Obituaries for the week of 7/25/2014

La Nell Marie “Mugga” Alexander

C. Clive Bollinger

Janie Ann Troupe

Barbara Joan Tucker

Ernest E. (Mick) Johnson

Robert Gilberti

Quincy resident La Nell Marie Alexander or “Mugga” to her precious grandchildren, passed from this life early Wednesday morning, July 16, 2014, at her residence following a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Pittsburg on Sept. 1, 1947, to the late South Dakota natives Meredith and Myrtle Isakson, she was raised and educated in Clayton, where she is a member of Clayton High Schools graduating with the class of 1965.

Shortly out of high school, she went to work for the Oakland Army Depot and it is here she met a handsome young Viet Nam veteran and co-worker Bill Alexander. As their love for one another blossomed, the couple was married in Carson City, Nevada, on April 24, 1970, and to this union two sons were born.

The newlyweds returned to the San Francisco East Bay before moving to Carson City, and later Elko, Nevada, where she followed her husband in his law enforcement career. In 1992, the couple moved to Quincy from Cobb Mountain.

First and foremost a loving wife and mother she dedicated her life to her family. She was an avid amateur radio operator and could be found alongside her husband helping out during numerous natural disasters as well as being an integral part of Cal Fire’s Communication System. As a Red Cross volunteer she ran the local evacuation stations as well as helping out with the Salvation Army when the need arose. La Nell was one who was always there to lend her fellowman a helping hand when needed. La Nell fellowshipped at the Quincy Calvary Chapel.

In passing La Nell leaves her loving husband of over 44 years, Bill G. Alexander; her sons Blaine C. Alexander and his wife Stephany and Chad I. Alexander, all of Quincy; the pride of her later life her grandchildren, Annicka, Dominic and Mia, along with her sister Laurie Carpenter and her husband Bruce of Aurora, Colorado.

A Celebration of La Nell’s life was held Saturday, July 19, at the Meadow Valley Community Church. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at

Longtime Westwood resident C. Clive Bollinger peacefully passed from this life with his family at his side, early Friday morning July 18, 2014, under the compassionate care of the staff at the Long Term Care Unit of Seneca Health Care District located in Chester.

Born April 8, 1930, in Chico, to the late California natives Clive and Mary (Chester) Bollinger on April 8, 1930, at the age of two he and his family moved to the northeastern California lumber community of Westwood. Clive attended school in Westwood graduating with the Westwood High School’s “Class of 1950” where he lettered in both football and basketball. He married his high school sweetheart Georgia Lee and to this union a daughter, Virginia was born. In December 1956, a son, Silas was born.

Shortly following his high school graduation, Clive joined the Navy in 1951 where he served as a member of their elite Seabee’s during the Korean War and after.

Clive returned to Westwood following his honorable discharge and went to work for brief periods of time for the United States Forest Service and later Builders Supply Company in Chester. In 1956 he began what became a 37-year career with Collins Pine Company retiring in 1993 as an engineer for the company’s railroad.

In October 1970, he married the love of his Life, Janice Whittle, and gained two daughters, Stacy and Kaylon.

Clive was member of the former Westwood Masonic Lodge #501 where he was a Past Master of the Lodge. He was honored for his over fifty years of service to the Westwood Community as a member of the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department where he is a former assistant chief of the department. He served as a reserve deputy for the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and as a member of the Westwood Community Services District. An avid outdoorsman he was passionate about hunting and fishing where he enjoyed bonding with family. He taught the youth of the area hunter safety classes for over forty years. Clive has attended the Westwood Assembly of God Church for a number of years.

In passing Clive leaves his daughters “Gina” Virginia Lundquist and her husband John, of San Rafael, Stacy Russell and her husband Dan, of Susanville, and Kaylon Northington and her husband John, of Scotts Valley; a son, Si Bollinger and his wife Marlene, of Westwood, his precious grandchildren, Jackson Bollinger Himes, Tanwya Galeazzi Bollinger, Desseree Houston Bollinger, Darrell Russell, Dustin Russell, Marissa Russell, Sarah and James Hogan; and great grandchildren Devante’ Houston, Tyra Houston, Izabella Galeazzi, John Silas Galeazzi, Jocelyn, Liam and Brody Russell, along with a sister, Wanda Tener, of Spokane, Washington.

He joins his wife Janice, brother Richard and sister Norma Perkins in their eternal home with the Lord.

A celebration of Clive’s life will take place 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at the Fehrman Chapel located at 425 Ash Street in Westwood. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Westwood Cemetery alongside his late wife. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at

Janie Ann Troupe, 63, joined the Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Daughter of the late Billy Lee and Betty (Gibbons) Cooper, Janie was a loving and devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and daughter. Janie was a longtime resident of Sierra Valley. Janie was very active with and worked in many positions within her church. She was a kind and generous soul and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, July 19, at Sierra Valley Christian Fellowship in Beckwourth.

She is survived by her husband Michael Troupe; daughter Michelle (Gary) Bonanno, with grandchildren Ashley and Jesse; son Sean (Gina) Troupe, with grandchildren Joe, Tom, Tavish, Phoebe, Chase, Sean and Audrey; sisters Rhonda (Louis) Siqueido, of Calpine, Frankie (Butch) Gussett, of Fallon, Nevada, and Melanie Steelman of Graham, North Carolina; sisters-in-law Shirley (Rick) Lantz, of Maui, Hawaii, Pam (Chris) Holmes, of Huntington Beach, and many nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.

Janie was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Donations in Janie Troupe’s memory to Reno Cancer Society or Portola Station’s Awana program would be appreciated.

Longtime Crescent Mills businesswoman Barbara J. Tucker went on peacefully to join her son in heaven, Thursday evening July 10, 2014. Her loving family was at her side.

Born in Salinas, she was raised and educated in Salinas and in Arizona, following her parents who were in the produce business. In 1955 she was crowned Miss Glendale, Arizona. She met the love of her life, Jack Tucker in Salinas and, as their love for one another blossomed, the couple was later married and to this loving union sons Jim, Jon and daughter Lisa were born.

Always there for others, Barbara served as a Cub and Boy Scout den mother, Blue Bird Campfire Girl leader and swim team mom; she enjoyed spending time with her family on the beach at Santa Cruz along with camping. First and foremost a loving wife and mother, Barbara could regularly be found making pots of soup for ill neighbors and always had a full cookie jar for the neighborhood kids. With a veracious thirst for learning she would read about anything and everything, be it tilling, landscaping, sewing, art, collectables or any other thing that may have come to her mind.

The family resided in Salinas until 1975 when, following a vacation drive, the couple found Indian Valley. Together they purchased the Crescent Hotel where she set about restoring and transforming it into a local landmark. Her cooking is still talked about throughout Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties along with the many visitors she touched throughout her and Jack’s time of ownership.

Barbara loved to master new things and then move on to another. She is a former Real Estate broker who found great pleasure in matching people to their new homes. In 1985, Barbara started a co-op with a number of other local ladies in the little cabin next to the Crescent Hotel and Crescent Country was born. The store soon grew into the hotel as its popularity grew and in 1993, Jack and Barbara bought the half-acre of property across the street from the hotel. Barbara’s vision transformed the little house into a traditional home with a cottage garden, then tripling the size of Crescent Country by turning the large metal building into the landmark gift shop it is today. The store has never been all business though as it became a place where lifelong friendships have been made along with untold lives being touched.

In 2006 Barbara was diagnosed with lung cancer, told it was in remission on four different occasions, she handled each time of its return with the same grace and dignity that she led her daily life with, never complaining.

Barbara wanted to share the following with others. “Perhaps I can take heart that we are all connected and I may still have things to contribute to the family of man and some light to add to the light. Even now my endurance (however imperfect) is a gift, an inspiration for others in their struggles.”

Along with her parents, Barbara joins her precious son, Jim in their eternal home in heaven.

In passing Barbara leaves her husband Jack, of Crescent Mills; children Jon, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lisa — who so dedicated her life to caring for her parents these last few months — and husband Butch, of Indian Falls; the jewels of her later life, her grandchildren Charlie, Lauren, Michael, Jesse, Courtney, Kurtis, Kelina, Kelsey, Cassady, Camilyn, Sean, Alex, Jessie and eight great-grandchildren, two step-daughters Kim, of Alaska, and Teri, of Quincy, along with a host of dear friends.

A potluck Celebration of Love and Friendship will take place Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Tuckers Garden, 21 Carter Street, Crescent Mills. Barbara loved appetizers and desserts, please bring your favorite to share. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family, along with signing the memorial guest register, is available online at

Ernest E. (Mick) Johnson, 81, of Poulsbo, Washington, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 21,1932, in Boulder City, Nevada, to Ernest and Goldie Johnson.

Mick served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Washington State Ferries after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his son, Gene (Melody) Johnson of Bonney Lake, Washington; daughter, Pamela (Michael) Swenson of Tacoma, Washington; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Norma Prunty, of Citrus Heights, and Vivian Jones, of Rogers, Arkansas; and brother Richard Johnson of Nevada, Iowa.

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Portola Cemetery, Shady Grove, Portola.

A Celebration of Life for Robert Gilberti is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, at 11 a.m., at the Plumas County Fairgrounds at the Mineral Building. Feel free to bring a dish to share for the potluck. For more information, contact his daughter at

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