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James Dennis Wanzer (1950 – 2017)

James Dennis Wanzer (1950 – 2017)

James Dennis Wanzer. passed away June 12, 2017 at home with his loving family at his side at the age of 67. He was born January 25, 1950. James worked as a laborer in the lumber industry for 33 years. One of his greatest joys was fishing. James is survived by his sons Dennis Wanzer […]


Marion Seyferth (1920 – 2017)

Marion Seyferth (1920 – 2017)

Marion Toney Cooper Rahlfs Seyferth passed away peacefully on May 20, 2017 at Amber Grove Place in Chico, CA with family at her side.  She was born on July 29, 1920 to William E. and Inez Luce Toney in Reno, Nevada.  She lost her mother as an infant and was raised by her aunt and […]


Marie Kaerth (1925 – 2017)

Marie Kaerth (1925 – 2017)

Marie passed away on May 24, 2017 at the age of 92.  She was born in Glennville WV on February 5, 1925 to John and Hazel Boyles.  She graduated from Durham High School before moving to Berkeley to go to work.  There she met her future husband, John Kaerth.  After they married, she moved to […]


Kenneth Schwartz Jr (1929 – 2017)

Kenneth Schwartz Jr (1929 – 2017)

Kenneth Schwartz Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Colusa at the age of 87 on June 9, 2017. He was born in Marysville on December 4, 1929. Kenneth was the owner and operator of the Schwartz Auto Parts store in Colusa for 50 years. He was a board member of the Nor Cal […]


Elda Ruth Gordon (1922 – 2017)

Elda Ruth Gordon (1922 – 2017)

Elda Ruth Gordon passed into Glory on Monday, June 5, 2017. Born Elda Ruth Harris on May 15, 1922 in the high plains of  New Mexico.  Her parents were Starley Edmund “Edd” and Ruth Clara (Schramm) Harris. She had 3 sisters and two brothers. Her schooling was in forrest. Most of the students were from […]


Lilia J. Johnson (1914 – 2017)

Lilia J. Johnson (1914 – 2017)

Lilia Maria Jensen Johnson passed away Thursday, May 25th, 2017, with her loving family by her side. She was 102. She was living at Roses & Ivy Elder Care in Chico, California, for the past three years. Lilia was born September 15, 1914, in Boquete, Panama, to Rudolf Jensen of Denmark and Justina Rosas of […]


Henry M. Gonzales (1935-2017)

Henry M. Gonzales  (1935-2017)

Henry M. Gonzales passed away on May 28, 2017 at U.C. Davis Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Henry was born on July 10, 1935 in College City, CA and remained a lifelong resident of Colusa County ever since. Henry was the local barber in Arbuckle for over 64 years; and he […]


Richard A. Robey (1932 – 2017)

Richard A. Robey  (1932 – 2017)

Richard A. Robey passed away on May 10, 2017 at Valley west Care Center in Williams, CA. He was born to Clarence Albert Robey and Nina Marcella Bailey on May 30, 1932. He lived a full life filled with adventure, exploration and happiness. Richard served in the Navy during the Korean War. He then went […]


Trevo Nokes Lecce (1929 – 2017)

Trevo Nokes Lecce  (1929 – 2017)

Trevo Nokes Lecce passed away peacefully on May 25, 2017 in Williams, California, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Nixa, Missouri to Newton J. Nokes and Ottie E. Stutesman, she was born into a large family of 6 brothers, Raymond, Milford, Manford, Lloyd, Jimmy, Gerald, and two sisters, Merle and Eula.  She spent a […]


Dianna G. Voorhees (1944-2017)

Dianna G. Voorhees (1944-2017)

Dianna G. Voorhees passed away peacefully in her home on May 7, 2017.  Born April 17, 1944 to James A. Gray of Alabama and Wonda R. Gray (Larson) of Utah.  Dianna was a 57-year resident of Arbuckle.    A graduate of Pierce High School in 1962, Dianna’s passion was always the people and community of […]


Jeronimo Franco (1951-2017)

Jeronimo Franco (1951-2017)

