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OBITUARIES FOR
JULY ~ AUGUST ~ 2014
In Memory of
Leona J. Gallagher

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Kenneth A. Graham

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Flaticia Ettie Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Julie McCullough

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Janice Ann Phipps

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

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

In Memory of
Dean Gibeson Long

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

In Memory of
Janet Bentz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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











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