CURRENT  OBITUARIES
In Loving Memory
Edward Bosworth
12/2/31 to 12/24/16
Reflections and celebration of the life and times of Edward Bosworth of Cayton Valley on Feb 12th from 2-4 p.m. in the Heritage Room at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds.

Please stop by and share with family and friends.

In Loving Memory
Joann Arlene Asher
Joann Arlene Asher, 80, passed away January 13, 2017 at home. Joann was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Eugene Asher, two daughters, three sons, seven grandchildren, 11-great grandchildren and one sister. She will be greatly missed by all.

In Loving Memory
William (Willie) Charles Howard
 William (Willie) Charles Howard passed away January 5, 2017 at his home in McArthur after a polonged illness.

Obituary and inurment arrangements are pending.

In Loving Memory
James Burton Schryver
James Burton Schryver, 93, passed away peacefully at home with family members by his side on January 11, 2017. Jim was born in Orange, New Jersey, to Edson and Elizabeth Schryver. After graduating from Staples High School in Westport, CN, Jim enrolled in the engineering program at Cornell University in 1941.

Before completing his degree he enlisted in the Army in 1943 and ultimately became part of the U.S. involvement in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and remained in Europe after the war as a 1st Lt., responsible for relocating German prisoners of war. In 1946 Jim returned home and resumed his education at Cornell, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1949 he moved to Reno, Nevada, and worked for Dean Witter as a Stock Broker. In 1950 he was recalled to the Army and served in the Korean War until he was Honorably Discharged in 1952. Jim then went to work for Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation where he became a branch manager responsible for Northern California, Hawaii and Nevada. Jim served as the CEO of the Comstock Tunnel and Drainage Co. and the Sutro Tunnel Co. in Virginia City, Nevada from 1959 to 1987. In 1973 Jim opened Sutro Realty in Carson City, Nevada, and remained active in the Real Estate business until his official retirement in 2006. In 1990, Jim married his wife, Margaret, and they built a home on Eastman Lake in the Fall River Valley where they lived part time until they made it their permanent residence in the late 90’s. Jim loved to fish, travel the world, and be with his family and friends. He was an incredibly positive man who inspired those around him.

Jim is survived by his wife Margaret Estes Schryver; his sisters: Patricia Mills (Tacoma, WA) and Sally Raines (Jackson Hole, WY); Children: Laurie Schryver (San Francisco) and Thomas Schryver (Melek), grandson Jimmy (Marin Co.); Stepchildren: Jeanne Utterback (McArthur), Donna Utterback (McArthur) and Robert Utterback (Erin) (Fall River Mills); and numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life for Jim Schryver on Saturday, February 11 at the Veterans’ Hall in Fall River Mills at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory, to the Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills.
 
In Loving Memory
Glovena Criss
Glovena Criss of Bieber passed away on December 14, 2016 at the age of 93.

Glovena was born in Lookout California and lived her entire life in Big Valley with the exception of attending college in Fresno, California and her nurses’ training at Sacramento County General Hospital where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. Glovena returned to Big Valley and was married to Harold T. Criss. They had two children, Gail and Tracy.

She worked for many years as a school nurse for the Big Valley School District.

In 1967 Harold and Glovena built and operated the Big Valley Drive-In.

She had a terrific green thumb and always had flowers for everyone to enjoy including Petunias, tomatoes and other potted vegetables.

She always enjoyed the wildlife who came to the vicinity.

Glovena was preceded in death by husband Harold and Son Tracy.

She is survived by daughter Gail (Ron) Clark of Klamath Falls, Oregon; daughter-in-law Marlene Criss of Bieber, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren and quilting and garden club members.

Burial will be at Lookout Cemetery and a life memorial this spring.

May Mom always walk in God’s ever-blossoming flower garden.

