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Life Tributes for the week of 12/11/19

Adam Chance EcKenroad

Adam Chance EcKenroad was born on a cool summer day on Sept. 11, 1978, in Portola. He recently left this world while at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada, surrounded by family on Nov. 14, 2019, from his battle with diabetes and pneumonia. He was 41. While he lived most of his life in Plumas County, he also spent time in Winnemucca, Nevada, and Ellensburg, Washington.

In his early years, he enjoyed monster trucks and WWF. He loved playing sports, especially baseball. Adam was a very skilled pitcher, where he was known as Rock and Fire. Later in life, he always wanted to be in the woods where he felt his most enjoyment. He was always looking for a large tree to fall or a really cool rock to find (his words).

When Adam passed on, he was surrounded by nothing but love. Adam, who was also known as 4-door Gords, Molasses (lovingly) and Uncle Ham, will be missed and always remembered by many and all.

We love you, Adam. Always and forever.

Adolph Daniel Lambach Jr.

Adolph “Dan” Lambach Jr. passed away peacefully with his family in Reno, Nevada, on Nov. 26, 2019, following a heroic struggle with cancer, at the young age of 75.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to California in his youth with his family, where he met the love of his life and wife of almost 53 years, Penny (Willoughby). Dan retired to Quincy, where he lived with his family for 32 years.

Dan was a dedicated husband and father and pursued a lifelong call to serve in his community as a Los Angeles police motor officer for 21+ years. He continued his public service after retirement from the LAPD through his work with the Plumas County Sheriff’s department. Dan retired from his “second” career from one of his favorite shops: Ace Hardware in Portola. He loved to work with his Ace Hardware crew, who shared his love of anything hardware, tasty donuts and quick sense of wit.

All who knew Dan were welcomed with his friendly smile and his sometimes colorful words of humor. He was quick to lend a hand if you needed it and would often touch people with his kindness and thoughtful remarks. He was an avid collector of Model As, anything rusty related to cars and shared many memories with his Feather River A’s car club.

Some of his favorite road trips were participating in car shows, looking for old hot rods and picking up new car parts at the swap meets across the state with his cousin, Mark. He loved all things sugar and considered it an important part of his diet, if not a “food group.”

He is survived by his loving wife, Penny; his three daughters: Sandra Swisher and his son-in-law, Martin Swisher, Julia Barker and his son-in-law Kevin Barker, Windi Lambach; and his granddaughter, Hannah Lambach; his sister, Norma Smith and her family; his brother-in-law, Theodore Willoughby; his close cousin, Mark Anderson and his wife Debbie Anderson; with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dan, beloved husband, father and friend, will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him deeply.

Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Rose Chapel at 6382 Clark Road in Paradise, with a graveside service that followed at Paradise Cemetery District located at 980 Elliot Road, Paradise.

For those unable to make the services in Paradise, a celebration of life service will be held Dec. 14 at the Christian Life Fellowship at 1 p.m. located at 317 First Street, Quincy, CA. A reception with family will be held immediately following the service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers to consider a donation in memoriam to the americancancerfund.org.

Brian Merryweather Marcus

Brian Merryweather Marcus passed away at home in Cromberg on Sept. 15, 2019, with his devoted wife, Diana, at his side.

Brian was born in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 3, 1963, to Craig and Lynne Marcus, the second of three children. He grew up with a great respect for the outdoors, history, family and God, enjoying fishing in the many rivers surrounding Boise and bird hunting in the farmlands and foothills. He developed his interest in archaeology under the careful tutelage of his father and Uncle Barry, his love for hunting from Grandfather Claude and Grandmother Marie, fishing from his Grandfather Gerald, peanut and butter sandwiches from Grandmother Helen and his faith and love of God from Mother Lynne. He spent many summers in McCall, Idaho, boating and water skiing and winters on the surrounding slopes of Boise with his family. He was a master at the wheel of Marie and a force to be challenged on the slopes. Brian brought home several bounties of the sea from trips with family to Sitka, Alaska.

Brian attended school in Boise and college in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. Coming to Plumas in the summer of 1995 to work, he met his future wife and Diana MacGregor who he married in 1997. They lived together in Cromberg until his death.

Brian loved exploring the Plumas and was first an archaeologist and explorer at heart working in that capacity until the summer of 1999. He was most proud that one of the projects that he worked on became part of the National Registry of Historical Places. He then became a boat patrolman for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department. Brian spent many summers at Little Grass Valley camping out during his workweek, loving the lake but hating the drive. He patrolled Frenchman, Davis and Antelope making many friends with regular visitors and campground hosts. He especially enjoyed his duty at Frenchman working with Warren, Christina and Don developing a friendship with campground hosts Doc and June. Brian and Diana had many camping trips with grandchildren Aiden and Liam at Frenchman and the family boat, Marie.

Able to make a new best friend within minutes, Brian had a wealth of “useless” information stored in his head and was always seeking more being inquisitive by nature. His skill with a boat trailer was second to none and his ability to find the truth painful at times.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Claude and Marie Marcus; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Helen Merryweather; uncle, Kent Marcus; and cousin, Lance Marcus.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Diana Marcus (MacGregor); parents, Crain and Lynne Marcus; sister, Shaun Marcus (Moak) and husband, Joel; brother, Trent Marcus and wife, Anne; nieces, Abby Moak-Davies (Tim), Anna Moak-Rushhold (Adam), Megan Marcus-Donahue (Connor); and nephews, Christian Moak (Hailey), Conor Marcus and Benjamin Moak, brother-in-law, Roger MacGregor, wife, Vickie; and nephews, Evan (Heather) and Eric; stepchildren, Jennifer Dobbs (MacGregor), Duncan Macgregor-Lynd (Megan); and will be forever known as Gramps to grandchildren, Alden and Liam.

He will be missed terribly but remembered often.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 25, 2020, in Sloat.

Lowell Alan Stringfellow

Lowell Alan Stringfellow, age 78, died Nov. 22, 2019, at his home in Quincy. He was born Sept. 10, 1941, in Oroville to Lowell A. and Clara Fay Stringfellow.

His father, Lowell, his wife, Loretta and son, Casey Stringfellow preceded Alan in death.

Alan is survived by his mother, Clara Stringfellow, sister, Diane Barbara, daughters, Lisa Davis (husband Donald) and Michele Warren as well as 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He loved his family and was very proud of them all.

Alan attended School in Meadow Valley, Quincy and Durham. He graduated in 1960 from Quincy High School. He worked all of his life as a logger. He was the best side yard boss Clover Logging ever had.

He loved spending his life in the outdoors from the forest to the desert. Alan attended one of the first burning man events in the Black Rock Desert. He loved camping fishing and jeep rides. He enjoyed riding four wheelers on our public lands and had a close group of friends that went with him. He wanted to keep the public land open for all of us to enjoy.

Alan will be terribly missed by all. The family is planning a celebration of his life in the spring.

Dale Allen Warren

Dale Allen Warren passed away Nov. 29, 2019, at Enloe Hospital in Chico, of a massive heart attack with complications.

Dale was born in Sacramento. He was a loving man who loved deer hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Tami; children, Allen and Jessie Warren and Shayanna and Jason Perkins; his mother, Dorothy Schach; grandkids, Joslyn and Junior Perkins; and three sisters, Becky Warren, Debbie Ramirez and Lorrie Wright.

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