Life Tributes for the week of 6/4/19

Barbara Jean Jones

In loving memory of Barbara Jean Jones, Jan. 19, 1953 to April 23, 2019. God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be, So he closed His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.” You didn’t deserve what you went through, and so He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping so peacefully and free from pain, I could not wish you back to suffer that again.
Barbara lived in Chaplin, Kentucky with the love of her life, Danny Coulter, when she passed away April 23, 2019. Barbara had battled cancer since 2007 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Barbara is best known in town for working at Johnson’s Shoes. She truly enjoyed people and getting to know everyone who came into the store. Aside from working at Johnson’s Shoes she loved good food, quality friends, trying out the latest beauty regimens, binge watching QVC, traveling with Danny and spoiling her dog, Lily (pictured with Barbara above) and three grandchildren. Above all, Barbara was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord!

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Lindsey Gervasoni; and grandchildren, Taylor, Jaydin and Brynn Speers. Barbara was a wonderful mother and even better grandmother. We will miss her great sense of humor, she loved to laugh and make people laugh!






Clara Martin

News has reached Susanville that Clara Martin passed away a few weeks ago while she was living in Cascade, Idaho. At her request there will be no services.

Clara and her first husband Phil Garro and their young family arrived in Susanville in 1974 from La Puente, California.

They soon were active in the local Basque Club and Phil was busy selling real estate. The marriage ended in divorce.

Clara met and married Jim Martin. Jim who was an appraiser for Lassen County and active in the Susan River Fire Department where he served as fire chief.

They toured and followed Jim’s interest in racing cars for many seasons.

Clara and Jim Martin moved from our area in November 2003 to follow their passion for fishing and enjoying their retirement. Jim passed away suddenly, and Clara moved to Idaho to be closer to her children.

Clara loved the outdoors and making her home on Gold Run Road a showpiece in the community. She loved her critters that over the years consisted of deer, chickens, pigeons, the infamous goat named Charlie Brown, sheep, peacocks, and stray cats too numerous to count and of course her faithful dog “Macho.” A mutual friend said that if she believed in reincarnation, she would like to return as one of Clara’s critters!

Clara was the driving force that started a neighborhood Bunco group with friends that continues even to this day. At the first meeting she made name tags that showed the color and shape of our different vehicles as there was nothing that tied us together except that we were neighbors and passed each other on the road every day.

Clara worked in the cafeteria at Richmond School while her kids were attending school there, and as a saleslady at a local gift store in Uptown Susanville and for Millwood Florist where she enjoyed her love for the many plants and flowers. Clara always warned the new people to the area not to plant your petunias and roses before Mother’s Day as there was usually a late Lassen County cold snap that would freeze them, and you would have to replace them if you wanted color in your yard that year.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Gloria Bate and her husband Steve; son, Frank Garro, his wife Tamara; two granddaughters; one grandson; four great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Those who were privileged to know Clara have lost a dear friend. Hers was a life well lived.

May she rest in peace.


Steve Haas

Steve Haas, 71, of Chico, passed away Nov. 21, 2018 of natural causes. Raised in the small town of Westwood, California, he remained a country boy at heart all of his life. He served dutifully in the 15th Combat Engineer Battalion in the 9th Infantry Division in the Vietnam War, building bridges and infrastructure, and afterwards attended Chico State University.

He was a hardworking construction foreman for the majority of his career and spent most of his years in Petaluma and Redding, California.

He loved reading novels, watching car races and classic westerns, long drives, a good soak in a hot tub and his family.

He was as stubborn as he was loyal, and his dry and clever sense of humor was with him to the end. Despite declining health in recent years, he made great effort to be present in his children’s lives, and will be dearly missed.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Lois Haas. He is survived by his children, Emily (Ryan) Battaglia; Valerie (Adam) Reilly; Mark (Katie) Haas; his grandchildren, Erik Battaglia, Eloise and Sloane Reilly, Kenley and Cora Haas; his brothers, Kenneth and David Haas; and his former wife, Lorraine Haas.

There will be a private family ceremony in Lassen County in early June.



Alberta Jean Robison

Alberta Jean Robison passed away May 18, 2019. She was born in Milford, California March 26, 1928, one of eight children born to Maude A. and Elvy A. Banister.

She attended grade schools in Doyle, California and Bird Flat, California, and attended Lassen High School, graduating in 1945.

She was employed by various businesses in Susanville and met her husband Lester in 1946 when he returned from the military.

They married in 1947 and celebrated 57 years together. They were blessed with three sons, Larry, Gary and Terry.

Jean, as she was known, was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her parents; one son, Gary; and all of her brothers and sisters.

Surviving her are her son, Larry and this wife, Linda, of Washington; son, Terry, of Susanville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time. A private inurnment will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Johnstonville, California, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Lester.




Linda Caldwell

Linda Caldwell age 80, passed away in her home in Reno, Nevada, May 16, 2019. She was born in Lindsay, California Aug. 17, 1938 to Orda and Rita Norris.

Linda was married to Raymond Caldwell for 44 years, who passed away in 2008, and was the youngest of three siblings. She retired from Janesville School in 1997 as an administrative assistant, confidential secretary, and business manager. In addition, Linda served as a Janesville Unified School District board member from 1999-2006. After retirement, Linda enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family and dear friends. Linda loved camping, being outdoors and appreciated the many beautiful lakes in and around Lassen County.

She loved being by or on the water. Linda loved dogs and is survived by her latest faithful companion, Gracie, a beautiful yellow Labrador Retriever.

Linda is survived by her three grandchildren, Amanda, Shelby and Colby Rae; and two great- grandchildren, Linden and Asher. Linda is also survived by her sister, Leona Able, of Pismo Beach, California.

Preceding Linda in death was her mother, father and brother, Tom Norris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your consideration in donating to High Sierra Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 548, Portola, California, 96122. (530) 832-4727.

Highsierraanimalrescue. net in memory of Linda Caldwell.


Albert Ceaglio
Albert Ceaglio passed away March 6, 2019 and his wife, Ruth Ceaglio passed May 2, 2006.

They left behind their son, Anthony Ceaglio and his fiancée Jolane Swingle; his brother, Carl Ceaglio; and granddaughter, Chelsea Ceaglio. Dad had many nieces and nephews he loved very much.

A special thanks to nephew Nick and his wife Debbie for always being there when he needed anything. Also a special thanks to his nephew Bill Ceaglio for being at his bedside at the hospital so he didn’t feel alone before his passing. I also want to give a special thanks to his caregiver Annie O’Malley. Her devotion and loving care went beyond the call of duty.

Albert Ceaglio was a native of Westwood, worked in the sawmill and then later became a deputy sheriff in Westwood and then retired as a probation officer.

There will be gravesite services only at the Westwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. June 8, 2019. Following the services there will be a get together at the community center. Food and drinks will be served.


Dennis Daniel Scarbrough

In loving memory of Dennis Daniel Scarbrough, he was born to Bill and Janice Scarbrough in Fremont, California on March 31, 1960 and passed away in Susanville, California on May 26, 2019 at the age of 59.

Dennis is survived by his parents, Bill and Marilyn Scarbrough; brothers, David and Jimmy; sisters, Kathy and Patti; one niece; six nephews; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

When Dennis was growing up, he liked camping and going to the beach and spending time with friends playing the guitar. He liked all kinds of sports, such as off-road motorcycles, high school football, pro football, swimming, surfing, jet skiing, horseback riding and fishing. In junior high Dennis qualified to swim for the United States in Japan and took first place in the swimming competition.

Dennis was a full-time carpenter for 10 years and part time for five years until his health stated going down hill, and he could not work any more.