TONI DOWELL COUCO
Toni Dowell Couco, 47, died on Sunday, March 13, 2005 at her home in Chico. She was born on May 8, 1957 in Chester, Calif.
She is survived by her husband Anthony Cuaco, of Chico; parents Betty and Larry Vetter, of Magalia, two sons, Phillip Ackley and Christopher Ackley, both of Chico; sister Brenda Compton, of Portola; brothers Larry Vetter Carl Vetter and Rick Vetter, all of Albequerque, N.M. and three step-grandchildren. She was preceded by her brother Rodney Vetter in 1984.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brusie Funeral Home in Chico.
JOHN EUGENE GRINDSTAFF SR.
John Eugene Grindstaff Sr., 84, died on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Susanville Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born on December 23, 1920.
He is survived by his son John Eugene Grindstaff Jr., of Chula Vista, Calif.; daughters Karen Sewell, of Stephensville, Texas and Lana Martin, of Woodland, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, in December of 2004.
There will be no service after the cremation.
SALLY ANN FAIN
Sally Ann Fain, 66, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Reno, Nev. She was born on November 30, 1938, in Susanville, Calif.
She is survived by her son Darin and Betsy Fain, of Alturas, Calif.; daughters Gaylene and Gary Chandler, of Susanville, Calif., Sheila and Dennis Nixon, of Red Bluff, Calif.; brothers Bruce and Trish Stewart, of Denver, Colo., and Jim Stewart, of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Kathryn Rankin, of Susanville, Calif., seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Otis Stewart.
The memorial service was held on March 14, at Walton's Colonial Chapel.
JACK D. LOUGH
December 22, 1928 - October 8, 2005
Jackie Dale Lough, 76, of Litchfield, Calif., died Saturday morning, Oct. 8, 2005 at Sonora Regional Medical Center in Sonora, Calif.
Jack was born in western Nebraska to E.A. “Shorty” and June Lough. He had been a resident of the Litchfield area for 41 years.
Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He was a mechanic and service manager for Ford Motor Company for 20 years and a correctional officer at the California Correctional Center in Susanville for 24 years.
He was a member of Lassen-Janesville Lodge #149 F&AM, the Lassen Shrine Club, and American Legion Post 204. Prior to his illness, Jack enjoyed golf, participating as a member of the Shriner's Pop Cycle Patrol at parades, and was a regular donor and fund-raiser for the Shriner's Children's Hospitals.
He is survived by his sisters Sylvia Wyss, of Redding,; Sara Burk, of Susanville; his children, Patty Lough, of Sacramento; Lyle Lough, of Sonora; Mark Lough, of Navarre, Fla; Robert Lough of Nampa, Idaho; and Rebecca Lough, of Marble Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Darst), brother Warren and sister Barbara Erlei.
A memorial service will be held at the Susanville Masonic Temple at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 23 at the Cedarville Cemetery
in Cedarville, Calif.
Remembrances may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.
Elizabeth died on May 6, 2005, in her home in Susanville at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband Merle Schneckloth; her brother James Foster; sisters Emma Jean (Teance) Whitley and Helen Travis.
She is survived by her sons Richard, Bill, and Craig Schneckloth; her grandson Eddie Murillo Schneckloth; her sister Bobbie Hawthorn and brother-in-law Gus Schneckloth; nieces Patty Kay Travis and Pam Whitely, Shelley Hawthorn, Suellen and Debbie Schneckloth; and nephew David Schneckloth.
Elizabeth was born Elizabeth Foster in Alberta, Canada in 1911. The Foster family moved to Idaho around 1915 where her father, James Foster, worked for many years as the county recorder and postmaster.
In 1939 she married Merle Schneckloth and began an adventurous life. They moved around the state of California from the desert of Lancaster to the ocean of Terminal Island, the farmlands of Soledad, and the old facility at Folsom. In 1962 they moved to Susanville where Merle was the superintendent of the newly created California Conservation Center. Beth once again enrolled the children in schools and found dentists and doctors and did all the homemaking things she had done so many times before.
She became immediately involved in the Good Shephard Episcopal Church which continued throughout her life. She worked briefly for Clem Doyle, at Doyle Motor Company, and later volunteered for the hospital auxiliary.
Through 93 years she met and made too many friends to list them all. Some who do stand out though are Alice Ovesen, of San Louis Obispo, and Nell Tharp, formerly of Soledad and currently living in Gardnerville. Both were in close contact with her to the end. Her bridge group Iris Davies, Ruth Stapleton, Barbara Theiler, and Carol Carver put up with some creative play in the last few months. Her hairdresser Bill Wemple, who worked his magic every Friday, Irene Trout, who nursed both Beth and Merle over many years, and her great friend Carol Currey who gave so much for so long.
DALE HARTLEY PORTER
Dale Hartley Porter, 82, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in San Ramon, Calif. A memorial graveside service was held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at the Lassen Cemetery
on Chestnut St.
Dale was born in Central, Utah, on Nov. 23, 1923, and moved to Susanville with his family in May of 1924. Dale attended elementary school, high school and junior college in Susanville. He went on to Chico State and graduated there with a BA degree.
He taught and coached in Kelseyville, Lake County and served in the same capacity in the Piedmont school system for some 30 years. His career in education also saw him serve in the capacity of counselor and principal/supervisor of 80 adult classes.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents William Guy and Irene Porter, and brothers Kent and Boyd Porter.
Dale was survived by his wife Donna, of Walnut Creek; sons Jim, of St. Croix, and Aaron, of Chico; daughters Lynn and Lorie, both of Pittsburg, Calif.; brother Ned, of Susanville; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His family requests that any remembrances in his name be made to a charity of choice.
ARNOUX ERNEST MARTIAL
Arnoux Ernest Martial, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Sun Bridge Convalescent Hospital in Carmichael, Calif., after a prolonged illness.
Arnoux was born in Ravendale, Calif., to the late Arnoux Ernest and Rose Marie Martial on June 19, 1929. He spent his childhood in Litchfield with his brothers Johnny and Victor, both deceased, and sister Yvonne.
Arnoux lived in Lassen County for 68 years working as a rancher and logger until he moved to Sacramento in 1997.
Arnoux is survived by his wife of 51 years Carol Martial; they were married in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 9, 1954.
He is also survived by his sister Yvonne Babcock, of Reno, Nev.; his daughter Pamela Spurlock, her husband Mike and their children (his grandchildren) Michael, Jonathan and Amy, of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; his son Robin Martial, his wife Debbie and their children Jason, Ross, Amanda and Brent, of Carmichael, Calif. He was preceded in death by his daughter Linda and his son Robert.
A memorial service will be held in Susanville at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest beside his family at the Susanville Cemetery
directly following the service. A gathering to celebrate his life will take place after the burial at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall.