Our Obituaries

Daisy Lee Hamilton

October 19, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Daisy Lee Hamilton went on to her eternal home with her Lord July 4, 2017 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Her loving daughter and sons were at her side. Born in Fairview, Arkansas on October 19, 1930 to the late Arkansas natives Floyd and Georgia (Turner) Hunter, Daisy was raised and educated in Sparkman, Arkansas. She married J.W. Ferrell in Arkansas and to this union two sons were...
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Amy Berniece Mecum

June 23, 1929 - July 1, 2017

Longtime Indian Valley resident Amy Berniece Mecum peacefully passed from this life Saturday morning, July 1, 2017 at her residence in Greenville following a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving family were at her side as she gained her angel wings. Born June 23, 1929 as the seventh of nine children to the late Luther and Amy (Glover) Doane in Ringwood, Oklahoma, tragically she lost her...
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Arthur Roy "Art" Tantardino

December 12, 1937 - June 24, 2017

Lake Almanor Peninsula resident Arthur Roy Tantardino passed from this life peacefully with his loving family at his side Saturday morning, June 24, 2017 at his residence overlooking Lake Almanor following a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 12, 1937 in San Pedro, California to the late California natives Victor and Estella (Ayala) Tantardino. Art, as he affectionally became known,...
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Lillian Julie Davidson

December 23, 1925 - June 23, 2017

Quincy resident Lillian Julie Davidson passed from this life Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 91. Her loving daughter was at her side as she passed. Born December 23, 1925 in La Jolla, CA she was raised and educated in Pacific Beach and is a 1943 graduate of Verdugo High School. Lillian went on to attend both UC Berkeley and UCLA. On September 25, 1944 she married a handsome young gentleman...
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Dorothy Darlene Cunningham

September 23, 1933 - June 17, 2017

Dorothy Darlene Cunningham peacefully passed from this life Saturday morning, June 17, 2017 at her residence in Vinton, CA. Born September 23, 1933 in Ainsworth, Nebraska to the late Nebraska natives John and Ruth (Steele) Smith, she was raised and educated in Nebraska until age 16 when she moved to Decatur, Illinois where she graduated from high school. She married her late husband Billie...
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William Merrill Egloff

June 6, 1951 - June 13, 2017

Quincy resident William Merrill Egloff passed from this life peacefully with his loving family at his side Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017 while under the care of the compassionate staff at Plumas District Hospital. Born June 6, 1952 in Chicago, IL to the late William Fain and Marguerite Mae (Merrill) Egloff, he was raised on the South Side of Chicago before moving after his sophomore year of...
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LaRue Griffin McCarthy

November 12, 1929 - June 12, 2017

LaRue Griffin McCarthy, 87 of Quincy, California passed away at home on June 12, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. The daughter of Charles and Ruth (Hannan) McNair was born in Russellton, PA on November 12, 1929. She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Bernard McCarthy; husband, Robert Paul McCarthy; son, Thomas Patrick McCarthy; and brothers, Glenn McNair and Charles...
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Christopher David Rhoads

December 25, 1969 - June 8, 2017

Chester resident Christopher David Rhoads lost his battle with cancer Thursday morning June 8, 2017, passing away at his residence at the age of 47. Born Christmas day in 1969 in Redwood City, CA to David and Jo Ellen (Severson) Rhoads, Chris was raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay area graduating from Aragon High School in San Mateo as a member of the "Class of 1987". On July 18...
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Douglas Bruce Morgan

December 17, 1945 - June 5, 2017

Portola resident Douglas Bruce Morgan passed from this life Monday evening, June 5, 2017 at his residence at the age of 71. Born in San Jose California on December 17, 1945 he was raised and educated in San Jose graduating from Lincoln High School as a member of the "Class of 1963". He went on to further his education attending Community College in San Jose where he studied journalism. ...
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Karen Elaine Eade

December 5, 1954 - June 5, 2017

Chester resident Karen Elaine Eade passed from this life unexpectedly, Monday evening, June 6, 2017 at Enloe Medical Center located in Chico, CA. Born in Paris, France to a career military father, Ralph Wyant and his wife Beverly (Ruffin) Wyant, Karen was raised and educated throughout the world as her father served his country. She is a 1972 graduate of Crater Lake High School in Medford, Or...
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Alba Anita "Minnie" Hillman

September 28, 1918 - June 2, 2017

At 98 years young, Alba Anita Hillman peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday June 2nd, 2017. On September 28th, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, Emanuel and Marie Catania welcomed a baby girl into the world. Alba, known as "Minnie" to her 12 siblings, went on to have 4 children of her own with husband Clyde – Evelyn, Billy, Gerry, and Danny. Among those 4 children, she had 9...
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Dale Walter Curran

December 26, 1954 - June 1, 2017

Dale Walter Curran of Greenville, CA. went to be with the Lord June 1, 2017 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA. after battling cancer. Dale was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon Dec. 26, 1954 and went on to attend Shasta High School in Redding, CA where he and his twin brother, Drew, were very involved in sports, especially track. They both brought home many trophies throughout the years....
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Loren Patrick Timmons

