Richard Manning |

Richard Manning

A celebration of Richard B. (Dick) Manning’s life will be held Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. for friends and family at the Manning residence in Grass Valley. The family wishes to invite friends to join them for the celebration. Mr. Manning died Tuesday following a nine-month battle with cancer. He was 75.

He was born in Fargo, N.D., on April 7, 1927, to Harry and Selma (Grunlund) Manning.

Mr. Manning attended high school in Fargo, N.D. After graduating, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After his discharge, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked as a regional sales manager for a national toy company. Later, he sold commercial and residential real estate until his retirement in 1984.

He was a dedicated, lifelong San Francisco 49er’s fan and San Francisco Giants fan as well as an avid golfer.

Mr. Manning is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rose; two brothers, Gaynor Manning of Surprise, Ariz., and Harry Manning of Santa Maria; a sister, Dorothy Manning of Eugene, Ore.; sons and daughters-in-law, Marcus Manning and wife, Donna, of Golden Valley, Ariz., and Marshall Manning and wife, Carolyn, of Tigard, Ore.; son Mitchell Manning of Carmel; grandsons, Eric Manning of San Diego, Michael Bryant Manning of Connecticut, and Michael Manning of Carmel; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Morgan and Dominic Manning.

Memorial remembrances may be sent to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, 95945 or to the Rose Manning Youth Shelter, 2025 Sherman Drive, Pleasant Hill, Calif.

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