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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