Our Obituaries

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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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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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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Dorothy Jean Morse

July 14, 1930 - June 3, 2016

Lake Almanor resident Dorothy Hoffman Morse peacefully passed from this life early Friday morning, June 3, 2016 at California Park Rehabilitation Hospital in Chico, CA. Born July 14, 1930 in Glendale, California to the late Indiana natives Elmer and Marie (Schleicher) Hoffman, she was raised and educated in Glendale where she is a graduate of Glendale High School Class of 1948. Shortly out of...
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Gertrude H. Wunderlich

August 22, 1922 - May 30, 2016

Gertrude Wunderlich, long-time Westwood resident, passed away at Seneca Hospital on May 30th, 2016, at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her parents, Max and Frieda, and her brother, Max Jr. She is fondly remembered as a former postmaster of the Westwood Post Office and an active community member . Gertrude was born on August 22, 1922, in Gmund, Germany. She traveled with her mother to...
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Robert Bronson "Bob" Bailes

November 28, 1939 - May 30, 2016

Robert Bronson Bailes, or as friends and family called him Bob, passed away at the age of 76 on May 30, 2016. He was a resident of Lake Almanor, California and also Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Bob passed away in Lincoln, California surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Bob was born on November 28, 1939 in Long Beach, California, the son of Mr and Mrs Rex Bailes. He grew up in...
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Lawrence William Dick

September 22, 1928 - May 28, 2016

Larry was many things to many people: dedicated husband, loving father/grandfather/great grandfather, talented craftsman, navy pilot, politician, bread baker, entrepreneur, soldier and consummate fixer of all things. Larry was born in Los Angeles, CA to William and Ellen Dick, September 22, 1928, an only child. He grew up in San Fernando, CA. He received an Associate of Arts degree from...
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Consuelo Maria Connie" Medici

October 31, 1942 - May 26, 2016

Westwood's Pinetown native Consuelo "Connie" Maria Medici peacefully passed from this life with her loving family at her side, Thursday morning, May 26th, 2016 at her daughter's residence in Westwood following a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Born in the former Westwood Hospital to Mexican immigrants Antonio and Encaracion (Hernandez) Mendoza on October 31, 1942, Connie as...
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Robert Arthur West

June 15, 1935 - May 20, 2016

Plumas County native and lifelong resident Robert Arthur West passed from this life peacefully, under the care of the staff at Surprise Valley Health Care District's Skilled Nursing Facility located in Cedarville, CA on Friday evening, May 20, 2016. Born June 15, 1935 in Portola, CA to the late Arthur and Jacqueline (Blair) West in Portola, CA, he was raised and educated in Quincy leaving...
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Myrtle Viola "Vi" Orange

May 29, 1926 - May 13, 2016

Longtime Quincy resident Viola "Vi" Orange passed peacefully from this life on May 13, 2016 in Quincy at PDH hospital with family members at her side. Vi Orange was born 5/29/26 in Jerome, Arizona. While in school her family moved to Kingman AZ where she met and later married the late Bob Orange. Graduating from Kingman High School in 1944, Vi then married and moved to Hawaii where she...
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Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Dodson

May 31, 1936 - May 7, 2016

Elizabeth Anne Dodson was born May 31, 1936 in Los Angeles, Ca and died on May 7, 2016 in Quincy, Ca just a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday. She is survived by her devoted husband of 16 years Rusty Dodson, her daughter Debbie, and her sons Steve and Dan, as well as her 12 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. She lived life to its fullest and was a true California girl with her...
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LaVern Thomas "Tom" Velasco

December 15, 1925 - May 1, 2016

Longtime Taylorsville resident La Vern Thomas (Tom) Velasco passed from this life peacefully, with his children at his side, on the afternoon of May 1, 2016 at Renown Medical Center located in Reno, NV. Born to Ephraim and Stella (Millsap) Velasco on December 15, 1925 in Morgan Hill, CA he was raised and educated in the Santa Cruz mountain community of Corralittos. Tom joined the Boiler Makers...
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Ronald Richard Burns

March 22, 1954 - April 30, 2016

Chester resident Ronald Richard Burns peacefully passed from this life Saturday, April 30, 2016 under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital at the age of 62. His loving daughter was at his side. Born March 22, 1954 to Bernard and Vera (Pedersen) Burns, Jr. in Denmark, Ron's father was a career military man and the family traveled extensively. He was...
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Eathel Estalee Hargraves

