turn around and see bubbles.

A second mishap happened when a wrapper broke on a big log load, taking him completely air borne... flipping the truck on its top, going out through the rocks. He was lucky that day. The cab was mashed clear down on the seat. Rumor has it that dad escaped through the wing window. Those that were close to dad will understand the humor in that claim.

Dad semi-retired from trucking in the late 1980s. In 1954, Bob married Esther Louise Burkholder. They raised us four kids in Dana, first in the house that burned, and then in the big house next to the Dana Store (that dad and mom owned). We all graduated from high school in McArthur... the same school that mom and dad graduated.

Mom preceded dad’s passing in 2002. Dad had a lot of hobbies. He flew airplanes for 30 years. Dad was well known for jumping in the 182 Cessna, and heading to Reno or the Nut Tree for dinner. Most of his passengers didn’t think much of flying at night... but he always seemed to get them in and off the ground without too many tears.

Somewhere in the 1950s, he became one of the founding members of the Shasta County Flying Posse. Dad snow skied all of his adult life, and was the reason that his whole family became skiers. He really liked the old Mount Shasta Ski Lodge before it burnt down in 1971. Dad’s truest love was the forest... the “woods” as we all called it. If he couldn’t be found in Dana, he was probably up in the woods, somewhere, in the quiet. He loved hunting and bagging the big bucks... some of which he had mounted at the house. For decades, dad would host large hunting parties every dear season. He introduced buck hunting to a lot of newbies. Many times he was the only one to kill a deer. But in the end, everyone would go home with meat... either fresh, or out of our freezer.

Dad also loved to fish, teaching all of us kids at his favorite Bear Creek. He also enjoyed the Rogue River near Gold Beach, Oregon, where he and mom bought some vacation property in the 1970s. Year after year you could always find he and Chris yanking Steelhead and Salmon out of the Rogue.

There was however one hobby that dad cherished the most... and that was socializing. He absolutely positively loved to visit and have good times with family and friends. One testament to that were the costume parties that dad and mom would throw each year on his birthday. You name it... western, Hawaiian, caveman, toga, hobo, Chinese, whatever... they drew a heck of a crowd. Suffice it to say that there could (and should) be a lot of locals mentioned here as part of these bashes. But we will save that for another time... with the pictures. There was little that could put a wider smile on dad’s face than reminiscing about past social events, where his many friends had great times.

Dad and mom culminated many long lasting friendships over the years. Those friendships meant the world to them both. You all know who you are... including those of you now in heaven.

Over the years, Dad contributed a lot of time and effort to various valley organizations. He helped build the Fall River Trap Club, where he served as president in the 1970s. He also served the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #275, where he became Master in 1977. The Masons meant a lot to dad. In the 1980s, he became a Shriner. We remember his enthusiasm, especially for their burn center for young children.

In recent years, dad simply enjoyed Dana, with all of his friends and family living near. He and Chris carved a 9 hole golf course out of their 40 acres of pines. This ended up being half of an annual golf tournament that starts at a neighbor’s 9 hole course, and ends on the Brewster 9 hole course. Once again, big social fun for all... especially for dad.

Dad also spent his time sawmilling after he and Chris bought a portable mill. We’re not sure who accumulated the biggest lumber pile... dad or Lorenz Lumber Company... but  both were big. In 2005, near his 80th birthday, dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The prognosis was not good at the time, and it was thought he might only have a year or two left. But not surprisingly dad beat the odds, and made it six more years past his 86th birthday.

On August 28th, 2012, we lost this wonderful fellow. The veteran’s hospital in Reno took very good care of dad right up until the end. They were constantly confounded as to how well he was doing, and for such a long time. During one visit, his doctor asked him how he was feeling, and what he had been doing. Dad said “Oh, not much. I just finished cutting and splitting enough shakes, and re-roofed the house”. The look the doctor gave was priceless. For dad, it was just another day.

Bob is survived by the last of his 6 siblings, Jim Brewster, also of Dana. He is survived by all of his children, Keith (and Debbie) Brewster of Shingle Springs, CA, Janet (and Jerry) Hawkins of Eagle Point, OR, Chris Brewster of Dana CA, and Laura (and Dennis) Keife of Eagle Point, OR. He is survived by eight grand children… Ryan, Jenni, Brandon, Jarad, Kristin, Cody, Kylee, and McKenzee. And two great grand children… Alyana, and Rilynn. Masonic and Veterans Memorial Services are planned for Saturday, September 8th, 11 a.m. at the Fort Crook Masonic Hall in Fall River Mills. Any donations can be made to the Shasta County Flying Posse. We hope you can join us. Keith and Debbie Brewster Janet and Jerry Hawkins Chris Brewster Laura and Dennis Keife.


Gladys Stephens

Gladys Lorene Stephens, 88, of Burney, CA passed away on August 26, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Long Term Care.

Gladys was born in Stigler, Oklahoma on December 2, 1923. She spent her childhood in Stigler and moved to California in 1950 and then to Burney in 1998. She was a food prep cook, piano teacher and a CNA.

