Colusa County Death Notices - A~L

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Last Updated: Wed, 14 June, 2017

ANDREOTTI, Arthur A.
Colusa Sun Herald, 4 Sept 1998

Rosary was held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at McNary Chapel and services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in colusa for Arthur Abraham Andreotti, 82, better known to his friends as "Chilo", who died September 1, 1998 at Colusa Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Andreotti was born April 23, 1916 in Oakland and spent his childhood in Grimes. He was a graduate of Pierce High School in Arbuckle and Sacramento city college. He served in the army Air Corps during World War II. He went into the farming business with his father and formed H & A Andreotti Farms in Grimes, Colusa and Maxwell area. He and his bride, Berverly Nielsen, were married on Sptember 17th, 1941 and would have celebrated their 57th anniversary this month. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, three sons and their wives, Arnold and Maureen Andreotti, Mike Andreotti, and Mark and Roberta Andreotti, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was proceeded in death by his father and mother, Homer and Otterina Andreotti, and by his first grandson, Arthur Homer Andreotti, Interment will be at Colusa Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to their favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore funeral Service, Colusa.

BAGGLEY, Elizabeth
Sacramento Union, 16 Sep 1911

In Colusa (Colusa Co.), September 14, 1911, Mrs. Elizabeth Baggley, mother of TR McDonald of Woodland, James McDonald of Washington, Mrs. Ella Benham, Dan, Eugene and Timothy Bagley of Colusa, a native of Ireland, aged 77 years 10 months and 5 days.

BAUME, Oscar
Colusa Sun Herald, 05 Dec 1949

Oscar Baume, well known former Colusan, died in a Vallejo hospital two weeks ago and funeral services were held in Vallejo on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving, the Sun Herald learned today. Mr. Baume, a native of Missouri, was 72 years of age at death. He leaves no known relatives. During his residence in Colusa, Mr. Baume took an active part in the Eagles Lodge affairs.

BELTON, Dr. W.H.
Red Bluff News, 20 Nov 1903:
Death of a Colusa Physician.

Dr. J.S. Camron received a telegram Monday from W.S. Green, announcing the death of Dr. W.H. Belton, a resident of Colusa for the past thirty-three years. Dr. Cameron will go to Colusa today to attend the funeral of Dr. Belton who was an old friend of his.

BOTTS, Ann V.
Sacramento Union, 12 Mar 1916

Died: In Arbuckle (Colusa Co.), March 8, 1916, Mrs. Ann V. Botts, a native of Virginia, aged 85 years 9 months and 26 days.

BROOKS, Myrna P
Appeal Democrat, 03 Jan 1940
Mrs. Brooks Dies

Mrs. Myra Phillips Brooks who with her former husband, W. S. Brooks operated the Riverside Hotel in Colusa for many years died suddenly in her apartment on Fourth Street, next to the Nagler building at about 10 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Brooks became ill early in the evening after preparing and partaking of her dinner. She had been at her employment as a seamstress in a local store during the day. A physician who was called diagnosed the ailment as an affliction of the heart. Funeral services will be held at Colusa Saturday afternoon.

BROWN, Ella
Colusa Sun Herald, 24 Dec 2008

A graveside service was held Tuesday at Williams Cemetery for Raymond Allen Brown, 81, of Yuba City. Brown was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Pineville, La. He died Dec. 17, 2008, at Live Oak Manor in Live Oak. Brown served in the merchant marines during World War II. He was the maintenance superintendent of a dehydration plant. He lived in Live Oak for the past 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams and the Private Pilot Association. Brown is survived by daughters Sue Draves and husband Dennis of Williams, Kathie Scanlon and husband Joseph of Manteca and Debbie Jones and husband Stephen of Turlock; son Phillip Brown and wife Jane of Brandon, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Williams. Arrangements by McNary-Moore Funeral Services, Colusa.

BROWN, Raymond
Appeal Democrat, 03 Jan 1940
Mrs. Brooks Dies

Mrs. Myra Phillips Brooks who with her former husband, W. S. Brooks operated the Riverside Hotel in Colusa for many years died suddenly in her apartment on Fourth Street, next to the Nagler building at about 10 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Brooks became ill early in the evening after preparing and partaking of her dinner. She had been at her employment as a seamstress in a local store during the day. A physician who was called diagnosed the ailment as an affliction of the heart. Funeral services will be held at Colusa Saturday afternoon.

