Dorothy O. Jones
Former long-time Hornbrook resident, Dorothy O. Jones, 88, passed away Oct. 19, 2002 at her home in Cameron Park.
No services are planned.
Dorothy was born March 17, 1914 in Riffe, Wash. She was well known for her beautiful yard, vegetable garden and prize winning baked goods.
Survivors include her son, Bill Jones of Cameron Park; grandchildren, Tori, Danny and Trudi; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Justice of Crescent City.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; son Darrell; grandson Chris; and five brothers.
Remembrances may be made in Dorothy's name to the Darrell and Chris Jones Scholarship Fund for students of Ponderosa and Oakridge High Schools, 3281 Chasen Dr., Cameron Park, CA. 95682 or Snowline Hospice, 670 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA. 95667.
Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery
in Cameron Park handled the arrangements.
Joseph Louis Sandra
Joseph Louis Sandra, 87 of McCloud passed away on Dec. 14, 2002 of natural causes.
A memorial Mass is planned at a later date.
Sandra was born on Sept. 15, 1915 in Oakland. He was a welder for Pipe and Steam Fitters Local 342 and moved from Walnut Creek to Siskiyou County in 1975.
He is survived by his spouse Molly C. Sandra of McCloud, his son John L. Sandra of McCloud, and his daughter Jolene Mudgett of Concord. He is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice at P.O. Box 239, Mount Shasta, CA 96067.
Everett Ray Yonce
Little Shasta Valley native, Everett Ray Yonce, 90, passed away Feb. 13, 2003.
Everett was born July 8, 1912 to George and Clara Belle Yonce. He and his wife of 19 years, Violet Andor Lincoln Yonce, resided at Smith River from the time of their marriage until last November, when they moved to Sequim, Wash.
Everett proudly served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He retired as a mechanic from Signal Trucking Company in Oakland.
During his retirement years he continued working in all the trades he loved so well, to invent new processes and tools in the areas of welding, mechanics and electronics.
Survivors include his wife, Violet, of Sequim; sons and daughters in-law, James A. and Ann Yonce of Rancho Cordova and Kenneth R. and Janice Yonce of Port Angeles, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Helen E. and Jack Witschger of Sequim; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; one grandson; and his brother, Floyd L. Yonce.
At his request, there will be no funeral services, but he will be buried in the family plot at the Little Shasta Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Carolyn Francis McNair
Fort Jones resident, Carolyn Francis McNair, 60, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at the Madrone Hospice in Yreka, following a long battle with cancer.
Carolyn, known as "Carol" to her many friends, was born March 25, 1943 in Chehalis, Wash. to Frederick H. and Irma E. McNair, and was the youngest of six children. At the time, the family lived at Curtis in southwestern Washington State but moved to Tenino, Wash. in 1944 where Carol attended grade school. In 1951 the family moved to Centralia where she attended high school and junior college.
After college Carol worked in Seattle for several years then moved to Dallas, Texas where she attended the Dallas Art Institute. She started her professional career in Dallas but soon moved to Sacramento. It was there that she fully developed her unique artistic style and the "Seven Elements of Design" which she emphasized in her teaching and artwork. She also wrote a manuscript entitled "Basically the Basics," which is under consideration for publication.
Carol moved from Sacramento to Fort Jones over 20 years ago. Her paintings now hang in many homes and businesses throughout the valley and other west coast locations. She sincerely loved the valley and continued to paint on various media and conducted classes out of her studio home. She developed a unique product called "Wearable Art" which has been extremely popular.
Her students have gone on to careers in art and the teaching of art. She was exceptionally proud of how her students developed and that they kept in touch with her throughout the many years.
Carol felt she had a God given gift and that she must pursue (use) it and help others in developing their artistic gifts. She was chosen as a critique artist for the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and was in the process of writing a textbook on her Seven Elements of Design.
She loved her studio home, her many dear friends, students and admirers and Scott Valley with all her heart.
Survivors include siblings, Elaine Kilbourne of Spokane, Wash., Fred McNair of Desert Hot Springs, and Stephen McNair of Lakebay, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her family and many friends miss her dearly.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held 2 p.m., April 27 at the Scott Valley Berean Church, 134 Church Street in Etna. Carolyn's friend and previous pastor, Bill Birch, will conduct the service and all friends and admirers are invited to attend.
June Viola Lisle
Montague resident, June Viola Lisle, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2004, with her family and minister, Rueben Rog by her side.
June was born in Fresno on June 22, 1917, to Jim and Maude Kepley. She was one of 10 children. She moved to Siskiyou County in 1996 from Fresno where she had spent most of her life.
June was truly a loving person with a big heart. She was an exceptional mother, not only to her own children but to numerous foster children and other children in the community.
June was a fabulous cook. She could feed her very large family on very little. She was best known for her chili and chicken noodle soup.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include children, Marlene Parker of Montague, Darrell VanWormer and Doreen VanWormer-Bolen, both of Fresno; children and their spouses, Leonard and Martha VanWormer of Lake View, Ore., Wess and Carol Albrecht of Oakdale, Pamela and Richard Pease of Montague, Tom and Carol Mason of Fresno, John and Teresa Lisle of Montague and Alice and Ken Finfrock of Fresno; brothers, Clyde, Frank and Jimmy Kepley, all of Fresno; sister Ida Belle Dollar of Fresno; 25 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
June was preceded in death by four husbands, her first husband, Leonard VanWomer, Sr., second husband, Wesley Albrecht, third husband, Tom Mason and lastly Fred Lisle in 1979. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Charlie, Kenney, Teddy, Raymond and Clayton Kepley.
A visitation for friends and family will be from noon to 4 p.m. on June 8 at Girdner Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on June 9 at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA. 96097.
Myrtle Ione Pickrell
Myrtle Ione Pickrell died June 2, 2004.
Myrtle was born Oct. 24, 1911 near Aromas, in Monterey County, to the John Wesley Winter and Ida Eloise Merkel Winter. She attended elementary school in Aromas and graduated from Watsonville High School.
Myrtle trained as a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco. In 1931 she married Henry Pickrell. He died in 1985.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Rev. Thomas Cook Jr. of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Wilma of Concord; a son, James of Redding; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents; and her only sister, Hazel Ardine Peary.
Myrtle enjoyed gardening, sewing, hunting, fishing, traveling, cooking, camping, entertaining and playing the piano.
She was an active member of Redding Christian Fellowship. For many years she served as a Sunday school teacher, a church officer and was a church choir member. She also helped support a number of Christian missionaries and projects. She was chairperson for the weekly River Oaks Chapel Service program during her five years of residence there.
Myrtle was also a member of hope Rebecca Lodge of Yreka. She was a 4-H leader as well as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.
During World War II when Mr. Pickrell was overseas in the Navy she sewed signal flags and army tents and also sold Avon products.
Myrtle always had a smile and a helping hand for anyone who needed it. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on June 15 at Redding Christian Fellowship, 2157 Victor Ave. in Redding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Redding Christian Fellowship building fund or to a charity of one's choice. The family will receive visitors following the service at the church. The family may be contacted through John Pickrell, 3737 Parktree Ct. Concord, CA. 94519 (925) 798-4021.
McDonald's Chapel is in charge of arrangements.