Life Tributes for the week of 4/17/19

Norman Terrance Knox

Norman Terrance Knox (BoBo), son of the late Everett and Clara (DeLong) Knox, was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Janesville.

He attended school in Portola. Graduate of hard Knox. At an early age he started working to support his mother and sibling.

He married Rena Amodei, May 27, 1950. They were blessed with three children of their own and raised Rena’s youngest brother (Mervyn Amodei).

Norman Knox was a logger and rancher in the Sierra Valley and Lassen County. He was a conversationalist, witty and the first to help anyone out, giving the shirt right off his own back. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was game to any type of outdoor activities.

He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 9, 2019.

His life will forever be cherished by his family: Rena (Amodei) Knox, Dorothy (Knox) and Gregg Von Tour, Raymond and Barbara (Nye) Knox and Ronnie Knox, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, a passel of nieces and nephews, friends and brother, Jerry Knox. We all loved and thought the world of him.

Memorial Service to be held May 10, at the Loyalton Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Graveside to follow (family only).

Kenneth William Tibbedeaux

Kenneth William Tibbedeaux passed away peacefully from this life on March 23, 2019, at 66 years young. Ken was born to Lorraine Frances Monice and Donald Leonard Tibbedeaux on April 5, 1952. He was the baby brother to five siblings. Ken grew up in Portola, Quincy, Clarksburg and Hood. He graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1970. He moved back to Portola because of work and finished raising his children in Portola.

He married Donna Williams and had three children: Kari, Kasey and Krystal. They moved to the Plumas County area following railroad work. Ken and Donna lived at 401 Pacific St. for two years together. Then after 16 years of marriage they divorced. Ken had a child, Jeremey, with Kimbereley Bafico, a friend, whom he later married. He was a loving husband and loving father to all of his children. He often fed the children who would come to play with his four children. He did this while working for the railroad for 40 years.

Ken is survived by a big family too numerous to name. In his immediate family he is survived by his two brothers and one sister: Donald Tibbedeaux, Jerry Tibbedeaux and Yvonne Miles. He is also survived by both of his wives, his four children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also called his close friends brothers and sisters from another mother. He also found a church family, which he loved as well. He will be missed by all of us.

Ken was preceded in death by his baby sister Donna Tibbedeaux, his father Donald Tibbedeaux, his mother Lorraine Tibbedeaux-Alemeda, his sister (Tyke) Chauldette Azevedo and (Bossman) Frank Alameda.

A Celebration of Life and potluck will be held April 27, at New Life Christian Center 72690 Highway 70, Portola, CA 96122 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to New Life Christian Center to help Kimberely Tibbedeaux. Arrangements entrusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola.

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