Marnell Elaine Wolters died June 28 at Meadow View Manor. She was 82.

In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held.

Marnell was born April 16, 1926, in Berkeley to Edward and Phyllis (Rowe) Dickhouse. She moved with her family as a baby to Bangor. She attended high school in Oroville and later Berkeley when her fathers’ work took him to the shipyards during the war. Following high school, Marnell’s parents moved to the Grass Valley area where her father worked at the Empire Mine as a blaster and her mother served as president of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Marnell attended a nursing program and worked as an X-ray technician.

Marnell married Robert Rankin, a Marine who participated in the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II, after he returned from his military service. They had two children, Stephanie and Gregory. After her husband passed away, she married Harold Wolters in 1955 in San Rafael. In 1963 the family moved to Nevada County where Harold worked as an attorney, later became Nevada County District Attorney and Superior Court Judge. Marnell was active in equestrian activities and ran the Fiddlesticks Farm stable on McCourtney Road.

Marnell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Eric Roberts; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Annette Wolters, all of Nevada City; three grandchildren, Tyler, Sophie and Harrison; and her cat, Skooter.

Marnell is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and sister, Glennis Yeager.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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