Anthony Mikel-Libaat Edeyaoch
Jennie M. Hernandez
Paul Allen Kopp Sr.
Ewald Emil Zeissler
Lyman Johnson Manley
Anthony Mikel-Libaat Edeyaoch
Anthony Mikel-Libaat Edeyaoch, lovingly known as “Onio” earned his wings on March 18, 2011 at UC Davis Medical Center. He was surrounded by his parents and older brother. Anthony led a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to Frank and Jamie Edeyaoch on Dec. 19, 2007 at Banner Lassen Medical Center. He is survived by sisters Michaela and Taylor; brother Zachary; and numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. As the baby of the family he was very much loved.
Diagnosed with the most aggressive form of Rhabdomyosarcoma at 3 months old, he began a long journey of treatments and surgeries. He always remained a happy child and his smile never faltered. This often amazed his doctors at how well he recovered from long bouts of chemo and radiation.
Anthony loved balls of all kinds. He was particularly fond of baseballs and enjoyed watching MLB games with his dad. He had a favorite Oakland A’s hat and always wore it. His favorite movie was the Disney classic “Cars.” In December 2010 he was granted his wish through the Make-A-Wish foundation, where he and his family were able to celebrate his third birthday in Disneyland. There he had a personal meeting with Mickey Mouse and characters. He also got to meet a life-size “Lightning McQueen” along with another favorite “Mater.”
Anthony loved telling and laughing at Knock-Knock jokes. He was a constant joy.
Services for Anthony were held at First Southern Baptist Church on March 26, 2011. Leading the beautiful service to a packed church was Pastor Jacob Ngirablosech.
Anthony will be missed terribly, however we feel incredibly blessed to have had him. We take comfort in knowing he is in heaven.
Jennie M. Hernandez
Jennie M. Hernandez, born June 23, 1921, entered into eternal rest on April 4, 2011. She is survived by her devoted children: Alice Allison, Jesse Hernandez and Eleanor Helfer; and four loving granddaughters.
Born of humble Mexican immigrant laborers, Jennie (conceived as a twin) was one of seven surviving children. Due to the high stillbirth rate of the times, there were 13 siblings, including her twin who did not survive.
Jennie had a profound spirituality. At the age of 9 she was pronounced dead, yet she awoke, amazing the doctor and everyone else. She talked about being on a long journey toward heaven. Along the way came a bearded man dressed in a white robe who asked her where she was going, then he instructed her to turn around, go back, as it was not her time yet.
Those who know Jennie, agree her dominant characteristics were rock solid Catholic faith, humor and loyalty. Her life was marked by hard work and financial struggle, yet she was never unhappy or unfulfilled. Her advice to us was, “Trust God and never give up.” She had an entrepreneurial spirit, and always looked for the positive.
Arriving in Susanville 23 years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she quickly took to small town life. She loved Sacred Heart Parish where she volunteered to clean the church; provide food for pot-lucks; dress as a witch for the haunted house; and always ensured fresh flowers and candles were honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. She lived a life of service, through caring for her parents and devotion to her three children and grandchildren.
Jennie’s ability to deeply connect with her family and friends created a special, unforgettable bond of love with each of us.
Jennie’s life is an example to us all that, regardless of social, economic or educational limitations, through love and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ, one can have an amazing and fulfilled life. Those of us who are special enough to have been touched by her are forever grateful and look forward to joining her.
Westwood resident Orlene Hertzig passed peacefully, with her family at her side Sunday evening, March 20, 2011 at her son’s residence in Seal Beach, Calif. at the age of 92.
Born in Clementsville, Idaho on Nov. 1, 1918 to the late Ortez and Letha (Ard) Byrne, she was raised and educated in Rexburg, Idaho.
On Aug. 19, 1935 she married her life partner the late Maurice Hertzig in Rexburg, to this union two sons were born. In 1939 the newlyweds relocated to the Northeastern California lumber community of Westwood where she has resided ever since.
A member of the Clear Creek Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Orlene as she preferred to be called, was an avid outdoors person. A talented skier on both snow and water she was a member of the national Ski Patrol as well as the Coppervale Ski Club and took pride in the fact that she skied the Matterhorn in Europe. Orlene was the first woman water skier to take to the waters of Lake Almanor and she will be fondly remembered by many as the lady on the disk sitting in a chair as she was towed behind a boat. A talented seamstress she enjoyed all types of needlework as well as the art of quilting while also enjoying baking for family and friends. Because her husband was the longtime Westwood Fire Chief, she performed many duties along side of him including driving the ambulance and sounding the alarm for the volunteers; although one of the happiest days of her life was being able to move out of the Fire Hall into her own home where she loved to work in her yard and garden.
