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2B Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES William E. "Bill" Dore Longtime Quincy resident William E. "Bill" Dore, 87, passed away on Jan. 11, 2014, at Renown Medical Centerin Reno, Nev. Bill will be remembered by those who knew him for his sense of humor and quick wit. So, it will come as no surprise that one of the last things he told his family before he left this life to be reunited with his wife, Gwen, was " sure to tell them I went kicking and screaming." Bill was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Sydney, Mont., to Myrel and George Dore. After high school graduation, he attended Montana State University in Bozeman. He joined the Army Air Corps and served in Guam, working on B-29s during World War II. In 1950, he married Gwendolyn McKay, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage and raised four children. In 1957, he graduated from U.C. Berkeley's School of Optometry. In 1959, the young family moved to Quincy where Bill purchased an optometric practice. Bill loved the area and his work and opened additional offices in Chester and Portola to serve those communities as well. He continued to care for his patients needs for well over four decades. Bill was very active and involved in the community. He was a member of the Quincy Rotary Club for mo;e than 40 years, the Quincy Elks Lodge, the Plumas County Chamber of Commerce and the Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter of E Clampus Vitus. He was a supporter of Quincy High School athletics, Feather River College's Rodeo Team, the Feather River Fins, the Plumas County Fair, the Plumas County Museum and the library. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and exploring the backroads of Plumas and surrounding counties. He was a founding member of the Eagle Lake Association and charter president of the Spanish Creek Crawdad Club. Bill also loved a good game of cribbage. One recent highlight for Bill was finally winning the Holiday Classic cribbage tournament in December 2013. He was quick to point out that it only took him 47 years to finally claim the winner's title. His parents, wife Gwen, one grandson and one great-grandson preceded Bill in death. He is survived by his four children: Daughters Barbara (Tigger) Wickel and husband Jim, of Missoula, Mont., Beverly (Becky) Turney and husband Dan, of Sandy, Utah, Katharine (Katy) Dore and husband Steve Davis, of San Luis Obispo, and son Douglas (Scruff) Dore, also of San Luis Obispo. In addition, he leaves behind 1t grandchildren and se.ven great-grandchildren. His brother Jerry, from Pleasanton, and sister Marlene Griffith, from Faith, S.D., also survive him. A celebration of Bill's life will be held July 10 at 7 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Bill's family request that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to the Plumas County Museum, 500 Jackson Street, Quincy, Ca 95971. His family can be contacted through his daughter Katy Dore at 2606 Helena Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. May Hsu Locke May Hsu Locke passed away on Feb. 28, 2014, at her home in Quincy, after a life full of adventure. What took her in the end was cancer, but it was not what defined her. She was an example of a life lived with courage. Her LIVED. CAL-FD With over 25 years expenence, 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. 158 - CR300"WW~.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 iona Proudly Serving Plumas County Since 1992 Breeann Pence Lori Lomas Curtis Lomas • Income Tax Preparation for Individuals & Businesses • FREE efile • Tax Problem Resolution • Accounting, Payroll, Insurance Lori Morrell Lomas, E.A. Curtis C. Lomas 20 A Crescent St., Quincy, CA CA Ins. License #0B06912 CTEC #A160713 experiences gave her a certain wisdom that she shared often with her children. One in particular, however, she may have taken guidance from herself "When the sky falls on your head, use it as a blanket." May was born Hsu Huoy-Jiun, in Gangshan, Taiwan, and she emigrated to the United States to attend college. She and her husband, Tom Locke, met at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where she was pursuing her Masters in Computer Science. She was sold on Tom the day he located her lost keys on the beach using a gigantic computer hard drive magnet tied to a rope. Soomafter, they were married and had three children. May and her family moved to Quincy in 1985. In 1988, she started as a proof operator at Plumas Bank, and by the time she retired in 2012, she achieved the position of vice president of the technology services group. Outside of work, May enjoyed growing 10-1b zucchini squash in her garden and expanding her collection