Verna Main Owen of Corning died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at her daughter's home in Red Bluff. She was 92.
Born to Mary Olive Eubanks and James Edward Yates on Aug. 19, 1909, in Philadelphia, Miss., she is the last of nine children.She moved to Long Beach in 1944 and worked as a waitress to raise her children after the death of her first husband Jess H. Rogers in 1945. She moved to Corning in 1967 and worked in housekeeping at the Corning Hospital.
Mrs. Owen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include: husband of 30 years, Alonzo Franklin Owen; son and daughter-in-law Donald and Betty Rogers of Corning; daughter Ruth Rhoads of Corning, daughters and sons-in-law Betty and Jay D. Smith of Red Bluff and Eloise and Jac Olson of Garland, Texas; half-sisters Mildred Nelson, Lucille Simmons and Mary Louise Pharis and half-brothers Bill and David Yates, all of Mississippi; stepsister Annabell Allgood of Illinois; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
A service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Sally Case died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at her home in Corning. She was 82.
Mrs. Case was born March 23, 1918.
She is survived by husband Robert Case of Corning.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
William James Smith Jr. of Red Bluff died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. He was 48.
Born on Nov. 28, 1952, in Paradise, he worked as a roughneck. He lived in Clearlake for 19 years and Red Bluff the past 15 years. He enjoyed bass fishing and hunting.
Survivors include: wife Vickie Smith of Redding; daughters Diana Manning of Anderson and Laura Smith of Redding; son Hunter Smith of Redding; sister Donna Cutchen of Canyon Country; brother George Sheldon Sr. of Anderson; and three grandchildren.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Chapel of the Flowers.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Annabess Froome of Red Bluff died Friday, April 13, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. She was 86.
Born to Francis and Bessie McMordie on July 21, 1914, in Dallas, Texas, she moved to California in 1957 and studied accounting at the University of Southern California. She served as Tehama County Treasurer from 1966 to 1979.
Mrs. Froome was a charter member of the Red Bluff Business and Professional Women's Luncheon Club and served as president in 1961-62. She was chosen as Woman of Achievement for 1974-75 and served as district president in 1965-66.
Mrs. Froome was president of the Red Bluff Soroptimist Club in 1972-73 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was also a member and on the Board of Directors of the State Association of County Treasurers.
Survivors include: stepdaughter and son-in-law Kathy and Greg Sibert of Chandler, Ariz.; stepson and daughter-in-law Jim and Diana Froome of Red Bluff; brother-in-law George Froome of Red Bluff; brothers Frank McMordie of Dallas, Texas, and William McMordie of Agawam, Mass.; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband James N. Froome, Jr., and sister Annette Groves.
At her request, no services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Bluff Round-Up Museum, P.O. Box 1006, Red Bluff 96080 or a favorite charity.
Ralph Albert Coon of Corning died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. He was 38.
Born Sept. 4, 1962, in Los Angeles County, Mr. Coon graduated from UCLA with a bachelor of arts in nursing and moved to Corning in 1995. He had been a registered nurse at Enloe Hospital in Chico the past 12 years and was involved in children's programs at churches in the area.
Survivors include: wife Holly Coon of Corning; sons Richard, 7, and Jacob, 4; parents Rodney and Evelyn Coon of Burbank; sisters Carol Ornellas and Susan Mandujano, both of Van Nuys.
Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Brothers with burial afterward at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Peter Kasler of Redding, former Red Bluff resident, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Sunbridge Care Center in Willows. He was 58.
Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Chapel in Redding.
Velma Pearl Richardson of Red Bluff died Saturday, April 14, 2001. She was 89.
Born in Kansas on May 14, 1911, Mrs. Richardson had lived in Red Bluff for the past 26 years. During World War II, she worked as a wartime welder in the Richmond shipyards. Mrs. Richardson was also a former member of Carpenters Auxilliary OE Local 642 Richmond. She enjoyed Internet computing and birding.
Survivors include: husband of 67 years Joseph Wood Richardson; daughters Donna Moorehead, Barbara McKeever, Ruth Bonini, Linda Canty and Carol DeLany; sons Glen Richardson, Larry Richardson, Gary Richardson and Joe Richardson; sister Ines Watson of Kansas; brother Forest Watson of Kansas; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Oakmont Mortuary.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wendesday at the Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette.
Mildred Louise Shepherd of Chico died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at a Chico care facility. She was 84.
Born in Reeds Creek to John and Maud Walters on Dec. 24, 1916, Mrs. Shepherd was raised on a ranch near Beegum until her father passed away in 1928 and the family moved into Red Bluff. In 1939 she married Cecil Shepherd in Carson City, Nev.
