Obituaries for the week of 10/11/2013

Hazel Imogene Fulcher Jennings

Evelyn Louise Volz

Jacob Donald Mannies

Thelma Iris Robinson


Delbert MichaelEugene Langworthy

Albert C. Easterling

Joseph W. Kaufman


Hazel Imogene Fulcher Jennings (aka Jeanne), born Feb. 27, 1932, in Guyman, Okla., passed peacefully with strength, dignity and grace on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

While a stroke in 2008 robbed her of some physical strength, she remained brilliant, alert, positive and enthusiastic. Jeanne loved to travel, entertain, garden, play cards and spend time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren, never forgetting to surprise them with a birthday present or a reward for a good report card.

As a young girl, she lived in Chilcoot and attended grammar school at the Vinton schoolhouse with her brothers. She also lived in Delleker and worked at the cookhouse at the mill. She attended Portola High School, participating in baseball, basketball, cheerleading and was a majorette, graduating in 1949.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Florence Brooke and brother Keith Ames.

Her survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Whiskey Jim; brothers Vernon Eugene Brooke (June) and Kent Ames (Dana); sons Warren G. Jennings (Cori) and Brian W. Fulcher; stepdaughter Terry Jennings, stepson Ted Jennings (Diane); granddaughters Christa McFall (Jeff), Daria Winniger (Dan), Jennifer Fulcher, Summer Jennings and Jayanna Jennings; grandsons Brett Harper and Travis Fulcher, and Steven Jennings; great-grandsons Craig Winniger, Richie Whitney, Luke Winniger, Travis Winniger, Kaleb McFall, Christian McFall and Justin McFall; and great-granddaughters Tiana Fulcher and Linnese Rodriquez.

A private graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Loyalton Cemetery with a celebration of her life immediately following at the Calpine Elks Lodge in Maybe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Portola High School ASB Alumni Scholarship fund, 155 6th Ave., Portola, Ca. 96122.

All of the arrangements were made by Manni Funeral Home in Portola.


Quincy resident Evelyn Louise Volz passed from this life peacefully under the compassionate care of the staff at Country Villa-Quincy, Saturday night, Sept. 28, 2013, at the tender age of 96.

She was born in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 19, 1916, to the late Thomas and Gertrude (Rotermund) Turner. At the age of ten, she with her family relocated to the San Francisco East Bay area where she was raised and educated and it was here she met a handsome young man named Cornell “Bud” Volz and the couple was later married in San Jose on Jan. 23, 1935. To this union two daughters were born.

Evelyn and Bud continued to reside in the East Bay area until they moved to Walnut Creek where they built their dream home and raised their family. Evelyn began what became a twenty-year career in office management. Upon Bud’s retirement from the Walnut Creek police force, they moved to the beautiful northeastern California area of Indian Valley and settled in the North Arm of the valley which they had found while vacationing at Lake Almanor for many years prior to their retirement. Evelyn lost Bud in 1989.

An avid golfer, Evelyn accomplished a hole in one at the Mt. Hough Golf Course in Crescent Mills. She also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, and was a longtime member of the Taylorsville Quilting and Sewing Group.

In passing, Evelyn leaves her daughters Betty Bonfield and her husband Chuck, of Quincy, Sandra Wing and her husband Richard, of Taylorsville, along with her precious three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She joins her loving husband Bud, one great-granddaughter and one sister in their eternal home.

Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory, inurnment will take place with her dear husband in the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.


Plumas County native and Greenville resident Jacob Donald Mannies tragically succumbed from injuries incurred in an auto accident Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, off of Caribou Road in the Feather River Canyon.

Born Dec. 10, 1988, in Quincy to Timothy and Michelle (Rosa) Mannies, he was raised and educated in Quincy where he attended Quincy High School. In his youth, Jacob was active with the Feather River 4-H, where he raised swine and beef cattle as well as playing Pop Warner football. After Jacob left school he took a job at Greenhorn ranch as a wrangler, a job he dearly loved and it is here he met the love of his life Tina Botts. The couple was later united in matrimony at the ranch on Sept. 18, 2010, and to this union two children were born.

Jacob left the ranch to take up employment with his father at Wilburn Construction in 2009.

Other than his family, Jacob’s passion in life was that of the outdoors. He especially enjoyed horseback, hunting and fishing and, in every spare moment, you could find him outdoors enjoying nature.

In his passing, Jacob leaves his wife Tina, children Caleb Hunter Mannies, Tynan Daniel Mannies, Megan Rylie Mannies and Baylie Lane Mannies, all of Greenville; his father Timothy Wayne Mannies, of Quincy, mother Michelle Diane Mannies, of Reno, Nev., grandmother Patricia Mann, of Crescent Mills, and a sister Mary Mannies of Reno, Nev.

A celebration of Jacob’s life is planned for Sunday, Oct. 13, starting at 11 a.m. at the Greenhorn Guest Ranch in Greenhorn. The family asks that you please bring stories and pictures of your life with Jacob.

