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Life Tributes for the week of 6/13/18

Raymond Vernon Berry

Ray Berry, of Quincy, sadly passed away on June 2, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Ray was able to be at his home in Quincy among his friends and with his loving wife, Karlene Berry, and both daughters, Kristina Shramek and Deborah Kim Scott, were by his side.

Ray was the eldest son born in Salem, Oregon, to Jack Vernon Berry and Betty Lou Berry.

Ray is survived by his devoted wife, Karlene, of 47 years; his brother, Doug and his wife, Jan Berry, of Bremerton, Washington; his daughter, Kristina and her husband, Joseph Shramek; his daughter, Deborah Kim and granddaughter, Kassandra Scott; his sister-in-law, Karen Miller and husband, Jack Miller; his brother-in-law, Ken Nicolls; and nieces and nephews Andrea, Joelle, Craig, Kelly, Cary, Troy and Jill.

He was pre-deceased by his mother and father.

Ray was raised in Albany, Oregon, where he had a great love of fast cars, time with friends and family and honored hard work. He built his first home where he and his first wife, Virginia Gayle Cotter, lived with their daughters, Kristina and Deborah Kim.

Ray later moved to California where he met his current wife, Karlene, of Fremont. They fell in love instantly and spent a great life together for over 47 years. They moved to Quincy, in 1972 with Karlene’s sister, Karen and then brother-in-law, Rich DeMars. Ray and Karlene welcomed Kristina into their home in 1974. Ray worked at Nugget Motors until he became a licensed building contractor in 1977. Ray built numerous homes in and around Quincy and Bucks Lake and was highly respected for his work.

Ray and Karlene lived full-time in their RV since 1999 and met numerous life long friends while on the road. Ray retired from building in 2009 when he was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma and then participated in a clinical trial at Stanford Medical Center where he was given an additional nine years to spend with friends and family.

Ray loved snowmobiling, boating, going ATVing and hunting with his friends. He enjoyed his morning coffee with the guys. Ray was a “tough ‘ol guy,” who worked hard and played hard. He spoke his mind but underneath that tough guy exterior was a deeply loyal friend and devoted husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, grandfather and uncle. He will be missed.

A celebration of Ray’s life is planned for Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge Hall, 2004 E. Main St., Quincy. Any remembrance in Ray’s honor may be made to an organization of your choosing or be made to Stanford Medical Center by contacting Phyllis Bussey at [email protected] and ask that the donation go “for lymphoma research under the direction of Dr. Michael Khodadoust in remembrance of Ray Berry.” An opportunity to express condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

“To be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing.” — Lilian Whiting.


Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Crouch

Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Crouch, 79, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away at home on June 1, 2018, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 34 years, Eva Crouch; his daughters, Barbara (Scott) Fairley, Brenda (Jake) Hannon and Beverly (Larry) Kidd, and son Jeromy (Jess) Rhoades; grandchildren, Bree (Greg) Haskell, Tommy (Bryanna) Green, Jordan (Krystal) Fairley, Ryan Fairley, Andrew Flint, Zaiden Bakke and Macie and Adley Rhoades; brother, Jack (Margaret) Crouch and sister, Rachel Burgess; great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Jackson and Bryant Haskell; Cecelia and Emma Green; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Nettie Crouch; sister Paulette Hall; and sister Brenda Sammons.

Jerry was born in Clark County, Kentucky, on Dec. 8, 1938. He attended Clark County High School in Winchester, Kentucky.

Jerry joined the Air Force in August 3, 1956, and specialized as a radar technician stationed in Roswell, New Mexico, through August 1960.

Most of Jerry’s career was devoted to Safeway as a store manager for 29 years located in Arizona, the Sacramento area and Quincy. After leaving Safeway, Jerry kept busy running backhoe services for the Quincy community until he moved to Nevada where he managed a couple of IGA grocery stores. Still not ready to be idle, at the age of 60, he became a very active house and building painter until his retirement at the age of 75.

