This obituary was published in the Herald and News on 2/3/2009. I am at a lost as to whom the John or Hugh Partridge is in reference to the existing Partridge database. I performed a quick search for Hugh in the 1910-1930 census and only found him in one, the 1930 census. There I find him as a young man (age 25) married to Edith (age 18). They were residing in District 3 of Alturas, Modoc County, California. Hugh was employed as a conductor for a steam railway. Of importance in further identifying Hugh, he is listed as being born in Montana, his father being born in Minnesota, his mother in Canada.

John H. Partridge, 73, passed away on Jan. 30, 2009, at Sky Lakes Medical Center with his wife Barbara by his side.

Johnny was born on Dec. 6, 1935, in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Hugh and Edith Partridge.

He lived in Alturas and Likely, Calif., before he moved to Wendell, Calif., in 1974.

Johnny married Barbara in Elko, Nev., on Jan. 24, 1975, and they lived in Wendell until 1986. Then they moved to Klamath Falls, where he lived for 23 years. Johnny worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as a conductor for 35 years.

He was an avid deer and chukar hunter, who enjoyed the outdoors with his family. Johnny was a member of the Klamath Gun Club. He loved spending time at his cabin in Deep Canyon with his extended family and friends. Papa was known for the best lunches in the world.

Johnny is survived by his wife Barbara; son Warren and wife Laurey; daughters Tonya Gabel and husband Jody, Vicki Hiland and husband Terry; five grandchildren Christina Partridge, Michelle Partridge, Johnnie Lee Gabel, Trevor Gabel, and Savaunah Partridge; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Edith Partridge and son Michael Partridge.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Davenport’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Klamath Falls on Feb. 4, 2009, at 10 a.m. with a concluding graveside service to follow at the Davis Creek Cemetery in Davis Creek, Calif., at 2 p.m. The services will be officiated by Chaplain Patrick Stroup.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Klamath Hospice, 4745 S. Sixth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97603, or a charity of your choice.

Davenport’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, is in charge of the arrangements.