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2B Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 Bu et n, Progressive, Record, Reporter VI:;00 L S'IA'I ISTICS OBITUARIES Dorothy Fuller Zimmerman Dorothy Fuller Zimmer- man, 82, passed away peace- fully in her home with her family by her side Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, from Hodgkin's lymphoma. Dorothy was born in Rush, Colo., April 5, 1929, to Fred Fay Keller and Anna Katherine Moor. While she was still a child during the Great Depression, her parents and seven siblings along with other family members moved to California and settled in the Roseville area. Dorothy loved to go roller skating and would wash her older brother Sam's Ford convertible so he would take her to the roller rink. Sam says, "When I went into the Army in 1942, I couldn't take my car keys and I tell you, that car was completely wore out by the time I came home, using a quart of oil every 100 miles, from my sister cruis- ing Main Street with her friends!" Dorothy was known for always wanting to go "dragging Main Street" as she called it, first with her daughters, then with each of the grandkids. After graduating from San Juan Union High School in Elk Grove in 1947, she tried her hand at a few jobs includ- ing working in a cannery, but found that she enjoyed work- ing as a waitress. That is how she met a truck driver named Roy Clyde Fuller in Grass Valley. They fell in love and were married April 16, 1957. While living in Burney in 1959 they had their first daughter, Susan. In 1961 after driving through Quincy they fell in love with the area and decided to move here. Their second daughter Sharon was born in 1962. Dorothy was talented in musical instruments includ- ing piano, organ, guitar and the accordion, playing the polka, which she learned from her dad. She also had many talents in art bike glass etching, wood and metal design and jewelry making. She could design just about anything she got her hands on into a piece of art. What she is most well known for was her large landscape paintings of the area. She sold and gave away more than 50 of them to people in the community. She loved gardening, crocheting, travel- ing and her fish in the fish pond. After Roy, her husband of 48 years, died in 2003, she kept herself busy with family camping trips and outings with her daughters including a cruise, going to Maul, attending the Accordion Fes- tival in Cotati and a special mother/daughter motorhome trip to Napa to ride on the Wine Train and all the way up Highway 1 into Oregon. Dorothy and her daughters had many fun times together. In 2007 Dorothy met Manfred Zimmerman from Livermore and after a year of courting they fell in love and were married Dec. 22, 2008. Man- fred (Fred) and Dorothy en- joyed doing many of the same things together, especially traveling to warmer Arizona in the winter in their motor- home, eating out, drives in their convertible, adventur- ous outings in their Jeep all over the mountains around Quincy and, of course, their fish pond. In passing Dorothy leaves her husband Manfred (Fred), Of Livermore; daughter Susan and husband Jay Pence, of Quincy; daughter Sharon and husband Budd Pence, of Quincy; stepson Kelly and Tara Zimmerman, of Livermore; grandchildren Amber and Alex Takone, of Santa Cruz, Aaron and All Pence, of Quincy, Shane Pence, of Chico, Michael and Breeann Pence, of Quincy, Naomi and Derek Vaughn, of Quincy, Levi Pence, of Quincy, and Heather Pence, of Quincy; great-grandchildren Austin and Jonathan Pence, of Quin- cy, and Preston and Carter Vaughn of Quincy; brothers Sam and Nadia Keller, of Roseville, Harvey and Helga Keller, of Applegate, and Leo and Ingrid Keller of Germany. Her elegance, loving kind- ness, and warm inner beauty endeared her to everyone she met and she will be re- membered for the strength and love she brought to her family. Her vibrant per- sonality always made the eoo nument established 1929 Monuments Benches Signs Borders Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE NATURAL STONE 110 PAOFIC STREET. P.O. BOX 1766 *PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET Advertisin, g wt00rlcs! GREENVILLE RANCHERIA 410 Main Street, Greenville, CA 530-284-7045 . " ILZ: :::.: ::.:: : :. Lee Brooks FNP &Christine Gibson DDS We placed an ad for our Greenville Rancheria medical and dental clinics in the Indian Valley Record to introduce Christine Gibson D.D.S, and Lee Brooks. FNE to our clinic to improve the health of our community. We appreciate the advertising service of the Indian Valley Record and would like to thank the community for its support. Happy healthy holidays from Greenville Rancheria! ': .'' "": .. e 287 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 283-0800 135 Main Street, Chester, CA 258-3115 Greenville, CA 258.3115 100 Grand Ave., Susanville, CA 257-5321  Westwood PinePress L0]ITOLI ]0]IT  P.O. Box 790, Wtwood, CA 258-3115 96 E. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola, CA 832-4646 room light up and she will be deeply missed by all. The family suggests that any remembrances be made to the Quincy Hospice that gave their loving support during this most difficult time and the family would al- so like to thank the Quincy Home Health Care nurses for their warm, gentle care of our wife and mother. Marion "Stoney" J. Hanawalt Stone Quincy resident Marion J. Hanawalt Stone, affectionately called "Stoney" by his family and friends, passed from this life peacefully with his family at his side early Friday morning, Dec. 9, 2011, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, at the age of 93. Stoney was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Lincoln, Neb., to Joseph and Ethelyn (Hanawalt) Stone. He was raised in rural Nebraska and attended school in Ames, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. Marlon went on to attend Iowa State where he worked as a welding instructor. In 1940, Stoney helped build the ALCAN highway near Tok, Alaska, working as a diesel mechanic. In 1941 he entered the military, where he served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator stationed in Panama during World War II. Upon his honorable dis- charge in 1945, he returned stateside and settled in Napa, where he began what became a 35-year career with Pacific Gas and:Electric