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Elizabeth Racine

Elizabeth Johanna Racine died July 6 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 89.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 11, at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Cary G. Sanders, associate pastor at Abundant Life Community Church, will officiate. A reception will follow the service at Robert and Elizabeth’s home in Alta Sierra.

Mrs. Racine was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Iron River, Mich., to Peter and Lydia Johanna (Mitchell) Alexander. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She married Robert Racine on Aug. 7, 1942, in Hoquiam, Wash.

Mrs. Racine taught high school English, French and history at several locations in Michigan. She was president of Child Guidance Guild in Whittier and a member of American Association of University Women and Women’s Club. She enjoyed traveling around the world, reading, word games and crosswords, gardening and enjoying outdoors.

Mrs. Racine is survived by her husband, Robert Racine of Grass Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Rue Racine of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Gretchen and Dan Jacobs of Mt. Hood, Ore.; grandchildren Brett (and Cheryl) Racine of Lincoln, Brooke (and Doug) Bews of Roseville, Blake Racine of Grass Valley, Rachel (and Don) Sowieja of Portland, Ore., and Ben Jacobs of Kingwood, Texas; great-grandchildren Faith Jacobs of Topeka, Kan., and Isabel Sowieja of Portland, Ore.; sisters Catherine Lincoln of Wildwood, Fla., and Henrietta Leigh of Bozeman, Mont.; brother, Peter (and Maxine) Alexander of Chadds Ford, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Ambrose Alexander, and mother, Lydia Johanna Alexander.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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