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2B Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Wesley Blackford Wesley Stephen Blackford passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 201& at his home in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wes was born May 7, 1964, at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino. Shortly after, his family moved to Happy Camp, where he grew up and graduated from high school. In March, 1983, after a brief attendance at Collegeof the Siskiyous in Weed, Wes enlisted in the United States Marine Corps were he proudly served his country until March, 1987, receiving an honorable discharge. In August 1987, Wes married his first wife, Michelle. Together they have a son, Jacob, and a daughter, Jordon. In 1992, Wes and his family moved.to Quincy, where he worked for Sierra Pacific Industries for many years, followed by a few years of traveling and working throughout California and northern Nevada as a crane operator. In 2007, Wes moved to Louisiana to be closer to his brother and work in the natural gas industry. Shortly after, he met and married his current wife, Sharon, and moved to Biloxi, where he spent the remainder of his life. While in Mississippi, he worked as a pipe fitter with VT Halter Marine and was currently employed with Gulf Ships. Wes was a strong supporter of the United States military and his favorite things included hunting, fishing, the hileoot established 1929 Seattle Seahawks and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Jacob Blackford, of Dickinson, North Dakota, and Jordon Blackford-Setterfield (Calder) of Reno, Nevada; his wife Sharon Blackford of Biloxi; his parents, Be Blackford (Bobbi) of Medford, Oregon, and Lorna Warren (Don) of Salyer; his two brothers Shawn Blackford (Amanda), of Haughton, Louisiana, and Ty Blackford (Lori) of Aiken, South Carolina. He was loved by his family and will be greatly missed. A service with full military honors was held in Biloxi on Sept. 18. A Celebration of Life (to be announced at a later date) in Wesley's honor will be held on the west coast. Shirley Joan Fichera Shirley Joan Fichera, was born Nov. 27, 1933, in E1 Dorado, Kansas, to the late George Roy Johnston and Agnes Gertrude (Pinard) Johnston. She is survived by three children, Sherry Moerschbaecher Carver, Kim Moerschbaecher Orozco, Michael Moerschbaecher; brothers, Ken Johnston, Jeff Johnston, Donald Simpson; grandchildren, Jennifer, Andy, Sarah, Caryn, and Lori; and great-grandchildren, Elli, Brock, and Piper. Shirley peacefully passed from this life under the compassionate care of those at the Long Term Care Unit of Seneca Health Care District early Saturday morning, Sept. 19, 2015. She loved her name, Shirley Joan, as well as music and playing the piano. As a young girl, her favorite movie was National Velvet. She loved the fall season and Christmas. She used to listen to the radio program "Captain Midnight." Shirley moved to her beloved town of Chester in the 1980s and made her children promise that they would never move her from this friendly, picturesque area. Her joys in life included writing poetry, photography, the outdoors and the sun on her face. She loved the old barn and churches in Chester and took many photographs during her years spent there. Private family services will take place following cremation at Fehrman Crematory. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Ople Wilma Skidmore Greene Long time Chester resident Ople Greene, age 91, died peacefully early Sunday morning, Sept. 13, 2015, in her home in Chester where she had been lovingly tended by daughters Joan Sayre and Mary Vallery during a long illness. Ople was born June 13, 1924, in Lo{zell, Wyoming. Her family moved west to Gridley in the 1930s. There, Ople finished school and met her . and:Jeaiiffer HUlsmarLr flwst htusband, skilled : Drumm; of Stockton, and horsennan John Bayless, father- -Tiir/ffak"Greene 1II, a .... of Joan and Mary. submariner serving the Following a divorce, Ople met and married Thomas Greene Sr. in 1955, and the small family moved to Chico Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE - NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET P.O. Box 1766 ,PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET Unique Gifts Home Decor Antiques THERE IS NOT A STORE LIKE ANYWHERE! With all the many new and antique items for your shopping pleasure - It would serve you well to stop by. While you're here... Pick up your 2015 DiscountCard. As always, THANK YOU! Open Daily: Men-Sat 11am-5pm Sun 11am-4pm ~ In Beaufiful Indian Valley ~ Highway 89, Crescent Mills 530.284.6016 where her daughters attended elementary and junior high school. The Greenes moved to Chester in 1960, after Collins Pine Company hired electrician Tom. Daughters Joan and Mary graduated from Chester High School, as did Ople's and Tom's son, Thomas Greene Jr. The family enjoyed outings in their mountain home. For several years, Ople and Tom established a temporary summer home base in the High Bridge Campground, where Tom loved to fish after a day's work. Ople was one of the dying breed of stay-at-home moms of her generation, who focused on providing a good home and nutritious