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Frances Mazzini

Frances B. Mazzini, 91, of Grass Valley died Thursday, March 7, in Grass Valley.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services.



Mrs. Mazzini was born on Oct. 25, 1910, in San Francisco to Albert and Mabel Ullman.




She married John Mazzini in 1953 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was self-employed as a beautician for more than 40 years in Walnut Creek and Grass Valley. She was a member of the Save Our Bears CB Club in the 1970s and was elected “Queen of the California Bears” by the California Highway Patrol. She was responsible for getting the runaway truck ramps on Interstate 80. She had the midnight to 6 a.m. watch for the Bears, keeping truckers awake and alerting the California Highway Patrol to accidents and trouble. Her nicknames were “Keno Lady” and “Mustang Fannie.” She was a member of the American Saddle Horse Breeders Association.

She is survived by her son, Robert Kingsley Sole of California; daughter, Donna Lee Bridges of Grass Valley; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mazzini, in 1973.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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