BURTIS, J.C.
Sacramento Union, 17 Aug 1915:
Five In Family Have Typhoid Fever

Special to the Union. Grimes, (Colusa Co.) Aug 23. J. C. Burtis, a pioneer merchant of Grimes, died here Sunday of typhoid fever, after an illness of six weeks. The funeral will be held from the Baptist church and interment will be in the Grimes cemetery. Burtis was also well known in Sycamore, where he engaged in business for many years.

CABRAL, Mary J
Tri-Weekly Colusa, 04 Jan 1919

Young Mother is Flu Victim
Mrs. Mary Josephine Cabral, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Antone Victorine, died at her home on the east side last night after a severe attack of influenza. She had been sick but a short time and everything that loving hands could do failed to save her life. She was but 20 years of age and the mother of small babes, who survived with the sorrowing husband. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from Our Lady of Lourdes church. Interment will be local.

Tri-Weekly Colusa, 07 Jan 1919:
Funerals Clash; One is Delayed

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Josephine Cabral scheduled to be held at the Colusa Catholic church this morning, was delayed because of the fact that the funeral of the late Ambrose (John) Schirber was being held in Arbuckle at about the same time. Both funerals were under the auspices of Sullivan Bros., but due to the fact that a special casket had to be obtained for Mr. Schirber and other delays incident to a double funeral in different parts of the county it was impossible to carry out full plans. Father Hines had charge of the services at the Schirber funeral in the Arbuckle Catholic church while Rev. CC McGrath is looking after the funeral of Mrs. Cabral, the beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Victorine of this place. She will be buried in Colusa. Increase in the deaths of late have worked a hardship upon local undertakers, taxing not only their facilities but their full time.

CABRERA, Maria T.
Colusa Sun Herald, 10 Dec 2008

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McNary-Moore Funeral Chapel for Maria T. Cabrera, 81, who died Dec. 8, 2008, at Fremont-Rideout Hospital in Marysville. A Rosary recital will begin at 7 p.m. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial will follow at Arbuckle Cemetery. Cabrera was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Linares, Mexico. She was a resident of Arbuckle for 45 years, where she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Arbuckle. She is survived by her daughter, Anita Garza, of Arbuckle; son Jose M. Cabrera, of Arbuckle; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Cabrera. Memorials Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 1710 Gilbreth Road Burlingame, CA 94010. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Services.

