Norine Lydia Hollis

By From page A2 | July 03, 2013

Oct. 8, 1918 — June 28, 2013

Norine, 94, was a native of Kansas City, Mo., niece of James Reed of the Donner Party and descendant of the FFVs. The long-time resident of Placerville went to sleep in the arms of Our Lord on June 28, 2013. She came to Pollock Pines in 1966, where she worked as a bookkeeper for Cal Gas Camino until she retired in 1978. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, reading, poetry, gardening, crocheting, collecting rocks, long walks in the woods and her grandchildren.

Norine was preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Hollis 1976; her son, Larry E. Hollis 1997; granddaughter, Lydia Ball 2013; and great-grandson, Toddy Pippin 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Gerraneen of Placerville; nephew, Billy Tindal; and nieces, Donna DeVore and Charlette, Dottie and Gladys Vee Bebaum of Missouri. Additional family includes 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren and many great- and great-great-nieces/nephews and loving friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. (Rosary 10:30), at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento Street in Placerville, Calif. Interment to follow at Placerville Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted at


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