Jerry was well loved by many and was a very devoted husband, father and friend. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, basketball, gambling, and enjoyed watching his favorite sporting contests on T.V. He was a master repairman and helped friends, family and neighbors when they were in need.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1 p.m. on June 30 at the Springs of Hope Church, 59 Bell Lane, in Quincy. In lieu of flowers, Jerry had requested that instead you contribute to your favorite charity or slot machine.


Wilfred Leroy DeRosier

Wilfred Leroy DeRosier passed away in Quincy on May 23, 2018.

He was born May 23, 1935 in Westwood. He was a logger and owned service stations in the Santa Rosa area. He could fix anything that needed to be repaired.

He is survived by brother, Raymond DeRosier; sister, Patty Meyer; nephew, Tommy DeRosier, of Seattle, Washington; and Yvonne McMaster, of Quincy

No service is planned.


Robin Dorworth

Ms. Robin Jean (Marquis) Dorworth, of Portola, passed away at age 56 on Dec. 17, 2017 in Reno, Nevada, at St. Mary’s Hospital due to complications from pneumonia.

Robin was born on Sept. 17, 1961, in Buffalo, New York.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Leanna Dorworth in 2006.

A funeral was held for Robin at the Holy Rosary Church in Loyalton in January 2018.

Robin was the daughter of Linda Dexenberg, of Portola and Robert Marquis.

She is survived by her brother, David Wolpe and his wife Sara, a nephew, Sam, and a niece, Sydni, all of Reno.


Marilynn Monroe Harrington

Marilynn Monroe Harrington, a child of Christ, was healed in heaven on May 22, 2018, with her daughter, Lynnann Benbow and granddaughter, Lyshia, by her earthly side. She was born May 16, 1955, in Casa Grande, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Patricia Harrington and her two older sisters, Pamela Peterson and Darlene Warner.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynnann Benbow, of Portola and Samantha JoJo Johnstone, of South Carolina; eight grandchildren, Lyshia Benbow, Charles Benbow, Tim Benbow, Nick Benbow, Laura Johnstone, Sarah Johnstone, Sabrina Ham, Rebecca Johnstone and granddaughter-in-law, Alicia Benbow; four great-grandchildren, Juliet and Max Hunt, Mason Ham and Troy Benbow; also her sister, Marsha Owens; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Marilynn was diagnosed legally blind at age 13. Though life gave her many challenges, her faith in Jesus always had her ready with a smile and a song. She knew more music lyrics and songs than most. She loved her Golden Oldies and loved to dance and play the guitar. She loved camping and the outdoors and the sunshine.

She was always happiest with her family and in her last months her great-grandson, Troy, brought her immense joy and laughter. She loved to listen to her grandchildren sing and play instruments. Music had always been her outlet to life’s obstacles. Even with blindness she never failed to see the love and light of our world.

A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at New Life Christian Center of Portola. Arrangements entrusted to Manni Funeral Home of Portola.


Bert Edward Plaster

Bert E. Plaster, age 51, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at one of his favorite fishing holes here in Plumas County.

He was born Feb. 24, 1967, in Quincy, to Warren Plaster and Dolores (Saari) Parsons. He was the second eldest child out of four siblings: eldest, Wayne Plaster, two sisters, Cherri (Parsons) Johnson and Sally Parsons. He was a graduate of 1986 at Quincy High School. From there he started his working career and his family.

He had two children, Bert Chase and Meggin (Chase) Poh; and three grandchildren, Jazmin and Layla Chase, in Wyoming, and Josie Poh, in Quincy. Bert had met his beautiful wife Charlotte, whom he married, in 1999. Charlotte had left Bert’s side in October 2016 when she passed. They had 17 years of marriage, enjoying the outdoors together.

For the past 14 years Bert worked for Feather River Disposal where he became part of the team and work family. He was well known for his kind, caring, loving self. “A man with a heart of gold, leaving each he touched with a piece of happiness,” he would always lend a helping hand for anybody that was in need.

Bert enjoyed anything outdoors, woodcutting, fishing, hunting, and having a cold one. He will be remembered for all his acts of kindness and is so very missed.

Family, friends and others whose lives Bert touched are invited to the celebration of Bert at Gansner Park in Quincy, on July 21, starting at 11 am.

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