Co. During th'at time; he was' instrumen- tal in Plumas District Hospi- tal gettingapproval for the building of their heliport. He moved to San Rafael in 1956 and eventually worked and retired in San Francisco as building maintenance execu- tive for PG&E statewide. In 1966, he rekindled his friendship with Bertrande Aline Francoeur, and as their love for one another blossomed, they were united in matrimony Feb. 17, 1968, in Reno, Nev. Stoney lived out his retirement years in Quincy, moving there in 2000. Stoney was very active in the Masonic Bodies while residing in Marin County. He was a member of Yount Lodge No. 12 Free and Accepted Masons of Napa, the Asiya Shrine No. 1 of San Mateo, as well as the Cali- fornia Commandery of Knights Templar. He had re- cently been awarded his 50- year membership pin by the Quincy Masonic Lodge. He was a longtime member of PSEA and enjoyed time with his family, loved construc- tion and woodworking in his extensive shop, as well as traveling and reading. In passing, Stoney leaves his loving wife, Bertrande, of Quincy; daughters Patricia Yost and her husband William, of Hayes, Va., and Kathleen and her husband Dr. Lawrence Price, of Quincy; along with the pride of his later life, his grandchildren: Leslie Truex, Rachael Young, Hilary Riley, Jennifer Price Wolf and Laurel Price Cooney; and great-grand- children Zachary, Hannah, Savannah, Kolton, Ziporah, Reuben and Esther. Stoney also leaves nieces Jolene Wilhelm, of Ankenny, Iowa, Marla Lee Lucas, of Sunny- vale, Sharon Stone, of Denton, Texas, and Marcia Frett, of Dubuque, Iowa. He joins his parents, sister Dolores and brother Wayne in their eternal home. Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory, the family plans a private celebration of Stoney's life. The family suggests any re- membrances in his memory be made to either the Sacra- mento Shriner's Children's Hospital or to Plumas Dis- trict Hospital, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. Karen Ann Wharton Karen Ann Wharton, sur- rounded by family and friends, passed away peace- fully in her home Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. She and her loving husband, Bob, raised their family and made their home in Chester. A 50-year resident, Karen came to Chester with her parents at the age of 18, having just graduated from High- lands High SchoOl in the Sacramento area. Karen, the daughter of Petra and Jerry Brush, is survived by her mother; her children Todd Thornton, Wendy Donaldson and John Wharton; and her grandchil- dren Ashley, Jake, Kaylee, Kennedy and Carter. She is also survived by her brother John. Though a talented artist . and crafter who created and sold much of her work over the years, Karen's passion was her grandchildren. They were near her almost every day. Once they reached school age, she became in- volved in many of their school's activities. She would spend time in their class- rooms as a teacher's aide. PTA, book faire and holiday M Mallery dr Mallery Attorneys at Law PROBATE, TRUST ADMINISTRATION ESTATE PLANNING FAMILY LAW 257-4300 75 S. Gay Street Susanville May you and your family be blessed with the gifts of health, happiness and harmony this Christmas and beyond. Flaniga%Leavitt fax: 866.781.3110 CA License 0E05639 NV License 17793 workshop always had Karen's fingerprints on them. In recent years, Karen tena- ciously tended her garden and was often seen cruising about town on her bike. There will be a celebration of Karen's life Thursday, Dec. 22, at 12:30 p.m. at The Vineyard Christian Fellow- ship, 200 Main St., Chester. The family requests that donations be made in IZaren's name to Sierra Hospice, P.O. Box 95, Chester, CA 96020. Verl "Joe" Belvin Sr. Longtime Quincy resident Verl "Joe" Belvin St. passed from this life to his eternal home with the Lord on Tues- day evening, Dec. 13, 2011, at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Joe was 83 years old. Born in Alexandria, La., on June 17, 1928, to Louisiana natives Henry and Elizabeth (Holt) Belvin, Joe, as he affec- tionately became known, was raised in Alexandria where he graduated from high school in 1946 and he accepted Christ at an early age. Shortly following his graduation Joe moved to New Orleans where he was employed delivering milk. In 1949 he moved west to seek employment in the lumber industry in the north- eastern California commu- nity of Quincy, a career that lasted some 35 years. He re- tired from Sierra Pacific In- dustries as a lumber handler. On Dec. 14, 1952, Joe and Bessie Mae Crayton were united in matrimony in Ren9,,],ey,,, ad,o ths holy union five sons and a ,daugh: ter:w6i-e born. Joe was a longtime member of the Starlight Mis- sionary Baptist Church of Quincy, where he was faith- ful until his passing, as well as the Lumber and Industrial Workers Union Local 3074. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hunt- ing and fishing as well as working in his garden and cooking for family and friends. In passing Joe leaves his daughter Patricia Yvonne Belvin, of Auburn; sons Verl Belvin Jr., of Goldsboro, N.C., Lawrence Maurice Belvin, of Sacramento, Rev. Jeffrey Eugene Belvin and his wife Marlyn, of Rich- mond, Benny Joe Belvin, of Gary, Ind., and Gary Davis, of Richmond; grandchildren Stephanie, Damon, Damion, Dinah and husband Julian Sr. and Starla; great-grand- children London, Malachi, Julian Jr. and Jolie; former wife and mother of his children Bessie Mae Belvin; brother William "Bill" Belvin and sister Lucy Callaway, of San Bernardino; and a host of nieces and nephews, loved ones and good friends. Joe joins his parents, his brothers Taylor and Thomas Cooper and Henry and O'Neal Belvin, and his sister Lula Mae Johnson in their eternal home with the Lord. A celebration of Joe's life will take place at noon Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church on Redberg Avenue in East Quincy. A time of sharing and visitation will take place Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel, Quincy. Interment will take place in the Old Quincy Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.corn. The family suggests any remembrances in Joe's memory be made to the Building Fund of the Starlight Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Fehrman Mor- tuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. J 4