As a younger woman, she was active in PTA and was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West as well as the Order of Eastern Star Vespers Chapter No. 20 Red Bluff. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Survivors include: husband of 61 years Cecil Shepherd of Chico; sons John Shepherd and James Shepherd, both of Ridgecrest; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brusie Funeral Home in Chico. A graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Brusie Funeral Home in Chico is handling arrangements.
Thelma Lucille Hallberg died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at her home in Red Bluff. She was 84.
Born Oct. 6, 1916, in Ceres, Mrs. Hallberg had been a Tehama County resident the past six years. She enjoyed her home and gardens. Her award winning talents included ceramics, oil painting and flower arranging. She made holidays and birthdays special for her family.
She was also a hair dresser, candy lady for Woolworth's and teachers aide for the handicapped in the San Juan School District.
She and her husband of 58 years Vernon Hallberg raised their family in Sacramento before moving to Red Bluff to be near their grandson.
Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law Don and Sharon Hallberg of Davis; daughter Sandy Webb and grandson Ryan Webb, both of Red Bluff.
Services will be private.
Joan Ann Maret died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at her home in Red Bluff. She was 65.
Born Sept. 21, 1935 in Oakland, Mrs. Maret had been a certified medical assistant. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading and gardening.
Survivors include: husband of 46 years Richard Maret of Red Bluff; sons and daughters-in-law Bruce and Pamala Maret of Red Bluff and David and Ana Maret of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
No services will be held.
Chapel of the Flowers is handling arrangements.
Dwayne Copelin of Gridley died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Rideout Hospital. He was 60.
Born to Lloyd and Joy Copelin on May 29, 1941, in Pomona, Mr. Copelin had lived in Northern California for 50 years, working as a self-employed logger. He had lived in Red Bluff from 1978 to 1988, enjoyed fishing and had been a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: wife of 17 years Diana Copelin of Gridley; son Tim Copelin of Live Oak; daughters Lisa Ritter of Bakersfield and Melinda Jones of Live Oak; stepdaughters Tracy Carter of Ashton, Idaho, and Cindy Jordan of Gridley; sisters Joan Forren of Gridley, June Stahler of Redding, Penn., Sandy Schwartz of Chico and Susan Snooks of Pocatello, Idaho; twin brother Wayne Copelin of Hedley, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers Tony and Floyd Copelin Jr. and sister Janet Copelin.
Visiting hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Holycross Memorial Chapel in Yuba City.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 1724 Hooper Road, Yuba City, with Elder Houston Kelley officiating. Burial will take place at Live Oak Cemetery.
Chester Vernon Shults died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at his home in Chico. He was 86.
Born to James and Bertha Shults on Aug. 20, 1915, in Los Molinos Colony, Mr. Shults served in the United States Army during World War II. He had been employed by Miller Buick Oldsmobile for 47 years, retiring in 1986 at the age of 71. He enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include: wife of 63 years Edna Mae Shults of Chico; son Roy Vernon Shults of Blue Lake; daughters Patricia Helen Bertino of Everett, Wash., Maryellen Logan of Rock Island, Wash., and Nancy Linda Keeling of Chico; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God, 2830 Northgate Drive, Chico.
Brusie Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Rhoda Vadra Geisjbeek of Corning died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, in a Chico convalescent hospital. She was 85.
Born Oct. 5, 1916, in Beach Creek, Ore., Mrs. Geisjbeek had been a resident of Corning the past 40 years. She was the head custodian at the Red Bluff High School for 20 years. Previously, she worked as a cook in various logging camps and a nurse's aide at the Tehama County Health Center - formerly Tehama County Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering and canning foods, especially jams and jellies.
Survivors include: daughter Janet Hansen of Corning; sisters Hazel Lewis of Springfield, Ore., Hattie Williams of Prineville, Ore. and Mildred Allen of John Day, Ore.; brothers Joe Williams of Springfield, Ore. and Melvin Williams of Roseville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Lester Geisjbeek and daughter Juanita Slusher.
Visiting hours are at 9 a.m. before the service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Corning. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California, P.O. Box 3148, Paradise 95967-3148 or the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 255648, Sacramento 95865-5648.
EVELYN B. STOVER
Evelyn B. Stover, 77, of Corning, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2003, following a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born February 10, 1926, she lived her entire life in Corning.
She married Allen Stover on June 28, 1942. She worked many years for local businesses such as Lyndon Johnson Motors and Crane Mills.
She was a wonderful wife and mother who showed her love for everyone through her cooking.
She had a beautiful smile and was a blessed friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen, and grandson Michael Molarius. She is
survived by her adoring family, sister Helen F. Heninger of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and children, John and Sally Stover of Corning, Jeff and Sharon Stover of Chico, and Trish and Larry Jantzen of Red Bluff. She will also be deeply missed by her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 16, at 10:00 am., in the Corning Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corning Voluntary Fire Department, 814 Fifth St., Corning, CA. 96021.