OBITUARY ARCHIVES FOR
June 7th 2005
Private family services will be held at a later date for Lloyd
Hamilton Lung, 77, of McArthur. Mr. Lung died June 3, 2005 of
natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born February 6, 1928 in McCloud and moved to the area in
1966 from McCloud.
He was a U.S. Forest Service Range and Wildife specialist for 30
years, a member of the Mount Shasta Masonic Lodge #297 and a
U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II.
Mr. Lung is survived by his wife Eunice; son Allen D. of Elk
Grove; daughter Gail McIntosh of Fernley, NV, five grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorial
contributions be made in his name to the Intermountain Hospice,
P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA.
services will be conducted at 11 a.m., June 15 for Delories
Marie Harris, 79, of Burney. The Reverend Buck Buchanan of the
Intermountain Evangelical Free Church will officiate. The
service will be at the Burney District Cemetery on Mountain View
Mrs. Harris died of Natural Causes in Sandpoint, ID, April 24,
2005. She was born February 11, 1926 in Anthony, KS and moved to
the area in 1946 from Borger, TX. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by sons, Jerry of Naples, ID, Howard of Burney,
Johnny Bosserman of Amarillo, TX; six grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorial
contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans
Association, % Jack West-phal, P.O. Box 1387, Anderson, CA
Opal Faye McBride Callaham
Born January 1, 1921 at Cabool, Missouri, she was a twin to her
brother Ora Ray McBride. The McBrides had 13 children. Opal’s
younger brother Paul survives in Missouri. Opal married Jonas
Albert Callaham on June 22, 1940 in Weiser, Idaho. Opal and Jo
have five children; Linda and Chuck Turner of Burney; Bobbi
Graham, Medford, Oregon, Sandy and Buzz Brown, Burney, Jim and
Teresa Callaham, McArthur, and Mike and Susie Callaham, Fort
Meyer Beach, Florida.
Opal loved to visit and laugh with her family and friends. She
was a great adventurer. The twinkle in her eye brought joy to
all. Her passion in life was her family. She had a large and
expanded family and when they all gathered they had to rent the
legion hall. Opal loved people and the love she gave was
returned by all.
Opal was a homemaker and mom first. She did find time for a
career outside of her home and retired from Bank of America in
1983. Preceding her in death was her precious grandson Arthur
Leroy Brown III and her beloved Joe in 1993.
Opal is survived by her children, 13 grandchildren and 22
great-grandchildren. She entered heaven from Ashland, Oregon
with a smile and a jig in her step on June 2, 2005. Memorial
be Friday, June 10, 2005, 1 p.m., Eternal Hills Cemetery,
Klamath Falls, Oregon. In lieu of flowers the family asks that
donations be made to the local Aszhemier’s Association.
May 31st, 2005
Services for Robert Gene Johnson, 60, of Burney were conducted
in the Burney Veterans Hall. Family and friends and the Combined
Burney Veterans' Honor Guard will officiate.
Mr. Johnson died of natural causes
at his residence May 16, 2005.
He was born August 14, 1944 in
Placerville, CA and moved to the area in 1960 from Rio Linda,
CA. He was a logger and U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.
Mr. Johnson is survived by son
James of Redding; daughters Deanna Lynn and Audrey of Burney;
brother John of McCloud; sister Barbara Paolinetti of McCloud
and four grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial
contributions be made to the Robert G. Johnson Memorial Fund,
c/o US Bank, 37131 Main Street, Burney 96013.
Services for Harold Dean Wark, 77, of Burney will be scheduled
for a later date. Mr. Wark died at his residence of natural
causes, May 26, 2005.
He was born April 15, 1928 in
Rexford, Kansas and moved to the area in 1996 from Oakdale, CA.
He was a self-employed jeweler, a
U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea.
He is survived by his wife
Margaret; sons Glenn of Port Townsend, WA, Mark of Lake Stevens,
WA and Dale of Gig Harbor, WA; brother Howard of Grandberry, TX;
sisters Frances Frame of Statele and Patricia McGregor of
Howard, CO; seven grand children and one great grandchild.
The family requests that memorial
contributions be made in his name to the Intermountain Hospice,
P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028. Memorial Services
David Herbert Tretten passed away
October 7, 2004 in Medford, Oregon. David was born March 26,
1954 to Marilyn Tretten Ketman Earnest and the late Herbert
Tretten. He grew up in Fall River Mills and graduated from Fall
River High School in 1972. He moved to the Pacific Northwest
where he worked as a care giver.
He is survived by his three
sisters, Diane Dujmovich of Lincoln, CA, Gail Rauch of
Placerville, CA and Janice Kennemore of Lacey, WA; three sons,
Mathew, Luke and Zack, six nieces and one nephew. A memorial
service will be held at the Fall River Cemetery Saturday, June 4
at 11 a.m
May 10th, 2005
(Nash) Brittain Services
were conducted April 29 at the Sacramento Memorial Lawn in
Sacramento for Dorothy Faye (Nash) Brittain of Sacramento. Mrs.
Britton died April 24, 2005 in Sacramento.
She was born November 26, 1922 in Adin and moved to Sacramento
in 1955. She worked for the California Almond Exchange for 30
years. She is survived by sons, Fredrick Smith of Citrus
Heights, Bradley Smith of Grass Valley and Kenneth Smith of
Tonkawa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Leta Konvalin of Sacramento and
Gertrude Neptune of Mt. Shasta; two brothers, Gene Nash of
Redding and Earl Nash of Greenfield, MO; eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
No services were planned
for Nancy E. Cooper, 64, of
Burney. Mrs. Cooper died at Mercy Medical Center in Redding
April 21, 2005. She was born October 29, 1940 in Chico and moved
to Shasta County since she was a baby. She was a homemaker. Mrs.
Cooper is survived by sons Tony and John Gamio, both of Shasta
Lake, Gean Gamio of Vacaville; daughter Cindy Cusick of Burney;
brother John Jones of Idaho, sister Joann Greenwood of Chico;
three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
No services will be held for David Similo, 36, of Burney who
died April 23, 2005 at his residence. He was born January 17,
1969, in Denver, CO, and moved to the county in 1984. He was a
self employed maintenance worker. He is survived by his mother
Nancy and step father Leo Hollingsworth, both of Redding.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Liver
Foundation, 30 Sunrise Terrace, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.
Services will be conducted at a later date for Frances Caroline
Gomez, 91, of the Fall River Valley. She died at home June 25,
2004. She was born February 8, 1913 in Dixon, CA and moved to
the area in 1947. She was a homemaker, girl scout leader and
registrar for the Republican Party. She is survived by son Juan
and daughter Donna L. Spencer, four grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Memorial Contributions may be made in her
name to the Burney/Fall River Education Foundation, P.O. Box
June 21st, 2005
A Masonic service will be conducted for Richard Ezekial Wright,
94, of Fall River Mills at the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge in Fall
River Mills, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Burial will follow at
the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
There will be a potluck at Ingram Hall at the fairgrounds
following services. Mr. Wright died June 15, 2005 following a
short illness. He was born March 17, 1911 in Gage Okalahoma and
moved to the area from Gage in 1937.
