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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.

Sauer, Gertrude
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 9, 1927


Mrs. Edward Sauer, 28, of Delano, daughter of Mrs. Anna Mullen of Redding, died in Chico yesterday morning at 10 o’clock following an operation for appendicitis.  Mrs. Sauer had been ill but a few days and her death was a shock to her family and friends.

Mrs. Sauer, as Miss Gertrude Mullen, was a resident of this city for many years.  For two years she and her husband have resided at Delano and previously at Chico.

Surviving are the widower and four small children, Dolores, Francis, Burnedette and Edward; a brother, Thomas Mullen of Dunsmuir, and a sister, Sister Mary Paul of Modesto.  Mrs. Mullen and Thomas Mullen left Redding early yesterday morning for Chico.

The funeral will probably be held here Monday, and burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic cemetery. The body will be accompanied to Redding today by Mrs. Mullen, mother, and Sauer, husband of the decedent.

Redding Record-Searchlight, July 10, 1927

Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning for Mrs. Edward Sauer, who died at Chico Friday morning.  The services will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic church, and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Redding Record-Searchlight, July 13, 1927

We wish to express our thanks to the many friends who extended us their kind sympathy and assistance during the death and burial of our beloved wife, daughter and sister, Mrs. Gertrude Sauer.  We also wish to thank all for the beautiful floral offerings.

Signed: Mr. Ed. Sauer and family, Mrs. Anna Mullen, Mrs. Thomas B. Mullen

Scarbrough, Ernest B.
Redding Record Searchlight, January, 1977

Anderson - Funeral services for Ernest B. Scarbrough of Anderson will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds Anderson Chapel. Scarbrough died Tuesday at Memorial Hosp in Redding as a result of injuries suffered in an industrial accident at Kimberly-Clark Corp. in Anderson. He was 54.

Born in Redick, OK May 14, 1922, Scarbrough lived in Anderson22 yrs. He worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp. for 1 1/2 yrs. Scarbrough was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the Army. He was a member of Anderson Moose Lodge 509 and the Happy Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars 6948. He leaves a wife Eva "Chris" of Anderson; a daughter, Nancy Winters of Anderson; 3 sons; Ronnie of Folsom, and Phillip and Dennis, both of Anderson; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Scarbrough of Broken Bow, OK; a brother Ernie of Tucson, AZ; and 4 sisters, Pauline of Broken Bow, OK, Florence Fish of Winston, OR, Malba Louis Trimm of Marion, IL, and Jeanette Dorris of Chula Vista.

Ed Petersen will officiate at the services. The Anderson Moose Lodge 509 and the District 20 VFW will assist at graveside rites. Casketbearers will be Bill Lawrence, Wes Harris, George Burns, Earnie Henderson, John Maderios, and Marion Brick. Burial will be at Anderson District Cemetery

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Searles, Albert Searles
The Redding Searchlight, Saturday, Jan. 26, 1907

Discovered Dead After the Train Left Kennett, the Body Was Removed From the Cars at Delta, Where His True Name Was Learned Friday Evening by Coroner Houston on a Letter Found in One of the Pockets. Albert Searles, a passenger on No. 16, the morning northbound passenger, died Friday on the train between Kennett and Delta. He had a ticket in his pocket from Red Bluff to Sisson. The conductor did not notice that the passenger was dead until after the train pulled out of Kennett. The body was taken off the cars at Delta and put in the freight shed to await the arrival of Coroner Houston.

Coroner Houston arrived at Delta at 8 o'clock Friday evening, and searching the pockets of the dead, found a letter addressed to Albert Searles, which is probably the man's name. A ticket from Red Bluff, to Sisson was also found in a pocket. The conductor had overlooked him and failed to collect his fare at the proper time, and when he did finally call on the passenger for a ticket Searles was dead. Up to 10 o'clock Friday evening no further particulars of Searles had been learned. He was aged between 60 and 65 years and was dressed like a workingman.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Sebourn, Carrie C.
Redding Record-Searchlight, February 2, 2000

Redding – Services for Carrie C. Sebourn, 89, of Redding will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memory Gardens in Brea. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at McDonald’s Redding Chapel. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Brea. Mrs. Sebourn died Feb. 5, 2000, at Guardian Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding.

