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Dec. 29th, 2009
Family services will be held at a later date for Audie May Williams, 83, of McArthur. Burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes, December 21, 2009.
She was born July 31, 1926 in Corasicana, Texas and moved to the area in 1975 from San Jose, CA. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by sons Greg and John of McArthur and Danny of Sacramento; five grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Dec. 15th, 2009
In memory of
Jack A. Sanders
Jack A. Sanders passed away on December 4,2009 at home in Cassel with his family by his side. He was born in Sacramento, CA, on March 10, 1936. His parents George and Henrietta Sanders preceded him in death. Jack was raised in Lodi, CA and graduated from Lodi High School in 1953. In 1955 he married his high school sweetheart Patsy Eastham.
Jack loved the outdoors and went to work for California Department of Fish and Game for five years. He then worked for California State Parks where he retired with 30 years of service from Burney Falls State Park in 1988.
He was a member of the Burney Lions, Ducks Unlimited and Pit River Pioneers. He was a Historian for Burney Falls State Park where as a ranger he wore many hats. He ran campfire programs, Junior Ranger programs, nature hikes, fishing clinics and local school nature programs. He loved to share his knowledge of the outdoors with all. Jack was known for his ‘bag of tails’, which children loved. He was a mentor to many park employees. Over the years several returning campers became lifelong friends.
One of Jack’s many accomplishments was teaching his grandsons Brian and Jeff gun safety and how to shoot black powder guns, Hannah camping and exploring, Taylor and Quinn how to fish. He always enjoyed the annual family picnic to Lassen Park and boat races in King’s Creek.
Jack was happiest when he was outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, water skiing or just taking pictures of nature with his camera. The summer trips with the guys to Skedaddle Long rifle shoot to practice and the annual trips to Wyoming for the real hunt netted him many close friends that he unofficially adopted like Mike Dampier. He was a master at both fly fishing in Hat Creek and bass fishing in local lakes.
Jack is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patsy. Daughter, Penny (Jay) Gibson, Redding, sons Jack Sanders, Jr., Palo Cedro, and Kelly (Melissa) Sanders of Colorado. Grandchildren, Brian (Lynnea) Gibson, Jeff Gibson, Hannah Sanders, Taylor Sanders, Quinn Sanders, Zack Sanders and Blake Sanders. Great grandson, Sean Sanders.
Services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 19th at the Burney Lions Hall, Main Street, Burney, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Burney Lions Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 217, Burney, CA 96013 or Intermountain Hospice c/o Mayers Memorial Hospital, P. O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
In memory of
Carrie Geneva Cooper
Memorial services for Carrie Geneva Cooper, age 90, were conducted Saturday, December 12th at the Springs of East Mesa, Mesa, Az.
Mrs. Cooper died, December 8, 2009 in Mesa, AZ of natural causes.
She was born May 11, 1919 in Yuma, AZ. She was the daughter of Ella Belle Crowder and David Ezekiel Nelson Adams and the 4th of eight children. The family moved to San Jacinto, CA and she graduated from San Jacinto High School. In 1938 at age 18 she married Darrell Van Davis. They were married for 61 years before his death in 1999.
She was a resident of Mesa for 40 years having moved there from Riverside when she and first husband Darrell Davis retired.
She and her first husband Darrell owned and operated various small weekly newspapers in Northern California. Among them were the Shasta Dial in what is now Shasta Lake City, The Surprise Valley Journal in Cedarville and The Intermountain News, which is now located in Burney.
She was a proofreader for over twenty years for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before retiring to Mesa.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Daphne Sue Morgan, and her husband Darrell.
She remarried in 2003 to Clee Scott Cooper of Mesa, AZ and they made their home at the Springs of East Mesa until her death.
She is survived by her husband “Scott”, daughters Darrellene Davis of Alexandria, VA and Donna Caldwell of Burney, CA; grandchildren Arnie-Jo Cobos of Ft. Polk, LA and Shawn LeVoss of Riverside, CA; brothers Billy Adams of San Jacinto, CA, Lawrence Adams of Emmett, ID; sister LaVey Mitchell of San Jacinto, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Arbor House, 6063 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206 or the American Heart Assoc., 710 2nd. Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104.
Dec. 8th, 2009
Family services will be held at a later date for Vivian Catherine Waters, 85 of Burney.
Mrs. Waters died of natural causes November 28, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s Burney Annex.
She was born April 29, 1924 in Norfolk, Virginia and moved to the county from San Diego in 1961.
She was the owner - operator of Water’s Hat Creek Resort for 20 years.
She is survived by son Michael of Reno, Nevada; daughters Barbara Hanan of Burney and Judy Garrison of San Jose, California; brother Norman Burnette of Oregon; sister Pat Sawyer of Chicago, Illinois; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
McDonald’s Burney Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Dec. 1st, 2009
A Celebration of life will be held for Keith Allen Moulton at the Jim Brock home in Dana, at 1 p.m. December 5. A barbecue will be provided.
Mr. Moulton was born January 23, 1950 and was a former resident of Fall River Mills.
He was a furniture salesman and truck mechanic.
He is survived by his granddaughter Karah Alexander.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90036 or Country Kennels, P.O. Box 125, La Honda, CA 94020.
Memorial service for Robert Everett Dunlap will be held at the Senior Center in Willits on November 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. Robert age 62, died Monday at his home in Lookout.
Mr. Dunlap was born November 1, 1947 in Willits, CA.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a truck driver and a member of the Lookout Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his grandson, Manual of Ukiah; brothers Leroy Jr. of Ft. Bragg and James of Carson; a sister Edith Shepard of Hiouchi. Robert was predeceased by his daughter, Carol and his father, Leroy Sr. and mother, Edith.
Contributions may be made to the Lookout Volunteer Fire Department, Box 136, Lookout, CA 96054.
Nov. 24th, 2009
In memory of
Lynn William ‘Bill’ Hanan
Logger Lynn William ‘Bill’ Hanan, 67, of Burney passed away at home November 21, 2009.
He was born in Oakland, CA to Bill and Nadine Hanan August 11, 1942.
His family moved to Old Station in 1945.
He bought his first logging truck in 1968 and was a lifetime logger.
In 1974 he and his brother Ken started their own logging company.
He was started bass fishing in 1988 and went pro, winning a Ranger Bass Boat in 2001 at Melones, CA.
He led a full and happy life, logging, hunting, waterskiing, fishing and having fun with his grandkids.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Lisa (Hanan) White and his parents, Bill and Nadine Hanan.
He is survived by wife Ramona ‘Mo’ Hanan, grandson Travis White, granddaughter Tara Ingells and husband Chad, great grandkids Jaden and Jerrick, granddaughter Taylor and Booney Jones, great grandson Evan, granddaughter Tymber Wells, Grandson Tairin Daum, granddaughter Tori Daum, daughter Shannon ‘Hanan’ Kotsovolos and husband Nick, grandsons Billy and Ryan, son Billy Hanan, grandson Billy, son Lynn Hanan and wife Julie, granddaughters Erin, Ashley and Hailey, grandson Josh, brother Ken Hanan and fie Barbara, nephew Ken Hanan, great nephew Nathan, nephew Ken Hanan, great nephew Nathan, nephew Danny Hanan and great niece Kaylee, grandsons Cody and Dwayne, granddaughter Paige, stepson Ryan Smith and wife Amy, granddaughter Miranda and Grandson Brian.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 28 in the Burney Veterans Hall. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Intermountain Respiratory c/o Mayers Memorial Hospital, Fall River Mills.
A memorial fund for the family has been established at U.S. Bank in Burney.
Nov. 17th, 2009
In Memory of
Herschel C. Reed
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21 in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Burney for Herschel “Hershey” Reed.
A longtime resident of the Burney area Herschel died in Shasta Regional Medical center following surgery November 2, 2009.
Herschel was born in Georgia September 17, 1922. The family moved to California.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Herschel worked many years as an estimator for P.E. O’hair Plumbing Co. in San Francisco and upon retiring, he moved to Burney where he met and married Estella (Harrison).
Herschel is survived by his wife Estella; son Herschel and Rosa Reed of Round Mountain; daughter-in-law Judy Reed, Pacifica; grandson, Michael Reed, Pacifica; granddaughter and Husband Danielle and Nick Robinson, Petaluma; step son and wife Phillip and Loretta Friedmann, and Marty and Trevor Friedmann from Glendale, CA; grandson,and wife Michael and Kate Friedmann of Las Vegas, NV; stepson and wife Gary and Terry Friedmann and grandsons Joshua and Daniel Friedmann of Palo Cedro, CA; Estella’s sister and husband Everett & Millie Courter, Redding, CA; Brother in law and sister in law Ron and Lana Horn of Burney. Preceded in death by son Baron Reed.
Hershey was a very giving and caring man and willing to help others. He loved nature and the woods where he loved to cut wood.
Herschel was a Lion member for many years and a life member of the VFW Post 5689.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW Post 5689 or Burney Lions Club.
Memorial services for Audrey Florence Cox Conrad, 88, of Burney were held November 5, at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Bella Vista.
Mrs. Conrad died November 1, 2009.
She was born March 12, 1921 in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived in Cassel until 1977, moved to Dana and then to Burney in 1994.
She is survived by sons, Thomas R. Sharp, Jim L. Laws, Robert L. Franklin; daughters Audrey J. Sandeen and Jesse M. Conrad, 10 grandchildren, and 15 great – grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, 96028.
Memorial Services for Dick Dye were held at Pine Grove Cemetery November 14, 2009. Rodger Hathaway officiated. There was a military service.
Dick Dye is survived by his wife Virginia; daughter Rebecca Darnell and her husband Mike of Gannison, Colorado, Robin Louise Dye of San Jose, Ginger Lee Hughes and her husband Joseph of Oregon House, California; sons, Robert Dye and his wife Debbie and Richard Lynn Dye and wife Peggy, all of McArthur; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Dick is greatly missed and is now playing his banjo with the angels.
A memorial service for Don Barber will be held at 1:30 p.m. , November 27 at the Day Community Hal
Services will be held Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m. at the Hat Creek Baptist Church for Dorothy Helen Saunders, 86, of Fall River Mills. The Reverend Frank Wilkins will officiate. Burial will be private at the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
Mrs. Saunders died of natural causes at the Riverview Retirement Home in Fall River Mills, November 7, 2009.
She was born in Guilford, Connecticut February 11, 1923 and moved to the area in 1964 from Paradise, California. She was a cook and member of the Burney Post 5689 of the VFW Auxiliary.
Mrs. Saunders is survived by her son Herbert of Anderson; daughter Lorna Shandley of Burney; brother Raymond Bishop of Danville, California, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, 96028
Nov. 10th, 2009
In memory of Thelma Shiplet
Graveside services were conducted at the Burney District Cemetery on Mountain View Road, November 5, 2009 for Thelma Leola Shiplet, 98, of Burney.
