William A. Peterson
Muriel Elizabeth Wren, 86
Roxanne Faith Preston, 14
Catherine "Kay" Rosemary Gunn Maynard Edwards, 83 Shirley Louise Ramage, 50
Beverly Jean Nave, 61
Barbara J. Frigge
Edward Felix "Ed" Reynolds
Katherine Schlegel Ricau, 92
Ralph John Schaapman, 76, died at his residence on Feb. 22, 2004. Ralph was born on March 10, 1927, to John and Gertrude Jepke Schaapman in New York, N.Y. He moved with his family to Southern California at a young age. He was raised and educated in the Burbank area and was a 1945 graduate of the John Burroughs High School there. Ralph joined the U.S. Navy upon his high school graduation and served his country with honor as a member of the U.S. Navy's Shore Patrol. While in the Navy, he competed with the Navy's Boxing Team and became a Golden Glove Champion. After 17 years, he retired from the aerospace industry as a production control specialist, after working for both the Rocket-dyne and McDonald-Douglas Corporations. In 1990, he moved to Quincy from Sylmar, where he had been involved with the Chamber of Commerce for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, studying and repairing electronics, fishing and backpacking, and in his later years, working with computers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; and two sisters. Ralph is survived by his son, Russell Schaapman of Quartz Hills; his daughters, Christina Kamps-Thurston of Moreno Valley, Susan McNutt of Lancaster and Tracy Clemons of Riverside; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of Ralph's life, with military honors, was held Feb. 27, 2004. Interment took place alongside his late wife in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggest any donations in Ralph's memory be made to the Greenville Rancheria Tribal Program, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.
William A. Peterson died Feb. 13, 2004, in Orovile, with his son at his side. William was born in San Francisco on July 3, 1911, and raised in Southern California. He attended the University of California at Berkeley on a baseball scholarship and graduated with a degree in forestry. He was a star pitcher for the Cal Bears and was scouted for major league teams. He served 37 years with the U.S. Forest Service, first in the Mt. Shasta area and then in Southern California as the supervisor of the Angeles National Forest. While there, he worked to establish Mt. San Gorgonio as a wilderness area. From 1947-1971, he was supervisor of the Plumas National Forest, including the Feather River area based in Quincy. He was instrumental in the efforts to preserve the Middle Fork of the Feather River and helped protect Native American sites in the area. Bill loved baseball and while in Quincy, he pitched for and managed the American Valley Giants. In 1971, he retired and moved to Oroville where he was active in local civic groups for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Cornelia. Bill is survived by his daughters, Nancy Bardwell of Portola and Karen of New York, N.Y.; his son, Dale Peterson of Berkeley; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held by the family. Contributions may be made to the Sierra Club or the Nature Conservancy.
Muriel Elizabeth Wren, 86, died Feb. 25, 2004, at Plumas-Sierra Nursing and Rehabilitation in Quincy. Muriel was born July 20, 1917, to William and Olive (Giles) Doyle in Bisbee, Ariz. She was raised and spent most of her adult life in Southern California. She was a 1935 graduate of Venice High School in Los Angeles. During World War II, she worked in the Defense Industry with the Air Research Corporation. For a short time, she was a defense contract analyst with the U.S. government, and she also worked for the Internal Revenue Service. She was a founding member of Visitation Parish in Westchester and was active in their altar society. She was a former member of the Emblem Club in Culver City as well as the American Auxiliary Post of Inglewood. She moved to Quincy from Los Angeles in 1997. Muriel was a member of St. John's Parish in Quincy. She loved dogs and had recently enjoyed a family trip to Ireland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Ira; and her brother, Michael. Muriel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Bill Cammack of Quincy; her grandchildren, Ed Cammack of Quincy and Sister Cindy Cammack of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael; and a great-granddaughter. A Mass was celebrated for the repose of Muriel's soul on March 1, ., at St. John's Catholic Church in Quincy. Interment will take place alongside her late husband in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. An opportunity to expres condolences is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com The family suggests donations in Muriel's memory be made to the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.
Roxanne Faith Preston, 14, died Feb. 23, 2004, at Eastern Plumas District Hospital in Portola. Roxanne was born Aug. 14, 1989, to Doug and Julia Preston in Reno, Nev. Roxy had been a lifelong resident of Portola and had recently moved to Chilcoot. She attended C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School and Feather River Middle School. She had been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma one year ago. Due to her illness, she was not able to attend Portola High School, but had been continuing her education through Westwood Charter School. She was a motivated young lady who enjoyed horseback riding, painting and baking, and was in the midst of completing a quilt, as well as being a Junior Firefighter with the Sierra Valley Volunteer Department. She loved animals, especially her horse, Mystique, and aspired to be a veterinarian. Roxy is survived by her parents, Doug and Julie Preston; her sisters, Rhea and Rozie; her grandparents, Pat and James Johnston, and Leoda Preston; great-grandmother, Dorothy Guffey; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held Feb. 28, 2004, at the Vinton Grange Hall. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at www.mannifuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions can be made in Roxy's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Catherine "Kay" Rosemary Gunn Maynard Edwards, 83, died Feb. 19, 2004, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Kay was born Oct. 31, 1920, in New York. Following her marriage to Ralph Maynard, they moved to San Diego and then on to Durham, which they called home for many years. While residing in Durham, they were one of the first farmers to develop a kiwi ranch. She was a homemaker and active in church activities. While in Durham she was a member of the Catholic Church Altar Society. They spent their retirement years since 1989 in Portola where where she was an active member of the Altar Society and a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Catholic church. In 1996 her husband died. In 2000 she married Watt R. "Bud"Edwards. Kay is survived by her husband, Bud; her son, Roy Maynard of Fremont; three stepdaughters; one stepson; and two grandchildren A memorial mass was held Feb. 28, 2004, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, with inurnment in Whispering Pines Cemetery, all in Portola. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at www.mannifuneralhome.com.
