Victor Gauthier |

Victor Gauthier

Memorial services for Victor Gerald Gauthier of Corning will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church on Ridge Road in Grass Valley. His ashes will reside at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve in Watsonville.

Mr. Gauthier died Thursday, Jan. 15, at a medical facility in Paradise, after a long illness. He was 51.

He was born Feb. 1, 1952, in Tucson, Ariz., to Valmore and Helen Gauthier. He was one of nine children. In 1964, he and his family moved to Grass Valley, where he attended local grade schools and Nevada Union High School. He graduated from Empire High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1973, and was a P.O.W. veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1971, he married Sharon Triplett, they divorced in 1992, and he then married Marion Gauthier on Oct. 27, 2002. He was a volunteer of the Elkhorn Slough Reserve of Watsonville, where he received certificates of volunteer training.

He is survived by his wife, Marion Gauthier; daughters and sons-in-law Liz and Cameron Price of Grass Valley, and Jennifer and Jim Joyce of Colorado; stepson and daughter-in-law, Kurt and Tina Risse of Penn Valley; brothers Valmore “Chip” Gauthier of Grass Valley, Allen Gauthier of Battle Mountain, Nev., Francis Gauthier of Medford, Ore., and Calvin Gauthier of Colorado; sisters Pamela Frudenberg of Sunnyvale, Cynthia Scheurn of El Cajon, and Angela Gauthier of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Valmore and Helen; and brother Aldrie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville 95076.

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