Memorial service: Don Sheard |

Memorial service: Don Sheard

A celebration of the life of mental health activist Don Sheard will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

The service will take place outside the Grass Valley Senior Center, after the Health and Wellness Fair.

Founder of SPIRIT, a peer-led mental health support group, Sheard was discovered dead Sept. 4 in his trailer near Alta Sierra.

While the official cause of death is still pending, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said it appears Sheard died of natural causes.

For more information, call the peer counselors at 265-7210, ext. 2737 or 1854.

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