Published every Tuesday          Phone/Fax (530) 336-6262           P. O.  Box 224, Fall River Mills, CA 96028

JULY ~ 2014 through DECEMBER ~ 2016
In Loving Memory
Sandra A. Canada

Sandra A Canada passed away on Oct, 18 2016 at Ocean Park Senior Center, Brooking OR. She suffered from a brain tumor in 1995 which led to dementia.

She was born February 27th 1942 in Deer River, MN to mother Enid M (Corwin) Cowan and birth father Alexander P. Willman, Father Charles R Cowan. She had an older sister, Yvonne McKinney of Tucson AZ.

She married Doyle M. Canada Feb 16, 1958. They had three children: Doyle R. Canada (wife) Melanie, of Fall River Mills, CA; Carol A Anable (husband) Gary of Rapid City SD; Debra L. Panter (husband) Ed of Brooking Or; 7 Grandchildren and 15 Great grandchildren.

She lived in various places during her life time. Following sawmill jobs with her husband Doyle they lived in MN, CA, AZ OR, W, ID, WY. Her heart and home was mostly in Burney Ca. She was a homemaker and worked off and on as a waitress for the Rex Club, Burney Bowl and BJ’s. Her favorite job was getting a part in a movie (McKenna’s Gold) where she rode bareback on a horse as a stunt double for the actress. Twice during the spring in the 70’s she and her friends took jobs planting strawberries in McArthur Ca. They called themselves. “The Strawberry Mamas.”

She enjoyed card games, puzzles, arts, crafts, painting, home decorating and home design. In 2004 she designed and had her dream home built in Glenburn CA. Which is known to the family as “The Lake House.” She also enjoyed the outdoors, camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, and operating CATS.

To us she was our supermom. She took charge and got what needed to be done, done. She was our lightening in our thunder, The calm in the storm, The sunshine in the rain and the beauty in all things. She was our good times, fun times, happy time and the glue that held us all together. She will be forever missed, always loved and never too far from our hearts and memories.

“I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”

Graveside Services will be November 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Burney Cemetery on Bailey Ave. Following a Celebration of life and fellowship at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends at Grace Community Church. Pastor Henry Winkleman will officiate.

She was preceded in Death by her husband Doyle M Canada and parents, Enid M Cowan, Charles R. Cowan, Alexander P. Willman.

If you wish to send cards please send them to Debra Panter at 19056 Pacific Crest Dr Brookings Or 97415.

In Loving Memory
Ruth Helen Babcock Bouse
May 22, 1929 - October 11, 2016

Ruth was born on May 22, 1929, Bieber California, the eighth of fourteen children to Ernest and Bessie Babcock. She started school in 1935 at the school in Bieber. Living through the tough winters of the 30’s when you could walk over the fences because the snow was so deep, she remembered sliding down the snow drifts over the back gate. One of the high points of her youth was finally being able to see out the kitchen door window. She remembered that as a “happy day”.

She married Buster Bouse on June 12, 1948 and moved to the “Old Fulcher Place” on the Kramer Ranch where Buster worked on the Ranch. They started their family on August 7, 1949 with son Ernest Daniel followed quickly by Dorothy Alice on November 7, 1950. Esther Jean joined the family on December 2, 1953. They lived on the Kramer Ranch until 1984 when they retired and moved to Adin.

She loved the family camping vacations, numerous Babcock family reunions, watching birds and pretty flowers, working in her garden, reading, Giants baseball, time spent with her family and friends and bingo. It was a great day when she didn’t come so someone else could win. She was very lucky.

She was a member of the Dorcas Society doing ministry work, she taught Sunday school and did the card ministry for the Adin Community Bible Church, she and Buster helped build the church in Bieber.

One of the many impressive things about her is that she faithfully read her Bible, completing the whole book annually.

She was pre deceased by her loving husband, of almost 56 years, Buster, her siblings Russell, Opal Conner, Andrew, Raymond, Dora Carpenter Schneider, Otis, Ona Landers and Chester.

She is survived by her Son Ernest Daniel and his wife Diane, Daughters Dorothy Hutchison and Jean Breakfield and her husband Bob. Siblings Lula Carpenter, Ruby Finch, Fern White, Charles, Lily Thompson and Gloria Brewer. She also leaves ten grandchildren, sixteen great grands and six great greats.

Donations in remembrance are welcome: Big Valley Endowment Foundation Ambulance Fund, Adin Community Bible Church, AWANA Fund or Intermountain Hospice.

In Loving Memory
Winifred M. Summers

 Winifred M. Summers, 76, of Lookout, California, passed away, in her sleep on September 16, 2016.

Winnie was a long time resident of the area.

She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing cards and Bingo, quilting, and painting.

She is survived by her sons Joe Putnam, Doug Putnam, Brad Putnam, Robert Summers, daughter Sarah Martin as well as her 10 grandchildren.

A service will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Lookout Cemetery.

In Loving Memory
Florence "Flo" Schroeder

 Florence Margaret Parcell was born on November 11, 1925, in Berkeley, CA, to Anna and Melvin Parcell, who were part of a large Finnish immigrant community.

As a young girl, Flo loved horseback riding in the Berkeley hills, and belonged to the International Order of Rainbow Girls before becoming an\Eastern Star. She graduated from Berkeley High School and her first job was with Dutkee Mayonnaise. She later worked for Boem Photographic Studios retouching photographs.

In her early twenties she met the love of her life, Louis Frederick Schroeder, at a party in Oakland. After a brief courtship, they married and had two sons, Edward and Michael.

The Schroeders moved their family to Walnut Creek, CA. before moving to Burney, CA. in 1956. Louis became a Shasta County Deputy Sheriff and Flo served as the Sheriff s Matron for a few years.

Flo immediately became active in community affairs. As an Eastern Star, she worked with the local chapter of Rainbow Girls and the Order of Demolay. Together, Louis and Florence chaperoned the Young Adult Club (YAC’ s) dances which were popular in Burney at the time. Flo was an active room mother in both of her boy’s classes and she was the den mother for the Cub Scouts. Her cupcakes were legendary!

Greatly inspired ·9Y the Intermountain area, Florence applied her ex.tensive art background and creativity to ceramics, pottery, painting, and crafts. She was a passionate gardener and apple trees she planted from seeds in Glenburn, still bear bum_per crops of fruit today.

One of her favorite pastimes was to watch the deer enjoy eating the fruits of her labor.

The Schroeder famly moved to Glenbrn, CA in 1_964. he became a member of the Glenburn Commuruty Church and the t e rmo u n t a m Artists. Around 1973, Florence began devoting herself to causes invol in disabled adults in Burney and the Handicapped Center. Painting_ceraoticA, fielq trips for lunch, and lots of laughter with these young adults were a few of her favorite thiqgs, The many countless hours she devoted earned her Volunteer of the Year. When she could no longer make the drive to Burney, she stayed in regular phone contact with,many she cherished. She was genuinely loved by the many lives she touched.

Flo volunteered at Mayers Memorial Hospital where she traveled the halls of the long-term wing, teasing, visiting, and bringing cheer to numerous friends, patients, and staff.

Flo loved her family most of all She shared stories of family members from long ago and her Finn heritage and her favorite Finn words with her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Her baked treats were a favorite at birthdays and holidays. Her family felt her love and compassion every day of the year. She loved everyone unconditionally.

She loved to visit with all she would see, and it would often take her an hour to return from the grocery store with a carton of milk. Flo had a kind and tender heart with a contagious giggle, a great sense of humor, and a twinkle in her eyes. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and all who know her as “Grandma” or “Auntie Flo.”

Flo passed into the arms of the Lord on September 14, 2016. Her husband predeceased her on the same date 21 years ago.

Flo is survived by sons Edward and his wife Jeri of Placerville, CA and Michael and his wife Cindy of McArthur, CA; 1 granddaughter, Kimberlee Schroeder and her husband Bob Vanderlind: 2 grandsons Jacob Schroeder and wife Jill of Glenburn, CA and Scott Schroeder of Bieber, CA; 4 great-grandchildren, Louis and Kaitlyn of Glenburn, CA, Corrine Schroeder of Placerville, CA, and Camille Howard of Petaluma, CA.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Florence Schroeder will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 30th, at the Intermountain Fairgrounds gazebo and George Ingram Hall in McArthur, CA.

In Loving Memory
Ramon Paul Ashe

 Ramon Paul Ashe died at home under the care of Intermountain Hospice and his family on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Paul was born February 28, 1937 in Eugene, Oregon to Fred Ashe and Thelma (Brewster) Ashe. The family moved to Dana, California, when Paul was very young. Paul attended Dana School and graduated from Fall River High School in 1955. He attended San Francisco City College for a short period of time. He worked for the Fall River Joint Uni.ed School District for 37 years, .rst as a bus driver, then in the maintenance department, then as the Director of Transportation and Buildings and Grounds. In his early years when he was a bus driver, he also worked for Bartle Logging in the summer. From 1962 to 1970 he and his family lived on the Belmonte-Miller Ranch in Glenburn. He worked as the ranch manager as well as for the school district. In the 1970’s he and his brothers owned A& A Custom Lumber, a small sawmill and logging operation located in McArthur. He retired from the school district in 1994. Paul served as a director of the Fall River Mills Community Services District from 1977 to 2006. Paul had a passion for buck hunting and .shing. The woods around Pondosa were a second home to him. He loved playing the piano and for years he played in bars and for dances with Squeek and Milton Perkins. He was also a member of the Fall River Trap Club for a number of years. He and his wife, Gail, traveled the country in a motorhome, including 2 trips to Alaska. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Paul is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gail, daughter Kathy Young and husband Frank of Reno, son Ron and wife Sharon of Wasilla, Alaska, grandchildren Steven, Shelby, Daniel, Ryan and Sara, and 4 delightful great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Ellen Totten of Susanville, Ruth Knoch of Glenburn, and brother George Ashe of Day. He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth and his parents.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 PM at the Veterans’ Hall in Fall River Mills. Burial will be private. Donations in Paul’s name may be made to Intermountain Hospice or charity of choice.

In Loving Memory
Lois Vivian Thompson

 Lois Vivian Thompson passed peacefully at Mayers Memorial Hospital under the care of Hospice and Dr. Dan Dahle on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Born January 7, 1928 in St. Helena, to Perry Opdyke and Alma (Toreson) Opdyke. She married Robert Ivan Thompson (Bob, Sr) on February 20, 1946 in Novato, where she worked as a telephone operator. She and Bob moved to Hat Creek in 1951 where they began ranching with her father Perry and brother Gordon. Hat Creek Hereford Ranch was her home ground. She loved the registered cattle business and over the years helped Bob, Sr with Hat Creek Construction, Hat Creek Hereford Ranch Campground and their small hydro-electric facility.

Lois was the epitome of a dedicated ranch wife. She could spend most of the day helping work cattle, gardening and then cook a huge meal for a hay crew. She was an active community member, serving in the Cowbelles, PTA, as a 4-H leader, helping organize Farm Bureau picnics and more. She accepted the Lord as her savior in 1982, where she, her husband and family were crucial in building the Hat Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; father, Perry; mother, Alma; and brother, Gordon. She has many surviving family members. Sister, Mary Scholfield; son, Robert L. Thompson (Bob, Jr) and his wife Alice; daughter, Kathy Lakey and her husband Howard; daughter, Pam Giacomini and her husband Henry. Grandchildren: Perry, Travis, Wade and Gwen. She was blessed to have eight lovely great grandchildren. Family was of the utmost importance to Lois.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 24th at Hat Creek Baptist Church at 1:00 pm. There will be a private burial.

In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to the Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Hospital Building Fund, PO Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In Memory
Ervin Lenhart, Jr.

Ervin Lenhart, Jr., formerly of McArthur, died September 6, 2016 at the age of 91.

Born in Columbus, Ohio on December 14, 1924, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War and had a successful career at Sears Roebuck and Company, rising to the position of Vice President before his retirement at age 55.

He and his late wife, a talented and well-known artist spent 25 years of their retirement in McArthur where he was active in the Fall River Lions Club the fire department and a variety of civic projects.

He moved to Ione, California in 2012 where he could be near his children.

Irv is survived by his daughters Cinda Lenhart of Ione, Jane Jackson of Silver Creek, NY; brother Curt (Susan) of Ione, and two grandchildren.

Private family services will be scheduled in the near future. Contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America, local chapter 118 at 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642 or the Ione Community Methodist Church, 150 West Marlette, Ione 95540.

A Celebration of Life
Patricia Hall

A Celebration of Life will be held for Patricia Hall on Saturday, September 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Burney VFW Hall. Patricia died on May 9th, 2016 at 89 years old and was a long time former resident of Burney. During her years in Burney, her favorite activities were helping others, bingo and being active in the VFW and community.

She is survived by the beloved father (Lockie Van De Weerd) of her 4 children – Susan & husband Michael Milner, Barbara Macy, Robert Van De Weerd, and Peggy and her husband Darek Gallar. She is also survived by 5 grandsons-Philip & Robert Johnson, Eric & Zach Macy, and Zack Gallar, and by 2 great grand-daughters, Morgan & Vivienne.

She is predeceased by her husband Hial Hall, her brother Bud Ashworth, her parents Peggy & Herbert Ashworth, her daughter in law Gloria Van De Weerd, and her son in law Tam Macy.

In Memory of
Rosemarie "Rose" Wilson

On Saturday August 6th family and friends gathered in Likely CA to send their beloved Rosemarie Wilson on her Journey to the spirit world.