Born Aug. 29, 1910, in Crawford County, Ark., she moved to Shasta County in 1979 from Brea. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Brea.

Survivors include sons Don of Stotts City, Mo., Marvin of Redding, Tom of Trinidad and Ronald of Columbus, Neb.; daughter Doris Simmons of Carefree, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice, 1544 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001. Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Redding Chapel.

Seidner, Raymond Guy
Redding Record Searchlight, Wednesday October 23, 1974

Funeral services were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today for Raymond Guy Seidner, 71, of Redding, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Ohio November 11, 1902, he had been a resident of Shasta County for three years, and was a member of the Shasta County Senior Citizens. He leaves a son, Robert of Central Valley; a brother Clyde of Manteca and a granddaughter.

The Rev. E. Ward Willoughby will officiate at the services with burial to take place in the Rural Cemetery in Stockton beside his wife Barbara who died in 1969.

Transcribed by Jane Edwards

Selvester, Carrie E.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, April 13, 1942

Mrs. Connie [sic] (Carrie) E. Selvester, 80, died at her home at 1933 California street yesterday morning. She had lived in Redding for the past 10 years. Mrs. Selvester was a native of Callahan in Siskiyou county. She had been ill for several years. Mrs. Selvester leaves three sons, Vernon and Arnold Selvester of Redding and Leslie S. Selvester of Fall River Mills; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Bosworth of Redding; and a brother, Mortimer Eddy of Centralia, Wash.

Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the McArthur Grange hall under the direction of the Home Undertaking company. Interment will be in the Pine Grove cemetery in McArthur.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Shaw, Bazel G.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, June 16, 1978

Private family services for Bazel G. Shaw of Fall River Mills were conducted today at McDonald's Burney Chapel. Shaw died Tuesday at a hospital in Lawton, Okla., where he was visiting a son. He was 61.

He was born April 16, 1917, in Washington. He worked 30 years as a road superintendent for Shasta County. He was a World War II Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Cleo of Fall River Mills; his son, Jim of Lawton; a daughter, Bobbie Carpenter of LaPaz, Ind.; a sister, Bernice Jenson of Red Bluff; two brothers, Harvey of California and Russell of Oregon; his mother, Ema Shaw of Red Bluff; and eight grandchildren.

Burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Shearin, Mary Jane
Shasta Courier, Redding, Shasta Co., Calif., Tuesday, June 8, 1920

Mrs. Mary Jane Shearin, mother of County Tax Collector Clarence Shearin, died at her Millville home early Friday morning. Mrs. Shearin was 69 years old and had lived in the Millville section for 50 years. She is survived by her husband, A. A. Shearin, and a son, Clarence Shearin. The deceased is also mourned by two brothers and one sister--W. C. Welch of Oakland, M. E. Welch of Round Mountain, and Mrs. C. C. Bidwell of Hat Creek.

The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the house at Millville, interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Shelton, Martin
Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1946

Martin Shelton, 57, of Redding, veteran of World War I, died at the Veterans Administration hospital at Livermore Sunday. Born at Harrison Gulch, he served with the 91st aerial squadron in France during World War I.

Surviving are his son, Martin Shelton Jr., U.S. navy; four brothers, Edward Shelton of Ono, Arthur Shelton of Castella, F. B. Shelton of Sacramento, and A. J. Shelton of Battle Mountain, Nevada, and one sister, Mrs. C. R. Gossett of Red Bluff Services will be announced by McDonald's chapel.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Sherman, Nelson
The Shasta Courier, Saturday Morning, April 2, 1853

DROWNED--We are informed by Mr. Varry, that Mr. Nelson Sherman, one of the proprietors of Pendleton & Sherman Ferry, on the Trinity River, was drowned last Tuesday. Messrs. P. and S. were getting reading to start their boat across the river, when one of the fastenings of the rope gave way; the water carrying the boat around, knocking out its bottom, and sweeping off those gentlemen. Mr. Sherman floated down stream about a mile and sunk. Mr. Pendleton floated still further, but was caught upon some brush, and thus got upon the bank.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Sherrer, Emil
Dunsmuir News, September 22, 1900

EMIL SHERRER DIES IN ACCIDENT -- Brakeman Emil Sherrer, 22, Terre Haute, Indiana native, was instantly killed while coupling railway freight cars at Keswick Station Friday last. His remains were brought to Dunsmuir Sunday with the funeral services held at the family home. Besides the parents, Herman and Mary Sherrer, 3 brothers and 3 sisters survive. In 1888 he, his parents and family came from Grays Harbor, Washington. He had been employed by Southern Pacific about 2 years.