CALDWELL, Edgar A.
Colusa Sun Herald, 09 Nov 1970

Graveside services under the direction of McNary-Moore will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Grand Island Cemetery for Edgar A. Caldwell, 85, a lifelong resident of Colusa County, who died ____ at Valley West Convalescent Hospital in Williams. A native of Grimes, Mr. Caldwell was born November 2, 1885. He was for many years engaged in ranch work. Survivors include his wife, Isabella of Grimes, a son, David Caldwell of Fairfield; two sisters, Genevieve Burtis and Ethel McPherrin of Sutter, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Yuba-Sutter Appeal Democrat, 06 Sep 1988
No funeral services are scheduled for Elaine R. Cobb, 53, of Colusa, who died Sept. 2, 1988 at Colusa Community Hospital. She was a native of Missouri and had lived in Colusa the past four years where she worked as a respitory therapist at Colusa Comminity Hospital for the three years. She is surviced by two sons, Kenneth Myers of Reno and Larry Myers of Trinidad; three daughters, Christine Myers of San Jose and Kellie Sue Garner and Kathi Lee Garner, both of Reno; and her mother, Lillian Cobb of Paradise. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary Moore Funeral Service.
Yuba-Sutter Appeal Democrat, 14 Feb 2009
Eddie Davis of Colusa passed away on February 11, 2009 at his residence. Eddie was born January 25, 1920 in Redds Sprins, Missouri. He was 89 years of age. He resided in Colusa County for 53 years. Eddie worked as a custom home builder for 56 years which was something he enjoyed and was very good at. He also enjoyed writing poems and paper crafts. Survived by: Wife of 58 years Patsy Davis of Colusa CA; Son, Steve Davis of Fort Bragg, CA; Grandson, Michael Davis of San Francisco, CA. He was preceded in death by his sisters Joyce Warren and Oma Whiteleather, and his brothers Tommy Davis, Johnny Davis, Ramey Davis and Joe Davis. Services will be held 1:00p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at McNary-Moore Funeral Chapel, 107 5th Street Colusa. Burial will be private.
Sacramento Daily Union, 08 Dec 1873:
Died: Near Colusa, Nov. 28 - Mrs. Nancy Deeter, 35 years.
Sacramento Union, 23 Aug 1907:
COLUSA PIONEER HAS CROSSED THE DIVIDE Colusa, Aug 22. In the death of Captain Ebenezer Thomas Eddy, Colusa county lost one of its oldest pioneers. He was nearly eighty-eight years of age when death came Tuesday evening. In 1852 he settled below Grimes. The funeral took place today at College City, which town had been his home since 1897.
Colusa Sun Herald, 14 Apr 1987:
Milton M. Fenner died Sunday in the Colusa Community Hospital. He had moved to Colusa from Oregon less than a month ago. Born on February 11, 1926 in South Dakota he was a veteral of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mae of Colusa, four sons, five grandchildren and a sister.
Colusa Sun Herald, 5 Dec 1949
Mrs. Ed Flagg Dies
Death came over the weekend in Oakland to Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Flagg, former Colusan. She was the widow of Ed Flagg, who died here December 24, 1943. Mrs. Flagg moved to Oakland about a year ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Perigo. She died in her daughter's home. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Flagg resided on Market Street, near Second. The body is being returned to Colusa by Sullivan Brothers. Funeral services are to be announced.

