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Helen Taylor, 87, of
Pittville (McArthur) passed away at Mercy Medical Center on May 4,
2013 of natural
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m.
May 27 at the Intermountain Baptist Church in Burney for Joseph
Patanella, 79, of Burney.
Mr. Patanella died of natural causes April 27,
2013 at Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex.
There is a lunch provided after the memorial
In Memory of Lori Parrott
Please join us in
remembering a life well lived for Lori Parrott. Lori lived for many
years in the intermountain area. She and Marvin Clarke, a PG&E
worker, built a home and lived in Burney. After Marvin’s passing,
she married Charles Parrott, a prominent local banker. Lori was
married four times and widowed three. Lori passed away February 13
in Reno, NV. She is survived by her five sons; Stewart Garbutt of
Fortuna, CA, Ron McMaster of Chico, CA, Eddie Garbutt of Sun Valley,
NV, Tom Garbutt of Susanville, CA , Bill Clarke of Reno, NV, and
many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great
grandson. We will meet to celebrate her life, relive memories and
share stories at Burney Cemetery on Friday, May 24 at 1:00.
Phil Dabill, 84, of McArthur died of natural
causes at his residence April 23, 2013. Arrangements are pending
at McDonald’s Burney Chapel.
Eugene Evans, 83, of Bieber died March 5, 2012
at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Allen and Dahl
Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian C.(Garrison) Zoller
Lillian C. Zoller died March 7, 2013 at Windsor
Redding Care Center in Redding.
She was born May 1, 1913 in Evansville,
Arkansas and moved to Burney from Westwood in 1960.
She was a homemaker and 50-year member of he
Eastern Star and the Burney Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Claudia
Calkins (Bob) and her son David Zoller (Joyce), two grandchildren
Terri Stratte and Russ Foster (Julie), and five greatgrand
Graveside services will be held at the Burney
District Cemetery on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 P.M.
C William “Bill” Harrington
passed away Thursday evening, December 27, 2012) at Mayers
Memorial Hospital in Fall River with his family at his side.
Bill was born in Oakland, CA February 24, 1937
to Lucille and George Harrington. He had one brother who was
killed in Korea and also a sister still living in Coats, N.C.
Bill graduated in Redding in 1955, moved to
Alturas and married Carlyn McDowell November 15, 1957.
When he turned 21, Bill started in law
enforcement in Alturas. Then he transferred to Mendocino County
and then to Shasta County where he retired after 30 years.
He did some contract painting and commercial
The most important thing is his life was his
family, two sons, David, and Cory, Cory’s wife Heidi,
grandchildren Derek, Dylan, Drew, Caylee and Emma.
There will be a memorial for his in the spring.
He will so be missed.
Christopher John Callaghan, 51, of Burney,
passed away February 2, 2013 at his mother’s residence. Chris
leaves behind his mother Marjorie Milner of McArthur, his father
John of Pacifica, CA, sons John and Jacob of Upper Lake, CA, and
his sister Marguerite Giles of Pacifica, CA. No service is
planned. Condolences to the Milner family can be sent online at
Beryl Irene Peterson
Services for Irene Berl Peterson were held
Saturday at the First Christian Church, Placer Street, Redding.
Mrs. Peterson, 88, died February 12, 2013 at the Copper Ridge Care
Center in Redding. She pursued a number of careers throughout her
life, retiring from the Foster Grandparent program on her 80th
birthday. She and her family moved to Burney in 1946 and raised
her children there before moving to Redding in 1983. She was a
former president of the Burney Water District Board of Directors.
She was a musician,amember of the Burney Presbyterian Church and
the First Christian Church in Redding. She is survived by daughter
Cheryl Swisher and son Cliff Peterson; five grandsons, sister.
Florence Fagella and 10 great- randchildren. McDonald’s Redding
Chapel was in charge of Arrangements.
Charles “Chuck” Dahlgren
Charles (Chuck) Dahlgren was born in Lodi, CA
on February 26, 1936 to Charles and Adeline Dahlgren.
He lived in Marin County,CA , Burney, CA and
Elko, NV. He was a Board Certified Otolaryngologist AAO-HNS (Ear,
Nose & Throat) Allergy with AAOA, a member of ACAM and the
Walter Work Society.
He graduated from UC- Berkeley (Phi Kappa Tau)
and attended UCSF- School of Medicine where he was a Clinical
Professor for 17 years. He had a private ENT practice in SF/Daly
City from 1968 to 1993. He served as Chief of Staff at Seton
Medical Center in Daly City, CA. 1985- 1986.
He leaves his current practice in Elko, NV
where he loved cowboy poetry and the beautiful Ruby Mountains.
Chuck passed away January 6, 2013 while on a
ski vacation for the holidays at age 76 in Sun Valley, ID.
He was an adventurer who loved snow & water
skiing, scuba diving, white water kayaking, hunting and running (4
Marathons). He was an avid SF Giants, SF 49er and Cal Bear fan for
Chuck is survived by his wife, Susan, and his
children, Susan Dahlgren and Kenneth Dahlgren. He was well loved
and respected and will be greatly missed. A “Celebration of his
Life” will occur in Elko, NV at the Western Folklife Center on
Saturday, February 16 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Margaret M. Porter of Fall River Mills passed
away at Mayers Memorial Hospital LTC unit on December 28, 2012 at
the age of 92.