Rosemarie began her Journey on August 19, 1941 in Likely. She would be the first of 11 children born unto Merle Wilson and Geraldine Brown Wilson.

Rosemarie grew up in Hat Creek. She attended the Cassel School, Fall River Elementary and graduated from Fall River high school. In her early twenties Rosemarie met the love of her life Irvin McGarva and started a family. They had six children.

We were very fortunate to have had two very loving parents whose love was unconditional. When our mom knew her end was near she asked that we play “Together Again” by Buck Owens for our dad. She also asked that she be buried in her cowboy boots. That way she would be ready to dance when she saw our dad in heaven.

Rosemarie spent much of her lifetime contributing to Indian Education initiatives and tribal health. She served multiple times on our tribal council and the health board for Pit River Health.

At the Four Corners Battle, she was arrested and tried and acquitted for striking a Federal Marshall with a 2-by-4. That court case drew a lot of media attention and the plight of the Indian movement and the Pit River Tribe’s fight for our ancestral lands in the early 70s. She was very strong and not afraid to speak her mind.

 Surrounded by family and friends and as the Angels in Heaven cried, our moms Journey on this world ended.

Never have I seen a more brave and courageous person. Knowing her time would be up in a few days she discussed with her three remaining children and sister Teresa what she wanted for her services and told us what the hell. We were very fortunate to have made peace with her so she would rest in peace. Our hearts are broken.

You left us with awesome memories, good advice and all your love. Rosemarie left behind daughter Geraldine, of FL; sons Milton ‘yogi’ and Russell of Likely; sisters: Suzie of Chico, Patricia and Kathleen of Burney and Teresa of Hat Creek, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and her spoiled dog Gucci..

She was preceded in death by her parents Merle Wilson and Geraldine Brown Wilson; sons Quirt, Jerome, Casey, Eugene and, Dewey “Dink;” brothers Roy Merle Sr.; Eugene and Scott; sisters Arlene, and Jane.

We laid our mom to rest at the Likely Indian Cemetery.

Mom, I know you are dancing in the sky with our dad. Your pain and suffering has ended. I love you with all my heart and will miss you forever.

Until we meet again....
Love, your son, Yogi

In Memory of
James "Jim" Bradley

James “Jim” Bradley died August 18, 2016 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. He was 68-years old.

Jim was born April 19, 1948 in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma. His father, Bill, was in the U.S. Air Force and the family spent considerable time in England were they visited Maidenhead, Brighton and Stonehenge. He went to school in London.

As a youth he won school awards in mathematics and science and did a detailed study in the design, construction purpose and use of Stonehenge. He was a musician, played in a band and enjoyed playing baseball.

He had a son Sean who in turn presented the family with grandson, Shane and granddaughter Brittany.

A motorcycle accident on October 22, 1977, when he was 28-years old, left him permanently disabled and dependent on a wheelchair.

After the death of his mother Margie his health deteriorated and he spent the remainder of his life a resident of Mayers Memorial Hospital’s long-term care facility in Fall River Mills.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Margie. He is survived by his father, Bill; son Sean and two grandchildren.

His services will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. The date is pending.

In Memory of
Jerry "Chick" Kenneth Chandler

Jerry “Chick” Kenneth Chandler, 66. Lived on Chandler Ln. In McArthur, CA. He went to the happy hunting grounds in the sky on August 10, 2016 when he passed away from complications of an Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm.

“Chick” was born January 9, 1950 in Petaluma, CA to Hubert “Jerry” and Marvel Chandler. In 1965, the family moved to the Intermountain area. In the fall of 1967, he met his first wife, Linda Marymee. He graduated from Fall River High School in June of 1968. He and Linda married November 2, 1968 and began their family together. They had 3 children; Ron, Jerry “Bugs”, and Jody.

In 1971, “Chick” was hired as a Cook at Red Mountain for PG&E. He was then transferred to Diablo Canyon at Jessup Camp in 1972. In 1973, he was transferred to Pit 1 powerhouse as an Operator helper. In November of 1974, he was hired as a Roving Operator and was transferred to Pit 5 powerhouse where he raised his family living at the Pit 5 Camp Housing. In November of 1984 he received notification of a transfer to be the Hydro Operator at Pit 1, Hat 1 & Hat 2 powerhouses. He was ecstatic, and moved his family back up to the beautiful Intermountain area.

During the time of living at Pit 5, he and his family were very active in Black Powder Shooting, and spent much of their time with their other “family” going to rendezvous, hunting, & fishing.

In 1988, along with Mike Pasternak, he made the worse decision of his life, and bought “The Buckhorn Saloon” for their wives to run. Mike got smart after 3 years, and sold his share out to “Chick” and Linda. Linda ran the business and “Chick” partied there until they sold it in 2002.

“Chick” married one of his best friends, Donna, in 2004.

“Chick” retired from PG & E in 1991, after 20 years. He then started building cell phone towers all over the country. He lived in Des Moine, Iowa, Albuquerque, NM, Seattle, WA, Phoenix, AZ, and Southern CA. He loved the traveling, meeting new friends, & the challenge of cell tower design. “Chick” finally stopped working in 2012 and moved back to the Intermountain area for good. He loved retirement, enjoyed his family and friends, golfing, fishing, hunting, socializing, & was always up for a game of horseshoes!

“Chick” was preceded in death by his Father, Hubert “Jerry” Chandler; Mother, Marvel Chandler; and Sister, Jill Chandler. He is survived by his wife, Donna; Sisters Jacklyn Chandler of Alamo, CA and Joy Chandler if Redding, CA. The mother of his children, Linda Baldwin of Woodland; Sons, Ron Gooch and wife Ladonna of Cottonwood, CA, Jerry “Bugs” Chandler and wife Danielle of Alvin, TX, Jim Toney and wife Jennifer of Beaverton, OR. Daughter, Jody Morgan and husband Jim of Fall River Mills, CA. 19 Grandchildren; Jessica, Bailie, Shayla, Quinn, Tylor (Alex), Maysn, Eric, Emily, Joe, Coryne, Stevie, Scott, Shane, Sara, Tatjana (Steve), James, Amber, Lexi, and Jaxson; 7 Great Grandchildren; Tyson, Oakley, Paiton, Simon, Ammerette, Carly, and Edgar. And several cousins, nephews, nieces, & friends he called family.

A Celebration of his Life will be held August 27, 2016 - 11:00am at the Intermountain Fairgrounds Gazebo. Afterwards, at 6:00pm, there will be a Potluck Party following the services at the home of Jim and Jody Morgan.

In Memory of
Gary Clinton Scott

Gary Clinton Scott, 79, of Philipsburg died Weds. August 10, 2106, at his residence. Gary was born March 28, 1937 in Redding, parents Earl and Elinor (Atkins) Scott who were Pioneers of Shasta County, Ca. Gary has one brother, Terrance “Terry” (Janice) Scott of Redding, Ca. Gary married Patricia Joy Dial in 1956. They divorced in 1968. They had three children; Eric, Rhinda, and Theona. Gary married Leslie Ann Olinger of Burney, Ca. in Reno, Nevada on April 19, 1969. Together they raised the three children.

Gary was a “Jack of all trades”. He had many professions during his life. As a young man he worked in the Timber Industry. He was primarily a Mill Wright and mechanic. In 1982 he bought and operated an automotive repair shop and Towing Service in Fall River Mills, Ca. and was a member of the Fall River Lions Club.

Gary designed and developed a wood stacking device that he patented. He liked the idea that he was an “inventor”.

He served as Deputy Coroner for 3 years in the Fall River Mills area for Shasta County, Ca. Gary retired at the age of 55 in 1992.

He and Leslie sold their home, business and moved into their Travel Trailer. They spent the next 11 years hunting and fishing throughout the Western States. In 1993 he became caretaker for Georgetown Lake Boat Club. The job was fun, not work.

In 2003 he retired for real. He and Les bought property in Philipsburg, Mt. Gary drew blueprints for a small cabin and then he and Les, along with their friends and family built their home. Gary never quit tinkering and puttering on projects. He served in the Army/National Guard from 1955-1958.

Gary “Lived” to hunt and fish. As a teenager his friends called him “B. B. Brain” because he duck hunted so much. He was classed as a sharp shooter in the Army and was an excellent shot with a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or muzzle. During his black powder years he had a teepee, dressed in handmade buckskins and went “primitive”. Gary designed and built from the barrel to the wheels a replica of a full-size Civil War cannon. He and his team of “cannoneers” shot his cannon at Black Powder Rendezvous.

He had a passion for Archery Hunting. Every hunting season he and Leslie set up camp from season start in September to season end in November. Gary loved to play Pinochle and Poker anywhere, any time. The card table served as a camp table and anyone who came by the hunting camp signed their name to the table.

Gary loved to read. He was a WWII buff and could recite any information on any conflict, the battles, the commanders, the various planes, tanks and firearms.

Gary is survived by his wife, Leslie, of 47 years of Philipsburg, his children Eric (Marjorie) Scott of Anaconda, MT, Rhinda Whitt of Reno, NV, and Theona Dufer of Redding, CA. 8 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Nieces, and 2 Nephews, a brother, Terry (Janice) Scott, his sister and brother-in-law Kristine Olinger and James Smith, brother-in-law Danny Olinger. Also surviving are his friends of over 50 years and hunting partners George Braccidini and Doug Gasper. Gary also leaves behind his “Coffee Klatch” buddies at the Sunshine Station Bill Ballero, Delbert Yardley, Whitey Williams, Leo Graham, Sr., and Bill Weiz, all of Philipsburg.

Arrangements are under the care of Cremation and Burial Society of the Rockies.

In Memory of
Jeanne L.  DeBurger Barber

Jeanne L DeBurger Barber passed away August 3rd at her home in Glenburn, CA after a short battle with cancer. She was born on October 14, 1949 in Oklahoma City, OK to Aaron “Dee” and Floye “Boots” DeBurger. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Larry DeBurger.

She is survived by her husband, Billie R Barber Sr. Her children, Tawnie Nelson (Randy George) of Bieber, CA, Stefanie Hawkins of Granbury, TX, Billie R Barber Jr. (Gina) of Big Bend, CA, Kevin Barber (Gina) of Burney, CA and Wayne Barber of Big Bend, CA. Seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, niece Shawna DeBurger Kane (Jason) and their children of Cottonwood, CA and nephew Scott DeBurger (Katie) and their children of Cherry Hill, NJ. Numerous cousins and extended family....

A celebration of her life will be held at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds at 11:00 am on August 13th. This will be a potluck. If interested in bringing a dish please contact Kathy Ragsdale of Ramona Hanan at 530-335-5325. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to Intermountain Hospice in her name.

In Memory of
Lillian Florence Lego

Lillian Florence Lego was born December 30, 1937 to Father Raymond Lego, A Madesi Pit River and White Earth Chippewa Indian. Her Mother: Freida Buckskin, was an Ajumawi Pit River Indian.

Lillian follows her maternal bloodline and is a Member of the Ajumawi Band of the Pit River Nation. She was raised by her Maternal Grandmother, Edna Winn-Webster, whom she called Mom and her Grandpa Rile Webster. She graduated from Fall River Unified High School at the age of 17.

She is survived by Brother Ben Lego and Sister Corina Lego of Cove, Daughter Carmen Banuelos and Angie Diaz of McArthur, Leta Nalton, Sharon Elmore, Debbie Villarruel, Edna Elmore and her son Patrick Nalton of Burney, Mryna Potter of Round Mountain, Yvonne Orozco of Happy Valley, Cynitha Raglin of Anderson, Mildred Hyde of Campos, Arnold Elmore of Redding, Claude Taylor Jr. of Orville and her grandson Chris Villarruel. 27 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great-Great Grandchildren & numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Predeceased by son Rickey Nalton, daughter Lesslie Ramirez. Lillian was instrumental during the land claims of California. She served as the Secretary for the “legitimate” Pit River Indian Tribe of California alongside her Father Raymond Lego (who was the legal branch), Cousin Willard Rhoades (who was the spiritual branch) and her Uncle Charlie Buckskin (who was the traditional branch). She also served on the Vista Board and Community Action Project, (Personnel Board). She served as Board Member for the following: The Fall River Mills Indian education program, Johnson O’Malley and The Life Center.

Lillian passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2016

Wake: Monday, August 1st @ 6:00 pm Fall River Full Gospel Indian Mission Church 43077 Bridge St, Fall River Mills.

Services: Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:00 am at Fall River Full Gospel Indian Mission Church Food to follow at Church.

In Memory of
Karla Gloria Nemanic

Karla Gloria Nemanic, of Klamath Falls, OR and former resident of McArthur, CA, passed away on July 6, 2016 at the age of 57 after a brief battle with cancer. Karla was born in San Jose, CA on August 2, 1958, the youngest of five children of Dick and Joan Nemanic. Karla attended elementary and high school in the Fall River Valley, graduating from Fall River High School in McArthur in 1976.

She completed cosmetology and massage therapy programs, receiving certifications in each discipline. Karla was briefly married to Matt Stoich and lived in Oakland for a number of years. Her brothers and sisters, after a few difficult years, intervened and helped Karla move to Klamath Falls so she could be closer to her sister, Leslie.

Karla loved baseball and the Oakland Athletics, attending many regular season games and traveling to Arizona each year to watch her beloved A’s in Spring Training. She also travelled to Slovenia with her parents and siblings to visit the birthplace of the Nemanic family and to attend reunions with the European branch of the Nemanic clan.

