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Obituaries for the week of 4/7/2010

Thomas Loren Kingsland, 80

Clara “Ellen” Joy, 95

    Lake Almanor resident Thomas Loren Kingsland passed from this life peacefully, at his residence, Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the age of 80.
    Born in Detroit, Mich., May 24, 1929, to the late Loren and Adina (Peterson) Kingsland, he was raised and educated in the Detroit area.
    Tom was drafted into the armed forces in September 1950, and served his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Army in Germany until his discharge in 1952.
    On March 3, 1961, Tom married the beautiful Louise Tompkins.
    Returning home to Southern California from his discharge from the military, Tom began a 30-year career as an electrical engineer with Teledyne Corporation. Considered by many as an electrical genius, Tom was responsible for numerous manufacturing patents during his tenure with the company.
    Tom retired from Teledyne Corporation in 1990, and he and his wife moved to Lake Almanor from Chatsworth, where they had resided for some 20 years.
    Tom, as a railroad history buff, loved to collect memorabilia from the railroads as well as tinkering with anything electrical in his shop. He is a former member of the NRA.
    Tom lost the love of his life, Louise, in December 1998.
    Tom is survived by a brother, Wallace Kingsland of Denver, Colo.; nieces, Peggy Butler and her husband Ed, who both so lovingly cared for Tom in his later years; Nanci Sechler of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ruth Johnson of Los Altos; nephews Garry and his wife Celine Kingsland of Arkansas, Darryl and his wife Bernadette Kingsland of Colorado and Richard and his wife of Castro Valley.
    A celebration of Tom's life to include military honors will take place Friday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in the Chester District Cemetery.
    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 be made to the Plumas County Seniors Meals on Wheels Program, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.



    Clara “Ellen” Joy was born October 12, 1914, and resided in Portola from the 1920s until moving to Sacramento with her daughter Scherry, in December 2000.
    Ellen passed away March 28, 2010. She is survived by her brother Robert Curl of Oroville, daughter Scherry Nally of Sacramento and Richard Joy of Portola; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Graveside services were held at Shady Grove Cemetery Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. Service was given by David Frasure of the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Babette Ann Davey
    Babette Ann Davey prematurely passed away March 31, 2010, from this life to life ever after with our Lord Jesus, our Father in Heaven. May her body forever rest in peace and her mind and soul rejoice in the all-knowing wisdom God has given for all who love Him.
    Babette is survived by her loving parents, younger siblings John Davey and Shanna Ferrari, and older brothers, Kurt, Bill, and Steve Davey.
    She was born in San Francisco, Sept, 29, 1956, to Ron and Barbara Davey residents of Lake Almanor.
    Babette moved to Lake Almanor with her family on her birthday, Sept. 29, 1996. She helped her parents with a great deal of the household chores while she pursued a career as a registered nurse.
    She recently completed the required course work to begin nursing school. Babette attended Feather River College in Quincy and Lassen College in Susanville for her higher education requirements.
    Babette enjoyed all the beauty that the Lake Almanor region so abundantly provides. She fought hard to protect the basic rights she profoundly acclaimed as the God-given, inalienable rights of mankind and the innocent animals God created.
    Babette will be greatly missed, the intricacies of her caring embodies the people she has left behind.
    Until we meet again our dear Babette... until we meet again. You have seeded the places you stood with love, love will grow here, love begets love and your love will bring fruition to a greater love than alone we could have imagined. Our love has always been with you, and is with you forevermore.
    A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church in Chester, Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 1 p.m. 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 Babette's memory be made to either Christ the King Catholic Church's Building Fund or Verdo Hills Hospital in Glendale, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947

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