Survivors include husband Raymond, daughter Cathelina Hill of Riverside, son David McCoy of Bastrop, Louisiana, four grandchildren, and eight greatgrandchildren, and two sisters Shirley Denny and Mary Delay.

Services were held at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney on Thursday, August 30, 2012 Pastor Timothy Bledsoe, Sectional United Pentecostal Church Presbyter of Willits, CA conducted the service. Burial was at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.

The family requests donations be made to the United Pentecostal Church in her memory.


Dorothy L. Eastman

Dorothy L Eastman, 88, of Fall River Mills passed away August 10, 2012. Dorothy was born in Millville, California on September 5, 1923 to Roy and Charlotte Meeker. They moved to Pit 3 in 1936 and she attended Fall River Elementary and Fall River High School, graduating in 1941.

Dorothy worked for Dr. Enloe and was a power house operator at Pit 3. She married Felix Eastman on June 22, 1943 in Redding, California. She worked at the Bulldog Bite for her brother and sister-in-law before moving to Middletown in 1962 to own and operate the Jolly Kone. Dorothy sold the Jolly Kone in 1972 and they moved to Fall River. She also worked for Montgomery Wards at one time. She owned Dot’s Big World until she sold it to Pauline Bruce.

Dorothy was a homemaker and she loved hunting, fishing, and flowers.

Dorothy leaves behind her husband, Felix, her son Donnie, daughter Charlotte, as well as four grandchildren, seven great-grand children, two great-great-grand children, and her pup, Penny.

 A graveside service for Dorothy was held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, California.


In Memory of Robert Avila

We will always remember Our loving, kind, happy and sweet Robert On Saturday, August 4, 2012, Robert Avila (Anderson) passed away after a tragic accident.

Robert’s funeral will be Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church in Fall River Mills, California.

There will be a wake following the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Mayfly Pub, 43100 Hwy. 299 in Fall River Mills.

Thank you for your love and prayers. God has a new, big, tall, sweet angel in heaven.

The amount of his funeral is more than his mother, Marykate Bamburg, can handle. Any and all donations to help with the funeral costs will be accepted at Tri Counties Bank. Please make checks payable to Marykate Bamburg, savings account #168053848.


Death Notice

Dorothy Louse Eastman , 88, of Fall River Mills died August 10, 2012 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital. McDonald’s Chapel is handling the arrangements.


Omar Francis Gaylord Jr

Omar Francis Gaylord Jr, 85 of Adin, California passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Sparks, Nevada on July 17, 2012 of natural causes. He was the first born of Omar F. and Julia May (Donnell) Gaylord on July 2, 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Joining the family later were two sisters Gay (Gaylord) Hanks and Virginia (Gaylord) Rotramel.

Omar graduated from high school the summer of 1946 from Manual Arts High School. He attended Frank Wiggins Trade School and received a certification as a mechanic. This started his life-long love of tinkering for all things mechanical. One of his first jobs was that of delivering groceries on his bicycle. In 1947 he was drafted into the military, serving in occupied Japan.

As a young man he made many hunting trips to Modoc County. But the trip made in the company of Charlie Hays was the start of his permanent life in Adin. On November 27, 1955 he married Patricia Petersen. They had four children; Bill Gaylord, Laurette Gaylord, Richard Gaylord and Vicki Jeppson. Dad was an avid reader, hunter, firewood cutter/gatherer, and a fixer upper of old vehicles. He loved the forest, working there in various capacities, finally finishing a career with the U.S. Forest Service on the Modoc National Forest. Some of his most enjoyable times were working with the crew on the Devils Garden Ranger District in Canby California. He loved the barbeques they all threw, making for many life-long friends. Dad was a home body, but did to travel to Europe, Alaska, and the Four Corners in the southwest. Being a truck driver at heart he really enjoyed riding along in the big truck. Any opportunity for a road trip big truck or not, and Dad was there! Klamath Falls was one of his favorites, because that meant you got to eat at King Wah’s. Also any chance at a stopping at a Harbor Freight store was big on his list; he pretty much could give you the address of any of their locations in the western states. Dad was a huge supporter of his children and grandchildren whether for 4-H, FFA, sports and/or hunting. He was always there to lend a helping hand, provide suggestions, keeping the hunt camp fire going and to transport anything and everything in the 62’ Ford bus. If his trusty 62’ bus couldn’t get him there, he would ride the school bus to the games. Dad had his own brand of showing love, but he would give you the shirt off his back to help you out.

Omar was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This spurred his love for building guns. There was never a time you didn’t go to visit that he didn’t have his shooters bible or his gun digest folded open to have you read the latest info. He was bestowed as an Honorary Chapter Farmer from the Big Valley FFA Chapter. If you couldn’t find Dad at home, your best bet he was with Dick Robert having lunch and/or going off for a ride to someplace off the beaten trail.

