Life Tributes for the week of 2/25/20

Jack Jacobs

A Life Well Lived

Jack Arthur Jacobs passed away peacefully after a brief illness Feb. 8, 2020, surrounded by family and close friends. He was born in Oakland, California on Aug. 29, 1934. He attended Emeryville High, and after high school joined the Air Force and served in Korea.

After returning from the military, he married his high school sweetheart, Janet Graham and they later had two children, John and Laura. They moved to Southern California where he drove bread trucks for several bakeries and also worked as a realtor.

Later, moving back to Northern California, he again returned to driving bread trucks for most of his career and finally worked in property management from which he retired.

After losing his first wife, Jack married Pat Purcell and later divorced.

When he retired from property management, he moved to Susanville, California where he again started working, first as an associate at Walmart in the sporting goods department. He later went to work at the Juvenile Detention Facility as a juvenile detention officer. He had to leave there due to health issues and began working at Lassen Family Services in the Women’s Shelter, where he worked until Jan. 10, 2020. During this time, he met the love of his life, Wendy Wentworth. They were married on May 28, 2011 and were happily married until his passing.

Jack was always focused on helping people and served as a child advocate in Concord, California and also worked the Suicide Hotline. He enjoyed his time at the Lassen Juvenile Hall helping troubled youth. He also served as a peer counselor at Lassen Family Services and served on the Lassen County Grand Jury. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Shriner’s, serving as a parade clown. He loved to hunt and fish and taught hunter safety with his son, John. He went fishing whenever possible with his wife, Wendy.

He leaves behind wife, Wendy Jacobs; her son, Jon and daughter-in-law, Andrea Wentworth; grandchildren, Andrew and Alyson; his son, John Jacobs and daughter-in-law, Barbara; grandchildren, Lisa (Pickens) and Nicole (Reyes); great-grandchildren, Alexis and Rylan Pickens, and little Jack Reyes; daughter, Laura and Sean Farwell; grandchildren, Forrest and Frankie; great-grandchildren, Tucker, Preslee, Adam, Rachel, and Colleen; step-daughter, Cady Schroeder; grand-daughters, Jessica and Rachael; and countless others whom he considered to be family.

Most recently Jack was honored in receiving the first Jack Jacobs Award for his compassion, dedication, and humor from Lassen Family Services.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 1 p.m. April 11, 2020 at the Masonic Hall at 84 Lassen Street in Susanville, California.

Donations in Jack’s name can be sent to Lassen Family Services, 1306 Riverside Drive, Susanville CA 96130.


Raymond Wilson Mallery Jr.


Raymond Wilson Mallery Jr. was born to Raymond and Anglea (Leonesio) Mallery on Dec. 3, 1939 in Santa Cruz, California. He passed away in his home in Sparks, Nevada on Feb. 10, 2020. His family moved to Johnstonville and then moved to the ranch in Susanville where he raised a family and farmed until 2015. He graduated from Lassen High School in 1958. In 1963 he married Josie Landa.

Raymond began farming at a young age and truly loved being a dirt farmer. Raymond is well known and respected for his hard work ethic in the farming community. He loved hosting family deep-pit BBQs, weddings, the Rotary Cattleman’s Barbeque, and general get-togethers at his ranch. He farmed until 1983 when he retired from farming and went to work for the Lassen County School District Transportation Department. He became a maintenance custodian for Johnstonville Elementary School and the Lassen County Superintendent’s office. He was proud to bring his farming skills to these positions and was ever grateful for the friendships he made in these roles.

In 2015 Ray and his wife, Josie moved to Morning Star Senior Living Community in Sparks, Nevada. While in Sparks he continued his love of farming by planting an annual vegetable garden and flower garden. He supplied many fresh vegetables to the dining hall at Morning Star. He loved helping his grandchildren plant their first gardens and maintain their fruit trees.

Ray enjoyed returning to Susanville to visit family and friends and always made a point to see his great-grandchildren on a regular basis.

Ray is survived by three daughters, Monica (Mallery) Wilmoth and son-in-law, Guy Wilmoth, Michelle (Mallery) Miller and Stephanie Mallery; six grandchildren, Travis Wilmoth and his wife, Heather, Tanner Wilmoth and his wife, Libby, Morgan Miller, Sarah Miller, Jessica (Mallery) Baamonde and her husband, Nick, and Daniel Mallery; five great-grandchildren, Tynlee Baamonde, Oliver Baamonde, Mila Jo Baamonde, Rae Wilmoth and Parker Wilmoth.

Preceding Ray in death are his wife, Josie Mallery; his parents, Raymond and Angela; brother, Pat Mallery; granddaughter, Macie Miller; and son-in-law, Rich Miller.

A Rosary will be held at Walton’s in Susanville at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2. Internment at Lassen Cemetery followed by a friends and family gathering at Monsignor Hall. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Urban Roots Farm School, 100 Vine Street, Reno, NV 89503.