Nevada Obituaries

Source:  Record Courier - Gardnerville, 

Vernon Meyer - Record Courier - September 1, 1999 Vernon Harris "Bud" Meyer, 73, of Jordan, Ark., died Aug. 29 at Baxter County Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Sept. 2, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mountain Home, where he was a member.  Mr. Meyer was born on Nov. 14, 1925, in Howells, Neb., to John F. and Hattie Meyer.  He graduated from Fremont Senior High School in 1943 and attended classes at Midland Junior College in Fremont, Neb., just prior to enlisting in the U.S. Merchant Marines later that year. While in training at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. After basic training at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., he was shipped to the European Theater, where he served at the Battle of the Bulge. At the time of his honorable discharge from the Army on June 26, 1946, Mr. Meyer was one of the youngest first sergeants in the service. President Harry S. Truman honored him with a personal letter of thanks and appreciation for his heroism and leadership.After leaving the service, he, his mother and younger brother moved to Long Beach, Calif., to join another brother and sister. There he completed an associate of arts degree in electrical engineering and became employed as a weapon systems specialist by the U.S. Department of the Navy. After 32 years, he retired with numerous awards for devoted service, including a letter of his country's appreciation signed by President Jimmy carter.  Upon retirement, Mr. Meyer moved to Walker, Calif., where he lived prior to moving to the Twin Lakes area of Arkansas in August 1994. After briefly residing in Cotter, he moved to his last place of residence in Jordan.  Mr. Meyer was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Terry Lee.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughters Cheryl Weeks, Kathy Henderson and "Sam" Webster, all of Ventura, Calif.; adopted son/grandson Steve Meyer, son of Terry Lee; brothers Norman C. Meyer of Seal Beach, Calif., Warren J. Meyer of Las Vegas and Dean W. Meyer of Jordan, Ark.; sisters Florence Malecki of Long Beach, Calif., and Shirley Paul of Leucadia, Calif.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leonard Scribner - Record Courier - September 1, 1999. A graveside service for Leonard Scribner, 77, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mr. Scribner died on Aug. 29 at his home in Gardnerville. He was born on March 18, 1922, in Roy, Mo., to James and Eva Smith Scribner. He was a Teamster for 40 years and a Gardnerville resident for nine y ears, coming from Topaz Ranch Estates. Mr. Scribner enjoyed traveling and loved music. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Ramona L. Scribner, who died on Nov. 9, 1990, in Gardnerville, one brother and four sisters. Surviving are his sons James H. Scribner of Las Vegas and Ralph D. Scribner of June Lake, Calif.; brother Arthur Scribner of Hemet, Calif., and sisters Wanda Goin of Sacramento, Calif., and Golda Goin of Ava, Mo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Barbara Taylor - Record Courier - September 1, 1999. Barbara C. Taylor, 78, died on Aug. 29 at Carson Valley Living Care Center in Gardnerville. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, Calif. Mrs. Taylor was born on March 4, 1921, in Binghamton, N.Y., to Leonard and Bessie Hewett Chase. She was a homemaker whose life was devoted to her four children and grandchildren. She was involved in government issues and was a staunch supporter of the 700 Club and Crystal Cathedral.She came to Gardnerville from San Jose, Calif., 10 years ago. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry E. Taylor Sr., who died in San Jose in 1967, one brother and one sister. Survivors include her daughters Penny A. Glisson of Gardnerville and Robin L. Taylor of Sacramento, Calif., and sons Harry E. Taylor Jr. of Sacramento and Matthew A. Taylor of Grass Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arlyss Cornelsen - Record Courier - September 4, 1999 . Gardnerville resident and former bank manager Arlyss ("Arlie") Cornelsen succumbed to complications following surgery at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Tahoe, Calif., Aug. 30.  He was employed as both assistant manager and manager of the Gardnerville branch of the Bank of America from 1974 until his retirement 10 years later.  Born in Hillsboro, Kan., in 1915, Cornelsen's banking career had led to vice president and managerial posts in Arizona and California prior to his move to Gardnerville.  During the 1970s and '80s, he was an active member of the Gardnerville-Carson Valley Kiwanis Club, including a term as president.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cornelsen of Gardnerville; two sons, Douglas Cornelsen of Dearborn, Mich., and Alan Cornelsen of Hillsboro, Ore.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Ethel Dobbs - Record Courier - September 4, 1999. Ethel E. Dobbs, 79, died on Aug. 30 at her home in Gardnerville.  She was born in Michigan on March 8, 1920, to Robert and Margaret Derf Syester.  Mrs. Dobbs was a homemaker and resided in Santa Ana, Calif., before coming to Gardnerville nine years ago.  She enjoyed cooking, collecting Avon decanters, car rides, the outdoors and, especially, spending time with her family.  Her husband predeceased her in 1959.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew A. Sr. and Michelle Dobbs, sister Elena Syester, all of Gardnerville, and three grandchildren.

Paul Gibilisco - Record Courier - September 4, 1999. A memorial service for Paul Gibilisco, 76, was held yesterday, Sept. 3, at Walton's Chapel of the Valley, with Pastor Pete Nelson officiating.  Mr. Gibilisco died on Aug. 31 at Valley Meadows Living Center in Gardnerville.  He was born in Omaha, Neb., on Dec. 17, 1922, to Rosario and Mary Cantone Gibilisco.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  On Dec. 12, 1969, he and Sarah Vasta were married in Reno.  Mr. Gibilisco was in quality control for the food industry and lived in San Jose, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville eight years ago.  He enjoyed hunting, traveling to San Francisco, dancing and spending time with his family.  Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Josephine Moreno.  Survivors include his wife Sarah of Gardnerville; sons Gary of San Jose, Calif., and Terrance of South Lake Tahoe and daughters Carolyn Gibilisco of Gardnerville, Paula Gibilisco of Minden and Marilyn Gibilisco Cayton of San Jose; sister Lena Codr of St. Joseph, Mo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donald Shannon - Record Courier - September 4, 1999. A memorial service for Donald Raymond Shannon, 74, was held yesterday, Sept. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Minden, where he was a member.  Mr. Shannon died on Aug. 30 at the Veterans Medical Center.  He was born in Hamburg, Mich., on Sept. 8, 1923, to Edwin and Jennie Sawyer Shannon.  During World War II, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps and took part in the Saipan invasion.  He was a customer service representative in the hardware business and had lived in Bishop, Calif., before moving to Nevada 20 years ago.  He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers.  Surviving are his wife Maile Shannon of Carson City; son Donald Shannon Jr. of Pt. Reyes Station, Calif., and daughter Kathleen Huber of Green River, Wyo.; sister Ventura Brown of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Janet Champlain - Record Courier -  September 22, 1999. Janet Audrey Champlain, 79, died on Sept. 17 at her home in Wellington.She was born on Nov. 18, 1919, in New Haven, Conn., to George and Marion Thompson Divine. Mrs. Champlain was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and home improvement projects. She had been a Wellington resident for four years, coming from Grants Pass, Ore.Predeceasing her were her parents; her husband Lyman Champlain, who died on May 4, 1999, in Wellington; brother David Sorensen; and grandson Michael Speed.  Surviving are daughters Jeri L. Riley and Laurel L. Champlain, both of Wellington, and sons Ralph W. Champlain of Eagle Point, Ore.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Robert Duford - Record Courier -  September 22, 1999. Robert A. "Big Bob" Duford, 47, a former Gardnerville resident, died at his Carson City home on Sept. 17 from complications of diabetes.  Mr. Duford was born on Nov. 28, 1951, in Pennsylvania.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed fishing at Topaz Lake.  Survivors include his mother Marie Mitchell and brother Glenn Mitchell, both of Pennsylvania.

Clara Peterson - Record Courier -  September 22, 1999. A funeral service for Clara Jane Hawkins Peterson, 79, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Carson City. Burial will follow at Genoa Cemetery.  Mrs. Peterson died on Sept. 19 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.  She was born in Genoa on May 27, 1920, to James and Mary Ellen Campbell Hawkins.  She graduated from Genoa Nevada Grade School and Douglas County High School and moved to Carson City when she was 22 years old.  Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker who enjoyed working in her garden and reading. She was extremely proud of her Irish and Genoa family heritage.  Her husband Theodore J. Peterson died on July 4, 1995.  Survivors include her children, John Peterson, Linda Prestella and Gail Benson, all of Carson City; sister Virginia Clymer of Carson City and brother Gordon Hawkins of Gold Beach, Ore.; nephew Bill King of Carson City; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Ryan O'Sullivan - Record Courier -  September 22, 1999. A memorial service for Ryan Sean O'Sullivan, 15, will be held today, Sept. 22, at 3:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 1101 Dresslerville Rd., Gardnerville Ranchos.  Ryan died on Sept. 17 from complications of asthma.  He was born on June 4, 1984, to John and Patty O'Sullivan.  Ryan was a sophomore at Douglas High School and was co-owner, with his brother Dan, of Ballistic Board Supply in Gardnerville.  A Skate Jam to celebrate Ryan's life will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, in the parking lot of Calvary Chapel from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Ryan is survived by his parents; brother Dan and sister Pam Stephens and her husband Jeff, sister Shannon; grandparents John O'Sullivan, Eileen O'Sullivan, Gen Collins; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his grandfather, Charles Collins.

Verda Boling - RecordCourier -  September 25, 1999. Verda Onilla Boling, 89, died on Sept. 22 at her Minden home.  She was born in Celina, Texas, on April 30, 1910, to Andrew and Martha Hawkins Peterman.  Before moving to Minden 3-1/2 years ago, Mrs. Boling resided for over 60 years in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was a member of the Fort Worth Baptist Church and a founding member of Northside Women's Club. She was also an active member of the Fort Worth Lady Elks #124.  Mrs. Boling was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, M.Z. Thompson, and husband of 12 years, Jim Boling, and son Dick Anthony of Fort Worth.  Surviving are her daughters Marva Duckworth of Minden and Gail Bauer of Pleasanton, Calif., and step-daughter Kathy Hampton of Florida; five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews.

Harlan Anderson - Record Courier -  September 29, 1999. A graveside service for Harlan E. Anderson, 64, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville. Rev. Emil Leising will officiate. Mr. Anderson, a rancher and life-time Gardnerville resident, died on Sept. 26 at his home.  He was born in Reno on Oct. 10, 1934, to Charles and Ella Marquat Anderson.  From 1957 to 1959, he served as a seaman in the U.S. Navy.  In 1968, he married Edna Overton.  Mr. Anderson belonged to the Farm Bureau of Douglas County and the Wool Board and was a past member of the Carson vAlley active 20-30 Club.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William, Henry and Harold, sister Arlie Ella Bruns and his wife Edna in 1990.  Surviving are his long-time companion Ruth Gibson of Gardnerville; nephews Dennis Bruns of Gardnerville, Jimmy Anderson of Minden, David Bruns of Washoe Valley and Lloyd Anderson of Oklahoma; nieces Leola Tucker of Carson Valley and Karen Benavidez of Victorville, Calif.; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Andrew Gialy - Record Courier -  September 29, 1999. Mr. Gialy died on Sept. 15 in Havre, Mont., where he was working for A-1 Paving Inc.  He was born on May 13, 1955, in Lovelock to William and Mary Gialy.  He was a 1973 graduate of Carson High School and also of the U.S. Air Force avionic sensor system training.  Mr. Gialy served with the Nevada Air National Guard from July 1977 to December 1984.  He was a heavy equipment operator for 25 years and had previously worked for Bently Agridynamics in Minden.  He enjoyed camping, hunting, boating and traveling the U.S. He also restored vintage automobiles.  Predeceasing him was his father William Gialy in 1987.  Survivors include his wife Regina Gialy of Carson City; mother and stepfather Mary and Stuart Knapp of Carson City; stepson Anthony Dietel of Burbank, Calif.; sisters Patti Adkins of Elko and Terry Pitman of Twin Falls, Idaho; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces.

