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2B Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Laurie Lane Beck Indian Valley native and lifelong resident of Plumas County, Laurie Lane Beck, passed from this life unexpectedly Monday morning, Oct. 12, 2015 at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. As one of the last children to be born in the former Batson Hospital in Greenville on April 25, 1952 to Grobner and Alice (Downey) Williams, Laurie attended the former Taylorsville Elementary School before graduating from Greenville High School as a member of the Class of 1970 where she was a member of the school's band and a first chair trumpeter. Laurie proudly served the valley as the 1969 Silver Buckle Rodeo Queen. Shortly following her high school graduation Laurie began what became a 35-year career with the U.S. Forest Service beginning in the mailroom and retiring as a Senior Budget Officer. As a type 1-finance chief she really enjoyed working in fn'e camps. It is while working at the Forest Service she met a handsome fellow employee Randall "Randy" Beck and the couple was later married April 8, 1978 at the Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church. To this blessed union a son and d ughte! ,were bor ,i:, : .,,t Laurie' number, one passion in tffe was thatof her family, she had a great love for her children, grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. With a heart of gold Laurie served our community, as a member of Plumas District Hospital's Foundation, was a friendly face volunteering at both Plumas District Hospital Auxiliary's Bargain Boutique Thrift Store and for the Community Assistance Network (CAN). She found enjoyment in making friends and talking with folks and it is said she never met a stranger. As a member of the Community United Methodist Church, she was part of the United Methodist Women's Group, she enjoyed spending time with her bowling girls, traveling with her late husband, yard saleing and cooking with her gourmet cooking group. In passing Laurie leaves her loving daughter and son Loni Beck and Clayton Beck and his wife Lisa both of Quincy; and her mother Alice Williams of Chico. Laurie was the proud grandmother to Rosemary, Lila and Annie. She is also survived by her brother Dale Williams of Manteca; sisters Jefferi Smith and Sue Ann Williams, both of Oroville; as well as being fondly remembered by her mother-in-law; Dorrie Beck along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends. ' Laurie joins her husband of thirty-two years, Randall "Randy" Beck and her father, Grobner Williams in their eternal home. Following private interment in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery alongside her late husband, a public celebration of her life was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A time of viewing and visitation took place at 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Monday morning, at the Fehrman Mortuary The fara:fly,asks that any remembrarmes-inLaurie's .... memory be made to the Plumas District Hospital Foundation, the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department or the Community Assistance Network c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Zella Bright Zella Bright went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sept. 30, 2015. Zella will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her zest for life and for her kindness to others. She was passionate about animals and humanitarian causes. Zella leaves her Dad, Pat Bright, and Linda Nolan; longtime companion, Ron Arlt; Sisters Sally Wilson, Laila Ray, Sandra Bright, and Melissa Anderson and their families; nieces and nephews Alecia Wilson, Britney and Chad Papineau; Carrie Ann, Eddie, Maria, Heather, and J. R. Gonzales; Uncle Bob Freeman and Aunts Darlene and Gladys Freeman; and many cousins. Roger L. Powell Roger L. Powell passed away peacefully at the home of his son Willis E. (Bill) Powell and daughter-in-law, Michelle Powell, surrounded by Roger's children on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015; at i0:55 a.m. : RogerWas born in .......... Columbus, Ohio, to Willis E. and Anna Christina Powell. A LIFE 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 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 i $ Flannel Mxr0fiber ,Gel , Mem0ry F0am Financing Available/Layaways Welcome/ • 535 LAWR[NC[ ST., QUINCY a Save a Lot" He attended Ohio State University before his induction into the army. He was a member of the 101st Officer Candidate Class at Fort Belvior, Virginia. After a leave into town, Beatrice LaRock, who held a stenographic position in the supply office, saved Roger a seat on the bus. That's all it took, and soon after they married and resided at Fort Belvior. After WWII, Roger was released from the Arm3 Corp of Engineers