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Obituaries for the week of 4/18/18

Ann Lucille Graham Housel

Ann Housel passed away on Nov. 7, 2017, in Plumas County.

Ann was born to Walter E. Graham and Mary Mildred Francis Horning on Oct. 24, 1936, in Ashton, Idaho.

Her siblings included Walter Lee, Beverly May, Jack Lynn, Alan Ansty, Donald Earle and Mary Jane.

She lived in Idaho until 1949 when the family moved to Clatskanie, Oregon. She graduated from Clatskanie Union High School in 1954, then went on to attend Longview Junior College, where she studied Business Administration. Later she completed a course in court reporting in the Los Angeles area.

In 1958, she married Arthur Riggs Housel, who was in the U.S. Army and they had three children: Michael, Darrel and Danny. She raised her family in Taylorsville.

Ann began a career with the U. S. Forest Service in the 1970s, during which time she worked out of the Greenville, then Quincy offices. She then was promoted to Contracting Officer in the 1980s and moved to Placerville, which covered the El Dorado National Forest.

She retired around 1987 and moved to Red Bluff, where she bought herself a shop smith and enjoyed hours of wood working, making some beautiful pieces.

She is survived by her son Darrel and his wife Theresa, of Portola; granddaughters Tyanna and Camry; son Dan, of Rigby, Idaho; and grandsons Jeremy and Jacob. She also has two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Lee, Jack and Alan, and her oldest son Michael.

There will be a burial of ashes for her and her son Michael “Mickey” on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at the Taylorsville Cemetery.

Margaret “Peggy” Lang

Margaret “Peggy” Lang was born Dec. 1, 1956. She passed away on April 2, 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Gwen and her husband Rich; her son, Nathan and fiancé Jessica; with eight grandchildren, Zachary, Brianna, Tiarra, Emilie, Michael, Johnny, Dakota and Michael.

She was a beloved member of this community and loved her job driving the seniors around in the bus. Always going above and beyond for the people she loved, she will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at the Memorial Hall, Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

James Irvin Overstreet

A graveside memorial service will take place at Quincy East Lawn Cemetery on April 21 at 11 a.m. for James I. Overstreet. He passed away in his Quincy home on March 30, 2018, at the age of 81.

Born Sept. 9, 1936, at Rich Bar in the Feather River Canyon to Harry and Sarah Wolf Overstreet, Jim had lived most of his life in the Quincy area. He was a graduate of Quincy High School and Chico State College, now California State University Chico. A veteran of the United States Army and later a Vista volunteer, Jim worked for the Forest Service and was a Neolife distributor. A long distance runner, Jim completed two 50-mile runs and numerous marathons.

His volunteer service included the Board of Directors, Central Plumas Recreation District. Jim was a passionate advocate for human rights and animal rights and maintained a keen interest in politics. He was also interest in and knowledgeable about aircraft and about the events of the Second World War.

Jim left no close family, but had a circle of great friends.

Donations in Jim’s memory can be sent to Plumas Animal Welfare Society. An opportunity to express condolences along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at

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