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OBITUARIES FOR
JULY ~ 2014 through JULY ~ 2015
In Memory of
Joseph "Ray" Morrison
Joseph “Ray” Morrison passed away on June 16, 2015 at the age of 89. Ray was born in 1925 in Port Arthur, Canada to Alexander Morrison and Mary Catherine (Regan) Morrison. In 1928, Ray immigrated with his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended elementary school, but like most boys during the Depression, he and his twin brother had to drop out of high school at the age of 16 in order to support their family. His family finally settled in California and at the age of 18 he was drafted into the US Army. Ray served 3 years of active duty during WWII and served as a perimeter guard during the Nuremberg Trials. After being honorably discharged from the active forces, Ray served 6 years in the reserves. On August 4, 1951 Ray married his loving wife Darlene (Albert) Morrison and they started their family; two sons and one daughter. During his working years Ray worked as a Fire Captain for the San Leandro Fire Department. Ray truly valued education and returned to school to obtain his high school diploma. He then continued his education and obtained his Fire Science Teaching Credential. He retired from the Fire Department in 1980 and he and Darlene moved to Nevada County in 1987. Ray was active in his community, was part of the Gold Country Celtic Society and a docent at Empire Mine State Park . He loved backpacking and skiing and earned gold medals in the California Police & Firefighters Winter Olympics. Ray even earned a spot in the World Police and Firefighter Olympics in Australia. Ray is survived by his dear friend Alexandria “Saunie” MacGregor, his sister Mary and many other loving friends and family members. He is predeceased by his wife Darlene, sisters Patricia and Maryland and his brothers Alexander and James. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday July 12, at 17051 Norlene Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

In Memory of
Royal Harvey
 Royal Harvey, 87, passed away on June 24, 2015 at his home in Reno, NV. He grew up in Day and lived in Burney and Redding.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Delores, his sons, Terry (Jerri) Harvey of Colorado Springs, CO, David (Linda) Harvey of Valley Village, CA and daughter, Monica Stevenson of Reno; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Avis Cessna of McArthur and Harold (Leah) Cessna of Fall River Mills.

No services are planned.

In Memory of
JoAnn Moriarty
 
JoAnn Moriarty, 62, of Bella Vista passed away Friday, June 19, 2015.

JoAnn is survived by her daughter, son, their spouses and four grandsons.

She will be dearly missed by friends and family.

She touched many hearts of the people she knew.

A celebration of life will be held July 12, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Redding. Her final place of rest will be in Fall River Mills.

She will forever be loved and missed

In Memory of
Darrell "Scooter" Lankford
 Scooter Lankford, age 54, passed away June 9, 2015 at his home in Wasilla, Alaska.

Scooter was born on November 24, 1960 in Ceres, CA.

He moved to Burney in 1969 where he attended school, graduating from Burney High School in 1978. He moved to Wasilla, Alaska and was a resident there for the past 35 years.

Scooter was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Shirley and Marvin Lankford. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Lavancha; son Cody; daughters Kelsey and Carly, all of Wasilla; his sisters, Norma Courtney and Shirlene Courtright of Redding, and Teresa Blunt of Sonora, CA; brothers- in-law, Doug and Jim; nieces Kori and Lindsi; nephews, Jason and Tyson, many aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews.

Scooter worked for New Horizons Telecom for 25 years and on the slope of Alaska for Norcon for the past 10 years.

He loved to hunt, fish, snow ski, water ski, cook, also to have fire pit socials. He was a football coach for Pop Warner “like his dad.” But most of all he loved the time he had with his three beautiful children.

Scooter will be forever remembered by those who loved him as well as those who were fortunate to have known him.

Scooter, our hearts are heavy but you will always remain in our memories!

In Memory of
William Robert Estes
Lifelong Fall River Valley resident William Robert Estes, 73, died Sunday, June 14th, 2015. Born in Fall River Mills on May 31st, 1942, “Billy Bob” graduated from Fall River High School in 1960. The following year, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Mitchell, and they remained happily married for the next 54 years.

Bill is survived by spouse Betty, son Dean Estes (Melissa)of Redding, daughter Cindy Wimer (Marty), also of Redding, brothers Ron (Barbara), George, and Leo (Michelle), sister Carolyn Tidmore (Jim), brother-in laws “Butch” Mitchell (Carol) and Bob Palmer (Lynn). Bill and Betty have seven grandchildren: Jordan, Ally, Averi, Bobby, Megan, Tanner, and Jackson, one great grandchild, Jesse, as well as 16 nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Bill, in 1997, and mother Elma, in 2013.

Bill spent his working years as an employee for Sierra Market from 1961 to 1999, when the store sold to C & K Markets (Ray’s). During most of these years, Bill served as the store’s manager. Sierra Market served as a community hub for many; Bill was a favorite who always had a sympathetic ear and a desire to help anyone in need. Oftentimes people would just “go talk to Billy Bob to see what he thought.” He always found time to listen.

During high school, Bill was very involved in athletics, excelling in three sports for four years. He was also a member of the 1959 Future Farmers of America State Championship Livestock Judging team and was equally active on the Parliamentary Procedure Debate Team. Bill took this energy to the community after graduation. His love for athletics continued to grow; he was very involved with youth sports, serving as a coach for Little League as well as League President for many years. He also volunteered his time and coached junior high basketball teams. When not coaching, Bill would frequently be seen officiating baseball, softball, or basketball games, an activity he would later do at the high school levels. Bill’s calm demeanor and belief that he was “helping kids” by officiating elevated him to the Little League Regional Championship level, where, in 1998, he was asked to umpire in Western Regional Championship Tournament Games in San Bernardino. Bill always had aspirations to umpire at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Bill, along with his three brothers, also greatly enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, and Bill organized the Intermountain Area Softball League. Bill was an outstanding pitcher. “Town team” basketball was also a part of his busy life for many years.

Bill’s involvement in the community was greatly felt. He helped organize the first Fall River Booster’s Club and served as its president for several years. In the ‘70’s, he also served as the Fall River Chamber of Commerce President. He was very active in the Fall River Fire Department and was frequently called on to volunteer his time as an ambulance driver. Bill was a director of the Fall River Mills Community Service District for many years, and even returned to help the organization several years ago when a board member resigned. Bill also served as a Fall River Joint Unified School District trustee in the late 1980’s, and later served as a member of the Shasta County Grand Jury. Bill was instrumental in the creation of the Burney Fall River Education Foundation. For many years he served as a very active board member with the Mountain Valley Health Center. His involvement in many organizations have not gone unnoticed; in 1983, he had the Block “F” Tournament dedicated to him, and in 2009, he was recognized as the Fall River High School “Grand Alumni.” Bill also was named the Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Citizen of the Year.”

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Fall River High School Gymnasium on Friday, July 3rd, at 11:00 A.M. A memorial scholarship has been established. For donations, please make checks payable to the Bill Estes Scholarship Fund, care of the Burney-Fall River Education Foundation, P.O. Box 625, McArthur, CA 96056.

In Memory of
Frank C Head
December 10, 1935 - June 6, 2015

Frank Head, a 20 year resident of the Fall River Valley, died in his sleep at Mayers Memorial Hospital, June 6, 2015.

He is survived by his second wife, Diane, Head of Eastman Lake. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley, and his son Tim.

Frank’s father died on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor when Frank was three-years old. He went on to marry his beloved wife Shirley who was the head nurse for Oncology at the Sansun Clinic in Santa Barbara. During that time he worked for PG&E as a lineman in Long Beach, California.

He started at the bottom and worked his way up to plant manager for Channel Industries, working all over the US and world, including Saudi Arabia.

He has two sons, Scott of Reno and Greg Head of Colita, California. Both say he was the driving force in their lives, teaching them to hunt and fish and never taking no for an answer.

Frank leaves behind two grandchildren, Tiffany and Justin, his son Greg’s children; two cousins, Larry and Patty Johnson; and one niece, Virginia Sylvey.

Frank’s greatest pleasures in life were hunting, fishing, watching sunsets off his porch at Eastman Lake, and the hummingbirds in the window.

His two major passions in life were being involved with the Soldier Mountain Fire Company and the Mountain Cruisers Car Club in Burney.

His final request was for his friends to enjoy a sunset and remember a fun time together or to catch a fish, dedicate it to him, and release it.

At his request no services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills or the Soldier Mountain Fire Company in Glenburn.

In Memory of
Patrick Ray Wyrick

Patrick Ray Wyrick, local food service entrepreneur and long-time resident of Burney, CA, left us unexpectedly on June 9th, 2015 at the age of 51. Patrick is survived by his loving wife Lisa; his son Barry, daughter Becky, daughter Dori, sonin- law Nate, granddaughter Maevry; his parents Mack Wyrick and Clara Rehse; brothers Jerry (Jacki) Wyrick; Sam (Leslie) Wyrick.

Patrick is survived by his large extended family including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, sistersin- law, and brothers-in-law.

Patrick was born on July 11, 1963 in Walnut Creek, CA. He moved to Burney in 1977 where he attended and graduated from Burney High School in 1981. After high school, he moved to southern California where he met his wife and soulmate. They returned to Burney where Patrick took ownership of what would later be known as, North Eastern Dairy, an intermountain food distribution service. Patrick also did the Burney community a service when he took over the Alpine Drive Inn in October of 2011 and restored it to its former glory.

Patrick was a wonderful, devoted husband and father whose number one priority in life was providing for his wife and children through his unconditional love. His favorite passion in life, besides bass fishing and an attempt at golf, was serving others. Patrick not only gave away his food, services and time, but he gave away his heart as well.

Patrick will forever be remembered and never forgotten by those who loved him as well as those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Patrick, you will always be in our hearts!

In Memory of
Bartley Dean Ickes

Bartley Dean Ickes, age 50, of Burney, CA , passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 as the result of a car single accident in Crescent City, CA.

Born on August 31, 1964 in Red Bluff, CA to parents Wilmer and Mary (Irene) Ickes. He grew up in northern California and went to school in Shasta County, and was married twice. He was an avid sportsman and loved fishing and hunting. He was a licensed amateur ham radio operator and was very devoted to that hobby for many years. Bart was an active operator on the WinSystem and a member of GEARS in Chico. His call sign was KE7UOR. For most of his career Bart worked as a co-generation power plant operator at various saw mills in Burney and later in Brookings, Oregon until he retired early due to health problems. He loved the ocean and spending time near the beach. More recently he had been living in Burney, CA and was working to renovate his parent’s home.

Bart is survived by, his spouse Collete Ickes (Preston) of Wyoming, several step-children and step-grandchildren. Bart is also survived by his former spouse Cindy Sumpter, Red Bluff and their three adult children Erika Nott (Ickes) of Redding, and Jacob Ickes and Alexander Ickes of Red Bluff, his granddaughter Elli Marie Ickes, his siblings Stacy Graham, Roseville, Sharon Harris, Ukiah, Roger Pryor, Redding, Bronze Ickes of Juneau, AK.

Bart was predeceased by his Father Wilmer J. Ickes , his mother Mary (Irene) Ickes , and his brother John Charles Pryor, II.

Graveside service will be held June 22, 2015 at Burney Centenary, 37383 Mountain View Rd at 2 PM.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 742030 , Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030

KE7UOR, signing off one last time.
In Memory of
Becky "Ms. Becky" Gordon Torgrimson
November 6, 1947 - June 4, 2015
Becky “Mrs. Becky” Gordon Torgrimson, a native of Ponchatoula and a resident of Morgan City lost her battle to cancer on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Houma.

Becky is survived by her husband of 43 years, Reggy Torgrimson; one son, Sean Torgrimson Sr. and his wife, Crystal; four brothers, Charles Gordon and his wife, Cathy, Preston Joseph Gordon, Adam P. “Buddy” Gordon Jr., and David Allan Nettles; two sisters, Frances Gordon Rodrigue and her husband, Gus, and Sheila Ann Marshall and her husband, Ronnie; one brotherin- law, Rocky Torgrimson and his wife, Becky of Burney, CA; three sister-in-law, Connie Torgrimson, Cindy Broadway, and Denise Glover; seven grandchildren, Brittany Torgrimson, Jessica Torgrimson, Lesley Torgrimson, Lynze Belle, Noah Belle, Sean Torgrimson Jr., and Grant Andrew Torgrimson; three great grandchildren, Bailey Torgrimson, Mia and Emma Torgrimson and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was reunited with her son, Les Torgrimson; her father, Adam P. Gordon Sr.; her mother, Walburgia Rebecca LeBlanc; her fatherin- law, Eugene Olaf Norman Torgrimson; her mother-in-law, Virginia Reagan; and her step-father- in-law, William Reagan.

