JULY through DECEMBER ~ 2014
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.