meals for her family. She and husband Tom loved to garden, raising nearly all of their own vegetables, which Ople either canned or stored in the freezer. They also grew flowers; their moonflowers attracting friends and neighbors to their garden on summer evenings to observe the nighttime blooming. Ople was a life-long quilter and crochet artist, who enjoyed attending meetings Of the Chester Piecemakers even after she no longer had the energy to quilt. Her lifetime's handwork is now a treasured legacy for three generations of her family. She has reunited with husband Tom Greene Sr., sister Doris Schohr and brother Armon Skidmore, who predeceased her, leaving a surviving sister, Helen Campbell Montagne of Wyoming, and brother Fenton W. Skidmore of Missouri. Ople's true legacy is her children: daughters Joan Bayless Sayre (John), of Chester, Mary Bayless Vallery (Jake Lindsey), of Chester, and son Thomas Greene Jr. (LuAnn) of Paradise; grandchildren Heath Hulsman U.S. Navy from Hawaii; and great-grandchildren Erik Hulsman, Alexa Hulsman and Aaron Drumm of Stockton. No public services are planned. The family requests that in lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Op!e do so with a donation to the Chester-Lake CAL-FD 158 - CR Almanor Museum. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Nancy Lee Roblyer Nancy Roblyer slipped away peacefully on Sept. 8, 2015, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Nancy was born April 11, 1940, in Eureka, but grew up in Hayward, where she met and married her high school sweetheart Richard (Dick) Roblyer. In 1977, she and Dick moved their family to Sparks, Nevada. Nancy was an avid quilter and took joy in donating her quilts to local charities. She loved her grandchildren and when they were little she could be found jumping rope or roller skating alongside them. She was a local business woman and considered Sports west her second home. Sitting still was not her style, so when she retired she went to work tending cemeteries in Plumas County. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ryon, and her daughter, Jennifer Roblyer. She is survived by Dick, her husband of 56 years; her daughters, Leslie Kearney and Susan Arterburn; her mother, Betty Ryon; her sister Kathy; three brothers, Robert, Mike and Scott; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Kent Stacy before moving to San Diego as a young man. He attended Ravel College at University of California at San Diego, studying physics and psychology prior to beginning a career in 'computer software engineering/ nd warehouse automation. Before retiring in the early 2000s, Kent held several upper management positions and enjoyed the challenges and travel that came with the industry. He especially loved a three-year stint in Saudi Arabia, helping to establish the computer system for the Jeddah Airport. In 1996, he married Anne Williams and they settled in the Bay area, living there until 2013 when they built a home in Clio. Adventure was central to his life. Kent was an avid snow skier and sailor. He skippered several sailing cruises with Anne and friends in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Industrial design was a particular hobby; he designed and was in the process of constructing a forty-four foot catamaran that he and Anne hoped to sail together. He roamed the skies and mountains in addition to the ocean, and was an ultra-light pilot as well as a frequent hiker and backpacker in his beloved Sierra. He will be greatly missed by his wife Anne Williams, his father, Reginald Stacy, of Mississippi, and by his lifelong friends. At the time of his accident, he was cruising one of the bike routes that gave him great joy, doing one of the things he loved most. BIRTH Kent Stacy died August 31, 2015, following a motorcycle accident near his home in Clio. Born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1954, Kent lived much of his early life abroad on air force bases in Japan and France Brock Nicholas Beddoe Brock Nicholas Beddoe was born to Larissa and Nic Beddoe, of Graeagle, onSept. 7, 2015; at 11:12 p.m. atTahoe' Forest Hospital in Truckee. Brock Nicholas weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Pamela and Lyn len Johnson, of Fallen, Nevada. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Mariann Beddoe, of Ukiah. Great-grandparents are Ken and Shirley Chittenden. 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 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 Photo by Mary Beth Intermediate --'"--l.olnmumty Chorus Laraway Conlee CRN# 7497 Instructor/Director: Jane Brown (1 Unit College Credit) Dates: Oct. 4 - Dec. 6, 2015 Time: Sundays 2 - 4:30 pm & Tuesdays 6 - 8:30 pm Location: Chester United Methodist Glenwood Drive & Hwy 36, Chester New singers are welcome to join the Chorus this Spring. Some singing experience is desired for this public performance based Mixed Chorus. Registration for this class will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2015 during the first class meeting at the Chester United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. For more information about the class, contact the Chorus Board President, Josh Huddleston, at 530-284-7334. River College