Born: August 09, 1922
Died: April 16, 2014
Nella G. Birge, 91, was called home to the Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Jackson, CA. She was born in Jackson, CA on August 9, 1922 to Ugo and Elvira (Marraccini) Gianfardoni. Nella attended local schools and graduated from Jackson High School in 1941. She soon was employed by Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company in Jackson, CA. Nella retired after many years of faithful service. Nella and Ernie traveled extensively and she enjoyed participating in Ernies cattle drives. Nella was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, CA and had many friends in the community. She attended the Long Timers lunches and visited with many of her friends. Nella was frugal, but always dressed stylishly and elegantly, and was very fond of jewelry. She was also out spoken and expected respect.
Nella is survived by her step-children, Larry Birge of Altruist, Billy Birge and his wife, Evone of Jackson, Dorothy Birge Smith of OR, Linda Birge of Pine Grove, CA; brother-in-law, Robert Birge, Sr. and his wife, Grace and family, Robert Birge, Jr. of Sutter Creek, Beverly Hydrick of Penryn, CA, Barry Birge of Moccasin, CA, Carolyn Ernest of Napa, CA; step-grandchildren, David, John, Mark, Gabe, Lavone, David, Boone; cousin, Ben Marraccini and the late, Mae Marraccini, Nancy (Marraccini) Suares and her husband, Barry, Michael Marracciini and his wife, Penny, David Marraccini, Ricky Purviance and his wife, Edith Alexander Suares, Steven Marraccini, Gina Marraccini, Ashley Purviance and Dominic Purviance; and many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and in 1995 her husband, Ernest E. Birge.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson, CA, at 11:00 on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Interment will be in the Garden of Valor at Sunset View Cemetery in Jackson. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Counties P.O. Box 595 Jackson, CA 95642, A-PAL, P.O. Box 190, Jackson, CA 95642, or the charity of the donor’s choice.