Member of USGenWeb Project
USGenWeb logo

Obituaries ~ T
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.

Tamm, Olive Belle
Redding Record Searchlight, November 25, 1982

Olive Belle Tamm, 89, of Redding died Wednesday of natural causes in the Redding home of her daughter. No services will be held. Entombment will be at the Redding Cemetery mausaoleum.

Mrs. Tamm was born December 3, 1892, in Colorado. She moved to Shasta County in 1970. She was the owner and operator of a restaurant for eight years. Mrs. Tamm is survived by daughter Charlotte Burleson of Redding; son Eddie L. Tamm of Palo Cedro; brother Eddie Lemon of Oakdale; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. McDonald's Redding Chapel is handling arrangements.

Transcribed by Janie Edward

Taylor, Roger
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 8, 1993

Deaths – Former Redding resident Roger Taylor, 43, of Sacramento died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1993, of a short illness at his residence. He moved from Redding to Sacramento in 1991. There are no known survivors.

Thomas, Mrs.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 7, 1913


Igo – Mrs. Thomas, widow of Samuel Thomas, died at 8 o’clock Saturday evening in the home of her son, near Gas Point. Mrs. Thomas was aged 78 and had lived in Shasta county for over forty years. The funeral was held in Igo this afternoon, interment being made in the village cemetery under the direction of the Redding undertaking company.

Mrs. Thomas was the mother of Walter Thomas, William Thomas and Henry Thomas, all residents of this neighborhood; Mrs. Addie Davis, Redding, and Mrs. Frank Gooden of Idaho. She was grandmother of Miss Carrie L. Davis, the Redding teacher.

Thomas, Thelma Beatrice
Redding Record-Searchlight, Sat., June 17, 1967

Thelma Beatrice Thomas, 51, died yesterday in Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Thomas was born Aug. 1, 1915, in Washington, and had lived in Redding for 7 years. She was a former switchboard operator for the Great Northern Railroad.

Mrs. Thomas leaves her husband, Lindy H. Thomas, of Redding; three stepdaughters, Linda G. Thomas, Jerrie E. Thomas and Charlotte M. Thomas, all of Redding; five sisters, Mrs. A. M. Kingsbury, Selad Valley, Mrs. Pansy Hurd, Libby, Mont.; Mrs. Joe Hartle and Mrs. Burt O'Donnell of Entiat, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Cox of Skykomish, Wash., and two brothers, Glenn Beargeon of Alameda and Kirk Bagwell of Auburn, Wash.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Royal Blue at McDonald's Redding Chapel. Burial will follow in Redding cemetery.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Thomsen, Peter S.
The Redding Searchlight, Tuesday, August 29, 1917

Peter Thomsen Died Saturday After Long And Trying Illness

FALL RIVER MILLS--The funeral of Peter S. Thomsen, for twelve years editor and owner of the Fall River Tidings, was held Sunday from the Presbyterian church. His death occurred Saturday at the age of 35. He was in failing health for many months. Thomsen was well known in Redding where he once was engaged in newspaper work, and also in Weaverville, where he spent his boyhood.

The deceased is survived by a widow, Mrs. Lillian H. Thomsen, whom he married in Redding in 1906, two daughters and one son, an aged father living in Trinity county, two sisters and two brothers.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Tidwell, Grace Opal
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, April 3, 1947

Mrs. Grace Opal Tidwell, 52, died last night at her home on Liberty street. Her death was discovered by her husband, Walter Tidwell, when friends stopped at the Tidwell home at 1 a.m. "for a cup of coffee," local authorities reported.

Mrs. Tidwell was born in Missouri, and had lived in Reddng for the past two years. She also leaves a daughter, Mrs. E. J. Bishop of Redding; four sisters, Gertrude Howard of Seattle, Mirt Brock of Port Angeles, Wash., Laura Flynn of Sumner, Wash., and Hattie Brock of Puyallup, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

McDonald's chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Tierney, Leo Francis
Redding Record-Searchlight Monday, Nov. 5, 1973

Funeral services for Leo Francis Tierney were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Fall River Mills Community Methodist Church. The Rev. Martin Murdock was to conduct the service. Tierney died Saturday at Mercy Hospital in Redding. He was 68. A five-year resident of Shasta County, Tierney was a retired electrical foreman of 30 years. He was a member of the Fall River Community Methodist Church and the Nitosa Lodge No. 204. He belonged to the F and AM in Asotin, Wash.