Margaret received her Bachelor’s Degree from
Colorado State College University of Education, her library
diploma from Denver University, and her Master of Library Science
from Columbia University of New York. She had worked in her chosen
profession for 41 years.
She will be fondly remembered for her years as
the librarian at Fall River High School in McArthur from 1956 to
A private service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Chapel Burney.
Marion “Wayne” Small
Marion W. “Wayne” Small, 70, of Burney died
January 24, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements
are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.
Ruth Halvorsen, 89, of Burney died January 25,
2013 at Marquis Care at Shasta. Arrangements are pending at Allen
and Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Monika Z. Paulson
Monika Z. Paulson, 64, of Hat Creek died January
18, 2013 at home.
Arrangements are pending at Allen and Dahl Palo
Cedro Funeral Chapel.
Lois Jean Balint
Lois Jean Balint, 73, of Cassel died February
21, 2013 at home.
Lawncrest Chapel is in charge of the
Elree Christian LeMay passed away on Sunday,
January 6, 2013 in Lakeview, OR.
Elree (Frenchy) Le- May was born to Eleanor
Bidwell LeMay and Remi LeMay on July 28, 1942, in Oakland, Ca.
After high school he joined and served in the
Coast Guard stationed at Point Montara and the Presidio in
For half of his career he was a self employed
painter and sandblaster and then he worked as an ironworker in
different power plants in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.
Elree was a devout Catholic and an avid
outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He leaves his wife of 24
years, Cindi Lyn LeMay. He also leaves a daughter Charlotte
Jacques of San Mateo granddaughter Ellie Jacques and granddaughter
“Aoe” Elliea, brother Spencer Thomas, half-brothers Barry and Remi
LeMay, halfsister Collette Stewart and step-sister Jan Watrin
along with several nieces and nephews. He was laid to rest at the
Burney Cemetery in Burney, Ca. at a graveside service January 10.
In Memory of Marvel Maree Chandler
Marvel Maree Chandler, a long time resident of
Petaluma and McArthur, California died suddenly while celebrating
a family birthday in Santa Rosa on Friday, December 14.
Marvel was born September 2, 1924 in Waterloo,
Iowa and moved to Petaluma with her parents. She graduated from
Petaluma High School in 1943 and married her high school
sweetheart Hubert “Jerry” Chandler, who preceded her in death. The
couple enjoyed many outdoor adventures including hunting and
fishing. They were owners of a long time family restaurant,
Chandler Dairy in Petaluma.
Marvel and Jerry moved to McArthur in 1965,
where Marvel became post master of Glenburn. Then she worked for
many years until her retirement as the dietary supervisor at
Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA. She was a member
of Eastern Star and the Pit River Pioneers. She was also an avid
black powder enthusiast and enjoyed regular bridge games with
Marvel is also preceded in death by her
parents, M. Beatrice and Ellery Moore and brother Dale Moore, all
of Petaluma. She is survived by her children Jill Chandler,
Jacklyn Chandler, Jerry Chandler and Joy Chandler; ten
grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; nephew, Rod Moore of
Petaluma, as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mavel loved her family and many friends from
both Sonoma and Shasta Counties.
In honor of Marvel’s generous nature, in lieu
of flowers, the family requests that donations be made
to Intermountain Hospice.
Lois Betty Westlund
A memorial service for Lois will be held at the
Grace Community Bible Church on Saturday, January 12th at
2:00p.m.. Pastor Henry Winkleman will officiate. At a later date,
burial will be at the Burney District Cemetery.
Mrs. Westlund was 87 when she died on December
30, 2012 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 3, 1925 in Newman,
California. She moved to Shasta County in 1952 from Novato with
her husband and growing family.
She worked for Shasta County Bank and Citizens
Utilities for more than 20 years.
She is survived by her sons, Rick, and wife
LaDonna; Kenny, and wife CarylLynn; both of Hat Creek, and Bob,
and wife Connie of Burney. She is also survived, by sister Shirley
of Willits and nephew, Ron Westlund of Anaheim. She leaves behind
13 grandchildren, 39 greatgrandchildren, and 4 great-great
In memory of Arthur L. Brown
Arthur L. Brown U.S. Army Veteran/Mechanic, 93
Arthur “Art” L. Brown, beloved husband, father, and grandfather,
passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on December 17, 2012 at
Mayer’s Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, California.
Art was born in Sterling, Colorado on September
2, 1919 to Frank and Clara Brown. He was the youngest child of six
children in his family. As a child Art lived in Colorado, Wyoming
and Fallon, Nevada. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to
1945. After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1945,he
returned to Fallon, Nevada and married his wife of 65 years,
Rosalie Lima Brown, on September 23, 1946. Art and Rosalie raised
two children, Judith Brown Miller and Arthur “Buzz” Brown, Jr. In
1956, Art moved his family from Fallon, Nevada to Burney, California
where he worked as a mechanic at Scott’s Lumber Mill and later owned
the Phillips 66 gas station in Burney. In 1972 Art and Rosalie
relocated to Empire, Nevada where he worked as a mechanic for USG
Gypsum Plant until he retired in 1982.
