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Harry Potter Jr.

Services for Harry K. Potter Jr. of Grass Valley will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Potter died Sunday, Feb. 19, at home. He was 86.

He was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Stockton, to Harry Knapp Potter Sr. and Florence Halderman Potter. He attended elementary and high school in Sacramento and then attended U.C. Berkeley. He served in the Civil Conservation Corp and the U.S. Marine Corp as a Master Sergeant where he served in the Pacific Theater, Solomon Islands during World War II, and also serving in the Korean War. He married June Kathryn Havens in August 1949, in Carson City, Nev. He was a Sergeant for the Berkeley Police Department where he was an identification expert supervising all identification work and police photography. He also worked in jail and ambulance operations. He also worked for the IRS for 10 years in San Francisco as a floor supervisors. He retired to Nevada County from Pinole, first living in Washington and then moving to Grass Valley. He enjoyed reading, hiking and traveling to Reno and Henderson, Nev.

He is survived by his wife, June K. Potter of Grass Valley; daughter, Katy Potter of Washington; sons Kevin Potter of Washington, and Michael Potter of Snohomish, Wash.; granddaughter, Sara Rowland of Washington; grandson, Russell Rowland of Washington; and great-grandson, David Bigler of Washington. He was preceded in death by his son, Glenn Potter; and sister, Beatrice Rose Potter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library Nevada County.

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


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