Due to staff reports
In a rare occurrence, no official deaths were reported this month in the Bass Lake vicinity.
It marks the first time that happened since the previous time it happened, according to cemetery records — at least the ones to which the Beacon had access.
Considering that fact, in place of Beacon’s monthly “Death Notice of the Month,” we present an honorary recap of notable residents who we lost in 2015 (due to death; missing-persons cases are a separate matter).
Maggie Donkins (1932-2015): When the town folded due to a seismic demographic shift, the family moved into a farmhouse near Bass Lake.
Princeton Wurthchell (1935/36-2015): “Either I will die within a month, or live forever.” He was 50% correct.
Millie Brickston (1927-2015): A dedicated worker at various places of employment.
Larry Brockston (ca. 1945-2015): He applied for a job with the U.S. Army, but was rejected due to a weak cover letter.
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