Nancy Schenck |

Nancy Schenck

Nancy Schenck

Memorial services for Nancy Turner Schenck of Grass Valley will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center Rose Garden, 405 Church St. in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Schenck died Thursday, Aug. 29, at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. She was 73.

She was born June 25, 1929, in Evanston, Ill., to Robert Turner and Wilma Ralls. She was raised and attended school in Evanston, graduating from New Trier High School. She attended Michigan State University from 1948 to 1950 and graduated from Northwestern University in 1951 with a bachelor of arts In English. She married Frederick Schenck on June 7, 1952, in Kenilworth, Ill. She was a homemaker. She lived in Wilmette, Ill., Bay Village, Ohio, and Westlake Village before moving to Grass Valley in 1993 to be near her family. She enjoyed yoga, German, music, painting, English literature, metaphysics, golf, skiing, travel and the art of listening and conversation.

She is survived by her former husband, Frederick Schenck of Grass Valley; sons Robert Schenck of Grass Valley, Steve Schenck of Simi Valley and Thomas Schenck of San Francisco; daughter, Carolyn Schenck of Auburn; grandson, Riley Schenck of Grass Valley; and granddaughters Kathleen Schenck, Reyna Schenck and Mollie Schenck, all of Grass Valley, and Shannon Schenck of Auburn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

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

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