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Dickerson Thacker

Memorial services for Dickerson “Dick” Clarence Thacker of Grass Valley will be conducted at San Miguel at a later date.

Mr. Thacker died Wednesday, July 7, in Auburn. He was 87.

He was born on April 18, 1917, in Pocatello, Idaho. He moved to California as a young boy with his family and settled in San Jacinto. He attended Susanville Junior College and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a truck driver and contractor. He raised alfalfa and potatoes for several years in San Miguel. He served as the superintendent of a number of mines in the Grass Valley area and was also a supervisor for the California Aqueduct project. He had been a resident of Grass Valley for 29 years. He was a Mason and Shriner and received the Hiram Award in recognition for his services to the Masons.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dixie S. Thacker of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Jean and Richard Hoffmann of Petaluma, and Terry and Dan Rosetta of Roseville; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Judi Thacker of San Miguel; daughter, Pennie Thacker of Petaluma; brother, Daniel Thacker of Redding; sisters, Rosemary Haven and Vernetta Mapes of Hemet, Eleanor Ballou of Redding, and Mary Lou Mohlanhoff of Villa Park; grandchildren Kimberly, Marjorie, Gary, Benjamin, Jonathan, Katelynn, Daniel and Amanda; and great-grandchildren Cody, Taylor, Roger, Alex, Calvin, Olivia and Kyle. He was preceded in death by his father, Dickerson Thacker Sr.; mother, Florrie Valentine Thacker; brothers Jean, Robert, and Lee Thacker; and great-granddaughter, Hailey McNabb.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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