According to Redding Free Press, J.W. Hale, a young man, caught between two cars Saturday morning at Keswick, while showing a group of trainmen how the accident happened in which the Dunsmuir youth lost his life the previous night, died of internal injuries at Mrs. Young's Sanitorium in Redding Tuesday night.

Transcribed by D. Frazier

Sholes, Robert H.
Redding Courier Free Press, January 30, 1911

Robert Sholes Called away - 4 year old lad died of Bright's disease on Sunday. Robert H. Sholes, the fine little son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Sholes, died at hte home of his parents on Chesnut Street, West Redding, Sundday Evening at 10 o'clock, aged 4 years 7 months.

The deceased was born at the Gladston Mine near French Gulch on Jul. 22. 1905. He hadbeen ailing from kidney complaint for some time and for the past few weeks his life had been dispaired of. there survive, besides the sorrowing parents, a brother Earl, and 2 sisters Freda and Leta, and 2 uncles Dollis Garvin of SF and Robert Garvin of French Gulch. The funeral will take place from the Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and interment will be made in the Redding Cemetery.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Shubin, Michael
Redding Courier-Free Press, Mon., April 13, 1936


Michael Shubin, 76, for 22 years a resident of Shasta county, passed on Sunday morning in the Shasta county hospital. He had been ill for several weeks. Shubin was born in Armenia, July 12, 1859, and came to California in 1914, since which time he had been engaged in farming near Palo Cedro.

His wife passed on several years ago. Five sons and a daughter survive. They are Fred Shubin of Palo Cedro, Alex and Nicholas Shubin of San Francisco, John Shubin of Fresno, Peter Shubin of Los Angeles and Mrs. Gertrude Bakly of San Francisco. There are several grandchildren.

The body will be forwarded Tuesday by the Home Undertaking Company to Kerman, Calif., for interment. There will be no services in Shasta county.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Silva, Hazel Porter
Redding Record-Searchlight, Wed., Aug. 10, 1977

Private funeral services for Hazel Porter Silva of Las Vegas were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at McDonald's Redding Chapel. Mrs. Silva died Aug. 4 at her home in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 16, 1909 in Kennett, a small mining town inundated by Shasta Lake. She also was a former resident of Redding and had lived in Las Vegas for nine years. She had worked as a Young Men's Christian Association swimming instructor.

She leaves a son, Frank Stanton Silva, address unknown; two brothers, Thomas M. Porter and Ralph N. Porter, both of Redding; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Ehrhardt of Fresno; and one grandchild.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Simmons, Mrs. M. E.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 13, 1913


Mrs. M.E. Simmons, a pioneer of this county, died Friday night in Oakland in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Young.  Mrs. Simmons was twice married, her first husband being named Chism. She had been a widow for several ears.  She first lived at Texas Springs, later moving to the town of Shasta.

Simpson, infant son
Redding Independent, Thursday, January 15, 1880


In Millville, Dec. 31, 1879, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Simpson, aged 1 month and 12 days..

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Sisson, Nels
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, April 1, 1957

Nels Sisson, 74, died Saturday afternoon at his home at Clear Creek after a lengthy illness. He was born June 25, 1882, in Baird, now under Shasta lake, and had lived in Shasta county all his life. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ray Price, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Young, both of Redding; a son, Victor Sisson of Canby, Ore., and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at McDonald's chapel with the Rev. E. L. Damron officiating. Interment will be in Central Valley cemetery.

Transcribed by Robin Bill

Skillman, Mary
Shasta Courier, March 12, 1858

Shasta -- of Croup and Inflammation of the Lungs, Mary, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Skillman; aged 2 years, 5 months and 12 days.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Smith, Joseph W.
The Redding Searchlight, Tues., Dec. 20, 1938

Joseph W. Smith, 85 year old pioneer of this district, passed on Monday at a hospital here, where he had been a patient several years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Home Undertaking Company chapel with Rev. L. D. Logee of the Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Redding cemetery. The rites will be private.

