Anna Pauline Goodman, 75, died on March 28, 2004 after enduring a long illness. She was born on May 13, 1928 on a farm in rural Wisconsin. She worked to put herself through college and was the first female member of her family with a college education. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, later earning a California teaching credential. She was an elementary school teacher and taught school in Lassen County from 1966-1983, primarily at McKinley School. She continued to reside in Susanville until her death. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Kenneth Goodman. She is survived by her daughter Vickie and son-in-law Mark; daughter Eda; sons, Lou and David; brother William and sister-in-law Diane and five grandchildren. She was remembered in a private family ceremony the week of her death. At her request no other services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family requests that donations be made in the name of Anna Pauline Goodman tot he Lassen/Plumas California Retired Teachers' Scholarship Fund through the Lassen County Office of Education, 472-013 Johnstonville Road North, Susanville, CA 96130, telephone 257-2196.
Marguerite Ethel "Posie" Edwards, 80, of Reno, died on May 14, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital from complications of emphysema. She was born March 12, 1924 in Fresno to Elmer and Sarah Ethel (Hagel) Anderson. She graduated from Lassen High School in 1941, attended California Academy of Arts and Crafts in Berkeley, and graduated from Art Center School, Los Angeles in 1947. That same year she married Revis Edwards on Nov. 23 in Reno. She and her husband moved to Reno in 1954 from Susanville. Edwards had a 25-year career in Reno as art director with Gray Reid Wright Company. During her lifetime, she painted exquisite watercolor landscapes depicting Northern Nevada and California, which she gave to her family and friends. Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Revis Edwards of Reno; daughter, Sally Edwards of Carson City; sister, Iris K. Davie of Susanville; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Private burial will be held in the family plot at Susanville Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, 520 6th St., Reno, NV 89503. Arrangements are under the direction of Walton's Funeral Home.
Margaret L. Morrison died May 21, 2004, 20 days after celebrating her 95th birthday, at Susanville Nursing and Rehabilitation. Margaret was born to Benjamin and Emma Lilley in Elk Point, S.D. on May 1, 1909. She was raised in the area and graduated from Platte High School as a member of the class of 1927. She went on to attend Yankton College where she obtained her teaching credential. She taught several years in a one-room schoolhouse in South Dakota before moving to Bremerton, Wash. to continue her teaching career during and following World War II. She later moved to Long Beach, where she met and married David Morrison, then a member of the US. Navy, on April 1, 1940. In 1959 they moved to Chester, where she resided until 1996 when health complications forced her move to Susanville. Marge, as she was affectionately known, was a devout member of the Roman Catholic faith and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church congregation. For many years she walked the three miles from her residence to the local church to tend to the building daily. She was a longtime member of Christ the King Altar Society and taught religious education. She was also a longtime member of the Chester Garden Club and the former Pinochle Club of Chester. She was preceded in death by her husband David and sister Myrtle Johnson. She is survived by her longtime caregiver, Betty Goodwin of Janesville, as well as many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, May 25, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment followed alongside her late husband in the Chester District Cemetery, An opportunity to express your condolences is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests that any donations in her memory be made to either Helping Hands Food Pantry or Sierra Hospice c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory P.O. Box 803 Greenville, CA 95947.
Charlotte Marie Crawford, 75, a Westwood native and longtime resident of Chester, died with her family at her side on the morning of May 19, 2004, at Seneca District Hospital in Chester. Charlotte was born to William Frederick and Helen Ham in Westwood, on Dec. 8, 1928. She was raised in Westwood and graduated from Westwood High School as a member of the class of 1947. Shortly after graduation, she married her sweetheart Darwin Eugene Crawford on June 28, 1947. The family moved from Westwood to Chester in 1961, where she has resided ever since. She was a former member of the Westwood Chapter No. 377 of the Order of Eastern Star, and served as a past Honor Queen with Westwood Bethel Chapter No. 64 of Jobs Daughters. She loved all types of crafts. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and following soap operas on television. She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. Charlotte is survived by her husband, of close to 57 years, Darwin of Chester; daughter, Kathleen Hassell of Chester; son, Charles Crawford of Redding; brothers, Arvid Haas of Westwood, Kenneth Haas of Red Bluff, and William Haas of Fall River Mills; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Following cremation in Quincy, a celebration of her life will take place at 11: a.m., on Wednesday, May 26, at the Chester Church of Christ located on Warner Valley Road in Chester. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in the Westwood Cemetery. An opportunity to express condolences is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any donations in her memory be made to Sierra Hospice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.
Coro Teresa Hovarth, 56, died at her residence in Janesville on May 19, 2004. Coro was born on Oct. 25, 1947, in Miami, Okla. She moved from Porterville with her husband after his retirement and had been a Lassen County resident for the past year. Coro was a beautician for 16 years, with a certificate in cosmetology. She enjoyed gardening, painting, and being at home. Coro is survived by her husband, George of Janesville; sons, Robert Walden of Janesville, Christopher Walden of Sacramento, Casey Walden of Sonoma; her daughter, Natalie Conklin of Janesville; brothers, Steven Sparks of Oklahoma and Richard Sparks of California; sisters, Cheryl Deathridge, Joyce Weber and Wendy Sparks, all of Oklahoma; and 10 grandchildren. There will be family services during the summer for Coro.