Preceding him in death were his wife Patricia Gaylord, son Richard Gaylord, parents Omar Gaylord and Julia Gaylord. He is survived by his son Bill Gaylord, daughters Laurette Gaylord and Vicki (Brad) Jeppson; sisters Gay Hanks and Ginger Rotramel; grandchildren Christopher, William and Robert Gaylord; Quincy (Cathy) Menning, Lacey Menning (Randy) Fox; Colton (Mary) Jeppson and Deidra Jeppson; great-grandchildren Mikayla Jeppson and Benjamin Gaylord; cousin Frayne Higgason, nephews Marc Hanks, Jay Rotramel; nieces Julie Kay Hanks, Joan (Rotramel) Hundley, and Jane (Rotramel) Larsen.

Dad/Omar will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. He was the best dad; grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. A celebration of life will be held on July 28, 2012 at 5 pm at the Adin Community Hall in Adin, California, with a potluck meal to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek Road, Missoula Mt 59808, Attention: Sarah.


 In Memory of
Donald Lynn Livingston

 

Donald Lynn Livingston, 60, of Burney, California passed away in his sleep on July 1, 2012. A beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle was taken from us too soon, yet we take comfort in the fact that Donald was surrounded by his loved ones during his final days, while on a family vacation in Lake Tahoe.

"Donnie" was born July 26, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Donald and Betty Livingston. His family moved to Southern California in the late 1950s and eventually settled in Simi Valley, where Donnie raised a family and worked as a truck driver for Terry Lumber for 23 years. In 2003, semi-retired, Donnie followed his heart and relocated to Burney, where he seized every opportunity he could to pursue his favorite hobby—fly fishing in the area’s beautiful lakes and streams. Donnie’s love for fishing grew stronger when he taught himself how to tie his own flies, which become his favorite pastime.

Donnie’s kind heart toward his family and friends will be dearly missed. Donnie leaves behind daughter Jennifer Ward (husband Robert); grandchildren Drew Vincioni and Autumn Ward; sons Nathan Livingston and Jeremy Livingston; and four siblings, Cindy Vodraska (husband Ken), Terry Livingston, Debbie Grisham, David Livingston (wife Jill) and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Two memorials are scheduled: The first, July 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monte Vista Presbyterian Church, 3797 W. Lynn Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320. The second, July 28th 2012, 2:00 p.m.. was at his home at 21533 Sonoma Street, Burney, CA 93013.

 


In Memory of
John Joseph Moriarty

John passed away peacefully on July 13, 2012 in San Jose, CA after a two-year battle with cancer. John spent his final weeks with his daughter, Tanya Daub, and her family. John enjoyed a special visit during his final few days of life from his nephew, Johnathan Moriarty of New Hampshire, and his wife, Connie.

John was born in 1929 in Leicester, Massachusetts to Ida and John Joseph Moriarty. In his youth, John worked in an ice house cutting and stacking ice and also spent time as a blacksmith, in Massachusetts. At the age of 16, John became a seaman in the United States Navy and served honorably until 1948. John spent most of his adult life in the Fall River Valley. He worked in Bieber and later ran his own companies, Precast Concrete and M&M Septic Service, in McArthur. He married Glory Ann Morris in 1978. They spent much of their married life in Ajo, Arizona until her passing in their 33rd year of marriage.

John was a man with many hobbies; he loved restoring vintage cars and anything that involved working with his hands. He always enjoyed playing a round of golf, a martini, or watching the San Francisco Giants.

John is survived by his children; John Moriarty of Idaho, Dennis Moriarty of Little Valley and Kathleen Moriarty of Burney; his step-children and their spouses; Kita and Bill Wolfe of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Bill & Carol Morris of Pittville, Mac and Cindy Morris of Vacaville and Tanya & Scott Daub of San Jose. He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his loyal four-legged companion, Sassy.

He was an honorable man that will be missed by all those who knew him.

Memorial services will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, CA on July 28th at 11 a.m.

In place of flowers please send a donation in his name to: VA Hospice, Sheila Kennedy, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304.


Elva Ann Webb

Graveside services for Elva Ann Webb, 91, of Burney will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the Burney Cemetery. Born March 26, 1921 in Lamport, Colorado, she died at home July 11, 2012 surrounded by family and friends.

She and her late husband Vern owned and operated Webb’s Service Station in Burney and a Christmas Tree business for a number of years. She made and sold a variety of decorative craft items through Burney retail outlets. She was also a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by daughters Joyce Benton and Louise Hild; stepchildren Fay and Eddie Webb; grandchildren Judy Hamblin, John Benton, Carl, Daryl, Mike and Lorin Strahle; great grandchildren Amanda and Jared Hamblin, Christopher and Samantha Strahl.


Billy Joe Blevins

A celebration of life was held for former Big Valley Coach and resident Billy Joe Blevins June 30.

Coach Blevins, 65, a resident of Lake Shastina died after a battle with cancer June 21.

He was born in 1947, led the Big Valley Cardinals to a number of championships before moving to the Mount Shasta area where he coached at Mt. Shasta High School.

A Vietnam Veteran, he also served on the Siskiyou Union High School district. e is survived by his wife  Jana, son Mark, daughter Cindy and three grandchildren.


