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Obituaries - 2001

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Edna Gilfillan
Wed, Jan 24, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Graveside services for Edna C. Gilfillan of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley. A celebration of life will follow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, next to Hooper and Weaver Mortuary and at the end of Hollow Way in Nevada City. 
Mrs. Gilfillan died Saturday, Jan. 20, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 80. 
She was born on Dec. 19, 1920, in Rough and Ready, to Edward and Alice Wilson. Mrs. Gilfillan graduated from Grass Valley High School and later from vocational training as a psychiatric technician. She married Clayton C. Gilfillan on May 19, 1939, in Reno. 
Mrs. Gilfillan worked for DeWitt State Hospital in Auburn as a psychiatric technician for 17 years. She founded the Grass Valley chapter of Alanon in 1960 and remained an active member. Mrs. Gilfillan was also a member of the Duplicate Bridge Unit 461. She enjoyed bridge, traveling, houseboating and being a friend and counselor. 
Mrs. Gilfillan is survived by her husband, Clayton C. Gilfillan of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Kathye and Dalton Collier of Grass Valley; grandsons Kevin, Robert and Christopher Collier; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Kay Caboti of Carmichael and Helen Steele of Rough and Ready. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert C. Gilfillan in 1964; and brother, Ray Hecker in 1972. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Gratia Milton
Wed, Jan 24, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Private family memorial services for Gratia Milton of Grass Valley will be conducted. 
Mrs. Milton died Saturday, Jan. 20, in Grass Valley. She was 88. 
She was born on July 12, 1912, in Lawrence, Mass. Mrs. Milton graduated from New England Baptist Hospital in Roxbury, Mass., as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Lynn, Mass., Visiting Nurses Staff for two years and a supervisor of the Converse House of the New England Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Milton then was superintendent of the medical staff at the U.S. Vanadium Corp. in Uravan, Colo., during World War II, where she met her husband, John Bly Milton, a orthopedic surgeon. They lived in Colorado and Phoenix. She managed a gift shop at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield, Ariz. 
Mrs. Milton had been a resident of Grass Valley for 12 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Welcome Wagon Charter Group and was also active with Sierra Services for the Blind. She enjoyed gardening, entertaining and her family and friends. 
Mrs. Milton is survived by her brother, Horace J. Batchelder of Grass Valley; three nieces, six grand-nieces, one grand-nephew and one great-grandnephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Bly Milton; stepson, John Bly Milton, Jr.; sister, Althaea Montano; and nephew, Kim Montano. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Services for the Blind, 546 Searls Ave., Nevada City, 95959. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Eleanor Vos
Wed, Jan 24, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Eleanor Harpster Vos, formerly of Penn Valley, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road in Nevada City. 
Mrs. Vos died Monday, Jan. 22, in Claremont. She was 78. 
She was born on Sept. 8, 1922, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Clark and Addie Mae Harpster. Mrs. Vos graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, with a degree in textiles and clothing. For many years, she worked for the Celanese Corp. in New York City and Joliet, Ill., doing textile research, before moving to California. 
After her marriage and raising two sons, she returned to school to obtain a teaching credential and taught home economics in Culver City for 20 years. 
Mrs. Vos and her husband, William Vos, owned and operated Four Corners Travel agency in West Los Angeles. Later Mrs. Vos established a special-interest tour company, "Woolcraft Holiday Tours," organized to take wool spinners and weavers to specified destinations. She led many groups to New Zealand, England and Wales and India over a 10-year span. 
Mrs. Vos is survived by her husband of 51 years, William Vos of Claremont; sons Richard Clark Vos of Claremont and John Addison Vos of Corte Madera; grandchildren Eric Galen and Carl Johan Vos of Claremont and Olivia Anne and Nicholas Allen Vos of Corte Madera. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Music in the Mountains Building Campaign, P.O. Box 1451, Nevada City 95959; or Sierra Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 268, Nevada City, 95959. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Todd Mortuary in Pomona. 

