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Mar. 9th, 2010

In memory of
Frank Arno
Frank Arno, born in Sicily in 1923, passed away in Mayers Hospital Feb 27th 2010. 
He went into the Italian Merchant Marines at the age of 16, then, at age 18, was drafted into the Italian Navy in WWII serving 2 years..  He immigrated to the USA in 1947 where, in 1953, he became a proud naturalized citizen of the country he loved.  He worked as a waiter for Original Joes Restaurant on Taylor St. in S. F. for 43 years.  He retired in 1991 and moved to Cassel with his wife, Phyllis. 
He was an avid gardener and loved fishing the local creeks. He was predeceased by son Steve in 1995.  Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis, son Rick, of Denver Co. and daughter Leslie of Mill Valley. Granddaughter Nicole Taufer, of L.A., grandsons Luke and Mitchell of S.F. and Nicholas of Denver, granddaughter Olivia Abraham of San Pablo.
A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, March 13 at the Community Center on Commerce Way in Burney. Refreshments will be served.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the food pantry or Snipp
He was very much loved and will be greatly missed.


In memory of
Frances Lorraine de Neuf
Frances Lorraine de Neuf passed away on February 20, 2010 with her daughter by her side. She died at the age of 81 at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. Frances was born on October 6, 1928 in Ukiah, CA to Ralph and Delia Hobbs. At a young age, she moved to Nevada and then Petaluma, CA where she lived until 2000. She grew up on a ranch and played the violin as a youth. On February 18, 1955 she married Robert “Bob” de Neuf. She worked for AT&T in Santa Rosa and worked for 10 years at the US Bakery in Petaluma. She and her husband volunteered as campground hosts for 2 years at Hat and Cave Camp. They maintained the grounds at the Old Station Visitor Center for 4 years. This was the area they loved most and vacationed at annually. In 2002 they moved to Burney where they acquired wonderful new friends and neighbors.
Frances won many awards for her handiwork in knitting and crocheting and loved crafting of all types. She is best epitomized as a warm, loving woman, quick to give a smile and hug. She was a very hard worker, good friend and faithful to extend a helping hand. She was a loving mother and adoring grandmother.
Frances is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tobey Hall, grandchildren, Joel and Gloria Hall, of San Jose, CA. Sisters-in-law, Loraine Turner of Santa Ana, and Luella Hadermann of Petaluma, many nieces and nephews, and her friends/family, Tami and Rodd Taylor and their five children. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death 4 months prior.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Intermountain Baptist Church in Burney on March 4, 2010 at 11:00AM.
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA.


Feb. 23rd, 2010

In memory of
J.B. Tamplen
Jay was born December 8, 1951 to JC and Bea Tamplen in Fairfield, California. He was the only child.
Jay was an ag mechanic most of his life. He loved fishing, wood working, BBQ’s and playing Santa.
Jay was preceded in death by his daughter Terri Lynn. So, at the age of 49 he was a dad again to her children, Quinsea, Michael and Baylie. They made him so happy, watching Quinsea play basketball at 4 feet tall to sending her off to college at Chico State. Michael, the athlete and scholar from watching him make his first high school touchdown and his 4.0 report cards. And Baylie, she was the baby, watching her grow was such an exciting experience, her infectious laugh and her love of people and her athletic ability were a joy. He was so proud of each of them.
Jeffery gave Jay five more grandchildren; Daniel, Jacelyn, Sean, Brad and Aiden. He didn’t get to see them as much as he wanted to as they live in Oklahoma. He talked to them often even though he hated to talk on the phone.
Jay loved being Santa! He loved talking to all the children and hearing what they wanted for Christmas.  Sometimes it made him sad when a child would ask for a coat to keep them warm.
He married Bev 40-years ago and he wasn’t the “only child” anymore. He now had a sister Barbara and a brother James. He loved being a part of a bigger family.
In addition to Terri Lynn, Jay was preceded in death by his father JC and granddaughter Kelsea .He is survived by his wife Beverly; son Jeffery, grandchildren Quinsea, Michael, Baylie, Daniel, Jacelyn, Sean, Brad,  and Aiden; mother Bea and husband Jim Meyer of Aiden, La; mother and father-in-law Letha and Jim Bounds of Dixon; sister-in-law Sally Bounds and husband James of Dixon; cousin Tom and wife Rosie Tamplen of Dixon, Nieces Misty and Husband Scott Hoffman of Reno, Vanessa Parish of Dixon; nephews, Gary (Bub) and wife Samantha Moore of Dixon, James and Jason Bounds; great-niece, Hannah Hoffman; great-nephews, Trevor Hoffman, Zachery, Gregory and Colby (Bob) Moore, Seth Parish, Isach and Jonaha Bounds. He went from a family of three to one of many.
Jay passed away at home February 1, 2010. He just  went to sleep.
Jay is gone and he will be missed, but he will never be forgotten.


Billy G. Holder
Memorial services were held February 13 for Billy G. Holder, 77, of Marietta, GA , a former resident of Fall River Mills.died, February 11, 2010.
Mr. Holder was born in Texas and has been living in Marietta since 1990.
He served in the U.S. Navy. He owned and operated a construction company in Burney/Fall River Mills and was an active member of the Intermountain Squaredancers’
He  was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marietta.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann of Marietta; son, Sam of California; three step-daughters, Janie Fievet of Montana; Carolyn Fechter of Washington; Judy Calhoun of Marietta; one step-son, Kevin Pugh of Marietta; two sisters, Doris Nivens of Texas; Aldora Downing of California; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In memory of
Lily Kathleen Deuel
A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., February 27, 2010 at the Grace Community Bible Church in Burney for Lily Kathleen “Kathy” Deuel, 51, of Johnson Park. The Reverend Henry Winkelman will officiate. A pot luck will follow the service.
Born May 5, 1958 in Burney, she passed away peacefully, February 14, 2010 surrounded by family and friends.
A lifetime resident of the area, Kathy began her career in the restaurant business as a teen at the A&W drive in at the west end of Burney and retired due to her health when she and her husband Alan sold their restaurant, Deuel’s Diner in Burney.
She is survived by her husband Alan; sons Ryan Garrigus and Alan Deuel, Jr.; daughter Rhea Leap; grandson Ethan Lenard; mother Barbara Turner-Pierce; father and mother Chuck and Linda Turner; maternal grandmother Reatha Turner; all of Burney:  sisters Dorothy Arnett of Blaine Washington and Janice Mercado of Burney and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.


Feb. 9th, 2010

In memory of
Florence Stoltenberg
Florence Lorraine Stoltenberg was born to John and Josephine Anderson on March 25, 1922 in Tuttle, North Dakota.  She had 5 sisters and l brother.
Her family came to Oakland, CA  in 1942. 
Florence joined the Civil Service and worked as a guard in 1943.  There she met her husband Ed.  They were married on May 14, 1944.
After completing their military service, Ed and Florence became dairy farmers in Visalia, CA.  There they had 2 sons, Bill and Steve.   In 1958 they moved to Cottonwood where they managed a ranch until they moved to Fall River Mills in 1966.  They bought the Fall River Feed Mill and opened it for business on January of 1967 with only $20 in the old brass cash register.  Again, they worked side by side tirelessly building the business until Ed retired in 1980.  Florence continued working until retirement in 1984.  After retirement, they traveled and enjoyed their 80 acre ranch on Lewis Rd. in McArthur. 
Florence came to live at Mayers Memorial Hospital in 2004.  She enjoyed the company and activities there. She had several good roommates, her favorite was 98 year old, Helen Ferry.  They shared many happy days together.  Florence was grateful for the loving care she received from the nursing staff at Mayers.  
Florence is preceded in death by her loving husband Ed, four sisters, and one brother. 
She is survived by her sister, Eileen Niedermyer of Cottonwood, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Betty of McArthur, and Steve and Jill of Willows.  She leaves four grandchildren, Stacy Gallion and husband Scott of Fall River Mills and Shelly Stoltenberg of McArthur, Corie Gorham and husband Bill of Lodi and Collin Stoltenberg and wife Leanna of Orland. Also 2 step-grandchildren, Lisa Wood of Meridian, Idaho and Dan Mills of Cal Pines.  She also leaves two great-granddaughters, Megan and Myah Gallion and two great-grandsons, Tanner Gallion and Colby Stoltenberg.  She also leaves 10 step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Florence was a member of the Wayside Garden Club and Intermountain Evangelical Free Church. 
Florence passed away Jan. 23, 2010, at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fort Crook Historical Society, P.O. Box 397, FRM, CA  96028 or Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 459, FRM, CA  96028.