January 27, 1924 - April 27, 2016

Longtime Greenville resident Eathel Estalee Hargraves passed from this life peacefully under the compassionate care of the staff at Eastern Plumas District Hospital's Long Term Care Unit the morning of April 27, 2016. Born Eathel Esttalee Goodman on January 27, 1924 to the late Charlie and Lee Vida May (Horton) Goodman in Prue, Oklahoma, she left Oklahoma with her sister and brother-in-law...
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Ronnie Lavelle Cannedy

January 22, 1942 - April 25, 2016

Chester resident Ronnie Lavelle Cannedy comfortably passed from this life Monday evening, April 25, 2016 under the care of the compassionate staff at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital. Born January 22, 1942 in Fresno, CA to the late Kenneth and Fleeda (Temple) Cannedy, as a young teen he and his family moved north to North Highlands, CA where Ronnie graduated from Highlands High School as...
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Alison Henley Becker

February 13, 1948 - April 23, 2016

Alison Ilene Henley Becker passed away April 23 at her home following a three-year battle with cancer. Born February 13, 1948, in Hanford, CA, to James and Geneva Henley, Alison grew up in Lemoore, graduating from Lemoore High School in 1966. She came to Quincy in 1976 and made her home here until the time of her death. Adept with numbers, Alison worked as a bookkeeper for most of her...
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Carol Ann Whitcher

August 24, 1938 - April 23, 2016

With her beloved husband at her side, Carol Ann Whitcher peacefully went on to her eternal home following a valiant battle with cancer, Saturday morning, April 23, 2016 under the care of the compassionate staff at Plumas District Hospital at the age of 77. Born in Brewer, Maine, Carol was raised and educated in Bangor, Maine where she graduated from Bangor High School as a member of the "Class...
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Arlene Geneva Seeber

March 21, 1923 - April 16, 2016

Longtime Quincy resident Arlene Geneva Seeber passed from this life peacefully, Saturday morning, April 16, 2016 under the compassionate care of the staff of Plumas District Hospital. Her loving son was at her side. Born in Anoka, MN to Carl William and Agnes Mary (Anderson) Knudson on March 21, 1923, she was raised and educated in Anoka until leaving home at the tender age of 12 and working...
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William George Zeller

November 6, 1938 - April 11, 2016

William George Zeller peacefully passed from this life following a short but valiant battle with Parkinson's Disease the morning of April 11, 2016. His wife Ann was at his side Born November 6, 1938 in New York, New York to the late Jacob and Jeannette (McClatchey) Zeller, as a young boy he moved to California with his family, eventually settling in Sacramento, where he graduated from El...
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Ila "Pauline" Danner

May 29, 1931 - April 7, 2016

Pauline Danner of Doyle, California passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Renown Medical Center located in Reno, Nevada after a courageous six year battle with cancer, at the age of 84. Her loving family was at her side. Pauline was born to Willie and Wanda Loewen, May 29, 1931 in Santa Ana, California. She married the love of her life, Lee J. Danner on March 1, 1951 and to this union four...
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Ruby Marie Love

May 31, 1932 - April 2, 2016

Ruby had a love for life and lived it to it's fullest. She traveled many trails, most of which were filled with fun, laughter, and adventure. As time passed the trails became more difficult, filled with all sorts of obstacles, none of them easy-even so she continued on, maintaining her sense of humor and love for life. This last trail though was just to steep and rocky. On April 2, 2016 Ruby's...
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Lynnette Carol Tarantino

February 25, 1943 - March 23, 2016

Lake Almanor resident Lynnette Carol Tarantino passed from this life peacefully under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital early Wednesday morning, March 23, 2016. Her loving companion for the past 42 years Vern Stroud was at her side. Born February 25, 1943 in Oakland, CA to Allan and Dixie (Soloman) Johnson in Oakland, CA she was raised and educated in...
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Jolene Marie Palazzi

August 2, 1941 - March 18, 2016

Greenville native Jolene Marie Palazzi peacefully passed from this life Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016, in Greenville following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her loving family was at her side. Born August 2, 1941 in Greenville where she was raised and educated graduating as the Salutatorian of Greenville High School's "Class of 1959" as well as serving the student body as a...
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Margaret Craddock Steffen

