Bernadette Mae Hilton
Mamie Mildred Jones
Nels Gunnar Lundberg
Bernadette Mae Hilton
Bernadette Mae Hilton, 83, of Janesville, Calif., passed away Jan. 18, embraced in love and surrounded by family, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on July 15, 1927 in Purcell, Okla. Being the second child with four brothers, she developed a mental, physical and competitive toughness as well as compassionate gentleness.
Bernadette was a successful businesswoman with an entrepreneurial spirit, well versed in the art of negotiation. Her most recent business venture was as the owner operator of the “Talk of the Town in Janesville U.S.A.,” a labor of love she ran for 20 years until her retirement.
Bernadette loved life on her little ranch. She enjoyed entertaining, making music, cooking, gardening, reading, driving, her animals and her many friends.
The most cherished part of Bernadette’s life was her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved and was loved by all.
Bernadette is survived by her children; Tommy Arend, Linda Larson, Michael Hilton, Johnny Larson (son-in-law), and Kathleen Hilton (daughter-in-law); her brother Leroy Sanders; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held Friday, Jan. 21 and a graveside funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 22.
Mamie Mildred Jones
Mamie Mildred Jones, 88, a longtime resident of Susanville, Calif. passed away Jan. 18, 2011. She was born Jan. 8, 1923 in Ada, Okla.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and her husband of 56 years, Robert C. Jones.
Mamie loved caring for her family. She was quite the homemaker, wife and mother. Mamie enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking. She wasn’t just a homemaker. She also adored the outdoors. She loved gardening, fishing and cutting wood with her husband.
Mamie is survived by her five children; Bobby J. Jones (Christine), Roy J. Jones, Linda K. Godman (Calvin), Ronald L. Jones (Renee), and Charles L. Jones (Betty); 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She will be dearly missed.
Graveside memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at Diamond Crest Cemetery.
Former Susanville resident Safie McMurphy passed away in Chico on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
Born in Susanville Dec. 5, 1922 to Joe and Maria Osa, Safie grew up attending local schools. She married Raymond McMurphy in 1942, and she continued to reside in Susanville until 1999, moving to Chico to be close to her son Thomas. She continued to live there until her death.
A long time employee of the Susanville School District, Safie worked as a classroom aide at several elementary schools. In the 1950s she began to teach swimming classes at the Roosevelt Pool. Literally, for decades she continued to instruct local residents at the pool. Over the years Safie was recognized and honored for her selfless service and caring by the city of Susanville, the Susanville School District, Soroptimist International of Susanville and the American Red Cross. Always humbled by such recognition, she would be quick to respond she serviced out of love for children.
Family and faith were paramount in her life. Safie was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church from childhood. She was a devout follower of her faith all of her days. Taking great pride in her Basque heritage, she was active in the local Basque club, and traveled to Spain with her sisters to visit the ancestral home of her parents. Safie enjoyed her grandchildren and took great pleasure in spending time with them as they grew to adulthood. With a passion for the outdoors, she would often accompany her husband Ray hunting and fishing until his passing in 1989.
Safie is survived by her son Tom McMurphy, of Chico; granddaughter Jennifer Hughes, of Rancho Cordova; grandson Eleck McMurphy, of Pacifica; great-grandchildren Collin Hughes and Eleanor Ray McMurphy; sisters Louise Camacho and Josephine Raimondi; brothers Nick Osa, Louie Osa and matt Osa. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Sacred Heath Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. It was Safie’s wish that any memorial contributions be made to the Lassen High Alumni Scholarship fund.
Nels Gunnar Lundberg
Longtime Westwood resident Nels Gunnar Lundberg, 101, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 14, 2010 at his residence in Reno, Nev.
Gunnar, as he affectionately became known, had just recently celebrated his 101st birthday.
He was born in Pitea, Sweden to the late Karl and Ida (Anderson) Lundberg on Nov. 22, 1909.
He is survived by his baby sister Ester Loeffler, of Reno, as well as numerous nieces and nephews to include George Lundberg and Kenneth Fernguist.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
Military honors were bestowed upon him at the graveside in the Diamond Crest Cemetery outside of Susanville, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010.
An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fermanmortuary.com. Any remembrances in Gunner’s memory can be made to the Westwood Seniors c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.
Peggy Ross died Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2011 in her daughter’s residence in Susanville, Calif.
She was born in Chico, Calif. on May 30, 1938 to the late William and Ila (Startt) Palmer.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Perez and her husband Paul, of Susanville; son Ed Ross, of Oroville, Calif.; brother Jim Palmer and his wife Cathy, of Everett, Wash., along with her precious grandson, Evan Ross.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Jr.
A celebration of her life took place at the graveside alongside her late husband in the Oroville District Cemetery Friday, Jan 21, 2011.
An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any remembrances in Peggy’s memory be made to either the Humane Society or Honey Lake Hospice c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803 Greenville, CA 95947.
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