Andrew (Andy) J. Hall
Donald Louis Stokes, Sr.
Curran (Slim) Coe, Jr.
Arthur “Art” Davey
Nov. 16, 1931 – July 27, 2012
Arthur “Art” Alfred Davey was born in Hollywood, Calif. Nov. 16, 1931 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife of 50 years, Joan K. Davey (nee Hamlin), and the rest of his family after a long illness in Roseville, Calif. July 27, 2012.
Art retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1973 after 30 years of dedicated service and continued his dedication in the Marine Corps League, which donates funds and assistance to active and former marines, their widows and orphans. He also enjoyed donating his time and assistance to Toys for Tots, fishing, Judo and, most of all, spending time with his family. Art’s generous spirit will be greatly missed by those he touched throughout his life, but never more so than by his loving family.
Art is predeceased by his parents, Arthur E. and Grace E. Davey; and his sister, Eleanor Carpenter.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan K. Davey, of Roseville; his daughter, Kathy Wilson (George), of Brown Summit, N.C.; his sons, Randy Davey (Deanna), of Jacksonville, N.C., David Davey (LaVonne), of Bakersfield, Calif., and Scott Davey (Charlene), of Roseville; his sister, Carolyn Fernandez (Fred), of Pollock Pines, Calif.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
At the family’s request there will be no formal services, but donations may be made to Toys for Tots in Art’s name. Arrangements are under the direction of Cochrane’s Chapel of the Roses, (916) 783-7171.
Longtime Westwood resident Ann Funk passed from this life peacefully Friday morning July 27, 2012 at the Lincoln Villa Care Facility located in Fremont, Calif. at the age of 96.
Born May 14, 1916 in Frontenac, Kan. to the late Antone and Lucy (Rienbolt) Zorraso, she was raised and educated in Kansas. At the age of 20 she moved west to the Northeastern California lumber community of Westwood where she went to work for Red River Lumber Company in their mill, continuing to work there until 1944.
While residing in Westwood she met Clifford Spangler, and the couple married June 25, 1938 and to this union one daughter was born. The marriage later ended in divorce. On Oct. 20, 1944 Ann married Jack Funk in Reno, Nev. and to this union a son was born.
While residing in Westwood, Ann became active with the Westwood seniors. Health complications forced her to move from Westwood to Fremont nine years ago.
In passing Ann leaves her son, Richard Funk, of Fremont; daughter, Cindi Baker, of Westwood; and step-daughter, Dolores Morley, of Modesto, Calif.; along with three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
She joins her husband, Jack, who passed from this life in 1987 and a sister, Lucille, in their eternal home.
Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 alongside her late husband Jack in the Westwood Cemetery. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com.
Andrew (Andy) J. Hall
Andrew (Andy) J. Hall, 43, of Susanville, died Saturday, July 28 in an accident. He was a professor of math and science at Lassen Community College.
Andrew leaves behind best friend and wife in spirit, Ms. Brandon Loy; his parents in Binghamton, N.Y.; three siblings; and many other loving friends and extended family.
He resided for a significant time in New York state and North Carolina, and had a great love of the outdoors through biking, camping, national parks and taking his nephews and niece on fresh air adventures.
Donald Louis Stokes, Sr.
Donald Louis Stokes, Sr., 96-1/2 years old, passed away at home peacefully during the night of Friday, July 27, 2012 in Susanville, Calif. He was born Dec. 8, 1915 in Valier, Mont. to Hyrum and Millie May (Jones) Stokes. The Stokes family moved to California in 1922, and lived around the Granada, Montique area, then to Yreka, where his twin brothers were born in 1926. The family then moved to Gridley, Calif. in 1928, where Don’s youngest brother was born. Don attended school in Gridley where he learned auto mechanics, auto body and upholstery work. Don and his father had a business in Gridley which in a way helped them in coming to Susanville, Calif. through the Red River Lumber Company.
By accident in 1932, Don met a young Marysville High School girl, Florence Neighbours. They went together about three years and on her graduation night, June 7, 1935 they were married in Yuba City, Calif. They were married until Florence’s death in 1999, almost 64 years.
Don and his family came to Susanville in 1936. They opened a shop which included upholstery, auto mechanic and body work. Since then, there has almost always been a Stokes descendant that owns a business in Susanville. Don was a World War II veteran. He served in the United States Army as a mechanic, an officer’s cook and was an expert rifleman.
Don was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing on his boat at the ocean and Eagle Lake. He loved music and played the accordion and sang. Don had a passion for cars and driving. From the time he was nine, he drove anything with a steering wheel and tires. Don was a relief tow truck driver and delivered new cars for Deal and Davie customers. He broke in many zero-mileage Cadillacs. He worked as a body man at Deal and Davie for 17 years. In 1959, Don opened Stokes Body Shop. He could take a car apart to the frame and put it back together. He painted everything from logging trucks, cars, trucks, trailers, to the kitchen sink. Even a spider ended up painted turquoise; he called it “George.”
Don could tell you stories that you would never imagine. He loved taking pictures and movies. Don and Florence’s home was always open to anyone who needed a home, whether it was child care or someplace to stay. In addition to their four children, more than 22 children, plus adults called their house “home.”
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Hyrum and Millie Stokes; Florence, wife of 64 years; sisters, Alta Miller, Olive Schorzman and Orpha Bake Kiefer; brother, Bob Stokes; and two great-grandsons, Aaren Jones and Wyatt Bell.
He is survived by his four children, Don Jr. and wife Mona Stokes, of Corning, Calif., June and husband Don McCloud, of Susanville, Jim and wife Tina Stokes, of Ravendale, Calif., and Rebecca and husband Bob Jones, of Janesville, Calif. He is also survived by one foster-son, Flori Yorg; nine grandchildren, Dale Stokes, of Quincy, Calif., Perry Stokes, of Las Vegas, Nev., Debra Stokes, of Corning, Billy McCloud, of Susanville, Chellie Bell, Billie Stokes and Tony Stokes, all of Susanville, June Rakestraw, of Loyalton, Calif., and Bobby Jones, of Janesville. Don is survived by 29 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; his two brothers, Orval and wife Beverly Stokes, of Susanville, and Arland and wife Margie Stokes, of Hayward, Calif. Also a sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Stokes, of Hayward. He has numerous nieces and nephews, three of which live in Susanville including Delight Callegari, Kathy Matthews and Craig Stokes.
He will be greatly missed.
Services were held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 and Chapel Service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, both at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church. Burial was in Janesville.
In loving memory of my beautiful wife, Patricia Stolzenbach, who died July 30, 2012 at the age of 40 years old. She worked as a correctional officer at CCC for 13 years. Patricia had a great passion for helping people and animals.
We appreciate the continued support of all the employees at CCC/HDSP and the Susanville community through this difficult time.
She is survived by her husband, John Stolzenbach.
Curran (Slim) Coe, Jr.
Curran (Slim) Coe, Jr., 73, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He was born Jan. 20, 1939 to Curran Coe, Sr. and Myrtle Maxine Gunther Coe in Berkeley, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Beverly Mae Lambert Coe.
Curran is survived by son, David (Paula) Coe; sister, Peggy (Forrest) Deen; brother, Gary (Jan) Coe; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces; nephews; many friends; and Ron (Helen) Marks.
Per their request, a memorial service will be held in Milford for both Beverly and Slim. For more information, call 249-7321.
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