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From: "Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds" <>
Subject: [CAMODOC] MCR Obits Apr 2002
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:48:20 -0700

Modoc County Record - April 4, 2002

Erma Faye Murray

Services for Alturas resident Erma Faye Murray will be held Saturday, April
6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Federated Community Church in Alturas. The Rev. Dr.
Ben Zandstra will officiate.

Mrs. Murray passed away March 28, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding,
CA. She was 84 and had made Alturas her home for the past 17 years

Born Erma Faye Teague on April 24, 1917 in Amarillo, Texas, she completed
high school there. She became a licensed vocational nurse, a profession in
which she worked for 21 years.

She married Milton Murray on February 11, 1966 in Reno, Nev. Mrs. Murray
enjoyed reading and crocheting. She was a member of the Order of Eastern
Star, Alturas Chapter and Modoc Medical Center Auxiliary. Her husband
preceded her in death on June 1, 1984

She is survived by her son Douglas Thorp, I and daughter-in-law Anna Marie
of Alturas; grandson Douglas Thorp, II, in Vancouver, WA.; granddaughters
Leeann Anthony of Redding and Dawn Pollard of Modesto; great granddaughters
Danielle, Lisa and Laura Thorp of Vancouver; and great-grandson Ryan Pollard
of Modesto

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Federated Community
Church, Alturas.

Clyde Phoenix

Funeral services for Clyde Phoenix of Ft. Bidwell, will be held Saturday,
April 6 at the Ft. Bidwell Paiute Reservation Gymnasium at 11:00 a.m. in Ft.
Bidwell, CA

Mr. Phoenix passed away Easter Sunday, March 31, 2002 at Mercy Medical
Center in Redding, CA

A beloved father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, he was born in
Cedarville, CA on April 15, 1925 to Amy Jo and Tommy Phoenix. He was reared
there until he left to attend Stewart Indian High School, a boarding school
in Carson City, Nevada. There, he completed vocational training as a baker.
He was also boxed and played football in high school

Clyde had a passion for the sport of boxing. He put a lot of hard work and
dedication into the sport and successfully became a Golden Gloves contender
in California. After finishing at Stewart, he returned to Surprise Valley,
moving to Ft. Bidwell, where he began working, met his wife Marian Julia
Burns and started a family.

Through the years, Mr. Phoenix worked on ranches in Ft. Bidwell and
Cedarville and with the Forest Service in fighting fires. He often walked
from Ft. Bidwell to Cedarville and had a strong heart even into his final
days. He loved to hunt deer and wild game

He passed on as a resident of the Ft. Bidwell Paiute Reservation where he is
survived by his sons Delmar Phoenix of Sylmar, CA; Clevon Phoenix of Ft.
Bidwell, CA.; Marvin Phoenix of Los Angeles; daughters Donna Candy Ruvalcaba
of Los Angeles; Roberta Phoenix of Ft. Bidwell; Cecilia Phoenix of Ft.
Bidwell; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He had numerous nieces
and nephews in Ft. Bidwell, Cedarville, Sutcliff and Nixon, Nevada, as well
as numerous relatives throughout Nevada and California. He was preceded in
death by his wife Marian Julia in December 1985

Mr. Phoenix will be greatly missed and always be in the heart of his loved
ones. Burial will be at the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery.

April 11, 2002

Virginia Devine Baker

Virginia Devine Baker of Fort Bidwell, CA died on Friday, April 5, 2002 at
the Surprise Valley Community Hospital in Cedarville, CA at the age of 85. A
graveside service was held at the Fort Bidwell Cemetery on Monday, April 8,
with the Rev. Patrick Henry officiating.

Mrs. Baker was born on March 27, 1917 in Lodi, CA to Frank and Vesta (Van
Horne) Devine.

On July 23, 1937, she married Walter "Tiny" Baker in Stockton, CA. They made
their home in Petaluma, CA, where they raised their family. Mrs. Baker
worked as a placement officer for the California Department of Employment.
She was very active in the P.T.A., served as both a Cub Scout Den Mother and
a Campfire Leader. She was also involved in the American Foreign Exchange
Student Program and belonged to several bridge club.s

In 1970, she and her husband moved to Fort Bidwell, where they started a
pollen collecting business. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, her dog, Daisy,
and the outdoors.

She is survived by her husband, Walter "Tiny" Baker of Fort Bidwell; sons,
John and Tom Baker; sister-in-law, Arline Devine; nephew, Frank Devine and
his wife, Cheryl Ann; niece, Mikel Ann O'Connell and her husband, Dennis;
grandchildren; other nieces and nephews; great nephews and a great niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frank Devine.
Contributions in the memory of Mrs. Baker may be sent to a charity of the
donor's choice.

Desert Rose Funeral Chapel of Lakeview, OR was in charge of arrangements.

