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Obituaries for the week of 9/15/2010

Martha Jane Campbell, 95

Elizabeth Ann Tommervick, 86

Betty Jean Michael, 84

Norvin Cleophus Lancaster, 94

Wildwood resident Martha Jane Campbell passed from this life suddenly Aug. 27, 2010, at Seneca Health Care District located in Chester.

Born to Pennsylvania natives John and Anna (Adams) Dayen Feb. 13, 1915, in Turtle Creek, Pa., as a young child she and her family relocated to Los Angeles, where she was raised and educated graduating from high school there.

She met and married the late William "Bill" Campbell while living in Southern California.

Except for a brief five-year stay in Alaska, the couple continued to live there until moving from Downey to Elk Grove some 20 years ago.

Martha moved to Chester 10 years ago, residing in the Meadows Senior Housing until moving to Wildwood Senior Center three years ago.

In passing Martha leaves a number of nieces and nephews to include Sarah Jean Ray who so lovingly cared for her these past few years.

Martha joins her brothers; John, Frank and James along her sisters Roberta Wilson and Ruth Glenn in their eternal home.

Following cremation, private family graveside services took place in the Chester District Cemetery.

An opportunity to express condolences to her niece and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

The family suggests any remembrances in Martha's memory be made to the Wildwood Senior Center, c/o Fehrman Mortuary, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.



Elizabeth Ann (Colley) Tommervick was born to Thomas and Elizabeth Colley Aug. 27, 1934, in Wheeler, Mont., and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sept. 5, 2010, in Quincy, at Country Villa long term care facility.

She was married in 1952 to Paul Claypole and had two daughters. She married James Wilson in 1954, and had four sons and three daughters. She married Cyrus Tommervick in August 1975, and gained three stepsons.

She was preceded in death by Cyrus Sept. 30, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers and sister, son-in-law, Billy Wilson, grandson, Christopher Lengtat and stepson, Tim Hennessey.

She was a member of Greenville Southern Baptist church since 1995.

She loved her family, church family, cats, crossword puzzles, crocheting, and living in the mountains.

She is survived by stepson Tom Hennessey; stepson Dennis Tommervick and wife Annie of Santa Rosa; daughter Linda Hendricks and husband Michael of Klamath Falls, Ore.; daughter Polly Lengtat of Greenville; son James Wilson and wife Sherrie of Greenville; daughter Patty McCutcheon and husband John of Taylorsville; son Tom Wilson and wife Diane of Reno, Nev.; son Michael Wilson and wife Brenda of Placerville; daughter Tamara Sennett and husband Howard of Greenville; daughter Diana Nolen and husband Kevin of Janesville; and son Andy Wilson of Greenville; Niece Debra McGuirk and husband Ed of Benicia; great-nephew Greg, great-niece Kimberly, her husband Jordan and their daughter Alexia.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Katie and Fred Farley, Maggie and Phil Taylor, Michael Tommervick, Melody Wilson, Anna Wilson, Lorietta and Jeremiah Simmons, Billy and Jessica Wilson, Emily Waer, Jay and Melisa Wilson, Misty and Caleb Eckels, April and Daniel Sanchez, Thomas Wilson, Tony and Chrissy McCutcheon, Matt McCutcheon and fiance Chelsey Robinson, Shelby Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Katie Wilson, Elizabeth and Rusty Stokes, Shayla Sennett, Jessica and Ryan Cates, Brandi Nolen, Karli and Stephen Cook, Jacob Nolen, Andrea Wilson, Brandalin Wilson; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Chantel, Stephanie, Brandi, Keith, Dakota, Michael, Shauna, Gabriel, Christopher, Haley, Andrew, Brandon, Tyler, Sherrie, Desiree, John, Tanner, Dominic, Madison, Brice, Cole, and two more on the way.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Greenville Southern Baptist Church 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, with a reception immediately following. Private interment will take place in the Greenville District Cemetery alongside her late husband.

An opportunity to express condolences to the family along and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.

Remembrances in Elizabeth's memory may be made to PAWS, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 803, Greenville, CA 95947.


Quincy resident Betty Jean Michael peacefully passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, under the compassionate care of those at Country Villa-Quincy, at the age of 84.

Born in Thorton, Ark., June 20, 1926, to late Arkansas natives Robert "Carl" and Hazel (Brown) Hannah, Betty moved to Westwood as a young child with her family.

The family traveled throughout the area where her father helped construct many of the local mills.

While living in Loyalton Betty met LeRoi Smith with whom she eloped on the stage to Reno, Nev. The couple was united in matrimony Aug. 6, 1943.

The newlyweds settled in Quincy in 1944, where they were blessed with two sons and two daughters.

First and foremost a dedicated wife and mother, Betty worked as a bookkeeper for some 40 years in the family business and also for Plumas District Hospital.

Betty enjoyed the outdoors, walking and camping while finding solace in spending time at Bucks Lake and reading.

Other than her family, her passion in life was that of her work and in her later years, Betty found great enjoyment in sharing her time with her grand- and great-grandchildren.

Following LeRoi's passing in 1964, Betty married the late T.D. Michael in 1971 in Reno, Nev..

In passing, Betty leaves her son Mike Smith and his wife Sue of Meadow Valley; daughters Kathi Lombardi and her husband Randy, and Sheri Wert and her husband Terry; and daughter-in-law Charlotte Smith, all of Quincy; a sister, Robbie Lou Mayfield of Reno, Nev., along with her precious grandchildren, Brenda and Kenny Chance, Laura Blesse, Jared, Justin and Aaron Smith, Nick and Lance Wert; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty lost her dear son, Dan Smith, following a courageous battle with cancer in 2004.

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 Betty's memory be made to the Patients Activity Fund of Country Villa-Quincy, c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory P.O. 53, Quincy, CA 95971.

Following cremation, private family interment will take place in the Old Quincy Cemetery with her late husband, LeRoi.




Norvin Cleophus Lancaster passed away peacefully Sept. 12, 2010, at Country Villa Healthcare in Quincy.

He was born July 6, 1916, in Floyd, Va. He graduated from Martinsville, Virginia High School and received his electrical engineering degree from Virginia Tech.

He was employed by Lee Telephone Co. in Martinsville and Western Electric Co. in Chicago, Ill.

He served in the Army Air Force during World War II working with radar operations and was discharged as a major into the Air Force Reserve in 1945.

After another six years at Western Electric, Norvin and his young family moved to California where he worked in the aerospace industry; before retirement in 1980, he worked nine years in power plant construction management in Arizona and Louisiana.

Norvin was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Peggy) of 67 years; a son, Michael; his parents, Dayton and Rowena Lancaster; and a brother, Ward Lancaster.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Grandall, of Meadow Valley, his sisters, Violet Foushee and Mabel Morgan; granddaughters, Tamara Cook of Loma Rica, and Katherine Scott of Reno, Nev., and great-grandchildren Izaak, Rachel, Isabella, and Abigail Scott of Reno, Nev.

Norvin and Penny loved to travel and visited all 50 states and Mexico. Norvin's hobbies included photography, gardening, electronics and woodworking.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge in Quincy. He will be remembered for his intelligence, woodworking skills, quiet dignity and gift of humor.

Following cremation at Fehrman's Crematory inurnment will take place at the Meadow Valley Cemetery.

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