He was born in Missouri, but had resided in Shasta and Trinity counties for more than 50 years. He followed blacksmithing in his youth, working in that capacity at the LaGrange mine in Trinity county for several years. He later came to Redding and entered the trucking business. Smith has been bedridden for the past ten years. He is survived by a son, Dr. Cecil Smith of Burlingame, who arrived in Redding Monday afternoon. His wife passed on last May. A grandson, Cecil Smith, Jr., also survives.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Smithson, Sybelia Harriet
The Searchlight, Redding, Shasta Co., Calif., Sat., March 16, 1907

Mrs. Smithson, mother of J. S. Smithson the pioneer merchant, died last night at the home of her son. She was known lovingly by everyone in Kennett as "Grandma" Smithson. She was aged 73 years. Mrs. Smithson was ill only two days, pneumonia being the ailment. She dropped off into a sleep yesterday morning and did not really awaken. The sleep was the beginning of the end.

Grandma Smithson left but one son, James A. Smithson, with whose family she had made her home in her declining years. She was half sister of W. W. Williams and J. A. Eaton of Redding. A daughter, now deceased, was the first wife of J. E. Reynolds of Redding. The body was taken to Redding this morning in care of Undertaker Houston. The funeral will be held in Redding at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Snavely, Uriah B.
Shasta Courier, February 19, 1858

Whisky Creek -- Mr. Uriah B. Snavely, of injuries received from a wagon having run across his body; aged 37 years. Deceased was formerly from Dauphin county, Penn. His friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the "Empire Hotel.".

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Somerville, Guy
Red Bluff Daily News, May 14, 1892

From the Redding Democrat of Wednesday, we gather the following: A very sad death occured here last Thursday evening. Guy Somerville, a young man about 22 years of age, died from the effects of a fall from a bicycle received a few weeks ago. He was well known and highly respected by all who knew him.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Son, Reuben
Shasta Courier, December 28, 1857

Buckeye -- Mr. Reuben Son, aged 28 years. Mr. Son emigrated to California from Pontatoc county, Miss., in 1849, and has been a resident of this county since 1850.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Southern, Nancy
Sacramento Daily Union, October 04, 1875

Shasta county, September 30 -- Nancy Southern, 57 years.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Sparks, John C.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 11, 1950

The Rev. Francis R. Johnston will conduct services at the Johnston funeral home tomorrow at 9 a.m. for John C. Sparks. Burial will follow in Lawncrest Memorial cemetery.  Relatives not previously listed include two children: John and Marlene Sparks, both of Fall River Mills.

Spencer, Gladwyn M.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, July 13, 1962

Funeral services for Gladwyn M. Spencer, who died in a Redding hospital yesterday, were conducted at McDonald's Chapel today. The Rev. Jack Stegeman officiated. Born in Nebraska, Sept. 27, 1898, Spencer was 63 and had lived in Shasta county for 20 years. He was a retired fireman, had worked in a local saw mill and was a veteran of World War I. Interment followed the funeral at Lawncrest Memorial park.

Spencer leaves his wife, Thelma, of Redding; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Pickerel of Visalia; four sons, Stanley of Redding, Wayne of Glendora, John of Chowchilla and Lemar of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Orin Baker of Pullman, Wash.; a brother Chester of Spokane, Wash., and 14 grandchildren

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Spencer, Richard A.
Shasta Courier, September 11, 1858

Horsetown -- of consumption, Richard A. Spencer, aged 39 years. Deceased is a brother of J. C. Spencer, Esq., of Horsetown, and was born in Bantry, Cork county, Ireland. He emigrated to this State from New Orleans. His remains were interred in the "Shasta Cemetery", in the presence of a large concourse of citizens, a majority of whom accompanied them all the way from Horsetown, a distance of ten miles

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Spencer, Thelma Mary
Redding Record-Searchlight, Sat., Dec. 3, 1988

Services for Thelma Mary Spencer, 85, of Redding will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding. Mrs. Spencer died Tuesday at Crestwood Convalescent Hospital in Redding.  She was born Jan. 24, 1903, in Oregon. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughter Louise Pickerel of Needles; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Spinks, Marvin Henry
Redding Record Searchlight, June 1997

Death Thursday June 19, 1997 -- Marvin Henry Spinks, 73 of Cottonwood, died Tuesday at Shasta Convalescent Hosp in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Staheli, Elizabeth Catherine
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 13, 1927


Anderson – Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Staheli, wife of Charles F. Staheli, contractor of this city, died at her home here this morning at 12:50 o’clock. She had been ill for several years and last fall underwent a major operation which, for a time, relieved her.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at Igo, the former home of Mrs. Staheli.  Rev. E. E. Malone and the choir of the Methodist church of Redding will officiate.

