Marjorie Pemberton |

Marjorie Pemberton

Visitation for family and friends of Marjorie A. Pemberton of Nevada City will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, followed by Graveside services at Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mrs. Pemberton died Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 87.

She was born May 19, 1916, in Beaver County, Okla., to John Linley and Viola (Taylor) Spurgeon. She attended school in Beaver County and Meade, Kan. She married Lester B. Pemberton July 18, 1934, in Buffalo, Okla. She lived in Nevada City for 52 years.

She worked as a nurse’s aide at Jones Hospital in Grass Valley for 15 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Nevada City since April 18, 1954, serving as vice president, treasurer and board member. She was also a member of Heifer Project International and past member of Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed cultivation, family, friends, plans, birds and other animals.

She is survived by her daughter Margaret Romo of Yucca, Ariz.; son Leland Pemberton of Nevada City; sisters Nadine Pemberton of Grass Valley, and Annabelle Aughtry of Norman, Okla.; brother, Linley Spurgeon of Protection, Kan.; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester B. Pemberton, in 1982; son Jack C. Pemberton in 1991; and daughter Alice F. McClain in 1999.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marjorie A. Pemberton Trust, P.O. Box 124, Nevada City, 95959.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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