Donald R. Holmes Sr. "Tree"
Donald R. Holmes Sr. "Tree"
"Tree," as he was known to many, was born on March 31,1955 in Hallettsville, Texas. He was active in football, basketball, 4-H and FFA in high school.
He moved to Susanville in 1993 and for 17 years he cooked and barbequed his way into your hearts, a smile that would light up a room and a laugh that was contagious and addictive. You couldn't help but laugh with him.
Anyone that knew him, knew the battle he fought with hisillness. God saw his pain and on June 19 decided Tree had been through enough and simply said "Son it's time to come home," and Tree obeyed. As a reward God gave him a perfect body with no morecancer, high blood pressureor diabetes. He also replaced his weak heart with a strong one.
Our "Tree"has goneon to join his parents Angiella Washington and Leslie Perkinsin heaven withthe rest of his family who have gone on beforehim.
Waiting to join him are his wife Sherry "Sami" Holmes, his children "Blood or Mud these are my children " according to Tree. Melissa, Derrick and Terral of Texas. Donald Jr. and wife Percilla, David, Daniel, Christian, Raymond and Jacob, of California, James, of Montana and 13 grandbabies. His siblings are RayDell Loggins, Carl Holmes, Faye Hodge and Nocassidy Hodge, all of Texas.
If you knew Tree and called him friend or family or if he touchedyour life in some positive way, please join us in celebrating his life on Oct. 22, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3035 Johnstonville Road Susanville, Calif. (next to the miniature golf course).
Fred Marino left us suddenly on Oct. 12, 2011 at Renown Medical Center.He was born on Sept. 14, 1941 in Hayward, Calif.He moved to Janesville in 1962 where he and his brother Frank, who preceded him in death, had property.He worked diligently to build a home for himself and his future bride Kathy, whom he married in 1963.In 1967 he began working as a maintenance man at Janesville School where he worked until he retired in April 2000.He enjoyed his retirement years to the fullest extent traveling around the country.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Kathy (Souza) Marino, whom he was married to for 48 years; a son Fred Marino, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter Tracy Marino, of Janesville, Calif. and grandson Ryan Marino, also of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by a sister Joan (Marino) Garbe, of Union City, Calif. and her daughters Alicia (Elbert) and Amanda; sister-in-law Freida Marino, of Janesville, Calif.; nephew Frank Marino and wife Debbie, of Susanville, Calif. and their sons Frank and Steven; niece Kendra (Souza) Jeffus and her husband Kevin and their daughters Megan and Kenny, of Peoria, Ariz.; and great nephew and niece Dan and Heather Owen.
At his request no services will be held.If you would like to honor his memory you can make a donation in his name to Sequoia Hospital Foundation, 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94062-2799.
Jason Ramirez, also known as “Speedy,” born March 17, 1984 in Huntington Park, Calif., passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif.
Jason and his family moved to Susanville, Calif. in 1997 where he graduated from Diamond View School. In 1998 he attended Lassen Union High School and graduated through the Diploma Gold program. Continuing his education he took courses at Lassen Community College in fire protection, wildland fire and firefighter’s training.
Jason is survived by his parents Duane and Colette Hellwig; sisters Regena Ramirez and Patricia Ramirez; brother Bryce Hellwig; and 2 children Kaleb Eames and Azalea Ramirez.
Memorial Services will be held at Walton’s Colonial Chapel with viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 and the services will start at 11 a.m.
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