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Obituaries - 2001

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Anita Reynolds
Sat, Dec 8, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Anita Reynolds, 63, of Smartville died Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Smartville. 
No services are planned. 
Mrs. Reynolds was born Dec. 4, 1928, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Elwood Buster and Gladys Gibson. She graduated from Colorado Springs High School. She married Everett Reynolds on Feb. 8, 1959. She was a retired service manager. 
She is survived by her husband, Everett Reynolds; sons Steven and Gary Reynolds; daughters Barbara Reynolds and Becky Wyles; brothers Martin Stewart, James Gibson and Elwood Buster II; sisters Daviette Hutchison, Karen Ravin, Glenna Richter and Joyce Buckley; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Buster. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills. 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Grass Valley.

Elfriede Brettschneider
Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Elfriede "Frieda" Brettschneider of Nevada City will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of the Angels, 250 Race St. in Grass Valley. 
Mrs. Brettschneider died Sunday, Dec. 2. She was 100. 
She was born Aug. 24, 1901, in Oppeln, Germany, the youngest of six children. She married August Brettschneider on May 22, 1928. He died in 1952. 
They lived in East Germany until 1945, when she and her family fled to escape the Russian occupation. After being refugees for several months, they settled in Wiesbaden, Germany. 
In 1990, Mrs. Brettschneider moved to Nevada City to live with her daughter and her family. She enjoyed photography and going to the Senior Center on Wednesdays. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helga and Fred Baird of Nevada City; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Raymond Voorhees Sr.
Fri, Dec 7, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Raymond Orr Voorhees Sr. of Penn Valley will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 
Mr. Voorhees died Monday, Dec. 3, in Nevada City. He was 78. 
He was born March 2, 1923, in Jamestown. He lived in Oakdale for more than 40 years, where he worked in the family business before moving to Leland Meadows. 
He was a self-employed businessman for more than 30 years in Tuolumne County. He retired to the Grass Valley area in 1994. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-46, flying in more than 40 missions in the B-29 Superfortress in raids over Japan. He served in the California National Guard from 1949-83, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He was a past commander of the Oakdale National Guard Unit. Co. C 1-184 Inf. (LT). 
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Voorhees of Penn Valley; children Diane Dreiss of Moreno Valley, Michael Voorhees of Modesto, Sharon Klein of Sparks, Nev., Raymond Orr Voorhees Jr. of Cold Springs and Randy Voorhees of Grass Valley; sister, Mercita Ratto of Oakland; brothers Earl Voorhees of Modesto and Robert Voorhees of Oakdale; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Daniel Dibert
Fri, Dec 7, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Services for Daniel Sean Dibert of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Burial will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. 
Mr. Dibert died Monday, Dec. 3, in Grass Valley. He was 49. 
He was born on Aug. 22, 1952, in Key West, Fla. He served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier Coral Sea. 
He was a member of the Loch Lomond Yacht Club in San Rafael and enjoyed the ocean, camping and fishing. 
He is survived by his sons Martin Dibert of Chico and Christopher and Patrick Dibert, both of Grass Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Leanne Dibert of Grass Valley; and sisters Kathleen Daly of Rohnert Park and Mary Dibert of San Rafael. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Evelyn Orzalli
Thu, Dec 6, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Evelyn M. Orzalli of Nevada City will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 
Mrs. Orzalli died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 81. 
She was born on Sept. 20, 1920, in Merna, Neb., to Emil and Ora Lou (Grabert) Stoller. She moved from Nebraska to Grass Valley age 13 and attended local schools. She graduated in 1934 from Grass Valley High School and attended St. Mary's Business Academy in Grass Valley for two years. 
Mrs. Orzalli worked at DeWitt Medical Facility and Lou Hartman Chevrolet for a few years, before working for the U.S. Forest Service and retiring after 20 years of service. 
She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and her vegetable and flower gardens. 
She married Lester Orzalli on Feb. 15, 1942, in Nevada City. 
She is survived by her sons Roger Orzalli and Dale Orzalli, both of Nevada City, and Bruce Orzalli of Fort Bragg; brother, Don Wilson of Grass Valley; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ora Wilson-Deter, in 1979; and husband, Lester Orzalli, in 1980. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Wyle Byassee
Thu, Dec 6, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Memorial services for Wyle Byassee of Grass Valley will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Bible Church. 
Mr. Byassee died Thursday, Nov. 29, at a local hospital.

Wyle Byassee
Tue, Dec 4, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Wyle Byassee of Grass Valley died Thursday, Nov. 29, at a local hospital. No services are planned. 
Mr. Byassee was born on June 26, 1920, in Clinton, Ky. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Brad; brother, Julian Byassee; granddaughters Lisa Perchaz and Kelli Nance; grandson, Dirk Byassee; and four great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels.