February 2, 2010

William E. "Bill" Armstrong
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., February 6, 2010 at the Adin Cemetery for William E. "Bill" Armstrong, 82, of Adin.
Mr. Armstrong died January 29, 2010 in Redding. He was born February 26, 1927 in Mountai View, CA and moved to the ara in 1960.
He was a 1944 graduate of Adin High School, A Seaman First Class with the U.S. Navy from 1944-46, WWII, a carpenter, contractor and rancher, member of the VFW and Elks Lodge.
He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, dancing and spending time with his family.
He is surived by his wife Norma, sons David of Prineville, Oregon and Randal of Adin; daughter, Karhryn Darnell of Bieber; brothers, Arthur and George of Bieber, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by son Donald, father E. Bruce Armstrong and mother Wilhelmina "Tina" (Ahart) Armstrong.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to VFW Post 7144 - scholarship fund.
Kerr Morthuary of Alturas is handling the arrangements.
 

JB Tamplen
Services for JB Tamplen, 59, of McArthur will be held Thursday, February 4, 2010 at George Ingram Hall at the Fairgrounds in McArthur. Don Canright and Rick Maher will officiate. Internment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Tamplen died of natural causes at his home February 1, 2010.

He was born December 8, 1951 in Fairfield, California and moved to the area from Dixon, CA in 1988.

He was a mechanic in the Agriculture Industry and played Santa in the Intermountain Area for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife Beverly, sons Jeffery Tamplen and Michael J. Peters; daughters Quinsea J. Pratt, Baylie Peters; brothers Gary Moore and James Bounds; mother Bea Meyer and five grandchildren.


Feb. 2, 2010

In memory of
Richard Gallagher
Richard Paul Gallagher, 88, of McArthur died January 23, 2010 at his home of natural causes.
Mr. Gallagher was born April 7, 1921 in Livermore, CA, to Joseph Michael and Mary Francis (Martin) Gallagher. After graduating from high school he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII after marrying his high school sweetheart, Leona, in 1941.
He was a long-time employee for Caterpillar Tractor in the Bay area, then later, in Gridley, where he and Leona operated Farmers Café.
In 1972, Dick and Leona moved to the Intermountain area where he purchased the John Deere dealership from Charlie King. It was there he    launched the pump business, which became his main focus in later years.
His family notes that Dick loved the business of helping people and there are few greater needs for people than water.
It was hard to tell where his pump business stopped and personal time began. For it was not unusual for Dick to leave the house on service calls, on weekends and holidays, rain or shine. He was always there when the water stopped. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone he knew, especially those he helped who were out of water.
He is survived by Leona, his wife of 68 years, his daughters, Phyllis Berryman of Chico, Linda Parker of Burney, son-in-laws Gregg Berryman and Rodger Parker; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-laws, Dorothy Johnson, Alice Bruns and Helen Kruger.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Diane Smith, brother Francis, and sister, Irene.
A rosary was said January 29 and Mass held January 30 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Fall River Mills. He was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur and a memorial luncheon was held following burial at Ingram Hall in McArthur.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to Lady of the Valley, 43434 Highway 299, Fall River Mills or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were handled by Allen and Dahl of Palo Cedro.


Jan 26th, 2010

Raymond Parker
Graveside services for Raymond Elwood Parker, 75, of McArthur will be 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. The Reverend Jeff Bidwell will officiate.
Mr. Parker died of natural causes January   19, 2010 at his home.
He was born January 1, 1935 in Chico and moved to the area in 1951. He was a  foreman for PG&E Hydro, a 1952 graduate of Fall River High School, a member of the Mcarthur Volunteer Fire Deparatment and Fort Crook Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons.
He is survived by his wife Billy Jean; sons, Ron of Burney, James of St. Louis Mo., David of Anderson and Ray A. of Cassel; stepsons, Ron Housley of Cooper Cliff, MT and Mike Housley of Spokane, WA; daughter Linda Standart of Mt. Shasta; stepdaughters, Paula May of Spokane and Lori Burns of McAllen, Texas; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great--grandson.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, 96028.


Jan 19th, 2010

In memory of
Lomita Gensaw
Lomita Mariah Summers Gensaw of Burney, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Mayers Memorial Hospital.
Lomita will be missed for her beautiful smile and cheerful nature, always remembered for her beautiful way of treating others. She was a very big part of her family’s life, being a dedicated mother through the good and the bad, and very much loved by her children, grandchildren and friends.
Lomita leaves behind sons,  Larry, Leo, Henry, Stephen and Dominic; daughters, Victoria and Karena Gensaw; grandchildren Simone and Demetrius Gensaw, Lawrence Thomas and many more.
Services will be held Thursday, January 21, 2010 as a memorial. Pastor Henry Winkleman will officiate at 10 a.m. at the Burney Veteran’s Hall.


Ellis
“Sparky” Bethel
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Ellis F. “Sparky” Bethel, 85, of Fall River Mills.
Mr. Bethel died January 11, 2010 at home.


In memory of
Lyn Read
Lyn Read passed away January 9, 2010, in her home in McArthur, California in the presence of family. Lyn was born December 31, 1938 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Surviving are her brother, Robert Read, her daughters, Pamela Lindsay, Catherine Luckman, and Jenifer Lindsay, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Sunny Read, longtime residents of the Fall River Valley.
Lyn was an accomplished and celebrated professional equestrian for over 45 years and a founding member of the California Dressage Society. Lyn competed successfully in many types of equestrian events, and trained horses and riders to do the same. Lyn’s many other pursuits include musician, author, artist, photographer, and graphics designer. Lyn was active for many years in the Fort Crook Historical Society. Lyn will be missed far and wide by friends, colleagues, neighbors, students, horses, dogs, fellow competitors, and barn buddies of all shapes and sizes.
After a private burial at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, a memorial celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fall River Lions Hall, 44256 Highway 299 E, McArthur. Pot Luck items are appreciated.
Memorial contributions may be made to any of the following organizations:
Fort Crook Historical Society, PO Box 397, Fall River Mills, CA 96028
Shasta Chapter CDS, PO Box 122, Palo Cedro, CA 96073
Fall River High School, PO Box 340, McArthur, CA  96056, memo to Music Department.


n memory of
Steingrimur Thorlaksson, Jr.
Steingrimur Octavius Thorlaksson, Jr, also known as Tavie and Thor to his family and friends, died January 11, 2010 at Enloe Medical Center with his son by his side.  He was born March 16, 1919 in Japan to Caroline Thomas and Steingrimur Thorlaksson, Lutheran missionaries. They were a musical family and he played the violin, giving concerts of his own compositions beginning at 12.  He lived there until he was 16 when he came to the U.S. to attend the University of Washington .
When WWII began, he and his brother Erik were recruited into the Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he met and married the love of his life, Freda Henning, after a six week whirlwind courtship!  The family will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16.
He spent most of the war years in Hawaii as an interrogator at a Japanese POW camp.  After Japan surrendered, he went to Hiroshima to translate for the doctors who were working with patients near the atomic bomb sites.
Freda and Tavie moved to Berkeley after the war where he finished school.  His first job as a music teacher was with the Fall River School District and he taught there until he retired in 1984. They have three children: Carol Eastwick of Reno, Brooks Thorlaksson of Chico, and Thor Thorlaksson  of Adin, Ca, and an honorary daughter, Abbie Dauterman of Chico; and two sons-in-law, Jack Eastwick and Ed Daniels, and daughter-in-law, Sheral Thorlaksson. He has three granddaughters: Michele (Rob Laing), Sara (Brendan Smith), and Rachael, and great grandchildren, Devon, Jayden, and Tucker Laing; Adin Smith; Jeremiah, Jocelyn, and Jonah Capen; and Tayte Watkins.
He retired to Chico in 1984 and continued his love of music by attending the North State Symphony; his love of boats by floating them in the Lindo Channel when there was water; and his love of building, as he helped construct the University’s Centennial Organ with Munetaka Yokata, with whom he shared many memories of Japan .
Tavie leaves his sister, Esther in St. Louis . He was preceded in death by sister Margrethe and brother Erik.
Mr. Thorlaksson was cared for by Freda for many years and by the wonderful staff at Prestige/Expressions, especially Dana, Trinity, LeeAnn, and Katie; and by 4th floor nurses at Enloe for the last week, especially Stephen, Josh, Rachel, Angie, Jennifer, Sarah, Kathy, Caitlin, and Heather. Our appreciation for the respect, love and kindness given to him is unlimited as is our gratitude to our many friends who have been so supportive during these last years.
Condolences may be sent to BrusieFH.com. If you wish to commemorate Tavie’s life, the family requests, for those who love music, gifts to the North State Symphony, and for those who know how valuable end-of-life care is, a gift to Enloe to honor the compassionate care found there.
A celebration of his life will be held Feb. 6.