A free spirit, Karla loved people, gathering around her many different kindred spirits, good friends, and characters. She loved them all. She was also very generous, volunteering for the Klamath Falls hospice thrift store and Dorris Lion’s Club fundraisers, and preparing and sharing her infamous Sushi and cookies with family and friends. Having no children, Onyx and Little Cat served as her furry surrogate children. She loved them each unconditionally.

Karla is survived by her brothers Marc (Bettye) of Chico, CA, Kurt of Forest Ranch, CA, her sisters Tracy Parker (Rick) of Elk Grove, CA and Leslie Kelley (Gene) of Dorris, CA, her parents Dick and Joan of McArthur, CA, nephews Jared Zarecky (Erin), Trevor, Brett and niece Denae (Alfonso) along with a very large extended family.

A celebration of life ceremony will take place August 6, 2016 at 3PM in Dorris, CA at the Butte Valley Community Park, 52900 Hiway 97.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Karla’s name may be made to the Klamath Animal Shelter at P.O. Box 482, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (Klamath- or to the Dorris Lion’s Club Fund at P.O. Box 471 in Dorris, CA 96023.

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

In Memory of
Louise Roufs Chandler

 Louise Roufs Chandler passed away July 16, 2016 at her daughter Marabelle Walker’s home in North San Juan, California.

Louise was born in Merrill, Oregon December 23, 1917 and would have been 99 years old on her next birthday. Louise’s parents J. Luther Haskins and Nellie Haskins were some of the first farmers in the Tulelake Basin to ever raise potatoes.

Louise went to school in Merrill, Oregon and soon after her graduation in 1935 married Woodrow Mike Roufs in Lakeview, Oregon. They lived in the Merrill, Oregon area for several years where Mike worked for his father-in-law.

They later moved to Bieber, California where Mike took over his father’s service station and garage. Mike was known for his mechanical skills and Louise was the bookkeeper for their establishment for many years until it burned in 1952.

Louise was the first to establish a hot lunch program in the Bieber School. She would cook a pot of stew or something at home and take it to school to dish it out to the students. This started her life as a restaurant cook for many years. She owned her own restaurant in Bieber, The Rainbow Fountain , until it also burned down. Louise cooked at the Shamrock Restaurant in Nubieber when it was a bustling railroad town for many years.

She was also the Lassen County Librarian in Bieber, which many of the young members of the community will remember. Louise was very active in the PTA, Country Club, Literary Club and played the piano and organ at the Church of God in Bieber.

Louise and Mike had a farm on A2 for many years where they raised potatoes, hay, grain and sheep. Mike passed away suddenly in 1971.

Louise then moved to Alaska where their older daughter lived and worked as a cook in several different places before she went to work doing clerical work on the Alaska Pipe Line.

Louise married Bob Chandler and they lived in Alaska for several years before moving to the Grass Valley, California area. Bob passed away in 1986 and Louise lived in her own home by herself until she was 90 years old. At that time she moved into the Brett Hart Retirement Home in Grass Valley and she loved living there until April this year when she fell and needed more help. That is when she went to live with her younger daughter Marabelle.

Louise is survived by her daughter Ardena and the late David Morway of North Pole, Alaska her two daughters Denise & Tom Conley and Roxanna & John Braham 5 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and 7 great great great grandchildren.

Her daughter Glorianne and Stan Weigand and grandsons Doug and wife Vicki and Scott with 4 great grandchildren, and 4 great great Grandchildren.

Her daughter Marabelle and Gerald Walker with 4 grandchildren Nancy & Mike Ray, Linda Walker, Pam and Ron Gillham, Mike Walker and 11 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Making a total of 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 20 great great grandchildren and 7 great great great grandchildren.

Louise is also survived by one sister Iva Jane Will of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and a sister in law Joan Haskins of Tulelake, Ca, many nieces, nephews and those who knew her in her many wonderful years in the Big Valley area.

To greet her in heaven are her parents Luther and Nellie Haskins, first husband Mike Roufs, second husband Bob Chandler and brothers La- Vern and Doyle Haskins.

Granny as all her Grandchildren lovingly knew her diligently sent a famous Fruitcake to everyone every Christmas. Some may still be is storage for next year.

Graveside services will be held at the Adin Cemetery Friday July 22, 2016 at 11 A.M. With Pastor Ryan Harper officiating and a reception at the Adin Community Church Hall afterwards.

If anyone so wishes donations may be made to the Church Fund at the Fort Crook Museum P.O. Box 397 Fall River Mills, Ca 96028. Louise was so interested in this project where the purchase of the abandoned church for the museum complex would make thirteen buildings at the Fort Crook museum.

In Memory of
Jack and Annabell Kelly

 Jack and Annabell Kelly have both passed on. Annabell passed on October 14, 2014. Jack passed on July 3, 2016. As per their wishes, the internment of their ashes will be at Tehama Cemetery with their son, Kim, at a later date.

A celebration of life will be held by their son Quirt Kelly and daughter Marty Kelly Ceniceros on July 16, 2016 at 12 o’clock at 3188 White Oak Drive in Cottonwood, Ca. The family would like everyone to come and help celebrate Jack and Annabell’s life together.

In Memory of
Tammy Renee Monath

Tammy Renee Monath was born on April 16, 1966 in Long Beach, CA She died June 19, 2016 from cancer.

Tammy was an avid reader at a very young age. Her ability to read and retain what she read was a contributing factor to her success as a student. Her love of reading continued all through her life.

As a young adult another love developed, sports. Tammy started playing little league softball at age of eight and continued through the age of 12.

When she reached high school she played both softball and basketball for four years. She also played adult coed softball for several years.

After graduating from Fall River High School, Tammy moved on to Shasta College, where she played two years of college softball.

After graduating Shasta College, Tammy attended Humboldt State in Arcata, California where she majored in sports medicine. She became the first female student trainer to travel with the Humbolt State football team.

She then became the first female trainer for the Bakersfield Blaze, A pro baseball team.

Returning home Tammy worked as a physical therapist assistant for a number of years. It was at this time she became involved with Little League again, this time as a coach. She loved coaching both softball and baseball. She also coached the Burney High School softball team and assisted the football team as a volunteer trainer.

Eventually Tammy went from therapy to day care. She was not blessed with children of her own, but through day care she was able to touch the lives of many children.

She loved working with children in sports, as a loving day care provider and a wonderful aunt.

Second to her love for children was her love for Christmas, Disneyland and the Dodgers.

She felt Christmas should be celebrated year round, Disneyland was a place to go anytime and the Dodgers were always number one.

Tammy is survived by her mother and father, Georgina and Jerry Monath, a brother, Jared Monath of Redding, her niece, Nicole Monath of Eureka, two nephews, Ryan and Jason Monath of Redding and many family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the IM Free Church in McArthur.

In Memory of
Carlos Dunlap Jr.

Carlos Leroy Dunlap, Jr., of McArthur, passed away on June 20, 2016 at his home while surrounded by his family. He was 75 years old.

Carlos was born on December 16, 1940 to Roy and Betty Dunlap in Santa Monica, California. Carlos worked for exactly 50 years as a Director of Physical Therapy in Oxnard, CA and Fall River Mills, CA. He lived the last 29 years in Modoc County.

Carlos was a true nature lover, a rock hound, and a gemologist at heart. He was a master butterfly collector and a handyman. He could make, build, or fix anything!

Carlos is survived by his wife, Christine; his children, Tina (Scott) Dunlap-Hamm, Carl (Kristin) Dunlap, and Tim (Brooke) Thomas; his brother, Mark (Tania) Dunlap; and six grandchildren: Dylan, Garrett, Bryce, Corinne, Tyler, and Blake.

A celebration of Carlos’ life will be held Saturday, July 9th at 1 p.m. at the Day Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Intermountain Hospice, 43563 Highway 299 East, Fall River Mills, CA 96028. Girdner Funeral Chapel in Yreka is serving the family during this difficult time.

In Memory of
Alma Louise Battersby

 Alma Louise Battersby, born July 7, 1920 in San Jose, passed away January 5, 2-16 in Fall River Mills. She was the beloved wife of John A. Battersby, who passed away December 8, 2000. Alma loved her husband, Jack, with all her heart, as well as her family, church and her lord.

She was a wonderful pianist, as well as playing an organ beautifully, she started taking lessons when she was in grammar school and never stopped playing, it was her great comfort.

She worked for many years in San Jose training blind people in many crafts. She was active in the Fort Crook Museum and the Wayside Garden Club.

She loved the view of the Pit River Valley from her home and called it “Living in paradise.”

Her parents, August and Lola Fetzer were early pioneers, settling in Fall River Mills in 1902.

Lola was born in Big Valley in 1883 and seven older brothers and sisters were all born in Shasta County.

Alma was deeply into the genealogy of our family’s history from all branches of the Powers and Fetzer families. She and Jack traveled widely to trace their roots, much to the benefit of all we family survivors.

She left a number of loving relatives: nephews: Richard L. Dampier of Hemet, CA; Jan Fetzer, Mineral Bluff, GA; John E. Stelling, Hollister, CA; nieces: Elaine B. Murphy, Medford, OR; Dorothy C. Erickson, Klamath, California; God-daughter Diane McVeigh, Santa Rosa, CA; Cousins: Lynelle Heringer, McArthur, CA and Glenda McCoy of Redding, CA; also numerous grand-nieces and Grand-nephews as well as many friends.

She has been missed!

In Memory of
Wilma Auble Leonard

 Wilma was born September 2, 1919 at Butte Creek in Lassen County, near the town of Adin, to Errol and Ivy Auble, early pioneers and settlers of Adin. She attended Providence School, riding horseback to and from School.

Wilma was a true country girl, happy outside with her horse, dogs, sheep and chickens as well as in the kitchen baking and cooking for family and friends.

In August of 1946 she married Francis Leonard of Bieber and they spent 56 years together on their ranch.

After his passing, she lived with her daughter and family.

She enjoyed watching volleyball, basketball and rodeo events that her granddaughters participated in.

On May 17, 2016, at the young age of 96, Wilma peacefully passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.

She is survived by her son David (Susan) Leonard of Bieber; daughter Gail d(Larry) Betz of Fall River MIlls; granddaughters Kaila and Kathy Betz and Cherie Leonard; sister, Lucille Williams of Virginia; sister-in-law Carrie (Leonard) Guttry of Redding and many nieces and nephews. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Kenneth, Melvin and Everett Auble.

At her request no services will be held.

In Memory of
Daniel Allen Nelson

 Daniel Allen Nelson was born in Glendale, California on November 3, 1944. He grew up in Burney and attended Fall River High School. He was living in Milton-Freewater, Oregon at the time of his death, June 26, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Jerry Churney and his brothers Joe Churney, Cameron Nelson, and sisterin- law Margie Nelson. He is survived by his son Chuck of Shasta Lake; sister Jennie Cain (Wes) of Pendleton, Oregon; brothers LeRoy Nelson of Milton- Freewater; Mike Churney (Karen) of Burney; Myron Nelson ( Denise) of San Dimas; Rodger Nelson of Palmdale; sister-in-law, Ann Churney of Burney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dan loved working on cars. He operated an auto body shop in Burney in the 1970’s and worked at Capital Automotive in San Jose. He treasured the many bike rides on his Harley and faithfully participated in the Kool April Nites Car Show with the latest of many collector cars he bought and artfully restored.

Services in Burney will be at a later date.

In Memory of
Charles (Chuck) McKelvie

Charles (Chuck) McKelvie was born May 19, 1935 in Reseda, Ca to James and Flossie McKelvie and passed away May 24, 2016 in Redding surrounded by his family.

Chuck is survived by his college sweetheart, Sharon of 57 years. He also leaves behind his two children, Ron and wife Kim McKelvie of San Jose and Gary and wife Stacey McKelvie of El Dorado Hills. He has four grandchildren (Cameron, Bryce, Andrew and Jack). He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

Chuck was an incredible man and spent his life doing what he loved. After starting a career in education in Simi Valley Ca, he pursued a position at Fall River High School as football coach and teacher in 1972 and moved his family to the north state. He later went on to become Vice-Principal and then Principal. Chuck is legend in the Fall River Valley as he brought his famous cheer that he would lead at the high school games “What have we got? Pride! Pride! Pride!”. In 1985 he moved to West Valley High School in Cottonwood as Vice-Principal then to Anderson High School where he retired in 1996. He was a lifelong supporter of schools and athletics. He loved to hunt, fish, ski and play golf with his friends and family. A celebration of his life will be held on the football field at Anderson High School on June 12th at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Chuck’s memory to: Bulldog Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 7832, McArthur, CA 96056 or theAUHSD Community Scholarship, 1469 Ferry Street, Anderson, CA 96007

In Memory of
Patricia Hall
Formerly of Burney, CA

It is with a heavy heart we share the passing of our dear mother Patricia Hall on May 9th, 2016 at 89 years old. She died peacefully at home. She is survived by the beloved father (Lockie Van De Weerd) of her 4 children – Susan & husband Michael Milner, Barbara Macy, Robert Van De Weerd, and Peggy and her husband Darek Gallar. She is also survived by 5 grandsons-Philip & Robert Johnson, Eric & Zach Macy, and Zack Gallar, and by 2 great grand-daughters, Morgan & Vivienne.

Mom is predeceased by her husband Hial Hall, her brother Bud Ashworth, her parents Peggy & Herbert Ashworth, her daughter in law Gloria Van De Weerd, and her son in law Tam Macy.

Mom loved bingo and all her friends at Pleasant Hill Senior Center especially her friend Gabby. From now on Mom there are only blue skies, playing at the beach, wind in your hair, sand in your toes, bingo games every afternoon, and poker every evening. We love you and miss you. Celebration of life will be held at a later time.

