Obituaries for the week of 9/8/2010

Zola Rae Rice
Glenn Long, 75
William H. Foster, 81
Elizabeth Wysham McMorrow, 60
Marge Lay Yancey, 93

Zola Rae Rice died at Enloe Hospital Aug. 21, 2010.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 28.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzy Miner; sons, Robert Rean, Walter Rice and daughter-in-law, Mary Rice; grandson and wife, Robert and Emily Rice; granddaughter, Kara Rice; sisters, Beryl Eisinger and Gayl Gallagher; brothers, Gary Lohse and Woodly Lohse.

Zola Rae was a member of Eastern Star for more than 50 years and was a six-year resident of Chester. She also belonged to Chester Piece Makers Quilt Guild.

Her claim to fame was that she was a mother and a grandmother first and a loving sister and friend.

Glenn E. Long passed away Aug. 24, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 17, 1935, in Redding. He was married in San Diego, in February 1954, to his wife Monte. He grew up in Chico.

Dad proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.

In 1959, he began his career for IBM in Sacramento. He held branch manager positions in San Francisco and Oakland, and the Oregon branch office in Portland.

In 1984, his next assignment was with IBM World Trade Japan. His last assignment was Country Manager of China. He retired after 30 years with IBM at Lake Almanor at age 52.

Dad spent time traveling all over the U.S., including two trips to Alaska. He loved golf, tennis, hiking, horses, RV traveling, and spending time with his family.

He also loved boating and camping with his kids. He taught all of us to water ski, swim, and love sports. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Monte; three children, Scott, Terri and Stacy; his brother, Dave Long; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank Kolob Care and Rehabilitation of St. George and Zion's Way Hospice for their loving care. Their kindness and gentle attention to our dad will always be remembered. They are angels among us.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary, St. George, Utah. For condolences and a full obituary, go to pineviewmortuary.com.

William H. Foster, age 81, of Eatonville, Wash., died Aug. 27, 2010, at his home in Serenity Acres of natural causes.

Mr. Foster is survived by two daughters, Marcia Hardisty and Candy Putinta (Mike); and a brother, Lonnie Foster. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchild and four great-great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Rosalie, and stepson, Randy.

Bill was a long-time resident of Portola and was an engineer for Union Pacific Railroad. He grew up in Southern California; the oldest son of William and Bernice (Sally) Foster.

When he was hired by the railroad at the age of 22, he was originally assigned to the Santa Fe route in Southern California.

At the suggestion of a close friend, Bill investigated the northern train routes in 1970 and fell in love with the beauty of the Sierras.

Bill and Rosalie relocated to Portola, where they remained until after his retirement from the railroad in 1989.

In retirement, Bill and Rosalie enjoyed life in Hemet, until her death in 2003. At that time, he relocated to Washington to live with his daughter. As his health declined, he elected to reside at Serenity Acres Adult Family Home.

At Bill's request, services will not be held and he was cremated.

Elizabeth Wysham McMorrow, "Beth," died Aug. 29, 2010, at her home in Quincy. She was born Aug. 21, 1950, in Berkeley, to Helen and James Wysham. One of four children, Beth was the only daughter.

She graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor's degree in geography in 1972, and earned her teaching credential from Chico State University in 1988.

Beth married John McMorrow June 17, 1972.

An accomplished artist and illustrator, she showed her great love of nature in her wonderful bird and flower drawings.

Beth taught school in Quincy for 20 years, receiving the highest accolades from fellow teachers and students alike.

She was very active in community service, most recently as a board member of the Feather River Land Trust, striving to preserve the land and natural resources for future generations.

Beth is survived by her mother, Helen; husband, John; sons Ian (Audrey), and Matthew (Stephenie); and grandchildren Julianna and Bradley.

She is also survived by her brothers, William (Lark), Thomas (Barbara) and Richard; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

A celebration of Beth's life will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Bucks Lake Rd. in Quincy.

Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Feather River Land Trust. 

Marge Lay Yancey, 93, died Aug. 29, 2010, in Chico.

She was born Oct. 30, 1917.

She is survived by Charles Lay and family of Chico.

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