Obituaries for the week of 8/16/2013

Chessie Bozeman

Kimberly Lee (Horton) Sutton

Lawrence James McCaffrey

Barbara June Fink


  Quincy resident Chessie Bozeman passed from this life peacefully at Country Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Sunday afternoon Aug. 4, 2013, at the age of 85.

  Born just outside of Jacksonville, Miss., to share croppers Marcus and Ollie (Carr) on Feb. 17, 1928, Chessie was raised and educated in Mississippi where he graduated from high school and Louisiana.

  Not long after his graduation from high school Chessie joined the armed forces serving in the U.S. Navy as a crewman on a PT boat. Following his honorable discharge he relocated to the northeastern California community of Quincy where he began what became a fifty-year career with the railroad working for both Union Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads where he was employed as a heavy equipment operator.

  Chessie had a great love of the outdoors and especially enjoyed the sport of hunting and fishing. He found solace working in his garden and raising his chickens, sharing his famous spotted eggs with his neighbors and friends. He and his wife enjoyed square dancing together. Chessie is a former member of the Quincy Elks Lodge as well as Plumas Lodge No. 60 F.&A.M.

  In passing Chessie leaves his loving wife and best friend for close to sixty years, Virginia Bozeman, of Quincy; son, Clint Bozeman and his wife Charolette, of Puyallup, Wash.; daughter Carolyn Gayton and her husband John, of Lincoln; his precious grandchildren Keith, Rachael, Jennifer and Richard; six great-grandchildren, along with brothers Ralph Bozeman, of Quincy, and Benny Bozeman and Marion Bozeman, both of Sacramento.

  Chessie joins his three brothers and one sister in their eternal home.

  A celebration of Chessie’s life was held Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel-Quincy. Private interment will take place in the Old Quincy Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


  Kimberly Lee Sutton went to her eternal home with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the age of 49. Kim was at her home in Modesto with her family at her side.

  Kimberly was born Feb. 6,1964, in Concord, to Herschel and Sharon Horton.

  Kim had been a 20-year survivor of breast cancer, but the cancer returned in recent months and had progressed rapidly to her brain, she fought hard to remain with her loving family.

  Kim’s love for her family and her precious dogs, Jordan and Mia, and her cats, Tasha and Lily Girl, were always foremost in her heart. Kim gave of herself to others and is remembered for making beautifully decorated cakes for special occasions, especially for her children and grandchildren.

  Kim had a long reputation of being a respected baker and cake decorator. Kim started her career with Holiday Markets in Quincy. While working there, she met the love of her life, Bob Sutton. They were married on Sept. 16,1989, in Quincy, and then made their home in Modesto.

  Kim was preceded in death by her parents, her mother Sharon Horton on January 3, 2011, and her father Herschel Horton on May 20, 2013.

  In passing Kimberly leaves her loving husband of nearly 24 years, Robert Sutton; her son Justin Sutton and girlfriend Lyda, all of Modesto; daughter Amy Flores and husband JB, son Joe Sutton and wife Annie, all of Marysville; brothers Ron Horton and wife Stephanie, of Quincy, Greg Horton and sister Diane Goni, of Meadow Valley; her precious seven grandchildren, one niece, four nephews and many aunts and uncles and extended family, who will all deeply miss her.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson.

  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Kim’s name be made to: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, Ca. 95356.

  You may express condolences to the family and sign the guest book at DignityMemorial.com.


  Lawrence James McCaffrey passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the age of 78.

  He was born in Orange County July 2, 1934, and moved to Sierraville with his family in 1942. He attended Sierraville Elementary School and Loyalton High School, but graduated from Roseville High.

  Larry worked as a timber faller and helped mentor many aspiring timber fallers. Many of his fellow timber fallers referred to him as “The Legend.”

  He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957 and spent approximately one year, four months in Korea serving in an engineering battalion and running a maintenance shop.

  He was an avid skier and snowmobiler.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Lola McCaffrey, and his brother Ronald.

  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Olivia, and daughter Jill Pierce Abbajay, son-in-law Richard Abbajay, grandchildren Grayson Walsh and Isabel Abbajay, all of Fort Collins, Colo., and brothers Jerry and John of Sierraville and brother Tom of Reno, Nev. No services are planned.

  Arrangements under the direction of Manni Funeral Home.


  With her loving family at her side, Quincy resident and horse breeder Barbara June Fink peacefully passed from this life Saturday night, Aug. 10, 2013, on her ranch following a valiant battle with cancer.

  Born in Azusa to the late California natives William and Ollie (Ostrander) Robinson on Oct. 28, 1935, at the age of ten she and her family relocated to Oregon where Barbara graduated high school as a member of the Medford High’s Class of 1953. Shortly out of high school, she went to work as a telephone operator first in the Medford, Ore., area and later in Ft. Jones.

  Barbara had a longtime passion for horses, a love that led her to her best friend and as he says, “her second love in life” Robert “Bob” Fink. The couple met while attending a horse show and were later united in matrimony in Grants Pass, Ore., on Jan. 6, 1960. The newlyweds soon moved to the northern California community of Fort Jones where she operated Dream Catcher’s Horse Ranch and became well known throughout the country for her beautiful registered Morgans. Barbara served as the secretary and vice president of the Morgan Horse Association of Oregon for a number of years.

  In 1998, she and her husband relocated the breeding ranch to the northeastern California community of Quincy.

  Outside of her passion for horses, developed at a very early age, Barbara and her husband were staunch advocates for foster children helping numerous youth during their darkest hours and went so far as to adopt some of them. Barbara was named National Mother of the Year in 1976 for her dedication to her family and those she came in contact with. A devout member of the Roman Catholic faith, Barbara was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Jones. An accomplished pianist, Barbara played the piano for the choir at Fort Jones High School as well as the organ for her Catholic parish in Ft. Jones. When health permitted, she attended St. John’s Catholic Church in Quincy.

  In passing Barbara leaves her loving husband Robert “Bob” Fink of the family ranch in Quincy; sons Russell Fink and his wife Lori, of Happy Valley, Ore., Sean Fink and his wife Chiques, of Chihuahua, Mexico, Greg Fink and his wife Brandy, of Colorado Spring, Colo., and Paul Fink of Chico; daughters Julie Stevens and her husband Jim, of Dujiangyan, China, Kathryn Dawson and her husband Harry, of Bakersfield, and Anne Hewett, of Quincy; along with her precious eighteen grand- and two great-grandchildren. She held dear to her heart both Aleazar Tellez of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Alex Tellez of Orlando, Fla., both of whom she and Bob acted as legal guardians for during their youth.

  Along with her parents, Barbara joins her two brothers Larry and Fred Robinson in their eternal home.

  Those who wish are invited to a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel-Quincy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for the repose of Barbara’s soul 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Quincy. Interment will take place in the family plot located in the Roman Catholic section of the Fort Jones Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


Contact Us
Local Events
"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}