Robert Souza (Bob)

Robert Souza (Bob), 89, formerly of Mc Arthur, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Robbins, Ca. Bob and wife Lucille lived in Mc Arthur for 20 years. Lucille passed away in 2002. Bob lived his last 7 years in Robbins, Ca. with daughter Julie. He is survived by son Terry Souza, daughter Cheryl Moseley, Son Arnold Souza, daughter Julie Nelson and daughters Nancy Uzar, Peggy Garrison, Gerry Lopus, 25 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son John Souza, daughter Carol Sweeney and son Donald Gaither. A grave side service will be held on Friday June 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Mc Arthur.


In Memory of Robert “Bob” Bartz

1943 - 2012 A celebration of life for Robert “Bob” Bartz will be at 1 p.m., June 21 at the Veterans Hall in Burney.

Mr. Bartz died at home, Monday, June 11, 2012 following a long illness.

Born September 11, 1943, he was a Fall River High School graduate and a contractor for well over 30 years.

He is survived by daughter Nikka Cenkner, her husband Eddie and long-time friend Nancy Marx.


Earland Paulson

Services for Erland Paulson,Hat Creek Community Church in Hat Creek, CA at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. Pastor Frank Wilkins officiating. A lunch will follow the service.

Mr. Paulson, 78, died June 5, 2012 of Cancer. He was born September 21, 1934 in Alhambra, California.

He was a Big Bear Ski Patrol member, owned Specialized Plastics, was a member of the Hat Creek Community Church.

He is survived by his wife Monika; brother Ray of Shingletown; daughters Kimberly and Tammy Gregory, both of Windsor, Colorado; son Mark of Corona, California; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In place of flowers, donations may be made to Hat Creek Community Church, PO Box 145, Hat Creek, CA 96040  r SNIPPP, PO Box 223, McArthur, CA 96056.


In Memory of Myrtle N. Habeger

Myrtle N. Habeger, 73, of McArthur passed away on March 30, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes surrounded by family.

She was born November 21, 1938 in Dana, to Lester and Grace Agee.

On November 22, 1956 she married the love of her life, Gerald C. Habeger.

She is survived by husband of 55 years, Gerald: daughter and son-in-law Roxanna and Ed Sanford of Redding, son and daughter-in-law Otto and April Habeger of East Africa; six grandchildren, Heather, Brian, Angela, Elizabeth, Cathy and Revekah; two great- grandchildren, Indica Rose and Emery Blaze; sister, Rose Schneider of McArthur; brother and sister-in-law Lawrence and Eleanor Agee of McArthur, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no public services. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Myrtle’s name may be made to Intermountain Hospice, c/o Mayers Memorial Hospital.


Elwin Roy Groves

6/10/1935 – 6/02/2012 A resident of Bieber, CA passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Saturday after a valiant battle with cancer. Elwin was born in Concord, CA to parents Clarence “Curly” and Maren “Sis” Groves, raised in Clayton, CA, graduated from Mt. Diablo High School and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. aboard the USS Hancock. Elwin retired after 35 yrs. as a carpenter with RMC Lonestar and moved north to the mountains of Lassen Co. He loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, the great outdoors and for many, many years cattle ranching. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughters Debbie (Jim) and Kathleen (Chris) and sons, Andrew (Lisa) and Roy. He had 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Andrew (Judy) Bloching, Donald (Connie) Groves and his aunt Petra Berendsen- Lewis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation -www. lungcancerfoundation. org or 1100 Industrial Road #1 San Carlos, California 94070.


In Memory of Dylan Matwijje

It is with great sadness that the Matwijiw family announces the tragic passing of Dylan Adam Matwijiw, age 20, as he fell asleep for the final time at the wheel of his car while on his way to work on the morning of May 29, 2012. Dylan is survived by his parents, Gene and Mardine Matwijiw, hi s brothers and sisters-in-law Matthew and Darlene Decker, Jacob and Jennifer Decker, Jeremey and Amber Decker, and Louie and Leah Enbody, the love of his life Betsy Taylor, Dylan’s nieces and nephews Tyler, Kendall, MacKenzie, Nicholas, Brennan, Ada, Edgar, Christian, Jose, Justin, Davina, Jacob Jr, Haley, Damien, and Faith, Dylan’s uncles and aunts John and Melanie Morgan, Claude and Rose Petty, Guy Petty, Lana Stromberg, Christine and Ron Kim, and John and Judi Kiefer, Dylan’s cousins, Jason, Colt, Cassandra, Christina, Joel, Kim, and Brett, as well as Dylan’s dear friends Tony, Scotty, Jason, Ryan, Brett, David, and Cody, and the entire community of Burney California. Psalm

34:18 “The Lord is close to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We are all crushed. You will never be forgotten, OUR Dylan Adam Matwijiw.


In Memory of Michelle Morris

Michelle Morris, a resident of McArthur, passed away on May 24, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 53. Michelle was born July 13, 1958 in Amarillo, Texas to Herbert and Teresa Olney. She was married to Claude Morris for 30 years and they had three children together.

Michelle was a homemaker and supporter of her and her husband’s business. Michelle leaves behind her husband, Claude, daughters Claudette Kenmore and husband Kyle of Lacy, WA, Holly Hardt and husband Monty of Klamath Falls, OR, Emily Santoro and husband Louis of Redding, CA. She also leaves her sisters Judy, Jean Sitze of AZ, Ann Long of Redding, CA, brothers John Olney of Monterey, CA, Aaron Olney of Burney, CA, 3 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She will be missed.