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

Any remembrances in Jacob’s memory can be made to the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club where an account will be established to help his children, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.


Thelma Iris Robinson peacefully left this world in the early morning hours of Oct. 1, 2013.

Thelma, or “Iris” as she preferred to be called, was born on April 12, 1922, in Chico, to Arthur George Rucker and Ida Mae Hambleton.

She grew up in the Honey Lake Valley with her four brothers and three sisters. She attended schools in the Litchfield area.

Iris left school in 1937 when she met and married her husband Ray Robinson. They made their home in Indian Valley where they raised three lively boys.

Always one to set a shining example, she returned to school years later, graduating in the class of 1973 to earn her official diploma from Greenville High School.

For 20 years, Iris was employed as a receptionist for “Doc” Batson. When he retired, Iris went to work for Indian Valley Hospital as a lab clerk. Iris was wonderful to work with; she was contentious and always quick to lend a hand when needed. Iris retired when Indian Valley Hospital closed its doors in December 2006.

As well as having a full time career, Iris was a true homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, sewing, embroidery, knitting and crocheting.

Surviving the loss of her husband as well as two of her three sons, Iris dedicated her life to God and was a member of The First Lutheran Church. Iris is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Ray, two of her sons, Fred and Dennis, as well as all seven of her siblings.

She is survived by her son Jon and daughter-in-law Sharol, both of Greenville, her grandchildren Brian, Elizabeth, Aaron, Taurin, Erika, Raymond and Brandon, as well as her great-grandchildren Ryan, Cody, Jake, Kyle, Cayley, Austin, Brianna, Nyree, Samantha, Mayzee and Jaxon.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Greenville Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

The family asks that any remembrances in Iris’s memory be made to the High Sierra Animal Shelter, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.



Mike Langworthy was born to Hardy Aston Langworthy and D. Beatrice Snavely on Feb. 4, 1927, in Pasadena and passed away Oct. 3, 2013, of a heart attack in Redding.

Mike was always very proud that he was an 11th generation Langworthy in the United States; tracing his ancestry in America back to the 1640s. Mike grew up in Pasadena, attending Francis Willard School, Woodward Wilson Jr. High and Pasadena Jr. College, Lower Division. Mike was a Boy Scout, reaching the level of Life Scout in Troop 39 of Pasadena. While at Pasadena College he joined the State Guard and the R.O.T.C. and held the rank of Lt. Cadet. He graduated high school in 1945 and joined the Army Reserve at age 17-1/2. At 18, he reported to Ft. MacArthur at San Pedro and served in the Philippines in the Corp of Engineers.

Mike married Esther ‘Kitty” Trowbridge Aug. 2, 1949. They shared life together for 64 years and raised four children to adulthood (their oldest son Timothy lived two days). Not only were they partners in life, but served the Lord on many mission fields together; from Monterrey, Mexico; to skid row missions in Los Angeles; to Spanish-speaking missions in Pico Rivera; to opening their home in Julian to Orange County Probation girls; to the Shenandoah Christian Camp (a Christian commune) in Julian in the 1970s; to the correctional camps in the San Diego back country. There was no place the Lord called that Mike did not answer that call. His love for the Old Testament was well known and his influence in things of the Lord was far-reaching.

Mike made his living as a truck and bus driver. He drove city bus for the City of Montebello. In Julian, he drove both tow trucks and school bus. Mike graduated from one of the first classes of California Association of School Transportation Officers. He was a school bus driver instructor in San Diego, Lassen and Plumas counties, and taught until his retirement. Mike drove “off road” logging trucks for Evich Logging Co and Collins Pines.

D. Michael E. Langworthy is survived by his wife Esther “Kitty” Langworthy; his children Christine Barrett (Murray “Buzz”), of Chester, Mary Langworthy, of Redding, Lorelee Langworthy (Jim Ringnell), of Lakeside, and Thomas Langworthy (Debra), of No. Tanawanga, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and countless others who called him Papa and friend.

A memorial service will be held in Chester at a later date.




Albert C. Easterling, 89, of Greenville, passed away recently at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nev.


He was born June 15, 1924, to Frank and Frances Easterling in Sand Run, Ohio.


He is survived by his wife Jane Easterling, son Michael Easterling, of Placerville, and daughter Sharon Easterling.


Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., at the Southern Baptist Church in Greenville.





Lifelong Portola resident Joseph W. Kaufman passed away on Sept. 30, 2013, in Reno, Nev.


He was born in Portola on Aug. 28, 1940, to John and Wilda Kaufman. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 33 years before retiring to go fishing, watch NASCAR and work on model trains or to build anything with wood.


He is survived by his children, Candy (Tim), Jeanette, David, Kevin and Keith; three grandchildren, James, Merissa and Josh; great-granddaughter Tesla, step-daughter Dawn and step-granddaughter Bethany. He is also survived by his brothers Gene (Brenda) and Bob (Claire), sister Carol (Albert), along with numerous nieces and nephews.


A memorial service was held Oct. 5, at the Mormon Church in Portola.








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