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Marjorie (Marj) Huttula

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Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and reception for Marjorie “Marj” Huttula at noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley. Mrs. Huttula died July 25 from diabetic complications.

Mrs. Huttula was born in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 11, 1916, to Donald MacDonald II and Winifred Seymour, and was raised in Alaska.

She was a graduate of the University of Alaska. Until 1999, she participated in Alaska Land’s Sourdough (Pioneer) Days. She was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

During her 43 years of marriage, Mrs. Huttula lived in Alaska, California, Washington, Idaho, Louisiana and Hawaii.

Mrs. Huttula had worked for the Employment Office in Auburn. She was an avid collector of antiques and garage sale finds. She owned and operated Grandma’s Attic in Auburn and managed St. Mary’s Thrift Store for 15 years in Grass Valley, where she lived for 23 years.

She is survived by five children, Karen Munnerlyn, Reino Huttula Jr., Jill Giacomazzi, Greg Huttula and Wendy Williams; five grandchildren, Amber Jones, Autumn and Calvin Giacomazzi, Jessica Asa, and Justin Huttula; two great-grandchildren, Sierra Jones and Jacob Asa.

Her husband, Reino Huttula, died in 1979.

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