Devoted to her family and friends, Ms. Becky was a people person who gave freely to others. She was the type of person who would clean the table at the restaurant…next to her. Mrs. Becky was known as a giving woman who made lasting impressions on those she met. Hobbies for Mrs. Becky included camping, sailing, and pretty much an outdoor activity. Though she didn’t like small spaces, Becky became certified to Scuba Dive and once sky dived with her son. (He said he threw her from the plane). She had a wonderful sense of humor and a lot of energy. She loved ballroom dancing and her favorite words were seriously, and I kid you not. Ms. Becky was very business oriented which showed when she managed the family business, Crew Service.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm and again on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 8am until 11am at Hargrave Funeral Home. Ms. Becky will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Mausoleum.

In Memory of
Reuben Rohrback

Reuben L. “2-Bits” Rohrbach, 88, of Fall River Mills, died at home following a long illness.

Mr. Rohrbach was born August 3, 1926 in Long Lake, South Dakota, and was baptized and confirmed in the Luthern Church at Lacola, S.D. at St. James Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, 1950-52 as a heavy weapons specialist. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He carried a piece of that with him until his passing.

He was married to Betty Wood at the Baptist Church in Arcata on August 30, 1957 and had four children, Larry (Kathy) of Burney, Bill of Paradise, Nora Boone (Stan) of Glenburn, Ron Rohrbach of Provo Utah; Grandchildren, Stephanie (David), Anna (Larry), Brittany (Brian), Shellby (Clayton), Stanley, Ed (Elisa:) Nick, Cassandra, Ron II, Andrena and Kaylyn; 19 great-grandchildren, brother Gary (Barb), Eugene (Betty); sisters Shirley May (Gerald), Arlene ((Hank); former wife, Betty, sister-in-law Shannon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Wilhelm & grandmother Lizzbeth Zukka, grandfather Phillip Schaffer and grandmother Christina Wayman, parents, William and Magdalaina; brothers Herbert, Arthur, Wilbert, Allen, Pauly, Alvin, Richard, Walter, William and David; sisters, Ellatina, Donna May, Diana, Adaline, and stillborn siblings, Ervine and Clyde.

He worked at local lumber mills in McCloud, Burney, Pondosa and Sonora until he retired.

He loved to fish and hunt. His “Bucket List” included wanting to go Marlin fishing.

Graveside services will be conducted with full military honors June 11, 2015, 11 a.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in Burney. A potluck will follow at the Veterans Hall in Burney.


In Memory of
Chester Wolter
Jan 28, 1927 - May 18, 2015

Chester was a lifelong resident of Big Valley. He spent his youth on a ranch and developed a hard work ethic. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Chester was 14 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and joined the Navy at the age of 17. He was honorably discharged as a Yeoman Ill Class in 1946. He married Helen Donzelli, July 30,1949 and the two have been together for the past 65 years. After coming home he worked at Durkee Sawmill, Edgerton Lumber and retired from Clear Pine Products in 1989.

Chester served in several community service functions including the following: Founding member of Pit River Rod and Gun Club, Lassen County Fish and Game Commission, Adin Cemetery Board, Adin Chamber of Commerce, Adin Fire Department and American Legion Post #369. He had a passion for organizing youth fishing and hunting events, for mentoring future generations in the appreciation of those outdoor activities.

Chester is survived by his wife Helen, son Jim, daughter Phyllis Yeargin {Jack), six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial celebration will be held at the Adin Cemetery, June 8, 2015. Donations are requested to be sent to a Cancer Fund or the Pit River Rod and

In Memory of
Clarence "Delmer" Hawkins

Clarence “Delmer” Hawkins passed away on May 25, 2015 at his home in Reno, Nevada. At his side, was loving partner Elena Beltejar. Delmer is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Robin Harbert, son and daughter-in-law Russ and Helen Hawkins, all from Bieber. Brothers, Norman Hawkins (Bunny) of Adin, Daren Hawkins (Laura) of Redding, Nolan Hawkins (Karen) of Redding, and Sister Norene Watkins (Marty) of Mountain View, Wyoming. Delmer was also survived by his seven grandchildren, Wyatt and Luena Harbert, Kolten, Kelsey and Hunter Hawkins and Ross and Chad Hawkins, and one great grandchild, Houston Salinas. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Leanna Hawkins and their son, Wade Hawkins.

Delmer was born to Clarence and Goldie Hawkins on January 28, 1938, in McArthur, California. Delmer graduated from Bieber High School in 1956. He married Leanna Spalding in 1957. Delmer and Leanna started Del Logging in the 1960’s and eventually purchased his first ranch in 1978 where he successfully ran the businesses until he retired in 1998. After retirement Delmer enjoyed woodworking projects, fixing old cars, hunting and fishing. Delmer was well known as a hard worker with an exceptional work ethic and for his love of the woods and ranching. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Big Valley Alumni Association, P.O. Box 696, Bieber, CA 96009. Please join us in a Celebration of Life that will be held on Saturday, June 6 at the Bieber Memorial Hall at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be graciously provided by our wonderful caring friends.

In Loving Memory of
Stephen Ewing Murdock
12/31/1940 - 5/7/2015
Born December 31, 1940 in Salem Oregon, Steve attended Mountain View School, loved exploring the outdoors and knew every hidden treasure and secret hideout of the Willamette Valley. He was known to cycle 50 miles in one day to discover new places.

Steve was a competitive swimmer and took 1st place in 100 M freestyle and 2nd place for 200 M freestyle YMCA Oregon championship. He attended Willamette university in Salem and was a brother in the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Steve started his military training in July 1963 with basic training and completed his Navigation training Academy at Lackland Air Force Base in 1965. From 1966-1968 he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command KC 135 refueling support for B52/fighter aircraft including deployment to support the USS Pueblo intelligence vessel. He continued tours of duty taking him to Japan, the Philippines, Alaska, and Thailand in support of the Vietnam War efforts until 1970.

Steve married Victoria Geyer in 1967 and their daughter, Theresa was born in 1968.

In 1970 Steve took a 1 year hiatus from active duty (however still on Reserve status) and enrolled at Portland State to earn his BA Degree in Psychology. He returned to active duty in 1971 when he was assigned to the Military Air Command for the C 141’s Tactile Airlift Operations Strategic Long Range Support.

In 1972 Steve trained for special operations AC 119 Gunship Training and during a 1-year deployment to Thailand and Vietnam
provided strategic low flying missions to
support military ground operations. He then returned to flying C 141’s in 1973 to continue long range support for missions in Southeast Asia and other countries.

From 1973-1975 Steve was assigned to Inserlick Air Force Base in Adana, Turkey for a classified assignment, and in 1975 completed his service as a Captain at Travis AFB in California. He was awarded numerous decorations in recognition of his achievements including 10 time Air medal recipient, Air force Commendation Medal, four time Outstanding Unit Award, among many others.

While stationed at Travis Air Forde Base, Steve met and fell in love with Whitney Sutherland Murdock, his wife and best friend for nearly 40 years.

After leaving the Air Force, Steve began his new career as a Computer Specialist, working for Boeing Aerospace and Flight Safety on the Flight Simulators at Travis Air Force Base.

In 2007 Steve and Whitney moved to Fall River Mills. Although Steve’s dream was to spend his retirement making Golf Clubs, word got around that he was a computer specialist and he ended up helping many people with their computer challenges. He was elected Sergeant/Secretary of the Fall River Citizen Volunteer Patrol, 2nd Vice Commander for the American Legion Post 369, was a member of the Eastern Shasta County Sheriff’s Flying Posse, the Tea Party and was the Chairman of the Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC).

Steve is survived by his wife, Whitney Murdock, his daughter Dr. Theresa Murdock-Vlautin and her husband Chris Vlautin, his granddaughter Ella, his brother and sister in law, Fred and Michael Murdock, his brother and sister in law Scott and Beth Murdock, his sister, Margaret Murdock and her husband Bob Serack, nephews and nieces Iris Murdock, Bill Murdock, Gabe Petal, Jessie Petal, Sara Idle Reed, David Miller, Jed Murdock and Hannah Howard.

Everyone is invited to honor Steve and Celebrate his life during a special Military Ceremony and Memorial Service which will be held next Saturday, May 16th, at 11:00 am at the Lions Club Park and the American Legion Veterans Hall in Fall River Mills.

God Bless you Steve. We Love you dearly. You have been and always will be the “Wind Beneath our Wings.”

In Memory of
Dora Edna Carpenter Schneider

Dora Edna Carpenter Schneider, a lifelong resident of McArthur California, passed away on May 7, 2015 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. She was 89 years old.

Dora was born in Bieber, California on October 8, 1925, to Ernest and Bessie (Carmichael) Babcock. She was the sixth of 15 siblings growing up on the Babcock family ranch. She graduated from Bieber High School in 1943, married Kenneth Carpenter and moved to McArthur the same year.

She was a huge fan of football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and track meets. She was the mother of seven children, president of the PTA, Cub Scout leader, and retired from US Post Office as a clerk after 20 yrs.

She is survived by 5 sisters, Lula Carpenter of Redding, Ruth Bouse of Adin, Ruby Finch of Ohio, Fern White of Redding, Lily Thompson of Oregon, and Gloria Brewer of Arizona; 1 brother, Charley Babcock of Bieber; 3 sons Larry (Judie) Carpenter of McArthur, Calvin (Linda) Carpenter of Glenburn and Gordon (Claire) Carpenter of Redding; 3 daughters, Caroline (Jim) Geiger of Stirling City, Betty (Bill) Stoltenberg of McArthur and Charlotte (Michael) Landon of Mount Shasta. 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Dora is preceded in death by 5 Brothers, 3 Sisters, 1st husband Kenneth Carpenter, 2nd husband Eugene Schneider, daughter Roberta Mills, and granddaughter Laura Landon.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. A reception to follow at the Vets Hall in Fall River at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fall River High School Sports Foundation at PO Box 732, McArthur, CA 96056 or Big Valley Alumni at Box 696, Bieber, CA 96009.

In Memory of
Margaret "Lynn: Merrithew McCullough
Margaret “Lynn” Merrithew McCullough Born November 13, 1938 in Martinez, California to Wallace Kriner Merrithew, D.D.S. and Catherine Loraine Conway Merrithew. Lynn’s father, a dentist, was a good buddy with the family doctor. The two of them were off duck hunting, miles away, when it was time for Lynn to be born. The only other doctor in the area had to be summoned to deliver. That doctor just happened to be Edwin Warren Merrithew, M.D., Lynn’s grandfather. She was very proud that his signature was on her birth certificate as attending physician.

At age two, Lynn’s family moved to Quincy, CA, where her father set up his dental practice and family home. A few years later, her other grandfather, Harry James Conway, thought she should have a pony. Lynn rode that pony all over Quincy; on streets, sidewalks, lawns, and even on the Court House steps. Folks on jury duty didn’t like walking thru or around the manure. They took their complaints to the bailiff who then talked to the judge, who talked to the Sheriff, who then talked to the dentist. In the end, Lynn took to riding east of Quincy, by the fair grounds.

Lynn attended school in Quincy thru the 5th grade. She attended school in Palm Springs, for the next two years. After school, on the weekends, and during summer break she learned “trick riding”, English riding, show jumping, and some “Roman” style riding; standing astride two horses. She added in some trick roping and performed a few times in that area.

Lynn’s family stayed in Quincy for a while before moving to a ranch in Red Bluff. There she started working with the Pro Rodeo on the weekends and during the summer. Her rodeo contracts took her to Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California, during which time she made a lot of memories. The fondest of which was being a part of President Eisenhower’s inaugural parade (2nd Term) in 1957. She and the California Group were traveling with horses and equipment , making appearances in New Orleans, Louisiana and Texas, before she returned to school for her senior year of high school.

1960 was a good year for Lynn. She had met a guy in the Air Force, William Joe “Bill” Mc- Cullough, who she married a few months later. Lynn continued working with the Pro Rodeo circuit, finishing her rodeo career, after 10 years, by doing the Reno Rodeo. On December 28th, their son, Michael Joe McCullough was born in Red Bluff, Ca.

Lynn taught her son the “art” of trick riding and trick roping. His 1st performance was at the Intermountain Fair at the age of 7. The last rodeo, over 12 years and 548 performances , was at the Intermountain Fair Rodeo in McArthur. These rodeos covered eight states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Highlights being in Palm Springs, The Cow Palace, San Francisco, and stage performances in hotel lounges in Reno, Nevada.

Some of the jobs that Lynn worked at, over the years, were as a dental assistant, office clerk, PG&E Club House housekeeper, 16 years as a cook for the Fall River High School Cafeteria, and a school bus driver for Shasta College.

