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From: "Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds" <>
Subject: [CAMODOC] MCR Obits June 2001
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 12:21:59 -0700
June 7, 2001
Donald William Squires
Donald William Squires of Alturas, passed away early Tuesday morning, June
5, 2001 at Modoc Medical Center. Services are pending at this time. A
complete obituary will follow next week.
"Jack" John Williams Flournoy (no photo available)
"Jack", John Williams Flournoy passed away in Bakersfield, CA on June 1,
Jack was gladly welcomed into a family of six girls on April 27, 1921 in
Likely, CA. His parents, Gladys Williams Flournoy and William Flournoy, were
descendants of some of the first settlers in South Fork Valley.
Jack enjoyed growing up on the family ranch in Likely. He attended South
Fork Elementary School through the eighth grade. He graduated from Modoc
Union High School where he enjoyed sports. He set a record in the 100
yard-dash that wasn't broken for years. He finished two years of college at
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before being drafted into the Army in World War
Jack joined his wife and son Charles after the War ended. They lived in
Likely until the family ranch was sold in 1946. The young family moved
around California, trying different business ventures, but Modoc was always
on Jack's mind.
In 1952, Jack and his wife, Carol, moved to Cedarville and bought what
became Flournoy's Market. Jack kept busy with the VFW organization, the
Cedarville Fire Department, the Rotary Club, and church.
His first marriage ended, and he remarried. Myra added three children to the
family: Nancy, Alice-Lu and Johnnie.
All of the children were grown by 1980, so Jack and Myra made another move.
For ten years, they owned an animal care center in Lemoore, CA. After a few
years, they decided to retire to Myra's home-town of Kingsburg, CA. There,
they enjoyed retirement until Myra's death. Jack then decided to move to
Bakersfield to be close to his son Bruce.
Jack never lost his love for Modoc County. He cherished his memories of
Likely and Surprise Valley. He enjoyed the cattle drives with friends in
Nevada. For years, Jack and six of his good friends went on an annual trip
to the South Warners. He was always ready to help in community activities.
Jack was a good friend who will be missed by everyone who knew him.
A memorial service will be held in the Old Likely Church on Highway 395 on
June 15, 11:00 a.m., followed by a gathering at the Likely Fire Hall.
The family suggests contributions in Jack's name, be made to the Modoc
County Historical Society, Alturas, CA.
Jack was preceded in death by his son Charles, his wife Myra, parents Gladys
and Will Flournoy, sisters, Eunice and Henrietta. He is survived by sisters,
Ruth, Claire Goulden, Lois Enefer, June Lord, many nieces and nephews.
June 14, 2001
Carl Clifton 'Bob' Cannon
After a long illness, Carl Clifton Cannon, better known as "Bob," died
unexpectedly of a massive heart attack in Redwood City, Calif. on June 2,
2001. He was 64.
The Rev. Dr. Ben Zandstra conducted services at graveside, June 7 at 11:00
a.m. at the Alturas Cemetery, Alturas, Calif.
Bob was the only son of seven children, born to Edna (Royce) and William
Jesse Cannon of Alturas. He was born July 8, 1936 in Alturas, Calif. and
lived in Alturas his entire life, with the exception of a brief time in
Redwood City, where he died unexpectedly.
He attended local schools and after leaving school, worked for many years as
a ranch hand and buckaroo on various cattle ranches around the Alturas area.
He loved horses and calf roping.
Mr. Cannon was fond of square dancing and was considered quite good at it.
He and a friend traveled as far as Idaho for some of the square dance
Mr. Cannon is survived by two sisters Jessie Genung and Ruby Marx, both of
Redding and aunts Lucille Gysin Chandler and Ruth Royce both of Alturas; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Edna Cannon and four
sisters, Opal "Babe" Smith, Irene Blevins, Edna Pearl Meredith and Lodena
Pallbearers were Bill Brister, Marion Smith, Gary Blevins, Newt Stanley,
Delwon Cannon. Kerr Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Donald William Squires
Donald William Squires, 70, passed away June 5, 2001, at Modoc Medical
Center, Alturas, after a battle with cancer. Services for the former
business owner and long-time area resident will be held at 11 a.m. on
Friday, June 15, at Kerr Mortuary Chapel in Alturas. The Rev. Patrick Henry
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will conduct the memorial service. Inurnment
will follow at the Alturas Cemetery, with the three veterans' organizations
giving the committal for their fellow serviceman.
Don was born on August 28, 1930 in Sonora, Calif. to dentist, Dr. Charles
and Dorothy Squires. He graduated from Adin High School in Adin, Calif.
where he met his future wife Laura Staub of Bieber, when she was 14.
He followed high school with four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean
Conflict on the U.S.S. Midway and the U.S.S. Oriskany aircraft carriers.
He and Laura corresponded throughout this time, until he was discharged in
November 1954 as a Commissary man III Class. After his discharge, he was
fond of saying "after seeing the world through a port hole, I was ready to
settle down in a quiet, peaceful area."
He returned to Bieber where he and Laura were married November 27, 1954. The
two shared 46 years of marriage, and friendship that spanned over 50 years.
Don worked for McCloud River Lumber Company for four years, while the couple
lived in Burney. Their daughter Linda was born in 1956 and daughter Betsy in
1958. The family moved to Santa Rosa where Don worked for Clover Dairy for
seven years, before they moved to Alturas, 37 years ago. Don worked for
Staub and Sons and as a custodian for Modoc Middle School until he retired
in 1986. While both held other jobs, and made Alturas their home, he and
Laura owned and operated their popular Don's Valley Burger in Cedarville for
10 years, until they sold the business. It was part of Don's nature to "kid"
everyone, no matter what age they were, and he always had a warm smile to
follow his words.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed his grandchildren, camping, travel and
family reunions. He was fond of watching western movies, and reading books
authored by Louis L'Amour. Donald had been a member of the Alturas Volunteer
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Bill Squires of
He is survived by his wife Laura of Alturas; daughters and sons-in-law Linda
and Joe Battram and Betsy and Randy Calkins, Alturas; grandchildren Marissa
Calkins, Chico; Stacy and Jennifer Calkins, Christopher and William Battram,
Alturas; sister and brother-in-law Rosemary and Erney Ellison, Corte Madera;
sister Carol McCloone, Simi Valley; Ella Fabian, Windsor; brother and
sister-in-law George and Reb Squires, San Jose; sister and brother-in-law
Patricia and Michael Christopher, Hayward and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Squires be made to the American Cancer
Society, 3290 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002 or to the Modoc Tobacco
Coalition, 441 N. Main St., Alturas, CA 96101.
Jimmie Johnnie Washoe
Jimmie Johnnie Washoe, age 96, passed away June 9, 2001 at Mayers Memorial
Hospital in Fall River Mills, Calif., following surgery for a broken hip.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the
Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeview, Ore. The Rev. Dr. Ben Zandstra of
Cedarville will officiate. Interment will follow in the family plot at the
I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lakeview, Ore.
A reception at the Lake County Fairgrounds will follow the burial service.
Family and friends are invited to share copies of photos on a sharing table
which will be provided at the services. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to
9:30 a.m. on Thursday at Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Chapel in Lakeview.
Jimmie was born on December 15, 1904 in Lakeview, Ore. to Charlie and Bonnie
Washoe. He worked at several large and small ranches in southern Oregon and
northern California. He also trained race horses and jockeyed in horse
racing. Mr. Washoe was a skilled horseman who appreciated a good show and
He is survived by his daughter, Johanna Washoe of Redding, CA; two nieces,
Bertha Townsend of Fort Bidwell, CA and Lorraine DeGarmo of Alturas; four
nephews, Merle DeGarmo of Nixon, Nev., Edson DeGarmo of Klamath Falls, Ore.,
Burt and Ralph DeGarmo of Fort Bidwell, CA. and numerous relatives.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Charlie and Bonnie Washoe and
sister Nettie DeGarmo.
Contributions in memory of Jimmie may be directed to the Surprise Valley
Community Hospital, P.O. Box 246, Cedarville, CA 96104 or the Lake County
Roundup Museum c/o John Flynn, 438 Mountain View Lakeview, OR 97630 or to a
charity of the donor's choice.
Delphia Evelyn Warren (No photo Available)
A funeral service was held for Delphia Evelyn Warren June 11, 2001 at the
Eagleville Church in Eagleville. Mrs. Warren, age 85, died in Klamath Falls
of natural causes June 5, 2001.
