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2B Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL ST kTISTI OBITUARIES moved from Cobb Mountain, to Quincy. Bill had a passion of electronics and was an avid ham radio operator. He and his wife were instrumental in maintaining communications during numerous natural disasters as well as being an integral part of Cal Fire's Communications System. He could be found also alongside his late wife helping to run local Red Cross and Salvation Army Evacuation Centers. Bill was always there to lend a hand to those in need. He had just recently begun attending services at the Meadow Valley Community Church. In passing Bill leaves his sons, Blaine Cecil Alexander and his wife Stephany, and Chad I. Alexander, all of Quincy. Bill was a proud grandparent to Annicka, Dominic and Mia, all referring to him as "Poppa," as well as being survived by his sister Shirley Dixon and brother Bob Alexander. Bill has gone on to join his wife of 44 years, La Nell, and sister Barbara Alexander in their eternal home. A celebration of Bill's life is being planned for a later date. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at The family asks that any remembrances in Bill's memory be made to your local chapter of the Salvation Army. Gall Mlakar Massey Gall Louise Mlaker Massey, 67, of Portola, passed away Sept. 16, 2014, in Reno, Nevada. Funeral services were held at Portola Station Baptist Church on Sept. 20, 2014, with Pastor Grog Marr officiating. Gall was born in Portola to John and Earline Mlakar on Aug. 13, 1947. She attended Portola High School and graduated in 1965. She went on to earn her cosmetology license and later, she studied criminal justice at Yuba College where she received the Female Top Gun Award. She operated Southside Grocery Store and Old Town Entertainment. She was a member of the Eastern Stars. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with her family, reading and cooking meals. Gaff is survived by her sister Anna Sue Thomas and her brother Bill Daw, of Portola; sons Richard, of St. George, Utah, Robert, of Susanville, Jerry, of Wurzburg, Germany, and Tim of Portola; eight Bill Gene Alexander Just two months to the day following his wife's passing Bill went on to join her in their eternal home with the Lord Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence outside of Quincy. Born in Oakland, on June 2, 1946, to the late Cecil and Mildred (Ryans) Alexander, Bill was raised in Angels Camp, and later Santa Cruz, where he graduated from high school. After his graduation and a little white lie about his age, he entered the military serving his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Navy as a cryptographic machine operator helping to spy on the North Vietnamese early on during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge he went to work at the Oakland Army Depot and it is while working here he met the love of his life and best friend a beautiful La Nell Isakson. The couple was later united in matrimony in Carson City, Nevada, on April 24, 1970, and to this loving union two sons were born. The newlyweds returned to the San Francisco East Bay but shortly thereafter moved to Carson City, Nevada, where Bill began his career as a deputy sheriff. He later moved his family to Elko, Nevada, where he continued to work in law enforcement. Bill soon thereafter took a career with PacLrlc Gas and Electric and in 1992 the family Monuments Benches eoot Signs Borders nument Address Stones 110 PACIFIC STREET P,O, BOX 1766 PORTOLA CA 96122 io. 9.....,,o.. esle.bIlshed 1929 VNW.CHILCOOTMONUMIrNT.NET "We saw the opportunity and built the future." 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Gaff is preceded in death by her parents John and Earline; her son Benjamin Massey; and her nephew Bobby Clark. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to South Meadows Renown Hospital in Rang, Nevada, for their support in her final days, and to the community of Portola who have reached out to us with such love since her passing; but most importantly, who loved her throughout her life. Arrangements entrusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola. DEATH NOTICE Ronald Dale Powell Ronald Dale Powell, 71, of Quincy, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, following a recent diagnosis of cancer. Run was born Aug. 3, 1943, to Dale Ernest Powell and Thelma Josephine (He/land) Powell in Oakland. Run is survived by his sons Dale Theodore Powell, of La Grande, Ore., Ripley Dean Powell and Richard Lee PoweU, both of Quincy; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ronald is preceded in his passing by his father Dale in 1961, mother Thelma in BIRTH Cora Grace Phelps Cora Grace Phelps was born to Jarret and Amy Phelps of Sacramento, on Sept. 11, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento. Core weighed 8 pounds and was 19.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Julle Pluth, of Greenfield, Illinois, and the late Stephen Pluth, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Paternal grandparents are Therese Phelps of Quincy and Robert Phelps of Susanvllle. Great-grandparents are Joan and Ed Pluth, of Lincoln, Illinois, Jacque and Jay Edmonds of beesburg, Florida, Gary and Kathy Price, of Greenfield, Illinois, and Dave and Mary Young of Lancaster. Cora is welcomed at home by brother Landon, age 19 months. btARRIAGE LICENSES Sept. 12 Matthew Joseph Miulli and Christina Janee Ward, both of Greenville. Sept. 16 Susan Elaine Duniphin and Richard Bayly DeLano, both of Portola. Robin Shelton Penrod and Steven Dale Ackley, both of Chester. Chennall July Helt and Cade Brandon Mohler, both of Chico. Elizabeth Jane Woods and David Joseph Catterson, both of Quincy. Cancer group changes location, hosts dinner The Women's Cancer Support Group in Plumas County has moved its monthly meetings to a new location: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 298 E. High St. in Quincy, in the room at the rear of the church. The support group still meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. The group is confidential, and all women cancer survivors or women going through or about to go attending the group is invited to come to a meeting. Questions may be directed to Judy at 283-1008. In lieu of the October meeting; the Women's Cancer Support Group is hosting its annual no-host Women's Cancer Survivor Dinner at Moon's Restaurant in Quincy on Oct. 8. Any woman diagnosed with cancer is invited to attend; attendees do not have to be members of the group. 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