Obituaries for the week of 12/19/2012

Joshua Carl Jacobs, 34

Milissa Dawn Bridges

Pansy Louise Herrick, 84

Lawrence Laverne ‘Larry’ Larsen, 91

Angela Alberta ‘Angie’ Black

  Quincy native Joshua Carl Jacobs passed from this life unexpectedly in Santa Ana early Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012, at the age of 34.

  Born in Quincy to Gary and Patricia Gay (Strachan) Jacobs on Aug. 17, 1978, he was raised and educated in the Seventh-day Adventist faith in Southern California and the San Francisco East Bay Area. Following his high school graduation, he went on to attend Sacramento State College where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in English.

  Joshua had spent the last 3-1/2 years residing in Greenville where he was the manager of the family’s business, Greenville Cottage Antiques. He had just recently moved back to Santa Ana to reunite with his fiancée and was looking forward to his wedding in 2013.

  Joshua had a great love of music and as a talented composer and musician he was an accomplished pianist and guitar player. He enjoyed nature and found great solace in spending time in the outdoors hiking.

  In his untimely passing Joshua leaves his beloved parents, Gary and Gay Jacobs, of Greenville; brothers Steve Ellis and his wife Lolita, of Oceanside, and Matthew Jacobs, of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Juliet Jacobs-Coffman, of Cupertino; his fiancée, Jennifer Elliott, of Santa Ana; nephews Ben Jacobs and Patrick Smith; and niece Madison Ross.

  A time of sharing and visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 9. A celebration of Joshua’s life took place Monday, Dec. 10, at the Greenville Community United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Greenville District Cemetery.

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

  The family suggests any remembrances in Joshua’s memory be made to a local chapter of the Salvation Army c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.


  Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, family and friends gathered at the West End Theatre in Quincy to join in the celebration of life for Milissa Dawn Bridges.

  Milissa and her husband, Jeremiah, both worked at the theatre with the dramaworks program where Milissa was a lead teacher and a “wonderful asset to the program,” said Edie O’Connor.O’Connor, who founded the program along with Earl Thompson, said they were honored to host the celebration in honor of Milissa.

    After being diagnosed with cancer in fall 2011, Milissa never lost focus on life, her family or furthering her education.She continued her work with teenagers throughSWEET (Sierra West End Educational Theatre) and dramaworks until she lost her valiant battle Dec. 6, 2012.

    Born in Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 21, 1979, Bridges graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1997 and attended Pratt College where she studied to become a medical assistant. She worked in a variety of medical offices during the next few years.

  After a failed marriage and two children, she met a young man, fell in love and married the love of her life, Jeremiah Bridges, in spring 2005. Following the birth of twins in 2005, the family decided to relocate to Quincy, moving there in 2006.

    In passing, Milissa leaves behind her husband, Jeremiah; daughters Sonja West, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Natalyn West and Jenna Bridges, both of Quincy; son Blake Bridges, of Quincy; parents Larry and Martha Landsteiner, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and the late Clarence Potter; sister Shawna (and Raymond), of Navarro, Okla.; brother William (and Rachel) Potter, of Texas; nieces Kayla and Lauren, of Navarro, Okla., and Bailey Potter, of Texas; and nephew Luke Potter.She also leaves behind her father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Wendy Bridges, sister-in-law Savannah Bridges, and nephews Teyton and Nathan, all of Quincy; and numerous other family members and friends.


  Chester resident Pansy Louise Herrick passed from this life peacefully Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2012, at Seneca Healthcare District’s hospital at the age of 84.

  She was born July 15, 1928, in Susanville to Tennessee natives Joseph and Ruth (Husky) Elam. When she was 1, she and her family relocated to Westwood and later the Chester/Lake Almanor area where Pansy was raised and educated. She and her husband had wintered in Corning from 1988 to 1999.

  A member of the Chester American Legion Auxiliary Post for more than 50 years, Pansy enjoyed the outdoors through fishing and hunting as well as finding enjoyment in a good game of cards.

  In passing Pansy leaves her son Tom Herrick, of Chico; daughter Sherrie Bridgman, of Chester; brother Henry Elam, of Alder Grove, British Columbia; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  She joins her husband Joe who passed from this life in 1998 in their eternal home.

  Services are being planned for a later date. Private inurnment will take place in the Chester District Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.



  Chester resident Lawrence L. “Larry” Larsen passed from this life peacefully, with his loving wife and family at his side, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the age of 91.

  Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Inglewood to Ferdinand and Mildred (Rasmussen) Larsen, Larry was raised and educated in Inglewood where he graduated from Inglewood High School as a member of the Class of 1939. While he was attending high school, he went to work for Rockwell International as a machinist and continued working there until the onset of WWII. At that time, he joined the military and served his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Navy during the war.

  On May 18, 1938, Larry married the love of his life and best friend throughout the 74 years they were together: Kathryn Hanners, whom he had met in high school and while attending church functions together. To this blessed union a son and two daughters were born.

  Upon his discharge, Larry returned to work for Rockwell in a career that spanned 44 years. He retired as an aircraft design engineer in 1975. Larry attended night school while working for Rockwell, to obtain his bachelor’s degree. Following his retirement from Rockwell, Larry entered the real estate field where he worked as a salesman/broker in Southern California for a number of years.

  He and his wife relocated to the Chester-Lake Almanor area in 1990, residing in Lake Almanor West for a number of years before moving in with their daughter, Bev Herman, in 2000.

  A devout Christian, Larry fellowshipped at the Lake Almanor Community Church. As an accomplished pianist Larry will be fondly remembered by the seniors in the area as he shared his love of music with them at Wildwood, the Chester Senior Center and the long-term care unit of Seneca District Hospital. He found enjoyment in the game of golf as well as in sharing his love of tennis with his family during his younger years. First and foremost, though, Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed family get-togethers and card games.

  In passing, Larry leaves his loving wife Kathryn, of Chester; son Ronald and his wife Darlene, of San Diego; daughter Beverly Herman, of Chester; the jewels of his later life, his grandchildren Greg Johnson, Jeff Herman, Jodi Walsh, John Herman, Mike Herman, Ken Larsen and Scott Larsen; and 16 great-grandchildren.

  He joins his daughter Barbara Johnson, brother George and sister Dorothy in their eternal home.

  Private interment took place in the Chester District Cemetery and was followed by a celebration of his life Saturday, Dec. 15, in Chester.

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


  Angela Alberta Black, affectionately known as Angie, passed into heaven Dec. 12, 2012. She is the beloved daughter of Karen Hahn, of Sumter, S.C., sister of Joseph Granucci, of Beaverton, Ore., and wife of Roger Black, of Quincy.

  She was blessed with five children: Nicole Hall, of Quincy; David Hall, of Reno, Nev.; and Cherish, Heidi and Raven Kuehlmann, all of Quincy; along with her precious grandchild Maverick Coy, son of Nicole.

  Angela served our country honorably as a member of the U.S. Navy for four years. She held dual citizenships in the United States and Australia, where she had resided for 17 years, moving to Quincy in 2009. She had been employed at Tracie’s Sweet Surprises before going to work for the Plumas County Mental Health Department.

  A Memorial Mass was celebrated for the repose of Angie’s soul Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Quincy. Military honors were bestowed following the Mass. Private scattering of her cremains will take place off the coasts of Hawaii and Australia. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

  Angie may have left the earth, but she left behind gifts in memory of her smiles, her kindness, her loyalty and her love. Those of us who loved her will guard these gifts until we join her in God’s gentle grace. Love, Mom.

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