Obituaries for March 3, 2015

James Kenneth Bush

Larry Vance Dunn

Bruce Evans

Russell Murray Foster

David E. Jones

Frank Alvarez Molina



James Kenneth Bush

James Kenneth Bush passed away Feb. 13, 2015 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer.

The details of his life are long, adventurous and extraordinary. He was a pilot, scuba diver, fisherman, sailor, sharpshooter, volunteer firefighter, public safety officer, printer, real estate broker, U.S. Army veteran, salesman, dishwasher, office manager, mentor, good friend and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

What is more rare was his affect on other people. There is a void in the world without him. He lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of so many people.Those who knew him knew of his kindness, humor, respect, wisdom and sound judgment. He loved serving his neighbors and the community, always willing to give without the thought of repayment simply because he wanted to help others. Unless a deal was a “win-win” for all parties, he wanted nothing to do with it.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Deby Bush; their son, Daniel; his two son’s, Kevin and Jamie, from a previous marriage and four grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Eagle Lake Community Center, 502-907 Mahogany Way, Spaulding, Eagle Lake.A potluck will be served; all are welcome to bring a dish and share a story.

Larry Vance Dunn

Larry Vance Dunn beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 23, 2015 with his wife at his side. Larry was born in Susanville to Edmund and Genevieve Dunn on Aug. 12, 1939. His parents raised cattle and Larry grew up loving to cowboy.

While working on the Hansen Ranch at Horse Lake, he met Sandra Hansen and as the old saying goes, he fell in love with the boss’ daughter. Larry and Sandra were married on Sept. 11, 1962. During the years, Larry worked in the logging business, as a manager for Production Credit Association, owned his own trucking business and owned and ran the auction yard. But Larry’s love of cattle was always his top priority and raising good cattle brought tremendous joy to him.

Larry loved stories and when he was done telling a story you were sure to of learned something. Some people will remember Larry as being up front but everyone always knew where they stood with him. Larry was a big jokester and he got a kick out of playing a good joke on his friends and family. Larry will be greatly missed by his family and his friends at the watering holes he frequented.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Kimberly McCombs (Audie), Edmund Dunn (Cary) and Lori Galvin (Lonnie); grandchildren, Webb Dunn, Ethan Dunn, Lane Galvin, Chance Galvin, Dane McCombs (Lauren) and Shauni McCombs; great granddaughter, Tinsley McCombs; sister, Lynn Milton (Ron); nieces and nephews, Gary Dunn (Loressa), Brian Dunn (Linda), Karen Marsters (Brian) and Debbie Fletcher and their families.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Dunn, and sister-in-law, Ellen Dunn.

Graveside services were held at the Alturas Cemetery, on Monday, March 2, 2015. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Bruce Evans

Bruce Evans, of Janesville, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 in Susanville. He was born Oct. 10, 1958 in Santa Cruz, California.

He is survived by his father and mother, Ronald and Janet Evans; sons, Bryce and Andrew Evans; daughters, Melissa (Michael) and Danille (Matt); brothers, Dave and Scott Evans; sisters, Ronette Scarbrough and Karen (Mel) Graruinger; and four grandchildren.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Church of the Nazarene (next to Banner Lassen Medical Center).

Russell Murray Foster

Russell Murray Foster, age 98, passed away Nov. 24, 2014 at Banner Lassen Hospital in Susanville. Russ was born Feb. 4, 1916 in Loveland, Colorado to Ethel Lissie Gaff and John Benjamin Foster, the fifth of seven children. The Foster family eventually relocated to Southern California, where Russ graduated from Ventura High School and Ventura Junior College in 1936.

In 1941, Russ married his sweetheart and mother of their two children, Florence Victoria Jordan, and they established a home in the Bay Area.

Following a brief career at Hunter's Point Shipyard supporting the war effort, Russ joined the World War II battle as a Merchant Marine, serving on unarmed transport ships throughout the South Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945. Three of Russ's brothers also served in World War II, Don and Clyde in the South Pacific, and Floyd who was a casualty in Europe.

After the war, Russ and his brother Don worked in floor covering installation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Russ was widowed in 1957, but was remarried in 1960 to Rhea Mori Maxwell. He later owned commercial property in San Francisco, Marin and Sacramento counties.

Russ and Rhea moved to Auburn, California in 1970 where he enjoyed camping, fishing, rock hounding, lapidary and traveling.

Russ was widowed once again in 1994 and continued to live in Auburn until 2005 when he sold his home and relocated closer to his children, Gale and Darrell. Russ lived out his years in Susanville, first at Eagle Lake Village and his final home was Lassen Nursing and Rehabilitation, where he is remembered for his wit and sense of humor.

Russ is survived by one brother, Clyde Foster, of Sarasota, Florida; his daughter, Gale Foster Huffman, of Nevada City; and son, Darrell Russell Foster (Janice), of Susanville.

Additional family includes six grandchildren, Richard Simpton (Rexann), of Grass Valley, California, Jeff Simpton (Laura), of Sacramento, Marcella Simpton Helmers (Tim), of Stead, Nevada, Chris Foster, of Sacramento, Jaime Foster Heijmen (RJ), of Houston, Texas, and Matthew Foster (Amanda), of Yreka. Russ was a proud great-grandfather to 10: Ashley, Zander, Kyler and Jaxtyn Simpton; Zachary and AnnMarie Simpton; Sabrina and Tabitha Helmers; and Jackson and Spencer Heijmen.

Russ always enjoyed family gatherings, celebrating many birthdays, graduations and 4th of July camping trips. He was an avid San Francisco 49er fan since the franchise began in 1947 and watched them play at Kezar Stadium and Candlestick Park. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date when more of the family can join in a celebration of the life of Russell Murray Foster.

David E. Jones

David E. Jones died Feb. 23, 2015 at his residence in Escondido, California. David was born on Sept. 16, 1949 in Westwood and lived most of his life in Susanville.

He is survived by a son, Manuel, of Nebraska; daughter, Jackielyn, of Escondido; a brother, Bob, of Janesville; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Delia Jones, brother, Ruben Jones, and a son, Clint, in 2005.

Graveside services will be held in Susanville at a later date.

Frank Alvarez Molina

Frank Alvarez Molina, of Sacramento, California, passed away at San Juan Hospital the morning of Feb. 7, 2015.

Frank was born July 27, 1940 in Tucson, Arizona, to Lorenzo and Teresa Molina. The family settled in Susanville in 1942 where he attended local schools. In 1963 he married his special girl, Elizabeth, and together they had four children.

He enjoyed attending his family’s sporting events and hanging out with his family and friends. In his personal time he enjoyed playing his guitar and was teaching himself to play the trumpet. He enjoyed caring for his 1964 Mercury.

When he wasn't playing his instruments or out working on his car he enjoyed watching sports on T.V. he also liked doing the crossword puzzle in the T.V. Guide and the newspaper. Frank worked in the lumber and logging industries for many years. While living in Sacramento he started a job at KFC and remained there until he retired.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Molina Johnston;

his father, Lorenzo Molina; his brothers, Lawrence Molina and Gonzalo Molina; his daughter, Danielle Molina; and granddaughter, Chantel Dawn Molina.

He is survived by his sister, Martha Molina Welch, and his brother, Anthony Molina; his children, Michael, Candance and Frank; numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and a great-grandson, and his god-son, Eduardo Welch.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Susanville Senior Center at 1700 Sunkist Drive.


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