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..... I.,,% rcull:})lV , tI, I,-&apos;LUIU, nCpufter Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 3B VITALS, from page 2B life to its fullest up to the time she left us. We will miss her greatly and will love her forever. She was as good, kind and sweet as they come and her loving spirit enriched the lives of all she met. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Char- lene Light, Jeanne Minor, and Carolyn Candy, her son- in-law John Candy, her grandchildren Ravenna and Nick Candy, and her great- grfindson Jackson. Preceding her in passing were her devoted husband of 70 years, Gordon Minor, her grandson David Candy and her two brothers, Mer and Art Ammer. Rowena was born in Fern- dale, and received her BA from Humboldt State University. She taught at Hillcrest Elem. in Oakland, where she and Gordon raised their family. She and Gordon spent many years living on Lake Almanor and in Chester. They put on a multitude of musical pro- grams at the Lake Almanor Country Club and enjoyed their retirement there. Rowena loved life and was an adventurous spirit. Her fa- vorite activities were read- ing, bridge, scrabble, playing her piano, walking, traveling, golf and dancing in her younger years. A celebration of her life will be held in Ukiah at the Center for Spiritual Living at 741 S. Oak Street, Sunday, March 7, at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Condolences may be sent to Charlene Light, 194 Gardens Avenue, Ukiah, CA 95482. Gerald Jack (Jerry) Brush Gerald Jack (Jerry) Brush peacefully passed away at home in Red Bluff Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. Born in Westwood Jan. 31, 1927, Jerry and his wife Pe- tra, whom he met in West- wood, have enjoyed a won- derful, 65-year marriage. In addition to Petra, Jerry is survived by daughter Karen Wharton of Chester, and John of Sacramento, five graxldlhildr_eixand five great- grandchildren. From childhood, Jerry was an outdoorsman. He hunted and fished local territories and beyond with much success. Completing high school in 1945, Jerry immediately joined the Navy. Most of his duty was in the "western Pacific. He worked in the logging and lumber industry his entire working life, most of it spent with Collins Pine Company in Chester. In retirement, Jerry and Petra' s social life centered on golf and the warm friendships they nurtured. Only in the last four years did Jerry escape to the gentler  valley climate. At Jerry's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St: Elizabeth Hospice, 1425 Vista Way, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or a charity of your choice. DO YOU WANT YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE BACK? John Elmer Rilea Longtime Greenville resi- dent John Elmer Rilea passed from this life  peacefully, to join his wife in their eternal home with the Lord Sunday evening, Feb. 21, 2010, at Country Villa-Quincy. His loving family was at his Side. Born 90 years ago, Nov. 10, 1919, in Sentinel Butte, N.D., to the late Harry and Alice (Percell) Rilea, John was raised and edu- cated in North Dakota. At the age of 17, he and his family moved west to work for the railroad, first in Little Valley and later in Indian Falls, Keddie and Portola. April 4, 1938, John married the former Muriel Orsela Ness in a ceremony in Hay- ward. This holy union was blessed with six children. John entered the armed forces in 1945, and was soon honorably discharged at the conclusion of World War II. He returned to Plumas Coun- ty to work in Keddie before opening a cleaners in Portola that he and the family ran for two years. John. then returned to Greenville where he went to work in tunnel construction for approximately five years and for the Collins family at their mill in Chester, retiring as a maintenance welder after more than 20 years of service to the company. In his retirement he contin- Ued to keep active as a meter reader for the former Bidwell Water Company and helped out occasionally at McMuUen Sand and Gravel. John was a devoted mem- ber of the Lutheran faith. Elder Rilea served the con- gregation in just about every capacity the church could call upon him. He was in- strumental in the original construction of the church as well as being there to help supervise the expansion of the church building in the mid-80s. John was a member of the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club in its early years as well as a longtime member of the Lumber and Industrial Workers Union Local 3074. He had a passion for pitch- ing horseshoes and as a founding member of the Indi- an Valley Horseshoe Pitching Association was recently honored with a lifetime mem- bership. He was also a member of the National Horseshoe Pitching Association. John enjoyed giving