Another motorcycle crash in Glenn County

Emergency responders move the motorcycle involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

It sure seems like vehicle accidents involving motorcycles have gone way up in 2022.

There was another one in Glenn County today, Tuesday.

At about 3:20 p.m. on Oct. 25, emergency responders began to be dispatched to a report of a vehicle versus motorcycle accident on County Road 200 in front of the Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park, just east of where County Road 12 intersects with 200.

Judging from police scanner traffic, Glenn County probation officers were the first at the scene. They were soon followed by Orland police officers, California Highway Patrol officers, ambulance personnel, and Orland firefighters.

It was heard on the scanner that the biker had an injury to his leg.

A vehicle that may have been involved in the collision appeared to have pulled into the mobile home park and parked in a space near the entrance.

Little more about the accident is known at this time. Watch for an update in the next day or two.

Obituary: Joyce Raye (Adkins) Holder, 83

Joyce Raye (Adkins) Holder died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. The youngest of four siblings, she was born to Raymond and Mabel Adkins in Tulelake, a logging community, on July 15, 1939.

She was the daughter of two extremely hard-working parents during extremely tough times. In the late 1940s, she moved to Griffin Creek and attended Griffin Creek Elementary, then later moved to Eagle Point, where she graduated high school in 1957.

In October of 1957, she welcomed the birth of her daughter, Cynthia, and in July of 1959, her son, Jonathan.

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was a homemaker. She would spend days, along with her mother, enjoying going out and picking various fruits and vegetables to can every year, often dragging her children along to help pick.

There was always the smell of homemade pies, bread and vegetables around the house.

Her work ethic, which was passed down from both her parents, was first seen when she started working seasonally with her mother, packing pears in Medford, Ore., for the Gordon Green Company. She later worked full-time for Cartwright’s Meat Packing before moving to Northern California in 1969.

After moving to Orland, she worked at Musco Olive company before being hired as secretary at Cal-West Seeds in Artois, later becoming the manager of the plant and retiring with 25 years of service.

Joyce met her best friend and the love of her life, Robert “Bud” Dean, in 1979, and after retirement they enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Canada in their R.V. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and camping, especially at the beach where she loved the ocean, sand, and breeze.

She also loved birds, especially hummingbirds, and spent many hours watching them enjoying the numerous bird feeders and birdhouses that she made for them.

She is survived by her brother, Norman Adkins of Medford, Ore.; daughter Cynthia Holder of Willows; son Jon Holder of Brea; grandchildren Scott, Kayla, Stephanie, Curtis, Ryan and Ricky; and great-grandchildren Addison, Aniya, Aryana, Dominic, Cillian and Caffery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Jeanette Wright of Phoenix, Ore.; brother Richard “Dick” Adkins of Grants Pass, Ore.; longtime life partner Robert “Bud” Dean of Willows; and granddaughter Renee Holder of Washington, D.C.

It is planned for this loving mother and grandmother to be laid to rest alongside Bud at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Medford, Ore., where her parents and siblings have also been laid to rest.