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Subject: [CAMODOC] MCR Obts 4/121/2007
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:11:31 -0700
Modoc County Record – April 12, 2007
Charles 'Chuck' Taylor, Jr.
Charles Arthur Taylor, Jr., better known as "Chuck," passed away
unexpectedly in his sleep on March 31, 2007, at his Alturas home. Mr. Taylor
was 66 and had very much enjoyed his retirement years living in Modoc County
over the past 16 years with his wife Bunny.
Mr. Taylor was born in Petaluma, CA on August 3, 1940. He joined the U.S.
Marine Corps in 1958, as a heavy equipment operator and served in Vietnam,
Laos and Asia until his discharge in 1962.
He and Mary Catherine "Bunny" Brown were married November 7, 1959 in Reno,
NV and have shared a loving marriage for nearly 48 years.
Mr. Taylor had many skills. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, he
worked in construction and truck driving. Then in 1966, he started his
cattle ranching career at Twin Valley Ranch in Healdsburg, CA, owned by
movie star Fred McMurray. Chuck showed his Angus at the Cow Palace in San
Francisco. He then went to Elder Valley Ranch in St. Helena, CA where he
raised purebred Galloway cattle and took the first Galloway bull to the Red
Bluff Bull Sale in 1969. From there, he worked for R.C. Roberts in Standish,
CA and raising purebred Charolais, before the family moved to Lincoln where
he managed A and E Shorthorn Ranch. Mr. Taylor went to work overseeing the
inmate crews for California Department of Forestry at Black Mountain
Conservation Camp in Sonoma County. He also worked as a welder for PG&E for
four years before he and his family moved to Cedarville where Chuck managed
the Charlie Marx Ranch, an outside operation with commercial cattle.
The family moved to Ateco Brangus Ranch in Hopland, CA where Chuck took
Grand Champion, Champion and Reserve Champion with the Brangus Cattle in Red
Bluff in 1983. The final ranch move was to Wine Glass B Ranch in Quincy with
Bunny. This was also a commercial cattle operation.
Mr. Taylor was a real cowboy and although managing the cattle ranches was a
lot of work, he absolutely loved his work. He also showed cattle throughout
the state, from north to south and into Klamath Falls, OR.
He and Bunny's dream came true when they were able to retire in Modoc
County, a place he and Bunny had visited over the years. He spent what he
considered the best days of their lives living in Modoc County, where he
loved to hunt deer and waterfowl and fish.
A loving husband, proud and loving father and grandfather, Mr. Taylor loved
nothing more than to spend time with his family. He also loved his horses,
was an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins football team and a member of the
National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife Bunny Taylor of Alturas; his son Charles E.
Taylor and wife Sharon of Guerneville, CA and their two children Siera and
Eddy; daughter Melinda Parmeter and husband Mike of Cazadero, CA and their
three children Jenna, Taryn and Coleman; son Daniel A. Taylor of Beckworth,
CA and wife Heather, and their children Cody and Chris and daughters Jessica
and Melony; brothers-in-law William Mackey of Alturas and Bunny's brother,
Edwin Brown, Jr. of San Anselmo, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents
Charles Arthur, Sr. and Letha Mae Taylor and sister Jean Mackey.
To comply with his wishes, no services will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to any charity of the donor's choice.
Former Alturas resident Evelyn Price of Bangor, CA. went home to be with the
Lord on March 24, 2007, while at the Oroville Hospital, Oroville, CA.
Evelyn was born in Enid, Oklahoma on December 27, 1922, to Samuel and
Katherine Griffith. She had two brothers and three sisters and was number
two. She loved working with her father outside and never really liked the
indoor work. She became "Daddy's Little Hank."
She met her husband Connie Price in Durango, CO and they married in 1938.
The moved to San Pablo, CA in 1940 and lived there until the death of her
husband in 1982. Evelyn and Connie had three sons and a daughter. Evelyn
belonged to the Assembly of God Church in San Pablo and was the head of the
children's nursery for many years. She was extremely dedicated in most
everything she did.
