OBITUARY ARCHIVES FOR
Mar. 9th, 2010
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
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,
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
Jay is gone and he will be missed, but he will never be
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
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
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 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
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., February 6, 2010 at
the Adin Cemetery for William E. "Bill" Armstrong, 82, of
Mr. Armstrong died January 29, 2010 in Redding. He was born
February 26, 1927 in Mountai View, CA and moved to the ara
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.
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.
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
Feb. 2, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his
name to the Intermountain Hospice, P.O. Box 459, Fall River
Jan 19th, 2010
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
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
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
Fort Crook Historical Society, PO Box 397, Fall River Mills, CA
Shasta Chapter CDS, PO Box 122, Palo Cedro, CA 96073
Fall River High School, PO Box 340, McArthur, CA 96056, memo to
n memory of Steingrimur
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
Funeral services for Horison “Bob” O. Moore, 89, of Cassel will
be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 13 at McDonald’s Chapel
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Kira Lee (Brush) Brazo, 64, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010
in Redding, California. She was born July 10, 1946 in Inglewood,
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
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
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
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
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry “Sully” Sullivan of
Mike was a great lover of dogs, especially rescue dogs and other
His family requests that in lieu of flowers donations in his memory
be made to SNIPPS.
Oct. 5, 2010
Services were held Friday, October 1, 2010 for Gregory Earl
Petersen, 47, of Fall River Mills. Burial followed at the Fall
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
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,
Sept. 21, 2010
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 +
Private family services were held at Willits Cemetery in Willits, CA
for Marvin Eugene Winchester, 73, of Burney. Burial followed at the
Mr. Winchester died of natural causes September 12, 2010 at Mayers
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: email@example.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
Sept. 7, 2010
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
Aug. 31, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
Aug. 3, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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, 44, a former resident of the area, died May 30,2010 in
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
Charlene will be laid to rest next to her grandmother Wanda in
June 1, 2010
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
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
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
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 Lindy “Chuck” Hitt died May 12, 2010 at his home in
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
Chuck was a US Navy veteran of WWII and saw action in the Pacific
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
Inurement will be in Williamette National Cemetery in Portland,
May 18, 2010
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
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
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 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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Arrangements under the direction of McDonald’s Chapel, Burney, CA.
In Memory of
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
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
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
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
Services were held for Lloyd Lawrence Bell, 88, of Nubieber, March
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
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
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
He is survived by wife Glynda; sons Edward and Billy and daughter