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Ethel Ashcraft

Memorial services for Ethel J. (Hooper) Ashcraft of Rough and Ready will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mrs. Ashcraft died Tuesday, Jan. 6, in Grass Valley. She was 82.

She was born July 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, to Hugh Fortescue Stanley Hooper and Ethel Maude (Kingsford) Hooper. She married Gerald S. “Jerry” Ashcraft May 30, 1942, in Long Beach. As an Air Force officer’s wife, she lived in many bases across the country and around the world. She was a past member of the Rough and Ready Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was also a former “Gray Lady” hospital volunteer and served on numerous other civic organizations during her 28 years in Rough and Ready. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, camping, visiting with friends, and caring for her family.



She is survived by her son, Gary Ashcraft of Austin, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Nadine of Angel Fire, N.M., and Craig and Jayna of Rough and Ready; sister, Phyllis Holmes of Rough and Ready; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald S. “Jerry” Ashcraft, Oct. 29, 2000.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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