Colusa Sun Herald, Tuesday, December 6, 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Flagg, 79, widow of the late E. E. Flagg, and for more than 50 years a Colusa resident, will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow in Sullivan Brothers Chapel. Mrs. Flagg died in Oakland where she had been living for the last two years. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Fabian Perigo of Oakland; one granddaughter; three sisters, Hester Koyle of Oakland, Ruby Cook of San Mateo, Fannie Harris of Yuba City; two brothers, Clem Moore of Lakeport and Laurel Moore of Yountville. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Ida Jones of Meridian, also survives. A sister, Mrs. Amanda Oliver of Dorris, preceded Mrs. Flagg in death. Interment will be made in Colusa Cemetery.
Sacramento Daily Union, 10 Mar 1873:
Died: Colusa, March 4 - Mary C., daughter of W.H. Fountain, 17 years, 10 months, 2 days.
Colusa Sun, 3 Apr 1923:
Meridian - April 2- the funeral of Luther Henry Garmire, former well known Sutter county resident, died Friday near Mayhew station, Sacramento County, took place here this afternoon at 2 o'clock interment being in the Meridian cemetery. Many friends attended. Deceased was 71 years of age. he was the husband of Martha E Garmire and the father of Mrs William A Bixler of Pomona, Mrs Grace Nelson of Placerville, Robert E Garmire of Mayhew and Bert Garmire of Meridian; Mrs Frank Taylor and Mrs George Jenkins of Michigan, Mrs George Meyers and Robert Garmire of Indiana
Colusa Sun, 18 Nov 1926:
Services Held - Funeral services were held Sunday at Meridian for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Garmire, who died at the Weimar sanitarium last Friday. J. D. McNary & Son had charge of the burial.
Colusa County Sun Herald, 09 Sep 1998:
Rosary, immediately followed by Mass, is scheduled Friday at 10 a.m. at the Arbuckle Catholic Church for Emma C. Godinez, 64, of Arbuckle, who died September 20, 1998, at her residence. Mrs. Godinez was born July 24, 1934 in Willows. She lived in Arbuckle for 63 years and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Juan Godinez of Arbuckle; five sons, Richard Godinez, Jesse Godinez and Rudy Godinez, all of Arbuckle, Ruben Godinez of Grimes, and John Godinez of Yuba City; a daughter, Esther Godinez of Los Angeles; two sisters, Gloria Yanez of Los Angeles and Isabel Zepeda of Colusa; a brother, Tony Gomez of Grimes; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Salvador "Peter" Godines. Visitation will be Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McNary chapel in Colusa. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service, Colusa.
Willows Journal, 12 Dec 1986:
A mass for longtime Princeton resident Julia A. Gomes, 83, was said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of the Lord Catholic church in Colusa. She died Friday in a Chico hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Gomes was born July 14, 1903, in Hawaii. She had lived in Princeton since 1905. She was a member of the Princeton Catholic Church, SPRSI Chapter 103, the Cordora Grange and the Princeton Altar Society. Survivors include a son, Manuel Jr. of Princeton; five daughters, Helen Pates of Chico, Ida Gomes of Citrus Heights, Angus McVey of Colusa, Marie Green of Elk Creek, and Lillian Mole of Orland; three brothers, Joe and Frank Alexander, both of Yuba City, and Bill Alexander of Sutter; four sisters, Ida Trigueiro and Florence Netto, both of Yuba City, Rose King of Marysville and Anna Leon of Live Oak; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Manuel Gomes, and a son, Leonard, died previously. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the McNary-Moore Chapel in Colusa. Burial followed in the Colusa Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the McNary-Moore Chapel..
Colusa Sun Herald, 17 July 1979:
Requiem Mass was offered at 10 a.m. today in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for Antonio "Tony" A. Guiterrez, 46, of Colusa, who died Friday afternoon in Eskaton Colusa Healthcare Center. Father Charles Brady officiated. Thyrza Wheeler was the organist. Interment was in the Colusa Catholic Community under the direction of McNary-Moore. Pallbearers were Joey Gutierrez, Edwardo Paiz, Domingo Ramirez, Terry Gutierrez, Kenneth Gutierrez and Rafael Rivas. The rosary was recited Monday evening at 8 o'clock in McNary-Moore Chapel.
Colusa Sun Herald, 25 July 1986
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 Saturday morning at McNary Memorial Chapel for Carl Wilford Hancock of Williams who died Wednesday evening. Rev. Marvin Decker of the Williams Community Church will officiate. The chapel will be open this evening from 7 to 9 for viewing. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Exeter District Cemetery, Exeter. The Evans Miller Exeter Chapel in Exeter will be open for visitation Sunday evening from 7 to 9 and on Monday. Carl was stricken Wednesday evening while bowling at the Riverside Lanes and rushed to Colusa Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A native of Texas, Carl was born on March 1, 1925. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and came to Lemoncove in 1945. In 1947 he married Betty June Long in Lemoncove and in 1963 they moved to Williams. He was an employ of the California State Department of Transportation and retired as a supervisor last year. He is survived by his wife, Betty June Hancock of Williams, a son, Michael Hancock of Idaho; a daughter, Pamela Hancock of Chico and two grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Harvey Hancock of New Mexico, Josephine Thompson of Arizona, Mary Ellen Ely of Arizona, James Hancock of Fresno, Frances Lloyd of Utah, and Bertha Marcum of Arizona.
Marysville Daily Appeal, 31 Oct 1869:
Died: In Colusa county, October 28th, Edward Harrison, aged 15 years.
Sacramento Daily Union, 03 Dec 1862:
Died: At the Lone Star Ranch, Colusa county, Wm. Harrison, son of John W. and Elizabeth McIntosh, aged 3 years, 4 months and 2 days.
Sacramento Daily Union, 04 Oct 1875:
Died: Colusa, Sep. 27 - James Hart, 60 years.
Marysville Daily Appeal, 30 Apr 1871:
Died: In Hamilton, Colusa County, April 17th, Mrs. Sarah Margaret Hays, aged 24 years, 9 months and 1 day.
Colusa Sun Herald, 17 July 1979:
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Arbuckle Cemetery for Lewis M. Heffernan, 66, of Arbuckle who was found dead in his hotel room on Thursday morning, July 12. The Rev. William Jefferies officiated. The services were under the direction of McNary-Moore.
Colusa Daily Sun, 29 Aug 1925:
Death of an Infant: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Highstreet, born August 25th, 1925, passed away at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Colusa Daily Sun, 29 Sep 1932:
ED J. HIGHSTREET DIES IN BAY HOSPITAL; BURIAL HERE Member Of Large Family Heart Victim Body to be shipped Home; Prominent Native Son and Knights Columbus E. J. Highstreet, 39, one of the outstanding business men of Colusa, few of whom have been more progressive, respected and worthy of the esteem of all, passed away before noon today at St. Mary's hospital in San Francisco, where he was taken two weeks ago in an heroic effort to save his life, which had been ebbing away for several years, due to liver trouble and heart complications. At his bedside when death came to close several months of suffering were Mrs. Louis Highstreet and his wife, Mrs. Isabelle Highstreet, the mother of Nellie Ann, the only child of the union.