Jan 12th, 2010

Horison “Bob” Moore
Funeral services for Horison “Bob” O. Moore, 89, of Cassel will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 13 at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.
The Reverend Alvin Hennessey of the Intermountain Baptist Church and Burney Veterans Honor Guard will officiate. Burial will be at the Burney Cemetery on Bailey Street.
Mr. Moore died at his home of natural causes January 7, 2010.
He was born November 13, 1920 in Vergena, Alabama and moved to the area in 1971 from Hayward,CA.
He was a carpenter for 50 years and the caretaker at Rising River Ranch since 1979, a life member of Burney VFW Post 5689, and a US Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by daughter Loretta Floy Moore of Sun Valley, Nevada and a niece and nephew.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 4459, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Alice M. Cooper
A funeral mass was held Monday, yesterday, for Alice “Jean” M. Cooper, 84, of Pittville. Burial was at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur.
Mrs. Cooper died of natural causes, December 31, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
She was born June 9, 1925 in Watsonville, CA and moved to the area from there in 1989.
She was a homemaker, member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and the Mountain Cruisers Car Club.
She is survived by her husband Leslie of Pittville; sons Richard and James King of Redding; stepsons James Cooper of McArthur and Steven Cooper of Hercules; daughter Charlene Van Dresar of Redding and stepdaughter Denise Giachio of Canby; brother Daniel King of Redding, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Jan 5th, 2010

Teresa  Beck
Graveside services for Teresa Jill (Jacobs) Beck, 62, will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber, 2 p.m., January 6, 2010. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.,m., January 7 at the fire hall in Janesville. Mrs. Beck died December 25, 2009 from pancreatic cancer.
She was born June 18, 1947 in Corvallis, Oregon and graduated from Fall River High School in 1965. She was a resident of Bieber until 1992 when she moved to Susanville and was, among several other occupations, postmaster at Adin.
She is survived by her sons, Andy and Jon; brother Steve Jacobs and four grandsons. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Gordon Opdyke
Graveside services were held December 30, 2009 at the Burney Cemetery for Gordon Perry Opdyke, 91, of Hat Creek. Mr. Opdyke died December 29, 2009.
He was born on the Opdyke Ranch in Hat Creek, July 10, 1919 and was a lifelong resident of Hat Creek.
He was a rancher. He is survived by his wife Lydia; daughter LaDonna Westlund; son, Eddie Opdyke; sister Lois Thompson and Mary Scholfield; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 148, Hat Creek or to the Mayers Memorial Hospital Hospice program.

Merle Packham
A memorial service
for Merle Packham, 85,  of Hat Creek has been set for 2 p.m., January 9, 2010 at the Grace Bible Church in Burney.
Mr. Packham died of natural causes December 24, 2009. He was born in Olney Springs, Colorado on March 2,1924. He was a World War II veteran, a founding partner in Packway Construction, an active member of the Mountain Cruisers Car Club, and one of the Chorus Girls in Bing Crosby’s Mayers Hospital Fund Raiser.
He is survived by daughters Nancy Ralph of Anderson, Karen Hathaway of Hat Creek and June Gilbert of Redding, 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family  requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., P.O. Box 1952, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1952.


2010 OBITUARY ARCHIVES
 

December 25

James Henry (Grandpa) Snelling
Dec. 20, 1925 - Dec. 25, 2010
Jim Snelling was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas December 20, 1925 to Fred and Callie Snelling.  He went to be with the Lord Christmas night after battling pneumonia for five continuous days.
He is survived by his daughter, Glenda Lawhun (spouse Randy) of Sparks, NV, son, Larry Snelling (spouse Peggy) of Burney, CA, grandsons, Jim Snelling (spouse Lacy and great grandson Robby) of Reno, NV, grandson Robby (spouse Jessica and great grandchildren, Adrianna and Bryson) of Chico, CA., granddaughter, Jennifer McIntosh (spouse Rob and great grandson Elric) of Reno, NV, mother of his children and life long friend and ex-wife Maxine Sanders, of San Lorenzo, CA, Brother-In-Law, Chuck Turner, (spouse Linda) of Burney, CA
Jim is also survived by sisters Artie Heffley, of Fall River Mills, Kathleen Shuffield, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Imogene Brucks, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lorene Haynes, of Chicago, Illinois, and brother Travis Gerene Snelling, of Taneyville, Missouri.  He also leaves behind many dear friends and nieces and nephews.
Jim joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and fought in Europe during WWII as a light machine gun (B.A.R.) infantryman.  He moved to Burney, California to follow the love of his life Maxine Turner in 1946 and they were married in October of 1948.  Jim worked in the timber industry as a timber faller and sawmill worker in the early years in Burney and many years later moved to Redding, California where he was employed at Kimberly Clark Paper and Simpson Paper for the last twenty years as a supervisor until he retired.  He spent the last twenty-five years of his life retired in Burney where he lived with Larry, Peggy, Jimmy and Robby.  The greatest joy for him was to watch his grandsons play sports and later become coaches.  He followed them right up until the very end by going to Butte College and McQueen football games to watch them both coach.  He also enjoyed the outdoors and spent many days hunting and fishing with his buddies Chuck Turner, Neland Doughty and Mory Visser.  There were two very special men in Jim’s life (Bill Allard and Rich Burger) that were like sons to him. He also respected and loved “His Doctor”, Dr. Tom Watson (the only doctor he would listen to) and his good friend Roger Borkey (who often took Jim to lunch and dinner).
His war stories and life’s experiences stories were enjoyed by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.  There will never be another like him.
His services will be held Thursday, December 30th at the Inter Mountain Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow military graveside services.


Dec. 14, 2010

Cleve Cowley
No services are planned for Cleve Stanley Cowley, 75, of Burney.
Mr. Cowley died of natural causes November 26, 2010 at Mayers Memorial Hospital Annex in Burney.
Born April 5, 1935 in Tulare, California, he moved to the area in 1970 from Redwood City. He was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Packway Materials, U.S. Navy Korean Conflict member and member of the VFW Post 5689 in Burney.
He is survived by sisters: Linda Vellenga of Columbia City, Oregon, Marilyn Richied or Oakridge, Oregon, Hazel Allen of DeFuniack, Florida, Evelyn Finch of Westchester, Ohio, and Virginia Chamberlain of  Redwood City, California.


Dec. 7, 2010

In Memory of
Laura Hatch
Funeral  services were held for Laura Diane Hatch, 59, of Fall River Mills with Burial at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Born May 22, 1951, in Arkansas, she moved to the Fall River Mills area from Alturas in 1988.
Laura died November 21, 2010 at home of natural causes.
She was the Manager of Cedarwood Apartments in Fall River Mills, board chair for the Fall River Cemetery District and a member of Valley Baptist Church.
She is survived by her companion William Patterson of Fall River Mills, sons, Quincy, James (Crystal) and Justin Billings, all of Fall River Mills; daughter, Dawn (Arden) Mann of Patterson California; brothers Kimble, Jerry and William; sisters Kathy and Marry,  and four grandchildren.


Nov. 16,  2010

Albenetter Wallace
Services were conducted November 12, 2010 for Albenetter “Shug” Wallace “93” of Burney. Burial followed at the Burney Cemetery.
Mrs. Wallace died of natural causes in Fall River Mills November 5, 2010.
She was born May 19, 1917 in Bokhoma, Oklahoma and moved to the area in 1956 from Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
She was a homemaker and member of the Word of Life Assembly of God Church for 53 years.
She is survived by son, Douglas of Burney, brothers Marion Winer of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Leo Winer of Dierks, Arkansas  and George Winer of Lockesburg, Arkansas, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Jan Bonjour
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010 for Jan Marie Bonjour, 51, of Burney. The services will be at the First Baptist Church on Timber Drive in Burney. The Reverend Lee Shepard will officiate.
Mrs. Bonjour was a lifetime resident of the Intermountain Area except for a short period when she lived in Paso Robles.
She and her late mother Shirley Ashburn were former owners of Valley Market in Fall River Mills.
She is survived by sons Jason Bonjour and Michael France; daughter Kristen France; and four grandchildren.


Oct. 26,  2010

In Memory of
Kira Brazo
Kira Lee (Brush) Brazo, 64, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Redding, California. She was born July 10, 1946 in Inglewood, California.
Kira moved to Fall River Mills in 1963 from Canoga Park, California and graduated from Fall River High School in 1964.
She and her business partner, Sally Jacobsen, founded The Mountain Echo, a career she loved and in which she excelled until her forced retirement in the early 1980s due to illness.
Prior to her illness, Kira was an active member of the Burney Lions Auxiliary and founding member of the Burney Broads, a successful AAA women’s softball team active in the 1970s.
Kira is survived by her children Jennifer Faber (James), son John Brazo, IV, (Donella); six grandchildren; sister Karol (Jim), brother Carl (Sylvia), brother, Scott Hanie, longtime friend Mary Jane Marx, care provider Kelly Cotney, numerous nieces and nephews, and canine companion, Skeeter.  She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Cleo and Carl Brush and her father, Orville Hanie.
Kira gracefully fought a courageous battle with her illness and was an inspiration to those who knew her. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. at McDonald’s Chapel in Burney.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in her name,  to Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Road, Anderson CA 96007.


Oct. 19,  2010

Leland Gaylord
Graveside services were conducted October 18, 2010 at the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber for Leland Marvin Gaylord, 102, of Red Bluff. Mr. Gaylord was a former resident of Bieber and McArthur.
He died of natural causes at the Brentwood Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Red Bluff, October 9, 2010.
He was born April 3, 1908 in San Francisco and move to Red Bluff from McArthur in 1992.
He was a former owner of McArthur Mobile Home Park, had his own band in Bieber, was a lumber truck driver and owned a back hoe service.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor of Red Bluff and daughter Bonnie Dietrich.



