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2B Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Margaret "Peggy" V. Lee Margaret "Peggy" Vadney Lee died Oct. 20, 2009, in Reno, NV. Peggy was born March 31, 1925 in Chico. She was the oldest child of Albert and Evelyn (White) Vadney of Vina. Peggy graduated from Chico High School and Chico State College. In 1947, she married Glynn B. Lee. They moved to Portola in 1950, and lived there until 2000. Peggy worked for many years as a substitute teacher and home schoolteacher. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and her beloved Portola Sewing Club. After Glynn retired, Peggy and Glynn much enjoyed the time they spent traveling throughout the United States and Europe. Peggy was preceded in death by Glynn, and leaves daughters Margaret Turner and Gall Lee, son Russell Lee, seven grandchildren and her brother Richard Vadney. No services are planned at this time. A celebration of life will be held May 29, 2010, from 11:30 am until 3 p.m. at the Graeagle Fire Hall in Graea- gle. Arrangements were en- trusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola. Nancy N. Wren Nancy N. Wren passed away January 6, 2010, after a brief illness with her family by her side. She was born in Chapleau, Ontario, Canada, on Dec. 3, 1922, to Lily and Tom Smith. Nancy graduated from Por- tola High School in 1941, and went on to become a regis- tered nurse. She was very proud of her nursing career, reluctantly retiring in her 60s. Graeagle became her perm.anent home in 1960, and she enjoyed many camping trips to Lakes Basin. Long Lake was her favorite hiking spot. She enjoyed trav- eling and her time with fami- ly and friends. The family would like to thank the entire staff of East- ern Plumas District Hospital for their kindness and special care given to our mother. Nancy is survived by daughters Deborah Olson (Ken) and Theresa Bok; sons Thomas Roney and John Roney (fiance Heather); six grandchildren, five great- grandchildren; her brother Robert "Smitty" Smith, sis- ter Hannah Heryford (Jim) and friends of many years too numerous to mention. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kennedy Wren. She will be lovingly remem- bered and greatly missed by her family and friends. There will be a celebration of her life at the Calpine Elks Lodge in Maybe, Sunday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. Arrangements en- trusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola. Dean his Lawson Dean Lawson passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at his home in Quin- cy, with his wife Diane at side. He was 81-years-old. up to Sale item bm0dnames Like, 25% off Heaven Se0t Gi Ba skets 25% off Rockies Jeans 70% off Men's Polo & Dress Shirts 75% off All Pajamas PET ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTHS, OBITUARIES, IN MEMORIAMS, BIRTHDAYS, CONTEST WINNERS, ETC. Birth Announcement Elly's Knight Mare Lady Elysees of Butterfly Valley and~Galustrus Knight of Rogue River, Ore., welcomed Elly~s~ight Mare Aug. 8, 2007, during a home birth at ~.~tterfly Valley. The newborn measu~e~?~es,.~ ~,~ ~ at the withers. grandpa r~m~6"Dorothy and Dennis Miller of Maternal Butterfly Valley. ~" Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Gordon Westergard of Rogue River, Ore. Great grandmother is Donna Miller of Quincy. Elly's joins sibling Andy, 11. Obituary Brutis "Big Boy" Smith ~.~. Brutis Smith, age 12, we n~b~great mousehunt in the sky Aug. 6, 2007. ~ ..~ ~ He enjoyed nap~r~l~/wn chair, fresh water, and investigating the nel~jbbFs' yards for treats. He was a great guard cat, chasing dogs from the front yard. He is survived by his sister, Freda, friend Bo, and human servants Steve and Ellen Smith. For more information, call: Feather River Lassen County Bulletin Times 283-0800 257-5321 Indian Valley Record Westwood PinePress 258-3115 258-3115 Chester Progressive Portola Reporter 258-3115 832-4646 Dean was born Feb. 8, 1929, came a partner in the FordBetty Sidener before leaving high school in Turlock, to Alice Maudedealership in 1970, selling it Betty Sidener passed away early to work in the woods. Chase Lawson and Joshua in 1981. For the next 17 years, Feb. 14, 2010, at home in Res- Charlie later entered the "Jim" Martin Lawson, and Dean was the head custodial cue. armed forces and served his was the oldest of four brothers, engineer at Plumas District She was born March 21, country honorably as a mem- While still a child, the fami- Hospital in Quincy, until he 1925, in Reno, Nev., to Frank bet of the U.S. Army during ly moved to Oroville whereretired in 1999. and Mabel Larsen. She moved the Korean War. his maternal grandparents Dean was a walking ency- to Quincy around 1940 and Upon his discharge and re- lived, clopedia, particularly on the graduated from Quincy Highturn home, he went back to Takingajob as the manager big band and swing music of Schoolin 1943. work in the woods as an of Moseley & Grenke Marketthe 1930s and 1940s. When co- Betty worked at Pacific equipment operator before in Quincy, his father, Jim, workers at the hospital found Telephone Company as an op- starting a 30-year career with moved the family to Quincythemselves stumped for an-erator and was one of the re- the Plumas County Road De- in1943, swers to questions rangingmaining operators when partment. Dean entered the ninth from who wrote a certain