Charles “Chuck” Coye
Nina Marguerite Pilcher
Charles “Chuck” Coye
Chuck was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 14, 1926 and passed away Sept. 20, 2013 at the Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. He leaves his wife, companion and best friend for 52 years, Jean; his sister, Marilyn; and three children, Dan (Debby), Georgia and Richard (Terry). A son, Jim, preceded him in death. He has five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was also dad to Jean’s children, Lee Anne (Otis), Sandy (Michelle), Megan (Jeff), Amy (Bruce) and their 11 children.
Chuck was a WWII veteran and served in the South Pacific. He was an electrical contractor for 58 years. When he got bored, which was often, he delved into other ventures including Elsinor Raceway in Elsinor, Calif. He and his friend built and operated the track for several years. Then he bought a motel in Quincy, then a motel in Indio, Calif. and finally settled on a tow service and garage in Doyle when he lived with Jean for 31 years.
He raced flat track motorcycles through the 1950s and went to off-road cars in the 1960s. He was a champion in both venues. He counted among his friends and competitors, Steve McQueen, James Garner and Bob Bondurant. He raced experimental cars for Hickey Enterprises in Ventura, Calif.
Chuck and Jean traveled the world together. He had to leave her behind when he went to work in Saudi Arabia, but missed his family and came home within a year. When they wanted him back, he said, “No thanks. If I can’t bring Jean, I’m staying home!”
He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association and VFW. He was also a member of the BPOE in Susanville for 39 years, Building Contractors Association, International Desert Racing Association, National Off-Road Racing Association, the I.B.E.W. and American Legion.
Chuck was larger than life and will be missed by his large, extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Susanville Elks Lodge at noon Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
Longtime Susanville resident Jacqueline (Jackie) Ithurburn passed away Oct. 9, 2013 at Manor West Skilled Nursing Facility in Sparks, Nev. Her last days on the earth were spent with her family by her side.
Jackie was born March 22, 1935 to George and Margaret (Corvello) Campidonica in Merced, Calif. She attended local schools and graduated from Merced High School. She went on to attend Hartnell College and San Jose State University. While attending San Jose State, she met the love of her life, Peter (Pete) Ithurburn, who was attending nearby Santa Clara University. They were married July 13, 1957 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merced. Jackie then moved to Susanville where she and Pete made their home.
Jackie worked as a librarian at Diamond View School for several years in the 1970s. She devoted her life to her husband, children and eventually to her grandchildren.
She was a past member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Caring and Sharing Group, past member of the Susanville Euskaldunak Basque Club and a devout member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Ithurburn, brother, Robert Campidonica, and parents, George and Margaret Campidonica.
Jackie is survived by her daughters, Margaret (Bob) Pieper, of Susanville, and Catherine Ithurburn, of Sacramento; sons, Stephen Ithurburn, of Yuba City, Christopher (Kathy) Ithurburn, of Sacramento, and Phillip Ithurburn, of Susanville. Jackie’s grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel, Matthew, Jacob, Amy, Samuel, Micheal, Stephanie, Paul, Andrew, Makayla and great-grandchild, Liam, will miss her kind blue eyes. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jackie’s memory to Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake, 2555 49th St., Sacramento, CA 95817. A memorial service will be held Dec. 23, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Susanville.
Nina Marguerite Pilcher
Nina Marguerite Pilcher, 94, of Kanab, Utah, passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at Hurricane Health and Rehabilitation.
Nina was born March 14, 1919 in Guerneville, Calif. to William and Eva Baker.
Nina worked and raised her family in the Susanville, Calif. area where later her grandchildren made many wonderful memories for her. She worked many years for social services as a personal care aide and homemaker, where she flourished at helping others.
Nina also has a street named after her just at the north end of Hall Street where she spent the majority of her life.
Nina moved to Kanab in 2006 with her daughter. She could often be seen enjoying a cup of coffee at Laid Back Larry’s, owned by two of her granddaughters.
Nina loved gardening and her farm animals, and had a strong devotion to her faith.
She is survived by her three children, Harlan, Lottie and James; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
A service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Diamond Crest Cemetery in Johnstonville, Calif.
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