Longtime Foresthill resident, Jaunice Amanda Botts Partridge, passed away from natural causes on July 23, 2021.
Jaunice was born October 19, 1927 in Grass Valley, California and lived in Foresthill almost her entire life. She was the daughter of Ernest Dallas Botts and Edythe Kinney Botts.
As the oldest student on the bus during her high school years, she sometimes put mail in the boxes on the way home and also sold pickles to the other kids for the old Langstaff's Store. After graduating from Placer High School, she worked as a soda fountain clerk at the Mountain Belle where she met her soon-to-be husband, Elmer Grant Partridge Sr. They were married March 18, 1949 and had three sons; Elmer Jr., Kenneth, and Ernest.
Jaunice devoted her life to her family. She loved to cook and garden, and she was very skilled in needlework. Embroidery was her favorite, and she supplied the family with beautiful pillow cases and handmade aprons, not to mention lovely crocheted tablecloths. She was an industrious gardener and spared no effort in caring for her family and keeping them well fed and cared for.
Jaunice was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her parents and her siblings; LeRoy Botts, whom the Foresthill Park was dedicated to after he was killed in WWII, Eugene Botts of Carmichael, and Florence Botts Hill of Tyler, Texas.
Jaunice is survived by sons, Elmer Jr. and wife Pat, of Washington state, Kenneth of Foresthill, Ernest and wife Rebecca of Auburn, and grandson Joshua Partridge and wife Chelsey, of Cool. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice. A small graveside service will be held for family and close friends on August 8th.