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2 II Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VI TAL S _-' k00_00ISTICS OBITUARIES Marjorie O'Dean Chubb Marjorie O'Dean Chubb, 92, a longtime resident of Graeagle, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 2015, at sunrise, and was "ready to be with God." Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private burial was held at the Mohawk cemetery in Graeagle, with "Pastor Ral" Klundby, of Sierra Christian Church, Beckwourth, reading Scripture. Several memorial gatherings are planned, out of the area, by her family and many friends, who will miss her greatly. Marjorie was born May 4, 1922, in Lakeview, Oregon, to Fred and Winifred (Lorton) Reich. The family later settled in Medford, Oregon, where she graduated from Medford High School in 1940. She worked in th6 family orchards, and at the Harry & David Orchards shipping department in Medford. Moving to Oklahoma in 1949, she worked as a secretary for American Airlines in Tulsa, where she met and married Ira Joseph (Joe) Chubb of Joplin, Missouri; the family moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1955, then to E1 Cerrito in 1959, later to Hayward and Dublin. She worked for Baruh Liquor Distributors in Emeryville ' until retirement in 1976. After Joe's death in 1976, she moved to Graeagle and became a co-owner and operator of the Graeagle "Fros-Tee" for several years, with her close friend Vera Nambo. "Marge" was a loving and much-beloved daughter, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, neighbor and friend. She gave and did much for many. Always very active, she was a longtime member of, and donated much of her time to, the Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary, and its "Nifty Thrifty" in Portola. She loved to travel, and had gone to Europe, Greece and Hawaii, as well as on a cruise to Alaska and trips throughout the U.S. A wonderful homemaker, she created a stablel loving, enjoyable home that became a safe haven for many when they were going through difficult times. She always had flowers planted around to welcome you; lovingly knitted special afghans and gifts for family members; and loved music and musicals, entertaining and decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas when she created many memorable and fun times for her family. She was an exceptional cook and loved baking and creating special meals, to the delight and enjoyment' of all; she kept up steady correspondence with loved ones with beautifully handwritten letters and cards that were comforting to receive; and she thoroughly enjoyed the birds, wildlife, beauty and quiet of Graeagle. She said, ':I have had a good life," and we are blessed to have had her in ours. She is survived by her children, J. Philip Chubb, of Dublin, Pamila (Leon) Smethers, of Graeagle, Taunta Anderson, of Montgomery, Texas, and Teresa Pruter, of Denver, Colorado; 10 grandchildren (Michael, Terralar, Eric, Julie, Kevin, Shelby, Hunter, Erika, Kim and Mitch); 10 great-grandchildren (Travis, Courtney, Cael, Harper, Hudson, Logan, Kiera, Griffin, Sydney and Kendall), who lovingly called her "Graeagle" Grandma, Grandma Marge or Granny; and a loving son-in-law, Leon. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Cecil, LaVern, Woodrow, Carl and Jack Reich; and sisters Waneta (Lewie) Willoughby and Betty Lue (Robert) Young. Those who wish may make contributidns in her memory to the "EPHC Auxiliary Memorial Fund" for nursing scholarships, P.O. Box 735, Portola, CA 96122. From her favorite hymn: "On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain. 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She was 90 years old. Barbara was born to James M. and Marjorie K. Kirby on Sept. 4, 1924, in Santa Barbara. She was a fourth-generation Californian on her mother's side. Her family moved frequently because of her father's job, and she lived in many different California towns as well as Denver, Colorado, and Canada. Barbara and her younger sister Beverly were taught in their early years by their mother from the Calvert Course, a program designed for the children of military and diplomatic families living overseas. They entered public school when they were in seventh and fifth grade, respectively, Barbara graduated from high school in Calgary, Canada• Barbara attended Highland School of Nursing in Oakland as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corp and graduated in 1947. She was very proud of her commitment to serve, which actually began in Canada where she rolled bandages and knitted balaclavas for the Navy during WWII. She strongly believed the cadet nurses should be granted veteran status. Although that has not happened, a ceremony was held in May 2014 honoring the Cadet Nurse Corps at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Barbara was unable to attend due to her health, but received a certificate of recognition for her service to her country. Barbara married B.A. "Sandy" Pricer on Dec. 6, 1946, in a secret ceremony, as  msing students were not allowed to marry. During the early years of their marriage, they lived in various cities