Idamae Naumann |

Idamae Naumann

Idamae Naumann died peacefully March 5 in her Peardale home following a brief illness. She was 82.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 9, at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. A reception will follow.

Mrs. Naumann was born June 25, 1925, in Oakland to Gene and Ida May Williams. She graduated from high school in 1943. In 1944 she married Ed Huntington. She worked as a bookkeeper for Southern Pacific.

Mrs. Naumann married Fredrick H. Naumann in 1953 and moved to a cabin in the woods in Peardale. Later they went on to built their lifelong home, where they raised their children.

Mrs. Naumann was active in the community, volunteering in the schools, Scouts and with her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed traveling, stamp collecting, gardening, quilting and hot-air ballooning. She was a longtime member of the Gold Country German American Club, where she pursued her twin passions of dancing and hiking. Her and her dance partner, George Bratt, were active members of the Alpine Dancers dance group. She was a lifetime member of the Nature Friends Tourist Club.

Mrs. Naumann is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Don Barker of Payson, Ariz., and Gayle and Joe Nanut of Citrus Heights; sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Jill Naumann of Ruch, Ore., and Dennis and Nancy Naumann of Grass Valley; sisters Joanne McElhatton and Sandra Mahor and dance partner and companion George Bratt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Ida May Williams; husband, Frank H. Naumann; and daughter, Glenda Rae Cissncy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, the Lung Association or the Gold Country German American Club.

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