In Memory of
Michael Gilbert Sullivan.
A celebration of life will be scheduled this coming spring in Corvallis, Washington for Michael Gilbert Sullivan, 47, of Corvallis.
Michael was born November 17, 1962 in Chico, California and died after a brief illness October 10, 2010 in Corvallis.
He grew up in Burney and graduated from Burney High School in 1981.
A descendent of an early Shasta County Pioneer and Pit River Indian family, Shadley-Orr of Big Bend, Mike attended Linn-Benton College and transferred to the University of Oregon in Eugene where he received his degree in Religious studies of the world.
He was a published writer and also the author of a self published book about his childhood memories. At the time of his death he was working on a biography of world-traveler William Seabrook.
He is survived by his beloved wife Monica of Corvallis; brother Scott and mother Beverly of Burney; uncles Dan Wilcox of Corvallis, James Sweerey of Seattle: aunts, Grace Robinson of Hayfork, CA, Lorena Davidson of Round Mountain and Sheri Junurt of Seattle and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry “Sully” Sullivan of Burney.
Mike was a great lover of dogs, especially rescue dogs and other animals.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers donations in his memory be made to SNIPPS.


Oct. 5,  2010

Gregory Petersen
Services were held Friday, October 1, 2010 for Gregory Earl Petersen, 47, of Fall River Mills.  Burial followed at the Fall River Cemetery.
Mr.  Petersen died September 23, 2010 at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto following a long illness.
He was born May 6, 1963 in Tremonton, Utah and moved to the area in 2006 from Rocklin, CA.
He was a self employed contractor, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints in Fall River Mills and the Sode Flyers Group Para Gliders.
Mr.  Petersen is survived by his wife Sheri, daughters Ericka of Rexburg, Idaho, Brianna, Malia, and Linnes of Fall River Mills, four brothers, four sisters, and parents Dee and Carolyn of Woodland, California.


Sept. 21,  2010

Carson Estes
Services were held at the Word of Life, Assembly of God Church in Burney September 17, 2010 for George Carson Estes, Jr., 85, of Burney. Burial followed at the Burney District Cemetery on Mountain View in Burney.
Mr. Estes died of natural causes September 13, 2010 at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s Burney Annex.
He was born August 17, 1925 in Berkley, CA and moved to the area in 1936 from Corning, CA.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, a former POW, member of the Word of Life Assembly of God Church, VFW Post 5689 in Burney and the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250.
Mr. Estes is survived by his wife Charlotte of Burney: sons Hop of Chico, Jim of Burney, and Bill of Happy Camp; daughter Becky Buress of Weaverville; brother Hiram of Redding; sisters Betty Everett of Redding, Rita Taylor of Redding, Margaret Schryber of McArthur and Trish Hathaway of Oak Run, 12 grandchildren and 20 + great-grandchildren.

Marvin Winchester
Private family services were held at Willits Cemetery in Willits, CA for Marvin Eugene Winchester, 73, of Burney. Burial followed at the Willits Cemetery.
Mr. Winchester died of natural causes September 12, 2010 at Mayers Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1937 in Marked Tree Arkansas and moved to Burney in 2004 from Willits.
He was a fork lift operator for a lumber mill.
Mr. Winchester is survived by his special friend Gail Cotney of Burney; sons Travis and Rusty of Winchester of Lavaca, Arkansas; sisters Frances Lawrason of Willits, Ruby Pietrzak of Willits and Mavis Curtis of Priest River, Idaho and six grandchildren.

Margaret F. Bowker passed away August 30, 2010, at the home of her son, Christopher Merrill of North Highlands, CA. She had been a resident of Reno for many years prior to her retiring to Fall River Mills, CA. Her retirement was filled with books, gardening, good friends and the love of family. She was preceded in death by her father Ralph N. Woods and her first husband, Paul Merrill. She is survived by her mother Viola Woods-Morrill of Reno; brother Dennis Woods of Quincy, CA; brother Tom Woods, of Canon City, CO; son Christopher Merrill and grandsons, Christopher and Nathanael.
Margaret (Peggy) was born, April 12, 1941, in Susanville, CA, to Viola and Ralph Woods. After attending St. Thomas Aquinas grammar school and Dominican High School, she earned a B.S. in engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1978. She has the distinction of being the first female Civil Engineer to be licensed in the state of Nevada! Peggy was an expert in water hydrology and flood control. She worked in floodplain management in Arizona in the 1980's before starting her own firm in Reno; she also spent time throughout her career consulting for FEMA and acting as an expert witness in court proceedings. In 1996, she was a contributor to a book on alluvial fan flooding commissioned by a geological studies group. Ms. Bowker was the president, owner and principal engineer of Nimbus Engineers of Reno and F.I.S. (Flood Insurance Services). In 2007, she was the Pioneer Award Recipient given by the Association of Flood Plain Managers, and in June of 2010, this group presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Following "official" retirement, Peggy lent her expertise to several local engineering firms and had currently been serving as a Community Services District Director in Fall River Mills. Peggy mentored many young engineers in her career and touched the lives of so many more. The family invites friends to gather in celebration of Peggy's life on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. Universal Unitarian Church located at 870 Del Monte Blvd, Reno, NV 89509. www.uufnn.org for directions. Bring a favorite memory or photo to share.
Condolences and questions: peggybowker1@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Peggy's memory. Family suggestions are: UCDMC Hospice 916-734-2458, UNR Foundation - College of Engineering - Bowker Memorial, American Cancer Society www.cancer.org


Sept. 7,  2010

Diane Reeder
Family services will be held at a later date for Diane Yvonne Reeder, 81, of McArthur.
Mrs. Reeder died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, September 1, 2010.
She was born October 26, 1928 in Marshalltown, Iowa and moved to the area in 1996 from San Diego, California.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Reeder is survived by son Steve of McArthur, daughter Beth Cardwell of Gerber, California, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Aug. 31,  2010

Frederick Lawrence Carroll, Jr.

Frederick Lawrence Carroll, Jr. passed away on August 15, 2010, at his ranch in Burney, California, after a short battle with cancer. He was 71. Fred was a loving and devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend.
Fred was born April 26, 1939 in San Francisco.  He was raised in Hillsborough, CA and attended Hillsborough Grammar School and Menlo School.  Fred received his BA from Claremont Men’s College and his MBA from Columbia University’s School of Business. Upon graduation from Columbia, he moved with his first wife, Charlotte Ford, to San Francisco and worked as a stockbroker for Blythe & Co and then Hambrecht & Quist. He later owned Royal Supply Company, a restaurant supplier. In 1977, he married his wife of 33 years, Christina Engl.  For the past 30 years, he was an accomplished investor as sole proprietor of Carroll Investment Company.
Fred spent his summers as a teenager on Rising River in Northern California. In 1969, he purchased Black Ranch in Burney, California where he farmed wild rice, alfalfa and horseradish. Fred’s love of the West, horses and the outdoors led him to pursue team roping at the age of 65, and he was a major supporter of the Intermountain Junior Rodeo Association. Fred was an avid golfer, duck hunter, skier, tennis player and world traveler. In 1982-83, he was a nationally-ranked squash player. Fred earned his pilot’s license in 1979 and served on the board of the JetCenter in San Jose.
As a board member of the San Francisco Zoological Society, he was a major fundraiser, leading the charge on the restoration of the zoo’s carousel and the lemur forest. Fred was also responsible for the arrival of Kiona and Kachina, the zoo’s grizzly bears and spearheaded the building of Grizzly Gulch.
He was predeceased by his parents Louise Howard and Frederick Lawrence Carroll, and his stepfather, Charles Howard Jr., the son of Charles Howard, owner of the famed racehorse Seabiscuit.
Fred is survived by his wife, Christina E. Carroll; his sister, Jacqueline Carroll Andrew; his daughters, Janet Richardson, Cynthia Carroll and Charlotte Tracy; his seven grandchildren; his stepchildren Kristin Orr, Timothy Orr and Katherine Traina; and his five step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place at Glenburn Community Church in Glenburn, CA on August 26th at 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:
•    Inter-Mountain Jr. Rodeo Association, P.O. Box 593, Fall River Mills, CA 96028


Aug. 24,  2010

In Memory Of
Charles Barnett Jr.
Charles “Charlie” Barnett Jr., 86, passed away peacefully last Monday night.
Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the Fall River Mills Cemetery.
Mr. Barnett died of natural causes August 16, 2010 at the Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. He lived a wonderful life and had a great family and friends.
He was born August 16, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA and moved to the county from Arroyo Grande, CA in 1984. He was a construction foreman for General Telephone Co for 32 years, A WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy and a long-time member of the Fall River Lions Club.
He is survived by his son Steve and daughter Peggy Jacobson, both of Fall River Mills, sister Cathlene Barnes of Canyon City, Texas and five grandchildren.


