Donald Lee Bailey
Mary Marguerite Bulluck
Donald “Don” E. Kellogg
William David McIntosh
Carol D. Taylor
Lorene (Dene) Wilburn
Donald Lee Bailey
Donald Lee Bailey passed away at the age of 77 on Aug. 9, 2010 in Spokane, Wash. Don was born in McAlester, Okla. On June 28, 1933, and married his first wife, Christine Phipps (Geurin) in 1951.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952 and served his country for eight years. He was stationed in the following air bases; Lackland (San Antonio, Texas), Westover (Chicopee, Mass.), Elmendorf (Anchorage, Alaska), Moody (Valdosta, Ga.), Tyndall (Panama City, Fla.), McClellan (Sacramento, Calif.) and Hamilton (Novato, Calif.). He relocated his family to the Sacramento area in 1960 and started working for the Sacramento Bee in 1961 while he attended Sacramento State University. He loved fishing for striped bass on the Sacramento River, enjoyed golfing and playing his guitar. He had two children from the marriage that ended in 1968.
He married Dorene (Olsen/Beckham) in 1970 and relocated to Susanville, Calif. in 1972, where he continued to work for the Sacramento Bee as area manager until he retired in 1982. He was an avid sportsman, loved to fish, hunt and was an active fishing guide on Eagle Lake for many years. He had a favorite spot (Bailey Hole) that was named after him.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Lee and Eva Marie (Haddox) and eldest sister, Glendora Allen (James).
He is survived by his wife, Doreen, of Spokane, Wash.; his son Donald Lyle, of Caldwell, Idaho; daughter, Kathleen Joann Kennedy (Frank), of Folsom, Calif.; grandchildren Nick Bailey, Natalie Bailey and A.J. Bailey, of Boise Idaho and Anthony Calder, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; sisters Maxine Stanley, of North Highlands, Calif. and Geraldine Miller (Arnold), of Eagle Lake, Calif.; stepsons Gary Beckham, of Davenport, Wash. and Curtis Beckham, (Sarah), of Olympia, Wash., as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the very post that he helped bring to the Eagle Lake area — the American Legion Hall at Spalding Tract, Eagle Lake, Calif. at 2 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2010. Friends and family are invited to attend for a celebration of life.
Mary Marguerite Bulluck
Mary Marguerite Bulluck went to be with our Lord and savior Aug. 10, 2010 after a short illness. Mary has been a resident of Susanville for about four years. She was born in Madison Heights, Mich. on Oct. 3, 1961 to her father Donald Dugald Cameron and mother Marguerite Vivan Cameron, both of Detroit, Mich.
Mary graduated high school in 1979 from Madison Heights High, and then moved to Jacksonville, Fla. were she started a technical school and began a career in medical transcription, which eventually carried her from Florida to Georgia, Texas and then Montana, but her true calling was helping people. From children to the elderly, she always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face! Caretaking brought her to the Susanville area.
Mary is survived by two sons. The oldest is Joshua Cameron, 23, of Susanville, and then Dalton Olsin, of Flint, Mich. She is also survived by one brother Cliff Cameron, of Detroit, and two half sisters; Vivian McMullin and Laurel Boff, both of Florida. Mary also had many nieces and nephews. Ms. Bulluck was also engaged after dating Shane Akins for the last 13 years.
Mary was a devoted Christian and a giving person. Nothing made her happier than bringing a smile to someone’s face when they were down. She was quick with a joke as a random act of Kindness. Mary will surely be missed on this earth but it is certain she is smiling down on us all. She touched the lives of many from coast to coast. Mary was always more concerned with others happiness than with her own. She was also quite the dog lover.
A memorial service will be held at the Seven-day Adventist Church at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 and will be preached by Pastor Barlow. The address is 3035 Johnsonville Roadd. Susanville, CA 96130 (about two blocks from Walgreens). All friends and neighbors are welcome to recognize her life. Some of her favorite verses were Psalms 23; John 3:16 and John 14 (1-4). Any donations should go to the Lassen County Humane Society because of her love of dogs.
Donald “Don” E. Kellogg
Donald E. Kellogg is now living peacefully in heaven after a long illness that ended Aug. 2, 2010. Don was born Aug. 2, 1942 in Tracy, Calif. The Kellogg family was well known throughout the area of Tracy as large walnut ranchers on Valpico Road.
