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2B Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS OBITUARIES Joanne Merkley Joanne Margaret Merkley died peacefully in Portola after a long illness Dec. 3, 2009. She was surrounded by fami- ly and friends, who loved her very much. Joanne and her twin sister, Jeanne, were born in Lake City, Minn., July 17, 1935, to Clifford and Carol Warren. She grew up in St. Paul, Minn., along with Jeanne and their younger sister, Judy. She attended Humboldt High School where she met her future husband, Lloyd. They became high school sweethearts and were mar- ried in 1951. Their son, Thomas was born shortly af- ter, followed by their daugh- ter, Susan. Six years later, an- other daughter was born, Sandy, who only lived one day. Joanne, and Lloyd were di- vorced a year later, but re- mained good friends to this day. Joanne worked as a dental assistant for many years and eventually went to work for the Port Authority, City of St. Paul, a job she loved. She met Bart Merkley dur- ing this time and they were married in the fall of 1981. They eventually relocated to Santa Rosa, and when Bart passed away, she moved to Portola to be closer to her daughter. Her own health deteriorat- ed to the point where she needed 24-hour care. She was a resident of Eastern Plumas Health Care Skilled Nursing Facility at the time of her death. Joanne loved to paint ce- ramics and always had an eye for color and style. She had a knack for decorating and putting things together. She loved to cook and bake. When she moved to Portola, she be- came a. part of Portola Station Baptist Church and joined the church choir. She had a beau- tiful voice and loved singing in the choir, which she did for three years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Car- ol Warren, infant daughter Sandy', twin sister Jeanne John and husband Barton Merkley. She is survived by her sis- ter Judy Seib (Dave), children Thomas Quinlin (Sandy) and Susan Sessions (John), twin granddaughters Sky Robyns (Aaron) and Serena Sessions, great-grandsons Collyn Ske- jan and Gavin Dunn, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held Dec. 12, in St. Paul, Minn. Online condolences may be made at William Haman Quincy resident William Haman passed from this life peace. fully, sur- rounded by his loving family, Saturday evening, Dec. 19, 2009, at his residence, follow. ing a valiant battle with can- cer. Born March 27, 1950, in Wimber, Pc. to the late Penn. sylvania natives Raymond and Winifred (Legal) Haman, Bill as he affectionately be- came known was raised in St. Michael and educated in Sid- man, Pc. He entered the Army dur- ing his senior year in high school, serving his country courageously as a POW dur- ing the Viet Nam War. He settled in the Northern hileoot established 1929 MONUMENTS BENCHES SIGNS BORDERS ADDRESS STONES GRANITE MARBLE NATURAL STONE I 1 0 PACl FIG ST. P.O. BOX 1766 PORTOLA (530) 832- 1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONU M ENT.COM CA 96122 PET ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTHS, OBITUARIES, IN MEMORIAMS, BIRTHDAYS, CONTEST WINNERS, ETC. Eny's Knight Mare Lady Elysees of Butterfly Valley an~Galustrus Knight of Rogue River, Ore., welcomed El ly~s~ight Mare Aug. 8, 2007, during a home birth at ~f~.~l~fitterfly Valley. The newborn measu~e.~ll~'~]~{es at the withers. Maternal grandparent'SDorothy and Dennis Miller of Butterfly Valley. ~" Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Gordon Westergard of Rogue River, Ore. Great grandmother is Donna Miller of Quincy. Elly's joins sibling Andy, 11. California community of Nit. June 20, 1923, to the late Call- Shasta following his dis- fornia natives Robert and charge and in 1992, he and his Dorothy (Kelly) Heath, Helen family relocated to was raised and educated in Greenville, before moving to Southern California, graduat- Quincy in 2002. ing from Long Beach High Bill worked in the lumber School as a member of the industry for some 35 years as class of 1941. a millwright. Recently he will She was a talented vocalist be remembered by many as "who sang both in the choir the co-manager with his wife and as a soloist'at numerous of the Gold Pan Lodge in venues in her youth. Quincy. Helen gained her strong Bill fell in love with a pretty work ethic as a young child young bartender, the former working to help provide for Janice Robinson and after a the family. She had worked at long relationship married her a number of jobs during her in RenD, Nev., Nov. 15, 1999. life but was most fulfilled by To this union four sons and her time owning and operat- two daughters were born. ing a poultry hatchery and Bill found great pleasure in feed store. spending time in the outdoors Helen moved to Quincy in especially hunting and fish- 1996, from Paradise. ing. He