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2B Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Honorable John Thomas Ball Superior Court Judge, The Honorable John Thomas Ball, 82, passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Reno, Nevada, from recent health complications. Born May 25, 1933, in San Jose, John spent his early years residing in the Santa Cruz Mountains before moving to Los Gatos, where he graduated from high school. John went on to obtain his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California Berkeley before enrolling in the University Of Santa Clara where he obtained his Law Degree. After practicing law for 28 years in San Jose, John was appointed as a Municipal Court Judge for the County of Santa Clara, serving three years before being elevated to the Superior Court of Santa Clara where he presided mainly in criminal cases for some 20 years. 287 Following his retirement and a move to Plumas County in 2001, John became part of the Assigned Judges Program, traveling throughout northern California for the past 14 years, including Lassen County, hearing mainly felony criminal cases. For the past four years, Judge Ball sat on the bench at High Desert Correctional Center as an Assigned Judge. Throughout his career on the bench, Judge Ball presided over 100 homicide trials, of which Fifteen defendants were charged with the death penalty. John became a member of Rotary in 1971 and was an active member of the Portola Rotary since moving to the Sierras. He enjoyed the outdoors through fishing and snowmobiling and will be remembered fondly by many for his quick wit and fun-loving teasing. John is survived by his wife, Patsy Williams Ball, of Portola; son, Stanton Ball, of Santa Cruz; and grandsons, Colter and Josh. John is preceded in his passing by his daughter, Claudia. John will be greatly missed by many in his judicial life and especially by those in his personal life. A Celebration of John's Life is being planned for the spring of 2016. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at Mildred Ruth Beauchamp Lake Almanor resident Mildred Ruth Beauchamp passed from this life peacefully, under the compassionate care of the staff at the Long Terin Care Unit of Seneca Heath Care District Hospital early on the morning of Nov. 10,2015. Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, to Edward and Margaret Richardson on June 3, 1919, Millie, as she affectionately became known, was raised and educated in Blacksville, West Virginia. She graduated high school as a member of the Class of 1937. She went on to serve her country as U.S. Army nurse. After her nursing career she settled in New York where she became a model for the "then fashionably fur." She married Arlie Moore in New York and to this union two sons where born, Philip and Alan. Millie moved west to Williams in the early 50s. There she married Leonard Beauchamp and lived near Colusa until retiring in the Hamilton Branch area of Lake Almanor. Millie Served as president of the Colusa Women's Club, or mai[ your order to: Lawrence St. PO Box B Quincy, CA 95971 PTA, Red Cross and was a member of the Hamilton Branch Fire Belles. With her experience as a model in her younger life, Millie served as a judge for beauty contests throughout California.. She also enjoyed time relaxing with a fishing pole in hand. In passing Millie leaves her son, Philip and wife Lorri of Dolores, Colorado; a step son Gene Beauchamp and his wife Lana, of Colusa; grandson, Mark Beauchamp and wife Anne; two step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; family friend Roy Lee known as "Her Officially Unofficial adopted Son" and his daughter Millie of Colusa. Along with her husband, she joins son Alan, one brother, three sisters and lifelong friend Dotty Haas in their eternal home. At her request no services will take place following cremation locally at Fehrman Crematory. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Beverly Jane Duvall Beverly Jane Duvall peacefully passed from this life early Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2015, at her residence in Rescue, at the age of 91. Her loving family was at her side. Beverly was born 'in Los Banos on May 21, 1924, to the late Tony and Wilma (Sears) Bonillas. Her mother later married Harry Lemm of Greenville. Beverly spent her early years in Martinez before moving to the northeastern California community of Greenville. She was a 1941 graduate of Greenville High School. On Sept. 10, 1943, Beverly married Eugene Duvall, a former resident of Quincy and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, prior to him embarking to serve his country during WWII. To this union three sons were born. Beverly resided in Sacramento from 1956 - 2006 before health complications required her to move to Rescue to be with her son. She and her husband had spent many years spending time at their vacation home outside