Arthur Joseph “Joe” Hauck III
December 2, 1939 – September 11, 2012
Arthur “Joe” Hauck, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and nephew passed away from complications following lung surgery, on Tuesday, September 11, in Yuba City, with family by his side.
Joe was born on December 2, 1939, in Decatur, Ill., to Arthur Hauck and Mary Hauck. His family moved to Redwood City when he was eight years old. There he attended Sequoia High School, and met the love of his life, Donna. They were married on August 2, 1958 and had just celebrated 54 years together. Joe and Donna started their family together in 1959. Four children were born in this marriage, Cheryl, Brian, Cathy and Steven. Brian passed away from cancer at the age of 11 and Steven passed in 2011 from complications of a severe auto accident.
Joe spent 19 years in the Retail Clerks Union, working for Fry’s Food Stores in San Jose. He then followed his dream of purchasing and running his own grocery store when he re-located his family to Alleghany in 1976 and purchased the local grocery store (Alleghany Supply Co.) and gas station. He then went on to work for Sierra County Road Department where he was lead-man and spent the winters plowing snow and the rest of the year maintaining and building the local roads around Alleghany for 18 years. After an early retirement he worked for Vector Engineering in Grass Valley for their soils lab.
During his 36 years in Alleghany he spent many years as a volunteer fire fighter and Fire Chief for the Alleghany Volunteer Fire Dept. He was also known for his many years as a member of the Board of Directors and maintenance personnel for the Alleghany County Water District. It was not unusual to find Joe driving his tractor around town during the snow season so residents could use their driveways. Anyone who knew Joe knew that he was not one to just sit around. He always had a project going or his gardens to tend to.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mary Hauck, his two sons, Brian Keith Hauck, Steven Michael Hauck and his grandson, Christopher Thompson.
He is survived by his wife Donna, daughters Cheryl (Mark) Thompson of Yuba City and Cathy (Joe) Matthews of Boise, Idaho, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Ferretti, 2 nieces, 5 nephews and several cousins. And we can’t forget his special pal, ‘Rocket”.
He was a member of the Nevada City Elks Lodge, the Nevada City RV Club, and loved to volunteer for the Nevada City Soroptimist of which his wife was a member. He loved to travel to the ocean in his motor home, especially to Bandon, Oregon for his annual “crabbing” trip with family and friends, taking trips to Hawaii and cruising the oceans.
Joe will be deeply missed by many. Whether you were family or friend, he was always there for you. There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 30, at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, at 1:00 p.m. You may call 530-287-3220 for more information. Donations may be made to Alleghany Volunteer Fire Dept. or a charity of your choice.
Troy A. Kinder
March 26, 1970 – August 1, 2012
Troy A. Kinder, 42, passed away on August 1, in Santa Rosa. Troy was born on March 26, 1970 in Defiance, Ohio, to Richard and Rita Kinder. Troy moved to Downieville in 1979. He played little league for the Downieville Dodgers and high school basketball for the Downieville Warriors. He graduated from Downieville High School. Troy worked in some of the local gold mines in the 1990’s. Troy will be remembered for his red hair and freckled face and that michivious giggle of his. His nickname was Big Red.
Troy will be sadly missed by his sisters, Diane Anthony, Downieville, and Sally Gravison, Paradise, his son, Justin, daughter and Rebecca Feldman-Kindaer. Also surviving Troy are his neices and nephews who loved him very much, Aaron Quinm Chico, Travis Foster, Downieville, Jason Behlke, Chico; Joshua Behlke, Downieville, Jessica Byers, Folsom, Stacey Hallman, Paradise. Great neices and nephews, James and Ownen Behlke, Alina Byers, Alexis Quin and Aubree Hallman.
His parents Richard and Rita Kinder preceeded him in death.
Troy had a big heart and a big smile. Rest in peace little brother. We love you! You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.
There will be a Memorial Service for Troy in Downieville at a later date.
July 24, 2012
On July 24, 2012, Dana Jamison lost her courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded by family and friends, she passed away peacefully in her sleep. In the end, there was no pain and her passing was easy. In the days preceding her passing, she enjoyed all of her family, sharing love and many memories. On her last full day she remained fully alert and aware, having a root beer float party with family and grandchildren.
In the end, she was continually supported with love from family and friends which exemplified the life she lived. A woman of abundant love and compassion, many called her Mom, Grandma, Auntie and best friend. There was never a stranger in Dana’s life. She had many gracious gifts and a few included hospitality, compassion, generosity and serving all who were blessed to be in her life. In her final days, Dana commented on how blessed her life had been to be so dearly loved by her family and her community.
Dana was survived by her loving life partner Jim Roos; her siblings, Greg Wilson, Mark Wilson and Melinda Conyers; her children, Stephen Bjers, Michael Bjers, Sean Bjers, Steve Roos, Chandra Thomas; several beloved grandchildren and numerous cousins and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her daughter Amanda Bjers, her parents Carolann and Kenneth Wilson and brother-in-law, David Conyers.
Services will be Monday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 202 High Street, Nevada City. Following will be a Celebration of Life Reception at the Nevada City Elks Lodge on Hwy 49.
We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to all of our dear friends and family who have called and emailed with well-wishes, and to all who kept her in their thoughts and prayers through this battle.
THELMA MARIE “SAM” ANGLE
Thelma Marie “Sam” Angle died July 8, 2012 at 93. She was born on March 7, 1919 to Arthur and Alto Knowles in Corning.
Sam is survived by her four children, Nora (Rod) Boschee, Diane Galloway, Julie (Jeff) Landberg, and David (Sheri) Littleton; step-son Carl (Shirley) Angle, Jr.; grandchildren Joe (Kathia) Boschee, Jeff Boschee, Brian (Amanda) Galloway, Melissa (Michael) Micheletti, Steven Landberg, Emily and Sara Littleton; and great-grandchildren Nicole and Stephanie Boschee.
Sam had an agreeable personality and wonderful sense of humor. She made friends easily with her kind approach to people.
She had many jobs in her early years. She worked at the shipyards in San Francisco and Vallejo. She also worked for Montgomery Wards as a service representative, retiring from there in 1975.
Sam lived in Sierra City with her late husband, Carl Angle, for 27 years. For the last 10 years she lived at Redwood Retirement in Napa and lastly Merrill Gardens Northbay in Vallejo to be close to her children.
She loved to garden, canning and drying many of her produce. She loved to crochet, and made many items for family, friends and charity.
A family gathering is being planned and her family will return her to her beloved Sierra City in the fall.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Sierra City Volunteer Fire Department.