She retired from her job in Concord in 1988 and moved to Alturas to be with
her son Tom and daughter-in-law Rhonda, along with grandsons Cole and Eddy
and to be a part of the family's Rim Rock Motel. Evelyn watched the office
many times for her kids, to allow them to take vacations and travel to
She was always chatting with the customers, making them feel at home. She
became "Grandma" at the Rim Rock. She was also quite the bed maker. She
loved to crochet and make baby quilts and large quilts. Her family members
each have at least one quilt she made especially for them. Evelyn took a few
vacations herself and she went on cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean with
her daughter Wilma. She attended Faith Baptist Church with her family and
became very close to the church family. Cole and Eddy both enjoyed having a
grandma close by and she was able to spend some quality time with them.
She had many good friends whom she played bunko with, among them Lorraine
Cantrall, Becky Hendrix, Ruth Westmoreland, Lucille and Warford Green and
In 1998, Evelyn moved to be by her son Jerry and they relocated to the hills
of Oroville in the town of Bangor, where Evelyn has lived for the past five
years, also with son David. She attended Assembly of God in Oroville.
Evelyn is survived by her son Jerry and wife Dannett Price of Bangor, CA;
Tom and wife Rhonda Price of Alturas; David Price of Bangor and daughter
Wilma Shafer of Bangor, CA; grandchildren Paul Shaffer of the U.S. Army in
Germany, Cole Price of Centerton, Arkansas, Samuel Shaffer, Susanville, Eddy
Price of Chico, Sheila Hickernell of Missouri; 21 great-grandchildren
including David's children Dennis, Adam and Gina Price; Cole's children,
Kyler and Quinton Price; Eddy's child Trinity Price; Paul's five children,
Samuel's three children, Sheila's seven children and one great-great
granddaughter, Dennis' child; Evelyn's brothers Fronz Griffith and Joe Tate
and sister Rose Curtis all of Grass Valley.
Graveside services were held at the Rolling hills Cemetery in San Pablo, CA
on March 30 at 1 p.m.
Her prayers on earth were for all of her family and friends to meet and know
the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. We will all miss our Dear Mother,
Grandma and friend but are comforted in knowing and trusting that she is
gone here, but present with the Lord and has stepped into that Eternal Life
that is promised to all those who have made it their choice. Her memories
will still remain. We love you Evelyn.
Services for Veda Liskey will be held Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens, 4711 Highway 39 in Klamath Falls, OR.
Veda Sarilda Rose was born on February 24, 1915 in Riverton, Wyoming to Ezra
and Cora Rose. When she was three years old the family moved to Napa, Idaho
where her father built their first house. Veda's father was a horse trader
and a carpenter and at that time the family traveled between Riverton,
Wyoming and Unity, Oregon.
Veda was joined by a brother, Kenneth Otis Rose in 1917 and a sister, Vera
Pearle Rose in 1918. The family eventually moved to Esculand, CA where they
lived in a tent until Veda's father built a two-story home for them in
Veda received her first harmonica when she was eight years old. This
inspired a lifetime of skilled performances for family and friends. The
family later moved to Martinez, California where her father made a living as
a building contractor. Her parents divorced in November of 1924. Her mother
moved them back to Unity, OR to live with Veda's maternal grandparents where
she attended grade school.
When Veda was 17 years old she moved to Portland, OR to live with her aunt
and uncle to take care of their children and attend Jefferson High School.
After graduation she briefly attended Benke-Walker Business School in
Portland. She returned to Medical Springs to help her mother on the farm.
Veda's father moved the family to the Brush Creek place in Hornbrook, CA
where Veda met a handsome young man named Jack David Liskey.
