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Joyce Ashley
Joyce Ashley
Class of 1955
Passed Sep 13, 2019
(no additional information)
Juel Ann Van Horn(cooper)
Juel Ann Van Horn(Cooper)
Class of 1961
Passed Jan 19, 2018
Juel Cooper Obituary
Juel Cooper

Reno - Juel Ann Cooper, a devoted mother and loving grandmother passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at her home in Reno, Nevada at the age of 74 after a brief illness.

Ms. Cooper was born to Walter and Grace Van Horn on June 21, 1943 in Dundalk, Maryland, and was the second-youngest of nine siblings. She ventually moved with her family to Herlong, California where she spent her high school years. She met the late Rev. Onie Cooper in 1961 while living in Herlong and they married in Reno, NV in 1963 before moving to Sacramento, CA and starting a family of their own. She returned to live in Reno in 1971, and worked in many different industries, including the United States Postal Service, as well as working as a teacher's aide for the Washoe County School District and several local casinos in various capacities before disability forced her to retire.

She is preceded in death by her only daughter, Juel Denay Cooper-Johnson, the late Rev. Onie Cooper, Sr., and her parents. She is survived by her two sons, Angelo Cooper of Reno and Onie Dana Cooper of Las Vegas, NV. She leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also surviving Ms. Cooper are her sister, Faye Hayden of Seattle, WA; and her nephew John Van Horn of Carson City, NV and many more family members near and far.

Viewing is scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at Walton's Sierra Chapel, 875 West Second St., Reno, Nevada.

A memorial service will be held beginning at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Second Baptist Church, 1265 Montello St., Reno, NV with burial to take place immediately after the service in Mountain View Cemetery, 435 Stoker Ave., Reno, Nevada. A Reception will follow after the graveside service at Second Baptist Church.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Jan. 28, 2018
Kathy Ann Bishop(marburger)
Kathy Ann Bishop(Marburger)
(Graduation year unknown)
Passed Jun 22, 2018
Bad News-Kathy Ann Bishop

Reno - Kathy Ann Bishop, age 58 passed away on June 22, 2018 in Reno, Nevada.

Kathy was born on August 16, 1959 in Texarkana, Texas to Helen (Faulkner) and Don Marburger. She grew up in Herlong, California and moved to Iowa with her family in 1974 where she graduated from East Central High School in Miles.

Kathy spent her best years with loving friends and family in Iowa City, Iowa where she enjoyed working in the travel business, always looking for the next best vacation destination. Her love for travel and Iowa Football was fulfilled while planning group trips to Hawkeye bowl games. Kathy loved animals especially her dogs. She loved singing out loud to any Lionel Richie song and always cheered for the underdog.

Kathy is preceded in death by parents Helen and Don Marburger. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Rick Rauth; grandchildren Bennett and Ford Rauth all of Los Angeles; brothers Mike (Alison) and David (Peggy) Ross of Reno and numerous cousins and friends throughout Iowa.

There will be a private family service in Miles, Iowa where Kathy will be buried next to her parents. The family asks that you be kind throughout your days and always lead with love
Kenny Baxter
Kenny Baxter
Class of 1960
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Linda Belvin
Linda Belvin
Class of 1972
Passed Jun 01, 2009
Linda passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2009 due to complications stemming from pneumonia at Saint Mary's Hospital, CICU. Linda K. Belvin was 54 years old, born October 8, 1954 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Henry and Helen Belvin.

Linda loved her son, Jorell and her new grandbaby, Audrina and her beloved family. Linda loved shopping, music, old movies and attending musical concerts. She was a loyal friend and co-worker and spent countless hours with her mother since her fathers' passing. She worked for Washoe County Health Department for five years. She relocated briefly to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but because of her love of family, she returned home to Reno in 1980. In 1991 she changed careers into the casino industry and started working for The Reno Hilton/MGM Grand for 18 years, now known as The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Linda is survived by her son, Jorell L.Hunt; mother, Helen Belvin; brothers, Vearl (Sonny) Belvin and Terry Belvin; sisters, Tena Belvin-Craighead, Marie Richards-Patterson and Rochelle Belvin-Brown; God-sister,Vera McGinnis- Washington; many brothers and sister-in-love, nieces, nephews, loved ones and family friends.