He was a Mobil Oil Distributor for 30 years. He was a member of
the Fort Crook Lodge F&AM, Fort Crook Historical Society,
Gallery and Gifts, a past member of the Fall River Mills
Volunteer FireDepartment and Fall River Lions Club. He is
survived by his daughter, Betty Gronwoldt of Redding, eight
grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family requests that donations be made in his name to the
Fort Crook Historical Society, P.O. Box 397, Fall River Mills.
June 14th 2005
JACK LaGRANGE, JR.
General Jack LaGrange, Jr., died peacefully in his sleep at his
home in Reno on Sunday, June 5, 2005. At the time of his death,
he was surrounded by love with his wife and children at his
side. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack LaGrange,
Sr., his mother, Mary Eliza Holloway LaGrange, his brother,
William LaGrange, and his sister, Edwina LaGrange Cobb.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Lori, his son,
Michael LaGrange, his daughters, Holly Schneider (Merlin), Liza
Chapen (Larry), and Leah Beth Davis; his grandsons, Michael Jack
Thompson, Todd Maxwell Thompson, and Tobin Jon Schneider; and
his great-grandsons, Levy Cody Thompson, Rowan Maxwell Thompson
and Henry Heath Thompson.
In his youth, the General was known as "Jacky" in his hometown
of Apache, Oklahoma, where he was born on November 10, 1919.
After graduating from Apache High School, he attended Cameron
State College in Lawton, Oklahoma on a boxing scholarship. He
represented Cameron State at the Golden Gloves, at a hefty 126
pounds. Jack also represented Oklahoma in the AAU Boxing
Tournament at Treasure Island San Francisco in 1939.
"General Jack", as he was called, proudly served his country for
39 years, retiring in November of 1979. During World War II, he
flew 51 missions in his P-47, dubbed "Fast Action Jackson". On
his 52nd mission his plane went down, he was captured, and spent
nine months as a POW in Germany.
Jack was an active early member of the Nevada Air National
Guard, playing a significant role in initiating its original
development. At the age of 36 he became the youngest Brigadier
General in the United States Air Force. In 1955, he was
appointed as the Asst. Adj. General of the State of Nevada and
in 1970 became the Air Commander of the Nevada ANG until
retirement. In 1979, he was a co-founder of a national
organization called the Former Air Commanders United, which is
After the war, and receiving a Bachelor's degree in Mortuary
Science from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in
Dec. of 1946, Jack became the proprietor of LaGrange Mortuary in
Carson City, Nevada, which he operated for 10 years. He was a
volunteer fireman in Carson City (Warren Engine Co. #1), a
of VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion, Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry, Kerak Shrine Temple, Royal Order of Jesters
(Reno Court #33), and Order of the Eastern Star (Esther Chapter
During retirement, Jack and Lori enjoyed golf at their summer
residence in Graeagle, CA for 17 years, and spent time traveling
in their motorhome. In 1988, they moved to a golf course home in
Fall River Mills, CA and resided there for 16 years, enjoying
traveling and golf. While there, "Ol' Bad Jack" (a term of
endearment by his friends) was an active member of the Fall
River Men's Golf Club, the
Redding Elks Lodge and the Fall River Lions Club. Due to Jack's
declining health, Jack and Lori moved back to Reno in August
2004 to be near their family, long-time friends, and better
A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Monday, June 13th,
11:00 a.m. at Walton's Funeral Home, 875 W. 2nd St. in Reno,
with Msgr. Leo E. McFadden officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's memory to
Circle of Life Hospice, 1575 Delucchi Lane, Suite 214, Reno,
Services and the interment of Rosalys Joiner Sieber's ashes will
be 11 a.m., August 5, at the Adin Cemetery. Mrs. Seiber died at
St. Paul Minnesota, March 20, 2005. Born in Pittville,
California, she was 91.
She was a teacher who began her teaching career at Little Hot
Springs in the Big Valley area in 1933. She also taught in
Lookout and Eureka.
She is survived by sons Bruce of Arden Hills, MN and Bryan of
Tullahoma, TN and five grandchildren.
Services for Jon Robert Dalton, 44, of Waipahu, Hawaii will be
conducted at 6:30 p.m. at Kewalo Basin near Honolulu, July 27,
Mr. Dalton died July 14 in Waipahu. He was a 1979 graduate of
Fall River High School. Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife
Cydnie; children, Frankie and Leilani; brothers Dan Mooney of
Bend, Ore. And Patrick Mooney of Truckee, CA; sister Miki Mooney
of Hailey, ID; and parents Robert and Mickey Dalton of
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his
name to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, P.O. Box 130819,
Houston, TX 77219-0818.
July 19th, 2005
Carmen B. Ward
A Funeral Mass was conducted at St. Joseph Chapel in Sacramento
yesterday (July 18), for Carmen B. Ward, 89, of McArthur. Burial
followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento.
Mrs. Ward died July 8, 2005 of natural causes at Mayers Memorial
Hospital in Fall River Mills. She was born April 10, 1916 in
Silver City, New Mexico and moved to the area from Sacramento in
She was a butcher for a meat packing company for 35 years.
She is survived by brother Vidal Borrego of El Paso, Texas;
sisters Herminia Fuentes of Sacramento, Isabel Madrigal of
Fairfield, CA; Frances Perez of Rio Vista, CA and Marylou
Vasquez of Santa Clarita, CA and nephews Richard Fuentes of
McArthur and William Fuentes of Sacramento.
July 12th, 2005
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., July 17, 2005
at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur for Luther Curtis
Williams, 83, of McArthur. The family will officiate.
Mr. Williams died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River
Mills, June 29 of natural causes.
He was born December 19, 1921 in Quanah, Texas and moved to the
area in 1975 from San Jose. He was a self-employed cement
contractor for 50 years.
Mr. Williams is survived by wife Audie of McArthur; sons John &
Greg of McArthur, and Danny of San Jose, CA; sisters, Wanda and
Pat of Texas, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A
potluck at the Williams residence will follow services.
formerly of Day Road, died peacefully at home in Redding, June
14, 2005 with his beloved wife Genevieve "Bunny" Eidson at his
side, at the age of 81.
They moved to Redding, from their home on Day Road a few years
Bill was born June 5, 1924 in Walnut Park, CA to parents
Theodore and Ilean Eidson, who preceded him in death. Bill's
sister Kathrine Lloyd also preceded him in death.
