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Mary Etta Ries
January 30, 1948 - November 23, 2013

Mary Etta Ries of Yuba City, CA, passed away November 23, 2013 with her family at her side. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 55 years. She was a homemaker. Mary Etta had previously worked for the Law Office of Changaris, Treza, Ithurburn and Keeley in Yuba City, and for the Law Office of Howard Wells also in Yuba City.

She was a member of Theta Rho Girls' Club, International of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Sigma Kappa Chapter; a founding mother of the Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Theta Upsilon Chapter at the California State University Chico; a member of the Northern California Water Ski Club; and during her High School years a Peppermint Girl at Rideout Hospital.

Mary Etta was an avid fisherwoman on the Sacramento River, she loved watching Nascar and her grandson Jack race Go-karts.

Survivors include her husband Carl Ries of Yuba City; daughter Heather (Mike) vonQuilich, and grandchildren Jack and Natalie vonQuilich, all of Roseville; mother Etta Mae Howard of Yuba City; brother Darrell (Lana) Howard; sister Daretta (Mark) Wilson of Redding.

She was preceded in death by her father James W. Howard.

Memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City, with Rev. Lois Black of the United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the or of choice.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2013
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