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Obituaries - 2000

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Lorrine Ver Steeg
Tue, Oct 10, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Lorrine Ver Steeg of Lake Wildwood will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of the Angels in Grass Valley. 
Mrs. Ver Steeg died Monday, Sept. 11, at a local hospital. She was 84. 
She was born on Feb. 25, 1916, in Clinton, Minn. She had lived in Nevada County for 14 years. She was active in several Lake Wildwood organizations. 
Mrs. Ver Steeg is survived by her daughter, Beverly Ver Steeg of Grass Valley; son, Jim Ver Steeg of Porterville; brother, Jerome Dobak of Sacramento; and a nephew and niece. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels. 

Vernon Jacobson
Tue, Oct 10, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Vernon Jacobson of Nevada City will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Nevada City United Methodist Church, 433 Broad St. 
Mr. Jacobson died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 4. He was 83. 
He was born on Jan. 24, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., to George and Gertrude Jacobson. He married Charlotte Boley in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1947. 
Mr. Jacobson graduated from Beverly Hills High School and was in the military during World War II. He served in the Aleutian Islands from 1942-44. 
He worked for the First Bank of Alaska, served as a clerk for the state of California, and was a piano tuner. He was involved in oil painting, stamp collecting, reading and letter writing. He enjoyed music. 
Mr. Jacobson is survived by his daughter, Anita; sons Glenn and Dale Jacobson; sisters Marie Rose and Doris Brown; and four grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, in 1998. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. 

Maruna, Grace
Tue, Nov 14, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Grace I. Maruna, 68, of Chiefland, Fla., died Friday, Nov. 10. 
No services are planned. 
Mrs. Maruna was born in Norfolk, Va. She had lived in Grass Valley before moving to Chiefland this August. 
She was a psychologist. She was a member of AARP, and an alumnus of San Jose State University. She was an Episcopalian. 
She is survived by her husband, Arthur D. Maruna of Chiefland; sons Michael D. Maruna of Largo, Fla., David C. Maruna of Orlando, Fla., and Christopher K. Maruna of Chiefland; brother, Lionel March VanWinkle of Largo; and two grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hiers Chiefland Funeral Home. 

Hammer, Leonard Jr.
Tue, Nov 14, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Leonard "Butch" Hammer Jr., 58, of Penn Valley died Thursday, Nov. 9, in Sacramento. 
No services are planned. 
Mr. Hammer was born on Jan. 20, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Leonard and Elizabeth Hammer. He graduated from Poly High School in Long Beach in 1960. Mr. Hammer enjoyed cooking and gardening. 
He is survived by his daughter, Chloe Hammer of Southern California; stepchildren Scott Davis and Teri Malpass of Southern California; mother, Elizabeth Hammer of Grass Valley; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Hammer Sr., in 1983. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Grass Valley. 

Maryann Stocke 
Mon, Nov 13, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Maryann Stocke will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery in Paradise at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. 
Mrs. Stocke died in Grass Valley on Thursday, Nov. 9. She was 91. 
She was born on June 17, 1909 in Richardton, N.D. to Margaret and Leopold Hardy and was raised in Dickinson, N.D. Mrs. Stocke moved to Southern California as a young woman and in 1932 married Pius Stocke in Van Nuys. 
She worked in the aircraft industry during World War II. She lived in Santa Rosa for 30 years, working in retail. In 1971 she retired from Sonoma State Hospital after 12 years as a psychiatric technician. 
Mrs. Stocke lived in Paradise from 1976 to 1980, and then moved to Grass Valley. She was a well-known dancer and belonged to the Let's Dance Club, Aces and Deuces, Gold Dancers, Square Knots and Auburn Afternoon Club and participated in dance exhibitions at local events. Mrs. Stocke was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies Relief Society, Sierra Services for the Blind and the Senior Center. She loved to entertain. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Don Bradford; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Betsy Stocke of Mesquite, Nev.; sister, Catherine Humphreys of Grass Valley; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Stocke was preceded in death by her husband, Pius Stocke, and eight brothers and sisters. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Services for the Blind or Hospice of the Foothills. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 

Mary Elaine Haner 
Mon, Nov 13, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Mary Elaine Haner died on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 79. 
Services are private. 
She was born on Jan. 4, 1921, in Calistoga to Frank and Florence Elliott. 
Mrs. Haner attended Calvary Fellowship and enjoyed reading, nature, history and sewing. 
She is survived by daughters Sherrill Scott of Arnold, Jerrie Smith of San Jose and Maureen Takeuchi of Penn Valley; sons Riley Powers of Grass Valley and Kelly Powers of McDermott, Nev.; sisters Marte and Millie Elliott of Sandpoint, Idaho; brother, Frank Eugene Elliott of Grass Valley; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Haner was preceded in death by a daughter, Theo Mae Wilson, in 1984. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 

Merrilee H. Dal Bon
Mon, Nov 13, 2000 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Merrilee H. Dal Bon will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Nevada City Chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 
Mrs. Dal Bon died on Friday, Nov. 10, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was 51. 
She was born on April 26, 1949, and was raised in Gilroy. Mrs. Dal Bon moved to San Jose in 1970. She worked as a hairstylist in Saratoga for 24 years and retired in 1995. She recently moved to Grass Valley. 
Mrs. Dal Bon was an avid gardener and a member of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America. 
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, James Dal Bon of Grass Valley; sons and daughters-in-law Jeff and Kristi Dal Bon of Tracy and Brad and Amy Dal Bon of Grass Valley; stepfather, Ellis Maxwell of Gilroy; sisters Suzanne Jaszewski of Los Gatos and Celeste Tapia of Gilroy; and one grandchild. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Aid Thrift Shop in Grass Valley or Hospice of the Foothills. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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