In Loving Memory
Dr. Tom Vestal

Dr. Tom Vestal passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital on January 8th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on March 28th, 1939, in McCloud, CA, to Hardy and June Vestal. Tom spent the majority of his life in the Fall River Valley and spent his youth working on the family ranch. Tom was an active member in the McArthur FFA, ultimately receiving the American Farmer Degree. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1956, and moved to Davis, CA to attend UC Davis. Tom graduated with honors from UC Davis in 1962 as a Dr. in Veterinary Medicine. Tom spoke fondly of his time at Davis and about his brothers at Alpha Gamma Rho. Establishing a Veterinary Practice, back in the Valley ,and running the family ranch kept Tom busy but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Tom did the things he loved, veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo. He was especially proud of his 3 children and grandchildren. Pa will be greatly missed. Tom is survived by his son, Mark Vestal and daughter-in-law, Diana; his daughter, Tami Humphry and son-in-law Brian; his son, Hardy Vestal and daughter in law Chelle, and 9 grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 1:00PM at the Intermountain Fair Grounds in McArthur, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation, PO Box 10, McArthur, CA, 96056, or a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory
Marie Vestal
Marie Vestal passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital on January 9th, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on August 19th, 1940, in Twin Falls, ID to Glen and Gladys Griffin.

In December of 1947, Marie and her sister Marjorie moved to Lake Tahoe and grew up taking care of each other.

Marie graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School and at age 18 years old moved to Fair Oaks, CA, to work at Aerojet in Sacramento. In the summer of 1965, Marie traveled to the Fall River Valley and met the love of her life, Dr. Tom Vestal and on November 25th, 1965, they were married.

For the next 51 years Marie loved the ranch, her cows, but especially her family.

She loved to bowl, play cards and follow her children’s and grand children’s activities and adventures. Ma will be greatly missed. Marie is survived by her mother, Gladys Gust; sister, Marjorie Stephens and brother- in-law, Robert; her son, Mark Vestal and daughter-in-law, Diana; her daughter Tami Humphry and son-inlaw Brian; her son, Hardy Vestal and daughter-in-law Chelle; and 9 grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 1:00PM at the Intermountain Fair Grounds in McArthur, CA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation, PO Box 10, McArthur, CA, 96056, or a charity of your choice.


In Loving Memory
Edward Bosworth
Fourth generation Rancher Edward Bosworth passed away after a long illness at Brentwood Post-Acute in Red Bluff in the early hours of December 24, 2016.

Ed was born to Laurence and Ethel Bosworth December 2, 1931. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1949 and returned to Cayton Valley to begin his career ranching. Ed Married Carlene Cole June 3, 1951.

Until he was unable, Ed dearly loved ranching and caring for his cattle. He was also known to have pretty good cow dogs, even being asked to judge dogs at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale.

Ed was a past master of Fort Crook Lodge #250. He served as a director for the Northern California Farm Credit, and was a trustee on the Mayers Memorial Hospital board. He was a member of the Burney Lions Club, Red Bluff Elks, Shasta County Farm Bureau, Fall River/Big Valley, Shasta County and Tehama County Cattlemen’s Associations.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Melburn. He leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years, Charlene; two sons, Edward Jr. (Cherri) of Cayton Valley and Larry (Patricia) of Medford, Oregon; Three sisters, Lorena Kincaid, Virginia William, Ann Broeckel; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on February 4, 2017, 1 p.m. at the Red Bluff Elks Club on Gilmore Road in Red Bluff.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mayers Intermountain Health Care Foundation or a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory
David Eugene Wicks

David Eugene Wicks of Burney died tragically Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in Burney, California.

Dave was born January 18, 1962, in Carson City, Nevada. He spent his whole life in Northern California and in the Reno-Carson City area.

At a very young age he picked up a guitar and learned to play. Music became a big part of his life. Actually, he spent much of his adult life employed in the entertainment field.

At a very young age Dave also began a search for God. He attended church as a youth, even when other members of his family were not. His search for God continued into his adult life when he went from church to church looking for something that made sense to him, something he could really believe in. In fact, at one point in his 20’s he became depressed when his search for God in various churches left him empty.

Back to Dave’s music. He was playing music at the Rex Club in Burney in October, 2000. That’s where he met Sonja. She was to become the love of his life. A relationship developed and they were married in February, 2002.

Back to Dave’s search for God. Sonja had been receiving visits from Jehovah’s Witnesses in their door-to-door ministry. Dave answered the door and he liked what he heard. By early 2005 Dave and Sonja were having a regular Bible study with Jehovah’s Witnesses in their home. Dave finally found what he had been looking for. He could live forever in paradise on earth. He could see his dead loved ones resurrected to life right here on earth. He found a religion who answered all of his questions right from the Bible.

Dave’s life changed. His appearance changed as well as the life style common in the entertainment world. Dave became a happier person. He and Sonja were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2006. Dave began sharing his new-found faith with his neighbors. Dave did this primarily in the door-to-door ministry of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Dave loved to be with people and meet strangers and this part of his personality served him well in his ministry work.