THIRD TO PASS ON He was the third of a splendid family of twelve children to pass on and his death, although not unexpected by those intimate with the family, comes as a shock to the entire community. Eddie, as he was familiarity known throughout the length and breadth of the county, would have been 39 years of age November 5. He was born in Colusa, the son of the late Joseph Highstreet, and Mrs. Julia Highstreet, who survives and were with her son much of the time during his last illness.

HEADED SERVICE STATION For the past six years the deceased has been proprietor of the Union Oil service station at Seventh and Market streets. Because of his popularity, desire to serve and give the best, coupled with untiring enterprise, he built up one of the important business concerns of Colusa. Previous to that he and several of his kinfolk conducted a grocery store here, but gave this up for the more promising field of endeavor.

MANY SURVIVORS Surviving the deceased besides his mother, wife and little daughter are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. James Fouch, Colusa; Mrs. Frances Parker, Oakland; Mrs. Chas. C. Kaufman, Colusa; Mrs. W. A. Habernaul, Seattle; Mrs. Josephine Ford, Colusa; Mrs. Edward Shelloe, Colusa; Mrs. Harold Wilsey, Arbuckle, Lawrence Highstreet, Oakland, and Louis Highstreet, Colusa. One sister and one brother passed on. The deceased was a prominent and active member of the local council Knights of Columbus and Colusa parlor of Native Sons. He was an ardent Catholic, being a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parish since babyhood.

LAST RITES HERE The body will be returned to this city by Sullivan Bros., who will be in charge of the last rites, time for which had not been fixed at this hour. The entire community joins with the members of the morning family in regretting the loss of the deceased, who at all times was regarded as an asset to the fraternal, social and business life of Colusa.
Colusa Sun Herald, 09 Oct 1935:
MRS. JULIA HIGHSTREET DIES - Mother of 14 Is Dead Here At Age Of 68
Funeral Services Will Be Friday Morning; Was Church Worker

Colusa today mourned the passing of one of its best known pioneer women, Mrs. Julia Rose Highstreet, 68, widow of the late Joseph F. Highstreet, who died in Colusa December 29, 1926. Mrs. Highstreet passed away at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home after a brief illness. Born in Santa Rosa, California, Mrs. Highstreet, who maiden name was Julia Rose Dausey, came to Colusa county as a child. She was reared and schooled at Williams. She married Joseph F. Highstreet of Colusa August 18, 1885, and they engaged in farming here. Later Highstreet took up general contracting and building. To this union 14 children were born, five of whom preceded Mrs. Highstreet in death.

