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2 R Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTIC:'00 OBITUARY Thomas Ole Salem Sr. Thomas Ole Salem Sr. aka "Ole," a Mountain Maidu, left this world unexpectedly at ,his home on the morning of Feb. 2, 2015, with his family by his side. Ole was 71 years old and was born to Roy Salem and Pauline Epperson on April 2, 1943, in Quincy. He resided at the Salem Ranch on the East Shore of Lake Almanor his entire life. He attended Chester schools and played varsity football all four years of his high school career because he was an exceptional football player. He met th love of his life, Viola M. Harris, of Westwood, and they married Dec. 22, 1962, in RenD, Nevada. They were married 52 years. To this union three sons and four daughters were born. In 1961, he began his logging career. Ole worked for numerous logging companies in the area and made his mark in tee logging industry as being one of the best log loader operators around; his true passion was running a CAT front-end loader. He was a true mentor to anyone in the logging industry, respected and loved by many of the people he had worked for nd with. Ole ended his logging profession in 2012 with Medici Logging. Ole enjoyed working with wood and making things such as furniture and ax throw blocks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and competing in local logging shows with family and friends. Ole enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and helping them with their 4H activities. Ole is survived by his wife of 52 years, Viola Salem; sons Thomas Salem Jr., of Lake Almanor, and LeRoy Salem (Lorraine), of San Martin; daughters Carla Porter (Kurt), of Lake Almanor, Shannon Williams (Thomas), of Lake Almanor, and Misty Salem, of Lake Almanor; sisters Jennie Salem, of Quincy, and Judy Williams (Jerry), of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandchildren Thomas Porter (Missy Ruble), Jessika Salem (Andre Cornell), Sophia Williams, Grace Porter and Trisha Salem; and great-granddaughter Mya Cornell. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Pauline Salem, sister Laverne Sampson, son David Salem, daughter Tammy Salem, nephew Lynford Sampson and niece Roberta Williams. A memorial service with a celebration of life to follow will be held Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Westwood Community Center. This will be a potluck. If there are any questions, call 596-4146. Interment will be at the Shade of Grove Cemetery on the East Shore of Lake Almanor at a later date for family. Donations can be made to Log a Load for Kids, the Chester High School girls' sports programs or the Westwood High School girls' sports programs, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. nument /o, established 1929 Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones " GRANITE MARBLE - NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET P.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET A LiFE LIVED. With over 25 years experience, Greg Marr and Associates have been a part of your family when you've needed them most. Find out how you can celebrate the life of your loved one with gentle guidance and individual touch. Serving Plumas, Sierra and Lassen Counties, Manni Funeral Home arranges home appointments if you are unable to travel. CAL-FD 158-CR300 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4073 DEATH NOTICE BIRTHS Glenn Weeks Former Plumas County resident and longtime U.S. Forest Service employee Glenn Weeks, 78, died Jan. 30, 2015, at home in Columbia Falls, Montana. Glenn was born March 13, 1936, in Hobart Mills and went to school in Sloat and Quincy before moving to Montana in 1979. Glenn is survived by his wife Cathy Weeks; sister-in-law Connie Weeks, formerly of Quincy; son and daughter-in-law Karl and T.J. Weeks; daughters Amy Weeks and Kerri Harvey; and numerous grandchildren and step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley "Red" and Edna Weeks, and brother Darryl Weeks, all of Quincy, and brother Demar Weeks, of Hobart Mills. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 in Columbia Falls. Donations in memoriam can be madeto Hunt of a Lifetime, P.O. Box 241, Harborcreek, PA 16421. Liliana Dean Rodriguez Liliana Dean Rodriguez was born to Nicki and Roman Rodriguez, of Greenville, on Jan. 20, 2015, at 8:14 a.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Liliana weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches in length. Liliana is also welcomed by siblings Isabella Rodriguez, 3, and Sophia Rodriguez, 2. Jordain Mae Grace Hilpert Jordain Mae Grace Hilpert was born to April Hoffman and Brian Hilpei't, of Greenville, on Jan. 21, 2015 . , at 2:58 p.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Jordain weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Sunny Stucky, of Susanville, and Bill Hoffman, of Quartzsite, Arizona. Paternal grandparents are Diana Hilpert, of Greenville, and Don Blevins, of Oroville. Jordain is also welcomed by siblings Adelynn Smith, 4, Makaela Hilpert, 4, and Jaedyn Hilpert, 1. CARD of THANKS The family of David Messinger would like to extend a thank-you to all who made his Celebration of Life a truly wonderful event. We want to also thank those that went above and beyond, Stacey from Greenville Indian Rancheria, Susanville Indian Rancheria, Brandi Waller, Joseph Sampo, David McNally, Tom Tobner, Dave and Susie Martha, Lance Wehrman and, of course, Greg from Manni Funeral. We are blessed to have so many great friends in our community. Renee Heer Valerie Sampo Donna Waller I1 A Prop, nJ eK .E.,H,T.O,(, .K,: ;-3; 34757 Butterfly Twain forest restoration meeting planned Interested members of the community are invited to help develop the Butterfly; Twain Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project. A meeting on the project is set for Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plumas County Library conference room, 445 Jackson St. in Quincy. The Forest Service project, located about 4 miles northwest of Quincy, would reduce the threat of wildfire to nearby homes and wildlife habitat, retain and restore ecological resilience, provide timber harvest opportunities and improve watershed function. Key resource values in the area include the community of Twain and residents of Butterfly Valley, the Butterfly Valley Botanical Special Interest Area, wildlife habitat, timber, water quality and yield, and transportation systems. People who are interested but unable to attend the open house are encouraged to ask questions and provide information through the project lead, Dave Kinateder, Plumas National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District fuels ecologist, at 283-7673 or dkinateder@fs.fed.us. Wind, Fure or Water Damage have you frustrated? Need Help? We have worked with homeowners and insurance companies for almost 30 years. We will work with your insurance company to make sure your home is repaired the right way the first time. Call: CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. 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