Quincy resident Katie Bagby reached out to Plumas News to share a resource for people whose property burned and along with it, the ashes (cremated remains) of a loved one.
“When my Mom’s house burned in the Camp Fire, one of the first things she and my sister and I thought of after she was safe in Quincy, were my dad’s ashes,” she said. “It felt like we had lost him all over again.”
Her sister did some research, and found Lynne Engelbert and the Alta Heritage Foundation. “Lynne and her trained canines and team of volunteer professional archaeologists were able to recover my dad’s ashes, along with the identifying tag and cross that was on the wooden box that held them,” she said. “Lynne and the team were so kind to work with, and offer the service free of charge.”
Bagby said that while she approached that day with grief and some fear, it ended up being such a “sweet, healing day.”