Jeronimo Franco passed away on May 14, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Yuba City with his loving family by his side. He was born to Doroteo and Maria Franco on December 18, 1951 in Mexico. He was a resident of Colusa for 50 years. Jeronimo worked in farm labor for 40 years. He was […]


Ruth L. Martin (1934-2017)

Ruth L. Martin (1934-2017)

Ruth L. Martin, of Maxwell, passed peacefully March 24, 2017 in Chico, CA surrounded by her family. Born in Stanford, TX May 10, 1934. She resided in Maxwell for the past 43 years where she became a mom, grandma, and friend to many in the community. She is survived by her children – Don Hickson […]


Virginia ‘Renae’ Larson Starnater (1935-2017)

Virginia ‘Renae’ Larson Starnater (1935-2017)

Virginia (Renae) Larson Starnater, of Hemet, CA, passed away peacefully in her residence on March 22nd, 2017. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Edwin Larson and Virginia Flack, her husband Sheldon Earp Starnater “Smokey”, son Timothy Starnater, brother Gordon Flack Sr., and two sisters Rayola Kleeman and Thelma Ainsworth. Virginia (Renae) […]


Jo Ann Meddock Carman (1947-2017)

Jo Ann Meddock Carman  (1947-2017)

Jo Ann Meddock Carman passed on to her permanent home with the Lord on Sunday March 12th at her daughter Georgene’s home in Folsom, where she resided during her last 5 months of life. During her last days, she was visited and loved by her sister, her daughters, and grandchildren, as well as many friends. […]


Douglas Delmar Mathews (1926-2017)

Douglas Delmar Mathews  (1926-2017)

Douglas Delmar Mathews passed away March 10, 2017, at the age of 90 at Woodland Healthcare with his loving family at his side. He was born October 10, 1926, in Arbuckle, CA, to Delmar and Vera Mathews. After graduating from Pierce High School in Arbuckle, Doug enlisted in the Army Air Force. While waiting to […]


Nellie Blanche Krause (1922-2017)

Nellie Blanche Krause (1922-2017)

Nellie Blanche Krause. Born January 20, 1922 in Tracy Ca. Died March 4, 2017 in Woodland, Ca. Nellie was born to Blanche Haney McCafferty and James McCafferty in Tracy, Ca. She married Robert (Bob) Hamilton Krause in February 1938 in Oroville, Ca. They had three children: Diana 1940; Raymond 1942, both born in Oroville, Ca;  […]


Anna Lou Kaelin (1937-2017)

Anna Lou Kaelin (1937-2017)

Anna Lou Kaelin, 79, passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2017, at her home in Woodland. Anna Lou is survived by her sister Barbara Bailey of Colusa, brother Louie Kaelin of Colusa, niece Camie Kaelin (Blaine Martin) of Colusa, nephews Duffy Bailey (Tiffany) of Arbuckle, Daniel Bailey (Lisa) of Colusa, Richard Kaelin (Natasha Chen) of […]


Jeffery Lee Stober (1942-2017)

Jeffery Lee Stober (1942-2017)

Jeffery Lee Stober passed away February 18, 2017 at Rideout Hospital in Marysville, CA at the age of 74. He was born October 4, 1942 in Sacramento, CA, to his loving parents Hal and Rosalie Stober. Jeff received his Bachelors degree in business agriculture at Chico State and worked in the farming industry for 40 […]


Vern Gillespie Ornbaun (1931-2017)

Vern Gillespie Ornbaun (1931-2017)

Vern Gillespie Ornbaun, Jr. passed away February 14, 2017 in Woodland, CA.  He was born in Woodland, September 28, 1931, to Verney (Sr.) & Nellie Marie (Burtis) Ornbaun and was raised in the Grand Island area of Colusa County. Vern attended Grand Island Elementary in Grimes and Pierce High School in Arbuckle.  Upon graduation from […]


Robert Cousineau (1934-2017)

Robert Cousineau (1934-2017)

