Idamae Naumann sponsored obituary
Idamae Naumann passed away peacefully in her Peardale
home on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 following a brief illness.
She was 82.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 9 at 11:00 am
at Chapel of the Angels at 250 Race Street in Grass Valley.
A reception will follow.
Idamae was born June 24, 1925 in Oakland, CA to parents,
Gene and Ida May Williams. She spent her entire childhood there,
graduating from High School in 1943. She worked as a bookkeeper
for Southern Pacifi c. In 1944 she married Ed Huntington and they
had a daughter, Judy.
In 1953 she married the love of her life, Fredrick H. Naumann.
Th ey started their lives together by moving to their little cabin in the woods in Peardale. Later they went on to build their lifelong home, where they raised their five children.
Idamae was active in the community, volunteering in the schools, scouts, and with both her children’s activities and later her grandchildren’s. She continued later in her life with her many interests including travel, stamp collecting, gardening, quilting and
hot air ballooning. She was a longtime member of the Gold County German American Club where she pursued her twin passions of dancing and hiking. She and her dance partner, George Bratt were active members of the Alpine Dancers, dance group. She was also a lifetime member of the Nature Friends Tourist Club.
Idamae is survived by her daughters Judy Barker (Don) of Payson, AZ and Gayle Nanut (Joe) of Citrus Heights, CA. Sons Ron Naumann (Jill) of Ruch, Oregon and Dennis Naumann (Nancy) of Grass Valley, CA. Sisters Jeanne McElhatton of Belmont, CA and Sandra Mahor of Hanalei, Kauai, HI and companion George Bratt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fredrick H. Naumann and her daughter Glenda Rae Cissney.
In lieu of fl owers, please make donations to Hospice of the Foothills, the Lung Association, or the Gold Country German American Club.
June 24, 1925 – March 5, 2008
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