Ress didn’t have a spouse or children, but she always had at least two cats she adored and was known around the neighborhood as a caretaker.She’d worked in convalescent homes for years, but even after formally retiring, Ress would go door-to-door in an apron delivering Thanksgiving meals to neighbors who had no one nearby to celebrate with.Carmen Mc Reynolds Carmen Mc Reynolds was so independent and resourceful her family held out hope until the very last moment that she had escaped the Tubbs Fire — a conflagration that erased entire Santa Rosa neighborhoods in a matter of hours last week.
Sally Lewis and Teresa Santos Sally Lewis, 90, moved to Napa after the 1991 Oakland Hills fire destroyed her Berkeley house.
“I’m just so confused that he wouldn’t leave,” Dornbach, who’d been visiting with her brother just an hour before flames consumed the neighborhood, told the Times.
“And I don’t understand why everyone else didn’t just drag him out.” Her son, she said, tried to return for his uncle, but it was too late. George Chaney and Edward Stone George Chaney, 89, and Edward Stone, 79, never made it out of their home on Atlas Peak Road northeast of downtown Napa.
Here are some of their stories: Stanley Coolidge and Roseann Hannah Stanley A. Coolidge had worked as an attorney in Yuba City for more than three decades and served as a reserve sheriff’s deputy, according to the Chico Enterprise Record.
Coolidge, 78, and Roseann Marie Hannah, 53, perished at their home in Loma Rica in Yuba County when the Cascade fire began burning through the region on Oct. “He was the best dad anyone could ask for,” his son, Andrew Coolidge, a member of Chico’s city council, told the paper, “and a great grandpa to my children.” Hannah was the mother of adult twin sons, Jeffery and Jordan Hannah, who live in Grass Valley.