of Greenville. Beverly devoted her life to raising and caring for her family although she did enjoy finding time to go shopping and checking out rummage sales. She taught dance classes in Quincy for a number of years. In passing Beverly leaves her sons Melvin, his wife Donnelle, and Marvin and his wife Sandy, all of Sacramento; Cliff and his wife Janet of Rescue; and a number of grand- and great-grandchildren. She also leaves her brother Earl Lemm. Beverly joins in her eternal home her husband Eugene, who passed from this life in 2000. A time of visitation will take place at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel-Greenviile, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, followed by a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Interment will take place in the Greenville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Roswell Sprague Monroe Lake Almanor Peninsula resident Roswell Sprague Monroe passed from this life suddenly, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Seneca Healthcare's District Hospital located in Chester. His loving son and daughter-in-law were at his side. Born Oct. 29, 1922, in Bainbridge, New York to the late Roswell and Isabel (Sprague) Monroe, Roswell was raised and educated in Bainbridge where he was a 1940 graduate of Bainbridge High School. Shortly following his graduation, Roswell enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving his country honorably as an aircraft mechanic aboard carriers during World War II. Following his discharge Roswell returned to the East Coast where he began what became a longtime sales career in the dental supply and equipment business, first working for Bectin-Dickenson Company in Richmond, Virginia, and later for Ritter Dental Company in New York. In 1959 Roswell and his family moved to California settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1969 Roswell formed his own dental and equipment sales company and he successfully ran the company until retiring in 1984. While at a dental convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, after bumping into her, he met a beautiful lady who soon became the love of his life, Wanda. The couple was united in matrimony in Palo Alto in 1973 and enjoyed a loving relationship until her passing in 2003. The two of them had resided in Walnut Creek and at their vacation home on Bethel Island. One year ago, health concerns required Roswell to move to Lake Almanor to be close to his son. Roswell was a long time member of San Jose's Masonic Lodge along with the Shiners. He enjoyed traveling. In passing Roswell leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Suzanne Monroe of Lake Almanor; daughter; and Gail Clark of Sequim, Washington. He was the proud grandparent of Mark and Nicole Servine, Jeff and Kelly Monroe and Bryce Leanza. He is also survived by two brothers: Thomas Monroe of North Carolina and David Monroe of Florida. He will be greatly missed by his loving companion these last few years, his dog Phoenix. Following cremation locally at Fehrman Crematory a Celebration of his Life is being planned for sometime after the first of the year. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at Marian Elene Shepard Marian Elene Shepard, 83, peacefully passed away Nov. 19, 2015, at her home in Oroville. Marian was a beautiful loving soul, born on Feb. 26, 1932, in Weed. Marian was blessed to have a caring family and many wonderful friends. Marian is survived by her brothers, William Small, James Small and Jack Small; sister Janice (Small) Castle; children, William Shepard, Michelle Spaid, Dale Ghidossi and Janet Ghidossi-Limasa; stepdaughters Jan Reed and Joan Arthur; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Marian's immediate family will gather in Fort Bragg for a celebration of life. If you would like to remember Marian, her wish would be that you makea donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at or 800-805-5856. Arrangements entrusted to Ramsey Funeral Home, 530-534-3877. DEATH NOTICES Dorothy Marie Eck Quincy resident Dorothy Marie Eck died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy following a battle with cancer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on Feb. 24, 1936, to Frank and Marie (Wasliewaski) Kujawa. In passingDorothy leaves her husband of close to 62 years; Richard "Dick" Eck of Quincy, sons James and his wife Ling of Quincy, John and his wife Mary of the San Francisco Bay Area, Larry and his wife Michelle of Palos Verdes, William and his wife Kim of Ojai, and David of Pasadena; daughter Sandra Eck of Quincy; sister Eileen Christensen of Chicago, Illinois and eight grandchildren. A private family gathering has taken place in her memory. An opportunity to express condolences to the family is available online at [VED. 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. 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