Mrs. Shiplet died at the Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex of natural causes October 31, 2009.
She was born October 12, 1911 in Millville and was a life resident of the county.
She was a homemaker, historian, author, life member of Eastern Star Chapter 450, hunter safety instructor for the Department of Fish and game for over 40 years, member of the Shasta County Historical Society, helped to organize the Interpretive Association at Burney Falls State Park, was a member of the Fort Crook Historical Society, observer in the 1V Fighter Command, Observation Post during World War II.
She is survived by sons David J. Shiplet Sr. and wife Ida of Burney; Daniel G. Shiplet and wife Judy of Burney and Dennis M. Shiplet of Cassel, eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents George W. and Lena Leola Farrell Smith, husband Aley “Jim”, son Duncan W.; sisters Minnie Logston, Mary Clark, Norma Smith;brothers Murray Smith and George Smith.
In memory of
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 15 in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Burney for Lawrence “Sully” Sullivan, longtime resident of Burney who died at his home November 3, 2009.
Larry was born May 6, 1940 in Helena, MT, but his family soon moved to Seattle, WA, where he graduated from Foster High School in 1959. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Navy, where he served proudly as a part of the recommissioning crew of the USS Coral Sea, V1 Division. He considered this time of military service, with comrades he knew until his death, as one of the best times of his life.
Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1963, Larry and his wife Bev, lifelong resident of the Intermountain Area, moved to Burney with their young sons, Michael and Scott. He worked for Scott’s Lumber Company and then Publisher’s for Many years. In 1968, he joined the Burney Fire Department as a volunteer. Upon the closing of the lumber mill, he joined the paid staff of the fire department, where he retired, as Chief, in 2002.
He participated in the Burney Jaycees and Burney Basin Days, lifetime member of VFW Post 5689, the Burney American Legion, the Veteran’s Honor Guard and the USS Coral Sea Association.
Larry was recently involved in an automobile accident on Highway 89 while returning from a reunion in Washington DC with longtime comrades from the Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bev;son Michael of Corvallis, OR; son Scott of Burney; daughter-in-law Monica Sullivan of Corvallis; son of his heart Tom Asher of Coos Bay, OR; Tom’s wife Erica; brother Jim Sweeney and sister-in-law Billie, of Seattle, WA; sister Sheri Junkert and brother-in-law Clair of Seattle; aunt and uncle Pat and Bud West of Bella Vista and grandsons Kyle and Nick Asher and granddaughter Stephanie Asher.
In lieu of flowers, donations can also be made to the Burney Fire Department in care of Chief Ray Barber.
Nov. 3rd, 2009
In Loving Memory
of Don Barber
On October 16, 2009 Don passed peacefully at Mayers Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Zelma.
Don was born in Twin Falls, ID on November 26,1920.
After graduation from U.S.C. in 1942 he joined the U.SD. Navy and became a pilot of a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber. He was assigned to the 82nd Torpedo Squadron aboard the USS Bennington where he received two air medals, the D.F.C. and the Navy Cross for action against the Japanese fleet.
After the war he and his lifelong friend Al Davenport started a hobby paint company, Pactra. Don was the vice president and sales manager for 31 years.
After retiring in 1980, Don moved to the Day Road area from Costa Mesa. That is where he became a sales rep for several paint companies, serving stores from Redding to Reno.
Don was a long time member of the McArthur Fire Department, helping every year at the Day Road BBQ and the Firemen’s Carnival.
He was also a member of the Eastern Shasta County Sheriff’s Flying Posse for many years, working every year at Airport Day, usually in the kitchen cooking or selling raffle tickets.
He is survived by sons Jim of Newport Beach, Steve of McArthur and daughter Bev Kimp of Burney. He has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Don had many friends in the Intermountain Area and will be very missed by all of us.
A memorial service is planned for November 27 at the Day Hall, time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the McArthur Fire Department or the Flying Posse in his name.
Graveside Services were conducted at Burney Cemetery October 29, 2009 for Ernie R. Faahs, 73, of Burney.
Mr. Faahs died of natural causes October 23, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born October 16, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the area in 1983 from Ukiah. He was a mill worker in a lumber mill.
He is survived by wife Anna; daughters Debbie of Cobb, CA, Phyllis of Ukiah and Karen of Colfax, LA,; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Oct. 27th, 2009
In Memory of
A celebration of Life for Mary Irene Ickes, age 84 long-time resident of Burney was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the VFW Hall in Burney, CA. The eulogy was offered by Henry Winkleman of Grace Community Church of Burney, numerous family and friends attended a luncheon hosted by the Burney VFW Aux.
There will be no graveside services and she will be buried in Burney cemetery with her husband in a private ceremony.
Irene was born in Durango, Colorado on March 24, 1925 and passed away peacefully at home on October 17, 2009. Irene moved to Shasta County in the 1970’s.
She worked as a real estate agent in the intermountain area for many years. She was predeceased by her parents Homer and Catherine Beebe of Paradise, CA and her husband Wilmer Ickes, her son John Pryor, her Sister Melda Benefiel of Vallejo, her brother Charles Beebe of Arizona. She is survived by her brother David Beebe of Chico, her daughter Sharon Harris of Ukiah, her daughter-in-law Sharon Pryor of Burney, and Sons Stacy (Sandy) Graham of Roseville, Roger Pryor of Redding, Bronze (Marty) Ickes of Juneau, Alaska, and Bart (Collette) Ickes of Brookings, Ore, as well as 16 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.
For most of her life Irene was a very active person. She graduated High School in Paradise, CA. In her younger years she was a waitress, and volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Red Bluff hospital. Over the years she raised 6 children, 1 girl and 5 boys and she was very attached to her very large extended family. She played on a bowling league in Burney for many years, she loved nature and being outdoors, she loved to work in her yard and on her home. She was very active in the VFW Aux and served at least two terms as the President of the ladies aux for VFW Post 5689 in Burney. She with her husband received numerous awards for outstanding volunteer service with the Burney VFW Post. Irene was a very generous person donating to numerous charities related to America’s Veterans. Irene was artistic and liked to paint ceramics, sew, read, and enjoyed word puzzles, and when she got a computer she became quite attached to emailing friends and family and loved to play the electronic version of the card game Solitaire.
Irene and her husband always worked on their dreams. They operated a large ranch and campground in Montgomery Creek, CA for many years. They also loved to build things such as the construction of two houses that she helped her husband build in CA. One home was built in El Camino, CA and they built another cabin on a 40 acre ranch in Montgomery Creek, CA. After her husband passed in 1993, Irene continued to maintain and care for that cabin for many years on her own.
Irene had a good sense of humor that sometimes took people by surprise. She was a very generous person and really loved people. She was always there to help her children when they needed it, and she never threw anything away just ask her kids.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Burney VFW AUX for Post 5689 and/or Intermountain Hospice, PO Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Oct. 20th, 2009
In memory of
Clifford G. O’Brien
Clifford G. O’Brien of San Rafael, CA passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2009, after a long battle with lymphoma.
He is survived by his wife Ermina (Mina) O’Brien, nieces, nephews and their families.
He served during World War II in a secret American Army unit known as the “Ghost Army,” a unit trained in deception which deceived and misled the German Army, often behind the German lines.
A private graveside service will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, CA.
In memory of
Mary L. De Motte
March 14, 1929-October 10, 2009
Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 10, 2009 in Antioch, CA.
She lived in the Walnut Creek area for more than 25 years, before relocating to Fall River Mills in Shasta County over 20 years ago.
Mary lovingly care for many children in both counties and will be greatly missed by the numerous friends and family that were touched by her loving spirit.
Mary is survived by her sons and daughters in law, David and Dianne De Motte and Jeffery and Joni De Motte, son Daniel De Motte, four grandchildren, Nicole De Motte, Garret Tyson, Jarrod De Motte and Maria De Motte, and one great-granddaughter, Aliana Soliz.
To honor her wishes, no public service will be held.
The Neptune Society is handling arrangements.
Oct. 13th, 2009
Robert de Neuf
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. October 16 at the Intermountain Baptist Church in Burney for Robert Emil de Neuf, 85, of Burney.
Mr. de Neuf died of natural causes October 1, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born July 30, 1928 in Petaluma, CA and moved to Burney in 2002.
He was retired from Northbay Savings and Loan and Paul Zell Design in Petaluma.
He was a long-time volunteer with the Hat Creek Ranger District’s Old Station Visitor’s Center.
Mr. de Neuf is survived by his wife Frances; daughter Nancy Hall of San Jose; sister, Loraine Turner of Santa Anna and Luella Hadermann of Petaluma, and two grandchildren.
No services will be held at this time for Mary K. Rauch, 88, of Burney.
Mrs. Rauch died of natural causes October 6, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Burney October 6, 2009.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, John of Burney and Paul Barnes of Hat Creek.
In memory of
Norman L. Palmer
Norman L. Palmer is now in the arms of our Lord.
He entered his new life, 4 Oct. ‘09.
Norman was a logger for 42 yrs.
He leaves his wife of 45 yrs, Shirley, of Montgomery Creek; 4 daughters, Corina Neathamer of Anderson, Ca.; Deanna Fehrenbacher of Hutchinson, KS.; Vernita Lackey of Wamego, KS.; Michelle Olson of Manhatton, KS; 7 grandchildren; Ron, Lee CJ Neathamer of Anderson; Michelle and Jaron Lackey of Wamego, KS.; Dustin and Ray Olson of Manhatton, KS.; Numerous Brothers and Sisters.
Gone but not forgotten, the Bass are now safe.
Oct. 6th, 2009
Robert James Fredette (Sr.) was born in Newark, NJ. to Gertrude [DeForge] and Idalo Fredette. He was a devoted husband who cherished God, Family, and Country.
For 35 years he worked for ‘Uncle Sam’ first in the Navy and then for the Federal Aviation Agency as an Aviation Radar Electronics Technician. Despite WWII and duty assignments around the world, Bob and Laura fashioned a home of love for three children.
In 1974 he and his ‘bride’ retired to McArthur. They came here because they thought God would call this place home. Here, they worked on their land, hunted, square danced, enjoyed their friends, honored the Lord, and especially, enjoyed the company of each other.
He has been a devoted member of the Catholic religion, and (with Laura) helped establish his much-loved church “Our Lady of the Valley”. For over 30 years he has been a stalwart part of Post 369 of the American Legion, and served as Commander for 2 terms. Each of his children also served in the Navy, and that was a point of great pride.
Always ardent travelers they would, with any provocation, venture to see the family. There was sister Gert and her handsome boys in Cicero. In Grand Rapids, was big brother Lou, wife “Pinky” and their Fabulous Five. Little brother John, [wife] Ernestine and the Extraordinary Four were up north in Seattle. Rounding it all out, was wife’s brother Steve and [wife] Myra lived in Modesto. In addition, there were camping trips and other excuses to get the cousins together. Later, there were weddings and the families grew.
