Donald R. Grubbs, age 71 passed away on December 20, 2008, of natural causes.
No services are planned at this time, a memorial service will be held later in the spring with interment in the Trail Cemetery.
Born Oct. 17, 1937 in Redding, CA. to parents Clark H. Grubbs and Irma
E. Grubbs. He attended school in Weaverville, CA. before moving to
Oregon were he remained until his death.
On March 23, 1974
he married Claudia Gunkel, after many years of marriage the two
separated but remained life long friends and loving till the end.
the years Don held many different types of jobs, from working at Modoc
Orchards, to working in the local saw mills, doing carpentry, which
included building his home on Elk Creek with his wife. He also worked
in the ranching and farming industry for a few years and developed a
love/hate for range cows. He would grumble about the cows and all but
ultimately loved the calves in the spring time.
the outdoors and loved the mountains, hunting, his cats & dog and
had a passion for gold mining or just sight seeing. He would talk for
hours about traveling and seeing other places, unfortunately in the
last years his health would not allow it. But in true Don fashion he
would simply say "Oh maybe someday".