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Obituaries for the week of 6/9/2010

Judy Kay Church - 64

George Erdesz - 64

Bill Jenkins

Judy Kay Church

Lake Almanor West resident Judy Kay Church peacefully passed from this life with her loving family at her side, following a long and courageous battle with renal failure, Monday morning, May 24, 2010, at her residence.

Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Chickasha, Okla., to the late Oklahoma natives Choyce and Francis (Fife) Davis, at the age of seven she with her family relocated to Thousand Oaks. There she was raised and educated, graduating from Camarillo High School as a member of the class of 1963.

While taking a walk in her neighborhood, she caught sight of a handsome young man named Jim Church. Not to pass up the opportunity, she asked him out and as their love for one another blossomed, the couple was united in marriage in Thousand Oaks Dec. 14, 1963. To this union two lovely daughters were born.

First and foremost, a caring and loving wife and mother, Judy was also instrumental in the day-to-day operation of the family's plumbing business.

While the girls were growing up she was active with both 4-H and the Pony Club. She enjoyed the game of tennis as well as line dancing and relaxing reading a good mystery and keeping up on the escapades of the daily morning soap operas.

Whenever possible she also found pleasure in taking a ride in the couple's Cobra.

In passing Judy leaves her loving husband and dedicated caregiver, Jim of Lake Almanor West; daughters, Tammy Eileen Langer and her husband Greg of Morgan Hill, and Wendy Nichole Church of Belmont, as well as a sister, Barbara Silcott of Southern California.

A celebration of Judy's life is planned for later this summer.

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

 

George Erdesz

Quincy businessman George Erdesz passed from this life suddenly Wednesday morning, June 2, 2010, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy.

Born in Hungary to Otto and Maria (Simon) Erdesz March 25, 1946, he was raised and educated in Hungary before immigrating to the United States at the age of 18. He would tell the story of flying into New York and seeing the fireworks thinking they were for him and the others aboard, only to learn later that they were celebrating his new home's independence.

George worked in the print design industry in New York prior to entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967.

While at an Upper New York resort George met a pretty fellow Hungarian immigrant named Elizabeth Magyar and Feb. 25, 1966, the couple was united in matrimony in New York. To this blessed union two daughters were born.

Following George's honorable discharge from the military, he returned to school where he studied architectural design later going to work for the Lockheed Corporation.

During the economic downturn of the 1990s George and Elizabeth made the decision to go into business for themselves purchasing the Ranchito Motel in East Quincy, which the couple has operated for the past 16 years.

George loved the outdoors, especially gold mining and fishing the creeks and streams of the area, as well as having a great love for his dogs.

In passing George leaves his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth of Quincy; daughters, Lia Brewer and husband Steve of Concord, and Dianna Armanino and husband Mark of South San Francisco, and his precious two granddaughters Maddie and Lilly.

He joins his brother, Otto, in his eternal home.

A private family celebration of George's 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.

The family suggests any remembrances in George's memory be made to either High Sierra Animal Rescue or the American Red Cross, c/o Fehrman Mortuary, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.

 

Bill Jenkins

Bill Jenkins passed away Thursday, May 24. Born and raised in Salinas, Bill graduated from North Salinas High School in 1966.

After working tirelessly at the family business, Jenkins Lumber Company for several years, Bill decided a career change was in order and joined the Monterey County Sheriff's Department. After a 32-year career in law enforcement Bill retired from the County of Monterey in 2002.

Bill had been returning to Plumas-Eureka State Park for years and could not think of a better place to spend his retirement. He moved to Plumas County with his loving wife Dottie in 2003, where they built a home to begin a new adventure in their lives.

He loved his family and friends who were always first in his life. He loved to help them with whatever they needed. This love had him crisscrossing the state of California and beyond.

In between trips, Bill could be found “working” at his home on his John Deere tractor plowing snow and moving piles of gravel, building the infamous “Great Wall of Clio,” or attending monthly poker games with good friends at Valley Ranch. It made him feel so good.

He was loved by many; he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather full of compassion.

Bill's hobbies included model garden railroading, fishing, watching Western movies and having a good cup of coffee with a friend.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” M. Jenkins; sons William J. Jenkins, Matthew C. Jenkins, his wife Dannelle and their daughters Ashley and Hannah, and son Nathan Jenkins; stepson Greg K. Lindsey, his wife Mary, their children, Justin, Josh, Zack, John and Will and their granddaughter Skylar; stepdaughter Brenda M. Irmini, her husband David, their children Dalton and Rebecca, stepson Darren M. Lindsey, and his son Hunter.

A celebration of life will held July 15, at 11 a.m. at Big Springs Gardens in Sierra City. Those who wish to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. to Matt Jenkins at (707) 328-6373 or mattj44@comcast.net.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to High Sierra Animal Rescue in Portola, where Bill spent countless hours volunteering behind the scenes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola.

 

 

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