In Memory of
Clifford Keith Oilar
February 27, 1940 - April 28, 2015
Clifford Oilar, 75, of Day, California passed away Tuesday, April 28. He was born in the town of Day on February 27, 1940 to Mazella and Leonard Oilar where he was a life-long resident. He graduated ffrom Fall River High School with the class of 1958. Soon after, he purchased the family ranch where he rew forage crops and raised cattle. He married his wife Alma Taylor on January 28, 1962 and they had four children together.

Clifford had great work ethics and worked very hard all his life to support his family. He enjoyed hunting with his children, working cattle with the family, spending time with his grandchildren and trips to Eagle Lake with his wife and family.

Clifford will be remembered for being an unselfish man who was very passionate about his family and their well being. He was a strong believer in the Lord who with his life and through his words encouraged others to follow Christ. He was deeply love and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife Alma of 53 years, daughter Meloney and Don Cearley, son Pat and Laura Oilar, daughter Cindy and Kurt Ronquist, son Andy and Nicole Oilar, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, May 9 at the Pine Grove Cemetery at 2:00 p.m..

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the cause of cancer.

In Memory of
Arneta Crossman
God
was lucky on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. He received in his loving arms his favorite Angel, Arneta Crossman.

Arneta was also greeted by her daughter, Robin Crossman, who was ecstatic to see her mother again.

Arneta was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, teacher and musician.

Her husband Lloyd Crossman, daughter and Lauri, along with her grandchildren Cierra and Nathaniel are missing her.

Arneta had a green thumb and is now tending God’s garden in heaven. She is also the best trumpet player in God’s orchestra.

For those of you who know Arneta, how many of you now recycle your plastic ziplock bags and re-use them?

Arneta touched he lives of everyone she met and will be missed on this earth as an avid musician, gardener and rights activist.

Love you always, your family.

Services were conducted at the Community Methodist Church in Fall River Mills,Sunday, May 3.

In Memory of
Leora May Howell
Leora May Howell passed away at the Burney Annex on April 15, 2015. She was 91 years old. She lived in Burney for 23 years and was a member of the Burney Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Bob Howell, and four of her children: Vern Scalf, Robert Scalf, Leora Mooring, and Kenneth Scalf preceded her in death. She is survived by her oldest daughter, Roberta Evans, 16 grandchildren, and many great and great, great grandchildren. A brief ceremony and reception will be held at the home of Ron and Marian Marglon at 20559 Hudson Street in Burney on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.

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In Memory of
Mary (Heisler) Noel-Clark
Mary (Heisler) Noel-Clark, 91, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015 in Medford, Oregon with family by her side.

Born June 14th 1923 in New York, she grew up in Philadelphia attending Olney High School and Moore College of Art. While working as a package designer for Container Corporation of America she was sent to San Francisco to establish their West Coast office. There she met and married Richard C. Noel Jr. They bought a cattle ranch in Glenburn, CA in 1957 and moved their family to the beautiful Fall River Valley. She was active in the Intermountain Artist, KQED and the Garden Club. Richard passed away in 1979. She met and married Loring Clark in 1982. They lived in Danville, CA before retiring to Medford in 2010.

Mary will always be remembered for her sense of grace and style.

She is survived by her husband- Loring Clark of Medford; son Ted Noel and daughter-in-law Debbie of Fall River Mills; daughter Amy Noel and son-in-law Jon Witty of Los Gatos, CA and grandson Thomas Noel of Fall River Mills.

Celebration of Life services will be held at the Glenburn Church, Glenburn, CA on Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00 PM. Reception immediately following at the Noel Ranch.

Mary loved the performing arts. In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to Fall River High School (note on the memo line- Musical Theater Stage/Curtain Restoration fund). Donations may be mailed to Ted Noel, PO Box 489, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In Memory of
Charles Simmons
Charles “Chuck” Simmons left us far too soon on April 17, 2015. Born in Burney, CA on July 23rd, 1957 to Enoch (Shorty) and Wilma Simmons, Chuck spent and enjoyed his entire life in Big Valley. He was a Millworker and Contractor, but could also be seen helping a neighbor, friend, or family member out with anything asked of him. Chuck was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and all it had to offer. He was a true family man, and dedicated his life to spending time with his grandchildren. Chuck never met a stranger. His smile and laugh was infectious, and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his Mother, Wilma Simmons, Daughter Jessica, and her Husband Joshua Kern, his grandchildren Ryleigh, Logan and Delaney Kern, all of Adin, Sisters Donna, her Husband Tommy Ellenberger, Marlene her Husband Mike Nettleton, and Darlene her Husband Steve Flader all of Redding, CA. His only Brother Ellis and wife Marilyn Simmons of Klamath Falls, Ore. Brother-In-Law Lonnie Kirby, of Kansas City, Missouri. Along with numerous Nieces and Nephews and way too many other relatives to mention here.

He was preceded in death by his father Shorty Simmons, and Sister Rebba Kirby.

In lieu of flowers please play your money at your local Casino, or make donations to the Adin Park!

A Celebration of life will be held at the Adin Community Center Friday April 24th at 1:00 p.m.

In Memory of
Gertrude Blankenship Morden
April 20, 1918 - April 3, 2015

Gertrude Blankenship Morden passed away the morning of Good Friday, April 3 at the home of her daughter in Dixon, after a long illness. Gertrude was a third generation Californian born in 1918 to Martin Raetz and Annie Norton in Nevada City. She was awarded a scholarship to San Jose State Normal School but chose to marry Azz Blankenship in 1942. They lived many places in Northern California, but settled in Yuba City.

She was actively involved in her church and daughters’ schooling. She was a woman of faith who lived it on a daily basis. She was widowed in 1973 and nine years later married Bert Morden a man she had known in high school. When he died in 2002, she moved to Burney, Calif. She was well loved by her friends and relatives and will be missed. She was still reading novels and doing crossword puzzles until December.

She leaves daughters Connie Cleckler (Eddie deceased in 2011) of Burney, Nancy Blankenship of Dixon, and Ora BlankenshipKleis (George) of Anderson. Grandsons Damon Cleckler (Priya), Courtney Cleckler, Paul Fuchslin (Kiby), and David Fuchslin (Jocke) , and 3 great grandsons Govind, Brennan and Blake. She also left two step children and families in the Seattle area.

As per her request, there will be no service. She will be interred at the Sutter Cemetery next to her husband Azz.

In lieu of flowers—spend time with your family/ loved ones and show them how much you care for them. Mother would have liked that. We would also like to thank the Fall River Hospice and the Woodland Palliative Care nurses and staff for their care and support.

In Memory of
Martha "Dianne" Grover

Martha “Dianne” Grover passed away on March 12, 2015 at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dianne was born in Montebello, California on June 11, 1946 to Everett and Betty Owens. In 1961, the Owens’ moved to Lakeport, California.

Dianne graduated from Clear Lake High School. She married Leon Grover in 1964 and has a son, Leon (Lon), and daughter Stacie. In 1974 the Grovers moved to Burney and later to Fall River Mills in Northern California, but spent many summers and weekends back in Lakeport to visit family and friends and get out of the cold.

Dianne was fun loving with a sense of adventure and enjoyed at different times of her life cheer leading, water skiing, camping and fishing (here she would say “YUK”) and she was a voracious reader all of her life. She especially loved the ocean where she would venture in to her ankles only when she was feeling especially brave! Funny, compassionate and a great listener, Di always had the ability to instantly make friends and make everyone feel like family.

Family was very important to Dianne. Always a kid at heart, Dianne loved spending time with her two granddaughters in Colorado; Ashly and Courtney. Even strangers at the grocery got a full update of her special girls (her pride and joy)! They were truly the loves of her life.

Dianne’s laughter, joy, generosity and spirit will be missed by her family and many, many friends.

She is survived by her husband Leon, son Lon, daughter Stacie (Larry) Packard, granddaughters Ashley and Courtney of Colorado, sister Marilyn (Mike) Williamson of Lakeport, nieces Penny, Page, Christy, nephew James, great nieces Kiersten, Stella, Sierra and great nephew Branden.

In Memory of
Raymond Norman Kildow Jr.

Raymond Norman Kildow Jr. passed away on March 17, 2015. “Norm” as we all knew him, served in the United States Marine Corps for20 years, and 10 years reserve duty.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy (Mulhorn) Kildow; two sons, Richard W. Kildow (Jody) and Michael A. Kildow, both of Burney, California; daughter, Kimberly K. Santana (Justin) who lives in Bieber, CA. His brother William Kildow (Joan) lives in Lancaster, CA; his sister Sara Jane McMann (Robert) lives in Vancouver, WA. His sister-in-law Linda (Kildow) Chaplain (Richard) lives in Xenia, Ohio.

He is also survived by five grandchildren: Shaun Davis, Raymond Davis, Amber Mayhue (Brian, Matthew Huff and Danielle Santana. There are also three great grandchildren: Chistopher Kiser, William Kiser and Elan Davis. All members live close to the Burney area and Norm enjoyed all of their visits. His service will be one with “Full Honors.” July 2nd at 11 a.m., at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA.

This is an open service and anyone wishing to join us dshould meet at the parking lot beside the Safeway Store in Burney. We will be accompanied from Burney to Igo by the Patriot Guard Riders. Please join us at the Safeway parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Prayer time is 9:15 a.m.. Kickstands go up at 9:30 a.m. and we will depart to Igo at that time.

The service will be led by Mr. William Kildow, Norm’s older brother.

In Memory of
Dennis Hugh Williams

Dennis Hugh Williams Was born February 21,1941 and entered into his savior’s presence following a lengthy illness April 2, 2015 at the age of 74.

He was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, lived in Genessee Depot, and graduated 12th grade in Waukesha. He attended Stevens Point State Teachers College, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964 with stations at Travis AFB, CA and Shemya, AK.

He was preceded in death by his parents David and Caroline Williams; sisters Geraldine Schuyler and Helen Bralick and nephew Jeffrey John Williams.

He is survived by his loving family; wife Carole (Smith) of 51 years, son Doug (Heidi) Williams, daughter Brenda (Tom) Pasqual, grandsons Dusty Williams, Clay Pasqual and Brad Williams; grandaughters Michaela and Kasy Pasqual; Brothers Everett ( Marlene) Williams, John (Joyce (Williams, Paul (Arlene) Williams; sisters, Ellen (Elza Manteau, Robyn Allen, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dennis began playing baseball early in his life, working his way up and given the moniker “Cowhide” because of the baseball mitt he carried constantly. He played four years of varsity baseball, track and football at Waukesha High. He played adult softball and as a member of the North Coast Officials Association umpired men’s softball in Vallejo and Healdsburg, CA as well as coaching youth baseball there.

Retiring after 36 years with PG&E, he and his wife moved to the Fall River Valley to be near family where he continued coaching and umpiring. All the local teams, Fall River, Big Valley and Burney knew of his faithful support by the appropriate team hat he would wear.

Many knew Dennis by his easy laugh, contagious humor or just plain love for people. Though he will be missed by all, we will be comforted by precious memories of a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Private inurement will be held April 25, 2015. A memorial Service will be April 25, at 11 a.m. at the Intermountain Free Church, McArthur, with a light lunch following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests honorarium to the charity of your choice or to Mountain Jewel Home, McArthur.

In Memory of
Susan Camille Bowen
August 22, 1949 - March 30, 2015
On March 30, 2015, Susan Bowen passed away after a very brief battle with cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

Susan was born in Paradise, California to Vern and Ardis Cunningham on August 22, 1949. She spent a majority of her life in Fall River. Susan graduated from Fall River Jr. Sr. High School in 1968, and after raising her daughters, earned a Business Degree from Butte College. She worked for Easter Seals in Chico, The Yuba City School District, and then helped care for her Mother. Susan was a loving mother and friend to many of the Fall River Valley.

Susan is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and her brother, David. She is survived by her brothers, Clifford (Kris) Cunningham of McArthur and Stan (Yvonne) Cunningham of Redding, daughters, Michelle Gudahl of Sacramento, and Cassandra Bowen of Springfield, Oregon, and granddaughters, Alicia and Karsen.

At Susan’s request, no services will be held. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Oncology Nurses at Mercy Medical Center for all the care they provided during Susan’s final days

In Memory of
Jordan Tamar Macy

Jordan Tamar Macy, 67, died peacefully at home on March 12, 2015. Jordan, known to his friends as Tam, was born in Santa Cruz, CA, to Gerald William Macy and Jean Lucille Gleason Macy. He moved his family to the Intermountain Area in 1978.

For most of his career, Tam was a vacation property manager. He was a kindly man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He loved observing nature and loved his clients, many of whom became close friends. He often said, “I only work for good people.”

