Obituary of Amanda Lorene Pingree |

Obituary of Amanda Lorene Pingree

Amanda Lorene Pingree passed away at home, surrounded by those she loved, on Feb 3, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 44.

A memorial service will be conducted in Amanda’s honor at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday Feb 20, 2016 at the LDS Church located on 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City CA. All are welcome to attend.

Grass Valley is where Amanda was born and spent most of her life. She attended local schools and graduated from Bear River High School in 1989. She received an Associate Degree in Psychology from Rick’s College in 1991 followed by her BA in Special Education from Utah State University.

After completing her education Amanda was a homemaker and loving mother. Once her children became teenagers she began her career of teaching children with special needs, and working at Grass Valley Charter School and Nevada County Office of Education.

The outdoors, nature and gardening were things Amanda loved, as well as taking new adventure trips. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holding many calling throughout her life.

Amanda is survived by her four amazing children: Aspen, Canyon, Banner, and Brighton all of Grass Valley; father Loren (Hazel) Pingree, Brookings OR; brothers Mike (Laurie) Pingree, Emmett ID; Dan (Tanya) Pingree, Crescent City CA; Jon (Kim) Pingree, Meridian ID; sister Tiffany Hodge, Brookings OR, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Amanda in death were her mother Judy and brother-in-law Brian Hodge along with grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Amanda had a passion for helping students with special education needs to succeed in school and in life. A fund has been set up in her honor: The Amanda Pingree Special Education Scholarship Fund.

To donate with PayPal visit To donate by check, write ‘Amanda Pingree Special Education Scholarship Fund’ on memo line, mail to:

Grass Valley Charter School

225 S. Auburn Street

Grass Valley CA


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