Tierney leaves his wife, Edna of McArthur; three sons, Robert L. of Anchorage, Alaska, Richard A. of Tahoe City, Calif., and Ronald C. of McArthur; two daughters, Mrs. Jeane Anna Rashe of Livermore, and Mrs. Flora Long of Anchorage; a brother, Bernard W. of Oakland and ten grandchildren. Burial will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Tiffin, Milton C.
Shasta Courier, Sat., Aug. 16, 1884

Little Milton C. Tiffin, son of Frank C. and Lizze Tiffin, died at Redding on Tuesday last, aged five years and sixteen days. Poor little Milton; his pure soul has gone to the realms of the blest, where sorrow comes no more. His sorrowing father and mother have the sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Toole, Alfred Heath
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, July 4, 1949

Alfred Heath Toole, 45, of Hayfork, died at his home yesterday afternoon. He was born in Rawlings, Wyo., and had lived in Hayfork for the past five years. He was an accountant. No time has been set for funeral services. The body is at McDonald's chapel. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marcelene Toole of Hayfork, and two daughters, Maryellen Toole and Drexel Toole, both of Hayfork

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Tower, Levi H.
The Shasta Courier, November 18, 1865

In San Francisco. Nov. 12th, of typhoid fever, Levi H. Tower, of Tower House, Shasta County, aged 45 years, a native of Cumberland, R.I.

L. H. Tower, whose decease we chronicle above was one of the earliest pioneers of the State and of this county. He arrived in San Francisco in June, 1849, having been one of the company who purchased and brought around the ship Edward Everett. In June, 1850, he was one of several who took passage on board a schooner and coasted north in search of Trinity river, hoping to find there a harbor that would admit of and encourage the building of a city, the Trinity mines being then esteemed the El Dorado of California. Failing to find the object of their search, the party set out from Humboldt Bay to the mines on Trinity river, established a ferry on the South Fork of that river, and opened a trail to Arcata, on the sea coast, which is still traveled.

In 1853 he purchased the site upon which the Tower House now stands. His energy and enterprise made it what it is – the best property in northern California. The friends of the deceased are many. His genial nature made him welcome everywhere, and his pleasant smile and cordial shake of the hand welcomed all visitors to the Tower House, and made his guests feel at home. The funeral will take place at the Tower House on Wednesday, 22d inst., at 1 p.m. The friends of deceased and of the family are invited to attend.

Transcribed by Dottie Smith

Tubbs, Mrs. Mary
Sacramento Union, Aug. 6, 1913

At Palo Cedro (Shasta Co.), August 2, 1913, Mrs. Mary Tubbs, mother of Edward Tubbs, aged 72 years.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Tucker, Tennie Ray
Redding Record-Searchlight, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1978

Funeral services for Tennie Ray Tucker of Anderson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at McDonald's Anderson Chapel. Mrs. Tucker died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Redding. She was 78. She was born Dec. 22, 1899, in Story, Texas. She lived in Shasta County 42 years. She was the developer of Tucker Oaks Golf Course south of Redding. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She leaves a nephew she raised, Richard Prigmore of Durham; a sister, Elzina Welch of Brownwood, Texas; and two brothers, S. Frank Prigmore of Palo Cedro and C. C. Prigmore of Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1374, Anderson. The Rev. Roy Nelson will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery in Williams, Ariz.

Transcribed by Robin Bills


:: Cemeteries ::
:: Census ::
:: County Resources ::
:: Families ::
:: History ::
:: Lookups ::
:: Netiquette ::
:: Obituaries
:: Queries ::
:: Site Map ::
:: State Resources ::
:: Surnames ::
:: Home ::