Life Tributes for the week of 12/18/18

Joyce May Furtado

Joyce May Furtado (Hanley) passed away on Dec. 11, 2018. She was born July 9, 1939 in Portland, Oregon. Joyce moved with her family to Eureka, California, where she met her future husband, Frank. They married in 1958.

Joyce and Frank owned multiple businesses and lived throughout California, including Susanville. They moved back to Janesville in 1998 to retire and spend time close to family.

During their retirement, Joyce and Frank enjoyed traveling in their travel trailer, visiting with friends and family all over the United States and Mexico.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dale.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Shona; son, Darrin; grandchildren and multiple cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her family appreciates your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.







William Parker Bayles Jr.

Bill passed away on Nov. 29, 2018. He was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Pacific Grove, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Parker Bayles Sr. and Ada Lutheria Bayles, of Susanville, California. Bill was married to his loving wife Shirley Gay (Hixson) Bayles for 57 years.

Bill started his career achievements at an early age working for the California Division of Forestry in Susanville alongside his father William P. Bayles Sr. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the island of Okinawa, Japan where he was a Navy corpsman assigned to a U.S. marine unit. Upon Bill’s honorable discharge from the Navy, Bill began his career in law enforcement as a Lassen County deputy/coroner.

Bill then was hired to activate the new prison in Susanville at the California Correctional Center, where he was a Medical Technical Assistant (MTA) and later promoted to the position of Correctional Program Supervisor 1 (CPS 1).

Bill left corrections to achieve his life-long desire of becoming a California Highway Patrol officer, where he was promoted to the position of sergeant before his retirement.

Bill was proud of his career with the highway patrol as well as being a veteran of the United States Military. Bill worked numerous jobs after his retirement, including construction superintendent and Federal Housing Administration building inspector.

He greatly enjoyed his most recent job, working as the outdoor reporter for the KSUE/JDX radio station in Susanville. His passion for hunting, fishing and being an outdoorsman in Northeastern California was evident in his radio show.

Bill leaves behind his loving wife, Shirley Gay (Hixson) Bayles. Together, they raised three sons, William Parker Bayles III (Debbie), of Challis, Idaho, Gary Edwin Bayles (Kimberly), of Cottonwood, California, and Timothy Todd Bayles (Wendy), of Susanville, California.

Bill and Gay have eight grandchildren, Melissa Mondragon, Raina Casaurang, Megan Vitellaro, Timothy Bayles Jr., Tyler Bayles, Terin Bayles, Shelby Bayles and Jenna Bayles; and eight great-grandchildren, Adriana, Paige, and Kira Mondragon, Layla, Austin, and Aibee Casaurang, Hayden and Kennedy Vitellaro. Bill also has two sisters, Ada Cochrane, of Redding, California and Ann Narwold, of Elk Grove, California. His grandchildren will never forget his eagerness to tell them about the “good old days.”

Bill never tired of sitting in his rocking chair with his grandchildren asking him to tell a limitless amount of stories. Most of those stories involved his exciting or funny memories of his parents and sisters when he was a child, or memorable hunting stories.