Cliff Dahlquist
The Friends and Family of Cliff Dahlquist will be hosting a “Celebration of a Life Well Lived” at the Fall River Lions Hall in McArthur on Saturday, August 28th at 1p.m.. This is a potluck affair, so please bring your favorite dish and stories of Cliff.
 Let’s give Cliff the send off he deserves with all the laughter and joy we can muster. We’ll all share our favorite stories of Cliff.


Aug. 17,  2010

Ardis Anderson
Graveside services will be conducted today (Tuesday), August 17 at 11 a.m. in the Hillside Cemetery in Nubieber, for Ardis Yvonne Anderson, 80 of McArthur.
Mrs. Anderson died of natural causes at Mercy Medical Center in Redding August 10, 2010.
A lifetime resident of the area, Mrs. Anderson was born February 20, 1930 in McArthur.
She was a home maker, cook at Mayers Memorial Hospital and worked in circulation at Mountain Echo.
She is survived by daughters Jeanette Hutson of McArthur and Tina Marie Wells, of Woodland; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Aug. 3,  2010

Sherman Potts
Retired deputy Sherman Potts passed away in Elma, Washington on July 7, 2010 after a 2-year battle with cancer.  There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, August 14th at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Main Street in Burney.  The event will begin at 12:00 noon and lunch will be served following the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sherman Potts Memorial Missionary Fund at Grace Community Church, P. O. Box  537    Elma, WA 98541   or  to Harbors Home Health & Hospice, 201  7th St., Hoquiam, WA  98550


Morris Gerow
Services have been held for Morris W. Gerow, 86, formerly of Day.
Mr. Gerow was born November 7, 1923 in Fresno, CA. He died at the Taos Living Center in Taos, New Mexico following a long illness.
Mr. Gerow was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy during WW II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a printing pressman, a cabinet maker and later manufactured model airplane field support systems.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn of Taos; three step-daughters, Jacquelyn Mapes of Taos, Cynthia Warren of Houston, Texas and Elaine Ray, of Covinga, CA; brother, Dr. Ed LaVeque of Los Gatos, CA; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Cremation and Inurnment were performed by Rivera Mortuary, Taos. No public services were conducted.


Aug. 3,  2010

Elaine Kay Maher

Elaine Kay Maher was born on November 22, 1954 in Greenville, California, to Frank and Ruby Davis, immigrates to California from that far away land known as Arkansas. Elaine’s older brother Bobby died as an infant, so she was raised as an only child. Elaine spent her childhood in Greenville and growing up in Indian Valley was a true blessing. Greenville provided an abundance of family and friends for Elaine to grow up with and created the childhood memories and friendships that would stay with her all her life. She attended school in Greenville and graduated from high school in 1972, and that summer worked for Caltrans as a flagger on road construction. She moved to Chico to attend college at Chico State and worked in the bookstore on campus. She became a little sister to Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and it was there that she met the handsome and charming (yet humble) Rick Maher, president of the fraternity. Rick and Elaine were married on April 10, 1976 and in March of 1977 moved to Lewis Road, just outside of downtown McArthur, and began farming in the Fall River Valley. It would be in that same house on June 10, 2010 that Elaine passed away.
She worked consistently throughout her life and had a very strong work ethic. Elaine worked at Bank of America, Mayer’s Hospital, 13 years with the U.S. Forest Service; back to Mayer’s to work for her favorite boss, Keith Earnest, and then to the U.S. Postal Service in Burney. Mixed in with these jobs was Elaine’s love for cooking and catering. Elaine brought her sense of humor and character to work on a daily basis. This endeared her to her co-workers and she made lasting friendships wherever she went. She was a consummate camper at the hog barn during fair. She is the only person known to have camped next to the hog barn that the concessionaires’ complained about. Seems she was cooking too much food, serving too many people, and hurting their business. Anyone who knew Elaine was familiar with her hospitality and her cooking skills. “Is that all your going to eat?” was the question she would most likely ask around the dinner table.
Elaine took a break from work to give birth to her children: Katie Jean Maher, Molly Nell Maher, and Boyd Davis Maher. In 1989, she became the in-house care giver for Boyd when he was diagnosed with cancer. Elaine was always so grateful for the two fund raisers and support given to us by the local community to help Boyd successfully fight against cancer.
A dedicated mother and grandmother, Elaine dearly loved her granddaughter, Rhea Grace LaPierre, and her grandson, Ricky Maher LaPierre, and was looking forward to the addition of two more grandchildren. It was Elaine’s intent to be with her daughter Katie when she gave birth to her third child, John Arnold LaPierre, and to travel to Connecticut to be with her daughter Molly for the birth of her first child, Dublin James Malonowski. Elaine would have instructed all four of her grandchildren to call her “Bella” instead of Grandma because that’s the way she wanted it.
It is difficult to put into words the sum of Elaine’s life and what the loss of her means; but for her family and the many friends, the heartache is significant and the loss is real. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered. A memorial service for Elaine will be held at the Circle 7 Ranch on September 4th, at 2pm. Memorial contributions in memory of Elaine may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, Sacramento and Northeastern California, Gift Processing Center, P.O Box 97104, Washington, D.C. 20090-7104.


July 27,  2010

Robert O. Cook
Graveside services have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, August 6, 2010 at Burney Cemetery on Bailey Street for Robert O. “Bob” Cook, 90 of Burney.
The Burney Veterans Honor Guard and Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250 will officiate.
Mr. Cook died of natural causes June 28 at the Mayers Memorial Hospital  Burney Annex.
He was born December 6, 1919 in Topeka, Kansas and moved to Burney from Bryan Texas in 1971. He was the owner of Robert O Cook Real Estate in Burney for 30 years, a member of the Fort Crook Masonic Lodge #250, Burney Lions Club, 40 & 8 Club, Life member of Oriental Lodge #144 of San Francisco and a Major and pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps flying missions from England in World War II.
Mr. Cook is survived by his daughter Jacque Edgmon of Mesa, Arizona, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Calvin Thomas Martin, also known to his family and friends as “Cal”, died July 23, 2010 at Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex where he had resided since last August.  He was born November 2, 1923 in Beebe, Arkansas but his family soon moved to southern California.  He spent his youth in Huntington Beach, California.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1940 to 1947 during which time he also attended Naval Flight School.  He sustained an injury in 1945 and while hospitalized met his future wife Navy Nurse Lieutenant Mary Calacino.  They married in 1946.
Cal began his career as a lumberman with Scott Lumber Company in Burney, California, working there three years before returning to the University of Southern California where he completed a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
He moved his family back to Burney to work for PVA Lumber Company as secretary-manager in 1952.  He rejoined Scott Lumber in 1958 rising to the position of vice president, secretary, general manager and a director by 1968 when Times Mirror acquired the firm.  He was retained as head of the renamed Publishers Forest Products facility.  Plant employees discovered that Cal spoke their language and for the first time in many years a contract with the union was reached without lengthy negotiations.
As a Burney resident, Cal served many years as a member and assistant chief of the volunteer fire department, and ambulance driver-dispatcher.  He was a Boy Scout commissioner for 10 years.  He was also a director and former board vice president of Shasta County Bank.
In 1970 Cal joined Kimberly Clark Corporation in Neena, Wisconsin where he became a vice-president and general manager of the company’s eastern and southern U.S. wood products operations.
Upon his return to Redding, California in 1977 he served as general manager of Elkins-Hudson Lumber of Anderson and Malin, Oregon before he retired.  During this time he served on the finance committee and then Board of Directors at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.  He was active in the Redding Rotary Club.  Cal remained an avid hunter and fisherman.  In retirement Cal and Mary enjoyed taking their motor home to winter in Arizona and Mexico.
Cal was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Nana and Marcus Howard, his brother Roy, his sister Jean Hollingsworth, his son Jon, and his wife Mary.  Survivors include his sister Emma Fitzhugh, daughter Phillis Martin and her husband Chris Click, grandson Christopher Click (Lisa), granddaughter Corinn Bottoms (Jamil), and three great grandsons, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Burney Annex, Cal’s special nieces Sherry Wilson and Sonya Fitzhugh as well as Nola, Christina, and Val, the many CNAs and physicians for the love, respect and gentle care given to Cal during the past year.  Donations in his honor may be made to Mayers Memorial Hospital long-term care or a charity of your choice.
Memorial services will be held Friday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Burney, California.


July 13  2010

John West
John Duddley West, 88, of Hat Creek died July 5, 2010 of natural causes at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding.
He was born November 11, 1921 in Fresno, CA and moved to the area after his retirement.
Mr. Duddley was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a retired firefighter in Fresno, and a race car driver, and an owner-operator of a truck and later as a driver for Byron Boyd Trucking.
He is survived by his wife Millie; sons Larry and Terry, two sisters, Lela Finch and Gracie Ware, both of the Fresno area five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at the Hat Creek Community Church at 11 a.m., July 31. Burial will be at the Veterans’  Cemetery in Ono.

