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Nancy Ida Roof

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Nancy Ida Roof Obituary

September 25, 1927 -

February 16, 2016

Nancy Ida Dunning Parsons Roof, age 88, passed away peacefully at Woodland Skilled Nursing & Rehab facility February 16, 2016 with her daughters at her side.

Nancy was born in Marysville, CA on September 25th, 1927 to Walter and Nancy Dunning and was a lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident. To her family and close friends she was affectionately known as "BeBe". She was the oldest of three children, brother George Dunning and sister Donna Dioguradi preceded her in death.

She attended Yuba City High School, where she was head majorette, a member of the choir and tap dance team. After graduating she moved to San Francisco, CA where she worked at Owl's Drug Store on Market street. She returned to Yuba City two years later and was married to Thomas Parsons in 1945. During this time, her father was fire chief at Camp Beale and Nancy devoted many volunteer hours performing for the troops as a member of a singing group. She also worked at Hughes Drug Store, Woolworth's on Dst in Marysville, and was at the Delmonte Cannery for 8 years as a line supervisor. Nancy was very active in "Stitch and Chatter" club, she was a softball catcher for the Yuba City Merchanettes and a member of the Yuba City Bowling League. Later in life she was a devoted wife and mother, a caring grandmother, and a friend to just about anyone she met.

Nancy is survived by three children, Steven Parsons of Marysville, Susan Shippen of Marysville, Andrea Parsons of Marysville, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Her husbands, Thomas Paul Parsons and Robert Marvin Roof, preceded her in death.

Service: Thursday March 03, 1pm at Gridley Biggs Cemetary, 2023 State Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 26, 2016
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