Tam is survived by his wife, Barbara; son Eric and daughter-in-law Tara; son Zachary and daughter-inlaw Seanna; granddaughters Morgan and Vivienne; sister Lucinda Macy and her children, Noah, Amy and Jane.

In accordance with Tam’s wishes, there will be no services. Donations in his honor would be very much appreciated and may be made to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), 290 King of Prussia Rd., Bldg. 2, Suite 320, Radner, PA 19087 or a charity of your choice.

In Memory of
Jean Gertrude Baltzer

Jean Gertrude Baltzer (Dickey) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills on Sunday, March 22, just short of her 90th birthday.

Jean is predeceased by her husband of 58 years George, her parents Harry and Gertrude Dickey; her sister, Virginia Cratty and her niece, Linda Cratty.

She is survived by her children George (Edie), David (Jennifer) Richard (Pamela), Jim, Wendy (Dennis) and Debbie (Ray); her niece Susan; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) George, Tyler, Brittany (Eddie) and Courteney and great-great grandchildren Anthony, Rainey, and Paisley.

Jean was born in Ludington, Michigan in 1925 and moved to Detroit when she married George. She and her family moved to Southern California in 1961 and then to Northern California in 1967 where she spent the rest of her life.

She will be remembered for her generous heart, warm personality, and her love for babies!

In Memory of
Clifford Allen Carpenter

Clifford Allen Carpenter 1934-2015 passed away March 20, 2015. Clifford donated his body to science. In accordance with Clifford’s wishes there will be no funeral services

In Memory of
Dale Wayne Phelps
1962-2015

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.

Dale Wayne Phelps was surrounded by his loving family when he finished his course on February 19, 2015. Dale was born in Herlong, California December 2, 1962 to Norma Jean Wren and Earl Phelps. He grew up in a large, loving, boisterous family. He loved camping with his mother, brothers and sisters; also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He learned an appreciation of the great outdoors and nature through these trips. This later led to him attending Shasta College.

There he majored in Natural resources and played football. This is also where he met his wife of 31 year, Debbie (Hudson) Phelps.

After graduation, they were married and he started his career with the United States Forest Service where he started as a member of the timber marking crew in Fall River Mills. After seven years and many moves, he and Debbie were blessed with their greatest source of love and pride, their son Ethan.

They settled in Truckee and later in Loyalton, California, where Dale retired from the Sierraville Ranger District after 20 years of service.

He was a man who truly lived for his family and friends. He loved his job truly. He loved football “Go Vikings!” Anything outdoors ( especially fishing and camping), music, traveling (especially cruising!), and having a good time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife and son, Debbie and Ethan Phelps (Jennifer Humphrey), mother -more than-in-law, Kathy Hudson, brother Walt Phelps (Gail Phelps), sister Michelle Jones, brother-more-than-in-law Richard Hudson (Lori), nieces Marcie, Brittanie, Autumn; nephews Chris (Katie), Cameron (Andrew), Nick, Evan, Garret and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gene Phelps, father-more than-in-law Bill Hudson and brother-more than-in-law Bob Jones.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dale’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Mayers Memorial Hospital Hospice Foundation.

In Memory of
Reverend Arthur Karabats

Reverend Arthur Eugene Karabats, 72, of Burney and Half Moon Bay, California, returned to his heavenly home on February 20, 2015. He was born July 11, 1942 to Christopher and Mildred Karabats in Boston, Massachusetts. On February 3, 1973 he married Janis Tussey in Verde, Nevada. Arthur was a loved servant of God who focused his life on bringing the lost and hurting to Christ.

Beloved husband of Janis of Burney and Half Moon Bay, California; loving father of Chris (Rachel) Karabats of Caro, Michigan, and Mary (Scott) Grott of Wildwood, Missouri; loving grandfather of Kristin, Steven, and Eva; loving brother to Christopher Karabats, Stanley Karabats, Larry Karabats, and Valerie Dunn; dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, friend and pastor to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and father-in-law.

Arthur was known as Reverend Art, or most recently as simply Preacher. A man of many hats, he has been ex-convict, commercial fisherman, founder and owner/operator of Half Moon Bay Alarm, and ordained minister. He was known as a hard but faithful man.

A private ceremony is scheduled on March 31st, 2015.

In Memory of
Hugh "Okie' "Dob" Salters
Hugh “Okie’ “Dob” Salters passed away from lung cancer on March 4, 2015. Hugh was a H.F.E.O. for Cal Fire for 33 years.

Hugh was preceded in death y his wife of 50 years, Pat, and a son, Kenneth “Hoss” Salters. He is survived by his sons Brent (Michelle), Mike (Katrina); daughters Leslie and Cathy (BJ). He has 15 grandchildren.

He was fun-loving people person, who never met a stranger.

Services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m., at the Adin Community Park, Adin, CA. A potluck will follow.

In Memory of
Clifford Bobo
Clifford Bobo was Born in Houston, Texas on July 23, 1949, and passed away peacefully at home in Burney, on March 8, 2015.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Bobo who enjoyed a happy life with Cliff sharing both his writing and his playing music.

He is also survived by his mother Margie Queen Darnell, and brother, David Bobo, both of Houston, Texas.

Also missing him will be his nieces, Anna Bobo, Jennifer Bobo, and a nephew, William Bobo, all residing in Florida.
The Holy Longing
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,
Because the massman will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive,
What longs to be burned to death.

In the calm water of the love-nights,
Where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
A strange feeling comes over you
When you see the silent candle burning.

Now you are no longer caught
In the obsession with darkness,
And a desire for higher love-making
Sweeps you upward.

Distance does not make you falter,
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
And, finally, insane for the light,
You are the butterfly and you are gone.

And so long as you haven’t experienced
This: to die and so to grow,
You are only a troubled guest
On the dark earth.

In Memory of
Louise Chapman

Louise Chapman born in Phoenix, AZ on May 11, 1936. Passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital on March 1, 2015. She worked as a secretary /receptionist for the first half of her working years. Then, became a truck driver and drove 18 wheelers across the country with her husband Bob. She lived in McArthur for the past 5 years and enjoyed the Fall River Valley very much. The friendly and curtious people, and the trees and beautiful sunsets and the animals gave her peace. She is survived by her son Michael Chapman and wife Debra, daughter Patty Marymee and husband Jack. four grandchildren: Michele Hall, Brandon Chapman, Richard Young Jr. and Amanda Shoup, and nine great grandchildren.

In Memory of
Mabel Edna Margaret Wells

Mabel Edna Margaret Wells passed away at her daughter’s home in Ukiah California on February 14th 2015. She was 88 years old and just shy of her 89th birthday.

She was born Mabel Edna Margaret Courtright on April 1st 1926 at home on the Courtright ranch in Lookout California. She was the second of eight children, and the oldest daughter to David Monroe “Roy” Courtright and Edith Elizabeth “Lizzy” Courtright.

Her ancestors were among the first settlers in that valley. Home steading the ranch in 1867. Mabel will be coming home one last time to rest in the Lookout cemetery, just across the road from where the ranch house used to stand in which she was born and raised.

As a young girl Mabel worked at local ranches. Cyril and Catherine Mammath, former owners of what today is the Quail Valley Ranch in Lookout, were among her first employers. As a young girl of 12 years old, she helped Catherine cook for the ranch hands and cared for their baby Aleene, who she grew to love dearly. She also worked for many other Ranches in the Lookout area. She saved her earning and bought war bonds, cashing them in and purchasing two lots in the town of lookout.

While still in high school, as a school project, a teacher helped her make repairs to a small house her Grand Mother had left her, and when she married, Mabel and her husband Ray Smith (deceased) moved the house from the home ranch to her lots in town where they started a family.

Although her life and family duties took her away at different periods in her life she always treasured and cared for her home in Lookout and it was always “home”

She lived most of her life right there in that house until it was destroyed by fire in 2008. She then lived the later years of her life with her daughters Dianna and Dorenna in Ukiah California.

Mabel and her 2nd husband John Riva (deceased) lived in Ukiah California for many years running their business Riva Motor sales. Mabel also operated her own wig business in Ukiah. Her specialty was fitting adults and children who had experienced hair loss due to chemo treatments. In the late 1970’s Mabel and her husband John “Jack” Wells (deceased) owned and operated the Wells Coat of Arms restaurant in Bieber California.

Mabel loved her children & Grand children, music & singing, doing her art work, her home in Lookout, flowers and planting them, and strawberry ice cream!

Mabel’s children will be bringing her home for services to be held at the Lookout Cemetery on March 14, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. Friends and acquaintances from the community are welcome to attend services, and her family invites anyone who would like to share stories or memories during the services to please attend and share them with all. Potluck dinner & reception will follow services at the lookout fire hall. Community welcome.

Mabel is survived by: Son Raymond Leon Smith and Charlene, Van Couver, Washington; Daughters Dianna Miles, Redwood Valley Ca. and Dorenna and husband Robert Hayes, Ukiah Ca.; Grand Children, Rene Mettler, Raymond L. Smith Jr, Valarie Smith, Tracy Miles, Nina Vieira, Nathan Morales, Nathan Hayes, Hayden Hayes,Great Grand Children, Alyssa Mettler, Brittney Smith, Brandy Smith, Kayden, Brooklyn, Gabriel, Rickel; Great-Great Grand Child Aiden Smith; Brothers & Sisters, Raymond Edward Courtright, Mona Phillips, Erma Greene, Lyman “Pick” Courtright proceed her in death. Martin Courtright, Belva Parsons, Melvin “Pete” Courtright will say their goodbyes to their Sister, As well as many nieces and nephews.

In Memory of
Helen V. Sikes
Mar 14, 1920 - February 12, 2015

Helen V. Sikes of Fallon, Nevada departed this life February 12, 2015, at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Born March 14, 1920, in Centerville, Iowa, she was the daughter of Elmer Ellsworth Gray and Lillie May Davis Gray. In 1939 she moved to Southern California to be with her sister Ruby whose husband was at sea in the US Navy. During WWII she moved to Torrance and worked for National Supply, a manufacturer of guns and airplane parts, as a timekeeper.

Helen and Ray Sleepy were married in 1946. Moving from Torrance to Northern California in 1955 they owned and operated businesses in Los Molinos, Red Bluff and Manton.

She married Neal Sikes in 1972 moving soon after to McArthur, CA. There she worked as a volunteer for several organizations including many years in the Mayers Memorial Hospital gift shop. She also became a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution.

Helen joined her daughter’s family in Fallon, Nevada in 2013. She was honored and respected by her family and enjoyed a very active life with friends and those she lived for 95 years. She will be greatly missed.

Helen is survived by daughter Ginger Sleepy Urquhart, son-in-law Dan Urquhart, Mrs. Shannon Vaught, Mrs. Armanda Brock, Great-grandchildren Colton, Brody and Allison Unquhart. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Ruth DeZorzi and Eugen Gray. Arrangements were handled by Smith Family Funeral Home, Fallon.

In Memory of
Nancy Ward
May 27, 1934 - March 2 2015

Nancy Ward, a former city editor of the Contra Costa Times and the Tri-Valley Herald, died Monday at Mercy Hospital in Redding. She was 80.

A resident of nearby Burney, she had a long newspaper career in both editorial and advertising and later in portrait sales.

After school in her hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, Nancy served for seven years in the U.S. Navy.

While stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station, she worked as a public information officer.

She was in Santa Cruz in 1989 working as advertising director at the old Good Times office, when the ceiling fell in on her during the Loma Prieta earthquake. She was not harmed. She moved to Burney 12 years ago when her house in the Santa Cruz Mountains burned to the ground.

Nancy was a giver. In Burney, she helped the elderly by driving them to medical appointments in Redding, taking them shopping or helping in their homes. An animal lover, she was known in the local Safeway as The Cat Lady because she bought so much cat food, not just for her cats but for the town strays.

She is survived by a niece and four nephews of the Osterberger family in Dubuque as well as great- and great-great nephews and nieces. Her California survivors include Charlie, Molly and Marlene Michelson and Crickett McNealy, all members of her adopted family. A special thank you to all of her California friends, especially Edie Little, for their constant care and friendship. To all of those people who helped to care and love her, we thank you too!

Donations in her memory may be made to animal charities.

Her life will be celebrated Sunday, April 26 in Santa Cruz. Interested persons are invited to email marlene.michelson@comcast.net for details.

In Memory of
Stella E. Inda
1917 - 2015

 Stella left us on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She passed away peacefully at her daugher Martha’s home. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Ed Siler and Mike Inda.

She was born on March 4, 19 in Salmon, Idaho. She relocated to Burney in 1948 and lived here until her death.

