Obituaries for the week of 11/7/2012

Joseph Bruce Schauer, 81

Fred Edward Littlefield Jr., 83

Roy Jon Stouky, 74


  Joseph Bruce Schauer, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Graeagle on Oct. 18, 2012.

  He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Nov. 12, 1930, to Joseph and Katherine.

  At a young age Joseph (Joe) displayed musical talent following in the footsteps of his father. Within a short time, Joe was quite an accomplished musician. He played the trombone in his high school jazz band and later toured the states with various “big band jazz” groups. He really enjoyed the camaraderie and traveling with his fellow talented musicians.

  At the age of 20 Joe joined the Coast Guard and was soon transferred to California, in Alameda, and spent many days in San Francisco where he met the love of his life and soon-to-be-wife Marcia.

  In 1961, the newlyweds moved to Sleepy Hollow in Marin County where they raised their three children and were deeply involved in their school, sports and community activities. During that time, Joe enjoyed a very successful career in the shipping business in which he traveled to many distant ports. Joe always had a humorous story to tell of the unique and colorful people he met along the way.

  In his spare time Joe enjoyed tennis, golf, spending time with his family and listening to big band jazz tunes. He was devoted to his family and loved being part of his grandchildren’s lives. He and his family from early on traveled to wonderful places that created fond memories for all, most notably camping in Yosemite and vacations at Lake Tahoe. Joe’s favorite destination — Maui, Hawaii — holds some of the best memories for the entire family. They enjoyed many vacations together on the island.

  Upon retirement, Joe and Marcia moved to Cool, which they enjoyed for 16 years before moving to Graeagle in 2010. Joe loved the summers in the mountains and being close to his family.

  In his passing Joe leaves his wife Marcia of 59 years; his children Brad Schauer (Melinda), of San Anselmo, Kim Romano (Gary), of Beckwourth, and Katie DeGunther (Rik), of Rescue; his grandchildren, Samantha and Emily Schauer, Joey Romano and Erik and Ally DeGunther; and his niece, Sandy Pope, of Santa Rosa.

  Joe will always be remembered for his sense of humor, love of a sunny day and his handsome singing voice.

  A celebration of life will be held at a future date. An opportunity to express condolences to the family is available at mannifuneralhome.com.


  Fred Edward Littlefield Jr. passed away Oct. 30, 2012, at Enloe Medical Center located in Chico.

  Born Jan. 29, 1929, in San Francisco, Fred was the only child of F.E. Littlefield Sr. and Elizabeth DeWall Littlefield. He attended San Francisco schools until age 16 when his father retired and the family relocated to Willits, where Fred went on to graduate from Willits High School as a member of the Class of 1947.

  Fred was employed in the lumber industry for 35 years working first for Willits Redwood Products and later retiring from Harwood Products.

  His passion for fly-fishing brought him and his wife to the northeastern California community of Lake Almanor West in 1987, where together they built their home and spent 25 wonderful years together. The Chester and the Lake Almanor area held a special place in his heart.

  Fred was a 62-year member of the Free and Accepted Masons of California. He was originally a member of the Willits Lodge No. 365, which was later combined with Ridgewood Lodge No. 146 located in Ukiah.

  Fred is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pat (Dunn) Littlefield, of Lake Almanor West; daughter, Patricia L. Littlefield, of Oakland; son, Alex F. Littlefield, of Janesville; granddaughter, Heather Littlefield, of Covina; and cousins Les DeWall, of Davis, and Kathleen Dunn, of Holmes Flat.

  Fred’s wish was not to have any formal services. The family will gather at a later time to celebrate his life. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuaary.com.

  In the time Fred resided here he developed a trust and true affection for Dr. Dana Ware, of Chester, and Dr. Peter Magnusson, of Chico. The family is forever indebted to them and their staffs for their loving and compassionate care of Fred. The family wishes also to thank the Lake Almanor West Fire Department volunteers, Seneca Healthcare District and Enloe Medical Center for their wonderful care.

  The family suggests any remembrances in Fred’s memory be made to the Lake Almanor West Fire Department or any other favorite charity of the donor’s choice.


  Roy Jon Stouky, 74, died Oct. 2, 2012, at his Jensen Beach residence. Jon was born April 25, 1938, to Roy Chester and Alma Stouky in El Cerrito.

  Jon is survived by his sons, Joseph and Kevin, and one granddaughter, all residing in Port Saint Lucie. Jon is also survived by Joseph and Kevin’s mother, Beverly Stouky, of Port Saint Lucie; his sister, Natalie Peters, of Temecula; and his former wife, Martha Wood Stouky, of Jamestown, N.C.

  A celebration of Jon’s life will take place at the graveside in the Cromberg District Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.    Donations in Jon’s name can be made to the N.S. Savannah Association, ns-savannah.org, or to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, hstc1.org.

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