Robert “Bob” Cousineau died peacefully at home on the morning of February 12, 2017 in Colusa, CA at the age of 82. Bob is survived by his wife Joan Cousineau and 4 children Lynn Harvey of Laytonville, MD; Matthew Cousineau of Colusa, Marshall Cousineau (Lara) of Healdsburg, CA, and Jane Cousineau of Colusa. Also his […]


Dennis Morgan Mitchell

Dennis Morgan Mitchell

Dennis Morgan Mitchell started his journey home on February 18, 2017 with family by his side. Dennis graduated Williams High School as a feared lineman, where he also held the shot-put record for several years. Because of his Indian roots, he enjoyed working the land for the majority of his life. Dennis enjoyed playing music […]


Gerald “Jerry” L Mayberry (1930-2017)

Gerald “Jerry” L Mayberry (1930-2017)

Gerald “Jerry” L Mayberry, Sr. passed away February 7, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side at the age of 86. He was born October 18, 1930 in Meridian, CA, to Kircheval and Gertrude Mayberry. Jerry was the owner and operator of Mayberry’s Floor Center in Colusa for over 45 years. He […]


Raymond Francis Manville (1926-2017)

Raymond Francis Manville (1926-2017)

Raymond Francis Manville passed away on Feb. 9, 2017, at the age of 90. Ray was born on May 5, 1926 in Colusa to John Raymond and Mathilda (Meier) Manville. Ray graduated from Colusa High School and Yuba College. He served in the U.S. Army in W.W. II. Ray was an auto mechanic for most […]


Alicia Arriaga Navarro (1955-2017)

Alicia Arriaga Navarro  (1955-2017)

Alicia Arriaga Navarro passed away on January 16, 2016 at the age of 61. Alicia was born June 21, 1955 in Tepatitlán Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus and Maria Guadalupe Arriaga.  She was a resident of Colusa for 36 years. Alicia enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Alicia was a high spirited person. She loved […]


William Reilly (1921-2017)

William Reilly  (1921-2017)

“Bill” William Reilly passed away January 14, 2017, at the age of 95, in Williams, Ca. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts to William Patrick and Mary Ella Reilly on November 15, 1921. His family come to California via a boat (The Manchuria) through the Panama Canal, up to Don Francisco- then settled in Palo […]


Billiejean McElroy Durst (1927-2017)

Billiejean McElroy Durst  (1927-2017)

Billiejean McElroy Durst, born July 30, 1927 in Willows, CA to Ernest and Leslie McElroy,  passed away peacefully on January 16, 2017 in Marysville, CA. Billiejean graduated from Grimes Grand Island Elementary School and Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland, CA. She then attended Holy Names College in 1949 where she achieved her BA degree. She […]


Constance Wells (1932-2017)

Constance Wells  (1932-2017)

Constance (Connie) May Wells passed away peacefully to heaven at home with her family by her side on January 21, 2017. Born to James and Marie Brown March 22, 1932 she lived the majority of her life in Maxwell. She married Lloyd Wells on Nov.13th, 1950 and together they farmed rice and raised a family. […]


Ruth J. Carroll (1927-2016)

Ruth J. Carroll  (1927-2016)

Ruth J. Carroll 89 of Maxwell, CA passed away on December 21, 2016 at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA.  She was born February 16, 1927 in Willows, CA to McKinley and Mary Haynes. Ruth was born in Willows, CA and resided in Colusa County the last 69 years.  She was a Librarian for the […]


Rhonda Jo Franz (1965-2017)

Rhonda Jo Franz  (1965-2017)

Rhonda Jo Franz 51, of Princeton, CA peacefully passed away on January 15, 2017. She was born April 30, 1965 in Colorado Springs, CO. Rhonda recently moved to Princeton to be closer to her family. Prior to this move, she lived in Santa Ana, CA where she attended the Wintersburg Presbyterian Church. She assisted the […]


Maria Rosario Deniz (1940-2017)

Maria Rosario Deniz (1940-2017)

Maria Rosario Deniz passed away at the age of 76 at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, CA.  She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, on October 7, 1940.  She was a long time resident of Colusa County. Maria Rosario is preceded in death by her loving husband Ramon Deniz and is survived by her children, Margarito […]


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