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2B Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Andrew Lee Stockton Crescent Mills resident and Indian Valley native Andrew Lee Stockton passed from this life at his residence Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. Born in Greenville Aug. 11, 1960, to California natives Robert and Sheryl (Sorsoli) Stockton, "Handy Andy," as he affectionately became known, was raised and educated in Indian Valley where he graduated as a member of Greenville High Schools Class of 1978. While attending Greenville High, Andy competed in football, wrestling and cross country track. Always one who was enamored with how things worked and how to repair them, following hi s high school graduation, Andy went on to attend the Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., where he graduated from the Diesel Mechanics Program with Honors. Upon returning to Crescent Mills, he worked for Louisiana Pacific Corp, Crescent Tow and Greenville&apos;s Mohawk Trading Post before establishing the reknowned Andy Stockton's Equipment Repair Service. In 1983, he went to work for Sierra Pacific Corp as a mechanic and millwright before returning to work full time again for himself in 1993. Andy's passion in life was that of a career demonstrating his gifting in creating, manufacturing and repairing anything of metal, as well as the care of maintaining the equipment. There are many a logger, rancher and others in the area that owe Andy a debt of gratitude for fixing whatever mechanical they had that needed his hand of expertise. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and sharing his joy with his mother, brother, nieces and nephews. Andy also had a great love of stock car racing and could be found at the track working as a crewman or, when the need arose, helping out any other racer with his mechanical or welding expertise. Many a local racer was able to finish the night out racing as Andy helped them repair a destroyed race car. In passing, Andy leaves his mother, Sheryl Stockton, brother, Joe Stockton, and sister, Mari Stockton, all of Crescent Mills; nieces and nephews Sara, Sharla and Christopher Stockton, Trinity, Carrie and Ford Lincoln, and great-grandnieces and nephew Marian, Autumn and Casey. A celebration of Andy's life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. CELEBRATE A LIFE LIVED. 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. CAL-FD 158-CR 300 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 hma..ileoot 0000llonument ,: ,e$,ta, blisho,d, 1929 ,,., : c<'. : ' : ' II I III Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE MARBLE NA'RAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET P.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1 908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUM ENT. NET ...... ( (I " i ...... I " I " We accept Medicare Medi-Cal and most other insuranceplans. Pharmacy !iii! YouTI Also Enjoy Free Delivery and Lower Prices. Anthony's ,Catholic Church in Greenville. The Stockton family gladly invites you to a potluck luncheon in the church social hall directly after the service. Interment will take place in the family plot in Crescent Mills District Cemetery at a later date. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Helen Denise Ettinger Helen Denise Ettinger, born Nov. 3, 1926, passed from this life on March 24, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Gary and Robert Ettinger and their families. Helen and Richard, her devoted husband, moved from Hawaii to Quincy 27years ago after retiring from their jobs in Hawaii. They first discovered Quincy in 1980 when they visited the Greenhorn Ranch as part of a driving vacation. From their first visit, they knew this is where they wished to retire and spend the rest of their lives. Helen was involved in many different activities over the years including tutoring students and volunteering with the Plumas District Hospital Auxiliary. Her passions included knitting, cribbage and playing cards. The family has a special message for the community they would like to share: After our father passed away our mother lived alone, yet she never felt she was alone. She was so appreciative of the friends that she and Dad had made over the years and those who embraced her and offered their support after his passing. Despite the challenges living alone presented, she steadfastly refused to leave her home; her friends, and the community that had enriched her life for all those years. We are all so saddened by the cirll-ntnces {J:udjg '::' her pggthg but titidt'ak'6fi' solace in knowing she was where she wanted to be and the people she wanted to be with. It is somehow fitting that she and her dog Ralph left this world together as they were inseparable in life. We don't know each and every person who was part of enriching her life but on behalf of her grateful family, we wish to thank all of you for your kindness and support. Private family services will take place alongside her husband in the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Margaret Kathleen "Maggie" Green Chester resident and former businesswoman, Margaret K. "Maggie" Green passed from this life peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014, at her residence in Chester following a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 3, 1946, in Iatan, Mo., .to Francis and Esther (Brown) Willey, Maggie -- as she affectionately became known -- was raised in Weston, Mo., and attended high school at West Platte High before moving west and graduating from Hoover High School in Fresno as a member of the Class of 1964. Maggie married Harry Chew while residing in Missouri and to this union a son and two daughters were born. She tragically lost Harry in an auto accident in 1977. Maggie went on to work as a social worker for Fresno County following her high school graduation, later as a teacher's aide before managing a medical office in Oakhurst. While attending her 20th high school reunion in Weston, Mo., Maggie became reacquainted with former schoolmate Frank "Brack" Green, an encounter that later led to the couple's marriage. Maggie moved to the northeastern California community of Chester in 1988 where she opened a Pizza Factory ;ranchise, w, hih she, Qlaerated fdr;some,fifteen .., years. She was an active part of her community where she was a former member of the Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce. She became a vital member of Sierra Hospice where she served as a patient volunteer, was instrumental in the resurrection of The Friends of Hospice, served as the first office manager of the organization, as well as serving as a member of the board of directors for a number of years. Maggie's passion in life xas that of her family; she followed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all of their endeavors and proudly stood beside them. She was an accomplished quilter who was a longtime member of the Quilt Guild of Chester, was a veracious reader and member of the Chester Book Club and after taking a class at Lassen College enjoyed the art of woodworking. She will be remembered by many in the community for her daily walks with her dear companion Oscar at her side. Later in life she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and best friend Brack. In passing, Maggie leaves her loving husband F. Brack Green of Chester, son Jeffry Chew and his wife Meredith of Janesville, daughters Gayl Fording of Mountain View, Angela Crowley of Clovis, and Belinda Farris and her husband Davey of Dearborn, Mo., the jewels of her later life, her nine grand-and two great-grandchildren; sisters Francis Marie Antle of Lawrence, Kansas, Sue Moppin of Weston, Mo., and Mary Myers of Atchison, Kansas, and let us not forget "Brother Oscar." She is preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie, and sister Patty. A Celebration of Maggie's life is being planned for Saturday, May 3, from 1 - 3 p.m. at her most favorite spot on earth, her home at 311 Feather River Drive, Chester. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family asks that any remembrances in Maggie's memory be made to Sierra Hospice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947. MEMORIAL Dick Edwards A memorial for Dick Edwards will be held at the Lake Almanor Community Church Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Lake Almanor Community Church Youth Camp Funds. BIRTHS Molly Marie York Molly Marie York was born to Teri and Jared York of Falls Church, Va., on March 7, 2014, at 5:26 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. Molly weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Eva Small of Quincy. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Susan York of Fails Church. CORRECTION In the obituary for Abner "Joe" Knadler, in the April 2 issue, his date of death should have been March 27, not March 17. Feather Publishing regrets the error. Registered Professional Forester Sought by Plumas County Fire Safe Council Plumas Corporation, on behalf of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PC FSC), is seeking the services of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) licensed in the State of California. The RPF will assist in community outreach, project design, development of prescriptions, monitoring, completion of CEQA andTimber Harvest Permits or Exemptions if necessary. The RPF will also develop treatment prospectus, secure services of qualified contractors, and supervise fuel treatments on Hazardous Fuels Reduction (HFR) projects. The RPF will assist PC FSC in the development of unspecified projects on private lands during years 2014-2015. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the Plumas County Fire Safe Council website to find a complete Request for Proposal for this opportunity: www.plumasfiresafe.org. Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed at Mike De Lasaux (530) 283-6125 or Nils Lunder (530) 258-6936. Proposals must be sent electronically to Dianne@plumascounty.org and must be received by 5 pm on Friday, May 16, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday May 27th in Quincy. Final selection will be announced on June 2, 2014. Plumas Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. The public is invited to a presentation by Michael Jackson California's Water Issues Meeting California's Water Needs Despite a Shrinking Water Supply April 17, 6:30 - 7:30pro Quincy Library Conference Room Solutions to California's current water crisis do not require California tax payers and water rate-payers to spend an additional $100,000,000,000 ($100 billion) on water projects. Building more dams won't make it rain! Mr. Jackson will explore cheaper and more environmentally sound alternatives to provide California's water for the 21 st century. i