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21a Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Helen Louise Arcona With her loving family at her side and under the compassionate care of the staff at Eastern Plumas Health Care's Long Term Care Unit, Portola resident Helen Louise Arcona peacefully passed from this life early Saturday morning, Aug.22, 2015. As one often children of the late Pennsylvania and Illinois natives Ward and Ora (Walker) Zack, Helen was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Fresno and was raised and educated in Fresno County graduating from Tulare High School as a member of the Class of 1942. Shortly out of high school, Helen married Elbert Ashbaugh Jr. and to this union a son, Elbert III, of Pasadena, and daughter, Patricia Larkin; of Missoula, Montana, were born. The marriage later ended in divorce. Helen remarried Otto "Duke" Arcona, a union that was blessed with four additional children, a son, Thomas Arcona, of Millville, and daughter Sherry Sebring, of Portola, Edna Hart!ey, of Napoleon, Ohio, and Susan Boaz, of Santa Rosa. Helen was a talented artist who enjoyed painting in oils and was an accomplished songwriter who had been published and recorded a number of times. She found pleasure in dancing, cooking and traveling as well as trying her luck in some of the area's gaming establishments. Helenhad been a resident of Portola for the past 24 years and was a former resident of Sonoma and Lake counties. In her passing, along with her children she leaves her brothers, Everett Zack, of Fresno, and Harold Zack, of Kerman; sister Alicia Kornelli, of Livingston, and was the proud grandparent to 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Helen had a special love and relationship with all of her family members. She loved all of them in her own special way. Along with her husband Duke, whom she lost in 1977, she joins five brothers and one sister in their eternal home. A family celebration of her life will take place Wednesday, Aug~ 26, at the graveside in the Whispering Pines Cemetery, Portola. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices or paid Obituaries. :Paid Obituaries start at $80 and may include a photo for an additional $10. For more information or to arrange for these i notices, contact any of our offices during business hours or e-mail, subject obit. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale,Hubbell AV fated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. we specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious pei'sonal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 and ask for. Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen tanderlini@amlawffice'cm Welles (Capt. Carl) Clarke Jr. A long-time resident of Meadow Valley, Welles (Capt. Carl) Clarke Jr., died Aug. 14, 2015, at Reno Memorial Veterans Hospital. Captain Carl-- as he was known to his many friends -- was born July 5, 1936, to Welles C. Clarke Sr. and Marion E. Welles, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His family moved to southern California when Carl was a young boy. He was educated in Orange County and attended college at Cal State in FuUerton. Captain Carl's love for the ocean guided his life for many years. During this time, he joined the merchant marines and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1959. He then became a captain on various yachts in the Newport Beach area (thus the nickname of Captain Carl.) He captained yachts for the Iikes of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor; also for John Wayne, his old drinking buddy. During the late 1960s, Captain Carl followed a couple of sailing buddies (Homer and Bob Blust) to Quincy. Early on, he worked for Sierra Pacific Industries as a mill-rite. After about three years, he decided to open his own construction business, which he operated until his health declined. He built many roads, worked with all kind~ of logging operations and was always there to help individuals with their problems and projects. Captain Carl joined E Clampus Vitus (Clampers) in 1971 and was very active volunteering for any duty that was asked of him. In 1994, Carl became the honorable Grand Humbug and remained an active Clamper until his death. One of Captain Carl's favorite events was the Taylorsville hilcoot established 1929 110 Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE - NATURAL STONE PACIFIC STREET P.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1 908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET h /k Hearts " eing Heal d Saturday, October 3, 2015 8 am to 4:30 pm New Life Christian Center 72690 Highway 70. Portola, Ca Inspired Speakers Join us and bring your friends! Register online @ For more information Call Tiffany (530) 927-7033...Scholarships Available CAL-FD 158 - CR 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. 300 ~,MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 solar cook-off. His participation and. assistance was vital to the success of this event. The interesting thing about Captain Carl was he could fix or repair just about anything. He was a master welder, a carpenter, a plumber, an electrician and he could operate any piece of machinery or heavy equipment built; so if you needed help with your solar equipment, Captain Carl was the go-to man to get it done. Captain Carl's pleasure in life was his daily social visits to the Plumas Club and a major part of his daffy routine. He loved to sit on his favorite bar stool, have a cool cocktail and tell his many stories to anybody that would listen. Captain Carl was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a member of the NRA. Carl was predeceased by his mother, Marion E., and Welles C. Clarke, his father. Captain Carl leaves behind a ship full of friends and neighbors. He was a special person and a pleasure to be around and brought many smiles to our faces. A graveside military service is planned for Sept. 19, at lla.m., at the Meadow Valley Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Carl's life at the Plumas Club in Quincy. Larry Lee Lawson Former founder of the Quincy Gun Shooting Range and longtime Quincy