Art was preceded in death by his beloved wife
Rosalie, daughter Judith Brown Miller, son Arthur “Buzz” Brown Jr,
grandsons Arthur L. Brown III and Timothy Miller.
Art is survived by his loving daughter-in-law
Sandy Brown (Burney, CA) and son-in-law Larry Miller (Fernley, NV),
his grandchildren Michael Miller, Victor Miller, Anthony Miller, and
Nanette Bennett, his great grandchildren Bryan Bennett, Ashley
Bennett, Dustin Miller, Cassie Miller, and his great great
granddaughter Kaysie Bennett. A private family service will be held
at a later date.
In Memory Of
Alvie Spencer Leighton
March 1, 1926 - May 8, 2013
in Diamond Springs, CA, Alvie moved with his family to Day, CA at
a very young age. He spent his entire 87 years in the
Intermountain Area. He loved living her and felt it was the best
place in the world to live.
Alvie was a World War II veteran for the United
States Marines, 5th Marine Division, 5th Tank Battalion. He served
our country from 1943 - 1946 and was on Iwo Jima when the flag was
raised. He was active in American Legion Post 369 and served as
commander in 2009.
He is survived by daughter Eva Leighton Zacker,
son Alvin Spencer Leighton, grandchildren (Jennifer) and Shandra
Murray (Brian), greatgrandchildren Dalton, Marissa, Koby and
Logan; step-son Norm Johnson (Debbie), Betsy Johnson,
grandchildren Amy Orear (Andy), Andrew Johnson (Katy), Lori Ann
Twomey (Tim), Judith Lee Spoward, Debra Lewis (Robert), Heather
and Laura Cummings and greatgrandchildren Hallie, JD, Sophia,
Allison, Hannah, Nickolass and Alex. He is also survived by
brothers Percy Leighton (Yvonne)( and Zean Leighton, sisters
Francis Perrine and Lillian Wright (Jim) and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by first wife, Vivian M. Gordon
Leighton of 21 years and second wife, Jean Johnson Leighton of 37
The measure of a man’s life is not found in the
details of where a man was born, lived, or the place and way in
which he left this world. The measure of a man’s life is in the
way that he spent his time, the lives he touched, the hands he
held and the way he is remembered for the things that he did in
this world. Alvie was a great dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, a
good friend, a hard worker and he loved God, his community and his
A celebration of his life will be held on May
25 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery followed by a potluck
luncheon at the Veteran’s Hall in Fall River Mills, CA. Memorials
can be made in his memory to the Willis F. Hollenbreak American
Legion Post 369, Fall River Mills, CA 96028or His Houe Fellowship
Building Fund, mailing address: 29575 Day Road, McArthur,
In Memory of Charlotte Ann
August 28, 1957 - April 30, 2013
Ann (Bassett) Carmichael passed away at her home in Anderson, CA,
on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. She was 55 years-old.
Charlotte was born in Redding, CA, on
August 28, 1957, to Thelma Bassett of Redding and Harold Bassett
of Fall River Mills. Charlotte graduated from Burney High School
in 1975 and married Barry Lewellyn. They later divorced, and in
1981, she married Dave Carmichael of Burney. In 2000, she divorced
Dave in 1993 and moved to the Anderson/ Redding area.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle
Gonzales of Redding, CA and her son, Joe Lewellyn of Box Ankle,
Georgia. She is also survived by her grandmother, Elvira Knowles
of Redding, her mother, Thelma Bassett of Redding, her father,
Harold Bassett and wife, Gail, of Fall River Mills, her sisters,
Natalie Cox and husband, Gary, of Fall River Mills and Nola Powell
and husband, Russell, of Chico, and several grandchildren, nieces
A graveside service will be held at Pine
Grove Cemetery, McArthur, on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. A potluck
will follow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
43710 Hwy. 299 East, Fall River Mills. Flowers may be sent to
43848 Hwy. 299 East, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
September 24, 1931 – April 21, 2013
Snelling-Sanders went to join her lord and savior on Sunday, April
21, 2013 at Vibra Hospital in Redding. She was 81-years-old.
Maxine was born to Beachel and Lolie Turner in
Casa, Arkansas on September 24, 1931. She was the sister to twin,
Pauline (deceased), brothers Marvin (deceased), Melvin (deceased),
Bob (deceased) and survivors, brother Chuck and sister Lily.
Maxine attended Fall River High School and
married James Snelling in October of 1948, later divorcing and
marrying Jack Sanders. She lived in San Lorenzo, CA and the Bay
Area from 1955 until August 1, 2012 when she moved to Burney. She
was employed by Xerox and American Can Company for 30 years while
living in the Bay Area.
She is survived by daughter Glenda Lawhun [g
Sparks, Nevada and son-in-law, Randy; son Larry Snelling of Burney
and daughter-in-law, Peggy, brother Chuck Turner, of Burney, and
wife Linda, sister Lily Putzke (Tijeras, New Mexico) and husband
Tom. She also leaves grandchildren Jennifer McIntosh, Jim and Lacy
Snelling and Robby and Tyler and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and potluck will be held May
31st at the First Baptist Church in Burney at 1 p.m.