Services will be held for Michelle on June 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Valley Baptist Church in McArthur.


Wade J. Bolton

Wade J. Bolton was born October 7, 1923 in Lakeport, CA. He died May 11, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Burney. He was a logger, WWII U.S. Army veteran and member of the VFW. He is survived by his daughter Carol Perez of Georgia, son Richard Bolton of Burney, daughter Susan Laster of Willits, CA, daughter Micale Snider of Nice, CA, daughter Lisa Bolton of Texas, Ken Bolton of Burney, step daughter Jana Carpenter of Alaska  and step son Sam Bolton of NY.


Marta Jan Mitchell

Marta Jan Mitchell was born September 25, 1965 Yreka, CA and lived in Burney for the last 24 years. She died May 24, 2012 She was a homemaker. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband Wayne, daughter Latasha, son Brandon, sister Kathy Allen, brother Lance Sullivan and three grandchildren.


Services Scheduled for Leonard LeRoy Grove
and Dorothy Scholl

A grave side service for Leonard LeRoy Grove of Wasilla, Alaska will be conducted at 1 p.m. June 10, 2012 at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. Immediately following the service there will be a Memorial Service for Leonard and his mother Dorothy Scholl of Fall River Mills. Leonard died November 27, 2011 in Wasilla. Dorothy died at Mayers Memorial Hospital January 8, 2012. The family would love to have friends and relatives join them to pay their final respects. They ask that those who can bring a pie or pan of rolls. Chili and pink drink will be served in remembrance of Dorothy


Josephine Chadwell

Josephine Chadwell, 93, of Oakdale, CA died April 26, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s long term care facility in Fall River Mills after a long illness. She was born in 1919 and lived in Adin. She and her husband owned Green’s Service in Riverbank before retiring. She will be laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California. At her request there will be no services.


In Memory of Kevin Spiker Macey

The Lord has called him home.

Kevin Spiker Macey was born October 29, 1957. He passed away on April 18, 2012 after  a long illness.

He was a beloved husband and hero to BJ Macey for 27 years. He is also survived by his five Children: Janessa  Rideout, Robert  (Fitzpatrick) Macey, Kevin Macey Jr., Latie Alworth, Shalan Person and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and one on the way.

He was the beloved son of Jeanette Macy and John Dotra, with five brothers and sisters; James Macey Jr., Linda Rainey, Wanda Case, Stephan Macey and Lena Horsley along with many nieces and nephews.

He was a sheet metal worker by trade among other things. He moved to the Intermountain Area in 1991 and was also the artist and owner of the Potter’s Well Ceramic Shop of Burney, CA.

Kevin will also be remembered by his love, smile, kindness and his great sense of humor.

God was first in Kevin’s life, then came his family  and his love for all his babies.

We will all miss him, but now he is with our Lord and Savior and at peace.

Funeral services will be held at the Word of Life Assembly of God Church in Burney, April 28th at 1 p.m.

Kevin’s wish was that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Soup Kitchen in Burney or Intermountain Hospice in care of Mayers Memorial Hospital.


In Memory of Ruby Marie Cox

Ruby Marie Cox, long time Fall River Valley resident, passed away peacefully in her home, with her family at her side, on Saturday morning, March 24. She was 89 years old.

Ruby was born October 10, 1922, to Eddie May (Russell) and George Washington Little, in Abbeyville, Kansas. They moved to California in 1927.

In her early childhood she moved frequently with her family, from place to place to find work, mostly picking fruit in the central California valley. They settled near Ivanhoe, Ca.

In 1939, at the age of 16, she met and married her husband and future children’s father, Hermond Cox.

Ruby led a varied life with Hermond, making ends meet however best they could. She worked at various jobs, during WWII as a welder in the shipyards in Richmond, CA, did farming, and one of the jobs her children found to be especially funny was working in a Santa Clara cannery, plunking one cherry into each can of fruit cocktail.

After moving from the Central Valley, she and Hermond made their home between the Monterrey Bay, Richmond, Sebastapol, and Auburn area until the late forties, where they finally settled for 35 years in the Seaside/ Marina, CA, area.

The fifties and sixties were busy times as they raised their family of six children. Being a mother to her children was her primary role, and later a fantastic and much loved grandmother. She loved dressing up, making a nice home, bowling with friends, having family gatherings with her children and grandchildren. Only three years separated her last child, Gary, from her first grandchild.

Ruby appreciated the great abundance in this life with Hermond. They were a self-made success story, with him working as a contractor and a real estate broker, and she managing the family owned apartment complex. This life was a bold contrast to the impoverished manner in which they were raised. They worked very hard to be sure that her children were spared that life.

They left Marina in 1970 for the Salinas Valley, and from there in 1976, first to Johnson Park, then to the Fall River Valley in early 80s.

In the Fall River Valley, Ruby was involved with the Wayside Garden Club, Glenburn Church, volunteered at Gallery and Gift and she and Hermond enjoyed Square dancing with Mount Burney Sashshayers. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, home décor, and especially gardening. Her daughters especially remember their mom helping them to appreciate the natural world.