After a short courtship, they were married on March 31, 1936 in Medford,
Oregon. The couple lived in the Klamath Basin for many years where Jack
worked for his uncles on a turkey ranch in Malin, OR. In 1947 they moved to
Poe Valley to work on the cattle ranch.
Veda and Jack raised four sons, Robert Jack Liskey, now of Yreka, CA;
William David Liskey of Livermore, CA; James Leroy Liskey of Sublimity, OR
and Jerald Louis Liskey of Walla Walla, WA.
In 1952 they moved to Dairy, OR. Then in 1955 Veda and Jack moved to the
small community of Cedarville, CA, where they lived and worked for 40 years.
Veda had many occupations through the years from sorting potatoes in the
Klamath area to being a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Cedarville Hospital.
She received her LVN education at California State University, Chico. This
allowed her to open an elder foster care facility in their Cedarville home
from 1964 until 1991, which was her last occupation before retirement. When
they retired, Veda and Jack enjoyed traveling and visited almost all the 50
states. Jack was a wonderful gardener and Veda would select and arrange
their entries of flowers and vegetables for the Modoc County Fair, which
they participated in for many years and won many blue ribbons.
After Jack's passing on September 2, 1994, Veda moved to Sublimity, OR where
she had her own home on her son James' property until her passing, April 5,
2007. Veda is survived by her four sons and their wives, 13 grand children,
21 great-grandchildren, brother Kenneth Rose of Cedarville, CA; half-sister,
Barbara Tonsberg of Angwin, CA and half brothers Richard Rose and Lester
Rose. She will be buried next to her husband of 60 years at Eternal Hills
Memorial Gardens in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Veda enjoyed the springtime and loved to visit the tulip fields when in
bloom. Her poetry was enjoyed by all ages and she was musically involved
with the children of First Christian Church in Silverton, OR.
Eternal Hill Memorial Gardens can be reached by phone at 541-884-3668.
Services for C.M. 'Snooks' Bishop
Charles Milton Bishop, better known as "Snooks" by his many friends and
family, and a life-long resident of Modoc County, passed away unexpectedly
at his Alturas, CA home, early Friday morning, March 23, 2007 at the age of
Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the
Davis Creek Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at his home at 802 Park
Street at 1:00 p.m. with a tri-tip barbecue fellowship following the
Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife Debra Bishop of Alturas; brother Ray
Bishop of Alturas; son Bill and wife Robin Bishop of Bakersfield, CA; son
Frank and wife Lee Bishop of Minden, NV; stepdaughter Dixie (Welch) and
husband Duane McGarva, Likely, CA; father-in-law and mother-in-law Andrew
and Nelvina Mouw of Sibley, IA; stepson Jeremy and wife Sarah of Sibley, IA;
stepdaughter Martie and husband John DeKam of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren
Mary Amaral, Tracey, CA; Abby Bishop, Berkeley, CA; Billy Bishop of
Tehachapi, CA; Alisa and husband Travis Chase of Bakersfield, CA; Brandon
and wife Stephanie Bishop of Eureka, CA; Lynne and husband Russell Hereford,
Bozeman, MT; Aimee and husband Gary Hendrickson, Chandler, AZ; Scott
McGarva, Paradise, CA; step-grandchildren, triplets Caden, Addalai and
Dawson DeKam of Sioux Falls, SD; also eight great-grandchildren: Katie and
Joey Amaral; Zoey and Sable Bishop; Matt and Anna Heryford, Pete Heryford;
Brad and Joshua Hendrickson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who live
out of the area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Warren, infant sister and
a grandson, Nick Schultz.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to Hospitalized American Veterans,
Paralyzed American Veterans, or Outpost I, dedicated to preserving the
history and heritage of the American Cowboy, P.O. Box 505, Hines, OR. Snooks
was recently interviewed for their next publication entitled "The California
Kerr Mortuary in Alturas is handling the arrangements.
Billie C. & Anita 'Jean' Reynolds
Family Researcher of "The Last Frontier"
Modoc County, California
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