September 19, 1949 - March 17, 2016

Just eleven days after her husband's passing, Margaret Craddock Steffen went on to join him in their eternal home Thursday afternoon, March 17, 2016. She was under the compassionate care of the staff at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital. Born September 19, 1949 in Irvine, Scotland, at the age of twelve she immigrated to the United States settling in San Jose, CA where she continued her...
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Carol Jean Ranton-Malone

June 4, 1945 - March 10, 2016

Lassen County resident Carol Jean Ranton Malone passed from this life Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Renown Medical Center located in Reno, Nevada. Born June 4, 1945 in Guat, Ontario, Canada to Carman and Ada (McPhearson) Ranton as one of six children, Carol immigrated to the United States in 1962 settling in Isuza, CA where she worked for Ted and Sandy Wylie and continued to work for them at the...
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Gary Ayres Steffen

December 14, 1949 - March 6, 2016

Chester resident Gary Ayres Steffen passed from this life Sunday morning, March 6, 2016 at his residence at the age of 66. Born December 14, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN to Minnesota natives Curtis and Nona (Jonason) Steffen at the age of eleven he with his family relocated to San Jose, CA where he finished his education graduating from Willow Glenn High School as a member of their "Class of 1967" ...
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Ruby Vocke

March 5, 1919 - March 3, 2016

American Patriot and former Chester business lady, Ruby Vocke, passed from this life peacefully, Thursday afternoon, March 3, 2016 under the compassionate care of the staff at the Longterm Care Unit of Seneca Healthcare District. She was just two days shy of her 97th birthday. Born in Peabody, Mass. on March 5, 1919 where she was raised and educated. Ruby worked for three years for Sears...
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Donald Edward Krafft

June 11, 1929 - February 27, 2016

Longtime resident and former Chief of the Taylorsville Volunteer Fire Department, Donald Edward Krafft passed from this life Saturday night, February 27, 2016 at Windsor Chico Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center located in Chico, CA. Born June 11, 1929 to the late Charles and Grace Krafft in Baltimore, Maryland, the family relocated to the West Coast when Don was about three. Here they...
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Germaine Lydia Mahaffey

November 24, 1913 - February 23, 2016

Chester resident Germaine Lydia Mahaffey passed from this life peacefully, Tuesday afternoon, February 23, 2016 at Seneca Healthcare District's Hospital at the tender age of 102. A native of Jefferson City, Missouri she was born November 24, 1913 to Missouri natives William and Florence (Flessa) Kuehn. Germaine was raised and educated in Jefferson City where she attended parochial school. ...
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Gregory Steven Rogers

August 16, 1950 - February 21, 2016

Chester/Lake Almanor contractor and musician Gregory Steven Rogers peacefully passed from this life Sunday morning, February 21st, 2016 at his residence following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Ukiah, California on August 16, 1950 to Donald and Wanda Rogers, his family relocated to Chester when he was a young child. He is a 1968 graduate of Chester High School, where he continued to...
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Shirley Aloise Cooper

April 5, 1927 - February 15, 2016

With with her granddaughter and dear friend, Shirley Aloise Cooper peacefully passed from this life Monday evening, February 15th, 2016 under the compassionate care of those at Seneca Healthcare Districts Hospital. Born in Leesville, CA on April 5, 2016 to California natives William and Sybil (Totman) Corey, she was raised and educated in Northern California. Upon her graduation she went to...
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Josh Lucille Evans

October 29, 1961 - February 13, 2016

Chester native Josh Lucille Evans peacefully passed from this life Saturday night February 13, 2016 at her home following a courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Her loving family was at her side. Born October 29, 1961 in Chester to John and Orvajean (Dwyer) Evans, Josh is a 1979 graduate of Chester High School where she competed as a member of their Cross Country Track Team. She went on to...
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Billie Dove Vieira

November 8, 1928 - February 6, 2016

Billie Dove Vieira went to be with her Lord on February 6, 2016. She was at home, with her family around her, reading to her from her Bible . Billie Dove was born in Ukiah, California on November 8, 1928, to Leslie and Marguerite Phillips. The couple already had two daughters, Laodecia and Willo, and Leslie, hoping for a son, insisted on naming his baby girl Billie. Marguerite added a...
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Rufugio Zamorano "Cookie" Ledesma

October 5, 1921 - January 30, 2016

Our country has lost another of the "Greatest Generation", Portola resident and World War II Veteran Rufugio Zamorano Ledesma passed from this life Saturday evening, January 30, 2016 at his home at the age of 94. Born in Long Beach, CA to Mexican immigrants Nicholas and Josephine Zamorano Ledesma, "Cookie" as he affectionately became known was raised and educated in Lynwood, CA graduating from...
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Sharon Kay Surber