She is survived by her four children: Carl Silver, Leah Sessna, Martha Baker and Shirley Fike, also by 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.

She enjoyed hunting with Mike and Carl, also loved to fish and very much enjoyed the outdoors.

There are no services planned for the present time. There will be a memorial service at a later date. The family will let it be known when and where.

Miss you Mo

In Memory of
Donald B. Muli

Donald B. Muli, born 3-6-33 in Connecticut and died January 29, 2015 in Redding, CA. 

Donald was an electrician most of his life. He and his wife moved to Burney in the Spring of 1986 and owned the Burney Bakery for six years. He was a veteran of both the United States Navy and Marine Corps, a member of the Burney Veterans of Foreign Wars and Burney American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Elsie Almina Muli: two sons, Kevin of Oklahoma and Scott of Connecticut; Stepson Allen Johns of Burney, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

No services are scheduled.

In Memory of
Adam Ferrel Cunningham
April 7, 1981 - January 23, 2015

Adam Ferrel Cunningham, Age 33, born to Shelly A. Harmon & Vincent F. Cunningham, died suddenly on Jan. 24, 2015, from undiagnosed genetic heart problems. May He Rest In Peace.

He is survived by mother Shelly Harmon and father Vincent Cunningham (Laurene Hamilton Cunningham), brothers Bret Wright, Brandon Cunningham, Caleb Cunningham, Shannon Edelmann, Nadra Milligan, Tara Hamilton-Johnson, Celeste Thomas, Lowell Thomas and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration Of Life will be held at the FR Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, March 7th; 12:30 p.m. with pot luck and story sharing.

In Memory of
Lawrence William Heringer, Jr.


Lawrence William Heringer, Jr., 90, of McArthur passed from this earth and entered the presence of his Savior on February 9, 2015. Larry was born in Oakland, California on May 1, 1924 to Lawrence and Pearl Heringer, the first of four siblings. He attended schools in Sacramento, graduating from Sacramento High School in 1942. He worked on a combine in Birds Landing until August of that same year, and that’s when he joined the US Navy officer’s training program.

While waiting to be called up, he attended University of California at Davis, majoring in Animal Husbandry. In June 1943 he was called up for active duty in the V-12 program and was sent to Southwestern Louisiana University in Lafayette. He continued taking agriculture courses there, while taking the Navy required courses. After failing vision testing he was sent to boot camp in San Diego. Upon completion, he reported to Fleet Sound School in Key West, Florida. He graduated in August 1944, attaining a rank of Sonarman 3rd Class. He reported to Norfolk, Virginia and was then assigned to the USS Destroyer Escort Johnnie Hutchins out of Boston Charleston Navy Yard. The remainder of his time in the Navy during WWII was spent in the Pacific Theater.

Upon an honorable discharge in March 1946, he continued his pursuit of a degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo. During that time, met Lynelle Bethel, daughter of Norris and Leona Bethel of Fall River Mills, at the home of Doc and Ede Clark in Sacramento. A two-year courtship ensued, ending in their marriage, December 4, 1948. That was just in time for Lynelle to correct and type Larry’s thesis in completion of his degree in June of 1949!

Larry and Lynelle then moved to Fall River Mills, where Larry began working for his fatherin- law on Shasta View, the family ranch. Larry and Lynelle had two children, daughter Laurel and 22 months later, son Scott.

Larry ranched for 39 years, raising cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens and a wide variety of crops. In addition to ranching, Larry was a substitute and then a credentialed teacher at Fall River High School, served on the California Wheat Commission, was an A1 technician for American Breeders Association, a member and past president of the Intermountain Hay Growers Association, was a member and elder at church in McArthur, taught adult Sunday school for 33 years, and was an interim pastor at many churches throughout the Intermountain Area. After the ranch sold in 1995, Larry, semi-retired, became active in the Citizens Patrol, the American Legion, and raising Iris plants.

He is survived by Lynelle, his wife of 66 years, sister Patricia Perry of Seattle, Washington; brother Thomas of Lexington, KY, daughter Laurel Cordova (Lucio); son Scott (Stephanie); grandchildren Montica Range (Dusty); Chris (Lacey); Andy; Brian (Lauren); Matt; Caitlin; and Danny;. seven great-grandchildren: Marah, Isabela, Darcie, Isaiah, Adelina, Emmie, and Henley, and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry never met a stranger, and for that reason he left behind a multitude of friends.

Services will be held Saturday, February 21, at 11:00 a.m. at the Intermountain Evangelical Church in McArthur, with internment to follow at the Fall River Cemetery and reception and time of sharing at the Veterans Hall in Fall River Mills.

In lieu of flowers, pleases send an donations to Intermountain Hospice or the Fort Crook Museum.

In Memory of
Robert John Martinson

Robert John Martinson, who friends remember as a gentle and kind man who nourished them in their lives and work, died Jan. 16, 2015, of complications from leukemia. He was 67. Bob and his wife, Suzanne, worked at The Daily News in the 1980s, and were part of the newsroom crew that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the eruption of Mount St. Helens. In 1985 they left Longview for newspaper careers in Knoxville, Tenn., and later Pittsburgh, Pa. After retiring, they returned to Bob’s beloved Northwest, and bought a house in Kelso.

One newspaper colleague from Pittsburgh remembers Bob as a lifemolding friend and an editor with a gentle but deft manner who improved every story he touched.

A retired journalism professor who had been a reporter in Longview said that sitting next to Bob to edit a story was “oddly like settling into a comfortable, welcoming sofa...like having a chat with a kind and wise friend.”

In addition to claiming a piece of the Pulitzer Prize, Bob won first place in a regional journalism contest for an editorial he wrote for the Knoxville News Sentinel. In 1987-88, he was the Scripps Howard newspaper chain’s Copy Editor of the Year.

Bob was born May 27, 1947, in Summit, Wash., and graduated from high school in Anacortes, Wash., in 1965. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1969.

There he made lifelong friends at his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. He never had a journalism class, but he learned newspapering on a California weekly, then became sports editor and later news editor of the Gresham, Ore., Outlook, where he met Suzanne Ashmun. When she asked him to marry her, Bob, a laconic Scandinavian, said, “I guess I can help you with that.”

During their Daily News years, Bob and Suzanne lived on 10 acres above Rainier, where Bob relished the work that accompanies a small farm. He had a red Ford tractor to till fields and an apple orchard that provided fruit for an annual “Cider Stomp” with friends.

He liked working outdoors — and indoors. He even did the vacuuming, and was a superb window washer. In Pittsburgh, he acted in church plays and became a lifelong Steelers football fan.

When they returned to Kelso, he and Suzanne joined the Longview United Methodist Church, where Bob was volunteer treasurer for many years.

Bob was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jennifer; and his parents, John and Eleanore Martinson. He asked to be buried next to their daughter in the Rainier Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Suzanne; their daughter, Jessica (Elijah) Burton of Holt, Mich..; two granddaughters, Lucille and Alexis in Holt; a brother, James in Tacoma; and his stem-cell donor, Jennifer Taylor, who extended his life by three-plus years and lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

Bob and Suzanne took many trips to Hawaii, where he enjoyed photographing fish while snorkeling. His last project, done just before Christmas, was creating a photo book for his granddaughters. It featured gorgeous photos of colorful underwater creatures, but the opening and closing pages made Bob’s purpose clear: He gave a lasting good-bye to his granddaughters, with family photos and words of love and advice they will cherish forever. He delighted in sharing the book with friends who visited him in the days before he died in a Vancouver hospital.

Bob was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia late in 2010, and had a stem cell transplant. That gave him more time, but a succession of complications followed. Friends saw him suffering, but not complaining. He took the setbacks with grace and dignity, positive to the end. Two days before he died he told friends that the last four years had been a blessing. Bob was life-molding in the way he lived and the way he died.

A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life was held at Longview United Methodist Church, 2851 30th Ave., Longview, WA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Longview United Methodist Church or the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Graft versus Host Research Fund, 825 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98109-1023.

Arrangements were by Dahl- McVicker Funeral Home.   Reprinted from the Longview Daily News. Bob was an editor of the Intermountain News during Dennis Smith’s ownership and was, with his wife Suzanne and close friends Bob and Sharon Nesbit, owners of Mountain Echo in the late 1970’s and early 1980s
In Memory of
Roger Von Tersch

Roger William von Tersch passed away at his home in Burney, January 19, 2015; he was 70-years old. Roger was born in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 1944 to John Thomas and Lucille Margaret von Tersch.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille, and his brother John (Sandy) von Tersch, both of Burney.

Services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 37464 Juniper Ave., Burney, with graveside services to follow at the Burney District Cemetery on Bailey Ave.

Arrangements are under the care of McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.

In Memory of
Wanda Bea Fulfer
March 26, 1933 to January 23, 2015

Born Wanda Bea Duncan in Heavner, Oklahoma, she moved to California with her family in 1948 where she graduated from Modoc High School in 1951. She married Bud Fulfer, her sweetheart, in 1953 and they settled in Canby California where Bea ran the restaurant. They moved to Adin where Bea cooked at the school until her retirement. She was involved in her community, serving on community boards, working for an ambulance and restoring the park. She never missed a Sacramento Kings game on TV. She enjoyed being a Red Hatter, playing cards, sewing and cooking Thanksgiving dinner for her community. If food was being served, Bea would be cooking. Her house was always open and everyone was welcome; she was famous for “feeding everyone”.

Bea was preceded in death by Bud, her husband of 55 years, granddaughter Lauren Rose, her sister Juanita and brother Jack. She will be missed by daughter Debbi Pearson and husband Brad of Yuba City, son Jeff Fulfer and his wife Cindy of Bieber, grandchildren Tel, Maris and Talor Fulfer, Gabrielle Pearson, Logan and his wife Dawn Pearson, great granddaughter Sandra, sister Gracie Mizelle, many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Celebration of Life will be held at the Adin Community Hall on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 3:00 – food will be served. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Adin Community Park.

In Memory of
Marian J. Parks
1928-2015

Marian J. Parks of Bieber passed away on January 10, 2015. Marian was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Waterloo, Iowa to James and Velma Fisher. She moved to California and graduated high school in Los Angeles, followed by getting married and becoming a registered nurse. Marian moved to the Fall River Valley, California in 1964 and started working at the Mayers Memorial Hospital when it had only 10 beds. Marian met and married Carl Parks in 1974 and moved to Bieber, California. She soon earned her Real Estate Broker’s license and together they ran Big Valley Real Estate in Bieber for 40 years. Marian had her hand in many of the community events and served on the boards for the Big Valley Chamber of Commerce, Big Valley Community Swimming Pool, Big Valley Health Center, and was very involved in the Lions and Big Valley Days events. She was always a supporter and organizer for blood drives in the valley and for the Shriners Children’s Hospital. When something needed to be done you could count on both Marian and Carl Parks to help out. Between them they had seven children: James Bonsall (deceased), Joe Bonsall, Jean Bell, Joyce Nowlin, Ed Parks, Carolyn Davis, and Kathy Chatfield. They had 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Stephens Catholic Church on Highway 299E in Bieber, California on February 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. She will be buried with Carl in the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber, California. In lieu of flowers, Marian requested donations be made to the Big Valley Community Swimming Pool.

In Memory of
Barbara Ann Nelson

Barbara (Barb) Ann Nelson was born December 17, 1938 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benjamin Ehrler of Mountain View, California. she graduated from Mountain View Academy in 1956 and attended Pacific Union College just long enough to meet her husband, Robert (Bob) Glen Nelson. Bob and Barb were married on July 19, 1959 and moved to Adin, California, Bob’s hometown. Once there, they inherited a cattle and grain ranch from Bob’s father which they ran for 44 years with the help of their two children, Deborah Lynn Bauer and Jeffery Scott Nelson.

Barb worked for the Big Valley School District as a special education speech therapy aid for over 20 years. Much more than a mere job, this opportunity fed her desire to share her love and help those in need. Aside from her unfailing love and inspirational faith, she was an unforgettable musician when placed at the keys of an organ or piano. She shared her musical gift with the congregations of several local churches for over 30 years. Barb, lovingly nick-named “Grammie” by her close relatives, loved spending time with her family, attending Bible studies, playing Bunco, watching her grandchildren’s thearte productions and supporting her Big Valley athletic teams (she never missed a game).

Barb is survived by her husband, Bob, two children, Deb and Jeff, Jeff’s wife, Shari Nelson and her two grandchildren, Alexander Bauer, Amanda Lawrence and Amanda’s husband Austin. Grammie will be sorely missed, but never, ever forgotten! She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to all who were fortunate enough to know her.