In Memory of
Laura Lee McGill-Imhoff

Laura Lee McGill-Imhoff was born September 8, 1963 in Grants, New Mexico to Mary and Charles McGill.

They moved to Dunsmuir California in 1965 where she grew up and graduated Dunsmuir High in 1981.   Then she attended College of the Siskiyous and graduated with her LVN.

She attended Butte College, getting her Associates and Registered Nursing Degree. She married Norman Imhoff on December 28, 1991at St. John’s Catholic Church in Dunsmuir, California. A couple years after she gave birth to a little girl on July 9, 1994 at Mercy Mt. Shasta named Leah.

Approximately a year after she started work at Mayers Memorial Hospital as a Home Health RN and then started the Wound Care program there. She followed her career at Mayers for many years before becoming a traveling RN.

She spent most of free time crafting, sewing, baking, and helping out with school and community functions.

She is survived by her parents Mary and Charles McGill, daughter Leah Imhoff, and brother Clinton (Lori) McGill, with 22 nieces and nephews. She passed away at her residence after a brief illness on May 17, 2016.

Funeral services will be held on May 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at George Ingram Hall, 44218 A St. McArthur, CA. There will be a potluck to follow the memorial.

In Memory of
Kenneth Owen Ashe

Kenneth Owen Ashe died in Redding California at the age of 74. Kenny was born on February 28, 1942 in McCloud, California to Fred and Thelma Ashe.

Kenny is survived by children, Stacy Schneider and husband Fred of McArthur, Frederick (Ricky) Ashe and wife Penny of Cottonwood, Candace Carlson and husband Bill of Alturas and Nick Wood and wife Heather of Yreka. He has six grand children. He is also survived by his two brothers and two sisters. Mary Ellen Totten and husband Mark of Susanville, Paul and his wife Gail of McArthur, George and his wife Carrie of Day and Ruth Knoch and her husband Bud of Glenburn. He is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Thelma (Brewster) Ashe.

Although Kenny resided in Dana most of his life, his true home was out in the woods. He knew every Forest Service road, logging road and skid trail from Dana to Pondosa, from Bartle Gap to McCloud, from Medicine Lake to Timber Crater . He worked in the woods and he played in the woods: logging, scouting for timber, scouting for deer and wildlife. He had a passion for animals of all kinds. He loved his dogs and pets dearly.

Kenny was a elementary student at Dana School house along with his siblings and many cousins. After graduating from Fall River High School, he went straight to work in the woods. In the 70’s he owned A & A Lumber Company with his brothers, a small sawmill and logging operation located in McArthur. Since the closure of the lumber business, Kenny has continued his logging operations as a salvage timber harvester.

A private celebration of life is scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Soldier Mountain Fire Department - Company 13 at 27990 Spring Creek Road, Fall River Mills, CA 96028. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital, Reach Air Ambulance Service and Shasta Regional Medical Center for their efforts, care and dedication.

In Memory of
Randall Frank Bassett

Randy Bassett was born on June 12, 1950 in Fall River Mills Ca and passed away May 6, 2016 in Redding Ca surrounded by his family.

Randy is survived by his high school sweetheart, Sandra of 48 years. He also leaves behind his two children, Becky of Fall River Mills and son Craig of Cottonwood and daughter in law Nataly. He has two grandchildren, Haden (15) and Madalynn Bassett (12) of Cottonwood who referred to him as the “Best papa in the world.” He also leaves two sisters, Roylene Petersen and Husband Robin of Orland, Marlene Stine and husband Pete of Albuquerque New Mexico. He had several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Randy loved spending time with his family and friends but his grandchildren were the love of his life. After the passing of her grandfather, Madalynn wrote the following: Today a special man has gone to heaven. A husband, son, father, best friend and the best papa in the world. I know you were struggling and suffering for a long time but now you can stop suffering. I know you will always be by our sides until the day we die. We love you and will see you soon.

Randy was kind, caring and always made people laugh and smile. He was always willing to listen and truly cared about everyone. He struggled through many illnesses but always maintained a positive attitude and continued to make people smile and laugh. Randy touched the lives of many just by being kind, caring and compassionate. Randy will be greatly missed by his family and many good friends.

A celebration of life desert potluck will be held at the Word of Life Assembly Church in Burney on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fall River Hospice Program or a charity of your choice.

In Memory of
Carole LaVerne Thomason

Carole LaVerne Thomason, 87, of Round Mountain, California passed away suddenly Thursday, April 14, 2016 at her daughters home in Moscow, Idaho. LaVerne, the third daughter of Ralph and Eda Bidwell and a third generation descendant of early Shasta County pioneers, was born December 21, 1928 at her parents ranch house in Hat Creek Valley. A 1946 graduate of Fall River High School, LaVerne went to Yuba College and San Jose State before marrying Jerry Thomason April 16, 1950.

LaVerne, married 64 years, was a stay at home mom and raised four children. After helping Jerry build the family home, in Round Mountain in the early 1970’s, LaVerne was active on the local school board, the Grange, 4H, the Arts League and various community activities. She also loved to garden, can, bake and travel.

LaVerne and Jerry both were active and important participants in their children’s, grandchildren’s and later their great grandchildren’s everyday lives by attending virtually all their sporting events, graduations, etc. We were blessed to have had her in our lives for so long and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

LaVerne is survived by her children; Charles Thomason and his wife Lizz of Burney, Jim Thomason and his partner Tony of Seattle, WA, Rebecca Thomason of Fairfield, CA and Eda Browning and her husband Wayne of Moscow, ID, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. LaVerne was predeceased by her husband Jerry and her sisters Lois Huber and Eleanor Thomas.

Open graveside services will be held May 21, 2016 at the Burney Cemetery at 1pm, followed by a “Celebration of Life” and dessert social at 3pm at the Round Mountain Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, CA or the Fort Crook Historical Society in Fall River Mills, CA.

In Memory of
Robert Osborne Jr.

Robert Osborne Jr. 75, formerly of Burney, died at Copper Ridge Health Care April 26, 2016.

Mr Osborne was a building contractor and former director on the Burney Water Board.

In Memory of
Susan Powers

Our hearts are broken by the unexpected loss of our friend, co-worker, sister and aunt who passed away on April 11, 2016.

Susan Marie Heeney Powers was born July 26,1955 in Philidelkphia, PA to James and Myrtle Heeney.

Susan attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and moved on to Cardinal Dougherty High School, Graduating in 1973. While in high school she volunteered at German Town Hospital.

In her free time she loved hanging out with her brother Steven and friends. She later worked for Philadelphia College of Optometry.

Susan moved to California in 1989 where she met her husband Tom. Her heart was broken when he passed away.

She worked at Sierra/Rays Markets since 1999.

She was preceeded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors include brother Steven Heeney; sister, Lynn Amenhauser and neice Mattie.

She will be dearly missed by her coworkers, friends and customers throughout the Fall River Valley.

In Memory of
Gail Jeanne Lennon

Gail Jeanne Lennon passed away on April 15, 2016 at Sky Lakes Hospital in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She is survived by her husband, John Lennon, son Paul Lennon and daughter-in-law Michelle Gill Lennon, daughter Nettie Asiasi and son-in-law Dave Asiasi, grandchildren (Devin, Nevaeh, Nyana, DJ and Daryion), sister Linda Payne DiSarro, her sons Tyler DiSarro, Matt Payne, his wife Kristin and their son Emerson. She was preceded in death by her son, Joe and daughter DD.

Gail was born in Washington D.C. on November 19, 1940. She met John while she was doing headstands on the beach. Soon after, they moved from Washington D.C. to the Los Angeles area where Gail watched after their three children and helped support John while he finished college and obtained his Masters to become a teacher. Following the recommendation of a friend in LA they drove to check out Alturas and on the way home they took 299 and found their new home. They moved to Day in 1968 and this is where Gail found great happiness by becoming a farmer. She found many lifelong friends in Day and loved raising pigs but they longed to grow crops so in 1975 they moved to Big Valley and began farming at their current ranch in Lookout. While attempting to obtain the loan on the Lookout property Gail experienced discrimination from the Farmers Home Agency because she was a woman and she was pregnant with her fourth child so she launched a battle along with many others to fight to save family farms. She started the People’s Action to Save the Family Farm. Through this she traveled around the country to assist other farmers in order to keep their farms and was at many Farm Aid concerts helping farmers on-site and speaking to the press to raise awareness of the plight of family farms. She also spent a lot of time in Washington D.C. working with the National Family Farm Coalition. She worked tirelessly to help others and eventually became a named member of a class action lawsuit which was eventually settled last year. John and Gail began growing wild rice and Gail joined the co-op for wild rice. She traveled around the country promoting the wild rice and learning and sharing various growing methods. She loved being a farmer, helping others and really loved Big Valley and always said it was the best place on earth.

Her burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber and will be followed by a memorial service potluck at Bieber Memorial Hall. All are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Farm Aid.

In Memory of
Deemer A. "Bud" Cothamm
August 28, 1940 - March 16, 2016

Deemer A. “Bud” Cotham, 75, passed away at his home in Gold Beach, Oregon on March 16, 2016.

Bud was born August 28, 1940 in Los Angeles, California to Deemer A. Sr. and Virginia (Furlong) Cotham. He grew up and spent much of his life in Northern California, served four years in the U.S. Navy and working for Owens Corning pulling green chain in a lumber mill. He also lived and worked on a gold claim for five years. He married Sandra Jean Trantham in Old Station, California on April 10, 1999. They moved to Montana that same year where they built a log home. Bud and Sandy moved to Gold Beach in 2015. Bud enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy, of Gold Beach, Oregon; daughters, Rebecca Gile and her husband, Brett, of Lake Stevens, Washington, Amberly Anderson of Noxon, Montana, Helena Paschall and her husband, Danny, of Fall River Mills, California, Patricia Cotham of Cuero, Texas, Mary Cotham of Billings, Mont., stepdaughters, Vickie Thomason and her husband, David, of Chester, California, Renee Fleming of Cottonwood, California; brother, Linzy Cotham and his wife, Delores, of Folsom, California; sister, Nancy Scott of Bakersfield, California; stepmother, Betty Cotham of St. Helens, Oregon; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Stout and a grandson, Clinten Hoaglen.

Services will be conducted at a future date.

Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.

In Memory of
Eva Mae Reed
AKA Silver Star Reed
November 29, 1929 - March 13, 2016

Eva Mae Jones Reed passed away on March 13, 2016 at Mayers memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. She was born November 29, 1929, to Anna Mae Campfield and Robert Elbert Jones on a farm near Vineta in Craig County, Oklahoma. They moved to Redlands, California in 1934.

At age 16 she met and married Johnnie Elic Reed in Salem, Oregon on June 10, 1946. After marriage the Reeds did farm labor, harvesting seasonal fruits and vegetables from Hood River, Oregon to Redlands, California.

In 1967 she was ordained a non-denominational minister. In 1968 she earned her certificate as a bishop in the church. In 1980 she and the family moved to Shasta County because of her husband’s health. Johnnie was the National Head Chief of the Indian tribe, the United Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America. Eva was given the job of editor of the tribal paper, the United Lumbee Nation Times. in 1982 at the death of her husband, the Grand Council of the tribe voted Eva into the office of National Head Chief. After 26 years as Chief in the Indian Nation, she was forced to retire and went to live at Mayers Memorial Hospital in the long term care unit. She worked 30 years for her Indian tribe and about 33 years in the Lord’s work.

Eva was still active after moving to Mayers, doing her crafts for funds for a nursing scholarship for high school graduates. She loved to do bead work, coloring, and playing bingo. She won several ribbons for her crafts at the Intermountain Fair.

Eva is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Anna, her husband Johnnie and he daughter Patty Ledbetter.

She is survived by her daughter Lorrie Adkins, her son Billy Reed, Christine Dyer, her grandsons Robert Suchanek and Billy Dean Adkins, her granddaughter Trisha Suchanek, great granddaughter Joslin Suchanek and two greatgreat grandchildren.

Eva will truly be missed by all those she knew and loved.

In Memory of
Arthur D. Kelly Jr.

On March 1st 2016, “Art” Kelly joined his 5 siblings in the afterlife.

He was born to Arthur D. and Bess Kelly on March 6, 1921 in Bolivar, Missouri and was the 4th of six children and passed in Redding, Ca. His parents farmed in the midwest until the combination of the dust bowl and the great depression forced them westward. They eventually bought a ranch at the south end of Big Valley near the town of Bieber.

Art attended high school in Bieber and often told the story of those school days when the teacher would ring the bell and proclaim “The Babcocks & the Kellys are here, so we can start school.” The Babcocks & the Kellys lived the farthest out from town, and during the winter snows, getting the 7 miles into town and school was quite a challenge.

One of Art’s older brothers, Oleth, had joined the U.S. Navy and was on the carrier Enterprise at sea when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened, so like most patriotic Americans of the time, Art followed his brother’s lead and joined the Navy in early 1942. After boot camp, he was assigned to the battleship USS New Mexico, an old World War One ship which had been refurbished for the war effort. He served aboard the New Mexico as a Gunners Mate and attained the rank of GM3. At times he talked about the unbelievably hot conditions down in the bowls of the ship in a gun pit below those big 14” guns as they carried out fire support missions during the many South Pacific battles. They were also deployed to Alaska for a short time to provide support for American ground troops battling the Japanese invaders in the Aleutian Islands. He talked about the frigid conditions and the extremely wicked seas they endured there. After returning to the battles in the South Pacific, the New Mexico sustained severe damage and was ordered to Port Chicago, Ca. for extensive repairs. While stationed there, he was able to get leave and went to Sacramento where he and Jeanne Morton of Cottonwood, Ca. were married.....a marriage that would span well over 70 years. After the war, the couple moved back to Bieber where he worked at the railroad, the County Road Dept., and local mills.

