Obituaries for the week of 12/23/2009

Fleda Roy

Carl Brown, 57

Allen George Logan, 59

Gerard (Jerry) Meilan, Jr., 82

Edward S. Morgan, 85

Gordon Phillip Kluge, 60


    Fleda Roy, loving wife and mother, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her husband, Ambrose Roy; her sister, Kay Young; her two sons, Brad and Bret; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Though her passing grieves those left behind, her spirit lives on in everyone she touched.
    A memorial service will be held in celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the United Methodist Church, 109 Washington Blvd. in Roseville.
    Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the United Methodist Church, Roseville or to the ALS Society at alssac.org.

    Carl Brown, 57, of Chico passed away Dec. 15, 2009, in Chico.
    He was born March 4, 1952, to Fletcher and Patricia Brown of Chico and graduated from Pleasant Valley High School.
    He spent his life as a cattle rancher in Chico and Indian Valley and was most recently working in construction for McWilliams Asphalt. He loved doing anything outdoors and spending time with good friends.
    He is survived by his daughter, Carly Brown, and granddaughter, Mae Musachia, of Wendel; son Samuel Brown and ex-wife Pam Brown of Crescent Mills; and stepdaughter Sarah Raganit of Taylorsville.
    A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 9, 2010, at Taylorsville Methodist Church in Taylorsville, followed by a reception at Taylorsville Tavern.

    Meadow Valley resident Allen George Logan passed from this life Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at his residence, just one week prior to celebrating his 60th birthday.
    Born Dec. 21, 1949, on Long Island, New York, Allen and his family relocated to Southern California when he was 7 and shortly thereafter settled in Marin County.
    Here Allen attended school, graduating from Drake High School as a member of the Class of 1967. He went on to attend U.C.-Davis with aspirations of becoming a teacher and graduated with a BA in literature in 1972.
    While attending U.C.-Davis Allen became a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. After six months of graduate school Allen found teaching was not his calling and entered the family’s private investigation business. He carried on the business following his father’s death, retiring in 1998.
    Allen served his country honorably as a member of the National Guard during the Viet Nam War.
    While attending the Fourth of July Parade in San Rafael, Allen met a pretty young lady named Aura Mary Walsh. This relationship soon grew to the point that the couple was united in matrimony in Lake Tahoe, Nov. 11, 1986.
    In 1998, following Allen's retirement, the couple moved to Meadow Valley.
    Allen was an avid football fan who enjoyed following the 49’ers. He collected coins, as well as John Wayne movie paraphernalia. He was a former member of the Quincy Elks, serving as the lodge's bartender for a number of years and had just began his rise through the chairs when health conditions prevented him from continuing.
    He was a proud member of AA and found pleasure in trying his luck in the many games of chance.
    In passing Allen leaves his wife of 27 years, Aura Mary Logan of Meadow Valley; stepson Jack Marage of Meadow Valley; stepdaughter Sherry Kouri of Dublin, and his grandson, Nicholas Kouri.
    He is preceded in death by one brother.
    A celebration of Allen's life will be scheduled for the spring of 2010. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
    The family suggests any remembrances in Allen's memory be made to any local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.


    Gerard (Jerry) Meilan, Jr., passed away on Dec. 16, 2009.
    Jerry was born in Hoboken, N.J., Jan. 19, 1927, to Gerard Sr. and Maria Meilan, who emigrated from the north of Spain.
    After attending parochial schools, he opened a studio where he taught tap dancing. He later joined a dance troupe that performed throughout the U.S.
    During World War II, he enlisted in the military, first serving in the Merchant Marines and then in the U.S. Army as a member of the occupying force in Germany.
    After being discharged, Jerry went to work for Pan American World Airways, where he met Marie von Borstel. Following their marriage, they moved to Santa Clara, where they had four children, Gerard III, Terry, Rick, and April.
    Jerry began working for Philco-Ford Corp., in Palo Alto, as a security guard before becoming an apprentice machinist. During this time, he volunteered as a reserve officer in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.
    In July 1966, Jerry and Marie moved their family to Quincy, where he was a Railway Express and Western Union agent in addition, to operating a locksmith shop for nearly 11 years. Jerry was also a reserve deputy in the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department.
    In 1977, Jerry and Marie moved to Clermont, Fla., where he again operated a locksmith shop. In 1984, they moved to Paradise, where he re-established his business. In 2004, Jerry and Marie retired and moved to Nampa, ID.  
    Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, all four of his children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

    Edward “Ted” Morgan passed from this life peacefully Dec. 19, 2009 at the age of 85.
    Ted was born to William and Geraldine Morgan in LaJunta, Colo., Jan. 28, 1924, where he spent most of his childhood. He graduated from high school in Colorado Springs in 1942.
    At the onset of World War II, Ted and his family moved to Vallejo, where his father worked at the naval shipyards while Ted served in the Merchant Marines, and later attended business college in Los Angeles.
    In 1955, Ted married Darlene Hooper and after living in Sacramento for several years, moved with his wife and children to Quincy in 1963. Darlene passed away in 1995.
    Many people in Quincy remember Ted from his 20-plus years working at Safeway, where he retired.
    Ted is survived by his significant other Bettie Cobb, who provided companionship, love and support over the last 12 years; his children Ron (Elizabeth) Morgan of Loyalton; Debbie (Don) Stallions of Emmett, Idaho; Mark (Lea) Morgan of Hailey, Idaho; and Mike (Julie) Morgan of Susanville; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and his only living cousin, Janet (Bill) Carden of Quincy.
    Ted’s favorite pastimes were golfing, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Quincy Elks, Masonic Lodge, Eagle Lake Association and the Clampers. Ted will be warmly remembered for his friendly demeanor, honesty, love of life and witty sense of humor.
    Services in Ted’s honor will be at noon Monday, Dec. 28, at Fehrman Mortuary, 378 Lawrence Street, Quincy, followed by a graveside service and reception. An opportunity to express your condolences is also available at fehrmanmorturary.com.
    The family would like to thank the many kind people at Plumas District Hospital, Emergency Services and Country Villa who all provided excellent care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department.


    Gordon Phillip Kluge died Thursday, Dec. 17, at his residence in Greenville.
    Gordy was born June 11, 1949, in Bellingham, Wash., to the late Ernest and Pauline (Justason) Kluge.
    In passing Gordy leaves his brother Gary of Lake Almanor West.
    A private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
    An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


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