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Bill Robinson, Doyle
Ole Olsen, Graeagle
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Mike Moore, Maybe
Tom Hammond, Herlong
Chris Miller, Litchfield
Robert (Bob) Marshall
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It is with a great deal of sadness that the
board of directors
and I report the
passing of former
Miller on July 21,
Herb lived and
ranched in Lassen
County for 60 years.
He was a member
of PSREC since
1951, and served on
the co-op’s board from 1990 until 2002.
Herb was born November 4, 1924, in
Hollister, California. As a young man, he
owned his own horse, and learned to milk
cows and run farm machinery on his parent’s first ranch south of Hollister. It was there
he started a herd of polled Hereford cattle.
In April 1951, after his family’s home burned
down, Herb bought a ranch near Litchfield
and moved from San Benito County to Lassen
County. On July 25, 1952, he married his longtime girlfriend, Martha Bacon.
Herb cared deeply for, and was active in, his
The fundamental strength of a rural electric
cooperative is in its board of directors. Herb
came on to the board at a time of transition for
PSREC and, with the rest of the board, worked
to make necessary changes at the cooperative.
During Herb’s tenure, the cooperative
expanded into DIRECTV and the Internet and
built an emergency intertie with Sierra Pacific
Power Co. We also stayed clear of deregulation,
saving members millions during the California
electricity experiment and crisis of the late
1990s and early 2000s.
“Herb didn’t speak a lot, but when he did
he spoke with common sense and experience,” said Dave Roberti, board president. “We
Herbert A. Miller
needed to pay attention and he had a great feel
for the members.”
Herb helped form the Honey Lake Valley
Soil Conservation District, which later became
the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation
District, and served as a director of its board
for many years. He was a member of the
Lassen County Sheriff’s Posse, Lassen County
Cattlemens Association, Standish Farm
Bureau, and was a volunteer beef leader of the
Standish 4-H Club.
Our hearts go out to Martha, his children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
We hope to see all of our members at the
annual meeting on Saturday, September 10.
The event will be a fun-filled day with activities for the entire family. The Loyalton High
School FFA will serve tri-tip sandwiches, and
there will be great door prizes, including a
$500 credit toward your PSREC electric bill,
courtesy of the Utah Associated Municipal
PSREC is hosting an energy-efficiency expo
with information about weatherization, green
building and energy efficiency. Eastern Plumas
Health Care is again hosting a health fair.
At the meeting, we will elect directors for
District 6 (Herlong) and District 7 (Janesville,
Milford, Edgemont and Levitt areas).
Please join us for a fun and informative day
at the cooperative on Saturday, September 10,
starting at 10 a.m. Don’t miss your chance to
win that $500 credit.
If you have any questions, please call me at
(800) 555-2207 extension 6076, or email me at