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2B Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 ITITAL STATISTI (&apos;,S Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter OBITUARIES Curtis R. Smith Lake Almanor resident Curtis R. Ii!l':"' :'::::'*:'::':;:?Ti! Smith passed ...... :. ;.  : from this life .. <: peacefully : : s u r r o u n d e d i :::::..: : ::r;   by his family ::l'' :i ............... i Dec. 29, 2009, after a valiant struggle with laryngeal cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Born in Muncie, Ind., to the late Curtis and Sylvia Smith Dec. 11, 1927. Curt and his brother, Paul, were raised in Muncie. Curt joined the Merchant Marines at age 16, followed by an enlistment in the U.S. Army. Curtis returned from a tour of duty in Europe and married Ruth Ann Wright in Baltimore, Md. Curtis graduated from Ball State University and was commissioned a first lieu- tenant in the U.S. Air Force. Curt completed pilot training in Enid, Okla., and had a dec- orated 31-year career serving his country. Curt retired in 1977 at Mather Air Force Base with the rank of colonel and was the 320th Bomb Wing com- mander. Curt retired to Lake Almanor Country Club and to Mission Lakes Country Club to pursue his varied interests and activities. Curt is survived by his lov- ing wife of 60 years, Ruth Ann, his daughter, Linda Ann, of Reno, Nev., his son, Stephen R. Smith, of South Ogden, Utah, and his brother, Paul Keith, Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich. At Curt's request, there will be no services. The family suggests any remembrances in Curt's name be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Society. Nicholas G. Maximov, MD Dr. Nicholas G. Maximov passed away peacefully Dec. 30, 2009, in Quincy. Dr. Maximov-- Nick to everyone who knew him-- was 95. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Nick was born in Russia, Dec. 6, 1914. During the Russian Revolution, his par- ents, both doctors, took Nick and his older brother, Alexis, on the dangerous passage from far Eastern Russia, through Harbin, China, to the United States, arriving there in 1922. Growing up in San Francisco, Nick excelled in all of his endeavors. He was an Eagle Scout. At Lowell High School; he was a superi- or student and an accom- plished athlete. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, as an undergraduate, and received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School in 1938. While in medical school, Nick met Doris Tucker, who was in nurse's training in San Francisco. Doris, who was born and raised in Quincy, introduced Nick to the Quincy community, which became a major influ- ence in the rest of his life. Nick and Doris were wed in 1939, and remained lovingly married for over 50 years, until Doris's death in 1990. Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices or Paid Obituaries. Paid Obituaries start at $70 and may include a photo for an additional $10. For more information or to arrange for these notices, contact any of our offices during business hours or email typesetting@p!umasnevscom, sPbject '6blt.'i!.  i'i.... M i Mallery & Mallery ] Attorneys at Law [ PROBATE TRUST ADMINISTRATION 8 ESTATE PLANNING ] I 257-4300 75 S. Gay Street, Susanville I i ...... IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The quarterly meeting of the Plumas County In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee will be held on Friday, January B, 2010 at 1:00 PM in the conference room at the Department of Social Services, 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 207, Quincy. This committee advises the Nevada-Sierra Regional IHSS Public Authority and the Plumas County Board of Supervisors on matters related to In-Home Supportive Services in Plumas County. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. ii ii i -IHoney Lake Valleyl00 Headstones & Cemetery Supplies SAVE :, Head Stones 10% : Monuments toff .,'. Engraving nmpetitor's *@ Granite or prlcem] Concrete - -- Coping & Borders Why not save mone,/ this year? AVAILABLE 7 nAyS , 8 AM-8 PM 257-7523 or Cell 249-9011 Noah Miller I 470-600 Cottomwood Rd ulnnv|lle r I I eoot nument established 1929 MONUMENTS BENCHES SIGNS BORDERS ADDRESS STONES GRANITE * MARBLE NATURAL STONE 1 10 PACIFIC ST. P.O. BOX 1766 " PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1 908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONU M ENT.COM During World War II, Nick served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a flight surgeon, attaining the rank of lieu- tenant colonel. After the war and comple- tion of his surgical training, Nick moved his family to Santa Rosa, where he, his mother and his brother (also a doctor) practiced medicine together for many years. After raising their chil- dren, Nick and Doris moved from Santa Rosa to Lake Tahoe where he continued to practice medicine. In 1979, they moved to Quincy, where he initially continued his medical prac- tice, and later served as assis- tant coroner for Plumas County. They lived in the house that Doris thought ideal for them--on the edge of town, with a stream running beside it--until Doris's untimely death. In 1991, Nick met and mar- ried the second great love of his life, Dorothy (Dottle) Perkins, a longtime Quincy resident who had lost her husband, Bill, to cancer some years before. Nick quickly became woven into Dottie's large family. Nick and Dottle remained happily and devot- edly married until Nick's death. Nick had many interests, and he enjoyed sharing these interests with others, espe- cially his children and grand- children. He loved trout fish- ing, particularly on the Feather River with his broth- er in law, Plumie Stokes, and during the World Series, with the Eagle Lake Association. He was an avid and skilled cribbage player, recognized by the American Cribbage Congress as a master crib- bage player. He also loved gardening, playing the organ, and making family movies, among many other interests. Along with his bar- bequing skills, he made the best "half dill" pickles and could carve a turkey with Church, in Quincy Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at 11 am. Donations are suggested in Nick's memory to the Plumas District Hospital building and equipment fund, at Plumas Health Care Foundation, 1065 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy, CA 95971, or visit