Dave touched the hearts of everyone he met with his friendly smile and infectious personality whether it was through his public ministry, his music or his secular work. Dave had a knack for remembering names and this served him well as he interacted with people. No one was a stranger to Dave.

Dave was a giving person, often offering to help others with a variety of needs. Dave had a motto: “view people as God views them.” That view showed in how Dave treated others.

Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Miller.

Dave is survived by his wife, Sonja, and his mother, Karen Deriso, and sons, Justin and David Wicks, and daughter Megan Wicks, stepdaughter, Yvonne Hand, and grandchildren.

Dave is also survived by twin sisters Jennifer and Jessica Deriso, Uncle Richard and Linda Bacon, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service for Dave Wicks will be held at the Burney Senior High School Gymnasium on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m.

Anyone wishing to help Sonja with expenses may do so through a “Go Fund Me” account online or at the US Bank in Burney.

In Loving Memory
Robert Leon Thompson
Robert Leon (Bob/Bobby) Thompson passed away December 13, 2016, at age 67, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. After decades of robust health, a blood disorder led to a stem cell bone marrow transplant 6 ½ years ago. This journey was aided by numerous friends, family, Hat Creek Construction employees, and countless people in the health care industry.

Bob was a larger-than-life man in the way he lived his life both personally and professionally. He took that same attack-approach to his medical challenges. Bob believed in “giving back”, as evidenced by the way he volunteered for the many youth, service, community, and professional organizations he championed.

Bob’s early education included 5 years attending a 2-room school. He was a 1967 graduate of Fall River High School where he proudly participated in sports, leadership, and FFA. After high school, Bob attended Chico State, majoring in Agriculture. There he married his wife of 49 years, Alice Hutchings. Their only child, son Perry, was born in 1970. While they were students there, Bob worked at many and varying jobs to put himself (and Alice) through college without incurring large student loan debt.

Bob’s background in farming and ranching began as a toddler on the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch. He became active in 4-H and FFA. His involvement in agriculture continued when Bob, Alice, and Perry returned home. Bob helped run the family ranch and Alice began her 37 year teaching career. While Bob loved working with cattle, farming the land, and being involved in numerous agricultural organizations, he turned his focus to construction to “pay the bills”.

With guidance and support from his father, Bob and brother-in-law Howard Lakey became founders and co-owners of Hat Creek Construction. They began from humble beginnings with a used Toyota pickup and several home remodel projects. They soon starting building homes and cabins in the Eagle Lake area. Bob’s construction love favored equipment, and soon the company was doing road building, hydro construction, and general engineering work. The company is currently a dominant force in the construction industry and an area leader in asphalt, concrete, and aggregate delivery and placement. Bob was able to consult and advise until the time of his passing, and witnessed his beloved company and team complete its largest season ever, while proudly providing jobs for 125 local employees.

Bob is survived by wife Alice, son Perry, daughter-in-law April, and grandchildren Isiah, Jessica, and Zachary. He is also survived by sisters Kathy (Howard) Lakey, Pam (Henry) Giacomini, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Robert Ivan and Lois Opdyke Thompson.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 1 PM, in George Ingram Hall at the Inter Mountain Fairgrounds (where he served as a board member for 32 years) in McArthur, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any donations be made to: New Hospital Wing Building Fund, Mayers I.H.F., P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

In Loving Memory
Virginia Lucile McKee
1927 - 2016

Virginia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was 96-years old and was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) McKee, brothers Richard Weller and Clifford Weller, and sister Grace Steinwandt. Virginia is survived by one sister: Beverly Eaton; two brothers- Daniel (Bob) Weller and Glen Weller; her son, Tom McKee (Susie) of Orangevale, CA; her daughter, Peggy King (Steve) of Cassel, CA: grandchildren, Thom McKee(Amy), Jonathan McKee (Lori), Randy King (Patty), Russ King, and Heidi Williams (Doug) and eleven greatgrandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Virginia was a wonderful wife and homemaker. She was a great mother to son, Tom and daughter, Peggy. She was a foster mother of her younger cousin, Faith for several years. She loved entertaining, cooking, gardening, and teaching the Bible. She and Bill were founding members of Calvary Baptist Church in Los Gatos, California. Bill, a carpenter by trade, was appointed to be the Sunday School Superintendent. When the Sunday School grew to over 800 members, Bill was made full time member of the staff. Virginia was his “right hand.” He held the position for 30 years. Their son, Tom, was youth pastor there for several years and then was the founding pastor of Sun River Church of Rancho Cordova, California.

