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True Barker

A private celebration of life for True Harvey Barker of Nevada City will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Barker died Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley. He was 93.

He was born April 20, 1909, in a sod house on a homestead in Sioux County, Neb., to Jesse and Cora Barker. He married Alice Churchill on May 16, 1936.



In March 1941, he moved to Susanville, where he worked in the logging industry. He later became the shop foreman for the Lassen County Road Department before retiring in 1971. He and his wife, Alice, moved to Lake Almanor, where they lived until 1989, when they moved to Nevada City to be close to family.

During retirement, the Barkers traveled in their trailer to Mexico, Canada, Alaska and across the United States. They also took cruises through the Panama Canal, the Mediterranean and the British Isles.




Mr. True was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grass Valley. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, of Nevada City; son, Dale Barker of Roseville; daughter, LaVeta Nevius of Nevada City; brother, Jess Barker; sisters June Johnson and Ena Jones; six grandchildren; and

seven great-grandchildren


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