Bill was previously married to Aleen Crandell until her death on
May 30, 1984.
He and Aleen had two sons, Alan and Michael Eidson. Allen and
his wife Patty, granddaughter Jennefer Eidson and
greatgrandchildren Abby, Conner and Richard, all reside in
Auburn, CA. Michael lives in Oakland, CA and Bill's niece
Carolyn Horowitz and her family in West Covina, CA.
Bill and Bunny met at a Day Road function and were married
October 19, 1992. Four stepsons survive Bill. Steve Jacobson and
his family, from Newport Beach, CA, Dan and Peggy Jacobson with
their sons Travis and Cody from Day Road, Fred and Bobbi
Jacobson and their family from Fall River Mills and David
Jacobson from Waldport, OR.
Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He
was aboard the U.S.S. Little when it sank at Guadalcanal. He
survived the attack and was rescued after spending 6-hours in
the ocean. He truly was one of "America’s Greatest Generation."
Bill moved to the community of Day after he retired from
Sylvania as an electrical engineer. He had been an avid
fisherman and loved to square dance in his younger years. He had
been a tireless volunteer with the McArthur Fire Department,
while living on Day Road.
His generosity to his family and to the Day community will be
fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by his loving
A graveside memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday,
July 16 at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, CA
Hart A celebration of Life will be conducted July 10, 2005 at 2
p.m. in the Burney Veterans Hall for Clora Jane "Cal" Hart, age
89, of Burney. The Crater Lake Detachment of Marine Corp League
and the Burney Veterans Combined Honor Guard, VFW 5689, VFW 1021
and American Legion 441 will officiate. A pot luck will follow
Miss Hart died June 15, 2005 at her sister's residence in
Pioneer, CA of natural causes. She was born May 23, 1916 in
Ukiah, CA. She moved to Shasta County in 1980 from Los Gatos,
She was an accountant and a member of VFW Post 5689, WWII
Veteran of the US Marine Corps, member of Crater Lake Detachment
of Marine Corp League, American Legion 441, Mayers Memorial
Hospital Guild, and the Women's International Bowling Congress.
She is survived by her sister Barbara Mims of Pioneer, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Community Center
"Toys for Tots." Arrangements are being handled by
McDonald's Burney Chapel.
Dec. 27th, 2005
Elburt A. "Allan" Sell
Private family services will be conducted for Elburt A. "Allan"
Sell, age 61, of Burney. Burial will be in the Burney District
Cemetery December 27th at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Sell died December 17, 2005 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in
Fall River Mills.
He was born February 29, 1944 in Arcadia, NB and moved to Shasta
County in 1952 from Nebraska.
He was a self-employed welder for over 40 years, owner/operator of
a number of water trucks and owned the Johnson Park Water-works
for a number of years.
He is survived by his spouse Wanda Sell of Burney; mother Cora
Sell of Burney; daughter Michelle Blumenzweig of Issaquah, WA; and
Memorial donations may be made to the Mayers Hospice program.
Leona M. Woodcock
Private family services will be conducted for Leona M. Woodcock,
age 93, of Fall River Mills, CA.
Mrs. Woodcock died December 19, 2005 at Mayers Memorial Hospital
in Fall River Mills.
She was born January 1, 1912 in Edmond, Kansas and moved to Shasta
County in 2003 from Fortuna, CA where she had lived since 1942.
She was a Food Service Manager for a school district.
She is survived by her son Hank Strong and wife Betty of Fall
River Mills, Terry Strong and wife Joyce of Prescott, AZ; brother
Leroy Kroeker of Texas; sister Helen Chase numerous grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
In Memory of
Warren E. "Jim" Collett
Warren Everett "Jim" Collett, 87 passed away December 15, 2005 at
Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA. Warren was born April 29, 1918
in Pittville, CA. He graduated from Fall River Joint Union High
School, in the class of 1937. Known as "Jim" to many, he moved to
Susanville in 1946 and was an insurance agent for Farmers
Insurance Group for 37 years before his retirement. Among many
activities, Jim was known for the many dinners he cooked for the
Susanville Fire Department, the American Legion and his family.
He served his country as Sergeant in the U.S. Army, WWII from
Novem-ber 12, 1942 through Jan. 4, 1946. Warren served as a
volunteer for the Susanvil-le Fire Department, a member of the
American Legion, Royal Arch Maso-ns and Shriners Club. Throughout
his lifetime Warren enjoyed hunting, fishing, ranching, gardening,
flying and playing card games with family and friend.
Warren "Jim" was preceded in death by his parents Frank W. and
Lara Bell Collett, Pittville, CA; son Warren E. Collett, Burney,
CA; sister and brother in law Hazel and Roy Bassett, Fall River
Mills, CA and brother-in-law, Olie Ruth, Redding, CA. He is
survived by his sister Della Ruth, , formerly of Redding, CA;
brothers and sisters-in-law Cecil and Geri Collett, Hilmar, CA;,
Earl "Mike" and Dotty Collett, Chico, CA; daughter and grandson,
Robyn Collett and Kiah Robinson, Sacramento, CA, Kate and Joe
Crisosto, Redding, CA; Step-grandson and wife, Mike and Julie
Clare, Redding, CA; great-grandchildren, Jordayne Collett Miller
and Kenton Bryce Ritz, Susanville, CA; Step-great-grandson Jeffrey
Pigage, Redding, CA.; Seven nieces, nephews and families.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December
21, 2005 at the Lassen Mission-ary Baptist Church, 150 So. Lassen
St. in Susanville, CA. Meal and visiting to follow at the home of
Ray and Star Clare, 527 No Weatherlow St., Susan-ville, CA.
Interment will be April 29, 2006, in McArthur, CA at the Pine
Grove Cemet-ery. Time and gathering arrangements will be announced
at a later date.
Dec. 20th, 2005
Services for Jose Alves Jorge, 71, of Bieber were conducted
December 19 at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Chapel in San Rafael.
Mr. Jorge died at his residence in Bieber December 10, 2005
following a long illness. He was born in the Azores Islands,
Portugal and moved to Lassen County in 2003 from San Rafael. He
was a maintenance worker and custodian for the Sausilito School
He is survived by his wife Virginia; daughters, Johni Garamaker-Johnson,
Pammy Cunningham and Sherrie Duncan, all of Willits; son Arthur of
Bieber; Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Frank Ruff Jr.
Services for Frank Roxborough Ruff Jr., 87, of Pittville were
conducted December 17. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery in
Mr. Ruff died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills
following a long illness.
He was born June 8, 1918 in Erwin, North Carolina and moved to
Lassen County in 1989 from Tehachapi, California. He was a junior
high school teacher and member of the Valley Baptist Church in
Mr. Ruff is survived by his wife Ruth; son Frank R. Ruff, 3rd;
daughter Pamella Millhorn of Fresno, CA; brother, Graham of
Fresno; sister Harriet Roberts of Fresno, three grandchildren and
two great grandchildren.
