Edward Alan Renfrow passed away peacefully March 10, 2012. He was 66 years old. He had been in the VA hospital in Reno for almost two years.
Edward was born June 12, 1945, in Bell. His parents were Wilma L. Renfrow and Oscar Renfrow.
Edward graduated from Pleasanthill High School, Iowa, in 1964.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1965. Edward was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry. He was stationed in Germany for three years.
After leaving the Army, he went to work for the John Deere Co. in Ames, Iowa.
After several visits to his parents’ home in Delleker, he decided to move to Delleker.
Edward enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of time snowmobiling and riding his quad.
Edward loved animals. He volunteered at Sierra Animal Rescue.
Edward was preceded in death by his father, Oscar, and sister, Beverely Jean.
He is survived by his brother, David Renfrow, of Pleasantville, Iowa. He will be deeply missed by his mother, Wilma Renfrow, of Delleker.
Heartfelt thanks go out to all those at the VA hospital who took such good care of Edward. We know he was loved by all.
Patricia Honeywell Johnson passed away March 11, 2012. The oldest of three daughters, she was born in Oakland to Charles and Lorene Honeywell. She moved to Graeagle in 1980 to live quietly and enjoy her three favorite pastimes: golf, hiking and fishing.
Patricia leaves behind three daughters, Constance Gottas, Maile Trojan and Deborah E. Brown; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
At her personal request, there will be no public service. Donations may be made directly to the Graeagle Volunteer Fire Department in her name and on her behalf.
Marjorie (Marge) Ryan passed away March 17, 2012, in Chico at the age of 79 years.
She was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Michigan, the daughter of Wilbert and Ellen Grangood. She moved with her parents and siblings, Jeannette and Wilbert Jr., to Stockton in 1947 where she graduated high school. She married Nathan Ryan in 1954. The couple moved to Chico in 1964 and then to Woodland in 1967. Marge worked at Bank of the West and Greengate School in Woodland.
After retiring they moved to Lake Almanor in 1994. They spent winters traveling in their recreational vehicle until 2007 when they began spending winters in Chico and summers at Lake Almanor.
Marge is survived by her husband of 57 years, Nathan Ryan; her sons Michael Ryan, Curtis Ryan and David Ryan; her daughter-in-law Jane Ryan; son-in-law Mark Quintana; and grandchildren Meredith Arend and husband Dave Arend, Amanda Ryan and friend Brian Creely and Joshua Ryan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Constance Storz, her son-in-law Paul Storz, her brother Wilbert Grangood Jr. and her granddaughter Rachael Storz.
Services will be held at McNary’s Chapel, 458 College St. in Woodland, Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland following the services.
With his wife and family at his side, Quincy resident Clifford Thomas Michael passed from this life peacefully at his residence Thursday morning, March 22, 2012, at the age of 76.
Born in Rapid City, S.D., March 4, 1936, to Claude and Mary (Burnham) Michael, Cliff was raised in Rapid City until leaving home at the age of 11 to become a wheat truck driver.
After being introduced by his brother to a pretty young lady named Julia Ortiz, the couple was united in matrimony June 20, 1959, in Las Animas, Colo. To this blessed union one son and a daughter were born. The newlyweds relocated from Colorado to the northeastern California lumber community of Greenville in 1961 where Cliff worked for a short period of time at the former B&E Market and later Cal Gas before beginning what became a 40-year career in the sawmills as a millwright. Cliff worked for Louisiana Pacific in Crescent Mills before the closing of the mill when he went to work for Sierra Pacific Industries, retiring in 2002.
An automobile buff, if with beer in hand Cliff was not working on a car he was racing one. He competed on the local tracks of Susanville and Quincy for many years with his stock car. He was a longtime member of the Lumber and Industrial Workers Union Local 3074.
In passing Cliff leaves his loving wife, partner and best friend, Julia, of Quincy; son Clifton J. Michael and his wife Stephanie, of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughter Cathy Joann Wallace Michael and her partner Becky, of Quincy; the pride of his later life, his grandchildren Sebastian, Gabriel, Myranda, Jade and Jaida; brother Glenn and his wife Dora, of Quincy; and brothers Lee and Donald, along with sister Charlotte Fowler, all of Wichita, Kan.
Along with his parents he joins 11 brothers and sisters in their eternal home.
A Vigil Service to include Recitation of the Holy Rosary took place Tuesday, March 27, preceded by a time of visitation and sharing at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel-Quincy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Quincy. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
Chester/Lake Almanor businessman Richard Dale Jacobs died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at his residence on the Lake Almanor Peninsula. He was 63 years of age.
He was born to Northern California ranchers Robert and Marion (Weldgen) Jacobs in Berkeley June 16, 1948.
A celebration of Rich’s life will take place at the graveside alongside his late wife in the Chester District Cemetery at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
Former Lake Almanor area resident Thomas Marion Jones died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at his son’s residence in Auburn at the age of 82.
He was born in Lubbock, Texas, Dec. 2, 1929, to William and Rosa (Smith) Jones.
In passing Tom leaves his daughter Jacqueline England, of Granite Bay; son Michael Jones, of Auburn; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Henry Jones, of Lincoln Hills, and Wilbur Davis, of Fresno; and sister Betty Scheiver, of Tucson, Ariz.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be announced at a later date. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
Westwood resident Frances Irene Ray, 89, died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico Tuesday, March 20, 2012, of kidney failure.
She was born in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, on Sept. 16, 1922, to Costello and Ruth (Rosalies) Flores.
Frances is survived by daughters Linda Sawyer, Shirley Barber and Alvera Young, all of Westwood; son, Stephen Ray, of Folsom; brother Tony Flores, of Oregon; sister Lila Phillips, of Corning; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Frances’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Westwood Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow in the Westwood Cemetery alongside her late husband, William Ray.
An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests remembrances be made to the Building Fund of the Westwood Assembly of God Church, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.