His progeny are: Robert Jr. who married Mary and they settled with 4 youngsters in Redding. Richard married Gloria and they live in Pleasanton. Their children are: Michael (a computer genius who married Mary and had Tyler), Jennifer (now a visiting professor in Public Law at SUNY), and James (a teacher of history in Los Gatos). Laura, a gypsy by nature, moved to Boston, married Armand and was blessed with two beautiful daughters. Michelle is a band manager turned photographer who is also a benefits specialist for a large insurance company. Nicole (married to the favorite grandson-in-law Keith) is a beautiful vocalist turned mother of three incredibly gifted children: Kylee a dazzling student, a lover of animals, and a talented soccer player; Rebeka a remarkable clothes designer, talented soccer player and an outstanding student; Ryan James (named for his papa, who he called him The Young Man) is an amazing 4 year old, already a gifted athlete, and according to Papa, “too cute for words.”
Bob had pride and joy as well, in the children of his siblings. He loved following up on them all. It was his great honor in the past years to preside over family events, and especially to walk some very beautiful brides down the aisle. Uncle Bob was always up for the job.
So it was ten years ago, when his beloved wife died, that her story could not be told without including him. Now his story must be told including her. It was “Bob and Laura” then, as it is now, they are together again, and happy with God.
Services for James Adrian Butler, 87, of Burney will be held 11 a.m. October 10 at the Burney Veteran’s Hall. The Reverend Alex Munro and Burney Veteran’s Honor Guard will officiate.
Private inurement will be at the Burney District Cemetery.
Mr. Butler died of natural causes September 25, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born June 21, 1922 in Kerman, California and moved to Burney in 1979 from Woodland, CA.
He was the owner of Jim’s Upholstery in Woodland and Burney.
He was a U.S. Navy Seabee in WWII, a life member of the VFW, member of the Burney Presbyterian Church, past member of the Burney Lions CLub and a member of the Satin Sounds Band.
He is survived by his wife Frances; stepson Darold Meinberg of Salida, CO; daughters Peggy Nakaura of Carmichael, CA, Emily Morris of Minden, Nevada, and Adrianne Mandenhall of Camas Valley, Oregon; stepdaughter Joyce McQuade of Burney; brother Neal of Bend, Oregon, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Burney VFW, P.O. Box 1077 , Burney, CA.
Sept. 29th, 2009IN MEMORY OF
James (Jim) Dewitt Perkins
Jim went home to be with our Lord on August 22, 2009. He joins his parents; Dewitt Lawrence Perkins and Maple (James) Perkins; his sisters, Annabel and Peggy; and brother John (Squeek) Perkins.
Jim leaves behind him his wife and soul-mate of 57 years, Betty L. (Lorenzen) Perkins; his daughters and son-in-laws, Bob and JoAnne Scott of Medford, Oregon, Gary and Jean Hodges of Thayer, Missouri; and his son, James F. Perkins of Anchorage, Alaska. He also leaves behind his sister and her husband, Vieletta and John Bath of Bonanza, Oregon; brothers and sisters-in-laws Milton and Em Perkins of Pittville, California, David and Joyce Perkins of Pittville; five granddaughters and three grandsons; one great granddaughter and three great grandsons.
A celebration of Jim’s life was held in Sheridan, Montana with Father Todd Young officiating.
Jim loved his family, his friends, rodeo, and life. We will cherish our memories with him. He will be deeply missed.
Judith (Judy) Rae Perkins
Judy went home to be with our Lord on August 23rd, 2009. She joins her grandparents, Hi and Phoebe Lorenzen of Day, California and Dee and Maple Perkins of Pittville and her father Jim Perkins of Sheridan, Montana.
Judy leaves behind her three children, Brooke Perkins of Hamilton, Montana; Jade Blank of Missoula, Montana: Jade Blank of Missoula, Montana; and Chelsea Evans of Clear Lake, California along with two grandchildren, Jonathon and Gage. She also leave behind two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bob and JoAnne Scott of Medford, Oregon; Gary and Jean Hodges of Thayer, Missouri; a brother, James Perkins of Anchorage and her mother, Betty L. Perkins of Sheridan.
A celebration of her life was held in Sheridan with Father Todd Young officiating.;
Judy loved cooking and gardening. She always grew a beautiful garden and beautiful flowers. She will be missed deeply by her family and friends.
Sept. 22nd, 2009
Memorial Services for Peter C. Collier, 62, formerly of Burney, will be 7 p.m., September 25, at McDonald’s Burney Chapel.
Mr. Collier died August 27, 2009.
He was born October 16, 1946 in Newburyport, MA. He was a geothermal researcher with The University of California, Riverside and later a geologist for the State’s Toxic Substances Control.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; father, Charles; brother Matt; step-son Emmitt Jolly; step-daughters, Stacy Jolly and Michelle Anderson and three step-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to the Peter C. Collier Scholarship Fund, c/o Michael McKibben, Dept. of Earth Sciences, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 or contact Ducks Unlimited, Services Department Becky Paysinger, telephone 901-758-3841 or California Waterfowl Association, 4630 Northgate Blvd., Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95834.
A Celebration of the Life of Scott McCammon will be held at McArthur Burney Falls State Park, at the picnic area by the boat ramp, on Saturday, September 26, 2009.
Drop in from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
You are welcome to bring finger foods to share.
Sept. 15th, 2009
In memory of
Muriel Helen Pope
A Celebration of life was held at the Chico Cemetery, September 5, 2009 for Muriel Helen Pope.
Muriel was born in San Jose, California on November 23, 1929 and passed away in Roseville, August 29, 1909.
She was born to Walter and Zereda Jensen and spent her young life on the family farm in Glenburn, graduating from Fall River High School in 1946. In 1950 she graduated from Chico State College with a teaching credential, majoring in English with a minor in music.
On June 18, 1950 she was married to her college sweetheart, William E. Pope of Chico.
Muriel touched many lives while teaching in Orland, Lake School District, and Paradise Elementary schools, prior to teaching in Hamilton City where she stayed for 22 years.
She was presented the Glen County Educators Hall of Fame award in 1998. She shared her musical skills in school programs and was on the forefront of computer use in the classroom, serving teachers and students alike as a Mentor Teacher. After retirement, she continued to work as a consultant in the Capay School District.
Muriel loved gardening and quilting, but her greatest love was her family.
Muriel is survived by her husband Bill; her four children and their spouses, Gary and Nancy of Thousand Oaks, Ronald and Ria of Chico, Diana Pope and Dr. Glen Hofer of Auburn, Carol and David Brown of Chico, 11 grandchildren; and sister Mildred and husband Andy Lakey of Glenburn, numerous nieces and nephews: Marty and Lisa Lakey of Glenburn; Tim and Val Lakey of Glenburn; and Debbie Lakey of Redding and great nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of the Life of Scott McCammon will be held at McArthur Burney Falls State Park, at the picnic area by the boat ramp, on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Drop in from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
You are welcome to bring finger foods to share.
Services will be set at a later date for Louis Joseph Heiner, 83, of Fall River Mills.
Mr. Heiner died September 4, 2009 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born March 18, 1926 in Visalia, California and moved to the county in 2004 from Long Beach.
He was a retired teacher, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, life member of the VFW in Long Beach, an artist and painter and member of the Intermountain Artists and Shasta Arts Council.
He is survived by wife Katherine of Fall River Mills, sons Mark of Culver City and Robin of Fall River Mills; brother James of La Mesa, California; sister Rosemary Manas of La Mesa, and one grandchild.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to S.N.I.P.P.
Sept. 8th, 2009
In memory of
Max LaVan Carr
Max LaVan Carr departed from his physical body on August 7, 2009, following an extended illness. At the time of death he was in long term care at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA.
He was born in Drummond, OK on Dec 12, 1930. His parents were Charles Delbert Carr and Gladys Mae (Downs) Carr. Max came to California in 1936 to be with his mother and stepfather, E.G. Parkening. During his elementary school years he attended Page Military Academy, later graduating from George Washington High School in Los Angeles.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War, frequently visiting Japan which influenced his art work. After the Navy he resided in San Francisco, employed as window display artist for a large department store and also various interior decorating assignments. He moved to the Burney-Fall River-McArthur area in 1956 to be with his father and stepmother, Mary Lea Carr.
Max was multi-talented and creative: music (performance on piano & electric organ), art, both graphic and pictorial. He grew bonsai trees, worked with pottery, built model airplanes, to list just a few. He was a gourmet cook, had a picture framing shop in Burney and later managed storage units in Johnson Park for approximately 30 years. His retirement was due to multiple health problems.
Max was a care-giver to numerous local citizens and very active with the Burney Library. His volunteer of the year award recognized many of his services to the community.
He is survived by siblings Joy Carr, Marlene Clark, Blaine & Bill Parkening, nieces Suzanne Cosgrove-Tornay, Jennifer & Nanette Davis & numerous other relatives. He has kept in touch with former classmates, Navy buddies and employers.
We miss him.
A celebration of memories will be held Sunday September 20, 2009 at the Burney Lions Hall in Burney at 3 p.m. This will be a pot luck. Think “last memorable meal”.
In Memory of
Richard “Dick” Almon Campbell
Richard “Dick” Almon Campbell was born in Hettinger, North Dakota on October 14, 1931 and was called to be with God on August 31, 2009 at the age of 77.
He was the third of five children who spent his early years living on a farm in a sod house. His early memories were of winters so cold that the ice was thick enough to drive cars on and of hiding inside a barn to escape tornadoes.
There he learned the value of working for a living and sharing the good things life gave you with others. Some things he talked about when he reminisced was driving the hay wagons and hating to get out of bed on the cold mornings. His brothers would carry him out and place him on the tractor seat in his birthday suit if he didn’t hurry out of bed.
He also remember oranges and peanuts being the best Christmas presents ever, which is a family tradition continued to this day.
Dick played football during high school at Mobridge, South Dakota and was part of the “M” Club. He talked fondly of his youth, growing up, and the antics he, his brothers, and friends did. He kept in contact with his friends whenever possible.
After high school he served our country with the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 in the Korean War. Most of his time was as a gunner’s mate on the USS Ulvalde AKA88, which was a cargo ship. He worked his way up to become a 2nd Class Petty Officer. His tour of duty took him to Japan, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam.
One of his funniest memories was of shooting high explosive in-cinerary tracers at drones when they were supposed to be firing blanks during combat training because his Captain ordered the switch. They took out the drone and had to quickly change all of their ammunition back to blanks before making port so they wouldn’t get into trouble.
He received the Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Korean Service, and United Nations Service medals.
His final station was the Alameda Naval Base where he met Dorothy Fay Hays, of Adin. They were married August 10, 1955 in San Francisco.