George Hopkins - Record Courier - October 6, 1999 . George S. Hopkins, 78, died on Sept. 22 at his home in Gardnerville. A memorial service with full military honors will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley.  Mr. Hopkins was born on Oct. 12, 1920, in Paris, France, to George and Clarisse Heraud Hopkins.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  On Nov. 4, 1946, he and Catherine Yasko were married in Hollywood, Calif.  A Gardnerville resident for 9 years, coming from Mar Vista, Calif., Mr. Hopkins was a manufacturing engineer who manufactured the Environmental Control Systems for the Gemini and Apollo space missions. He also helped develop the Environmental Control System for the M-1 tank.  Mr. Hopkins enjoyed fixing things and watching football on TV, especially the USC team. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a special gift of wit.  Survivors include his wife Catherine of Gardnerville; sons Glenn John Hopkins of Minden, James V.C. Hopkins of Placerville, Calif., and Thomas George Hopkins of Huntington Beach, Calif., and daughter Sharon C. Rodriguez of Mar Vista; brother John A. Hopkins of Santa Monica, Calif.; niece Lorraine Osborne of Santa Maria, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Garth McCormack - Record Courier - October 6, 1999 . A special memorial will be held in the spring to celebrate the life and artworks of Garth Stewart McCormack, 55, of Woodfords. Information will be distributed at that time to ensure his friends can all attend.  Mr. McCormack died Oct. 1 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was the owner and operator of Woodfords' Inn in Woodfords and a friend to many in Alpine County, Minden and Gardnerville.  He was born Jan. 15, 1944, and raised in San Jose, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army, worked for about five years for the San Jose Police Department, then moved to Alpine County to be a deputy sheriff. He returned to San Jose in the mid-1970s and served for 12 years as a patrol officer with the San Jose Police Department. He returned to his beloved mountains, bought Woodfords Inn in the late 1980s and had resided in Woodfords ever since.  Mr. McCormack was a man of varied talents and achievements. He earned his master's degree in fine arts from San Jose State University. He served at one time as art commissioner for Alpine County. He was an accomplished pianist and photographer, painted and crafted his own pottery. He enjoyed many kinds of music and loved to cook, regularly attending fine dining and wine tasting events. He also loved riding his motorcycle, hiking and other outdoor activities.  Both of Mr. McCormack's parents preceded him in death. He leaves behind his cousin, Marty Boyer of Hayward, Calif., his companion, Victoria Taylor, distant relatives and countless friends.

Maxine Williams - Record Courier - October 6, 1999. Maxine M. Williams, 84, died on Oct. 3 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.  She was born on Nov. 29, 1914, in Ephraim, Utah, to Fred and Emily Christensen Mangelson.  For the last two months, Mrs. Williams lived in Minden with her niece Bonnie Hall.  She came from Kent, Wash., where she was a member of the 1st Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the senior center and AARP.  Before that, Mrs. Williams was secretary for Cedar Green Cannery in Georgetown, Wash., for 15 years and secretary for the Carpenter's Union in Renton, Wash., for 10 years. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles in Renton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and her husband John Williams, who died in Renton in 1987.  Survivors include her brother Robert Mangelson of Spokane, Wash., and niece Bonnie Hall of Minden.  A memorial service and inturnment will be in Renton.

Mary Gall - Record Courier - October 6, 1999. Mary Frances Gall, 73, died at her residence in Walker, Calif., Oct. 1.  Mrs. Gall was born in Indianapolis, Ind., May 26, 1926, to Jennings and Helen Sanford. She had worked for the K&M; Bakery for five years and lived in the Walker area for 25 years.  She is survived by her son Gerry Gall of Walker and two daughters, Jeanette Musselman of Evergreen, Colo., and Juanita Folstad of La Mesa, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.rune and Buck Mortuary of Bishop, Calif., handled the arrangements.

Myron Dressler - Record Courier -  October 9, 1999. A graveside service for Myron P. Dressler, 99, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at Mottsville Cemetery in Minden.  Mr. Dressler died on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Ore., where he had lived since 1984.  Mr. Dressler was born on June 19, 1900, in Gardnerville to W.F. and Margueretta Park Dressler.  He was a distributor for Richfield oil in Minden for many years.  In 1962, he married Lucy Wolfer in Oregon. She died in 1985.  Mr. Dressler enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. He was a member of Bethel Church of God in Oregon.  Beside his wife Lucy, he was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Brown, and brothers Irwin, Carroll and H. Dressler.  Survivors include a brother, Milton Dressler of Moraga, Calif., a sister, Margueretta Jeffery of Walnut Creek, Calif., and family friend Betty Bean of Roseburg, Ore.

Jean Egan - Record Courier -  October 9, 1999. Jean Egan, 69, a Gardnerville resident for 15 years, died on Oct. 6 at Select Specialty Hospital in Reno.  Mrs. Egan was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Chicago, Ill.  She and her husband Robert were married on Jan. 2, 1949, in Yuma City, Ariz.  Mrs. Egan was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting and knitting and spending time with her family. She liked video poker and was a past member of the Women of the Moose Lodge.  Mrs. Egan was predeceased by her mother and one brother.Survivors include her husband Robert of Gardnerville; son and daughter Dan Egan and Rea Martin, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ralph Fair - Record Courier -  October 9, 1999. A memorial service for Ralph Stanley Fair, 90, will be held today, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville, with Pastor Larry Miller officiating.  Mr. Fair died on Oct. 5 at Valley Meadows Living Center in Gardnerville.He was born in Verona, Pa., on July 13, 1909.He had lived in Nevada for 25 years, coming from Los Angeles, Calif.  Mr. Fair was a cabinet maker and installer. He was very active in bowling and enjoyed fishing and hunting.On Sept. 14, 1991, he married Mary Edna Hancock in Gardnerville.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, in 1990, sons Charles Fredrick, Richard Gayle and Michael Stanley, three brothers and one sister.Surviving are his wife Mary Fair of Gardnerville; son Frank Raymond Fair of Topaz Lake and daughter Charlotte Settelmeyer of Reno; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marvin Dressler - Record Courier - October 12, 1999. Marvin "Unoah" Dressler, 80, a lifetime resident of Carson Valley, died on Oct. 9 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.A funeral service will be tomorrow, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. at FitzHenry's, and burial will follow at Stewart Indian Cemetery in Carson City.  Mr. Dressler was born in Nevada on April 3, 1919, to Harry and Amilia Fred Dressler.  He was a Washoe Tribal Elder and a teacher with the Washoe Language Immersion School and at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He loved watching his grandchildren playing sports and enjoyed long rides and being with his family.  Mr. Dressler was predeceased by his brother John.  Survivors include sons Shuman Dressler of Gardnerville and Thurman Dressler of Carson City and daughter Maureena Dressler of Markleeville; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Sadie Parker - Record Courier - October 12, 1999. Private family services will be held today, Oct. 13, for Sadie Brown Parker, who died on Oct. 9 at St. Mary's Hospital in Reno at the age of 73.Mrs. Parker was born on Jan. 12, 1926, in Southgate, Calif., to Harry and Letta Brown.On Dec. 27, 1946, she married Ralph Parker in Upland, Calif.She was a homemaker and lived in Ventura, Calif., from 1948 to 1993 and in Minden since 1993. Mrs. Parker was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AA of Carson City. She enjoyed traveling, needlework, gardening and was a local history buff. Her grandchildren, Sarah and Erin Cook, were the light and pride of her life.  Surviving are her husband Ralph Parker of Minden; son R. Dalton Parker of San Diego, Calif., and daughter and son-in-law Tedra and Michael Cook of Carson City; sisters Hazel Quackenbush of Auburn, Calif., and Ella Homutoff of Chino, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Renie Shane - Record Courier - October 12, 1999. A graveside service was held for Renie Shane on Oct. 1 at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.  Mrs. Shane, a Gardnerville resident for the past 12 years, died on Sept. 28 at her residence.  She is survived by her daughter Erin Nelson and her husband Jack and family of Gardnerville; son Mike Shane and family of Anadarko, Okla; sister Iris Williams of England; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jenna Sims - Record Courier - October 12, 1999. A funeral service was held for Jenna Alexis Sims on Oct. 12 at the Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Gardnerville. Burial will be in California.  Jenna, the infant daughter of Eddie and Shelly Sims of Gardnerville, died on Oct. 8 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Reno.  She is survived by her parents; her sister Jessica and brothers Justin and Jakeb; maternal grandparents, Christopher King of Gardnerville and Karen King of Tracy, Calif., and paternal grandparents, Ed and Emma sims of Dallas, Ore.

Robert French - Record Courier -  Saturday, October 30, 1999. Robert Lee French, 84, died at his Wellington home on Oct. 23.  He was born on Jan. 8, 1915, in Washington to George and Mae Vernier French.  He was in the Merchant Marines until his retirement.  In July 1994, Mr. French moved to Nevada from Redding, Calif.  He enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time with his family.  Mr. French was predeceased by his wife, who died in January 1994.  He is survived by his sons Lawrence Galarpez of the San Francisco Bay area, Patrick Herrmann of Sparks and Chester Sherry of San Francisco and daughters Laurie Grove of Wellington, Monica Smith of Reno and Sonia Bodner of San Pedro, Calif.; brother Donald A. French of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

John Herdt - Record Courier -  Saturday, October 30, 1999. A memorial service with military honors will be held for John Joseph Herdt at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Topaz Community Center.  Mr. Herdt died on Oct. 24.  He was born in New York City in 1932.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Post #3630 at Topaz Ranch Estates.Mr. Herdt moved to the area in 1991. Prior to that, he worked at UCLA as facility manager until retirement and was in the Democratic Central Committee.  Surviving are his wife Joanne Herdt; daughter Jacqueline Herdt; sister Peggy Herdt; stepsons Jared and Andrew Clark; grandsons Dylan, Zachary and Kald; nephews Richard Duffy, John Weber, Tom and Gary Herdt and nieces Jerry Duffy, Winnie Edmiston, Kathy Glancotti, Mary Shea; and sister-in-law Mary Herdt.

Clara Mellquist - Record Courier -  Saturday, October 30, 1999. Clara Mellquist, 83, a Gardnerville resident for 18 years, died on Oct. 25 at Valley Meadows Living Center. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Aug. 6, 1916, and had lived in Southern California before moving to the Carson Valley. Mrs. Mellquist was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville and La Sertoma. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, Crescenta Valley chapter.  She loved gardening.  Predeceasing Mrs. Mellquist was her husband of 49 years, John, who died in 1981.  Surviving are her daughter Joan McKeig of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Albert Sutton - Record Courier -  Saturday, October 30, 1999. Albert H. Sutton, 85, died on Oct. 26 at his Gardnerville home.  He was born on June 9, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., to Charles and Elsie Grim Sutton.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Mr. Sutton was a musician and piano technician, who had started performing at the age of 15.  Before moving to the Valley four years ago, he lived at Lake Tahoe for 26 years. There he played with the big bands for many years.  On June 22, 1970, he and Myrna R. Soper were married.  He is survived by his wife Myrna of Gardnerville; sons Marty Sutton of Orem, Utah, Bob Sutton of Nephi, Utah, Mark Hanson of Santa Paula, Calif., and Michael Hanson of Long Beach, Calif., and daughter Eryn Foster of Spanish Fork, Utah; and 11 grandchildren.

