Obituary: Marjorie Squaires |

Obituary: Marjorie Squaires

Graveside services for G. Marjorie Squaires will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Redman Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Squaires died Monday, Feb. 4. She was 89.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1912, in Long Beach to Herman and Kate Prior. Mrs. Squaires was raised in Redlands and Long Beach and graduated from Poly High School.

She received her nursing diploma from Seaside School of Nursing, doing one year of post-graduate at Stanford University. While raising her family, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California at Long Beach, and her administrative credentials for public schools and her credentials in public health.

She was on the faculty of UCLA School of Nursing and was assistant dean of nursing at the University at Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she was honored upon her retirement as professor emerita in 1979.

Mrs. Squaires was on the California State Nursing Board and held many honors both nationally and internationally. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, Seaside Alumni and past member of the Long Beach Soroptimist. She was an avid reader.

Mrs. Squaires is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Dena Squaires of Reno; daughters Bobbie Swanson of Grass Valley and Nancy Moore of Savannah, Ga.; sisters Willalou Louder of Redding and Bobbie Jean Nerrel of Long Beach; grandchildren Lauren Squaires, Dr. Chris Swanson, Kitrena Swanson and Vicki Mathews; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Francis Erwin; twin sister Margaret Phillips; sister Betty Ann Poague; and grandson Robert Moore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Child Advocates of Nevada County or to Lutz Center for Adult Day Health Care.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels.

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