Norma Stevens died Feb. 23 in Lincoln. She was 81.
The Holy Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lincoln.
Mrs. Stevens was born on Nov. 14, 1926, at the Gallino Dairy in Grass Valley to Antonion and Margarita Gallino. She was the eighth of 10 children and grew up working on the family dairy. She graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1944. She was active on the Bon Allure Softball Team in Grass Valley and was inducted into the Nevada County Valley Softball Hall of Fame. After graduation, she took a secretarial position with The Union newspaper and worked there for 14 years.
Mrs. Stevens married Leroy Stevens on Aug. 23, 1958, and resided in Lincoln. She worked for the Lincoln News Messenger for 20 years and volunteered for the Lincoln Lions Club. She was named Mrs. Lincoln Community Service in 1966. She was an avid Lincoln High School Boosters’ member and sports fan and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Placer Nevada Cattlewomen for 26 years and was cattlewoman of the year in 1995. She enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, volunteering for her church and community and working on her cattle ranch with her husband.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband, Leroy Stevens, of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Denise Stevens-Streeter and Gary Streeter, of Auburn; sons and daughters-in-law Mark and Marsha Stevens, of Lincoln, and Butch and Linda Stevens, of Fox Lake, Wis.; grandchildren Mark Herr, Kristin McNalley, Melody Lake, Lynell Stevens, Jarden Stevens, Elizabeth Stevens, Olivia Stevens and Emily Tietz; six great-grandchildren; sisters Kay Graham. Margaret Scotten and Cece Fowler; brother-in-law, Jim Stevens; sister-in-law, Ruth Stevens and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonion and Margarita Gallino; brothers Frank Gallino, John Gallino, Manuel Gallino and Bill Gallino and sisters Angie Rielli and Jeannette Casci.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Placer Nevada Cattlewomen’s youth scholarship program, c/o Carol Silicz, 1755 Karchner Road, Sheridan, 95681, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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