She was born April 26, 1916 at Blackfoot, Idaho to George W. and Nancy Ellen
Jones. She was the youngest of 11 children. The family moved to Cedar Pass
in the winter of 1929-30. She moved from Fallon, Nevada, to join the family
at Cedar Pass in July, 1930. She married Willis Warren December 24, 1932 and
moved to the Willis Ranch two miles south of Eagleville. Willis preceded her
in death in 1987.
She lived on the Willis ranch until 1996 when she sold the family ranch. She
was a self-employed rancher who raised cattle and hay. She was a 1935
graduate of Surprise Valley High School, having gone back to finish her
senior year. She had left high school in Cedarville after the first semester
of her senior years in 1932 and went back when first daughter Betty was one
Mrs. Warren loved quilting and embroidery work, genealogy, her kids and
grandkids. She also loved poems and prayers, photos, collecting things about
farms and the history of Eagleville. She also loved traditional hymns. She
was a member of the Ladies Club, Senior Center and Women's Glee Club, doing
plays in Northern California.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jewell of Klamath Falls, son and
daughter-in-law, Gerald and Nancy E. Warren of Mooresville, Indiana;
daughter-in-law, Nancy Warren of Reno; sister Velma Nelson of Los Angeles;
grandchildren, Monica Warren, Alturas; Melanie Warren, Judith Warren, Reno;
Rina an Neal Ganey, Davenport, Iowa; Diane Clow of Vancouver, Wa.; Steven
and Judith Jewell of Klamath falls; great-grandchildren, Whitney and Joshua
Warren, Terra Fatheree, Sarah and Nathan Clow, Russell, Daniel and Alan
Jewell. Her parents, husband, nine brothers and sisters and a son, Willis E.
Warren preceded her in death.
Interment was in the Eagleville Cemetery and Dr. Ben Zandst
June 21, 2001
Joseph Lee Parman
Joseph Lee Parman, a fifth generation rancher, who lived and loved cattle
ranching for all his 75 years of life, passed away on June 15, 2001 in
Born September 11, 1925 in Lake City, Calif. to Vonetia and Lawrence Parman,
he finished the ninth grade in Cedarville before deciding that ranching was
what he wanted to do most in life. Always a hard worker, Mr. Parman also
loved to ride horses and really enjoyed helping neighbors during branding
season. He had a quiet dignity and self confidence about his work.
He met his wife and partner Bettie Wescott of Sacramento who was visiting in
Cedarville when Joseph was 20. Their's has been a 55-year marriage meant to
be, when they exchanged vows on March 28, 1946 at the Federated Church in
Alturas, after a brief courtship. They reared three daughters and have
enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well. In their early
years of marriage, Joe and Bettie raised 30 dairy cows and sold the milk to
Mountain Lily Dairy in Alturas. In addition to the Lake City Ranch, the
Parmans purchased two ranches in Nevada at Sand Creek, on the California and
Nevada border and Board Corral. On January 1, 1997, a surprise raging
mountain mud slide from the Warner Mountains, wiped out their Lake City
ranch and home and brought heartache, but the couple endured. They relocated
to a new home in Lake City, but Joe's health was declining, following years
of battling allergies and asthma throughout his life on the ranch and later
pneumonia. Bettie cared for her husband at home during his declining health.
The Rev. Dr. Ben Zandstra conducted services at the Surprise Valley
Community Church, Cedarville on Monday, June 18, followed by a graveside
service at the Lake City Cemetery.
- Mr. Parman is survived by his wife Bettie of Lake City; mother Vonetia
Phipps of Yreka, Calif.; daughters Carol Ann Green and husband Nate of
Wilder, Idaho; Nina and husband Ronnie Heard of Stockton, Calif.; Bonnie and
Mickey Bunyard of Lake City; sister Joy Wilson and husband Harry Bill of
Winnemucca, Nev.; sister Freda Wilson and husband Jim of Yreka; brother
George Parman of Eureka, Nev.; five granddaughters, seven
great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by grandson Joe Courtney of Lake City.
Donations in memory of Mr. Parman may be made to the charity of choice or to
the Surprise Valley Community Hospital, P.O. Box 246, Cedarville, CA 96104.
Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds
Family Researcher of "The Last Frontier"
Modoc County, California
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