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Memorial services for Virginia Louise Larimer of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Grass Valley. The Rev. Barbara Smith will officiate. Burial will be at the Park View Cemetery in French Camp.

Mrs. Larimer died Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital in Grass Valley. She was 84.



She was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Crown Point, N.Y., to John and Prudence (Bigelow) Babcock. She moved to Manteca in 1926. She married Norman W. Larimer there Oct. 18, 1939. In 1967, they moved to Rupert, Idaho, then to Grass Valley in 1975.

She was a homemaker. She was a den leader for her sons’ Cub Scout troop and was a PTA president at Lindberg Elm School. She held various positions with the United Methodist Women’s group at St. Paul’s Federated Church in Rupert, was a Toastmistress, and was president of the hospital’s Pink Ladies Auxiliary.




In Grass Valley, she was a Pink Lady at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital and active in the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, the outdoors, music and her family.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Betty Larimer of Nevada City, Edward and Peggy Larimer of Manteca, and Donald and Uschi Larimer of Bergisch Gladbach, Germany; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Ike Luginbill of Galt; sisters Barbara Summers of Chandler, Ariz., Doris Zona of San Mateo and Juanita Brown of Manteca; granddaughters Julie and Jill of Manteca and Kristina and Valerie of Sacramento; grandsons Peter and Tim of Sacramento, Erik who is with the U.S. Air Force in the Persian Gulf, Mathew of Yakima, Wash., Nathan of Vandenberg Air Force Base; two great-granddaughters; and three great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 21, 2002.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley 95945; or the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary, 121 Dorsey Dr., Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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