Obituaries for the week of 8/11/2010

James (Jim) Minor Hupp II, 86
William Charles Westmoreland, Jr., 72
William "Bill" Williams, 65
Craig Phillip Mallory, 45
John H. Matossian, 81

James (Jim) Minor Hupp II, passed from this life July 25, 2010. Jim was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Williamsburg, Kan., to Edith and James Minor Hupp.

He served in the army during World War II where he developed his culinary skills as a mess hall sergeant.

In 1945, Jim moved to Maywood, where he met and married Gena Robbins, and to this union three sons were born.

While living in Southern California he was an electrical contractor and a lifelong member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

In 1966, he put his culinary skills to use, purchased The Timber House Lodge and moved his family to Chester. The family owned and operated the Timber House for more than 20 years.

After selling The Timber House, Jim retired although he continued to delight the locals and tourists by cooking in several different restaurants in the area.

Jim enjoyed playing cribbage and watching sports, especially football and basketball. He loved visiting old friends for an occasional cocktail at the Mt. Lassen Club and the Ranch House.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Gena, and sons, Randall (Randy) and James (Jim) Minor Hupp III and his wife, Deb.

Jim is survived by his son, Thomas (Tom) Hupp, and daughter-in-law, Doria, of Chester; grandchildren, Kellie Williams (her husband, Dallas), Sydney Hupp, step-grandchildren, Casey and Dean Carr, all of Chester; great-grandson, Jakob Williams, and step-great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Alyssa, Danny and Xavier.

Jim will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Mt. Lassen Club on Main Street in Chester, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. His final resting place will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Whittier.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Seneca Long Term, P.O. Box 1814, Chester, CA 96020, attn: Vivian Powers, 258-2158.

Arrangements by Walton's Colonial Mortuary, Susanville.

Chester resident William "Bill" C. Westmoreland Jr. passed from this life peacefully, following injuries incurred from a fall, the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2010, at Enloe Medical Center in Chico. He was just a month and a half shy of celebrating his 73rd birthday.

Born in Dinuba, to William Sr. and June (Gillen) Westmoreland Sept. 23, 1937, he was raised in the historic foothill community of Greeley Hill. Bill attended school in Mariposa, graduating from high school as a member of Mariposa High School's "class of 1955..

Following graduation from high school Bill began what became a 32-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, starting on the Stanislaus National Forest.

It is here while invited on a blind date by his brother that he was introduced to what became the love of his life and best friend, Carole Ruiz. The couple was united in matrimony in the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Feb. 11, 1959.

The newlyweds remained in the gold country where their two sons were born before transferring to the Angeles National Forest and it is here the jewel of his life, his daughter, was born.

In 1967, the family relocated to Chester where Bill went to work as the fire management officer for the Lassen National Forest. He retired from the Forest Service in 1987, as recreation supervisor for the Lassen National Forest.

Not one to sit idle, Bill worked as a bus driver for the Plumas Unified School District, the Chester Senior Citizens and Expediters Fire Support as well as being employed by Cascade Orthopedic Supply Company.

He served the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chester Public Utilities District and was a life member of the Lions Club serving the Chester Lions as its president in 1991. He was also active with the local Cub Scout troop.

Other than his family, Bill's passion in his later life was golf. He was a member of the Lake Almanor West Men's Club and it is rumored that while being medevaced from Chester to Chico that he was more concerned about missing his tee time than his health.

In passing Bill leaves his wife of 51 years, Carole, of Chester; daughter, Deborah Lynne Brown, and her husband, Scott, of Sonora; sons, William C. "Chuck" Westmoreland III and his wife, Linda, of Lincoln, and Robert Dean Westmoreland of Chico; a brother, LeRoy Westmoreland of Lake Isabella; and a sister, Marian Hess of Sonora. He is the proud grandfather of Michael, Janet, Danielle, Amber, Taylor, Ashley, Jena and Megan and the great-grandfather to five.

Along with his parents, Bill joins his sister Janice in their eternal home.

A celebration of Bill's life followed by a reception was held Monday, Aug. 9, at the Lake Almanor West Recreation Area.

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 Bill's memory be made to the favorite charity of the donor's choice, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.

William "Bill" Williams was born Dec. 8, 1945. Bill lost his fight with cancer Aug. 5, 2010.

He attended schools in San Francisco, graduated from Serra High School in San Mateo and Canada College in Redwood City.

Bill joined the Air Force in May 1964. Upon discharge in 1968, he became a member of the California Highway Patrol, where he served for 24 years as a traffic officer in Redwood City and Truckee.

During his career, he was proud of his job helping others without the recognition that came with it. Bill retired in May 1993, and became a dispatcher in Truckee until his final retirement in March 2001, when he moved to Graeagle with his wife, Sandi.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and looking at what God had created. Upon retirement, he taught himself new hobbies and passions that he continued throughout his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandi, of 43 years; his son, Keith, and his wife, Michele; and his faithful lab, CoCo. He is also survived by many friends who became part of his family.

Bill, who always had a way of making people laugh, continued his tradition until his last breath.

Services will be held at Graeagle Community Church Saturday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160.

Craig Mallory, a former resident of Greenville from 1977 - 80 and Quincy from 1982 - 86, and for a brief period in 2007, was born in Santa Rosa, Aug. 13, 1964, and was almost 46 before rapidly succumbing Aug. 7, 2010, from symptoms of the rare "Whipple's Disease" in Reno, Nev., where he had been living for the past three years.

While in Quincy, he attended special day classes of Michael Rodriquez and attended Feather River College until he was 21.

He was well known in his neighborhood around the former Nugget Motors for meticulously sweeping the streets and driveways and keeping everything clean.

Craig was on the move with his mother, who spent time in other states such as Virginia, Oregon and Nevada, accomplishing missionary work.

He also lived with his parents in China while his mother taught English in 1999 - 2000. He traveled to China three times. He was very fond of flying in jets. He was well known for the sparkle in his eyes, his winning smile and unique sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy Aki of Reno, Nev.; his brothers, Randy Mallory of Sebastopol and Kevin Mallory of Quincy; his sister, Gayleen Grigoreas of Upland; his niece, Natosha Lee, of Ontario; his nephew Nathan Lee of Upland; great-nephew Aiden Lee of Upland; uncles Dennis Mallory of Visalia and Harold N. Moore, Santa Rosa; aunts Lynette Horn of Soda Bay, aunt Kathleen Bastian of Eagle, Idaho, and many cousins.

A memorial of his life will be held Sunday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 400 Holcomb Ranch Lane, off S. Virginia St., Reno, Nev.



John H. Matossian, born June 25, 1929, in Los Angeles, died July 5, 2010.

His parents were Arsen and Eliza Matossian (both born in Turkey).

John is survived by his wife, Alice, and four children, Steve Matossian, Linda Matossian, Kathryn Maibach and Karen Esquerra and four grandchildren.

A private family memorial was held in Corona, July 24.



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