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Albert J. (aj) Hood
Albert J. (AJ) Hood
Class of 1960
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Anna G. Beauchman
Anna G. Beauchman
Class of 1960
Passed Oct 23, 2009
This is the mother of Alvin(Class of 59), Dorothy(Class of 60) and all their
younger brothers and sisters. Another Herlong ICON has passed. She will be
sorely missed, but not forgotten. Each time we make a good decision base on our
knowledge, we will be reminded that our families, friends and Mr.&Mrs. Beauchman
provided us with the training that supported/allowed our good decisions. All of
these fine and honorably people will live on through us.

Best Wishes, during trying times, Gene&Jan McCullough.

Anna G. Beauchman

Anna was born on August 31, 1920 and died October 23 2009 at the age of 89 in
Reno, NV. Surviving family includes five sons, four daughters, 23 grandchildren,
33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held
on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows, 1138 Wright
St., Reno, NV 89509.
Bad News-bj West
Bad News-BJ West
Class of 1958
Passed Jan 20, 2018
Billy Joe West Sr.

Long time Lassen County resident Billy Joe (BJ) West Sr. passed away on Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada. BJ was born to Verda May (Easterling) West and Virgil (Buddy) West, in Kingsland, Arkansas Aug. 8, 1939. He came to Lassen County in 1941 where he resided in Westwood, Herlong, Johnsonville, Susanville and Standish, over the 76 years he resided in Lassen County. He graduated from Lassen High School in 1958.

BJ was a mechanic for 60 years working for White’s Service Station, Richfield Arco, Marty’s Chevron and Jackson Service Center in Susanville and finished his career as a mechanic for the Lassen County Road Department. BJ also held jobs at Sierra Pacific Mill and Sierra Army Depot in 60’s.

BJ married his high school sweetheart, Ledora (Lea) May (Vindhurst) West, on Nov. 30, 1959 and they were married for 53 years until Lea’s passing in January 2013.

Family was the most important thing to BJ and Lea, as evidenced by their large family of three children, nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

BJ was proceeded in death by his father Virgil West; Mother, Verda May (Easterling) Chittock; sisters, Linda Jane (West) McAllister and Ladonna (Young) Westfall and his wife, LeDora May (Vindhurst) West.

He is survived by his brother, Jerry West; his children, Pamela Jay (West) Graham, Billy Joe West Jr., and Brenda Marie (West) Poteete, as well as his nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Honey Lake Valley Grange located at 472-690 Theatre Rd., Johnsonville, CA. Anyone who knew and loved BJ is welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lassen Sportsman’s Club Youth Fishing Derby in memory of BJ West at greatnonprofits.org/org/lassen-sportsmens-club?donate.
Bad News-charles Giacomelli
Bad News-Charles Giacomelli
Class of 1960
Passed Dec 26, 2008
Charles Giacomelli passed away on Friday, Dec. 26 at the age of 93 in a Reno hospital with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Minden Mines, Mo. On May 25, 1915. He was preceded in death by his father Antone, mother Margaret (Cignetti) Giacomelli and brother Lawrence.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; sons Edward, Robert and James; daughter-in-law Maria (Guzman) and grandchildren Scott, Seven and Ashley.

Charles was a veteran on World War II serving in the U.S. Army in South Pacific, the Phillippines and Luzon.

Prior to his military service he worked for the railroad in Colorado and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he worked until his induction into the Army.

Before coming to Susanville, Charles worked in Oakland, Calif. He also worked at the old 101 Club near Westwood.

Charles and Mary owned and operated the California Hotel and Bar in Susanville for 28 years.

In 1966, he went to work at the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif. until he retired in 1981.

In 1990, the Lassen County Fair honored him and Mary as Old Timers of the Year.
Bad News-mary Louise Young
Bad News-Mary Louise Young
Class of 1960
Passed Sep 04, 2009
Mary Louise


Mary Louise Young was born April 27, 1918, to Sebastiano and Antoinetta Zunino in Bullion, NV. She grew up in the Elko area and lived most of her life in Herlong, CA. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 4, 2009.

Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arnold Young; her four children, Judi Zamboni (Sparks), Arnold (Butch) Young (AK), Mary Ann Winters (Winston, OR), and Debra Lafferty (Sparks); sister, Rita Phelps (Sparks); brother, Stan Zunino (Elko); 11 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; three turtles and Oxie Lee.

Mary loved everyone, but especially had a fondness for children. She not only raised the children of her own family, but influenced the lives of so many others in the community. She is known to those she helped raise as Mama Mary, and as Mother Advisor to many others.

Mary was always involved in community organizations, but had a special love for Eastern Star. In 1961, she served as Worthy Matron and as Worthy Grand Matron (District #3) in 1995. She was Mother Advisor to Rainbow Girls for several years and Secretary to local chapters for over 39 years.

Mary has impacted so many lives with her loving kindness, creativity, sense of humor and ability to see good in everyone. She will be sorely missed. For those whose lives were touched by Mary, there will be a visitation on Friday, September 11. 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a vigil at 6 p.m., at Walton's Sierra Chapel, 875 West Second Street, Reno, NV. Please join her family for a memorial service at the Masonic Lodge at Pyramid Way and York Way in Sparks, NV on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 1 p.m. Burial will be private.

Please remember Mary with a donation in her name to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Way, Sacramento, CA 95817 (916-453-2000). For those wishing to leave a message for the family please visit www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com and sign the family guestbook.
Bad News-shirley Hazel Raulinaitis
Bad News-Shirley Hazel Raulinaitis
(Graduation year unknown)
(Passed date unknown)
Shirley Hazel Raulinaitis

Sparks - Shirley Hazel Raulinaitis, 89, passed peacefully from this world surrounded by her Son's and Daughter in law, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at St. Marys Hospital, in Reno, NV. Shirley was born to Hilbert and Gertrude (Bales) Borcher, on March 31,1931, in Sidney, NE. Shirley married Edward Raulinaitis on January 20, 1951. This union produced two Son's and lasted until Ed's passing on June 12, 2000 after 49 years of marriage. After the closure of Sioux Army Depot in 1965, Shirley and her family relocated to Herlong where Ed and Shirley began work at the Army base and both retired in 1987, Shirley with 37 years of dedicated service. She found joy in all things and truly loved her life. She had an infectious, hearty laugh and an endearing quality that we will all miss. Shirley was predeceased by her beloved husband Edward, her parents, a brother Dale, and grandson Aaron. She is survived by her son Jerry and his wife Susan of Sacramento, CA and their children and grandchildren, Jeremy (Danielle), Ellie, Karson, and Korbin, of Herriman, UT. Kyle (Julia) Haley, Kate and Grace of Fair Oaks, CA. Keith (Crystal) Brooks of Sacramento, CA. Christopher (Samantha) Gannon and Grayson of Sacramento, CA. Curtis (Miranda) Jack of Carmichael, CA. Her son Steven and partner Martha of Reno, NV. Steve's Son Brandon and grandson Tristan of Redding, CA. She is also survived by two sisters, Eleanor Gordon of Sidney, NE and Eileen Worth of Lincoln, NE. and beloved nephews, nieces and friends. A public viewing will be held on Friday October 23, 2020 from 5-7 pm at the Walton's-Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary in Reno, NV. Covid protocols will be observed. A private family only graveside service and burial will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020. A celebration of her life will be at a later date.
Bad News-william Rosencrantz
Bad News-William Rosencrantz
Class of 1947
Passed Dec 17, 2017
William S. Rosencrantz
William S. Rosencrantz, Rosey was born on Feb. 20, 1925 and passed away Dec. 17, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. He grew up in Idaho with three sisters and after service in the Navy during WWII, he began working at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, California in 1947. While working at the depot, he completed his education and received his certification for electric maintenance from the General Electric Company.