In Memory of
William Roland Patterson

William Roland Patterson passed away on December 30, 2014 at the age of 55. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Paterson, his step children, Crystal Tamplen, Joshua Fleming, Dawn Mann, Jimmy Hatch, Quincy Hatch, his five sisters, Betty, Vickie, Judy, Brenda and Stacey and his 11 loving grandchildren.

William had a love for photography, gardening and the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family. Family was always important to him.

May you find peace and happiness in heaven.

In Memory of
Dorothy Bickford

Dorothy Burns Waite Bickford passed away on January 2, 2015.

Dorothy was born July 29, 1918 in Cedaredge, Colorado to George and Myrtle Waite, Dorothy was the oldest of three children. She graduated from East Denver High School and attended Denver University before transferring to UC Berkley and graduating in Public Health in 1941. Working as Medical Technologist at the Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Dorothy met James Bickford, Folk Dancing and were married 6 mos. later in 1949. James passed last January before their 65th anniversary.

In 1957, Jim and Dorothy moved to the Lincoln family ranch. Together they built their family home and in 1962 changed it from a dairy herd to beef cattle. Dorothy was a charter member to the Placer/Nevada County Cowbelles and held several offices and was named Cowbelle of the year in 1988.

As a woman before her time, Dorothy held a full time job as Medical Tech, raised four children and continued to be active as a school board trustee for over 12 years, President of the PTA where she was named a lifetime member in 1972. Sister Dorothy was a 50 year member of Eastern Star and spent many hours volunteering her time in helping the elderly. Having put all the kids through college, Dorothy retired in 1974, and continued working and helping with the books on the ranch.

Not wanting to give up their lifestyle, Jim and Dorothy moved to McArthur to continue their dream of cattle ranching. In 1988, the family bought Beaver Creek Ranch and moved the cattle operation. Dorothy continued to be active in Eastern Star and Intermountain Cattlewomen, receiving the Cattlewoman of the Year award in 2001. Dorothy also filled in part-time at Mayers Memorial Hospital as Medical Tech.

Dorothy was an advocate of education and reading. She enjoyed her granddaughters and spent endless hours reading to them. Quote from Jim - “The only reason I have successful kids is because I married a smart woman.”

Dorothy is survived by her four children: Ken and Gitch of Fall River Mills, Ron and Barbara of Rocklin, Carol Buckman and Bill of Pittville, and Larry and Tina of San Jose; six grandchildren: Martin, Brandon and Dustin Bickford, and Heidi Bass, Mimi Macfarlane and Bonni Buckman; 13 great grandchildren- Isabel, Job, Noah, Emma, Blake, Jacob, Jack, Winnie and Henry Bickford, and Sadie, Hudson, and Baxter Bass, and Will Macfarlane; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held January 9, 2015 at the Masonic Temple in Fall River Mills, CA at 1 p.m.

In Memory of
William (Billie) Carlton Albauth
10-24-30 - 12-23-14

Billie was born in Redding, California but was a longtime resident of the Fall River Valley. He, along with the Albaugh family, has had a ranch on Pittville Road for more than 100 years.

Billie is the son of Willis and Mary Albaugh who precede him in death. He is survived by his brother Jim Albaugh, sister-in-law Janette Albaugh, nephew Dean Albaugh, and nieces Doreen Albaugh –Zaitz and Phillis Briones. He is also survived by 5 great nieces and nephews and 1 greatgreat niece.

Billie graduated from Fall River High School in 1950. During his time in high school he was a 4 year member of the FFA and the sports manager for the Fall River High School basketball team his junior and senior years.

After graduating, Billie moved to San Francisco where he lived for more than 40 years. He was employed at Buena Vista Restaurant in San Francisco, from where he retired in 1992.

After retiring, Billie moved back to the Valley where he became a frequent and friendly face around town. He was on the board for the Methodist Church in Fall River. He was also a director of the Fort Crook Historical Society until earlier this year. Following in his father’s footsteps, he was a great supporter of the Intermountain Fair. This past October he was given his final honor of Grand Alumni for 2014 at the Fall River High School homecoming football game.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Fort Crook Historical Society or to your favorite charity.

In Memory of
Nova Alice Myers Jefcoat

Our mother, Nova Alice Myers Jefcoat, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2014. Her lifelong Christian faith was rewarded as she passed in the manner she had always prayed for. She was in her own home, in her own bed, and her two sons, Alan and Jef, were with her.

Mom was 91 years old. She was born in Santa Rosa, California on August 12, 1923. Her family moved to Brea, California shortly afterwards where she met her best friend Phyllis. They were 5 years old and started kindergarten together. They would remain friends until “Aunt Phyl’s” passing 60-plus years later.

Mom and Dad met for the first time when she was 12-years old and Dad was home on leave from the Navy. Five years later they were married in the First Baptist Church in Healdsburg, California on October 15, 1940. In 1943, Dad reenlisted in the Navy Seabees. While he was away, Mom worked as a short-order waitress a telephone switchboard operator, and in the Electronics Department at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

Their first of six children was born in Montebello, California. Five more children would follow, all born and raised in Santa Rosa, California.

When Dad was injured on the job, Mom went back to night school at Santa Rosa Junior College and earned her GED. She also earned her LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) certificate and became a Psychiatric Technician in 1962, while working at Eldridge, Sonoma State Hospital. Mom accomplished all of this while taking care of Dad and all of us. She would study at night, sitting at the kitchen table or resting on her bed. She made sure we all went to school, did our homework, and went to church at least once a week.

Mom also worked in several of the hospitals in Santa Rosa, including: Community Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Arroyo Vista Convalescent Hospital, and Driftwood Convalescent Hospital. She finished her nursing career as a private home health nurse.

Family meant everything to mom. She did her best to help her parents and take care of us. She made all our friends feel welcome in her home. She always referred to the as “her kids” and many of them called her “Mom”. She didn’t just believe in her Christian faith, she lived it and said her prayers daily and every night. No matter her personal circumstances, she sent her tithe to her church every month for many years. She always believed that God would provide what was needed and she would never be given more than she could handle. She told us many times that she believed God’s promises, she was not afraid to die, she knew with absolute certainty that Heaven would be her reward.

Mom was predeceased by our Dad, John “Lloyd” Jefcoat; her parents, James and Bertie Myers; her brothers James Jr. (Bud) and Thomas; her sisters Mabel, Violet, and Louise. Also by one grandson, one great-great granddaughter, and one great-great grandson.

Surviving Mom are her six children: Joyce (husband Don), Alan, Dorothy, Ruth (husband Chuck), Jef (aka Lindsey), and Cheryl; her youngest sibling and sister, Beverley Ambrose, 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank Laurel of Golden Umbrella and Mary Cummings, Mom’s IHSS worker for all they did to assist Mom for several years. She looked forward to your visits and enjoyed your company very much. We would also like to especially thank our brother Jef for all the care he gave Mom over the last ten years. Taking care of an aged parent is not always an easy job, but Mom knew, and we all know, that Jef did his best for Mom and she loved and appreciated all that he did for her. One of her happiest moments was seeing all six of her children gathered in her home again in June of this year. We all know how much Mom loved us. She will continue to live in our hearts forever.

Services for Mom will be held on January 2, 2015 at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 20428 Poplar Street, in Burney, California. There will be a graveside service immediately following the church service. Funeral arrangements are under the care of McDonald’s Chapel of Burney. A viewing will be held at McDonald’s Chapel, 37160 Main Street, Burney, California, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Flowers may be sent to McDonald’s Chapel for those who wish to do so. All who wish to attend any of these services are welcome to do so.

In Memory of
Alva Viola Thomas Dollarhide

Alva Viola Thomas Dollarhide, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born April 10, 1929 - went to be with the Lord December 12, 2014. Husband Elmer Mario Dollarehide and mother of Dennis Ammy Dollarhide, both who proceeded her in death, and daughter Diehliss Ann Wiggins.

Grandmother of Jeffery william Wiggins, James Paul Wiggins, who preceded her in death, Gregory Wayne Wiggins and Deanna Lee Meeker.

Great Grandmother of Tyler Lane Meeker, Michael Meeker, Brian Austin Meeker, Emma Grace Meeker, Gavin Wayne Wiggins and Graden Wyatt Wiggins.

Sister to Vernon and Clifford Thomas who preceded her in death, Mary Elaine Winston, Charles Thomas, Floyd Thomas, LaJohnna Reinhart and David Thomas.

Private memorial services were held December 19th at Word of Life Assembly- Reverend Cory Yakes officiating.

Arrangements under the care of McDonald’s Chapel Burney, CA

In Memory of
Norman Donald Taylor
March 19, 1941 to November 21, 2014

Norman was born to Herman and Nelda Taylor in Redding, CA and had one older brother Jack. He spent most of his life in Northern California. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1949. He was stationed aboard the USS Philippine Sea Aircraft Carrier in the Korean War Theatre in the US Navy. He married Ellen Elisabeth (Betty) Wilcox on August 22, 1954. He spent the next sixty years with his true love and friend. He started working on ranches at the age of ten and later went to work for Crum Meat Company and became a part owner. In 1971 he and Betty moved to the Wilcox Ranch in Hat Creek, CA.

He was involved in many organizations including: Member and Director of the California Cattlemen’s Association, California Farm Bureau, President and Director of the Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association,President and Director of the Shasta County Farm Bureau, one of the first Commissioner’s of the Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and Chair and Director of the Shasta County Soil Conservation Service Committee(ASCS). Norman Taylor was a devoted supporter of the Intermountain Fair especially the Jr. Livestock Sale and Pete Lakey Fund. He was highly involved in the Jr. Livestock Sale Committee, he was the weigh master for the hogs and sheep, and helped put on the Summer Jr. Sale dinner. He was on the first Jr. Livestock Sale Committee at the Intermountain Fair and continued to be involved for more than 35 years. For many years he could be counted on to haul livestock to the Cow Palace and chaperoned the kids so they could see the city. He was involved with the Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

He was proud to be the recipient of the Fall River Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association Cattleman of the Year award in 2007, he was named Fall River High School Grand Alumni at the 2011 Football Homecoming, and was a Honorary Chapter Farmer of the McArthur FFA.

In 1947 while attending Fall River High School he played in the very First Block F Tournament and continued to attend the games each year. Norman was an avid High School and College Sports fan. He attended his grandchildren, nieces and nephews sports games in Missouri, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He traveled all across the state to see the local area athletes play Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball. Even after his family no longer competed he continued to support the local area teams where ever the teams played.

Norman radiated strength of character and people young and old were drawn to him. All who knew him knew they could count on him as a pillar of strength. One of Norman’s passions was to instill in children and young adults work ethics, confidence, and don’t give up. His attitude of “you’re not going to learn any younger” gave many young people the chance to do ranch work they otherwise would not have learned in this day and age. One of Norman’s highest complements he gave was “he’s a man you can leave a job with and come back and have it done”. Norman taught and lived this for the benefit of all he came in contact with.

Norman loved to BBQ. He spent many years barbecuing for his family and friends, and operated the Wilcox Ranch Tri-Tip Booth at the Intermountain Fair.

He is survived by his wife Betty, their five children Richard (Patti), Robert (Debbie), Ralph (Tina), Rodd (Tami), Ruth (Wes), in-laws Rita Taylor, Marie Beck, David Wilcox(Jean), Cordelia Saltzman, Grandchildren Major Christina Taylor, US Army, Dr. Jennifer Taylor, DVM, Craig Taylor (Melissa), Linsey Whitehead (Chuck), Leslie Taylor, Krysteen Bonjour (Jason), Rhian Taylor, Private Matthew Taylor, US Army, Wesley Woolery, Taylor Woolery, Branden Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, great grandchildren Brett and Azekiel, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Herman, mother Nelda, and brother Jack.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11 AM, at George Ingram Hall, McArthur, CA Potluck to follow the services.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Pete Lakey Fund, PO Box 53, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or the Burney-Fall River Education Foundation, PO Box 625, McArthur CA 96056, or your other favorite youth organization.

In Memory of
Mary Walker

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Walker went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2014. She was 95 years old. She lived in Fall River Mills for 16 years.

She is survived by her 5 children: Ed Zimmerman, Jane Van Ryn, Sally Canright, Laura Hurst, and Mark Walker.

She had 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life reception for Betty sharing memories at Don & Sally Canright’s - 25737 Haney View Dr. on December 7- 2:00-4:00 p.m.

In Memory of
Asa Wendel Schneider

Asa Wendell Schneider was born on January 2, 1932 in Day, California. He passed away November 19, 2014 in his home in Pittville, California.

He served in the United States Air Force from May 16, 1951 to April 25, 1955 when he was honorably discharged. He was very proud to have served our country.