Elaine Castoe Eltgroth, 58, died May 15, 2004, with her husband by her side at Seneca District Hospital located in Chester, following a valiant battle with lung cancer. Elaine was born in Hawthorne, to John and Irma Kroner Castoe on Sept. 13, 1945. She was raised in Tujunga and grew up across the street from her future husband, Hugh Eltgroth, whom she married May 21, 1966 in Montgomery, Ala. She was a 1963 graduate of Verdugo High School, and she went on to graduate from UCLA's Dental Assistant program. She followed her husband through his Air Force career, moving briefly to Tacoma, Wash. from Alabama, as well as Japan for three years. Upon returning to Southern California she worked as a dental assistant to support her husband while he attended USC's dentistry program. In 1978 she moved to Chester where she became an integral part of her husband's dental practice. Elaine enjoyed the outdoors through fishing and camping. She also enjoyed traveling. She had many hobbies including sewing, knitting, gardening and cooking. Elaine is survived by her husband, Hugh of Lake Almanor West; sons, John and Matthew of Chico; mother, Irma Castoe of Irvine; and sister, Carollyn De Vore of Bass Lake. Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held on May 17, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Chester. This was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on May 18 and then interment in the Chester District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any donations in her memory be made to either the Helping Hands Food Pantry for the needy of the community or Sierra Hospice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.
A memorial service for Leonard F. Phearson will be held at Apple Pan, formerly the Country Kitchen, on Sunday, May 23, 2004, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Diamond Crest Cemetery.
Donn B. Thomson, 73, died on Feb. 29, 2004 from heart failure at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was a long time resident of Palo Alto and the Peninsula. He received bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, class of 1953 and a master's degree from Stanford Business School in 1957. After working for Conoco and Beckman Instruments, he set up CATCO, his own corporation, to develop a unique instrument to identify anaerobic bacteria. He retired in 1990 to Susanville. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Suzanne; son, Eric and one grandson A memorial celebration is planned from 5 p.m. on April 28 at the Living Desert Reserve in Palm Desert (guests should identify themselves at the admissions gate). The family suggests memorial contribution to The Living Desert Reserve, 47-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260, where Donn and Suzanne were staff members.
Douglas Lynn Neuenschwander, 52, died on April 1, 2004 in Susanville. He was born on March 26, 1952, in Hillsboro, Ore. He had lived in Susanville for the past 29 years. He attended grade school and high school in Yreka, Calif. before moving to Susanville. He was a hard-working logger all of his life and ran Neuenschwander Logging Company. He loved baseball and was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He excelled at everything he did - he was even able to get up on a single water ski the very first time he tried. Most of all, he love his family. He and Cindy Neuenschwander would have celebrated their 30th anniversary this December. His three grown children all grew up and lived in Susanville. He became a grandfather for the first time last year and there was nothing that made him happier than playing with his two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Neuenschwander. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; father, Gerald Neuenschwander of Gaston, Oreg.; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Bill Dunn; sons, Derek Neuenschwander and Dustin Neuenschwander and his fianc Jodi Schlauch; two grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Mark Carlton of McMinneville, Ore.; mother-in-law Bobbie Cleland of Yreka; sister-in-law Jackie Ealy and her husband Curt of Palm Springs; aunts Josephine Wells and Verlaine Perkins of Oregon; a niece and great-nephew and numerous cousins. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at Calvary Baptist Church. A reception will follow after the service at Johnstonville Grange Hall.
John "Talltree" Bustos, 68, died on April 6, 2004, in Berkeley, Calif. He was born in Alt, Colo. on March 25, 1936, where he worked with his father in the fields as a kid. He lived for many of his younger years in Berkeley, where he enjoyed making and selling his Native American craft items. He was a long-time resident of Quincy. He later moved on to Westwood and then on to Chester where he owned The Feather River Trading Post. He was Yaqui and Pueblo Indian and became an active member in all of the Native American communities where he lived. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1953-1957. He was a Merchant Marine and traveled all around the world. He was a male model in his younger years in New York City where he also acted in some movies as well as did television commercials. He was well-known for his handcrafted moccasins, medicine bags and other Native American craft items. He had many friends from the Berkeley crafts community as well as the craft communities locally in Plumas and Lassen counties. He spoke fondly and often of his many experiences and life journeys, including raising his four sons. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him and will be clearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian Ochoa and Ramon Bustos. He is survived by his sons, Adrian of Oakland, Andre of Travis AFB, Joshua of Florida and Tanone Bustos of Quincy and three grandchildren. Private internment will take place in a ceremony at a later date.
Olive Pearl Murrer, 98, died on April 14, 2004. She was born on Sept. 26, 1905 in Harrisville, N.H. She was a 10-year resident of the Red Bluff area, coming from the Alturas, Susanville area in 1994. She spent her adult life being a very dedicated wife and mother. She is survived by her daughter, Sally O. Finefrock of Red Bluff; son, Leo E. Murrer of Red Bluff; sisters, Hilda Bennett; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 19 at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., today Tuesday, April 20 at Lassen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice.
Evans "Red" H. Wann, 95, died on March 4, 2004 in La Habra, Calif. He was a former resident of Westwood and Chester. He was born in Tuolumne, Calif. on Feb. 19, 1909 and grew up and attended school in the area. In 1933, he married Ruth A. Ramsey and moved to Westwood. He worked for the Red River Lumber Company as a sawyer until 1956. Following the closure of the company, he moved to Crescent City. He continued to work in the lumber industry until his retirement at the age of 65. In 1989 he moved to Chester and lived in the senior apartments and then moved on to La Habra in 2001. He enjoyed trout fishing, bowling, playing cards, camping, watching sporting events and clam digging. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by his son, Richard Wann of Chester; daughters, Deanna Spargur of La Habra, Judy Marlow of Hoquiam, Wash; brother, Trenton Wann of Tuolumne; sisters, Lola Abbey of Oakdale and Chyloe Hunter of Ashland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Heuton Memorial chapel followed by burial at Carters Cemetery