Dale Valentine - Record Courier -  Saturday, October 30, 1999. Dale Cleveland Valentine, 90, of Gardnerville died Oct. 29 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.  He was born in Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1909, to William J. and Grace M. Cleveland Valentine.  Mr. Valentine married Rose E. Eversole April 5, 1946, in Berkeley, Calif. He was an electrical engineer for Westinghouse Electric for 42 years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Valentine. He came to Gardnerville from Auburn, Calif., 1-1/2 years ago.  Survivors include his wife Rose, son Matt D. Valentine and grandchildren Kristen E. and Rhys M. Valentine, all of Gardnerville.

Harold Huffman - Record Courier - Saturday, November 6, 1999. Harold Huffman, 86, a Gardnerville resident since 1954, died on Oct. 31 at Tahoe Pacific Hospital.  He was born in Iowa on Oct. 1, 1913, to W.H. and Eva Bishop Huffman.  He was a motel owner and had previously lived in Long Beach, Calif.Mr. Huffman is survived by his friends Ted and Lucy Rich and Terry and Sissy Walton, all of Coleville.

Marguerite Hill - Record Courier - Wednesday, November 10, 1999 .  A funeral service for Marguerite Hill, 82, was held on Monday, Nov. 8, at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Carson City, where she was an active member. Burial was at Fernley Cemetery following the service.  Mrs. Hill, a Carson City resident for 20 years, died on Nov. 4 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.  She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 30, 1917, to Joseph and Mary Katula Lica.Mrs. Hill had been a telephone operator and lived in Stockton, Calif., before moving to Carson City.Predeceasing her were her husband Howard Hill in 1994, daughter Christine Fournier, brother Sigmund Lica and sisters Marion Lebens and Eleanor Johnson.  Surviving are daughters Margie Novotny of Minden and Janice Christophersen of Klamath Falls, Ore., son Ken Hill of Carson City; brother Will Lica of San Diego, Calif., and sister Leona Reddinger of Glendale, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Pedego - Record Courier - Wednesday, November 10, 1999. A memorial service for Dorothy Lucille Pedego, 81, was held on Nov. 8 at Genoa Community Church. Rev. Julie Johnson officiated.  Mrs. Pedego died on Oct. 4 at St. Mary's Hospital in Reno.  She was born on May 22, 1918, in Tipton, Mo., to Henry and Lucille Briscoe.  She was a homemaker and had lived in Hemet, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville 15 years ago.  Her husband, Ray Sterling Pedego, predeceased her on April 9, 1984.  Mrs. Pedego is survived by her sons Cameron Pedego of Minden, Keith Pedego of South Lake Tahoe and Craig Pedego of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and four grandchildren.

Margaret Shetler - Record Courier - Wednesday, November 10, 1999. A funeral service for Margaret L. Shetler was held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Inurnment was at Lone Mountain in Carson City.  Mrs. Shetler died on Nov. 6 at the age of 69.  She was born in Michigan on March 22, 1930, to George and Edith Richmond Husson.  She was a bookkeeper in the banking business and had lived in Carson City for three years, coming from Coleville, Calif.  Mrs. Shetler was Past Matron of Esther Chapter #3 Order of Eastern Star, an active member of Ammon-Ra Temple #56 Daughters of the Nile, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Antelope Valley Women's Club in Coleville and belonged to Beta Sigma Phi.  Survivors include her son John L. Dodge of Michigan, daughters Karen Rosa of Michigan and Sharon Dodge of California; brother George Husson of California; and four grandchildren.

Bruce Nystrom - Record Courier - November 13, 1999. Bruce James Nystrom, 55, a Gardnerville Ranchos resident for the past 24 years, died Nov. 8, 1999, at his residence. He was born Nov. 9, 1943, in North Hollywood, Calif., to Herbert and Jean Boston Nystrom.  He married Mary Jean on May 11, 1975, in Zephyr Cove.  Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Covina, Calif.  Mr. Nystrom was a technical representative for Xerox for 35 years. He was a member of the Ranchos Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years, serving as president for most of those years and as chief engineer and training officer. He was a trustee and chairman of the board of Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District. He enjoyed his family, gardening and especially growing his own grapes and making his own wine.  He served in the U.S. Navy.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean, in 1996.Among his survivors are his wife, Mary Jean (MJ) of Gardnerville; son Eric of Las Vegas; daughter Melissa Salmon of Los Alamos, N.M. and Gretchen of Gardnerville; father Herbert of Gardnerville; and two grandchildren

Arvie Frazier - Record Courier - November 13, 1999. A funeral service for Arvie Mae Frazier, 87, was held on Nov. 11. at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Inurnment followed at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.  Mrs. Frazier died on Nov. 9 at Valley Meadows Living Center in Gardnerville.  She was born in Sparks, Okla., on May 5, 1912, to James and Mary Ferguson Durbin.  Mrs. Frazier was a resident of Gardnerville for 15 years, coming from Montrose, Colo.  She loved country music and enjoyed being with her family.  She was married to Haskell Rich of Yerington, who died on May 1, 1988, and to Owen Frazier, who died on Nov. 16, 1993.  Also predeceasing Mrs. Frazier were her parents, daughter Joy Bernice Miller, son Ernest Gene Rich, two brothers and four sisters.  Survivors include her daughters Darlene Tea of Gardnerville and Loydell Warkentin of Shade Cove, Ore., and sons Haskell Rich Jr., of Carson City, Robin Rich of Yreka, Calif., and Jerry Rich of Pilot Hill, Calif.; sister Evelyn of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Theresa Kelly - Record Courier - November 13, 1999. A memorial service for Theresa A. Kelly, 80, will be held today, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville.  Mrs. Kelly died on Nov. 9 at Lifecare Center in Reno.  She was born in New York, N.Y., on April 13, 1919, to Frank and Emma Sperling Ford.  Mrs. Kelly was a resident of Gardnerville for 10 years, coming from Midland, Texas.  She enjoyed doing things for senior citizens and loved doing crafts and chair recaning.  Predeceasing her were her parents, a sister, one grandchild and her husband Robert B. Kelly, who died in January 1989 in Gardnerville.Surviving are sons Richard Kelly of Gardnerville and Michael Kelly of Reno and daughters Judy Ostrem of Gardnerville and Patricia Ben of Las Vegas; sister Lydia Kubiak of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Takashi Murakami - Record Courier - November 13, 1999. Takashi Murakami, 81, died on Nov. 8 at Valley Meadows Living Center in Gardnerville.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in San Francisco, where he was born on Jan. 23, 1918.  He and Toshiye Nagasugi were married on March 11, 1944, at Ft. Thomas, Ky.  Mr. Murakami served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Pan American Airways. He had also been a communications specialist for the University of California at Berkeley for 10 years.  He loved traveling and marketing Pan Am.  Mr. Murakami is survived by his wife, Toshiye, of Minden.

Cheryl Sellers - Record Courier - November 13, 1999. Services for Cheryl Jeanne Darrough Sellers, 50, of Reno, will be held today, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Walton's Chapel in Sparks.    Mrs. Sellers died on Nov. 7 at St. Mary's Hospital in Reno  She was born on March 14, 1949, in Ventura, Calif., to Robert and Jeanette Darrough.She spent her childhood in Ventura and lived in Conroe, Texas, Lake Tahoe and Camino, Calif., before moving to Northern Nevada in 1992.  She was an artist and executive host in the gaming industry.  Predeceasing Mrs. Sellers were her parents.  Survivors include her husband, Roben of Reno; sons Daylen of Reno and Dustin of Ventura; grandsons Forrest and Colton; brothers Jim Darrough of Minden, Dale Darrough of Baton Rouge, La., and Robert Darrough of Stateline; two daughters-in-law; and nine nephews and nieces.

Roy Graeber - Record Courier -  November 17, 1999. A funeral service for Roy Gerald Graeber, 85, will be held today, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra, 930 Julie Lane, South Lake Tahoe.  Mr. Graeber, a resident of South Lake Tahoe from 1961 to 1993, died Nov. 10.  He was a native of Iowa and moved to California in 1940.  He was retired from the city of South Lake Tahoe, where he was a mechanic. For the last five years, he was a resident of Mesa, Ariz.  Mr. Graeber's hobbies were prospecting and collecting John Deere memorabilia.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lenora Graeber, in 1992 and his brother Lester Graeber in 1997.  Among his survivors are his second wife Lucille Graeber of Mesa, Ariz.; son Gary Graeber and daughter-in-law Linda Graeber of Carson City; grandchildren Robin Sanders of Carson City, Jessica Royce of Olympia, Wash., and Jason Graeber of Fallon; 10 great- grandchildren; and step-children Colleen Sykes, Ernest Christiansen, Joann Lytle and Leon Christiansen and numerous step-grandchildren, all of Wisconsin.

John Davies - Record Courier -  Saturday, November 20, 1999. A mass was held yesterday, Nov. 19, for John T. Davies at the U.S. Marine Base Chapel in Pickel Meadow, Bridgeport, Calif.   Mr. Davies died on Nov. 14 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno at the age of 77.  He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Jan. 3, 1922, to Emlyn and Margaret Thomas Davies.  He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and retired as a security specialist working for the U.S. government in the defense contracts department.  Mr. Davies had resided in the Bay area, in Coleville, Calif., and in Reno for the last six months.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and AmVets.  Survivors include his wife Myrt Davies of Reno; daughters Carole Harris of Fremont, Calif., and Pat Taylor of Oakland, Calif., and son John Davies of Mt. View, Calif.; three grandchildren; and brothers and sisters residing in the East.

Vivian Smith - Record Courier -  Saturday, November 20, 1999 .  Vivian M. Smith, 85, died on Nov. 16 at the Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville.  She was born on Aug. 22, 1914, in Detroit, Mich., to Francis and Ethel Collins Maples.  Mrs. Smith was a resident of Gardnerville for two years, coming from Reno.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Harold J. Smith, who died on April 30, 1975, son Charles H. Smith, who died on Feb. 29, 1988, and one sister.Survivors include her daughters Dolores V. Prondzinski of Western Springs, Ill., and Nancy J. Herman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

James Hind - Record Courier -  Saturday, November 20, 1999. Berkeley, Calif., native James Matthew Hind, 89, a resident of Minden and former resident of San Francisco and Cupertino, Calif., died Nov. 14.  A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Camp Galilee, Glenbrook, Lake Tahoe.  Mr. Hind was the husband of the late Gwendolyn Wolfe Hind.  Survivors include his daughter Gina Hind Hodgson of Danville, Calif.; grandchildren Leslie Hodgson of Douglas County, Patrick Hodgson of Pollack Pines, Calif., Elizabeth Hodgson MacLean of Lafayette, Calif.; great-grandsons Alexander and Zachary MacLean and Nicholas Hodgson.Memorial contributions may be made to the Carson Valley Historical Society, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville 89410 or the Friends of the Douglas County Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden 89423.