and from the Philippines, he was dropped off in Southern California. He immediately called Bea and said, "California's the place to be." They left their home in Virginia and started driving to California, but a major dilemma arose: Roger and Bea ran out of gas and money in Rend, Nevada, and never left. Roger continued his military service through the army reserves where after 20 years he retired at the rank of Major. They had four children. Bea passed away in 1971. For six decades, Roger owned Powell Cabinet and Fixture Company along with his son, Bill Powell. It was the company that the hotel casino industry called on for quality architectural millwork. Roger is survived by his wife, Leslie Powell. He is also survived by his children Willis E. (Bill) Powell (Michelle), grandson Nicholas E. Powell, and granddaughter Jenvieve L. Bjornstad (David); daughters Pamela Powell Ross (Charlie); Gena Powell Ordway (Phil) and grandson Roger Trimble; and Peggy Powell Dibblee (Paul) and granddaughter Pamela Lenker Vlach and grandson Lee Lenker. He had four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Gail Williams, Nancy Jarvis (David) and Laurene Cox (David). His wife Leslie's children Suzanne Ballard (Russ), Kimr0n.Webb,La aree • ,, Whit'elfiv (Bruce)and Debard'(Martin> survivebim as well. Roger was one of the founders of the Boys & Girls Club in Rend. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, to please make donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in memory of Roger L. Powell. A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 16, at Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Rend, Nevada. Rosella Marie Spence On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, it is with great sadness that the world lost one of its angels. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Rosella "Rose" Marie Spence of Graeagle passed away at Renown Hospital in Rend, Nevada, at the age of 82 after fighting a five-year battle with dementia and pneumonia. Born on June, 12, 1934 and raised in Gilroy, Rose and was crowned Miss Gilroy in 1952. In 1953, Rose and husband Dave Strotman relocated to San Jose, where they began their family. Rose, Dave and their three children moved to Plumas County in 1969 to manage the Greenhorn Guest Ranch in Spring Garden. Rose worked at the restaurant of the Plumas Club from 1972-75, and together she and Dave owned D & R Ro.Uerland in Quincy, and operated River Pines Resort in Graeagle, from 1977-79. Rose and Dave were divorced in 1980, when she moved to Santa Cruz, and met her husband-to-be, Hal Spence. In 1984, Rose and Hal moved back to Graeagle and were married in 1985. They built a house on Mojave Trail, which is still their home. This is where Rose would go on to teach her grandkids the importance of sitting down together for family dinner, the recipe for her home-made pie crust, how to make jewelry, and so many other things. She and Hal created a loving and warm environment for all that would enter. With a beautiful singing voice, Rose was an avid fan of country music, especially Loretta Lynn and Wayne daughter Kathy Raymond, her husband Bob, and their children Catlin and Laura; daughter Debi Hanna, her children Allen, Jeff, and Katie, and grand-children Kayla, Dakota, Daniel, and Abby; son David Strotman, his wife Jamie, and their daughter Dakoda; and step-son Dennis Spence and his wife Kathleen. BIRTHS Left Rowan Alford Leif Rowan Alford was born to Ingrid Burke and Charles Mikael A/ford on Sept. 19, 2015, at 4:44 a.m. at home in Meadow Valley. Leif Rowan weighed 7 pounds and was 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Sheila and Tom Martin, of Custer, South Dakota, and Daniel Burke, of Boulder Creek. Paternal grandparents are Kirsten and Warren A/ford, of San Clemente. Great-grandparents are Brucie and Duncan Carter, of Walnut Creek. Leif Rowan is also welcomed by brother Everett MacDonald, 3. MARRIAGE LICENSES Oct. 9 Monica Janae Hibdon and Joseph Matthew Roots Cokor, both of Quincy. Ashley Marin Johnson and Phineas Dylan Ferreboeuf, both of Meadow Valley. Oct. 13 Jessica Kendra Lebsack and James Kyle Markus Whitfield, both of Quincy. DEATH NOTICES Patricia Louise Halverson Patricia Louise Halverson died Sept. 27, 2015 at Mercy San Juan in Sacramento. She Newton. Rose loved to garden, was 71 years old and born on craft, cook and bake. She and 1944. Hal took many vacations m Slie is survived by her their RV, traveling all over the western United States and collecting relics and artifacts from the towns and cities they visited. She loved her family unconditionally, and will be greatly missed by them all. Rose is survived by her husband Hal Spence; daughter, Marie Halverson, son, Keith Halverson, 1 granddaughter, and 2 great granddaughters. 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