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Vonda Lorraine Gembicki Obituary

August 12, 1924 - January 29, 2015

Vonda Lorraine Gembicki of Elko, NV passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015, attended by her children and loved ones. She was 90 years old. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, she became the strong-willed matriarch of a family that included four children, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.

Vonda moved to Sacramento, CA, in 1947, where she and her first husband, Larry Nicholas, reared their four children. While in Sacramento, Vonda worked for NuLaid Egg Company. The family moved to Yuba City, CA in 1962. There, Vonda began her 30 year career as secretary, bookkeeper and office manager. Following the death of her second husband, Edwin Gembicki, Vonda remained in Yuba City for several years before moving to Elko to live with her daughter, Betti Magney.

Vonda was preceded in death by both husbands and one grandson. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Nicholas (wife, Debbie) of Lancaster, CA; Dennis Nicholas (wife, Veanna) of Roseville, CA; Andrea Greff (husband, Robert) of La Pine, OR; and Betti (husband, Michael) of Elko.

She is also survived by her many remaining grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren many of whom lived with her at various times and were very close. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched and especially by her children.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 6, 2015
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