Don was preceded in death by his father Francis Kellogg and step father Bill Peach. Anne Kellogg Peach, his mother lives with his sister Tami Paraker in Orangevale, Calif., Sacramento area. Don attended Jefferson Elementary and Tracy High School then finished high school and went to college in Susanville, Calif.
He was a member of the United States Army and spent most of his tour in Europe being discharged in 1968. He returned to Susanville working with the California Department of Forestry and then worked with the Federal Park Service Department in the 1970’s at Lehman’s Caves in Baker, Nev. for several years. Then moved on to Cabrillo Memorial National Park at Point Loma, in San Diego from 1980-1995, retiring and moving back to Susanville in 1995.
Don made many life-long friendships through the years everywhere he went. His passion was reading science fiction novels and spending time throughout his life at Lake Tahoe while growing up spending summers at the family cabin on the lake and in the winters skiing.
Don is survived by two daughters Lori Miller and Kristen Sweeney; several grandchildren; sister Tami Paraker/Janice Kellogg and brother-in-law George Paraker; niece Katrina Mussmann and her husband and family; along with several cousins Craig Kellogg, Dave Kellogg, Merilyn McGee, Tim Kellogg, Connie Dice, Stan Swanigan, Wes Swanigan, Uncle Buddy Swanigan, Mark Swanigan, Rod Swanigan, Greta Nisson, Burdoc Nisson and Aunt Joyce Kellogg Glover.
Closed services for immediate family members only were held in Susanville. If you need any other information contact Don’s sister Tami Paraker/Janice Kellogg at 916-987-5636.
William David McIntosh
William David McIntosh died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at John Muir Medical Center on Aug. 11, 2010. Known affectionately as Bill and Mac, he was born to William and Maud McIntosh in Portola, Calif., March 24, 1924.
“Still waters run deep,” describes Bill. As a father, husband, companion, family man, boss and friend, he loved unconditionally. He was a good man, honest and loyal, with a dry sense of humor, great warmth, a kind heart and gentle spirit. After graduating from Lassen Union High School in Susanville, Calif. Bill joined the U.S. Navy stationed aboard the USS St. Paul, proudly serving during both WWII and Korea. At the end of WWII he married Dorothy “Dixie” Morgan from Scranton, Penn. They settled in Susanville and raised two daughters.
Bill began his career as a surveyor with the Lassen County Road Department in 1946. In 1955 he was appointed county road commissioner and in 1960, was named the first director of public works for Lassen County. During his distinguished 41-year career, Mr. McIntosh’s work not only drew attention to the needs of small rural counties like Lassen, it demonstrated the unique vision that this high school educated, rural public works director brought to the breadth of state and national public works. He headed development of the County Route Marker Program adopted nationally in 1967.
Because of his leadership, Lassen County received the first number, “A-1,” for the Eagle Lake Road, a national award winner for its design and the only county road selected for the 1984 Olympic Torch relay. In 2000, A-1 was officially proclaimed the “William D. McIntosh Highway.” Bill rose through the ranks of professional organizations to become president of the County Engineers Association of California and the National Association of County Engineers. Among his many honors, CEAC created the perpetual “William D. McIntosh Lifetime Achievement Award” naming him its first recipient. NACE named him “Rural County Engineer of the Year.” Bill created the CLODS (California’s Loyal Order of Dedicated Servants), NF (NACE’s Former Leaders) and ASOBGHAPES ensuring perpetual connectivity of public works leaders.
In 2002, Bill and Dixie moved to the Bay Area to be closer to family. After 58 years of marriage, his beloved Dixie passed away in 2004. Bill’s last residence was in Rossmoor, Calif. where he built more friendships, enjoyed movies, live music and theatre, art class and excursions to San Francisco and Oakland for cultural and sports events with his dear friend Betty. He remained an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Bill stayed in daily contact with his many friends around the county through e-mail, luncheons and visits.
