Delores Mae Scott


     85, of Loma Rica passed away October 24, 2010 at her residence.  She was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 45 years.

     Delores was born in Colon Nebraska to Alvin and Mary Dockweiler.  She moved to Marysville in 1965 where she made many friends over the years who will dearly miss her.  She loved gathering with family and friends for camping trips, fishing and barbecues.  She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed bringing everyone together for celebrations and holidays.  There was always a place for everyone in her home and she touched many lives.  Dolores was a devoted member of the Foothill Lions Club, where she enjoyed her volunteer work for the local community.    

Hank Juska

Freddie Mae Cotter

Lion Jerry Kohler passed away Friday August 20, 2010.  We will miss you Jerry -your unique sense of humor,  your generosity,  your  “gold” dollars,  your good natured complaining, and your regular invitations to sit on your lap.  What a character!

Jerry Kohler

                                     Lion Debbie Sparks


Gone to Glory April 13, 2012  She was only 51 years old.

Debbie Sparks was the heart and soul of the Foothill Lions Club.  She was the secretary for years and years.  She was the first female president and the second gal to join once the flood gates opened for women.  We will miss you Debbie.  The club will be all the poorer for your absence.

Lion Roger  Johnson passed away November 24, 2012 at his home in Loma Rica.  He was born April 29, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was a  Yuba-Sutter resident for 32 years.  Roger served in the US Air Force.  He was a retired plant manager and charter member of the Foothill Lions Club (their best Tail Twister ever) and a charter member of the Elks Club. 

For the record, Roger made the best potato soup in the world.

Lion Mary Jean (Burke) Nehl, 92, long time Loma Rica resident died on March 11, 2013.

Born July 14, 1920 in Dell, Montana, her family moved to Santa Monica, California in 1926 where she graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names in 1938. She then completed nurses training at Denver General and joined the
Army Nurse Corps in 1944 serving on the Hospital Train Unit stationed out of Fort Lewis, Washington.

Mary Jean married Walden Nehl in 1946 and they had six children. She loved to cook and entertain her friends and family. She was an avid reader, gardener and a loving mother. She would also periodically work as an RN at Camarillo State Hospital. Mary Jean and Wally moved to Loma Rica in 1969. They were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mary Jean belonged to the Friendly Hour Bridge Club, and volunteered at the thrift store run by St. Joseph's. They were active in the community with the
Foothill Lions Club and Loma Rica Lioness Club.

Lion Bill Rocher always preferred the term “croaked” rather than the more elegant “passed on”.   He was  such a character with a bone deep joy of life and didn’t he just love red wine from a gallon jug!  Bill croaked on September 9th 2014.  He was 93.  He and his beloved wife Minn are side by side at Peoria Cemetery.  Forever together.  We will miss you Bill. 

Lion John Downs passed away July 2014  He was a wild animal trainer and an all around animal lover.  He was also (ironically) a renowned gopher trapper.  He kept the grounds at the lions club free of gopher mounds for years. John had a strong but quiet presence at the club.  His wisdom and ideas really benefited our organization AND he could really stir the pot! His shy smile and quick wit will be missed.  

J Mowery passed away November 26, 2013.  What can we say about J?   He took care of all things Lions and he was the Lioness’ greatest advocate.  He was the backbone of the club from grounds and building maintenance to baking the best pan of brownies for every pot luck.  Lion J...we miss you. 

Lion Steve Ball lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, February 14, 2015.  He wasn’t overly involved with the club because he loved to travel and travel he did!  But when he was in town he would grace us with his presence whenever he could and tell us stories of his travels and the people he met.  He was a very enjoyable character and he is missed.

Lion Gary Simkins died suddenly Saturday April 11, 2015.  Gary was our president-elect.  He was a great lion and a great friend.  Generous, easy-going and always willing to lend a hand in whatever way he could.  Rest in peace Gary. 

Lion Colleen Kelly lost her battle with cancer on November 16th, 2016. 


Too young.  Too damn young. 


They lived, they laughed, they loved and left    James Joyce

Lion Dave Culp went out in a blaze of glory on Oct 8th 2017.  He was killed in the cascade fire that ripped through Loma Rica without warning.  He was 76 years old.  He piloted Huey helicopters during the Vietnam war.  Dave kept to himself and on the rare occasion he would stop in for a drink at the bar he always had a smile and a kind word.  He was knowledgeable on-many subjects but not insufferably so.  I enjoyed talking with him.  Rest in peace Dave. 

Freddie Mae Cotter 67, of Loma Rica, CA, passed away January 2, 2010. Born May 24, 1942 in New Castle, CA. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 39 years. She was a homemaker. Freddie was a member of the Loma Rica Community Church, and a Charter Member of the Foothill Lions Club Loma Rica, CA.