A public visitation is scheduled for Monday June 8, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. at O'Brien Rogers & Crosby, 600 W. Second Street, Reno, NV. A service is scheduled on Tuesday June 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 1265 Montello Street, Reno, NV.
Linda Byassee
Linda Byassee
Class of 1960
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Lois Usher
Lois Usher
Class of 1944
Passed Apr 26, 2008
LOIS ILENE USHER
Lois Ilene Usher passed away at home on April 26, 2008, in Herlong, Calif., at the age of 82. Lois (Tete) was born in Martin, S.D., on Dec. 17, 1925, the third of six children born to Frederick and Pansy Skalinder.

She attended schools in Pine Ridge and Martin and graduated from Bennett County High School in 1944. On June 9, 1944, she married Robert (Turk) Usher at Walker Army Base in Walker, Kan. During his time overseas, Lois worked in clerical positions at a steel company in Long Beach, Calif., and then at the U.S. Naval Shipyard, San Pedro, Calif.

After the war ended they returned briefly to Martin and then to Vermillion, S.D. where Robert attended the University of South Dakota. While in Vermillion, Lois worked as a clerk in a dentist office. The following years brought four sons, and they moved to Rapid City, S.D., where she worked for the city of Rapid City, to Texarkana, Texas, where she worked for KCMD-TV, and then to Benicia, Calif., where she began her career with the Department of Army as a payroll clerk at the Benicia Arsenal. In 1961 the family moved to Herlong, Calif., where she worked in the Comptroller Directorate, Finance and Accounting Division, Sierra Army Depot, until her retirement in 1974.

Their retirement years were filled with travel throughout the West and Southwest and frequent trips home to visit family in South Dakota and Nebraska. They also enjoyed over thirty years as “snowbirds,” spending their winters in Arizona. She loved her music, dancing, and was a voracious reader. Prior to Robert’s passing on Oct. 7, 2007, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Lois loved her family and found special joy in her nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sons Jim (Karen), Terry, Bob (Jean), daughter in-law Sidonie, brother Bill Skalinder (Gwen), along with numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceding her in death were her son Jeffrey, parents, and siblings Fredell, Eldene, Lyle, and Velma. A graveside service was held in the Chilcoot Cemetery, Chilcoot, Calif., on May 3.

Services were under the direction of Manni Funeral Home, Portola, Calif.
Marcella Nelson
Marcella Nelson
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 01, 2012
My aunt passed away Sept 1, 2012. Lived in Herlong for many yrs. her daughter lives in Wa. She was 92 yrs old..
Marius Frank Prince
Marius Frank Prince
(Graduation year unknown)
Passed Apr 07, 2017
Marius Frank Prince
Marius Frank Prince was born Aug. 16, 1932 in Wendell, Idaho to Joe and Zina Prince. He had two older brothers, Wayne Pratt and Lamar Prince.
The family moved to Herlong, when Frank was 8 years old. Eventually they moved into Susanville where Joe and Zina built Wagon Wheel Trailer Park. After high school, he joined the Air Force. While he was stationed in Japan, he fell out of a plane and was hurt badly enough he was medically discharged. He came back to Susanville where he met Imagean Workman. They married May 30, 1958 and were blessed with three children, Cheryl, Curtis and Wayne.
Frank worked at Sierra Army Depot for over 30 years. After his retirement he worked at various places, Lassen Rural Bus, Zurn Nepco helping to build Honey Lake Power Company and then Walmart when it first opened. In between, during, and after work he fished at Eagle Lake and also enjoyed deer hunting.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Imagean), son (Curtis) and brothers, (Wayne and Lamar). He is survived by his children, Cheryl (and husband, Robin), of Lakeport; Wayne (and wife, Jill); daughter-in-law Karren Prince, of Standish; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law who was more like a brother, Eddie Workman, of Janesville.
Marius Frank Prince
Marius Frank Prince
(Graduation year unknown)
(Passed date unknown)
Marius Frank Prince
Marius Frank Prince was born Aug. 16, 1932 in Wendell, Idaho to Joe and Zina Prince. He had two older brothers, Wayne Pratt and Lamar Prince.
The family moved to Herlong, when Frank was 8 years old. Eventually they moved into Susanville where Joe and Zina built Wagon Wheel Trailer Park. After high school, he joined the Air Force. While he was stationed in Japan, he fell out of a plane and was hurt badly enough he was medically discharged. He came back to Susanville where he met Imagean Workman. They married May 30, 1958 and were blessed with three children, Cheryl, Curtis and Wayne.
Frank worked at Sierra Army Depot for over 30 years. After his retirement he worked at various places, Lassen Rural Bus, Zurn Nepco helping to build Honey Lake Power Company and then Walmart when it first opened. In between, during, and after work he fished at Eagle Lake and also enjoyed deer hunting.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Imagean), son (Curtis) and brothers, (Wayne and Lamar). He is survived by his children, Cheryl (and husband, Robin), of Lakeport; Wayne (and wife, Jill); daughter-in-law Karren Prince, of Standish; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law who was more like a brother, Eddie Workman, of Janesville.
Mary Burbidge
Mary Burbidge
Class of 1960
Passed Jul 18, 2017
Mary Burbidge