Rosey was always known in the Herlong Community as the go-to guy for any electrical needs or projects. He was always willing to lend a helping hand with a can-do attitude.

Rosey was preceded in death by his wife, Melba (Mickey) Rosencrantz, and his son, Terry Rozencrantz.

Survivors include his daughter, Vivian Peterson; daughter-in-law, Colleen Rosencrantz; three granddaughters; two grandsons, three great granddaughters and one great grandson. We have all been very lucky to have had Dad/Grandpa for as long as we did and to have benefited from his help over the years.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 17, 2018 at Diamond Crest Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held afterward in Reno, Nevada. Information as to the location will be provided at the graveside service.
Beverley Wise Stokes
Beverley Wise Stokes
Passed Jun 12, 2018
Bad News-Beverley Wise Stokes

Beverley Wise Stokes, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Tahoe Pacific Hospital in Reno, Nevada after a short illness. Beverley was born Sept. 10, 1925 to Harry and Gladys Paplow in Oakland, California, and was a life-long resident of California.
She graduated from Oakland Tech High School at age 16. A year later, during the war, she worked for the U.S. Weather Bureau at the King City airport where she met her future husband, John Wise. In 1957, they, along with their two young daughters, Susan and Karen, moved to Susanville.
Beverley graduated from Chico State in 1968 and began her teaching career at Herlong High School where she taught English, French and math. She taught there for 1½ years before continuing her career at Lassen High, teaching biology, anatomy, physiology and math. For 10 of those years she served as chair of the math and science department.
After her retirement, she continued to work as a substitute teacher. She married Orval V. Stokes in November 2001, and they continued to reside in Susanville until her death. She had a great appreciation for the outdoors. She loved to camp, hunt and fish.
She was a member of the Rebekah’s in Salinas, a Camp Fire Girls leader, and a 50-year member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Monticola Club of Susanville. During her life, she was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, practiced Catholicism, and later joined the LDS church.
Beverley is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and grandson, Erik. She is survived by Orval; her daughters; grandchildren, Erin, Ian, Ross and Matt and five great-grandchildren.
She now rests with God. Her life was celebrated by her beloved husband, family and friends at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Senior Center, 1700 Sunkist Drive, Susanville. Light refreshments followed.
Bobby Edmisten
Bobby Edmisten
Class of 1960
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Charles(chuck) Pratt
Charles(Chuck) Pratt
Class of 1960
Passed Apr 04, 2008
Chuck died if brain cancer.
Charles(chuck) Theodore Garner(pratt)
Charles(Chuck) Theodore Garner(Pratt)
Class of 1960
Passed Apr 04, 2008
Gene: Thank you so much for your notice. The following is what my daughter (Beverly) posted in the Lassen County Times:

Charles Theodore Garner was born in Picher, Okla, on May 8, 1942 to Earl Leslie and Inez Laura Garner.

He died on April 4, 2008 in Susanville, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and also his brother Wayne Joseph Pratt.

He is survived by his sister, Patty Jillson, of Redding, Calif., his niece, Beverly Goss, of Westwood, Calif .and nephew Jesse Pratt, of Reno, Nev.

A celebration of life will be at the National Guard Armory in Susanville at 3 p.m. on May 2, 2008.
Charlette Sargent
Charlette Sargent
Class of 1960
Passed Jan 03, 2018
Bad News-Charlette Sargent
Charlette Sargent was born in Denver, Colorado Aug. 3, 1928 to the parents of Lorraine and Arthur Morgan. She grew up and met a handsome man named Richard Sargent. It was said that they both loved to dance and they were a striking couple on the dance floor. They were soon married on March 1, 1959. Richard was very talented and supported the family. They later moved to Herlong, California where they bought a home and had a son who was named Dennis Wade Sargent. Charlette was a great homemaker and spent a lot of her time taking care of Richard and Dennis. I was said that they were the centerpiece of her life. Richard and Charlette were very close and enjoyed traveling and going everywhere together. Richard passed away March 1, 2016 leaving Charlette alone. Dennis soon convinced his mom that she should come and stay with him and his family. Charlette lived with Dennis and family until she passed away at the Northern Nevada Hospital Jan. 3, 2018 at approximately 3 pm in the afternoon.

