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Wednesday, March 28, 2001 Buiebn. Progress:ve Record, I ,'.~ .. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~- , - ~ , %-..~. ,.~.~ x Mary Ellen Hard Mary Ellen Hard, 88, died March 20, 2001, at Twin Oaks in Chico. She was born March 17, 1913, in Chico, to Eva (Miller) Gille- spie and Alexander Gillespie. Her family moved to Grays Flat when she was 3 years old. In 1920, the Gillespie family moved to Fallon, and her fa- ther worked for the state of Nevada for four years. The family moved back to Grays Flat in 1924, where Mary Ellen went to school from the fifth to the eighth grade in the one-room schoolhouse at Twain. Analena Gansner Payne was the teacher for first through eighth grade. She at- tended high school in Chico for two years The family moved back to Quincy in 1929, and she attended Plumas County High School, graduating in 1931. In 1934, she married Chester Hard, who worked for Forest Service Timber Sales. They spent two years in Clover Val- ley and two years at Squaw Queen. They spent weekends in Portola shopping and enjoy- ing a little entertainment. Mary Ellen and Chester had three children, Karen, born in 1935; Leone, born in 1938; and Dorothy, born in 1944. In 1943, Chester became County Assessor. Mary Ellen also worked in the assessor's office on the Plumas County Assessment Rolls for nine years. In 1978, Mary Ellen retired from Bank of America, Quincy Branch. She began working in the mail room at Feather Publish- ing in October 1980 and retired as mailroom supervisor in 1990. Mary Ellen was a member of the American Legion, the at crocheting. She also enjoyed Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the bowling University of California San She was preceded in death Francisco Medical Center, fol- by her husband, Chester, in lowing her bat- 1978; and daughter, Karen, intle with 1992. Leukemia. Mary Ellen is survived by She was her daughters, Leone and born Dec. 24, Dorothy; and brother William; 1956, in Oak- seven grandchildren; and six land. She great-grandchildren, moved to the i Memorial services will be Chester/Lake held March 31, at 11 the Almanor area Community United Methodist in 1979 from Church in Quincy. Private Livermore, where she had burial will be held at Meadow been raised, attending and Valley Cemetery. graduating from Granada High In lieu of flowers, memorial School. She went on to attend contributions may be made in Chabot College and later her name to the Plumas Coun- Lassen Community College. ty Museum in Quincy, or En- Julie was a successful Lake loe Hospital Hospice in Chico. Almanor Basin entrepreneur who, along with her husband, Arthur "Andy" owned and dperated the Knotty EIIsworth Anderson Pine Resort, Womack Con- Arthur "Andy" Ellsworth struction, Almanor Dry Dock Anderson, 80, died March 16, andAlmanor Dock Supply. 2001, at St. Mary's Regional She was a member of the Medical Center Lake Almanor Community in Reno, Nev. Church. She enjoyed the out- He was doors through snow skiing and born March 1, bicycling Julie liked to travel 1921, in Cas- and was an accomplished cook. selton, N.D., to Arthur Martin and Elsie Mae Barnes An- derson. He had lived in Por- tola for the past 28 years, mov- ing there from San Rafael. Julie is survived by her hus- band of 15 years, Brett, of the Lake Almanor Peninsula; daughters, Jessica Bentley cur- rently attending college in San- ta Clarita, and Jeanene Bent- ley of Culver City; parents, Margaret and David Monetti of Livermore; sisters, Janis Arthur served in the U.S. Army for 25 years. He proudly served his country in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict, retiring in 1967 as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW3). He graduated from high school in Brancroft, Neb., and attended Feather River College in Quincy. Andy was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 3758 in Portola and American Legion Post No. 329 of Portola. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Helen Anderson; four brothers: and one sister. Andy is survived by his wife, Mary Anderson, of Portola; Dossey and Jackie Rankl, both of Livermore, and Jill Baertlein of Lake Almanor; step-brother, Tony Monetti of Boise, Idaho; and step-sister, Adrian Monetti of Boise, Ida- ho. A celebration of her life was held at the Lake Ahnanor Com- munity Church in Lake A1- manor March 24. Interment took place in Chester District Cemetery. The family requests any do- nations in her memory be made to the Leukemia Society of America, c/o Fehrman Mor- tuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947. ,A RP, Community United sons, Teirry of San Rafael, M odist Church of Quincy, Michael of Milpitas, and Eastern Star, the Plumas Joseph ofReno,.Nev.; daugh- County Historical Society, the ters $haryn Bradley of Plumas County Museum, VFW Smartsville, and Judy Ander- Auxiliary and the White son of Penn Valley; brother, Shrine. Cliff Andeson of Portola; nine She volunteered at: the Nu- grandchildren; and four great- trition Center two days a week; grandchildren. Ombudsman for Long Term Inurnment took place March Care; the Plumas County Com- 21, at Shady Grove Cemetery mission on Aging, Plumas in Portola, followed by a recep- County Fairgrounds (domestic tion at the Veterans Memorial arts, Mineral Building, 4-H ex- Hall. hibit, Peppard Cabin and Pio- Donations in his memory neer School House); as a may be made to Eastern Plumas County Museum Do- Plumas Home Health Care, 500 cent; a Senior tax preparer, First Ave., Portola, CA 96122. and a tax collector. Mary Ellen did