Obituaries for the week of 10/18/2013

John Dwyer Taborski

Darold Adamson

Don Edward Bellamy

Richard Albert Cox


After struggling with an illness for several years, longtime Taylorsville resident and business owner John Dwyer Taborski peacefully left this life Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, with his two daughters by his side. He was 66 years old.

John was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Butte, Mont., and moved to Southern California with his family in 1958. He attended St. Eugene’s Catholic School and graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood in 1965.

John was always an avid sports enthusiast. In his high school years he played on the football and track teams while always finding time to ride the waves with his surfing buddies in SoCal. John’s stint as a professional boxer ended rather quickly thanks to a couple of broken jaws he sustained while fighting.

But don’t let that fool you, John will always be remembered as the kind, compassionate and giving man that he was. His charm and smile were truly unique and always sincere.

He enjoyed watching all sports, particularly the NFL, NBA and professional boxing. He especially enjoyed the S.F. 49ers and L.A. Lakers (when they were winning) and never missed a championship prizefight, or any televised boxing match.

John also loved music, especially listening to the Beatles and other songs from the 1960s. Occasionally, he would entertain family and friends playing a few tunes with his guitar.

While in Southern California, he was a butcher for Lucky Markets. He moved to Taylorsville in 1978 to manage Young’s Market for his mother and stepfather, Betty and Bob Caufield.

In addition to running the market, John, a well-known popular fixture in Indian Valley with a passion for barbecuing, was often called upon to cater for local clubs and organizations and for a variety of social events throughout Plumas County.

John continued to operate Young’s Market until he became ill in June 2012, at which time he sold his historic store and moved to Southern California to be closer to his two daughters and their families.

He was predeceased by his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth “Betty” and Robert Caufield, of Taylorsville, and his father, Matthew J. Taborski Sr., of Reno, Nev.

He is survived by daughters Jennifer and son-in-law Paul D’Alessandro, of Huntington Beach, and Jyll and son-in-law Chris Ramirez, of Fountain Valley; and two granddaughters, Francesca D’Alessandro and Athena Ramirez, who where truly the love of his life, along with several nieces and nephews.

John also leaves behind his brothers Mike (Keri) and Matthew Jr. (Martha), all of Quincy, and Robert, of Eureka.

No services are planned at this time. The family requests any donations in his memory be made to either the Mt. Jura Gem and Mineral Building fund, P.O. Box 1623, or the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club, P.O. Box 151, Taylorsville, CA 95983.



Darold Adamson, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 10, 2013.

Darold was a teacher, coach and principal at Chester High School from 1957 to 1984.

His positive influence, leadership and dedication to students was honored in 2010, when the gym was renamed Adamson Gymnasium.

After retirement from public school administration, he was invited to work as the CIF commissioner for the Northern Section. His role as commissioner provided him the opportunity to continue his involvement with high school athletics, a job he loved.

He was avid golfer and fisherman and loved the outdoors.

A celebration of Darold’s life will be held at the Butte Creek Country Club on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m.

Any remembrances may be sent to Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home for the Darold Adamson Scholarship Fund, established to benefit Chester High School; 680 Camelia Way, Chico, CA 95926.


Don Edward Bellamy, 84, after a short illness passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2013, in Boise, Idaho.

Don was born in Quincy on Jan. 13, 1929, to C.W. Bellamy and Eunice E. Austin-Bellamy.

Dad made it to the 10th grade with the class of 1947. He then entered into the Navy in 1948, serving in Hawaii, completing his service in 1952.

In December 1952, Don married Marilee J. Edson. To this union three sons were born, Kerry, Don R. and Wayne.

Don started Bellamy Sand and Gravel and also Bellamy subdivision with his father C.W. Bellamy. In 1973, they moved to Gooding, Idaho, to farm and ranch. In 1995, he retired to enjoy hunting and fishing with his friends. Don also learned to fly, and then finally settled in Weiser, Idaho.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.

In passing, he is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Marilee, his parents C.W. and Eunice and his younger brother Richard.

He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws: Kerry and Teresa Bellamy, Don R. and Connie Bellamy, Wayne and Lori Bellamy, eight grandchildren: Kristopher, Jennifer, Troy, Stephanie, Eric, Jackie, Elizabeth and Jessie and seven great-grandchildren.

There was a Celebration of Life Saturday, Oct. 12, in Weiser, Idaho. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Quincy. Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at lienkaemper-thomason.co.



On Oct. 2, 2013, Richard Albert Cox passed away peacefully at home at the age of 67 with his wife at his side after a long battle with liver disease.

Born March 22, 1946, in Portland, Ore., to Albert L. Cox and Ellen M. Hazard Cox, he was raised there, then attended Willamette University, graduating with a dual major in history and economics.

He started his 30-plus-year trust banking career directly after college and was a trust officer and VP at banks located in Oregon, Texas and California. Most recently he became a professional fiduciary and practiced for 10-plus years until his illness prevented him working.

Richard enjoyed reading, fishing, model railroading and his pets. He was a member of the Mayflower Society and the Freemasons.

He was preceded in death by both his mother and father and leaves his wife, Barbara, father-in-law Robert E. Bailey, brother-in-law Robert M. Bailey and wife Judy, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews in the Boise area.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Graeagle Community Church in Graeagle.


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