David F. Kollars, 64, died Oct. 19 in Pocatello, Idaho. His brother, Jim Kollars of Paradise, survives him.
Mr. Kollars served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959.
He graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a degree in electrical engineering in 1964.
He worked for several companies, including Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria, Ill.
A funeral mass was celebrated Monday, and he was interred in Restlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites.
David Price Edwards Jr., president of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise, loved golfing and fishing.
Mr. Edwards, 69, died Tuesday. He was an Oroville resident.
Mr. Edwards served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a signal man 1st class and an investigator for the family support unit in the district attorney’s office. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His parents were David and Lucille Edwards. He was born in Evansville, Ind.
In Gridley on December 5, 1981, he married Leona, who survives him. He is also survived by three sons, Richard Edwards of Kirkland, Wash., Mike Edwards of Yuba City and Kyle Kee of Magalia; two daughters, Kristina Landsiedel of Magalia and Patty Darnell of Magalia; two sisters, Sandra Owen of Grngerville, Idaho and Nedra Holloway of Ozark, Ala.; and eight grandchildren. Two grandchildren died before him.
Mr. Edwards’ service will be today at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Contributions may be made to the same church. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Walter Freeth loved golfing in Paradise Pines and was a league bowler up until last spring. He was an interior decorator for 72 years, measuring and installing window blinds and drapes.
Mr. Freeth died Monday. The Magalia resident was 92.
He was a member of First Christian Church, SIRS No. 82 and Elks Lodge. He was a long-time treasurer of First Christian Church.
He was born to Walter and Katherine Freeth in New York. His wife, Ruth, preceded him in death.
His survivors include two daughters, Barbara Quick of Magalia and Jerry Hopkins of Dana Point; a son, James Freeth of Sogas; and 10 grandchildren.
Mr. Freeth’s service will be 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church in Paradise. A private inurnment will follow cremation at Chapel of the Pines.
James Lawrence Bufford, who lived in Magalia since 1991, taught school for 22 years in Mendocino, Lake and Stanislaus counties.
Mr. Bufford died Friday at age 85.
He was born in Kenwood to Lawrence and Irene Bufford. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and University of California, Berkeley.
He was also part of the first graduating class of California State University, Stanislaus.
In 1942, Mr. Bufford was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant at Fort Benning in Georgia.
He served in Australia and New Guinea during World War II.
After the war, Mr. Bufford ranched for more than 16 years in Mendocino County.
He retired from teaching in 1979 and lived in Modesto.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred Messex Bufford; a daughter, Esther Bufford York of Missouri; two sons, James Bufford of Oroville and Vesley Bufford of Manchester, Conn.; two sisters, Virginia Kinkor of Sparks, Nev., and Betty Wicox of Ashland, Ore.; one brother, John of Greenville, S.C.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Paradise United Methodist Church.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in his name may do so to the Magalia Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Bidwell Chapel, which is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Frank K. Terrell, 77, read and tested electric meters for PG & E for 33 years. The Spokane, Wash., resident died Saturday. A sister, Betty Triplett, and a brother, Jack, both of Paradise, survive him.
Mr. Terrell served in the 550th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion in the U.S. Army, fighting in Ardennes, Rhineland and the battle of Normandy under Gen. Patton.
He was born in Sacramento to Kenneth and Katherine Terrell. On June 9, 1962, in Chico, he married Marge Gibbons, who survives him.
Other survivors include his son, Mike Terrell of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Angela Terrell of Chico; a brother, Joey Brostek of Chico; a sister, Debbie Brostek of Chico; his stepfather, Joey Brostek of Chico; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane, Wash. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association.
Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.
Carolyn Anne Garza, a resident of Paradise for 24 years, died Oct. 22 in her home after a lengthy illness. She was 55.
In Peoria, Ill., she was born to Daniel and Anna Harton.
No services will be held at this time.Her survivors include her husband, John Garza.
When a thief snatched the purse of a woman one day, Ronald Adrian Hartnett chased and caught the thief — and returned the purse to the victim. Mr. Hartnett loved to help people with disabilities.
He also enjoyed collecting old books and antique jewelry. The high school graduate walked a lot and spent time in thrift stores.
