Obituary of Dorothy Evelyn Chervenick |

Obituary of Dorothy Evelyn Chervenick

Dorothy Evelyn Chervenick, longtime resident, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital. She was 90.

Born in Hancock, Michigan May 25, 1925, Dorothy travelled to Los Angeles, California to marry her then fiancé, Andrew Chervenick in 1947. The two settled in Grass Valley in 1951 and had four children.

Dorothy devoted her life toward helping others. In Michigan, she worked for Bohn Manufacturing Company during the war and additionally as a nurse’s aide assisting patients with tuberculosis.

Although she spent many years working alongside her husband at Rasco Department Store in downtown, she was also active in the Grass Valley community and volunteered for various organizations. She was a Girl Scout Leader, 4H Leader, a Legion Auxiliary member and a volunteer for Lifeline. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and held multiple positions with Young Ladies Institute (YLI) including treasurer, vice president and president.

Dorothy loved the time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, reading mystery novels, occasional trips to Reno and was a competitive Scrabble and Cribbage player.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 69 years Andrew Chervenick; children, Susan Karolyi, Joseph and Ellen Chervenick, Diane and Dale Nettles and Michelle Chervenick; grandchildren, Clete Reader, Emily and Nathan Kyser, Morgan Nettles, Amanda Chervenick, Savannah Chervenick, Allysen Lower, Carson Lower; and great-grandchild Zoe Kyser

A rosary will be held for Dorothy at 10:30 a.m., continuing with Funeral Services at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley.

There will be a visitation from 10 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 2016, at Hooper and Weaver.

A private burial will occur at a later date.

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