Shirley Louise Ramage, 50, died Feb. 23, 2004, at her home in Loyalton following complications from heart failure. Shirley was born to Norman and Carolyn Ramage in Huntington Beach on April 16, 1953. She was a respiratory therapist and worked in the field for 20 years until health complications forced her retirement. She had last been employed at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. She had resided in Loyalton for the past seven years and had previously lived in Doyle and Fernley, Nev. She had been studying the Buddhist faith and attended meetings in the area, as well as the temple in Reno, Nev. Shirley was a former member of the Sierra Hospital District's Board of Directors, as well as a member of the California Board of Public Authority. Shirley is survived by her companion of 32 years, Donald Copeland of Loyalton; her daughters, Carolyn A. Legg of Northridge and Laura Blackburn of Helper, Utah; her brother, Norman Ramage of Southern California; and seven grandchildren. Following cremation, no services will be held, per her request. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com.
Beverly Jean Nave, 61, died in Chico on Feb. 22, 2004, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Beverly was born on July 2, 1940 in Monte Vista, Colo., to Ernest and Helen Reed. Her family moved to California in 1946. She grew up in the Lemoore area and attended Antelope Valley High School. While her sons were growing up in El Cajon, she was very active in Pop Warner football and once played on an all-woman football team in 1972 for a fundraiser. After relocating to the North State, Bev worked for many years at the Mt. Lassen Club in Chester. While there, she met her husband, Hank Nave. They were married on Nov. 15, 1980. After moving to Chico in 1980, she began working at Enloe Hospital. She started in the cafeteria, transferred to medical records and finally landed in the doctors file room. She loved her job and was recognized by her peers twice. In 1999 she was named Employee of the Year for the Medical Records Department and in June of 2003 her coworkers and superiors recognized her for her dedication and hard work and named her Enloe's Employee of the Month noting that she never lost her positive, cheerful attitude, even as she underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy while battling breast cancer. She loved to hunt. She and her husband owned property in Warner Valley, outside Chester. She loved to load up every Friday afternoon and spend the weekend in the mountains with Hank and her dog, Yara. Following the death of her son, she became an advocate of Lyme Disease Awareness and helped organize Lyme Disease Awareness Walks in his memory. She was never seen without a green ribbon pinned to her clothes. After both she and her sister, Patricia, were diagnosed with breast cancer, she became very active in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For the last two years, Team Enloe has won the trophy for the top money raising team and Bev's efforts were a significant contribution to that. Last year, in spite of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she spent the entire 24 hour period at the CSU track and walked her own laps. The midnight lap was her hour on the track; this year others will walk it for her, in her honor. She was preceded in death by her son, Glenn Edward Killion. Beverly is survived by her husband, Henry Nave, of Chico; her sister, Patricia Wagner, of Chico; two sons, Wayne Killion, of Chico and Kenneth Johns, of Reno, Nev.; her daughter, Julia Shugaloo, of Bakersfield; her stepson, Henry Nave, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. A memorial service was held at Newton Bracewll Funeral Home on Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Team Enloe, in her name.
Barbara J. Frigge died on February 10, 2004, at Lincoln Manor Nursing Home in Lincoln. Barbara was born in Oklahoma on July 15, 1928 where she was also raised. She lived in California for 50 years mostly in the SF Bay Area where she was self-employed in the catering business. She worked for 13 years as a rural route U.S. postal carrier in Quincy, delivering mail on the "Bucks Lake" run. In 1995, she retired from the U.S. Postal Service and moved first to Paradise and then to Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John H. Hammer, Sr. and Nicholas Frigge; and by her son, Basil L. Frigge. Barbara is survived by her sons, John H. Hammer, Jr. of Citrus Heights, Gerald W. Metz of Tulsa, Okla.; and her grandson. A private memorial service is planned.
Edward Felix "Ed" Reynolds died Feb. 13, 2004, in Stockton following a battle with cancer. Ed was born Jan. 24, 1923 in Portola, and graduated from the high school in 1942. He served his country during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Ed worked for Western Pacific Railroad for 41 years and for Union Pacific for four. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Masterson. Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Reynolds; his daughters, Jane T. Carreno, Mary Sutherland-Moore, Rita Hollstein, Debbie Johnston and Leslie Smith; his sons, Tim and Dan Reynolds; his sister, Kathleen Reynolds; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Feb. 21, 2004, at the Vinton Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of San Joaquin, 2609 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95212.
Katherine Schlegel Ricau, 92, of Mandeville, La., died Jan. 26, 2004, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, La., following a brief illness. Katherine was born in New Orleans, La. She was a graduate of Newcomb College of Tulane University. She was a 50-year-member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a pianist, a composer and an elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustave J. Ricau, Jr. and her daughter, Lorraine R. Lorange. Katherine is survived by her daughter, Barbara R. MacArthur of Lake Almanor, Eugenie R. Rocherolle of Wilton, Conn.; her sister, Viola Claverie of New Orleans, La.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Metairie Lake Lawn Chapel with burial at Matairie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Fairhaven Children's Home, 21066 Fairhaven Road, Covington, LA 70435.