In Memory of Sharon Lee Pryor
Sharon Lee Pryor passed away April 23, 2013.
She was a resident of Tehama County for 24 years. She moved to
Shasta County in 1971. She was a homemaker until she went to work
for Sierra Pacific Industries as a log clerk. She eventually
retired from SPI.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents. Her
husband Jack Pryor and her son Scott Francis. Sharon is survived
by her sister, Carol Morris of Weippe, Idaho; daughters Roxanne
Martin and Shelly Tryan, son-in-laws, Jimmy Martin and Jason Tryan,
all of Burney, grandchildren Aesha Murphy, Tahneed Lee, Kelcee
Martin, Cedalia Tryan and Madden Tryan, all of Burney; Summer
Mayes and Simone Hammontree of Westwood. Sharon had four great
grandchildren, Ryder Murphy and Cadence Lee, both of Burney and
Matthew and Lucius Mayes, both of Westwood
Kristy Ann Fry, 35, formerly of Burney, died,
April 26, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding from a short
illness. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.
Ella Ruth Diaz, 81, of
Fall River Mills and Redding died of natural causes at Mercy
Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s
Jerrel Mottin of Cassel, age 76, passed away at home on April 17,
Donald G. Pearson
G. Pearson of Hat Creek, CA passed away in his home April 6, 2013.
He was 83. He is survived by his wife Leilia, sons Ron Davis, Bob
Pearson, Don Davis, Brian Pearson, Tom Pearson, John Pearson, and
daughters Cathy Myers, Ginny Leija, and Sandra Penney., 25
grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one
He was a US Navy veteran with the 1st Marine
Division during the Korean Conflict. His unitwas awarded the
Presidential citation for action from Sept. 15, 1950- Oct.
Don moved to the Intermountain area in the late
60’s. He worked in the plywood industry until he retired.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the Inter Mountain Hospice PO BOX 459 Fall River Mills, Ca 96028.
Davis 1947- 2013. Patricia Davis was born on August 14, 1947 in
New London, Connecticut. She moved to the small town of Burney
with her family in 1993. She passed away suddenly on April 5, 2013
She leaves behind her husband of 47
years, Jack Davis of Burney, her two beautiful daughters, Danielle
and Kimberly, and her two granddaughters, Bailey and Megan. She
was born to the late Charles and Jacquelyn Martin and was the
middle child of three children. Her older sister is Sherry, and
her younger brother is Steven. She also had four nieces and two
In her free time she found comfort in her
Lutheran faith. She loved to bowl on Monday mornings,
cross-stitching, black powder shooting, as well as traveling and
meeting new friends. She will be greatly missed but will live on
through all of her loving friends and family. There will be a
Celebration of Life held at Faith Lutheran Church in Burney on
April 27th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
In Memory of Peter Lorenzen
(Pete) Ross Lorenzen, born February 5, 1936 in Fall River Mills,
Calif., passed away on April 4, 2013 at his home in Day, Calif.
Pete was a lifelong resident of the Intermountain area; he grew up
in Day and attended school at the one-room Day school house until
junior high when he attended Fall River Jr. Sr. High School where
he graduated with the class of 1954. Pete worked in construction
and ranching until his retirement in 2001. He was a
third-generation rancher and ran his family’s ranch, which he and
his wife, Laurel, purchased in 1965 (and which has been in the
Lorenzen family for over 100 years).
Pete very much enjoyed deer hunting along with
working in his shop, cutting firewood and spending time at his
cabin near Medicine Lake. He is survived by his wife, Laurel; his
children Linda (and Roger) Carr of Napa, Calif., Kathrine (and
Delbert) Howard of Day, Peter (and Susie) Lorenzen, Jr., of Day
and Anna (and Joel) Strickland of Perry, Fla; his twin sister Pat
Estes of Pittville, Calif.; his pet beagle, Sadie; seven
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and
Services were held on Saturday, April 13,
2013 at Day Community Hall at 11:00 a.m. A potluck reception
followed. Memorial donations may be given to Intermountain Hospice
or acharity of your choice.
Donald G. Pearson
G. Pearson of Hat Creek, CA passed away in his home April 6, 2013.
He was 83.
He is survived by his wife Leilia, sons Ron
Davis, Bob Pearson, Don Davis, Brian Pearson, Tom Pearson,
John Pearson, and daughters Cathy Myers, Ginny Leija, and Sandra
Penney., 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one
He was a US Marine with the 1st Marine Division
during the Korean Conflict. His unit was awarded the Presidential
Citation for action from Sept. 15, 1950-Oct. 1950.
Don moved to the Intermountain area in the late
60’s. He worked in the plywood industry until he retired.
n lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Inter Mountain Hospice PO BOX 459 Fall River Mills, Ca 96028.
In Memory of Yvonne Williams
Williams passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her home in
McArthur, California on April 7, 2013.
She is survived by her high school
sweetheart and loving husband of 52 Years, Dick Williams. Loving
mother of Shawn Sumpter of Cloverdale and sonin- law Brian.
Devoted grandmother of Sarah and Joshua Sumpter, students at U.C.