April 19, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Indian Valley native and Greenville, California resident Loren Patrick Timmons passed from this life unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon May 31, 2017 in Quincy, CA leaving behind his loving wife of 56 years; Robertha (Bone) Timmons of Greenville, CA, his living children; Lorie James of Greenville, Calvin Timmons of Chino, CA, Gaylene Timmons of Greenville and Jennifer Beyale of Farmington. New...
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James Hector Benner

March 23, 1929 - May 28, 2017

The Lord called local minister and logger James Hector Benner to continue his work in heaven, early Sunday morning, May 28, 2017 while he was under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital. His devoted family was at his side. Born March 23, 1929 in Cedarville, California to the late John and Bessie (Dyke) Benner, Jim as he affectionately became known was...
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Patricia Alice Guibault

August 21, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Lake Almanor resident Patricia Alice Guibault passed from this life peacefully, Monday evening, May 22, 2017 at her residence. Born August 21, 1931 in Lusk, Wyoming to the late Albert and Ida Mae (Schurck) Guibault, Pat, as she affectionately became know was raised and educated in Lusk, graduating from Lusk High School as a member of the "Class of 1949". She went on to continue her education...
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Emily Barbara Dean

September 15, 1923 - April 25, 2017

Emily Barbara Dean, 93 of Chester quietly joined her husband and family in heaven on April 25, 2017. Born on September 15, 1923 in Woodland California, to German immigrants Gottlob and Alvina Plocher. Emily was raised in ranch life, her responsibilities included cleaning the barn and milking the cows, her father often referred to her as his strong one. Emily graduated high school and often...
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Raymond Leroy Churchill

August 27, 1938 - April 20, 2017

Raymond Leroy Churchill passed from this life unexpectedly, Thursday afternoon, April 20, 2017 at his residence in East Quincy, CA. Born August 27, 1938 in Jeffersonville, CA to Native Californian's Ray and Evelyn (Kahl) Churchill young Ray was raised and educated in Tuolumne County graduating from Sonora High School as a member of their "Class of 1956". He went on to further his education...
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Austin William Watkins

April 4, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Austin William Watkins passed from this life Saturday evening, April 15, 2017 at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital. Born in Vallejo, CA on April 4, 1942 to the late Austin and Alfretta (McMaster) Watkins he was raised and educated in the San Francisco North Bay. While attending high school he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard serving his country from 1959-1963 while being stationed...
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Ellen Louise Balestri

July 29, 1949 - April 14, 2017

Ellen Louise Balestri passed from this life unexpectedly, Friday evening, April 14, 2017 at her home in Graeagle, California. Born in Bedford, Ohio to the late Ohio natives Ira and Aileen (Saxe) Smith on July 22, 1949, Ellen spent her early years in Bedford until moving west with her parents at age nine to settle in the Southern California community of Claremont. She is a 1967 graduate of...
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Michael M. White

May 5, 1948 - April 11, 2017

With his children at his side, longtime Chester resident Michael Melvin White peacefully passed from this life, Tuesday evening, April 11, 2017 under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare District's Hospital in Chester, CA. Born in Chico, CA to the late Joseph "Mel' and Bonnie (Herman) White on May 5, 1948, the first 11 years were spent in Chico before the family relocated...
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Marilyn Box

May 1, 1930 - April 11, 2017

Chester resident Marilyn Frances Box passed from this life peacefully, early Tuesday morning April 11, 2017, as a resident of the Long Term Care Unit of Seneca Healthcare District. Born in Port Huron, Michigan on May 1, 1930 to the late James and Olive (McIntosh) Wellman she was raised and educated in Kalamazoo, Michigan graduating from Kalamazoo High School as a member of their "Class of 1948...
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Doris Fay Livingston

July 10, 1939 - April 11, 2017

Doris was born to John and Flora Berridge on July 10, 1939, in Almont, Michigan. John was a dairy farmer in Dryden Michigan where Doris helped milk the cows and pick the vegetables. John developed silage fever and his doctor told him to move to sunny California. So at age 7 Doris and family moved to Burbank. She couldn't understand why the boys were wearing cowboy outfits with gun belts in a...
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Wanda Elaine Donges

June 2, 1932 - April 9, 2017

Wanda Elaine Donges peacefully passed from this life Sunday April 9, 2017 at Banner Lassen Medical Center located in Susanville, CA. Born June 2, 1932 in Uniontown, PA to the late Pennsylvania natives Albert and Lorena (Poad) Baird she was raised and educated in Uniontown, graduating high school as a member of the "Class of 1950". Shortly following her graduation Wanda moved west to settle...
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Marilyn Ann Thurber

March 11, 1936 - April 8, 2017

Lake Almanor Peninsula resident Marilyn Ann Thurber passed from this life Saturday morning, April 8, 2017 at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital at the age of 81. Born March 11, 1936 on Long Island, New York to the late Bill and Adeline (Chester) Howell she was raised and educated in Bayshore, NY before moving to Lima, Peru where she attended high school before returning to Bayshore...
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Monte Eugene Depolo

October 29, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Portola resident Monte Eugene Depolo affectionatly known as Uncle Monte passed from this life unexpectedly Saturday evening, April 8, 2017 at Eastern Plumas District Hospital. His loving wife was at his side. Born in Oakland, California on October 29, 1942 to the late Eugene and Virginia (Cook) Depolo, Monte was raised and educated in the San Francisco East Bay graduating high school for San...
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Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Cammack

