LOWELL DURHAM | TheUnion.com


Lowell Duaine Durham, of Grass Valley, died July 1 in Auburn. He was 78.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. July 9 at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City. A reception will follow at Lyons Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Dr., in southern Nevada County.

Mr. Durham was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Salem, Ore., to Charles A. and Pearl Kessel Durham. He graduated from high school and served in the United States Navy.

He was married to Mary Ann Durham on Nov. 4, 1951, in San Francisco. He worked for Sears in Redwood City.

He was a member of the Higgins Lyons Cub and active in the Lyons’ community center. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1301 Grass Valley; the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 16 in Auburn; and the Ben Ali Shrine in Sacramento and the Placer Shriner Club.

Mr. Durham enjoyed fishing, hunting and volunteering his time.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Durham, of Grass Valley; daughter Diane Padilla, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law Don and Karen Durham, of Meadow Vista, Calif.; granddaughter, Monya Logan, her husband Shon Logan and their children Tyler, Brooke and Garret Logan, of Meadow Vista; brothers and sisters-in-law Buzz and Lenny Van Iderstine and Benjamin and Eleanor Van Iderstine; a nephew, two nieces, a great-niece and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn M. Hershel, and brother-in-law, Raymond Hershel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Nevada City. Lighting Director with NBC and Bob Hope.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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