Davis. Sister of Arthur (Azelea) Rheingans, Almira Mercer, Vivian
Rheingans and Dick Rheingans. Affectionate aunt of numerous nieces
Yvonne was born in Salinas, California on July
7, 1941. She was a member of the first class to graduate from
North Salinas High School in 1960. She and her husband Dick lived
in Atascadero CA (1963- 1971) and Healdsburg CA (1971-2006) before
settling in McArthur in 2006.
Yvonne enjoyed golfing and was awarded the
Ladies Club “Most Improved Golfer” at Tayman Park in Healdsburg
(2004) and at the Fall River Golf Course in Fall River Mills
(2012). She also enjoyed traveling to places where there was sun
for golf and water for swimming.
Yvonne loved to make people happy. To honor her
please extend an act of kindness to someone in need.
There will be no services at this time. To
extend condolences you may visit www.mcdonaldschapelburney.com.
Graveside services for Artie Heffley of Fall
River Mills were held April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Fall River
Cemetery. Mrs. Heffley passed away peacefully at home surrounded
by her family on April 5, 2013.
Patricia Elizabeth Davis, 63, of Burney died of
natural causes at her residence April 5, 2013. Arrangements are
pending at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.
Harold “Harry” Carl Carlson, 83, of Burney died
of natural causes at his residence. Services are pending at
McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.
In Memory of
Dale Schortgen of Little Valley, CA passed away March 27, 2013.
Rollin was born in Redding, CA March 17, 1939 to Al and Della
Schortgen and raised on a ranch by Jim and Stella Estes in
Pittville along with brothers David, Melvin, Wallace, and sister
Clara. As a teenager Rollin moved to Chico where he met and fell
in love with Juanda Labron. They married and had three children;
Ruth, Rick, and a baby (Rhonda) who preceded him in death.
A self-taught mechanic, Rollin worked various
jobs relying on his mechanical abilities for which he could fix,
repair, fabricate, and work on anything from a Briggs & Stratton
mower engine to a Freight Liner semi truck. In 1983 Rollin moved
back to the area where he was raised and started his own mobile
repair, towing, and automotive parts business. He built a shop on
his property to work on many rebuild projects: overhauls,
repairing, and tinkering on jeeps, trucks, and old cars.
Rollin had a passion for always having a
dog or two --or more—around for companionship. Rollin had an open
personality and made friends easily. Usually a conversation with
him would lead to cars, trucks, or a cart or two that he either
had or could get for you through someone he knew. Rollin is
survived by his daughter Ruth Torre and her husband John, his son
Rick and his wife Debbie, 5 granddaughters and 3 great grand sons.
He is also survived by brothers David and Wallace, and his sister
Clara and their families. He was preceded in death by brother
Melvin. He leaves behind beloved companions Midge Parsons and Ann
Knight, numerous cousins and many, many friends.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday,
April 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at the PineGrove Cemetery in McArthur
with family and friends officiating. Arrangements are being
handled by McDonalds Chapel Burney. www.mcdonaldschapelburney.com
In Memory of
Eleanor “Ellie” Sauble
Grace “Ellie” Sauble was born February 15, 1924 in Springfield, MA
to Harry and Grace Knight. She cherished her birth family and
spent much time with them at the family’s cottage in the
Berkshires. She became an accomplished pianist in her early years
and played often in many venues for the benefit of others.
She graduated from Lexington High School in
Lexington, MA in 1942. Extremely active in college, she was
involved with Sigma Kappa, Protestant Council, Scarlet Key, French
club, Beta Sigma Phi and airmen support groups. She graduated from
Boston University in 1946.
After college she taught languages and piano at
Northboro High School in MA where she also received recognition
for her teaching and involvement. Later she worked for System
Development Corp (Raytheon).
She was transferred across the country to Los
Angeles, CA in 1957. It was at this time that she became involved
in the Single Young Adults of Westwood Methodist Church. In this
group she made lifelong friends one of whom became her husband on
May 9, 1959, Earl Richard “Dick” Sauble. She
enthusiastically became mother to Dick’s young son, Rick, as Dick
was a widower. The couple lived in Receda and then in Woodland
Hills, CA where their son, Jim, and daughter, Janet, were born. In
1964, Dick and Ellie (along with Dick’s parents) moved to the old
Ratledge ranch in Hat Creek, CA where, surrounded by hardworking,
good people, they put down their roots permanently.
Ellie was the antithesis of laziness. While
raising the kids she worked in benefits, school programs,
musicals, PTA, Grange, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Nurses Aids, Music Day
Camps, substituting in the schools, teaching home-bound students,
and teaching piano. She and Dick hosted the annual Farm Bureau
picnic several years and had community apple squeezing parties.
On the sideline Ellie made lovely braided rugs,
did square dancing, pretended to like the gifts of snakes, lizards
and mice brought in by her daughter, cooked up the fish we caught,
and played Bridge with Dick and friends.
Ellie poured herself out for others: her
family, friends, strangers, especially the elderly and homebound.
She expressed her love through hospitality, music and letter
Ellie passed away on March 4 at the age of 89.
She is survived by her children, Rick, Jim and Janet and their
spouses, her siblings, Burt, Arlene and Harry and their spouses,
her 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dick, her husband
of 41 years, preceded her in death.