Emma Tognetti - Record Courier -  Saturday, November 20, 1999. A graveside service for Emma Tognetti, 93, was held Nov. 18 at Mottsville Cemetery in Minden.  Mrs. Tognetti died on Nov. 14 at Washoe Progressive Care Center in Sparks.  She was born in Nevada on Aug. 16, 1906, to Frank and Kate Ragli Pastorino.  Mrs. Tognetti was a homemaker and had lived in Gardnerville since 1959, coming from Ely.  She was predeceased by her husband and all of her 10 brothers and two sisters.  Surviving are her sons Darryl F. Hawkins of Reno and Gene Tognetti of Orangevale, Calif., and daughter Lois Freeberg of Reno; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Roscoe Vassar - Record Courier -  Saturday, November 20, 1999. Services for Roscoe Kay Vassar, 70, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 12:10 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.  Mr. Vassar died at his Genoa home on Nov. 15.  He was born on July 1, 1929, in Los Angeles to Roscoe Kelsey and Elisabeth Barndt Vassar, and grew up in several central Nevada towns, including Tybo, Tonopah, Imly and Mill City.  The family moved to Genoa in 1944.  Mr. Vassar graduated from Douglas County High School in 1946. He received his bachelor of science degree in geological engineering in 1952 from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. His great-grandmother, Sophie Williams, a prominent rancher in Central Nevada, was the university's first female regent.  Mr. Vassar was a registered nuclear engineer and received a certificate in general management from the University of Santa Clara Graduate School of Business and Administration.  He married Marian Bujalski in Kalispell, Mont., in 1954. Mr. Vassar's career took the family all over the globe, from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Gaithersburg, Md. At the time of his retirement, he was vice president and power operations manager for Bechtel Canada Inc.  He loved reading, was an avid gardener and enjoyed trying to outsmart Wall Street. Most of all, he was famous for his honesty and sense of humor.Preceding him in death were his father, Roscoe Kelsey Vassar; his mother, Elisabeth Barndt Vassar Crouse, a long-time teacher of foreign languages at Douglas High School; his stepfather, Ralph Crouse; and his sister, Hope Vassar Falcke.  Mr. Vassar is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marian Vassar; son, David Roscoe Vassar of Douglas County; daughter Mary Gayle Vassar Melvin of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law Erin and Jim Gaston of Richland, Wash.; grandchildren Kaylin, Ben, Jacob and Zachary Gaston, David, Michael, Steve and Andrew Melvin, Shannan and Devin Roscoe Vassar; and his nephews Rocky, Randy and Roger Falcke, all of Genoa.

Alan Cohen - Record Courier - Wednesday, November 24, 1999. Alan Sherman Cohen, 76, died on Nov. 17 at his Gardnerville home.  He was born in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 2, 1923, to Sam and Emma Fisher Cohen.  He served in the U.S. Air force during World War II and was a senior civilian official at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver for many years.  Mr. Cohen was a resident of Gardnerville for 30 years, coming from California.  His wife, Sable Cohen, died in 1996. He is survived by his brother Mendel F. Cohen of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Floyd Sutton - Record Courier - Wednesday, November 24, 1999. Floyd J. Sutton, a Walker resident for 31 years, died on Nov. 20 in Reno at the age of 82.He was born in Menlo, Kan., on March 31, 1917, to Walter and Ruth Griebel Sutton.On March 31, 1937, he and Willetta M. Burkett were married in Phillipsburg, Kan.Before moving to Walker, Calif., he resided in Long Beach, Calif., where he was an engineer for the Long Beach Fire Department for 26 years.Mr. Sutton enjoyed fishing and camping and loved working with his hands.He was a member of the Antelope Valley Lions Club in Walker.Surviving Mr. Sutton are his wife Willetta of Walker; daughter Sharon K. Cook of Walker and son Gary L. Sutton of Henderson; sisters Janice Barth of Longmont, Colo., and Connie Franklin of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

William Westermeyer Sr. - Record Courier - Wednesday, November 24, 1999. A memorial service for William Edward Westermeyer Sr., 77, will be held at a later date.Mr. Westermeyer died on Nov. 19 at South Lake Tahoe.He was born in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 1922, to Carl and Margaret Westermeyer.He served in the Merchant Marines for three years and in the U.S. Navy during World War II.On Dec. 23, 1948, he and Hazel M. Favre were married in Bethesda, Md. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska.A resident of Gardnerville for 23 years, he had lived in Los Gatos, Calif., where he was a member of George E. Tutt Lodge #292 Free and Accepted Masons.Mr. Westermeyer was a cartographer for 25 years with the American Automobile Association in San Francisco and for H.M. Gousha in San Jose, Calif.He loved horse racing. Predeceasing him were his parents and brother, Carl Westermeyer. Survivors include his wife Hazel of Gardnerville; daughter Nancy E. Hahn of Minden and son William E. Westermeyer Jr. of Geneva, Switzerland; and sister Marie M. Westermeyer of Gardnerville.

Donald Dehne - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 1, 1999. Donald Lawrence Dehne, 69, a Jacks Valley resident for 29 years, died on Nov. 27 in Carson City.A family and friends gathering will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at the Carson City home of Carol Tierney.Mr. Dehne was born in Grand Forks, N.D., on Nov. 1, 1930, and was educated in the U.S. and Germany.He served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, then pursued a second career in Emergency Management for the State of Nevada from 1971 through his retirement in 1990Before moving to Nevada, Mr. Dehne lived in Ankara, Turkey. He is survived by parents, Dr. Edward and Marguerite Dehne of Carson City; his wife of 42 years, Lucy; sons Gary of Jacks Valley and Lance of Reno and daughter Denise Pursel of Reno; grandchildren, Grant and Denae, both of Reno; brother Sam of Reno and sister Loni Donley of Edgewood, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois Desmond - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 1, 1999. Lois K. Desmond, former long-time resident of Gardnerville, died at her home in Corona, Calif., Nov. 27.She was 84. Mrs. Desmond was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne W. Desmond, in 1985, and by her daughter, Tess Desmond Stoddard, in 1993. The funeral Mass will be held on Dec. 2 at noon at St. Gall. During her residence in Gardnerville, Mrs. Desmond was actively involved in the Douglas County Senior Center activities. She loved painting and writing. At one time she wrote the Ranchos Roundup column for The Record-Courier. She attended St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.She is survived by daughters Dana Desmond and Mary Johnson of Gardnerville; Barbara Desmond of Coucil Bluffs, Iowa; Virginia Hernandez of Riverside, Calif.; and Lori Desmond and son-in-law, James F. Jusko, of Corona, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-granchildren.

Emma Schacht - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 1, 1999. Genoa naive Emma M. Schacht, 96, of Oxnard, Calif., formerly of Hawthorne, Nev., died on Nov. 27 at Maywood Health Care Center in Oxnard.Funeral services will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hawthorne on Friday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m., with Deacon Perry Harding officiating. Organist will be Marlena Bunch and pallbearers will be grandsons Craig Stevens, Gary Stevens, William "Bill" Schacht, Eric Schacht, Greg Bent and Larry Duch and grandson-in-law Joe Neuberger. Mrs. Schacht was born in Genoa on Oct. 3, 1903, to Diedrich and Marie Wehrman Winkelman. She grew up in Genoa and Gardnerville and attended secretarial school in Berkeley, Calif. On Nov. 27, 1924, she and William C. Schacht were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. They bought a small ranch which they continued to farm until 1937, when they moved into the town of Gardnerville. They lived there until 1942, when they moved to Babbit, Nev., to work in the Naval Ammunition depot.After the Naval base reduced its force, they moved to Hawthorne, where Mrs. Schacht worked for Kellison's Variety Store for a number of years.She was one of the founders and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Hawthorne. In 1995, she moved to Thousand Oaks, Calif., to be close to family members, and later to Oxnard. Mrs. Schacht was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Schacht; daughter Margaret Duch-Haden; daughter-in-law, Patricia Schacht; sons-in-law, Stanley Duch and Raymond Stevens; brothers Harry and Ewald Winkelman; and many nieces and nephews.Surviving are her son, Stanley Schacht of Winnemucca; daughters Anita Stevens of Oxnard and Loretta Bent of Thousand Oaks; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvia Stoddard - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 1, 1999. Sylvia Crowell Stoddard, 90, died on Nov. 11 at Carson Healthcare. She was buried in the veterans' section of Lone Mountain Cemetery, following a simple honor guard of the Veterans' Memorial Association, with Rick James playing taps. Mrs. Stoddard was born to Raymond Benson and Lucy Davis Crowell, who served as a secretary for the Supreme Court of Nevada from 1919 to 1958. Mrs. Stoddard graduated from Carson High School in 1926 and the University of Nevada in 1930. Her first job was a Works Progress Administration project for the State Department of Education.After a brief marriage to Frederick John Blackburn, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps as a private. She emerged as a major four years later, after serving at WAC Training Centers before being transferred to Washington, D.C. Her last assignment in Washington was as a statistician in the General Staff headquarters under General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Back in Carson City, she and James Van Sant Stoddard were married until 1963. Mrs. Stoddard worked with the State Public Works Board for 25 years. Upon her mandatory retirement at the age of 65, she sailed the world in freighters. Her greatest thrill came in 1996 with the publication of her book, "Sam Knew Them When," by Great Basin Press. Mrs. Stoddard is survived by her nephew, Royal Davis Crowell Jr. and two stepsons and niece Judith Crowell Maynor of Carson Valley and her son and daughter.

Karl Elze - Record Courier - December 4, 1999. A memorial service for Karl H. Elze, 86, will be held today, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Christian Church in Washoe Valley, 145 Esmeralda Ave.  Mr. Elze died on Dec. 1 at his home in Carson City, where he had lived for 25 years.  He was a freelance mechanic and an inventor who held several patents. He enjoyed a good day fishing at Topaz Lake.Surviving are his wife Judy Elze of Carson City; brother Walter Elze of Montclair, Calif.; grandsons Karl Elze of Tulare, Calif., and Keith Elze of Lakeview, Ore.; great-grandsons Karl Jr. and Kenny Elze of Tulare; and several nieces and nephews.

Vern Rieger - Record Courier - December 4, 1999. Vern Allen Rieger, 62, died on Dec. 2 at his Gardnerville home. Inurnment was private. Mr. Rieger was born on Jan. 4, 1937, in Lemmon, S.D., to Adolph and Catherine Perman Rieger. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a police officer for 23 years in Oakland, Calif. He and Janice Kawaski were married in Minden on Sept. 3, 1983. Mr. Rieger had lived in Gardnerville since 1992 and worked for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Minden. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and his best friend, his dog Dax. Predeceasing Mr. Rieger were his parents and sister, Betty Hill. Survivors include his wife Janice Rieger of Gardnerville; daughters Jeni Fritzberg of Pittsburg and Cheryl Tolman of Berkeley, Calif.; sisters Alvina Dickson of Danville, Calif., and Velma Thompson of Fargo, N.D.; and six grandchildren.

Margaret Andersen - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 8, 1999. Funeral services for Margaret A. Clark Andersen, 83, will be Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at Walton's Sparks Funeral Home. Mrs. Andersen died on Dec. 5 at Hearthstone of Northern Nevada. She was a resident of Sparks for over 50 years. She retired as an elementary school teacher, having taught in Douglas, Storey, Washoe, Lincoln and Nye counties for 33 years. Her husband, Holger J. "Hap" Andersen, preceded her in death. Surviving are her son Warren of Reno, daughter Faye of Sparks and two grandchildren.

