Obituary of Carol Lee (Cicogni) Poitz
Carol Lee (Cicogni) Poitz passed away on November 4, 2018. She was 79. Carol was born in Nevada City on February 13, 1939 to Lorenzo ‘Chick’ Cicogni and Lucille (Bastian) Cicogni. As an only child, Carol attended Nevada City Elementary and graduated in 1957 from Nevada Union High School. While in school, she played the violin for the orchestra, and was involved in several sports teams. She attended Chico State, and graduated from there in 1961 with a degree in teaching.
In November 1960, Carol married Otto Poitz in Nevada City at St. Canice Church. They settled in Grass Valley, CA. Carol and Otto were members of the Rough and Ready Square Dance club for several years. She enjoyed playing Bingo, doing jig-saw puzzles and watching football and baseball games, as well as entering the local football contests.
Carol taught elementary school in Camptonville, Challenge and Meadow Vista, CA for several years. She also worked at North Star Christian Academy, Healthtek and ‘The Union’ newspaper, before she retired.
She was a faithful and generous friend to everyone who knew her, and was known as the ‘smoke free puzzle lady’ on KNCO radio. She remembered everyone’s birthday (wishing them happy birthday on the radio) and wouldn’t hesitate to send them gifts.
Carol is survived by her two children, Oly Poitz of Grass Valley and Adinda Andresen of Roseville, CA, as well as grandchildren (Alannah Andresen, Landon Poitz and Madison Poitz). She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Poitz; her son, Steven Poitz and parents, Lorenzo ‘Chick’ Cicogni and Lucille Bastian.
A Catholic mass to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday November 19, 2018 at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City, CA. A reception will follow at the St. Canice Center at the end of Reward St. in Nevada City. Donations for her memorial can be sent to Oly Poitz 14867 Rattlesnake Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945.
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