Delton Pharis |

Delton Pharis

Services for Delton E. “Del” Pharis of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Life Center, 13010 Highway 49 in Grass Valley. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Pharis died Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 76.

He was born May 7, 1928, in Aurora, Mo., to Ernest L. and Virginia J. Pharis. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University and two master degrees from Sacramento State. He married Marie Irene Schirmer on Oct. 26, 1950, in Marysville. He was a teacher, school administrator, assistant county superintendent of schools in Nevada County for a total of 28 years. He was also a real estate broker and in sales and investing for 26 years. He was a member of the Liberal Arts Commission to assist in the purchase of the Nevada Theater, Nevada County Community Workshop, Nevada County Board of Realtors, Nevada County Sportsmen, Rotary, Sierra Nevada Hospital Chaplaincy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irene Pharis; sons and daughters-in-law, Kirk and Mary Pharis of Grass Valley, and Jon and Kyoko Pharis of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; son, Kim Pharis of Grass Valley; daughter, Cathy Osborne of Neskowin, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Tom Johnson of Rough and Ready; grandchildren Kevin and Katie Pharis, Vania, Jevin, Anisha, Jay-Jay Pharis, Carley Pratt and Thomas Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister, and son, Kevin, in 1978.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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