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Valdora Cress

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Valdora Cress Obituary

Valdora Cress, born January 29, 1917 in Hibbing, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at her daughter, Kathleen Mooney's home in Santa Rosa on June 13, 2014. Val grew up in Hibbing Minnesota and moved to Yuba City in 1945 with, at that time, her 4 small children. Shortly after, her husband, Dr. Paul Cress arrived following his discharge from the army. The couple made their home in Yuba City raising their 11 children for 28 years in a beautiful colonial home on Second Street. Throughout that time the family was the couple's primary interest. Val and Paul hosted 3 of their daughter's weddings, numerous barbecues, birthday parties, dances, and many other social functions in their home.

Being civic minded with a generous heart,Val served as the Yuba Sutter Colusa Medical Auxiliary President and the Yuba City Women's Club Secretary for two years.

The couple relocated to Corona, California in 1973, again to a large, beautiful home where many family events were hosted, now including 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In Corona, Val was active in the Women's Improvement Club, Readers Club and the Peppermint Ridge Auxiliary. She was also an avid bridge player, and loved reading, cooking and gardening. In 2012, she moved to her daughter, Kathleen's home in Santa Rosa.

Val will be remembered as a gentle, kind person with a quiet sturdiness and steady perseverance. With her constant courage and determination, she died with a heart filled with gratitude for her beloved family.

She is survived by her 11 children: Kathleen, Jim, Jerry, Carol, Paul Cronan, Margy, Bill, Joe, Janet, John and Tom; as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held in early August in Dixon, California. There she will join her deceased husband, Paul at the Veterans National Cemetary.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on June 19, 2014
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