Obituaries for the week of 1/13/2010

Robert Abel Flower III, 47

Stanley Claude Young Jr., 85

Nathan Joseph Cunningham, 19

Nancy Wren, 88





  Robert Abel Flower III passed from this life at his home in Chester Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2009, at the age of 47.

  Robert was born July 15, 1962, in Redding, and shortly thereafter moved to Eureka where he grew up.

  He moved to Chester in 2003, to be nearer to family members. Robert enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunting and fishing enthusiast.

  In passing Robert leaves his son Robert Flower IV and his wife, Jenny, along with grandsons Dillon and Robert V, all of Redding; son Michael of Chester; daughter Cassandra Flower of Redding; parents Robert and Maxine Flower of Chester and Donna Millsap of Eureka; fiancée Janine Enzweiler of Chester; sisters Dorothy Tarelli, husband Guy and their children Tyler, Tanner and Tate, all of Middletown, Debbie Averill, her boyfriend Doug Kraushaar and her children Kevin, Dustin and Jessica, all of Chester, Joyce Ryn, husband Dave and their children David and Brittney, all of Chester and Katherine Templeton, husband Al and their son Albert, all of Chester.

  Robert also leaves behind the most wonderful extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

  Services will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 200 Main St., Chester.

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

  Any remembrances in Robert’s memory can be made in his father's name and forwarded to the family, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA to help defray final expenses.




  Retired Superior Court Judge Stanley C. Young Jr. passed from this life peacefully at The Court, in Reno, Nev., in his sleep Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. He had fought a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

  Born to second generation Plumas County pioneers Stanley Collin Young Sr. and Zola Seamans Young in Oakland, Oct. 23, 1925, he was raised and educated in Quincy graduating from Quincy High School as a member of the "class of 1944." He went on to attend San Jose State College where he obtained a BA degree in history and, following in his father’s footsteps, went on to receive his law degree from Hastings School of Law in 1952. After passing the state bar exam he was admitted to the state bar in 1953.

  Spike, as he affectionately became known, returned to Quincy to practice law with his father (Young and Young) until 1964, when his father began phasing out his practice.

  Spike was offered a job as a deputy district attorney about this time, which he accepted and a year later ran successfully to become Plumas County's district attorney, a position he held until his appointment as Plumas County's Superior Court judge by then governor Ronald Reagan in 1969.

  Spike had an unsuccessful attempt at running for the California State Assembly in 1968 against Pauline Davis.

  Respected for his fair and objective approach to the law by his contemporaries, Spike ran unopposed for his Superior Court position until his semi-retirement from the bench in 1989.

  till fascinated by the dilemma law presents he continued to serve the residents of California as a sitting assignment judge, arbitrator and mediator for the following two decades.

  Outside of his passion to practice law and his family, Spike’s other great love in life was the challenge of golf. A great highlight in Spike's golfing career was competing in the AT&T Tournament at Pebble Beach, in 1996.

  He was a member and past executive director of the nonprofit Northern California Golf Association and a charter member of the Graeagle Golf Association.

  Quoted as "just a hacker" Spike found as much enjoyment in the camaraderie and fellowship of the game as he did the competition.

  Not only in his professional career but also in Rotary, Spike followed his father's footsteps, a founding member of Quincy Rotary. Spike joined Rotary in 1953, serving as the club's president in 1962 and was awarded Rotary's prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship for his many years of dedication to the club.

  Always in demand as a master of ceremonies at any event Spike also served his constituents by helping spearhead Rotary's Highway 70 improvement project in the early 80s.

  On two different occasions, he worked diligently to try to put together a development project in Quincy that would include a golf course as well as trying to put together a hotel and convention center located at what is now Dame Shirley Park.

  Spike enjoyed the outdoors fly-fishing and duck hunting. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, member and owner of the Yuba-Mar Ranch Duck Club and the NRA. He served as president of Poppy Holding and as president of the Town Hall Association.

  In passing Spike leaves his loving wife of 30 years, Louise of Quincy; children Richard Young of Reno, Nev., Jeff Young of Quincy and Los Angeles, Cole Young of Tujunga, Lisa Young Jenkens of Sacramento, Tara Turner Stoltzmann of Concepcion, Chile, Jennie Turner Wilson of San Francisco, Bradley S. Turner of Quincy, 11 precious grandchildren; nephew Stan Carr of Quincy and a number of great nephews, nieces and cousins.

  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Norma Jean Young Carr.

  A celebration of Spike's life will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Inurnment will take place in the Old Quincy Cemetery.

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

  The family asks any remembrances in Spikes memory be made to the Plumas County Museum or the Northern California Golf Association, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.


Mark Charles Leveroni

  Born in San Francisco on Sept. 14, 1947, Mark Charles Leveroni lived his life fully. He died Jan. 2, 2010, at 7:30 a.m. at home in Chico.

  He served in Viet Nam from 1967–68 as a combat medic during the Tet Offensive & in Dak To. Mark was a decorated veteran. He received a Bronze Star for bravery, a Commendation for Meritorious Service and two Purple Hearts. He was a man who, since that time, had sought reconciliation and peace.

  Following his return from Vietnam, he received his bachelor’s degree and went on to teach for a few years as an associate professor at Chico State University. He attended San Rafael High School and graduated from UNR.

  In his later years, he offered counsel to returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. He has two amazing children, Heather Leveroni, married to Andrew Headrick; they live in San Francisco, and Tim Leveroni, who now resides in Viet Nam and teaches English.

  He is survived by his mother Aurora Leveroni of Graeagle, his sister Valerie Leveroni Corral of Davenport, the mother of his children, Amanda Leveroni of Chico, and his beloved dog Harley. He liked rock n’ roll, jazz, fast cars, Dom Perignon and pastries.

  We honored Mark Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Mim’s Bakery in Chico (appropriate since he always yearned for sweets). We will also have an interment ceremony for him in Graeagle, later in the year.

  Graeagle is where he resided with his mother for many years and where his father, Mario, is buried.

  The family requests that should you have a desire to make a donation that it be made to WAMM, 309 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.



  On Jan. 6, 2010, Nate left this world by a terrible twist of fate, an accident that can't be taken back. He now walks with the loved ones who went before him.

  Born in Sacramento, Nov. 28, 1991, to Tammie and Ernie Cunningham, he had spent his life in Greenville where he was attending the Plumas Charter School in Greenville as a high school senior.

  Nate loved the outdoors and enjoyed being in the woods more than almost anywhere else. He found pleasure in hiking, camping, running and lifting weights.

  With a heart of gold he was a hardworking young man who was there to help anyone in need with the exception as with any young teen, helping around the house according to his mother. He cherished time with his family and his smile will last in their hearts forever.

  In passing, Nate leaves his parents, Tammie and Ernie Cunningham of Greenville; sisters Sommer of Greenville and Jessica of Texas; brothers Robert, Danny, Chad, Ben and Sam, all of Oklahoma; grandparents Marion and Joyce Cunningham of Genesee; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, along with his many friends who Nate considered his family also.

  He touched our lives deeply and will be forever missed by all.

  A celebration of Nate's life, as well as a potluck, is planned for Jan. 30, at the Greenville Park commencing at 3 p.m.

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

  To help the family deal with this tragedy they ask any remembrances in Nate's memory be made to either Tammie or Ernie Cunningham, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947, to help defray final expenses.





  Nancy Wren, of Graeagle, passed away Jan. 6, 2010. She was born in 1922.

  Services will be announced at a later date.




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