Mary went home to our Lord July 18, 2017, in Reno, Nevada at the age of 84. Mary was born April 19, 1933 in Okalona, Arkansas to Alvis Fay Tillman and Lillie Prince Tillman. Mary started work at Sierra Army Depot at the young age of 18, and was employed there until her retirement in 1988. In her many years of service, she received numerous awards and recognitions.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Burbidge, in 1973; her parents; one brother; and one sister.

Mary is survived by her sister, Wanda Pipkins, of Newcastle, California and her brother, George “Bud” Tillman, of Kirby, Arkansas, as well as many nieces and nephews and many friends she considered her family. Mary was loved by many and touched many lives in her years on Earth. She will be missed by all those blessed to have known her.

Mary was a member of the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Herlong, California taught Sunday School and taught in the church’s elementary school.

A memorial to honor Mary will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Herlong, California. A potluck will follow. Please bring your favorite dish.

Mary would like any donations in her name be made to the Living Hope Assembly of God Church P.O. Box 977, Herlong, California 96113.since a very young age. She
Mary Louise Young
Mary Louise Young
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 04, 2009
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Mary Louise

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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.
Mickey Bruffet
Mickey Bruffet
Class of 1960
Passed May 29, 2008
MILDRED MAY TUEL BRUFFET
Mildred May Tuel (Mickey) Bruffett died on May 29, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1927, to Ernist Tuel and Elviva (Hewitt) Tuel.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Howard Bruffett.

A burial will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev., at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 6.

She is survived by her sons Ernest (Rosemay) Bruffett, of Tooele, Utah; Blaine (Delores) Bruffett, of Herlong, Calif.; Blair (Elisa) Bruffett, of Barstow, Calif.; Neil Bruffett, of Herlong; Kevin Bruffett, of Portola, Calif.; Brian Bruffett, of Idaho; daughter Allonna (Don) Fennel, of Mt. Home, Idaho; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Mike Archuleta
Mike Archuleta
Class of 1954
Passed Aug 22, 2008
From: "Kay Prothro" <prothrojk@hotmail.com>Add sender to Contacts To: "Gene E Jan McCullough" <gemjlm2@yahoo.com>Gene, Again Sad new to report. I again just talked to Mike Archuleta's sister in law for Mike's wife Julie it's so hard for her as it was so unexpected. Mike passed away on August 22nd from a Massive Stroke. I understand that he had a real bad headache and the stroke followed. I believe he was in a coma for a short while. He will be greatly missed by his Wife, Julie and Mike's children, grandchildren, his family and many friends. We as friends will also miss him as he was a wonderful long time friend to us. I Kay, had known Mike since I was 10 years old and Jim since he was 17 years old, Jim and Mike were fishing buddies for the past 20 years. He will be laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley V. A. National Cemetery, located at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, California at 11 am sharp on September 8, 2008. God Bless his loved one's and may he rest in peace. Kay & Jim Prothro

