Jack Burnice Coggin
Teresa Elizabeth Twombley, 91
Michael Edward Umland, 56
Charles James Rizzo, Sr.
Evans "Red" H. Wann, 95
Eileen Rose Hand, 74, died March 25, 2004, at Plumas-Sierra Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in Quincy, following her courageous battle with cancer. Eileen was born in Mishawaka, Ind., on Oct. 19, 1929, to Charles and Mable Wilson. She and her family moved to California as she turned six months old. She resided in the Los Angeles area until she moved to Quincy from West Los Angeles in 1989. She married her childhood sweetheart, Rowland, in August 1949. She devoted her life to caring for her family. She worked for Hughes Aircraft for a short period of time during the Korean War. She was proud of her cooking talents and enjoyed sharing her recipes with others. She enjoyed bowling and competed in the Senior Bowling League for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jeannine Hand-Lochridge. Eileen is survived by her husband, Rowland Hand; her brother, Guy Wilson of Lake Tahoe; two grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Following cremation in Quincy, a private family celebration of Eileen's life will be held at the graveside in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests that any donations in Eileen's memory be made to the Patients Activity Fund of Plumas-Sierra Nursing and Rehabilitation, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.
Jack Burnice Coggin, died at his home in Portola on March 25, 2004. Jack was born December 20, 1951, in Reno, Nev. He was raised in Portola, and graduated from Portola High School. He attended Feather River College. He began his career with the Union Pacific Railroad when he was 22. He was an engineer and worked until his health no longer allowed it. Jack loved car racing and, for the past 20 years, was a participant at the American Valley Speedway in Quincy. He raced one of his four 1969 Camaros (#5). Jack is survived by his parents, Burnice and LeAnna Coggin of Oroville; son, Michael of Riverbank; daughter, Angela Rohr of Rescue; sister, Susan Weaver of Oroville; one granddaughter; and his longtime companion, Billie Jean Oldag and her four children. A graveside funeral service was held March 29, 2004, in Shady Grove Cemetery, Portola. An opportunity to send condolences is available online at mannifuneralhome.com.
Teresa Elizabeth Twombley, 91, died at her son's residence in Lansing, Mich., on March 22, 2004. Teresa was born in Roswell, N.M. to Alonzo and Minnie Schrum. She and her husband George raised their family in the San Joaquin Valley. During the late 1950s she moved with her family to Maywood to enjoy her retirement years. She later returned to work as an employee of Diversified Electric after the death of her husband in 1963. In 1979, she moved to Indian Valley. Teresa had recently moved to Michigan to live with her youngest son following the death of her longtime caregiver and son, George. She had been a member of the Church of Christ for 75 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, her son, George, and her siblings, Jack, Ruth, Lissie, Billie and Jessie. Teresa is survived by her daughter, Laura Smith of Moses Lake, Wash.; her sons, Kenneth Twombley of Cookson, Okla. and Larry Twombley of Lansing, Mich.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of Teresa's life was held March 25, 2004, at the Airport View Church of Christ in Lansing, Mich., and will be continued at the Quincy Church of Christ on Thursday, April 1, 2004, at 1 p.m. Interment will take place in the Taylorsville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests that any donations in Teresa's memory be made to the Hospice of Lansing, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.
Florence Richardson died on March 16, 2004, in Grass Valley where she lived with her daughter. Florence was born Oct. 14, 1914, in Petaluma. She married Harold "Rich" Richardson in Sitka, Alaska in 1941. They settled in Redwood City, where she was active in organizing weddings, bazaars and fashion shows. She moved to Chester in 1968 where she and her husband owned and operated the Chester Variety Store, and later she managed the General Store at Plumas Pines. Flo spent many winters in Puerto Penasca, Mexico where she was a volunteer at Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans. She held the title "Mrs. Y.A. Tittle" at a fashion show in Portola Valley and she enjoyed cribbage, needlework, sewing, baking and jokes. She was preceded in death by her son, Don, her granddaughter, Angela, and her husband. Flo is survived by her daughter, Christy of Grass Valley; her granddaughter, Lori of Santa Cruz; her sisters, Josephine and Catherine; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment at the Chester Cemetery will be held in May. The family suggests donations in Flo's memory be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association, Wildwood Senior Center or CEDO (cedointercultural.org).
