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Life Tributes for the week of 11/20/19

Doris LaVerne Hays

Doris LaVerne Hays, 90, of Eagle Point, Oregon, passed away Oct. 22, 2019, in Quincy. She was born July 5, 1929, in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, to Orange Thomas Busby and Eliza Jane Busby.

In 1948, she married Ray Hays in Reno, Nevada.

Her hobbies included dancing, travel, gardening, cooking, church and singing.

Doris is survived by her son, Raymond (Sandra) Hays of Boulder, Montana; her daughters, Vickie (Leroy) Withrow of Eagle Point, Oregon, and Debbie (Rick) Taddei of Greenville, California; sisters, Lois David, Ella Stark and Kay Pippin; brothers, Guy, John, George, Thomas and Garland Busby; seven grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Orange Thomas Busby; mother, Eliza Jane Robertson Busby; husband, Ray Hays; Stacey Withrow; Victor Hays; and six siblings.

Funeral service and reception were held Saturday, Nov. 16, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Medford, Oregon, with David Roche of Eagle Point, Oregon, officiating. Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, Medford, Oregon; 541-773-6162; www.hillcrestmortuary.com.

Linda Nolt

Linda Nolt (Curry), age 71 died at home in Cotati, California, on Nov. 5, 2019. She was born to Leonard and Sue Curry in Richmond, on Dec. 24, 1947, and moved with her family in 1961 to Terra Linda. Linda graduated from Terra Linda High School in 1966 and later attended College of Marin.   She got married in 1968 and welcomed her first child, Bobbi Lynn Nolt, in 1971.

Linda worked at the Marin Independent Journal before starting her career in the banking industry. She welcomed her second child, John Selby, in 1978, and shortly thereafter moved to the mountains where she enjoyed the beauty and community in Quincy, for eight years. While in Quincy she was one of the first employees of Plumas Bank where she made lifelong friends.

Linda moved back to the North Bay area in 1987 to be close to family and shortly thereafter fell in love with her long time partner Les Jamison.

Linda retired in 2011 from Union Bank in Petaluma after making many great friends working at various banks over her 30-year banking career.

Linda found great joy in watching her three grandchildren — Reese (13), Chase (10) and Tula (4) — grow up.

Linda’s kindness, generosity and dedication to her friends and family were the hallmark of her life. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Linda is survived by her longtime partner Les Jamison, daughter Bobbi Lynn Buchanan, son John Selby and his partner Audrey, grandchildren Reese, Chase and Tula, sister Carolyn Zappetini and her husband David, niece Linda “Tunnie” Harrison and her husband Kevin, nephew Steven Zappetini and two great nieces Kendall and Dana.

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