Lives Lived: Charlcie Grasser |

Lives Lived: Charlcie Grasser

Charlcie Lorie Grasser, of Lake Wildwood, died Feb. 22 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley. She was 77.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Bethel Church, 13010 Highway 49, Grass Valley.

She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Lindsay, Calif., to Shelby and Mildred Wilkerson. She graduated from Lindsay High School and married Ronald Grasser, “the boy next door,” on May 30, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nev. They have two sons, Michael and David and a grandson, Dale.

Mrs. Grasser followed her husband’s career advancements with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. as they moved from Fresno to several locations, ending in Sacramento. A brilliant business woman, she held various jobs including service office manager for Kaiser Aluminum in Oakland, Calif.

Together, Mrs. and Mr. Grasser were wonderful life partners, especially dance partners. They enjoyed many years of recreational and competitive dancing, ranging from ballroom to square dancing.

After retirement, they moved to Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley. She became president of Grass Valley Aglow and held this position until her death. Mrs. Grasser was also on the board of directors of Transformations Unlimited. She was involved in the initial stages of Pray Nevada County and the Healing Rooms of Nevada County. As her health allowed, she enjoyed fellowship at Word-A-Live Family Church in Penn Valley.

She was a dynamic, Christian woman of great faith, powerful prayer and significant influence. With an exuberance for life and a passion for Jesus, she changed the atmosphere wherever she went. Her extreme optimism, contagious laughter and loving friendship left a lasting impression on all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Grasser is survived by her husband, Ronald Grasser; sons, Michael and David Grasser; brother, Maurice Wilkerson; and grandson, Dale Grasser.

Memorial donations may be made to Grass Valley Aglow, 11691 Ball Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

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