in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area; After completing her training and becoming a registered nurse, Barbara worked in a doctor's office until having children, at which time she put her career on hold temporarily• Carol was born in 1953, and Kathy in 1961. After Kathy was born, Sandy and Bobbie decided they wanted to live in a more wholesome environment than the Bay Area to raise their children, and moved to Meadow Valley in 1964. Barbara's lifestyle dhanged dramatically when she moved to Meadow Valley, partly out of necessity• She became interested in self-sufficient living and learned many skills practiced in earlier times. She learned to cook on a wood cook stove. She raised a large garden and canned and froze her own produce as well as fruits and berries gathered in the wild. She made jellies, jams and wines, and wrote and illustrated a cookbook called "Wild and Free: Good Things to Eat from Plumas County Fields and Forests." She sewed many of her family's clothes, and knitted, crocheted and did other forms of needlework. She also dabbled in less common home crafts such as soap making, pressing apple cider, raising chickens and bee-keeping. She served as a 4-H leader and volunteered at Quincy Elementary School while her children were growing up. One of Barbara's greatest joys was "exploring." When Carol was young, they spent summers exploring back roads in the Yosemite area where the family had a cabin. After moving to Meadow Valley, Kathy took over as traveling companion, and they spent many hours driving on dirt roads, looking for historical sites, gathering berries or looking at the fall colors. Occasionally they got stranded and Sandy had to come "rescue" them. Barbara resumed this tradition when her granddaughter Shaina was old enough to accompany her on these excursions. Local residents may recall the time their car broke down in the Middle Fork, causing them to spend the night in the car, whllethe community searched for them! ....... : " Even after she could no longer drive, Barbara loved to be driven around on the old dirt roads. After Kathy entered school, Barbara returned to nursing. She worked for Plumas County Health Department as a visiting nurse in the late 1960s. Later she served as director of nurses at Quincy Convalescent Hospital. She retired from nursing in the mid-'70s. Barbara had a deep interest in Plumas County history. Your mom and dad yell at each other alot, they use bad words and sometimes hit each other. It scares you, but you are afraid you'll get hurt if you tell them to stop. You don't want to get them into trouble, but your younger sister cries a lot and your brother is getting very mad. What can you do? Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for support and help. : ' A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center After retirement, she . volunteered for many years as a docent at the Plumas County Museum. She also returned to writing, authoring two books for the museum to sell in its bookstore, "Growing Up in Plumas County 1850 to 1920," and "The Chinese in Northern California." She enjoyed transcribing pioneers' diaries for reprinting so the originals could be preserved in the museum's archives. In addition to volunteering at the museum, she was also involved in the Plumas District Hospital V. olunteers, and she and Sandy were active members of the Feather River A's Model A Ford club. Barbara was an artist, and enjoyed painting wildflowers and historical buildings in watercolor. Another creative outlet was sewing teddy bears. She also collected bears, and amassed a very large collection of commercially produced teddy bears. Barbara had a very active mind and was a life-long learner. She was an avid reader and enjoyed following current events and politics, as well as reading about World War II and the era she grew up in. When Sandy was alive, they enjoyed playing Scrabble and other games. In her later years, she kept her mind sharp by working crossword puzzles and word games. After Sandy passed away in 1985, Barbara lived in their Meadow Valley home for many more years. When living alone was no longer possible for her, she spent a number of years living alternately with her two daughters in Meadow Valley and Angel's Camp. In 2013 Barbara became a resident at Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation, the facility for which,she served as director of nurses decades earlier. This was herfnal home, where she lived until se was hospitaliZed for her recent illness. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a nurse, artist and historian who touched many lives and who will be fondly remembered for her wit and humor and her serviceto her community through her volunteering. Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Carol Belot, of Angel's Camp, and Kathy Pricer, of Meadow Valley; her sister Beverly Seibel, of New Jersey; two nephews, Douglas Edwards and James Edwards; and a great-niece, Katherine Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband Sandy and granddaughter Shaina Marie Belot. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 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