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Zoé Kreizenbeck

Memorial services for Zoé Ann Kreizenbeck of Nevada City will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School.

Mrs. Kreizenbeck died Saturday, July 3, in an automobile accident in Ninilchik, Alaska. She was 49.

She was born June 12, 1955, in Auburn, to Edward Schuckert and Zoé Frances Willis. She attended Bell Hill, Hennessy and Nevada City Elementary schools and graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1973. She graduated from Sierra College with an A.A. in Social Science and from Sacramento State with a B.A. teaching credential.

She married Gary V. Kreizenbeck on Nov. 29, 1975, in Nevada City. She began her teaching career at Colfax Elementary as an eighth-grade teacher and taught at Lyman Gilmore Middle School in Grass Valley and for the past 12 years taught grades four through eight at Colfax Elementary School. She was a member of the California Teachers Association, National Education Association, National Rifle Association, National Council of Teachers for Mathematics, American Legion, Daughters of the Golden West, and the California Mathematics Council. She presented many math workshops throughout the state. She was also the co-author of “The Quilt Project,” a mathematical unit for middle school students. She enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, gardening, hunting, fishing and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Gary V. Kreizenbeck of Nevada City; son, Erik V. Kreizenbeck of Nevada City; father, Edward Schuckert of Twin Falls, Idaho; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Svetlana Schuckert of Twin Falls, Idaho; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kent and Sandy Jones of Grass Valley; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vincent and Frances Kreizenbeck of Sacramento; and nephews Vince Jones of Antelope, and Jeff Jones of McKinleyville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Zoé Frances (Willis) Schuckert.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colfax Elementary Zoé Kreizenbeck Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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