Mr. Hartnett, 42, died of unknown causes in Orland. The Paradise resident was born to Richard and Dorothy Hartnett in San Francisco, where he lived until 1992.
Besides his parents in Paradise, he is survived by three brothers, Barry and Gregory of Chico and Joe of Sacramento; one sister, Laurie Rozzano of Chico; a grandmother, Mary Rozzano of San Carlos; and nephews and nieces.A rosary and funeral service at Chapel of the Pines will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in care of Chapel of the Pines or St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
He will be privately inurned.
Ruby Geraldine Lambert, 66, was Head Deaconess of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Paradise, where she had lived since 1979. Mrs. Lambert died at her home Oct. 26.
She was born to Herbert and Vera Clark in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. As a young girl, she loved riding horses. In Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, she married Arthur in 1956.
She graduated as a registered nurse from Loma Linda University in 1957. Her husband said that she also held a degree in P.H.T.D., “Putting Husband Through Dentistry” at Loma Linda University.
In 1973, Mrs. Lambert received her Real Estate Broker Associate License. She worked at Coldwell Banker Ponderosa Real Estate in Paradise.
She was proud of being known for her integrity in the field and was well known for offering “Ruby’s Gem” locally each week. She received many achievement awards.
Mrs. Lambert was a member of the Toastmasters Club. She was also active in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Redlands, her former home, and was active in the Redlands Pathfinder Club for six years.
In the past few years, she was active in the Upper Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church as well.Mrs. Lambert enjoyed sewing, ceramics, boating, snow skiing, cooking, baking and entertaining friends and family. Besides her husband, Mrs. Lambert is survived by a son, Randle of Simi Valley; two daughters, Becky Blicha of Redlands and Renee Lockwood of Shingle Springs; and three grandchildren. The memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Sunday at the Upper Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church. Private inurnment will be at Skyway Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club, Paradise Ridge, in care of Rose Chapel Mortuary, which is handling the arrangements.
A veteran of the Battle of Normandy, Irvin H. Graham served in the U.S. Army, fighting in northern France, the Rhineland and central Europe.
He received a Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Mr. Graham died Oct. 26 at Enloe Hospital. The Paradise resident was 77.
He was born in Los Angeles to Vollie and Florence Graham. He worked for Caltrans.
Besides his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by three sons, Richard, Bill and David, all of Napa; a daughter, Joanne Graham of Paradise; and one granddaughter.
No services are planned. Cremation took place at Chapel of the Pines, which is handling the arrangements. He will be privately inurned.
Jerome Balasek Sr.
Jerome M. Balasek Sr. worked many years for the Manasse-Block Tanning Company in Berkeley, and in later years he owned a property management business.
Mr. Balasek died of natural causes in Paradise on Tuesday. He was 93.
He was born in Los Angeles to Jon and Stephania Balasek and lived most of his life in the Bay Area. He lived in El Cerrito for 65 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge there.
He enjoyed outdoor activities and was active in the San Pablo Avenue Sportsmen’s Club.
His wife, Martha, died in 1973.
Mr. Balasek’s survivors include a son, Jerry of Paradise; his sister, Della Aigner of Los Angeles; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will gather for a private burial in El Cerrito.
Lee Edward Logan
A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corn-ucopia Restau-rant for former Paradise resident Lee Edward Logan, 65, of Oroville.
The son of Lee and Lylma Logan, Mr. Logan was born in Woodland.
He graduated from Willows High School and attended Chico State University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958.
Mr. Lee worked at Butte County Health Department’s Residential Treatment Center, Louisiana-Pacific, and he owned and operated Cal-Oro Security.
Lee was a member of DeMolay in Willows, Toastmasters of Chico and Native Sons of the Golden West in Chico. He enjoyed watching cowboy movies, reading Western magazines, collecting belt buckles, planting flowers and drinking iced tea at local restaurants.
He his survived by his wife, Marilyn Logan of Oroville; sons, Robert Logan of Colton, Ronald Lougheed of Virginia Beach, Va., Jim Buehler of Carl Junction, Miss., and Robert King of Oroville; a daughter, Angie Kronberger of Redding; stepfather, Lee S. Roberts of Elk Grove; seven grandchildren and special friends, Doreen, Bobbi, Bill, Gary, Cliff and Darrell.