Charlotte is survived by her son Dennis and Angel Sargent in Reno, Nevada, daughter Susan Morgan in Hayward California, granddaughter Janea Sargent in Reno, great granddaughter Maizzie Sargent in Reno, sister-in-laws are Lorretta Clark in Reno and Virginia Paine in Medford Oregon.

The services for Charlette Sargent will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Stake Center located at 2955 Rock Boulevard, Sparks Nevada. The date and time will be Friday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to celebrate the life of Charlette Sargent.
Christine Sheppard
Christine Sheppard
Class of 1960
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Clara (sheppard) Cheathen
Clara (Sheppard) Cheathen
Class of 1960
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Claretha Knott-st Mary
Claretha Knott-ST Mary
Class of 1959
Passed May 12, 2020
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The family moved from Arkansas to ~erl~ng, California to pursue a better life ·1
the family moved to Chowchilla, Cahf omia where Claretha graduated from Ch ate!
la High School. S~e married Bi~ly Amey, Sr. and they had one son, _Billy, Jr. 8
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in a tragic accident when Billy Jr. was very young. After that time Clareth i r.
training to work in the hospital and did so for many years. Later she met and ma ~ok
Louis St. Mary and they added ~o sons to their small family, Louis Eddie and ~ed
Dale Shari. One of the most tragic and hurtful events for Claretha came in 199 I h
Le Dale died at the age of 13. But with much prayer and family support, she mo~den
forward. During this time she bec~e caret~er for ~ean Leckie and it kept her very
busy. She cared for Sean from an mfant to his 18th birthday; they remained close.
Claretha loved to stay involved in the community and she was active on boards and
commissions to look after the interests of her beloved Northeast Reno and Pat Baker
Park. She was also a stalwart volunteer with Foster Grandparents.
, Claretha was known in the community and her church as someone who would gently
scold you and try to put you on the right path. She would always say, just do the right
thing. She was a more of an auntie to her first cousins and also to many in the community.
Of all the comments the family rece:, . d after her death , "She was so sweet,"
came most often.
Claretha was also a self-subscribed natural L ·:r. Her friends and family would seek
her advice on natural remedies for all manner Gf ailments. She would usually start
with, "Do you drink Aloe? Put some Aloe on nn? Have you tried Aloe? And it went on
from there. Her last miracle herb was black seed oil.
She was also an avid sports fan. She loved to watch Notre Dame and The Saints. She
loved roses and her favorite color was cool blue.
Claretha was proceeded in death by her mother Lillie Lloyd Knott, her father, Woodrow
Knott, Sr., her son Le Dale Shari St. Mary and her brother Woodrow Knott, Jr.
She _leaves_ to cherish her memory her sons, William Amey, Jr. (Chris)_ Frankfort,
Louis Eddie St. Mary (Dena) Reno, NV, Siblings: Lureca Knott of Pans, TX, Car
Knott ( Rosie) of Fontana, CA, Charles Knott (Janie) of Merced, CA, Dale Kno~ert
(Sherry) of Fresno, CA, Danny Knott (Rhonda) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Ro
Knott of Pine Bluff, AR. Her bonus siblings are Joanie Segar of Reno, NY, Jerome
Segar of Reno, NV, and Carmen Segar of Conway, AR. andchildren
Claretha was loved beyond measure by her 13 grandchildren, ten great gr h d a friend
and many nieces and nephews aunts and uncles and her cousins. She_ alsJ ad rewe'_d
like to acknowledge; she 'and Barbara Jackson were childhood frien s an
mamed so for 68 years.
David Ross Flynn
David Ross Flynn
Class of 1967
Passed Oct 27, 2008
David Ross Flynn