In Memory of
Lillian C. (Garrison) Zoller
Lillian passed away Thursday, March 7th at the
Windsor Redding Care Center. She was born May 1, 1913 in
Evansville, Arkansas. Lillian was the ninth of twelve children
born to Edward M. Garrison and Maude (Cox) Garrison. Soon after
her birth the family relocated to Stillwell, Oklahoma. She
attended school and graduated from Stillwell High. It was at this
time she met her future husband Claude R. Zoller. They were
married the 29th of May, 1932 and enjoyed 68 years together until
his passing in 2000. The newlyweds soon left Oklahoma for
Westwood, California where they lived for the next 23 years. When
the mill closed they relocated to Burney where they spent the rest
of their lives. Lillian was a fifty-year member of the Eastern
Star and was a member of the Burney Presbyterian Church for many
years. Lillian was preceded in death by her father and mother and
all eleven siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia
Calkins (Bob) and her son David Zoller (Joyce), two grandchildren
Terri Stratte and Russ Foster (Julie), and five greatgrand
Grave side services will be held at the Burney
District Cemetery on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m.
Irv Toler, 92, a former resident of Burney died
Tuesday at Welcome Home Manor in Redding.
He was born in 1921 in Orosi, California and
joined the Army Air Corps out of High School.
Enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942.
His home base was Seething, England - 712th Squadron, 448th Bomb
Group, 2nd Air Division during WWII.
Flying B-24 Liberators, Irv and his crew flew
30 missions over Europe. His crew was one of the first to complete
all of their missions with all the original crew members alive.
Irv achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross, five Air Medals, European-African-Middle Eastern
Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, American Campaign Medal, WWII
Victory Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
He was also a member of the Burney Rotary Club.
After the war he attended U.C. Berkeley
receiving a degree in Forestry and Engineering. He is #15 in the
registry of California Registered Professional Foresters out of
approximately 2,960 currently. He was a forester for Scott Lumber
and other area mills before retiring.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn and a son
Allen Dahl funeral chapel is in charge of
In loving Memory of
Lester James Warner
February 24, 2013 Lester James Warner passed away at Mayers
Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA. He was a loving husband
to Sarah Maxine Warner and lived in the town of Cassel for the
past 30 years. He was married to Maxine for 63 years. He is
survived by Maxine and three adult children, four grandchildren,
and six great grandchildren. His oldest daughter Carolyn Sue Page-Stalnacker
resides in Martinez, CA and her two daughters Julie and Stephanie
reside in Central California and Oregon respectively. His son
James Robert Warner lives in Central California along with his
wife and their two sons. Patricia Gravenmeier resides in Texas
with her family. He is also survived by his sister, Ana Grochow of
Lester James Warner was an active and vital
member of his community. He was a graduate of Long Beach State
with a degree in engineering and served in the Navy. He was at
Pearl Harbor in WWII and served in a civil position for over 30
years. His colorful career included a stint as a test pilot, and
he traveled the world working on electrical systems in any port of
call required by our military. After retiring to Cassel at age 50,
he continued to serve his community and worked for a local group
of contractors who employed a group of superiorly skilled retirees
who called themselves “The Chain Gang.” He also helped in the
rebuilding and refurbishing of the First Baptist Church in Burney.
During the fire which devastated the area surrounding Burney, he
served with the volunteer fire department operating a ham radio to
assist in the positioning of firefighters and equipment. Even
after his career ended he considered himself “on call” to assist
the community in any way possible and could be counted on to lend
his skills to jobs large and small, wherever there was a need.
As his son it is my pleasure to share his
accomplishments and to say a few words about the man who often
didn’t say a word about what he did to help others. He set a
wonderful example to his family and community.
In Loving Memory of
Ruth Oveta Green
Oveta Green, 77, of Paradise, CA Died February 4, 2013 at her
home. She lost the battle to lung and throat cancer. Ruth was born
October 8, 1935 in Garberville, CA.
She married Dale Owen Green on March 21, 1956
in Los Molinas, CA who proceeded her in death. She was known to
her family and friends as Ruthie or Auntie Foo.
Ruthie loved the outdoors, fishing, camping,
gardening, and making her famous maple bars.
She worked as a L.V.N. nurse at Enloe Hospital
in the early 1960’s. She moved to Burney in 1995 after the death
of her husband.
She enjoyed working at the senior nutritional
center in Burney for approximately six years as a volunteer. She
loved working in the kitchen where she helped in preparing food,
and setting up the dining room. Her passion was to help and care
for others until 2007 when she made the move to Paradise, CA to
reside with her oldest daughter Diane Allen.
Ruthie was like a second mother to her four
Palmer nieces - Corky, Nanners, Tuffy and Mikki Moo.
Ruthie is survived by her sister, Shirley L.
Palmer of Round Mountain; two daughters - Diane Allen of Paradise
and Clara Sue Wallis (spouse Tom) of Burney; four sons - Dale A
Green (spouse Susan) of Happy Valley, Gene (spouse Cathrine) of
Burney, Jimmie Green of Johnson Park and son Terry Lee Green who
preceded her in death.
She had several grandchildren, two of whom
served in the military - Sgt. Brian Bone (US Army) and Sgt William
Bone (US Air Force) and a granddaughter - Janessa Folmar (US
Ruthie also has several great-grandchildren.
