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.r ............ 2B Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS Marty Shower Marty (Martha Lynn) Shower of Greenville, had her life cut short on April 19, 2010, in Yu- ba City as a re- sult of a traffic accident. She was 53 years old. Marty, a 13- year resident of Greenville, was born in Oceanside and grew up in Southern Califor- nia. She was a six-year veter- an of the U.S. Navy. While liv- ing in Indian Valley, Marty made numerous friends and touched many people with her positive attitude and many community contributions. Her passion and commitment benefited several organiza- tions, including Native Ani- mal Rescue, Taylorsville Fire Department, Feather River Land Trust, and the Indian Valley Recreation and Park District. One of Marty's favorite con- Fire Department for many of Paradise; brother Dwayne years. She also served as a of Bali; brother Brian; and girls' soccer coach for the Jenny Robinson, of Santa Recreation District. Cruz, whom Marty consid- She was an avid gardener, ered as a daughter. Mother-in- known for her fantastic her- law Kate Shower, long an in- itage tomatoes. Marty's exper- spiration to Marty, recently tise as a gourmet cook is well preceded her. documented by those who Prior to retiring to Indian shared the Showers' table and Valley, Marty and John lived enjoyed being guinea pigs for in the Santa Cruz area. Hav- her wonderful edible experi- ing earned a degree at San ments. She was a baker extra- Jose State University in Food ordinaire, making many wed- Science, Marty, out of a com- ding and special occasion mitment to the family busi- cakes, using her ingenuity ness, became a licensed real and talent, estate agent and property Marty's love for adventure manager, much to her cha- took her and her husband on grin. Her love for animals bird watching excursions to kept her very active in the far-off destinations including: Native Animal Rescue pro- Canada, Mexico, Central and gram, a talent Indian Valley South America, Japan and residents frequently utilized Malaysia. She was an enthusi- as their unofficial rescue con- astic fly fisher, hitting rivers tact. and streams over the Western Friends and loved ones will Shirley Ruth Jones Shirley quickly became in- Community activist Shirley volved in her community ~ Ruth Jones where the soft spot in her passed from heart for those less fortunate this life peace- became her passion. As a fully following member of the Chimney a valiant battle Fund, she and her sorority with lung can- sisters were instrumental in cer, Thursday the organization of Chuck's morning, April 22, 2010, at Railroad Room's Chili Feed to Mercy San Juan Medical Cen- help those in need. ter located in Carmichael. Her She was always at her hus- loving family was at her side. band's side supporting him in Born Sept. 6, 1933, in Bel- his endeavors with the West- grade, Neb., to the late Hilbert wood Rotary and was never and Agnes Newquist as one of heard to say no when asked to nine children, she was raised help out in the community. and educated in Belgrade. In passing Shirley leaves In 1950, she married fellow her loving husband -- with Nebrask'an Buck Plumbtree whom she just celebrated her in Belgrade and to this union 21st wedding anniversary -- one daughter and three sons Tom of Lake Almanor; sons were born. Rick Plumbtree and wife, The family relocated west Amy, of Rancho Murieta; Jay to the Sacramento area in Plumbtree of Sacramento; 1962, where Shirley lovingly Randy Plumbtree of U.S., sometimes landing the be celebrating this warm, cared for her family and in Petaluma; daughter Lea Ober- biggest fish of the trip. She charming, and beautiful 1968 began a 17-year career mire and husband, Michael, strived to maintain good woman's life on Saturday, with J.C. Penney Co. rising of Rocklin; stepson Michael tributions was providing cull- physical fitness with her hik- May 15, beginning at 1 p.m. at to the position as office man- Jones and wife, Kim, of nary delights. She prepareding, walking, cycling andrun- the family home at 5817 Dia- ager. Shirley's union to Auburn, and stepdaughter food for the Round Valley ning. She had a long-standing mond Mountain Road, Buck ended in divorce in Jacqueline England of Ro- Run, Heart K Ranch events, passion for good opera andGreenville. In honor of Mar- 1979. seville; brothers Donald Shanghai Shindig, Pasta Par- was an avid reader, ty's love of food, celebrants Following her divorce, Newquist of Yuma, Ariz., and ty, Hawaiian Luau, numerousMarty is survived by her should bring their favorite while working for J.C. Pen- Cack Newquist of Selins- Indian Valley Fire