He went to City College where he learned to be an electrical technician and worked for Eitel McCullough (EMAC) and Varian Associates. There he helped with the development of early radar warning systems, and was involved in research and development of travel wave tubes (TWT) used on military aircraft, and helped develop telecommunications satellites for the Navy and Air Force, some of the first in space.
The technology developed some of the NASA components that helped up the first man on the moon.
The couple began their family in San Francisco where they had two daughters and, finally, a son.
His employer’s company kept growing and relocating farther down into what was to become Silicon Valley. Soon he was commuting from San Francisco to Palo Alto to work each day. It was time to either move closer to his work or leave it all behind.
Dick decided that a quieter life was better for everyone so in 1968 he moved his family to Adin, where he and his wife became co-owners of Adin Supply with Dorothy’s parents, Ruth and Lewis Hays. There they developed many friendships with people both in the community and who traveled or just spent time here during their vacations. Dick and Dorothy operated the store until they sold it in 2004. Many of the community knew him as the “Hot Dog Man” for all the free hot dogs he gave to the kids when they came in to shop with their parents. He spent many an evening cutting up wild game and rancher’s meat over the years.
Although he hardly had time to spare, he still loved to hunt and fish when he had a chance, especially with his grandkids. He taught the older ones to drive and spent time reading stories and helping with homework all while working at the store. They fondly remember their wild rides with him out hunting.
His creative time led him to painting, macramé, rebuilding VW’s in to Baja Bugs, raising Jack Russell Terriers, as well as Arabian and Paint horses. He mastered the methods of training horses as suggested by the “horse whisperer” and still loved to watch the birds and deer every day.
Dick was a very active member of the community where he was a volunteer with the Adin Volunteer Fire Department from 1968 to 1999. He was a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars. He also worked, establishing the Adin Community Services District, which included trips to Sacramento pushing to get the paperwork approved to get the town on a modern sewer system. He was also involved with the Adin Chamber of Commerce and the annual Fishing Derby.
After their retirement from the store, Dick and Dorothy were able to travel to Brazil, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota, North Dakota, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Mexico where they shared special times with old friends and family. After each trip he brought back great stories and pictures of the amazing things they had experienced.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Carol Campbell; brothers: David, Robert and Louie.
He leaves behind, his wife Dorothy of Adin; sister Muriel Bucholz of Fosston, Minnesota; children: Deborah and husband Ron Ryerson and grandchildren Levi, Ethan and Chad of Sacramento, California; Jeanette and husband Jim Holcomb of Redding and grandchildren Jillian Holcomb of Redding and Jennifer and Nigel Baker and great-grandchildren Alyssa and Joshua, of North Palm Springs, Florida; Edward and wife Sasha Campbell and grandchildren, Trevor and Chase of Susanville, California.
A memorial service was held September 5, 2009 at the Adin Community Center. Memorial contributions should be made to the charity of choice.
Sept. 1st, 2009
In memory of
Barbara Lorraine Terry, a 20-year resident of Fall River Mills, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the age of 87.
She is survived by a son, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and three nieces.
“Bobbie was married for 63 years and is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved “Terry.”
Donations in her name may be made to the Fall River Mills 7th Day Adventist Church.
In memory of
Dorothy M. Primorac passed away on August 23, 2009. She was 89.
She and her husband, Forrest, had lived in Adin, Ca for 61 years where she served in the Postal Service for 30 years, part of those years as Post Master.
Forrest proceeded her in death 12 years earlier.
Dorothy moved to Redding after his death and lived in several places before finally settling down at St. Lorenz Assisted Living where she received wonderful are.
Dorothy leaves behind two children; Dennis Primorac (Daylean) of Alturas, Judy Bartell (George) of Palo Cedro; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
No service will be held.
Any memorial contributions may be sent to Adin Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of your choice in her name.
Aug. 25th, 2009
In memory of
Richard ‘Rich’ On
Richard (Rich) On, 67, passed away peacefully at home on August 19, 2009 after a short illness.
Rich is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, and his dog, Crystal. Also survived by sister, Kathleen (Carl) Buraglio and brother-in-law, Jim Stassen. Rich retired from Pacific Bell after 31 years of service. He and Joyce moved to Burney in ‘98 from the San Francisco Bay Area. Rich was an avid fly fisherman and loved to fish any stream or lake with his good friends and fishing buddies. At the request of Rich, there will be no service. Memorials preferred to Intermountain Hospice. Guest/Memorial Book can be accessed at www.mcdonaldschapel.com.
Services for Ashley Anne Tindle, 21, of Burney are set for 11 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Hat Creek Baptist Church in Hat Creek.
The reverends Frank Wilkins and Mark Munshausen will officiate.
She died at home August 16, 2009.
Ashley was born February 17, 1988 in South Lake Tahoe, California.
She moved to the area in 2002 from Eureka.
Ashley is survived by son, Chance of Burney; brother, Derek of Burney: sister, Danell Brumbaugh of Burney; mother Anne Guffie of Burney and maternal grandparents Francis and Carole Carrington of Korbel, CA and paternal grandparents Patty and BJ Tindle of Lewiston, CA.
In memory of
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 28 at the Burney Lions Hall Burney. A reception will follow services.
Private graveside services have been scheduled.
Mrs. Story died August 22, 2009.
She was born July 2, 1930 in Weaverville, CA and was a lifetime resident of Northern California.
She was a member of the Burney Lioness Auxiliary and the Quilter Club.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking, photography and gardening.
She was a lover of music, fine art and a good clean joke.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Stanley E. Story and three of their four children, Margo Hans, Leslie Story and Theresa Yvonne, two grand children and two great-grandchildren.
In memory of
William Lyons Jr. , “Little Willie”
Visitation for William Lawrence Lyons Jr. ‘Little Willie’ will be at McDonald’s Chapel, Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon.
Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Burney High School football field.
Willie was born June 4, 1989 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. He was a 2008 graduate of Burney High School.
He was known for his accomplishments in football, baseball, and wrestling. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in the woods with a chainsaw in hand.
Willie lived life to his fullest, always being there to help out family, friend or even a stranger.
He leaves behind the love of his life, Dorothy Hatting, and soon to be baby, Payton; parents Willie and Sharon Lyons of Burney and Teresa Seefloth of Fall River Millls siblings Bo,Megan, Steven, Forrest, Ryan, Gary and Meadow; paternal grandparents Cuz and Roxie Lyons of Burney; maternal grandparents Fred and Judy Seefloth of Burney: great-grandmother Jeannette Sarot of Newark; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Willie was taken from us way too soon. Willie has left us with his spirt to live life in high gear.. To live with no regret. But to smile when you hear his name.
“Willie was bigger than life and he was the one who knew it.”
Memorial contributions may be made to Dorothy and Payton, c/o U.S. Bank in Burney.
Aug. 4th, 2009
Services will be scheduled at a later date for Elsie P. Warren, 88, of Burney.
Mrs. Warren died of natural causes July 28, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born October 12, 1920 in New York. She moved the area in 1983.
She was a court anscriber.
She is survived by son, Dan Warren, of Burney and two grandchildren.
Harley Melrose Neuerburg died August 1, 2009 at his home in McArthur, CA.
Born November 6, 1910 in Los Angeles, he married Ollie Bates in 1939 and together they moved to the Intermountain area that same year. A welder by trade, Harley opened a welding shop in Burney, charging $3 an hour. During the early part of World War II, he welded on defense jobs in the shipyards, an ammunition factory at Salt Lake City, a pipeline at Hoover Dam, and Beale air base. Then he worked at Pondosa at Harry Horr’s lumber mil. When the mill burned down, Harley took the job as the night watchman for the McCloud River Lumber Co., greasing the cats and the jammer at the rail head. In the mornings, he and his partner would get all the equipment started before the crew arrived. Mc cloud was logging by rail in those years.. When the company abandoned that, he quit and ranched full time.
In 1944, Harley and Ollie moved to Dana where they built a home on the upper Fall River. There they raised Hereford cattle that included two award-winning Champion Pens of 5 at the Intermountain Fair. He welded the original water wheel at what is now Spinner Fall Lodge. Already an avid hunter and trapper, his proximity to the river led to the development of a passion for fly-fishing. In 1975, he took the first of 17 annual winter trips “down under” to fish the streams and rivers of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania, returning every spring just in time to file his taxes. He kept a guest book at home in Dana to record the visits of everyone who stopped by to fish or visit, and always had a full collection of photos ready to share.
He was a life member of the NRA, a member of the California Sheriff’s Ass’n, an annual supporter of the Intermountain Jr. Livestock Sale beginning with the very first sale, and a member of the Fort Crook Historical Society.
Harley is survived by his daughter, Shirley McArthur and husband John of McArthur, grandchildren Rod (Karen) and George (Christine) McArthur of McArthur and Patricia McArthur Rue (Michael) of Rio Oso, six great-grandchildren, Angela and Michael Bosworth, and Callie, Abby, John and Scott McArthur, and one great-great granddaughter Zoey Bosworth as well as one niece and two nephews.
At his request, no services will be conducted. Internment will be at the Dana Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Harley’s name may be made to the Pete Lakey Memorial Fund c/o Plumas Bank, PO Box 189, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or to the Fort Crook Historical Society, PO Box 297, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Arrangements were handled by Kerr Mortuary, Alturas
July 28th, 2009
In memory of
Clayton “Bud” Cupp
Former, California resident, Mr. Clayton “Bud” Howard Cupp, 90, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 16, 2009 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska
Per his request there will be no service. Bud’s ashes will be laid to rest with his wife and son at the Hayfork Cemetery in Hayfork, California.
Bud was born March 19, 1919 to Howard H. & Vernna (Chrisman) Cupp in Missouri. The family moved to California in 1920 where Bud would live until his last move to Homer, Alaska in May of 2008. He graduated grammar school in 1934 but only completed a year and a half of high school. Bud began working for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company in 1939. The family moved to San Diego for a year and a half and Bud helped build planes for the war. The family then returned to Hayfork, CA and Bud returned to work for PG&E until he retired after 32 years of service. For many years Bud spent much of his time creating wood working projects as well as being a very talented musician. During the last year Bud was able to spend days at the Friendship Terrace in Homer where he was known to pull out his harmonica from his pocket and belt out a tune.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; sons, Clayton and Cecil. He leaves behind his son and daughter in-law, Jerry and Liz Cupp; grandson, Jimmie; granddaughters and their spouses, Sarah and Wendy; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of cards and flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Friendship Terrace at Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. 3935 Svedlund Street, Homer, Alaska 99603.
Arrangements were by the Homer Funeral Home.
Private services are scheduled for Bernice J. Stanley, 99, of Burney.
Mrs. Stanley died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s Burney Annex July 14, 2009.
She was born March 12, 1910 in Boring, Oregon and worked as a waitress at the Sportsman’s Hotel in Tulelake before moving to Burney.