Nine Children Survive The nine children who survive are: Mrs. Frances Parker of Oakland, Mrs. James Fouch, Mrs Charles Kaufman, Louis Highstreet, and Mrs. Ed Shellooe and Mrs. Harold Wilsey all of Colusa; Mrs. John Brian of Stockton, Mrs. Will Habernal of Seattle and Mrs. Earl Larkin of Seattle. The five children who preceded their mother in death were: Joseph, Clarence, Edward, Lawrence and Clara Highstreet. Twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Highstreet, long a faithful Catholic worker, was a quiet, home-loving woman, devoted to her family, kindly, generous and loved by all who knew her. She was active in relief and child welfare work in the community, being an active member of the Catholic Ladies Relief Society. Funeral arrangement's are being made by Sullivan Brothers. The services will be held Friday morning with interment in Catholic cemetery.
Oakland Tribune, 29 May 1933:
In Oakland, May 29, 1933, Lawrence G. Highstreet. Loving husband of Kathryn Highstreet, loving son of Mrs. Julia R. Highstreet of Colusa, brother of Louie Highstreet, Mrs. James Fouch, Mrs. C. C. Kauffman, Mrs. E. B. Shellooe, Mrs. Harold Wilsey, Mrs. William Habernaul and Mrs. Josephine Ford, all of Colusa, Mrs. E. R. Larkin of Seattle and Mrs. B. Burbank of Berkeley; a native of Colusa, aged 42 years. A member of Fruitvale Parlor No. 252, N. S. G. W. Funeral services and interment at Colusa, California (Truman service)
Sacramento Daily Union, 08 Dec 1873:
Died: Colusa, Dec. 4 - Willie, son of Mrs. Catherine Hoy, 9 years.
Sacramento Daily Union, 05 Jan 1880:
Died: Walter S. Jones was drowned near Colusa, Friday, while bathing.
Willows Journal, 12 Dec 1986:
Eva Leona Lewis, a resident of Stonyford for the last nine years, died December 5 at Valley Community Hospital in Willows. She was born June 13, 1898, in Nebraska. Survivors include six sons, Clarence Porter of San Francisco, John and Elmer Porter of Chico, James Porter of Westwood, Alfred Porter of Bothell, Washington, and Ervin Porter of Oak Harbor, Washington; one sister, Mary Eyler of St. Helena; one brother, Buster Phagan of Chico; 20 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Today, Friday, December 12 at the Stonyford Town Hall. Cremation has taken place at Sierra View Memorial Park in Marysville.
Colusa Sun, 29 Feb 1904:
GRANDMA LIGHTNER PASSES AWAY Mrs. Eliza Jane Lightner died at the residence of her son, Harry Pierce, at Sacramento, on Sunday night. We have received no word as to the funeral. We shall reserve remarks about the deceased until our next issue.

Sacramento Union, 29 Feb 1904: LIGHTNER – In this city, February 28, 1904, Eliza Jane Lightner, mother of the late Mrs. A.M. Pierce, grandmother of Mrs. G. W. Kritser of Reno, Nev., Frank and Harry L. Pierce of Sacramento and Jerry Lightner of Willows. (Colusa papers please copy.) Funeral notice hereafter.

Sacramento Union, 01 Mar 1904:
LIGHTNER – In this city, February 28, 1904, Eliza Jane Lightner, mother of the late Mrs. A.M. Pierce, grandmother of Mrs. G. W. Kritser of Reno, Nev., Frank and Harry L. Pierce of Sacramento and Jerry Lightner of Willows, a native of Nashville, Tenn., aged 89 years and 17 days. Friends may view the remains at the parlors of Miller and McMullon, 905-907 K street. Remains will be taken to Colusa Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. for interment.

Colusa Sun Tuesday, 01 Mar 1904:
DEATH OF MRS. E.J. LIGHTNER - With sorrowing hearts Colusa learned Monday afternoon of the death of Mrs. Lightner, who lived so long in our town and county that all knew and loved her. She was born 89 years ago in Tennessee and came with her parents to Missouri when she was only seven. Yet of her early life she could tell many interesting incidents, among which were some of General Andrew Jackson, who was a friend of her father in those early days. Oftentimes she had seen him in her childhood’s home, and his leading characteristics impressed themselves upon her so that she would say in her old age: “How in the world could anyone have ever known Gen. Jackson and not been a Democrat? Her father, Mr. White, would go out campaigning with Gen. Jackson near election times and her mind was full of incidents of along the routes through the hickory groves of Old Tennessee, for oftentimes she rode in her father’s carriage just behind Gen. Jackson’s, to visit friends at the different points where the campaigners would stop to “speak and hurrah.” They gave the General a big ball in one of these villages on one occasion and she was chosen by the old Indian fighter as a partner. She was but seven and as they went through the reel successfully, holding her hands “sky-high” to reach the long bony fingers held out to her in every turn and swinging “clear off of her feet high up in the sir till all could see the soles of her shoes, before she lit again.”

