Mary Chormicle |

Mary Chormicle

Mary E. Chormicle, 81, of Grass Valley, died Saturday, Feb. 12.

No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Chormicle was born Oct. 15, 1923, in San Francisco to Grover Stephenson and Ellen Pauline (Norville) Hughes. She worked for Kaiser in the shipyards during World War II in the payroll department and at DeWitt State Hospital in Auburn. She married John “Les” Chormicle on March 24, 1949, in Reno. They moved to Grass Valley in 1958. She worked for Sierra Nevada Hospital in housekeeping and as an emergency room technician, then went to work for the family roofing business until her retirement. She enjoyed going to the ocean, reading, visiting her cousins in Texas, gambling trips to Tahoe and Reno, and playing Yahtzee with her kids.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John “Les” Chormicle Sr. of Grass Valley; daughters June Deardon of Auburn and Lana Wilson of Nebraska; son, David L. Sells of North San Juan; sons and daughters-in-law Steven S. and Eleanor Sells of North San Juan and John L. Chormicle Jr. and Debbie Chormicle of North San Juan; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Rick Sharmitt of Cedar Ridge; sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Donald Smith of Nevada City; sister, Anne Mitschke of Auburn; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Richard E. Sells Sr. in 1991.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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