Armand Magnée |

Armand Magnée

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Smartville Community Church, 8426 Smartville Road, Smartville, for Armand P. Magneé. Pastor Ric Hammond will officiate.

Mr. Magnée, of Smartville, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, in Grass Valley. He was 64.

Mr. Magnée was born July 23, 1943, in Amsterdam, Holland. He went to high school, joined the merchant marine and trained as a master mechanic in The Netherlands. He specialized in foreign car repair, including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

On May 22, 1988, he married Elizabeth Magnée in Reno, Nev.

Mr. Magnée was a member of the Smartsville Community Church, where he was baptized on Sept. 9 of this year. He enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening, rebuilding engines, auto repair, machine tools and parts, movies, computers and feeding birds.

Mr. Magnée is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Magnée of Smartville; daughter Anne Magnée, of Mountain View, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Steve Schalch, of San Mateo, Calif.; granddaughters Lorelei and Emilia, of San Mateo; sister and brother-in-law Antoinette and Pim Polac, of Holland; brother Willem Alpherts, of Holland; step-sons Chet Biffle and wife Louise, of Oregon, Lee Biffle and wife Hilda, of California, and Steven Biffle; step-grandchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elisabeth Ruth Alpherts, in 1964; step-father, Mr. Alpherts in 1992; and father, Mr. Magnée.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Smartsville Community Church.

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