Bill and Virginia moved to Shingletown, California, when Bill retired. Their son-in-law Steve King was pastor of Open Door Community Church in Shingletown. Bill and Virginia joined the church and started a a ministry for the seniors. They took the group on many week long bus tours.

When Steve and Peggy moved to a ranch in Little Valley, California, to start a home for developmentally disabled adults (Mountain Jewels Ranch), Bill and Virginia moved to the ranch, as well. They enjoyed having one of the “special ranchers” over for dinner one night a week.

The ranchers enjoyed hanging out with “Grandpa and Grandma McKee.”

Bill and Virginia became involved at the the Intermountain Free Church in McArthur, where their grandson, Thom McKee, is now pastor.

“Mom and Grandma, we love you. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model to us.” Your family.

In Loving Memory
Harold Richard Watega

Harold Richard Watega of Anderson, CA was born May 18, 1936 and died December 3, 2016 peacefully at home at the age of 80. Harold was born in Stockton, California to Ladislaus (Bill) and Edna Watega. Harold was the eldest of three brothers. The family lived in various locations as Bill was in the Navy. The family was living in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Edna and the boys returned to Stockton and remained there until the war was over. In 1948 they moved to Day, California.

Harold attended grade school in Stockton, California, Greenbelt, Maryland and Vallejo, California and then started high school in McArthur, California, graduating in 1954.

In 1958 Harold enlisted in the US Marine Corp and served for four years. He received an honorable discharge on March 16, 1962. Harold married Diana and had two sons, Gerald and Thomas. They resided in Anderson, CA from 1963 to present.

He was a backhoe operator. He worked for E.W. Cook in Redding, CA and then joined Kirkwood- Bly, Inc. for the next 30 years. He traveled to many locations and had an interesting career with them. In 1997 he and Kevin Broderick formed Watega/Broderick, Inc. and did work locally. After retiring from construction, Harold then went to work at Fall River Outfitters for five years. He retired in April 2015.

Harold is survived by wife, Diana of Anderson, sons, Gerald of Palo Cedro and Thomas of Anderson, brother William of Hamilton, Montana, nephews Craig, Kevin and Brad, nieces Leah and Kathleen. Predeceased by parents, Bill and Edna Watega, brother Gary and sister-in-law Sharron.

Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3141 Saint Stephens Drive, Anderson, CA on December 14, 2016. A reception followed at the Anderson Veterans Memorial Building, Burial will be at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Haven Humane, PO Box 992202, Redding, CA 96099-2202 or Charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory
Stephen Philip Lawrence
August 16, 1933 - December 8, 2016

Steve Lrence passed away at home on December 8, 2016 surrounded by Lydia and other family members.

 He is survived by his wife Lydia, his brother Dennis, and sons Edward and Mathew Lawrence and Cory and Adam Thompson. He was predecesased by his daughter Patricia Bockenkamp. He had eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Steve was a native Walnut Creek resident and lived there until 1996 when he and Lydia moved to the Fall River Valley. He owned the Walnut Creek Meet Company, so he arrived in the Valley with an extensive knowledge of meat but little about farming.

None-the-less, purchased a rice and hay ranch and early-on learned much from the generous local ranchers who stopped by to offer their knowledge. As a result, Steve and Lydia successfully worked their ranch together until his death.

Steve was one to quietly offer help, not wanting any fanfare. He was particularly interested in helping many young loal citizens, teaching them about how to succeed as an adult. He also contributed his advice on quaility meat to many local organizations when it came to fund raising dinners. He had a passion for outdoor sports and was a duck advocate. He was a highly respected business owner and citizen to both Walnut Creek and Fall River Mills.

He had many good friends and made a lasting impact on hose who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

A service for Steve will be held at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building in Lafayette January 8 at 2 p.m.

In memory of Steve donations can be made to either the Mayers Memorial Hospital emergency room or Intermountain Hospice.

In Loving Memory
Crystal Lynn Stannage

Crystal went to be with the Lord and his angels on November ,28, 2016 at home in Burney California. She was born in Healdsburg, California June 3, 1986 to Tammy and Thomas Stannage. She was 30-years old.

Surviving her are her loving parents Tammy and Thomas Stannage of Burney; grand parents, Larry and Darlene McCarty of Cassel, California, Marry Parrott and Rodger Tominello of Middletown, California; many aunts, uncles and friends!

