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James Marchand

James L. Marchand, 77, of Grass Valley died Friday, Jan. 9, in Grass Valley.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Marchand was born Aug. 12, 1926, in Milford, Iowa, to Francis and Edna (Powers) Marchand. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, during World War II. He married Bethel “Beth” on Sept. 15, 1946, in Stockton. He worked as a construction foreman on Highway 80 and on several housing developments in California and Oregon. He was a member of the Construction and General Laborers Union No. 185. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge for years, working his way up to Pilgrim Degree. He enjoyed yearly fishing trips to Iowa with his wife, Beth, and watching golf and football on TV.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Viola and Dennis Stancil of Grass Valley; son, Jim Marchand of Southern California; sisters Mary Ann Christensen of Oxnard and Darlene Jorth of Joice, Iowa; brothers Virgil Marchand of Milford, Iowa, and Bob Marchand of Yankton, S.D.; sisters-in-law Margaret Marchand of Stockton and Evelyn Marchand of Milford; brother-in-law, Ted Christensen of Oxnard; grandchildren Joe and Jennifer Stancil of Grass Valley, and Dennis and Christine Stancil; great-grandsons Tyler Farrell, Kolby Stancil and Marcus Stancil, all of Grass Valley; great-granddaughter, Kayla Philpott; and numerous nieces and nephews in California and Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bethel, on Nov. 3, 2003; brothers Francis, Earl, Harold and John; sister, Edna Mae; and his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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