Depart- husband John, and father-in- dish to share and a chair for ney she met a handsome grove, Pa., along with six pre- merit events and many others, law, Tom Shower, both of this outside event. With in- young electrician, named ciousgrandchildren. Her ever-present smile, giving Greenville; stepson Michael clement weather, the celebra- Tom Jones, whose invoices Shirley joins in her eternal attitude, graciousness and at- Shower, his wife Wakako, and tion will be held at the Com- she made sure were always on home her three sisters and tention to detail made these her granddaughters, Kate and unity Center in Greenville. the top of the stack to be paid. three brothers. events enjoyable and success-Suzue, all of Hawaii; John's In lieu of flowers, the family As their love for one another A wake celebrating ful. sister and brother-in-law San- suggests donations be sent to matured they were united in Shirley's life will take place 2 Marry worked as a First Re- dra and John Ritchie, of Con- one of Marty's favorite orga- matrimony in Reno, Nev., p.m. Saturday, May 15, at sponder in the Taylorsville cord; mother Barbara Rench, nizations: Feather River Land March 10, 1989. Chuck's Railroad Room in Trust, P.O. Box 1826, Quincy, Shirley was a longtime ded- Westwood. ~ CA 95971; PAWS, P.O. Box 125, icated member of the Theta An opportunity to express i~ ~i12, Quincy, CA 95971; or the Indi- Nu Chapter No. 2801 of the Ep- condolences to the family and lll~lf~ll~a,H | ~ll~[e Vallevl~ iii[ an Valley Park and Recre-silon Sigma Alpha Interna- sign the memorial guest regis- [ - my ~,B~ ---sm n~ w smmi~ ] !iil~ ation District, P.O. Box 928, tional Sorority. She was hon- ter is available online at i Headstones & Cemetery Supplies I !i i I Greenville, CA 95947. ored many times over for her ii~I ........ ~ _ I:i!l dedication to the sorority and The family suggests any re- I~ ::::i I served her chapter as presi- membrances in Shirley's I s, AuvE a.duments ~ I ! 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Plumas Pines Golf Resort 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle www.plumaspinesgolLcom Beautiful Granite Bronze Personalizing Coping Paid political advertisement Because your assets depend on itlll years too Now you, Vote Mike Paid Robert C. Posner Beloved Greenville High i4/ School art '::~'~e~teacher and ii~longtime ~;~1 ~?~ ~#~*~:~!i: residentPlumasCunty II :i~iiii~:!! Robert C. Posner passed away Thursday, April 29, af- ter a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. Born in Chicago in 1935, he moved to Los Angeles with his parents in 1941. He grew up in the La Brea area of Los Angeles, graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1953, and going on to study art at UCLA. He completed his de- gree in 1958, and married fel- low UCLA art student and Chicago native Sally Ann Simison in 1959. After graduating, Robert was a teaching assistant in the Department of Art at UCLA and worked at other jobs that included Diversified Design, the U.S. Post Office, Nebraska Packing and Fred- erick's of Hollywood. In 1961, Robert and Sally spent several months travel- ing through Europe in a Volk- swagen Beetle, which they picked up at the factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. At the end of their trip, they shipped themselves and the car back to New York, and then drove cross-country to Los Angeles. Robert began his teaching career at Morningside High School in Los Angeles before moving with Sally and their young son to northern Cali- fornia in 1964. His first day with Plumas Unified School District began in an August snowstorm. Robert went on to teach at Greenville High School for the next 26 years, retiring in 1990. He taught art and photogra- phy, as well as Spanish, Eng- lish and American literature (none of his students could es- cape reading Melville's Moby Dick); he also coached track and cross-country. He also served as advisor for the Calfforhla Scholastic Federation group at GHS, in- troducing the students to big- city life on yearly trips to San Francisco. In addition to teaching art, Robert was a practicing artist, exhibiting his paintings and drawings in Chico, Reno, the San Francisco Bay Area and locally. He found time to fur- ther his own education as well, completing an Master of Arts in art at CSU Chico in 1972. He and Sally drew inspira- tion for their art from their years of travel with their sons, David and Sam, camping See Vitals, page 3B Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices or Paid Obituaries. Paid Obituaries start at $70 and may in- clude a photo for an addi- tional $10. 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