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Obituaries

Obituaries for the week of 3/7/2014

Rose Elizabeth Romano

Eugene Douglas Marshall

Yvonne Shelp

Richard (Dick) Edwards

Rick Allen Isitt

Tandy Marie Eaton

Zonita Pearl Seabolt

 

Rose Elizabeth Romano, of Redwood City, passed away peacefully at Sequoia Hospital on Feb. 13, 2014. She was 89 years old.

Rose (Folchi) Romano was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Beckwourth. During her youth, she worked on the Folchi Ranches and at the Beckwith Tavern for 14 years. She was married in 1956 to Louis Romano, who she is survived by, and her son Gary (Kim) Romano and grandchildren Elizabeth and Joseph Romano. Rose is preceded in death by her son, Larry Romano.

Rose was a long time member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Rose was a devoted wife to Louis and was by his side daily helping him in the family cut-flower business. In her free time, Rose spent time in the kitchen baking cookies, pies and her famous biscotti.

Rose will be especially missed by her loving husband and by all of her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at Sierra Valley Farms by the Romano family on Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. All who plan to attend please RSVP to Gary Romano at (530) 832-0114 or romano@psln.com.


Eugene (Gene) Douglas Marshall, 64, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2014, at his home in Renton, Wash.

He was born April 20, 1949, in Portola. Gene graduated from Portola High School in 1968. Fresh out of school he began working for Western Pacific Railroad before going into the Army and then returning to again work for the railroad.

Gene met and married Adrienne and the couple had two children, Sherri and Burt.

He was a member of the Portola Volunteer Fire Dept. Gene later divorced and transferred with WP to Salt Lake City, Utah. Later he declined a transfer further east and began working in maintenance for an apartment complex. Additional transfers took him to Arizona and then Seattle, Wash., where he met his wife Nancy.

Gene loved to visit the “cabin” and fishing was his favorite hobby. He liked working with wood and made family members’ birdhouses and wishing wells.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Nancy, of Renton, Wash.; daughter Sherri of Salt Lake City, Utah, and brother Curtis of Portola. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Chelsea Bedient, Hunter and Sierra Fowlks, Dylan Marshall, Alisha (Andrew) Scoville and a great-grandbaby on the way.

His parents, Blanch and Bert Marshall, older brother, Ray, and his son Burt preceded him in death.

Gene was a kind-hearted man, loved by all. He will be greatly missed.

As for what Gene would say to everyone: “Go Seahawks!”

Military services and internment were held Feb. 24 at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington.

 

 

Longtime Cromberg and Graeagle resident Yvonne Shelp passed from this life on Feb. 18, 2014, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev.

Yvonne was born in San Francisco on April 21, 1919, to Achille and Jennie Roumiguere. The family later relocated to the Monterey area where they ran a grocery store and post office for several years.

After graduating from high school and working various jobs, Yvonne married Glenn Shelp. His career as an Army security agent afforded Glenn, Yvonne and sons Bill Leedy and Allen Shep the rich experience of living in post-World War II Europe for 11 years. They lived in Spain, France, Greece and Turkey. After their time in Europe, the family returned to Sebastopol, where they lived for 18 years.

Yvonne and Glenn moved to Plumas County in 1979. She continued on as an active member of the community. She volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at Eastern Plumas Hospital for 20-plus years, along with her best friend Delores Bixler.

Yvonne as also an avid bowler and was a member of a bowling league in Quincy for many years.

Another passion of hers was gardening. This was reflected in Yvonne’s beautiful and immaculate Graeagle yard.

Yvonne is preceded in death by her parents Achille and Jennie Roumiguere; husband Glenn; sister Georgette Shelp and granddaughter Melissa Shelp.

She is survived by sons Bill Leedy (Lois) of West Bend, Wisc., Allen Shelp (Jeanne) of Johnsville, grandchildren Randy and Jamie Leedy, Robin Van Deuser and Christee Styles and three great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.

A private family service was held on Feb. 22 at the Cromberg Cemetery.

 

 

On Feb. 20, 2014, Richard (Dick) Edwards, a cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with our Lord and Savior.