Art is survived by his wife Jeanne; sons Skip, Bob, Rod & Mike and numerous grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids.

A service with full military honors will be held at 1230pm March 18th at Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, Ca.

In Memory of
Paul Vernon DeForest

Paul Vernon DeForest was born November 10, 1951 in Alturas, CA to Ches and Grace DeForest of Likely, CA. When he was six months old his family moved to Oregon House, CA. He attended school there, in a one-room school house, until 8th grade. When Paul moved on to Marysville High School his class size changed from 3 students to 300 students. Needless to say, this was quite an adjustment and he did not enjoy his high-school years. He went as far as hiding from the bus and telling his dad that he missed the bus that day!

The day after graduation, at 17 years old, he moved to Sierra Valley and began working for the Lucky Hereford Ranch. During this time he decided to attend a rodeo school in Oakdale, CA and this is where he sustained his first of many occupational injuries. He became hung up on a bareback horse and spent months recuperating.

Between 1969 and 1980 he held various jobs. He traveled the country with a show string of Hereford cattle, worked for the Flournoys in Likely and for Bill and Gwen Warren in Loyalton.

Paul and Karin Alexander were married in 981 and moved to Grandview, ID. They returned to Sierra Valley and had three children: Tamsen, Summer and Thad.

In 1990 Paul moved his family to Ash Valley, CA. They were fortunate to get the opportunity to lease the original ranch, which had been homesteaded by his mothers’ family, the Baths’ in 1881. They were eventually able to purchase it and another family ranch in Ash Valley in 2004 and moved a few miles down the road, where they reside to this day.

Paul valiantly battled cancer since 2012. He passed away on March 3, 2016 in his home in Ash Valley. He is survived by his wife Karin, his children Tamsen (Wynn) Myers of Adin, Summer (Jim) Neubert of Stonyford, Thad (Amanda) DeForest of Ash Valley and grandchildren Case, Ashlyn, Ainsley and Annette Myers and Nathan Neubert. Siblings Cheryl DeForest, Tom DeForest (Kathy), Bev Tipton (Bo) and Charles DeForest (Becky) and many loving nieces and nephews, especially Drew Alexander. He was preceded in death by his parents Ches and Grace DeForest.

Services were held at the Adin Community Bible Church in Adin on Saturday, March 12th with dinner provided at the Adin Community Hall following the services.

In lieu of flowers please give your memorial donation to Intermountain Hospice, Intermountain Cattlewomen Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice.

In Memory of
Gary Eugene Dickinson

Gary Eugene Dickinson, the beloved son of Valerie and the late Richard Dickinson and brother of Lori (the late Mike), Francis of Eugene, Oregon, uncle of Sarah Francis of Summerville, MA and father of Kiersty (Justin) Bright and grandfather of Shilo Bright was born April 24, 1968 in San Francisco.

The family moved to Burney in 1971 and he graduated from Mountain View High School in 1984.

He was a logger, construction worker and mechanic and was a member of the Construction and Laborer’s Local 185. He helped the Pit River Tribe at the Pit River Casino.

Gary loved mechanics and was always working on something.

He died in a woodcutting accident in Hat Creek, April 16, 2014.

Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Burney Saturday, March 19th at noon. A reception will follow at the Burney Veteran’s Hall.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Sacramento.

In Memory of
Albert Dale Campbell

Albert Dale Campbell (84), born in Pittville, California on October 17, 1931 to Alvin and Alice Campbell passed away on 16 February 2016 in Russellville, Arkansas from congestive heart failure. He is preceded in death by both his parents, daughter Pamela, Jennifer (mother of Todd Campbell and Barry Campbell), and Traudi.

He leaves behind his wife Shirley, sons Todd (Jeanette), Barry (Angela), his brother Bruce, step son-in-law Larry Copeland (Kathy), and step daughter-in-law Patti Fisher, four grandchildren; Jonathan, Jacob, Kristi Van Dyke, and Benjamin, and numerous step - grandchildren.

Albert was a 1949 graduate of Fall River Jr. Sr. High School. Shortly after high school he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he joined Pacific, Gas, & Electric Company and worked in numerous positions for well over 32 years. He was active in his communities and churches including; the Soldier Mountain Volunteer Fire Company; member of the Glenburn Community Church; member of Christian Life Center in Redding; and served in many lay leadership positions at the Center Valley Church of God in Russellville, Arkansas.

A Military Funeral Honors service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 12, 2016 at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. A small reception will be held at the Heritage Room at the Fairgrounds in McArthur after the service. In lieu of flowers, please send any gifts or donations to the Soldier Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 27990 Spring Creek Road, Fall River Mills, CA. 96028-9734.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in Sacramento.

In Memory of
Harlan Moyer

Local Executive Harlan Moyer dies at 89. Former President and CEO of international engineering firm CH2M Hill died on February 15, 2016 in Fall River Mills following a brief illness.

Moyer was the last surviving member of a team of engineers from two small west coast companies that merged in 1971 to form the engineering and consulting firm CH2M Hill. He became the company’s president and chief executive in 1977, after several decades of managing major projects for CH2M Hill and Clair Hill and Associates of Redding. Moyer stepped down as CEO in 1992, but remained a Senior Executive Vice President until 2010, when he retired after 58 years with the company.

Harlan Ernest Moyer was born in Napa, California on December 20, 1926. His father, Ernest Moyer, established Moyer Sand and Gravel in Alturas, and at age 12, young Harlan began operating a dragline steam shovel draining marshlands. He got his drivers license at age 14, and began driving the company dump truck to jobs after school.

An avid skier, Moyer worked with Modoc Forest Ranger William Beatty to construct the Cedar Pass Ski Area. Using equipment from his father’s business, and powered by a donated Model T engine, they built what remained for 50 years the longest rope tow in California.

After his discharge from the Navy in 1946 he returned to Alturas, married another Modoc High School graduate, Betty Sherer of Canby, and began working for his father’s company building the Cedar Pass Highway. After encountering a friend who was working as an engineering assistant for the California Division of Highways, Moyer realized that a college education might give him the opportunity for less physically demanding work, so he enrolled at University of Nevada at Reno on the GI Bill.

After becoming CEO of CH2M Hill, he split his time between company’s offices in Denver and Redding, and later built a home in Pittville. Moyer was never happier than when he was driving a tractor on his property there. With the same tenacity he showed in his management career, Moyer worked so tirelessly during harvest time that the workers on son Dave’s farm dubbed him “El Toro.”

Moyer was preceded in death by first wife Betty Moyer, and his son Dan. He is survived by wife Carol Moyer of Fall River Mills, children Connie Pola, Dean Moyer, David Moyer (Sally) of Pittville, Ann Shelden, Eric Zimmerman (Yoshiko) of Fall River; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by McDonalds Chapel in Redding, CA, with a private family service will to be held in the Spring. Memorial donations can be made to: Intermountain Hospice c/o Mayers Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028

In Memory of
Andrew Boyd Cochran

On February 8, 2016 Andrew Cochran (Papa Bear or Andy) 96, passed away in his sleep at Mayers Memorial Hospital Long Term care. His memorial service will be held at the Grace Community Church on February 20, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Andy was born on March 26, 191 9 in Olvey, Arkansas. He was number six of ten children living on a far. He learned to work hard, track animals, fish and hunt at a very young age. He loved to run and was undefeated running the 880 and qualified for state competition. Appendicitis ended the competition but did no end his love for running, hiking, hunting and fishing.

He attended Arkansas Technical College majoring in Forestry and agriculture. He also went to Torrance Bible College and Bible Institute of Los Angeles (Biola).

Andy was married to LeNora for 67 years and together they raised four sons.

He held many jobs; farmer, corporate manager at Woolworths West Coast Stores, beekeeper, welder, barber, preacher and choir director. He served our country in the Navy during WWII.

Andy is preceded in death by his wife LeNora and son John. He is survived by sons Mike (Theresa), Tom (Carol), Tim (Alba), daughter-in-law Trudi, grandchildren Kim, Kristen, Brian, Julie, Jason, Tia, Erin, John Paul and 20 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requesting that donations be made to Grace Community Church.

In Memory of
Mildred McGrew

Mildred McGrew, “Grandma” to many, died peacefully on Sunday February 7. She was 89 years of age.

She wanted no service and will be inured out of town. She requested remembrances in lieu of food or flowers to be donated in her name to the Burney Fire Hall.

Miss Me - But let me go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone;
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go.


In Memory of
Johnny Doverspike

Johnny passed away at his mother’s home in Burney on January 30, 2016. He fought a good battle for 4 1/2 years, but lost to cancer. He was born on May 7th, 1982 in Ukiah, California. He was raised in Lake County, attending school in Lakeport, Lucerne and Upperlake. It was during his freshman year at Clearlake High that his amazing gift for running cross country was discovered. In his first meet, he placed 1st out of 152 runners, beating 2nd place by over two minutes. He moved to Fall River in 2004, starting his family in 2006 when he married Melody Quinn, also from Lake County, along with her 5 year old son. Johnny moved back and forth between Lake and Shasta counties for the next few years. Finally making Fall River his permanent home in 2013.

Johnny was survived by his three beautiful children. Sons Christopher Jones (Lakeport) and Johnny Doverspike (Nice). And daughter Dawn Doverspike (Nice). His parents John Doverspike and Cindy Parlet. Brother Scotty Doverspike, sisters Alyssa Doverspike (Burney) and Shannon Miller (City of Shasta Lake). Grandmothers Joan Heisler (Sacramento) and Georgiana Parlet (Burney). Nieces Bailey, Kiah, Megan Doverspike (Burney) Emily Miller and Kimberly Methvin (City of Shasta Lake). Nephews Michael Cassell, Sylaz Doverspike (Burney) Bubba Methvin (City of Shasta Lake). Aunts and uncles Kim and Greg Barker, Connie Lee and Johnny. Debbie Cearley and Phil. Kevin Doverspike (Sacramento). Boyd and Michele Doverspike (Spring, Texas). Don and Michele Parlet (Clearlake). Jim Parlet (Lakeport). Debbie DiAndrea and Linda Norton (Lucerne). Cousins Donna DeCelle, Gregory Barker, Jerry & Jeffrey Lee ,Brittni Cearley, Brandon & Brady Doverspike. Charline, Donnie, Jim, Ariana, & Arron Parlet. Amanda Johnson, Michael & Derek DiAndrea. Jamie Moreno, Danielle & Lindsey Hamner. And life-long, best friend Justin Burton (Mississippi). Proceeded in death, daughter Ali. Nephew Rowdy Doverspike. Uncles Jeff Lee & Bob DiAndrea. Aunt Marie Parlet, and cousins Bradley Doverspike & Michael Wojcieszak.

Johnny was loved by everyone that knew him and he will be missed but never forgotten. The family would like to thank the hospice nurses that took such good care of him, Linda, Mary & Stephanie. We would also like to thank good friends, Kelly Cotney, Juan Venegas & Joe Diaz for all their help. We would also like to thank Mike from Pit River Casino for granting Johnny’s last wish... NOT!

Services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. at the Lions Club on Main Street in McArthur, California. Potluck to follow. We welcome all friends that thought of, cared for and loved Johnny as much as he did you.

In Memory of
Charles Allen Kingsury
02/15/1951 ~ 02/01/2016

Charles Allen “Chuck” Kingsbury, passed away on February 1, 2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, with his loving wife and children by his side. Chuck is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Roberta Kingsbury of Burney, CA; son, Casey Kingsbury (Lindsey) of Redding, CA; daughter, Lindsey Ryan (Joel) of San Diego, CA; son, Corey Kingsbury (Christina) of Burney, CA; sister, Pam Cunningham of Burney, CA; brother, Daniel Kingsbury of Anderson, CA; nine beautiful grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chuck was born in Fall River Mills, CA, to Phyllis Ann (James) Kingsbury and Gerald Haynes Kingsbury. He grew up in Burney, CA, and was a graduate of Fall River High School. He first worked for the Lorenz/Fiberboard Mill in Burney, CA, for 20 years, and then Chuck was a bus driver/mechanic for the Fall River Joint Unified School District for 26 years before he retired in November 2015. Chuck and Robbie were married in November of 1971. The couple made their home in Burney; their three children – Casey, Lindsey, and Corey – attended Burney schools & all graduated from Burney Jr. Sr. High. During their school years, Chuck coached their Little League and Youth Basketball teams for many seasons. He bussed the intermountain-area student-athletes to and from many sporting events, getting them to the games and safely back home, much to the appreciation of the local communities.

In lieu of flowers, food, ask that donations be made to the Hospice program at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA.

In Memory of
Robert Charles Green

Robert Charles Green, (Bob Green) 86, of Burney, California passed away on February 4, 2016, in his sleep with his loving wife by his side. Funeral services will be held at Grace Community Church on February 11, 2016 at 11 a.m.

