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Cornelis Bouwman

Private family services for Cornelis “Dutch” Bouwman of Grass Valley will be conducted.

Mr. Bouwman died Wednesday, May 10, in Grass Valley. He was 65.



He was born on Aug. 22, 1940, in Laren, North Netherlands, to Gijsbertus and Johanna Bouwman. He served in the Air Force. He married Barbara on May 6, 1983, in Colfax. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 33 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Grass Valley; son, Kevin Bouwman of Citrus Heights; daughter, Kiemberly DiCarlo of Folsom; step-son, James Hochanadel; step-daughter, Teresa Halbert; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Gijsbertus Bouwman; mother, Johanna Bouwman; brother, Tony Bouwman; and sisters Ineka and Edith.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

Ruth Horton

Visitation for family and friends of Ruth Caroline Horton of Grass Valley will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary. Burial will take place at noon Thursday at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Solid Rock Foursquare Church in Penn Valley. Pastor Jim Edwards will officiate the services.

Mrs. Horton died Friday, May 12, at home. She was 77.

She was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Columbus, Ohio, to Florence and Delia (Melvin) Wolfe. She married Everett Lee Horton on Jan. 17, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of the Solid Rock Foursquare Church, and TOPS Club in Auburn. She enjoyed ceramics, and crocheting.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Dianne and James Dugger of Grass Valley; daughter, Joanna Randolph of Grove City, Ohio; sons Donald Bush of Sacramento, and Ron Horton of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Helen Cramblit of Ohio; brother, Joe Wolfe of Florida; 17 grandchildren including Crystal Gaiston, James Alden and Johnny So’oto; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Lee Horton on June 22, 2001; son, Richard Bush in 2003; and brothers Roy and Robert Wolfe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

Daphne Russell

A celebration of life for Daphne Russell of Grass Valley will be conducted Saturday, June 3, at the Little Brown Church in Sunol.

Mrs. Russell died Wednesday, April 26. She was 82.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1923, in Spokane, Wash., to George and Mary Bronaugh. She married Nino DiMaggio in 1941, in Martinez, they resided there until 1957 when Nino died. She and her four children moved to Redwood City and she married Carlisle Russell in 1961, they enjoyed retirement in the Napa Valley until his death in 1998. She moved to Grass Valley in 2003 to be close to her daughter. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bowling, gardening and her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen DiMaggio of Grass Valley; sons John DiMaggio of Las Vegas, and Vince DiMaggio of Olympia, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons; daughter-in-law, Linda; son, Patrick; and sister, Betty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

Claire Simard

Graveside services for Claire A’lyce Simard of Nevada City will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Ms. Simard died Monday, May 15, in Nevada City. She was 40.

She was born June 25, 1965, in Livermore, to Jack and Jeanette Lamke.

She is survived by her sons Andrew MacDonald and Christian MacDonald, both of Sacramento, and Jacob Simard of Nevada City; mother, Jeanette Lamke of Turlock; brother, Christopher Lamke of Modesto; and sister, Valerie Lamke of Folsom. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Lamke in 1982.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills or the U’ilani Breast Cancer Fund, c/o Mindy Goldman MD, UCSF.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

Leo Starbuck

Private services for Leo Starbuck of Grass Valley will be conducted at a later date at a Veterans National Cemetery.

Mr. Starbuck died Monday, May 15, at home. He was 79.

He was born March 5, 1927, in Garner, Ark., to Clifford and Zelma Starbuck. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Lorene on Sept. 10, 1948, in Searcy, Ark. He worked for 50 years as an electrician and plant maintenance for many different industries and hospitals. He enjoyed flying his airplane, traveling in the motor home and watching NASCAR races.

He is survived by his wife, Lorene Starbuck of Grass Valley; sons Doug Starbuck of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Greg Starbuck of Auburn; daughter, Michelle Starbuck of Vacaville; brothers Eugene Howard of Albuquerque, N.M., and Haskel Starbuck of Bridgman, Mich.; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Starbuck in 1988; mother Zelma Starbuck in 1973; sisters Mary Drury in 1974, and Neoma Griffith in 1988; and brother, Jack Starbuck in 2002.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.


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