Memorial services for Marie G. McCormack of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will be officiated by Pastor Andy Owens. Private inurnment will take place at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley, where she will be buried next to her husband, Mack.
Mrs. McCormack died Monday, Jan. 19, at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. She was 90.
She was born Oct. 8, 1913, in San Francisco to Pietro and Goldie (Courts) Andreini. She attended grammar schools in San Francisco and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Academy in Grass Valley. She married Walter Noble “Mack” McCormack Dec. 26, 1942, in Nevada City. After graduating from the academy, she worked as a secretary fro the U.S. Forestry Service. She then owned and operated the Thrifty Laundry on Commercial Street in Nevada City for three years. She worked for the Nevada City School Special Education Program for over 29 years, where she was known as “Mrs. Mac.” During this time, she also worked at Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley as a part-time bookkeeper. She was a charter member and past honor queen of Job’s Daughters. She was active in Nevada County 4-H, Future Farmers of America and the Nevada County Fair. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, trips to Reno, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Dolores McCormack of Grass Valley; grandsons Howard Bush and Paul Bisiaus of Grass Valley; granddaughters Diana Roper of Boise, Idaho, Kristy Steinhouer of Turlock and Misty Collins of Grass Valley; four great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Noble “Mack” McCormack, on Feb. 17, 1990.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nevada County Special Education Program, c/o Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City 95959, attn: Nancy.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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