In memory of
Dorothy Thurber
Dorothy Louise Myers Thurber, 85, of Visalia passed away April 24, 2010 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dorothy was the second daughter born to parents Alfred and Claire Myers. Born February 14, 1925, she was raised in Los Angeles where she lived through the depression era years with her parents and sister, Elizabeth.
She attended Los Angeles City Schools and went on to USC as a freshman on a work scholarship. Her sophomore and junior years in college were spent at UCLA and she graduated with a Bachelors Degree after transferring to UC Santa Barbara.
After graduation from college in 1946 she worked for the Southern California-Arizona Conference of the Methodist Church. In late 1947 she joined the Agricultural Extension Service and was assigned to Fresno County to do 4-H Club work. It was during this time of her life that she met and married Sam W. Thurber. They were married in November of 1956. 
The following years took her to many locations. She spent some time on her husband’s family ranch in Tucson, Arizona, then to Modesto, and on up to McArthur where she taught school.
They moved to Reno, Nevada in 1970 where she obtained her Master’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. Shortly thereafter, Dorothy and her daughter relocated to Visalia where she returned to Agricultural Extension Service.
She accepted the position of Home Economist for Tulare County. In 1976 she transferred to Sacramento as Home Economist for that area and was involved in Nutrition Education for migrant and immigrant families. She continued this for many years and retired from the University in 1990.
One of her proudest times was when she took sabbatical from the University and worked at the California State Capital.
She was a member of numerous organizations including, but not limited to: California Cattlewomen’s Association, Eastern Star, Zona, AAUW, 4-H, California Home Economics Association, 1st United Methodist Church In Sacramento and most recently, Visalia United Methodist Church. She has judged food and clothing at local and state fairs. She was a marvelous seamstress and would make anything from her husband’s western shirts to her own professional wool suits.
A capable woman, she planted her own gardens, designed two of her homes and landscaped her yards.
She enjoyed her early retirement years with trips to Europe where she fell in love with Ireland, to Australia and New Zealand, took a cruise to Alaska and rode a train across Canada with her sister-in-law.
She was planning a trip to Turkey with her church group when the Alzheimer’s Disease proved too much to allow that demanding of a trip. She came back to Visalia to be nearer her daughter and her family in the mid-90’s.
Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Chris Adams and her husband Bill; two grandsons, Trent and Reid Adams; sister, Elizabeth Crawford and husband Kenyon and their children.
Donations can be made in Dorothy’s honor o the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Visalia United Methodist Church.
Services were held Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia and she will be laid to rest near her mother and father at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA.


June 29,  2010

In Memory of
Stephanie Michelle Marshal
Stephanie Michelle Marshall age 35 of Nubieber, California, passed away Sunday June 20th at Enloe Hospital in Chico after battling a lifetime of ill health.  Stephanie was born on July 6, 1974 in Alice, Texas.  There, she graduated from Alice High School and attended ANI College before moving to California.  Stephanie was loved by all and will be dearly missed.  She is survived by her longtime boyfriend Doye Cowan of Nubieber,  son Cody Marshall of McArthur, step-father Rick Sewright, sister Heather Sewright and brother Kyle Sewright all of Glenburn, and brother Johnny Martin of Fall River.  She is also survived by her Uncle Buddy and Aunt Delores Chamblin, cousins Tonya Chamblin and Buddy Wayne Chamblin, all of Alice, Texas.  Stephanie was preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth “Liz” Scholl and father Wayland Dean Etheridge.  To help with final expenses, donations are being accepted through GRACE BIBLE CHURCH, PO BOX 105, Lookout, CA 96054, Attn: Muzzie Gould.  Remaining funds will go to her 15 year old son, Cody Marshall.  A Celebration Of Her Life will be held at a later date.


June 22,  2010

In Memory of
Fay Gilbert
Audrey Fay Gilbert, 81, of Anderson, died Friday June 11, 2010 in Oak River Rehab in Anderson.
She was born in Oakland, California and lived in Shasta County most or her life.
Audrey was an active member of the American Legion, Eastern Star, VFW Lady‘s Auxiliary, Nor Cal Shrine Club. She worked as a teacher at Wilcox School in Hat Creek and was a clerk at the Burney Court House before retiring in 1992 and she was a longtime member of Burney Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Russell R. Gilbert.
Survivors are son Michael Gilbert, Daughter-in-law Lisa Gilbert and daughter Karen Gilbert, Grandchildren Natasha Reed, Israel Gilbert and Great Grandchildren Andriah Reed and Mykaii Gilbert.
Please sign Guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com


June 8,  2010

William “Bill” J. Kinyon
July 3, 1923 -  May 30, 2010
Bill Kinyon, 86, passed away quietly May 30, 2010, surrounded by family.  Born on July 3, 1923, in McArthur, CA, Bill lived his entire life in Fall River Valley.  He worked as a butcher at the Fall River Meat Company, a mechanic at Meeker’ service station and drove logging truck for J.J. Bartle.  In the early 1950’s, Bill went to work for Shasta County Road Dept. where he worked until 1990, retiring as the foreman for Eastern Shasta County.  In 1943, Bill married his high school sweetheart, Bette Bassett, and raised a family in Fall River Mills.  In 1971 they bought Sam’s Pizza in Johnson Park, which they owned and operated for the next 19 years.  They were constant supporters of community youth activities.  Bill enjoyed golf, camping, fishing, and hunting.  He enjoyed the many wonderful hunting trips he took to Wyoming with his son and grandsons.  After 54 loving years of marriage, he was preceded in death by Bette, but his devotion and love never wavered.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter Suzanne.  His final years were spent with “Sheila” his faithful dog riding in the golf cart visiting with neighbors.  He is survived by daughter, Diane, Redding, son, Bill, Stockton, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial will be held at a later date.

Charlene Fry
Charlene Fry, 44, a former resident of the area, died May 30,2010 in Manford OK.
She was born Oct. 5, 1965 in San Bernardino Ca., moved to Big Valley in 1978 and lived there until moving to OK. in 1991.
 She is survived by her boyfriend of 20 years Douglas Moe of Manford OK; her mother Lynn Amos; step father Hershel Amos both of Newark AR; brother  David Fry of LA, Sister Sharon Fry of Newark AR; sister Patti Robinson of Susanville CA; sons, Joshua of Oilton OK and Justin of Broken Bow OK; daughter Heather Fry of Lake Charles LA and three grandsons.
Charlene will be laid to rest next to her grandmother Wanda in McArthur.


June 1,  2010

Francis Crum
Francis L. “Frank” Crum passed away on May 11, 2010 at his home in Moulton, Alabama. Frank had been in poor health for a number of years.
He was born September 15, 1957 at Redding, CA. He spent his early childhood years in Burney and then lived in Pittville until joining the U.S. Air Force in 1977.
Frank worked on the Crum Ranch at Pittville during summer vacations and after finishing high school. He spent most of his adult life in the Air Force. This was from the time he joined in 1977 until poor health forced him to retire.
After leaving the Air Force, he lived the remainder of his life at Moulton, Alabama. He had a home there and worked at a variety of jobs as long as he was able.
He leaves his wife Janet and grandson Drew at Moulton; his parents Bill and Liz Crum of McArthur; brothers Donald Flynn of McArthur and Sam Crum and wife Ellen of Pleasant Hill, Oregon; sisters Catherine Turner and husband Richard, Donna Crum of McArthur, Alice Linlor and husband Jim of San Marcos, CA and Jody Brown and husband Beau of Elk Grov e, CA; grandmother Grace Green of Burney; three nephews, five nieces, on grand niece and one grand nephew along with many cousins and friends
Service for Frank will be at the Fall River Cemetery at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 5th, 2010.
A gathering for remembrance and fellowship will be held at the Fall River Veterans Hall following the service. All of Franks friends and relatives are invited to attend


May 25,  2010

In Memory of  Janet Perkins

Janet Marie Allen Perkins, of Burney died May 2, 2010 from throat cancer at Marquis Carfe Home in Redding.
She was born April 29, 1950 and was a lifelong resident of Burney.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis of Redding, Michael of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Jason of Groton, Connecticut and her six grandchildren; sister Mildred Buchanan of Medford, Oregon, Peggy Higginbotam of Redding and Patsie Sherrill of Nubieber and brother Leroy Allen of Burney.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Steven, her father, Jasper Allen and Mother Twynette Lucille Allen.
Janet was loved and will be missed by all her family and friends.
God Bless you Janet.