FLYNN, David Ross
Age 61, from Sacramento, Calif., has past away on October 27, 2008, from cancer. David was born April 16, 1947, in Hurlong, Nev., to Leonard and Helen Flynn. Graduated from Sierra Collage 1968 with three degrees, Business, Automotive, and Police Science. David spent seven years in the military, serving in both the National Guard and Army Reserve. He then married Olyvia Flynn on May 6, 1972. David was the father of three children Linda (with two daughters, Dawn and Jessica), Denise (with two daughters, Breanna and Shantel, and one son Jaziah), and David (with Daughter Josie and Son Talon). He worked for Regional Transit for 28 years as the Maintenance Supervisor. David was a devote Christian becoming so at the age of seven. In that time he spent 35 years as a Sunday school teacher. David also supported his wife throughout the years who led several Youth Evangelistic choirs that performed all over California by setting up and running the sound systems. David became a SCUBA dive master as he enjoyed the ocean. He was also an avid bowler. Known as the family MacGyver, David always had whatever you needed to fix something in his pocket along with the tools. David was a quiet but loving man. Please join us for his Memorial service Nov. 9, at 3:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church of Rio Linda, at the corner of Elkhorn and Rio Linda Blvd.
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David V. Huntley
David V. Huntley
Class of 1960
Passed Jun 12, 2015
Bad News-DAVID HUNTLEY, HHS Class of 1960

1942 - 2015 | Obituary | Condolences
Huntley, David

David Vernon Huntley, 73, entered eternal life on Friday, June 12, 2015. His spirit carries on in his wife of 45 years, Wendy; three children and their spouses, Heidi Huntley, Heather and Zajid Cova and Chad and Beth Huntley; two grandsons, Daniel and Christopher Huntley; and sister, Dixie Hardesty. Born in Santa Monica, CA, on March 29, 1942 to Alexander and Mary Huntley, he was a longtime resident of Irvine. He will be missed for his sense of humor, generosity and loyalty. His wife and three children were by his side as he began his new life in Heaven. There is no doubt that he was welcomed Home by Jesus and will spend an eternity worshiping our Lord. A Memorial Service will be held on June 27 at Laguna Presbyterian Church, Laguna Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laguna Presbyterian Church - Building Fund, 415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

Published in Orange County Register from June 16 to June 21, 2015
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Diane Claudia Goodin(kiso)
Diane Claudia Goodin(Kiso)
Class of 1957
Passed Dec 13, 2018
Diane Claudia Goodin
December 20, 2018
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Dec. 27, 1938 ~ Dec. 13, 2018

Diane Goodin, 79, passed away from complications of cancer treatment on December 13, 2018, just a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday. Her brave battle began in February and she will now end this year resting in peace. In her final weeks, Diane was blessed with phone calls and visits from many dear friends and family members. She was surrounded by her loving children at the time of her death.

Diane was born in San Diego, California on December 27, 1938 to Emmaruth and Theodore Kiso. She was raised near Herlong. In 1957 she graduated from high school, married and had her first daughter. The family relocated to Hudson, Iowa where she gave birth to her second daughter in 1959 and identical twin daughters in 1969. While in the Midwest Diane was employed as an office manager by the Hudson Herald newspaper. Her family spent much of their time traveling to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to vacation with in-laws. In 1972 she left Iowa and settled in Fallon, Nevada. She resided there for 46 years until her death.

While in Fallon Diane took a position as a switchboard operator with CC Communications. She committed to make telecommunications her career and eventually became the Business Office Supervisor. She retired after 31 years, blessed with a group of colleagues who had become life-long friends. She often referred to them as her "phone company family".

