Obituaries for the week of 7/11/2013

Ina Gray

Sally Gray

Dolores “Molly” Mage


  Please join us for a remembrance of Ina Gray and her daughter Sally on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The family will host a service at 12:30 p.m., followed by a reception at their home in Chester.

  Ina passed peacefully in Red Bluff on Jan. 1, 2013. Ina was born in Arlington, Ore., on Jan. 8, 1916, to John Henry Leghorn and Florence Isabel Irvine. Ina was a long-time 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.

  Ina was 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.


  Please join us for a remembrance of Sally Gray and her mother Ina on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The family will host a service at 12:30 p.m. followed by a reception at their home in Chester.

  Sally passed away on Feb. 9, 2013, at her home in Red Bluff, surrounded by her family and her crazy kitten, Zack. Sally was born to Lloyd and Ina Gray in Berkeley on April 16, 1942, and graduated from Chester High School in 1960. Sally went on to attend Chico State College and business school in San Jose and enjoyed a long career in banking. Sally took early retirement from Bank of America after serving as a loan officer as well as a personal banker at several branches in the Silicon Valley.

  Sally relocated to Bass Lake, to work for Yosemite Bank as a real estate loan officer until her retirement. She moved to Red Bluff in 2011 to oversee the care of her mother, Ina Gray, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2013.

  Sally was very bright, witty, and had a wonderful laugh. She absolutely loved life and to cook sharing her comfort food with friends and family. Sally had many, many friends and will be long remembered by all who knew her for her humor, warm hospitality and generosity.

  Sally is the dear “Baby Sister” of Susie (Lou) Capifoni, “sister” and childhood friend of Sue and Millard Meeks. She was “Ant” Sally to her cherished niece and nephew Betsy (Kurt) Van Hees and Scott (Michelle) Capifoni and much loved Great-“Ant Sally” to Jack, Sam and Bridget Capifoni.


    Dolores Jane Hopkins “Molly Magee” age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Eastern Plumas Health Center in Portola.

    Born Sept. 3, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis., she also lived in Redondo Beach, Shelton, Wash., and Bellflower before settling in Plumas County in 1965.

  Molly was a hard-working mother of four, earning a reputation as the best short order cook in the county. She was a championship bowler, playing in many national and state tournaments, representing the region. Molly was an active golfer and a member of Graeagle Meadows.

    She is survived by her sister Colleen, of Woodbridge, Va., sons Michael Bonnett and Patrick Bonnett, of Portola, and son Steven Bonnett, of Plymouth, Wis., and daughters-in-law, Wendy, Janice and Sandy Bonnett; her grandchildren Glenn Creasey, Andy Bonnett, Samuel Bonnett and Christina and Jennifer Bonnett, along with 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Marie Hopkins; daughter Diane Creasey; and husband Bruce Magee.

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