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Beverly Wright

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Services for Beverly Elzeen (Platt) Underwood Woods Wright of Nevada City will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

Mrs. Wright died Wednesday, Nov. 27. She was 86.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1916, in Coldwater, Kan. She spent her early years on the family ranch near Hoopup, Colo. Her family moved to Rio Del Mar in 1928, where she attended school in Soquel. She married Albert Underwood and they moved to Willits and started ranching. They moved to Nevada City in 1939, where they owned and operated Nevada City Feed and Fuel. In 1953, she became an LVN and worked at the Nevada County Hospital for 21 years until it closed in 1974. She was active in the Evangeline Chapter No. 9, Order of the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the Neva Rebekah Lodge No. 119, and the Golden Empire and Rough and Ready Granges serving as president.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Rosemary Underwood of Reno, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law Bettie and Albert Auble of Citrus Heights; son Larry Woods of Rough and Ready; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerry S. Underwood in 1941 and Robert M. Underwood in 1998; husbands Albert Underwood in 1962, Walter Woods in 1969 and Kenneth Wright in 2001.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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