No funeral service will be held, but there will
be a Celebration of Life May 12, 2013 at the Station Cafe in
Montgomery Creek at noon. This is a rain or shine event (please be
prepared to provide for you and your guest).
Kenneth D. Beyschau
D. Beyschau, age 71 of Burney, CA lost his battle to cancer on
February 17, 2013. He was at home and surrounded by his loving
family. Kenny was born in Pequot Lakes, MN on January 6, 1942 to
Herb and Agnes Beyschau. When he was 11, his family moved from
Minnesota to California.
A Fall River H.S. graduate, he was drafted in 1964 into the Army,
where he served for two years. During this time, he and his
sweetheart, Carol Thomason, wrote to each other and were soon
engaged. They married on May 8, 1965 in Reno, NV. Kenny joined the
CHP Academy in October 1968 and served as a Traffic Officer and
MRE Commercial Officer for five years in Indio and 24 1/2 years in
In 1997, he retired and he and Carol moved back to Burney. He
enjoyed reading, cruising with Carol and special friends Bob and
Helen Lytal, hiking up Old Dump Road, and spending time with his
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
He is survived by wife Carol, daughters Alissa (Mark) Tereba of
Burney, CA, Maria (Victoria) Jimenez-Morales of Oakland, CA,
LaWanda (Jeff) Gallup of Carson City, NV and Rhonda Jachalke of
Lodi, CA.,Brother Jimmy (Ann) of Redding, CA and sisters Beverly
(Jim) Zeid of Lincoln, CA, Joan Beyschau of Roseville, CA and Pam
(Jovo) Terzich of Rocklin, CA, special niece Andrea (Jason)
Crowell of Raleigh, NC, 11 grandchildren, including: Joey, Carissa,
Alejandro, and Ana, and beloved dog Twinkles. Services will be
held in Burney at the Word of Life Assembly of God on Saturday,
Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be sent to The CAHP Widows and
Orphans' Trust Fund ~ Officer #6642 ~ PO Box 161209,
Sacramento, CA 95816-1209
In Memory of Barbara Jane Gallion
Jane Gallion passed at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday January 26th, 2013
at the Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California.
Barbara was born to Helen and Kurt Duffield at Emanuel Hospital in
Portland, Oregon in 1936. She married optometry student Delano Max
Brown in the late 1950s. They lived in Georgia during his tour
with the U.S. Army.
Barbara became a sales rep for the American
Telegraph and Telephone Company (AT&T). She mastered both sales
Upon completion of Delano’s degree they settled
in Fall River Mills in Northern California. He established three
thriving practices in the towns of Fall River Mills, Burney, and
McCloud. She had two children with Delano; Scott and Todd.
Barbara became a fast friend of Babs St. John
and Paulette Gooch. One morning the three sat quietly in
Paulette’s kitchen playing Scrabble and drinking coffee.
“What are we going to do?” asked Barbara.
“You mean what are we going to do when we grow
up?” asked Paulette.
Each declared a career. Paulette opted as court
clerk for Judge Bill Phelps, JD. Babs a school teacher, Barbara
Jane decided to become a realtor.
Such A Loyal Friend…
Paulette remembers, “Barbara always had my
back. I knew I could always depend on her when the chips were
down. And she proved it time after time.”
Babs remembers, “She maintained her post on the
sales floor with intense daily devotion.”
Barbara Jane decided to become a realtor. She
passed her real estate agent exam.
She began working with Seitter realty in Burney
and in Fall River Mills. Barbara acquired her broker’s license and
opened her own operation within a few years. She established her
first office in the Bethel Building in Fall River Mills. She
eventually operated multiple offices. Barbara managed the largest
sales staff in the intermountain area. This firmly established her
local dominance. She spent over 40 years pursuing her sincere
passion of helping families find the perfect home.
Dr. Brown was consumed by throat cancer in
1982. Barbara married Rudy Gallion in 1983. They enjoyed a loving
She was fiercely loyal in the attendance of any
of the kid’s sporting events. Barbara was everybody’s favorite
partner across three local bridge clubs.
Most mornings she enjoyed close friendships
with members of a support group at Cardio Rehab Center at Mayers
Memorial Hospital under the guidance of Erla Reed.
She is survived by husband Rudy; two sons,
Scott and Todd; daughters in law, Marisol, and Shandy;
grandchildren Carly, Zachary, Brandon, and Preston; two
half-sisters and two half-brothers from her father’s second and
third marriages. Her children on Rudy’s side; Scott, Tonya, and
April and daughter in law Stacy. Her grandchildren include Megan,
Tanner, Myah, Lacey, Shane, Blake, Cody, Little Lou, Heather, and
five great grandchildren.
Service will be held at the Fall River Mills
United Methodist church at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 2nd. This
will be followed by grave-side services at Pine Grove Cemetery in
McArthur, California. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to
the Burney Fall River Education Foundation. Please send a check or
money order in the name of the foundation to P.O. Box 625,
McArthur, CA 96056.
Barbara Jane Gallion was the Self-proclaimed
Empress of the Western World and all its protectorates. May she
rest in peace.
