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Rita Eilers

A mass of Christian burial for Rita C. Eilers of Grass Valley will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley, followed by graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Corvallis, Ore.

Mrs. Eilers died Friday in Grass Valley. She was 94.

She was born June 9, 1910, in Ashland, Ore., to Joseph and Claire Sander. She graduated from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, Ore., and worked at Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. She married John Eilers on Aug. 6, 1938, in Ashland.



Mrs. Eilers enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by four sons, Patrick and Daniel Eilers of Bodega Bay, Jerry Eilers of Grass Valley, and Joseph Eilers of Bend, Ore.; brother Joseph Sander of Eugene, Ore.; sister Ruth Novak of Klamath Falls, Ore.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.




Mrs. Eilers was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John Eilers, and a sister, Frances Dander.

The family requests memorial contributions go to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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