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2B Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter " TITAL STATIST](;00 OBITUARIES Oleta Sue Story Portola resident Oleta Sue Story passed from this life peacefully, Friday July 3, 2009, at St. Mary&apos;s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., following a long and valiant battle with diabetes. Her loving husband and daughter were at her side. Born 67 years ago in Gene Autry, Okla., to Oklahoma natives Ivry and Ruby (Black) Edwards, as a young child she and her family relo- cated to Terra Bella, where she was raised and educated. Oleta graduated from Porter- ville High School as a mem- ber of the class of 1960. Invited by a friend on a blind date ,she met a hand- some young sailor named Frank Story. This encounter led to their marriage in Terra Bella, Nov. 12, 1960, and to this union one son and a daughter were born. Her husband's military ca- reer led them throughout the country, where Oleta sup- ported her husband in his ca- reer as well as providing the stable force needed in a mili- tary family. Following Frank's retire- ment the couple moved to Quincy in 1978, moving to Sonora, in 1986. She and Prank resided in Sonora some 20 years before return- ing to Plumas County two years ago. Oleta enjoyed the outdoors, especially snowmobiling and was a longtime member of the Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club. She found great enjoy- ment in spending time with family and visiting with her many friends. In passing Oleta leaves her loving husband of 48 years, Frank of Portola; daughter, Robin McKay of Quincy, and her precious grandchildren Matthew and Tanner McKay. She joins her son Randy Story who passed from this life in October 2006, as well as one sister in her eternal home. A private family celebra- tion of Oleta's life will take place at a later date. An op- portunity to express condo- lences to the family, as well as sign the memorial guest register, is available online at The family suggests any re- membrances in Oleta's mem- ory be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Cre- matory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. Gene Robert Hermo Gene Robert Hermo passed away July 4, 2009, at Seneca Long Term Care. He was born to Albert and Susan Hermo Jan. 9, 1935, in Baker, Ore. He moved to Chester when he was five years old. He was a mechanic for Collins Pine Co. for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Norma; brother Ken of Chica- go, Ill.; four daughters Terri Hermo Brown of Reno, Nev., Rayna Hermo of Quincy, Kim Hermo Coy of Susanville, Dawna Hermo Jackman of Livermore; seven grandchil- dren and four great-grand- children. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Long Term Care, Chester. Mollie Sosa Life-long Quincy resident Mollie Sosa passed from this life gracefully, with her lov- ing family at her side, Tues- day, July 7, 2009, at her home following complications from a recent stroke. Born to native Californians William and Rita (Springer) Dick in Susanville, July 2, 1914, as a baby she and her eoot nument Zn,/== 900n00,o,;oo= established 1929 MONUMENTS BENCHES SIGNS BORDERS ADDRESS STONES GRANITE = MARBLE NATURAL STONE 1 IO PACIFIC ST. P.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILC00TMON U M ENT.COM 4 PET ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTHS, OBITUARIES, IN MEMORIAMS, BIRTHDAYS, CONTEST WINNERS, ETC. EHy's Knight Mare Lady Elysees of Butterfly Valley anGalustrus Knight of Rogue River, Ore., welcomed Elkyight Mare Aug. 8, 2007, during a home birth at .ttterfly Valley. The newborn measureJes at the withers. Maternal grandpar:Dorothy and Dennis Miller of Butterfly Valley. Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Gordon Westergard of Rogue River, Ore. Great grandmother is Donna Miller of Quincy. Elly's joins sibling Andy, 11. Obituary Brutis "Big Boy" Smith Brutis Smith, age 12, we ngreat mousehunt in the sky Aug. 6, 2007.  .