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Minnie Ashmore

Visitation for family and friends of Minnie Lee Ashmore of Grass Valley will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley. A rosary will follow at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and will be officiated by Father Nicholas Phelan. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Ms. Ashmore died Thursday, Jan. 22, in Grass Valley. She was 78.

She was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Oklahoma to Guy and Bessie (Lynch) Ashmore. She graduated from Holy Names College and the University of California, Berkeley. She had been a public school teacher for the Marysville Joint Unified School District for 30 years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Third Order Dominican Tertiary, and the Young Ladies Institute. She enjoyed gardening, computers, hiking and reading.



She is survived by her sisters Lois Ferentz and Yvonne Ashmore; friends Helen and Jim Shearer; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and one uncle. She was preceded in death by her father, Guy Ashmore, in 1978; mother, Bessie Ashmore, in 2002; and brother, Roy Sterling Ashmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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