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Sharon Lucas

Private services will be held for Sharon Elise Lucas.

Mrs. Lucas died Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Spring Hill Manor Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. She was 77.

She was born in Bartlesville, Okla., on June 2, 1928. She moved with her family to Southern California, where she lived in Canoga Park and Malibu and became a movie stuntwoman. She doubled for Jane Russell in “The Son of Pale Face” and knew many Hollywood stars, including Bob Hope and Joel McCrey. She was injured on the set of “Paint Your Wagon,” and retired to Penn Valley 35 years ago. She was a rodeo trick rider and along with her sister, Shirley, and mother Carmen, worked many rodeos, including the Denver Grand National, and events at the San Francisco Cow Palace, Salinas, Red Bluff and Palm Springs. She was a singer and enjoyed drawing, sewing and decorating. She has a good sense of humor and loved animals.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bob Jaurequi, of Penn Valley, friend Sharon Winters of Penn Valley, nephew Dan Jaurequi of Penn Valley and nieces Michelle and Amaya Blasi of Kentucky.

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