Ruby is remembered by her family and friends as someone who gave more than she ever received, and was a great comfort for anyone in need. She had a special quality that is best described as “calm presence”, where being around her just made you feel better. A crying baby could be put in her arms and immediately calm down. It’s difficult to describe, but most of those who knew her know what this quality was and felt blessed to experience it.

Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Hermond Howard Cox, son, Jerry Eugene Cox, two sisters, Opal Rude and Sarah Buell, and her only brother, Jesse David Little. Her surviving relatives are sisters, Virginia Franklin of Eagle Point , OR, Georgie Harris of the Tri-Cities, WA, her children, Howard Cox, Gary Cox and Janice Door all from Fall River Valley, Sharon Peterson of Ft. Bragg, CA and Donna Jacoby of Santa Cruz, CA. She was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren, and a multitude of wonderful friends and extended family who will remember her tremendous love and gentle spirit.

Viewing is Saturday, March 31, from 9 am to 11:30 am at McDonald’s Chapel, 37160 Main Street, Burney, CA, 96013. Graveside services at Pine Grove Cemetery at 1 p.m. All are invited to a “party” (as requested by Ruby) to celebrate her life at the Lion’s Hall, McArthur, CA immediately following the graveside service.

Flowers may be sent to McDonald’s Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruby’s name to the Wayside Garden Club’s Memorial Tree and Community Beautification Funds at Wayside Garden Club, P.O. Box 241, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.


Daphne Murray

Daphne Murray, 86, of McArthur, passed away on November 7, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex. McDonald’s Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


In Memory of Dale Edwin Albaugh

Edwin Albaugh passed away February 18, 2012. Dale was born on September 4, 1935 in Baker City, Oregon to Ed and Orma Albaugh. In 1937 he moved to Adin, CA when his parents purchased the Frosty Acres Ranch. Dale graduated from Adin High School in 1953, and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Utah State University. Dale served in the United States Army from 1958 - 1960.

Dale was an active member of his community and industry. He served on the Federal Land Bank Board of Directors, Fall River/Big Valley Cattlemen’s board of directors and past president, Lassen County School Board, Director of the Weed and Pest Abatement District, Director of Lassen/ Modoc Flood Control District, Sheep Leader for Providence 4-H Club, and FFA Honorary Chapter Member. Dale was awarded the Shorthorn Seed Stock Producer of the Year, and was a life-long member of the Farm Bureau, National Farmer’s Organization and Cattlemen’s Association.

Dale married Barbara Jean November 24, 1968, they raised four children together: Patti, Aaron, Nancy and Andy. Dale was known as a proficient roper and master of animal behavior. He was mild mannered and rarely uttered a harsh word. Dale was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, but never wanted to accept one. He believed in hard work and proper care of the animals and land. His favorite quote was “Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over.”

Dale would pull your ear when you were wrong, but was first in line to pat you on the back when you were right. He loved his family and treated everyone with equal love, dignity, respect, and kindness. Dale was a selfless, humble man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His “Life Lessons” will live on in his children and grandchildren for many generations to come as they are passed down in the hopes of making each of us a little more like him.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Orama Albaugh. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Jean, Mother-in- aw Carrie Guttry, sister Jean and husband Bob Walker of Rough and Ready, CA, brother Ron and wife Lavern Albaugh of Fallon, NV; Children Pattie and Vince Ellison of Adin, CA, Aaron and Becky Albaugh of Adin, CA, Nancy and Stacy McClaflin of Crescent CIty, CA, Andy and Helen Albaugh of Adin, CA; Grandchildren JEssi, Katie, Dakota,Brandi, LeAnn, Natalie, Barrett, Paige, Austin and Cooper as well as great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fall River/Big Valley Cattlement's Association Scholarship fund or a charity of your choice.


 In Memory of Robin McDonald Greer

Robin McDonald Greer passed away February 11, 2012 at the age of 51. Robin was born in Fortuna, CA to Robert and Ramona McDonald on February 20, 1961. Robin and her family relocated to Canby, CA at the age of 7, and then moved to Adin with her family . She is a graduate of Big Valley High School, living most of her life in Adin. Robin was proceeded in death by a daughter, Mandy Lynn, her sister Vickie, her mother Ramona, and her husband Rick. Robin is survived by her children: Waylon Dowell of Reno, NV, daughters Candice Wagner, Jennifer Adams of Red Bluff, her father Bob Mc- Donald of Adin, CA, brothers Scott McDonald of Bieber, CA and Doug McDonald of Susanville, CA. Also survivors include numerous grandchildren: Jimmy, Aireona, Paris, Kaylee, Danica, Jeremy, Ava, Avery, and Jaxen, with many nephews and nieces and their children, including loving uncles, aunts and cousins. Services were held Saturday, February 18th at the Alturas Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.


In memory of Bertha Bernadene Bodie Tracy

Bertha Bernadene Bodie Tracy was born April 10, 1917 to Herbert Howard Bodie and Meryl Inez in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.

