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2B Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Virgil "Ray" Keefer Virgil "Ray" Keefer passed away May 13, 2012. He was born in Concord, June 10, 1931. Ray was raised in Oregon and graduated from Ontario High School, in Ontario, Ore., izl 1949. Ray joined the Air Force and was a cargo specialist during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he moved to Chester where he met the love of his life and best friend Maxine Hughes. They were married on Nov. 28, 1953, and moved to Chic. where Ray at- tended Chic. State University graduating in 1957 with a B.A. in business administration. They returned to Chester where he was a real estate broker for over 40 years and was a Plumas County Justice Court Judge for Greenville and Chester for nine years. Ray served as president of the Judges, Marshals and Con- stables Association. He was a member of the Chester Lions Club and served as secretary and president. Ray was also a member of the Plumas County board of Realtors serving as president and regional chair- man of District 2. He received Realtor of the Year in 1991. Ray was honored as Lifetime Mem- ber of PTA for his work with and for young people. After retirement, they relo- cated to Durham and Chic.. Ray is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine; his daughter Teri (Dave) Schell of Durham; sons, Steve of Tustin, and Dale (Bonnie) of Susanville; eight grandchil- dren, Laural (Ryan) Davis, Brand.n, Brett and Bradley Keefer, Brieanna (Bryan) Rhoads, Kaena Keefer, Mor- gan and Madison Schell; one great-grandson Ashton Rhoads; a sister, Helen (Dean) Fraizer of Oregon; and a brother, Earl (Ann) of Red- ding; many nieces, nephews and cousins, and many, many friends. The family would like to thank the staffs of Enloe Hos- pital and Twin Oaks Care Fa- cility for the wonderful care he was given. A celebration of Ray's life will be held Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m., at the Chester Elks Lodge. "Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries, it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Alzheimers Association in care of Brusie Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. On- line condolences can be sent to the family at Diann Conant Diann Conant, of Portola, passed away May 14, 2012, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, NET., after a long fight with COPD. Born in Portola, Feb. 5, 1947, she joins her parents, William "Bill" Conant and Genevive "Betty" Baldwin, in eternal life. She is survived by her daughter, Amber Knox; sister, Cheryl Plane; and nephews Jason and Matthew Manit. At her request, she will be buried with her paternal grandparents, George and Flo- rence Conant, at the Shady Grove cemetery in Portola. A Celebration of life will be held at the Mohawk Tavern, 999 Johnsville Rd., Graeagle, ' Aug. 11, at 1 pro. In lieu of flowers please do- nate to any local organization. Diann believed in taking care of the locals. /o. (? established 1929 Monuments • Benches Signs • Borders Address Stones GRANITE • MARBLE • NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET' P.O. BOX 1766 opORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAx (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET ,, ....... , : , The Plumas Bank Board of Directors and President 8 CEO Announce: PlumS. Bank.has $40. million to Lend! With S40 mullion to lend ,n our communities, Plumas Bank has a variety of loan options that may help you, your family or your business! BUSINESS LOANS PERSONAL LOANS • :. SBA 504 - 7A .:. Auto • :. Commercial .:- Home Equity Real Estate Line of Credit • :- Equipment .:- Mortgage • :. Construction .:- Lots • :. Credit Cards .:- Credit Cards • :. And Morel .:- And More! Call a Plumas Bank expert at 888.3PLUMAS (375.8627). As your financial partner, we've got you covered! Veda Marguerite Rude At the tender age of 103, with her loving family at her side, Veda Marguerite Rude passed from this life peaceful- ly on the morning of May 25, 2012, at her residence in East Quincy. Born to Alfred and Ida (Bowan) Salmon on the family ranch at French Camp, she was raised and educated in Manteca where she attended high school. At the age of 15 she met Merlyn Rude, whom she later married in Eureka on July 18, 1927, and to this blessed union a son and daughter were born. Following their marriage the newlyweds moved to Turlock before settling in Modest.. In 1988, they moved to the north- eastern California community of Quincy. Veda was an accomplished seamstress who took great pride in sewing the clothes for her family. She also enjoyed the art of embroidery and cro- cheting and, as her daughter tells, "was one hell of a good cook." In passing Veda leaves her daughter, Arlene Van Lier, of Quincy; son Ronald "Jack" Rude and his wife Jean, of Quincy; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. She joins her husband Mer- lyn, who passed from this life in 1993; a sister, Eva; and two grandchildren in their eternal home. Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices'or Paid Obit- uaries. Paid Obituarie ;tart t $70 and may include a photo for an additional $10. For more information or to arrange for these notices, contact any of our offices during business hours or email typesetting@, subject obit. Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: • DOORS • TRIM • WINDOWS • PLUMBING • ROOFING • ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. At Veda's request no ser- vices will take place. An opportunity to express condo- lences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrman Nancy Annette Barbea CEI.EBRATION OF ISF-E 'R.L. (Ron) Couch There will be a Celebra- tion of Life held for Ron Couch June 9 at the Greenville Town Hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. MARRIAGE LICENSE May 24 Sara Eileen Coustette and Travis Joseph Spencer, both of Truckee. Nancy Annette Barbea peacefully passed from this life Wednesday evening, May 30, 2012, with her husband at her side at her residence in East Quincy. Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Bre- inert.n, Wash., Nancy and her family relocated to Quincy when she was 4 after a brief stay in the San Francisco East Bay. She is a 1961 graduate of Quincy High School and fol- lowing graduation worked at the Lariat Lodge and later for Plumas District Hospital in their kitchen. She was introduced through mutual friends to a handsome young gentleman named C. Dee Barbea, and the couple was united in matrimony July 25, 1970, in Reno, NeT. Dee's career with the Califor- nia Highway Patrol led the cou- ple to move to Concord, where they resided from 1970 to 1983. While residing in the East Bay Area, Nancy was active with the Wetted Wheels Motorcycle Club as well as the Twilight Twirlers Square Dancing Club. Th couple returned to Quincy in 1983 where Nancy became active with the Mt. Jura Gem Society out of Taylorsville as well as the Feather River Mod- ciA's Club. Nancy found pleasure in cruising th# backcQuqtry with her husband in their Jeep, touring on their motor: cycle, rock hunting and beach combing as well as col- lecting antiques and working in her garden. In passing, she leaves her best friend and love of her life, her husband Dee, of Quincy; daughter Katy Marie Barbea, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and her beloved companion Kekoa. Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory, private family services will take place at a later date. Inurnment will take place in the Cromberg District Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest regis- ter is available online at The family asks that any re- membrances in Nancy's name be made to Plumas Communi- ty Hospice, c/o Fehrman Mor- tuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. BIRTHS Joshua Emmanuel Livermore Joshua Emmanuel Liver- more was born to Shannon N. Hernandez-Livermore and Joshua R. Livermore of Quin- cy on May 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Joshua weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Cindy Beaver and Micheal Hernandez. Paternal grandparents are Jean Moser and W.R. Liver- more. Great-grandparents are Jerrie Snook and Shirley and Jack Kautzer. Piper Mac Patterson Piper Mae Patterson was born to Adrienne and Dan Patterson of Quincy on May 16, 2012, at 6:22 p.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Piper weighed 5 pounds, 8.9 ounces. Piper is also welcomed by brother, Nathan Patterson, age 4. CARDS of THANKS The IndianNal!ey Youth Summit would:like to thank the individuals and groups that contributed to the suc- cess of our first Teen Suicide First Aid Training: Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District, Tsi Akim Tribe, Butte County Office of Educa- tion, Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, Vicky Schillinger, Joelle Brazier, Cynthia Christensen, John Moore, Crystal Singletary, Joy File, Elaine Taddei. We, the PHS 2012/2013 cheerleaders, would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all 100-plus wonderful people who came out and supported us at our fried chicken dinner at Longboards on May 31. We would also like to thank Sean Conry, chef at Longboards; without his generous support we would not have been able to accomplish such a success- ful fundraiser. Thank you again, PHS 2012/2013 Cheerleaders M i Mallery&MallerY EATTY ._i._ I Attorneys at Law l "----""c'"   I PROBATE. TRUST ADMINISTRATION II General BuiMing Contra'ctor / \\;  / \\; | ESTATE PLANNING" FAMILY LAW I 257-4300 I 125 South Lassen St. • Susanville "’d’] ., is pleased to invite you to a .,\\; / . VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE ,/-" Sunday, June 10, 2012 • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. " High Sierra Animal Rescue ,  103 Meadowridge Lane, Portola (Refreshments will be provided) Do you love animals? Would you like to help our rescued pets find theirloving, forever homes? BECOME A VOLUNTEER! Members of the Board of Directors, Staff and current Volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding volunteer oppor- tunities. See how our shelter environment and our volunteers and staff help with the mental wellness of our rescued pets while they are with us and how we help improve their adoptability. We do this through a program of Human Contact, Routine and Consistency. Representatives from Friends of Plumas County Shelter Animals PLUMAS BANK FDIC