Obituaries for the week of 11/16/16

Rebecca “Becky” Anne McGarr Crowder

Loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Becky was born Feb. 19, 1959, in Portola, to Robert (Bob) and Wandalee McGarr. She married Robert Nalder Crowder in the Salt Lake Temple Feb. 24, 1987. She returned to the arms of her loving Father in Heaven on Oct. 29, 2016, at her home in South Jordan, Utah, surrounded by her loving husband and family.

She is survived by her husband and father (Betty Jo); brothers, Joel (Vera), Jim (Erika) and Kelly McGarr; nieces and nephews; and five sons, Daniel, Aaron (Mekenzie), Josh (Allison), Sam and Ben. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Evelyn Faye and Ruby June Crowder; and mother-in-law, Lynne Pedersen Crowder; brother-in-law, David Crowder; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Cantwell.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Gerald F. Crowder.

Becky’s life was filled with loving, serving and caring for others. She was selfless in her dedication and service to others. She served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1980 to 1981. Throughout her life she always took comfort in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before her mission, Becky attended Brigham Young University for three years and later finished her B.A. online through Excelsior College. After her mission, she moved to the Bay Area to work where she would meet her future husband. Some of her greatest joys in life were serving in the home as a wife and mother. She was a skilled teacher and home schooled her sons, taking great pride in their successes. Becky had a love and talent for baking (her cinnamon rolls are famous). On the rare occasion that she had a moment to herself, you would often find her relaxing with a good book in hand. The thing she looked forward to most was traveling. Her trips to England with Bob were some of her most cherished memories.

We will miss her subtle and mischievous sense of humor. We will miss her intuition and always knowing the right things to say at the right time. We love you Bec. God be with you ‘til we meet again.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Oquirrh Lake 8th LDS Ward (4842 W Vermillion Dr South Jordan, Utah 84008). Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Earl Neligh Mattice

Earl Neligh Mattice passed away Oct. 28, 2016, in Daly City, from complications due to surgery. Earl was born July 10, 1946, in Reno, Nevada, to Ralph and Ruth Mattice.

Earl attended schools in Quincy, graduating from Quincy High School in 1964. After graduation, he worked several years in the tire service and construction businesses.

After retiring, he and his wife Linda moved to Paradise, where he resided at the time of his death.

Survivors include: his wife Predesuenda (Linda); son Robert; and grandson Eden; sister, Sheila Leonhardt, of Quincy; brothers, Murray Mattice, of Bakersfield and Tim Mattice, of Vacaville; and several nieces and nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Ruth Mattice and brother Victor.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. A celebration of Earl’s life will be held immediately following at the Mineral Building, Plumas County Fairgrounds.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quincy Little League, P. O. Box 880, Quincy, California.

Vaughna Ruth Peroni

Vaughna was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Utah and in 1932 moved to Portola since her father worked for Western Pacific Railroad. She went to school in Portola and graduated from Portola High School in 1942.

In 1942, she married her husband, John Peroni, also of Portola. She had quite a few jobs, she was a clerk for Western Pacific Railroad, taught speech therapy at Portola Elementary and, of course, the main job was in raising her four children: Susan, Sherry, John and Jeanne. Vaughna and her husband had a logging truck business and in 1971 – 75 they had a Little Frosty on the front of their house that all the kids helped with. She really liked riding motorcycles and snowmobiles with her husband, playing pinochle, bowling and was a wizard at crochet. Vaughna is survived by her four children Susan Alexander, of Reno, Nevada, Sharon Peroni, also of Reno, John Peroni, of Portola, and Jeanne Anderson, of Verdi, Nevada; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Vaughna was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She passed away on Nov. 11, 2016, surrounded by all her family.

The family will be having a Celebration of Life on Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. in Verdi. Notices will be placed at the post offices in Portola, Graeagle and Clio.

Howard Earl Yarber Jr.

Howard Earl Yarber Jr. passed from his earthly suffering into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Seneca Hospital in Chester, with his family at his side at the age of 82.

He was born in Westwood, on Oct. 17, 1934, son of Earl and Becca Yarber.

He was preceded in death by his parents and only sibling, brother Hale Yarber.

Howard was a lifelong resident of Lassen and Plumas counties, graduating from Westwood High School in 1953 and active in varsity baseball, football and track. He received his associate’s degree in general education and criminal justice from Lassen College under the GI Bill. Drafted into the U.S. Army in July 1956, he served as an M.P. in Germany where he received a pro-marksman award. He was honorably discharged with a good conduct medal in July 1962.

On June 15, 1968, he married Anita Faye Meyer in Paradise. Two beloved daughters were born from this marriage. His family was always his first priority, working long hours to make sure they had all that they needed. Howard was a jack-of-all-trades using his natural skills as a timber faller, mechanic, truck driver and most recently assistant to the Almanor District Forester of Roseburg Forest Products, from which he retired in 2001.

An avid hunter, fisherman, scuba diver and wood turner, he was most happy when partaking in these activities with his family.

With his passing Howard leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Anita; daughters Kristine Ann House and David, Karen Elizabeth Yarber and Tom; granddaughters Erin Michelle House Hulsey and Christian, Brooke Amber House, Kayla Bryn Haman, Tiffani Brooke Haman; and grandson Tyler Zane Haman. Howard will be missed by his family, many friends, co-workers, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Howard was a long time communicant member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chester, who faithfully served as an elder and trustee making sure God’s house was ready for worship. The family requests that any memorials or remembrances be sent to the Our Savior Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 706 Chester, CA 96020.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2017 and a notification of this event will be posted in the local newspapers and by personal invitation. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.