Irving Stearns Jr. |

Irving Stearns Jr.

Services for Irving R. Stearns Jr. of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mr. Stearns died Friday, April 26, in Auburn. He was 88.

He was born March 20, 1914, in Portland, Ore., to Irving and Anna Stearns Sr. He was married to Elizabeth Howell, Alice Horne, Grace Johnstowe and Mary Sangenitto.

He was a member of the Iron Workers Local Union No. 118 for more than 35 years. After his retirement, he worked for C.T. McGuire Surveyor for 12 years.

He was a member of the Watt Park Volunteer Fire Department from 1966 to 1987, serving on the board of directors and as a captain.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Stearns of Grass Valley; sons Irving Roger Stearns III of Nevada County and David Stearns of Prospect, Ore.; stepdaughters Nancy Jo Pennington of Alaska and Karen Sapp of Oregon; stepsons Dick Ward of Kansas, Mike Ward of Washington state; granddaughter, Lisa Herrman of Springfield, Ore.; grandson, Russell Stearns of Reno; step-grandson, Scott Williams of Prospect, Ore.; step-granddaughters Judy Cook of Rocklin and Monica Shaha of Oregon; great-grandson. Dane Patrick Herrman of Springfield and great-granddaughter, Lucy Jayne Herrman of Springfield. He was preceded in death by three of his wives, Elizabeth, Alice and Grace Stearns.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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