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Clarence Steele

Memorial services for Clarence David “Steve” Steele of Rough and Ready will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mr. Steele died Tuesday, March 22, in Grass Valley. He was 96.

He was born Oct. 28, 1908, in Nebagamon, Wis., to David and Pearl (Pearson) Steele. He married Helen on July 3, 1948, in Carson City, Nev. He was a farmer and boiler maker for the railroad. He also worked at a fish hatchery, was a gold miner in Nevada County and worked in the shipyards at Mare Island. He also worked in logging, highway construction and dam construction at Bullards Bar reservoir and was a mechanic for Ingersoll-Rand Equipment. He was a life-time member of the N.R.A. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed watching baseball and golf.



He is survived by his wife, Helen Steele of Rough and Ready; sister, Jane Tillman of Greenbay, Wis.; daughters Maxine Tina Miller of West Fork, Ark., and Carol Turner of Grass Valley; son, Steven Steele of Rough and Ready; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons Jackie Steele in 1932, Alfred Neep in 1989, and Robert David Steel in 2003; and sisters Muriel Steele and Carolyn Peterson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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