of Japanese maples. Over the years she took on a number of hobbies including Toastmasters, painting, and even woodworking. However, her children believe that her favorite hobby was giving them unsolicited advice based on tips from Dr. Oz. May was diagnosed with cancer in 1996 and it didn't slow her down. Her cancer was an opportunity to make lasting friendships with people at the City of HoPe National Medical Center. It was a chance to fly over California nearly 300 times with the pilots of Angel Flight West to see her oncologist. It was a chance to indulge at countless restaurants in Southern California with her sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Clarence Young. Her cancer left her family with an impressive collection of band:aides, salves, hats and shoes, but that is not what they will remember. They will. remember her endless optimism and stubbornness in the fade of treatment after treatment. These qualities continue to compel her family and friends to face their own adversities with strength and conviction. Her children leave her with this message, "Mom, the sky has fallen and this blanket feels very empty without you here. We will all miss you so very much." May Locke is survived by her husband, Tom, her three children, Ivan, Melissa and Gavin, and her four grandkids, Finn, Greta, Penelope, and little Henry. Her siblings Donna, Laura, Betty, Jack and Steve also survive her, as do countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who reside across the world. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in May's memory to Angel Flight West, Emma Leona (Winters) Jolley Richard E. "Gene" Cessna Gene Cessna, Naval machinist mate, WWII veteran, carpenter, contractor, wood artist and architect, father, and a husband of 43 years to Diana Cessna, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2014, in Palm Desert, at the age of 88. I Gene was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Cumberland, Md., to Curtis and Marion Cessna who were from Bedford, Pa., and later migrated to Los Angeles and Emma was born on April Reno, Nev. Gene went to 30, 1918, in Newport (Jack school in Los Angeles, but County) Texas, to Charles left early to join the US Navy E. (Pat) and Mary E. during World War II, where Winters. he served in the Pacific She left us on March 7, Theatre and even witnessed 2014, in Highland. the signing of the peace treaty Emma is preceded in with Japan while aboard the death by her loving husband, USS Hawkins. Jay L. Jolley, son Charles While in Reno, Gene worked Grant Jolley, daughter in the building trades as a Marilyn Jolley Graesser, carpenter, draftsman and two brothers and a sister, contractor, pioneering She moved to Southern innovative construction California shortly after techniques that are still used marrying Jay in 1937. in the industry today. He was Worked in the aircraft a skilled archer and deer industry during WWII hunter, winning awards in while Jay was serving in both, and a stock car racer. the U.S. Navy. She was a His first marriage, to Irene member of the Eastern Star Boni of Tonopah, produced for almost 70 years, two children -- son Cary and Jay and Emma moved to daughter Gerene -- and many Orland in 1956, where they friends and memories. lived until after Jay died in His marriage to Diana 2000, at which time Emma Hultberg, in 1971, resulted in moved to Chico for three the move to Graeagle, where years, then to Quincy for he established the Gene four years, back to Chico Cessna Construction and finally back to Southern Company and became known California in 2012. to spend for his impeccable honesty the remaining years with and the motto "Square, Level, her southern @alifornia and Plumb." Gene designed family. , and built the original Plumas She is survived by her Bank, directed construction son, Richard J. (Dick) Jolley, of Graeagle Community of Quincy; sister Thelma Church, and designed and Reeves of Hurst, Texas, 14 built numerous custom homes grandchildren, 30 great in the Graeagle, Quincy and grandchildren, 17 Portola areas of northeastern great-great-grandchildren California. He was very proud and too many nieces and of these achievements and nephews to count! How grateful for the people who blessed she was to enjoy five had faith in him. generations of family. He and Diana enjoyed 20 In her active years she years in the Graeagle area, enjoyed fishing, all kinds raising Edie, Randy and of needlework, Eastern Star Danny, all Portola High involvement and the dearest School graduates. thing to Emma's heart was Retirement took them to spending time with family. Thousand Palms, where they You will truly be missed, enjoyed the desert life at You were definitely one of a kind. 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