all types of Julle Ann Wem~ek handiwork and was a master Julie Ann Womack, 44, died years experience with Social Security and SSI cases at all levels of appeal NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARDED BENEFITS DISABILITY If you're totally disabled and expect to be out of work 12 months or more, you may merit Social Security Disability even if you ve been previously denied. Any reason may qualify: accident, mental or physical illness, on-the-job or off-the- job injury. Laws are being tightened. Qualified representation is critical. Disability Associates can take your case to every level, including court. Call for FREE consultation (775) 825-1616 1-888-825-1616 se habla espafiol DISABILITY ASSOCIATES I I Ilil I II I l --Have you recently tested positive for HIV? Do you know someone who is HIV+? Are you unsure about where you can go for health services and support? Call the (. ..... ,.. Mountain Counties HIV Early Intervention Project at 1(800) 472-5871 or visit our website at: We can provide you with confidential lab work, check-ups, health & nutrition education, counseling and referral. If you are concerned about your H IV status, call your local health department or our 800 number for testing information. Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra & Siskiyou counties.. Serwces provided through funding from the Department of Healtt~ Services, Office of AIDS. j Florene Irene Langley ton, Fla.; five grandchildren; Ward and 10 great-grandchildren. Florence Irene Langley Funeral services were held Ward, 99, died March 17, 2001, March 23 at Willows First Bap- at SunBridge Care of tist Church. Burial took place Carmichael. in Willows Cemetery Friday. She was born Aug. 21, 1901, in Osborne, Kan., to Hosea and Francis Joseph Moore Anna Maria Sharp Langley. Francis Joseph Moore, 78, She had been a resident of died March 17, 2001, at Memor- Quincy since 1960, moving ial MedicalCenter, Las Cruses, i there from Hesperia, where N.M., from naturalcauses. she had been a longtime resi- He was born Jan. 18, 1923, in dent. Bloomfield, N.J., and had been Florence worked as a home- a resident of Plumas County maker, from 1974 to 1993, after which She was a member of the he moved to New Mexico. Hesperia Congregation Francis was a World War II Church. veteran for the U.S. Army Air Florence was preceded in Force, where he was an air- death by her husband in 1980; craft mechanic crew chief sta- and daughter, Rita Nelson, in tioned in Edmonton, Alberta, 1993. Canada. He met his wife, Ruth She is survived by her son, Shaw, there, who preceded Morton Ward of Quincy; six him in death in 1978, grandchildren; and seven While in Plumas County, he great-grandchildren. Private inurnment in Mon- tecito Memorial Park in San Bernardino is planned. Fernando Saul Avalos Verla Jane Connelly Fernando Saul Avalos was Verla Jane Connelly, 73, died born to Fernando Avalos and March 14. 2001, in Loxahatch- Monica Espinoza March 12, ee. Fla. 2001, at 8:34 at Plumas District She was born May 7. 1927, inHospital in Quincy. Pigeon Creek, Ala.. to FrankThe new arrival weighed 7 and Della Kelsoe. She had been pounds, 11 ounces. a resident of Quincy from 1947 Maternal grandparents are through 1963. Maria Esther Gonzales and Ri- Verla worked as a homemak- cardo Espinoza of Guadalajar- er. ra, Mexico. She enjoyed going to yard Paternal grandparents are sales. Adelina Flores and Jose Aval- Verla was preceded in death os of Guadalajarra, Mexico. by her husband, Rufus Connel- Fernando joins Christopher ly, Sept. 7, 1987. Joel, 2-1/2, and Jose Antonio, She is survived by her son, 7. at home. David Paul Connelly of Wil- lows: daughters, Janet Begrin ~ : ::: of Douglas, Wyo.. and Debbie.; : Evans of Willows; sisters, Ezu- ' .... ~_: ::. ber Buss of Ft. Meyers. Fla., Thanks to all who made Ruby Deline of Lake Placid,Swimming Awareness Night a Fla., Jeannie Davis of Wetump- huge success. First to Matt ka. Ala.. Virginia Walker of Biondi for being such a great South Bay, Fla., Lucy Cameron speaker. of Clewiston, Fla., DorindaAlso, to our donors: Peninsu- Lambdin of Okeechobee. Fla., la Market gave meat; Holiday and Angela Kelsoe of Miami,Market gave bread; Pizza Fac- Fla.: brothers, Lewis Kelsoe tory, and Dan's Family Diner, and Lee Kelsoe, both of Clewis- gave paper goods; Supervisor ........ ..... ...... Den'nison spong0red the 'event. w v p- um The committee members W a and the public gave and gave. A personal thanks to my w~, boss, Ed, who gave company time to allow me to talk end- w~.plumaJbank.coII1 lessly about the event. Darrah and the Swimming Pool Committee owned the Canyonda~ and Trailer Park 1977, then later went for the U.S. Forest 15 years, stationed at manor Ranger also owned the atre in Greenville from: 1992. He is survived by Richard; daughters, Moore of Chico Susan green of Stephanie Heyer of est; sisters, Harriet er, Mary Gammaro barn Sauerheber. all Jersey; nine and numerous nephews. A private family will be held this spring. of flowers, donations made to a local VFW can Legion Cerena Patricia Cerena Patricia was born to Eric, Sr. cy Williams March 14, 12:08 p.m. at Plumas Hospital in Quincy. The new arrival pounds, 3 ounces. Maternal Phyllis Burkhardt, and Burkhardt, Paternal grand Bonni Bonnet of La and Robert Willi Santa Rosa. Great-grandparents erly Burkhardt, Jack and Caroline Portland, Ore. Cerena joins Eric, Samantha, 3, at home. The Holy Family Church Altar Society like to thank all the the community who our St. Patrick's Day Your support made our Success. 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