Tyrone Preston
Tue, Dec 4, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Services for Tyrone Loom Preston of Penn Valley will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. 
Mr. Preston died Saturday, Dec. 1, at Penn Valley. He was 61. 
Born in Brainerd, Minn., on Aug. 1, 1940, Mr. Preston attended Bemidji State College and served in the U.S. Navy. He was married Aug. 31, 1974, in Santa Clara County. 
He worked for Northrup Grumman in logistics and was professionally certified in the field. 
Mr. Preston was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed golf, cards and playing piano. 
Survivors include his wife, Pat Preston of Penn Valley; two daughters and sons-in-law of Penn Valley; brother, Brad Preston of Apple Valley, Minn.; three sisters, including Diane Corcoran of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and other family members. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Children's Home, in care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, which is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Gagnie
Sat, Dec 1, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A Mass and funeral services for Patricia E. Gagnie of Nevada City will be conducted at noon Monday at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. 
Mrs. Gagnie died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at home. She was 62. 
She was born May 2, 1939, in Boulder, Colo., to James and Elaine Sherman. She married Thomas Gagnie on July 25, 1958. 
She was a deli cook at SPD Market in Grass Valley. She enjoyed eating at Humpty Dumpty's, shopping and trips to Reno. 
She is survived by her daughters Kim Howell and Kelly Gagnie, both of Nevada City, and Tammy Morgan of Forest Hill; and grandchildren Josh, Jeni, and Jessica Howell, Mandi and Brian Jones, and Thomas Sharp Gagnie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Gagnie, in 1990. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills. Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Marie Grube
Sat, Dec 1, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
A memorial Mass for Marie Elizabeth Grube of Grass Valley will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grass Valley. 
Mrs. Grube died Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Grass Valley. She was 83. 
She was born Oct. 15, 1918, in Oak Park, Ill., to George and Laura Stalley. She married Frank Walter Grube on Sept. 16, 1939. 
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, her community, playing cards and music. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and St. Patrick's Young Ladies Institute. She volunteered at Interfaith Food Ministry and participated in club activities at Ponderosa Pines Mobile Home Park. 
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Diane and Mike Cotter of Pismo Beach, Joan and Bruce Gray of Lincoln City, Ore., and Sue and Rick George of Nevada City; sons and daughters-in-law Tom and Judy Grube of San Ramon and Gary and Linda Grube of Grass Valley; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Walter Grube, in 1985; and grandson, Mark Edward Cotter, in 1992. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Food Ministry. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Grass Valley.

Sibyl Leuteneker
Sat, Dec 1, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Graveside services for Sibyl Keleher Leuteneker will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Chicago Park. 
Mrs. Leuteneker died Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Chicago Park. She was 78. 
She was born Nov. 16, 1923, in California to Jack and Nellie (Louch) Keleher. She graduated from Auburn Union Grammar School in 1937 and Placer Union High School in 1941. 
Mrs. Leuteneker was president of the Peardale-Chicago Park PTA, Peardale Home Department and Nevada County Farm Bureau Women. She was the first woman to serve as chair of the Peardale Farm Center. She was also an officer of the Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Department and a charter member of the department's auxiliary. 
Mrs. Leuteneker was chapter member and historian of the Chicago Park Garden Club, director and bulletin editor of the Nevada County Historical Society, secretary of the Nevada County School Boards Association and a 4-H leader of the Chicago Park Hornets. She was also a member of a grand jury in 1960 and 1972. She was the first woman trustee of the Chicago Park School District and a trustee and authorized agent for the building of the 1962 school. 
She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Buffalano of Honolulu; three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1992; parents; three brothers and a sister. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Lynne McKenzie
Thu, Nov 29, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Services for Lynne V. McKenzie of Nevada City will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christopher's Catering, 408 Colfax Ave. in Grass Valley. Burial will be at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City. 
Mrs. McKenzie died Saturday, Nov. 17, in Nevada City. She was 59. 
She was born Aug. 3, 1942, in San Jose to William and Virginia Higgins. She attended Saratoga County Elementary School, and graduated from Los Gatos High School in 1960. She attended Heald Business College, West Valley Community College, the University of Nevada at Reno and Truckee Meadows College. She worked for Jokel Bartley Associates. She was a member of the Breast Cancer Support Group in Reno. She enjoyed traveling, arts and crafts, and gardening. 
She is survived by her parents; sister, Jane Houser of Bellevue, Wash.; brother, Bill Higgins of Felton; daughter, Kerri McKenzie of Reno; son, Michael McKenzie of Santa Clara; and nieces Stacy Houser Weigel of Issaquah, Wash., and Shelley Houser of Chicago. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Robert Slayton
Thu, Nov 29, 2001 (Date of Pub.)
Services for Robert Evan Slayton of Grass Valley will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Lassila Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Interment will be at the New Auburn District Cemetery in Auburn. 
Mr. Slayton died Monday, Nov. 26, at a Grass Valley hospital. He was 79. 
He was born July 24, 1922, in Anaheim. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked in the Sacramento and Grass Valley areas as a general contractor for 49 years. Among his projects were the rest stops along Interstate 80 at Donner Summit. He enjoyed mountain climbing, fishing and hunting. 
He is survived by his wife, Glenna; sons and daughters-in-law Daniel and Candace Slayton of Nevada City and Michael and Lorita Slayton of Colorado; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Allen Benner of Grass Valley; sister, Clarice Hill of Foresthill; brothers Donald Slayton of Sacramento and James Slayton of Yountville; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law Cecil Nelson Jr. and Bonita Nelson of Valencia and William and Betty Nelson of Concord; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Cecille and Benjamin Harris of Antioch.; stepdaughter Christine Perucci of Gold Beach, Ore.; former wife, Patricia; seven grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers Leland, Ivan and Paul. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Lassila Funeral Chapels.


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