back to his community and was an ac- tive member of the Green- ville Senior Gleaners, as well as a regular at the Greenville Senior Nutrition Site. He also found enjoymen:L- in vaisita farm animals, as well as play- ing cribbage and pinochle. In passing John leaves his children Leonard Rilea of Redding, Sylvia Quam of Su- sanville, Mark and his wife Esther Rilea of Greenville, Karen Maxey of Greenville and Mary Dillon of Susan- ville; sister Florence Alberts of Mt. Ranch, 11 grandchil- dren, 20 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was anx- iously expecting his first great-great-grandchild in August of this year. Along with his loving wife Muriel, John joins his son Lawrence J. lilea, brothers Charles, Jim, Barney and Kenny and sisters Ethel and Fannie in their eternal home. A celebration of John's life will take place at 1 p.m., Sat- urday, March 6, at his beloved First Lutheran Church of Greenville. Inurnment along with his late wife will follow in the Greenville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest reg- ister is available online at The family suggests any re- membrances in John's mem- ory be made to the Greenville First Lutheran Church, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Cre- matory, P.O. Box 803; Green- ville, CA 95947. Thelma Alice Ayoob Thelma Alice Ayoob died peacefully in her sleep The am just fifteen, and I am mad at my parents. fight all the time, sometimes they hit each other, they drink, and they have no time.for us kids (there's three of us). I want to live with my grandmother, but my mother says "no" because she needs a babysitter - that would be me. I am thinking of running away, but where? F NOW OPEN SATURDAYS FOR ADOPTIONS ONLY 10am-2pm Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line immediately at 1-877-332-2754 for support and referrals. Crisis Line  Resource 283-4333 m. <: Center 1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 J . A program fPgU:2cSCrseiS t Intervention Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. She was born in Oroville June 16, 1919. She was 89 years old. Thelma, or Nanny as she was know by her family, was a 63-year resident of Quincy. She was active in her com- munity for many years, par- ticipating in PTA, Emblem Club and for many years in bowling leagues. She was known for her knitting and crocheted items; many of them won honors at the Plumas County fair. She also kept her family in many clothing-type items which they all prize greatly. She loved her family and friends being around her any time. She was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Nick Ayoob, in 2004. She is survived by her daughters and one son: Linda Allen and husband Dennis, Helen Fultz and husband Gary, and son John Boyd and wife Edna; grandchildren Sherri and (Cris)Fissori, Jan and (Kelly) Boyd of Minden, Nev., Mark and (Susan) Boyd of Sparks, Nev., Nick and (Sherri) Boyd of Quincy, Chris and (Lisa) Fultz of Corning, and Corine Thomp- son of Carolton, Texas; great- grandchildren and spouses: (Danielle) and John Geer, (Adam) and Breanne Fissori, Nochole Fissori, Drew Fis- sori, Lanie Fultz, Nathan Fultz, Nell Jeffries, Nick Jef- fries, Marissa Boyd, Kiersten Boyd, Ethan Boyd and Do- minic Boyd, and great-great- grandchildren Danica Hell- ner and Parker Hellner. Thelma will be laid to rest next to her husband Nick at a later date. There will be no services at Thelma's request. Rowland Holmes Hand Quincy resident Rowland Holmes Hand passed away H peacefully, at his niece's resi- dence in Truck- ee, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, with family at his side. Born 86 ago in West Los Angeles, to the late Jack and Lo s (Naville) Hand, he was raised and edu- cated in West Los Angeles graduating from University High School as a member of the 'class of 1947." Shortly following Row- land's graduation from high school he began a 38 year ca- reer with GTE, rising to the position of a communications supervisor before retiring. Rowland had spent his adult life residing in the SU......M.......M......!......T.. BUSINESS ADVISORS II Mark Smith II CExP, CBI ' II CA LIC#01525569 II II Plumas & Lassen Counties II Only Licensed & Certified II Business Broker ]] Locallentialll II hL3530-836-1570" GraeaglerJJF Need help REPI L If it's ing we can'. II find someo can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 m General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 community of Venice Beach area before moving to the Northeastern California com- munity of Quincy following his retirement. He is a for- mer member of the Atom Club. Rowland had a tender spot in his heart for animals, adopting many throughout his years in Quincy and will be fondly remembered as "Farmer John" aka "Rolly." He also enjoyed tending to his property, especially