Valerie Bond-Jackson - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 8, 1999. A memorial service for Valerie Eileen Bond-Jackson, 75, will be held Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Alpine Christian Community Church in Woodfords, Calif. Mrs. Bond-Jackson, a Markleeville, Calif., resident for 13 years, died in Carson City on Dec. 5 at the age of 75. She was born on Feb. 2, 1924, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to John and Elizabeth Robb Neff. She had lived in Osceola and Des Moines, Iowa, and in Reno. Surviving are her husband Robert M. Jackson of Markleeville; sons Ugene Samuel "Sam" Bond Jr. of Forest Lake, Minn., and Jeffrie Bond of Grangeville, Idaho, and daughters Susan Bond-Roberts of Gardnerville and Julie Norton of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; brother Wendell Neff of Spokane, Wash., and sisters Wanda Lee Paschall of Camdenton, Mo., and Glenna Leeper of Anderson, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Paul Dobbins - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 8, 1999. A memorial service for Paul C. Dobbins, 77, will be held Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mr. Dobbins died on Dec. 5 at his home in Carson City, where he lived for 20 years, coming from Phoenix, Ariz. He retired from Cubix Corp. in Carson City in 1993. Surviving Mr. Dobbins are his wife Juanita; daughters Vicki Shell and Kristine Fiegehen, both of Carson City, and Cathy Ghetta of ElDorado, Ark., and sons Jon Carlson of Pine, Ariz., Bruce Dobbins of Morongo Valley, Calif., and David Dobbins of Texarkana, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

James McCartin - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 8, 1999. James A. McCartin, 80, died on Dec. 6 at his Minden home. He was born in New York City on July 21, 1919, to James Mathew and Violet Margaret Heavey McCartin. His family was traced back to the Irish miners of Virginia City, and his ancestors included the famed Irish marble sculptor Edward McCartin and impressionist painter Water McCartin. He served in the U.S. Army for 7 years, was selected to attend OCS Infantry School and was a ranger, receiving the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He also served in the Air Force for 4 years during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. McCartin began sculpting in 1973 and had a studio in Minden where he crafted figures reminiscent of the early days in the West. He primarily created sculptured for private parties, but a few selected galleries in the area display his work. In 1981, he had the honor of presenting his bronze sculpture of "Tejas," a statue of a Texas longhorn, to then-President Ronald Reagan.Before moving to Minden, Mr. McCartin had lived in Smith Valley, Las Vegas and Reno. He worked as a microwave technician in the telecommunications industry. Predeceasing Mr. McCartin were his parents, brother Thomas Ronald McCartin and sister Mary Pritchard. Survivors include his wife Nancy McCartin of Minden; sons James of Castaic, Calif., Kevin of South Lake Tahoe, Lee of Incline Village, Scot of Spanish Springs, Nev., and Robert Effenberger of Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Helen Bush - Record Courier -  December 11, 1999. A funeral service for Helen Louise Bush, 92, will be held today, Dec. 11, at Todd Memorial Chapel in Pomona, Calif., with burial at Pomona Valley Memorial Park.Mrs. Bush, a Genoa resident for two years, died in Carson City on Dec. 6. She was born in Painted Post, N.Y., on Sept. 21, 1907, to Leslie and Lena VanDus Dibble. She had lived in Claremont, Calif., for 12 years, and had been a dental hygienist.Mrs. Bush was a member of EBELL, Pomona Valley Hospital Auxiliary, the American Association of Dental hygienists and the University of California Alumni Association. She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church.Mrs. Bush's husband, Bevereley F. Bush, died in June 1985 in Pomona. She is survived by her daughter Janet Maas and her husband John of Genoa, son Robert Bush and his wife Nancy of Arcadia, Calif.; grandchildren Jennifer Hooper, Bradley Mass, Susan Paschall, Laurie Sterling and David Bush; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Roy Kempley - Record Courier -  December 11, 1999. Roy Kempley, 94, died at Carson-Tahoe Hospital on Dec. 7.  A private service and burial will be held at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.  Mr. Kempley was born on Nov. 10, 1905, in Kansas City, Kan. to Brazele and Rosa Heidinger Kempley.  On Feb. 28, 1945, he married Margaret M. Zwers.  He was a contractor in the construction business and enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to the shooting range.  He resided in Minden since 1989, coming from Chester, Calif.  Mr. Kempley is survived by his wife Margaret, son Tom of Reno and two grandchildren.

Michael Langtimm - Record Courier -  December 11, 1999. A memorial service for Michael David Langtimm, 63, will be held on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1151 Kimmerling Rd., Gardnerville. Mr. Langtimm, a Carson Valley resident for nine years, died on Dec. 7 at his Gardnerville home. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, on Dec. 28, 1935. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Judy; his six children, Paul and his wife Marie of Gardnerville, Cindy, also of Gardnerville, Robin of Whittier, Calif., Roseanne and her husband Alex of Ventura, Calif., David of Bellingham, Wash., and Jeffrey and Kemmerr of Woodland, Calif.; and grandchildren, Scott Langtimm and Morgan Langtimm, Christian and Reid Martinez, Jonathan Castillo and Shawn Langtimm.

James McCartin - Record Courier - December 15, 1999. A memorial service for James A. McCartin will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.

Earvin Hammons - Record Courier - December 15, 1999. Earvin Hammons, 74, died on Dec. 9 at his Wellington home.He was born on April 1, 1925, in Inez, Ky., to Roscoe and Vashtie Hammons.He and Edith Sharpe were married in Inez on Dec. 27, 1958. They have resided in Wellington since 1972, coming from Forrest Grove, Ore.Mr. Hammons was a construction supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling in his RV and sports, especially football. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Predeceasing Mr. Hammons were both parents and a daughter, Ruth Walk of Morgan Hill, Calif., in 1995.Surviving are his wife Edith of Wellington; daughters Linda Miller of Gardnerville, Doris Tappen of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Donna Pellissier of Albany, Ore.; sons Monte Hammons of Crescent City, Calif., and Terry Hammons of Willard, Ohio; brother Randolph Hammons of Inez; sisters Mary Hammons of Inez and Lynn Bancroft of Norwalk, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren.

Michael Lombardo Jr. - Record Courier - December 15, 1999. Michael Anthony Lombardo Jr., 70, died of cancer at his home on Dec. 13. A funeral service will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. Mr. Lombardo was born on Aug. 9, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to Michael and Margaret Lombardo. He joined the U.S. Army in 1948 and was a member of the 15th Constabulary stationed in Germany. Four years later he returned to Blue Island, Ill., where he and Arlene Mae Miller were married. The newlyweds moved to Southern California in January 1953, and in 1954, Mr. Lombardo became an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. The couple raised four children and were foster parents to 11 others. When Mr. Lombardo retired in 1974, the couple moved to Gardnerville, where they built a log home. He was a security agent for Bently Nevada Corp. for 15 years. He had many interests, including classic car restoration and airplanes. He built, tested and flew a Cassutt race plane he named Freebird. He is survived by his wife Arlene, sons Michael III and Dominic and daughters Jacalyn and Caralyn, all of Gardnerville; sister Joan Schaefer of Illinois; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight nephews and nieces; and numerous in-laws.

James Hussman - Record Courier -  Saturday, December 18, 1999. A funeral service for James Alden Hussman, 79, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. Rev. Pet Nelson will officiate. Interment will be at Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville. Mr. Hussman was born to George and Ruth Williams Hussman on Dec. 19, 1919, in Gardnerville, where he lived his entire life.He was a Carson Valley rancher and a member of Alpine Land and Reservoir Company, Douglas County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service committee, Nevada Cattlemen's Association, National Cattlemen's Association, Carson Valley Conservation District and Minden Milling Company. He was named Cooperator of the Year in 1988 for the Carson Valley Conservation District. Mr. Hussman donated the land for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and the Family Support Council building. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and traveling with his wife, Kathryn L. Hussman, who died on May 28, 1996, in Gardnerville. He was also predeceased by his brother, George Hussman. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, David A. Hussman and Kathleen of Gardnerville, and a grandson, Beau Valory, also of Gardnerville.

Richard Morgan - Record Courier -  Saturday, December 18, 1999. Richard Linn Morgan, 71, died on Dec. 11 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Mr. Morgan was born on March 22, 1928, in Grantsville, W.V., to Amos and Mary Susan Hamilton Morgan. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an attorney and legislative advocate, having received bachelor's and master's degrees from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.V., and a juris doctorate degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. On September 13, 1952, he and Barbara Capet were married in Bridgeport, W.V.  He had also been a professional baseball player and was an avid golfer. Mr. Morgan was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Carson City. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dorothea Kunzleman.  Survivors include his wife Barbara of Carson City; daughter Kimberly Morgan, J.D., of Carson City and son Richard Randall, M.D., of Edmond, Okla.; sister Mary Correan Davis of Alexandria, Va.; and grandchildren Colin Morgan and Alli Morgan, both of Edmond, Ok., and Shilo Slider of Oxford, Pa.

Mary Patt - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 22, 1999. Mary Ellen Patt, 75, died on Dec. 17 at her Gardnerville home. She was born on July 6, 1924, in Bainbridge, Ohio, to Floyd and Julia Newland Sprinkle. She graduated from Bainbridge High School, attended Northwestern University, Oklahoma State University, The Pratt Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Santa Monica College and Western Nevada Community College. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired as a budget analyst with Hughes Helicopters in 1982. She also served as Senate Recording Clerk for the Nevada State Legislature during sessions. Mrs. Patt was a member of Ocean Park Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Santa Monica, Calif., Sierra Club, National Rifle Association, Audubon Society, Wilderness Society, North American Fishing Club, W.I.B.C., The Nature Conservancy, AARP and the American Legion. She loved hiking with Cindy, her golden retriever. Surviving Mrs. Patt are her daughters Julie Ann Cokonougher of Gardnerville and Sue Ellen Knabel of Virginia City and son Phillip A. Yoakum of Los Angeles; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ruthella Gerner - Record Courier - Wednesday, December 22, 1999. Ruthella Logan Gardner, 76, a former Carson Valley resident, died on Nov. 11 at her Novato, Calif., home. She was born on Aug. 17, 1923, in Turlock, Calif., to Jay and Ruth Averil Logan. Upon the death of her mother, she moved to Carson Valley to be raised by her uncle and aunt, James and Amy Darrough. She attended elementary school in Carson Valley and graduated from Douglas High School in 1941. She then joined the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.  In 1945, she and Leroy Gerner were married in the Methodist Church in Gardnerville. She was predeceased by her husband and is survived by numerous cousins, second cousins, two nieces and three nephews, including Janice Hansen, Glenn Logan and James Darrough, all of Carson Valley.

Doris Clement - Record Courier -  Wednesday, December 29, 1999. Doris Bowling Clement, 91, died on Dec. 21 at the Lifecare Center in Reno. A gathering of family and friends will be held today, Dec. 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City. Mrs. Clement was born on May 2, 1908, in McWhorter, Ky., to Attison and Josephine Angel Bowling. She graduated from Pasadena Hospital Nursing School and worked as a nurse. On Dec. 23, 1932, she and Clarence Clement were married in San Jose, Calif. They lived in San Jose and Galt, Calif. Mr. Clement died on April 14, 1976, and Mrs. Clement moved to Carson City in 1979. She is survived by her son, LeRoy Clement of Carson City; brother Woodson Bowling of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Philip McConkey - Record Courier -  Wednesday, December 29, 1999. Philip McConkey, 75, died on Dec. 24 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. Mr. McConkey was born on May 31, 1924, in New York. He was a retired auto upholsterer and had moved from New York to Gardnerville 21 years ago.He worked at Grand Auto in Carson City for many years, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wellington, Topaz Lodge 3630. Surviving Mr. McConkey are his wife Joyce of Wellington; daughter Carla Adamson of Palm Springs, Calif.; grandson Mike Wilderhold of Palm Desert, Calif.; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph Williams - Record Courier -  Wednesday, December 29, 1999. Joseph Bernard Williams, 91, died on Dec. 25 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born on May 16, 1908, in Rochester, N.Y., to William and Katherine Johnson Williams. A Gardnerville resident for 20 years, coming from Chatsworth, Calif., Mr. Williams had been involved in the "Skunk Works Project," which was the beginning of the Stealth Bomber. He was very active politically and enjoyed traveling. He was an animal activist and loved his Siamese cat, "Catherine Suzanne Williams." Predeceasing Mr. Williams was his son Joey Williams, who died in 1962 in California, two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are his wife Myrna M. Williams and daughter Diane E. Peel, both of Gardnerville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arthur Mays - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 1, 2000. Arthur Cartwright Mays, 90, died on Dec. 27 at Sierra Convalescent Center in Carson City. Burial will be at Ione Cemetery in Ione, Calif. Mr. Mays was born on Jan. 18, 1909, in Sausalito, Calif., to Arthur and Arabella Stoneseifer Mays. He was a veterinary supplies salesman for 50 years. He lived in Minden from 1961 to 1990, when he moved to Oregon. He returned to Minden in 1999. He had also lived in Sacramento, Calif., for eight years. Mr. Mays enjoyed fly fishing and camping, especially in the mountain streams of the Sierras. He was predeceased by his brother Alfred S. Mays. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Mays, of Minden; sons Fred A. Mays of Roseville, Calif., David Mays of Danville, Calif., and Donald Mays of San Francisco; brother Hugh C. Mays of Taft, Calif., and sister Catherine E. Buttrum of Sonoma, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Ruthie Van Fleet - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 1, 2000. Ruthie N. Van Fleet, 74, died on Dec. 26 at Carson Health Care in Carson City. Mrs. Van Fleet was born on Sept. 2, 1925, in Kingsville, Texas, to Paul and Maggie Simmons Dunn. She and Haymond A. Van Fleet were married on July 15, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas. A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, sewing and interior decorating. She had resided in Minden since 1978, coming from Thelba, Ariz., where she lived for 10 years. Mrs. Van Fleet was predeceased by her parents and sister.Survivors include her husband Haymond Van Fleet of Minden; daughter Sherry Toland of Huntington Beach, Calif.; brothers Ken Dunn of San Antonio and Derick Sheldon of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.