December 10, 1938 - April 7, 2017

With the same grace and dignity that she lived her life, Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Cammack peacefully passed on to join her beloved husband, Bill, in their eternal home Friday evening, April 7, 2017 at her home in East Quincy, CA. Her son and daughter were at her side. Born in Long Beach, CA on December 10, 1938 to the late Ira and Muriel (Doyle) Wren, Beth as she affectionately became known, grew...
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Sadie Lee Baker

March 22, 1921 - March 31, 2017

Longtime Loyalton resident Sadie Lee Baker peacefully passed from this life Friday, March, 31, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Born March 22, 1921 in Florien, Louisiana to the late Lumar and Georgina (Thomas) Shankle, Sadie moved West with her family as a young teen settling in Reno, Nevada where she attended high school. While residing in Reno she met a handsome young...
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Virginia Margaret Wert

May 1, 1928 - March 28, 2017

Virginia Margaret Wert went to be with her husband "Eddie" on March 28, 2017. She was 88 years old. She was born May 1, 1928 to Robert and Goldie Burnett in Lawton, West Virginia. Following her marriage to Eddie in 1948 in West Virginia they relocated to Gridley in 1957 and then a permanent move to Quincy in 1959. In Quincy she worked at Ayoob's Department store until her retirement. She...
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Kenneth Blaine Countryman

February 3, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Meadow Valley resident Kenneth Blaine Countryman passed from this life at his home peacefully, with his loving family at his side, Sunday, March 26, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sacramento, CA to John and Etta (Andrews) Countryman on February 3, 1947, Ken was raised and educated in Sacramento graduating from Hiram Johnson High School as a member of the "Class of 1965...
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James Henry Johnston

March 29, 1943 - March 22, 2017

Longtime Lassen County resident James Henry Johnston passed from this life peacefully at his residence in Janesville following a valiant battle with Parkinson's Disease and cancer. His loving family was at his side. Born March 29, 1943 in Natrona Heights, PA to the late Lester and Alma (Duffy) Johnston, he was raised and educated in Pennsylvania and Ohio graduating from Columbus High School as...
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Eunice Roath

May 18, 1927 - March 22, 2017

Greenville resident Eunice Roath was called to her Eternal Home with her family by her side on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2017. Born in Vandervoort, Arkansas to Arkansas natives Delmer and Ozie (Milam) Ward, she was raised and educated in Arkansas and Oklahoma. In July of 1944 in Oklahoma, Eunice was united with the love of her life Lloyd Roath in matrimony and to the blessed union four sons...
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Windle Lee Bunn

March 28, 1940 - March 17, 2017

With his loving family at his side, longtime Chester resident Windle Lee Bunn passed from this life Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Reno Veterans Hospital. Born March 28, 1940 in Hollywood, Arkansas to Arkansas natives Hiram and Dorothy (Humphrey) Bunn, the family moved to the Northeastern California lumber community of Westwood when he was nine. He attended schools in Westwood until his Junior...
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Sheri Lynn Sullivan

October 7, 1955 - March 17, 2017

Sheri Lynn Sullivan passed from this life on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center located in Redding, CA. Born October 7, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa to Benjamin and Wilma (Lewellin) Johnson, she moved with her family as a young child to Southern California where she attended Vista High School. Following an earlier marriage that ended in divorce she was reunited with a former...
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Clifford Van Fossen

January 24, 1954 - March 9, 2017

Clifford Van Fossen, 63, of Quincy, CA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from injuries he received in a car accident . Born on January 24, 1954 to parents Jennings and Doris Van Fossen, from Quincy, CA. Clifford was the youngest of 3 boys. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when he was 18 and attended Laney College in San Leandro, CA. Just after turning 19, Clifford married Michelle...
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Robert Clark McClymonds

November 10, 1923 - March 4, 2017

R. C. "Bob" McClymonds passed peacefully from this world to be with Our Heavenly Father on March 4. Bob was born in College Springs, Iowa, on November 10, 1923 to William and Mary McClymonds. His early childhood was spent in College Springs and Clarinda, Iowa. At the age of 8, Bob moved west with his family to Tulelake, CA, and became part of that region's first homesteading community. He...
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Lisa Elaine Thompson

March 25, 1957 - March 3, 2017

Lisa passed away at her home in Clio, California, on March 3, 2017. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph and Gabriel Santos; brother Frank Thompson; mother Doreen Thompson; uncle Floyd "Buck" Ross; life partner Jim Moser; five grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family. Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Luther "Red" Thompson; her Aunt Virginia "Bing"...
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Walter Ervin "Skeeter" Hopper

July 22, 1935 - March 2, 2017

"Skeeter" Hopper passed away March 2, 2017 at Seneca District Hospital in Chester under the care of some of the best medical professionals in the world. Walter was born July 22, 1935 in Ukiah, California to Leila May (Harrington) and Walter Earl Hopper. His Uncle Pink declared that he looked like a Skeeter and the name stuck. After attending school in Hopland and Carmichael, California;...
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Edward Eugene Ebersole

July 10, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Edward Eugene Ebersole passed away quietly on the morning of February 27, 2017 in Chester, California. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 10, 1932. He served his country proudly as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Edward is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, of fifty seven years of marriage and his two sons, Joseph Oren and Robert Eugene Ebersole both of Taylorsville, CA....
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Allona Sue Egyed