She is survived by sons Ira of Tulelake, Bill of Lebanon, Oregon, daughter Diane Anthes of Roseburg, Oregon, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro is in charge of arrangements.
In Memory of
Charles “Chuck” Norris Bethel Sr.
April 18, 1947 to July 17, 2009
Chuck Bethel lived and loved his family, children, and grandchildren. He laid stepping stones for his family and the community to build from and we all loved him. He will never be forgotten. He was a husband, son, father, and our Papa Chuck! Chuck will forever live on in our hearts. He leaves behind in all of us, his values of family and frinds. He is survived by his wife Cathy of 43 years, parents, Sparky Bethel and Argent Hale; children Skeeter and wife Marti, Caryn Bethel Washington, Clay and wife Tara; grandchildren, Cody, Johnny, Chelsea, Trevor, Tyler, Marissa, Casey, Jasmine, Colten, Ethan and Elana; and great grandchild Scott Ellis Bethel.
He lived in Fall River all his life.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, at the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Fall River Fire Department, P.O. Box 315 Fall River Mills, 96028.
July 21st, 2009
In Memory of
A memorial service for Rudy Trousdale, 103, will be held on Monday, July 27, at 11:00 a.m. in the Masonic Hall in Fall River Mills.
Mr. Trousdale died July 6, 2009. He was a 79 year member of the Masonic Order and received a 75 year pin presented by the Grand Master of the Masons in California in 2005, Howard Kirkpatrick, of Redding.
Rudy joined the Marine Corps in the early 1930’s and stayed in for two years. He was discharged as a Lt Col, went to work for TWA as a pilot in 1935.
He flew for TWA until 1985 when he retired and went into Ranching full time raising Angus cattle. He owned a ranch in Cassel which was sold to a neighbor, Clint Eastwood, in the late 1990’s He and his wife Dorothy moved to Eureka, where she had grown up.
Dorothy passed away in December of 2000.
Rudy remained in his home in Eureka and when he became infirm he had a staff of ladies who lovingly cared for him.
He had three sisters all who preceded him in death.
He is survived by 3 nephews, Dale Nelson & David Nelson of Roseburg, OR and Rick Whiting of MN and one niece who lives in Eureka, CA.
In Memory of
Charles “Chuck” Norris Betel Sr.
April 18, 1947 to July 17, 2009
Chuck Behel lived and loved his family, children, and grandchildren. He laid stepping stones for his family and the community to build from and we all loved him. He will never be forgotten. He was a husband, son, father, and our Papa Chuck! Chuck will forever live on in our hearts. He leaves behind in all of us, his values of family and frinds. He is survived by his wife Cathy of 43 years, parents, Sparky Bethel and Argent Hale; children Skeeter and wife Marti, Caryn Bethel Washington, Clay and wife Tara; grandchildren, Cody, Johnny, Chelsea, Trevor, Tyler, Marissa, Casey, Jasmine, Colten, Ethan and Elana; and great grandchild SXcott Ellis Bethel.
He lived in Fall River all his life.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, at the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Fall River Fire Department, P.O. Box 315 Fall River Mills, 96028.
A celebration of life for Curtis Elvin Ingalls, 33, of Burney, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Ingalls died July 12, 2009 in Anderson.
He was born November 7, 1975 in Fall River Mills and was a lifelong resident of the area.
Mr. Ingalls was a chain puller at a local lumber mill.
He is survived by a son, Brandon, of Missouri; daughter Monique of Fall River Mills, mother Judy of Burney and grandfather, Elvin Ingalls of Pitkin, LA.
July 14th, 2009
A celebration of life will for Phyllis Helen Cook, 88, of Burney will be held at the Burney Lions Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009.
Mrs. Cook died July 2, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding of natural causes.
She was born September 4, 1920 in Ingersol, Oklahoma and moved to Burney in 1971 from Bryan, Texas.
She and her husband were owner-operators of Robert O. Cook Real Estate in Burney. She was a member of the Burney Lions Auxiliary, Burney VFW Post 5689 Auxiliary, and Mayers Memorial Hospital Guild.
She is survived by her husband Robert O. of Redding/Burney; daughter Jacque Edgmon of Mesa, AZ; sister Beth Shaw of Spokane, Washington, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services were conducted at the Adin Cemetery for Hollyce Genevieve Smelcer, 87, of Burney.
Mrs. Smelcer died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital July 4, 2009.
She was born September 4, 1921 in Greenville, CA and moved to Burney in 1996 from Adin.
She is survived by her husband Pete of Burney; sons Vincent Nelson of Susanville and Glenn Nelson of Redding; step-children, Sharon McCulley of Burney, Gary and John Smelcer of Redding and Annette Covey of Seattle, WA, numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
July 7th, 2009
In Memory of
Bonnie Jeanne Haley was born on March, 22, 1949, in Fall River Mills, CA, to James and Pauline Bruce and lovingly raised by Edward and Pauline Bruce. Regretfully, she passed away on June 26, 2009. She leaves behind her best friend and partner, Harvey Haley, "her girls" - daughters Jenni Haley, age 39, and Kari Haley, age 36; as well as her "grandbabies" Bailey Hovis, age 15, Jared Hovis, age 12, and Jaden Ellenberger, age 7. In addition, Bonnie leaves her mother, Pauline Bruce and siblings Joseph Bruce & wife Patty, David Bruce & wife Eve, Gordon Bruce & wife Leslie, Carol Sagaser & husband Jim, Robbie Kingsbury & husband Chuck, parents-in-law Ray and Wanda Haley, brother-in-law Wayne Haley and wife Barbara, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Bonnie was taken from us much too soon but left behind a legacy of love, life, and happiness. She touched so many lives, each time leaving an unforgettable imprint with her sweet smile and gentle spirit. Bonnie and Harvey were high school sweethearts; on June 15th they celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Her hobbies were spending time with her grandbabies Bailey, Jared, and Jaden, or being with her girls, Jenni and Kari, and best friend/sister, Robbie.
Services were held on Tuesday, June 30th at the McArthur Fairgrounds at 10:00 a.m.
A memorial fund for Bonnie Haley has been set up at Tri Counties Bank.
Private services were held at the Burney Cemetery for Robert L. Garfield, 89, of Burney.
Mr. Garfield died of natural causes at the Riverview Retirement Home in Fall River Mills, June 28, 2009.
He was born February 18, 1920 in Spring Valley, WI and moved to the area in 2002 from Chico.
He was an auto mechanic.
Mr. Garfield is survived by son Steve of Burney; daughter Angela Capp of Chandler, AZ; sisters Jeaneete Agostini of San Francisco and Helen Mercer of Spoiane, WA; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
John Poncey Jr.
Private services will be held at a future date John K. Poncey Jr., 63, of Burney.
Mr. Poncey died at home June 3, 2009.
Born in Honolulu he moved to Burney from the Bay Area in 1980.
He was a truck driver for Burney Disposal.
He is survived by brother Anthony; two sisters, Patricia Sira and Lorraine Correia; two daughters, Mary Vega and Debbie Hernandez; four sons, John K., III, Tony, Scott and John Joseph Poncey; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will by held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Fall River Community Methodist Church in Fall River Mills for Marilyn Rhoads Tretten Ketman Earnest, 91.
Marilyn is survived by daughters Diane Dujmovich, Gail Rauch and Janice Kennemore. She is also survived by sons-in-law George Dujmovich and George Rauch.
She was the loving grandmother to Lisa Campana Best, Laura Dunmovich Griffin, Caryn Kennemore, Christy Rauch, Joanne Rauch, Lynda Kennemore Dillard, Kyle Kennemore and Matthew Tretten. Marilyn was also great-grandmother to 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Herbert Tretten, Harry Ketman, Lem Earnest, her son David Tretten and son-in-law Phil Kennemore.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fort Crook Historical Society or the Fall River Mills Community Methodist Church.,
June 30th, 2009
A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Alice J. McArdle, 87, of Cassel.
Ms. McArdle died June 22, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills from natural causes.
She was born September 28, 1921 in Canada and moved to the area in 1985 from Santa Clara.
She was an RN with the Santa Clara County Health Department.
She is survived by her best friend and companion Lea Meyer; sisters Patricia Shively and Helen Buelow and two nieces
June 23rd, 2009
Clarence Graham Jr.
Graveside services for Clarence William, “Bill” Graham, 86, of Nubieber, will be today, Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m. in the Hillside Cemetery at Nubieber. The Reverend Kent House of the Grace Bible Church will officiate.
Mr. Graham died June 18, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes.
He was born September 14, 1922 in Vinita, Oklahoma and moved to Big Valley in 1961 from Three Rivers, California.
He was a rancher, real estate professional, U.S. Army veteran of World War II, member of the Big Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Big Valley Lions, Big Valley Chamber of Commerce, Fall River-Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association, and Big Valley Boosters Club.
He is survived by wife Helen; sons, Gary and Ryan, daughter Judy Maddox, and two grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the Youth Center, % Jennifer House, P.O. Box 187, Bieber, CA. 96009.
June 16th, 2009
No services are planned for Eda Rose Johnson, 94, of McArthur.
Mrs. Johnson died June 5, 2009 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born April 16, 1915 in Hillsdale, MT and moved to the area in 1953 from Minnesota.
She was a retired baker.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband Harold Johnson.
No services are planned for Mildred Bardsley, 92, of McArthur.
Mrs. Bardsley died June 8, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born April 2,1917 in Sharon, PA and moved to the area from Santa Clara in 2005. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters Marsha Corn of McArthur and Mary Torotinsky of Linden, MI and sister Elsie Michael of Davis, CA.
Services were held June 11, 2009 at the Adin Cemetery in Adin for Beverly Ruth Wolter, 83, of Fall River Mills.
She died June 6, 2009 of natural causes at her residence.
She was born February 8, 1926 in San Lorenzo, CA. She moved to Fall River Mills in 2009 from Bieber.
She was a maintenance worker for the Big Valley School District.
Mrs. Wolter is survived by sons Marc of Fall River Mills, Joe of Bieber and Donald of Bieber; daughters Karen Babcock of Bieber, Jayne Atkins of Standish and Tamie Burman of Wyoming, Conn.: 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
June 2nd, 2009
Robert Elton Lee died Sunday, May 24, 2009 of prostate cancer in Bend. He was 78. Services will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1503 NE 4th Street in Bend on Friday, May 29, at 11:00 a.m.
Robert Lee “Bob” was born in McCloud, CA
He served in the US Army from 1951-1956 and spent time in Korea. After the army Bob spent time in Oregon and Northern California working on ranches and hauling logs.
Survivors include four step children, Bev Miller Fagen of Bend, Donna Miller Smith of Philomath, Ron Miller of Alfalfa and Dan Miller of Redding; a sister, Norma Jean Day of Pocatella, ID; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren
Baird Funeral Home is handling arrangements and donations can be made to Partners in Care/Hospice.