Gussie Willis - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 1, 2000. Gussie Willis, a 13-year resident of Douglas County, died Dec. 27 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital at the age of 97. A memorial service was held in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 30. Mrs. Willis was born on July 4, 1902, in Norma, N.J., to Samuel and Sarah Yeslivitch Eskin, Russian immigrants. She cherished her American citizenship, and this devotion gave rise to a lifelong interest in U.S. presidential history. She enjoyed cooking, poetry writing and travel and corresponded regularly with friends and family across the nation. Mrs. Willis was predeceased by her husband, son and four sisters. She is survived by her brother Benjamin Eskin of Los Angeles, daughter-in-law Colleen Willis of Genoa; grandsons Barry Willis of West Hills, Calif., and Jack Willis of Zephyr Cove and granddaughters Valerie Maxey of Norman, Okla, Catherine Willis of Minden and Mickie Hempler of Zephyr Cove; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jesse Goldberg - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 1, 2000. A graveside service for Jesse Henry Goldberg, 73, will be held tomorrow, Jan. 2, at 2:30 p.m. at Eastside Memorial Park, 1600 Buckeye Road in Minden. Rabbi Nadler of North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation at Incline Village will conduct the service. Interment will follow. Mr. Goldberg died on Dec. 30 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. He was born on June 9, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Joseph and Jeannette Pinck Goldberg. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. Mr. Goldberg was an avid outdoor sports enthusiast and enjoyed anything that had a throttle. He was a man who never knew his age and who knew no boundaries. On July 30, 1972, he and Virginia L. Cloud were married in Los Angeles.He was a Gardnerville resident for 25 years, coming from Los Angeles. Predeceasing Mr. Goldberg were his parents, his first wife, Barbara Goldberg, and one son, Stephen Goldberg. Survivors include his wife Virginia Goldberg of Gardnerville, sons James Goldberg of Gardnerville, Robert Goldberg of Palm Springs, Calif., and Fred Goldberg of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and daughters Lee Reiner of Gardnerville and Julie Ann Keeney of Dayton; sister Joyce Samson of Los Angeles; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Wayne Jeffers  -Record Courier -  Wednesday, January 5, 2000 . Wayne Alan Jeffers, 59, a 7-year resident of Gardnerville died of heart failure Jan. 1. Mr. Jeffers was born April 16, 1940, in Eureka, Nev. He was raised and educated in Hawthorne, where he lived and worked at the Naval Ammunitions Depot until 1979 when he was transferred to Layton, Utah. There he continued to work at Hill Air Force Base until his retirement in 1992. He and his family then moved to Gardnerville. Wayne was best known for his life-long commitment to public programs associated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, where he was currently serving as Grand Master and Grand Patriarch for the state of Nevada. He was highly involved with the Virginia City Lodge Restoration Program, the Cemetery Preservation Program, a charitable Lodge Food Bank Program and the Lodge Foreign Student Exchange and Scholarship Programs. He will also be long remembered for his years of service to youth athletic programs while living in Hawthorne. Surviving Mr. Jeffers are his wife Anita C. Jeffers; sons Paul A Jeffers of Greensburg, Pa., Jason E. Jeffers of Silver Springs and Arron L. Moon of Carson Valley and daughters Debra J. Rasmussen of Carson City, Heather L. Moon of Topaz and Colleen S. Moon of Gardnerville; eight grandchildren; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother, Venla Bay Jeffers of Eureka; father Everett Predmore of Mapleton, Utah; Carol Bay Collier of Pasadena, Texas; Darrol L. Jeffers of Anaheim, Calif.; Arden E. Jeffers of West Valley City, Utah and Wellington (Dee) Jeffers of Gardnerville; Shelby Nye of Burbank (Pasco), Washington; Anita Jump of Sacramento, Calif.; Warren and Gina Jeffers of Carson City. He was recently preceded in death by stepfather Wellington D. Jeffers Sr. of Gardnerville.

Tiffany Morris  -Record Courier -  Wednesday, January 5, 2000. A memorial service for Tiffany Ann Morris, 29, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley on Dresslerville Road in Gardnerville. Pastor Dan Steen will officiate. Mrs. Morris died on Jan. 2 at her home in Gardnerville. She was born on Aug. 11, 1970, in Roseville, Calif., to Lee Roy and Patricia Ann Kearns Wallace.She was a Gardnerville resident for four years, coming from San Diego, Calif. On Dec. 22, 1995, she and Scott L. Morris were married in Gardnerville.Mrs. Morris was a loving mother and wife, who enjoyed working in the yard and running. She was a Christian and very active in Calvary Chapel. She is survived by her parents, who live in Clayton, Calif.; her husband Scott of Gardnerville and children, Nickolas P. Morris, Kaleb S. Morris and Brittany A. Smith; and brothers Jeremy Brock Wallace of Concord, Calif., and Chris Wallace of California, and sister Heather Beth Wallace of Clayton..

Charles Nagel  -Record Courier -  Wednesday, January 5, 2000. Charles Dike Nagel, 36, a Wellington resident for 15 years, died at his home on Jan. 1. He was born on Sept. 19, 1963, in Grand Junction, Colo., to Charles and Martha Zabel Nagel. He was a pipe fitter for fire and sprinkler systems. Mr. Nagel enjoyed fishing, camping and his job. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father Charles in 1992. Survivors include his mother Janet Baker of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area; brother Greg Nagel of Grass Valley, Calif.; son Charles Jr. and daughter Pam, both of Sacramento; and sisters Peggy Cushman of Topaz and Tammy Nagel and Jana Simpson, both of Texas.

Fred Miller  -Record Courier -  Wednesday, January 5, 2000. Fred R. Miller, 87, died on Jan. 3 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was born on Aug. 19, 1912, in Hanford, Calif., to Charles and Edith Hamilton Miller. A Gardnerville resident for four months, Mr. Miller had previously lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., and was a truck driver for the Exxon Corporation for 55 years. He was a professional musician who played the trombone in a Watsonville, Calif., band. He also was an avid sports fan and loved fishing and traveling. Mr. Miller's wife, Evelyn, preceded him in death in 1990 in Santa Cruz. Surviving are sons Norm Miller of Minden and Ron Miller of Los Altos, Calif., and daughter Barbara Childers of Texas; brother Lee Miller of Santa Cruz; and four grandchildren.

Michael James - Record Courier, Saturday, January 8, 2000. A funeral service for Michael E. James, 48, will be held today, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Carson City. Burial will follow at Woodfords Cemetery in Woodfords, Calif.  Mr. James died on Jan. 4 in Crescent City, Calif. He was born in California on June 7, 1951, to Delbert "Sock" James and Sally Mendez. Before moving to Klamath, Calif., three years ago, he resided in the San Francisco Bay area, where he assisted his uncle in his painting business. Mr. James enjoyed fishing and playing the guitar. He was a mentor for underprivileged children at Culture on the Corner Art Center in San Francisco and helped with benefits for A.I.M. and the International Indian Treaty Council. Predeceasing Mr. James were his father, brothers Daniel Arnot and Stanley James and sister Kathleena James. Survivors include his mother Sally Mendez of Stewart; companion Pamela Richard of Klamath; brothers Philip James and Chris James, both of Dresslerville, and Keith Mendez and Blake Mendez, both of Klamath; and sisters Glenna Thompson of Woodfords, Clara Williams and Gloria James, both of Dresslerville, Carol Mendez Scott of Klamath, Caren James of Reno and Sharon Tiger of Phoenix, Ariz.

Sandra Cumins - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 12, 2000. A graveside service for Sandra Sue Cumins, 58, of Las Vegas, was held on Jan. 10 at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mrs. Cumins was born on July 1, 1941, in Las Vegas, to James and Lottie Hubnak Martin. She was visiting family in Gardnerville when she died on Jan. 6 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist church. She enjoyed babysitting and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Cumins' parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Alva Cumins of Las Vegas; daughter Pat Zumpft of Gardnerville; sisters Sheryl Harker of Minden and Sharon Marren of Las Vegas; two grandchildren; and one nephew and six nieces.

Lee Field - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 12, 2000. A memorial service for Lee H. Field, 61, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at The Fresh Ketch, 2435 Venie Dr., South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Mr. Field died at his Zephyr Cove home on Jan. 2. He was born on Sept. 6, 1938, in Omaha, Neb., to Irwin and Helen Johnson Field. He received his credentials from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968 and taught art and English at Davis Senior High School from 1968 to 1979. On March 22, 1988, he and Catherine J. Basas were married in Hayward, Calif. A Zephyr Cove resident for 10 years, Mr. Field was a facilities manager at Harrah's Lake Tahoe since 1990. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Field. Surviving are his wife Catherine J. Field of Zephyr Cove; sons Kevin Field of Bend, Ore., Gill Castillo of Oakley, Calif., and Perry Castillo of Reno, and daughter Kelly Wolfe of Cottage Grove, Ore.; sister Bernice Pierce of Seaside, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren.

Kimberley Brubeck - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 12, 2000. Kimberley Rae Brubeck, 35, daughter of Sabra Brubeck Isaacs of Gardnerville and William Brubeck of Austin, died of cancer on Dec. 22, 1999. She was born in Oakland, Calif., and began her school years at Zephyr Cove Elementary School. She graduated high school at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., and worked in Florida for a time before transferring to Austin, Texas, in 1991. Beside her parents, Ms. Brubeck is survived by her 4-year-old son, Hunter Brubeck, three brothers, one sister and several nieces and nephews.

Yvonne Morgan - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 15, 2000. A memorial service for Yvonne Frances Morgan, 74, will be held on Jan. 28 at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles. Mrs. Morgan died on Jan. 6 at her Gardnerville home. She was born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, to George and Eva Ramsey Power. As part of a Navy family, she traveled extensively, living in Guam, Hawaii, Utah, Washington, Oregon and California. On April 17, 1943, she married Charles Alvin Morgan in Sydney, Australia. He preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Morgan had lived in Gardnerville for two months, coming from El Segundo, Calif., where she resided for almost 40 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, sewing and gardening.Surviving are her daughters Marian E. Gunnoe of Gardnerville and Carolyn F. Morgan of El Segundo and son Charles R. Morgan of Essex, England; grandchildren Jason, Charles and Sacha; and great-grandchildren Joshua and Rebecca.

