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Obituraries for the week of 1/11/17

Robert Edward Bailey

Robert Edward Bailey, 95, died Dec. 27, 2016. He was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Danville, Illinois, to Charles Clinton Bailey and Ruth Edna Long Bailey. The family later moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where Bob attended school. After graduation, he enrolled in Cornell College at Mount Vernon, Iowa, on a basketball scholarship. While a student there in 1941, he contracted polio. For therapy he became active in swimming and was hired after graduation to be the swimming director at the Des Moines, Iowa, YMCA camp. While in that position he became acquainted with a counselor, Joan Mcintire, of Des Moines, at the nearby YWCA camp. They were married a year later, in 1944, and moved to Eldora, Iowa, where he was a coach and teacher. Their son, Robert Moore, was born in Eldora in 1945.

In 1947 the family moved to Buhl, Idaho, where Bob became an employee at the Buhl Herald newspaper, which was owned and published by his father-in-law. The early death of Robert McIntire in 1949 cast the trainee into the role of editor and publisher, a job he held until retirement in 1986. Their daughter, Barbara Jo, was born in 1952.

In 2004, he moved to be with his daughter and son-in-law to Blairsden. He was active in the Buhl and Portola Rotary Clubs and was a 65-year member. He was also a lifelong Methodist and active at the Buhl and Portola Methodist Churches. He also volunteered at the Eastern Plumas Health Care Center where he visited residents and called Bingo. In 2008, he moved to Boise where he was living at the time of his death.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cox, of Blairsden, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and four great grandchildren, all of Boise.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joan, son Robert M. Bailey, son-in-law Richard Cox, his parents, brothers Richard and James, and sister Dorothy Olsen.

Bob suggested any memorials be made to the choice of the donor. A celebration of his life was held at the Buhl Methodist Church on Jan. 7.

Susan Kay Short

Quincy resident, Susan Kay Short passed from this life peacefully, early New Year’s morning, 2017, at her residence with her husband and daughter at her side.

Born in Upland, on Feb. 16, 1950, to Ralph and Frances (Pascoe) Allen, she was raised and educated in Ontario graduating from Chaffey High School as a member of the Class of 1968. She went on to further her education at Chaffey Junior College where she received her dental assistant certification. While her husband was finishing his education, she worked for Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

On Sept. 13, 1969, Susan married her high school sweetheart, Jerry Short, in Ontario. They later adopted their two children. The couple moved to Fair Oaks, then Twain Harte before Jerry’s career with the USFS took them to Oroville and then, in 1994, to the northeastern California community of Quincy.

Susan devoted her life to that of caring for her family. A devoted Christian she was fellowshipping at the Meadow Valley Community Church. She found pleasure in traveling to and visiting family.

In her passing, she leaves her loving husband and devoted caregiver, Jerry Short, of Quincy; son, Christopher Short and his wife Rashelle, of Oroville; daughter, Emily Short, of Quincy; and was the loving grandmother to Makynna and Michael; while also being survived by a brother; Steve Allen, of Bull Head City, Arizona; and a sister, Debbie Beierle, of Upland.

A celebration of Susan’s life was held Jan. 7, at the Meadow Valley Community Church. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com.

Sanford Andrew Shrout

Sanford Andrew Shrout passed away Dec. 25, 2016, near his home in Libby, Montana. He was doing what he loved most — hunting mountain lions with his dogs.

Sanford was born June 24, 1962, in Fremont. He moved to Lake Almanor in 1966 with his family. His grandfather, Sanford (Slim) Shrout and his father Andy Shrout established Plumas Tire Supply.

Sanford grew up hunting and fishing and developed his love of the outdoors. Sanford graduated from Chester High School in 1980. He also loved working on cars and was an excellent mechanic. He always had a job.

In 1993, he moved to Montana, a place which fulfilled his dreams of hunting and fishing. He loved the open spaces and the hunting and fishing available in Montana and Idaho. He became a houndsman.

He loved training his dogs and working with them. He spent every moment he could out hunting or working his dogs. He especially loved hunting mountain lions.

He was a past president of the Montana State Houndnsmen Association and had many houndsmen for friends. He took part in field trials and bench shows with his dogs. One of his dogs was the Top Dog in Montana. He worked on several mountain lion studies with the Montana Wildlife and Fish.

He often said that he had been born years too late. He would have been a mountain man like Jim Bridger or John Coutler. He was a modern day mountain man.

Sanford lived the kind of life he wanted; he didn’t just wish for it. He died how he would have wished, only much too soon.

He leaves his father, Andy Shrout and stepmother, Robin, of Oregon; mother Diane Morrow and stepfather, Tom Morrow, of Hamilton Branch; sister Stephanie Morford, of Chico; and brother, Steve Shrout, of Chester; plus a nephew and three nieces.

A memorial will be held later in the spring in Libby, Montana.

Wilma Edwina Underwood

Indian Valley native and lifelong resident, Wilma Edwina Dolphin Underwood peacefully passed from this life Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2017, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Her loving family was at her side.

Born on the family ranch in Indian Valley on June 22, 1932, to Indian Valley pioneers Stanley and Donna Dolphin, she attended grammar school at the Old Taylorsville Elementary School before graduating from Greenville High School as a member of the Class of 1950. While attending high school she was a member of the school band.

While horseback riding she caught the eye of a handsome young gentleman named Ralph Dwain Underwood and as their love for one another blossomed, they were married in Reno, Nevada, in September of 1950 and to this union a son and two daughters were born. The newlyweds returned to the Indian Valley community of Taylorsville where she worked alongside her husband in their well drilling business.

A longtime member of the Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church as well as the former Greenville Soroptimist Club, Wilma was a 65-year devoted member of the Order of Eastern Star serving as the Matron of Greenville Chapter #53. An avid horsewoman in her younger years, she found relaxation in crocheting and knitting while all along taking great pride in her yard and garden. She was a founding member and active fundraiser for the Taylorsville Community Pool.

In her passing, she leaves her daughters Nicola Jones, of Modesto, Tami Ruth Williamson and her husband Don, of Greenville, her son Clinton Dwain Underwood and his wife Michelle, of Taylorsville, while also being the proud grandparent to eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

She joins her husband Ralph Dwaine Underwood, who passed from this life in 1994, along with one brother, Henry.

A celebration of Wilma’s life is planned for Saturday 1 p.m., Jan. 14, at her beloved Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church. A time of viewing and visitation will take place prior to the services from noon to the service time. Interment will take place in the Taylorsville District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com.

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