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2B Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Charlotte Mac Dillon Charlotte Mac Dillon went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 2014, after a22-year battle with thyroid cancer. She was born Charlotte Mac Peart to Michael Leroy Peart and Martha Elizabeth Pfuhl on Sept. 10, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, the youngest of seven children. She married the love of her life, Robert Earl Dillon, on Feb. 7, 1949, and to this union the family grew with five beautiful children. Charlotte ioved children and was a child at heart; enjoying the simplest things life had to offer She was known for her hugs, ' infectious smile and always'a positive attitude Morn loved people and would say she never met a stranger. She loved visiting her Quincy family, David and Peggy Wallace and granddaughter Elisabeth Welch and grandsons Beau and Brendan Murray. She constantly shared her faith in our Lord and always said that the Lord. was in control of her life. She suffered with rheumatic fever at the age of five which left her heart weak. She beat breast cancer in her twenties, colon cancer in her seventies and was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1992. She was very thankful to have been accepted, with stage 4 thyroid cancer, at the Stanford Cancer Center in 2008 to try a new drug that has, just this year, been approved by the FDA for use on several types of cancer. You never heard our mom complain, but always thankful for the blessings the Lord had given her. Charlotte touched the lives of many people. In our mom's passing, we reflect on her life and her faith. We are so very grateful, mom, for your love and for sharing the Lord with US. " Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert "Bob" Dillon and grandson Michael Barre. Charlotte is survived by her son Bobby Dillon (Linda) Atascadero, daughters Sandy Newsome (Jim) Paso Robles, Peggy Wallace (David) Quincy, Diana Atiya (John) Atascadero, and Donna McGhie (Scott) Templeton. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. We know she is now in the arms of our Lord and is in perfect health. Services were held Sept. 7 at the Santa Margarita Community Church with burial at the Santa Margarita Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charlotte's name to the Santa Margarita Community Church, PO Box 306, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. Michael Paul Dearing Michael Paul Dearing, 64, passed away in his Quincy home last year, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Born in Hawthorne, Michael was the son of Horace and Arnie Dearing. As a young man, he loved the ocean and was quite the surfer. Michael went on to become a lighting and sound stage hand for various bands, including Leon Russell, whom he traveled the country with. He also built numerous massive stage production sets. In the late 1970s, Michael went on to become a Seasonal fire fighter for the U.S. Forest Service. He was stationed at the Meadow Valley Fire Department as lead crew person on the Plumas National Forest. Ian McElroy was the fire chief of the Meadow Valley Fire Dept., but not in charge of the forest service personnel. Michael's fire truck was Engine 682. Everyone called him "Doc" for his initials "M.D." During a particularly bad fire in the Feather River Canyon, a huge rock and burning material came flying down the mountainside, hitting his foreman Bill Bradfield. Michael, as well as Christopher Mehne, carried him out of the woods to I I 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. 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Michael was also known for his witticism, and big heart. He was preceded in death by his longtime life partner, Betsy Forbes. He is survived by his son Conor, daughter-in-law Candance, and granddaughter Meadow, all of Payson, Arizona, as well as his brother Larry Dearing of Long Beach. Rest in peace, my friend, I miss you every day. Christine Mac Hamilton Lifelong Greenville resident Christine Mac Hamilton passed from this life unexpectedly, Thursday evening, Sept 11, 2014, at Renown Medica, l Cenfer in Reno, Nevada, following injuries from a fall. Her loving family was at l~er side. Born September 16, 1944, in Chico, Chris -- as she affectionately became known -- moved to the northeastern California community of Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices or Paid Obit- uaries. Paid Obituaries start at $80 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@ plumasnews.com, subject obit. Greenville with her family as a young baby. She attended grammar school and high school in Greenville graduating from Greenville High School as a member of the Class of 1964 where she was nicknamed "Cricket" Following her graduation from high school she went on to attend a trade school as a key punch operator in the fledging computer industry before going on to attend beauty school. Returning to Greenville following her graduation from beauty school Chris went to work for Louise McIntire in her shop, continuing to run the shop after Louise's retirement. During this time, she also began the career that she so dearly loved, that of being a caregiver, a joy that she carried out until her untimely passing. In April of 1969, Chris married the love of