Dec. 13th, 2005
No services will be conducted for Dorothy Brock, 69, of Dana.
Mrs. Brock died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills,
December 6, 2005 following a long illness. She was born October
13, 1936 in Missouri and moved to Shasta County in 1978 from
Pondosa. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by husband James; son Randal of Quincy; daughter
Denise Catalano of Redding; brother Robert Dowell of McCloud;
sister Naomi Chamberlain of Happy Valley, parents Mr and Mrs.
Scott Dowell of McCloud and four grandchildren.
McDonald's Burney Chap-el was in charge of arrangements.
In memory of
Katherine died Wednes-day, December 7th. She was born October 8,
1907, on a small farm near Brainerd, Minnesota. She is an alumnus
of Saint Cloud Univer-sity of Saint Cloud, Minne-sota, where she
received a teaching credential. She and her family moved to
California in 1941.
Katherine taught in a one room school house and held the position
of Post-master for White Horse Logging Camp. In 1951 she and her
family moved to Burney. Katherine and her husband, Chester Roff,
along with Walter and Dorothy Roff owned and operated the local
theater and drive-in for many years.
Katherine had three children, Joanne Roff Hog-ue, Gary Roff and
Gregory Roff. She is survived by son Gregory Roff, six
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Contribut-ions may be made to the "Good News Rescue
Miss-ion in Redding.
Memorial services will be held at the Burney Presbyterian Church,
Sat-urday, December 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 6th, 2005
Services for former Intermountain Area resident John Robert Malmen,
49, of Portola were held December 3, in Portola. Burial was at the
Fall River Mills Cemet-ery.
Mr. Malmen died Novem-ber 28, 2005 at Washoe Medical Center in
Born April 27, 1956 in Santa Barbara, he moved to Fall River Mills
in 1959 and then to Portola, CA in the early 1980s.
He was a 1974 graduate of Fall River High School.
Mr. Malmen is survived by daughter Kahleah Lawler of Brazil, Ind.;
brothers Joel of Eagle Rock and James of Peoria, Ariz.: parents
John and Jan of Fall River Mills, fiancée Pam Pluff of Portola and
Services for Dorothy L. Roff, 94, of Burney were conducted
December 1. Burial was at the Burney Cemetery.
Mrs. Roff died at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex,
November 25, 2005.
She was born in Jackson, Minn. August 12, 1911 and moved to Shasta
County in March 1941.
She was a homemaker and long-time co-owner of Mount Burney
She is survived by her son, Hugh, of Burney, five grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Nov. 29th 2005
Graveside services were conducted November 28, 2005 at the Burney
District Cemetery for Frances M.Roesbery, 94, of Burney.
Mrs. Roesbery died November 18 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall
She was born October 2, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pa and moved to
Shasta County in 1964. She was a motel/hotel housekeeper.
She is survived by son Ernie Faahs of Burney; sister JoAnn
Broussard of Bend, Ore; three grandchildren and 13
Services for Stacy Jamison, 37, of Bieber November 27, 2005, 1
p.m. at the Grace Community Baptist Church in Bieber.
Mrs. Jamison died November 22, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall
She was born November 7, 1968 in Fall River Mills and was a youth
leader for the Grace Community Baptist Church for a number of
She is survived by son Joshua and daughter Victoria, both of
Klamath Falls, Oregon; brothers Alan White of Fall River Mills,
Mark of Wasilla, Arkansas; Dan White and Travis White, both of
Bieber; sister, Carla Schechla of Burney and mother Shirley White
Nov. 22, 2005
Services for Devona Pearl Parks, 90, of Adin will be conducted at
a later time. Burial will be at the Adin Cemetery.
Mrs. Parks did of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in
Fall River Mills November 4, 2005.
She was born August 5, 1915 in Wagontire, Oregon and moved to
Lassen County in 1917 from Wagontire. She was a rancher and
homemaker for 70 years.
She is survived by son, Jerry of Adin; daughters Darla Bartell of
Sprague River, Oregon and Belva Landers of Lookout; brothers
Chester Wolter of Adin and Vernon Chester of Redding; four
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Paula McKinney, 59, of McArthur were
conducted November 19 at Pine Grove Cemetery in McAarthur.
Mrs. McKinney died at Mayers Memorial Hospital of natural causes,
November 8, 2005.
She was born July 5, 2005 in New London, Ct. and moved to the
county from Carson City, Nevada in 1989. She was a bookkeeper.
She is survived by son, Joseph Smith, of Honolulu, Hawaii;
daughter Barbara Hurne of Interlochen, MI; sisters Barbara Moline,
San Francisco, Beyty McKinney, Hillsburough, CA and Harriette
Fousset, Kansas, mother Anita McKinney, Bullhead City, AZ, and
In Memory Of Jean Clark
1923 - 2005
Jean W. Clark passed away on November 69, 2005 in Tempe Arizona.
Jean was born in Caruthers, California in 1923 and adopted at
birth by John and Myrtle Whiteside. She spent her childhood in
Glenn, California, attending Glenn Elementary and Princeton High
School. She received her nurses training at St. Francis Hospital
in San Francisco during World War II.
Her first nursing job was at Enloe Hospital in Chico. She arrived
in the Fall River Valley with her husband, Tom Hollinger, and her
two children, Dick and Kathy, in 1950. Shortly, thereafter, with
the necessity to support her two children alone, she worked for
Dr. Mayer in his practice. As the local doctors came and went, she
also worked for Drs. Bostwick, Howlett, and Nugent. After Mayers
Memorial was opened, she worked in the hospital that she was
instrumental in bringing to fruition. Her favorite part of nursing
was being in the emergency room.
Jean married Dudley Clark in 1954 and became active in the
ranching business at the family farm, Tudud Ranch. At about the
same time, Jean became a Shasta County school nurse, and serviced
all of the schools in eastern Shasta County. On the weekends, she
worked at the hospital and was a frequent volunteer on ambulance
runs from Mayers Memorial to Redding. To keep her nursing license
current, Jean attended night school at Shasta College on night
Jean was proud of the fact that she was involved and continuing
care of three generations of local families. She was Social
Services before there was such a thing. She knew who the needy
families were and personally delivered food, clothing, and toys at
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
With her marriage to Dudley, his daughter Susan became a member of
the family. After the age of twelve, Susie spent the rest of her
summers in the Fall River Valley, and eventually married a local
rancher, Steve Knoch, and became a permanent resident. She and her
step-mom enjoyed coffee together at Jean's most mornings.