&  He enjoyed naprlawn chair, fresh water, and investigating the neos' yards for treats. He was a great guard cat, chasing dogs from the front yard. He is survived by his sister, Freda, friend Bo, and human servants Steve and Ellen Smith. I:  ,2... n::; :;i::::::!,. U . ======================================================== ......................... ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : :i.ii:.:: lllilil.ii!i!/ili,<Iliiiiiii!;!iiiiii illiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiilli!ii iiii!Iiiii;iiiiI "iliif)fl" !I IIII ;:i115111 1 ii! i115 i ii iiiii:iiiii:i!iii:I !iii:iii!iiiiii!i!i!:!iiii!:!i:ii iiiii!i!ii!}ii!iii(iiii#ii:<yi!;i!iiiiiiii! ii iliiiili{iiiiiii!iiiiiIi ililiii <:iI. .li$i:>ill\>)''ilii:i?(i)ii:ii: :;i ::I:E: i:: .... 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She had just recently attended her Mountain Maidu people's Bear Dance in Susanville and Taylorsville, and was a mem- ber of Moretown Rancheria. An avid fisherman she es- pecially enjoyed camping and traveling. In passing to the great spir- it Mollie leaves her daugh- ters Vivian Hansen and Norene Wilson, both of Quin- cy; sister Susie Campbell of Ukiah; grandchildren Dean Hansen, Tonia Sherman, Dana Gallaway, Jason and Ryan Wilson, Leisha and Bar- bara Hollingsworth, 18 great- grand and eight great-great- grandchildren. Mollie joins her daughter Barbara Hedrick, two sisters and one brother in her eter- nal home. A celebration of Mollie's life will take place at the Hansen's family home, 1021 Bucks Lake Rd., Quincy, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Inurn- ment will take place in the Ross Native American Ceme- tery in Indian Valley. An opportunity to express condolences to the family along and sign the memorial guest register is available online at Ora Lea Brown Former longtime Chester resident Ora Lea Brown, 95, passed from this life to her eternal home with the Lord peacefully, with her family at her side, Saturday July 11, 2009 at her son's residence in Montague. Born Dec. 15, 1913, in Malvern, Ark., to the late John and Amanda (Dixon) Gage, Ora Lea was raised and educated in Arkansas. Ora Lea moved to Chester in 1949. She was employed first as a waitress at the for- mer Leffier's Caf6 before go- ing to work as a nursing as- sistant in the Emergency Room of Seneca District Hospital. Following an earlier di- vorce from Marion Bell, she later met Chester barber Ken- neth Brown and the couple were united in matrimony in June 1960 in Reno, Nev. They lived in Chester until 1978, when they relocated to Cot- tonwood, and Ora Lea lived there until Kenneth's passing in August 1989. She then moved to Red Bluff until health complications re- quired her to move to Mon- tague some eight months ago. Ora Lea was first and fore- most a loving wife and moth- er. She took great pride in her family. A devoted Christ- ian, she fellowshipped at the Red Bluff Community Bap- tist Church. A longtime member of TOPS, Ora Lea was an accomplished seam- stress who enjoyed crochet- ing and quilting. In passing Ora Lea leaves her sons Robert Bell and his wife Edna of Los Molinos, Donald Bell and his wife Glenda of Montague; daugh- ter Lois Kiessling and hus- band Fred of Sparks, Nev., 13 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren and she was proudly expecting two more great-great-grandchil- dren shortly. Ora Lea joins her husband Kenneth, sons Chuck and Gerald, as well as five broth- ers and one sister in her eter- nal home. A celebration of Ora Lea's life will take place at the graveside in the Chester Dis- trict Cemetery 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 15. An opportunity to express condolences to the family along and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary .com. The family suggests any re- membrances in Ora Lea's memory be made to Madrone Hospice who so lovingly helped in her care, c/o Fehrman Mortuary, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947. I Honey Lake Headstones & Cemetery Supplies SAVE 10% (off competitor's prices) ,- Head Stones -.0,- Monuments -,,,- Engraving -,,,- Granite or Concrete Coping & Borders " 8 AM-B PM AVAILABLE 7 DAYS --,,- 257-7523 or Cell 249-9011 Noah Miller 470-600 Cottomwood Rd Susanville iii I DEATH NOTICES Bruce Lawrence Edney Bruce Lawrence Edney, born March 14, 1952, to June and Phillip Gene Edney of Sweethome, Ore., died at his home in Greenville, Friday, June 26, 2009. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Susan; son Chuck and daughter Dani Gagne of Greenville; mother June Edney of Sweethome, Ore.; aunt Bon- nie and uncle Dale Reeves of Wicks, Ark.; and father-in-law Dale Houston of Condon, Ore. Brian Lane Norton Brian Lane Norton of Hut- to, Texas, died July 6, 2009. He was born to Rex and Bon- nie Norton Sept. 3, 1963, in Rochester, Minn. Brian is survived by his daughter Jessica; son Taylor; their mother Janis; brother Jeff of Vacaville (Donna), and mother Bonnie Norton of Quincy. His father Rex pre- ceded him in death in 2003. BIRTHS Savannah Paige Burritt Svannah Paige Burritt was born to Jessica and John Bur- ritt of Portola June 17, 2009, at 1:02 p.m. at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18-1/4 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Jo and Greg Remund of Portola. Paternal grandparents are Joann Burritt of Sparks and John Burritt of Reno, Nev. Great-grandparents are Jeri Remund of Portola and Dee and Ted Griswold, also of Reno. Savannah joins sister Syd- ney, 6, at home. Holden Neal Cook Holden Neal Cook was born to Deborah and Bret Cook of Greenville June 24, 2009, at 7:48 a.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Maternal grandparents are Carol (deceased) and Douglas Harlan of Mapleton, Utah. Paternal grandparents are Olga and Dennis Cook of Fairbanks, Alaska. Great-grandparent is Pat Cook, also of Fairbanks. Holden joins siblings Kaiah, 17, Carinne, 15, McKenna, 12, Julianne, I0, and Jacob, 4, at home. Ciandra Rae Esparza Ciandra Rae Esparza was born to Andrea Gunderson and Reynaldo Esparza of Blairsden June 24, 2009, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Vera Musso of Quincy and Arlan Gunderson of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Paternal grandmother is Maria Esparza of Mexico. Great-grandparents are Gaylene and Joe Musso of Taylorsville. Ciandra joins sibling Dillon, 10, at home. MARIIAGE LICENSES July 2 Jonathan Blair Osterstock and Brittney Rachele Martini, both of San Ramon. Kristen Nicole Schmidt and Graham Keith Dalldorf, both of Reno, Nev. July 6 Rebecca Mae Mecartea and Adam John Stebbins, both of Corvallis, Ore. Erin Kathleen Gage and Christopher Joseph Fitzpatrick, both of Costa Mesa, Katherine Sheppard Albers and Jesse Duran Morales, both of Sparks, Nev. July 7 Caitlin Suzanne Bowen of Quincy and Jonathan David Grillo of Lake Almanor. CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank the following persons for volun- teering to design and build the new addition to our fireball. First, Bob Arndt was the key person to get the project completed. Another key contributor was Richard Caley of Caley Electric, who did the electri- cal work. We would like to thank Sierra Pacific Industries for their genCard of Thanksthe framing lumber that we need- ed to build the new addition. Other folks who helped were: Rich Burkhead of Harmony Builders and Jim Huffmon of Huffmon Construction. We would also like to thank the following persons who helped with the project: Ken Muir of Dickens Drilling, Cliff Sutton (concrete placing and finishing), Milt Smith, Scan Fripp of Phase II, Tam Halaj; Robert Alcayaga, Al- fred Freitas, and the Plumas County Building Department for guidance with our project. Dan Kenney Fire Chief Long Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Cromberg Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices or Paid Obituaries. Paid Obituaries start at $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, subject obit M IMallery00Mallery] Sl,000 Reward _u ' Attorneys atLaw , I PRO=*T00..T=USTADMINIST]0000ON / for Tony picked up in Virginia City, / \\; | / \\; I ESTATE PLANNING / Nevada, Friday, 6/26. 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