He was born in Hemet, CA on January 18,1930, and was raised in Warmer Springs. He graduated from Julian High School in 1948 and then attended Chaffee College for two years. Afterwards he served two years in the Air National Guard. Following his service to his country he performed maintenance on airplanes, and married the love of his life, Nancy Green in December of 1955; they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past December. They moved to auburn, CA and he worked in the parts department for Chevrolet, then worked for Aerojet from 1958 to 1964. He then managed two welding shops from 1964- 1978. They built and managed the Burney Creek Outlet/Burney Saw Shop until they retired in 1987. Bob loved to help others and always found various projects to assist people within our community. He also loved the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Bill Green (Anne), his daughter Sharon Spencer (Dave). He is also survived by three granddaughters Melissa Madden, Amanda Spencer and Amy Means and three great-grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations by made to the Grace Community Church.

In Memory of
Jerone McQuade

Jerome Walter McQuade Passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2016 in Burney Ca. at the age of 76.

Jerome is survived by his Wife Joyce of almost 52 years, Daughter, Debbie and husband Steve Radle of Baker City Or., son, Dan and wife Trish McQuade Of Burney Ca., sister Kathleen Medina of Woodburn, Oregon, Mother-in-law Francis Butler Of Burney Ca., Grand Children Abagale Simmons, Samantha McQuade, Brandon Radle, Ashley Radle, Lindsey McQuade, Stephanie McQuade, Travis Radle and Great Grandson Adon Radle. He is preceded in death by Parents John and Viollete McQuade and 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Jerome was born on August 18, 1939 in Gilmanton, Wisconsin and Moved to Oregon with his family at a young age. After High School he joined The US Air Force and then Moved to Burney, Ca. in 1961, he married Joyce Mienberg, in 1964. After moving to Burney Jerome began working for Burney Auto Parts for 42 Years as a Machinist and Parts man and also work part time as a Jailer for the Shasta County Sheriff office and had an upholstery business, after retiring from Burney Auto he went to work as a seasonal employee for the Shasta county road department. He spent 23 years as a volunteer Fireman and EMT for the Burney Fire District and was a commissioner for the district. He was a 20-year member Burney Cemetery District and Chairman of the Board. He was an excellent athlete in high school and excelled in football, basketball and track, Jerome continued to Participate in sports such as Golf and softball. He also enjoyed restoring many Classic Cars throughout his life. Jerome never met a stranger wherever he went.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for February 6th The Burney Lions Hall 37006 Main Street Burney Ca. 96013, with a reception to follow. The Pastor Henry Winkelman will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jerome’s life.

In Memory of
Dennis A. Pearson

Dennis A Pearson, 73, of Fall River Mills died in his home on January 7th after a short illness with his family at his side.

Dennis was born October 1st, 1942 to Ray and Irma Pearson in San Rafael, California. He grew up in Woodland and finished high school there.

After high school he worked for Mack Truck in Sacramento as an apprentice.

He served in the U.S. Army from October 1966 to July 1967. He was a Specialist Four (E-4) in the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry and upon his discharge was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Returning to Woodland, he made is living in agriculture for many years before retiring to the Fall River Valley in 1989.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and above all, raising his two sons.

He was well known for helping others in need, without question or limitation.

Denny will always be remembered for his honesty and kindness by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Mava Haynie.

He is survived by sisters Betty Lou and Dela May; nephew Jerry Virzdi, his lifelong friend Debbie and his children, Tammy and Kyle Mole and Jeremiah and Justin Pearson.

Services will be held at a later date.

In Memory of
Harold Tracy Criss

Criss, 63, passed away 01/13/2016. He was born 07/13/1952 in Alturas CA, to Harold and Glovena Criss. He graduated from Big Valley High in 1970 and attended Shasta College. He married his wife Marlene Taylor Criss on his birthday in 1974. Tracy enjoyed working in the outdoors, logging, truck driving and most recently as an Equipment Operator for Caltrans in Adin Ca.

As a child growing up in Bieber, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, basketball & football. The passion for these activities lasted his entire life. He was a diehard member of the Big Valley Drive In softball team for many years. Tracy spent countless spring days coaching both boys and girls Little League Baseball and Softball. He was a member of the Big Valley Community Pool Board at the time of breaking ground. He was also a member of the Big Valley Volunteer Fire Department all of his adult life filling many roles from Fireman to Fire Chief. He was proud of his community and had much respect for its members.

Tracy was preceded in death by his father Harold Tim Criss. He is survived by his mother Glovena Hines Criss, sister Gail and her husband Ron Clark, wife Marlene Criss, daughter Kelley and husband Billy Wiman, grandchildren Brionna and Jayce Wiman, son and hunting partner Kasey and wife Jamie Criss.

A Celebration of Life will be held in honor of Tracy on January 29, 2016 at 2 P.M. in Bieber at the Veterans Memorial Hall.

In Memory of
Judith Ann Shiplit

Judith Ann Shiplet (Judy) died on Sunday, January 3, 2016 after a long and hard fought battle with ALS. She is finally at peace and walking with the angels. She was born in Boise, ID on June 6, 1941 to parents Rollie and Frances Wood.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Daniel, son George Shiplet, daughters Carol Harris (Bob), Cindy Shiplet and Donna Chapman( ED). Treasured Grandchildren Amanda Guyton (Brad), Zach Garrett, Ashlee Gipson (Tyler), Kattianne Chapman, Megan Chapman and Mikayla Harris, as well as 2 Great Grandchildren, Thomas Guyton and Chloee Gipson. Sisters Ramona Engell, Betty Rohrbach, Pauline Lee (Earl), Jackie Wood, Merry Wood, Yevonne Kantz, Juanita Wood and Connie Voltura. Brothers Dean Wood (Brinda), Gene Wood, Rodney Wood (Robin). Nieces and nephews too numerous to list.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rollie and Frances Wood, sister Sharon Trump, brothers Tony Wood, Corwin Wood and Rollie (Butch) Wood as well as nephew Mike Wood.

A life well lived! Judy was a wife, mom, sister, daughter and friend to many. She loved antiques and could look at something that to most of us was junk and could turn it into a beautiful work of art. She never sat still and was always cooking, sewing, baking, refinishing furniture, gardening, canning or chasing after kids and grandkids. Once the kids were grown she loved her time spent with her bowling girls and having lunch with her friends. She was more than could possibly fit in a few words on this page so we will leave it at our world was a better place for her time on earth. Forever in our hearts!

A Celebration of Life is currently being planned for January 30th in Burney. We’ll get the details out as soon as we can to those who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to Golden Umbrella, Mayer’s Hospice or Wounded Warriors.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mayer’s Memorial Burney Annex, Golden Umbrella, Mayer’s Hospice and Passages for their help throughout this difficult journey.

In Memory of
Aurhur Jackson Shinn

Arthur Jackson Shinn, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet, of Cassel, California; his son George, of Ledbetter, Kentucky; his daughter Rebecca (Steven) Burmahl, of Cassel; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arthur was born May 21, 1928 in Fresno, California, to parents Edward and Emma Shinn. He was a Marine who served in the Korean War. Arthur worked as a logger and heavy equipment operator and was a 52 year member of the Operating Engineers Union Local #3. He retired in 1990 at which time he moved to the Intermountain Area.

Arthur enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time on the Northern California coast. He was an avid supporter and volunteer for the Cassel Volunteer Fire Department’s Auxiliary.

His family and friends will remember him as a strong, gentle, hard working, quiet man.

No funeral is scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, you can make donations in Arthur’s memory to: The Salvation army, 2691 Larkspur Lane, Redding, CA 96002 or Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In Memory of
Lawrence Freeland Agee
March 2, 1937 - December 21, 2015

Lawrence Freeland Agee was born in Glenburn, CA on March 2, 1937 to Lester and Grace Agee. He is preceded in death by both parents, daughter Laura and sisters Mary and Myrtle.

He leaves behind his wife Eleanor, sons Lester (Dana), David (Shelley), daughter Anna Luci (David), sister Rose Schneider and seven grandchildren; Jessica (TJ), Sabrina Sardo (Richard), Larry, Raymond and Katelyn Agee, Christian and Lauren Luci and step grandchildren Cassandra, Ricky and Glen Kovas, four great grandchildren; Makayla and Anna May Sardo, Zacariah Lowe and William Blaylock.

Lawrence has owned and operated the Hiway Garage for the last 55 years after he and Eleanor purchased the garage in 1960 from his mother. He was happiest driving his tow truck and helping those in need.

He was active in the community as a volunteer for many organizations including; McArthur Fire Department, was an active supporter and volunteer to the Intermountain Fair, Cloverleaf 4-H and was a member of the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250.

A memorial service will be held on January 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. at George Ingram Hall in McArthur. Lunch to follow will include meat, beans and rolls. Side dishes would be appreciated.

In Memory of
Joyce Gibson

Joyce Gibson, 85, of Redding died on Friday, December 4th at Copper Ridge Healthcare Center. in Redding.

She and her husband Bill owned and operated The Peppermill Restaurant, Gibson Furniture and Appliance, Gibson’s Heating and Air Conditioning and built and managed the Juniper Center, in Fall River Mills.

Mrs. Gibson is survived by her son’s Jay of Redding and Ted of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren, Jeff of Sacramento, Brian of Reno, Lori of Kingman, Arizona, Randy of Minnesota and numerous great grandchildren.

A celebration of life is scheduled at Jay’s home, 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., January 23. Those wishing to attend need to call Jay at 604-1488 for directions.

Arrangements were handled by Blair’s Cremation & Burial .

In Memory of
Jesse Leroy Todd
July 3, 1942 - November 21, 2015

Jesse Leroy Todd was born July 3, 1942 and died November 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice Todd.

He is survived by longtime friend Peggy Teasley, daughter Dorothy Coleman; Rick Howard, David Todd, and daughter Cheri Fulk; grandchildren James and Chris Fulk, Stephen Sprague, Gary, Richard, and Matthew Howard, Ashley English, Amanda Todd, Heidi Matthews, Benjamin and Madison Cooley; 11 great grandchildren; brothers Robert and Mike Fulk and sisters Glenda Howard, Freda Gillaspey and Roberta Fulk.

There will be a viewing on December 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at McDonald’s Funeral Chapel in Burney, CA. with a celebration of life on December 5, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Burney Bowl in Burney, CA.

In Memory of
John W. Hockett

John W. Hockett was born August 23, 1944 in Des Moines, to Lester and Alice Hockett. He came to California when his dad contracted a teaching job at Bush Bar School, Pit# 5. They moved to Redding so John didn’t have to ride the school bus to high school. He went to work for Shasta Forest in the summer of 1961. John retired from W.M. Beaty and Associates in 2014. John and his first wife, Sherry, had two boys, Tracy and Troy. John and Dianna had a daughter, Whitney, and he helped raise Dianna’s daughter, Sheilah. John passed away on November 13, 2015. He is survived by his loving family, wife, Dianna, sons, Tracy (Brenda) and Troy (Julie); daughters, Whitney Muller (Robert) and Sheilah Hernandez (Francisco); 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, H. Darrell Hibbs (Jean); sisterin- law, Sandy Hockett and sister-in-law, Kathy Arndt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for John W. Hockett will be Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2 p.m. at Adin Community Hall in Adin, CA, potluck to follow, meat and drinks will be provided. A memorial service will be held at the Glenburn Community Church December 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Fall River Mills at noon.

In Memory of
Nancy Diane Mayle

Nancy Diane Mayle died of cancer November 15, 2015 at her home in Glenburn.

Diane was born in Los Angeles, CA to George and Nancy Mayle on February 19, 1954. She graduated from El Camino High School, Woodland Hills, CA in 1971.

She attended Occidental College for two years and graduated from Cal State San Jose with a degree in biology in 1975.

Diane joined the US Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in 1976 and was stationed at SAC Air Base, Omahja NE. After separating from the Air Force as a Captain in 1980 Diane was employed at TRW as an analyst from 1980 to 2002. She retired that year and moved to Glenburn to make her home with her mother.

She was employed at Mayers Memorial Hospital for 18 months until billing changes were made. She was a member of the Wayside Garden Club and served two, 2-year terms as president.

She was a member of the Glenburn Community Chruch and held an office on the board for several years.

One of her favorite hobbies was attending to her beautiful flower garden.

Diane was preceded in death by her father George. She leaves behind her loving mother Nancy, her brother Glen, an aunt, numerous cousins and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Glenburn Community Church December 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Fall River Mills at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Intermountain Hospice or Fort Crook Historical Society building fund or a charity of your choice.

In Memory of
Glenda Faye Smith
Glenda Faye Smith, age 69, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 30th due to complications with kidney failure, with her husband of 51 years, Cleo Smith by her side at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

Glenda was born in Texarkana, Texas in 1946 to her father Aubrey Junior Clements and her mother Margie Lea Shumaker.

Glenda’s fiery spirit and beautiful smile caught the eye of Cleo Smith in 1963, when Cleo tried to talk her into skipping school and going to work with him. His charm didn’t work that day, but eventually did and they were married in 1964 in Reno, Nevada.

Glenda enjoyed making jewelry with Cleo, camping, going to Circle of Friends, driving through the woods around Burney to look at the animals and wild flowers, shopping, and her favorite of all, fishing. Glenda would spend the entire day fishing at the same spot, even when the fish were not biting. With Cleo at her side to untangle her line everytime she cast into a tree, she was an unstopable force on the banks of the river.

Cleo and Glenda moved several times during their life together. From Burney to Arcata where she worked on a chicken farm collecting eggs, to Artesia, New Mexico, back to Burney, To Doyle, California where she worked at a Lincoln Logs factory with Cleo as her boss, or so he thought, to McCloud, California and finally back to Burney again where they stayed for 30 years.