In passing Orlene leaves her sons Seth and his wife Loretta, of Rancho Cordova, Calif. and Robert and his wife Frances, of Seal Beach; along with the precious jewels of her later life, her nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She joins her husband Maurice along with three sisters in their eternal home.
A time of visitation and viewing will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21 to service time with a celebration of her life to commence at 1 p.m. at the clear Creek Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow alongside her late husband in the Westwood Cemetery.
An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. Any remembrances in Orlene’s memory can be made to either the Relief Society of the Clear Creek Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Westwood Museum c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory: P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.
Paul Allen Kopp Sr.
Paul Allen Kopp Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Reno, Nev. due to complications related to cancer. He was on home hospice and surrounded by his loving family at his time death.
Paul was born on Jan. 6, 1949, in New Albany, Ind. He was the late son of William Louis Kopp and Laverne Thersa Kopp. He was a retired MP in the United States Marine Corps, a Peace Officer at the California Department of Corrections and member of the Grayson County American Legion.
He is survived by his son, Paul (Allen) Kopp Jr.; daughter-in-law Caitlain; granddaughter Inara, of Long Island, NY; daughter Angela Freeman; son-in-law Darrin Freeman; grandchildren Dustin Whitlock, Chelsea Freeman, Trinity Freeman, Justyn Freeman, of Reno, Nev.; sister Barbara, of Clarkson, Ind.; sister-in-law Carol Kopp, of Clarkson, Ky.; three nieces Lisa, Caron, Lana and one nephew Larry Jr. other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Kopp Sr.
Funeral Services will take place at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011 in Fernley, Nev. at 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV. 89408.
The family is asking that all donations be made at The Lassen County Federal Credit Union located at 2605 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA. 96130, phone 257-7736.
Georgette Stovall passed away peacefully at her home in Susanville, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and many friends at her passing. She was 11 days short of her 90th birthday.
Georgette was born on April 17, 1921 in Traver, Calif. to Henry and Sarah Miles. She was the youngest of 13 children, and the last surviving sibling. She grew up in the Watsonville area where her parents had a dairy farm. She attended local schools there with her brothers and sisters. After graduating high school, she attended junior college.
Georgette met Raymond Stovall and they were married June 7, 1939; a marriage that lasted 67 years until Raymond’s death in 2006. From this union came four sons.
During the war while Raymond was serving, Georgette worked in a Standard Station pumping gas and changing oil. There wasn’t much she couldn’t do when she put her mind to it. Later after the war she went to school to become an insurance underwriter working for many firms in San Francisco; a prestigious job she loved and retired from after 38 years. Ray and Georgette bought a ranch in Willow Creek Valley in 1973. This is where she retired to. She also cooked for the Eagle Lake Youth camp for many years.
She enjoyed playing golf with her many friends on Wednesdays at Diamond Mountain Golf Course, where she was one of the youngest among the 9 Hole Girls. In her last years she enjoyed playing Bunko and Bingo with her friends at Eskaton Senior apartments. Georgette was all about family. Her family always came first with her. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She had and infectious laugh and smile.
Georgette is survived by four sons, Raymond K., of Fort Bragg, Calif., Richard (Connie), of Susanville, Bradley, of Chico, Calif. and Brian (Susan), of San Jose, Calif; five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Diamond Crest Cemetery. A luncheon and celebration of her life will be held at the home of Richard and Connie Stovall immediately following the services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Honey Lake Hospice in Georgette’s memory.
Ewald Emil Zeissler
Ewald Emil Zeissler, "Dutch," 95, was born on May 18, 1915 in North Dakota. Ewald was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
He resided in Susanville, Calif. for the past 13 years. Ewald will be remembered for being a loving husband, and a wonderful grandfather. He played the trumpet for more than 85 years of his life and loved to play at church. He served in WWII as a Merchant Marine. Ewald will be remembered most for his love of the Lord. Ewald enjoyed hunting, fishing and diving for abalone. Ewald was a retired welder.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Zeissler; his daughter Judith Ann Zeissler; and son Gerald George Zeissler.
He is survived by his grandchildren Tiffany Mitchell, Sean McNamee, Eric Zeissler and Tammy Reams. Ewald had 11 great-grandchildren.
Lyman Johnson Manley
Lyman Johnson Manley died in his home in Yucaipa, Calif. on March 17, 2011. He was born on March 9, 1943 in Lexington, Tenn. .
He was a Vietnam-era Air Force veteran. He lived in Susanville, Calif. where he owned and operated Manley's Appliance.
He was preceded in death by his step-son Charles Smith.
He was survived by his wife of 32 years Janice Manley; daughter Patsy Smart; stepdaughter Laurie Graf; son John Manley; stepson Daniel Smith and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Riverside Veterans Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 with a celebration of his life to follow at Northview
Mobile Park in Yucaipa.
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