In the early 70's, Jean and Dud became interested in the Mexican
life style. At the urging of Lucio Cordova, a long-time ranch
employee, they visited San Pedro de la Cueva in the state of
Sonora, Mexico. Falling in love with the pueblo, they bought a
house there. To stay busy in Mexico, Jean operated an exclusive
fishing camp in San Pedro, catering to renowned bass fishermen
from all p[arts of the U.S. who would fly in on their private
planes. She provided home-cooked meals, beds, and fishing boats to
her clientele, which included Ray Scott, the founder of Bass
Masters, Mr. Coleman, who was known for his camping supply
equipment and Larry Bell, of Taco Bell, among others.
In Mexico, Jean became acquainted with a whole new group of close
friends, including other Americans and many influential locals in
Sonora. She really enjoyed her time in Mexico, especially dancing
on New Years Eve in the Plaza.
Being so proud of the fact that she was adopted, Jean 'adopted'
Lucio and became grandmother to Monica, Chris, and Andy. Jean was
lovingly known as "Gram" to all of her grandchildren: Rodney,
Kimberly, Monica, Stefanie, Joshua, Chris, and Andy. For at last
seven years, Gram and the grandkids went on trips together in her
motorhome. Parents weren't allowed, but they all heard about the
great times. She was also a very proud great-grandmother to Marah,
Bandon, Ellie, and Katelyn.
After Dudley's passing in 1982, and in her retirement, Jean
remained active in the community. She bought a house on the golf
course and became active in the Fall River women's golf group. She
continued her services volunteering on ambulance runs, and was
also a Red Cross volunteer during the Fountain Fire.
In 1991 Jean bought a winter residence in Ajo, Arizona and became
a permanent resident in 2002. Again, she involved herself in the
local community and became active in the Lady Elks and the Chu Chu
Club in Ajo. Here she met a whole new group of people: some
snowbirds and many local residents, who called her one of their
All who knew Jeanie remember her as a lady who was always active
and a person whom one could depend on for whatever help or comfort
She will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. She leaves
her three children, Richard Hollinger and wife Lin of Camarillo,
Kathy MacFarlane and husband Michael of Ajo, AZ, and Susie Knoch
and husband Steve of Glenburn. She is survived by the seven
grandchildren previously mentioned and the four
great-grandchildren also mentioned. She leaves her closest
remaining relative, cousin Frank Dillard and wife Millie of
A celebration of her life will be held on November 29th at noon in
the Veterans' Hall in Fall River Mills, following a private
graveside service at Pine Grove Cemetery. A memorial service will
also be held in Arizona at the Ajo Elks Lodge on January 4, 2006.
Jean has passed on but will never be forgotten.
Donations may be made in Jeans name to: The Lions Community Park
in Fall River Mills or the Hospice of your choice.
Nov. 8th, 2005
Robert Troy Avery
Services for Robert Troy Avery, 87, of Burney will be 11 a.m.
November 10, 2005 at McDonald's Chapel in Burney. The Reverend
Stan Terry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Burney
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 9,
at the Chapel.
Mr. Avery died at his home following a long illness, November 5,
He was born June 11, 1918 in Clark County, Arkansas and moved to
the area from Prineville, Oregon in 1951.
Mr. Avery was a timber faller for Louisiana Pacific Lumber Co. for
35 years, an Army Veteran of WWII, Member of the First Baptist
Church in BUrney, Fort Crook Lodge #250 F&AM in Fall River Mills,
and Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by wife Esther; son Troy of Carson City, Nevada;
daughters Ver-mice Turner of Round Mountain and Ruby Chaplin of
Nov. 1st, 2005
Services for Carol June Barnes, 60, of McArthur were conducted
October 29, 2005. Burial was at the Bone Family Cemetery in Hat
Ms. Barnes died at her sister's residence of natural causes,
She was born July 20, 1945 in Hat Creek and was a lifelong
resident of the area. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by brothers, Ernest of Sacramento, Alvin of
Anderson and Wilbin Jr. of Anderson; sisters Jane of Hat Creek,
Anna of Nubieber, Lila of Anderson, and Gloria of McArthur.
Services for Ruby Jewel Cavender, 90, of Burney will be conducted
at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2005 in the Intermountain
Baptist Church in Burney. The Reverend Bud Hennes-sey will
officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.
Mrs. Cavender died from natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital
in Fall River Mills, October 27, 2005.
She was born March 30, 1915 in Decatur, Texas and moved to the
area in 1943 from Midlowthan, Texas. She was a homemaker and
member of the Inter-mountain Baptist Church.
She is survived by daughter Joyce Perkins of McArthur, sisters,
Nellie Lowry of Waxachie, Texas, Delma Booher of Arlington, Texas
and Thelma Ford of Rising Star, Texas, two grandchildren and two
In Memory of Gerry Schultz
Gerry Schultz, 84, passed away at St. Josephs Medical Center in
Stockton, CA, on October 1, 2005.
She was born June 2, 1921 in Tracy, CA. Gerry was a long time
resident of the Intermountain Area, where she worked for PG&E for
35 years at the Pit 1 Clubhouse. She also worked for the school
district as a bus driver for several years.
She joined Eastern Star in 1965 where she served as Worthy Matron
four times. One of her favorite pastimes was bowling, and she was
on a league team at the time of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her son, William (Bill) Schultz, and
survived by her daughters, Saundra Cutsinger of Riverbank, CA and
Vicky Clark of Stockton, CA, her four grandchildren, Philp
Bonstein, Jamie Benson, Kenneth Schultz and Christopher Clark.
She will be dearly missed by her great-grandchildren and many
friends old and new.
Services and burial were private.
Oct. 18th, 2005
Services will be scheduled at a later date for Thomas John Fry,
54, of Burney. Burial will be at the Silveyville Cemetery, Dixon,
CA. Mr. Fry died at his residence in Burney following a long
illness, October 11, 2005.
He was born September 26, 1951 in Dixon and moved to the area in
1974. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, and a roofer for Bill
Fry Roofing of Burney.
He is survived by his son, Darin of Burney; stepdaughter, Danielle
White of Redding, brother Bill of Burney and one grandchild.
Oct. 4th, 2005
Services were conducted September 30, 2005 for John "Jack" A.
Oxenford, 61, of Fall River Mills..
Mr. Oxenford died of natural causes September 24, at Mayers
Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born August 21, 1944 at Port Angeles, Washington and moved
to the area in 2001 from Pacifica, CA.
He was an aircraft maintenance controller for United Airlines, a
Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Air Force and member of the Pit
He is survived by wife Diana of Fall River Mills, daughters Lara
Simmons of Woodbridge, CA and Tami Kerr of Gilchrist, OR; brothers
Raymond of Eugene, Or and Joe of Christmas Valley, OR and two
Memorial contributions can be made to Mayers Intermountain
Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Fall River Mills, please note
"Ambulance/EMT" on the check.
Services were conducted September 30, 2005 for Thomas Therman
Turner, 91, of Burney. Burial was at the Burney District Cemetery.
