A celebration of life will be held at the Sugar Pine Lodge, located inside the Nevada County Fairgrounds, from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 10 for Ronald Neil Pricer. Mr. Pricer passed away on Feb. 6 at his home in Grass Valley. He was 73.
Mr. Pricer was born on April 31, 1933 to Harry Wm. Pricer and Clara Marie Faup Pricer in Corona. His family moved to Grass Valley when he was 6 weeks old. Mr. Pricer was raised in Grass Valley and graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1951.
Following graduation, Mr. Pricer joined the United States Air Force and served as Staff Sergeant with the 407th Field Maintenance Squadron. He received the Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medals during his service.
Following his discharge from the Air Force, Mr. Pricer attended Sierra College and Sacramento State University, where he received a degree in business.
On Dec. 14 1968, he married Wanda Pricer in Riverside.
Mr. Pricer worked as an industrial supervisor prior to owning Pricer Enterprises, an industrial packaging business in Hayward.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, fishing, water-skiing, boating and bowling. He was always caring for lost or stray animals.
Mr. Pricer worked on the All Class Reunion Committee and always attended his high school class reunions.
Mr. Pricer is survived by his wife, Wanda Pricer of Grass Valley; daughters, Barbara Pricer of North San Juan and Susan Ritter of Auburn; step sons, Edward DeCou and wife Karen of Oakley and Terry DeCou of San Francisco; sister, Gloria Waterson of Port Orchard, Wash.; sister-in-law, Imogene Karen of Fernly, Nev.; grandchildren, Amber DeCou of Redding, Jade DeCou of San Bruno; Brandon and Sabra Smith of Grass Valley, Sean and Angela Ritter of Auburn, Christopher DeCou of Alabama, Harmony and Savannah DeCou of Pennsylvania; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Mulch; brother, Gene L. Pricer; and stepson, Gerald DeCou.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley.
Services are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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