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Life Tributes for the week of 2/19/20

Mary Alberta Driscoll

Mary Alberta Driscoll went to her eternal home on Jan. 30, 2020, at the age of 92.

Born in San Francisco on Aug. 24, 1927, to Batholomew and Maria Mondino, Mary was the oldest of nine children, whom she helped raise.

Mary was in the USMC. In August of 1950 she married Gilbert Driscoll and that union resulted in two sons, Gilbert Jr. and Don. Gilbert Sr. passed in March of 1991 and then Mary cared for her ailing uncle until his passing.

With her spare time she did a lot of gardening and joined the Lady Elks in SSF. She loved gardening, playing cards and bowling. She bowled until she was 89.

Mary resided in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2005, when she moved to Plumas County. Mary was a feisty, strong, caring and independent lady who loved to talk to everyone and learn about them.  Sitting outside on her porch and listening to the rain fall was one of her greatest pleasures, because it watered her garden.

She is survived by her brothers, Jack and John and a sister, Linda. She is also survived by her sons, Gilbert (Diane) and Don (Dee Dee) Driscoll and her grandchildren, Scott (Mitzie), Christopher (Lindsay) and Stephanie (Andrew) and two great-grandkids Cooper and Kade. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In honor of her memory plant a flower or tree or give a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

June Madsen

Lake Almanor resident and former owner of Almanor Travel, June Madsen, peacefully passed away from this life the morning of Jan. 4, 2020, at Post Arbor Acute (formerly Twin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation) in Chico.

Born in Sydney, Australia, on June 14, 1923, to Gladys and Mark Foy, June, at the age of 6, she left Australia with her mother and was raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area. She married Jerry Howarth, and had two children, Jerry and Anita.

In 1969, June married Walt Madsen, and they were happily married for nearly 47 years.

June worked at Tiburon Travel for a number of years before she and Walt moved to Chester, in 1974. It was there June began her own travel agency and operated it for over 30 years.

She and Walt traveled the world together enjoying many happy moments. Walt passed away in September 2015, also at Twin Oaks, where the two of them had lived for two years enjoying wonderful care.

In passing, June leaves behind her son, Jerry, andhis wife, Mary, who live in Toronto, Canada; and her daughter, Anita, and her husband, Bob, who live in Tennessee. In addition, June leaves two grandsons and three great-grandsons.

She was predeceased by hergranddaughter,Traci.

June also leaves behind Walt’s three sons, Jim, Frank and Chris, and their families.

A graveside service will be held at Chester Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m.

To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please go to NewtonBracewll.com.

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