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Lives Lived: Henry Nightingale

Henry “Hank” Nightingale of Rough & Ready died Friday, March 5, in Grass Valley, due to complications from a fall. He was 84.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Services will be officiated by Pastor Andy Owens. Private family interment will take place at the Indian Springs Cemetery in Penn Valley.

He was born May 3, 1925, in Pennsylvania, to Albert and Ernestine Nightingale. He served in the U.S. Navy, entering at the age of 17 and serving for 21 years. He married Joan Hanley on Oct. 24, 1948, in Garden Grove. He worked for Alpha Hardware from 1965 to 1970 and then for Lyman Gilmore School from 1971 to 1982.



He enjoyed dancing, camping, his yellow 1966 Mustang, feeding wild birds and tinkering in his garage with his many projects.

Last but not least his love for his three Doxies who miss him very much.




He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Nightingale of Rough & Ready; sons and daughters-in-law Steve and Shannon Nightingale and David and Faye Nightingale, all of Grass Valley; daughter, Diane Nightingale Schram of Grass Valley; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert “Al” Nightingale in 1977, and mother, Ernestine “Ernie” Nightingale in 2002.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough & Ready Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.


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