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2B Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS/LAW d. O RD ER OBITUARIES Marvin Firmstone 'Moon' Hilpert Brenda Hughes maintenance. A grandson of the late Seymour and Louise Smith, he was proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Seymour Smith Run Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking in the woods, and was talented at the game of darts as well as pitching horseshoes with the Indian Valley Horseshoe Pitching Club. Marvin was an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers. In passing Marvin leaves his daughter Naomi Hilpert, of San Antonio, Texas; brothers Mervin Hilpert, of Greenville, and Gridley Hilpert, of Sun Valley, Nevada; sisters Toni Hovland, Marian Hilpert and Diana'Blevins-Hilpert, all of Greenville, and Lynn Rolfson, of Huntington Beach; uncle John Smith, of Shears, Nevada; and his best friends Tara Linford and Paul Garcia; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends. Marvin joins his brother Gordon Wayne Hilpert in their eternal home. Interment with military honors took place alongside his parents in the Chico Jim Cemetery in Greenville on Sunday, Nov. 9. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at Brenda Hughes, longtime Chester resident, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25. Greenville native and She was preceded in death lifelong resident Marvin by her father, Vernon Brown, Firmstone Hilpert -- and husband, Gary Hughes. affectionately known as Brenda was survived by "Moon" -- tragically passed her mother, Gay Brown; son from this life early Sunday Larry Brent; and morning, Nov. 2, 2014, from grandchildren Nick and Zack injuries incurred in an auto Brent, and Ashli Pleau. accident. Brenda loved her job as CO Born Sept. 9, 1949, to for the Plumas County California natives Firmstone sheriff. Some of her'favorite and Eleanor (Smith) Hilpert, things were traveling, going Marvin was raised and to the ocean, watching the educated in Greenville where grandkids play sports and he attended Greenville High watching the Raiders. School. Marvin was drafted She was taken from us too into the military shortly out soon. She was 57 years old. of high school and served his Brenda Gay was a daughter, country honorably as a a mother, a wife, grandma member of the U.S. Army. and friend. She was well Following his discharge, he loved and will be forever returned to Greenville. missed. Marvin had worked at a .Love you, Ma. number of jobs throughout A celebration of life will be his life and for the past 15 held at the Memorial Hall in years he had worked doing Chester on Nov. 20, from 2 to yard and building 4 p.m. DEATH NOTICE Anthony William 'Tony' Anthony is survived by his Dean; brothers Jason Rose, Rose wife Brooke Rose and his Andy Rose and Levi Leach; as Anthony passed away daughter Vienna Marie; father well as several nieces and a unexpectedly on Oct. 19, 2014, Andy Rose and stepmother nephew. in Edmonds, Washington, at Laura Rose; mother Susan Rife Services will be held the age of 38. He was born Dec. and stepfather Cornell Reed; in Washington at a later 2, 1975, in Everett, Washington. sisters Julia Rose and Katie date. Essay contest asks students about Jefferson "Should Plumas C8~ !; i With a grand prize of $200 " president 0fthe Lea gtle: ...... . join Jefferson?" That is the and three honorable "The essays will be judged question that Plumas mention awards of $50, on the~ clarity and theme County students, in grades organizers say it is well development. The deadline, nine through 12, are worth putting down the 500Nov. 21, is fast approaching. wrestling with as words, or fewer, on the issue. Essays may be mailed to the contestants'for the prizes "Whether the writer League office at P.O. BOX offered by the Plumas favors or disagrees with the 1815 or emafled in Word League of Women Voters in idea is not the issue,:' says format to lwv.plumas@ its annual essay contest. Susan Christiansen," hilcoot established 1 929 Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE - NATURAL STONE' I|0 PACIFIC STREET P.O. BOX 1766 "PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET CHP REPORT The foflowing incidents are submitted by Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentativesummarypending the mnclusion of the investigation(s). behind the football field grandstands at approximately 6:35 p.m. Raymond Hemsley, 66, of Meadow Valley was driving the bus. As he attempted to exit the parking area, he made a left turn and started to move forward, but the rear U.S. Forest Service Road of the bus swung out to its 25N10, Oct. 31 right an.d collided with the Randell Keeble, 50, of Reno, right front of a parked 2011 Nevada, was driving his Ford F150. friend's green and white 1978 The collision caused minor Ford F150 pickup southbound damage to both vehicles on USFS Road 25N10 (Peoria consisting of, but not limited Creek Road), north of USFS to, scratches and scuffs. The Road 25N39, at a stated speed Quincy High School junior of 25 - 30 mph. There was a varsity football Trojans were light rainstorm at the time on the bus at the time, but no and the dirt road was wet and injuries were reported. muddy in places. As the F150 was rounding a Wolf Creek Road north of moderate curve to the left, Landon Avenue, Nov. 2 the driver allowed the truck Marvin Hilpert, 65, of to drift off of the roadway and Greenville was driving his up onto the steep dirt 1974 Ford F100 northbound embankment on the west side on Wolf Creek Road at an of the road. The vehicle hit imknown speed. The Ford two small cedar trees then drifted to the right and onto rolled over onto its left side, . the east shoulder, where it coming to rest in the ditch on struck three parked vehicles. the west side of the road. After being transported to Despite not wearing his Plumas District Hospital for seatbelt, Keeble was not medical treatment, Hilpert