January 28, 1949 - February 17, 2017

Westwood resident Allona Sue Egyed passed from this life following a valiant battle with a blood disease, Friday afternoon February 17, 2017 at the Northern Nevada Regional Medical Center located in Sparks, Nevada. Her loving family was at her side. Born in Bakersfield, California to Leonard and Betty Lou (Smith) Williams on January 28, 1949, Sue as she affectionately became known spent her...
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Marilyn Louise Butcher

October 3, 1944 - February 12, 2017

Greenville resident and former businesswoman and community activist, Marilyn Louise Butcher passed from this life unexpectedly at her residence Sunday, February 12, 2017. Born in Livermore, CA on October 3, 1944 to Delton and Elmira (Owens) Atkinson, her father was in the construction trade and the family traveled throughout California before settling for a time in Oakland where she graduated...
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Pauline Geraldine "Geri" Bernard

May 31, 1923 - February 12, 2017

Quincy resident Pauline Geraldine "Geri" Bernard passed from this life peacefully, Sunday morning, February 12, 2017 under the compassionate care of those at Eastern Plumas Health Care's hospital. Born May 31, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Miles and Pauline (Murphy) McKnight, she was raised and educated in Culver City where she graduated from Palm High School as a member of their "Class...
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Rex Alvin Fisher

August 30, 1947 - February 10, 2017

Quincy resident Rex Alvin Fisher died suddenly Friday, February 10, 2017. Rex was born in Eureka, CA, on August 30, 1947, to Harold and Jean Fisher of Weott, California. Rex moved to Bridgeville, CA, from Weott and attended school there. He graduated from Fortuna High School in 1965. Rex attended College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA, and Humboldt State University in Arcata and graduated...
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Leslie Merit Stetler

October 13, 1938 - February 9, 2017

The Angels came and took our beloved "Pa" early Thursday morning February 9th, 2017. He was a man of unquestionable intelligence, integrity and abounding accomplishments. Born October 13, 1938, he leaves behind the love of his life and soulmate, Joyce. Together they shared 61 years of marriage along with their dreams and wishes. Pa was a wonderful Father to 5 children, Michael, Michell, Shawn,...
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Ryan Duncan LeBlanc

May 31, 1974 - February 1, 2017

Ryan was born in Walnut Creek, CA and grew up in Pittsburgh, CA & Antioch, CA Ryan had a very strong connection to children, animals and the outdoors His love of all things music began at very young age and at 13 he first learned how to play the guitar which then developed into composing his own music as well. Most recently he was learning how to play piano and was also teaching himself to...
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Barbara Louise Elsken

August 21, 1924 - January 29, 2017

Barbara Louise Elsken was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on January 29, 2017. Barbara was born on August 21, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Barbara attended UC Berkeley, and met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Elsken, while a student there. Dick and Barbara married and spent 70 wonderful years together until Dick's passing in 2015. Dick and Barbara moved to Walnut Creek,...
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Garrett Elgin Powell

March 19, 1985 - January 22, 2017

Portola native and lifelong resident Garrett Elgin Powell lost his life long battle with Epilepsy Sunday morning, January 22, 2017 at his home in Portola. Born March 19, 1985 to Robert and Donna (Wakeland) Powell in Portola, here he was was raised and educated graduating from Portola High School as a member of their "Class of 2003". He went on to further his education for a brief period of...
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Barbara Francine Lee

December 3, 1936 - January 13, 2017

Barbara Francine Lee passed away peacefully on January 13, 2017 at home surrounded by loved ones. Barbara was born December 3, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Anthony and Philomena Perrotti. Barbara was a long time resident of Clear Creek. Her passions included reading, watching old movies, and being an active member of her church. She was an avid walker, and loved to spend time with...
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Erica Velma Riley

July 18, 1931 - January 6, 2017

Erica was born and raised in Ava, Missouri and this is where she met her late husband Earl L. Riley. They were married in the same house where she was born. They soon moved to Southern California where she worked as a telephone operator for many years while raising their four children. In her most recent years she was a receptionist at the Greenhorn Guest Ranch near the home she resided. She...
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Wilma Edwina Underwood

June 22, 1932 - January 6, 2017

Indian Valley native and lifelong resident Wilma Edwina Dolphin Underwood peacefully passed from this life Friday evening, January 6, 2017 at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, CA. Her loving family was at her side. Born on the family ranch in Indian Valley on June 22, 1932 to Indian Valley pioneers Stanley and Donna Dolphin she attended grammar school at the Old Taylorsville Elementary...
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Susan Kay Short

February 16, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Quincy resident Susan Kay Short passed from this life peacefully, early New Year's morning 2017 at her residence with her husband and daughter at her side. Born in Upland, California on February 16, 1950 to Ralph and Frances (Pascoe) Allen, she was raised and educated in Ontario, CA graduating from Chaffey High School as a member of the "Class of 1968". She went on to further her education at...
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Charles Aubrey "Chuck" Bennett

March 26, 1962 - December 21, 2016

Westwood resident Charles Aubrey "Chuck" Bennett unexpectedly passed from this life to join his mother and sister in their eternal home for Christmas, on Wednesday afternoon, December 21st, 2016 at his home. Born in Chico. CA on March 26, 1962 to Robert and Shirley (Williams) Bennett, at age three he and his family relocated to the Northeastern California community of Westwood where Chuck...
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Thomas Anthony "Tony" Sanchez, Sr.

