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Etta Marquez

Visitation for family and friends of Etta L. Marquez of Rough and Ready will be at 6 p.m., followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Private burial will follow at a later date at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Marquez died Sunday, Feb. 22, in Rough and Ready. She was 65.

She was born May 24, 1938, in Duckett Draw, Colo., to James and Sylvia (Whitley) Rash. She graduated from El Reno High School in Oklahoma. She also attended Yuba College in Marysville. She married Raymond Marquez Feb. 8, 1954, in Clinton, Okla. She was a bank and vault teller at Gold Country Bank and Bank of America. She also worked at Beale Air Force Base as a cashier and in various other occupations. She was a member of the Retail Clerks Union and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed needlework, crossword puzzles, drawing, painting, collecting angels and her family. She was a “Jeopardy” fan.



She is survived by her husband, Raymond Marquez of Rough and Ready; mother, Sylvia Rash of Port Hueneme; sister, Sylvia River of Port Hueneme; brother, Ron Rash of Henderson, Nev.; daughters Sherry Liebing of Yuba City and Jami Patton of Grass Valley; sons Mike Marquez of Las Vegas, Nev., and Joe Marquez of Three Forks, Mont.; grandchildren Amber, Jake, Sarah and Curtis of Yuba City, Robby, Jesse, and Ashley of Grass Valley, Mindy of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mariah of Three Forks, Mont.; and great-grandchildren Rayce of Yuba City and Michael of Grass Valley. She was preceded in death by her father, James N. Rash, on April 22, 1978; sister, Judy L. Thompson, on July 31, 1996; and brother, James N. Rash Jr., on Aug. 7, 1999.

Memorial contributions may be made to lupus, fibromyalgia, or stroke foundations.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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