Jacky Ott - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 15, 2000. A graveside service with full military honors will be held for Jacky Edward Ott, 60, on Friday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Northern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Ott, a resident of Wellington for more than six years, died on Jan. 8 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Kansas on Jan. 18, 1939, to Lawrence and Lucille Warrick Ott.He was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. Formerly of El Paso, Texas, Mr. Ott worked as a radar operator and specialist for the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his father and is survived by his wife Geraldine Ott of Wellington; mother Lucille Ott of Hutchison, Kan.; sons Jacky E. Ott of El Paso, Timothy Lee Ott of Streetman, Texas, and James Lawrence Ott of Richmond, Va.; brother Donald Ott of Corpus Christi, Texas, and sister Della Ott of Pomona, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.

Patricia Gray - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 19, 2000. Patricia Lee Gray, 56, died on Jan. 13 at her Gardnerville home. She was born in Baldwin Park, Calif., on Sept. 26, 1943. In 1982, she and Donald L. Gray were married in Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Gray enjoyed traveling and loved Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She was a paralegal in Palm Springs and Los Angeles for 25 years, and a member of the Eastern Star in Los Angeles. Before moving to Gardnerville three years ago, she lived in Cathedral City, Calif. Preceding Mrs. Gray in death were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wimberly. Survivors include her husband Donald L. Gray of Gardnerville; daughter Shannon Kaney of Mason, Ohio; and sister Char Reid of Ontario, Calif.

Augustine Critor - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 19, 2000. Augustine N. Critor, 88, of Coleville, Calif., died on Jan. 13 at Vencor Hospital in Folsom, Calif., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident last month. Mr. Critor was born on Nov. 7, 1911, in Norwalk, Ohio. During his lifetime, he enjoyed a variety of occupations, including that of a bus driver in Canton, Ohio, a mechanic supervisor for Lockheed Aircraft during World War II and a compliance checker for the U.S. Forest Service for 16 years, as well as participating in everything from the manufacturing to estimating and laying of carpet. He served 55 years in the Scottish Rite, 55 years as a 32nd degree Blue Lodge Member in the Masons and as the Pastor Patron for Eastern Star. Mr. Critor is survived by his wife of 20 years, Bonnie Marie Critor; son Chris Critor; brother Alex Critari; stepson Roger Cummings and stepdaughters Susan Torley, Donna Evans and Gloria Ferriera; one grandson; 11 step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment will be at the Coleville Cemetery where Mr. Critor will be laid to rest next to his first wife, Mary Helen Critor.

Emily Bledsoe - Record Courier - Saturday, January 22, 2000. Emily Phyllis Bledsoe, 83, died on Jan. 18 in Gardnerville. She was born in Peakaboo, Idaho, on March 24, 1916, to Laffayette and Mary Adamson Killingsworth. She was a resident of Gardnerville for 40 years, coming from San Gabriel, Calif. Mrs. Bledsoe had been a legal secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband Cordell J. ("C.J.") Bledsoe in 1986 and brother Bert Killingsworth. Surviving are her daughter Susan C. Crocker of Gardnerville and sons Todd Hull Bledsoe of Salmon, Idaho, Robert K. Bledsoe of San Francisco and Alan Lenard Bledsoe of Reno; sister Merle Eddy of Napa, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Thelma Sullivan - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 19, 2000. A memorial service for Thelma "Sally" Sullivan, 77, a 45-year resident of Zephyr Cove, was held on Jan. 8 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose, Calif. Mrs. Sullivan died at her home in La Canada, Calif., on Jan. 2. She was born in Chesing, Mich., on March 22, 1922, to Laura and Byron Miller. She moved to Alhambra, Calif., in the early '30s and graduated from Alhambra High School in Jan. 1940. Soon after, she met William J. Sullivan of Springfield, Mass., at a dance at the Pasadena Civic Center. They were married that November. Mrs. Sullivan was a homemaker, who raised seven children. She loved to travel and was involved with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. She spent her summers at Lake Tahoe at her home in Zephyr Cove. Predeceasing her was a son, Bill. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, William J. Sullivan; children Jerry of Minden, James of Newark, Del., Kathy of Porterville, Calif., Danny of South Pasadena, Randy of Canyon Country, Calif., and Vicki of Riverside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

John Chilton - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 26, 2000. John Carlin Chilton, 81, died on Jan. 20 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Oklahoma on July 27, 1918, to Wade and Ruth Drury Chilton. He lived in Carson City for 10 years, coming from Hayward, Calif., where he and his wife Virginia were married in 1946. Mr. Chilton had worked as an airline machinist and was a member of the American Legion-Forty 8 in Carson City. Surviving are his wife Virginia Chilton of Carson City; son Steve Chilton of Zephyr Cove and daughters Karen Chilton of Carson City and Kathy Loverin of Clear Lake, Calif.; brother Henry Chilton of Madison, Wisc.; and grandson Michael Chilton.

Pearl Hatch - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 26, 2000. Pearl "Soni" Hatch, 79, died on Jan. 21 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was born on Dec. 2, 1920, to Fred and Mabel Leigh Hatch. She served in the U.S. Army. Before moving to Gardnerville in October 1986, she lived in Los Osos, Calif., for 30 years. She worked at the Carson Valley Inn for 13 years and enjoyed ocean fishing and painting. She loved her two dogs, Kody and Kacey. She leaves behind many close friends in Gardnerville.

Theodore Matley - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 26, 2000. A memorial service for Theodore Russell Matley, 71, was held on Jan. 23 at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mr. Matley died on Jan. 20 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Reno on July 5, 1928, to Theodore and Imogene Pixley Matley. He served in the U.S. Army, playing in the 6th Army Band and the 6th Army Bagpipe Band. He lived in South Lake Tahoe for 20 years before moving to Carson City in 1987. He worked in the gaming industry. Mr. Matley enjoyed gardening, restoring Model Ts and painting, and he loved cats and dogs. He was a member of the Silver State Model T Ford Club of Carson City. Survivors include his wife Janeth Youngs Matley of Carson City; sons Russell Scott Matley of Sacramento, Calif., and Marshall Reno Matley of Carson City and daughters Alyson Matley of Key West, Fla., and Gayle Colella of El Granada, Calif.; brothers Wayne O. Matley of Enumclaw, Wash., Lauren Matley of Kent, Wash., and Gordon Matley of Stockton, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Morris Skupsky - Record Courier - Wednesday, January 26, 2000. A funeral service for Morris Skupsky, 92, was held yesterday, Jan. 25, at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Carson City. Rabbi Joel Dobin of North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation conducted the service. Interment followed at Hebrew Cemetery in Reno. Mr. Skupsky died on Jan. 21 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in New York City on Oct. 28, 1907, to Benjamin and Mary Shapiro Skupsky. He was a resident of Gardnerville for a year and a half, coming from Santa Barbara, Calif., where he worked for Robinson's Department Store for 10 years and loved working in his garden. Before that, he lived in New York City and was an employee for Lamport Textiles for 43 years. Mr. Skupsky was a member of Free and Accepted Masons in New York City and the Thomas Jefferson Lodge #414 of the Knights of Pythias in Brooklyn. He was honored on April 11, 1942. Predeceasing Mr. Skupsky was his wife Gussie, who died in Carson City in December 1998. Survivors include son Arthur Roberts of Minden and daughter Sara Mae La France of Incline Village; brother Charlie Skupsky of Miami, Fla., and sister Anna of New Jersey; grandchildren Cheryl, Robert, Pam, Dahleen, Wayne and Lisa; and 10 great grandchildren.

Dolores De Haven - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 29, 2000. Mrs. De Haven died on Jan. 22 at Carson Convalescent Center in Carson City. She was born in Mason, Nev., on April 18, 1917, to Herbert and Phoebe Carpenter Hillygus. She was a Gardnerville resident for 25 years, coming from Carson City. Mrs. De Haven had managed Hetchako Mining in Happy Camp, Calif., for six years, was a bartender and hostess at Pinenut Lodge for four years and was in charge of public relations for Todd Russell Productions and Entertainment Agency in Alaska for 10 years. She also licensed and ran Starlight Ranch in Dayton for 10 years and was a ranch cook for Dangberg Ranch in Gardnerville for five years. She enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, reading and the company of good friends. Predeceasing Mrs. De Haven were her husband Ben Baber, who died in 1968 in Carson City, her daughter La Verne Fox, three brothers and two sisters. Surviving are her son Todd Russell of Gardnerville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Alvin Hayes Sr. - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 29, 2000. A funeral service for Alvin Lee Hayes Sr., 65, will be held today, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Burial will follow at Walton's Carson Gardens Cemetery in Carson City. Mr. Hayes died on Jan. 26 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Santa Monica on May 20, 1934, to Clyde and Rose Booth Hayes. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Hayes lived in Carson City for the last 31 years, coming from Panorama City, Calif., and was a funeral director for Walton's Funeral Home during that time. He was a member of E-Clampus Vitus, the Snowshoe Thompson Chapter and the American Legion and was the vice president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Carson Aerie 1006. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carson City. Mr. Hayes was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and boating. He also loved dancing, music and western movies. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepdaughter Karla Nelson and sisters Margarite Alexander and Mildred MacMillan. Survivors include his wife Valera Hayes of Carson City; sons Alvin L. Hayes Jr. of Carson City and Michael T. Hayes of Dayton; brothers Roy Hayes of Merlin, Ore., Clyde Hayes of Garden Grove, Calif., Richard Hayes of Mission Hills, Calif., and Robert Hayes of Port Angeles, Wash.; sisters Hazel Wright and Dorothy Jucker, both of Las Vegas, and Betsy Raymond of Twain Harte, Calif.; grandchildren Chrissy, Jason and Brianna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mervyn Mc Laughlin - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 29, 2000. Mervyn Lawrence Mc Laughlin, 90, died on Jan. 26 at Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville. A memorial service will be held in California at a later date. Mr. Mc Laughlin was born in Crescent City, Calif., on Aug. 30, 1999, to Edward James and Mary Ellen Brennen Mc Laughlin. He lived at Topaz Ranch Estates for 26 years, coming from Brooksville, Fla. In this younger days, he was a jockey in the county fair in Crescent City. He owned and operated Mc Laughlin Ranch, which is now a park, in Crescent City, and was a Trustee for Pine Grove School for 14 years. Mr. Mc Laughlin was an excellent mechanic and enjoyed deer and duck hunting. Predeceasing him were his wife Constance Jeanette McCoy Mc Laughlin, who died on May 6, 1994, a brother and a sister. He is survived by sons Patrick N. Mc Laughlin of Topaz Ranch Estates and James L. Mc Laughlin of Crescent City and daughters Catherine E. Painter of Ely and Stella Ann Rose of Burbank, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Brooks Park - Record Courier -  Saturday, January 29, 2000. Wallace Brooks Park, 87, died on Jan. 27 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. A funeral mass will be on Monday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Gall, with burial at Mottsville Cemetery in Minden. Mr. Park was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 31, 1912, to Wallace and Margaret Hickey Park. A lifelong resident of Gardnerville, he loved ranching and was president of Park Cattle Company and developer of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Mr. Park enjoyed golf and participating in church activities at St. Gall, where he was a member. He was preceded in death by sisters Margaret Park Pruett and Mildred Lourdeaux. Survivors include his wife Jeanne Park of Gardnerville; son Bruce Park of Minden and daughters Jeanne Blach of Elko and Kay Seeliger of Reno; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Irwin Janssen - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 2, 2000. A funeral service for Irwin Arnold Janssen, 68, will be held tomorrow, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, with Pastor Pete Nelson conducting the service. Interment will follow at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mr. Janssen died on Jan. 31 at his home in Minden. He was born in Worthington, Minn., on Nov. 17, 1931, to Albert and Lena Davids Janssen. He was a graduate of Fullerton (Calif.) High School and Fullerton Junior College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On Nov. 10, 1955, he and Barbara Marlatt were married in Pasadena, Calif. For 30 years, he was head construction superintendent for the Los Angeles County Flood Control. He was a Minden resident for eight years, coming from Whittier, Calif. Mr. Janssen loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed camping with Cory and Chad. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed barbecuing for all family occasions and holidays. He also enjoyed carpentry and woodcraft work. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Arlene Bingham.Surviving are his wife Barbara J. Janssen of Minden; son Steven A. Janssen of Hollywood, Calif., and daughters Lori D. Pedroza of Gardnerville, Teri L. Foreman of Riverside, Calif., and Karen M. Lambert of Whittier; sister Lorene Mowell of Morrow Bay, Calif., and brothers Phil Janssen of Kingman, Ariz., Rodney Janssen of Covina, Calif., Denton Janssen of Brea, Calif., Wendell Janssen of Fountain Valley, Calif., Larry Janssen of Placerville, Calif., and Dale Janssen of Libby, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Donald Judd - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 2, 2000. A funeral service for Donald Howard Judd, 71, a Carson Valley resident since about the age of 8, will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Chapel of Gardnerville. Mr. Judd died Jan. 28, at his home in Gardnerville. He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Helena, Mont., to Frank and Olga May Judd. Before moving to Carson Valley, he lived in Montana, Idaho and Elko County.Mr. Judd worked in the dairy industry for 20 years before taking on building maintenance supervisor duties for Douglas County. He retired in 1988. He was a life member of the Carson Valley Lions Club.Mr. Judd enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1949 and was discharged in 1953 after a tour of combat duty in Korea.Among his survivors are his wife, Florence Rokowski Judd; five sons, Donald, David, Daniel, Dwight and Dana Judd, all of Gardnerville; two sisters, Carol Harris of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Rosolyn Heath of Pueblo, Colo.; a brother, Alfred Judd of Gardnerville; and eight grandchildren. Burial will be at Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville.