Mr. Turner died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in
Fall River Mills, September 25.
He was an edgerman at Publisher's Lumber Comp-any in Burney.
He is survived by his wife Retha of Burney, sons, Charles of Round
Mountain and Richard of McArthur; daughters Barbara of Burney,
Nancy Navens of Cottonwood, Pat Higgen-bothom of Barstow, Yolanda
Clouse of Cottonwood, 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and
Private services will be held at a later date for Darland "Non"
Gilchrist, 81, of Burney.
Mr. Gilchrist died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital's
Burney Annex, September 30, 2005.
He was born in Pocahontas, Iowa and moved to the area from
Pacifica, CA in 2000. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal
Service, a member of the 99 Sportsman CLub in San Francisco and
Moose Lodge in Pacifica.
His survivors include his wife Barbara; Mark of Fairfield;
daughters, Marce-line Davis of Montgomery Creek, Caroleen Engels
of Brentwood and Barbara Arrah Thein of San Mateo, 10
grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one
Services will be conducted Thursday at McDonald's Chapel in Burney
for Dorothy Anna Bridgewater, 91, of Burney. Burial will be at the
Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside, CA.
Mrs. Bridgewater died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial
Hospital in Fall River Mills, September 27, 2005.
She was born June 10, 1914 in Manitowock, Wisconsin and moved to
the area in 2004 from Ontario, CA. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bridgewater is survived by daughter Diane Ashby of Burney and
Sept. 20th, 2005
A memorial service for former Big Valley resident, Patsy Ann "Pat"
Salters, 65, of Calder, Idaho will be held at 4 p.m. in the Adin
Church, October 1, 2005.
Mrs. Salters died September 20 in a Coeur D'Alene, Idaho hospital
after a three-year battle with cancer.
Born July 23, 1940 in Fouke South, Arkansas, she moved to the Big
Valley area in 1967.
She was a bus-driver with the Big Valley School District for 23
years before moving to Calder, Idaho in 1994.
Survivors include husband, Hugh; sons Brent, of Adin and Michael
of Bieber; daughters Leslie of Bieber, Cathy Landoski of Adin;
brother H.A. Fant of Kermen: sister Zora Nolan of Sanger; and 11
Family services will be scheduled at a later date for former
Burney resident Darrell Elmer Bartholomew, 90, of Redding. Burial
will be at the Burney Cemetery.
Mr. Bartholomew died of natural causes at the Applewood Inn,
September 17, 2005.
He was born February 2, 1915 in Corning, CA and moved to the area
from Alturas in 1978. He was an equipment operator and a U.S. Army
veteran of WW II.
Memorial contributions may be made to Golden Umbrella, 37491
Enterprise Avenue, Suite A, Burney.
Private family services will be conducted at a later date for
Wayne L. Morrison, 74, of McArthur.
Mr. Morrison died at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
He was born in Arbuckle, California December 23, 1931 and moved to
Shasta County from Sacramento in 1991. He was a mechanical
engineer for the University of California at Davis and a life
member of the Lions Club, and recently a member of the Fall River
He is survived by sons Richard of Auburn and Michael of Rough and
Ready, CA; daughter Sherri Myers of Loomis, CA and Marie Morrison
of Roseville; five grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lions Eye Foundation,
P.O. Box 7999, San Francisco, CA 94120.
Graveside services for Joseph Leland Repass, 88, of Lookout, will
be conducted at 11 a.m., September 28, 2005 at the Lookout
Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Bidwell will officiate.
He died at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, September
Mr. Repass was born April 6, 1918 in Burkes Garden Virginia. He
moved to the area in the late 1940's where he worked on ranches,
the Durkee Logging Company and Burlington Northern Railroad.
He was a a U.S. Army Veteran of both WWII and Korea.
His survivors include a brother, Ray, of Rock Falls, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lookout Fire Auxiliary,
P.O. Box 182, Lookout.
Graveside services for John Norman Meeker, 90, of Fall River Mills
were conducted September 24, 2005 at the Fall River Mills
Cemetery, Fall River Mills.
Mr. Meeker died of natural causes September 19, at Mayers Memorial
Hospital in Fall River Mills.
Born March 29, 1915 in Millville, he was a lifelong resident of
Shasta County. He was the owner of Meeker's Service from 1943 to
1979 after which he built and operated "The Bulldog Bite "across
from the high school in McArthur for 9 years.
He was a volunteer fireman and fire chief for the Fall River
Volunteer Fire Department and was instrumental in starting the
Fall River Mills Community Services District in the 1950's.
He is survived by wife Josephine; son Norman; sisters Dorothy
Eastman and one grandson.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to
Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Graveside services were conducted October 12, 2005 at the Pine
Grove Cemetery in McArthur for Lottie F. Carpenter, 99, a former
Mrs. Carpenter died September 14, at A Family Cottage Care Home
She was a homemaker.
Sept. 20th, 2005
The caravan started in Bieber, about 5 miles away from Lookout.
The hearse carrying Robert Lee Pauley's casket to the graveside
services in Look-out proceeded down highway 299 and along the
Lookout Rd. at 30 mph to arrive at Lookout cemetery.
When a fireman dies, it is traditional for departments nearby to
send engines and personnel to the services. Pauley was well
respected in the fire service and many departments paid their last
Fall River Mills
Fire, California Pines Fire, U.S. Dept of Forestry, Adin Fire,
California Division of Forestry (CDF) and Bieber VFD as well as
units from Lassen and Modoc Sheriff's Office had units participate
in the services. The helicopter from the local CDF station had a
planned flyover but was not available due to a fire call.
Because of his military service on board the U.S. submarine Baya,
the Adin Veterans of Foreign Wars arranged for a 21 gun salute
during the ceremony.
Pauley was well known and respected in the Big Valley area. He
served in the Lookout Fire Department for over 20 years and was
chief until his retirement last month.
He was manager of the Big Valley Electric co-generation plant.
Friends say, Bob's love was his community and he often expressed
his desire to successfully bring back the operation of the plant
in Bieber for the purpose of hiring as many local people who had
lost their jobs when the lumber mill and power plant went out of
business a few years ago. Continental Resource Solutions, Inc.
hired him and he played a major roll in making the facility
operational and bringing it back on line in spite of a series of
setbacks including the fire at the plant on April 7.
Fire personnel showed their last respects with a walk by the grave
in uniform concluded by a lowering of the casket with a brand new
fire hose from the Lookout Fire Department which was buried along
with the casket.
The ceremony was followed by a potluck dinner sponsored by the
Lookout Ladies Auxiliary at Lookout Fire Hall which was attended
by about 100 people.
Pauley moved to Lookout in 1976 and was lead man at Big Valley
Power Station in Bieber and was the former chief and now member of
Lookout Fire Dept.