In 1942 she married Leonard Tracy and they had three children. In 1948 they moved to the United States where she enjoyed working in several careers - nursing, accounting and as a seamstress. She had many talents with a primary interest in anything artistic. She was a strong and determined woman who had a zest for life and for helping the less fortunate. Her loyalty to her family and friends was limitless.

Life was her interest with happy times being spent bowling (until she was 88) arts and crafts, crosswords and going to the casino. In 1983 she and Len moved back to Canada until 2005.

In that year she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moved back to California with her daughters.

Over the next few years er health deteriorated,  but she never complained and met the challenges of the disease in stride.

She succumbed peacefully to the disease on February 7, 2012. She will be laid to rest in Canada next to her beloved husband who preceded her in death in 1996.

She is survived by two daughters, Valerie and Crickett; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many friends. She will be missed but never forgotten. No funeral services will be held, but a memorial for her friends and family is scheduled for April 10 at the Pit River Casino.. The family extends their thanks and appreciation to all those who loved and cared for her, and for all of the condolences received.
 


 

In Memory of Floyd Norman Bidwell

Floyd Norman Bidwell passed away February 12, 2012, at the family ranch in Hat Creek, CA. Mr. Bidwell passed of natural causes at the age of 87 years old. A lifelong resident, rancher, and farmer, Mr. Bidwell prided himself in raising Hereford Cattle.

Floyd was born in Fall River, CA. May 8th 1924 to father Charles McKinley Bidwell and mother Birdie Lena Haynes. He was a member of the McArthur FFA where he received the American Farmer Degree. He was a member of the Boy’s League, Epworth League, and graduated from Fall River High School in 1942. Floyd worked at the Chandler Ranch in Baker, Oregon learning the purebred industry for over a year. He then returned to Hat Creek and founded Bidwell Herefords. He married Ethel Martin of Elko, Nevada in 1953. Over the years Floyd and Ethel continued to build and expand their ranch and purebred cow herd. In 1955 they started their family with the birth of their son Charles (Chuck) and then came James Ross in 1957 followed by Mark Norman in 1959. In 1960 they completed their family with Cynthia Marie, their baby girl. In later years he married his second wife Sharon Marsters Bidwell.

Floyd was very active in the cattle industry and concerned with state and national issues. He served as president of the Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association as well as a board member. He was president of the California Nevada Hereford Association, member of the Shasta District Fair Board, and the Fall River Soil Conservation Board. Floyd also took pride in being inducted into the Cow Boy Hall of Fame in the late 1940’s. He showed cattle and bulls throughout the country, including the Red Bluff Bull Sale. He prided himself in exhibiting many Hereford champions throughout the years but was exceptionally proud of receiving the Jim Alford Top Consignor Buckle.

Preceding Floyd in death was eldest son Chuck, father Mack, mother Birdie, and sisters Virginia DeAtley and Marjorie Ernest. Surviving family members include first wife and lifelong friend, Ethel Bidwell of Hat Creek and second wife Sharon Stevenson of Cottonwood, son James Ross and Peggy of Hat Creek, son Mark Norman and Debbie of Hat Creek, daughter Cynthia Marie Bidwell of Burney, grandchildren Charles Martin Bidwell and Robin of Cottonwood, Chad James Bidwell and Carrie of Alturas, granddaughter Lindsey Marie Carrington and Jeremy of Santa Rosa, Tanner Wayne Songer of San Diego, Wade Michael Songer of Idaho, granddaughters Blaire Mackenzie Bidwell of Hollister, Bliss Cherie Bidwell of Chico, Bailey Lee Bidwell of Hat Creek, great-grandchildren Bryce Floyd Bidwell of Cottonwood, Cooper Wayne Carrington of Santa Rosa, Madison Lynn Bidwell of Alturas, sisters Maxine Bidwell Summers of Redding, Joann Bidwell Wolfe of Medford, Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 66, McArthur, CA 96056 or California Nevada Junior Hereford Association Awards Fund at 5640 County Road 65, Willows, CA 95988. A private Family Burial will be conducted at the Burney Cemetery Friday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held February 24th at 1:00 p.m. at George Ingram hall in McArthur. There will be a potluck and visitation immediately following.


Roy E. Hamilton

Roy E. Hamilton of Cassel, CA, age 75, passed away at home on February 12, 2012 of natural causes. He was born June 13, 1936 in Hydesville, CA to Elber and Hazel Hamilton. Roy was a saw filer by trade and worked in the Fortuna Veneer and Eel River Saw Mills. He and his wife moved to Shasta County in 1992. Roy leaves his wife, Rachel of Cassel, son Tod of Yuba City, CA, daughter Dena (Don) Walker of Oroville, brother Ted (Nonda) Hamilton of Lake Havasu City, AZ, grandson Arik Painter, and granddaughter Kalyn Gray. Services will be held March 2, 2012 at the Northern California Veteran’s Cemetery in Igo, CA at 2 P.M. If you wish to honor Roy with a memorial contribution, please do so to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be posted at www.mcdonaldschapelburney. com


Daniel Scott Quinlan

Our beloved son, brother and friend passed away quietly on Friday, February 17th, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.  "Thorn," as he was known to friends,  was born June 21, 1975, in Fontana, Ca to Jon and Sherri and a very proud big brother, Matthew.  He and his family moved to Burney in 1977.  While growing up, Dan played soccer, wrestled for the high school and delivered papers for the Record Searchlight.  Upon graduating from Burney High School, Thorn moved to Redding were he worked for Movies 10 and Kinkos.  In 2006, he moved to Utah and began a successful career working for Prestige Finance Services. Thorn was known for his enormous heart.  He always had time for a friend in need; freely donating his  wisdom, money and humor wherever needed.   Daniel Scott "Thorn" Quinlan lived a short 36 years, but left an abundance of  rich memories for all. 

