September 17, 2013
Nancy M. Neudorfer, a longtime Nevada City resident, passed gently away at the age of 80 at her home in Lincoln on Aug. 16, 2013, after bravely battling breast cancer for 8 years.
A private celebration of life is planned.
She was born in Oakland to parents Albert and Christina James. Nancy graduated from Oakland High School and soon after married her husband, Ivan Neudorfer. They raised their family in Castro Valley. After her husband passed away in 1982, Nancy moved to Nevada City and worked at Grass Valley Group as a receptionist and administrative assistant for many years, retiring at age 75 in 2007.
Nancy had a love of gardening, antiques, shopping and home decorating, but her greatest joy of all was her family.
She is survived by her sister, Doris Yates of Sacramento; daughter, Jean Benson (Chuck Frevele) of Lincoln and son Steven Neudorfer (Jane) of Gilbert, Ariz. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Christopher Benson (Teresa) of Rocklin; Emily Gallego (Kelly) of Dakota Dunes, S. D., Amanda Bratton (Joey) of Grass Valley, Heather Pretti of Danville, Todd Neudorfer of San Ramon and Hayley Hoffman (Dan) of Brentwood.
"Gigi" was especially loved by her great-grandchildren Lillian, Elsie, Henry, Bradley, Nicholas, Brielle and Dominic. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Kenneth James.
Nancy's strength, devotion and engaging personality will be forever missed by all.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.