Eva (Eyre) Voelz

Former Alturas resident Eva (Eyre) Voelz passed away in Brookings, Oregon on
April 7, 2002 at the age of 89.

Eva was born in Willington, Kansas on May 21, 1912 to H.H. and Leta Hull.
Eva had two younger brothers. Eva and her husband, Frank Eyre, moved to
Alturas in the early 1950s, where they owned the well-known Warner Hotel
until the late 1960s. Frank passed away in 1970.

Eva married Mihlo Voelz in 1971. In 1972, they left Alturas and moved to the
Oregon coast. Eva loved traveling, as well as the Oregon coast line. Eva is
survived by her daughters, Leta Pelzel of Brookings, OR and Margaret Semmens
of Mt. Shasta, CA; grandson, Frank Stone; granddaughter, Debbie Catania; and
great-granddaughters Lindsay, Jacquie Stone and Megan Catania, all of Napa,
CA. Mihlo preceded her in death in May 1986.

At Eva's request, there will be no services.

Leland Frederick Bogner

Former Likely resident Leland Frederick Bogner, 78, passed away Monday,
April 8 of natural causes at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff,
CA. Services will be held today, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the
Flowers in Red Bluff.

Mr. Bogner was born July 28, 1923 in Alturas, CA and reared in Likely. He
was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. After 37 years as
a lineman with Pacific Gas & Electric, he retired in 1984. He was an avid
hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his family and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Bogner of Red Bluff; sons
Steve Bogner and wife Darcell of Red Bluff; daughter Sharon Kennedy and
husband Pete of Longview, WA.; grandchildren Wesley, Eric and Holden Bogner,
all of Red Bluff and Cody, Cory and Samantha Kennedy, all of Longview, WA.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Hoyt-Cole
Chapel of the Flowers of Red Bluff is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Jo Ivers

There will be a private family funeral service this week for Brenda Jo
Ivers, 33, of Alturas, who died April 9, 2002 in Klamath Falls, Or.

A full obituary will be published next week. The family prefers donations to
the Lymphoma Cancer Fund. Arrangements are being handled by Kerr Mortuary.

April 18, 2002

Brenda Jo Ivers

Brenda Jo Ivers, 33, passed away April 9, 2002 at Merle West Medical Center
in Klamath Falls, OR after a recurrence of lymphoma cancer. Brenda was born
August 31, 1968, in Alturas, CA to David and Irene Ivers. She attended
schools in Alturas with the exception of one year that she attended a
Christian school in Red Bluff.

Brenda worked in a variety of occupations. Before the recurrence of her
cancer her last job was with Home Health Care, which she loved most. She
also extended herself beyond her employment to help those in need. Brenda
loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed camping, music,
animals and watching "Nick at Night".

Private family services were held Saturday, April 13 at Modoc Full Gospel
Church with Pastor Lake officiating and burial at Alturas Cemetery. She is
survived by her father; Dave Ivers, Mother; Irene Ivers, three older
brothers: Gary Royall of Alturas, Bart Royall Wheeler of Reno, NV, David
Ivers of Little Rock, Ark. and one sister-in-law, Sheryl Wheeler of Alturas.
Grandparents: Mildred Webb, Alturas; Adelie Webb, Alturas; Bessie Bucknam,
Red Bluff. Uncles and aunts: Carol & Len Weber, Alturas; Bob & Donna Webb,
Alturas; Sharon Zimmerman & John Krips, Red Bluff; and Bette Webb, Myrtle
Creek, OR. Nephews: Cameron & David Wheeler, Alturas; Aidan Ivers, Little
Rock, Ark.; great-nephew: James Lloyd; nieces: Michelle Wheeler, Klamath
Falls, OR; Alaina Ivers, Little Rock, Ark.; cousins, Robbie Webb, Crescent
City, CA; Dale Webb, Crescent City, CA; Donnie Webb, Myrtle Creek, OR;
Kristina Webb, Myrtle Creek, OR; Darren Egle, Red Bluff, CA; Debbie McCord,
Sutherlin, OR; Darlene Estes, Alturas; Danny Egle, Reno, NV; Devin Egle,
Oroville, CA; James Partridge, Grass Valley, CA; Jason, Shelly and Troy
Zimmerman of Red Bluff and numerous distant uncles, aunts and cousins.

Donations can be made "in memory of Brenda Jo Ivers" to: Lymphoma Research
Foundation, 215 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 10016 or to a charity
of your choice.

Services for Joan Skinner.

The life of Joan Marie Skinner, born and reared in Alturas, will be
celebrated by her family and friends on Saturday, April 20 in Alturas. Mrs.
Skinner passed away November 16, 2001.

The Rev. Father Patrick Henry will give a Memorial Mass at 1:00 p.m. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Fourth St., Alturas. A graveside service
will follow at Alturas Cemetery.