Michael Edward Umland, 56, died March 19, 2004, at his Lake Almanor residence. Mike was born in San Diego on March 5, 1948, to Edwin and Josephine Umland. He was raised and educated in the San Diego area. Mike is a 1966 graduate of Granite Hills High School and went on to attend Grossmont Community College. He entered the electrical industry with Pacific Gas and Electric where he served as a lineman for a number of years. He left Pacific Gas and Electric to purchase Almanor Electric, and contracted in the Chester/Lake Almanor area, along with a satellite operation in Alaska, for a number of years. He had been a resident of the Chester/Lake Almanor area for 26 years - moving here from El Cajon. He was a charter member of the Chester-Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626, a former member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, as well as a member of the Plumas and Lassen County Contractors Associations. He was a square dancing enthusiast and dedicated eight years to the Centerwheelers Square Dance Club, where he also served as a caller. Mike was was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling. Mike is survived by his children, Sandi Bauman of Chico and Ed Umland of Sacramento; his mother, Josephine Umland of El Cajon; his brother, Steve Umland of Hayward, Wisc.; his aunt and uncle, Margaret and Floyd Knutsen of San Diego; and two grandchildren. Following cremation, a celebration of Mike's life will be conducted by the Chester-Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at the Chester Memorial Hall. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any donations in Mike's memory be made to the Chester-Lake Almanor Elks Lodge, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.
Charles James Rizzo, Sr. died on March 20, 2004, at Washoe Medical Center. Charlie was born May 8, 1924, in St. Joseph Mo., to Mateo and Josephine Pena Rizzo, who were Italian immigrants. He served in the U.S.Air Force from 1947-1952, as an airplane mechanic. In 1953, he married Beulah May Anderson. In 1954 they moved to Portola where he began a 32-year career with the Western Pacific Railroad. Charlie initially worked at the Western Pacific Hospital in Portola. When he transferred to the rail yard, he was assigned as a carman and when the crew went out for derailments he would end up being the derek cook. After his retirement, he enjoyed quiet activities. He was a coin and stamp collector. When outdoors he could be found cutting wood and he bowled with his wife. Because of his failing health, he had been a resident of Sierra Valley District Hospital in Loyalton since the first part of 2004. Charlie was a member of the Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah, and his daughter, Cathie White. Charlie is survived by his sons, Martin Rizzo of Graeagle and Chuck Rizzo of Portola; his daughter, Patricia Pryor of San Jose; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A graveside funeral was held on March 25, 2004, in Whispering Pines Cemetery in Portola. Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4142, Quincy, CA 95971. An opportunity to send a condolence online is available at mannifuneralhome.com.
Evans H. Wann, 95, a former Westwood and Chester resident, died March 4, 2004, in La Habra. Red was born in Tuolumne on Feb. 19, 1909, and grew up and attended school in the area. In 1933, he married Ruth A. Ramsey and moved to Westwood. He worked for the Red River Lumber Company as a sawyer until 1956. Following the closure of the company, he moved to Crescent City. He continued to work in the lumber industry until his retirement, at the age of 65. In 1989, he moved to Chester and lived in the Senior Apartments, and then moved on to La Habra in 2001. He enjoyed trout fishing, bowling, playing cards, camping, watching sporting events, and clam digging. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. Red is survived by his son, Richard Wann of Chester; his daughters, Deanna Spargur of La Habra, Judy Marlow of Hoquiam, Wash.; his brother Trenton Wann of Tuolumne; his sisters, Lola Abbey of Oakdale and Chyloe Hunter of Ashland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Heuton Memorial Chapel followed by burial at Carters Cemetary in Tuolumne.