Charles Hitt
Charles Lindy “Chuck” Hitt died May 12,  2010 at  his home in Springfield, Oregon.
He was born in Detroit Michigan, June 13, 1927, grew up in Southern California and married Claire Julian, April 9, 1949.
He has four children, Bob, Wendy, Jim and John and five grandchildren.
Chuck was a US Navy veteran of WWII  and saw action in the Pacific Theater.
He retired as Principal of Burney Junior/Senior High School after 33 years in education and moved to Springfield in 1992.
He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, BPOE and Free and Accepted Masons.
Inurement will be in Williamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon



May 18,  2010

Bruce Joseph Roberts, 100, of Burney, was born in Fairfield, Iowa, on January 10, 1910,  He died peacefully in his sleep on May 8, 2010, in Burney, He was a teacher who taught all grade levels from elementary through high school and was a professor at Humbolt State and San Jose State College (now University.)
Mr.  Roberts was a Marine Corps veteran of WWII seeing action in the pacific, including Iwo Jima.
He moved to Burney from Yreka in June 2007.
He is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Keeney (Kurt), of Federal Way, Washington; son, Bill Roberts (Peggy Goshgarian)
of Hamburg, California; and daughter Mary Lou Vanderburg of Valdez, Alaska; four grandchildren: Bob Keeney (Valerie), Molly Keeney, Nelli Vanderburg, and Charles Vanderburg.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Bruce Roberts Fund, Mayers Memorial Hospital’s Burney Annex, 20647 Commerce Way, Burney CA 96013.
A celebration of life followed by a reception will be held at the VFW Hall in Burney on Saturday, June 5th at 1:00 p.m.


Sonny Wilson Jr.
Services for Sonny Alvin L.  Wilson Jr., 63, of McArthur will be held at a later date.
Mr.  Wilson died May 7, 2010 of natural causes at his residence.
He was born October 11, 1946 in Boise, Idaho and moved to the are in 2005 from Pleasanton, CA.  He was a manager for Lockheed’s Aerospace Division.
He is veteran of the U.S.  Air Force in Viet Nam.
Mr.  Wilson is survived by his wife Shirley,: sons Casey of Redding, Chad of Discovery Bay, CA and Darren of Pleasanton and three grandchildren.


Clara Armstrong

Clara Josephine Bowman Armstrong was born in 1918 in North Dakota.
She was an artist and homemaker.
Mrs.  Armstrong is survived by her three sisters, her three children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

Margie Hull
Margie Bernice Hull was born in Clay County Iowa on May 5, 1924.
She moved to Burney in 1984 from San Jose.
She is survived by son, Billy and step children Ron, Salene, and Tim, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney,

Nadine Harbert
A memorial service for Nadine Harbert will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 30, at the home of her son, Robin Harbert of Bieber.
Mrs.  Harbert died March 14 at her home.
A luncheon will follow the service, guests are asked to bring a side dish, salad or desert.


May 4,  2010

Shirley Hanson
A Celebration of life will be held for former Fall River Valley resident Shirley Olivia Mills Hanson, May 12, 2010 at the Glenburn Community Church at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Hanson, 84, died in Monrovia, April 31.
She was born in Tacoma, Washington, April 8, 1926.
As a child she played Ruthie Joad in the classic movie “The Grapes of Wrath.
As a teen she was a professional dancer and played in a number of movies as a member of Universal’s Jivin’ Jacks and Jills troupe.
As a fashion model she appeared in print advertising for Coca-Cola, Russell Stover Candy and others.
She performed on Broadway, in nightclubs, vaudeville, early radio and television and was one of the first women to work in data process sales in the 1960s.
She is survived by her step children, Danny, Deniece, Dorene and Doug, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


April 20,  2010

Lorena Bennett
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 in the Burney Presbyterian Church in Burney for Lorena E. Bennett, 90, of Burney. Another memorial will be conducted at 1 p.m. June 19 at City View Funeral Home in Salem Oregon.
Mrs. Bennett died of natural causes at Mayers Memorial Hospital’s annex in Burney.
She was born August 13, 1919 in Spokane, Washington and moved to the area in 1993 from Gresham, Oregon. She was a credit supervisor for Montgomery Wards in Oregon for 40 years, a member of the Burney Presbyterian Church and Sigma Phi Gamma.
She is survived by her sons, L. Russell Haan of Illinois, John Neal Howbrook of Oregon, Mark Lewis Bennet of North Carolina and Steven F. Bennett of Florida; daughter Bettelu Studenicka of Burney; brothers Clyde Lewis of California and Denny Lewis of Wyoming; sisters, Bonnie Bertsch of Christ Wyoming, Enid Button of Oregon and Janet Hartzler of Oregon; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to The Smile Train (for children, 28th floor, 41 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010.


Carlos Gonzalez
Services were held April 14, 2010 at His House Fellowship in McArthur for Carlos E. Gonzalez, 50, of Burney.
Mr. Gonzalez died of natural causes at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, April 10. He was born September 7, 1959 in Mexico and moved to the area in 1973 from Mexico.
He was a ranch hand and worked on ranches for 35 years.
His interests included working, spending time with his kids and grandkids, helping others was a way of life.
He is survived by his wife Romi; sons, Keith of Yakima, Washington, Hector of Redding, Christopher of Burney and Esteban of Yelm, Washington; daughter Sonia of Chico, four brothers, five sisters, seven grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his dog “Chato.”


April 13,  2010

In Memory of
Nellie Dunbar
Services are pending for Nellie Dunbar, 91, of Fall River Mills.
Mrs. Dunbar died April 3, 2010 in Fall River Mills.
She was born July 4, 1918 on the Knoch Ranch in Fall River Mills.
Mrs. Dunbar and her husband, Jimmy, were the developers and owners of the Fall River Airport, trained civilian and military pilots during WW II, and was a rancher and area historian.
She is survived by sister June Cash of Fall River Mills, niece Deedra Johnson and husband Jerry of Davis; nephews Vernon Knoch and wife Jo of Alturas, Thomas Martin and wife Michael of McArthur, Leland Knoch and wife Ruth, Steven Knoch and wife Susan both of Fall River Mills, Neal Knoch and wife Jeanne of McKinleyville and their descendants.

In Memory of
James “Jim” Burton
James Warren Burton, sometimes referred to as “Burney’s Poet Laureate,” peacefully transitioned from this world on March 10th 2010 at the age of 83. He was born in San Francisco June 10, 1926 and graduated from San Mateo High School in February 1944. He served in the US Army during the World War  II from 1944-46, with foreign duty in the southern Philippines.
He loved the military and wrote a moving poem about the meaning of the flag. He received a good conduct medal and other awards.
One of his earliest passions was horses and he trained them in Colorado and San Luis Obispo while attending Cal Polly. One of the highlights of his life, was attending the Kentucky Derby with his dear cousin, Helen.
He first fell in love with the beautiful area near Mt. Lassen when he fished its beautiful clear waters with his father. He loved to spin tales and tell funny stories, and was always ready for the “Big One” to come…”just around the corner,” he would say.
He was most proud of his book “A Collection of Short Stories and Poems” being selected and placed into the UC Davis library.
He was amazed at the grace of God for him personally, and always spoke with wonder that he was loved and accepted by God. He was full of gratitude. Those who knew him best sensed that he was an eternal optimist and always thought that each day mattered.
He loved reading to the Alzheimer’s patients at the Burney Annex, hitching rides to the “Open Mike Nights” at the café in Montgomery Creek, encouraging young people to write and writing poems for young children.
Jim treasured his life in Burney and was inspired by its beauty and its people to express himself through his painting and poetry. He loved his friends and family; they were  even more important to him than his art.
He is survived by his cousin, Helen Ridge, with whom he shared many adventures and weekly phone chats, his sister-in-law, Jean Burton, who was blessed by the laughter that he brought to family gatherings, numerous extended family members including cherished nephews and nieces to whom he taught many life lessons, his dear friends,  Rick and Pam Morris, who walked with him through many journeys during the 20 years he lived in Burney.
In addition, Jim routinely spoke with affection for the dozens of Burney residents who added meaning to his life, including those he drank tea with, those he visited with at the bank and post office hose he competed with at the Inter Mountain Fair, those he read his poetry to in the hospital, those who helped him live in his apartment, those who so compassionately cared for him when his physical or mental health caused him to struggle, and those who treated him with dignity and specialized health care as he lived the last 12 months in the Burney Annex.
Jim’s family and friends would like to express their deepest thanks to the community of Burney  which offered Jim acceptance and added immeasurable joy to his life.
His life will soon be celebrated at a memorial in Burney and one of his paintings of Mt. Lassen will be made into a mural on one of Burney’s buildings.
Donations to help complete the mural project may be made to the “Burney Chamber of Commerce, Jim Burton Mural Project.” The donations may be left at Burney’s Tri Counties Bank, U.S. Bank or the new Chamber of Commerce Office at the west end of Burney.

Helen Ferry
Helen Ione Ferry Passed away April 2, 2010 at the age of 98.
She was born July 9,  1911 in Harlan, Iowa
Helen is survived by daughters, Lorraine Gaylord of McArthur, CA., Patricia Brockman of Gridley, Ca. and Colleen of Yuba City, Ca., 18 grandchildren, 24 greatgrandchildren, 10 greatgreat grandchildren. There will be a graveside service at Williams Cemetery in Williams, Ca. on April 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to charity of choice. Condolences can be posted at www.mcdonaldschapelburney. com. Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s
Chapel, Burney, CA.


