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Obituaries for the week of 7/2/2014

Ann E. Graham

Graeagle resident Ann E. Graham, 69, passed away May 26, 2014, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City Nevada.

Ann was born on February 16, 1945, in St Helena California, to the late James H. and Gail Anne L’Hommedieu.

She graduated from Menlo Atherton High School in 1962 and later married the late Michael Graham on February 14, 1979. They lived in Phoenix, AZ, Reno, NV, and Henderson, NV. After Michael’s passing Ann moved to Graeagle, CA, a lovely town in the Sierras which she loved and where she was loved and appreciated.

Ann earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French from the University of Arizona in 1966 and was a proud member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Ann went on to work as a French translator, magazine editor, various administration roles, and most proudly a wonderful mother, wife, sister and member of an incredible family that we can thank her for.

Ann enjoyed gardening, hiking, bird watching, traveling, watching mystery shows, knitting, reading, and was a life long student of Edgar Cayce. She helped to start the Unity Church of Green Valley in Henderson, Nevada as well as speaking regularly at the Sunday services. Ann started several book clubs as well as volunteered at the Mohawk Community Resource Center, and also led a bereavement group in Graeagle.

Ann is survived by her sons James and wife Brooke Graham, Matthew Graham, as well as her sisters Joan McKee, Gaie L’Hommedieu, and her niece Adriana and husband Ryan Abbe, and her adoring Yorkshire Terrier, Binker, and precious kitties Molly and Bosco.

Ann’s kind and gentle soul will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held Saturday July 12, at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course at 1 p.m.


Marlene Ruth Logan

Marlene Logan passed away on June 18, 2014, at Enloe Hospital, Chico, California. She was born September 18, 1933, in Santa Cruz, California and was very proud to be a Native Daughter of California. She was a graduate in the Class of 1952 of Greenville High School.

Marlene was mother to her three children and a homemaker when she lived in Quincy and Plumas County.

In 1974, she relocated to the Sacramento area and earned her Real Estate License. She later moved to the San Jose area where she was employed by the Searle Pharmaceutical Company. After retiring from Searle in 1989, she moved to Chico, where she had lived as a child. In Chico she was employed by the Chico Chamber of Commerce and later went on to own and operate her own restaurant, “Lite & Luscious,” in the Chico Mall.

Marlene was always active in volunteer projects and was a co-founder of several organizations that are still active today. The Quincy Trojan Booster Club, Bay Area Pharmaceutical Representatives Association and the Springfield Manor Homeowners Association were among those that she was involved with. She was also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association in Chico. She had two favorite hobbies: reading and traveling. Some of her travels took her to the Orient, Bali, England, Tahiti, and the Great Plains of America.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary of Bakersfield and Ron (Katie) of Quincy; one daughter, Terri Nero (Mike) of Boise, Idaho; sister, Gayle Anderson (Andy) of Quincy; brother, Richard Farrester of Little Rock, Arkansas; granddaughter, Ellie Logan of Santa Rosa; two nephews, Will and Rick Anderson; and cousins, Leaha Rae Almquest, Frank Tucker, and Mary Beth Farrester. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruth and Bill Hall and Herb and “Bertie” Farrester.

She will forever be loved and missed by her family. Her qualities of independence, generosity, determination, caring and kindness will live on in her family members.

A memorial service is planned for family and friends July 18, at 10 a.m. in Chico, at the Glen Oaks Cemetery under the direction of Brusie Funeral Home.

Donations in Marlene’s memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or a charity of choice.


James William Forrester Jr.

Greenville resident James William Forrester Jr. passed from this life at his home Thursday morning, June 26, 2014, just ten days shy of celebrating his 73rd birthday.

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, to the late James Sr. and Nellie (Dilly) Forrester on July 7, 1941, he was raised and educated in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he graduated as a member of Reardon High School’s Class of 1959.

Jim entered the military out of high school serving honorably as a member of the U.S. Air Force as a Missile Facilities Specialist. While serving his country, he married Sonia Duffy in 1962 and to this union son Kelly and daughters Kari and Tracey were born.

Following his honorable discharge he began a career as a machinist for Caterpillar Tractor and settled in the San Francisco East Bay Area before going to work for Southern Pacific Railroad in 1972 retiring as a conductor after over 25 years of service to the railroad.

On August 9, 1975, in a ceremony in Hayward, Jim married the love of his life, and best friend, Terri, and to this union daughter Alicia was born. The couple moved to Greenville seven years ago in their retirement from Oregon.

During his younger years, Jim enjoyed bowling as well as fishing. He was a longtime member of the United Transportation Union Local 1573 as well as the American Legion Post 568 of Indian Valley and the Greenville Southern Baptist Church.

In Jim’s passing he leaves his loving wife of close to 39 years, Terri, of Greenville; son Kelly Forrester of Greenville; daughters Tracey Johnson and her husband Gerry, of Hemet, Kari Alvarran and husband John, of Chino, and Alicia Hammerich of Greenville; mother-in-law Lois Dove and brother-in law Tucker Dove, along with eight precious grand-and three great-grandchildren.

He joins his sister Mary Kay in their eternal home.

A celebration of Jim’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.


Kenneth “Edward” Woods

Lake Almanor Peninsula firefighter and paramedic Kenneth “Edward” Woods tragically passed from this life early Thursday morning, June 26, 2014 at Seneca Health Care District’s Hospital at the age of 44.

Born in Visalia, on May 1, 1970, he was raised there until age 10. He moved to Red Bluff as a young teen, where he graduated from Red Bluff High School as a member of the Class of 1988 lettering in both football and basketball. He went on to continue his education at Butte College in Chico, obtaining his AA Degree in Fire Science. While attending college he began his medical career at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Red Bluff working his way from an EMT to becoming a Paramedic. He had also worked for a brief period of time for Cal Fire. He moved to the Chester Lake Almanor area in 2010 where he worked for the Chester Fire Department and was currently employed as a Fire Fighter and Paramedic with the Lake Almanor Peninsula Fire Department where his compassionate care and expertise will be greatly missed.

Ed, as he was affectionately called, married the love of his life and best friend and companion Dawn Christine Woods in a ceremony in Reno, Nevada, on Dec. 13, 2008. His family and his career were his primary passion in life while also enjoying Vehicle Rock Climbing. He also found enjoyment in constructing vehicles to compete in rock climbing events.

In passing Ed leaves his loving wife Dawn, of Chester, two sons, Jakob and Zackery Woods, both of Red Bluff; two half brothers and a sister, along with a host of dear friends.

A celebration of Ed’s life is planned for 1 p.m., Friday, July, 11, at Station 2 of the Lake Almanor Peninsula Fire Department. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Ed’s life will live on in the tissue donations he and his family chose to give others.











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