is a member of Ducks Helen was a member of the Unlimited and enjoyed the art Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- of gunsmithing as well as col- ter Day Saints. lecting and repairing vintage An accomplished seam- items. Over and above all was stress she enjoyed knitting as his passion for his wife and well as sewing clothes for her children, children. Her children still re- In passing Bill leaves hismember the beautiful gar- loving wife, Janice; sons Ray- ments she sewed out of the mond B., Andrew T., Robertcotton feed bags from her D. and Tristan M. Haman, all store. of Quincy; daughters Emily"She was proud to be a regular J., Rebecca M.W. Haman of blood donor with the Red Quincy and Lynn M. Haman Cross and served the youth of of McKinleyville; along with her community as a former brothers George and David Den Mother with the Cub Haman of Johnstown, Pc. Scouts. He joins his two sisters and In passing Helen leaves her two brothers in their eternal daughters Dorothy Frances home. Dickler of Tustin, Kathleen A celebration of Bill's life Marie Nichols of Quincy; son was held at the Starlight Mis- Charles Robert McGhauey of sionary Baptist Church in Hawthorne, Nev.; sisters Is- East Quincy, Monday, Dec. 28. abelle Jobe of Houston, Texas, An opportunity to express Lois Smith of Yreka and condolences to the family and Katherine Perez of Stockton, sign the memorial guest regis- eight grandchildren and 12 ter is available online atgreat-grandchildren. Along with her parents she The family suggests any re- joins her husband, Russell, membrances in Bill's memory and daughter, JoAnn Wood, be made to either the National in their eternal home. Rifle Association (NRA) orA celebration of Helen's life BIRTHS Leah Marie Rucker Leah Marie Rucker was born to Audree Transue and Todd Rucker, Jr. both of Quin- cy Dec. 11, 2009, at 5:17 p.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. She weighed 6 pounds, I0 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Barbara and Dusty of Quincy and Kenny and Ingrid, also of Quincy. Paternal grandparents are Stephanie Thompson of Porto- la and Todd Rucker Sr. of Oroville. MEMORIAL Carl Everett Brown II a.m. Jan. 9, 2010, at Tay. Carl Brown, 57, of Chico lorsville Methodist Church passed away Dec. 15, 2009, in in Taylorsville, followed by a Chico. reception at Taylorsville A memorial will be held at Tavern. Obituary Policy Feather Publishing offers free Death Notices or Paid Obituaries. Paid Obituaries start at $70 and may include a photo for an additional $10. For more information or to arrange for these notices, contact any of our offices during business hours or email, subject obit Legal assistance is avail-Resource Center at 283-0891. able at no cost to low-income Appointment times are cur- Plumas County residents age rently available Jan. 11. 60 and over. Other legal services avail- Services include legal infor- able for seniors include the marion and advice on such in- Senior Legal Hotline that formation as elder abuse, con- provides free legal informa- sumer fraud, credit problems, tion, advice and brief ser- housing issues, Medi-Cal, vices by phone to Californi- SSA/SSI over payment, pow-ans over 60 at (800) 222.1753. ors of attorney (both health Be prepared to leave a rues- and financial), IHSS and long sage for a call back, due to term care MediCal. high call volumes and fund- For more information and ing cutbacks. to schedule an appointmentQuestions can also be sub- in Plumas County, seniors mitted through the website at should call PASSAGES Ducks Unlimited, c/o will take place 2 p.m. Satur- Fehrman Mortuary and Cre- day, Jan. 2, 2010, at the matory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, Fehrman Mortuary Chapel- CA 95971. Quincy. Private interment will take place with her husband Helen Dorothy Goulding Russell in the Quincy East Quincy resident Lawn Cemetery on Monday, it had made prope~y tax pay, Jan. 4, 20.i0. An opportuaity to. nad~htg tSffllih'g~gY~ t~ih $i26 He!eh'Dorbthy " ":: .... ":' ;' ..... "" ..... Goulding express .condolences to the miiiibn }6'the 49 Countiesin passed from family and sign the memorial which it operates: The this life peace- guest register is available on- amount represents full and fully, with her line at, timely payment of property daughter at The family suggests any re- taxes due for the period July her side, Monday evening, membrances in Helen's mem-1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009. Dec. 21, 2009, at Plumas Dis- Dry be made to the Plumas The company's tax payments trict Hospital in Quincy, fol- Crisis Center c/o Fehrman to counties for tax year 2009-10 lowing a sudden stroke. Mortuary and Crematory, increased by almost $20 mil- B o r n i n L o n g B e a c h P.O. 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