Bob is survived by his son Aaron Pauley of Perth, Australia,
daughter Amy Allison from Arizona, companion Laurie LaHue, twin
sister Barbara Taylor-Bates from Redding, sisters Carla Duffy from
Whitmore and Linda Deacon from Martinez CA as well as four
grandchildren, three nephews, two nieces and three great nephews.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made in his
name to the Lookout Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 135, Lookout CA
No local services are planned for June Virginia Curcek, 90, of
McArthur. Burial will be at the Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka.
Mrs. Curcek died of natural causes at her home September 10, 2005.
She was born April 27, 1915 in Oregon and moved to the area from
Eureka in 1981. She was a bookkeeper for the Eureka Public
Mrs. Curcek is survived by her son Val Howser of Tacoma, WA,
sisters Jean Lahti and Artyce Moreau of Rosewood City, CA, two
grand children and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to
Inter-Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills.
Services will be held in Lafayette, Indiana for Richard L.
Markwith, 77, of Burney. Burial will be at the Farmer's Institute
Cemetery, West Point, Indiana.
Mr. Markwith died of natural causes September 11, 2005 at Mayers
Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
He was born June 28, 1928 in Lafayette, Indiana and moved to the
area from Lafayette in 2004. He was a sheet metal worker and U.S.
Navy veteran of Korea and Vietnam.
Mr. Markwith is survived by son Randy of Burney and daughter
Millie Self of San Ramon, CA, and 12 grandchildren.
Services were held September 17 for Harold R. Dayton, 76 of
McArthur. Burial was at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.
He died of natural causes at Mercy Medical Center in Redding
September 14, 2005.
He was born May 31, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a
carpenter with Big Valley Lumber, a member of the Mountain
Cruisers Car Club and the Fall River United Methodist Church.
He is survived by daughters Diana Simpson of McArthur and Nola
Covert of Burney, sisters Alice Foster and Laura Ellis both of
Washington State, companion Barbara Fine of McArthur, four
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Intermountain Hospice,
P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills.
Sept. 13th, 2005
Services were conducted for Florence M. Gideon, 87, of Burney,
September 10, 2005. Burial followed at the Burney District
Mrs. Gideon died of natural causes September 6, at Mayers Memorial
Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born June 14, 1918 in Gainsville, Texas and moved to the
area in 2003 from Modesto.
She was the owner-operator of a custom draperies business, and a
member of the Intermountain Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gideon is survived by her son, Fred, of Burney; daughters
Barbara Gempler of Boise, ID and Jane Milligan of Payson, AZ;
sister Louise Langston of Fort Worth, Texas, 11 grandchildren and
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her
name to the Intermountain Baptist Church, 20410 Marquette Street,
Burney or the First Baptist Church of Ceres, 2735 5th Street,
Ceres, CA 95307.
Sept. 6th, 2005
Services will be scheduled at a later date for Marian "Mimi"
Elaine Marugg, 79, of McArthur.
Mrs. Marugg died from natural causes August 31, 2005 at her
She was born October 20, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to
the area in 1981 from Menlo Park, CA. She was an assistant
registrar at Stanford University for 25 years, a member of
Intermountain Artists and Mayers Memorial Hospital Guild.
She is survived by son Steven of Fall River Mills; daughter
Victoria of Healdsburg, CA and one grandson.
A rosary and memorial mass for Manuel "Manny" Sousa, 90, of
Redding will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald's Redding Chapel.
Mr. Sousa died September 2, 2005 at Beverly Healthcare in Redding.
He was born May 22, 1915 in Hollister and moved to Shasta County
in 1970 from Half Moon Bay.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a Postmaster in Half Moon Bay,
member of the Montgomery Creek Grange 442 in Round Mountain,
American Legion, Past District Governor of Lions District 4-C1,
member of Redding Lions, the Elks Lodge in Redding and City of
Survivors include wife Faye; daughters Anna Marie Boucher of
Saratoga, Annabelle Hoffman of Santa Barbara, Mary Ann Montoani of
San Carlos, and Mona McBrayer of Redding; several grand,
great-grand and four 4-great-great grandchildren.
Aug. 30th, 2005
Services for James Herndon Fitzhugh, 79, of Oakridge, Oregon, will
be at 2 p.m., today, August 30, at McDonald's Chapel in Burney.
Pastor Henry Winkelman of the Grace Community Bible Church will
Mr. Fitzhugh died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in
Fall River Mills, August 23, 2005. He was born May 25, 1926 in
Topeka, Kansas. He was an auto mechanic for Shell Oil Company. And
a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.
He is survived by wife, Emma and daughter Connie Lynn Dail of
Oakridge, brother Clem of Martinez, CA,, three grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren.
Private graveside services were conducted at the Mount Vernon
Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, California for Henry M. Volking, 89,
Mr. Volking died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in
Fall River Mills, August 24, 2005. He was born January 21, 1916 in
Gulfport, Mississippi and moved to the area in 2000 from Turlock.
He was a minister, a member of the Word of Life Assembly of God
Church in Burney, an an Army Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by daughters, Mary Thomas of Burney and Esther
Thompson of Sand Point, Idaho.
Private family services will be held for Betty Joan Goodgame, 72,
of Bieber and Fall River Mills. Burial was at the Lookout
Cemetery, in Lookout.
Mrs. Goodgame died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital
in Fall River Mills, August 15, 2005.
She was born July 13, 1933 in Chanute, Kansas and moved to Fall
River Mills in 2002 from Bieber. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Goodgame is survived by husband John; son Kurt of North Bend,
Oregon; daughters Barbara Bolin of Magalia, California and Pamela
Thompson of Carson City Nevada, four grandchildren and two
Aug. 23, 2005
Services were conducted yesterday (August 22, 2005) at Halcumb
Cemetery for George Norman Montgom-ery, 63, of Hat Creek. Mr.
Montgomery died August 18 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding of
Born March 16, 1942 in Redding, he was a lifelong resident of
Shasta County. He was a logger and member of the Pit River Indian
He is survived by his wife Mary; son, Eric Mitchell, both of Hat
Creek; daughter Sheila of Burney; and sisters Alvian Johnson of
Coasegold, California and Marian Burrough of Friant, California.
Memorial services will be conducted at 5 p.m. August 26 at the Old
Station Fire Hall for Robert E. Vangen, 70, of Old Station. Mr.
Vangen died August 12, 2005 while fishing near his home.
He was born September 7, 1934 in Duluth, MN and moved to Shasta
County from Redwood City in 1988.
He was a retired auto mechanic and a Korean War Veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Vangen is survived by daughter Linda of California and sister
Lois Vangen Myran of Bloom, MN.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Navy-Marine
Corps Relief NMCRS - 875 No. Randolph St., Suite 225, Arlington,
Services were conducted for Ruby Pearl Bagby, 90, of Fall River
Mills. Mrs. Bagby died August 14, 2005 at her residence of natural
She was born May 12, 1915 in Spokane, Washington and moved to the
area from Paradise, California in 1990.
