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Nina Plescia

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Nina Plescia, longtime resident of Santa Barbara, died Thursday, Jan. 2, in Grass Valley. She was 91.

No services are planned and interment will be in the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

Mrs. Plescia was born on Dec. 10, 1911, in Shelby, Ohio, to Saverio and Carmelina Butera. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1915 with her parents and attended school there. She met Vito S. Plescia in 1931 and they were married on Jan. 1, 1932, in Ventura. She worked for many years at the Sansum Clinic, later in doctor’s offices and for the Bureau of Reclamation, all in Santa Barbara. She moved to Visalia in 1973 and to Grass Valley in 1989 to be near her daughter, Josie . She enjoyed working in her garden and arranging flowers. She was an avid mystery story reader and tennis fan.

She is survived by her daughter, Josie Plescia Vaughn of Nevada City; granddaughters, Nina Hogan and Karen Russell, both of Reno, Nev. and Cindy Loper of Littleton, Colo.; great- grandchildren, Matthew Ward, U. S. Air Force, and Patrick and Stephanie Hogan, both of Reno, Nev. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vito Plescia in 1964; and sisters Dora Clem and Margaret Tognazzini.

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