Marvin Anderson
Tue, Jan 23, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Visitation for family and friends of Marvin Winfred Anderson of Nevada City will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. today at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Services will follow there at 1 p.m. today. Burial will be at New Elm Ridge Cemetery in Grass Valley. 
Mr. Anderson died Friday, Jan. 19, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 80. 
He was born on Nov. 18, 1920, in Kingsburg to Eric Gideon Anderson and Ruth Elizabeth Ahlberg. Mr. Anderson was in the Army Air Corps from 1942-46. On June 4, 1943, he married Virginia Alice Anderson in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mr. Anderson worked for Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Livermore. 
He was a member of the Nevada City SIRS and the Experimental Aircraft Association. A pilot, golfer and fisherman, he built his own boat and airplane. He enjoyed watch and clock repair and was an inventor. He also was a photographer, loved the outdoors and wildlife, and enjoyed playing the guitar. 
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Virginia Alice Anderson of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Kay and Leland Nelson of Mapleton, Utah; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin Larry and Judy Anderson of St. George, Utah; brother, Dwight Anderson of Santa Barbara; sisters Bernice Severson and Verna Brentner, both of Arroyo Grande, and Rena Page of Boise, Idaho; mother-in-law, Hazel Storm of Grass Valley; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
He was predeceased by his brothers Winston Anderson and George Anderson. 
Hooper and Weaver Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

Jedediah Gagnon
Tue, Jan 23, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A memorial service and celebration of life for Jedediah Lee Gagnon will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday at Madras Middle School, 1180 S.E. City View in Madras, Ore. 
Mr. Gagnon died Sunday, Jan. 14, in Portland, Ore., of a bacterial infection. He was 22. 
He was born on Aug. 16, 1978, in Buffalo, Wyo. He had lived in Madras for six years. He was a former resident of Nevada City and attended Seven Hills Middle School. 
He was a snowboard instructor at Mount Bachelor and a songwriter, singer and artist. He played the guitar and was also a mechanic. He was also an honor roll student in high school. 
He is survived by his parents Kevin and Cindy Gagnon of Madras; sisters Carylyn Gagnon of Madras and Christina Gagnon Conner of Amity, Ore.; and fiancee, Ashley Kidd of Madras. 

Margaret Lane
Tue, Jan 23, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Private family services will be held for Margaret Alice Lane of Yuba City. A private burial will take place at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter. 
Mrs. Lane died Saturday, Jan. 20, at Spring Hill Manor in Grass Valley. She was 81. 
She was born on March 26, 1919, in Gray, Okla. Mrs. Lane had lived in Yuba City for 27 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cooper Avenue Baptist Church in Yuba City. 
She is survived by her son, James R. Lane of Enid, Okla.; daughters Yvonne Robbins of Oyando, Mont., Roxanna Dobson of Oklahoma City and Ruth Lane of Grass Valley; brother, James Ragsdale of El Cerrito; sisters Jewel Gross of El Cerrito and Dee Davis of Combs, Ark.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Lane, and three grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. 

William Kozumplik 
Mon, Jan 22, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A memorial Mass will be celebrated for William "Bill" Kozumplik at St. Patrick's Church in Grass Valley at 4 p.m. Friday. A reception will follow at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. Burial will be private. 
Mr. Kozumplik died Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Citrus Heights. He was 87. 
Born in New York City on April 5, 1914, he graduated from Manhattan College and received a master's degree from Catholic University. He earned a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1942 from the University of Chicago. 
Mr. Kozumplik was commissioned as a U.S. Navy ensign in 1942 and served aboard the USS Bush and the USS Rooks in the Pacific during World War II. 
After the war, he earned a master's degree in library science at Columbia University in New York City. Mr. Kozumplik was an assistant librarian at the University of Notre Dame and Oregon State University. 
Mr. Kozumplik entered the civil service and worked in Air Force and Army libraries at Fort Rucker and at Maxwell, Griffiss and Kirkland Air Force bases. He moved to Palo Alto in 1959, and became manager of the Technical Information Center at Lockheed Missiles and Space Corp. 
He retired from Lockheed in 1972 and moved to Nevada County in 1977. Mr. Kozumplik was also retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve. 
Mr. Kozumplik is survived by sons Peter and Mike; daughter, Molly Miller; brothers Anton and John Kozumplik and Edward Knight; sister Marie Kozumplik; and grandchildren Thomas, Sara, Andrew, Jennifer, Jeremy and Rebecca. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann Moltz Kozumplik; and sister Florence Kozumplik. 
Memorial donations are preferred to a favorite charity or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 
The Neptune Society of Northern California is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Orth
Mon, Jan 22, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Alice G. "Tiya" Orth, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. 
No services are planned. 
Mrs. Orth was born on July 16, 1928, in Wakefield, R.I., to Arthur and Clarabelle Jackson. She attended high school in Rhode Island. 
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, wildlife, antiquing, knitting, crafts, bingo and her family. 
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Paula and Frank Carli of Nevada City and Pamula and Jerry Underwood of Sebastopol; granddaughters Celli Carli of Grass Valley and Shana Underwood of Chico; brothers Harold Jackson, Tommy Jackson, and Walter Jackson; and sister, Lucille Jackson. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Thrift Shop in Grass Valley. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Bobbette Johnston
Thu, Mar 22, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Bobbette T. Johnston will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Ave. in Sacramento. 
Mrs. Johnston died Saturday, March 17, in Carmichael. She was 71. 
She married Robert Johnson on July 6, 1952, in Santa Rosa. She previously lived in Nevada County for 22 years and had worked at Nevada Union High School. She had belonged to Sierra Presbyterian Church. 
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Marybeth and Art, and Lynne and David; daughter, Stephanie; sisters Mary Margaret, Gene and Noelle; brothers Harold and Edward; and grandchildren Daphne, Sarah, Christine, Erin, Matthew and Nathan. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Robert. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northminster Music Fund.

