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Bernice Buck

Visitation for family and friends of Bernice Minerva Rouse Hilton Buck of Penn Valley will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and from Sunday at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Penn Valley Community Church. Services will be officiated by Chaplain Jerry Farrell. Interment will be at the Penn Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Buck died Saturday, Feb. 26, in Penn Valley. She was 85.

She was born May 18, 1919, in Garland County, Ark., to Robert and Ruby Kinnaird Rouse. She married Asaph Buck on Aug. 4, 1946, in Dutchess, Alberta, Canada. She worked for the Los Angeles County and Rancho Los Amigos Hospital as a dietitian. She was a member of the Penn Valley Ladies Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge, AARP, the senior center, Rough and Ready Grange and was active in church activities. She enjoyed making hand sewn quilts.

She is survived by her sons Ralph Hilton of Bismark, Ark., Stanley Hilton of Baton Rouge, La., Wayne Buck of Penn Valley, and Dean Buck of Florida; daughter, Betty Lomonaco of Washington; sisters LaVerne McKenzie of Marysville, Eula Barkley of Yuba City, Hilda Nakagawa of Alea, Hawaii, and Carolyn Halford; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Asaph H. Buck; sisters Barbara Crow, Faye Cole, and Hebe Meeks; and brother, Lester Rouse.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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