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Verna Hosmer

Vernie Lou “Verna” Hosmer passed away peacefully on July 2, 2013. She was 73.

A private service for the family will be held.

Mrs. Hosmer was born May 7, 1940, to Oscar and Lillian Butts. She was born and raised in Grass Valley, Calif., which she called home all her life. She married Larry Hosmer on May 9, 1958, and celebrated 50 years of marriage with him. They had two daughters.

Verna was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years of her daughters’ lives before going to work. During Verna’s career, she worked at the Grass Valley Group, Spring Hill Manor and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her work and loved to keep busy.

She was a caring person. Verna loved her family very much, and she would do anything for them. She and Larry were a constant presence in their grandchildren’s lives. Verna is also known as Mimi by many who loved her. She enjoyed traveling, especially by car so she could take in the scenery you can’t see from a plane. Verna also enjoyed reading, working in her yard and spending time with her family. She is loved so very much and will be greatly missed.

Verna is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Bobbi and Ron Miner and Linda and George Riley; grandchildren Angie and Sean Marshall, Lawrence Riley and Andrea and Jeff Hansen; and great-grandchildren Savannah May and Russell Hansen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hosmer; her brother, Oscar “Buddy” Butts; mother, Lillian Butts; and father, Oscar Butts.

Arrangements are in the care of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.


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