resident, Larry Lee Lawson ("Ace the : Accuratizer") passed from this life peacefully with his loving family at his side Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2015. He was born in Oroville, California to Raymond and Helen Lawson on June 9, 1930. Larry was a dedicated worker for the Western Pacific Railroad, he was recognized for his outstanding service beginning on July 9, 1949, and continuing to the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement on July 15, 1992. As a dedicated Lifetime member of the NRA since age 12, Larry held guns, trapshooting and pistol shooting close to his heart. He was a wonderful teacher to young and old alike. In passing, Larry leaves his daughters, Cathleen Vincent and son-in-law Jimmy, Helen Lawson, Claudette Fox and son-in-law Tom, and son Robert Lawson. He was the proud grandparent to 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in his passing by. his parents, Raymond and Helen Lawson; stepmother Robbin; wife Evelyn Lawson; brother Jerry Lawson; and son Jerry Crump. A Celebration of Life for Larry will be held at the Gansner Park on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided, ~ide dishes are welcomed. BYOB and drinks. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at Robert Patrick Lynch Robert Patrick Lynch (Grandpa Bob), a loving brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed from us on Aug. 8, 2015. He was born on Sept. 23, 1930, (during the depression), in Absher, Montana. Robert was the youngest child of eight: three brothers -- Jim, Vincent and Joe, and four sisters -- Eileen, Marq, Betty and Dolly. His father, Micheal Joseph Lynch, was born in Ireland and his mother, Ellen Lowell Lynch, was born in England. Both parents made their way to Canada, met and were married in British Columbia, Canada. From there they made their way to the United States and moved around Montana, they settled for good in Round-Up, Montana, where Bob was raised. He was baptized a Catholic and served as an altar boy. He attended the Saint Benedict School of Round-Up where he graduated from the eighth grade~ This was as far as he , would go in school. .... He helped his mom for a ~ while and worked odd jobs until 1948 when he joined the Navy. This was during the Korean War. Bob got lucky and served stateside in Kodiak, Alaska, until he was honorably discharged in 1952. He then moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, where he became a bartender, he moved to Nevada bartending and moving around, and then he found work in construction. He went to work for Drumm Construction and learned how to operate heavy equipment. A couple of Bob's brothers and sisters had made their way to Reno, Nevada, and that's where Bob would go next. He met Jolene, they would marry in 1960, the same year that Bob joined the Operating Engineer's Local No. 3. He was working for Sierra Paving, he would learn to run a paving machine (Blaw Knox w/tracks, no tires for him), and this was his passion. When Sierra Paving changed owners and became Golden West Paving Bob had found his profession, he made a name for himself, "If you want the job done right, you get Bob Lynch to do it," was often heard. His hobbies were painting the trucks that hauled the asphalt; this kept him busy in his spare time. In 2011 Bob was honored with his 50th year Gold Pin & t 9am - 3pm in the parkin, Lots of Items! 2453 E. Main St. Quincy Watch from the Operating Engineers, of which he was very proud. He spent his life on the road, and every weekend that he was close enough, he would come home to see his daughters, who had moved to Greenville. He would arrive late on Friday nights and be on the road again a little after midnight on Sunday night. In the winter, he would come home to stay for a couple of months. Bob also liked to fix old clocks; it was a passion that was shared with his father, growing up. Grandpa Bob, as he was lovingly called in his later Years by most who knew him, leaves behind his two daughters, Roberta M. Allen and Kelly J. Williamson, both of Greenville. His four grandchildren, the lights of his life, Amber M. Cravens of Greenville, M. Emily Allen of Chico, Joseph E. Allen of Greenville, Richard M. Williamson of Canton, Ohio; and his four great-grandchildren, Mason Patrick Meza, Isabella Maxine Sturr, Clayton William C0dY Hawkins and Holly Marie Hawkins. His children and grandchildren were his whole life. He passed away peacefully in his home on Wolf Creek Road and he will be missed so very much. Rest in peace, Grandpa Bob, we love you. Memorial services will be held for Robert on Aug. 29, at Fehrman's Mortuary, 113 Ann St., Greenville, at 2 p.m. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest regi.ster, is available online at fehrman BIRTHS Maverik Michael Calvin Hawkins Maverik Michael Calvin Hawkins was born to Courtney Mellott and John Hawkins, both of Greenville, on Aug. 11, 2015, at p~umg~istrict ~,, ~ ~.,~ Hospital in Quincy. Ma~verik ~, weighed7 pounds, 7 ounces ..... and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Cherly Hames, of Bishop and Shinell Brawning, of Texas. Paternal grandparents are Tim Hawkins, of Greenville, John Hooper, of Washington, and Rolland Keller, of Greenville. Maverik is also welcomed by sister ChloeLynn, 1. Mercy Nevaeh Kassel Mercy Nevaeh Kassel was born to Sheri and Kevin Kassel, of Chester, on July 23, 2015, at 1:44 p.m. at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville. Mercy Nevaeh weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Teresa Beebe, of Chico, and Diane and Tim Long, of Citrus Heights. Paternal grandparents are Lana Kennedy, of Sacramento, and John Kassel, of Chico. Great-grandmother is Millie Harvey, of Sacramento. Mercy Nevaeh is also welcomed by sibling Echo, 8. MARRIAGE LICENSES Aug. 17 Rebecca Kaehukai Opuaena and Nicholas Russell Bradley, both of Durham. Cheyenne Michaela Brackeen and Jacob Taylor Syverson, both of Reno, Nevada. Aug. 19 Jessica June Price and Jason Matthew Gilbert-Nunes, both of Vinton. Ashley Marie Coscuna and Kalei Raymond Kanekoa, both of Reno, Nevada. Aug. 20 Teeona Maryah Blakley and Steven Cady Griffin, both of Cave Junction, Oregon.