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Obituary of Kenneth W. Jones
Obituary of Kenneth W. Jones

May 21, 2019

On May 13, 2019, Grass Valley resident, Kenneth W. Jones passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. He was born in the Midwest, but his love of the Sierra’s drew him to...


Obituary of Howard Wayne Young

May 21, 2019

Howard Wayne Young passed away on May 16, 2019 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital from complications from age. He was 93. He was born July 7, 1925 on the family farm in Garden Grove, IA...


Obituary of Wesley B. Prather
Obituary of Wesley B. Prather

May 21, 2019

Wesley B. Prather passed away at the Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was 97. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019...


Obituary of Wesley B. Prather
Obituary of Wesley B. Prather

May 20, 2019

Wesley B. Prather passed away at the Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was 97. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019...


Obituary of Douglas Roy Bigley Sr.
Obituary of Douglas Roy Bigley Sr.

May 20, 2019

Douglas Roy Bigley Sr. passed away at his ranch in Celestial Valley on April 19, 2019. He was 77. Douglas was born in Buhl Idaho to John and Rae Bigley, he was one of 3...


Obituary of Forrest Alan Sanders

May 20, 2019

Forrest Alan Sanders passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2019. He collapsed from heart failure. He died in the shade of a blue oak tree, surrounded by family, with the comfort of his wife by...


Obituary of June Fisher

May 17, 2019

June Fisher passed away in Nevada City, CA on April 23, 2019. She was 73. She was retired from Pacific Bell/AT&T. Her celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, June 5,...


Obituary of Lillian Gertrude Brink Wilson
Obituary of Lillian Gertrude Brink Wilson

May 17, 2019

Lillian Gertrude Brink Wilson was born on July 16, 1926 in Pueblo, CO to Charles and Olive (Gibson) Brink. Lillian was the oldest of four children. She passed away on May 9th in her daughter’s...


Obituary of William “Bill” Rasmussen

May 17, 2019

William “Bill” Rasmussen passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2019 in Grass Valley. He was 70. Bill was born in Berkeley, CA on August 16, 1948, to George and Rosemarie Rasmussen. He worked...


Obituary of William (Bill) Fagan
Obituary of William (Bill) Fagan

May 17, 2019

Beloved husband and father, William (Bill) Fagan passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, May 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. Bill was born October 16, 1936, in Braddock, PA to Mae McFeaters and...


Obituary of Nadine Glover
Obituary of Nadine Glover

May 17, 2019

Nadine Glover September 8, 1931 – December 11, 2018 Nadine Glover passed away peacefully in Grass Valley aged 87. Born Mary Nadine Pfalmer in Trinidad, Colorado, the only child of Frank and Flossie (Davis) Pfalmer,...


Obituary of Rick George
Obituary of Rick George

May 16, 2019

Rick George of Rough and Ready suddenly passed away on May 5, 2019, while riding his Speedway bike. He was 57. He died with a happy heart, doing what he loved. He was an inspiration...


Obituary of Beverly S. Kilroy
Obituary of Beverly S. Kilroy

May 15, 2019

Beverly S. Kilroy passed away May 7, 2019. She was 90 years, 5 months and 20 days old. Beverly was born November 17, 1928 in San Francisco to Harry and Doris Scholelfield. She married Bill...


Obituary of Ernestine Leona Durden
Obituary of Ernestine Leona Durden

May 15, 2019

Ernestine Leona Durden lost her short battle with cancer on April 18, 2019. She slipped away peacefully in her sleep. She was 81. She was born on July 9, 1937 in Glendale, CA to John...


Obituary of Howard Lee Curtis

May 14, 2019

Howard Lee Curtis passed away peacefully on May 9, 2019 at home in Penn Valley. He was 86. Howard was born July 6, 1932 in Gadsden, Alabama. He joined the Navy in 1952 serving during...


Obituary of Richard Russell Simpson

May 14, 2019

Richard Russell Simpson left this earth to survey a different section of land on Wednesday May 8, 2019. He was born in Sonora, Ca. on July 2, 1947 to Ted and Margaret Simpson. Richard graduated...


Obituary of Susan Forte
Obituary of Susan Forte

May 14, 2019

Susan Forte passed away surrounded by friends, family and lots of love on April 15, 2019. She was born 8 minutes after her twin brother, Steve, on February 8, 1948 to Angela and Leonard Schifsky...


Obituary of Martha McCandless Carnahan

May 13, 2019

Martha McCandless Carnahan passed away on April 10, 2019. There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Martha McCandless Carnahan at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Grass Valley United Methodist...


Obituary of Jim Chambers

May 13, 2019

Jim Chambers, along with lifelong friend Ken Murray, started a chapter of the Sierra Club at Magnolia high school. That love for nature and exploration guided him with a tent and sleeping bag. He hungered...


Obituary of Merle Robbins

May 10, 2019

Merle Robbins passed away on April 25, 2019 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 95 when he went home to be with his Lord and Savior. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00...