Richard (Dick) Edwards was born on Oct. 21, 1932, to Earl and Velma Edwards of Omaha, Neb. He moved to Arcadia, where he attended Monrovia Arcadia High School, and married his high school sweetheart Marjorie Wright.

Richard served in the Navy aboard a heavy cruiser named The Rochester, and was later stationed on Midway Islands and the Hawaiian Islands. Later he attended Citrus Junior College, and Sacramento State University.

After a 38-year career with Aerojet Sacramento and Lockheed Martin, Richard and Marge retired up at the beautiful Lake Almanor Country Club.

Richard leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Marjorie; sister Janelle Anderson (Tom); daughters Judy (Tom) Lorenzen and Jacquelyn (Rob) Werner; son Rick Edwards; four grandchildren Tiffany (Robert) Booth, Troy Werner, Jamie (Steve) Lima, and Thomas Werner; and two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Ellie Booth.

A celebration of life will be planned at Lake Almanor Community Church at a later date, but as of yet no details have been arranged. He will be greatly missed by all those who have known and loved him.

 

 

Rick Allen Isitt passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at his home in Greenville, surrounded by his family. Rick was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Houston, Texas.

He attended schools in Gridley, California. He moved to Greenville in 1979.

He worked for many years as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating and water skiing. And loved to work on hot rods.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda Isitt, of Greenville, daughter Amanda (Tom) Higgins, daughter Carlee Tone and son Tristen Isitt, all of Greenville; his sister, Roxanne Morse, of Missouri; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Greenville Methodist Church with a potluck to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola.

 

Longtime Plumas County resident Tandy Marie Eaton passed from this life peacefully, Friday evening, Feb. 28, 2014, at her home in Quincy following a valiant battle with liver failure.

Born Nov. 21, 1973, in Custer, S.D., at the age of five she and her family moved to Oregon before settling in Portola, in 1981. Tandy attended school in Portola where she graduated from high school in 1991. Later in life she went on to continue her education as a Medical Assistant.

In 1990, through a mutual acquaintance, Tandy was introduced to Dean Eaton, an encounter that led to the couple’s marriage at the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Quincy. To this nine-year union three children were born.

Tandy had been a resident of Portola and Quincy off and on for some 32 years. She is a member of the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

First and foremost a loving and caring mother, Tandy found great solace in spending time with her family especially camping with them. She was a talented artist who enjoyed painting and drawing as well as the art of scrap booking. Tandy enjoyed traveling when the occasions arouse as well as good food with family. She loved dancing and singing her heart out, especially at Karaoke, often times winning first place. She had a special place in her heart for animals, especially her cats.

In passing Tandy leaves her precious children: Andrew Eaton and Ashley Eaton, both of Quincy, and Alicia Eaton, of Chico, her father Robert Heiter, of Graeagle, mother and her adopted father, Patty and Ted Schultz, of Portola, brother Nick Schultz, of Portola, and former husband who remained at her side as a caregiver, Dean Eaton, of Riverside.

A celebration of Tandy’s life will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

 

 

Longtime Quincy resident Zonita Pearl Seabolt passed from this life peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Friday evening, Feb. 28, 2014, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Caldwell, Idaho, on Oct. 15, 1941, to Paul and Margaret (Hunt) Prince, Zonita was raised and educated in Idaho. As a young lady, she was introduced to a handsome young man named James Lee Seabolt. The couple was united in matrimony on June 14, 1958, a union that has been blessed with six daughters and a son.

A devout member of the Latter Day Saints faith, Zonita has been highly active with the Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved the Lord and has been committed to him her entire life. Zonita was a loving wife and mother who through her faith in the Lord were blessed with their love in return. When time permitted, she enjoyed the hobby of crafting.

In passing, Zonita leaves her loving husband of 55 years, James Lee Seabolt Sr., of Quincy, children Shonna Ballingham and her husband Ed, Wendy Kroshus and husband Randy all of Sparks, Nev., James Seabolt Jr., of Cottonwood; Alysa Griffen and her husband James of Anderson, Paula Taylor and husband Eric, of Redding, Pearl Taylor, of Anderson, and Joy Harmon, of Portola, along with her precious 25 grand- and 13 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Zonita’s life will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 8, at her beloved Quincy Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment will follow in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

 

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