Contributions can be made to Mountain Care Giver Resource Center, in care of Ramsey-Newton-Bracewell Funeral Directors, 1175 Robinson St., Oroville, Calif. 95965, who are handling arrangements.
Mailhiot served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, he was the private bodyguard to a rear admiral. He served on Mare Island and in the South Pacific until his honorable discharge in 1942.
Mr. Mailhiot, a manager of local restaurants, died Thursday in Paradise, his home since 1961.
He was 84.
Mr. Mailhiot managed several restaurants, including Mike & Eddie’s in Chico, Burton’s Mesa and the Optimo Restaurant in Paradise.
He was a member of Paradise Elks Lodge No. 2026.
In Concordia, Kan., he was born to Elphage and Delma Mailhiot. He married Rosalyn 41 years ago. Mr. Mailhiot enjoyed carpentry and hunting.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Bartoli of Pico Rivera and Stephanie Maynard of Paradise; two sons, Steven of Magalia and Stanley of Sacramento; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Private family graveside services were held in Paradise Cemetery, with military honors performed by the Butte County Veterans Coalition.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines is in charge of the arrangements.
Rea Ann Werner loved bowling, shopping and collecting rabbits.She married Cleve Werner in April 13, 1952, in Circleville, Ohio.Mrs. Werner died Thursday in her Paradise home. She was 66.Her parents were Loring and Helen Allen. She was born in Circleville, Ohio.
Besides her husband, her survivors include twin daughters, Beverly Appleton of Willows and Brenda Hensley of Visalia; two brothers, Loring Allen Jr. of Stoutsville, Ohio, and Paul Allen of Circleville, Ohio; two sisters, Beverly Whitten of Williamsport, Ohio and Marge Vogt of Albany, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
The service was held yesterday at Rose Chapel Mortuary. She was buried in Paradise Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be given to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 763, Paradise.
Ernie T. Katzdorn, a member of E Clampus Vitus, loved camping, kayaking and participating in the Clam-per’s yearly “search.” Mr. Katzdorn, 62, died Thursday in Feather River Hospital. He lived in Magalia for 26 years. For eight years, he worked as a “roll off” truck driver with PSWS.
Born to Paul and Marjorie Katzdorn in Downey, Mr. Katzdorn graduated from Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colo., in 1956. He is survived by his wife, Connie; two daughters, Kelly Williams of Magalia and Kara Katzdorn of Santa Rosa; mother, Marjorie Katzdorn of Paradise; sister, Emilee Fleischer of Huntington Beach; zbrother, Sam of Gilbert, Ariz.; and four grandsons. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2732 Cohasset Road #A, Chico.
Clara Mae Lawrence, a Paradise resident who enjoyed crocheting, was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
Mrs. Lawrence died Sunday at age 96.
She was born in Sioux, Neb., to John and Josephine Caha. In the early 1920s, she married Henry P. Lawrence in Nebraska. He preceded her in death in 1981.
During World War II, she moved to the Los Angeles area. In Lakewood, she was a store manager for Melody Dress Shop. She moved to Magalia in 1980.
Preceding her in death was her daughter, Dorothy, in 1987; and her son, Harlan, in 1996.
Mrs. Lawrence’s survivors include her daughter-in-law, Lucille Lawrence of Paradise Pines; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
A gathering of relatives and friends will be held at a later date.
Her cremated remains will be scattered at sea off the coast of Marin County. Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico branch, is in charge of the arrangements.
Thelma P. Lilja-Matthews was well known in Paradise for her quick-witted humor and for the many dinners she and her first husband, Axel, held for friends at the “Do Drop Inn.”
She was an active member of Craig Memorial Church, Eastern Star, PEO, Daughters of the Nile, Del Oro Chapter of the Amaranth and the Social Order of the Beaucent.
Roses were her gardening passion, and she enjoyed sewing.
Mrs. Lilja-Matthews died Oct. 27 after a short illness. She was 91.
She was born to Henry and Pearl Fulkerson in Powell, Wyo. She graduated with a degree in voice and music instruction from Colorado Women’s College.
