Mary Birtwhistle |

Mary Birtwhistle

Private family services are planned for Mary Francis Birtwhistle, 82, of Grass Valley, who died Sunday, Sept. 29, at home.

Mrs. Birtwhistle was born March 13, 1920, in Oradell, N.J., to William Winterbottom Francis and Marjorie Osborne Wesson. She attended New Jersey College for Women. She married Richard C. Birtwhistle on June 14, 1941, in Oradell, N.J.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting and her family and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Birtwhistle of Grass Valley; sons William H. Birtwhistle of Sonora and Thomas J. Birtwhistle of Citrus Heights; daughter, Barbara Schleisman of Citrus Heights; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ann Francis; and brothers Frank and David Francis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Grass Valley.

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