Alynne Wilkinson-Grue |

Alynne Wilkinson-Grue

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 411 San Antonio St., Ojai, for Alynne Wilkinson-Grue.

Mrs. Wilkinson-Grue died June 14, 2007, in Nevada City. She was 50.

Mrs. Wilkinson-Grue was born Aug. 15, 1956, the first child of Allyn and Janet Wilkinson, in Rawins, Wyo. Her family later lived in Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah and Garden Grove prior to making Ojai its home in 1965.

Mrs. Wilkinson-Grue graduated in 1974 from Nordhoff High School and in 1979 from Brigham Young University with degrees in psychology and sociology. In the next decade, she developed a successful consulting business that specialized in leadership and organizational effectiveness in the Los Angeles area.

Mrs. Wilkinson-Grue put her career on hold to become a mother and homemaker. The family moved to the Grass Valley area three years ago and, during the last year, she trained to become a professional chef and began another successful venture.

Mrs. Wilkinson-Grue was a devoted mother, wife, daughter and sister. She was a compassionate and understanding woman who loved unconditionally and didn’t judge. She was creative, resourceful and artistic, always desiring to help and encourage others. Her sense of humor always prevailed, and she embraced the hope and faith that life would turn out well.

Mrs. Wilkinson-Grue is survived by her husband, Doug Grue; children Jacob and Phoebe; parents; brothers Daniel and Dean; grandfather Paul Walker, of Lewston, Me.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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