Life Tributes for the week of 1/8/19

Linda Marie Phillips

Linda Marie Phillips was born Oct. 7, 1939 in Susanville, California. She was the oldest of four children; Linda, Leanna, John, Donald, born to parents Faye and Thomas Garate.

Raised on the Garate cattle ranch in Ravendale, California, she was a lifelong resident of Lassen County until her death on Dec. 25, 2018.

Linda married Donald Phillips in 1959 and together they raised seven children; Steve, Jess, Dona, Donna, Corinna, Cassie and Serena. She was “Mammy” to multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don in 1990; and daughter, Corinna in 2009. After the death of her husband, Linda dedicated her spare time in life to volunteer work.

Her main focus was the Susanville District Library, where she volunteered for almost 25 years. Many other non-profits and organizations also benefited from her time and generosity, such as Lassen Land and Trails, RISE and Alliance For Smiles.

She also took a special interest in foster care and foster care adoption, as four of her own children were adopted.

Linda was kind, generous, resolute and calm. She was deeply, deeply loved by all who knew her, but especially by her family. She will forever be missed.

The Phillips’ family would also like to extend their appreciation for Mimi Rena and the local hospice program.

Their compassion and care is a great asset to this community and we are very grateful for the support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations please be made to the Lassen Library District in her name.


Raymond Frank Kaul

Raymond Frank Kaul, 86, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.

Raymond, aka Bud, was born June 13, 1932 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, to the late Raymond Roger Kaul and Pearl Marguerite Phaneuf.

He was the third of five children, Winnona and Joan, whom preceded him in death; survived by his brothers, Richard and Michael; father to Julie Ann Rea (Kaul), Shawn Michael Kaul, and Christopher Raymond Kaul; grandfather to nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Bud was a long time resident of California. After serving honorably in the Navy for three and a half years, he met Maureen Weimer, they then settled in Simi Valley, California to start a family, and were married for 21 years.

Later, he moved to Susanville, California, where he stayed for 29 years pursuing his passion of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, being particularly proud of his flowers and his green thumb.

Subsequently, moving back to Southern California to be closer to family.

Bud was a consummate, dependable, family man often visiting relatives all over the country including his brother Mike and his family in Germany.

He will be remembered fondly for his humor, warmth, friendship and love.

Services will be held at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 25 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, California.

The services will include military service honors. All family and friends are welcome to attend.


Anita June Langley

Anita June Langley passed away on Dec. 24, 2018, at her home in Susanville, California, with her family at her side.

She was born in Scotia, California, on Feb. 14, 1928.

Anita attended local schools and was a member of the Lassen High School class of 1945.

She worked in the box factory during the war.

Anita was an amazing homemaker for all of her married life. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and spending time with her family. One of her greatest joys was helping to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Bertha Lindquist; her sister, Marion Richardson; her brothers, Kenneth and Raymond Lindquist; and her husband of 64 years, Woodrow Langley.

She is survived by her son, Gary Langley (Susie), Susanville, California; daughter, Sheila McCullough (Ken), Susanville, California; grandsons, Kevin McCullough, Susanville, California, Scott McCullough, Susanville, California; granddaughters, Kristin, Sparks, Nevada, Rebecca, Susanville, California, Jennifer (David), Phoenix, Arizona; great-grandson Ryan, Sparks, Nevada; great granddaughters, McKenna, Acelyn, Emma Lee, Hallie, Susanville, California; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be scheduled in the spring.