February 8, 1937 - January 15, 2016

Longtime Quincy resident Sharon Kay Surber went on to her eternal home with the Lord Friday evening, January 15, 2016 at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, CA. Born February 8, 1937 in Charles City, Iowa to Iowa natives Harold and Marian (Frederick) Miller, Sharon and her family relocated to Southern California when she was eight and later to the community of Porterville where she attended...
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William Curtis Swing

March 6, 1960 - January 10, 2016

Sloat resident William Curtis Swing passed from this life unexpectedly Sunda,y January 10, 2015 at his residence at the age of 56. Born in Loyalton, CA to William and Katherine Swing on March 6, 1960, he is a 1978 graduate of Portola High School where he lettered in Basketball. After working in the logging industry following his graduation from high school Bill had worked as a Ranch Hand...
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Donna Marie Johnson

July 10, 1947 - January 10, 2016

Donna passed away at Seneca Hospital after a long battle with Lung Cancer Born Donna Marie Matulich, in Hollister, Ca. to parents Vince and Vivian Matulich. Survived by Husband Bob Johnson of Lake Almanor, Sister Shirley Matulich of Chico and lifelong friend Martha Gibson and family Jeff, Robert and Phillip and their family's from Hollister, Ca. Donna attended Norte Dame high school...
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Raymond D. Hamilton

September 10, 1938 - January 6, 2016

Longtime Greenville resident and former businessman Raymond D. Hamilton known affectionately by the CB handle of "Big Oakie" passed from this life peacefully, early Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at Renown Regional Medical Center located in Reno, NV following a valiant battle with lung disease. His loving family was at his side. Born September 10, 1938 in Proctor, Oklahoma to Ausa and...
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Bonnie Delores Davilla

April 5, 1925 - January 6, 2016

Quincy resident Bonnie Delores Davilla passed from this life Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Her loving husband was at her side. Born April 5, 1925 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Indiana natives Edwin and Annabelle (Schram) Nichter, Bonnie with her family moved to the San Francisco East Bay community of Richmond, CA in 1942 where her father went to...
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Arba "Art" Rolla Rice

February 18, 1924 - December 12, 2015

Longtime Chester resident Arba Rolla Rice passed from this life peacefully, Saturday morning, December 12, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, CA at the age of 91. Born February 18, 1924 in Oakland, CA to the late Rolla and Mary Ellen (Campbell) Rice, Art as he affectionately became known was raised and educated in Oakland where he graduated from high school. Shortly out...
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Michael Richard Melms-Lebrook

November 9, 1967 - December 5, 2015

Beloved son of Linda Melms, Michael Richard Melms-LeBroόk passed peacefully, at his home, early on December 5th. At this time we do not know the cause. Michael had been in pain for years and had 14 surgeries to relieve it. Michael was a kind loving person, he would help friend or stranger when needed (he had a weekly lunch with a homeless man in Reno when he had physical therapy. Sometimes...
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Dennis Charles Allen

September 2, 1939 - December 5, 2015

Quincy resident Dennis Charles Allen passed from this life early Saturday morning, December 5, 2015 at Plumas District Hospital at the age of 76. Born in Livermore, California on September 2, 1939 to the late Harold and Doris (Tadlock) Allen, Dennis and his family moved to the Northeastern California community of Quincy when he was a young child. He attended grammar school and his first two...
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Primo Albert Cassol, Sr.

October 15, 1921 - November 30, 2015

Longtime Chester resident Primo Albert Cassol, Sr. passed from this life peacefully, late Monday evening November 30th, 2015 at Seneca Healthcare District's Hospital at the age of 94. Born October 15, 1921 to Italian immigrants Felix and Josephine (Giazzon) Cassol in Lakeport, PA, Primo was raised and educated in Vintondale, PA. He left school early to join the CCC and later worked in the...
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Patricia Terhune

December 15, 1933 - November 29, 2015

Longtime Quincy resident Patricia Terhune was fighting a serious illness and passed peacefully in her sleep with family close by on Nov. 29, 2015. Pat was born on Dec. 15, 1933, in Berkeley, and spent her childhood with her siblings Don and Joanne, in the Berkeley hills. She attended U.C. Berkeley and San Jose State. In 1953 she married George Terhune, a recent graduate of U.S. Air Force...
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