Lillian Prigley |

Lillian Prigley

Lillian R. Prigley, 83, of Grass Valley died Thursday, Jan. 29.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services.

Mrs. Prigley was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Sacramento, and lived the majority of her life in Grass Valley. She started working at a cannery in Sacramento at the age of 12, along with her mother and aunts. She worked at a laundry in Grass Valley and at Beale Air Force Base with her husband. She also worked at Buntz’s Cafe for a period of time. She also worked with her husband, Frank in their shoe repair shop. They moved to San Francisco for a period of time, where she worked at Nutter Stamp Company. She returned to Grass Valley to care for her mother, Rosalin Miller, who was ill with cancer, and they remained in Grass Valley.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Frank E. and Beverly Prigley of Sacramento; daughter-in-law, Kathy of Castro Valley; grandson, James of Sacramento; granddaughter, Tonya of Castro Valley; great-granddaughter, Vicky of Sacramento; great-grandson, Brandon of Castro Valley; brother, Rosario Miller of Sacramento; sisters-in-law Amelia Prigley of Oakland, and Geni Reed of Grass Valley; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Prigley; son, Robert; grandson, Bradley; and brother, Richard Miller.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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