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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 28, 20!5  OBITS, from page 2B Gonsalves, Gary Autry, Patricia Belvin, Sarah Goard, Vicki Krois, Pam Miller, Mike McShane and Marvin Belvin. A homegoing service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Tulsa Scott Pavilion located on the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds with interment to follow in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. Immediately following the interment a reception will be held back at the Tusla Scott Pavilion. The family asks that guests bring their favorite dish to share. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at Vickie Lynn Lyman Chester resident Vickie Lynn Lyman passed from this life peacefully following a long and valiant battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Tuesday evening, Jan. 20, 2015, under the compassionate care of the staff at the Long-Term Care Unit of Seneca Healthcare District. Her loving family was at her side. Born Feb. 27, 1957, in Coffeyville, Kansas, to John and Leona (Manley) Hulsey, Vickie was raised and educated in Coffeyville. She moved west and settled in the northeastern California lumber community of Chester 31 years ago. On Oct. 19, 1997, after falling in love with her neighbor, Vickie married D'adley Lymari in Chester. 'Vil(ie enjoyed the outdoors through swimming, walking and the game of badminton, but first and foremost found great !pleasure in the surroundings 'of her family. When health jpermitted she fellowshipped with those at the Lake 'Almanor Community Church. In passing Vickie leaves :her husband of 17 years, :Bradley Lyman, of Chester; 'son Michael Lyman, of 'Chester; daughters Kristy Winegar and her husband iRobert, of Chester, Jennifer Haro and her husband Dan, ;of Gridley, and Charlene iBillings, of Susanville; her .mother Leona Highdecker, of ;Phoenix, Arizona; and the pride of her later life, her 15 Igrandchildren. She was anxiously expecting her first .,great-great-grandson. ! A celebration of Vickie's .life is being planned for a later date. The family asks 'that any remembrances in :Vickie's memory be made to 'the Long-Term Care Uni.t of :Seneca Healthcare District, ic/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947. An opportun'ity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at Gordon Keith Masson Loving husband and extraordinary father Gordon Keith Masson died Jan. 18, 2015, due to adverse side effects of a prescription medication. Gordon was born in Berkeley on Sept. 7, 1957. His family moved to Chester, where he began life living at their home on the family-owned Chester Airport, which was later named Rogers Field in memory of Gordon's grandfather, Harold Rogers. Gordon graduated from Chester High in 1975. He served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1978 in Baumholder, Germany, in the armor division and in Garmisch/Berchtesgaden as a member of the U.S. Army ski team. After an overseas honorable discharge he traveled extensively throughout Europe by bike, thumb and VW van. Always seeking adventure, he climbed the active volcano Mount Etna in Sicily, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and hiked the Samaria Gorge in Crete. In 1979 he met the love of his life, Sheila, at COS and they were married that year in Yreka and then moved to Chico to attend CSUC where he majored in geology. In 1982 he celebrated the blessed birth of his first son Dustin Masson, and then in 1983 his heart's desire was fulfilled with the birth of his second son, Kaegan Masson. In 1984 he became a traffic officer with the California Highway Patrol, which position he held until his retirement in 2009. From 1983 to 1991 he was assigned to CHP offices in the SF Bay Area until he was able to transfer to the area he loved, Siskiyou Count. During his career with the CHP he enjoyed representing his area offices in annual ski races, on softball teams and in firearms competition. He received an award for his dedicated service and outstanding contributions in the field of narcotics enforcement for his service with SCINTF (Siskiyou County Inter-Agency Narcotics Task Force) for 1999 - 2003, and superior performance in the enforcement of DUI laws from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) in 1995. He was an avid fly fisherman, and enjoyed cycling,, traveling, hiking, boating, camping and gardening. He enjoyed just about any recreational sport, You know that things have been tough for a year or so but now your partner has lost his job and is very angry, to the point of scaring you. Call: Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 without delay and we can put you in touch with agencies that can help you and your family  A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Request for Bids Plumas County Public Works/R0ad Dept. are accepting RFB for: ONE - 2015 SUV 4X4 TWO - 2015 1/2 Ton 4X4 Trucks SiX - 2015 314 Ton 4X4 Diesel Trucks Bids due February 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM For more information and bid packets log on to: BREAKING NEWS! activity and job that included the outdoors or spending time with family. While attending college he had worked seasonally for various logging companies. He coached and refereed youth soccer and high school ski team, and loved to entertain large groups at home with games of volleyball, horseshoes or foosball. He also supported his wife's love of horses and all her endeavors. He was a devoted, caring and loving husband and father. He loved his friends and family deeply, and above all he loved the Lord Jesus for whom he was thankful for all good things in his life and for the opportunities to help others. Gordon paved the way and opened doors for his two loving sons, and taught them more about life than they could ever ask. They hold him up so high, and are so thankful for the constant love they received from him. His three grandsons were the apples of his eye and brought him more joy than he ever imagined possible. Since retirement his favorite days of the week were what he called "Twin Tuesdays" or "Wild Wednesdays" wherl the grandsons came home from school and stayed until bedtime and he spent the entire time reading, crafting science projects, exploring world maps and globes and creating the dinner menu the boys picked each week. His favorite times were with his sons, grandchildren, wife, extended family and many of the young adults he considered part of his family. He received great joy from seeing the numerous people he knew as children grow to be fine young men and women. He felt this was a great privilege granted by living in a close-knit community where everyone could make a difference. He touched so many people's lives, with the brightest smile that never wavered, and laughter that could pull you out of your darkest days. He had a keen sense of humor and loved practical jokes. Words cannot explain how much he will be missed by all, and we will carry the memory of him in our hearts forever and share the wonderful gifts in this life that he has taught us to embrace from this day forward until we meet again for eternity. Gordon is survived by his wife, Sheila; oldest son Dustin, and wife Kaci; grandsons, Brenden, Alden FREE Trunk Organizer with an Auto or Home AAA Insurance Cuote. Call us, today! Insurance - Travel Membership Bob Phelps : Insurance Agent Lic #0579096 252-5014 Fax 257-3762, Cell 386-3515 email: 2920 D Main St., Susanville CA and Liam; and youngest son Kaegan. He is also survived by his mother, Beverly Masson; sister Rebecca Masson-Weatherson and husband Tom: sister Laura Wass; brother Don Anderson: sister-/brother-in law Lisa and Claude Lavoie; brother-/sister-in-law Kin and Dawn Bates; brother-in-law Troy Bates; and numerous nieces and nephews that were dear to his heart. Gordon was preceded in death by his loving father, John Harbison Masson. A memorial service for Gordon will be held Saturday, Jan: 31, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 415 Evergreen Lane, Yreka. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Stable Hands for the benefit of Horses for Heroes, P.O. Box 1852, Yreka, CA 96097. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at Landon Scott Morgan Called to his eternal home well before his time, Landon Scott Morgan passed from this life Mondayevening, Jan. 12, 2015, at his residence in Chester. Born in Roseburg, Oregon, on Jan. 15, 1998, he was raised in Oregon until moving to Chester two yea:: ago. He attended Chester High School where he w,q ; member of the varsity football and baskethall teams. An avid sports fan, he loved the sport of basketb;J and was one of Oklahoma City Thunder player's Kevi Durant's most loyal fans while also being a fan of the Oregon Ducks. Landon will be remembered for his abili  y to make people smile; he wa. known as the class jokester' and always found enjoymel  in being with his friends an,:! family and relaxation in listening to The Beatles' music. In passing Landon leaves his parents Micah and Jarvi Pennington, of Chester; sister, Jessica Flynn, of See Obits, page 4B