Life Tributes for the week of 5/29/18

Pamela J. Trettin

Pamela J. Trettin passed away at her home in Fremont, California on May 23, 2018. She was born June 18, 1953 in Susanville, California to Clifford and Dennis Booth. Pam graduated from Lassen High School in 1971 and San Jose State University in 1976.

She is survived by her husband, of 43 years, Stephen Trettin; and their three sons, Michael (Nita) Trettin, Daniel Trettin, and Matthew (Katharine) Trettin, all of Fremont, California; sisters, Donna Sargent, of Susanville, California, and Sandra Hey, of Everette, Washington; brothers, Phillip Clark, of Potlatch, Idaho, and Rodger Clark, of Susanville, California. Pam departed this world with the knowledge that two grandchildren are due to be born in October.

Pam was blessed with a successful business career early in life, which she left behind to dedicate herself to her family and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pam lived her life in humble service to the Lord, witnessing Christ’s greatness and leading others to Him. She was uniquely kind, patient, forgiving, loving, optimistic and saw the best in everyone.

Although her presence in the lives of her family and friends is irreplaceable, all take comfort knowing that she has gone home to be with the Lord.

A service honoring Pam’s life in Christ will be held at 1:30 p.m. June 2, 2018 at Lighthouse Bible Fellowship, 280 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, California, 94536. A meal and fellowship will follow the service. All are welcome to attend.

Maudie Belle Faure

Maudie Belle Faure passed away peacefully at Oak River
Nursing Facility in Anderson, California on May 22, 2018.

Maudie was born in Susanville, California on March 4, 1925. She married Frank Joseph Faure on Sept. 14, 1940. They had 57-1/2 years together before Frank passed in 1998.

Maudie and Frank owned and operated various businesses in Susanville including Flying A Associates gas station, The Cedars restaurant, Frank’s Rambler and Nash Dealership, Frank’s Radiator and Glass Company and the Hill Creek Ranch.

They spent time following their son and his animals during the FFA show years between 1958 to 1963.

Maudie also worked at CP National (the forerunner of Lassen Municipal Utilities), Peggy Rose Clothing, Mode O Day and as a volunteer in the Banner Lassen Hospital gift shop.

Maudie was proud of her yard and her roses. She was also very crafty.
She sewed, did finish upholstery, knitted, crocheted and cooked fabulous meals for the family.

Maudie and Frank also enjoyed many years of Square Dancing with the local Center Wheelers.

Many family parties and celebrations were held in Maudie’s big yard.
These will be remembered by most of those she leaves behind: Her daughter, Paulyne Faure; son, Frank Faure Jr. and wife, Kareen; three grandchildren, Frank III (Holly), Michael (Tammy) and Kathy Steele; 10 great-grandchildren, Kylie, Chloe, Colton, Frank and Joseph Faure, Kathy Lee Fisher (Jake), Kathryn Surber, Jennifer Barnes (Steven), Ava Steele and Wesley Steele; plus one great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Fisher.
Maudie will be interred in the Lassen Cemetery.

There will be no funeral or memorable services.

Agnes Allison

Agnes Allison was born Jan. 2, 1915 in Lambert, Montana. She died March 27, 2018 in Sunnyvale, California aged 103 years, 2 months and 26 days.

She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Jones, her son, James C. Allison, eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman James Allison, and her son, Trenton Allison.

Allison’s mother died when Agnes was 1-year-old, and she was raised by her maternal grandparents. In 1918, at age 3, the family moved to Manton, California where she grew up and attended school. After graduating from Red Bluff High School, she worked for various families as a domestic laborer. In 1935, she met and married Jim Allison and had three children.

In 1942, when her husband became disabled, she took a job with the government at McClelland Air Base in Sacramento. She got a transfer to Herlong, and at the end of World War II the family moved to Susanville. All three children graduated from Lassen High School.

When Gloria had her first child, Agnes and Jim moved to Sunnyvale to be near them. There, she enrolled in Foothill Community College, and upon graduating she enrolled in San Jose State College while working full time at Whisman School District, and she graduated in 1967.

She got a job at Valley Medical Center in the accounting department and worked there until retirement in 1980. After retirement, she worked various part-time jobs and became an active volunteer at the St. Thomas Our Daily Bread lunch program, Mid- Peninsula Hospice and an adult literacy program.

Among her favorite activities were reading and gardening.

Sherry “Jane” Lynn Giacomelli

Sherry “Jane” Lynn Giacomelli born July 10, 1947 to Edward and Billy Jean Dwight in Roseburg, Oregon. Later, she was raised by Vivian Dwight. Sherry Jane went to a better place on May 18, 2018 in Bandon, Oregon while on a trip with family and friends. Sherry was a resident of Susanville for more than 20 years, although she lived many places and had many adventures. Every where she went she touched lives and made many smile. She was known as a caring wife, mother, grammy and friend.

Sherry Jane was a true hippie during San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury hippie movement. She sang with the up and comers, helped write many songs and performed when she got a chance.

She was a strong activist who participated in peace protests and embraced the life style of peace and love. Later in life, Sherry worked three jobs to go to college and still provide for her daughter.

Sherry graduated from Chico State University with a master’s degree in history and a teaching degree. She taught a combo class at Kings Christian School in Chico, California. Then moved back to Susanville as a substitute teacher for Lassen County schools. Students knew her as the “Hammonator” because she expected 100 percent from all her students.

Once retired, she enjoyed creating beautiful gardens of flowers, vegetables and herbs, and always hosting family dinners, and creating amazing dishes.

As an amazing cook she took on any challenge, including a different themed cake for every one of her grandchildren’s birthdays. A natural caregiver that watched grandkids every day and was the main caregiver for her mother in-law Mary Giacomelli, always doing for all those in need. When she got time for herself, she enjoyed senior day get away and ladies night at Pub quiz.

On Nov. 11, 2011 Sherry married the love of her life James “Jocko” Giacomelli.

She will be missed greatly by many friends and family. She is survived by her husband, James; siblings, Bruce Dwight, Reda Stroup, Robin Shrout, Rick Fielder, and Bob (Maria) Giacomelli; daughter, Laura Hammon; son in-law, Tim Persey; and grandchildren, Angel Hammon, Caylee Slama, Jaxon, and Jaelynn Persey; nieces and nephews, Ray Wagner, Malina Stoup, Molly Gregory, Cassie Jo Wilson, Misty Nichols, Jeremiah Ragsdale, Stephen and Scott Giacomelli, Ashley and Curtis Kinstle; and great-nephew Benjamin Kinstle.

Sherry Jane will be missed by more than just family, but to her they were all family. As we say goodbye, she would want us to remember to live on in love and happiness.

Services will be held in Oregon and Susanville, dates and times to be announced.