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LETTIE GRACE "DOLLY" BIEDERMAN-SEWELL(1932 - 2012)

LETTIE "DOLLY" GRACE BIEDERMAN-SEWELL Dolly passed away peacefully November 7, 2012 in Gerber, after a short battle with Pancreatic cancer, Dolly was 80. Dolly was born Lettie Grace Biederman (but later in life chose to be called Dolly), to Ida Grace and, Louis Terry Biederman on January 28, 1932, in St. Paul, Mn. Her family moved out to California early in her life and she moved from California to Oregon and back several times in her childhood during the depression years. Dolly graduated St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland, CA., She was married to Robert A. Amo Jr in 1952 for seven years and had five children, one deceased. In 1961, she was married to Earl E. Sewell for 19 years and had one child. Dolly worked her whole life at many different jobs. She had been employed as a Telephone Operator, Key Punch Operator, Administrative Assistant, Furniture Sales Clerk, and retired as a Bank Teller with Sierra Central in Red Bluff. Dolly moved to Tehama County in 1995 and then moved to Missoula, Montana in 2002. She returned to Tehama County in August of this year. During her stay in Missoula she became an active member of the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Missoula and joined the Martha Sewing Ministry where they made knitted and sewing items for the needy of the community. Dolly is survived by her siblings; Terry and Marge Biederman, and William and Barbara Biederman of Napa, Ca., Preceded by; Mary Alice Collins and children Faith and John Hewitt, Christopher Amo, and Lettiegrace and Jimmy Anderson of Clinton, Mt., Bonnie and Jimmy Roberts of Gerber, Ca., and Earl and Dawn Sewell of Kalama, Wa. Preceded by; Robert Amo III. Dolly is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandchildren. Cremation services arranged by Red Bluff Simple Cremations and Burial Services. A memorial service for Dolly will be held 2pm on November 17, 2012, at Redemption Road Pentecostal Church of God, 370 Kimball Rd. in Red Bluff and one in Missoula, Mt., at Blessed Trinity on December 10, 2012.

Published in Daily News on Nov. 13, 2012
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