It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pearl “Lee” Leuna Bill. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She passed away on Jan. 25, 2018 after a brief illness, with her family by her side. Lee was 84. She was born to James Noah and Lucy Allen (Stout) in Chester, Arkansas on April 21, 1933.
Lee moved with her family to Lassen County at the age of 12. She graduated from Lassen Union High School in 1952. She then met and married her husband, Stanley Bill, in 1954 after he returned from World War II. Stanley and Lee would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in June.
Lee was a homemaker and worked as part of the family cattle ranch, the Bill Brothers Ranch, in Standish, California. This included cooking for the very large family, numerous ranch hands and hay crews. Cooking was one of her greatest passions, and she always remembered this time fondly to her family. She loved her life in the country, which inspired her artwork, including drawing and painting. She was also an avid reader and would discuss books at length when given the opportunity. Stanley and Lee in their early years enjoyed attending area dances, sometimes traveling as far as Termo and Likely with friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Lucy; brothers, Burl and Dale Allen; and sisters, Dorothy Boster, Jessie Cole and Margaret Ann Johnson.
Lee is survived by her husband, Stanley Bill, of Susanville; her daughter, Patricia Plummer, of Westwood; and granddaughters, Jennifer Browne, of Reno, and Michelle Campbell, of Chester.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services held, but as she was an animal lover, the family requests that you support the Lassen County Animal Shelter, as she did. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to LCAS Trust Fund, 707 Nevada St., Suite 4, Susanville, CA 96130.
Dixie Lee Pimentel
Dixie Lee Pimentel was born Jan. 18, 1937 in Venice California. Her parents, Dudley and Trelma Moss, moved to a ranch near Janesville during her childhood and lived there for several years. Her parents then relocated out of the area.
Dixie became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1956 and remained faithful for 62 years. She raised a family and subsequently relocated back to Susanville in 1981 where she has lived for the past 36 years. Dixie was a loving and devoted member of the local congregation of Jehovahs‘s Witnesses, parent and grandparent.
She died peacefully in her sleep Jan. 18, 2018 at 81 years of age. She was preceded in death by siblings Buck Moss and Daniel Moss.
She has one surviving sibling, Duke Moss. She will be deeply missed by her sons Timothy Talbott, Michael Weber and daughter Candelaria Owens, 14 grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and too numerous to mention, family members.
There will be a memorial held for her Feb. 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 2404 Bunyan Road, Susanville, California. Reception to follow services at the Susanville Indian Rancheria Resource Center located at 735 Joaquin St.