Glenda is survived by her husband Cleo Smith, her brother, David Shumaker and his wife Carol, their two sons, David Michael and Jeffery Shumaker, her step sisters Letha Wiley and Gail Cottney.

In Memory of
Marlene June Trapfer

Marlene June Tapfer, 84, passed away November 9, 2015 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, California. She was born March 16, 1931 in Hollywood, California. Marlene graduated from South Pasadena/San Marino High School in 1948 then attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she received a 2 year business degree. After college she went to work at San Marino Elementary School as a Secretary until she married Allen Tapfer in 1954. They resided in Newport Beach, California until 1972 when they moved to Fall River Mills, California. They bought and operated the Fall River Hotel until 1986 when they retired and traveled. They spent a lot of time in Arizona and fishing in Mexico until the year 2000 when she had a stroke forcing them to return to Fall River Mills near family. Marlene was a resident of Mayers Memorial Hospital for twelve years. She loved Football, Baseball, Nascar and Recipes.

Marlene is survived by her daughter Susie Lorenzen and her husband Pete Lorenzen, 11 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great - Great Grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Allen Tapfer, Sons, Gary Tapfer and Steve Tapfer and daughter Sharon Tapfer-Newton.

There will be a Memorial Service for Marlene at Mayers Memorial Hospital, Station two Dining Room, November 21 at 9:30 a.m.

In Memory of
June Alberta Knoch McKain Cash
6/22/1922 - 11/5/2015

June Alberta Knoch McKain Cash 6/22/1922 -11/5/2015 Fall River native June was the fifth and last child born to Diederick and Annie [Lorenzen] Knoch. She was proceeded in death by her siblings : Frederick Knoch, Noel Knoch, Marie Phelps and Nellie Dunbar, by one nephew, Colin Knoch and by her husbands Mac McKain and Roy Cash. She’s survived by her daughter, Deedra (Jerry) Johnson, grandchildren Eric (Natalie and great granddaughters Julia and Audrey) Johnson and Cara (Michael) Wademan, nieces Jane Murdock and Barbara Keeler and nephews Vernon (Jo) Knoch, Tom (Michal) Martin, Bud (Ruthie) Knoch, Steve (Susie) Knoch, Neal (Jeanne) Knoch and numerous great nephews and nieces.

At her request, there will be no funeral services. Donations in her memory can be made to SNIPP at P.O. Box 223, McArthur CA 96056, the Fort Crook Historical Society at P.O. Box 397 Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or the Community United Methodist Church, 43168 CA 299, Fall River Mills CA 96028.

In Memory of
Lois Lou Brown

Lois Lou Brown was born March 21, 1925 and passed away peacefully on November 7, 2015 at Mayers Memorial Hospital.

She was born to Bill and Alta Sorenson in Duluth, MN and was raised in Forest, IL with her six siblings.

Lois moved to Hat Creek, California when she was 16. She graduated from Fall River High School in 1943. Lois and Bethel Brown were married September 26, 1943. Together they operated the only Grade a Dairy north of Sacramento, Brown’s Dairy, for 40 years. She was involved in the Hat Creek community as a Hat Creek 4-H leader, Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer, and other groups including quilting, and a wonderful group of dear friends. Lois worked at the Cassel school as an aide for several years, worked at Mayers Memorial Hospital and at the office of Dr. William Howlett for many years.

She was predeceased by all six of her siblings, Bill, Don, Ruth, Lenore, Dick and Bob.

She will be missed dearly by her surviving family including her children, Judie(Larry) Carpenter of McArthur, Dave (Star) of Durham, and Jim (Arlene of Susanville. She was very involved with and the beloved “Mema” and “Mimi” of grandchildren Troy, Julie, Doreen, Matt, Erin, Erik, and Toby and great grandchildren Cyndi, Scott, Juke, Garrett, Jecca, Ella, Eli, and Holden.

She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at the Burney Cemetery on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00 p.m..

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mayers Memorial Hospital Intermountain Hospice or a charity of your choice.

In Memory of
Barbara Fitzwater Ingels

During this past week of Homecoming we had the privilege to pay tribute to an honored member of the Fall River High Alumni. Her name was Barbara Fitzwater Ingels. A proud Alumni of Fall River High School and a graduate of the Class of 1949! Her endowment of $60,000 has already allowed Fall River High to acquire the amazing new marquee and the greatly appreciated updated lockers.

Barbara grew up in this valley just like you and I. She never forgot her fun lazy afternoons fishing with a bamboo pole beneath the Fall River Bridge, her memorable times spent with friends and family or her love for learning at Fall River High School; and she carried them with her the rest of her life.

After high school Barbara became an Airline Stewardess for Pan Am Airlines. Yes, in her day she proudly called herself a Stewardess. Her career enriched her life in so many ways! First that’s where she met and married her devoted husband Bob. He is an especially experienced pilot. He honed his skills when he was in the Air Force and later flew jets in and out of Vietnam during the war while flying for Pan Am Airlines. He was so committed to the finite details it takes to acquire the expertise to become a pilot that he later became a Flight Instructor and guided many young pilots to be very successful. Barbara’s career as a Stewardess led her to meet many interesting people including professional athletes, movie stars and diplomats from foreign countries. But the biggest perk of being a Stewardess was the free travel all over the world. So together they became world travelers because they wanted to experience everything the world had to offer.

During their adventures in life Barbara sought out and accomplished many of the intriguing goals on her bucket list.

She attended musicals and Opera’s in New York,
• Studied the art at the Louvre in Paris,
• Learned to cook like a gourmet chef,
• Ventured out on safaris in Africa,
• Cheered for the horses at the Kentucky Derby,
• Rode the Orient Express,
• Decorated floats for the Rose Bowl Parade,
• Visited the Taj Mahal,
• Climbed the Eiffel tower
and was AN amazingly PROUD GRADUATE of the 1949 Class of Fall River High!

Barbara was one of life’s cheerleaders and joined us in the excitement and nurturing of raising our two children, Ryan and Alicia, whom she lovingly referred to as Cowboy and Puss Puss. She was very much like a Gracious Grandma but choose the title of Auntie as she and Uncle Bob adopted us into their lives. We met Barbara and Bob through her mother Beth. Natalie worked at the Forest Service with her in the 70’s and they soon became fast friends and confidants. Living in this wonderful small valley we shared in many of the same family’s treasured stories. Barbara would tell of the shenanigans that Natalie’s Dad – Harold Bassett got into with his two partners in crime Dee, (his brother) and Dale St. John, his cousin. She would regale in great detail of the friendship her family shared with Natalie’s Great Aunt Hilma and Great Uncle Almont St. John and the shenanigans that brought them all closer together as neighbors. Barbara had a second home in Fall River and visited several weeks out of the year always in time to enjoy the special seasons of the year.

Barbara and Bob welcomed us with open arms and yearly anticipated our visits. She was the type of person to use terms like Rotter, Neato, Keen and Darling in her everyday conversations and was one of the few people who could pull them off with complete sincerity. Barbara had a thirst for knowledge and encouraged us to be curios and receptive to new ideas. She frequently cut out interesting articles that she thought would benefit us and sent them to us throughout our lives. Alicia was the last beneficiary to be blessed by this thoughtful act and received a heartwarming envelope with fascinating ideas for her wedding shortly after Barbara’s death. Barbara frequently told people that Natalie was her daughter (which in turn made Gary her son-inlaw) because the girls had so much in common including their desire to help others learn, their spunk, determination, quick wit and of course their blonde hair. Together they enjoyed an immense respect and admiration for one another.

When we visited Barbara and Bob at their home in Hilmar, Barbara would greet us with new exotic foods to taste or great scientific nuggets for us to discover; while she would delight in the mere fact that she had uncovered a new surprise for us to share. We enjoyed days at the Spa, explored museums together, learned to golf at the Turlock Country Club and spent evenings playing games while enjoying sensational dinners prepared by Barbara’s loving hands. We learned which fork was for each course, which wine went with beef or chicken and how to properly eat an artichoke all the while she and Bob were guiding us to their proper outcome. It was such an enjoyable journey having Barbara and Bob in our life for over 40 years and although she is gone now and extremely missed. Barbara will never be forgotten in our hearts for the many precious memories we were a part of as she swept us out on each new adventure because she wanted US to share in HER enthusiasm for life!

Through out her life Barbara loved all sports and could appreciate the skills and extreme disciplines it took for athletes to accomplish their goals. And she LOVED HER 49’ERS and rarely ever missed a game. While in high school Barbara enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing basketball for the Girls High School Team. With that came PRIDE in herself, in her school and in her community! Barbara felt that pride her entire life and welcomed any opportunity to come back and share in our small-town news and our many accomplishments! She even subscribed to the Mountain Echo so she could share in our achievements.

It might seem strange to you that she would ever look back at her little school. But as a world traveler she still felt a close connection and sincere gratification in belonging to our little town of Fall River Mills and genuine PRIDE IN COMING HOME!

This PRIDE led her to share her good fortunes with you, with ALL OF US… giving back so generously to a school and a community that held such fond heartfelt memories!

This PRIDE OF GIVING BACK was always near and dear to Barbara’s heart!

So whether you are still in school or you are one of our proud Alumni REMEMBER there’s a little place called Fall River Valley that loves you and has GREAT pride in YOU and YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

And you . . . . like Barbara, Can show them your gratitude in YOUR PRIDE OF GIVING BACK!

-By Gary and
Natalie Cox
In Memory of
Cathy Lunn Hillman Gordon

Cathy Lynn Hillman Gordon, 56, was born in Fall River Mills on December 20, 1958. She died at Canyonwood Nursing Home in Redding on October 1, 2015 of liver failure.

She made her home in McArthur most of her life, then moved to Redding in 2010.

Cathy worked several years as an in-home aide before becoming a CNA, working at various locations, including Mayers Memorial Hospital as a traveler.

A year ago, she earned a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University.

Cathy was preceded in death by parents Carl and Catherine Hillman and brother Ernest Hillman.   She leaves behind sons Neal (Christine) Gomez of Las Vegas, NV, and LV Rederburg of Redding, daughter Amanda Rederburg of Redding, Sister Karen (Arnie) Zabinski of McArthur, brothers Mark (Margo) Hillman of Kelseyville and Douglas (Berta) Hillman of Anderson, and grandchildren Alexandria, Alea, Kayo, Ty, Bryce, Tryston and Haydrin Gomez.

Services ill be November 7 at 2 p.m. The location will be announced at a later date.

In Memory of
Earl D. Nash

Earl D. Nash, 94, passed away on September 26, 2015 in Greenfield, Missouri. He was born in Adin, California on April 5, 1921 to Roy and Ethel Nash. He was the fourth of seven children and is survived by his sister, Leta Konvalin of Jackson, California. He is also survived by his daughters, Virginia Dedmon of Greenfield, Missouri, Barbara Robidoux of Redding, Merridee Glaze of McArthur, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Earl married Mary Samson of McArthur in 1949 and she preceded him in death in 1993.

Earl had a full and rich life. He graduated from high school in Adin, having thoroughly enjoyed being a member of one of the famous winning basketball teams in the history of the high school.

He entered the U.S. Army Air Corp on November 17, 1942 and served until February 21, 1946. He proudly served as a Sergeant and was a small aircraft pilot in WWII. After his service, he worked as a delivery truck driver bringing goods from Redding to Alturas. Along his route he delivered goods to Samson’s Service in McArthur where he met the owner’s daughter, Mary Samson. After Earl and Mary, they took over ownership of Samson’s Service, and continued to work their for 24 years. Earl enjoyed taking his family on many vacations around the United States and into Canada and Mexico. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, baseball and visiting his sisters and brother at yearly reunions.

In 1973 Samson’s Service was sold, and Earl began working for Lorenz Lumber Company until he retired 10 years later. In 1995 he moved to Greenfield, Missouri where he lived for 20 years.

Among other things, Earl was a favorite uncle. He enjoyed giving people nicknames that he would greet them with, and he was well liked wherever he went. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be held on October 10, 2015 at the Adin Community Bible Church in Adin, California at 2:00 p.m. There will be a military honors ceremony at the Adin Cemetery, followed by refreshments at the church hall.

In Memory of
John Lewis Buffington
March 5, 1939 - September 4, 2015

John Lewis Buffington, 89, was born April 15th, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA. He left this earth on Thursday September 24th at 1:10 a.m. at Copperridge Care in Redding, CA

He is preceded in death by both of his parents and grandparents. He leaves behind his wife of over 50 years, Dorothy, in Round Mountain, CA. His Daughter Kathy Willett from Draper, Utah and his youngest daughter Elizabeth Packenham of Redding, CA. As well as 5 Grandkids and 9 Great Grandkids.

Mr. Buffington enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17, serving in both World War II and the Korean War earning a bronze star.

After leaving the Army he spent 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. When he retired in 1973 he and his family moved to the family ranch in Round Mountain, California. His retirement was busy and included but was not limited to serving on the Mountain Union School District board for many years. He served as Master for both the Montgomery and Pomona Grange as well as sitting on the Highway Safety Committee. He sat on the location committee for Foothill High School and was on the Mountain Community Hall board and was very instrumental in getting it built.

He was a long-time member of the Mountain Lions Club of Round Mountain/Montgomery Creek, and served in a number of capacities including club president and district governor.

In Memory of
Lloyd P. Wortman
March 5, 1939 - September 4, 2015
Lloyd P. Wortman passed away Friday September 4, 2015 at home in Dana.

He was born in Alturas, California, March 5, 1939 to Lee and Edith (Lake) Wortman.

