Obituary of Dorcas Stephenson Wheaton
Dorcas Stephenson Wheaton passed away on April 11, 2019 in Grass Valley. Dorcas was born to Dr. Louis Eli Stephenson and Clara Haubald Stephenson on December 1, 1926 in Michigan City, Indiana.
After graduating from the University of Arizona in 1949, she moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she met and married George Granger. The couple moved to San Francisco in 1957. In 1960, she moved to Delano, California where she lived until 2002. While in Delano, she met and enjoyed a vibrant and diverse group of dear friends.
She retired after 20 years as an elementary school teacher in the Delano Unified School District. She was active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, chapter D.E., and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Delano. When she moved to Nevada City in 2001, she joined local P.E.O. chapter T.E and Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a great bridge player, reader of the newspaper, and an avid gardener. She was passionate about politics, and was always a spirited conversationalist at the dinner table.
She was proceeded in her death in 2002 by the love or her life, Dr. William Wheaton. She is survived by daughter Jennifer Granger (Douglas Bertran) of Nevada City and son Mark Granger (Lynn) of Rancho Palos Verdes, her sister and best friend Carol Johnson (San Francisco), brother Louis Stephenson in Greeley, CO; grandchildren Reed, Phoebe, Hanna and Patrick.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 2 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 201 Nevada St., Nevada City, CA. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to Sammie’s Friends 14647 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95949
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