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Morris Argue

Private services for Morris “Mo” I. Argue of Penn Valley will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Argue died Thursday, Oct. 12, in Grass Valley. He was 70.

He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Grafton, N.D., to Ira H. Argue and Eleanor Grube. He attended school in Pembina, N.D. He married Bertha Van Raden in 1955, and Sheila Quigley Krohn in 1985. He worked for Pictorial Painting in Oakland, and owned and operated Evergreen Sign Painting in Martinez and Mo’s Painting in Tracy and Grass Valley. He was a member of the Grass Valley Moose Lodge. He enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and family get togethers.



He is survived by his wife, Sheila Argue of Penn Valley; daughter, Rebecca Kirby of Vacaville; daughter and son-in-law Denise and Thomas Tonner of French Camp; stepdaughter Kimberly Krohn; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Cindy and Chris Priola of Patterson; granddaughters Laura Tonner, USCG in Hawaii, and Kristin Kirby of Hornsby Heights, Australia; grandsons Scott Tonner of French Camp, and Keith Kirby of Vacaville; sisters and brothers-in-law JoAnn and Dennis Paintner of Fargo, N.D., and Sharryn and Doug Finney of Pembina, N.D.; sister, Shirley Graham of Grand Forks, N.D.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Peggy Cosley of Pembina, N.D.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ira; mother, Eleanor; stepfather, Walter Cosley; first wife, Bertha; and sister, Violet Pariseau.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Hospice of the Foothills, or the charity of the donor’s choice.




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


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