April 6,  2010

In memory of
Ellis “Sparky” Bethel
On April 11,2010, the families of Ellis “Sparky” Bethel will have a memorial gathering in Sparky’s honor. All family and friends are invited to share in memories and stories during a potluck luncheon at 3 p.m. at the Fall River Veteran’s Hall.
Sparky was the son of Norris and Leona (Florin) Bethel. He was born March 12, 1924 in Oakland, California and died at home in Fall River Mills, January 11, 2010.
While growing up in the Fall River Valley, Sparky attended both elementary and high school, and learned to work in the family store. After graduating from Fall River High School, Sparky enlisted In the Army, desiring to be a tail gunner on a B-17 aircraft. To his dismay, he served during WWII as an Army health Corpsman in the 133rd General Hospital in the Philippines, Colorado or wherever he was sent.
He was honorably discharged in January of 1946, having attained the rank of Pvt. 1st Class.
After the war, Sparky went to work in the family store, Bethel’s General Merchandise and continued there until its closing in 1971. During his tenure, he mastered many aspects of general merchandising, the meat market, fresh produce, dry goods, hardware, bookkeeping and working with the public.
Sparky married Argent Woodmansee in 1946. The union produced one son, Charles Norris (Chuck) Bethel. Later he married Jeanie Marx, who passed away in 1970. Subsequently, he married LaMae (Irish) Collins, who preceded him in death.
Sparky was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life. Deer hunting was his favorite, having tagged his first buck when he was 13. While Sparky did not enjoy being in crowds, on an individual basis, asking him about deer hunting always brought forth many a story and a hardy chuckle.
To Sparky, an important part of his life was his dogs. He always had one or two, and could be seen many a warm afternoon taking his dogs to the lake for a good swim and a session of retrieving sticks. If the outing wasn’t to the lake, Sparky and his animals were out for a ride around the Valley.
Sparky was preceded in death by his parents and this last July, his son, Chuck. He is survived by his sister, Lynelle Heringer and family, daughter-in-law, Cathy Bethel, stepson Mike Collins and family; his grandchildren are Charles; better known as Skeeter and wife Marty Bethel, Caryn Bethel Washington, and Clay and wife Tara Bethel. Sparky had 11  great-grandchildren, Dody and Chelsea Bethel, Johnny and Marrissa Leach, Trever and Tyler Washington, Jasmine, Ethan, and Elana Facey, and Casey and Colten Bethel. His first great-great grandchild, Scott Ellis Larry Bethel, was  born in July  2009.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Crook Historical Society P.O. Box 397, or Fall River Cemetery District, P.O. Box 699, in his name.


In loving Memory
Of our beloved son
Andrew Davis Mike II
Andrew was born Saturday, June 17, 1996.
He went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Griffith Mike and Gene Nalton and grandmother Verginia M. Hursey.
He leaves behind his father, Andrew D. Mike and beloved mother, Regina M. Nalton; also beloved brothers William D. Croy, Christopher J. Croy and James D. Mike; two beautiful sisters, Kia R. Croy and his little angel, Angela E. Mike. He also leaves his grandma, Rose M. Evans; two nieces, Athena Ruiz and Regina Croy and nephew William D. Croy III; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and acquaintances.
His bright smile and great personality have touched many hearts and will be missed by many loved ones.
Wake services ere held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 5 p.m. at the Fall River Full Gospel Indian Mission.
Burial services were held Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Eastman Lake Indian Cemetery in Glenburn at 11 a.m.


Mar. 30, 2010

In Memory of
Nadine M. Harbert
Nadine M. Harbert was born in Oakland, CA on Dec. 06, 1923 to Carlton Dunn & Henrietta Boettger Dunn. She was the third of five children born to the couple.  Her father was a railroad conductor for the Southern Pacific Railroad & her mother was an emigrant from Germany.  She attended Cole School, Oakland High School & U.C. Berkeley where she received a B.A. in Fine Arts.  In 1946 she accepted a teaching position at Bieber High School.  The first week in town, she met her future husband Donald Harbert. They were married in 1949 & had 4 children in the next 6 years. She substituted at local schools until her youngest child reached first grade.  She then began a long career as a kindergarten teacher.  This was a job she never grew tired of & she impacted the lives of three generations of students in the Big Valley area. In 1985 she retired but continued on as a substitute teacher.  At retirement she began her second career as a quilter.  Quilting became her new passion and also brought new friends into her life.   She delighted in her grandchildren & great grandchildren.  Traveling was an interest she started as a teacher & continued after retiring.  
She was preceded in death by her brothers Carlton & Russell Dunn, her son Kyle and her husband Donnie.   Survivors include her sisters Darlene Franck & Marlene Young, son Robin Harbert (Cindy), daughters Gail Philbrook (Richard), Terrill Johnson (Bill), daughter-in-law Cathie Harbert, grandson Wyatt Harbert (Kelsie), granddaughters Amanda Benefield (Kyle), Krissie Hurd (Randy), Luena Harbert, Lauren Johnson, Denice Johnson, & 5 great grandchildren.                                                                                             The family would like to thank Mayers Memorial Hospital, Intermountain Hospice and all the family & friends who assisted us with her care the last 5 months of her life.  Donations in her honor may be made to Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River Mills, CA  96028.  Memorial services will be held a later date.      


In Memory of
Zanie T. Anderson
Zanie T. Anderson was 81 years old when she passed away on Saturday, the 20th of March at her residence on Day Road time terminal pulmonary disease that had also taken the life of her twin sister, Zadie, Many years prior. Zanier was born on February 12th, 1929 in Terry, Mississippi to Vida and Louie Thomas. She had a twin sister, Zodie; older siblings included Marvin, Jewel, Lavenia, Myrtis, and Myrtle.
She was married at the age of 18 to Rev. James C. Anderson. They had 5 children including David Anderson, Beki Bauer, Debora Gerow, Timothy Anderson and Faith Lewis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, eldest son, and a grandson Little Terry Keiser.
Zanies’ husband was a Southern Baptist minister, which lead a life of traveling and ministry all over the country, until her husband’s untimely death. Zanie retired from banking after 30 years and spent her remaining years with her children and many Grandchildren.
She is survived by four of her five children spending her last 8 years with Debi. She is also survived by 12 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held for Zanie sometime during Easter Weekend as an opportunity for all of her family members to reunite and praise the many glories and wonderful memories each and every one of us had with her. Zanie was deeply loved by many people and will be dearly missed forever.
In lieu of flowers we would like you to donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. 1332 N. Halsted St. Suite 201 Chicago, Ill. 60622
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA.



In Memory of
Chris Richards
Chris Richards was a loving and caring father. He had two wonderful beautiful daughters. Christy Swain from Virginia Beach, VA and Jennifer Hansen from Billings MT and three grandchildren.
Chris will be missed by family and friends. Chris worked at Scotts Mill and Lorenz Mill for about 20 years and was a Vietnam vet.
He moved away from Burney for a while to Oregon then back to Burney. He was in the process of moving to Idaho.
Chris was born December 23, 1945 and passed away March 20, 2010 due to a car accident. No services at this time.
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA.


Mar. 23, 2010

In memory of
James Gordon
 James Allewn Gordon was born in Oakland on 5 August 1942, died 12 March 2010 at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital, Fall River Mills, after a sudden illness.
He lived in the Bay Area off and on during his lifetime. At age 15, he lived on the Mendocino coast with his grandparents.
Jim lived his remaining years in McArthur, where he met and married Cathy (Hillman).
Jim worked various jobs in the Steel mills, and for Dila-A-Ride.
He loved fishing, hunting, wood-working, and photography. He and Cathy went fishing, camping, and spur-of-the-moment drives. Jim also wrote poetry and used Calligraphy.
Jim’s survivors include wife Cathy, stepdaughter Amanda Rederburg, stepson LV Rederburg, six children, a brother, and his mother.
Arrangements and inurement are being handled by McDonald Mortuary. No services have been scheduled at this time.


March 16, 2012

Loyd Bell
Services were held for Lloyd Lawrence Bell, 88, of Nubieber, March 11, 2010.
Mr. Bell died March 6 at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding.
He was born October 7, 1921 in Hornbrook,CA   He spent his most of his life living in McArthur and Nubieber.
Mr. Bell served in the Navy during World War II.  He worked in a slaughter house, at the molding mill in Nubieber, he worked for Great Northern Railorad in the woods around Big Valley and Fall River Mills for several years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Edna W. Bell.  Daughters- Aldora Bell of Chico, CA , Ramona Medeiros of Phoenix, AZ, Deborah Bell of Happy Valley, CA , and Rebeckah Stearns of Redding, CA.; eight granddaughters, three grandsons, one step grandson, one step granddaughter. eight great granddaughters, nine great grandsons, one foster son and one foster daughter.


Mar. 9th, 2010

William Wade
Services were held March 12 at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery March 12, 2010 for William Clarence Wade , 74, of Burney.
Mr. Wade was born June 11, 1935 in Pennsylvania and died February 22, 2010 in Redding.
He was a PG&E Hydroelectric Engineer, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by wife Glynda; sons Edward and Billy and daughter Stephanie Drewsen.


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