|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 2007|
Albert Bruce Black Jr. died Feb. 5. He was 87. A private internment will be conducted at the Clear Creek Cemetery in Grass Valley.
Born on Sept. 29, 1919, to Al and Elizabeth Black in Grass Valley, he spent his entire life in Grass Valley.
He served his country in World War II in the 116th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, serving as a tanker and mechanic through the Rhineland Central Europe campaign. Coming home from the war he worked his McCourtney Road ranch, selling it in 1964.
He met and married Beverly A. Thomas in 1950. He married Hazel McIntire in 1972.
After 24 years of working for Nevada County in the road department, he retired in October 1977.
Mr. Black went on to drive for Telecare, fixing leaking roofs and cleaning and grooming yards for the elderly, among many fix-it projects. He and Hazel traveled the entire United States, through Canada and into Alaska. He loved nature and woodworking, making Manzanita walking sticks, birdhouses and rocking horses, among other things. He also enjoyed dancing.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Marilyn and Don Morgan, and Irene and Otis Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Dawn Black; daughter, Pat Rodgers; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly, and second wife, Hazel; son, Richard Thomas; daughter, Gail McIntire Tietjen; brother, Clarence; and sisters Edna, Gladys, Marie and Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital Auxiliary, 121 Dorsey Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
Arrangements in care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, Grass Valley.
Published in the Grass Valley Union
Beverly Ann Black (1920 - 1971)
Hazel Ruth Black (1918 - 2006)
Clear Creek Cemetery
Created by: Dana Kime
Record added: Jul 05, 2008
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