JULY ~ 2014 through JULY ~ 2015
In Loving Memory
Stephen Ewing Murdock
12/31/1940 - 5/7/2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
was lucky on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
He received in his loving arms his favorite Angel,
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
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
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.
Nielsen & Gallagher Call North State Citizens to
Speak Up for Water in Sacramento
In Memory of
Mary (Heisler) Noel-Clark
(Heisler) Noel-Clark, 91, passed away peacefully on
April 17, 2015 in Medford, Oregon with family by her
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
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
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
In Memory of
“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
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
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
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
As per her request, there will be no service. She
will be interred at the Sutter Cemetery next to her
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
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 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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
In lieu of flowers, the family requests honorarium
to the charity of your choice or to Mountain Jewel
In Memory of
Susan Camille Bowen
August 22, 1949 - March 30, 2015
March 30, 2015, Susan Bowen passed away after a very
brief battle with cancer at Mercy Medical Center in
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
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
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
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
In Memory of
Dale Wayne Phelps
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
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
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
He was fun-loving people person, who never met a
Services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m., at
the Adin Community Park, Adin, CA. A potluck will
In Memory of
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 27, 1934 - March 2 2015
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
Donations in her memory may be made to animal
Her life will be celebrated Sunday, April 26 in
Santa Cruz. Interested persons are invited to email
email@example.com 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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.,
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
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.,
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
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 Memory of
Wanda Bea Fulfer
March 26, 1933 to January 23, 2015
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Arrangements under the care of McDonald’s Chapel
In Memory of
Norman Donald Taylor
March 19, 1941 to November 21, 2014
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
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
In Memory of
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
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
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
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,
In Memory of
Royal N. Darnell
N. Darnell was born March 10, 1922 in Toledo, Oregon
and passed away on November 7, 2014 in Fall River
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
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,
In Memory of
Kenneth Frank Archuleta
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
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
In Memory of
Dr. Robert Adams
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
Internment was at the V.A. Chapel in Igo, September
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice
or the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.
In Memory of
Dewey Clark Olinger
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
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
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
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
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
Memorial contributions may be made to Intermountain
Hospice, C/O Mayers Memorial Hospital, Fall River
Arrangements under the direction of McDonalds
Chapel, Burney, CA.
In Memory of
Leona J. Gallagher
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s
Chapel, Burney, CA.
In Memory of
McCullough passed away peacefully at her home in
McArthur, California on July 25, after being
diagnosed with brain cancer in April. She was 56
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
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
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
In Memory of
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
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
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
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
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.