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2la Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS / LAW aND ORDER OBITUARIES Dorothy Helen Monahan Dorothy Helen Monahan died Feb. 21, 2015, at Eastern Plumas Skilled Nursing Facility, where she had been a resident for over three years. She was 88 years old. Dorothy Helen was born June 16, 1926, in Monett, Missouri, to Ova and Jewel Pearson. Dorothy graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Arkansas, in May 1943. Dorothy married J.C. Cox in Springdale, Arkansas. After her parents moved from Arkansas to Portola to find work with the railroad in 1944, Dorothy and J.C. also moved to Portola where J.C. worked on the ice deck for the railroad. They divorced after a short time but remained friends for years. With the need to support herself, Dorothy moved to the Bay Area and found work in a shipyard as a "Rosie the Riveter" during the war. When she returned to Portola, she worked as a waitress at The Log Cabin. Dorothy married Roy Monahan, who worked for the railroad, July 17, 1950. Dorothy and Roy lived in Portola and had one child, Sharon Rae. Dorothy was employed for Bank of America in Portola for more-than 10 years. She is most remembered for owning and operating the Portola Frosty, Graeagle Frosty and Monahan's Restaurant. In retirement Dorothy kept active, traveling around the United States (including Hawaii), always packing her lunch so as not to waste daylight that could be used sight-seeing. She loved Nascar races and football games on TV. Dorothy became quite skilled at baking and decorating cakes. Family members anti friends remember the many ihileoot established 1929 beautiful cakes she made for special occasions. Dorothy loved a pretty yard and enjoyed working in the yard and flowerbeds. As a young girl, she played the piano and sang duets with her father in church• Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; husband Roy Monahan; daughter Sharon Monahan; and brothers James Carroll and John Harold Pearson. Dorothy is survived by her brothers Bill Pearson (wife Pauline), Kenneth Pearson (Buster), Tom Pearson and B.J. Pearson (wife Sylvia). A memorial service will be held at Manni Funeral Home on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m. Inurnment will take place in the Monahan family plot at Whispering Pines Cemetery at a later date. Manni Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Louis Leroy 'Lee' Russi Sr. Louis Leroy "Lee" Russi Sr. passed away at his residence Feb. 13, 2015. Lee was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on Jan. 26, 1934. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Haydee Russi, his three children by previous marriage, Lauren Russi Rochefort (of Colorado), Rebecca Russi Ellis (of Visalia) and Louis L. Russi Jr. (Arkansas); and his adopted son, Ezra R. Russi, of Beckwourth. His family also includes five \ grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Lee was very proud of his service to our country• From 1956 to 1963 he served in the United States Army. Lee and Haydee resided in Sierra Valley at their Starbright Ranch for the past 35 years. Lee's / Starbright Ranch has been the home of many foster children over the years, where Lee taught them about ranch life, sharing his jOy of animals and hard work. In addition to his love of the ranching life, Lee was a passionate owner and rider of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Over the years he enjoyed numerous extensive road trips across the country. Lee had a very generous heart, supporting many worthy organizations. He was a member of the Benevolent Order of the Elks for .over 30 years• He was also a member of the American Legion, the NRA and the Humane Society, and was an honorary citizen of Boys Town. Additionally, he was quite supportive of all veterans' organizations and the Salvation Army. A private celebration of Lee's life will be held for his family at his Starbright Ranch. In lieu of flowers, his family encourages donations to any humanitarian organization in his honor. DEATH NOTICE Jim Kiichi Tanabe , Jim Kiichi Tanabe died in Campbell on Feb. 14, 2015. He was 85. Jim was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Florin. He is survived by Glenn CHP REPORT green 1999 Dodge Ram drove the Toyota to the eastbound on Highwa 70 shoulder. The following incidents are (East Main Street) at about Waller suffered abrasions submitted by the Quincy 2:02 a.m. She was just west and a concussion. Page was Area California Highway of First Street traveling at a uninjured. Patrol as a tentative stated speed of 37 mph, and summary pending the allegedly driving under the Highway 70, Feb. 25 conclusion of the influence of alcohol• A white Just west of Twain Store investigation(s). Ford Expedition was legally Road, an unknown driver parked on the south was traveling eastbound on Highway 70, Feb. 21 shoulder of the road, just Highway 70 in an A single-car accident west of First Street• unidentified vehicle. At occurred at approximately Due to impaired about 3:50 p.m. Lucas Pruit, 1:58 a.m. Clifford