Obituaries for the week of 6/26/18

­Walter “Irvin” Johnson

Born Aug. 10, 1946 in San Francisco, California to Walter Nelson Johnson and Barbara Beatrice Morris and was their sixth child in a family of seven children. Irvin passed away peacefully at his residence in Standish, surrounded by his immediate family, on June 3, 2018, at the age of 71, after finding out he had cancer in April 2018.

Irvin had moved to Herlong with his family, when he was 4 years old, then when he was 7 years old the family moved to Susanville.

At the age of 21, Irvin met and married the love of his life, Donna Lee Long, after dating only four months, on Dec. 16, 1967. In 1968, they welcomed their first child, Rachelle Lee Johnson and their second child in 1971, Irvin “DeWayne” Johnson. In 1978, they moved the family to Standish, California.

Irvin and Donna were happily married for 50 years in December 2017.

Irvin moved many homes around this area, with Mr. Music, he was a tree faller, then worked in the lumber mill on Johnstonville Road from 1970 until it was closed down, when he went to work at the Adin Hill Gold Mine, until medically retiring from a back injury. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing, car racing, motorcycling, camping and spending time with all of his friends and family.

Irvin is preceded in death by his father, Walter Nelson; mother, Barbara Beatrice; brothers, Eldon Ray and Frank Lee Johnson and sister Velma La Wanna Draper.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Johnson; daughter, Rachelle Yett, of Susanville; son, Irvin “DeWayne” Johnson, of Standish; two granddaughters, from his daughter Jessica Brasher, of Susanville and Trisha Daly, of Meridian, Idaho; also two grandsons, from his son, Dylan and Tyler, both of Westwood, California. In August 2017, he prayed for his oldest granddaughter and received twin great-grandsons, four days after his 71st birthday, Asher and Zayne Brasher, both of Susanville, California; mother-in-law, Joan Mildred Long, of Susanville, California; also surviving are brothers, Robert Johnson, of Susanville and Don (Terri) Johnson of Litchfield, California; sister Bonnie Olson, of Medford, Oregon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Irvin will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Community Church at 1400 Numa Road in Susanville, with a potluck to follow services, so bring a dish.


Beverley Wise Stokes

Beverley Wise Stokes, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Tahoe Pacific Hospital in Reno, Nevada after a short illness. Beverley was born Sept. 10, 1925 to Harry and Gladys Paplow in Oakland, California, and was a life-long resident of California.

She graduated from Oakland Tech High School at age 16. A year later, during the war, she worked for the U.S. Weather Bureau at the King City airport where she met her future husband, John Wise. In 1957, they, along with their two young daughters, Susan and Karen, moved to Susanville.

Beverley graduated from Chico State in 1968 and began her teaching career at Herlong High School where she taught English, French and math. She taught there for 1½ years before continuing her career at Lassen High, teaching biology, anatomy, physiology and math. For 10 of those years she served as chair of the math and science department.

After her retirement, she continued to work as a substitute teacher. She married Orval V. Stokes in November 200,1 and they continued to reside in Susanville until her death. She had a great appreciation for the outdoors. She loved to camp, hunt and fish.

She was a member of the Rebekah’s in Salinas, a Camp Fire Girls leader, and a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Monticola Club of Susanville. During her life, she was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, practiced Catholicism, and later joined the LDS church.

Beverley is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and grandson, Erik. She is survived by Orval; her daughters; grandchildren, Erin, Ian, Ross and Matt and five great-grandchildren.

She now rests with God. Her life will be celebrated by her beloved husband, family and friends at 2 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Senior Center, 1700 Sunkist Drive, Susanville. Light refreshments to follow.


Clyde Vernon Enloe
Clyde Vernon Enloe fell asleep in death on June 16, 2018, he was 93. He was born on Jan. 13, 1925.

He was preceded in death by his loving and much missed wife, Audrey Mae (Hewitt) Enloe; two brothers, Don and Porky; one sister, Emma; and his youngest daughter, Annette.

He is survived by one brother, Doug; two sons, Bud (Kay) and Jim; two daughters, Linda Miller (Mike), and Susie Langley (Gary). He had 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was loved, and will be missed by all. He lived a full life, drilling many water wells in different western states. He was an honest, hardworking, caring man, who set a wonderful example for his family, in his ability to forgive, as well as his showing concern for others, ahead of himself. A legacy he would be proud to have his family imitate.

He served in the Army in WWII in a tank in North Africa and Italy. He loved his children, family and animals, as well as playing a good game of pool. He was active in his yard doing various things in his shop and on his tractor, as often as he could; his mind never stopped working. He was an amazing man.

There will be a small gathering of friends and family at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at Diamond Crest Cemetery.