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Clara Norton

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Services for Clara M. Norton of Nevada City will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Burial will be at a later date at the Protestant Cemetery in North San Juan.

Mrs. Norton died Sunday, Dec. 22, at Meadow View Manor in Grass Valley. She was 79.

She was born on April 29, 1923, in Nevada City to Gordon and Veda (Cassmore) Kessler. She went to school in North San Juan and Nevada City. She worked for Varian Aerograph in Walnut Creek for many years. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed making everything around her beautiful, including her home and gardens. She especially loved her family.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Norma and John Eramouspe of Nevada City; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sue Ricker of Ennis, Mont.; stepson, Eric Norton of San Jose; brother, Jack Kessler of Ouray, Colo.; sisters Norma Thompson of Auburn, Wilma Henning and Elaine Rossie of Grass Valley, June Pauly of Nampa, Idaho, Pat Weinbarger of Hamilton, Mont., and Shirley Montgomery of Medford, Ore.; granddaughters Cindy Gainer of Vallejo, Gina Cross of Roseville and Julie Grattan of Grass Valley; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1994; her parents; brother, Everett Kessler; and sisters Evelyn Thompson and Lois Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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