his raspberries, vegetables and many fruit trees. In passing Rowland leaves his brother Jack of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; sister Arlene Large of Big Bear; two grand- children and one great-grand- son along with a number of nieces and nephews. Rowland joins his loving wife Eileen, who passed from this life in March 2004, daughter Jeanine, who passed from this life, along with his sister Dorothy Ventuleth in June 1993, and a brother, Lawrence, who passed from this life in May 1998, in their eternal home. A private family celebra- tion of Rowland's life will take place at the graveside alongside his late wife in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at The family suggests any re- membrances in Rowland's memory be made to the Plumas Animal Welfare Soci- ety, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. Helen Easter Tobias Longtime Quincy resident Helen Easter Tobias passed from this life peacefully, to her eternal home with the Lord, under the tender care of the staff at Country Villa- Quincy, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. She was 86-years-old. Born in Strong, Ark., April 1, 1923, she was raised and ed- ucated in Strong. Helen relo- cated to Quincy in the early 50s. Helen worked at the Plumas County C.ourthouse Annex for some 30 years as a member of its custodial staff. A dedicated mother and grandmother she took great pride "in her family. Helen was a member of the Quincy Starlight Missionary Baptist Church and found pleasure in fishing for bluegill at Round Valley Reservoir out- side of Greenville. In passing Helen leaves her sons Edward C. "Mickey" and wife Kathy Cranford of Reno, Nev., and Terryand his wife Brenda Johnson of Citrus Heights, along with her precious grandchildren Annette, Sheree, Sequita, An- gelika, Eddie and Nick, six great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She joins in her eternal home her husband James Johnson and sister Mary Wills. A private family Celebra- tion of Helen's life will take place at a later date at her favorite fishing spot on the shores of Round Valley Reservoir. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at The family suggests any See Vitals, page 4B PEER COUNSELOR TRAINING March 2 - April 8, 2010 TueSdays and Thursdays 1-5pm Saturdays 9:30am - l:30pm at the Work Connection, 2953 East Main Mill Works Plaza, Quincy, CA This is the Office of Emergency Services certified training and is an important part of the process of becoming certified as a domestic violence counselor, a crisis line counselor and a sexual assault counselor. This is free and offered by Plumas Rural Services, Domestic Violence Services and Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center's Rape Crisis Center and the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line. Aspects of the training will be augmented by other agencies and county services. Topics include but are not limited to: peer counseling techniques, post-traumatic stress disorder, teen relationships, crisis intervention, suicide intervention, psychology of the victim, impact of abuse on children, restraining and protective orders, custody issues, legal issues, law enforcement involvement, the court system, community resources, and cultural competency and diversity. For more information and to sign up, call: Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services 283-5675 or Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center 283-5515 DUI PROi00RAMS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA We can help you! Simple enrollment process We handle the details for you! Low fees & monthly payments Convenient class schedules & times Satellite offices available in Portola, Greenville and Chester Program Directors: Andrew Mclntyre and Karen Coffren 231 Hain St., #206 (above the post office) Quincy 530-283-9921 :0000iill .... , Right now Friends of Plumas County Animal Shelter is giving a $25 voucher to B 0000Adopt A ? help offset the cost to spay or neuter when you adopt a pet from the shelter! Norman is a handsome and friendly Chow/ Shepherd mix. He isneutered, is housebroken and good with kids and other dogs. Please consider giving him a good home soon. Tweek is a nice black domestic short hair She is a young adult who would love a new family. Shelter hours are Monday and Friday 8am - 5pm, Wednesdays 10-7pm, closed 1-2pm for lunch and closed weekends. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 tee and license fees are $5 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary of choice to have the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more information, call 283-3673 or visit'. ,00lv flu I NCY " EST 1875 i Your local downtown full service pharmacy including veterinary compounding I Sponsored by: 283-0480 uv be