Funeral services for William E. “Bill” Connolly, 68, of
who died Thursday, Aug. 23, 1990, at a Reno, Nev. hospital,
will be conducted at
Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Father Raul Covarrubas of St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Caldwell, will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Connolly was born April 23, 1922, at Eagleville,
Calif., a son of Edward M. and Viola Marshall Connolly. He
attended school in Eagleville and
Calif., graduating from Alturas High School in 1941. He
joined the Army Air Force as an airplane mechanic in 1941. He
married Dorothy Briggs March 28, 1953, in Reno. After the
couple were married they moved to El Segundo, Calif., where he
worked for the Douglas Aircraft Co. In 1959 they moved to
Sacramento and he began working for the Aero-Jet Corp., until
moving to Las Vegas in 1965, where he worked a the Nuclear
test site outside of Las Vegas. In 1970 they moved to Battle
Mountain, Nev., where he worked for the DuVall Mining Co. The
couple moved to Boise in 1978 where he worked for the Yanke
Machine Shop and then for Morrison-Knudsen railroad division.
In 1981he moved to Tonopah, Nev., and went to work for the
Anaconda Copper Co. In 1985 he moved to Gabbs, Nev., where he
worked for FMC until his retirement.
He was a member of the VFW of Gabbs and also of the
He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a daughter, Mary
Calif.; three sons, Charles of Battle Mountain, Don of Carson
City, Nev., and Dan of Caldwell; two brothers, Francis of
Washington and Patrick of Nevada; a granddaughter, Miranda
Humphrey of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rose
and a son, David.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American
Cancer Society, 1609 Abbs, Boise, Idaho, 83705.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell