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Obituaries

Obituarties for the week of 4/4/2014

Jeanette Burns

Abner Chaney “Joe” Knadler

Donna Glosser

John Lynn Amodei

 

Jeanette Burns, a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 12, in Ojai, at the age of 89.

Jean was born on May 23, 1924, in Oakland.

A graduate of UC Berkeley, she married Vincent Burns in 1945, moving to Quincy as newlyweds.

She has spent the last four winters in Ojai with her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Linda Burns.

She loved dogs, swimming in Spanish Creek, playing bridge with her friends, and reading a good book on her back deck.

Jean is survived by her youngest son and his wife, Lee and Linda, of Ojai, and by her eldest son and his wife, Scott and Consuelo Burns, of Greenville.

She was a proud and loving grandmother of her four grandchildren: Elizabeth Hamm (and her husband Geoff Hamm), Matt Burns, Heather Burns and Caitlin Burns.

Her family will celebrate her life in a private service.

 

Abner Chaney “Joe” Knadler was born on March 28, 1922 in San Jose, Calif. and died on March 27,2014 in Yuma, Ariz.

A sixty-year master of ceremony for Indian Valley parades, Joe grew up on a small farm in Shady Cove, Ore., until 1936, when his family moved back to San Jose. He worked a newspaper route until joining the US Navy in 1940, his senior year of high school. He served during World War II in the American, Asiatic Pacific and European-African-Middle Eastern campaigns on the USS Nashville, a light cruiser; the USS Iowa, a battleship; and the ATR 40, a seagoing tug. After the war he trained new sailors while in the reserves and resumed active duty in 1950 during the Korean War, when he served stateside on the sub tender USS Fulton.

Joe came to Plumas County as an electrician, first settling in Quincy, where he worked on the Plumas County Fairgrounds with Tulsa Scott, who first announced the Fourth of July Parade in Taylorsville before Joe assumed the honors.

He moved to Greenville in the mid 1950s and lived there until May 2013, when he weighed anchor on a land yacht, first to Nevada then to Arizona for a warm winter.

Joe enjoyed a challenging job order, fishing, hunting, gold mining, good works in the community and good times on barstools with his many friends.

His affiliations and acts of volunteerism over the decades were many, including past president of the Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club and active involvement in 4-H while his children were growing up. He was also a member of the Beer Drinking Berry Picking Better Outdoor Recreation Club of the Second Supervisorial District and E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter. For more than 55 years, he was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, first in Quincy, then in Greenville, including York Rite and Shriners. He was also a 50-plus-year member of the American Legion Post 568 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Joe had recently received recognition for being a 65-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abner and Hazel (Marquis) Knadler, brothers Max and Chester and sisters Helen, Mary and Irene, and by his previous wife Cynthia (Wilbur) Knadler.

He is survived by his wife Alicia (Higbee) Knadler of Reno; sister Hazel Smith of Placerville; sons Michael (LeeAnne) Knadler of Yuma, Ariz., and Larry (Janice) Knadler of Chico; daughter Maryann (Norm) DeMontigny of Susanville; stepdaughter Jennifer Kellogg (Bill) of Yuba City; stepsons Richard Hathaway (Maryann) of Yuba City and Robert (Iliana) Palm of San Pedro, and Michael Palm of Oroville; grandchildren Kurt and Tyler DeMontigny, Joe Knadler, Madeline and Katherine Kellogg, Peyton and Mackenna Hathaway, and Robert and Andrea Palm, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was also survived by shipmate Stanley Freemyers, who was like a son to him, and many friends in Plumas County. During the last hours, his faithful beagle Snuffy Little Princess was by his side, where he could pat her butt and she could guard his rest.

Any remembrances in his name can be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in care of Sincerity Lodge No. 132, PO Box 537, Greenville CA 95947; the Pacific Battleship Center, for the USS Iowa Museum, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731, or to a favorite local charity.

Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m., June 7, 2014, at the Greenville Cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Donna Glosser, 86-year-old Buffalo, Wyo., resident who passed away Friday, March 21, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, were held Wednesday, March 26, at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor William Dunlap officiating.

Interment will be in Whispering Pines Cemetery in Portola on Saturday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will be held at the Manni Funeral Home in Portola on Friday, April 4, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Donations in Mrs. Glosser’s memory may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

Donna Mae Glosser was born Dec. 26, 1927, in Toronto, S.D., to Clarence and Ella Jeglum. She moved as a child to Long Beach, where she grew up and went to school. After her schooling she was a housekeeper for a while before going to work for the phone company as a telephone operator.

She met Ronald Glosser on a blind date; they fell in love immediately and were married June 5, 1948, in Las Vegas. They made their home in Long Beach where they bought their first home on the GI bill in 1951 and raised their family.

Mr. Glosser retired from the phone company in 1982 and they sold their home in Long Beach and moved to Portola, where Mr. Glosser passed away in September 1999.

Donna moved to Story, Wyo., in 2000 to be near her son. In May 2000 she became ill and moved into the Bee Hive Home in Buffalo where she enjoyed living until February of this year when she moved into the Amie Holt Care Center.

Donna enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time in the mountains. She loved to play bingo and enjoyed shuffleboard. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Glosser, of Story, Wyo., and Darrell Glosser and his wife Joni, of West Hills; one brother, Ordell Jeglum, of Long Beach; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one daughter, Sandra.

 

 

Sierra Valley resident John Lynn Amodei passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 23, 2014, surrounded by his family.

He was born to Vincent and Dolores Amodei on May 10, 1955, in Loyalton.

John grew up in Sierraville where he loved spending time on his grandfather’s ranch with his cousins and fishing the creeks of Sierraville with his sister Vicki and brother Mark. Throughout his life fishing was his passion, from the creeks and lakes in the Sierras to the rivers of Northern California and Alaska and beyond.

John graduated from Loyalton High School in 1973, after spending a year at Yuba College he returned back to Sierraville and worked for Ramelli Logging as a landing man. In 1980, he became part owner of the Loyalton Hotel along with wife Julie and in-laws Emile and Paula Atkinson. In 1989 he formed Amodei Construction Inc., in his twenty plus years of contracting he built many beautiful homes in the area.

John was preceded in death by his mother Dolores and his brother Ronnie.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Julie, his father Vincent Amodei (Virginia), sister Vicki (Amodei) Heiter (Butch), sister Mia Amodei, brother Mark Amodei, daughter Angela Wiley, granddaughter Natalie Wiley, niece Anna Amodei, nephew Jake and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

He loved life to the fullest and was much loved by his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

“GONE FISHING”

A celebration of life will be held at Sierraville School, Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m.

 

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