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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3B OBITS, from page 2B August Joseph "Butch" Santos Dick Swanson where he and his sister Jo were raised. Later Butch and his family moved to Quincy, where Butch graduated from Quincy High School in 1962, earning awards and lettering in football. It was in Quincy where Butch learned his trade as a pressman at the Feather River Bulletin newspaper and print shop. Butch taught himself to play the guitar, and loved woodworking, photography, nature and his Harleys. One of his lifelong accomplishments was his move to Oregon, where he worked and ran the Tillamook Headlight Herald pressroom from the day it started until its closing. It was also there where he met and married the love of his life, Catherine Huntley. Butch is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cathy; his daughters Paula Orsborn and Terri Weselmann (Brian); sons Brian Orsborn and Christopher Orsborn (Jana); stepdaughter Jennifer Cherry and brothers-in-law and fellow Harley dudes Michael Blair (Letha) and Dan Freeman. Butch is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Millie Orsborn, his sister Jo, beloved daughter Angela Orsborn, and stepson Mathew Cherry. Butch loved his family dearly and was very proud of each of his 10 grandchildren and five and soon-to-be-six great-grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. All of them loved and adored him. Butch had a wonderful sense of humor and received joy from making others laugh and smile. Butch will always be remembered for his ever-present smile and chuckle, and gentle presence. A memorial service will be held March 12 in Culver, Oregon, at the Culver Christian Church. Those who wish may contribute to Shriners Hospital or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Butch's memory. Phillip Wayne Rose Phillip Wayne Rose passed /~is life Feb. 21,2016, with i~be!oYed wife, Sharon, by his_ side. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his two sons, Jayson and Joshua; daughter-in-law Angelica; his daughter Amber and son-in-law Matthew; five beautiful grandchildren; sister Barbara Glisson; and two brothers, Paul and Raymond Rose. Butch passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2016, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, with his daughter and sister by his side. He was 73 years old. Butch was born Oct. 5, 1942, in Concord. He attended Mt. Diablo High School where he was on the football and track teams. He graduated in 1960 and joined the Navy in January 1961. He served as a machinist on the USS Midway until his honorable discharge in 1964. Butch moved to Taylorsville in the late 1960s. He was a millwright at Twain and Crescent Mills, and a rancher for many years at the Willits Ranch in TaylorsviUe. Butch married Kathy Perdue in 1976 and proudly became Dad to her three children. Butch and Kathy were married until she passed away in 2009. Butch, aka "Biscuit," excelled at bowling, billiards, shuffleboard and golf. He also loved hunting, fishing and playing cards with his many great friends in Taylorsville and Greenville. He was a member of the Clampers since March 1972 and was the Grand Marshall of the Taylorsville July 4 Silver Buckle Rodeo and parade in 2014. Butch was preceded in death by his parents, August "Augie" Santos and Barbara Patterson, and his wife Kathy. He is survived by his daughters Ginger (Garry) Vance and Lindy Ryan; and son Tim Ryan; grandchildren Kyle (Kelsey) Crabtree, Tim and Lee Hofman, Jessica and ...... Tommy Ryan; great-grandson Gannon; sister Susie (Rob) Harper; brothers Bill and Dan Santos; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Butch's life will take place Saturday, March 19, at the Taylorsville Tavern at 2 p.m. Richard "Dick" L. Swanson passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Riverside. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ralph Swanson and Gertrude (Lindahl) Swanson on Oct. 16, 1927. A child of the Great Depression, he stayed with relatives in Batavia, Illinois, after his parents lost their stationery store. Later, the family moved to Lynwood, California, where Dick graduated from high school and then served with the US Navy during WWII. After serving his country he attended Compton Jr. College. Dick was blessed with two loving marriages: Beverly (Briscoe) Swanson, until her death in 1994, and Patricia Swanson until his passing. Quincy was his home for 30 years and there he worked for the Plumas County Weights and Measures and the Building Department. The last 20 years of his life were spent in Hemet. During the course of his life, Dick enjoyed ice skating, fishing, camping, restoring classic cars, attending his sons' sports events and helping his children with their 4-H projects. He traveled the US by motorcycle and RV. Not one for idleness, he volunteered during retirement: Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, Mobile Missionary Assistance Program and Rebuild. