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Zellamae Miles Honored with Bench Dedication at Roop’s Fort

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Family and friends of Zellamae Miles gather at a dedication ceremony for a bench at Roop’s Fort.

In the shadow of the log building that is as old as our town itself, the great granddaughter of town founder Isaac Roop was honored Monday with the dedication of a park bench, celebrating the ‘Zestful life of a Wonderful Woman.’ Friends and family of Zellamae Miles gathered on the lawn at Roop’s Fort for a simple dedication ceremony.

On the back of the bench is a plaque that reads, “In loving memory of Zellamae Miles, Great Granddaughter of Isaac Roop Founder of Susanville. A wonderful woman with a zestful life.”

“She did live a zestful life,” said Lynda Alberico in a short speech at the dedication, “She touched us all in so many ways.”

The tribute was paid for by members of the many clubs that Miles had been a part of – her rubber stamp group, the Gourmet Gathering, the Tea Club without a name, the Pinochle Club, the Book Club and a group of friends got the money together. The concrete slab the bench sits on was donated by Crazy J’s Concrete.


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12 Responses to Zellamae Miles Honored with Bench Dedication at Roop’s Fort

  1. Sue Dustman

    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    She was one of a kind. I remember her spunkiness and warm smile and hugs. Well deserved for such a wonderful person. God bless her and her family. 😘

  2. Sarajo Lovell Pyle

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Great tribute to a wonderful lady.

  3. Juanita Guenaga

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to Zella Mae. Had some good times with her in Yuma.

  4. Denise Bosse Arnold

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Susan Arnold Shireen Miles Keely Bosse Kenny Nave Melissa Willis Nave Kayla Dawn Aguirre Carla Parke

  5. Annarae Arjo-Luevano

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Loved Zella Mae–still do! This is such a wonderful tribute and I thank all who participated.

  6. Marcee Grogan

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Roops Fort should be reopened again.

  7. Sherrell McBroome

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Loved that little spitfire of a lady! She always had a smile and something interesting to share with me!!

  8. Mary Jane Pace Owen

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 9:00 am

    A wonderful tribute

  9. Fred Pace

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 7:59 am

    That is wonderful.

  10. Angelique Brewen

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Beautiful tribute..I miss her so much <3

  11. Linda Ingram Korver

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 6:07 am

    A loving remembrance for a beautiful lady, Zella Mae respected her heritage and her Lassen County, everyone that knew her admired her And what she represented, if you love Susanville you wanted Zella Mae to know, it was an honor to be her friend

  12. Sandra Mills

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 5:54 am

    She is such a positive person…I remember her sunny smile!

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