Obituaries for the week of 3/9/2011

Charles Irving Bundy, 92

Jim Lidberg, 65

Beauford Huelyn Musgrove, 82

Sylvia Broyles, 77

Charles Irving "Tiffy" Bundy passed away quietly Feb. 18, 2011. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Tiffy was born in Ravenna, Neb., on July 30, 1919. He grew up in Green River, Wyo., and hired out on the Union Pacific Railroad following his high school graduation. He served in the U.S. Army Railroad Corp in India during World War II.

He married the love of his life, Vonnie Gilmore, in 1947, and they raised four children. Tiffy loved railroading and worked as a conductor until his retirement in 1986. After retirement, Tiffy and Vonnie moved to Portola, where they were blessed with many wonderful friends and a good life.

Tiffy was preceded in death by his wife Vonnie. He is survived by his sons Tim (Cindy), Robert, Jeff (Alicia) and Roger; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Portola Station Baptist Church in Portola.

Jim Lidberg, 65, of Meadow Valley, passed away Feb. 24 in Reno after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Fresno to Donald and Amy Lidberg, Jim attended Fresno State where he earned a degree in animal husbandry.

Jim joined the California Department of Fish and Game in 1970. During his 40-year career with DFG, Jim managed a waterfowl game farm in Vacaville, and then transferred to San Luis Obispo County where he was the wildlife biologist. While in SLO, Jim was instrumental in the development of the SLO shooting range, the Camp Roberts Hunting and Fishing program, the reintroduction of the Tule Elk into SLO County and establishment of the Carrizo Plains Nature Preserve.

Jim transferred to Plumas and Sierra counties in 1998, where he was the wildlife biologist. During this time, he managed seven wildlife areas and 25,000 acres. He also coordinated helicopter deer surveys, land acquisition and deer captures via land and helicopter. He worked closely with the California Department of Forestry on fire clean-ups, wildlife area maintenance and restoration. He attached radio tracking collars and studied mule deer migration in the winter range of Plumas and Sierra counties.

He treated co-workers as if they were part of his family.

Jim retired in 2007 and started his own consulting business in 2008. In 2010, he picked up a part-time job driving railroad crew back and forth to the train, and soon became yard supervisor. Jim's hobbies included fishing, hunting, kayaking and woodworking.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother Amy Lidberg, father Donald Lidberg and stepmother Marguerite Lidberg.

He is survived by his wife, Aven; daughter Amy Bullard, of Charlotte, N.C.; son Cory Lidberg, of Santee; granddaughter Faith Lidberg, of Santee; stepbrother Don Hellerstedt, of McMinnville, Ore.; cousin Dr. Suzanne Johnson, of Oakland; former wife Linda Lidberg, of Nipomo; and many, many friends.

Any remembrances in Jim's name can be made to the California Deer Association, 820 Park Row, PMB 671, Salinas, CA 93901. A memorial service will take place in late spring or early summer.

Keddie resident Beauford Huelyn Musgrove passed through the gates of heaven early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. He began his journey from his home in Keddie with his wife and family at his bedside.

Born in Quail, Texas, on Aug. 19, 1928, to the late Charlie and Elsie (Lambert) Musgrove, he was raised and educated in Texas.

Beauford left home as a young teen to work in the farming industry, which brought him west to California. It is here he met the love of his life, Lillie Jones. The two were united in matrimony Aug. 20, 1947. To this holy union a son and two daughters were born.

The newlyweds moved to Quincy in 1948 where Beauford became active with the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department and worked at a number of jobs including working in the lumber industry, driving an ambulance and working as a delivery driver for the Chevron Bulk Sales Distributor of the time.

A devout Christian, Beauford with his wife entered the missionary field in 1965, serving Native Americans throughout Arizona and bringing to them the word of Christ. He retired in 1991 and returned to Plumas County where he settled in Keddie and fellowshipped at the Christian Life Fellowship.

In passing, Beauford leaves his wife of 63 years, Lillie, of Keddie; son Charles E. Musgrove and wife Marilyn, of Twain; daughters Diana R. Hackbarth, of Keddie, and V. Annette Kelly and her husband Alan, of Quincy; brother Alan Musgrove, of Sun Valley; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He joins two brothers and one sister in their eternal home.

A celebration of Beauford's life will take place at the Christian Life Fellowship in East Quincy Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. Private scattering will take place in Arizona.

The family suggests any remembrances in Beauford's memory be made to the Assembly of God Missionary Fund, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.

Sylvia Broyles, 77, of Quincy, passed away March 2, 2011, at Country Villa Healthcare Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Eureka to Clarence and Jennie Trowbridge. She attended schools in Humboldt County and graduated from Humboldt State University where she received her teaching credential. She did her student teaching in Concord before moving to Quincy in 1957. She taught the majority of her years in kindergarten at Quincy Elementary School before retiring with 38 years of teaching.

Teaching was her passion. Sylvia was a strong advocate for teachers' rights and salaries. She held many positions and was active in the California Teachers Association, Plumas County Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Plumas District Hospital Auxiliary and other organizations. After her retirement, Sylvia still continued her efforts at Quincy Elementary School helping her fellow teachers and friends.

She finally made the transition and began her travels with her sister and best friend, Carol, to sights covering Canada, Montana and Oregon. Her favorite trip was to the lighthouse district along the California coastline. She spoke of that trip for many years afterward.

Sylvia's prized possessions were her grandchildren. She took them on many trips together, and loved having them close to enjoy their many sports. She always had a smile on her face when she spoke of them. They were truly the light of her life.

Sylvia loved Quincy, Trinidad, Nascar, decorating for the holidays, keeping a journal of her travels, musicals, the piano and, of course, the tomato sandwiches from the Corning garden. Her strength over the past few weeks was a true testimony of her determination and love for her family. She was a beautiful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many who loved her. We will reflect on her journals and cherish those memories with our families.

Sylvia is survived by her son Tim Pitlock and daughter-in-law Linda, of Quincy; daughter Melissa Grootveld and son-in-law Troy, of Corning; grandchildren Brandon Pitlock and Austin Grootveld; nephews Mike Vinum, of Oroville, and Nelson Vinum, of Eureka; nieces Michelle McGimpsey, of Florida, and Carolyn Kunst, of Eureka, and their families; and cousins Patty Brown and Sandy Smith.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Jennie Trowbridge and her sister Carol Vinum.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Country Villa Healthcare Center and Plumas Community Hospice volunteers for their incredible loving care of Sylvia and the support provided to our family.

Private family services will be held at a later date in Eureka for both Sylvia and Carol. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plumas County Museum Association or the American Cancer Society. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.}


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