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Mike Archuleta
Mike Archuleta
Class of 1954
Passed Aug 22, 2008
From: "Kay Prothro" <prothrojk@hotmail.com>Add sender to Contacts To: "Gene E Jan McCullough" <gemjlm2@yahoo.com>Gene, Again Sad new to report. I again just talked to Mike Archuleta's sister in law for Mike's wife Julie it's so hard for her as it was so unexpected. Mike passed away on August 22nd from a Massive Stroke. I understand that he had a real bad headache and the stroke followed. I believe he was in a coma for a short while. He will be greatly missed by his Wife, Julie and Mike's children, grandchildren, his family and many friends. We as friends will also miss him as he was a wonderful long time friend to us. I Kay, had known Mike since I was 10 years old and Jim since he was 17 years old, Jim and Mike were fishing buddies for the past 20 years. He will be laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley V. A. National Cemetery, located at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, California at 11 am sharp on September 8, 2008. God Bless his loved one's and may he rest in peace. Kay & Jim Prothro
Patricia Swaim
Patricia Swaim
Class of 1959
Passed Jun 06, 2010
passed away from cancer, husband Clyde dean swaim
Patti, Karen And Kathleen Hooper
Patti, Karen and Kathleen Hooper
Class of 1959
Passed Sep 16, 2016
Patti-HHS Class of 1059
Karen&Kathleen-HHS Class of 57
Gene E. McCullough
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Bad News-Karen, Kathleen and Patti Hooper.
My niece Jessica contacted me this morning and told me about your request concerning Karen(HHS Class 1957), Kathleen(HHS Class 1957), and Patti(HHS Class 1959). Patti was married to my father, Paul Fox. I take care of my father full time in his home in Allyn, WA where they both lived. Patti passed away September 16, 2016 of small cell lung cancer. She was diagnosed in June of that same year. She passed peacefully and without pain at Spring Creek in Bozeman, MT.
Karen passed away in May of 2017, I believe on the 4th from complications of cancer as well. She was married to Jim Manning and they lived in Brookings, OR.
Unfortunately, I do not have the obituaries of either of these two ladies. However I can tell you that Patti, Kathleen, and their mother were all inturned together in Susanville, CA. My dad and I made all the arrangements so they could rest together forever.
I hope that was helpful. If you need anything more, please feel free to contact me and I will see if I can help.
Sincerest regards,
Bobbi Fox



1957
Ralph Mitchell Bernal
Ralph Mitchell Bernal
Class of 1969
Passed Feb 18, 2016
Ralph Mitchell Bernal

Ralph Mitchell Bernal, born July 16, 1950, was called to Heaven on Feb. 18, 2016 in Caldwell, Idaho, at the age of 65. He was the son of the late Joe and Bunny Bernal.

Dear husband, father, father-in-law, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Mitch was born and raised in Herlong, California. He married Helen Ilene Fulenwider June 26, 1971. He has one son, Bryan, born June 8, 1982.

Mitch served an impressive career as a law enforcement officer for 38 years. Ten years in Calaveras County, California and 28 years at the Denver Sheriff’s Department in Denver, Colorado.

Mitch and Ilene moved to Caldwell, Idaho in September 2014 where he realized his lifelong dream of becoming a “gentleman rancher,” as he liked to say.

He is survived by his wife, Ilene; son, Bryan; daughter-in-law, Kristin; his sisters Pam (David) Crandall, Peggy (Alan) Sonntag, father-in-law Edward Fulenwider, brother-in-laws, David (Dawn) Fulenwider, Karl (Debra) Fulenwider, sister-in-law Marlaine (Robert) Rielly.

Services were held in Caldwell, Idaho, on Feb. 24.
Ray Griswold
Ray Griswold
Class of 1959
Passed Mar 01, 2008
Flag this messageRay Griswold HHS 59Thursday, September 4, 2008 5:33 PM
From: "Billy Hiebert" <bh@hieberts.com>Add sender to Contacts To: "Gene E McCullough" <gemjlm2@yahoo.com>Hi Gene,

Can you let the group know that Ray Griswold died? I don't have much
information, but someone in the group might have more:

Raymond Leroy Griswold died on March 1, 2008. He was living at the Chico
Creek Care & Rehabilitation Center in Chico, California. Raymond would
have been 67 years old on August 16th this year. Ray’s mother Bernice M.
Griswold passed away in 2001 at the age of 84. Raymond graduated from
Herlong High School in 1959. After graduation he worked at the Post
Market in Herlong for several years, eventually moving to Susanville,
and finally to Chico, California.

Yours,

Billy Hiebert
Ray Reid
Ray Reid
Class of 1959
Passed Jun 30, 2009
Subject: Bad News-Ray Reid

Alice Reid asked that I forward the following information to all of Alice&Ray's friends and Classmates.

RAY REID of the Herlong High Scool graduating Class of 1959 passed away in Reno, Nv on 30 June 2009 at 10:15 PM. He had been discovered to have cancer and had begun 13 weeks of radiation treatments with cemo to follow. Ray had just performed as the MC at the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the HHS class of 1959 held at the Holiday Inn in Sparks, Nv on 9 May 2009. We have lost a good and true friend and Classmate as well a prime mover and shaker in all the HHS Reunions since the year 2,000 Reunion. He is sorely missed.

Additional information about Ray's services will be provided as we receive it.

Best Wishes, during trying times, Gene&Jan McCullough

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