Joseph "Jay" John Dembosz Longtime  Quincy edu- cator Joseph J. "Jay" Dembosz passed from this life unexpected- ly, Friday morning, Jan. 1, 2010, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., just 13 days after celebrating his 89th birthday. Born Dec. 18, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Polish immigrants Edward and Bertha (Kajut) Dembosz he was raised in Buffalo. "Jay" as he affectionately became known was forced to leave high school after his sophomore year to help pro- vide for the family during the Depression years. A veteran of World War II Jay served his country hon- orably as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1942, until his discharge at the war's end in 1945. Before being transferred to the Pacific, Jay met a beauti- ful young lady named Helen Nancy Curren while attend- ing a dance in San Bernardino. Their love for one another quickly blos- somed and the two were unit- ed in holy matrimony March 13, 1945. To this union three sons and a daughter were born. Following Jay's discharge he went to work for the postal service for a brief period of time while also attending night school to obtain his GED. He was recruited to attend New Mexico Highlands surgical precision ........ Uniersit,y, where he . Nickis deeply missed by obtainect a ,BA and masters his wife, Dottle; his three children Nikki Scannell of Santa Rosa; Steve Maximov of Carson City, Nev., and Bruce Maximov of Oakland; and his three grandchildren Danielle Scannell of Santa Rosa; Jeremy Scannell of Roseville; and Greg Maximov of San Francisco. He was also loved by Dottie's children: Cindy Manit, Andrea Gulick, Vonnie Becket and Bill Perkins, all of Quincy; and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at St. John's Catholic degrees in education. While taking a course at San Jose State to receive his California teachers creden- tial Jay was recruited by the principal of Quincy Elementary to begin what became a 27-year teaching career at the school. A devout member of the Roman Catholic faith, Jay attended St. John's Catholic Church. He was a longtime member of the Quincy Elks Lodge, serving the Lodge as its exalt- ed ruler in 1986, as well as being a member of the Quincy Post of the Veterans Custom Designed to Meet Your Needs GARAGE, SHOP, WAREHOUSE, MINI STORAGE, HAY BARN, HORSE BARN, HANGAR Now Offering Metal Roofing, Remodeling & Restoration Serving Lassen, P/umas and Sierra Counties 530-520-8867 Flanigan-Leavitt offers several different insurance options. So, save money this year by visiting with us today. We will assist you in finding the right coverages that meet your needs andbudget. OUINCY PO, Box 3556 400 West Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 530.283. 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Dembosz, all of Quincy, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, Jay joins his one brother and one sister in their eternal home. A vigil service to include recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at St John's Catholic Church with a Mass of Christian Burial to be cel- ebrated for the repose of Jay's soul 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, also at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at The family suggests any remembrances in Jay's mem- ory be made to either Plumas District Hospital or St. John's Catholic Church Building Fund, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. Clayton Floyd Neer Clayton Floyd Neer tragically passed from this life Sunday evening, Jan. 3, 20!0, at the tender age of 2 following a freak accident at home. Born to Wesley and Emily (Brown) Neer t Auburn Faith Hospital in Auburn, on July 9, 2007, Clayton had resided in Auburn his entire life. Clayton had followed in the family's ranching heritage and found great joy in caring for the family's goats, lambs and chickens. Although he sometimes had a hard time getting all the eggs in the house he enjoyed collecting them for the family and had great fun going four wheeling. He had just become the proud owner of Rusty, his very own pony. He also enjoyed books and was learning to read. In passing Clayton leaves his proud and loving parents, Wesley and Emily Neer; best friend and brother Tyler Neer, all of Auburn; great- grandparents Margaret Neer of Greenville, Marilyn Brown of Auburn, Keith and Frances Hamel of St. George, Utah; grandparents Charlie and Mary Lynn Neer and Roy and Jeni Brown, all of Greenville; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Clayton's life will take place at the Meyer's Ranch Barn located on North Valley Road in Greenville, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, with inurnment to fol- low in the family plot located in the Greenville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the fami- ly along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrman- The family asks that any remembrances in Clayton's memory be made to the Clayton F. Neer Memorial Fund, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947. The Lord was in need of another angel to care for his flock so he called Clayton to his side this Sunday evening. DEATH NOTICES Arthur James (Jim) Downs Arthur James (Jim) Downs passed Dec. 23, 2009, at Eastern Plumas District Hospital long term care. Jim was born April 5, 1917, to Margaret and Arthur Downs in Westhope, N.D. He leaves behind his daughter Dehisce, two grand- daughters, six great-grand- children, one great-great- grandchild and two sisters, Edith (Herbert) Huber and Sylvia (Allen) Gustafason. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother Phillip and son Joe. Per his request, there will not be any.sevviees. The fam- ily suggests any remem- brances in Jim's name should be sent to High Sierra Animal Shelter or Plumas County Animal Shelter. BIRTHS Dane William Robertson Appley Dane William Robertson Appley was born to Rhonda Tanner and Robert Appley of Quincy Dec. 22, 2009, at 2:43 a.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. He was 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Maternal grandfather is Dan Alvey of Quincy. Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Grant Appley, also of Quincy. Great-grandfather Walter Block is also from Quincy. Check Out Our [ PLUMASNEWS.COM STOP LEG CRAMPS BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. 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