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Obituaries for the week of 12/20/17

Alvin Lawrence Beauchman

Alvin Lawrence Beauchman was born in Poplar, Montana, on Nov. 16, 1940, and moved to Herlong, in 1951 with his parents and siblings. He died Dec. 6, 2017.

He graduated from Herlong High School and attended college in Billings, Montana. He returned to Herlong and retired from Sierra Army Depot.

He has been residing in Reno, Nevada, after losing his wife Georgette Schmidt, of Taylorsville.

Alvin was preceded by his parents Michael and Anna (Dolly) Beauchman, his sisters Dorothy DePaoli, and Gloria Beauchman.

Alvin is survived by his step-daughters Mary Rogers and Suzette Reed and her son; Alvin’s siblings, Michael Beauchman, Lee Beauchman, Ron Beauchman, Delores Reddick, Sharon Beauchman, and Brenda Fletcher; also seven nephews, 10 nieces, 12 great-nephews, 15 great-nieces, two great great-nephews and two great great-nieces.

Dennis Paul Gomez

Dennis Paul Gomez left this world on Dec. 8, 2017, to be with his Lord. Dennis died peacefully three days after a heart surgery in Palo Alto. Dennis was 74 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta Gomez of Chester, where they have made their home for the last 18 years.

Dennis originally moved to Chester to manage the Collins Pine Mill. He and Loretta purchased The Pizza Factory in 2005 and ran it for ten years until their retirement. He loved to play golf and was very active in the Rotary Club of Chester. He was a member of The Lake Almanor Community Church, a board member of the LACS Christian School and a leader in Celebrate Recovery.

Dennis had a long career in the wood products industry, where he worked for several different companies including Louisiana-Pacific, Sierra-Pacific and Michigan-California, before coming to Collins Pine. His wood products consulting firm took him to 26 states, 5 Canadian provinces and 7 other countries.

Dennis is survived by a large family that he loved greatly. He and his wife Loretta have three children, Peter Gomez of Simi Valley, Christina Sanders of Madrid, Spain, and Angela Gomez of Seaside, along with five grandchildren: Fender, Gabriel, Ian, Kendall and RubiLi. He is also survived by three brothers, Francis Gomez, Loren Gomez and AJ Gomez; and two sisters, Celsa Johnson and Gloria Gomez-Matthews.

Dennis was the third child of Frank and Mae Gomez and was born Feb. 23, 1943 in Vancouver, Washington.

A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held at Lake Almanor Community Church on Dec. 30, at 2 p.m.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would consider making a donation to the Lake Almanor Community Church with Celebrate Recovery in the memo line in lieu of flowers.

Karen Arlette Hagler

Karen Arlette Hagler, 89, beloved mother of Douglas and Marsha, passed from this world on Thanksgiving morning.

Following the death of the love of her life and husband of 52 years, she spent her last 11 years living with her daughter in Indian Valley, Plumas County, where she was often seen walking with her little dog.

Born in Sacramento and raised in Redding, she attended and graduated from Mills College with honors, before entering the workforce in San Francisco, where she met and married Ken and started her family.

Over the years, Karen knew the joy of watching her family thrive and grow to include a daughter-in-law, a grandson and later his wife, two granddaughters, a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson, all from the North Bay Area.

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