Obituaries for the week of 8/4/2010

Faye Boquist, 87

Calvin Ray Bennett, 48 

Carol Ann Wright, 63

Leslie H. Welbourn, 85

     Faye Boquist passed away peacefully in San Diego July 21, at the age of 87.
    She was born Norma Faye Martin in a farmhouse on the Columbia River near Wilbur, Washington, the fifth of seven children. Her mother and oldest sister died of typhoid fever when Faye was 11, so she learned to work hard at an early age, out on the farm, during those Depression Years.
    After graduating from high school, she received a four-year scholarship to Holy Names College in Spokane.
    At age 19, she married the tall, thin Swedish star athlete, Arthur Boquist. Art went to war where his ship, the USS Reno, was torpedoed in the Pacific.
    He returned home to Spokane safely, and four children followed: Barry, Scott, April and Matt. They lived in Idaho, Washington and finally settled in the Bay Area.
    Faye went to work as a journalist at the Sunnyvale Standard and later at the San Jose Mercury-News. She received many awards for her writing and met many celebrities, including Ronald Reagan, Roy Rogers, Jayne Mansfield, Duke Ellington, Shirley Temple Black, Ricky Nelson, Mick Jagger, Robert Goulet, Doris Day, Guy Lombardo, Ed Asner, Nelson Eddy (her idol) and many more.
    When she retired in the 1980s, she and Art moved to Quincy, in the mountains.
    She and Art celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1992 at Road Haven Resort in Arizona, where they went for the winters. Just a few years later, Art died of Alzheimer's Disease.
    Faye continued to be active, playing tennis, doing drama, singing and hosting the church teas. She moved to Spokane for a year to spend some time with her sister, Lela Mason, while her daughter built a new home for her in the mountains. She had a series of strokes and moved to The Arbors an assisted-living center in San Diego in 2008.
    She is survived by her son, Barry Boquist of Poway, his wife Vicki, their two daughters, Stephanie and Sarah, Sarah's husband Leighton Pinkham and Faye's great-granddaughter Haley.
    Faye is also survived by her daughter, April Keenan of Sloat, April’s daughter Summer, Summer's husband Dan Rejmanek and Faye's other great-granddaughter Delfina Faye. Faye is also survived by her son, Matt Boquist of Long Beach.
    A memorial service for Faye is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Quincy Community United Methodist Church. A reception will follow.

    Longtime Quincy resident Calvin Ray Bennett passed from this life suddenly from a pulmonary embolus at Plumas District Hospital July 25, 2010, at the age of 48.
    Born in Grants, N.M., Aug. 3, 1961, to Bonsal and Ann (Reed) Bennett.
    As a young child he and his family relocated to Quincy. Calvin attended grammar and high school in Quincy where he was a member of Quincy High School's graduating class of 1979. While attending high school, Calvin lettered in both football and baseball.
    Calvin began a 28-year career with Union Pacific Railroad immediately following his high school graduation working as a crane operator. A recent auto accident forced him to retire early. Calvin enjoyed placer mining in the streams and creeks in the area as well as occasionally trying his luck in the Reno establishments.
    In passing Calvin leaves his wife of 17 years, Kellie; the jewel of his life, his loving daughter Sherridan Rae Bennett of Quincy; his mother, Ann Shroyer of Winnemucca, Nev.; a brother, Paul Bennett and his longtime companion Cheryl of Truckee; sister, Nelda Archer of Naturita, Colo.; nephews, David Campbell and Sean Manley and niece, Serena Campbell. He was especially proud to be the godfather to Shane and Heather Kelly.
    A celebration of Calvin's life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Pioneer Park located in East Quincy.
    An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


    Mrs. Leslie H. Welbourn, 85, of Modoc County, who had moved to Reno, Nev. and Loyalton to be near her son and family, passed away July 28, 2010, at Renown Medical Center in Reno.
    She is survived by her sister-in-law Emma Isbell of Sacramento, three children: Gayle McMaster of Quincy, Linda Welbourn of Roseville, and her son Michael H. Welbourn of Reno, Nev., and Loyalton; grandchildren Laura Miller of Paradise, Diana Ruch of Quincy, Darrel McMaster of Quincy, Mannell Lambert of Roseville and Daron Sullivan of Roseville; and great-grandchildren Sierra, Parker and Morgan McMaster of Quincy and Kateland and Dillon Miller of Paradise.
    Mrs. Welbourn was married 58 years to George H. Welbourn who passed Oct. 9, 2001.
    Services will be held graveside in Manton at a later date.

    Quincy resident Carol Ann Wright, 63, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nev.
    She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, June 27, 1947, to Pennsylvania natives Merle and Cora (Powell) Wiegand.
    In passing Carol leaves her son, Paul Wright of Redmond, Ore.; daughters, Connie Sue Smith Quincy, and Sherry Wirth of Sun Prairie, Wis.; her mother, Coral Poole of Quincy; a brother, Gary Wiegand of San Jose; as well as 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    A celebration of Carol's life will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Quincy First Baptist Church. Private inurnment will take place in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery with her late husband Eldon.
    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 Carol's memory be made to either the Quincy First Baptist Church or the Quincy Masonic Lodge, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.



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