Crystal graduated with her class at Burney High School and attended the Intermountain Services Center in Burney and loved every moment of it! She enjoyed life and was always smiling. She will be greatly missed.

The celebration of life for Crystal will be on December 21, 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Bible Church, 20218 Tamarack Avenue, Burney. Pastor Henry Winkelman, uncle, Reverend Bill McCarty and uncle Reverend Roy McCarty will officiate.

There will be a dinner following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made at Tri Counties Bank in Burney.

In Loving Memory
Janet Ione Wolter

Early October 27, 2016, Janet Ione Wolter passed away at Mayers Memorial Hospital, joining her husband Jim E. Wolter in heaven on their wedding anniversary. While her death is a great loss to those who crossed her path, it is comforting to imagine her now walking, dancing, gardening, swimming, riding her horse, petting her dog, making bread, and reuniting with loved ones in paradise. After nearly 13 years of being partially paralyzed as a result of a stroke, Janet is free at last.

Janet was born on February 13, 1927, in Oakland, CA to parents Edwin J. “Chuck” and Grace M. Larson and sister Mardy. The family had migrated to California from Duluth, Minnesota in 1925. For most of her childhood she grew up in the Oakland Hills and graduated from Oakland High School in 1945. As part of our nation’s “Greatest Generation,” Janet witnessed firsthand some of history’s most talked about events. However, some of her fondest memories centered around an area known as Coon Creek near Auburn, CA where her family spent many summers beginning during the Great Depression. Dressed in bathing suits under jeans, and having eaten a wood-stove-cooked breakfast to fuel an entire day exploring open country by horseback, along with six other “local” kids who also adored swimming, singing, fishing and playing in and around Coon Creek, was how the Larson girls spent Janet’s favorite childhood days. It was during this time that Janet’s love of “country living” was sparked as she helped care for goats, cattle, chickens and a family garden on the Goodridge Ranch.

As a young woman, Janet worked as a ticket agent for a start-up airline, Southwest Airways, which served 9 cities from San Diego to Medford, Oregon. She later worked at the Olson-Nolte Saddlery, which sold fine bits, spurs, saddles and horse gear produced in San Francisco’s “Butcher- Town”. Janet met more life-long friends as she attended U.C. Davis, which is where she met the love of her life, Jim Wolter.

On October 27, 1950 Jim and Janet eloped to Reno, Nevada. For the next decade, they lived in Carmel Valley until they set out for Nevada County, where they eventually purchased 10 acres between Auburn and Grass Valley, suited for accommodating a few horses, a milk cow and livestock projects for their kids.

As the mother of four children Janet was committed to providing a stable, yet fun, rural upbringing featuring 4-H and FFA membership, as well as opportunities to participate in local horse-related events, youth rodeos and jackpot roping and county fairs. She served as a board member for the Nevada County Fair and was a founding member of the Nevada County Agricultural Youth Boosters Club. A cabin on Lake Combie near Grass Valley, where Janet’s and Mardy’s parents spent their retirement, provided the venue for countless hours of swimming, boating, and gathering of family and friends around good food and sometimes a bonfire with campfire songs.

Janet worked as the secretary at the Pleasant Ridge Elementary School for many years, and partnered with Jim on a cattle, hog and sheep operation near Grass Valley, from 1977 until their retirement in 1999. It was then that Jim and Janet began their next adventure by moving to Ash Valley, in Lassen County, to live out their “golden years.” In 2004, following her stroke, they moved into their cherished home in Adin. In 2011 they moved for the final time, together, into the Skilled Nursing Facility of Mayer’s Memorial Hospital, in Fall River Mills, CA.

While it is impossible to adequately capture her life in an obituary, it’s clear that Janet made the most of the hands she was dealt through her nearly 90 years on Earth. Her can-do spirit of strength, perseverance, and quiet toughness through challenges she faced will live on in the hearts of all she met along her journey in life. Her legacy of love for her family, good humor, being a good sport, her love of the outdoors and creating things from scratch will live on through her children: Kathy (Tom) DeForest of Adin, CA, Joe (Jimmie) Wolter of Aspermont, TX, Matt (Jackie) Wolter of Corning, CA and Sally (Billy) Askew of Carmel Valley, CA. She touched the lives of 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren (and 2 on the way), 5 nieces and 3 nephews. She also leaves behind her sister, Mardy Carson of Ashland, OR, cousin, Donald Larson, of Bovey, MN, and dear friends from all across the country. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jim (on Valentine’s Day, 2012).

