Opal Dean Howard
Everett Bay was a retired bricklayer out of Local-13-Reno for about 40 years.
He passed away on Jan. 24, 2011 unexpectedly. He was 68 years of age.
Bay was born in Stillwater, Okla. on June 20, 1942 to Juanita and Willis Bay. He lived in Herlong and attended Herlong Grammar School. He later moved and attended and graduated from Los Gatos High School in San Jose.
Everett has lived in Doyle, Calif. For the last 35 years with his wife Maggie and his son Gary.
He had so many projects started including a dump trailer and his passion, a 1940 Thunderbird convertible. Restoring those were his main goals.
He is survived by his wife Maggie; two sons, Gary and David; two daughters Juanita and Angie; four brothers Jim Bay, Arnold Bay, Dennis Bay and James Tervy; and 12 grandchildren, Christi, Heidi, Jamie, Kellie, Casey — all of Nev. and Doyle, Kendra, Casandra, Damian, Cody, Alysa, Ryan and Jonathon — all of Salt Lake and Maryland. Numerous friends, family, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles also survive him.
He was a very friendly person. He was well liked by all who knew him and worked with him.
No services will be held at this time.
A celebration of his life will be held in Doyle on March 19, 2011 at the Senior Citizen building on the Doyle Loop.
“Bob” Robert Dawley passed away Jan. 14, 2011 in an elder’s care facility at Vacaville, Calif. He is survived by his brother Paul Dawley, sister Esther Murdock and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was born in San Jose, Calif. on Aug. 27, 1923. Bob joined the Air Force after high school and was part of the Air Sea Rescue Team in Alaska for two years. After the service he was employed at the Chico Army Airfield. He moved to Susanville in 1946 and worked for Williams Furniture as a carpet layer. When Williams Furniture closed, Bob became a favorite carpenter for the Susanville community.
Bob was very active with the children of the community, being an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 59 sponsored by the Elks. He was also very active in the American Legion and Sheriff’s Posse. Some of Bob’s favorite things were hunting with his favorite dogs and riding his horse.
Bob was a wonderful brother, uncle and a “darned good friend” and he will be missed by many.
Opal Dean Howard
Opal Dean Howard was born in Broken Arrow, Okla. and died on Feb. 3, 2011.
Opal is survived by her husband of 20 years, six children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She lived in Susanville for more than 20 years and was loved by all who knew her.
Opal worked with her husband at the Senior Nutrition Center for almost 10 years and retired at the age of 65.
Her faith in God gave those around her the love and strength that only those so rare can give.
As in life, her death was filled with the dignity and grace that makes us all wish and strive to be better human beings.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Longtime Anderson resident JD Leitaker passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the age of 79.
He was born July 15, 1931 in Susanville, Calif. He attended local schools and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He attended University of Pacific (UOP) on a full scholarship. During his years at the university he was a member of the football team. He graduated with a master’s degree in business and physical education.
JD was a veteran of the Korean War serving as a Corporal with the fifth Cavalry Division. He served 25 years in the Anderson School District as vice principal and superintendent.
His devotion to public service continued after his retirement to include county, regional and state positions. He served as a board member of Anderson/Cottonwood Irrigation District (A.C.I.D.). He was regional director for AARP and a senator in the California Senior Legislature.
His avocations included the Redding Rodeo Association, Redding Sheriff’s Posse Search and Rescue Equestrian Drill Team and Anderson VFW, Post #9650.
JD leaves his wife of 55 years, Janice Rae; two daughters, Lori Jacobs, of Clemmons, N.C., and Nola Wilson, of Sumner, Wash.; four grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Harp, of Hughson, Calif.; brother, O.C. Leitaker, of Lake Almanor, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing was held at Waltons Mortuary on Friday, Feb. 11.
Graveside services were held at Diamond Crest Cemetery, Susanville on Feb. 12, 2011.
Thomas Eagle, 81, of Milford, Calif. died Feb. 10, 2011 at Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif. He was born July 12, 1929 in Temple City, Calif.
Thomas is survived by his brother Donald and wife Virginia Eagle, of Standish, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are pending at this time.
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