Ruth Novak |

Ruth Novak

Visitation for family and friends of Ruth V. Novak of Grass Valley will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley. Pastor Richard D. Atkins of Truth Worship Center will officiate the services.

Mrs. Novak died Sunday, March 13, in Grass Valley. She was 87.

She was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Augustus and Agnes Atkins. She graduated from Grass Valley High School and beauty college in San Francisco. She married Angus F. Novak in February 1947, in Reno, Nev. She was a beautician and homemaker. She was a member of the Pocahontas Club. She enjoyed painting and bingo.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Hirsch of Santa Rosa; daughter, Virginia Deluca of Grass Valley; son, Angus Novak of Coconut Creek, Fla.; grandchildren Michael Novak of Eugene, Ore., Katie Tatom of Sun City Center, Fla., Ryan Novak of Coconut Creek, Fla., Johnny, Joey and Danny Deluca all of Grass Valley; great-granddaughter, Melody Tatom of Sun City Center, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angus F. Novak in 1989; and brothers, Doug and Graham Atkins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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