Dan is survived by:  his grandmother Vera McCallister,  parents Jon & Sherri Quinlan, brother and his wife, Matt and Marie Quinlan,  aunt & uncle, Shirley & Butch McCallister of Moreno Valley,  aunt &  uncle Mary & Chris Hexberg, of Long Beach, Linda & Pete Stone of Homeland, Windy Miller and  Steve Deppe of Redding and David Vanzo of Utah..  And many more...

A date for services will be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SNIPP,  P.O. Box 223, McArthur, Ca. 96056 or taken to the Burney Veterinary Hospital,  Main @ Pine St., Burney, for cat care.


Funeral Notice

Dale E. Albaugh passed away at home Saturday, February 18, 2012. He leaves behind his wife Barbara, daughters Patti Ellison & Nancy McClaufflin, sons Aaron and Andy Albaugh, his sister Jean Walker and brother Ron Albaugh. A memorial service will be held Saturday February 25th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Adin Community Hall. Obituary to follow next week


Charles David Hawkins
A celebration of life was held Saturday, January 28, at Ingram Hall, for Charles David Hawkins. He died unexpectedly at his home in Pittville January 14, 2012.
Charles was born in McArthur November 11, 1936, the second son of Babe and Zoe Hawkins, He graduated from Fall River High School in 1955. In 1956 he married his high school sweetheart, Joann Avery. He lived his entire life in the Intermountain area; enjoying the many opportunities the area affords living the life of hunter, fisherman and cowboy. Charles was well known in the Team Roping circuit.
It was team roping that lead to his relationship with the love of his life Patricia Estes. They shared many years of companionship working together on the ranch. The happiness the two of them shared was quite amazing. He was her biggest supporter and encourager when she finally sat down long enough to write that book, and she worked closely with him on his building projects, he would say ‘if you can draw it I can built it’.
Adding his later achievement in taxidermy to his carpentry and cabinet making skills, the scenes he created to display his animals were a true art form. Charles was a very talented and accomplished artist.
Charles was a great son, father, grandfather, brother, companion and friend. His legacy he leaves with those he left behind, his loving companion Patricia, his children, Brenda and Mike Carter , Jerry and Janet Hawkins, Carrie De ong, Hummer and Karen Estes, Wendy and Doug Dreier, Donnie and Diane Estes, Beth and Lloyd Allison. His loving grandchildren; Marriane, Kenton, Landon, Jarad, Kristen, Whitney, Clanci, Emily, Sarah, Lucas and Cooper and three great grandchildren.
Memorial contribution can be made, in Charles name, to the Ft Crook Museum.



Bob Stillie

Bob Stillie passed away at the age of 77 on January, 3, 2012 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA after succumbing to bone cancer.  He was born on November 25, 1934 in Dennison, TX.  He lived in Texas, Michigan, Illinois and California throughout his young life and resided in various cities within the Los Angeles County area for well over a decade.  After graduating from high school, he joined the military where he proudly served our country as a Marine for eight years.  For most of his life he worked as a salesman for construction equipment.  He lived in Placentia, CA before retiring to Mc Arthur eleven years ago.  His passions were playing golf, reading, fishing, hunting, wood-working, helping a friend or stranger in need and hanging out with his buddies.  He loved the community he lived in and always wanted to help out whenever he could. He was married to his first wife, Barbara Stillie, from 1959-1969 and had three daughters. He is survived by his wife: Bonnie Stillie of Mc Arthur, CA, his daughters: Marie Bailey of Redondo Beach, CA, and Linda Johnston of Franklin, TN, his mother: Crystal Chandler of Sun City, CA, his brothers: Paul Stillie and sister in-law Kathy, of Shingletown, CA and Chuck Chandler of Sun City, CA step daughters: Kathy Brang of Lake Elsinore, CA and Sherri Greer of Greely, CO. Granddaughters: Kelly Bailey, of Salt Lake City, UT, Jordan Gebele, of Franklin, TN, Lauren Gebele, of Torrance, CA, Kristina Bailey, of Laguna Niguel, CA, Nicole Johnston, of Franklin, TN, Makenna Bailey, of Ladera Ranch, CA Step-granddaughters: Kristyn Greer, of Lake Elsinore, CA and Kasey Bates, of Greely, CO. Great granddaughter: Emma Bailey of Salt Lake City, UT.  He is predeceased by daughter, Allyson Stillie.  He is deeply missed by his family, friends and dog, Honey.  He was cremated and a memorial service will be held in the spring.



 

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