Asa was the eighth born of nine children to Fred and Viola Schneider. Siblings include: Charles Schneider, Viola Hawkins, Eugene Schneider, Robert Schneider, Amy McCulley, David Schneider, Lavella Lee and Freda Murphy(living).

Asa is survived by his beloved wife of fifty eight years, Mary Helen Schneider; and four sons, Roger, Wayne, Loren and Jeff. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Asa’s favorite past times consisted of: hunting and fishing with family and friends, square dancing, and eating homemade ice cream. He was an incredibly wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

Services will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the George Ingram Hall in McArthur, Ca. Drinks and desserts will follow the service.

If you would like to remember Asa with a donation, please send it In Memory of Asa Schneider to Intermountain Hospice P.O. Box 459 Fall River Mills, Ca 96028.

In Memory of
Royal N. Darnell

Royal N. Darnell was born March 10, 1922 in Toledo, Oregon and passed away on November 7, 2014 in Fall River Mills, California.

Royal served in the United States Navy from March 1941 until he was honorably discharged on November 12, 1946. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and was very proud to be able to serve our country.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Leona Darnell; his children and their spouses, Arvada Darnell and partner, Cheryl Pike; Mazella Gould and husband, Delbert; Curtis Darnell and wife, Kathy; Shannon Darnell and wife, Georgia. Royal has nine grandchildren; Mike Cunningham, Darnell Witt, Stacie Reese, Neal Gould, Lance Darnell, Valerie Darnell, Amber Darnell, Lindsey Darnell and Garrett Darnell. He is also survived by his eleven great-grandchildren; Cressida Fuzie, Peyton Reese, Tanner Reese, Ben Cody Padilla, Dillon Gould, Jesse Gould, Amara Darnell, Kaiya Darnell, Mylah Darnell, Tommy Cunningham and Danny Cunningham.

Royal was a man of many talents of which wood working was one of his loves. He made many wonderful wood crafted items. He also loved archery and hunting.

He was not a man of many words; he loved to read, mainly books on how to do different things. If he wanted to do or make something, he would get the book and figure it out.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery, 44631 Hwy 299E, McArthur, California. There was a potluck and gathering of family and friends, following the service, at the George Ingram Hall at the Intermountain Fair Grounds in McArthur.

Memorial contributions may be made in Royal’s honor to the VFW Post #7144 C/O Curtis Darnell; Quarter Master, P.O. Box 250, Bieber, CA 96009.

Arrangements under the care of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, California.

In Memory of
Kenneth Frank Archuleta

Ken, age 68, was born on May 22, 1946 in Orange, CA and was raised in Visalia, CA. He passed away on November 7, 2014 at home in Redding surrounded by his loving family. Ken overcame head and neck cancer in 2006 but it returned with a vengeance in 2012, taking away his ability to eat and then speak. Despite the mutilation and pain he loved every minute of life and made the most of every day.

Ken was a renaissance man, a scholar, a lifelong learner. He was a voracious reader, particularly of science, history, philosophy, physics and science fiction. He loved language, writing and being a Redding Record Searchlight community columnist in 2013. He had a great sense of humor and a dry wit and enjoyed debating the issues of the day; he was fluent in Italian. In high school he was a wrestler; he still enjoyed local annual tournaments and UFC mixed martial arts. After studying at San Luis Obispo he spent his career as a licensed architect in San Francisco and San Rafael, CA. On the creative side Ken loved music, particularly Blues, and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was a passionate photographer. After losing his voice in December 2013, Ken found new expression through computer art, creating almost 200 wonderful images. He was a nature lover; he enjoyed biking and hiking Burney Mountain and the Sacramento River trail with his dogs. He was a lifelong expert fisherman, a boatman, an amateur astronomer, a gun collector. After fly fishing Hat Creek and the Fall River for many years, Ken and his wife retired to Burney in 2005, moving to Redding in 2009.

Ken loved his family and friends with his whole heart and he was loved in return. He is survived by his bereaved wife of 29 years, Kathy, and their beloved fur kids: dogs Bella and Ben and cats Sam and Sid. He is mourned by his mother-in-law Dorothy Altergott of Redding. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Lucille and Vincent Archuleta. The oldest of three children, he is mourned by his sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Bruce Singleton of Auburn, his sister and brother-inlaw Susan and Gary Atchley of Roseville, nieces Lindsey Haight and Erin Jones, grand-nieces Laynie Haight and Kyra Jones, aunts and many cousins. Ken met many people through his lifetime and broad interests and many became good friends who have loved and supported him during these last difficult years.

The family thanks Dr. William Ryan, Ken’s head and neck surgeon at the UCSF Cancer Center, as well as all the other doctors and staff there who helped Ken since 2012. Dr. Ryan displayed great skill but also great compassion and humanity. Thanks also to Mercy Hospice staff who helped Ken and his family through the end of Ken’s journey. If you would like to remember Ken with a donation, please send it to Mercy Hospice, 1544 Market Street, Redding 96001. A private memorial service will be held in the spring.

In Memory of
Hilda Louise Bolling

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 1 at the Lookout Cemetery in Lookout for Hilda Louise Bolling, 88, of Lookout.

Mrs. Bolling was born in Tulu, Kentucky, September 10, 1926 and passed away at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding October 19, 2014.

She is survived by daughter Sheila Hall and three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

In Memory of
Joan Robitaille

Joan Robitaille, 58, of Burney, passed away at Shasta Regional Medical Center on October 19th, 2014.  She is survived by her husband Gary, daughters Shannon and Adrienne, brother John, their spouses and three grandchildren. Her enormous personality, friendly smile and generous heart will be sorely missed by all of her family and friends.

Joan has decided in lieu of funeral services, or flowers, she requests that donations be made to one of her favorite organizations: Burney Citizens Volunteer Patrol, P.O. Box 122, Burney, CA 96013; Friends of Shasta County K-9, 1525 Court St., Redding, Ca 96001; SNIPPP, PO Box 223, McArthur, CA 96056.

In Memory of
Dr. Robert Adams

Dr. Robert Adams passed away on October 15th, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was at home surrounded by his loving wife and children. Dr. Adams was 69 years old.

He was a practicing Internist for over 40 years. With a love of rural medicine, he moved his family from Sonoma to Fall River Mills in 1990. He practiced in the Intermountain Area while enjoying hunting and classic cars in his leisure time.

Dr. Adams is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Amanda and son-in-law Ryan; son, Rob and daughter-inlaw Kira; and grandchildren Nathan, Adalynn and Carter.

In accordance with Dr. Adams’ wishes there will be no funeral services. Donations in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

In Memory of
William Howard Cummings

William Howard Cummings, age 85, went to heaven on October 4, 2014 from his home in Burney, California.

He was born on July 27, 1929 in Whitesboro, Oklahoma and moved to Burney in 1955 where over the next thirty years he worked at Lorenz Lumber Company, Louisiana Pacific and Shasta Green as an Electrician.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Burney, served as pastor and taught Sunday School for many years.

William is survived by his wife, Betty, their son Alan Cummings and daughters Carmon Mitchell and Reba Painter, all of Burney. In addition, he is survived by his two sisters, Margie Foster of Burney and Eula Howard of Whitesboro, Oklahoma and brother, Leon Cummings of Talihina, Oklahoma, 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by one grandson.

Funeral services were held October 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Word of Life Assembly of God Church in, Burney. Burial followed at Burney Cemetery on Mountain View Road.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mc- Donald’s Chapel, Burney.

In Memory of
Julia Street Meyer
1914-2014

Julia Street Meyer was born on August 8, 1914 in Manila, Philippine Islands and passed away at home on September 13, 2014 in Redding, California. Her father, Thomas Atkins Street, a prominent constitutional lawyer, was appointed by President Taft in 1910 to codify the laws of the Philippine Islands under the American Administration. Subsequently, Mr. Street was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the family continued to make their home there for many years.

Julia attended Pomona College and later graduated from Stanford University with a Master of Science Degree and Columbia University where she earned a Ph.D. For her work on antibiotics and pneumococcus vaccine, she was elected to Sigma Xi, the international honorary society for research scientists and to the New York Academy of Science.

She married Dr. Vincent Meyer of Los Altos, California where they lived and where he practiced medicine after his years of service as a medical officer during World War II. They bought 1000 Springs Ranch in Fall River Valley and moved there permanently in 1958. During her time in the Fall River Valley, Julia was active in Intermountain Republican Women, Intermountain Artists, the Glenburn Church and Intermountain Cowbelles. She and Vincent were involved in the early development of Mayer’s Memorial Hospital. Vincent passed away in 1983 and Julia became a full time Redding resident in 1988 after the sale of the ranch.

While living in Redding, she continued her involvement in the Republican Party as an active member of California Federation of Republican Women and as a member of Shasta County Republican Women. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women. Julia established the Vincent and Julia Meyer Scholarship Fund at Shasta College. She was also a contributor to the Friends of Shasta County K-9’s unit for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. Julia also endowed a Chair for the Orthopedics Department at the University of Southern California for the advanced study of osteomyelitis.

Julia leaves behind three children, Fred (Ann) of Redding and Pittville, Lura Meyer of Winters and Vincent Meyer of Spokane, WA. She had four grandchildren, Federico Cenzano, Madrid, Spain, John Meyer (deceased) Billings, MT., Thomas Meyer, Redding, CA., and Gordon Meyer, San Diego, CA., and one great-granddaughter Olivia Lura Cenzano.

Memorial contributions may be made in Julia’s memory to: Vincent and Julia Meyer Scholarship Fund, Shasta College, P.O. Box 496006, Redding, CA 96049 (checks made payable to Shasta College with Julia Meyer Fund notation) or to the Friends of Shasta County K-9’s c/o Lt. Forrest Bartell, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, 20509 Shasta Street, Burney, CA 96013 (checks made payable to Friends of Shasta County K-9’s).

The family will cherish memories of Julia’s 100th birthday celebrations in August surrounded by family and friends and no public services are planned.

In Memory of
Mary Haase

Mary Haase, 18 year resident of Fall River Mills, passed away peacefully, September 30, 2014, at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital’s Long-Term Care Facility. She was 95 years old. Mary is survived by her son, William E. Haase of Fall River Mills; granddaughters, Amanda, of Redding and Molly Anne; grandson William “Dale”, of Redding and great-grandson, Jordan, of Redding. She was a full-time homemaker and loving wife of William W. Haase, who predeceased her. She was an incredible lady and will be greatly missed. Mary will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband of 45 years at Joshua Memorial Park and Mortuary in Lancaster, California. Services will be private.

In Memory of
Beverly Pietsch ~ 1931-2014

Bev passed peacefully at home on September 5, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Pietsch; daughters Jodi Mowe of Burney and Gwen Land of Victorville, CA; Seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

All the grands and greats called her Grandma Bird-Bird for her love of feeding the birds.

She was born in Lincoln Nebraska and a resident of Shasta County for 40 years.

She will be greatly missed by all hose who knew and loved her.

Internment was at the V.A. Chapel in Igo, September 12, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.

In Memory of
Dewey Clark Olinger

Dewey Clark Olinger, a 55 year resident of Burney, passed away peacefully at his residence in Johnson Park (Burney), California on Thursday, September 11, 2014. He was 84 years old. Dewey was born November 28, 1927 in Morrison, Illinois to Samuel Calvin Olinger and Emma Olivia Olson Olinger. He joined the US Navy, at the age of 17, in 1944. He served in the Pacific aboard the USS Zeal and USS Salt Lake City. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Following his return from his Navel service, Dewey met and married Lois Irene Read, of Westwood, California, on January 11, 1947 in Reno, Nevada. They were happily married for 48 years before her passing on June 1, 1995. In 1955 they moved from Westwood to Burney.

Dewey worked in the lumber industry beginning as a logger at the age of 19. He worked for the famous Red River Lumber Company in Westwood, CA, as well as, the Lorenz Lumber Company and he became a certified lumber grader and a supervisor for Louisiana Pacific Mill. On March 13, 1981,he received the prestigious award, “Master Certificate”, from the Western Wood Producers Association for outstanding service and commitment to the higher ideals of the Western Lumber Industry. Less than 200 people have received this award. After 46 years Dewey retired from the lumber industry in 1993.

