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Obituaries for the week of 9/27/2013

Billie and Billie Joyce Hockenhull

James Edward Foote

Michael Paul Dearing

Sammy Andrew Hoy

Della May Hoy

 

Under the compassionate care of the staff at Country Villa-Quincy Billie Joyce Hockenhull peacefully went on to join her husband Billie Hockenhull on Sept. 6, 2013. Her husband preceded her in passing on Jan. 15, 2013, also at Country Villa-Quincy.

Both natives of New Mexico, Billie Joyce was born in Roswell while Billie was born in Clovis. The couple was introduced by family members and four weeks later were united in matrimony on April 7, 1956. Together they moved to Quincy in 2011 from Caldwell, Idaho, to be closer to their daughter in their declining years.

Billie enjoyed the outdoors working in his yard and garden while Billie Joyce enjoyed sharing her artistic touch through all types of crafts especially constructing dolls. Together they both held there family close at heart.

In passing the couple leaves their children David Hockenhull of Homedale, Idaho, Debra Prysock of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Cindy McGill of Quincy, along with their precious grandchildren Shawn, Rebecca, Robert, Jr. and Billy and nine great grandchildren. Billie Joyce is survived by sisters Bernice Morgan of Sacramento and Arlene Olson of Kansas; she is preceded in death by one brother while Billie is predeceased by four brothers and one sister.

Services for the couple are planned to take place 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com

 

Lake Almanor Peninsula resident James Edward Foote peacefully passed from this life with his dear family and friends at his side, Saturday evening, at his residence, Sept. 14, 2013, at the age of 83.

Born in East Providence, RI., on Nov. 15, 1929, to the late Nathan and Edna (Hare) Foote, Jim was raised and educated in the Rhode Island and Boston areas. Shortly following his high school graduation he moved west to California where he entered the military serving his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Upon his discharge, Jim returned to Southern California where he entered the Motion Picture Industry, a career that spanned some thirty years, retiring in 1993 as a Transportation Coordinator. While on the set of the movie “Hair” in 1976 Jim met the one who became the love of his life, Nancy, and the couple were later united in matrimony in Reno, Nev., on May 1, 2000.

In 1985, Jim moved to the beautiful resort area of the Lake Almanor Peninsula from Southern California. He is a former member of the Burbank Elks Lodge as well as a member of the Teamsters Local 399. Jim enjoyed the challenge of the game of golf as well as the freedom of flight through his private pilots license.

In passing, Jim leaves his best friend and love of his life, his wife Nancy, of the Lake Almanor Peninsula, along with his nephew Robert Lloyd Foote.

He joins his son David, one sister and one brother in their eternal home.

At Jim’s request, no services will take place. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

The family asks that any remembrances in Jim’s memory be made to Sierra Hospice c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.

 

Michael Paul Dearing, 64, passed away in his Quincy home Thursday, Sept. 18, 2013.

He was born in Hawthorn, Aug. 17, 1949, to Horace and Arnie Dearing.

He worked for the forest service as a fire fighter for many years. He was passionate about fighting fires and loved the mountains. In later years, he worked for Waste Management in the recycle department, and at the transfer site.

Michael was preceded in death by longtime partner Betsy Forbes. He is survived by his son Conor, daughter-in-law Candance, and granddaughter Meadow of Payson, Ariz., and his brother Larry, of Long Beach.

 

Sammy Andrew Hoy, a Navy veteran, was born in Lewiston, Mont., on Aug. 3, 1936, and passed away on Sept. 3, 2013.

Sammy graduated from Newcastle High School, Newcastle, Wyo., and attended Sonoma State College where he obtained his teaching credentials. Sammy then attended the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada where he obtained his geology degree. Sammy’s adventures took him to the oil fields of Wyoming, a project manager on the MGM Grand in Reno, selling Christmas trees in Los Angeles, having an insurance office in Reno which took him to Alaska and he recently obtained his California Contractor’s License.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who went to Colorado yearly to go hunting with his brother and close friends.

Sammy married Della May Strong on July 16, 1961, and, while they lived in numerous places, they settled in Sierra Valley in 1972.

Sammy is predeceased by his father, George Vannoy, mother Patricia Hoy and brother Walter Hoy.

Sammy is survived by his wife Della, son Jeff Hoy (Nancy), brother Mark Hoy, sister Sharon Brown (Dennis) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Crest Cemetery, Johnstonville, with a gathering honoring Sammy following at 3:30 p.m. at the Sierra Valley Grange in Vinton.

 

Della May Hoy was born in Fallon, Nev. on Aug. 19, 1942, and passed away on Sept. 19, 2013.

Della graduated from Susanville High School and attended Lassen Community College. Della was a secretary for most of her career, working for medical professionals, the National Weather Service and retired from Washoe Medical Center where she was an executive assistant to the COO for many years. In her retirement, she would work on crossword puzzles and enjoyed sewing and cross-stitching with her girlfriends and sisters and gathering with her former co-workers whom she cherished for their monthly luncheons.

Della married Sammy Andrew Hoy on July 16, 1961 and while they lived in numerous places, they settled in Sierra Valley in 1972.

Della was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Lillian Strong and husband Sammy Hoy.

Della is survived by her son, Jeff Hoy (Nancy), sister Kathleen Johnson (Jerry), sister Charlotte Barker (Jack) and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Crest Cemetery, Johnstonville, with a gathering honoring Della following at 3:30 p.m. at the Sierra Valley Grange in Vinton.

 

 

 

 

 

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