While a student there, she performed as a soloist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra.
In 1931, she married Axel Lilja, the editor and publisher of the Greybull Standard in Greybull, Wyo. She directed the choir at the Greybull Presbyterian Church for 14 years. She was also past matron of the International Order of Eastern Star and past state president of the Wyoming PEO.
In 1963, she and her husband moved to Paradise. Her husband died in 1980. In 1989, she married Harry Matthews, who died in March.
Mrs. Lilja-Matthews is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Haselton of Chico; five grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.
A memorial service will be held at Craig Memorial Church on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. A private inurnment will be held in Greybull, Wyo., in late spring at the family plot. Memorial donations may be made to Craig Memorial Church or Paradise Auditorium Fund in care of chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.
Church, loved to read and play the piano.
She worked as a registered nurse at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Hammond, Ind., for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Luce-Hicks died Tuesday at age 87.
She was born in Wilkesbarre, Pa., to Edward and Josephine Grambo. She attended schools in Chicago and in Hammond, Ind. In 1943, she married Willis Luce, who preceded her in death in 1950.
Then in 1974, she married Jack Hicks, who preceded her in 1985.
She moved to Chico in 1988 and to Paradise in 1999.
Her survivors include two sons, David Luce of Lansing, Mich., and Ed Luce of Paradise; a daughter, Cathy Luce of Paradise; three grandchildren, Paul Luce, Brianna Luce and Alycia Luce, all of Paradise.
A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Mrs. Luce-Hicks will be buried in Paradise Cemetery. Brusie Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Paul C. Puder had a talent for wood carving, especially making bird houses. He enjoyed riding his bicycle. For 26 years, he cut hair as a self-employed barber.
Mr. Puder died Friday at his Paradise home. He was 73.
He was born in Santa Ana to Iro and Myrtle Puder. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy. He married Melba Reeves on May 26, 1973, in Las Vegas.
Besides Melba, his survivors include two sons, Cris of Santa Rosa and Larry of Pismo Beach; one daughter, Sandee Puder of Oregon; one stepson, Ron Munds of Los Osos; one stepdaughter, Pam Rustrum of Irvine; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.There will be no services for Mr. Puder. His cremation took place at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. He will be privately inurned.
Auto racing was the passion of Merrill Wilber Kenworthy, a resident of Paradise for the last 10 years. He began racing a Karmann Ghia at the Meridian Speedway in Idaho. Later in life, he raced mini stocks on the Sedan Racing Association circuit. He was a member of the Roadrunner Racing Club.
Mr. Kenworthy died Oct. 7 at Oroville Hospital after an extended illness. He was 57. His family remembers his character in dealing with his suffering — with a smile, laugh or joke. He earned the nickname of “Pitbull” Kenworthy.
He was born in Nampa, Idaho, to Wilbur and Mary Ann Kenworthy. He became the parts manager for Service Parts Company. And he worked for Oakley Wholesale as a purchasing agent. Both companies were in Boise, Idaho. Following technical training, Mr. Kenworthy worked for several Porsche Audi dealerships in San Jose, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale as a parts manager and then as a shop foreman.
In 1982, he worked for T.R.W. Microwave in the electronics and defense sector in Sunnyvale as an electro-mechanical senior technician.
Mr. Kenworthy was a member of the Cole Community Church in Boise, Idaho. He was also a 10-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous in Paradise. His survivors include four daughters, Kathy of Boise, Idaho, Sherrie of Sonora, Victoria of Portland, Ore., and Melissa of Paradise; a son, Roy of Paradise; his mother, Mary Ann of Boise; a brother, Larry Kenworthy of Phoenix; stepbrothers, Robert McConnell Jr., Jerry McConnell, Jim McConnell and John Reed, all of Boise, Idaho; a stepsister, Marilyn Marsh of Cascade, Idaho; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Oct. 16 at the Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho, where he wished to return to be near his family. Memorial contributions may be made to Bigfoot’s Anti-drug Associa-tion, 6482 Perry Road, Magalia or to any other charity of choice. On Mr. Kenworthy’s behalf, his family thanks all of his health-care workers, who cheered him on.