Dewey was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, and was the first range master and charter member of the Pit River Pioneers Muzzle loaders (Black Powder Shooting). He was a former member of the Burney Volunteer Fire Department, Burney Basin Day’s Committee, Mt. Burney Sashsayew Square Dancers, a member of the Burney V.F.W. Post #5689, Fall River Golf Club, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Survivor’s include; his daughters, Leslie Olinger Scott (Gary C.), Philipsburg, Montana and Kristine Olinger Smith (James E.), Reno, Nevada; son, Danny Clark Olinger, Woodhill, Oregon; brother, William S. Olinger (Donna), Reno, Nevada; half brother, Ralph Olinger (Patricia), Sterling, Illinois; half sister, Ida Olinger Nusbaum (Gail), Rock Falls, Illinois; his significant other of 18 years, Serena Patricia Gumbmann of Burney and her one son and two daughters and her grandchildren; grandson, Michael Clark Olinger (Amy), Sarasota, Florida; granddaughter, Kristy Olinger Larson (Shayne) Bakersfield, California; step-grandson, Eric C. Scott (Marjorie), Anaconda, Montana; step-granddaughters, Rhinda Scott Whitt, Reno, Nevada and Theona Scott Dufer, Redding, California; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as “more than neighbors”, Roy and Shirley Plumhoff and family of Johnson Park.

In addition to his wife, Lois, and her parents, Lester S. Read and Helen Bollinger Read, Dewey was predeceased by his father, Samuel and stepmother, Leilo Olinger; his mother, Emma Olivia Olson Olinger Farrell and step-father Emmet Robert Farrell; sisters, Nona Olinger Howard (and her husband Earl S.) of Quincy, Illinois and Janet Olinger Chappius (and her husband, Raymond) of Susanville, California; half sister Sarah Olinger Hurst, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Dino Giannini; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Donalee Read Volonte and Charles Volonte; nephews Michael Robert Olinger and Robert Giannini; and sisterin- law, Dorothy Read Giannini.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Intermountain Hospice (through Mayer’s Memorial Hospital) or to the VFW Post #5689 of Burney.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life planned for Saturday, September 27th at 10:00 am at Grace Community Bible Church, 20218 Tamarack Ave, Burney, CA. If you would like to bring a potluck dish to share, a potluck lunch will follow the Celebration of Life.

In Memory of
Phyllis Marie Morris

Phyllis Marie Morris passed away at the age of 79, on Sunday, September 14, 2014, following a long illness. She’d made McArthur her home since 1954.

Phyllis was born October 6, 1934 to Charles and Mary Gibeson. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker, wife and mother. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Donald Eugene Morris, in 2011.

She is survived by son’s Claude Morris, of McArthur, Phillip “Gene” Morris, of Alturas; daughters Donna Hutchison of Washington and Mary Graves of Klamath Falls, Oregon. She was predeceased by daughter, Amanda Elliott, of Shasta Lake City, in 2005.

Memorial services have been scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church, Hwy 299 E, in McArthur, California.

Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA.


In Memory of
Edward Ellis Hanson

Services were conducted for Edward Ellis Hanson, 84, of Fall River Mills, CA. He died of cancer at his home September 12, 2014.

Mr. Hanson was born in Oakland, CA in 1930. He served in the U.S. Army and attended undergraduate school at San Francisco City College and graduated from University of California Berkley School of Engineering. He was a member of the Cal-Berkeley Alumni Association, PAST--Preserving Arts and Skills Trade and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Inc.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Susan Kay Hanson: their sons, John (Sharon), Forest (Sonia) and Bruce (Erin); 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Intermountain Hospice, C/O Mayers Memorial Hospital, Fall River Mills, CA.

Arrangements under the direction of McDonalds Chapel, Burney, CA.

In Memory of
Leona J. Gallagher

Leona J. Gallagher, 93, died September 3, 2014 at Country Commons in Chico, California. Leona was born November 26, 1920 in Livermore, California to Fred Kruger and Minnie (Petersen) Kruger. She married her High School sweetheart Richard P. Gallagher in 1941 after graduating from Livermore High School. She was nicknamed “Sis” and her classmates knew her only by that name. In 1959 the Gallaghers moved to Gridley, where they operated Farmers Café in Biggs and in 1964 to Novato. They moved to Fall River Mills in 1972 where they operated the John Deere franchise until retirement.

Leona is survived by her daughters Phyllis (Gregg) Berryman of Chico and Linda (Rodger) Parker of McArthur, four Grandchildren, seven Great Grandchildren and six Great Great Grandchildren, sister Alice Bruns, Sister-in law Jean Kruger and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Richard (Dick), granddaughter Diane Marie Smith, brothers Bud Kruger and Don Kruger, sisters Dorothy Johnson and Hazel Nash.

Leona enjoyed being surrounded by her family and they will fondly remember her the family meals and her beautiful yard and flowers.

The family would like to thank the Country Commons staff for their loving care these past 4 years, loyal cats Taz and Jinks, and the Paradise Hospice staff.

A memorial service was held at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home on Monday, September 8th at 1:30. An Interment service will be held on Wednesday, September 10th at 11, at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, California. In lieu of flowers contributions in Leona’s name may be made to Paradise Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or charity of your choice your.


In Memory of
Kenneth A. Graham

Kenneth A. Graham of Dewey AZ passed away at his home on July 27th. He was 88.

He was born in Sawtelle, CA on July 21st 1926. He was a nuclear inspector for the Navy.

He spent several years in Cassel, CA before moving to Dewey, AZ. He attended Word of Life Assembly of God Church in Burney. He loved fishing and his garden, but mostly he loved the Lord and his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ruth, his daughter Janie Pogue (husband Allan), granddaughters Sherrie Rabellino (husband Dave) of Prescott AZ, and Debbie Laver of Santa Rosa CA. Grandsons David Pogue (wife Lara) of Windsor CA, Scott Pogue (wife Laura) of Hurst, TX. Four great-granddaughters, two great grandsons, and three great-greats. He is also survived by six stepchildren and fifty-five step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on August 29th, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Fountain of Life Community Church in Prescott Valley, AZ.

In Memory of
Flaticia Ettie Campbell

Flaticia Ettie Campbell was born to Lucinda (Hawes) Ballam and Willard Peterson Ballam on Monday, May 21, 1928 in Hyrum, Utah and passed away peacefully at her residence, in Burney, California, on Friday, August 15, 2014.

On November 23, 1948 she married Clifford J Campbell in Logan, Utah. Together they had three beautiful daughters, Lucinda Lee, Lorianne, and Althea Lynn.

In addition to her parents, Flaticia was predeceased by her loving husband Clifford; in May of this year.

She is survived by her daughters, Lucinda Dodson of Burney, California, Althea Danya of Burney,California, and Lorianne Elizares of Reno, Nevada; as well as her brother Dennis Ballam of Los Angeles, California.

Flaticia “Tish” will be soaring through the heavens into the waiting arms of her loving husband.

Private family visitation and graveside services have been scheduled for Friday, August 29th and 30th. Officiating will be Bishop Abe Hathaway of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Burney, CA.

Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA.

In Memory of
Julie McCullough

Julie McCullough passed away peacefully at her home in McArthur, California on July 25, after being diagnosed with brain cancer in April. She was 56 years old.

Julie was born January 27, 1958 and raised in Cloverdale, Ca. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert (Bob) and Jacquelyn (Jacquie) McCullough. She is survived by her partner Tom Martin and his daughter Amy, sister Mindy Mc-Cullough (partner Jim) and brothers Randy (wife JoAnne), Steve and Tom along with her beloved dog Hanna. Julie also leaves behind her sole surviving Uncle Ron Hanna (wife Trish) and Aunt Pat Kemp as well as many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Also mourning her loss are countless friends and extended family that have all been significantly touched by her life. She lived a compassionate and brave life, bringing beauty and joy to all those lucky to have met her.

In the past, Julie worked for the County of Mendocino as an Animal Control Officer and the Army Corp of Engineers at Lake Sonoma. Known for her compassion, generosity and caring ways, Julie always went the extra mile to help others. This was apparent through her hospice volunteer work, fundraising efforts and her work as an EMT on the ambulance at Mayers Memorial Hospital. Her love and passions in life led her to giving back to her community. She was always part of a team; in friendship, sports, work and hunting and fishing with her best team ever; her partner Tom and their dogs.

Julie loved the outdoors to fish, hunt, hike, camp and relax. She was also passionate about maintaining her fitness by jogging with her dogs and participating in frequent competition runs. Since moving to the Fall River Valley 14 years ago, she fell in love with the area and made many close and dear friends. Julie particularly loved the snow and would make every effort to enjoy it’s presence. She was affectionately known to her close friends as “JD”, because of her fondness for an occasional nip of Jack Daniels. In addition, she was also part of the “Three Amigos” with her close and dear friends Lynn and Dan from Cloverdale. During her years growing up, Julie was considered a tomboy, and hence her older brothers nicknamed her “dude”. Her kindness and giving to everyone was because of lessons she learned in her life. Julie will always be remembered for her crooked smile and love of her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the Intermountain Hospice program for their special caring ways during this difficult time. In addition, the family would also like to thank her close friend and neighbor Donna Lahner and her cousin Patty Ellis for always being there when needed.

There will be a gathering scheduled for 2 PM, September 6 at the McArthur Fairgrounds Ingram Hall to honor and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation – Hospice, P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, Ca. 96028.

In Memory of
Janice Ann Phipps

Janice Ann Phipps, 67, of Redding CA, passed peacefully on August 8 at her son’s home in Apple Valley CA. Born on October 13, 1946, to LaVern and Ardel Bradburn in Sacramento, CA. She had two brother’s, Fred Bradburn and Rick Bradburn. Jan married Jimmy D Phipps on November 21, 1964, and together they had 6 children. They lived in Burney, CA for 31 years.

She is survived by her husband, 6 children, 13 grandchildren and her brother, Fred. Memorial Service will be held on August 23, at Church of Jesus Christ, 43710 State Highway 299 E, Fall River, CA at 11:00 am. Food, refreshments and fellowship to follow within the cultural hall.

In Memory of
Dean Gibeson Long

Dean Gibeson Long time resident of Burney and Chico Dean was born on September 1, 1927, passed away July 26, 2014. He leaves his wife Mim, step children Thom Niesen (wife Keril), and Donna Forshee , also one sister Agnes. Dean worked as a planer man at Sierra Pacific in Burney and Chico for over 40 years. Services were held in Anderson on Tuesday August 5, 2014. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Chico Library.

In Memory of
Janet Bentz

Janet Bentz reached her final destination in life by ascending from this earth to the next world on July 19th, 2014 at the age of 62. She was surrounded by family and friends and was loved through her very last breath.

Born in Merced, California, Jan lived several years in the East Bay and Half Moon Bay areas, where she raised her two daughters and made many great friends. She was an outstanding student, attending Fresno State University and later earning a Psychology degree from San Francisco State University.

She married Andrew Bentz in El Granada in 2002. Together, they moved to Fall River Mills to establish the Fall River Mayfly Pub in 2005. Jan helped build the Mayfly into both a thriving business and a beloved destination for local patrons and out-of-town visitors alike. Through their hard work and Jan’s incredible culinary, accounting and business skills, the Mayfly became a beacon of good food and community in Shasta County.

Jan is survived by her husband Andrew Bentz, parents Travis and Lela Beavers, brother Charlie Beavers, daughters Alexis O’Hagan and Adrianne Bretao, stepson Kyle Bentz, grandsons Justin Bretao and Christian Fuentes and family dog Stella. We wish her eternal peace.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 3rd at 12 p.m. at the Fall River Lions Hall in McArthur, California.

In Memory of
Gloria Carolyn Meyer
September 8, 1937 – July 20, 2014

Gloria Carolyn Meyer, 76 years old, passed away peacefully at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California, with family at her side on July 20, 2014. The daughter of William George and Gertrude Eleanor Baker, Gloria was born September 8, 1937 in Mill Valley, California. Also raised in Mill Valley, Gloria graduated from Tamalpais High School in 1955. Gloria trained as a hair stylist and worked at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in San Rafael, California. She married the love of her life, Frederick Thomas Meyer, on August 16, 1957, who predeceased her in 1994. Along the way, Gloria proudly worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in Burney, California. Outspoken and adventure-loving, Gloria’s greatest achievement was her family. Gloria loved living with her family in the beautiful mountain setting of Burney, California for most of her years. She made several precious and enduring friendships through the years that enriched her life and gave her joy.

Gloria and Fred raised five children: Tom Meyer (Barbara), Kathleen McCoy (Doug), Suzanne Riccio (David), Jennifer Waller (Ken), and Patricia Heath (Joe). Lovingly referred to as “Grandma Glo” by her grandchildren, Gloria leaves a precious legacy: Brandi and Brian Meyer; Caitlin, Matthew, and Anna McCoy; Krystina, Jacob, and Sarah Riccio; Nathan and Zachary Waller; and Chloe and Henry Heath.

Gloria’s memorial service will be held privately with family and friends. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.allenanddahlfuneralhome. com.











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