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OBITUARIES FOR
JULY ~ AUGUST ~ 2014
In Memory of
William Howard Cummings

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Julia Street Meyer
1914-2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Mary Haase

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

In Memory of
Beverly Pietsch ~ 1931-2014

Bev passed peacefully at home on September 5, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Dewey Clark Olinger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Phyllis Marie Morris

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

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

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

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

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


In Memory of
Edward Ellis Hanson

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Leona J. Gallagher

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

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

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

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

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


In Memory of
Kenneth A. Graham

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Flaticia Ettie Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Julie McCullough

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Janice Ann Phipps

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

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

In Memory of
Dean Gibeson Long

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

In Memory of
Janet Bentz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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











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