Marilyn Dodd
Thu, Mar 22, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A private family memorial service for Marilyn J. Dodd of Penn Valley will be held at a later date. 
Mrs. Dodd died Tuesday, March 20, at a local hospital. She was 70. 
She was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Westwood to Edna and Orville Boylan. She married Junior Dodd on Jan. 3, 1949, in Yreka. 
Mrs. Dodd enjoyed quilting with the Piecemakers and time with her grandchildren. She belonged to the Pine Tree Quilt Guild of Nevada County. 
She is survived by her husband, Junior Dodd, of Penn Valley; daughters Lynda Flathers of Chino, Randee Mendenhall of Penn Valley, Caree and her husband Mark Allen of Lincoln; and grandchildren Robert and Corrin Flathers, Scott and Tracee Allen, and Adam and David Mendenhall. 
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Foothills. 
Arrangements were by the Neptune Society of Grass Valley. 

Gregory Madson
Fri, Mar 23, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Family and friends of Gregory Gene Madson are invited to a memorial potluck gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday at 13355 Slate Creek Road in Nevada City. 
Mr. Madson died Monday, March 19, at a local hospital. 
He enjoyed his family and friends. 
Memorial contributions may be made to an account established at Washington Mutual Bank in Grass Valley. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels.

Dustin Thomas
Fri, Mar 23, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Graveside services for Dustin Marine Thomas of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley. 
Dustin died Tuesday, March 20, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was 4 months old. 
He was born on Nov. 14, 2000, in Kansas City, Kan., to Theodore and Natalie Thomas. 
He is survived by his parents of Whiteman Air Force Base; sisters Courtney Edwards and Alexandra Bates, both of Corning; brother, Anthony Thomas of Whiteman Air Force Base; grandmother, Virginia McAnally of Grass Valley and Granite Bay; grandfather, Dale Goble of Stayton, Ore.; grandparents Ted and Shirley Thomas of Canonsburg, Pa.; great-grandmother, Geneva Goble of Auburn; and great-great-grandmother, Lois Maderes of Auburn. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neo Natal ICU-KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 

Jordan Keller
Tue, Mar 27, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A memorial service for Jordan Keller, 24, of Citrus Heights will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. It will be a joint service for Mr. Keller and his father, William Robert Shaffer. The two men died Sunday, March 18, in a house fire. 
Mr. Keller was born on Nov. 23, 1976, in Santa Cruz. After graduating from Bear River High School, Mr. Keller attended Sierra College and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Web site designer. 
He is survived by his mother, Kim Shaffer; sister and brother-in-law, Justine and Matt Kinney, and their daughter, Madison; and aunt, Dorian Rinella. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Team 3 Family Counseling Center, 256 Buena Vista, Grass Valley, 95945; or a charity of the donor's choice. 

Arthur M. Hast
Tue, Mar 27, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A memorial service for Arthur M. Hast, 87, of Grass Valley, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Bible Church in Grass Valley. 
Mr. Hast died Friday, March 23, at a local hospital. 
He was born March 29, 1913, in California to August and Gunhilde Hast. He worked in real estate investments for more than 55 years. 
Mr. Hast is survived by his wife, Hazel Hast of Grass Valley; daughter, Mary Jean Muff of Grass Valley; son, Ronald Hast of Tiburon; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are by Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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