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Obituaries for the week of 4/28/2010

Charles A. Tanner-Dorn, 74
Lawrence Quintino Gonsalves, 47
Nadine Fern Grayson, 71
Dolores L. “Mickey" Herbst , 81

    Charles A. Tanner-Dorn, 74, formerly of Hanford, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at his home in Clinton, Iowa, after battling a long illness.
    A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, April 30, at the First United Methodist Church, in Hanford at 505 N. Redington St., (559) 584-4075.
    Memorials may be made to Heart and Hands at the First United Methodist Church, 621 S. 3rd St., Clinton, Iowa, 52732.
    Online condolences may be left by visiting his obituary at snellzornig.com.

 

   Lawrence Quintino Gonsalves was called from us suddenly Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Renown Medical Center located in Reno, Nev., following complications from a congenital vascular anomaly. He was 47 years old.
    Larry was born Aug. 15, 1962, in Norwich, Conn., to Antonio and Fannie (Doughtrey) Gonsalves. He moved to Los Angeles, with his mother and brothers at the age of 3. He attended St. Cecelia's Catholic Elementary School where he graduated with an award for "Best Personality" in his class. At the age of 13, Larry and his mother moved to Santa Clara, where he completed his education at Santa Clara High School.
    After graduation, Larry enlisted in the Air Force but shortly received an honorable discharge due to medical reasons in 1981. In 1983, he signed up for the Job Corps and in 1984, was assigned to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. While passing through Quincy on the railroad in 1985, he met and fell in love with his wife, Debora Bevley. They shared their vows to each other Sept. 12, 1986.
    From 1988 to 1995, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service to provide for his family. In September 1995, he went to work for Ron and Steph Horton who are owners of Les Schwab Tires. Here is where he truly enjoyed working for the past 14 years and gained the affection and respect of all he served. He was thought of as the "Mr. Les Schwab" of Quincy.
    Larry had a passion for the outdoors where he would walk his dogs or drive for hours amongst it all. He was a diehard Oakland Raiders fan, while his wife followed the Denver Broncos, which really livened things up when the two teams played each other. We could go on and on with stories that made Larry such a special person to all and we are all so blessed to have been a part of his life.
    In passing Larry leaves behind his best friend, lover and wife of 25 years, Debora, of Quincy; his son, Robert Gonsalves, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, of Roseville; his daughter, Porcha Gonsalves-Miller, and son-in-law, Michael, of Quincy; two beautiful granddaughters, Quintina, 4, and Amiela, 2-years-old; Larry's mother, Fannie Gonsalves, his oldest brother Tony Gonsalves Jr. and sister-in-law, Michelle of Los Angeles, a brother Michael Gonsalves of Newark, Conn.; and sister in spirit/cousin, Bridget Simpson; along with a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nephews and dear friends who are just too many to name.
    Larry lived his life full of joy, happiness and love and he would want everyone he encountered to continue to share this with each other. As his favorite musical artist would say ..."Ja Rastifari."
    A celebration of Larry's life was held Friday, April 23, at the Tulsa Scott Pavilion at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
    The family suggests any remembrances in Larry's memory be made to either The Needy Children’s Fund of the Plumas County Sheriff's Department or the favorite charity of the donor’s choice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.


    Greenville resident Nadine Fern Grayson passed from this life peacefully at her residence with her family at her side, Monday afternoon, April 19, 2010, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
    Born June 20, 1938, in Susanville, to the late California natives Fenton and Edwina (French) Rice she was raised and educated in Susanville.
    Nadine moved from Fairfield, back to northeastern California in 1989 to settle in Greenville. A waitress for some 45 years, Nadine will be remembered locally for the professional service she provided at the Coachhouse Restaurant. While residing in Fairfield she had worked for a podiatrist, a dentist and as a CNA at Sunny Acres Convalescent Hospital.
    Nadine attended the Greenville Southern Baptist Church and was an elder with the Greenville Roundhouse Council, as well as a member of Beta Kapa Phi Sorority.
    As her children were growing up she served as a den mother with the Cub Scouts, as well as volunteering with the Boy Scouts and as a room mother at their schools.
    She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, doing all types of crafts, reading and watching classic movies but first and foremost in her life was that of shopping.
    In passing Nadine leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and David Tate Jr., of Dunsmuir; sons Earnest D. McGlauchlen Sr. and his wife Laura of Fairfield; Curtis McGlauchlen of Dixon, and Donald E. McGlauchlen of Greenville; grandchildren Ernie Jr., Eric, Charmaine and Amanda, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Howard Rice of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Lorraine Moore of Chico, and aunts Fern Stampfli and Helen Carmen both of Greenville, and her constant companions Julie and Oreo.
    Along with her parents, she joins her husband, Bill Grayson, younger brother, Michael Rice, and daughter ,Clara Ann McGlauchlen in their eternal home.
    A celebration of Nadine's life was held Saturday, April 24, at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church.
    An opportunity to express condolences to the family along and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
    The family suggests any remembrances in Nadine's memory be made to either the Indian Valley Food Pantry or Sierra Hospice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.

    Dolores L. "Mickey" Herbst passed away at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Ore., April 20, 2010, at the age of 81.
    Mickey was born in Red Bluff, June 3, 1928, to George and Mildred Minard. Mickey grew up in Roseville.
    At a young age she liked playing "mailman" with pilfered mail from the neighbor’s mailboxes and stealing pennies from the till in her grandparent’s restaurant.
    Her career was decided on by age four — she wanted to be a good mother.
    Mickey met the love of her life, Emil Paul Herbst, in Roseville and they married in Minden, Nev. in 1946. They moved to Quincy where Mickey graduated from the high school in 1947.
    Quincy was Mickey's home for decades, a place where many deep and warm friendships were cultivated. In 1989, Paul and Mickey sold their Quincy home and moved to Central Point, Ore., in 1991, where they’ve resided since.
    In Quincy, Mickey was highly active in the Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, and White Shrine organizations. She also enjoyed “meeting with the girls” on Mondays to chat, sip coffee, and sew.
    Later in life Mickey enjoyed crocheting, learning to use the computer and playing mystery and card games on it, and watching her big screen TV.
    She was an avid reader of "whodunnit" murder mysteries and consumed thousands of books during her lifetime.
    Mickey had a generous and caring heart, she loved to laugh, and was as durable as they come. Everyone who knew Mickey loved her deeply. She excelled as a mother. The loss of such a colorful personality would be a tragedy, but Mickey loved Jesus. No need to cry; she’s alive forever more!
    Friends and family will gather at Eagle Point Cemetery June 1, to witness the placement of her ashes. A Quincy memorial service is planned for Mickey at the Catholic Church for sometime in May. Friends will be notified of the precise date and time.
    Mickey is survived by her husband, E. Paul Herbst of Central Point, and her two children, Pauline Ramelli of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Michael Herbst, also of Central Point. She leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Tammy McQuire and Kenneth Ramelli Jr., and six great-grandchildren, Troy, Danny, Brian, Michaelia, Patrick and Katie.

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