Miriam Jensen Kartozian, sponsored obituary | TheUnion.com

Miriam Jensen Kartozian, sponsored obituary

On the morning of August 29th, 2006, Miriam died quietly and at

peace, surrounded with the love of her friends and family, who so

generously supported and comforted her in a lengthy fight against

esophageal cancer.

Born to Ben and Bernice Schauder, in Dayton Ohio, Miriam moved

to Nevada County in 1960 with her late husband, Bruce Jensen

(USAF) and her children Doug and Laurel, who survive her, as do her

grandchildren Amelia and Ben. Other family members include her

husband, John, her sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Jon Winters

and their children and grandchildren.

Residing in Rough and Ready, Penn Valley, Donner Lake and Nevada

City in the intervening years. She will be long remembered for her

contributions to the performing arts; from the writing and directing

the first Secession Days play, directing Music Man and Kiss Me Kate

to raise funds for the Nevada Theatre, contributing her skills to the

Tahoe/Truckee High drama program , to the creation of Madam

Mustaches, the Iron Door and Holiday Cabaret shows.

More importantly she will be remembered for the positive influence

she had in so many lives, and her quiet and generous contributions to

those in need. A small woman with an enormous spirit, she lived her

life as if she were 10 feet tall, as indeed in our hearts, she was!

A memorial gathering and celebration was held at the family home in

Nevada City. In lieu of flowers or contributions, Miriam asked that

people vote Democratic in November.

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