But Grandma Lightner did as many good women do, as soon as she put on long dresses, she married the man of her choice in Missouri and wound up as his help meet with their little family in California. She was a pioneer woman, stood hardships without complaint and when widowhood became her portion she managed her affairs successfully, and reared her children as best she could. As a woman of family, as a neighbor, as a friend, her work can scarcely be estimated. She was charity itself in almost every sense of the word – with her means and in her heart for the faults of others. She was candid and true and easily discriminating between right and wrong, she would be plain in her advice. She never neglected business.

Time passed and old age crept on, and the eye dimmed, the step grew less elastic, yet she and her twin sister, Mrs. Sallie White Davis, were familiar figures daily about our town long after they reached the eighties. Two small old ladies, in white aprons, black dresses, toke bonnets and white kerchiefs, they were wonderfully alike in all things. Mrs. Davis, now the survivor, lives with her daughter, Mrs. Bird, in San Francisco. In these walks they would daily call on friends and make the air cheerful each morning. After Mrs. Davis left, alone would Mrs. Lightner make her rounds, awaking pleasure in the hearts of all who saw her. Once when she visited Col. Hagar, who was her early friend in California, she told how she bargained with him and bought Brooks’ corner. She said she found him in his stable door, then down town, just leading forth his horse. She said, “Colonel, what will you take for the corner?” pointing towards it. “Eight hundred,” replied Col. Hagar. “It’s mine,” said Mrs. Lightner, and hurried away. The Colonel sent the deed and the money was paid. After many years when both were up in their eighties, she said: “Colonel, I out-traded you.” “How?” he asked. The answer came in a twinkling: “I gave you eight hundred for Brooks’ corner and I sold half of it for five thousand.” “And I,” replied the Colonel, “got what I asked for it.”

Returning from her visit to Col. Hagar she said to the writer, “It is a pity the Colonel ain’t a Democrat,” the added apologetically, “but he never knew Gen. Jackson.” But she left us: left us to go and live with her daughter in Sacramento, who soon passed away. Now she has followed her, and today amid flowers and tears, this dear old lady was laid to rest in her plot in our little cemetery, and at least four generations must pass before all eyes are closed which in life looked upon her lovingly.

She left a noble example to her kind, an example of a well spent life worth following. She died at Sacramento and was brought home for interment today. The funeral took place immediately after the arrival of the afternoon train, Rev. J.F. Squires officiating. The pallbearers were Joseph Boedefeld, Oscar Robinson, O.R. Mason, W.T. Reville, J.H. Shores and J.N. Scroggins.
Sacramento Daily Union, 08 Nov 1873:
Died: Colusa, Oct. 31 - Hiram H. Lightner, 38 years.
Colusa Sun, 24 Apr 1888:
On Saturday last, Jeremiah Lightner departed this life in the 74th year of his age. Mr. Lightner has been a resident of this county for about thirty years, and he has been an invalid for twenty years. Jerry Lightner was a good man, upright, honest and square in all his dealings. He was a very quiet man - he never talked except for some purpose, and he was never known to talk about anybody else's business. For the last twenty years, and more, he has left all business in the hands of his wife - Aunt Jane Lightner. In youth and middle age he was kind to her, and in age she has been kind and devoted to him. There are few instances on record of greater devotion or self-denial; but she also felt that he deserved all she did for him, and hence it was always a work of love.
Colusa Sun Herald, 8 Apr 1964:
Cora C. Locey is Dead at 82
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McNary Memoria Chapel for Mrs. Cora C. Locey, 82, of Maxwell, who died at 3:45 p.m. yesterday just five minutes after she had been taken from Colusa Memorial Hospotal to a local rest home. Mrs. Locey, who had been in poor health for some time, had been a patiend in Memorial Hospital since March 23rd. Mrs. Locey was born September 16, 1881, in Grimes. She had lived in Maxwell for many years, where she leaves many friends who will be saddened at the news of her passing. Survivors include her children: [unreadable], George and Leslie Locey of Chico, Mrs. Wilma Berryman of colorado and Daryl Locey of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Eva Smart of Woodland; a brother, Fred Smart of Redding, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment will be in the Maxwell Cemetery.