Obituaries for the week of 12/2/2009

Elizabeth Potillor, 84

Margaret Potter, 87

Doris Della Winkler, 88


 In all their glory, the angels came and carried Sister Elizabeth Potillor to her eternal home with the Lord, Sunday evening, Nov. 22, 2009, from her bedside at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy.

  Elizabeth was born 84 years ago in Manning, Ark., March 1, 1925, to the late Floyd and Georgia (Turner) Hunter. She was raised and educated in Manning, living there until she moved to Quincy some 60 years ago.

  Elizabeth married her childhood sweetheart, the late Richard Potillor, Nov. 28, 1941, in a ceremony in Manning, Ark. To this holy union four daughters and four sons were born.

  A loving wife and mother who took great pride in caring for her family and her home, Elizabeth worked at Plumas District Hospital as well as Care West Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for many years as a housekeeper.

  She was a member of the original First Starlight Baptist Church of Quincy where her love of music and talent at the keys of the piano led her to serve the congregation as both their pianist and soloist. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening.

  Elizabeth will be remembered by many in the community whom she so graciously touched with her open heart and hands in their time of need. In her later life she found great pleasure in sharing her time with her grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

  In passing Elizabeth leaves her sons Richard Jr. of Redding, Mitch of Walnut, Joe of Los Angeles and Tommy Potillor of Quincy; daughters Lovene and her husband Elijah Knight of Los Angeles, Bobbie Hooks of Redding, Patricia Potillor and Jacqueline Potillor both of Quincy; brother Bertfield Hunter of Sparkman, Ark.; sisters Rebecca Perry of Muskegon, Mich. and Daisy Hamilton of Quincy, along with her precious 22 grand, 32 great- grandchildren and one-great-great grandson.

  Along with her husband Richard, who passed from this life in 1988, she joins two brothers and four sisters in their eternal home.

  A celebration of Elizabeth's life was held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Starlight Baptist Church on Redberg Ave., Quincy. Interment will follow alongside her husband in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery.

  An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.



Margaret "Marge" Potter, 87, of Greenville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Windsor Chico Creek Rehabilitation Center in Chico.

  Margaret lived in Greenville for the past 49 years and is survived by her two sons: John and wife Dea Potter of Kingman, Ariz. and George and his wife Esther Potter of Greenville; her four grandchildren: Terri Morris of Chico, Tammy McIntyre of Gridley, Jacob and Nicole Potter both of Arizona, along with her two great-grandchildren: Justin and Cody Morris of Chico.

  Margaret was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.

  At Margaret's request, private family services will take place.

  An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.




  Doris Della Winkler died Nov. 29, 2009.

  Born in Quincy, Dec. 11, 1920, to Mike and Gladys Hedrick, Doris began her long and varied life, graduating from Sherman Institute in Riverside, in 1939. Doris then worked in Oakland and Long Beach, Ca where she welded in the shipyards during World War II. There she met her future husband Norman Winkler and they were married in 1946. Living in Quincy area they raised twelve children and moved to Willows in 1961. In 1975 they relocated to Hawaii until 1983 when they returned to Willows.

  Doris was a master beadier and seamstress and her passion was her family. She has touched many lives, and will be loved clearly, and remember long.

  She survived by her sister, Shirley Ann Martinez; children Martin Winkler, Norma Newald, Janet Simmons, Jean Beavers, Edward Winkler, Norman Winkler, JoAnn Carvalho, Mark Winkler, Paula Johnson, Brad Winkler, Tamara Hitt, Mellany Harris; and numerous grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and Andy.

  Graveside services will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at noon at the Quincy Stiver Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Merv and Vivian Hanson residence, 1021 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy.








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