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Clifford Surrell Jr.

Clifford Peter Surrell Jr. of Grass Valley died Saturday, Feb. 1, at Kaiser Roseville Hospital. He was 82.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Surrell was born on Dec. 19, 1920, in Bremerton, Wash., to Clifford Peter Surrell Sr. and Syster Svea (Stark) Surrell. He graduated from Turlock High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1939 to 1945 on the destroyer USS Dewey. He was a past president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors in Santa Clara County and a member of the Tin Can Sailors and Veterans of Foreign Wars.



He married Nancy Bjorlie on Sept. 11, 1949, and they moved to Nevada County in 1991. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as a refrigeration mechanic and switchman for 30 years, retiring in 1984. He was past president of the United Transportation Union S101.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Surrell of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Roger Krill of Grass Valley; sons David Peter Surrell of South Lake Tahoe and Clifford Peter Surrell III of Grass Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Peggy Surrell of Escalon; brother, John Surrell of Santa Clara; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.




Memorial contributions may be made to the Stroke Outreach and Support Group of Grass Valley at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, c/o Cindy Alspaugh, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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