Obituaries for the week of 8/29/17

John Jones

Mr. John M. Jones, age 63, passed away at his home in Magalia, California, on Sunday, July 9, 2017, from a long battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 22, 1953 to Glen and Truma Jones in Eureka, California. He attended and graduated high school at Point Arena, California in 1971. After attending a junior college in Southern California, his desires turned to serving his country through the Navy in 1973. He lived in the San Diego, California area with his family until his service in the Navy ended in retirement as an officer in 1993.
He then moved to Magalia, California where he enjoyed the job of his dreams at Paradise High School as a teacher, coach and athletic director until retiring in 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Shawna M. Jones, of Magalia, California; mother and father, Glen and Truma Jones, of Janesville, California; his sister and brother, Brenda Anderson, of Hawthorne, Nevada, and David Jones, of Medford, Oregon; John’s son Scott Jones, of San Diego, California; five grandchildren; and two great granddaughters, along with countless friends and shipmates.
John was preceded in death by his beautiful sister, Sherry.
A Celebration of Life will be held for John at his parent’s home in Janesville, California, 715-325 Cook Road, from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 2.
Please come and honor our loved one and share in the wonderful life he enjoyed with so many.





Roy Cowley, Sr.
Born Dec. 11, 1928 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho to the late James and Kitty (Hall) Cowley, Lake Almanor resident Roy Leon Cowley, Sr. went on to join his beloved wife, Verla, at his eternal home the afternoon of Aug. 22, 2017 at the age of 88.
Roy spent his early years in Vernal, Utah where he attended school. In 1945, he moved west to gain employment with Fruit Growers Supply Company. Roy developed a friendship with a pretty lady who became his best friend, love of his life and fabulous dancing partner, Verla Mae Simon. On Roy’s birthday in 1948, he and Verla were united in matrimony in Reno, Nevada and to this blessed union four children were born. At the mill’s closure in 1956, he and his family moved to Burlingame, California where he worked for Burlingame Sash and Doors. He returned to Westwood in 1963 and went to work for the Collins Family at their lumber mill in Chester, retiring as a welder. He and Verla moved to their home at Lake Almanor in 1999.
First and foremost a loving and hardworking husband and father who was an excellent provider, Roy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an avid outdoorsman who found great enjoyment in hunting and was proud of the fact that he was able to harvest a trophy mule deer buck while hunting with his son just two years ago in Montana. He also competed in local bass tournaments with his son Randy throughout the years. A longtime member of the Westwood Rifle and Pistol Club, he enjoyed both target and sporting clay shooting. Roy enjoyed dancing with his late wife, Verla. Following her passing, Roy met his loving companion in his later years, Joanne Glendenning, who also enjoyed dancing with him. He served his community of Westwood as a volunteer fireman for many years, a member of the Chester Lake Almanor Elks Lodge where he served as a trustee and a longtime member of both the Lumber and Industrial Workers Union and the Carpenters Union.
In Roy’s passing he leaves his sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Jeanette Cowley, of Prineville, Oregon; Richard and Debby Cowley, of Columbia Falls, Montana; daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Si Bollinger, of Westwood, California; seven precious grandchildren, along with 16 much loved great grandchildren.
He joins in his eternal home his late wife Verla who passed from this life in 2006; son, Roy Jr.; two brothers and seven sisters.
A celebration of Roy’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 at the Clear Creek Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All are invited to a reception to immediately follow at the church. Interment will take place alongside his wife and son in the Westwood Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at

James Barnett

James C. Barnett
Jan. 16, 1943 to Aug. 14, 2017
Jim Barnett died peacefully at his home in Milford, California at the age of 74 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. He was born in 1943 in Torrance, California.
His childhood was spent in Herlong, Reno and Sacramento, where he married his first wife and where his daughter Jeanette was born. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1965 to work at United Airlines in various positions. He was very active in the Machinists Union (IAMAW) and appreciated the benefits and working conditions.
He earned his BA and masters degree in psychology from San Jose University while working at UAL, and became adjunct faculty at DeAnza Community College, teaching psychology in the evenings. Jim retired from UAL in 1998 and returned to Lassen County in 2000, and immediately became adjunct faculty at Lassen Community College, again teaching psychology. He enjoyed teaching his students very much. He also enjoyed playing Texas Hold-Em tournaments and slot machines, and making furniture in his “shop” at his home in Milford.
Jim married his beloved spouse Judy and they had 32 wonderful years together in La Honda in the Santa Cruz Mountains and in Lassen County.
He is survived by his beloved spouse, Judy Macho Barnett; daughter, Jeanette Kjosa (David); grandchildren, Dan and Nicole, of Tampa, Florida; and is related to many families in Lassen County, including the Wiles, Sineriuses, Joys and Bayleses. He joked about sitting in Walker’s Café and watching all the cousins drive by.
Jim requested no services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.