She was a licensed, practical nurse for 20 years.
She is survived by son, James Weibel of Yuba City; daughter Brenda
Dahle of Fall River Mills; four grandchildren and five
The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Haven
Humane Society, P.O. Box 2202, Redding, CA 96099.
Aug. 16th, 2005
Graveside services will be conducted at the Pine Grove Cemetery in
McArthur at 2 p.m. (today) Tuesday, August 16, 2005 for David
Allen Smith, 25, of Bieber.
Mr. Smith died in a vehicle accident near Burney August 10.
He was born September 20, 1979 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and
moved to the area in 2004 from Tampa Florida. He was a
carpenterbuilder for Wilderness Construction in Burney.
He was a member of the United Bikers of Northern California “F”
Troop, and Shepards Chapel in Gravett, AR.
Mr. Smith is survived by brothers Feff Sutter of Columbus, OR and
Doyne Baker Jr. of Little Rock, AR; sister Raelynn Weekley of
Tampa, FL; parents Beverly and Doyne Baker of Bieber and
grandfather Earl Lee Routh of Johnson Park. McDonald’s Burney
Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Marlin Norgaard, Jr.
Memorial services will be conducted August 17, 2005 at the Burney
Veterans Hall with burial following at the Burney District
Cemetery for Marlin Andrew Norgaard, Jr., 42, of Burney.
Mr. Norgaard died August 10 in a vehicle accident near Burney.
He was born July 15, 1963 in Fall River Mills and was a life
resident of the area. He was a roofer for Wilderness Construction
in Burney. He is survived by longtime companion Kym Ganz of Fall
River Mills; daughters Tatiana Ganz of Fall River Mills and Cassie
Dustin of Greenville; brothers Baron Styir of Shasta Lake City,
Glenn Styir of Hat Creek and Stan Stoud of Burney; sisters Nancy
Norgaard of Burney and Michelle Rechcygl of Millville and father
Muggs Norgaard of Burney.
McDonald’s Burney Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Aug. 9th, 2005
Services were conducted August 4, 2005 for former Burney resident
Cora Lee Parnell, 89. Burial was at the Burney District Cemetery.
Mrs. Parnell died of natural causes July 29, 2005 at Sunbridge
Care Rehabilitation for Weed, in Weed, California.
Born April 18, 1916 in Summerfield, Oklahoma, she moved to Weed
from Burney. She was a homemaker and member of the Word of Life
Assembly of God Church in Burney.
She is survived by sons, Dean of Montague and Gerald of Bella
Vista; daughter Alice Fay Blay of Montrose, CO, 12 grandchildren,
18 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren.
Private services will be scheduled at a later date for Margaret
Pearl Chrandall Shigley, 84, of Fall River Mills and Burney.
Burial will be at the Burney District Cemetery.
Mrs. Shigley died of natural causes July 30, 2005 at Mayers
Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills.
She was born November 21, 1921 in Six Rivers, Oregon and moved to
the area in 1964 from Healdsburg, CA. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Shigley is survived by sons Wes of Santa Rosa, Sherman of
Healdsburg and Joe of Medford, Oregon; daughter, Diane Thompson of
Healdsburng: brother Joe Atkinson of Healdsburg, seven
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In memory of Jennifer Skuce
Jennifer Bubier Skuce was born on July 7, 1965 at Stanford
Hospital in Palo Alto, California. She passed away peacefully in
her sleep at home in Frankenmuth, Michigan on July 28, after a
courageous battle with breast cancer. All her immediate family
was at her side.
Jennifer attended Menlo Atherton High School in Atherton,
California, Hollins College in Virginia, and Arizona State
University. She subsequently lived in Cave Creek, Arizona where
she met her true love, John Warack. They moved to his home state,
Michigan, in 1995.
Jennifer loved to travel, visiting Europe, Africa, Australia, New
Zealand, New Caledonia, Central and South America, as well as most
of the United States. But her true passion was animals of all
kinds, and in particular horses. She was an accomplished rider as
well as a breeder of Arabians and Thoroughbreds. Incon-gruous as
it may sound, she was also an excellent rifle shot, and life-time
member of Safari Club Inter-national.
She will be remembered by family and friends for her contagious
smile, infectious laugh, and inner and outer beauty. Jennifer is
survived by John and their beautiful daughter, Hunter Amelia
Warack, and Hunter's half sisters Jennifer and Ashley, as well as
her parents, Betsy and Dave Skuce of Menlo Park and McArthur, and
her sister Kendal and Brother Jake.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Cederberg Funeral Home of
The family has established the Jennifer Project to build an indoor
riding arena in the town of McArthur in her memory. Tax deductible
donations through the Intermountain Junior Rodeo Association,
Jennifer Project, P.O. Box 593, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.
Aug. 2nd, 2005
Graveside services were conducted at the Burney Cemetery, August
1, for former Burney resident, Goldie Sinyard, 83, of Redding.
Mrs. Sinyard died of natural causes, July 26, 2005 at Shasta
Healthcare in Redding.
Born, January 25, 1922 in Silver Creek, Oklahoma, she moved to the
area in 1952 from Springfield, Oregon. She was a machine operator
at Fiberboard's Plywood Division in Burney for 20 years.
She is survived by her son, Jim, of Redding; sisters, Hazel Hinkel
of McMinville, Oregon, Pauline Davies of Springfield, Oregon and
Dorothy Jones of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, four grand children and six
July 26th, 2005
Private services will be conducted for Janice Cessna, 66, of
McArthur. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Cessna
died July 15, 2005 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River
She was born May 18, 1939 in Redding and was a lifelong resident
of Shasta County.
She was a bookkeeper for Sierra Market in Fall River Mills and a
member of the Women’s Golf Club.
Survivors include husband Bill, daughter Lynn Riggins of
Cottonwood; brothers Frank and Grant Brown, both of Fall River
Mills and two grandchildren.
June 28th, 2005
Services were conducted for Nickie Blanche Anderson, age 87, of
McArthur, Friday, June 24 at McDonald's Burney Chapel. Reverend
Gene Gruell of Faith Lutheran officiated. Mrs. Anderson died
June 18, 2005 in her residence of natural causes.
She was born September 3, 1917 in San Francisco, CA and moved to
Shasta County in 1990 from San Francisco, CA She was a mail
sorter for the US Postal Service. She is survived by her sons
Jimmy and Arthur Jr. of McArthur, John of Cool, CA; daughter
Barbara Anderson of Portland, OR; 8 grandchildren and 8 great
grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Inter-Mt.
Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA. 96028.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Burney Chapel.