Obituaries for the week of 2/7/2013

Ina Deloris Gray

Ruth Louise Egbert

Philip Lloyd Walling

Darryl Leonard (Smitty) Smith

Helen Nadine Pence

Gladys Christine Knight


  Ina Delores Gray passed peacefully in Red Bluff, Jan. 1, 2013.

  Ina was born in Arlington, Ore., Jan. 8, 1916, to John Henry Leghorn and Florence Isabel Irvine. Ina was a longtime resident of Chester and in her later years was a snowbird, spending her winters in Red Bluff and the remainder of the year in Chester.

  In Ina’s lifetime she was very active in PTA, Girl Scouts, Eastern Star (past Worthy Matron) and P.E.O. Ina did exquisite handwork, making many beautifully knit and crocheted dresses, coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and dolls for her family and friends. Ina also crocheted afghans that she donated to her numerous charities.

  Preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Gray and her sister Lorene McClaskey and survived by her daughters Susie (Lou) Capifoni and Sally Gray; her grandchildren Betsy (Kurt) Van Hees and Scott (Michelle) Capifoni and her great-grandchildren Jack, Sam and Bridget Capifoni. Ina was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those whose life she touched.

  Services are being planned for the spring or early summer of 2013. Private interment will take place in the Chester District Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


  Ruth Louise Egbert died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Tahoe Forest Hospital, Truckee, at the age of 98.

  Ruth was born to her parents, William Wallace Bell and Marie Louise Preamoux Bell, on Nov. 8, 1914, in La Porte. She grew up in Quincy, with two brothers, Raymond and George, and three sisters, Annie, Leda and Helen. They all preceded her in death.

  Ruth is survived by one son, Vic Egbert; five grandchildren, Vicky Coleman, Clint and Mike Egbert, David Anderson and Shari Cook; five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Chris Egbert, and her daughter, Betty Louise Alexander.

  Ruth and Chris moved to Sierra Valley in 1960 where she enjoyed riding her horses and helping local ranchers with their cattle work.

  Ruth was quite an accomplished seamstress, making all her daughter’s school clothes and even making her niece’s wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses.

  A “celebration of life” service will be held in Quincy in the spring.


  Philip Lloyd Walling passed from this life tragically from injuries received in a fall on the ice January 14, 2013, at his residence in Greenville. He was 81 years old.

  Born in Pasadena to the late Illinois natives Lloyd and Thusnelda (Berge) Walling, he was raised and educated in Pasadena where he graduated from high school. Shortly following his high school graduation Philip joined the U.S. Navy and served on a supply ship out of Japan and South Korea. Following his retirement he joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary and remained a member for two years.

  Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Southern California where he attended both USC and UCLA at the same time to receive his bachelors degree from UCLA and a masters from USC. He was a member of Delta Sigma Rho fraternity. Philip retired from the City of San Diego where he was a city planner for some 40 years and was a member of the local chapter of the Building Inspectors Association.

  His love of his family brought him to Greenville from San Diego eight years ago. He could be found attending all of his grandsons Colton and Westin’s school functions and sporting events. Here he became active with the Quincy Lions Club. Philip enjoyed sailing, the game of golf and jogging in his younger years, riding his Harley Davidson and as a sports car enthusiast was proud of his Jaguar. He enjoyed relaxing watching FOX news along with a good glass of wine or a shot of whiskey.

  In passing Philip leaves his daughters Anna and her husband Jesse Lawson, of Greenville, Lisa and her husband Steven Fields, of Grants Pass, Ore.; the pride of his later life, his grandchildren Colton and Westin Lawson, Christopher Fields, Gage Harrison and Jordan Stevens; along with his brother Roderick of Chula Vista.

  Along with his parents, he joins his daughter Kirsten Harrison in their eternal home.

  A celebration of Philip’s life is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Grange Hall in Taylorsville.

  An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


  Darryl Leonard (Smitty) Smith, of Portola, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola.

  He was born in Lidgerwood, N.D., May 2, 1939, to Leonard W. Smith and Elfrieda M. Smith.

  Darryl was an excellent student. He attended Logan Chiropractic School in St. Louis, Mo., and completed his studies at Cleveland Chiropractic School in Los Angeles. He served his country proudly by spending four years in the Army.

  Darryl loved the outdoors and was most happy with a fishing pole in his hand. He loved to “shoot the breeze” with anyone that would slow down enough to chat with him.

  Darryl is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Evelyn Smith; his children Tracy Ross, Warren Smith, Darrell Smith and his wife MaryAnn and Shawna Stinson and her husband Michael; grandchildren Anthony Clinkscales, Sara Baron and husband Jeff, Kristan Ross, Ian Smith, Sabrina Smith, Ryan Smith, Kyle Smith, Sophia Stinson and twins Sean and Joseph Stinson; and great-grandchild Madison Smith. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn Schuschke.

  A private service will be held in the spring at Lake Davis, as per Darryl’s wishes.


  Born May 16, 1932, in San Louis Obispo to Herschel Don and Laura Louise Pence, Nadine Pence passed from this life Jan. 30, 2013, at the age of 80.

  Nadine was stricken with polio at the age of 7 years and spent the rest of her life in a wheel chair.

  Nadine’s early years were spent at the Shriner Hospital in San Francisco.

  Nadine’s father and mother moved to Plumas County in 1942 and — wanting Nadine to finish high school in a public school — they enrolled her in Quincy Junior Senior High where she graduated with the class of 1951.

  After high school, Nadine worked for the Forest Service, and Dr. Mansell in Quincy as a bookkeeper.

  Nadine later attended San Jose State University where she earned a degree in education. Nadine taught school at the Chandler Trip School for the Handicapped in San Jose until her retirement.

  Nadine has resided in Oakdale since her retirement.

  Nadine is survived by her brother Chesley Pence Sr.; his wife Sam; niece Laura Leiss and her husband Wayne; nephews Chesley Pence Jr. and his wife Sharon; Jay Pence and his wife Susan, all of Quincy; and niece Teresa Mansell and her husband Tom, of Poulsbo, Wash.

  Private graveside services will be held in Oakdale.


  Longtime Greenville resident Gladys Christine Knight peacefully passed from this life Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2013 at Country Villa-Quincy. Her dear niece was at her side.

  Born Jan. 22, 1926, in Westville, Okla., to the late Sam Sr. and Myrtle (Rains) Doyle, she was raised and educated in Oklahoma before moving to Greenville with her family at age 18. Over the years, Gladys has been employed at the former family-owned Dew Drop Inn, the former Coachhouse Restaurant and at the pre-school located in Crescent Mills.

  On Jan. 25, 1967, in a ceremony in Reno, Nev., Gladys married Andrew Knight. She lost Andy in December of 1992.

  Gladys had been a longtime member of the Greenville Southern Baptist Church and was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed the art of crocheting and embroidery. She found relaxation in reading.

  In passing Gladys leaves her brother Sam Doyle Jr., of Buffalo, Wyo.; along with numerous nieces and nephews, including her longtime caregiver, her niece Barbara Doyle of Greenville.

  Along with her late husband Andrew, Gladys joins her sisters Violet Doyle and Hazel Hindman and brother Lee Doyle in their eternal home.

  A celebration of Gladys’s life is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church. Interment will take place in the Greenville District Cemetery.

  An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

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