October 27, 1939 - December 10, 2016

Thomas Anthony Sanchez Sr, known to most as Tony Sanchez, died December 10th, 2016 in Westwood, where he was born 77 years ago on October 27, 1939. Devoted husband, father, and grandfather he is survived by his wife of 56 years - Ellen, his two children - Tom Sanchez Jr, and Kelly Furtado, four grandchildren - Tommy Sanchez III, Kirk Sanchez, Rachel and Natalie Furtado, and three great...
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Marie Johanna "Honey" Bunch

April 1, 1928 - December 5, 2016

Honey Bunch, (Marie Johanna Bunch) passed from Alzheimer's and congestive heart failure in Paradise, CA, on December 5, 2016. She was born to Swiss immigrants, Joseph Gnos and Johanna Schieber, on April 1, 1928, in Sacramento, CA. The eldest of six siblings, she worked on the family dairy farm and often looked after her brothers and sisters. During high school, she was trained in opera and...
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Ralph Winston Caldwell III

July 28, 1936 - December 5, 2016

Portola resident Ralph Winston Caldwell, III passed from this life suddenly Monday evening, December 5, 2016 the day of his fifty second wedding anniversary, at the age of 80. Born July 28, 1936 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Ralph Jr. and Leona (Holly) Caldwell, Ralph was raised and educated in Phoenix graduating from Phoenix Union High School as a member of the "Class of 1954". He went on...
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Dennis Dwaine Doyle

December 7, 1944 - December 2, 2016

Clio resident Dennis Dwaine Doyle passed from this life peacefully at his residence Friday afternoon, December 2, 2016 at the age of 71. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota to the late North Dakota natives Dwight and Irene (Schreiner) Doyle three years to the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dennis was raised and educated in Lakota, North Dakota and is a graduate of Lakota High School's ...
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Edward Gene Bunch

January 31, 1925 - December 1, 2016

Mr. Bunch (Edward Gene Bunch) passed in Quincy, CA, on December 1, 2016, from complications due to a fall. He was born January 31, 1925, in Los Angeles, CA, to Edward Jesse Bunch and Elaine Verna Bragg. He joined the Marines at age 17 and served in WWII as an airplane mechanic in the Guadalcanal area of the Pacific theater and was honorably discharged. He was a detective for the Eugene,...
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Norvel Dean Wilson

January 21, 1926 - November 30, 2016

With his loving family at his side Quincy resident Norval Dean "Papa" Wilson was called to his eternal home with the Lord, Wednesday evening, November 30, 2016. Born January 21, 1926 in Potau, Oklahoma to the late Frederick and Stella (Twillinger) Wilson as the youngest of seven children, Dean as he affectionately became known was raised in Oklahoma until a young teen when he and his family...
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Lillian Viola Clark

October 14, 1927 - November 29, 2016

Lillian Viola (Evanger) Clark, 89, of Lake Almanor, California, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Born at home on the family farm on Friday, October 14, 1927, in Ward County, North Dakota, she was the eighth of ten children for Henry and Lena (Mattern) Evanger. Their family grew wheat, flax, barley, potatoes and corn, had...
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John David Crosslin

September 9, 1948 - November 27, 2016

John David Crosslin, 68, lost his battle with lung cancer on November 27, 2016 at his home in Quincy, California, with his wife holding his hand. John was born on September 09, 1948 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the only child of John W. Crosslin and Miriam E. "Pink" Grubb, both now deceased. At the young age of 19 he proudly enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country on a river...
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Ardythe Camille Hansen

August 11, 1931 - November 23, 2016

Longtime Doyle resident Ardythe Camille Hansen passed from this life peacefully, Wednesday, afternoon November 23, 2016 at the Northern Nevada Medical Center located in Sparks, Nevada. Her loving family was at her side. Born in Minneapolis, MN on August 11, 1931 to the late Minnesota natives Theron and Beatrice (Brant) Tomeraasen, she was raised and educated in Minneapolis graduating high...
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Alvina "Zigie" Flores Hedin

July 12, 1915 - November 22, 2016

Longtime Quincy resident Alvina Flores "Zigie" Hedin passed from this life peacefully under the compassionate care of the staff at Pine View Care Center in Paradise, CA on November 22, 2016. Born in Jordan, Montana to Jacob and Elizabeth (Henz) Ziegle she has been a resident of Quincy since moving here from Mountain View, CA in 1953. She will be fondly remembered by the parents and children of...
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Gary Alton Klivans

March 12, 1952 - November 16, 2016

Our community lost their beloved Music teacher, Gary Alton Klivans, Wednesday evening, November 16th, 2016. Born in Richmond, CA to the late Jerome and Bonita (Neasham) Klivans, his love for music started as a young child while residing in the San Francisco East Bay, where he graduated from Ignacio Valley High School as a member of the "Class of 1970". He went on to further his education over...
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Deano Jon Betta

June 25, 1961 - November 14, 2016

Deano Jon Betta, born June 25, 1961 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to George & Barbara Betta, deceased, and raised a Southern California boy, passed away unexpectedly November 14, 2016, in Indian Valley, Plumas County, California. He is survived by his wife Lauri of almost 27-years, his younger sister, Brandi Betta, having lost his other sister Tracy recently, his step-siblings, Tommy, Debbie and...
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Howard Earl Yarber, Jr.

