Emma Louise Modrell

May 19, 1921November 1, 2018

Emma (Sleeman) Modrell passed away peacefully on November 1, 2018. She was 97 years old. Emma was born May 19, 1921 in Jamestown, California. Her husband, Bryce passed away in 2008. They both led active lives in Shasta County for 71 years. For over 20 years they were square dancers with the Shasta Dam Dandy’s Club. They loved traveling and never missed a Saturday night card game with their long-time friends, for 55 years.

Emma will be greatly missed by her daughter, Deanna (Ed) Scott of Redding, and son, Dwight (Jeanette) Modrell of Sunnyvale. She was a devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren; Deanna’s daughter, Yvette and son Bradley; and her son Dwight’s two sons, Christopher & Ryan. Emma will be forever remembered by her five great-grandchildren, Joseph, Marisa, Rochelle, Kayla & Jerred. Emma is also survived by her 94 year old sister Dorris.

Her Memorial Service will be held at McDonald’s Chapel on Continental Street, in Redding on November 9th at 11:30 A.M. A Celebration of Life will follow


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018

Emma Louise Modrell

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Lorraine Lippert

November 8, 2018

Although I haven't seen Emma for awhile, I have such good memories of a lovely lady that was my pleasure
of knowing . I was a friend of her daughter-in law Thelma Scott, and other family members both in
Shingletown & Redding for many years. I share her families' grief at this difficult time.