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Evelyn Rose Grigsby

October 30, 1925 — December 5, 2013

Born in San Francisco, CA, on October 30, 1925, Evelyn Rose "sissy" Grigsby passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2013 in Rocklin at the age of 88. She was the daughter of Tino and Mary Granucci, from San Francisco, sister to Tino Granucci jr. sister in law to Norma Granucci of Novato, CA. Loving Aunt and Cousin to many. She graduated from Mission High School, and 3 days after graduation she started working full time as a bookkeeper and she continued bookkeeping until May of 2013. Evelyn met her husband Vincent Eugene "Gene" Grigsby on a double date with her friend Margret, she didn't really want to go on a blind date, she thought "Oh why not, it isn't like I am going to marry him!". :) They were married in August of 1953 and married for almost 44 years until he passed. Evelyn loved her jobs and bookkeeping, she only took time off to start a family, she chose to become the devoted mother to Laura Jilani (as well as many of her daughters friends, Mona Castellanos and Carol Arnold-Cross just to name a few) and then became the 'BESTEST" Grandma to Zachary and Adam Jilani (Also like a second grandma to Paul Christensen). When she "retired" in 1987 her and her husband decided to move out of the bay area and moved to Rocklin in 1988. She belonged to the Stanford Ranch woman's club for many years then after her husband passed she joined the WPAC (Placer Widows Club) Where she met many friends that had similar interests as she did, playing cards and games and of course taking trips to many casinos! Evelyn's family extends special thanks to her friends and the staff at Bristol Hospice and her caregiver for all the kindness and love they showed her. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Evelyn at 11:00am on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, 6920 Destiny Drive Rocklin, CA, 95677 . In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the American Cancer Society, with acknowledgements to: In Memory of Evelyn Rose Grigsby. Godspeed on your journey, Mom, Grandma and friend. " You are forever in our hearts, forever beloved"
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 21, 2013

11:00am - 2:00 pm

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677

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