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ralph Swanson, Ruth Morton, and Dorothy Swanson; and wife, Beverly Swanson. He is survived by wife Patricia Swanson. His four. children survive him, David Swanson (Tammy), Rebecca Zebley (Frank), Ellen Evashwick (Bill), and Richard Swanson (Anita); as well as grandchildren: Tanika Holman, Robby Zebley, Darrell Zebley, Billy Evashwick, Elizabeth Evashwick, Brady Swanson, Zoe Swanson; and great-grandson Plumas County ! munity Mem Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce now offers the Community Learning Center Hub (CLCH) 8989 HWY 89, Suite 3 Graeagle, CA 96103 FREE to adult learners (contact Eastem Plumas Chamber of Commerce to see if you qualify) Open for booking 6 days a week (M-Sat) Easy registration FREE transportation provided by PlumasTransit Offers high-speed Internet access, conference calling, webinar and online class availability Equipped with laptops, printers and study carrels What are you waiting for? Check out what the Hub can do for you! Registration is easy: Simply text the word: PLUMAS to 72727 Visit us online at Call us at (530) 836-6811 or email us at CLCH h made possible through Feather River College with a grant through the Adult Education Block Grant Program. Dallas Holman. He is also survived by stepchildren Steve Hampton, Cathy Hardy and Patty Brandon. A man of faith, Dick faced death with peace, believing God's promise of eternal life. Bible Fellowship Church in Hemet was the location of his memorial service. An honor guard salute and interment at Riverside National Cemetery is slated for March 17 at 2 p.m. Ruby Vocke American Patriot and former Chester business lady, Ruby Vocke, passed from this life peacefully, Thursday afternoon, March 3, 2016, under the compassionate care of the staff at the Longterm Care Unit of Seneca Healthcare District. She was just two days shy of her 97th birthday. She was born in Peabody, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1919, where she was raised and educated. Ruby worked for three years for Sears and Roebuck and Co. where she rose to the position of manager following her graduation from high school. Ruby, as a member of our country's "Greatest Generation" was a woman way ahead of her time. Not to be over-shadowed by her three brothers, one a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, another a member of Patton's Army and another as a glider pilot, at the onset of WWII Ruby joined the Navy and began what became a twenty-year career retiring as an AKC (E-7). She served the Navy as an aviation mechanic and later as a storekeeper prior to her honorable discharge. On July 22, 1950, Ruby married fellow Seaman Frank Vocke in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Upon their retirement from the military the couple relocated to the northeastern California lumber community of Chester where they owned and operated Frank's Pizza Place which later became Evergreen Pizza Parlor. Following the sale of the business the couple became snowbirds traveling throughout the west until Frank's passing in 1992 at which time Ruby settled back in Chester. Proud of her service to her country, Ruby became a stalwart in the Harry Doble Post 664 of the American Legion where she served in every position in the post to include Commander. On an equal foOting to the love of her country was Ruby's love of the Lord. She was a devout member of the Roman Catholic Faith and attended the former Christ the King Catholic Church in Chester and the current Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church at Lake Almanor, where she was a lifelong member of their Altar Societies. She loved to walk, share her patriotism with all, was a rock hound and loved french fries. A Vigil Service was held Tuesday, March 8. Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of her soul is set for today, Wednesday, March 9, at 10 a.m., at her beloved Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 220 Clifford Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Chester District Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at A reception to honor Ruby's life is being planned for later this spring. PLUMAS CRISIS INTERVENTION AND RESOURCE CENTER & 1 I It mas Rural Services Please join us for our annual Domestic Violence Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Training Dates: Where: Time: March 28th-April 1st AND April 4th-7th, 2016 Plumas Rural Services Conference Room 9am - 5pm with two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch,break ; :~ : :,T, / ...... Meets California level certification requirements ............. ...... ' ............. Certification remains on file with the agency It's FREE!!! Opportunities to volunteer on the 24/7 Cdsis Line & Rape Crisis Center Working Together To Prevent Violence In Our Community Register Today! Call PCIRC 530.283,5515 Plumas County is preparing its first-ever Active Transportation Plan - Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan! We want to hear from you! Learn about new laws that affect bicyclists and motorists. This is a great opportunity to learn how these laws might affect you and what you should be aware of. What should the goals and objectives be for the Plan? How should projects be prioritized? Your input will help shape this Plan assist Plumas County with future funding applications that will result in better walking and bicycling conditions throughout Plumas County. Light refreshments provided. @HID