October 17, 1934 - November 6, 2016

Howard Earl Yarber Jr. passed from his earthly suffering into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Seneca Hospital in Chester, CA. with his family at his side at the age of 82. Born in Westwood, CA on October 17, 1934 son of Earl & Becca Yarber he was preceded in death by his parents and only sibling, brother Hale Yarber. Howard was a lifelong resident of Lassen ...
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George Edward Kidder

June 9, 1928 - November 6, 2016

We lost a blessed man, husband, father and friend Sunday November 6, 2016. Honoring his wishes he passed in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family, and embraced by his wife of nearly 69 years. George worked hard for his family starting out in the logging field with Ward Howell and Al Olds for more than twenty years. he then utilized his many skills working for Sam Avery in the...
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Linda Ellen Hampton

July 6, 1946 - October 26, 2016

In need of another angel to help tend his flock, the Lord called Linda Ellen Hampton to her eternal home Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Surrounded by her family she passed from this life at her son's residence in Susanville, CA. Born July 6, 1946 in Long Beach, CA to Loren and Ruth (Geiss) Howard she was raised and educated in Orange, CA graduating from Orange High School as a member of the ...
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John Travers Nejedly

July 2, 1964 - October 7, 2016

John Travers Nejedly embarked peacefully on a new journey Friday, October 7, 2016. John was born on July 2, 1964 in Walnut Creek, CA. He is the son of John A. Nejedly and Pamela Maloy, both deceased. John is survived by his loving family, his wife, Katie, his daughters, Kathleen and Kristina and his son, John Christian. His siblings and extended family of nieces, nephews and in-laws also...
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Frank Lee Ward

January 26, 1944 - October 6, 2016

As someone who will always be remembered for being there to help others, Westwood resident Frank Lee Ward passed from this life October 6, 2016. Born in Palo Alto, California to the late John and Mildred (Woods) Ward, he was raised and educated in Palo Alto graduating from Cobberly High School as a member of the "Class of 1962" and went on to continue his education in the community college...
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Mono Maurice Merino

August 12, 1969 - October 2, 2016

Greenville native and lifelong resident Mono Maurice Merino passed from this life Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2016 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA at the age of 47. Born in Quincy, CA he was raised and educated in Greenville where he graduated from Greenville High School in 1987 letterering in football, basketball and baseball. He had worked as a ranch hand in the cattle industry for...
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Lester Robert Thayer, Jr.

April 16, 1958 - September 30, 2016

Lester Robert Thayer, Jr. (Les) passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2016 at his home in Clio, CA. Les was born on April 16, 1958 in Oakland, CA. He graduated from San Mateo High School in 1976 and attended College of San Mateo. He resided in many places throughout his life and semi-retired in the place he loved the most, in beautiful Plumas County. Les worked as a third generation...
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Susan Marie Johnson

May 4, 1968 - September 15, 2016

Quincy native and lifelong resident Susan Marie Johnson passed from this life early Wednesday morning, September 15, 2016 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Born to Victor and Kathryn (Meis) Krois May 4, 1968, she was raised and attended school in Quincy and was baptized into the Roman Catholic faith. In 1985 she married Don Johnson in Reno, Nevada and to this union a son...
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Barbara June Thrall

July 5, 1947 - September 15, 2016

Indian Valley resident Barbara June Thrall passed from this life peacefully, with her family at her side Thursday morning, September 15, 2016 at her residence after a long and courageous battle with liver failure. Born July 5, 1947 on Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina to career military man Walter W. Sutton and Margaret (Springer) Sutton, Barbara and her family traveled...
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Lee Bennett

June 26, 1964 - September 8, 2016

Quincy native and lifelong resident Kellie Lee Bennett passed from this life peacefully, Thursday evening, September 8, 2016 at Plumas District Hospital, Quincy, CA. Born June 26, 1964 to Robert and Judy (Shaughnessy) Wilkinson she was raised and educated in Quincy graduating from Quincy High School as a member of the "Class of 1982". She went on to get a business degree from Heald College in...
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Virginia Lee Moore

September 14, 1939 - September 7, 2016

Greenville resident Virginia Lee Moore peacefully passed from this life Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Roseville Care Center located in Roseville, CA at the age of 76. Virginia was born in Miami, Florida on September 14, 1939 to Emmett and Ruby (Byrd) Peacock. Virginia had worked throughout the U.S. as a Civil Service employee as an equipment operator and for a number of companies as a...
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Richard Gene Blanton

December 14, 1955 - September 7, 2016

Quincy resident Richard Gene Blanton peacefully went home to the Lord following a valiant battle with scleroderma late Wednesday evening, September 7, 2016 at his home. His loving family was at his side. Born December 14, 1955 to James and Arta (Lewis) Blanton in Berkeley, California, he was raised and educated in the San Francisco East Bay area graduating from San Lorenzo High School as a...
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Clyde J. Washoe

April 4, 1942 - September 3, 2016

Longtime Greenville resident Clyde J. Washoe passed from this life Saturday afternoon September 3, 2016 at Enloe Regional Medical Center at the age of 74. Born April 4, 1942 in Bishop, California to James and Amelia (Shaw) Washoe the family resided between Bishop and Greenville before settling in Greenville in 1943. Here Clyde was raised and educated graduating from Greenville High School as a...
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Patricia Anne Quinby

December 15, 1933 - August 29, 2016

Greenville resident Patricia Anne Quinby passed from this life peacefully, at her residence with her family at her side, Monday morning, August 29th, 2016. Born December 15, 1933 in San Francisco, CA to San Francisco natives William and Margaret (Crangle) Lynch, Patricia was raised and educated in San Francisco where she graduated from high school. She went on to attend college in the city...
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Ronald Ray Gerhardt, Sr.

