Preston Marquard |

Preston Marquard

A potluck remembrance will be held at noon Saturday, July 7, at Pioneer Park, Nevada City, for Preston Glenn Marquard. All family and friends are welcome. For more information, call 477-0445 or e-mail joniplcjj

Mr. Marquard passed away June 5 in Rough and Ready. He was 31.

Mr. Marquard was born May 6, 1976, in Grass Valley, to Craig Marquard and Joni Greever. He attended school in Nevada City as well as Nevada Union High School and Sierra Mountain High School. His hobbies included fishing, electronics and building and programming computers.

Mr. Marquard is survived by his father and step-mother, Craig and Jodi Marquard of Nevada City; mother and step-father, Joni Greever and James Chester of Grass Valley; son, James of Nevada City; stepbrothers Joseph Blodgett of Nevada City, Dean Blodgett of San Mateo, and Wyatt Chester of Chico; brother and sister-in-law, Lukas and Tracy Marquard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nephew and nieces Jonathan, Casandra and Izabella of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandparents, Kyle and Marion Greever of Nevada City; uncles Kyle Greever Jr. of Rough and Ready, and Guy Greever of Nevada City; and cousins Heather Garrity and Guy Greever Jr. of Nevada City. He was preceded in death by his grandparents George “Marc” Marquard, in 1993, and Virginia “Ginger” Marquard, in 2001.

Memorial donations can be directed to a trust fund, which has been established for Mr. Marquard’s son, James A. Marquard. Donations can be made at any Tri Counties Bank branch. For those wishing the share photographs of Mr. Marquard, visit and use the code, 05061976.

In regard to Mr. Marquard’s passing, his family would like to say the following: “With his passing, we want people to know how deep the depths of depression can go. If you have a sensitive child, realize that what you may perceive as an unimportant incident can gnaw at and grow in your child’s psyche. Learn and watch for signs of depression and get help! If you can’t afford to see a professional, there are natural alternatives – look them up and us them. If you have a friend or relative who is troubled, go visit them. Be patient. Let them know you care. If that bright, beautiful, funny person you loved seems to have disappeared, they haven’t. They are trapped in a world of misery, not of their choosing but inflicted by their illness. Preston is in the best possible hands now, being lovingly cared for and nurtured back to a healthy state, but the emptiness will remain. Until we meet again, we love you. We will honor your memory.”

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