JOHN WILLARD FOX
John Willard Fox, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Lake Almanor.
The son of Ruth and Arthur Fox, he is survived by his wife Olive.
At his request no services will take place.
HELEN ALICE CLARK
Helen Alice Clark, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005 at Enloe Community Hospital in Chico. She was born Nov. 18, 1912.
She was preceded in death by husband Lyle G. Clark; son Richard Coffey and a brother.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law Shiela Coffey, of Fallon, Nev.; sister Heneritta Carlson, of Paradise; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
At her request no services will take place. Inurnment will take place alongside her husband in Skylawn Memorial Park, located in San Mateo.
BERTHA ELLA CONRAD
Bertha Ella Conrad passed away on Sept. 9, 2005, in Susanville. She was born in Clyde Park, Mont., on Dec. 24, 1912, to Daniel Franklin Rickards and Leah Hardin McDonell Rickards. She was the sixth of 10 children and the last survivor of the 10 children born to Leah, with two McDonell brothers, two McDonell sisters, four Rickards sisters and one Rickards brother.
Bertha is survived by her daughters Helen Watson (husband Dub, deceased) with five children Jana, Sara, Sydney, Wesley and Laura, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Dena Friddle, spouse Bob Friddle with two children Michael and Ryan, and one grandchild, and Susan Wannebo, spouse Don Wannebo. Susan has two children, Matthew and Samantha, and two grandchildren. Bertha had numerous nieces and nephews.
Bertha spent the first 10 years of her life in Park and Gallatin counties in Montana, starting to school in Roberts, Mont., where her grandfather John W. Hardin is buried. In 1922 her family left Montana going to Washington and on to California. They lived in Porterville and White River (Tailholt.)
Bertha and Charles (Mike) Conrad married on Feb. 10, 1933, in Bakersfield. With Mike working in the mining field, Bertha made her home in houses or tents in Needles, Posey or wherever it took them. During World War II when they lived in Oakland, Mike worked in the shipyards, and Bertha was a conductor on the Key System train from Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco.
When they moved to Lassen County she first lived in Doyle and drove the school bus for Clyde Deal. She and a couple of other bus drivers went to Michigan and drove three new school buses back to Susanville.
Later, after moving to Janesville, Bertha still drove the school bus and worked at the school cafeteria. During summers, she cooked at church and 4-H camps. Her final job was as a cook at the Johnstonville School.
After retiring Bertha and Mike enjoyed taking their camp trailer to Eagle Lake and belonged to a campers' club. Bertha was very active in the Jolly Elders and was always there to listen. She was very proud to have been selected as a Lassen County Old Timer of the year for 2004. One of her favorite things in her last few years was sitting on her front porch in Janesville and watching all the people drive by.
For those who knew Bertha we have lost a very special person to one and all.
Memorial services for Mrs. Conrad will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the Honey Lake Valley Assembly of God Church in Janesville.
RALPH A. MICONE
Ralph A. Micone, 82, passed on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. He was born June 23, 1923, in Susanville, Calif., the son of Patrick and Mary Louise (Laurella) Micone.
Ralph attended schools in Susanville and graduated from Susanville High School. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served as an airplane mechanic until his discharge in 1946.
On Feb. 27, 1944, he was united in marriage to Betty Loucks in Reno, Nev. For many years, he worked at the Tahoe Timber Lumber Company in Reno. He later went to work for the city of Reno, working on the street crew, repairing the streets as well as concrete work.
After their retirement, Ralph and Betty relocated to Hot Springs, Mont., where he enjoyed doing the things he loved most: hunting, fishing and camping. Later, they returned to Nevada, moving to Winnemucca.
They moved back to Monatana in November of 2004, moving to Kalispell. Family was a big part of his life, mostly spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Micone, of Kalispell; two sons David Micone and wife Judy, of Kalispell, and Ralph D. Micone and wife Heidi, of Reno, Nev.; two sisters Violet Sella and husband Harry, of Susanville, and Eva Pearl and husband Mel, of Reno; a brother Albert Micone and wife Falba, of Susanville; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Ralph were held Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was on Thursday, at Johnson Mortuary.
Johnson Mortuary and Crematory is caring for the family.
SHIRLEY J. TAYLOR
Shirley Jean Taylor peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, following a brief battle with cancer.
Born Shirley Jean Flory on Sept. 24, 1948, to Ken, Sr. and Harriet Flory, in Seattle, Wash. Shirley was the loving wife of Harry W. Taylor for 34 years. She shared the joyful task of being a mother to David Taylor and Lori (Taylor) Burton, and a happy mother-in-law to Julie Taylor and Heath Burton. Shirley also cherished her grandchildren Adam, Noah, Michael, Christopher, McKenna and Pierce.
Shirley is survived by her father and mother, Ken and Harriet Flory, of Riverside; brother and sister-in-law Ken, Jr. and Yvonne Flory, of Orange; sister and brother-in-law Susan and Ed Kranz, of Ravendale; and numerous dear family members from Southern California to Florida.
Shirley was a generous and gifted singer who sang professionally throughout her career. She also served as a worship leader and teacher of piano, voice and guitar. Shirley and her husband Harry, in addition to operating their horse ranch in Riverside for the past 29 years, volunteered their time weekly in a prison ministry with Cowboys for Christ for more than 25 years. Shirley wrote hundreds of songs for special occasions, and for the prison ministry. A collection of her songs was released on a tape called "Take Time to Listen."
Above all, Shirley believed in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and shared her faith with anyone who needed hope, encouragement, or God's unconditional love and gift of salvation.
Memorial services for Shirley were held at Calvary Chapel of Jurupa Valley on Sept. 3, 2005.
Due to Shirley's special interest in two ministries, it has been suggested that donations can be made to either Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607; or to Mission Endeavors (Cowboys for Christ), P.O. Box 51929, Riverside, CA 92507, "in memory of Shirley Taylor."
DARRELL DUNNE MORALES
Darrell Dunne Morales, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his residence in Susanville. He was born Aug. 15, 1950, in Susanville.
Morales is survived by daughter Stephanie Terrill, of Redding; sons Brian Christopher Six, Kyle Jackson and James Morales; brother Michael Kane, of Hungary Valley, Nev.; and granddaughter Ciarra Terrill, of Redding, Calif.
A memorial service was held Sept. 17, 2005, at Indian Rancheria Gymnasium. Burial followed at Diamond Cemetery.
BARBARA JEAN GALINDO
Barbara Jean Galindo, 74, died Aug. 7, 2005, at Washoe Medical Center. She was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Susanville.
Galindo is survived by son Gene Ryan, of Shasta Lake City; daughter Bonnie Daly, of Susanville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Walton's Colonial Mortuary with internment at Diamond Crest Cemetery.
The family requests that donations be made in Barbara's memory to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.