Regis J. Pavell, a resident of Yreka, California, passed away at the Madrone Hospice House in Yreka on January 2, 2017 at the age of 87, after a short battle with cancer.

Regis was born on March 5, 1929 in Whitney, Pennsylvania.

He earned his BS degree in Business Administration from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania; and served in the US Air Force, stationed in Marysville, California. He relocated to southern California, where he worked in the accounting field.

Regis met and married Marcia Ann Henderson in 1960, beginning a journey that would last more than 56 years. After raising their family in Woodland Hills, California, Regis and Marcia relocated to Mount Shasta, California in 1993, and later moved to Yreka.

Regis greatly enjoyed square dancing and line dancing, and his part-time job at the Mount Shasta Herald.

Regis is survived by his wife, Marcia; sons, David and Tim; daughter, Kathleen; daughter-in-law, Maria; grandchildren: Evan, Sarah, Nathan and James; and sister, Suzanne.

His generosity of spirit, easygoing nature, humility, friendliness and love for his family was evident to anyone who knew him. He especially cherished the many warm friendships he made.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yreka on Friday, January 20 at 10 a.m. Inurnment of his ashes will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.