December 30, 1934 - August 20, 2016

Meadow Valley resident, Ronald Ray Gerhardt, Sr., passed from this life unexpectedly following complications from recent surgery, Saturday afternoon, August 20, 2016 at his residence. His loving wife was by his side. Born in Coal, PA on December 30, 1934 to the late Ray and Mary (Zalinskie) Gerhardt, Ron was raised and educated in the communities of Shamokin and Northumberland, PA graduating...
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Baltazar Carrera Viscarra

January 6, 1927 - August 20, 2016

Baltazar Carrera Viscarra, a resident of Indian Valley's North Arm, peacefully passed from this life late Saturday night, August 20th, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife and family at his residence. Born January 6, 1927, to Manuel and Romona (Carrera) Viscarra in El Ricon, Tepehuanes, Durango, Mexico, he had little to no formal education. He went to school just long enough to learn how...
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DeAnne Earlene Mosley

August 13, 1937 - August 14, 2016

Quincy resident DeAnne Earlene Mosley peacefully passed from this life Sunday evening, August 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center located in Reno, NV. Born August 13, 1937 in Kansas City, KA to Earl and Wanda Jean Davis she moved to the North Coast of California with her family in 1942 where she attended Scotia Elementary School and later graduated from Fortuna High School where she...
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Michael Phillip "Harley" Ciotta

December 27, 1977 - August 10, 2016

Quincy resident Michael Phillip "Harley" Ciotta passed from this life unexpectedly, Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016 at Eastern Plumas District Hospital's Emergency Room while enroute to medical care in Reno, NV. Born December 27, 1977 in Pomona, CA he was raised in Southern California until moving to Portola, CA at age 16 where he graduated from high school as a member of the "Class of 1995...
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Maddisen Suzanne "Maddy" Dreith

March 13, 2000 - August 9, 2016

Chester High School Junior, Maddisen Suzanne "Maddy" Dreith tragically succumbed from injuries incurred in an auto accident, August 9, 2016 at Enloe Medical Center located in Chico, CA at the tender age of 16. Her life will live on through the many she helped through organ and tissue donation. Born to Richard III and Jamie (Morales) Dreith on March 13, 2000 in Susanville, CA, she is a lifelong...
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Beverly Mae Powell

August 8, 2016

Beverly Mae Powell, 79 of Portola California, died peacefully in her home on August 8th, 2016 following an extended illness. She is predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Minnie Johns of Manteca, California. Beverly was a graduate of the Kaiser School of Nursing and worked in the medical field in various capacities for over 40 years. In her retirement she enjoyed travel, gardening and...
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Beverly Mae Powell

April 15, 1937 - August 8, 2016

Beverly Mae Powell, 79 of Portola California, died peacefully in her home on August 8th, 2016 following an extended illness. She is predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Minnie Johns of Manteca, California. Beverly was a graduate of the Kaiser School of Nursing and worked in the medical field in various capacities for over 40 years. In her retirement she enjoyed travel, gardening and...
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Judith Ann Wright

March 15, 1936 - August 7, 2016

Judith Ann (Williams) "Judy" Wright peacefully passed away on August 7, 2016 at her daughter's home in Truckee, CA surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 15, 1936, she was the only child born to Ralph Raymond and Margaret (Lawson) Williams. She graduated from Visalia High School in 1954. On August 7, 1954, she married her high school sweetheart, J.W. "Jay" Wright, and they were happily...
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Porcha Marquita Gonsalves

October 5, 1983 - August 4, 2016

Quincy native Porcha Marquita Gonsalves passed from this life suddenly following complications from recent surgery, Thursday, August 4, 2016 at her residence in Reno, Nevada. She had moved to Reno in 2012 from Quincy. Born in Quincy October 5, 1983 it is here that she was raised and educated graduating from Quincy High School as a member of the "Class of 2002". She went on to attend Feather...
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Thobe Dale Oestreich

October 1, 1958 - August 4, 2016

Portola resident Thobe Dale Oestreich passed from this life unexpectedly, Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2016 at his residence. Born October 1, 1958 in St. Ignace, Michigan to Dale and Carrol (Nye) Oestreich, Thobe with his family moved to California's Sacramento Delta community of Rio Vista as a young child, here he was raised and educated, graduating from Rio Vista High School as a member of...
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Lily Mae Bash

January 3, 1924 - July 24, 2016

Lily Mae Bash, age 92, passed peacefully in her sleep on July 24, 2016, in her cozy home at Lake Almanor, California. Lily was born in Lovington, New Mexico, on January 3, 1924. She is survived by her sons—all three served in the US Air Force—Lt. Col., Darrell Dixon Bash, Retired, 2nd Lt., Dr. Craig Bash, Retired, Lt. Gen., Brooks Bash, Retired, and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased...
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Carl Charles Forrest, Jr.

