Mary Frantz |

Mary Frantz

Mary Louise (Waggoner) Frantz, 74, of Cedar Ridge, died Friday, April 21, at home.

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

She was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, to Alfred and Edna Frantz. She was raised in Fremont, Ohio, and graduated from Ross High School in 1949. She moved to California in 1950, and married John Waggoner, also of Fremont, Ohio. They moved their family to Grass Valley in 1967. She was a substitute teacher at Hennessy School, and an office manager at Miner’s Hospital and Hilltop Estates. She was active in The Community Players of Nevada County and the Liberal Arts Commission. In the 1970s, she starred as Auntie Mame and was Sarah Kidder in three productions of “Never Come, Never Go.” She participated in the restoration of the Old Nevada Theater. She enjoyed her family, reading, gold panning, gardening, and sewing

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dana Windsor of McKinleyville; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sheila Waggoner of Cedar Ridge; grandsons Shaun Peace of Nevada City, and Abrahm and Elias of Cedar Ridge; brother, Robert Frantz of Clyde, Ohio; and sister, Retha Gurney of Findlay, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers William, Richard, Jack, Ned and Don Frantz; and sisters, Kathleen Dew, Donna Haggerty and Sue Crockett; and grandson, Stephen Peace.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or a favorite charity.

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