Adelaide Essila, a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, was a certified Nemeth Braillist who volunteered her time with Braille Services and Books for the Blind.
A Paradise resident since June 1999, Mrs. Essila died at home Wednesday. She was 77.
Born in Putney, S.D., to Aloysius and Margaret Holland, she enjoyed traveling and bird watching.
She attended College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. On Sept. 17, 1949, she married Jack Essila in St. Paul, Minn. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Neil of Paradise; a daughter-in-law, Mary of Paradise; one sister, Alice Dapra of Wyoming; and four grandchildren.
A funeral liturgy will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas More. A graveside service will follow at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow from 2 to 5 p.m. at Chapel of the Pines. Vigil is at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Chapel of the Pines, which is handling the arrangements.
Lyda L. England taught English at Middle East College in Beirut, Lebanon, for five years, and taught in Southern California for 16 years. She served for seven years as a missionary in Uganda and received her master’s degree from the University of Southern Calif-ornia in Los Angeles.
Mrs. England died Sunday at age 80. She was born in Eagle, Colo., to Stephen and Susan Bassham. She is survived by her husband, William; a son, Alvin Kwieam of Seattle; two brothers, Bill Basham of Apple valley and Philip Bassham of Florida; three sisters, Claire Cosby of Fallbrook, Sue Marx of Apex, N.C., and Jessie Taylor of San Diego; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A service at Rose Chapel Mortuary will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., and she will be buried in Paradise Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Middle East College in care of Rose Chapel Mortuary.
Guy Lewis Shively, described as loving God’s nature, horses, dogs and cattle, was a cowboy on a large cattle ranch in Rushville, Neb., until 1943.
Then he moved with his wife, Elva, and their two children to California to work in the ship yards during World War II.
In 1945, they moved to Paradise to work at the Diamond Match factory in Chico. In 1969, he retired from the Paradise school district as head custodian.
His wife, Elva, died in 1974 after a brief battle with cancer. In 1984, Mr. Shively remarried and settled in Apple Valley a few years later.
Mr. Shively, 93, died Nov. 4 of natural causes in a hospital.
His survivors include his wife, Mamie; his daughter, Betty Jean Shively-Pretty of Battle Ground, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
A private internment will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Paradise Cemetery for his family and friends.
John Edward Elliott, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, died Saturday at Feather River Hospital. A Paradise resident since 1974, Mr. Elliott was 91.
Mr. Elliott sold wholesale meat for 45 years.
He was born in Center, Mo., to John Frances and Margaret Tenney Elliott.
He attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Elliott was a widower. Surviving him are his sister, Margaret Pritchard of Springfield, Mo., and Anna Lorene Elliott of Huntington Park; one niece and four nephews.
A vigil service will be held 7 p.m. tonight at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Paradise Cemetery.
Lorraine I. Deal, 69, was a medical secretary for 20 years. The Paradise resident died Sunday at Enloe Medical Center. She moved from Sacramento two years ago.
She was born in Chicago to Elmer and Lidith Uvaas. She married Charles Deal in Magalia on Dec. 21, 1986.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Deal is survived by two sons, Allen Lindbom of Antelope and Bill Lindbom of Parker, Colo.; a daughter, Kathy Blanchard of Springfield, Ore.; one sister, Juanita Pierce of Redondo Beach; one brother, Charles Uvaas of Laurel, Md.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Paradise Chapel of the Pines. Internment will be at Paradise Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Fund in care of Chapel of the Pines.
Lawanna B. Rudolph helped raise her three younger brothers, and she was a caretaker for many infirm relatives and friends over the years.
She found the most joy in helping others and never hesitated to offer her time.
She lived in the same Santa Paula home for 60 years and considered her neighbors to be like family. There she was an active member and supporter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Rudolph, who moved to Paradise recently, died of cancer in her home. She was 84.
Mrs. Rudolph enjoyed crafts, playing cards, gardening, reading and American Indian artifacts. Her family remembers her good sense of humor.
She was born in Preston, Mo.
Mrs. Rudolph’s husband of 64 years survives her, as does her son, Patrick of Protem, Mo.; her daughter, Mary Lou Snyder of Paradise; two brothers, Albert Edde of Florence, Ore., and Frank Edde of Santa Paula; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held at her daughter’s home in Paradise. Inurnment will be private.