A memorial service for Michael Dale Lyons, 54, of Adin will be conducted Saturday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Burney.
Mr. Lyons died May 14, 2009 in Adin, CA.
He was born April 21, 1955 in Burney, CA.
He was a logger. He graduated from Burney High School in 1961.
He is survived by his son Mikey Lyons of Washington, D.C.; daughter Katie Lyons of Burney; brother Chuck Lyons of Burney; sister Sherry Ragsdale of Redding, CA.; and one grandchild.
In Loving Memory
Jean L. Macy
MAY 1928~MAY 2009
A faire flower in The fields of life.
Wonderful wife & Mother, maker of Beautiful dolls and Lovely artwork.
An example for us all.
Survived by a Son and Daughter and their Families, including five Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren.
“We love you Mom, and Thank you for so many Treasured memories.”
May 26th, 2009
In memory of
Shawn Cunningham, 29, of McArthur died May 15, 2009 in McArthur, CA.
Services will be conducted Saturday, May 30, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, with Pastor Steve Black officiating. Following his burial, Celebration of Life will be held at 26356 Oak Street in McArthur.
Shawn was born February 29, 1980 in Fall River Mills, Ca. to Willis Grant Cunningham and Laurel Anne Walsh.
He was a maintenance man for Big Valley Power in Bieber.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Cunningham. He is survived by his expecting wife, Sarah Jane (Summers) Cunningham, married September 27, 2008 in McArthur. He is also survived by his parents and one sister Happy (Jess) Barrios of Fall River Mills, his grandparents, Bill and Alice Walsh of Pittville, his paternal grandmother, June Cunningham of Redding, Ca.; his mother-in-law, Winnie Summers of Lookout, Ca.; uncles Bill Walsh and Mike Walsh of Pittville, Vincent Cunningham of McArthur and his three aunts, Barbara, Claudia and Shannon Cunningham of Redding, Ca.
Shawn will be sorely missed by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. We were blessed to have him, he was our gift, gone too soon.
McDonald’s Funeral Chapel of Burney is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Tri Counties Bank, Shawn Cunningham Memorial Trust Fund at Fall River Mills, CA.
May 19th, 2009
Ellen Kinyon Murray Greer
Ellen was born in between Glenburn and Dana in a two story ranch house on September 18,1915.
She passed away in Fall River Mills on May 6, 2009. Preceded in death by first husband Kenneth Murray, Daughter Jeanette Fink, sister, George Hempe, and grandsons Kirt Perkins and Kenneth Hartley.
A lifelong resident of Fall River She leaves her husband George Greer; daughter Rae Perkins of Alturas, Irene Estes of Fall River; grandchildren Kim Perkins Parker and Husband Danny of Alturas, Brian Kent Perkins and wife Kelly of Brentwood, Rayna Grove Jennette Spezio and husband Phil, and Anne Grove of Fall River, eight great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Sister Betty Lee Harris and brother Stanley Kinyon of Oregon.
She liked to tell about the changes in Fall River, from the time of dirt roads to the paved streets of the town, how she learned to drive at 7 years-old, just when she could reach the petals of their old car. She also could tell about the time that Fall River burnt, where the stores used to be and who owned them. She worked in several businesses in Fall River. She was a postal clerk for several years, and waited table at the Fall River Hotel. She and George purchased the Buckhorn in McArthur and owned it for several years. When they sold the bar and retired, she became a founding member of Mountain Quail Quilters. Sewing was a passion of hers, aplica being what she loved most.
All of her family and friends will miss her very much.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the home of Irene and Wally Estes, located at 42991, McArthur Road. Pot luck will begin at 11 a.m. and everyone who knew Ellen is invited to attend.
In lieu of cards or flowers donations may be made to the Mountain Quail Quilters Guild.
Jacqueline E. Marsden
Memorial services will be held at the Hat Creek Baptist Church, at 11 a.m., May 30, 2009 for Jacqueline E. Marsden, 62, of Old Station.
May 12th, 2009
Forrest Potter – 4/4/1908 – 11/2/2008
A memorial for Forrest Potter, beloved Brother and Uncle, will be held 1:00 p.m. on May 24, 2009, at the newly renovated “Old Potter House” in Lookout, California.
Forrest was born and raised in Lookout, the eighth child of John & Minnie Potter. During his lifetime he had several careers, the first was as a teacher.
He started teaching in 1926. His first school was Juniper near Bieber, California. He then taught at Missouri Bend School near Susanville, California. He was teaching in Eagleville, California for two years (1939-1940). Adin Elementary school in 1941 was the last of his teaching career, as he joined his brothers Dick, Joe and Jim in their lumber business, The Potter Lumber Co. in Lookout, California after serving in the Army in WWII.
After his retirement from the lumber mill, he spent the rest of his 100+ years, as he always did, taking care of his family. He lived in Sacramento, then Susanville, spending his summers at the “old Lookout house”. He lived with his sister Fay in Klamath Falls the last six years of his life.
He is missed dearly by all who new him. We all treasured his wisdom, knowledge, and the sparkle in his eyes.
Private services will be conducted at a later date for Christopher Dale Hoffner, age 77, of Burney.
Mr. Hoffner died April 30, 2009 in his residence of natural causes.
He was born in 1932. He retired to Burney from the Bay area in 1997.
He was a member of the Burney Lions Club.
He is survived by his sons Christopher W. Hoffner of West Deptford, NJ, Hugo Hoffner of Citrus Heights, CA; daughter Karen Kushner of Sewell, NJ; brother Wayne Hoffner of Glassboro, NJ; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to the Burney Lions Club Memorial Scholarship fund.
Services for Edris Undeen Ellenberger, 85, of Adin will be conducted Saturday May 16, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at the Adin Community Church. Reverend Ryan Harper of the church will officiate.
She will be buried in the Adin Cemetery.
Mrs. Ellenberger died May 7, 2009 in Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills of natural causes.
She was born January 9, 1924 in Day, CA. and was a lifetime resident of Modoc County.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Adin community church and a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by sons Tommy Ellenberger of Redding, CA, Dolan Ellenberger of Lake View, OR, Derald and Larry Ellenberger of Adin, Ca; brothers Chad Oilar of Millville, Clayton Oilar of Cedarville, Clifford Oilar of Day, Dean Oilar of Anderson, Charles Oilar of McArthur; sisters Edna Bell of Nubieber, Leona Darnell of Pitville, Dorothy Scholl of Fall River Mills; 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Ellen Isabel Greer
Private family services were conducted for Ellen Isabel Greer, 93, of Fall River Mills. She was buried in the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
Mrs. Greer died May 7, 2009 in Mayers Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
She was born September 18, 1915 in Glenburn, CA and was a lifetime resident of Shasta County.
She was a homemaker and a founding member of the Mountain Quail Quilters.
She is survived by her spouse George Greer of Fall River Mills; daughters Irene Estes of Fall River Mills, Rae Perkins of Alturas, CA; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Private family services were conducted for Elizabeth “Betty” Fern Hill, 85, of Fall River Mills. She will be buried in the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill died May 6, 2009 in Redding, CA.
She was born November 26, 1924 in Somerville, WA.
She was a homemaker and co-owner of Ready Eddie’s clothing store in Fall River Mills for many years.
She is survived by son Allen Hill of Redding and 1 grandchild.
Mary “Murray” Harkey
A memorial service for Mary “Murray” Harkey will be conducted at the Burney VFW Hall May 15 at 5:00 p.m. Come join the family and share your memories and enjoy the potluck to follow. For more details call Mary’s daughter Cricket at 335-3674.
May 5th, 2009
Nov. 10, 1948
April 21, 2009
Our mother Madeleine A. Wells A.K.A. “Maddy” passed away gracefully on April 21st at 7:15 p.m. at her daughters house in southern California. She had colon cancer that spread to her liver and she fought the decease for 3 years. She passed away with her daughters Christie and Autumn at her side. She left behind 2 daughters, 3 grandsons and many other family and friends. She was ready to be in peace with our Lord in Heaven. She looked forward to seeing her deceased husband Todd, her mother and her only brother. My mom always reminded me that she had a great life and was very thankful for all the great friends and great experiences! She wanted to be cremated and ashes spread into the ocean. Any communications can be made to her daughter Autumn Ediss 17282 Minden Dr. Yorba Linda, Ca. 92886.Thank you, Sincerely, The family of “Maddy”
Funeral Services were held at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro May 3 for Darrell Hinze, 62, of Westwood. Burial followed at the Snooks Cemetery in Hat Creek.
Mr. Hinze died April 29.
He was born January 18, 1947. He was a logger.
He is survived by his wife Annie; daughters, Lisa Hinze-Buff of Westwood; Evangeline Hinze of Round Mountain, and Darylene Hinze-Lent of Westwood; five granddaughters, one grandson and a great grandson.
April 28th, 2009
Graveside Services for
Marian Brown McIntosh Carter
Celebration of Life Service will be held for Marian Brown McIntosh Carter. A Graveside Service is planned for her at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur on May 9th at l:00 PM
A memorial for her will be open in the 4 H Building and visitors are invited to stop and share memories with family.
Pastor Bill Myers of the Glenburn Church will conduct the graveside services. Family and friends are invided to visit the Glenburn Church later. It was the Church home for the Brown and Rock families who donated the land and helped with the original building. You are also invited to visit the Fort Crook Museum to view pictures and displays. The Rock, Brown, Callison, Summers, and George Long families can be found in it displays. Marian is the last of the six children of George Francis Sr. and Olive Brown, the granddaughter of Frank and Matilda Long Brown and the Great Granddaughter of Francis Richard and Martha French Brown who homesteaded at Fort Crook area in 1869.
Numerous cousins including the Callisons, Willard Browns, and Floyd Summers families have lived out lives in the Fall River Valley.
She was part of the six Brown Children: Eleanor Phillips, Alice Burton, Velva Brewster, George Jr. and Harry. They have left ten Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren livings all across
the United States.
April 21st, 2009
Graveside services were conductred at the Lookout Cemetery in Lookout, April 16, 2009 for Josfa O. Torres, 73, of Lookout.
Mrs. Torres died April 13 of natural causes at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
She was born March 19, 1936 in Mexico and moved to Lookout from Bieber in 1964. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by son Abraham of Lookout: daughters Yolanda Torres of Burney, Maria Mix of Redding, Rosalinda Torres of Burney, Romelia Gonzales of Burney and Estela Torres of Westport, WA, 23 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Family services will be conducted at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in May for Velma Maxine Walker, 88, of Burney.
Mrs. Walker died of natural causes April 16, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s Burney campus.
She was born January 31, 1921 in Hilt, CA and moved to the area in 2004 from Rouge River, Oregon.
She was a retired lab technician.
Mrs. Walker is survived by her daughter Bonnie Marshal of Burney.
April 14th, 2009
Masonic Services for Worshipful Master of the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250 Wayne Pauley, 73, of Burney will be held at 3 p.m., April 25, 2009 at the Burney Lions Hall. Past Master Lawrence Hawthorne will officiate.
Mr. Pauley died at his residence of natural causes.
He was born October 8, 1935 in Webb, West Virginia and moved to the area from Napa, California in 1975. He was the owner/operator of Burney Falls Trailer Resort, the master of Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250 and the Burney Lions Club.
Mr. Pauley is survived by his wife Laura; sons, Wayne Jr., Donnie Ray Pauley and Steven Bins; daughter Marilyn Pauley-Gardner, Carol Shumaker, Sherrie Ayers, Judy Bueno, and Susie Jorgensen; brother Dave Pauley St.; sister Georgia Brown and Estill Leffingwell; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. April 18 in the multi-purpose room of the Hat Creek Fire Hall for former Hat Creek resident Frank W. Emmons.
Mr. Emmons died March 30 at the Golden Living Center in Redding after a long illness.
He was born in Santa Cruz, CA, April 29, 1940 and lived in the Hat Creek area for 11 years after he retired and before moving to Redding.
He retired from Novelle Corporation, and was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; brothers, Robert of Cottonwood and Larry of Tracy, CA; sister, Vicki Sands of Whitmore; sons, Charles of Santa Cruz, Frankie of Davie, Florida; stepson, Pete Daniels of Chico; step daughter Jennefer Jennings of Redding; stepmother Camille Emmons of Penole, CA; and six grandchildren.
April 7th, 2009
Services were conducted April 2, 2009 for Arthur “Art” Edker Parnell, 83, of Redding. Burial followed at the Burney District Cemetery on Mountain View in Burney.
Mr. Parnell died of natural causes March 29, 2009 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born October 30, 1925 in Sweethome, Oklahoma and moved to Burney from Bieber in 1951.
He and his wife Marlene owned Parnell’s Family Clothing Store in Burney for 20 years. He was a member of the Fort Crook Lodge #250 F&A Masons in Fall River Mills.
He is survived by wife Marlene of Redding; son Wayne of Burney; daughters Denise Bullerwell of Redding and Darlene Bjorn of Mohawk, Michigan and three grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Alzheimers Disease Research Fund, Department of Neurology, Canta Cloara Valley Medical Center, 751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128.
Ollie Faye Renison
Services were conducted March 31, 2009 for Ollie Faye Renison, 82, of Kodak, Tennessee. Burial was in the Beech Springs Cemetery in Kodak.
Mrs. Renison died March 25, 2009 at her home.
She was born in Sardis, Oklahoma October 29, 1926.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband Jack Renison, former paster of the United Pentecostal Church in Johnson Park; son Larry of Kodak, Danny of Jefferson City, Tennessee; daughter Debbie Webb of Marysville, WA; brother Bob Wakefield of Hot Springs, Arkansas, J.B. Wakefield of Buena Park, California; sisters Juanema Madariaga of Dewar, Oklahoma, and Floretta Delsigne of Mission Viejo, California; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
March 31st, 2009
Nadine O. Akers
No services are planned for Nadine O. Akders, 83, a 1.5-year resident of Tehama County.
Nadine Akers died March 21, 2009 in Red Bluff.
John Robert Doerner passed away on December 15 2008. Memorial services will be on April 4 at 11:00 am. Services will be held at the cemetery on Bailey Street in Burney.
March 24th, 2009
Services for Dennis James McGee, 64, of Old Station will be at 1 p.m., April 5, 2009 at the Old Station Volunteer Fire Hall. Family and friends will officiate.
Mr. McGee died at his residence of natural causes March 14.
He was born July 15, 1944 in Red Bluff, California and moved to the area in 1998 from Ukiah. He was a general contractor and member of the Old Station Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife Susan; son Sean of Shingletown; daughter Kelli Perschmidt of Hawaii and five grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Old Station Fire Department, P.O. Box 44, Old Station, CA 96071.
March 17th, 2009
Bob MartinMar. 10th, 2009
Services are pending forBob Martin, 86, died at his home in Burney March 10, 2009.
Mr. Martin was a former manager of the Burney Bowl and employee at the Lorenz Mill north of Burney. He was a long-time member of the Burney Basin Days Committee.
Services for Bob Edward Cantu, 73, of Cassel will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday March 18, 2009 at the Cassel Community Center in Cassel. Pastor Michael Barnett will officiate.
Mr. Cantu died of natural causes March 13 at his residence.
He was born February 24, 1936 in Fullerton, California and moved to the area from Costa Mesa, California in 1976.
He and his wife Verla owned Bob’s Sporting GoodsStore in Burney for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife Verla, sons Jim of Burney, Stepsons Mike Barnett of LaVerne, Gary Barnett of Keizer, Oregon and David Barnett of Redding: daughter Laura Davis of Redding, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Private family services will be held for Leo Jack Schleigh, 84, of Burney. Burial will be at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo.
Mr. Schleigh died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, March 11, 2009.
He was born July 26, 1924 in Portland, Oregon and moved to the area in 1994 from Long Beach, California.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a painter for Ford Motor Company.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of Burney.
Graveside services for Irene Crum, 86, of McArthur were held March 13 at the Pine GroveCemetery in McArthur.
Mrs. Crum was born November 19, 1922 in Idaho. She died at her residence March 9, 2009.
She was a secretary and member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Crum is survived by son Ted and daughter Helen Parker, both of McArthur; sister Jean Ferguson of Grass Valley, CA, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In Memory of
Gertrude B. Wyman
Gertrude B. Wyman was born November 16, 1909 in Holstein, Nebraska. She died March 5, 2009.
She was a sister to Lester, Fred, Arthur and Emma. She is survived by her children Jayne, Michal and her husband Tom, Sally and Lewis and his wife Susan; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was married to Lewis C. Wyman for 64 years before he passed away in August of 1997.
She was a graduate of Hastings College and taught school in Nebraska. Gertrude worked for the Great Western Sugar Factory as a laboratory technician in Billings, Montana and for Burndy Corporation in Norwalk, Connecticut as well.
She and Lewis relocated to California in 1972 and lived for many years in Walnut Creek. She was a past member of the Robins Club of Walnut Creek and loved to play bridge. Her hobbies included crocheting and knitting, and she donated many of her beautiful projects to charity.
Gertrude celebrated her 99th birthday engaged in life, conversant in modern politics and current events, and doting on her many family members. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good joke. She lived a long, full and happy life and will be sorely missed by all.
A memorial service was held at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary, Redwood Chapel, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital, www.stjude.org or 1-800-873-
No services are scheduled for Walter B. Engen, 86, of Burney.
Mr. Engen died March 3, 2009 in Sacramento. He was born May 16, 1922 in Rio Linda, California.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of the California Department of Justice.
He is survived by wife Betty and sons Lee and Jack of Carmichael.
The family requests that memorial contributions by made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
In Memory of
Ethel Alice Palmer
Ethel was born to Tim Birch Ostrom and Alice Minnie Ostrom on February 18, 1921. She attended several schools in California including Adin High School.
Ethel married Wayne Wallace Palmer in Klamath Falls, OR on September 10, 1938. During their lives, Ethel and Wayne raised two sons while living in many California cities, towns and saw mill camps including Chico, where they built a home; she was a mother, homemaker and seamstress; she enjoyed traveling, camping, crocheting and gardening. From Chico, they moved to Red Bluff where they joined the Red Bluff Lapidary Club and enjoyed selling the clocks and jewelry they made from the rocks and minerals they found.
Together they lived in Red Bluff until Wayne’s death; then in 1999 she moved to Madras, OR to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law. Ethel is preceded in death by her son Ned in 1961, her brother Richard in 1983, and her husband Wayne in 1997.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Carol Palmer of Culver, OR; grandson and his wife, Ralph and Cindy Palmer of Tracy CA; her granddaughters Shirley and Shelly Palmer of Portland, OR; great-grandsons Jacob and Douglas Palmer of Tracy, CA; and her sister Ada Milliken of Sacramento, CA. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews, greatnieces and nephews and over 20 great-great nieces and nephews.
Ethel passed February 28, 2009 in Madras Oregon. Services were held at Bidwell Chapel, 341 W 3rd St, Chico, CA at 11am on Saturday March 7, 2009
Mar. 3rd, 2009
In memory of
Lillian Snooks-Cantrell, a lifetime resident of Shasta County entered into glory February 21, 2009, at the age of 81. A Basketweaver, retired Lassen Park Naturalists, Indigenous environmentalist and Elder of the Atsugewi (at-su-gay-we) band of the Pit River Nation, dedicated mother of Lawrence Doc Cantrell, devoted Grandmother to Beverly L. Cantrell, Great-grandmother to Brandon and Lewis George of Hat Creek & Che, Miya and Layla Banuelos of Redding,
She is reunited with her beloved Leo J. Cantrell of Big Bend, and survived by Melody Beckman, Katrina Cantrell, Shirlene Franks and special mention Sherrie Green of Burney and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Lillian is preceded in death by Sisters Lilas Querini, Margie Benner, Nelda Winn, Laverna Jenkins, and brother Benny Snooks.
There was a Wake held at Pit River Health Clinic, 36977 Park Avenue in Burney California on February 27th at 7:00pm followed by services and burial at Halcomb Cemetery in Round Mountain on February 28th at 11:00am. A reception followed the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hat Creek Full Gospel Church, Wilcox Road, Hat Creek, California 96040
In Memory of
Clara McMahon Birchard
Clara McMahon Birchard passed away February 24, 2009 in Fall River Mills, CA. She was the twelfth child born to Charlotte and Peter Mc- Mahon.
Clara loved riding on her horse Blackjack and helping out on the farm with her 11 older brothers and one younger sister in Harvey, North Dakota.
She married Hiram Robert (Bob) Birchard on February 22, 1935 after a 19-day courtship. They lived in Minnesota and Iowa before moving to San Leandro, CA in 1953.
Clara was a member of Melrose Baptist Church, enjoyed quilting for her family and baking her famous apricot pies. She treasured her faith and family above all else.
She will be missed by her son Ronald and his wife JoAnne Birchard, her granddaughter Becky and her husband Aaron Albaugh, her grandson Adam and his wife Marijeanne Birchard, great grandchildren Claire and Ben Birchard, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Providence Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1419, Claremont, CA 91711 or the Fall River Valley Library, P.O. Box 176, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Feb. 24th, 2009
Funeral services for Richard Dale Hiatt, 76, of Adin will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. The Reverend Ron Freise will officiate. Burial will follow.
Mr. Hiatt died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, February 16.
He was born March 26, 1932 in Crawford, Nebraska and moved to Adin in 1940 from Nebraska.
He was a lumber mill foreman, graduate of Adin High School, Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a past fire chief in Adin, and a member of the Sheriff’s flying posse.
