Deidria Etheridge — a third-grade teacher known by friends and family as Dee — suffered a heart attack and stroke just three days before the start of school. She died Aug. 26, at age 59.
I stopped by Grass Valley this week to learn more about Etheridge, since she had taught there for more than 20 years.
After hearing the stories, I have to say that I wish I could have met her.
You can read the piece about her life and teaching career here. Information about Saturday’s memorial service is at the bottom of the obituary.
If you knew Etheridge, you’re welcome to add your memories of her on this forum.