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2B Wednesday, Oct. 31,2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES James Donald Thomas With a sense of humor un- til the very end, James Don- ald Thomas, of Quincy, passed away after a brief ill- ness Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the age of 79. Jim was born in Rialto on May 28, 1933, to Clifford and Ann Thomas. In 1948, the family said goodbye to city life and moved north to Or- land to run a small dairy farm. Jim graduated from Corning High School in 1951 and was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1953. He proud- ly served during the Korean ber the punch line), Basque War in Germany as a can- dinner with friends at the noneer with Btry B, 18th FA Santa Fe, and a glass or two Bn APe 46. Cpl. James D. of Carlo. He played softball Thomas was honorably dis- until 1990 and was known for charged Feb. 17, 1955, award- batting as a lefty and hitting ed with the Army Occupation it in the trees behind right (Germanyi, Good Conduct field at Gansner. and National Defense service Jim is survived by Janet medals. Thomas, his loving wife of 55 Upon returning home toyears; daughters Lynn the family dairy, Jim decided Thomas-Novi (and Mark), of milking cows wasn't a career Lincoln, Jean Thomas-Largo, so he got a job with the Pacif- of Florida, Janice Thomas, of ic Telephone & Telegraph Quincy, and other daughters Co., met the beautiful Janet Darlene Demoret-Arzillo, of McNear, and wed in January Tennessee, and Kristen 1957. Bauer, of Quincy; beloved In 1959, Jim and Jan moved grandchildren Nicholas Rose, to Quincy and set down roots. Adrianna Novi, Sara Novi, They raised three strong, in- Kayla Arzillo and Ashtin dependent daughters and Arzillo; great-granddaughter raised a fourth because three Kaytlin Rose; his brother wasn't enough. Jim had a 36- Jack Thomas (and Marlene), year career with the phone of Santa Rosa; and many oth- company, repairing cables er cousins, nephews, nieces and making friends from the and great friends, and his dog Plumas/Butte county line out Connie. through Sierra Valley, retir- Jim always said he didn't ing in 1990. need much and chose to live Jim loved to hunt, fish, a simple life with honesty camp (especially at the Shinn and love for his family. We Ranch), share good jokes knowdad is sittingin a chair, (even if he couldn't remem- Maybelle on his lap, glass of Attorneys at Probate Estate Planning Trust Administration Family Law 57-4 125 South Lassen St.* Susanville hilcoot established 1929 Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET. P.O. BOX 1766 "PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1 908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHiLCOOTMONUMENT.NET presents n Town Hall , Quincy :onomy Do these issues concern YOU? Here is your opportunity to hear your presidential candidates views on these issues as presented by Joan. Parkin's speech class. 570 Golden Eagle Ave., Quincy (530) 283-0202 www.frc.edu wine in hand, listening to country music and planning his next adventure. We promise you, Daddy, to take care of Mom, to live true to the values you gave us, and enjoy life. See you later, alli- gator! In lieu of services and to honor our veteran, the family invites you to attend a cele- bration of Jim's life Satur- day, Nov. 10, 1 - 5 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 2004 E. Main St., Quincy. Bill Hicks On Oct. 18, 2012, Bill Hicks passed away in Newnan, Ga. He was a loving, giving and humble man and the family has decided the best way to pay tribute to him, in lieu of flowers, is to give to the Alzheimer's Foundation even though his death was not from any complications or re- sult of Alzheimer's disease. Bill was born in Texas on June 5, 1924. He met his fu- ture wife, Elaine, in 1944 and they had their first date at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1945. They were married in May 1945 and recently celebrated 67 years together. Bill was a teacher, coach and athletic director in the Anaheim Union High School District. He started his career at Anaheim High School as a part of coach Clare Van Hoorebeck's staff in the 1950s. He coached and taught at seven different schools, ending his career at Savanna High School as the head foot- ball coach. Bill retired from the school district in 1980. Bill also worked at Disney- land in Anaheim from the first day it opened. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elaine; his three daughters, Linda Hicks Brown, Debbie Hicks and Marcie Hicks Bayne; three grandchildren, Adrienne Pressel Watroba, AF "Rick" Pressel III and Michael Turn- er; and five great-grandchil- dren. Tributes in Bill's honor can be made to: Metro Atlanta Re- gion, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346 or at alz.org/tributes or http://bit.ly/WMmIKh. Condolences can be sent to the family online at mck- oon.com. Cindy Anderson Cindy Anderson, born April 9, 1950, passed from this life at her home in Manteca on Oct. 21, 2012. She was born in Stockton and lived most of her life in Manteca and French Camp. Cindy was a resident of Graeagle from 2004 until 2009. During her Switzerland and Austria. time in Graeagle, Cindy She was a member of the made many close friends, Wesleyan Church for almost was a member of the Graea- 70 years. She loved music, es- gle Community Church con- pecially Lawrence Welk: She gregation, a member of the loved dancing, sewing, crafts, Graeagle Lions and worked gardening and singing in the for several local title compa- choir. She was preceded nies. in death by her husband of al- As a 22-year cancer sur- most 56 years and her par- vivor, Cindy was an enthusi- ents, Violet and Henry Good- astic participant in the Relay erham. She will be dearly for Life at Feather River Col- missed by her family and lege. She loved the mountain friends. life and regularly hiked the A memorial fund has been area trails with friends and set up at the Wesleyan her faithful dog Emmitt. Church (Box 3010, Chester) in Cindy is survived byher lieu of flowers. two brothers, Michael R. A celebration of Della's Moore, of the Portola area, life will take place at the Wes- and Patrick Moore, of Stock- leyan Church on Frost and ton; three sons, Matthew Gay Streets in Chester this Vezaldenos, Scott Anderson Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., and Brett Anderson; three with internment alongside granddaughters; and one her late husband to follow at grandson, the Chester Cemetery. A re- Services were held Oct. 30 ception will then take place at Park View Cemetery in at the fellowship hall at the Manteca. Remembrances Wesleyan Church. An oppor- may be made to the Ameri- tunity to express your condo- can Cancer Society in lences to the family along Cindy's name. Send to ACS, with signing the memorial 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, guest register is available on- CA 95204. line at fehrmanmortu- ary.com Della Mae Bridges Claude Davis McColm Della Mae Bridges passed from this life Oct. 24, 2012, in Chico. Claude passed away peace- She was born Aug. 12, 1929, fully at home with his wife in Ruth, Nev., to Henry and Beverly by his side Oct. 27, Violet Gooderham. Much of 2012. He was born in Portland, her childhood was spent in Ore., on April 2, 1928. Oregon and, in 1944, she He is survived by his wife moved with her family to Beverly McColm; his children, Chester. Cindy and Kris Maybury, She attended high school in Leslie and Annie McColm de- Westwood where she met Jong, Suzie and Stan Henson, Robert'Bob' Bridges. David McColm, Valerie and They had 3 children: Con- Tom Romanello, Michael and nie (Don) Parsons from Jennifer McColm, William and Chico, Karyn Merriman VickiGhidossi, Tabitha Logan, (Bob) frbm Chester and Bob- Robin and Tobin Boyd, his 14 by (Debby) from Brentwood. grandchildren and his two She has five grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Tami White, Wendy Tyger, He proudly served in the Ma- Justin Parsons, Sarah and rine Corps and was a success- Eric Bridges; six great-grand- ful business owner throughout children and two great-great- his life, He was a past presi- grandchildren. She leaves dent of the Quincy Chamber of behind manylifelong friends, Commerce, Rotary Interna- some of whom they traveled tional and Plumas Ski Club. with for many years. She also He was a firm believer that met numerous people along laws were only guidelines and the way who became dear he taught his children to use friends, some of whom they common sense. He will be would cross paths with in greatly missed b3~ family and their travels year after year. friends. She worked at the old A1- His body was donated to sci- manor Inn and Plums Pines entific research with arrange- Restaurants in the 1950s and ments handled by Manni Fu- '60s and then for Bank of neralHomein Portola. America for 20 years. Della A private memorial will be retired and traveled with her held at a later time. husband Bob extensively The family requests that any throughout the United States, remembrances for Claude be Canada and Mexico. They al- donated to Plumas Communi- so took a 50th anniversary ty Hospice at: P.O. Box 3634, trip to Europe, including Quincy, CA 95971. Take me home ,, is a Domestic Short Hair J orange Tabby neutered male. This big , boy weighs in at a whopping 23 lbs "Toosa" is a spayed Chihuahua O~$, and is the friendliest guy you will cross female. This sweet little ;r ever meet. He is de-clawed so he girl is 1-1/2 years old and would needs to be an indoor only cat, just don't let him near your lasagna!home f l~e [O~e really.love to curl UP with you at Shelter hours are Monday & Wednesday 8am-5pm, Tuesday & Thursday l pm-5pm, Saturday 12-5 for viewing only and closed Friday & Sunday. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 fee . ,L,, , and license fees are $5 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary ~llIB I 9~@ Qww_ i of choice to have the animal altered In completion of the adoption requirement. For more ~W [ information, call 283-.3673 or vlsil countyofplumas.com or peffinders.com. AMERICAN VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL ;ii!/ii! -" We carry a wide selection of pet food and Flea & Tick products ~~ ~} ~ 283-4500 Alta & Lee Rd. Quincy