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2B Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS/LAW a.d ORDER OBITUARIES Pauline Geraldine "Geri" Bernard Quincy resident, Pauline Geraldine "Geri" Bernard passed from this life peacefully, Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017, under the compassionate care of those at Eastern Plumas Health Care's hospital. Born May 31, 1923, in Los Angeles, 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 the Class of 1941. She wed shortly following her graduation and to this union three daughters were born. The marriage later ended in divorce. In 1956, she married Steven Bernard whom she met while he serviced her car at his business. The couple shortly thereafter moved north to settle in Sacramento where she began what became a 30-year career with Bank of America, later moving to Quincy where for the past 50 years she has resided. She will be remembered as a longtime teller for the former Bank of America branch, retiring in 1985. Not one to set idle, she remained active in the community serving the needy as a volunteer for the Community Assistance Network (CAN), serving as president of the organization until her retirement in 2014. She was also a longtime member of Plumas District Hospital's Pink Ladies. As a longtime member of.the ..... Quincy Community. ,U~aited~ i .~,~ ~; Methodist Church;:she enjoyee/: taking part in their Bible studies. Nicknamed the "Energizer Bunny,' she will be fondly remembered in the community for her way of sharing the love of God through her beautiful hugs. Geri, as she affectionately became known, loved life and enjoyed living by her motto: "Never stop working, don't ever stop dreaming and always remember CAN." In her passing, Geri leaves her daughters Rose Marie Heater, of Quincy, Sharon Lee Manning and her husband Mac, of Pueblo, and Carol Dee Mclntire, of Woodland. She was the loving and proud grandmother to 10 grand- and 75 great and great-great grandchildren. Along with her husband, Steven, she joins a brother, Miles McKnight, in their eternal home. A celebration of Geri's life is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at her beloved Quincy Community United Methodist Church. She will be interred with her husband privately in Sierra Memorial Lawn in Nevada City. Another service is being planned for ose folks in the Nevada City area at a later date. An opportunity to express condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Marilyn Louise Butcher Greenx, ille resident and former businesswoman and community activist, Marilyn Louise Butcher passed from this life unexpectedly at her residence Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Born in Livermore, on Oct. 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 from Mt. Eden High School. While visiting her brothers, she caught the eye of a h~i~ds0me young Army ,veteran, Patxick Btitc~di: ~ffag'tLheff ~ ' lo e for one' 0ther blossomed, the couple was united in matrimony in Carson City, Nevada, in 1972. Just prior to their marriage, she moved to Greenville where she resided until 1980, returning to Greenville in 1997 after residing in San Jose and the State of Washington. At this time she opened the Sierra Sunrise Coffee and Sandwich Shop operating it for four years until selling in 2001. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in 1.itigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 and ask for Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen candel" m RETIRED COUPLE The Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line at: ,-,or,-, 1-877-332-2754 Text: Here2Help to 72727 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Marilyn kept busy after her retirement as an activist for the Greenville Museum as well as the American Legion Auxiliary. She found great enjoyment in repairing antique dolls as well as working in her yard and caring for her husband. In her passing, Marilyn leaves her loving husband of 45 years Patrick "Pat" Butcher, daughter, Kelly Jane Carson, both of Greenville, as well as her precious grandchildren, Caleb, Chancey and Chaimey as well as her two great-granddaughters. A celebration of Marilyn's life is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Greenville Community United Methodist Church. An opportunity to express condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Rex Alvin Fisher Quincy resident Rex Alvin Fisher died suddenly Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Rex was born in Eureka, on Aug. 30, 1947, to Harold and Jean Fisher of Weott. Rex moved to Bridgeville from Weott and attended school there. He graduated from Fortuna High School in 1965. Rex attended College of the Redwoods in Eureka and Humboldt State University in Arcata and graduated with a degree in Wildlife Management in 1970. While attending college, Rex worked three summers in a sawmill in Dinsmore. He began his career with the Forest Service in 1969 on a wilderness trail crew in the Marble Mountain Wilderness/x2ea 6n the Klamath National Forest near Somes Bar. Rex transferred to the Six Rivers National Forest in Orleans in 1973. He transferred to the Plumas National Forest in 1977 and worked on the Greenville Ranger District. In 1992, he transferred to the Quincy Ranger District (Mt. Hough), working there until his retirement in 2005. Rex remained in Quincy until his death. Rex was active and enjoyed hunting, boating, waterskiing, .camping, snowmobiling and riding his 4-wheeler until he lost the use of his legs to a hereditary disability. He was also a founding member and active participant in Sierra Access Coalition. Rex will be remembered by his wife of 45 years, Laurie Fisher, son Dan, of Ukiah, sister Jacquie, of Fortuna and her son and family, of Portland, Oregon, and friends and neighbors. Following cremation, locally private family services will take place. An opportunity to express condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Contributions can be made in his name to Sierra Access Coalition (SAC) SAC is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to keep all current and older Wafts and roads on US Forest Service Land open for public use. Michael J. Leavy Michael J. Leavy, 64, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Michael James Leavy was born Sept. 20, 1952, in Sacramento, the son of William and Rosemary (Whitenton) Leavy. He graduated from Quincy High School, in 1970. He moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, and was employed with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. He started as a telephone operator and was one of the first male operators at Northwestern Bell's Grand Forks office. He continued with the company as a lineman then later on as a central office technician, lie retired in 2003, after 30 years of service. Michael met Holly Storlien in 1973 and they married on June 12, 1974, at the Grand Forks County Courthouse. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and cooking. He is survived by his vife, Holly, of Grand Forks; a daughter, Lisa (James) Ludwig; a son Paul (Amanda) Leavy, both of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; his mother, Rosemary Whitenton, of Oroville; sisters, Gall (Rodger) Edmundson, of Oroville, and Laura (Brian) Thompson, of Chico; four~ grandchildren, Casey; KYliel .... Corbab~ and Colten; and his dog, Bob. He was preceded in death by his father. A celebration of life took place on Feb. 16, in the Historic Norman Funeral Home - Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel. Vern Gillespie Ornbaun Jr. Vern Gillespie Ornbaun Jr. passed away Feb. 14, 2017, in Woodland. He was born Sept. 28, 1931, to Verney and Marie (Burtis) Ornbaun, both from early Northern California families. The Burtis-Phlllips families settled in the Grand Island Sycamore area of Colusa County. Vern's Ornbaun-McGimsey family settled in Mendocino County raising a very large family. Vern ( DIAMOND MOUNTAIN FARMS Your best source for top-quality cannabis discreetly delivered We specialize in disCreet delivery (916) 584-2389 I Visit us at i Email at | it Now on I I I I I was the youngest of the 52 grandchildren. Vern attended Grand Island Elementary in Grimes and Pierce High School in Arbuckle. Upon graduation from high school Vern attended college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying Agriculture. He enlisted in the Marine Corp as a private and moved up the ranks becoming a corporal and then a sergeant. He served in the Korean War. Upon his return home to Colusa County from the military Vern began farming. This was his passion and lifelong endeavor until his semi-retirement. Vern is survived by his wife, Marilyn Ornbaun, of Williams; his son Kelly Ornbaun and wife, Johnna, of Williams; his son, Clarke Ornbaun (Mary), of Arbuckle; and his daughter, Carolee Ornbaun (Don Lilchfield), of Colusa. He is survived by seven grandchildren: Lindsay and Logan Ornbaun, Cody, Alison, Colt and Lauren Ornbaun, and Ashley Ornbaun. Vern spent enjoyable times with his family and friends over the last 40 years at his home at Lake Almanor. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., at Rocco's Bar & Grill Banquet Hall located at 538 Main St., Colusa. Interment will be later at the Ornbaun Family Cemetery in Mendocino County. Donations may be made on Vern's behalf to the Chester Museum, P.O. Box 1191, Chester, CA 96020. Betty Jean Ross Betty was born May 9, 1927, to Richard and Mercy Clifford in Electra, Texas. She passed away on Jan. 21, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. She was the second of four children: Alice, Betty, Donald and Rae Nola. She attended several schools in Utah, Nevada and Portola. She graduated from Portola Junior/Senior High School, in Portola, in June of 1945 as class salutatorian. She married Ernest Ross in Dec. 31, 1945, in Reno. They had two boys: James (Tad), born Sept. 29, 1946; and Ernest (Steven), born July 28, 1949. She had four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings and her son James (Tad). She was a homemaker and took care of the bookwork for all of her find Ernie's many ventures in the Portola area. She had many hobbies, such as traveling around the USA in their fifth:wheel trailer and bowling, quilting and Shriner's. She quilted and donated 147 lap quilts to the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her and Ernie's name to the Shriner's Hospital at 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. 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 t0 travel. CAL-FD 158- CR300 WWW.MANNIFuNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 hlleoot Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANn'E- MARBLE - NATURAL STONE established 1929 110 PACIFIC STREET * p.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 VWWM.CHILCOOTMONU M ENT. NET SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Information in the Sheriff's Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff's Office. No individuals" names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Following is a summary of the week's activity, Feb. 8 - 15: BY THE NUMBERS 78 reports of hazards 48 calls for the CHP 29 medical calls 27 911 calls 23 calls for welfare assistance 20 civil calls 17 calls for assistance 15 suspicious circumstances 15 calls for disturbances 11 assistance to another agency 10 probation reports 9 animal related reports 8 theft reports 6 arrests 5 reports of vandalism 5 reports of trespassing 5 burglaries reported 5 assault reports 5 court issues 4 reports of fraud 3 mental health cases 3 reports of harassment 3 search and rescue reports 3 reports of intoxication 3 domestic violence reports ARRESTS Chester The arrest of two men was reported. Both were charged with probation violation, possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greenville : The CHP reported a two-vehicle non-injury accident. They also reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence. He was cited at the Greenville sheriff's substation because the road to Quincy was closed. Highway 70 On Highway 70 near the Nervino Airport, a caller reported seeing a vehicle in the ditch. The driver appeared to be intoxicated and took offon foot and into a field. The CI-IP called out another unit and requested that deputies respond to assist. A woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Portola " Deputies acting on a search warrant reported the arrest of four people. One was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamines and an out of county warrant; another was charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property; two other people were charged with possession of meth for sale. The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence. Quincy A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with probation violation, burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. The CHP reported the arrest of a person who was charged with driving under the influence. Miscellaneous reports Wednesday, Feb. 15 Domestic situation In Portoia, a caller reported that her neighbors were fighting. Another caller reported that he heard glass breaking and the sounds of people wrestling. It was also reported that a child was in the house. A deputy contacted the couple and the man agreed to leave. See Blotter, page 3B Has $$$$ to leN.oa California Real ggtate* V.12, TRUST CO @f OVER 35 WARS OF FAST FUNDING (818) VA .VIPt0AN,COM wmtmN tm ldm mm IIIII I IIIIIIIIII I I I t