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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11A OBITUARY ml crl- lives health declined, playing pinochle with his kids, and watching FOX news became his pastime. When the apple trees were full he loved to watch the deer and bear come and feast, calling everyone to "Come and see them eat the apples!" Herschel had been a member of E Clampus Vitas for years and helped in many of their projects around the area, taking pride in giving of his time and skills. He is a former member of the Meadow Valley Volunteer Fire Depar .tment and was currently a member of the Eagle Lake Association. He will be greatly missed by puppies Rambo and Tisha and Booboo the cat that spend many hours being spoiled and loved by him. In passing Herschel leaves son Ron Horton and wife Stephanie, of Quincy, son Greg Horton, of Meadow Valley, daughter Diane Goni, of Meadow Valley, daughter Kim Sutton and husband Bob, of Modesto; brother Raymond Horton and wife Margie, sisters Millie Welch, Judy Donnell and husband Roger, all of Oroville, sister Clarabelle Johnson, of Canby, Oregon; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildreri, and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with his parents and his wife Sharon that passed away on Jan. 3, 2012, Herschel was preceded in death by seven of his siblings. Graveside services were held at Meadow Valley Cemetery Friday, May 24, 2013. A time of food and fellowship followed at Meadow Valley Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request any donations in Herschel's name be made to The Rose Cortez Scholarship Fund at Feather River College, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy,CA 95971. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at Debra Moore Staff Writer Each year, 50 to 60 children in the United States are born with cri-du-chat syndrome and Brasyn Satterlee, of Quincy, is one of them. Brasyn, who turns 2 in June, received her diagnosis when she was just shy of a Herschel Ray month old. "Butch" Horton . Her parents, Mike Satterlee Longtime Meadow Valley and Danette Glover, recalled resident Herschel "Butch" the day that they rushed Ray Horton passed from this their 3-week-old baby to the life into eternal life with the hospital. Lord at his residence, with his "She wasn't eating; she family at his side, Monday, wasn't breathing," Glover May 20, 2013. said. Born in Joplin, Mo., on Feb. "She was turning blue," 2, 1937, to Lloyd and Pearl Satterlee said. Horton, he was the ninth of The tiny infant, who twelve children. Herschel weighed just 4 pounds, 11 moved to California at 9 years ounces, was flown to UC old and the central/bay area Davis where, after a grueling was his home until moving to number of tests, cri-du-chat Quincy/Meadow Valley in was diagnosed. 1964. Herschel met the love of Cri-du-chat (French for cry his life, Sharon Burnham and of the cat) is so named they were wed in because affected infants Gardnerville, Nevada on Nov make a sound much like a 4,1955. To this union two sons, cat's high-pitched meow. It is and two daughters were born. also known as Lejeune Herschel, affectionately syndrome, named for the know to his friends and family doctor who first made the as Butch, was an auto-body diagnosis 50 years ago, and 5p man by profession, and then minus syndrome because it in 1969 was hired as the third occurs when a portion of employee by Feather River chromosome No. 5 is missing. College, working as head of Babies born with this the maintenance department syndrome often display the until his retirement. He is following symptoms: remembered by his high-pitched cry; downward co-workers as hard-working, slant to wide-set eyes; low fair and having a great sense birth weight and slow of humor, growth; intellectual Herschel loved to help his disability and a small head children and grandchildren in and jaw. their life projects; helping to Though Brasyn is almost 2, build homes, repair cars and she weighs only 18 pounds just being there for them as a and wears clothes designed great example. All those that for a 9-month-old. She just knew him were helped in . learned to sit, but has yet to some way, as he had a giving crawl or pull herself into a heart and found great joy in standing position. helping anyone in need. He Long-term, Brasyn's loved to go camping with parents aren't sure what to family, cooking food for all to expect. enjoy and then later as his "There is a wide spectrum Where in the World Quincy native, Quincy High School graduate (Class of 1965) and current Oroville resident Howard Ferguson visits Chaunigan Lake Lodge last fall in the center of the beautiful and remote Cariboo Wilderness region of British Columbia, Canada. Howard's parents, J.C. (Fergie) and Myrta Ferguson, were Iongtime Quincy residents; they moved to Quincy in the 1920s and left in the late 1990s due to health concerns. Their other two children, Kathy (Ferguson) Hogrefe and the late Jim Ferguson0 are also QHS graduates. Chaunigan Lake was Jim's very favorite place anywhere. He requested that his ashes be scattered here. Howard and Jim's son Rob try to visit the lake once every year or so to remember their brother and father m and do a little fishing too. ACT NOW AND ALSOGET: Wl 1 rome and there is no way of knowing," Satterlee said. "But shewill always be behind. It's a form of mental retardation." The couple said they are doing everything they can to give their daughter the best chance possible to reach her full potential. She goes to therapy five days a week and they work with her at home using the techniques they have learned. During a recent afternoon visit, Brasyn tried to mimic sounds made by her father, and she later smiled and cooed when her mother kissed her. "She's the best baby ever," Glover said. "Her little personality is coming out." Glover gave up her day care work to care for Brasyn full-time. Satterlee studies criminology at Feather River College, and also works with Brasyn and helps care for the couple's other three daughters: Haven Glover, 11; Baylee Glover, 8; and Emilee Satterlee, also 8. Haven, the eldest, shares a room with her baby sister and Glover singles her out for how well she takes care of her youngest sibling. This July, Haven will travel with Glover, Satterlee and Brasyn to New York to attend an annual conference for families coping with cri-du-chat syndrome. The conference offers lectures, workshops, Mike Satterlee cradles daughter Brasyn in the backyard of his Quincy home. Brasyn, who will be 2 in June, was born with cri-du-chat syndrome, an affliction that affects just one in 50,000 children born in the United States each year. Photo by Debra Moore entertainment and an to attend the conference opportunity to interact with because "it's an opportunity other families who have to learn more about it and children with the same meet people who have syndrome, experienced it." 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