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Janet’s life on December 10, 2016, 1pm, at the Adin Community Church, Adin, CA. Random acts of kindness and expressions of gratitude are encouraged to honor Janet’s memory. Memorial contributions may also be made to Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 77, Fall River Mills, CA, 96028 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 


In Loving Service
Carrie Eleanor Guttry

Carrie Eleanor Guttry  was born February 19, 1923 in Santa Rosa, Missouri to Frank and Hattie Wright Leonard. Carrie and her brother Francis were raised with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as her dad had 14 brothers and one sister and her mother had five brothers and one sister. Music, church and Chautauqua’s were a big part of their lives.

When some of her dad’s brothers starting moving to California, her folks decided to move there also. They made their new home in Adin on A-2 in the late 30’s. They farm raised livestock, chickens and rabbits. They all worked very hard. Carrie helped her folks and brother with the harvest and all of the farm chores. She loved to go fishing with her dad. She loved playing basketball in high school with the Babcock girls. She made many lifelong friendships while there. She loved to whistle, sing, yodel and play auto-harp. She loved to go to fairs with her brother Francis. She climbed Mount Lassen three times and signed her name in a book that used to be on the summit in a wooden cabinet.

Carrie met Evan Guttry when he came to see her bother. Her first glance of seeing him on a beautiful white horse made her heart skip a beat! Later she was helping her mother cook for a hay crew at Frank Iverson’s ranch and lo and behold there Evan was again! They went to many of the Saturday night dances what were held all over Big Valley at the different dance halls. Even asked her to marry him and they were wed in March 1943. Evan was foreman at the time of the For the Dixie Valley Ranch and that’s where their married life began. Later they moved to the T.E. Connley Ranch in Bieber. That’s where their first daughter, Barbara, was born. When Evan’s Uncle Giles Walsh moved off the Walsh Ranch by Pumpkin Center they bought it and made their home there. This is where their second daughter, Nadine, was born. They farmed and raised cattle, sheep, and lots of chickens. Carrie was a busy homemaker and she raised a large garden. She sold cream, eggs and dressed chickens. The lumber mills were really booming at that time and there were a lot of families in town who were her customers.

Carrie loved to sew, paint, cook and can. She made wonderful turkey dinners and her hot rolls with wild plum jam were a favorite. She played cards at the Country Club that met once a month. She and Evan had a lot of fun square dancing with the Bunselmeirs and Charlotte and Dolan Southard. They made many friends dancing. She was PTA president and helped at potlucks for Farm Bureau and rabbit drives.

She loved to travel and in the 50’s the family and her mother all piled into a Pontiac and went to see relatives in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee. They’ have big family reunions and lots of fun. When some of those same relatives came to California they wanted to see Mount Lassen and Shasta Dam. So, they happily became tour guides. They loved the coast and redwoods and in the 80’s went on a month-long bus tour to see the fall leaves in New England. They continued fall trips with their daughter Nadine and her husband Dave. They had the opportunity to see where their grandkids were going to college. Evan passed away in 1995 and Carrie went back to Missouri one more time. She also traveled with her fiend Glovena to see the tulip fields in Washington.

Carrie went to live at Hilltop Estates in Redding, a retirement home, where she made more friends, played cards and had a real good time. In 2012 she went to live at the Vista where she made even more friends and had a lot of fun with fellow San Francisco Giants fans. Her family was always visiting her there and shared many happy occasions with her.

Carrie had a full life and will be missed by so many friends and family. She leaves behind her two daughters, Barbara Albaugh of Adin and her four kids, Patti Ellison (Vince), Aaron Albaugh (Becky), Nancy McClaflin (Stacy) and Andy (Helen) Albaugh and nine great grandkids, and Nadine Bradshaw (Dave) of Lookout and their two sons, Brian (Mindy) and David (Dee) and four great grandkids. She also leaves her nephew David Leonard (Susan) of Bieber and great niece Cheri Leonard and Niece Gail Betz (Larry) and great nieces Kaila and Kathy Betz.

The family wishes to thank the Vista staff for the friendship and care of Carrie these past five years.

“Go stand high upon the mountain – your work on earth is done…”

Carrie’s final resting place will be at Hillside Cemetery, Nubieber by the love of her life, Evan.

Go Giants!
 




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