her life and best friend Raymond Hamiltonwhom she had met while babysitting for his sister. Together the family raised three children. Chris was a talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing clothes for her family as well as doing needlepoint. She also enjoyed square dancing, hunting, gold panning and is fondly remembered by her family for her cooking, canning and candy making, along with the beautiful gifts she prepared for her grandchildren. She is a former member of the former Rebekah Lodge of Greenville, The Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club as well as being a longtime volunteer for the former Indian Valley District Hospital. In passing, Chris leaves her husband of 45 years, Ray of Greenville; children Guy Hamilton and his wife Melody, of Greenville, Ray Dean and his wife Karen, of Elk Grove, Gaylene and her husband Kevin Fukagawa, of Dayton, Nevada; the jewels of her later life, her grandchildren Rebecca, Katie, Chelsea, Tiffany and Kristin and her great-granddaughter Saia; brothers Dan Norcom, of Goldpoint, Nevada, and Dennis Norcom, of Magalia; her sister Patricia Stewart, of the state of Washington, along with five nephews, four nieces and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Chris joins her sister Cathlene Neeley in their eternal home. A Celebration of Chris's life is being planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, with the location to be announced. An opportunity to express ANDERLINI & M SWLLNE LLP Terry Anderlini a Martindale-HubbeU AV rated Bar of California. Serious personal itOury cases, Local References your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Richard Clay Murrow Richard Clay Murrow passed away on Sunday, Aug.. 31, 2014, just 10 days shy of his 90th birthday. In typical Richard fashion, he was alternately winking and sticking out his tongue at his care'giver moments before closing his eyes and moving on to his next adventure. He was born in Hagerman, Texas, on Sept. 10, 1924, to Walter Clifton arid Virgie Shires Murrow. He liked to comment that his birthplace is now under Lake Texoma. He and his family, including sisters Hazel, Mary, and Dorothy, moved to Hugo, Oklahoma, then on to Long Beach -- part of the "Okie" migration that took place during the Great Depression. He attended school in Long Beach before enlisting in the Army and fighting in the European Theatre under the command of General George S. Patton, whom he admired greatly. He was awarded the Soldier's Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star for duties performed in the Campaign of Rhineland.- During his time of service in Europe he met a very pretty member of the Women's Army Core (WAC) from Buffalo, New York - Mary Margaret Mudra. Their courtship lead to marriage in Vierma, Austria, on = .. November 28 and November 30, 1947. (Mary Margaret Mudra Murrow!) They were married by the Viennese Burgermeister on the 28th and in the Church on the 30th. Mary was a proper Catholic girl so the honeymoon had to wait until after the official church wedding. Once WWII ended, Dick and Mary came back home and he was stationed at Ft. Custer, Michigan. When the "Forgotten War" in Korea began; he once again served his country as a member of the military police. He was wounded in action at Taegu and was awarded the Purple Heart and Cluster. After his honorable discharge, he and his New York bride moved back to Southern California where he worked in security for the Douglas Aircraft Company as, the Cold War ramped up. In 1960, he and Mary adopted their son Michael. Tired of the Southern California pace of life, and after visits to his sister Mary and husband A1 Hugon (a CHP officer), they threw caution to the wind and moved to Chester. In 1963, they adopted their son Greg. See Obits, page 3B Part-Time Outreach Specialist sought by Plumas County Fire Safe Council Plumas Corporation, on behalf of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PC FSC), is seeking the services of an Outreach Specialist. This person will assist in community outreach, website design and maintenance, meeting facilitation, the development of outreach materials, and the coordination of numerous public meetings regarding forest land management, with an emphasis on public lands throughout Plumas County. A degree and work experience in natural resource management and experience with meeting facilitation is highly desirable. The person should have strong leadership and communication skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable work- ing with groups. Experience with environmental education campaigns, web design, web based public participation, graphic design, and Geographic Information System (GIS) is desired. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the Plumas County Fire Safe Council website to find a complete job description for this position: www.plumasfiresafe.org. Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed at Mike De Lasaux (530 283-6125) or Nils Lunder (530 258-6936). Application information must be sent electronically to Diann@ plumascounty.org and must be received by 5 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday September 30th in Quincy. Final selection will be announced on Friday, October 3rd. Plumas Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. r )