In Memory Of
Lucille Woodruff Guyn Phelps
and William H. Phelps
From Blackfoot, Idaho, to San Francisco to Chico and
eventually Shasta County, Lucille Woodruff Guyn Phelps
(Lulu) led an unusual life, rising to each new challenge and
establishing a legacy for her family. She was born January
6, 1920. She was the seventh of ten children born to Leo and
Eda Woodruff, the descendant of Mormon pioneers. She worked
her way through college, attending University of Idaho and
completing her degree at UC, Berkeley in 1948. Later in her
life, Lucy went back to earn a Master’s in Child Development
and Theatre Arts at San Francisco State. Lucy married Jack
Guyn in 1948. Together they had six children, including two
sets of twins, all born within a five year period. After
Jack’s early death, she fell in love with William H. (Bill)
Phelps. They married in 1965 and Bill joined the family of
Guyn teenagers. Lucy taught in the public school system for
thirty years. Her passion was kindergarten. After her
retirement, Lucy and Bill founded the Hat Creek Playhouse
where she and Bill produced and directed summer plays for
more than 20 years. They traveled the world together
learning and growing as they went. As Lucy grew older, she
faced each new challenge with dignity, grace and courage.
Until her death at 93, Lucy continued to provide love,
support and wisdom for her children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and friends. She remained a staunch
supporter of educating women and a strong advocate for
equality. Lucy died on January 24, 2013. She was preceded in
death by her husband Bill (who died the day before), and her
daughter Janis Guyn (Tom) McGrann. She is survived by her
children, Kristin Guyn (Abe) Hathaway, Tom (Natalie) Guyn,
Jim (Jane) Guyn, Heidi Guyn (John) Urias, Holly Guyn (John)
Smart, sister Melva Wilkins, grandchildren,
greatgrandchildren and loving caregivers. March on, Mom!
William H. Phelps
William H. “Bill” Phelps was born in Los Angeles, California
on July 17, 1921. He was the youngest of the three children
of Robert W. and Carrie Mildred (Jones) Phelps. Shortly
after his mother died in 1928, Bill went to live with an
uncle in Brea and then his grandmother in Hemet, graduating
from Hemet High School in 1939. He then attended UC Berkeley
graduating in 1943. Following graduation, Bill entered the
U.S. Navy serving as an Ensign in the Pacific Theater during
WW II. He was honorably discharged as a LTJG in 1946. After
separating from service, Bill attended Hastings Law School
and was admitted to the Bar in 1950. Bill practiced law for
three years in Walnut Creek before moving to Fall River
Mills to begin private practice. His first office was a
small corner table in the bar at the Fall River Hotel. He
was often paid in produce and meat. In 1958, Bill married
Marie Knoch of Fall River Mills, CA. She had a son,
Tom Martin. After only six years of happy marriage Marie
died of cancer in 1964. In 1965, Bill married Lucy
Guyn and her six children. In 1963, Bill was appointed
Justice of the Peace. Following that, in 1976, he was
elected to the Shasta County Superior Court where he
established a reputation for integrity and fairness
throughout the community. Following his retirement, Bill and
Lucy founded the Hat Creek Playhouse where Bill fulfilled
his lifetime dream of being on the stage. Lucy and Bill
traveled the world together. Bill died at home on January
23, 2013 in Redding, California. His wife, Lucy, died the
next morning. Bill was preceded in death by his daughter
Janis (Tom) Mc- Grann. He is survived by Kristin Guyn (Abe)
Hathaway, Tom (Natalie) Guyn, Jim (Jane) Guyn, Heidi Guyn
(John) Urias, Holly Guyn (John) Smart, Thomas (Michal)
Martin, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00
p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at
3950 Sunflower Drive, Redding, California.
Beverly Jean Nielson Fowles
1932 - 2012
Jean Nielson Fowles, returned to her Heavenly Father on December
30, 2012 in McMinnville, Oregon at the age of 80.
Bev is preceded in death by 3 of her 6 siblings
and one great grandchild.
Bev is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Jarie,)
L. Fowles. They would have celebrated their 60th Wedding
Anniversary this January.
Bev was born January 22, 1932 in Provo, Utah.
After marrying Dad for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City
LDS Temple in January 1953 they headed to California, where they
lived for over 33 years mostly in the beautiful Fall River Valley
of Northern California. Our Mom was a full time mother having her
hands full raising four big boys. She cheerfully supported Dad in
all his work as an educator and scholar. Mom loved sports and
never missed a game or event that involved her boys or the L.A.
Dodgers. Mom loved to crochet slippers, which she gave hundreds
away to family and friends. Mom was a great gardener, loved to
bake and bottle pickles and fruit and loved winning ribbons at the
Intermountain Fair. Mom touched many lives with her selfless
service in church and her community.
Once retired Bev and Jarie moved to
McMinnville, Oregon, but didn’t stay home. Together they taught
English in China, served four church missions, and traveled around
the world visiting every inhabited continent except Australia.
Bev is lovingly remembered by her four sons,
Steven(Jeanne), David(Michelle), Matthew(Heather) and Aaron(Lisa).
Bev loved her 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held in McMinnville,
Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the Perpetual Education Fund c/o Macy & Son Funeral Home 135 NE
Evans Street McMinnville, OR 97128. Private online condolences can
be made to www.macyandson.com.