The family invites all friends and relatives to join them at Sacred Heart
Parish Hall for an "Irish Wake" following the services. Come reminisce,
enjoy food and beverage and reunite with family members.

Joan was born April 22, 1930, the daughter of Patrick and Kitty McHugh and
the wife of Perry Ross Skinner of Pocatello, Idaho. The Skinners have four
children and four grandchildren.

Wayland Stevenson

Wayland Stevenson passed away on April 14, 2002 in Parker, AZ, and will be
buried at the Adin Cemetery on April 20 at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will

The oldest of nine children born to Emma and Joe Stevenson, he was born at
Pumpkin Center on February 25, 1912. He grew up in Lookout and Bieber,
working on ranches and breaking horses. He married Violet Harper on August
15, 1936. They had four children: Robert, Loretta Bowen, Donald and Frank.
They now have nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

During his life, Wayland worked on gold dredges, logging, and then went into
logging and operated a sawmill with Jack Harper. When the partnership
dissolved, he logged for many years on his own, with the help of his family.
They also owned a small store and gas station for several years, called
"Indian Springs" on Rush Creek.

For most of his married life, Wayland and his family lived at the very north
end of Round Valley on land that Violet's parents, Neta and Les Harper, had
given them so they would return from Folsom, CA.

He retired in 1970, and went to fishing full-time instead of part-time. He
loved to fish and hunt. He taught each of his grandchildren to fish,
especially in the Warner Mountains. His grandchildren were his biggest

Wayland and his family spent countless winters in Mexico fishing, and then
built a home in Parker, AZ, where they displayed all their years of
gathering rocks into patio decoration and planters. In the summer, they
always returned to Adin to their home in Rush Creek to take care of their
very beautiful yard and pasture.

Wayland is survived by his wife and children.

Guy Wayne McTimmonds.

A memorial service for Guy Wayne McTimmonds will be conducted by the Rev.
Jack Snell at the Grace Community Church in Whitmore, CA on Saturday, April
20 at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. McTimmonds passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at Redding Medical
Center. He was 75.

He was born on September 20, 1926 in Susanville, CA, and graduated from
Modoc Union High School. He married Patricia Hood of Canby, CA in September
1949 in Canby.

He is survived by his wife Patricia McTimmonds of Whitmore, CA; two sons,
Dan McTimmonds and partner Diane of Redding; Tim and wife Kelley McTimmonds
of Forest Grove, Ore.; sisters Erma Hickerson of Alturas and the late Myrnie
Baldwin of Alturas; grandchildren Courtney and Gene McTimmonds of Forest
Grove, OR; nieces Bonnie Slinkard of Alturas; nephew Barry Hickerson of
Reno, NV; nieces Mickey Baldwin, Jackie Turpin and Michelle Anderson, all of

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grace Community Church, 30637
Whitmore Rd., Whitmore, CA 96096.

A complete obituary to be published next week.

April 18, 2002

April 25, 2002

Donald Hardin Smith

Jess Valley resident Donald Hardin Smith, a lifetime resident of Modoc
County passed away of heart failure at his home April 13, 2002 in Likely,

Mr. Smith was born in Likely, CA on August 16, 1928. He graduated from Modoc
Union High School with the class of 1948 and served with the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict as a Private First Class until his discharge on
July 2, 1956.

Mr. Smith worked as a ranch hand in the Likely area during his adult years
and enjoyed past times of fishing and hunting. He lived in Modoc County for
73 years and shared his home with his many cats.

Kerr Mortuary, Alturas is taking charge of arrangements. Services will be
held at graveside at the Likely Cemetery, with the date and time pending at

Mr. Smith is survived by his sisters Elsie Cantrall, Fay Chapman and brother
Marion Smith, all of Alturas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his father Willard Smith, mother Leona Roys Smith
Clark; twin brother Ron Smith; sisters Willetta Blevins and Irma Linville.

Evelyn D. Frease-Guevara

Services for Evelyn Darlene Frease-Guevara, 47, will be held Friday, April
26 at 11:00 a.m. at Kerr Mortuary Chapel in Alturas, CA. Burial will follow
at the Alturas Cemetery.

Mrs. Guevara passed away April 21, 2002 in Seattle, Washington.

She was born in Lakeport, CA on June 23, 1954.

She is survived by husband Ronald Guevara and her children Claudina, Sandra,
David and Erro and six grandchildren; her father Cardinos Frease of Brooks,
CA; mother Claudina Shockley of Alturas, CA; uncles Jim Frease, Ted Lampla;
brothers Cardinos, Jr., David, Richard and Allen and sisters Cynthia,
Yvonne, Marie, Larena, Linda; step-brothers David and Gordon, and
step-sisters Shirley and Lynn. She had many nieces and nephews and many
friends who will also miss her.

Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds
Family Researcher of "The Last Frontier"
Modoc County, California
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