Lavola Dean |

Lavola Dean

Visitation for family and friends of Lavola A. Dean of Nevada City will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary. No services are planned. Burial will be at Skyview Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Vallejo.

Mrs. Dean died Sunday, March 12, in Grass Valley. She was 93.

She was born May 22, 1912, in Boise, Idaho, to Alice and Arthur Matot. She graduated from Vallejo High School in 1931. She married Samuel Dean on Dec. 24, 1936, in Vallejo. She worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. She was a member of the Bulldog Club of Northern California (BCNC), and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She enjoyed handwork, reading, Bulldog raising and showing and square dancing.

She is survived by her daughter, Shari Dean of Nevada City; son, Paul Dean of Grass Valley; grandchildren Alice Saunders of Citrus Heights and Norman Dean of Martinez; great-grandchildren Anthony, Adam, Aronn and Ashley Ortiz of Martinez; brother, Joe Matot of Indianola, Wash.; and sister, Ann Shorey of Sutherlin, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband,, Samuel Dean in 1990; mother, Alice Matot Meyers in 1975; father, Arthur Matot in 1972; step-father, Edward Meyers in 1946; and sister, Mary Lewis in 1993.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clare Hughes Memorial Scholarship Trust at the Grass Valley Host Lions Club, P.O. Box 2388, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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