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Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 14, 2001 3B V I i I~ne Stowell Deene Stowell, 93, March 2, 2001, at s County resident for !graduated from U.C. 1933 with a Bache- Forestry. by Califor- and Range Experi- in Berkeley, was Ranger for the I the Shasta, Lassen National Forests. to Plumas County as at LaPorte in to Mohawk in 1939. Fire Control Offi- Lassen National Susanville in 1942, the U.S. Navy that to the Forest Quincy in 1946 as Officer, then as for Timber in 1950. lUary 1951, Deene Valley Lumber where he began a as vice president general manag- start the Navajo enterprise in Where he directed and was tim- He worked else- the forest products g his ca- River, Ariz., Was timber manager White Mountain Served in the U.S. for 20 years, re- a full commander. War II, he more than three 1/2 of which were in the Pacific, Was in numerous Fighter Director on the carrier USS (on which ship for- [dent Gerald Ford Officer). member Iional and as president of the Club. He was a of the Quincy quaintances. Deene was preceded ~n death by his sisters, Shirley McElroy and Madelyn. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Blanche, of Clio; sons, Douglas D. Stowell of Pleasant Hill, Ore., and Richard K. Stowell of White- hawk; step-daughter, Brenda Scheppelmann of Graeagle; three grandchildren; and sev- en great-grandchildren. Following cremation, a cele- bration of his life will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel in Quincy. The family requests any do- nations in his memory be made to the Sacramento Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital or any other favorite charity of the donor's choice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quin- cy, CA 95971. I~ Verne M. Garroutte La Verne M. Garroutte, 82, died Feb. 23, 2001, at a care fa- cility in Peoria, Ariz. She was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Taylorsville, to Arnold and Marion Taresh. La Verne attended Tay- lorsville grammar school and graduated from Greenville High School in 1936. In 1944, she married Cecil McIntosh; he died in 1958. In 1961, she married Isaac Gar- routte. She loved card games and Jeopardy. She was a Durham Grange member for many years. La Verne moved to Chico in 1950, then to Durham, where she lived for 45 years, leaving there in 1994 to be near her daughters and family in Ari- zona. Survivors include her daughter, Myrna Woodcox of Peoria, Ariz.; sister, Lillian Lambert of Oroville; brothers, Virgil Taresh of Brookings, Ariz., Harold Taresh and Car- oll Taresh, both of Chico; three grandsons; and four great- grandchildren, Private family burial will be held in Chico at a later date. Alice Catherine McRoberts Alice Catherine McRoberts, 77, died March 6, 2001, at her residence in Portola. She was born April 15, 1923, in Portola, to William Henry and Jenny Ruth Johnson Wise. Alice had lived in Portola for She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1982; sister, Wilma Winters; and her father. Alice is survived by h'er mother, Ruth Wise, of Portola; sons, Michael of Everett, Wash., William of Marysville, Wash., Robert of Ketchican, Alaska, and James of Reno, Nev.; daughters, Patricia Jaynes of Beaverton, Ore.; and Terri Metcalf of Port Protec- tion, Alaska; sister, Elaine Just of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; and three great.grandchildren. Memorial services were held March 10, at the Masonic Lodge. Private family inurn- ment took place in Shady Grove Cemetery, Portola. Memorial donations in her name may be made to Eastern Plumas Home Health, 500 First Ave., Portola 96122, or Portola Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 608, Portola, CA 96122. Rose Mary Valim-Dyer Rose Mary Valim-Dyer, 92, died at the Sierra Valley Dis- trict Hospital March 5, 2001. She was born in Tulare. The family moved to Oakland, where she attended elemen- tary school, high school and Holy Names College. After Jordan Benjamin Herbert Jordan Benjamin Herbert was born to Peter and Janice Herbert, of Portola, at 11:21 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. The new arrival weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21- 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Frank and Bobble Ferraris of Lake Almanor. Paternal grandparents are Veryl and Sharon Herbert of Blairsden. The new baby joins brothers Jonathan, 9, Brendan, 5, and sister Megan, 3, at home. graduation, she attended U.C. Berkeley, where she received her teaching certificate. Rose began her teaching ca- reer in Jackson, in 1930, then moved to Loyalton in 1932. She taught English, Spanish and history, and served as vice principal until her retirement in 1965. She continued teaching in a variety of ways until she was 90, teaching English to Span- ish speaking adults, helping students who were going to study abroad to speak Spanish or Portuguese, and offering knitting and crochet classes for adults. For several years, she served as the Sierra Valley represen- tative on the Region 4 Agency for Aging and was instrumen- tal in the establishment of the Loyalton Senior Citizens Cen- ter. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her only daughter, Joan Dolan; sis- ter, Mary; and brothers, John, Henry and Tony. She is survived by her sis- ters, Ann Weaver and Isabel Newton; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral mass was held March 10, at Holy Rosary Church in Loyalton. Burial Rosemary Wirtz- :': ....... Rosemary Wirtz was born to Lisa A. and Joseph F. Wirtz, of Portola, Feb. 18, 2001, at 3:20 a.m. at Saint Mary:s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Adla Jade Dean Paternal grandparent is Lin- da Dean of Redding. Great-grandparents are Roy and Laura Catch of Paradise. Justyn Elliot Hibbs Justyn Elliot Hibbs was born to dolene and Leighton Hibbs, Jr., Of Reno, Nev., Feb. 22, 2001, at 9:01 p.m. at Carson Tahoe Hospital. The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Marsha James of Reno, Nev. Paternal grandparents are Madeline and Leighton Hibbs Sr. of Reno, Nev. Paternal great-grandmother is Phyllis Hibbs of Reno, Nev. Maternal great-grandpar- ents are A1 and Fontella Viz- ina of Portola. Justyn joins sister Michelle, 10, at grandma's. Michael Shawn Hammontree II Michael Shawn Hammon- tree II was born to Danelle Neff arrd Michael Hammontree I Feb. 3, 2001, at 2:10 a.m. in was at the Loyalton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Dyer-Lonegren Fund at the Sierra Valley Dis- trict Hospital, P.O. Box 178, Loyalton, CA. Joann Patricia Willis Joann Patricia Willis, 70, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her residence in Quincy. She was born July 5, 1930, in Cairo, Ill., and moved to Quin- cy in 1992 from Oakland. Joann had worked as a regis- tered nurse for over 25 years, lastly for Richmond Hospital in the Bay Area. She enjoyed watching TV. Joann was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1988, and son, Jeffery, in 1999. She is survived by her sons, John, Jr. and Jerry, both of Arizona; daughters, Jeannette Brinklow of Northern Califor- nia, and Holly Hogan-Brin- klow of Quincy; sister, Char- lene Hickcox of Northern Cali- fornia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Following cremation, a pri- vate family celebration of her life will be held. The family requests any do- nations in her memory be made to the Quincy Chapter of the American Red Cross, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Cre- matory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. The family of Herb Moffit would like to acknowledge the following people. Drs. Williams and Musselman, all the employees of Indian Valley Hospital and Greenville Med- ical Clinic, we thank you for the love and care you have shown to Herb through the years. To the church family at Greenville Southern Baptist Church for the cards, food and love you so freely gave. Pastor Fred Kerr for always being there when he was needed. Pat Norberg and Barbara Doyle for being there when we couldn't. Thanks to each and every one of you for making our loved one's last days here on Earth the best that they could be. Thank you to our "song- birds," Margaret and Fred S. and our musicians Barbara K. and Cheryl, your music soothed our souls. May God bless you all, Joan MoiItt, Steve Mofflt, Roy Moffit, Robin Polly, Beth Haverlah, Susan Roberson and the many grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren The family of Cliff Bunch would like to thank all of our wonderful friends and neigh- bors for the love and support you have given us during this difficult time. We really appre- ciate how this community has surrounded us with your thoughts and prayers. The flowers and cards sent were beautiful and we are so grate- ful for all of the meals. Love, Ruth, Berry, Jr., AHem and family i CEMETERY SUPPUES "~ Head Stones Monuments Engraving Granite or Concrete Coping or Borders 7 DAYS ~ 8 ~ PM Noah & Tattle M|llaff/ Ownecs AVRJLABLE Serving Lassen & Plumas Counties 472-200 DIAMOND CREST RO SUSANVlLLJE 250 Bonus/Quarter St00o sormge $1,000 P, efs, r= Bonus Home Eva7 Week STS Call Toil Free: Dean x216 and a member of many years, also living in Adia Jade Dean was bern to Chester. Chapter of E. 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