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Below you will find a complilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers throughout Shasta County and elsewhere in California. If YOU have an obituary for a Shasta County resident and would like to add to this collection or, better yet, if you want to volunteer to transcribe obituaries please contact the county coorinators.

O’Dell, William H.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 29, 1996

Deaths – William H. O’Dell, 74, of Anderson died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Chapel in Anderson.

O’Reiley, Martin
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 5, 1950


Martin Patrick “Pat” O’Rieley, 58, resident of the Shasta Dam area for the past eight years, died Sept. 19 at the Mare Island naval hospital, it was learned today.  The his request he was buried in the military ceremony there.

O’Reiley had worked at Shasta dam and various lumber camps as a “bull cook” and also had been employed at the Shasta county hospital. He had been ill for several years.  Born in Ireland, O’Reiley decided to join the American forces during World War I and made his home in the United States after the war.  He lived in Oregon before coming here.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Omalee O’Reiley of Pine Grove, and three children, Michael Joseph “Mickey” O’Reiley, 13; Mary Josephine Rose O’Reiley, 11;  and J. Eugene O’Reiley, 5. The family formerly lived in Central Valley.

Olson, Robert J.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Aug. 13, 1981

Services for Robert J. Olson, 62, of Redding will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday at McDonald's Redding Chapel. The Rev. Rick Green will officiate. Burial will follow in the Redding Cemetery. Visitation began at 4 p.m. today. Mr. Olson died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Billings, Mont., and was a maintenance foreman at Bridge Bay Resort on Shasta Lake for 10 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Canoga Park, past captain of the Shasta Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Canoga Park.

He is survived by his wife Faye; sons Robert of Anderson, Dale of Canoga Park and Thomas of Redding; brothers Francis of Idaho, Elmo of Tennessee and Bud of Canada; and four grandchildren. McDonald's Redding Chapel is handling arrangements.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Overing, William Arthur
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 9, 1950

William Overing Succumbs at 79

William Arthur Overing, 79, former county hospital employee, died at his Central Valley home Saturday.  He was born in Iowa, and had lived in Central Valley for the past nine years.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wayside chapel.  Interment will follow in Redding cemetery.

He leaves a son, George W. Overing of Central Valley; a daughter, Mrs. M.J. Mahan of Maumee, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Ina McCormick of Salk Lake City.

Redding Record-Searchlight, January 11, 1950

The Rev. E. J. Troutner conducted funeral services at the Wayside chapel yesterday for William A. Overing.  Interment followed in Redding cemetery. Casket bearers were: Harold Hagen, Arthur Webb, Jena Pederson, Ben Alderson.

Owens, J. C.
Shasta Courier, August 4, 1858

By falling from the Chauncy & Swinford's bridge, on the Sacramento River, Mr. J. C. Owens, aged 36 years..

Transcribed by Robin Bills


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