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Deanna Grimes

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Memorial services for Deanna L. Grimes of Grass Valley were conducted Friday, May 21, at the Neighborhood Center of the Arts in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Grimes died Wednesday, May 19, at home. She was 46.

She was born Jan. 19, 1958, in Pocatello, Idaho., to Dean and Shirley Denton. She graduated from high school in Pocatello, Idaho. She married Carl Grimes on Nov. 7, 1978, in Reno, Nev. She was an artist at the Neighborhood Center of the Arts. She was a member of New Options Unlimited. She enjoyed drawing, painting, jewelry making, fishing, recreational trips with her friends, and spending time with her daughter.

She is survived by her children Joshua Grimes of Apple Valley and Jessica Grimes of Grass Valley; mother, Shirley Denton of Pocatello; brothers David and Eugene Denton, both of Pocatello; and sisters Dale Denton and Cheryl Griffith, both of Pocatello. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Grimes, in 1985; and father, Dean Denton, in 2002.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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Graveside services for Homer Clark Hickman of Big Oak Valley will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Rough and Ready Cemetery in Rough and Ready. A gathering will follow at the Rough and Ready Grange; refreshments will be served.

Mr. Hickman died Saturday, May 22, at home. He was 93.

He was born May 10, 1911, in Cross Timbers, Mo., to William and Mittie (Barnett) Hickman. He graduated from high school in Bayfield, Colo., in 1930. He married Marie Elizabeth Leming on Aug. 10, 1940, in Aztec, N.M. He worked for Western Air and Refrigeration in Southern California. He was a longtime resident of Rough and Ready from 1971 until he moved to Big Oak Valley to live with his daughter and son-in-law in December 2002. He sold his honey at the Rough and Ready Secession Days for many years; he was known as the “Bee Man” of Rough and Ready. He was a member of the Nevada County Beekeepers Association. He enjoyed gardening, lapidary, bees, jeeping and hunting.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and John Lightner of Big Oak Valley; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law Christine and Andrew Bradford of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Lori and Frank Giovenco of Torrance; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Ron and Erika Lightner of Bellflower; great-grandchildren Katelyn Bradford, and Ryan, Jeffrey and Julia Giovenco; and brothers Ollie Hickman of Ontario and Edward Hickman of Bayfield, Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie E. (Leming) Hickman on June 7, 1988; brothers Roscoe, Forrest and Ben Hickman; and sister, Annie Hickman Lento.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Aid Thrift, 317 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 95945, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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