Arrangements were handled by Rose Chapel Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paradise Hospice or to Santa Clara Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 365, Santa Paula, CA, 93061.
Florence V. Kepkey, a former Paradise resident, worked with oil paints and sold her paintings on the Ridge to help put people through school. She made porcelain dolls and loved to needlepoint. And she also was an avid bird watcher.
A teacher for 40 years, Mrs. Kepkey taught at the Southern California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She moved from Paradise to North Fork in 1997 to be with her daughter. She had been a member of the Upper Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mrs. Kepkey died Monday in North Fork. She was 84.
She was born in Madras, India, to Virgil and Mary Peugh. On June 22, 1938, she married Robert Kepkey, who died Feb. 21, 1996.
Her survivors include two daughters, Janice Kissig of North Fork and Karen Garcia of Modesto; three foster children, Elder Carlos Ramiriz of Los Angeles, Alicia Perez of Guatemala and Sara Tahay of Honduras; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Magalia Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Rose Chapel, which is handling the arrangements.
Homer Little Jr.
Homer M. Little Jr. retired after 35 years as a carpenter for the Los Angeles City School District and moved to Paradise from Paramount in 1975.
He was born in Wiemar, Texas, to Homer and Theresa Little. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
In Paradise, he was active in the Alliance Church, and he enjoyed gardening and travel.
Mr. Little died Friday at Cypress Acres. He was 85.
His wife, Grace, died in March of this year.
His survivors include two sons, Bob of Folsom and Don of Mammoth Lakes; a daughter, Ann Ascheri of La Mirada; three brothers, Cliff, Shorty and Harry; a sister, Frances Kirchner; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A service will be held at noon today at Paradise Alliance Church. He will be buried in Paradise Cemetery. Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Paradise Alliance Church or to the American Cancer Society.
James Jones Jr.
James D. Jones Jr. enjoyed walking and hiking. He was born in Oakland to Frances and James Jones Sr. He moved to Magalia from San Jose three years ago.
Mr. Jones died of natural causes in Feather River Hospital Nov. 7 at age 47.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Frances and Elwood Morris Jr. of Magalia; a stepbrother, Michael Morris of San Jose; and two sisters, Judith Ellwood of Concord and Patricia Elliston of Los Banos.
The service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Magalia Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rose Chapel Mortuary.
Shirley May Sundquist attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church and was a past member of Magalia Women’s Club. She left Hawthorne in 1983 to live in Paradise.
On Sunday, Mrs. Sundquist died at Paradise Health Care Convalescent Hospital at age 75.
She was born to John and Dorothy Newman in Duluth, Minn. On Nov. 22, 1967, she married Robert Sundquist in Los Angeles. She worked as a secretary at Northrup Corp. for 10 years.
Besides her husband, Robert, Mrs. Sundquist is survived by a brother, Donald Newman of Minnesota; five sisters, Katherine Durand of Ohio, Virginia Brophy of Ohio, Margaret Dixon of Banning and Joanne Newman of Redondo Beach.
A funeral liturgy will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The Paradise Knights of Columbus will be the pallbearers. She will be inurned in Holy Cross Cemetery in Los Angeles. Contributions in her memory may be made to Valley Alzheimer’s Disease in care of Paradise Chapel of the Pines, which is handling the arrangements.
Leah “Helen” Morrison, a resident of Paradise for 35 years, worked at Chico Unified School District as a secretary for 35 years.
Mrs. Morrison was active in several organizations. She was past president of Southern Humboldt Business & Professional Women. And after retirement, she volunteered at The Gold Nugget Museum, Help-4-People, Senior Outreach Program, Strive and Ombudsman. She was a past member of Pythian Sisters, VASA and Elks Wives.
Mrs. Morrison died Thursday in a local convalescent hospital. She was 84.
Her birthplace was Evanston, Wyo. Her parents were Frank and Lottie Harrison. Her husband, Clark, died in 1997. Surviving her are a daughter, Judith Fink of Mexico; Michael Treff of California; and four grandchildren.
No services are planned. Cremation was at Chapel of the Pines. She will be privately inurned.