He is survived by his wife Hazel; son Jonny of Bieber; daughters Judy of Burney, Dixie of Oceanside, California and Diana Pingel of Burney; brothers Meidell of Shingletown and Robert of Marysville, Washington and sister Donna Mae Monchamp of Adin.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Richard Hiatt Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 582, Burney, CA 96013.
Feb. 17th, 2009
Services were conducted February 13, 2009, for Robert Elton Nunn, 83, of Burney. Burial was at Burney Cemetery.
Mr. Nunn died of natural causes February 8, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born January 26, 1926 in Gross Point, Michigan and moved to Burney in 1964 from Canby. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a lumber grader for Scott Lumber Company for 35 years.
He is survived by sons Brad of Federal Way, WA and Bruce of Sherman Oaks, CA; Daughters Gayle of Eurkea, CA and Shirley of Seattle, WA and four grandchildren.
Feb. 10th, 2009
Alfred Mark Smith
Services for former McArthur resident, Alfred Mark Smith, 80, were conducted February 2, 2009 in Palmdale, California.
Mr. Smith was born May 25 1928, Wheelock, VT.
He was a US Air Force veteran and electronic engineer who retired with 31 years at Litton Guidance and Control Systems. He had traveled the world testing inertial navigation systems on X-15, F-15, A-12, SR-71, U-2, others. He was active in American Legion and Fort Crook Historical Society.
Survived by wife, Barbara; children, Kim Rawley, Marc and Susen Smith, and Dina Smith; grandchildren Megan and four grandchildren.
Donations can be made to Fort Crook Historical Society Round Barn Fund, P.O. Box 397, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Feb. 3rd, 2009
In memory of
Mary E. Harkey, 73, of Gold Beach, OR passed away at home January 21, 2009 with her husband Eugene and four daughters at her side.
Mary was born April 13, 1935 in Big Cedar, OK where she lived until the age of 13, when she moved with her mother, Cora Alton, to Burney.
Mary and Eugene were married May 6, 1982 in Reno, NV. They moved to Springfield, OR in 1985 where they owned and operated Giant Burger Restaurant until they moved to Gold Beach in 1998. There, they purchased a mobile home park.
Mary is survived by her husband Eugene Harkey, Daughters Ricki Murray, Anita “Cricket” Allen, Angie Murray of Burney and Marlene Hudson of Honolulu, HI; stepsons Rick Harkey and wife Ranette of Stockton, CA and Brian Harkey of Modesto, CA; and four grandchildren, Raymond Murray of Gold Beach, Shane Allen of Burney, Heather Harkey of Stockton and Sean Harkey of Stockton, CA, who is currently serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy.
A private burial will be held at a later date in Burney.
Jan. 27th, 2009
Funeral services for Ella Vivian Mix, 73, of Redding were held January 17, 2009. Burial was al the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
Mrs. Mix died of natural causes at Mercy Medical Center in Redding January 13.
She was born March 28, 1935 in Hat Creek and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Trejo of Redding, Kenneth Trejo of Burney, Paul Hinze of Burney; daughters Rosa Castaneda of Redding, Carlene Aubrey of Burney and Melva Hinze of McArthur; brothers Melvin and Doyle Wolfin of Burney; sister Bernadine Garcia of Vacaville and numerous grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the Halcumb Cemetery Chapel in Montgomery Creek for Delores Ann Harris, 74, of Montgomery Creek. Burial will follow at the cemetery. The Reverend Ken Landers of the Cross Roads Baptist Church will officiate.
Mrs. Harris died January 22 following a long illness at the Friendship Village Hospice Care in Tempe, Arizona.
She was born May 22, 1934 in White County Illinois and moved to Shasta County from Alturas in 1959.
Mrs. Harris was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Burney Water District for 10 years.
She is survived by Husband, Joe; son, Terry of Tulelake, California; daughter Joann Harris of Chandler, Arizona; brother Lewis Scudamore of Seabring, Florida, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
Jan. 20th, 2009
Mary Leona Grigsby
Leona, or Grammie, to all of us, was born in a farm house near Stockton, Missouri on June 26, 1930 and passed away on January 6, 2009. She was 78 years-old.
She moved to Porterville, California in 1934 with her parents who were seeking better work during the Depression. Leona attended schools there and bet her future husband, Roger Grigsby, at Porterville High School.
They were married February 21, 1947. They had two daughters, Connie and Cathie. Leona and Roger lived in Porterville for the next 20 years.
On June 26, 1967 they moved to a ranch in Big Valley that remains their home today.
Her parents, Fred and Mabel Hudson, and her brother, Bob Hudson, preceded Leona in death.
Leona is survived by her husband Roger, daughter Connie Reid and her husband Art Reid from Cheyenne, Wyoming, daughter Cathie Harbert from Le Grand, California; four grandchildren, Mary Reid from Denver, Aaron Reid from Fort Collins, Colorado, Amanda Benefield and her husband Kyle from Chowchilla, California and Krissie and Randy Hurd from the Grigsby Ranch; five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Brodie, Emma, Ann, Whitney and Logan; Aunt Blanche Gordon from Silver Springs, Maryland; two honorary grandchildren, Erin Albaugh Tomas from Woodland and Jared Albaugh from San Francisco; also, a lot of Big Valley Kids spanning more than 40 years who either worked on the ranch or who were friends of the kids that all had free rein over the goodies in Grammie’s pantry.
Leona was a very hard working lady. She was a jolly person who liked to make people laugh. She was supportive of the Intermountain communities, the schools, athletic programs and the Intermountain Cattlemen and Cattlewomen.
She is greatly missed by her family and her many, many friends.
The family requests that donations in her memory by made to the Intermountain Cattlewomen’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Karen DeForest, P.O. Box 155, Adin, CA 96006 or to the Big Valley Recreation District, Bieber, CA 96009.
Jan. 13th, 2009
Graveside services were conducted January 12, 2009 at the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber, for Leona Grigsby, 78, of Bieber.
Mrs. Grigsby died of natural causes January 6, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born June 26, 1930 in Stockton, California and moved to the area in 1967. She was a homemaker, a 4-H leader and member of the Intermountain Cattlewomen.
Mrs. Grigsby is survived by her husband Roger, daughters Kathy Harbert of LeGrand, California and Connie Reid of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Big Valley Swimming Pool Fund, c/o The Big Valley Recreation District, P.O. Box 457, Bieber, CA 96009 or the Intermountain Cattlewomen Association.
Jan. 6th, 2009
Leland Andrew Kerns, a lifelong resident of Cassel, California, died on December 28th, after a brief illness. He was 83.
Leland was born in Cassel on April 11, 1925. He was the son of Samuel Kerns and Maida Andrews Kerns. He attended elementary schools in Cassel and Hat Creek and graduated from high school in Fall River Mills. He was preceded in death by his parents and his three siblings: Richard, Burnadine, and Donald.
Leland married Mary Grace Carlton on May 11, 1943. After they married, they lived briefly in Hat Creek, where Leland worked on a ranch, and in Big Bend, where Leland worked at a saw mill. Upon their return to Cassel in 1947, Leland took over the ranch on Rising River, where he and Mary raised their three children.
Leland ran a dairy farm for over ten years before starting a sand and gravel supply business. In the late 1960s, he ventured into real estate and developed the Cassel subdivision. He also worked as a contract crane operator and helped with several large projects, including the initial installations of the Hat Creek radio telescopes and unloading the rail cars which carried the hydroelectric components for the Pit River powerhouses. Later in his life, Leland farmed hay, which he enjoyed tremendously.
Leland was widowed twice. His wife, Mary, died in 1966. He married Edith Lorraine "Lori" Johnson in 1976. She died in 1998.
Leland was a founding member of the Cassel Volunteer Fire Department and he was very active in the Farm Bureau. He loved fishing, water skiing, and spending time at his cabin at Lake Almanor. He was an avid fan of local high school sports and he enjoyed attending sporting events while his children were in school. Perhaps his most favorite pastime, however, was cutting wood. He was always happy while holding a chain saw or an ax, searching for just the right spot at which to cut.
Leland loved to travel. Pulling his trailer behind his pick-up, he visited each of the "lower 48" states. He also traveled to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2003, he fulfilled a longstanding dream when he took a cruise through the Panama Canal.
More than anything, Leland cherished the time he spent with family and friends. He rarely had a conversation with anyone that didn't end with a sincere invitation to come "visit the ranch." Throughout the years, many people took him up on these offers and he took great pleasure in hosting guests and sharing his home with frequent visitors. His many grandchildren and great-grandchildren recall fond memories of spending time at the ranch with Leland. He told wonderful stories and recounted joyful memories of his childhood.
Aside from his family, nothing meant more to Leland than Cassel and the land on which he spent nearly his entire life. Everything he did began in Cassel and his love for the area defined him in many ways. Although he enjoyed traveling, he was never happier than when he was home on the ranch.
Leland was generous, warm, hardworking, and kind. He was happy by nature and enjoyed a wonderful life. He is lovingly remembered by his family and friends through their treasured memories and countless stories of his various mishaps and humorous experiences.
Leland is survived by his daughter, Rosemary Avery, and her husband, Bob Avery, of Fresno; his son, Michael Kerns, and his wife, Melanie Kerns, of Cassel; his son, Paul Kerns, and his fiancée, Marcia Kirske, of San Jose; his stepson, Larry Clark, and his wife, Cathy Clark, of Round Mountain; and his stepdaughter, Teri McCormick, of Round Mountain. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Although he was the father of three, he was known as "Dad" and "Grandpa" to many others.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, January 10th, at the Cassel Community Center (21635 Cassel Road). The memorial will begin at 3 p.m. The family invites you to join them for this celebration of Leland's life and to share a light meal following the service.
In appreciation for the wonderful nurses who cared for Leland, a scholarship fund for nursing education has been established in his name. Donations to this fund are very much appreciated and may be sent to: Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, California, 96028.
Ira Lee Kinyon, 47, died of natural causes in Salem, Oregon, December 8, 2008.
Mr. Kinyon was born in Fall River Mills, January 2, 1962. He lived in Adin before moving to Oregon.
He is survived by his mother Loye Staub Eller of Fall River Mills: father Stanley Kinyon of La Pine, Oregon; two sisters Ann Lee Swain of Fall River Mills and Belinda Beck of Newberg, Oregon; brothers, David Brown of Redding, Norman Brown of Salem, Oregon and Brian Kinyon of Stayton, Oregon and two children, Carrie Queener and Johnathon Queener of Washington.
Marian Martha McIntosh Carter, age 95 of Bellingham, passed away December 24, 2008.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at Westford Funeral Home in Bellingham on Friday, January 2, 2009.
Graveside services will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, California at a date still to be determined. You may view photos of Marian and share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com. Westford Funeral Home Bellingham, WA
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