Private memorial services for Alice G. Rimer of Grass Valley will be conducted at a later date.
Mrs. Rimer died Thursday, Sept. 30, at Brunswick Village in Grass Valley. She was 90.
She was born April 11, 1914, in Weed to Alice G. Beloud and Frederick Dennis. Her mother died in childbirth, prompting her father to bring her to her maternal grandparents, living in Grass Valley.
She married her first husband, Harold Rimer, on June 7, 1937. They moved to Stockton. She was an accomplished cook with many awards, working as a cafeteria manager for Stockton Unified School District. She was known as the “Julia Child” of food service. She was an avid gardener of both ornamentals and vegetables. After retirement and the death of her first husband, she traveled extensively in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She married her second husband, Jacob Lazaruk, on Nov. 22, 1986, in Weslaco, Texas. They spent their years together traveling, spending summers in Yorkton, Canada, and winters in Texas until his death in 1995. She moved back to Grass Valley in 1997 to be near her family.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Lynn and Charles Lorenson of Nevada City and Lenore and Alan Stephens of Acampo; grandson, Kirk Lorenson of Nevada City; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Mark and Star Stephens of Acampo; great-grandson, Taylor Stephens of Acampo; and great-granddaughter, Tara Stephens of Acampo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills and UC Regents, Nevada County Master Gardeners, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.
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