Life Tributes for the week of 6/19/18

Beth Bennett

Long-time Lassen County resident Beth Bennett passed away June 3, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 7, 1932, to Virgil and Alene Morris in Canyon, Texas. Beth grew up in the Panhandle of Texas, graduating from Paducah High School in 1949. She married her high school sweetheart on Oct. 1, 1950. They worked on the family farm and started their family, three children, Donna, Gary and Dwight, prior to moving to College Station, Texas.

Beth went to work at Texas A&M University in the Athletic Department to support the family while David attended college.

In 1969, the family relocated to Austin, Nevada to manage the Monitor Livestock Company. In 1970, they were elated to welcome their fourth child, Rebecca Beth. In 1973, they moved to Lassen County following a brief time in Walnut Creek, California.

Beth started in the real estate business in 1976 and after two years opened her own office becoming the broker/owner of Heard Realty. She spent the next 32 years in the industry and was well known for her success as a real estate broker.

Beth was very active in the community serving as a member and past president of the Lassen County Board of Realtors, member and past president of the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, director of the Lassen County Fair Parade for many years, member of the Lassen County CattleWomen’s Association, contributor to many Lassen County youth sports groups and served 28 years on the Susanville Planning Commission.

Beth was also in business with her good friends, Sue and Sue in A Touch of Class Catering for many years. Well known for her many delicious menu items.

Beth was a genuinely special lady who never met a stranger. She loved her friends, family and the community she called home.

Beth is survived by her four children, Donna Humphrey, Dwight Bennett and Becky Williams (Keith), all of Susanville and Gary Bennett (Beverly), of Forest, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Michele Bennett, David Bennett (Lauren), Lindsay Beth Bennett-Epps (John), of Virginia, Danielle Bennett (Paul), Diva Conoboy (Shane), Teryn Bennett, Wyatt Williams and Brianna Williams, of Susanville; and 10 great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Lillian, Bennett, Jaxsen, Mason, Juniper, Tysen, Jordan, Deshon and Dathan; and niece Lynne Morris, of Big Springs, Texas.

Services for Beth will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Community Church of Susanville, 1400 Numa Rd. The family ask that donations be made to the Northern California Cancer Advocates, P.O. Box 270938, Susanville, CA 96127 or Honey Lake Hospice P.O. 1166, Susanville, CA 96130, in her memory.


Millicent (Millie) Myrtie Lutchansky

Millicent (Millie) Myrtie Lutchansky, age 96, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 in Carmichael, California. She was born to Guy Monroe Arnett and Blossom Myrtie (Crooks) Arnett May 13, 1922 in the gold mining town of Hayden Hill, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Lutchansky, Sr., brother Lloyd Arnett; and sisters, Myrtle Butters and Betty Smith.

She is survived by sister, Lois Murillo, Susanville California; son, Leo Jr. (Llewellyn) Lutchansky, of Juneau, Alaska; and son, Jack (Suzanne) Lutchansky, Alameda, California; grandchildren, Nathan (Carson) Lutchansky, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Adam (Julia Herbert) Lutchansky, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cory Renee Lutchansky (Avery), Struthers, Winters, California, Cameron, Craig Lutchansky, Sonoma California; great-grandsons, Adrian and Parker Lutchansky, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews; and in-laws, who were close friends, Milton Lutchansky, and Marion Dietch.

Millie’s family settled into Susanville, California where she graduated from Lassen Union High School in 1941. A blind date with a U.S. Navy sailor in Alameda, California produced a marriage lasting almost 54 years. After Leo’s naval discharge, the family moved near Leo’s family in Detroit for nine years, then to the Sacramento area the remainder of their lives. Her sons benefited from their stay-at-home mom, active in their schools and sports activities. After family, Millie’s first love was reading, initially under the bed covers with a flashlight and later as a librarian for 20 years in the Sacramento County libraries.

Both in Michigan and California, Millie won a number of state fair blue ribbons for her baking prowess. Family and friends will sorely miss her annual holiday homemade cookie boxes. After Leo’s passing in 1998, Millie made many friends in the Sacramento Widowed Persons Association.

Undoubtedly, Millie’s spirit rests at Eagle Lake where she first rode in from Susanville on horseback with her mom and siblings. In the 1960s, her family constructed a cabin on the lake. For many decades thereafter, Millie and Leo enjoyed water skiing, hunting deer and fishing at their mountain haven.

No public service is planned. Millie would want everyone reading this obituary to donate, volunteer or pay their fines at their local library.

Friends are welcome to contact the family at L. Lutchansky, P.O. Box 33164, Juneau, Alaska 99803 or Jack Lutchansky, 2099 Grand St. Alameda, California, 94501.