injured during the collision, was pronounced dead. The Hewas able to climb out of collision remains under the rear cab window and investigation. spent the next several hours trying to right the pickup. He North Valley Road north denied any assistance from of Greenville Reservation Road, Nov. 2 the CHp except to place a telephone call for him. At 1:55 p.m., Clyde Washoe, 72, of Greenville, was driving Highway 70 west of Storrie his maroon 1997 Oldsmobile Road, Oct. 31 88 on North Valley Road at At approximately 12:30 approximately 20 mph. The p.m. Timothy Syfers, 19, of driver stated that he must Sun Valley, Nevada, and a have fallen asleep while pas.senger, A, Hoyopatubbi, driving. He awoke and saw 19, of Sparks, Nevada, were that the right front of the car driving a 1997 Ford Explorer had struck a Pacific Gas and eastbound on Highway 70, Electric Co. power pole in west of Storrie Road, at a front of 2675 North Valley speed greater than was Road. The impact caused reasonable or prudent for the moderate damage to the car winding, wet, ascending and minimum damage to the roadwaB according to the pole. The driver was CHP. The road curved uninjured. sharply to the right and the driver lost control of the Highway 89 at Humphrey vehicle. Circle, Nov. 5 The Explorer spun out and- Driving a 1994 Plymouth r ran off, of, the south edge 0f:2 2 voyager northbdurMon , '"., the ro~d where h ',car struck Highway 89, Carol " .......~'~ ~ .... ' : ....... ~ Hu/flphre~, 78; of Greenville:~ a steel guardrail. The impact sent the vehicle diagonally approached Humphrey across the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway. The car ran off of the north edge of the highway and struck a stacked concrete retaining wall before coming to rest. As a result of the collision, the driver sustained major injuries. The passenger's injuries were minor. Both were transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment. Feather River College parking lot, Oct. 31 A school bus collision occurred in the parking lot Circle. Her intent was to turn onto the road to go home. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Terri Bertocchi, 53, of Meadow Valley, was driving her 1999 Volkswagen Beetle southbound on Highway 89, north of Humphrey Circle, at about 55 mph. Humphrey slowed in an attempt to turn onto Humphrey Circle and turned across the southbound lane in front of Bertocchi. The front end of the Volkswagen collided with the right middle of the Plymouth. The Plymouth was overturned onto its left side. The Volkswagen came to rest in the southbound lane. Bertocchi exited her vehicle and walked to the shoulder. Humphrey was extracted from her car. Both parties were wearing seatbelts and transported to Plumas District Hospital in Quincy for minor injuries. Highway 70 at A24, Nov. 5 Tammy Warren, 42, of Portola, was driving her 2008 i. Mitsubishi Gallant north on A24. She was traveling at a ' stated speed of 45 mph. Her 2- year-old son was seated in ' the right rear of the vehicle. At approximately 10:24 ' p.m., Warren approached the intersection of A24 and Highway 70. She stated that the car failed to come to a stop at the intersection and "flew" off of the roadway, where it hit a chain-link fence. Both occupants were wearing safety belts. Neither was injured in the collision. Warren was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. ' Lawrence Street and Railway Avenue, Nov. 6 At approximately 8 a.m., Quincy resident Elisabeth , Welch, 39, was driving her 2008 Nissan southbound on i; Railway Avenue in Quincy. She stopped at the stop sign controlling the intersection with Lawrence Street and waited while a car turned left onto Lawrence Street. She then proceeded straight through the intersection of Lawrence Street to continue southbound on Railway Avenue. Torri Parman, 18, of Grass Valley, was traveling northbound on Railway Avenue in a 2003 Volkswagen. She made a left turn onto Lawrence. Parman failed to yield the right of way to Welch, and the front bumper of Parman's vehicle collided_w~t~h,t~e left rear, ' quarter pane! pf the -:, ;: Nissan. Both parties stopped and exchanged information. Welch later contacted the CHP for a collision report. Feather River College, Nov. 6 Edward Oviatt, 72, of Quincy, was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry northeast toward the Feather River College library. Upon approaching a sidewalk, at approximately 3:55 p.m., the driver initiated a right turn. The Toyota struck the exterior wall of the library and a retaining wall. No one was injured. The collision remains under investigation. MANNI FUNERAL HOME AND EVERGREEN CREMATORY Hi! My name is "Isis" I am a 2 1/2 year old spayed female black lab. I know basic Do you know me? I am an adult beagle, commands and I am current on rabies found in Meadow Valley. If not claimed vaccinations. I am a happy girl who I will place up for adoption, loves the outdoors. 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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. CR 300 WWW.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 The First Annual Holiday Bike Drive By Bike-able Quincy Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm Bike Barn - Outdoor Recreation Leadership Building, FRC (South side Of Golden Eagle Ave, adjacent to Basketball and Tennis courts.) For pick-up assistance call (530) 283-6337 to schedule, or (707) 502-9785 the day of the event Donate your used or broken bikes for repair and distribution to tho~e in need. Also donate any bicycle related accessories: Locks Racks r Bike trailers ' Donated bikes will be repaired over the winter and made available in Spring of 2015. Bike-able Quincy is a workgroup of 20,000 Lives; our mission is to promote biking for school, comhaerce and wellness in Plumas County corranunities by addressing physical and psychological barriers through a strategic alliance among local agencies and community partners. 17