Warren French | TheUnion.com

Warren French

Services for Warren Merle French of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland.

Mr. French died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 86.

He was born July 11, 1918, in Douglas, Neb., to Claude Smith and Ethel Mary French. He graduated from Douglas, Neb., High School at the age of 15. He served with the CCC Corps from 1937 to 1940. He married Margaret Ruth Wade in May 1940 and Doris Brown High in 1967. He worked for the Alameda shipyards during World War II and was an Alameda firefighter for 26 years. He also drove a school bus for Russell Transportation in Grass Valley for 12 years. He was a Hospice volunteer and a member of the Monday Seniors Bowling League, where he served as secretary for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Alameda Firefighters Association. He enjoyed bowling, golf, watching sports on TV and weekly trips to Boomtown.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Robin French-Schroder and John N. Schroder of Grants Pass, Ore.; granddaughters Christine Relf of Dana Point and Carine Ross of Grants Pass; great-grandchildren Malaney Ross, Casey Ross, Evan Relf and Benjamin Relf; stepchildren Laura LeMoine of San Ramon, Gary Perman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert Perman of Sherman Oaks; six step-grandchildren; one great-step-granddaughter; brother, O.D. French of Potomac, Md.; and sister, Elberta Howard of Bellevue, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Margaret Ruth Wade French in September 1964 and Doris Brown High French in December 1987; two sisters; and three brothers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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