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2B Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL 3'00ATISTICS OBITUARIES Blanche L. Stowell Blanche L. Stowell, of Clio, passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2014, in Reno, Nev., at the age of 93. Blanche was born March 26, 1920, in Oroville. Her brothers Gene and Charles Boehme preceded her in death. Blanche was married to Oroval A. Myers, of Quincy. Later, she married Morton Deane Stowell in 1961. She worked at the Quincy Lumber Company and then Sierra Pacific Lumber Company before she and Deane moved to Arizona, to the Navajo reservation. They came back to Clio in the early 1970s and built a home. She is so loved by us all, never to be forgotten. She is survived by her daughter Brenda J. Scheppelmann and son-in-law Herman Scheppelmann, grandson David M. Dingel and stepsons Dick and Doug Stowell, nephews Philip and Joe Boehme and Charles Myers, nieces Gracia Ann Johns and Kimberly Myers Hernandez. A memorial service at the Graeagle Christian Church will be held at a later date (to be announced). Thanks also to St. Mary's Hospital in Reno for their love and care for Blanche. Louise Katherine Rolbeck .t Lomse Katherine Rolbeck, of Quincy passed peacefully from this life on Saturday morning, Jan. 25 2014, at the age of 95. She Was born in Mannheim, Germany, on May 30, 1918. A passionate skier and Olympic hopeful, she was an avid winter sports fan who also loved ice skating and mountain climbing in the Alps. In the spring and summer, she devoted countless hours to her garden where she loved working with her flowers, plants and caring for her meticulously landscaped yard that family and friends often referred to as Louise's Park because of her devotion to preserving its pristine natural setting. In addition, she also had a unique gift for knitting, embroidery, needlepoint and crocheting; hobbies she thoroughly enjoyed duringthe evening hours and at other times when she could not be outdoors. Louise was married to Hans JosefRolbeck from Nov. 4, 1944, until his death in 1989. They immigrated to the United States in 1952 with their two  small children and settled in Van Nuys, in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California where she taught herself English and dedicated herself to becoming an American citizen. Subsequently, she started working for W.T. Grant Co. in Van Nuys, as a sales person and later was promoted to department manager. In 1960, they moved to Quincy, where their daughter Gabriele and son Michael attended Quincy Jr.-Sr. High School until they graduated in 1963 and 1966 respectively. Unable to find sufficient work, her husband had to return to Southern California for a few years in order to support his family. Meanwhile, she worked tirelessly to care for her children, avidly support their activities in school and successfully maintain the household until his return. Louise worked at Ayoob's Department Store in Quincy for over 25 years where she was known as the "nice German lady." After retiring, she remained in Quincy where she continued to enjoy her old friends as well as making new ones. She is survived by her daughter Gay Fregulia and son-in-law John, of Enterprise, Ore.; her son Mike Rolbeck and daughter-in-law Kathi, of Placerville; four grandsons: C 00LEBRATE LIFE LIVED. With over 25 years experience, Greg Marr and Associates have been a part of your ra  when you've needed them most. Find out how you can celebrate the Iite y'r Joved one with gentle guidance and individual touchl Serving Plumas, Sierra and Lassen Counties, Manni Fune'al Home arr_nges borne appointments if you are unable to travel. CAL-FD 158-CR300 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 nument to. 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 MVWW.CHILCOOTMONUM ENT.NET Russell Rolbeck, Jon Fregulia, Reid Fregulia and Dominic Fregulia; three great-grandsons: Kelsey, Vinny and Kaden Fregulia; and a cousin, Johann Jenniches of Salem, Ore. Louise enjoyed life to the fullest and brightened the lives of everyone she knew. Her kindness, generosity, selfless dedication and love of her family and friends have left us with endless lasting memories and she will forever hold a special place in our hearts. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 1, at I p.m. in the Elks Lodge in East Quincy. Final arrangements were respectfully and caringly done by Manni Funeral Home in Portola. Heather Victoria Lewis Heather Victoria Lewis, 37, of Quincy, passed on Jan. 27 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Orange on Nov. 16, 1975, to Chandra Hoag Lewis and Randall Lewis. She was raised in Yreka, where she loved to visit her grandparents' farm. She graduated from Yreka High School as a member of the class of 1993. She traveled most of the U.S. and found that small town life was ideal for her. She loved spending time with her family, traveling, fishing, setting up her annual vegetable garden, playffgald enjoying Insi,; : cooking and being' creative, The eldest of four siblings,' she was the cornerstone of her family and a pillar of strength to all. Best known for her sense of humor and warm, caring nature, she was able to accomplish anything in life. She met Trish Rich in 2003 and started their family life here in Quincy, having daughter Zoe Ella Marie in 2007 and marrying on Aug. 6, 2013. A 13-year employee of Plumas Bank, she currently