Mrs. Staheli was a native of Cass county, Iowa, born in 1868.  She came to California in 1893 and to Shasta county in 1896.  She lived in this county all off the time since with the exception of four years spent in Tennessee.  For several years she lived in Igo and in the early days of Keswick she was a resident of that smelter town.

Surviving, besides the wodower, are two children, Charles H. Plumb of Castella and Mrs. Kale Belle Fear of Stockton. She was the grandmother of Thomas Craze and Roy Allen Plumb.

Stanley, James Edward
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, February 26, 1982

Services for James Edward Stanley, 102, of Redding will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding. The Rev. Wilford Presson will officiate. Burial will be at Lawncrest Memorial Park. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Mr. Stanley died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in Redding. Born Sept. 3, 1879, in Missouri, he moved to Shasta County in 1935 from Willows. A construction worker, Mr. Stanley settled in San Francisco in 1906 and worked at rebuilding the city after the major earthquake that year.

He is survived by sons Robert of Redding and Lloyd of Madison, S.C., and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Stanley, Mabel Clara
Redding Record-Searchlight, Sat., Dec. 19, 1964

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Clara Stanley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at McDonald's Redding Chapel. The Rev. J. G. Duckett will officiate. Mrs. Stanley leaves her husband, James E. of Redding, two sons, Robert W. of Redding and Lloyd of Madison, S.C.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in Lawncrest Memorial Park.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Stevens, Ethel Belle
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, July 13, 1962

Ethel Belle Stevens of Anderson died in a Redding hospital today. She was 68. Born in Iowa, April 23, 1894, she has been a resident of Shasta county for 21 years. She leaves her husband, William of Anderson; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Arden of Reno, and Mrs. Amber McCane of Red Bluff; four sons, William of Redding, James of Vallejo, Richard of Redding and Jerry of Santa Maria; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are being made by McDonald's Chapel

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Red Bluff Daily News, 07 Apr 2005

Oscar John "OJ" Stevens, 71, died Thursday, March 24, 2005 at his home in Redding. Born December 8, 1933 in Newton, Miss. OJ had lived in Red Bluff from 1988 to 2001 moving to Shasta Co. in 2001. He was Owner/Operator of O.J. Commrcial Transport in Tracy, CA. for many years. OJ was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Korean War period.

Surviving him are his wife Evelyn Stevens of Redding, sons John "Mike" Stevens of Lathrop, CA., Warren Stevens of Modesto, CA., and Craig Stevens of Elk Grove, CA., daughter Debbie Boudreau of Lockford, CA., six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Private family services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital, 1544 Market St., Redding CA 96001 Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding is handling arrangements.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Stevenson, Andrew Parker
Shasta Courier, February 15, 1858

Shasta -- Andrew Parker, infant son of Robert and Mary Stevenson, aged 4 months and 13 days.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Stewart, H. W. (Jim)
The Redding Record-Searchlight, Saturday, Dec. 19, 1964

H. W. (Jim) Stewart died of a heart attack at his home at 740 Lakeview Drive in Redding late yesterday morning, Shasta County Coroner E. Duge Stanford said. Stewart was the owner of the old House Barber Shop in downtown Redding for nearly 30 years. He was a veteran of World War I, and he was a member of the 40 et 8 Club for more than 25 years, a member of the American Legion for 32 years, and a member of Redding Elks Lodge No. 1073 for 28 years. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Ethel Martin of Brownfield, Tex., and a brother, Hubert of Red Bluff.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald's Redding Chapel. Members of Redding Elks Lodge No. 1073 will officiate. Interment will follow in the Redding Cemetery.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Stewart, Samuel
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 12, 1927


The funeral of Samuel Stewart was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with services at the graveside.  A large number of friends attended.  Rev. E. E. Malone officiated.

