Earlene Cross

August 17, 1943April 25, 2013
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Earlene Cross, 69, passed away April 25,2013. She was born August 17, 1943 in San Jose, CA. In 1951 she moved to Ophir, CA where she attended Ophir elementary and Placer High. On October 10, 1959 she married Earl W. Cross in Reno NV. Earlene enjoyed singing karaoke with family and friends, watching grandchildren’s sports games and other activities, traveling to visit her family in Texas and Oklahoma, but most of all she loved to go to the casino and hang out with her sisters. Earlene is survived by her husband of 53 years, Earl Cross, her children Trina Jones, Shelley Beach, Earl Cross, Jr., Marty Cross, son in law Nik Beach and daughter in law Jennifer Cross; seven grandchildren Hanna Cross, David Jones, Sadie Cross, Jacob Cross, Tyler Cross, Jordan Beach, and Logan Beach; sisters and brothers Shirlene Hamilton, Maxine Williams, Will Shrum, Kay Tipton, Rick Shrum, brother (in law) Bill Tipton, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Edith Shrum and her sister Jewel Dean McEachern. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:00 pm at the Veteran’s Hall, 100 East St. in Auburn, CA.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 3, 2013

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Jane Powell

May 24, 2013

I am truley shocked and saddened by Earlenes passing. Earl, Earl jr, Marty, Trina, Shelly I am so sorry to have not been able to pay my respects in person but please know you were all in my thoughts and prayers, Earlene helped me cope with the passing of my son and she was there for Marty when I was emotionally unable to be. I am so thankful to have gotten to visit with her and Earl since I moved away, Much Love to you all
Jane Powell

Nik Beach

May 4, 2013

Our hearts are broken. We miss "Granny" more than any words can describe.

Your grandchildren adore you Earlene and have the most wonderful memories any grandchildren could possibly have. These memories are the most valuable gift anyone could ever receive.

Her unconditional love for her family was incredible and inspiring.

I remember being very nervous the first time I went to that cute little house on Dry Creek Rd, to meet Shelley's family. Earlene made me feel right at home during that first visit(this wasn't special treatment, it's how she treated all).

I regret not telling her thank you for being a super mother-in-law, and how when I heard others grumbling about their's over the years, I would brag about how great she was. She was always there when we needed her, wether convenient or not, with that smile on her face. I'll miss the glow she and the grandchildren had whenever they met.

I'll miss picking up the phone and hearing her voice, "It's Me." "Hi Me," I would say as she breaks out in a belly laugh.

We may be heartbroken, but we have a treasure of wonderful memories.

Thank you to all of the family and friends for all of your help and support. Thank you for such great help in arranging and preparing (and cleaning up) for Earlene's service and celebration of life. We planned to, but Shelley, nor I, would have been able to say this yesterday without choking up. Thank you.

May 3, 2013

With our deepest Sympathy.

Joe and Phyllis Vieira

Heather Olmsted

May 3, 2013

Earlen Cross was an important person in my life and Sadie Girls....She made sure she kept me in the family after Marty and I divorced. I appreciated that so much and am really going to miss her. I can't imagine life without her in it and hope now she can have peace in her life. She was always waiting on the porch for Sadie and I to pull up in the driveway with the biggest brightest smile and open arms. I will miss the talks and laughter while sitting around with her and her sisters and Earl drinking her famous iced tea. I will always cherish her and the light she brought with her where ever she was. Rest in peace granny and look forward to seeing you again someday! Keep watch over Sadie while she continues to grow. Earl we will always keep in touch and make sure you get plenty of Sadie time as I am fully aware of the special bond you and her have. I am touched and very grateful that you still consider me to be your daughter and I will keep in touch always and forever. I love you all so much!

May 3, 2013

I didn;t know Earlene very long but I never met anyone that I felt I knew her all my life.I so wanted to go to a casino with her. My sympathy to her husband,sisters and her whole family.Just remember love is memories and Im sure you all have a lot of those.-Cindy Thomas.

May 3, 2013



Tom & Tobie Yunk

May 2, 2013

Oh we will miss our dear friend Earlene so much. She was so full of life and laughter and boy did we have some great times together, sharing our precious granddaughter, Sadie Cross. I will miss our long talks and visits while sitting on her deck or mine. I will miss her so much at our wonderful Sadie's future adventures. Earl, our families will always be close and Earlene will always be in our hearts forever. We love each and every one of you, and you will always be a part of your lives.

Chris Cowan

May 2, 2013

Earlene will be greatly missed.My thoughts and prayers are with Earl and the rest of the family.I will go down to the corner store and share a Pepsi in her memory.

J Greene

May 2, 2013

For the family, there are no words to ease your anguish at this time but I hope that the comfort from our heavenly Father and the love of family and friends help you to cherish joyful memories of your dear wife and mother.

Regina Cunningham

May 2, 2013

Earlene/Granny you have and always will have a special place in our heart. You are going to be greatly missed. We love you and pray for everyone to find closure, in this sudden tragedy of your loss. We Love You Granny and Thank You For ALL Your Support and Kindness. Love and Prayers Regina, Hunter, and Savannah. Rest in Peace.