Predeceased by his wife, mother, father and older sister, Dorothy “Belle” Ross, Bill is survived by daughters, Lenore Hunt (Ron) and Donna Melendez (Mike); grandchildren Michele, Robbie, David and Elyse; great grandsons Mason and Malik; sister and nephew Maudie and Brad Walker and many other loving family members through the country. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. A joyous celebration of his life immediately follows at nearby Endeavor Hall, 6006 Center St. in Clayton. Memorial contributions may be made to the CEAC Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mike Sadjadi, CEAC Treasurer, 120 Round Court, Petaluma, CA 94952 or the charity of your choice.
Carol D. Taylor
Carol D. Taylor, a long-time resident of Lassen County, passed away on Aug. 17, 2010 at the age of 64, after a two-year battle of stage 4 breast cancer.
She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on March 13, 1946. She is survived by her daughter Kara Thomas; son-in-law John and grandson Jake, of Susanville, Calif. and son Dusty Taylor; daughter-in-law Jessica, grandson Alex and granddaughters Emily and Brianna, of Salmon, Idaho.
Those that knew Carol loved her because you always knew where you stood with her. She will be missed by all.
Her wishes were not to have any service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society Chico on behalf of Carol Taylor, 754 Mangrove Ave. Chico, Calif. 95926. Or phone 530-342-8365.
Jack Walden, 90, passed away Friday, Aug. 13 at the Country Villa Riverview due to multiple health problems resulting from old age.
Jack was born in Concordia, Kan. on Oct. 6, 1919. He attended school there until his family needed him to help support the family. He worked many odd jobs as a young man. It was in Concordia that he met and married his wife of 64 years, Arlene.
At 22 years of age, Jack enlisted in the Army for a one-year stint, but Pearl Harbor changed everything. After serving statewide in California, he was deployed to Europe where he served in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He served as a cook and mess sergeant, but was put to work stringing communication lines. Upon his discharge, he returned to Chester, Calif. to join Arlene and to start a family. Jack then went to work at Collins Pine Lumber and soon after moved to Susanville to work for Paul Bunyan Lumber Co. managing the lumber drying kilns.
When the mill closed, he was faced with a career change because he didn’t want to leave Susanville. He was able to acquire a job managing Walker’s Coffee Shop. Soon he found a job as a custodian at Lassen High School and not long after became the head custodian. He was an integral part of athletics and student activities. He was both friend and counsel to the students. He was given many honors while at Lassen High, such as citizen of the year and grand marshal of the homecoming parade. Jack retired from Lassen High School in 1982. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement and spent many hours gardening in his large and abundant garden. He was also very well known in the garage sale circuit around Susanville. He was never one to pass up a good bargain. If you needed something, you could always ask Jack. Chances are he would have it and be glad to pass it on.
Jack was one of six children. His two surviving siblings are Georgia Burch and Darrell Walden, both of Concordia. He is also survived by his daughter, Jeanne Hurst (Chuck) of Carmen, Idaho; granddaughters, Jessie Black (Kevin) and Kerry Hurst (Steve) and two great-grandchildren, all of Boise, Idaho.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene and son, Gary.
No services are planned as per Jack’s wishes. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honey Lake Hospice or a charity of your choice in Jack’s name.
Lorene (Dene) Wilburn
Lorene (Dene) Wilburn, a longtime resident of Westwood, passed away in her home on Monday Aug. 16, 2010. She was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. On Dec. 10, 1932.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Wilburn Sr.; sister Marie Brown of Tennessee; daughters Judy Shelley, and husband Rick of Paynor, Texas, Barbara Sagan and husband Paul of Westwood; sons Dan Wilburn of Reno, Nev., James Wilburn Jr. of Westwood and Greg Wilburn of Westwood; eight grandchildren Connie McConnell, Jolene Sagan, Shane Weckerly, Eric Sagan, Reed Weckerly, David Wilburn, Tracy Wilburn, Tommy Wilburn; and six great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker for 60 years and worked as a meat wrapper and as a grocery clerk for 19 of those years, for the local grocery stores.
Lorene was a dedicated mother to her family. She always had a smile on her face. She loved Westwood and the people in it.
Memorial services were held on Aug. 23, 2010 at the Calvary Chapel of Westwood. Terry Johnson will officiate. The family has asked donations be made in Lorene Wilburn’s name to alz.org/norcal/alheimer’s.org/norcal/.
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