Stierle, Carl A.
Redding Record-Searchlight, May 28, 1992

Deaths – Carl Stierle, 75, of Shingletown died Wednesday at Redding Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel.

Redding Record-Searchlight, May 30, 1992
Carl A. Stierle, 75, of Shingletown died Wednesday, May 27, 1992, at Redding Medical Center. No services will be conducted.

Born Sept. 9, 1916, in El Centro, he moved to Shasta County seven years ago from Benicia. He was a manufacturing representative for Window Coverings for 40 years in Glendora and Benicia.

He is survived by wife Cora; sons Steven and Michael, both of Antioch; and one grandson. Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Stinson, Peggy Henrietta
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, August 6, 1984

Peggy Henrietta Stinson, 72, of Redding, died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. No services will be held. Born April 28, 1912, in Seattle, Mrs. Stinson moved to Shasta County in 1976 from Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Country Church in Palo Cedro. She is survived by sons Gary Cressy of Redding and Fred Stewart Cressy of Fredricks, Del.; daughters Billiejean Blank of Dunsmuir and Jean Colson of Arcaitia, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

McDonald's Redding Chapel is handling arrangements.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Stutsman, George Edward
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Aug. 23, 1973

George Edward Stutsman, a 14-year Shasta County resident, died at Mercy Hospital Tuesday. He was 86. Stutsman was born on Jan. 30, 1887 in Iowa. He was a retired underground contractor. He leaves his wife, Josie M. Stutsman of Redding; a son, D. B. Stutsman of Burney; a brother, Emory Stutsman of Cambell; a sister, Mrs. Nora McCammond also of Cambell; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Stutsman will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Redding Cemetery. The Rev. Marshall Collyer will officiate. Funeral services are under the direction of McDonald's Redding Chapel

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Stutsman, Josie M.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, Sept. 27, 1982

Graveside services for Josie M. Stutsman, 88, of Redding will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Redding Cemetery. Her grandson, Dr. B.G. Stutsman, will officiate.

Mrs. Stutsman died Saturday at Crestwood Convalescent Hospital in Redding. Born May 8, 1894, in Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Stutsman was a homemaker. She is survived by son D.B. Stutsman of Redding; sister Louise Blouse of Detroit; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. McDonald's Reddng Chapel is handling arrangements

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Sullivan, John L.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1971

John L. Sullivan, 64, of Pine Grove died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital after a long illness. A native of Iron River, Wis., he was born Oct. 17, 1906. He lived in Shasta County 32 years.  Sullivan was a retired fruit and vegetable shipping point inspector for the U.S. Department of  Agriculture. He worked over 35 years checking the quality and packaging of food produce throughout California.

Sullivan retired in July 1969. He was a member of the Masons, Macon Lodge 5 in Macon, Ga., and the Order of the Eastern Star, Welcome Chapter in Shasta. Sullivan, an Air Force veteran, served as a staff sergeant in World War II. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Rose Sullivan of Pine Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Lawrence of Sacramento; a brother, Robert Sullivan of Long Beach; a sister, Mrs. Walter W. Johnson of Michigan; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding, with the Rev. Robert Noble officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday in the Glen Abby Cemetery in Chula Vista, where graveside services will be conducted. The family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Fund and that no flowers be sent.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Swisher, Thomas Duane
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, March 20, 1978

Funeral services for Thomas Duane Swisher of Redding will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald's Redding Chapel. The Rev. Roy A. Nelson will officiate, with burial to follow in Lawncrest Memorial Park. Swisher died Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Redding. He was 45.

Swisher had lived in Shasta County for 30 years and was the former owner of Don D. Davis Auto Service. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1006 in Redding.

He was born July 14, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa. He leaves his wife, Helen of Redding; two sons, Leslie of Redding and Edwin of Lake Tahoe; a brother, Harry of Shelton, Wash.; three sisters, Ladene Doolin and Corrinne Fransen, both of Portland, Ore.; and Mavis McClure of Bella Vista; his mother, Della Greenhaw of Redding; and two grandchildren

Transcribed by Robin Bills


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