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Life Tributes for the week of 8/14/19

Robert Henry Foley

Bob Foley was born Oct. 24, 1937. He died Aug. 2, 2019. He was one cool cat.

My dad loved cats, especially his latest one — Goofball. My dada was a goofball; it’s more than appropriate he had a cat named Goofball.

Robert Henry Foley was the son of George Foley and Marguerite Henry. George was a technician for Western Pacific Railroad and Marguerite was a renowned Russian ballet dancer — a perfect combination of hardworking stock and elegance to create my dad.

“Bob” as most of you knew him, grew up in Quincy dancing, driving his fast cars and winning most people’s money (and other items) at poker.

He attended Oregon Technical Institute for mechanics and co-owned the “Texaco Tavern” where he met my mom, Sharon, on a rainy afternoon some 53 years ago. Two and three years later my brother and I appeared.

In 1975 my dad bought the “station at the corner” next to Safeway; back then the Safeway lot was an open field. He was a hard worker who liked to have fun. If he wasn’t working on a car (how lucky to have a mechanic for a dad) he might be at my brother’s Little League game, playing cards at the Capitol or Plummies, out-smarting cops in one of his fast cars or at dinner with my mom at Mt. Tomba.

My dad loved life and hamburgers. He was clever and witty. He always had a story to tell and sometimes they were almost too good to be true. I’m not so sure he ever went to Germany or was a frogman jumping out of planes; I do know he worked ski patrol at the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley with Dick Reuter and friends. He also had a pet duck that used to walk him to the show house when he was a kid.

My dad loved music. (I remember house parties growing up with Creedence). He was able to meet Jonny Lang in person a couple of years ago and more recently discovered his favorite local band, Rickety Bridge.

One of his favorite places was Eagle Lake. He loved fishing, hanging out with the Eagle Lake crew and of course playing cards. He was a golfer and a clamper.

I could go on and on, and fill an entire paper writing about my dad. Thankfully memories and time with help heal our ever so sad hearts. As mentioned in the beginning, my dad was a goofball. He always had funny things to say and could make you laugh no matter what. One time I asked what he wanted for a birthday present. He said he wanted to go to the moon in a rocking chair. We were fortunate to have our family together when my dad left for the moon on Aug. 2.

I watched my mom express 53 years of love and my brother graciously thank our dad for all he has given and done for us over the years. I will hold that and my dad in my heart forever.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Robert Jr.; daughter, Patricia; granddaughter, Kimberly; nephew, Bill Hunt and his family; brother-in-law, Bill Nordstrom; cat son, Goofball; and cat grandson, Bogie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marguerite; sister, Pat; and many lifelong friends and family pets.

Our family would like to thank Quincy Fire Department EMTs, Plumas District Hospital staff, Careflight and Renown Regional Medical Center staff for the tender care the provided.

Richard (Dickie) R. Mashore

On Aug 1, 2019, we lost our beloved husband, father, papa and friend. He passed away with his family and loved ones by his side. Richard fought valiantly for life over the past seven months. He showed tremendous grit, strength and courage. A huge Golden State Warriors fan later in life, he proved to be the biggest warrior of all.

Born Dec. 20, 1952, in Pittsburg, to Raymond and Maurice Mashore. Richard had two older brothers, Gary Mashore and Steve Mashore (deceased). The three were raised in Concord and always had many family members in the area.

The main joy of Richard’s life was his love of family and friends, especially his role as papa. His relationship with each grandchild was special. They will carry on his traditions and what he taught them. His passing leaves a void and heavy heart for those that knew him, but we have many great memories and his legacy, love of life and family will live on.

Richard is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol Mashore; by his sons, Joey White (wife, Kari) and Alex Mashore (girlfriend, Carina); and daughters, Cori Mitchell (husband, Adam) and Sheena Johnson. He was the epitome of the word “papa,” as he was called. Richard lived for his grandchildren, Makayla, Jayden, Draya, Danica, Emma, Johnpaul, Weston; and great-grandson, Jayce. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Joseph Way and David Fink (partner, Lee Molton); and nephew, Michael Way (wife, Kelly).

Richard was known for his “green thumb” or his love of gardening, which he passed down to his grandkids. He loved his mountain home at Lake Almanor and enjoyed the company of many lifelong friends in the community of Westwood. Richard loved fishing, especially the Mayfly Hatch and Hamilton Branch of Lake Almanor. He also enjoyed working with his hands, he could fix just about anything and it paid off quite frequently through projects at the homes of family members and friends.

Richard will be missed greatly.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Aug. 24, Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., Clayton, CA.

Donations in his honor may be made to: Lindsay Museum, 1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, (925) 935-1978; lindsaywildlife.org/donations.

Marilyn Gropper Penick

Marilyn Gropper Penick, a 40-year resident of Lake Almanor, passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2019, in Redding.

She is survived by six loving children: Claire Hagman, Patrick L. Penick Jr., AnneMarie Fiegener, Joseph Penick, James Lal Penick III, and Thomas Penick.

Marilyn was born in Seattle, Washington, on July 25, 1935, and graduated high school from Holy Names Academy. She met her husband of 59 years, Patrick L. Penick Sr., at San Jose State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.

Marilyn was passionate about her faith, family, friends, oil painting, bridge and chess. She spent numerous hours in her art studio; her favorite subjects were landscapes and mountains, especially of the Lake Almanor area and Mt. Lassen. Marilyn was a selfless person dedicated to helping others, and she enjoyed serving as the public guardian of Lassen County for 12 years.

Services will be held Aug. 17 at 11 a.m., with a reception following that will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 2600 Shasta View Drive in Redding –— all are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to some of Marilyn’s favorite charities including Smile Train, Doctors Without Borders, Maryknoll Sisters and CARE.

Linda Joan Randall (née Dallimore)

A memorial service and celebration of life for Linda Joan Randall (née Dallimore) will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Graeagle Community Church.

Linda passed away after a long battle against cancer on May 24, 2019. She spent her summers in Graeagle and winters in Mesquite, Nevada.

Born in 1949 in Reno, Nevada, Linda graduated Bishop Manogue High School and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. While Linda had many careers, she truly enjoyed her work as a photo editor for Feather Publishing (Plumas and Lassen County) and her hobby of “laying tile.”

Linda is survived by her beloved family: husband, Robert; sisters, Mary Phillips, Baker, of Oregon and Kathy Twiddy and brother-in-law Ken Twiddy, of Henderson, Nevada; her nieces, Kelli Twiddy, Kristi Bowen, Libby Phillips and Beth Stankus; her nephews, Ken Twiddy and Stephen Phillips; and adult stepchildren, Kenneth Randall and Janice Leese and Sandra and Curtis Thomas. She had five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three great-nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rita Dallimore, her brothers, George and Alvin Dallimore and sister-in-law, LouAlice Randall.

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