Jacobs Sr., judgment, Zimmerman 29, of Paradise, was driving 54, of Quincy, was driving turned right unsafely anda 2005 Freightliner Federal his green 2000 Jeep Grand collided with the rear of the Express van westbound and Cherokee westbouncl on Ford. The Dodge continuednegotiating a left-hand Highway 70. He was up the curb and across the curve in the road. His stated approaching Barlow Road at concrete sidewalk and hit a speed was 45 l ph. a stated speed of 45 mph, rock landscape wall. As the first driver entered while allegedly under the Afterward the truck came to the curve, the vehicle influence of alcohol, rest on the south side of the crossed over the painted The driver allowed the highway, facing east and solid double yellow lines. To vehicle to drift out of the blocking First Street. avoid a head-on collision westbound lane into the No. Zimmerman was arrested. Pruitt forcefully stepped on 1 eastbound lane. Jacobs the van's brakes, which then forcefully steered the Highway 89, Feb. 21 caused the van to rotate Cherokee to the left. This At approximately f2:53 counterclockwise. Pruitt unsafe turn sent the Jeep p.m. David Page, 62,.of then traveled off of the road into an uncontrollable Auburn, was driving his and onto the dirt shoulder. counterclockwise yaw. The 2005 Toyota Avalon The rear of the van hit the vehicle skidded across both northbound on Highway 89.descending rock lanes of the highway, hit a Timothy Waller, 48, of embankment• This impact paddle marker and then Portola, was driving his 2009 caused the van to rotate collided with the steep dirt KTM motorcycle clockwise. The van came to embankment on the south southbound on Highway 89 rest on its wheels blocking side of Highway 70. This at a stated speed of 25 mph. the westbound lane of caused the car to roll over Page activated his left Highway 70. onto its top. The vehicle turn signal and slowed to a After the collision, Pruitt came to rest on its top stated speed of 5 mph in moved the van to a nearby partially blocking the No. 2 preparation to make a left dirt shoulder. The other eastbound lane of the turn. He stated he did not driver continued eastbound highway, see any vehicles without stopping. It is Jacobs had been wearing approaching in the unclear if the driver was his seat belt and was southbound lane. Page made aware that the van was uninjured. He was arrested a left turn directly into the involved in an accident as a for suspicion of driving path of the KTM. result of the driver's failure under the influence of The motorcycle collided to remain in the eastbound alcohol• with the right front wheel lane. and right front fender of the Anyone who witnessed Quincy, Feb. 21 Toyota. Waller was ejected this accident is encouraged Elizabeth Zimmerman, from the KTM and collidedto contact the CHP office in 27, of Quincy, was driving a with the roadway. PageQuincy at 283-1100. Tanabe (wife Dee), SharonBIRTHS Great-grandparents are CARI) S Brown (husband Kent) and Ken and Carmen Thompson, of" THANKS two grandchildren• Tennyson Perry Vickrey of McArthur; Ken and Val ____ A private funeral servi e Tennyson. Perry Vickrey, . Bruning, of Boise, Idaho; . J f @iil be held at oak Hill ........... was born to Srttfafi~-~ :: •~ D6i'd~fiy L6~, 6fGr~thtg~fi~§, ~ Thank you all for c~* Memorial Pari on Feb:.:23: '.' anti Jiake'iVickrby; of Quincy, Orego ;.B'ill .a'.niffEqelyi :iS yi'f0t5 all * on Jan. 22, 2015;~-t 3~02-'d:iii.- Vickrey; of Rend, Nevada;cards and for your Monuments • Benches Signs • Borders Address Stones GR/ ITE - MARBLE - NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET. P.O. BOX 1766. PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WVAN.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Tennyson Perry weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Michelle Low, of Quincy. Paternal grandparents are Will and Janeen Vickrey, of Quincy• Jim and Alice Goodridge, of' Chico; Jess and Georgia. Thompson, of Sacramento; and Don and Nancy Wilson, of Grass Valley. Tennyson Perry is also welcomed'by siblings Ema and Ryliegh, 8, McKane, 3, and Grady, 1. generous donations to the Plumas County Museum• My thanks to each of you. Ruth Reid MANNI FUNERAL HOME AND EVERGREEN CREMATORY CAL-FD 158 - CR 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. 300 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 Beanie These two shepherd crosses were picked up in Portola but originated from Nevada. We have tried to find the owners, but have been unsuccessful. Both are friendly, adorable and would welcome a new forever home. Cecil is 2/3 years old and unaltered. Beanie is about 6 months old and unaltered. Cecil O& office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing; calling prior to visiting shelter is recommended. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption. Adoption fees are $10.00 for dogs and cats, license fee for dogs is $15.00 per year. Sponsored by: ILl INCY DRUG STORE EST 187.5 283-0480 Your local downtown full service pharmacy including veterinary compounding For More Information or to View More Pets, Visit Us at t