song Quincy became the last town Charlie was a member of grade at Quincy High School to how a certain place in the in California to change from the Greenville Post of the with his new best friend Jim county got its name Dean operator assisted calling to di- VFW and an original member Bob Gossett and graduated would know, or could find the rect dial. of the Indian Valley Riding from that school in 1946. answer. Her favorite hobby was and Roping Club, as well as He attended San Jose StateStream fishing was a fa- cooking and was she very being a member of the Operat- for a year, then joined the vorite pastime of his into his good at it. She loved to cook ing Engineers Union. He en-" army in 1948, on the buddy30s, but surpassing that, golf for her family and friends, joyed the outdoors through plan with Jim Ellwood. Dean was his favorite all through She was a good mother, even fishing and hunting. attained the rank of sergeant his adult life, a game he kept becoming a Cub Scout den In passing, Charlie leaves in the 5th Armored Division active at until the last few mother, his brother Alvin and wife Vi- and was stationed in Fair-years, when illness forcedShe was preceded in death vian Young of Sparks, Nev.; banks, Alaska, during the Ko- himtolay it aside, by her husband, Lawrence sister Margaret Young of reanWar. He enjoyed cooking, read- "Bud" Sidener and her fourQuincy, who Charlie so lov- After his discharge in 1951, ing, taking walks around brothers -- Frank Jr., Bob, ingly looked after for many he attended Chico State town, visiting with the Gos- Billand Jack Larsen. years and Alice McDonald of College. sett Auto Club, swing music, She leaves her two sons, Stockton; nieces, Brenda and Following college, Dean and gardening. Donald Clarke of Tahoe City Jean Ann and nephew Duane, came back to Quincy and Dean is survived by his and Tim Clarke of Quincy, as all of Sparks, Nev.; niece worked in the woods falling wife of 53 years, Diane; four well as stepsons Dale Sidener Roberta McDonald and timber with and for Don sons, Scott, Nic, Michael and of West Jorden, Utah, and nephew Robert McDonald, as Clark Logging. Joshua; three brothers, Alan, Kim Sidener of Santa Rosa.well as several great-nieces It was during the time he Loren and Kenneth; five She is also survived by many andgreat-nephews. was logging above Indian Val- grandchildren, and numerous grandchildren and great- A celebration of Charlie's ley that Dean met his lifelong nieces and nephews, grandchildren, life, to include military hon- love, Diane Fisher, of Tay- In lieu of traditional ser- There are no services ors, will take place at the lorsville. The two were mar- vices, a celebration of life will planned. She will be laid to graveside in the Taylorsville ried at St. Anthony's Catholic be held at the Plumas County rest in the Quincy Cemetery. District Cemetery 11 a.m. Sat- Church in Greenville June 24, Museum Sunday, Feb. 28, urday, Feb. 27, 2010. 1956. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family An opportunity to express Soon after, Dean left log-and friends are invited to condolences to the family and ging to work as the head bar- come share their stories and sign the memorial guest regis- tender at the Sleepy Hollow memories of Dean. ter is available online at Tavern in the Hotel Quincy. In lieu of flowers, the family fehrmanmortuary.c0m. In 1962, he went to work for requests donations in memo- Quincy Motor Sales in what is ry of Dean Lawson to the Helen Mikesell Stapley known as "The Old CadillacPlumas County Museum, Word has been received of Show Room." Quincy Hospice or a charity the passing of longtime Mead- With Tom Gossett, he be- of your choice, ow Valley resident Helen Sta- 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@plumasnews.com, subject obit pley Feb. 16, 2010, in Las Ve- gas, Nev. She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Mammoth, Utah, and raised established 1929 MONUMENTS BENCHES SIGNS BORDERS ADDRESS STONES GRANITE * MARBLE * NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC ST. P.O. BOX 1766 * PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832- 1908 FAX (.530) 832-6828 WWW.CHI LC00TMON UM ENT.COM husband is in his late 80's and has started to become erratic, forget things and quite honestly is scaring me, because he pushes me, and yesterday he slapped me. He has never hit me. I love him, I am not going to call the police, he doesn't belong in jail. But I have to do something. Please help me. 1 Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 for support and referrals. Crisis Line Resource 283-4333 Center -877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center experience with Social Security and SSI cases at all levels 0f appeal DISABILITY If you're totally disabled and expect to be out of work 12 months or more, you may merit Social Security Disability even if you've been previously oenied. Any reason may quality: accident, mental or physical illness, on-the-job or off-the- job injury. Laws are being tightened. Qualified representation is critical. Disability Associates can take your case to every level, (775) FREE 1-877-832-8757 se habla espafiol Charles Maynard Young Taylorsville, resident Charles Maynard Young passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Renown Med- ical Center in Reno, Nev., at the age of 82. 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