John Lee Campbell, 69
Erlene Vada Lindley-Haley
Charles K. "Charlie" Ervin, 94
Janet Beale Blake Thomas, 58
Lillian Elizabeth O'Connor, 89, died peacefully at home on Nov. 3, 2004, in Graeagle. A native Californian, born on Jan. 11, 1915, in Sacramento, Lillian resided for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area before retiring to Plumas County and the mountains she loved. Lillian touched so many people's lives with her independent spirit, loving heart, and wonderful optimism. She was a generous person who always seemed to know the right thing to say to comfort and inspire others - she became the "adopted mom" to many people. Lillian had a beautiful spirit and she will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends. Lillian is survived by her sister, Patricia Catherine Welch of San Jose; her loving children, Kathleen O'Connor of San Jose, Michael O'Connor of Santa Barbara, James O'Connor of Incline Village, Terrence O'Connor of Salinas and Dennis O'Connor of Portola; her five grandchildren, Devlin, Colin, Nicole, Erin and Ryan; and her nieces and nephew, Kathleen, Marianne and Thomas. A memorial mass was held on Nov. 13, at the Holy Family Church in Portola. The phone number is 832-5006. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the Tahoe Forrest Hospice at P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160 in Lillian O'Connor's name.
John Lee Campbell was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Saliomen Springs, Ark., to Arthur and Oda Violet Campbell. He died Nov. 1, 2004, in his son's home surrounded by his family at the age of 69 in Chico. John loved the mountains and his town of Chester. He was a little league coach for the Yankees from 1969-1976. He retired from Collins Pine. He loved to fish, hunt and watch football, especially his Rams. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Thelma and Mildred; and his brothers, Forrest and Carl. He joins them and is reunited with his beloved son, Patrick Lee. John is survived by his son Michael (Kristen) Campbell of Chico; his daughter, Carole (Craig) Eldridge of Yuba City; his grandchildren, Morgan and Ryan Johnson, Jessica and Kyle Eldridge of Yuba City; his brother, Kenneth (Imajane) Campbell of Houston, Texas; his sisters, Hazel Wilhite, Mary Munar, Betty (Joel) Smith, Alice Iaacson and Patricia Campbell of Gridley; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Nov. 7, 2004, at the Eagles Hall in Chico, with interment in the Chester Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Butte Home Health and Hospice of Chico or Sierra Hospice of Chester. At this time, his family wishes to thank both organizations for the care and kindness shown to their father.
Long time Susanville and Paradise resident Erlene Vada Lindley-Haley (otherwise known as Tiny or Granny) passed away Nov. 3, 2004, at Seneca Hospital in Chester. She was surrounded by family and friends. Erlene's husband Ray Haley Jr., three sisters, and three brothers preceded her in death. Survivors include her sister Eloise Anderson; daughters Lynda Hitchcock, Gayle Albee, Valorie Smith, and Missy Tucker; sons Jim Haley, Jack Haley, Phillip Haley, and Gary Haley; also 29 grandchildren, 38 great- grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was loved by all. Memorial services were held Nov. 13, 2004, at the Paradise Chapel of the Pines in Paradise.
Charles K. "Charlie" Ervin, 94, died unexpectedly on Nov. 4, 2004, in Roseville. Charlie was born on June 11, 1910.
He was a resident of Sierra City.
Charlie is survived by his sons, Charles H. Ervin of Penryn, James G. Ervin of Citrus Heights, John L. Turner of El Dorado Hills and Robert C. Turner of Portland, Ore.; and his daughter, Sherril Ornelas of Ojai. Memorial services will be held at the Sierra City Community Hall on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, from 1-7 p.m. Private family graveside services are pending. Donations in Charlie's name can be made to Western Sierra Medical Clinic or Western Sierra Residential Center, P.O. Box 286, Downieville, CA 95936.
Janet Beale Blake Thomas, 58, a native of Quincy, died on Nov. 12, 2004, in Sacramento. She is survived by her husband, Edward Thomas of Sacramento; son, Benjamin Blake of Carmichael; and sisters, Yvonne Dietrich of Auburn and T.J. Amundsen of Pittsburg. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1701 L Street in Sacramento.