August 21, 1930 - July 20, 2016

Carl Charles Forrest, Jr. passed away on July 20, 2016 at his home in Janesville, CA surrounded by his family. Carl was born on August 21, 1930 in the Bronx, NY. Carl is survived by his loving wife Sandy Forrest, his children Brett (Paula) Forrest, Tracie (David) Hoefferle, Barry Forrest, Steven (Cindy) Coronado and Dana (Scott) Armeson. Also survived by grandchildren Kalee (Ryan) Tell and...
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Marion Therese Perron

January 7, 1944 - July 18, 2016

Marion Therese Perron of Quincy passed away on July 18, 2016 at home surrounded by family. She was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on January 7, 1944. During her youth, her family relocated to Scranton, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, she moved across the country to Palo Alto, California. While working for a technology company, she met her husband David of 43 years. Marion...
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James Frederick Gay

April 11, 1961 - July 14, 2016

Portola resident James Frederick Gay affectionately known as "49er Jimmy" passed from this life unexpectedly, Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his residence. Born April 11, 1961 in San Francisco, California to James and Clara (Krout) Gay, Jimmy was raised in San Lorenzo Village and is a 1979 graduate of Arroyo High School where he was a member of their marching band as well as their football team. ...
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Helen Josephine Shaver

January 21, 1931 - July 11, 2016

With her daughter, Carol Miles, at her side, Helen Josephine Shaver died peacefully at Plumas District Hospital on July 11, 2016, at the end of a long and full life. She was born in Huffmon, Arkansas, on the levee of the Mississippi River, on January 21, 1931 to Jodie and Helen Hicks, who were cotton farmers. Weighing about four pounds at birth, she was not expected to survive. Growing up...
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Sharon Francis Graves

May 15, 1950 - July 11, 2016

Longtime Westwood resident Sharon Francis Graves passed from this life peacefully, at her home in Crescent Mills, CA, Monday morning, July 11, 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving family was at her side. Born May 15, 1950 in Morristown, N.J. to the late New Jersey natives Daniel and Catherine (Jones) Bowden she was raised and educated in Morristown where she is a member...
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Viola Marie Salem

August 30, 1946 - July 5, 2016

Lifelong Plumas and Lassen County resident Viola Marie Salem passed from this life peacefully, with her family at her side Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016 at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Westwood, CA on August 30, 1946 to the late David and Laura (Henry) Harris, Viola attended elementary school in Greenville and high school in...
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Donald Arthur Ford

September 7, 1927 - July 2, 2016

Lake Almanor resident Donald Arthur Ford passed from this life unexpectedly, Saturday night, July 2, 2016 at his residence at the age of 88. His son and daughter-in-law were at his side. Born September 7, 1927 to the late Edward and Mary (Peterson) Ford in Alameda, CA, he was raised and educated in Berkeley where he is a 1945 graduate of Berkeley High School. He went on to continue his...
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Mary Kathryn Larsen

October 10, 1918 - June 21, 2016

Chester resident Mary Kathryn Larsen peacefully passed from this life under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare District's Long Term Care Unit, Tuesday afternoon, June 21, 2016 at the age of 97. Born October 10, 1918 in Yuma, Arizona, she was raised on a small family farm 60 miles outside of Yuma until moving with her oldest sister as a young teen to Inglewood, CA, where...
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Clarence Joseph "Chuck" Smalley

March 5, 1943 - June 19, 2016

Indian Valley resident Clarence Joseph "Chuck" Smalley passed from this life with family at his side Sunday evening, June 19, 2016 at Renown Medical Center in Reno Nevada following a courageous battle with complications from Diabetes. Born March 5, 1943 in Turlock, California to the late Chester and Mildred (Herzog) Smalley, he was raised and educated in Turlock graduating from Turlock High...
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Sharon Marie Paine

April 23, 1940 - June 14, 2016

Chester resident and former business woman Sharon Marie Paine passed from this life under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare District's Hospital Tuesday morning, June 14, 2016 following a valiant battle with cancer. Born April 23, 2016 in San Francisco, CA to the late California natives John and Norma (Murero) Studva, she was raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay...
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Marvin Lee Vickers

January 4, 1937 - June 8, 2016

Quincy resident Marvin Lee Vickers passed from this life suddenl,y Wednesday morning, June 8, 2016 at his residence. Marvin was born January 4, 1937 in Pomona, CA to John and Hazel Vickers. His father was an airport manager and bush pilot while his mother served as vice principal in the Pomona School District. Marvin was a proud recipient of an Eagle Scout Award as a member of Pomona's Troop ...
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Jack David Barber

April 16, 1931 - June 4, 2016

Longtime Westwood resident Jack David Barber passed from this life peacefully, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Golden Acres Care Home in Yuba City, CA. Born April 16, 1931 in Kirkland, Washington to the late John and Norah (Irish) Barber, as a young child he and his family moved to the Northeastern California community of Westwood, where he resided until age 12, when his family relocated to...
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