Diane loved to be outdoors camping, fishing and hiking. She would take any opportunity to explore the beautiful Northern Nevada-California landscape. Diane was adventurous and never one to shy away from a challenge. She water and snow skied, bought a motorcycle and even learned to pilot a plane. Diane's other passion, her daughters. She often expressed how lucky she felt to have her children and their families living close to her. Time spent together was frequent and always filled with laughter.

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." ~author unknown

Diane is preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Deann and her sister and brother-in-law Viki and Robert Cordova.

Diane is survived by daughter and son-in-law Dannalee and Joseph Randall of Fernley, NV; daughter and son-in-law Debra Swenson and David Radai of Fallon, NV; daughter and son-in-law Denise Swenson and Michael Skiles of Reno, NV; grandson Kyle Hundley of Waterloo, IA; grandson Eric Hundley of Riverside, IA; granddaughter and husband Shelby and Thomas Preston of Carson City, NV; granddaughter and fiancé Macy Skiles and Davis Miles of Reno, NV; great grandsons Michael Preston and Dustin Miles; and her sister and brother-in-law Teddy and Ron Champagne of Reno, NV.

Diane is at now at peace and she will be desperately missed by many.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for early 2019.

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Donald Hamilton Gates
Donald Hamilton Gates
(Graduation year unknown)
Passed May 16, 2020
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Donald Hamilton Gates

Donald Hamilton Gates- a loving father- A hero to his county and a friend to all- died May 16th 2020, peacefully in his sleep. He was 69 years old.

Born January 31, 1951 in Syracuse, NY. His parents were Francis Leo Gates (passed in 1981) and Geraldine Hamilton Gates (passed in 2010).

After finishing high school he joined the Army. Donald spent the next 6 years working as an Army medic here in the states and in South Korea. He came home knowing he wanted to continue his military career and joined the Air Force. He was stationed at the Sierra Army depot in Herlong, CA. He worked as a painter as well as other jobs on base for the next 20 years. While working in Herlong he found his faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a devoted member and knew he wanted to serve his lord. Donald was a natural born mountain man. He could teach you anything from catching fish to making fire without matches. He loved teaching the boys scouts at Bucks Lake during summer camp.

When he wasn't working he was enjoying his days with his family. During the summer we spent all day at the pool on base or bowling at the bowling alley. He was a fantastic bowler. During the evening we would cuddle on the couch watching old John Wayne movies. His kids have seen every John Wayne movie.

In 2001 Don retired from the Sierra Army Depot and moved his family to Reno, NV. There he began working at Wal Mart. For 13 years he enjoyed helping customers and turning co-workers into friends. His sons wanting to follow in his fathers footsteps joined the military after high school. His eldest Donald D. joined the Marines (2006). While his Second youngest David F. joined the Navy(2007).

During his final years Donald Diabetes got a hold of him. He spent his final years close to his children and grandchildren. His memory will live on through the stories that he's told, his silly jokes, his strong testimony, his work ethic and teachings and his love for family and friends.

Donald survived by his children, Donald Daniel, Brian Andrew, David Francis, Mandy Eileen Wood and His 8 Grandchildren. Also, his loving sister Nancy Gadawaski
Donna Perez
Donna Perez
Class of 1945
Passed Dec 02, 2017
Donna Gay Perez

Sparks - Donna Gay Perez passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 2, 2017, in Sparks, Nevada. She was born on July 21, 1928 on her family ranch in Standish, California to Thomas and Claudine Hill.

Donna worked as the General Postmistress in Wendal, California in the late 50's. She continued as a Federal Civil Servant employee at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, California and transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas. She returned to Sierra Army Depot where she retired in 1988.

Donna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was proceeded in death by her husband Herman Perez. Donna is survived by her sister Jean Rupert (Pete), her son Jim Perez (Cheryl), her daughter Janice Whittaker (Scott), 7 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

Donna's love, light and kindness will be forever in our hearts. A celebration of her beautiful life and soul will be planned at a later date.

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