Obituaries for the week of 6/16/2010

Harry Earl Lanterman, 92
Lee Edward Cargile, 62
Kenneth Eugene Aegerter, 65
Nancy Berges, 62


    Harry Earl Lanterman was born March 27, 1918, in Grace, Idaho, to parents Elmer and Gladly Lanterman. He died June 5, 2010, and now is in the arms of his lord and savior.
    The family moved to Provo, Utah, and then to Georgetown where Earl attended Placerville High School.
    Earl met the love of his life, Rose Marie Blakely, and was married Dec. 12, 1936. Their marriage spanned 57 years until Rose passed away Dec. 26, 1993.
    Earl served in the U.S. Navy on two separate enlistments, once in World War II as a sheet metal fabricator and during the Korean conflict serving in the Sea Bees operating heavy equipment.
    Earl was employed by the Graeagle Lumber Company for many years as a caterpillar log hauling operator and during road construction until the lumber company went out of business. Earl then worked for Caltrans for many years.
    Upon retirement, he turned his attention full time to farming with his grandson, Bob Marshall, growing hay and raising cattle on their ranch in Beckwourth.
    Among other activities, Earl was an avid bowler who had a perfect 300 game. He also delighted in helping young people learn the art of bowling.
    Earl was a lifetime member of the American Bowlers Association, a 32nd degree Mason, member of Scottish Rites, Shriner and Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
    He was also instrumental in assisting several children in need of medical help in the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
    Earl is survived by his daughter, Betty Jo Marshall of Portola and son, Jim Lanterman of Napa; five grandchildren, Bob and Dianna Marshall of Portola, Dan Marshall of Tennessee, Karen Grapes of Idaho and Rob Lanterman of Napa; 12 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817.

    Longtime Chester resident Lee Edward Cargile passed from this life unexpectedly, Monday afternoon, June 7, 2010, at Renown Medical Center from complications of a sudden stroke. He was 62 years old.
    Born in Manteca, where he was also raised and educated, Lee is a 1965 graduate of Manteca High School. He went on to attend Humboldt State College where he received a B.A. degree in Theatre, graduating in 1970.
    After a couple of years of "Bumming Around" Lee went to work for the railroad working on refrigeration cars and continued working nights for the Stockton Civic Theater where he wound up with the title role in Woody Allen's "Play It Again Sam" as well as working on several other shows to include "Our Town" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" with his biggest claim to fame, acting as an Israeli hostage in the 1976 movie "Raid on Entebbe".
    In 1977 at the age of 29 Lee enlisted in the Air Force Reserve spending his 30th birthday in boot camp and training as a medic. He was initially assigned to Travis Air Force Base and in 2006 transferred to Beale Air Force Base as a member of the 940th Air Refueling Wing, flying KC 135s. Not by choice but due to the Air Force's mandatory retirement age of 60 Lee retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.
    In 1980 a neighbor introduced Lee to the medical field. Leaving the railroad Lee went to work as a respiratory therapist, first working at Dameron in Stockton, then to a hospital in Modesto and later moving to Madras, Ore., where he established their department. He returned to California where he went to work for Seneca Health Care District as the department manager of their cardio-respiratory services. In 2005, tiring of management, Lee went to work for Plumas District Hospital.
    A lifetime member of the NRA, Lee was an avid outdoorsman who found great pleasure in hunting and fishing.
    In passing Lee leaves his daughter, Brandie Cargile of Hamilton Branch; his precious grandchildren, Lacie and Austin; his mother, Gerry Cargile of Manteca; and brother Tim Cargile, also of Manteca.
    He joins his father in their eternal home.
    A celebration of Lee's life to include military honors will take place 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 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.

Phyllis Blakeslee Hamar
    Phyllis Blakeslee Hamar joined her loving husband in their eternal home with the Lord Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2010, at Seneca Health Care District's hospital in Chester, at the age of 90.
    Born to the late Nebraska natives Walter and Minnie (Sliecker) Blakeslee on Feb. 11, 1920, in Karney, Neb., Phyllis is a 1938 graduate of Eddyville Nebraska High School. She went on to attend Karney State Teaching College where she obtained her teaching credential.
    Phyllis taught in numerous one-room schoolhouses throughout Nebraska. At the onset of World War II Phyllis moved west and worked for The Douglas Aircraft as a bookkeeper during WWII.
    On March 18, 1944, Phyllis married her handsome young redheaded high school sweetheart — a member of the Army Air Corps named Floyd "Red" Hamar in Norton, Kansas.
    In 1977, "Red" and Phyllis relocated from Chico to the northeastern California community of Greenville. Here she and her late husband became very involved with the First Baptist Church of Greenville where she served as a Sunday school teacher as well as the church's pianist along with any other task called upon to do. She was instrumental in the daily operation of H & H Construction, her husband's construction business, where she served as the company's bookkeeper and secretary.
    Phyllis had a love of music and enjoyed all types of crafts as well as working in her garden.
    In passing Phyllis leaves her daughter and caregiver, Suzanne M. Hamar of Greenville; son, Ira Allen Hamar of Shingletown; sister, Margaret Moe of Fulton, S. D.; and four precious grandchildren: Jens, Leif, Erica and Bethany, along with her great-granddaughter; Melanie.
    Phyllis joins her loving husband of 66 years, Floyd "Red" Hamar, along with one brother, Herbert Allen Blakeslee and sister, Barbara Kruger.
    A time of visitation and viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church. A celebration of Phyllis's life will follow with interment to take place with her husband in the Greenville District Cemetery. A potluck luncheon will follow at the church's social hall.
    An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
    Phyllis requested any remembrances in her memory be made to Greenville Senior Nutrition Program, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.

 Kenneth Aegerter, born Sept. 9, 1945, died May 5, 2010. He was a long-time Quincy resident.
    Survivors include his wife Rose, sister Kathy Elliott and daughter Penny Murphy.


    Long time resident of Portola, Nancy Berges passed away Friday, June 11, 2010.
    She was born in Sacramento Feb. 4, 1948, to Richel and Retha Humphrey. She was the oldest of eight siblings. Nancy grew up in different locations throughout Plumas County, and traveled the United States with her first husband as a military wife. She moved back to Portola in 1988 where she was united in marriage to Sylvan Berges April 28, 1990.
    Nancy was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and friend. She loved to travel, play games with friends and family, and host parties. She also enjoyed reading and word puzzles in her quiet times. Above all else, she was optimistic and joyful when talking or helping others.
    She is survived by husband Sylvan; her seven siblings: Sharon, Rick, Jack, Mike, Trena, Brian and Tern; her sons Eric, of Portola, and Jonathan, of Wilsonville, Ore.; daughters Suzette, of Reno, and Sylvia, of Portola; and six grandchildren.
    Memorial service will be held June 26, 3 p.m., at Portola United Methodist Church in Portola.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Portola United Methodist church or the American Heart Association, honor.americanheart.org/site/TR?pg=ffind&fr id=1030 or call 1-800-242-8721.




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