The Fall River Valley was his home since 1963; working in sawmills and later doing ranch work.

He will be greatly missed by wife Mary Wortman of Dana; sons Ernie of Dana; Tony and wife Daisie of Litchfield, California; daughter Crystal and Husband David Heffley of Glenburn.

There are six grandchildren; they called him Grandpa, Pops or Grumpy: Shanda of Red Bluff; Josh of Susanville; Tony Lee and wife Cheree of Little Valley; Heather of Missouri; Melina and Melissa of Johnson Park.

No services will be held. A family get together will be scheduled at a later date.

In Memory of
Norman Louis Mastalarz

Retired Chief Hospital Corpsman USN Retired drug/alcohol abuse counselor Norman Louis Mastalarz died of cancer on August 10, 2015.

Born in Chicago IL, he served 20 years in the Navy doing a job he loved. He was a pharmacy tech, with tours on the Bonhomme Richard and the Enterprise, at Great Lakes, Chelsea, the War College, Puerto Rico, and Treasure Island. His last tours were with the Fleet Marine Force in Okinawa and El Toro.

He went on to earn his BA at CSU Hayward (now East Bay) and a 20 year career as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor, celebrating over 35 years of sobriety.

Norm and his wife, Leslie, retired to Cassel in 2001, where he enjoyed fishing and shooting.

Norman is survived by his wife, his 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and his 3 brothers and their families.

In Memory of
Kenneth "Kenny" Melbourne Spalding

Kenneth “Kenny” Melbourne Spalding, 89, of Fall River Mills, California, passed away, Monday, August 3, 2015. He was a wonderful, kind man and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Kenny was born January 20, 1926, in Susanville, California, to Allen and Mabel (Ratledge) Spalding. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during WWII in the European Theater with the 3rd Army, 97th Signal Battalion. He married Margaret Jane O’Connor on July 29, 1949, and were married until her home-going on June 29, 1987. His second wife was Lenore Carpenter Bates and was married to her until her passing in 2004.

Kenny was employed as a logger for the Mc- Cloud River Logging Company for many years, then changed career direction, and was a manager for Driscoll Strawberry Nursery. He finished his career with Lassen Canyon Nursery. Over his lifetime he enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Kenny is survived by his children: son, Don Spalding and his wife Janet of Susanville, California; son, Glen Spalding and his wife Barbara of McArthur, California; daughter, Marilyn Simmons and her husband Ellis of Klamath Falls, Oregon; daughter, Arlene Andert and her husband Rich of Canon City, Colorado; daughter, Deanna Robinson and husband Kirk of Milwaukie, Oregon; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren , brothers: Jack Spalding, Steve Spalding, and sisters: Nadine Boban, Dorothy Lacy, Carlie Guinn, Barbara Kyle.

Kenny was also preceded in death by his brothers Norman and Ernie Spalding, sister Mary Marler, son Kenneth Daniel Spalding, grandson Bryce Cameron Spalding.

A military graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, California, on Friday, August 21, 2015, 11:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life service and potluck at the Veterans Hall in Fall River Mills, 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Kenny’s name to the American Legion Willis Hollenbeak Post #369, PO Box 369, Fall River Mills CA 96028.

In Memory of
Barbara Anne (Foster) Rederburg
8 March 1939 - 31 July 2014

Born in Midland, Michigan on 8 March 1939, Barbara died at her home in Redding on Friday, 31, July 2015. She previously lived in Lookout with companion Martin Wilson until his death in 1991.

Before moving to Lookout, Barbara lived in Los Angeles where she worked in a floral shop and participated in decorating Rose Bowl Parade floats. She also worked for the U.S. Government in Susanville, Reno and Roseville.

She leaves behind sons James Rederburg of Fayettville, North Carolina, and Shelby Rederburg of Redding; daughters Charmaine (Rederburg) Frost of Roseville and Felicia (Wilson) Tiffany of Susanville; brother Robert L. Foster of Michigan, and grandchildren Thomas, Crystal, Destry, Cody, Kaitlyn, Emmett, Arie, Ameial, Autumn, Amanda and LV.

She was preceded in death by parents LV Foster and Agnes Marguerite (Ashley) Foster; brother Duane Ray Foster, and companion Martin Wilson.

Arrangements are being handled by Blair’s Cremation and Burial, Redding, phone 241-3400.

In Memory of
Catherine J. Bethel

Catherine J. Bethel (Cathy) 64, of Fall River Mills, CA, passed away on July 18, 2015 at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital succumbing to breast cancer after a valiant battle. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by family and friends.

Cathy was born in San Francisco, December 10, 1950, to Calixte (Skip) and Joan Cook. Her grandparents and father owned and operated the Alturas Laundry and Dry Cleaners when she lived in Alturas. She also attended school in Alturas.

Cathy married the love of her life Charles N. Bethel (Chuck), of Fall River Mills, on June 12, 1966. They were married 47 years. For those years, they lived together in Fall River Mills. Cathy was a wife, mother, librarian, cook and most recently a yard aid at Fall River Elementary School. She truly loved working with the children.

Cathy was a spirited woman with whom you always knew where you stood. She loved her children and grandchildren deeply. To say she was an avid reader would be a great understatement. You could start a library with the number of books she read. Some people gain knowledge through teachers, Cathy gained much of her’s from books. Cathy was always happy with yarn or dirt between her fingers. She could knit or crochet a baby blanket or scarf before you could get to the store to buy one and had a thumb as green as they come.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Cathy is survived by her children: Skeeter (Marti) Bethel, Quincy, CA, Caryn Bethel-Washington, Odenton, MD, Clay (Tara) Bethel, Grants Pass, OR, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, sisters Gini (Andrew) Gonzales, Seaside, CA and Joan (David) Turner, Denver, CO, mother-in-law Argent Hale, Fall River Mills, nieces, nephew and many other family and friends.

The family would like to express its gratitude for the love and care she received from Mayer’s Memorial, Valley Health Center, Hospice and her many friends in the valley. Throughout her battle, they have all been truly wonderful.

Services for Cathy will take place next year, when family and friends can travel out to celebrate her life and share memories. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any of the following, the ASPCA, or the Intermountain Hospice Fund, P.O. Box 456 or 43563 Hwy. 299, Fall River Mills, CA 96008.

In Memory of
Rachel Alene Brooks Oilar

Rachel Oilar, a native of Wauchula, Florida, was born on November 24, 1926 and died on July 15, 20 15 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, California. She is survived by her two sons, Dwight and Dale Oilar and their spouses Nena and Alene, 10 grandchildren,17 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Rachel and Lester Oilar were married in Wauchula, Florida March 15, 194. They soon made the long bus ride to California to live at the Gooch lumber mill camp, near day, where Lester worked before the war. Lester preceded her in death on July 23, 1994.

Over a span of about 20 years, Rachel and her business partner Dorothy Scholl, ran a restaurant in McArthur and later the Frosty across the street from Fall River High School.

Rachel enjoyed garage sales and collecting those things that made her happy.

Typical of her generation, Rachel was a strong, kind, practical woman with a keen wit and ready smile, never hesitating to speak her mind. One thing that all who knew her could attest to is that “you always knew where you stood with Rachel Oilar.” She will be missed.

Rachel requested that there be no services.

In Memory of
Richard Michael Martin

Richard Michael Martin, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Diamond Springs, California, on July 13, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Richard was born on October 7, 1944, on his family’s farm in Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Michael “Mike” Dominic Martin and Mildred Mary DeMark Martin.  Richard was predeceased by his sister, Gloria Jean Torres, and her husband, Albert Torres. 

Richard graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1963.  He was an Army veteran, having completed Ranger training with the 75th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles.  The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as his friends and family will attest.

Richard spent many years as a commercial fisherman and was the owner of several seafood restaurants in Southern California.  Following this, he spent several years completing many landscape and structural renovation projects throughout Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas.  Richard retired in 2005 and pursued his passion of creating beautiful cabochons (pendants made from stones, fossils, abalone and other things) for his friends, family members and even total strangers, making them all feel extra special.

Richard is survived by his devoted wife, Kathleen “Katy” Martin, two daughters, Tracie Marie Forse and Andrea Marie Martin, and one son, Jeffrey Allen Green.  He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Shane Walker Forse and Austin James Forse, his sister, Dolores “Dolly” Fassio, and her husband, Fred Fassio, his nephew, Casey Labbitt, and his four nieces, Amy Humes, Cindy Garcia, Cathy Balboa and Michelle Sames, as well as many loving friends.

Richard was a protector of women, children and animals.  He lived an amazing life and saw beauty in common things others would consider ordinary, like rocks found in creek beds, the sheen that develops on the surface of the ocean, sunsets during stormy weather and desert landscapes.   He was extremely intelligent and quick-witted  with a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life.

Those wishing to honor the memory of Richard Michael Martin and assist others who need help are requested to make donations to his favorite charity, Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on

Monday, July 27th, at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA  92122

In Memory of
Noble Phillip Tibbs
 Longtime Burney resident Noble Phillip Tibbs passed away July 12, 2015 in Burney. He was 86 years old.

Phil was born on April 22, 1929 in Yankton, South Dakota to Jesse and Myrtle Tibbs. He was raised in Scott Valley, and graduated from Fort Jones High School. He served two years in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service, Phillip married Anna Buckley on September 29, 1950. Phillip worked a short time for the U.S. Forest Service prior to working for California Department of Forestry and Fire for over 40 years. The family lived in Southern California for most of his time with CDF before relocating to Northern California in 1968. Phil retired from the Burney CDF in 1988 as Captain. Phil loved guns, hunting, fishing, cars, sailing and his two dogs, Duke and Becky. He especially loved the forest and forestry.

Phil is survived by his daughter, Judy Logan of Paradise; a sister, Synthea Smith of Etna; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Tibbs, and two sons, DeWayne and Jeffery Tibbs.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Jones Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel. com. Girdner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In Memory of
Jerry Lane Joiner
Herbie and Colleen Schmidt invite all of JJ’s friends to join them at the VFW at 5 p.m. Tuseday, 7-28 for a toast in remembrance of JJ (alias - Hota Hota and Buster) who passed away four years ago.

J.J. Joiner 1949-2011 Jerry Lane Joiner, AKA J.J. or Buster to his friends, died in his sleep on July, 28, 2011 at Shasta Regional in Redding from various longterm illnesses.

Born January 18, 1949, He served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam War, for which he received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Army Commendation Medal along with his jump badge, the National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.

He was a civilian hero, swimming the Fall River Lake to reach a man floating face down, dragging him to the other side and resuscitating him in the summer of 1973.

Jerry lived most of his life in Burney, CA, where he was a very active member in the Burney Post of the VFW, serving as Commander from 1994-96 and a member of the Veteran’s Honor Guard for several years. He was a member of Clampers and various other organization.

Jerry was a truck driver for many years and worked for many companies throughout the Northstate. He was known by all as an avid storyteller, a good friend and a mediocre golfer.

He is survived by his three children, Jerry Joiner and his wife Carrie of Lakehead, CA, Lisa Smith and her husband Curtis of Medford, Oregon, and Joel Joiner and his wife Theresa of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren Alison and Ashley; sisters, Royce Brazo and Lorraine Joiner, Stepfather Bill Townsend and many friends from all over the county.

Services were held at the Burney Veterans Hall in Burney at 3 p.m., August 13, 2011.
In Memory of
Beverly Ann Sullivan
 Beverly Ann Sullivan died at her home in Burney on July 7, 2015, after a brief illness.

 She was born in Chico, California on February 1, 1942.

In 1946 Beverly moved to Round Mountain

She married Larry Sullivan March 23, 1963.

Beverly was preceded in death by her son Michael and husband Larry. She is survived by her son, Scott, sisters, Grace Robinson of Hayfork, CA, Lorene Davidson of Round Mountain, brother Dan Wilcox of Washington state.

She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Beverly was very proud of her Pit River heritage, being the great great-granddaughter of Susan Suthermire, the first documented Madesi Band Pit River Indian on record. A

Celebration of Life will be held at the V.F.W. Hall in Burney on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

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

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

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

No services are planned.

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

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

She will be dearly missed by friends and family.

She touched many hearts of the people she knew.

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

She will forever be loved and missed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Patrick Ray Wyrick

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Bartley Dean Ickes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Reuben Rohrback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Clarence "Delmer" Hawkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Dora Edna Carpenter Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love you always, your family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Martha "Dianne" Grover

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Raymond Norman Kildow Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Dennis Hugh Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Jordan Tamar Macy

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Jean Gertrude Baltzer

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Clifford Allen Carpenter

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

In Memory of
Dale Wayne Phelps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Reverend Arthur Karabats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Louise Chapman

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

In Memory of
Mabel Edna Margaret Wells

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donations in her memory may be made to animal charities.

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

In Memory of
Stella E. Inda
1917 - 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Miss you Mo

In Memory of
Donald B. Muli

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

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

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

No services are scheduled.

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Lawrence William Heringer, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Robert John Martinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Marian J. Parks

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

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

In Memory of
Barbara Ann Nelson

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

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

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

In Memory of
William Roland Patterson

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

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

May you find peace and happiness in heaven.

In Memory of
Dorothy Bickford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Nova Alice Myers Jefcoat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Alva Viola Thomas Dollarhide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Mary Walker

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

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

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

In Memory of
Asa Wendel Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Royal N. Darnell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Kenneth Frank Archuleta

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Hilda Louise Bolling

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

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

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

In Memory of
Joan Robitaille

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

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

In Memory of
Dr. Robert Adams

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
William Howard Cummings

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of
Julia Street Meyer

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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