held the position of Assistant Vice-President of Customer Service and E-Banking. She received her AA degree in 2011 while working full time and managing her home with Trish. She is preceded in death by her father, Randall Lewis; uncle Frank Hoag, of Yreka; grandparents Joan and Don Hoag, of Yreka; and grandmother Judy Sullivan, of Oregon. She is survived by her spouse Trish Lewis (Rich); daughter Zoe Lewis; parents Chandra and Waiter West; sister Rebecca Lewis; brothers Travis Williams and Christopher Hoag and numerous immediate family members. The family would like to extend an open invitation for a potluck Celebration of Life on Feb. 16 at the Veterans Hail, 274 Lawrence St, Quincy. Ted Pilgrim Plumas County has lost a life-long resident, father and husband. On Dec. 26, 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pilgrim welcomed a son, Teddy Jay Pilgrim, into their lives. Ted was one of six children who grew up in the cozy little home on First Street. Being raised in Chester, Ted attended elementary school and graduated from Chester High in 1966. On Sept. 6, 1967, Ted was drafted into the United States Army. He attended boot camp and upon completion was sent directly to Vietnam. Ted entered the field as a soldier, and was honorably discharged Sept. 5, 1969, as a sergeant in the 1st Battalion 29th Artillery. Ted was decorated with many service medals including; Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, four Bronze Service Medals, Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal and Purple Heart for being wounded by a bullet which he carried internally for the remainder of his life. In 1969, Ted married Donna Chapman and soon had two sons, Chris and Mark. Ted was a loving father and made sure he was always there for his boys. Ted was a dedicated employee of the USFS from, 1978-2004. He worked as engine captain, air base manager and in fire management. His final years of employment with the Forest Service were spent working in the warehouse where he could often be found taking "five minute breaks. '' Ted volunteered his time in many ways: coaching baseball, umpiring,ad teaching fishing clinics. He gis'alca$,s the first person to Stover Mountain ski area, plowing the way to make sure the slopes were groomed and ready for family fun. As an avid bass angler, Ted fished several years as a west coast pro angler and owned a local guide service. Lake Almanor was his fishery of choice and he spent countless hours reeling in small mouth bass and enjoying the beautiful peak of Mt. Lassen from those waters. In August of 2004, Ted was married to Ann Webster. They shared a common interest in the outdoors and a love for fishing. Together they operated a guide service and, in summer, they could be found heading up the annual "Kids Day Fishing Clinic." As Ted's health began to deteriorate the couple moved to Orland in late 2008. It was there that he battled both COPD and neuropathy for several years. Ted fought valiantly in life and continued to do so throughout his illnesses. On Jan. 31, 2014, with family and friends by his side, Ted peacefully passed. Ted leaves behind sisters, Charlene Ormachea and Myrtle Huntsman, brother James Pilgrim, wife Ann Pilgrim, sons Chris and Mark Pilgrim, step-daughter Kendall Nicholson, grandchildren Ashlee, Keston, and Makenna, and great-grandson Blake Pilgrim. Ted is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Ruby Pilgrim, a brother, Charles Pilgrim, and a sister, Norton Pilgrim. A Celebration of Life will be held in Chester later this spring. Condolences can be sent to: Ann Pilgrim, 6392 County Road 15, Orland, CA 95963. Allan R. Brubaker Allan R. Brubaker was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Santa Cruz. He spent his childhood in the Coachella Valley and graduated high school in Whittier. He served in the U.S. Navy following graduation. He became a mechanic and worked in that trade until he moved his family to Northern California in 1962. In 1964, he left his trade as a mechanic and joined the police force in Roseville, for two years. In 1966, he moved his family to Plumas County where he went to work for the Plumas County Sheriff's Office. He served Plumas County until 1982 when he retired. In his retirement, A1 enjoyed his family, friends, hunting, ' fishing, gardening and golf. He enjoyed his hobbies until he passed away at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nev., on Feb. 1, 2014. A1 is survived by his wife Delores Brubaker of Quincy, his daughter Vicki (Brian) Brubaker Thompson, of Wimberley, Texas, his sons Richard (Beth) Brubaker and Tim (Rachel) Brubaker, of Portola, daughter Terry (Wes) Brubaker Marshburn of Crestline, daughter Sharon Carter of Quincy, and daughter Kym Malone of Thousand Oaks; also 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He will be missed greatly by all. A Celebration of Life was held at the Quincy Elks Lodge on Saturday, Feb. 8. Donations can be made in his memory to: Plumas County Sheriffs Employees Association Children's Toy Drive, P.O. Box 37, Quincy, CA 95971, or the Quincy Elks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1177, Quincy, CA 95971. Arrangements under the See Obits, page 3B "1 will work with you every step of the way regarding your personal insurance needs./fit's convenient for you, I'd be happy to come to your home or office." - Stan Carr IFJ Flanigan-Leavitt Irlstrance Age, r-icy, Inc.