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Life Tributes for the week of 1/23/19

Angie Adrien

Angie Adrien passed away in December at age 91, due to complications from Alzheimer’s.

She is survived by Jackie, her partner of 35 years; her son, Mark, and daughter-in-law; her daughter, Pam, and son-in-law; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.

Angie and her sisters were first generation Greek Americans. She was very proud of her heritage, ethnic culture, her sisters and her parents who emigrated from Greece.

Although Angie and her deceased ex-husband George divorced many years ago, they remained friends for 30 years.

Angie loved the town of Greenville and life in the mountains. She never stopped marveling at the beauty of Plumas County. She was a hardworking, resourceful, creative real estate broker, artist, picture framer and carpenter who was always making something, writing a poem or starting a project.

She was a talented athlete when she was younger, climbing trees, riding horses, playing golf and tennis. She loved music, dancing, singing, playing the harmonica, camping and cooking over a fire.

During WWII, she and her sister performed dancing skits at the USO. She taught ballroom dancing for Arthur Murray Studio. Later on she discovered her professional calling in sales and developed a career in real estate. She also owned two art and picture framing shops over the years.

Angie was outgoing and a great storyteller. She loved animals and had many dogs, cats, a horse and even an orphaned chipmunk. She taught “circus” tricks to all her dogs.

She was a ball of energy, fearless in all pursuits, progressive and fun. We will miss her so much.

Say “Hi,” to George, Angie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Plumas County Animal Shelter 283-3673.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Greenville Community United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Greenville.

Joe Vonnie Anderson

Quincy resident Joe Vonnie Anderson died in Quincy on Jan. 3, 2019, due to cardiovascular disease. He was 87. Joe was born July 29, 1931, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his daughter, Athea Marie Anderson and son, Francis Joe Anderson.

Tosca Annette Christenson-Stitt

Tosca Annette Christenson-Stitt, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2019, in Reno, Nevada, surrounded by her loving and devoted family whom she adored.

She was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Davis, to Marge Ely Perkins and her father Charles Perkins. Tosca graduated from La Sierra High School in Sacramento, with a love of reading that continued throughout her life.

She married her beloved husband, Martin Stitt, in Mexico in 1981 and embarked on a life of travel and adventure as they raced Hobie Cats together in California and Mexico. Tosca was a talented hair stylist and a gourmet cook for her family and friends. Her gifted intellect later led her to be a successful bookkeeper for Capitol Tarpaulin Company for over a decade.

Her retirement included winters with Marty sailing in the Sea of Cortez and the waters of western Mexico on their sailboat, “Cloud Nine,” with other loving cruiser friends and then land cruising with their RV throughout mainland Mexico. She was a ham radio operator, an avid reader and a pet lover. She loved gardening on her property in Greenville, as well as watching the golden eagles and other wildlife with her family in their retirement home in Indian Valley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Valerie (Perkins) Rice.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Martin Stitt; sisters, Daryl Perkins, Serena (Perkins) Biggs; her children, Cari Christenson, Darren Christenson and Jill Christenson; and her stepchildren, Anu Missler, Philip Stitt, Lori Stitt and Molly Stitt. Tosca is also survived by her two grandchildren, Jacob Stitt and Sarah Herbert and three great-grandchildren.

We will miss her amazing spirit and enthusiasm for life and the devotion and unconditional love she bestowed on our family.

There will be a celebration of  Tosca’s life this coming spring at the historic church in Johnsville and reception following at the Johnsville family cabin.

Robert Merwin Tewksbury

Robert Merwin Tewksbury, 89, of Reno, Nevada, died Jan. 15, 2019. With him were his daughters, Kathy Beatty and Amy Hendrickson.

Bob was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Montpelier, Indiana, the son of late Elsie and David Murl Tewksbury. He was the youngest of three children. His family moved from Indiana to California in 1932. Bob was married to Mary Kay (Healy) Tewksbury from 1957 to 1976, who survives him. In 1980, he married Rosemary (Wood) Tewksbury.

Bob received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught English in Long Beach and South Pasadena and worked as a school administrator in Greeley, Colorado, and West Covina. Upon retirement, he moved to Greaeagle and, subsequently, to Quincy.

In Quincy, Bob served on the Board of Trustees of Feather River College, the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Measure A Committee and occasionally worked as a substitute teacher in area schools. He was very active in the local Republican Party and was a devoted member of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Quincy. He spent the final three years of his life in Reno.

Bob loved travel and the outdoors. He filled many hours with laughter and quiet thought. He was a gifted storyteller, curious about all things, and equally happy to engage in casual conversation and intense debate. He is remembered as a gentleman, a life-long student, and a loving friend and father.

Bob is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Mike Beatty, of Quincy; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Sheri Tewksbury, of Medford, Oregon; son and daughter-in-law, David and Risa Tewksbury, of Champaign, Illinois; and daughter, Amy Hendrickson, of Quincy; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; his brother, Joseph; and his sister, Mary.

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