Thomas McGreal - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 2, 2000. A funeral Mass for Thomas Patrick McGreal, 68, will be held tomorrow, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, followed by burial at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mr. McGreal died on Jan. 29 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 11, 1931, to John and Katie Coyne McGreal. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1968 and entered civil service as a produce manager at the Fort Ord, Calif., commissary, where he worked until 1989. Mr. McGreal was a resident of Gardnerville for nine years, coming from the Monterey Peninsula in California. He was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus in Seaside, Calif., the Fleet Reserve Association of Carson City, Post 591 of the American Legion, and the U.S.S. Chourre Reunion Group. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Eleanor Marie McGreal and nephew Edward A. McGreal. Survivors include his wife Alice Ventura McGreal of Gardnerville; daughter Kathleen Buscay of Douglas County and sons Thomas M. McGreal of San Marino, Calif., Timothy P. McGreal of Pacific Grove, Calif., John B. McGreal of Oceanside, Calif., and Daniel J. McGreal of Mission Viejo, Calif.; sister Kay Shea of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and brothers Jack McGreal of Concord Township, Ohio, and Ed McGreal of Avon Lake, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Michael Peter Blatt - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 9, 2000. A memorial gathering will take place Feb. 12 at South Lake Tahoe for Michael Peter Blatt, who died Jan. 10, in London, England. He was 59. Mr. Blatt was a native of London and a former 15-year resident of South Lake Tahoe. He had lived the life of a traveling musician in Israel, Greece, France and Germany before coming to South Lake Tahoe in 1982. Local residents may remember him playing guitar and bantering with his audience. Mr. Blatt returned to London in 1995 to care for his ailing mother. Survivors include his mother, Ann; his sister, Leila; and numerous friends. Mr. Blatt was buried in London at the Waltham Abbey Jewish Cemetery with Jewish services on Jan. 21, and a memorial service took place at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel Jan. 24.A memorial gathering of Mr. Blatt's friends in South Lake Tahoe has been scheduled Saturday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Jeff Miner at (530) 577-7293.

Charles Boyd - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 9, 2000. A memorial service for Charles Ivan Boyd, 62, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, with Father Bill Nadeau presiding. Mr. Boyd died on Feb. 5 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno.He was born in Montebello, Calif., on Sept. 1, 1937, to Charles and Ora Hurt Boyd. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles for three years and served with the U.S. Air Force for four years. Mr. Boyd owned and managed the New Fern Guest Home in Rosemead, Calif., for 35 years, and lived in Covina, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville four years ago.He was a dedicated member of the March of Dimes and was awarded a plaque for 25 years of service. On Oct. 25, 1994, he and Shirley Mae "Nikki" Kapperman were married at the Grand Canyon. Mr. Boyd was an avid golfer and loved traveling.Predeceasing him were his parents and brother Dale Boyd. Survivors include his wife Shirley Mae "Nikki" of Gardnerville; daughter Alanna Miller of Granada Hills, Calif.; nephews Rick Boyd of Walla Walla, Wash., and Mark Boyd of Redding, Calif.; and two grandsons.

George McCue - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 9, 2000. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held for George Leo McCue, 68, tomorrow, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Father Bill Nadeau will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mr. McCue died on Feb. 4 in Gardnerville. He was born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 12, 1932, to George and Jane Crawford McCue. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict. Mr. McCue was a Gardnerville resident for seven years, coming from Redondo Beach, Calif., where he was a production control specialist with Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, Calif., for 30 years. He enjoyed visiting the senior center in Gardnerville and going to his grandchildren's sporting events, plays and school functions. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jeanette and son Daniel, who both died in Whittier, Calif., in 1990. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Terrence and Colleen McCue of Gardnerville; brother Fred Mahoney of Boston and sister Doris Banks of Camarillo, Calif.; and grandchildren Kelly and Kevin McCue of Gardnerville.

Mary Owens - Record Courier - Saturday, February 12, 2000. A Celebration of Life will be held for Mary Lorene Owens, 78, on Monday, Feb. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Pastor Pete Nelson will preside. Mrs. Owens died on Feb. 8 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was born in Wichita, Kan., on May 9, 1921 to Harry and Cynthia Barnett-Hunsudker Knipe. A Gardnerville resident for seven years, coming from Reno, Mrs. Owens was a homemaker for most of her life. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and talking to people. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Logan Owens, who died in Sparks in 1972; son John L. Owens, who died in San Diego, Calif., in 1946; brothers Richard and Billy Knipe; and sisters Ruth Bush and Barbara June Hartman. Survivors include her daughters Cathy A. Sargent and Vickie L. Cunningham, both of Gardnerville; brother Cecil W. Knipe, who resides in California; grandchildren Marcie, Dena, Christopher and Matthew; and great-grandchildren Tyler and Jacob.

Willa Joie Gagon - Record Courier - Saturday, February 12, 2000. Funeral services for Willa Joie Gagon, 71, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the LDS Church in Gardnerville. Friends may call at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Mrs. Gagon died on Feb. 9 at Tahoe Pacific Hospital in Sparks. She was born on March 13, 1928, in her parents' home in Pocatello, Idaho. She graduated from Pocatello High School in 1948 and from Brigham Young University in 1951. In 1950, she and Ronald Eugene Gagon were married in Elko. Mrs. Gagon began teaching in Grace, Idaho, and for the next 30 years devoted her life to her students in Idaho and Nevada. In 1983, she retired from Douglas County School District with numerous awards and credits. She was Douglas County Vocational Teacher of the Year in 1981 and had been Beta Sigma Phi Women of the Year. In September 1999, she moved from Gardnerville to Sparks to be with her daughter and family and was a member of the Sparks Second Ward of the LDS Church. Mrs. Gagon was preceded in death by her son Ronald Eugene Gagon, Jr. and a brother, Robert Enis Hartvigsen. Surviving are her daughter Colleen Coates of Sparks; brother Jack Hartvigsen of Twin Falls, Idaho; and three grandchildren. She will be buried next to her parents in Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday.

Walburga Melzer - Record Courier - Saturday, February 12, 2000. Walburga I. Melzer, 82, died on Feb. 8 at Carson Health Care in Carson City. She was born on Aug. 3, 1917, in Oakland, Calif., to George and Mary Konrad Gass. A homemaker who liked bowling, Mrs. Melzer had lived in Minden for 20 years, coming from La Crescenta, Calif. She was predeceased by her husband John Melzer Sr. in 1998 and son John Melzer Jr. in 1992. Mrs. Melzer is survived by her daughter Patricia Tubbs of Glendale, Calif., one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Springer - Record Courier - Saturday, February 12, 2000. Marjorie Lee Springer, 73, mother of Gardnerville resident Terry Bridges, died on Feb. 9 at her home in Fallon. Mrs. Springer was born in Texas on Jan. 2, 1926. She has lived in Fallon for 25 years and served as Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture there. She was predeceased by her husband Frank C. Springer. Beside her son Terry, Mrs. Springer is survived by her grandchildren, Joshua and Kevin Bridges of Gardnerville and Erika Bridges of Lancaster, Calif., and great-grandson Kyle Bridges, also of Lancaster.

William Ellis King - Record Courier - Saturday, February 12, 2000. A memorial service for William Ellis King, 69, a resident of Wellington, will be held at the Topaz Ranch Estates Baptist Church today at 2 p.m. Mr. King died suddenly of an illness at Washoe Medical Center in Reno Feb. 9.He is survived by his wife, Gloria, of Wellington.

Richard Allen - Record Courier - February 16, 2000. A memorial service for Richard Allen, 76, will be held tomorrow, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at Carson Valley Community Church, 3616 N. Sunridge Dr., Carson City. Mr. Allen died on Feb. 14 at his Minden home. He was born on April 30, 1923, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Charles and Mary Flynn Allen. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, made up of aviation enthusiasts. He enjoyed working on home-built aircraft and had a machine shop in his garage. Mr. Allen lived in Minden since 1970, moving from West Covina, Calif. He was a machinist and retired from Bently Nevada after 17 years. His wife Vivian "Billie" preceded him in death in 1991. Surviving are his son Michael Allen of Carson City; brother James Allen of Phoenix, Ariz., and sister Rosemary Heimer of Oxnard, Calif.

William King - Record Courier - February 16, 2000. A memorial service for William Ellis King, 69, was held on Feb. 12 at Topaz Ranch Estates Baptist Church. Mr. King died on Feb. 9 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. He was born on Aug. 13, 1930, in Sperry, Okla., to Claude and Martha Shelton King. He was a retired contractor and a resident of Wellington. Surviving are his wife Gloria King of Wellington; daughters Antoinette King of Salt lake City, utah, Patricia Powers of Chino Hills, Calif., Kathryn (Jon) Underwood of Frederic, Wisc., and sons William Dennis of Salem, Ore., and Michael Dennis of Austin, Texas; brothers Paul (Peggy) King of Nevada, John (Vida) King of California, Bob (Bonnie) King of Oklahoma and sisters Dolly (Gene) Barnhart of Oklahoma, Peggy Hutton of Florida, Mary Buterack of California and Norma (Herb) Studer of Florida; grandchildren Shelia, Virginia, David, Dory, Christina, Cassondra, Sara Ann and Joshua; and three great-grandchildren.

Virginia McGovern - Record Courier - February 16, 2000. Virginia Arlene McGovern, 77, died on Feb. 11 at her Minden home. She was born on Oct. 16, 1922, in Watertown, S.D., and married Robert McGovern in San Francisco, Calif., 48 years ago. Mrs. McGovern had worked as a juvenile counselor. She lived in Minden for 10 years, coming from Ukiah, Calif. Surviving are her husband Robert McGovern; daughter Ferol A. McGovern of Minden; brother Marvin Tarbox of San Francisco and sister Rose Thompson of Minnesota; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Inurnment will be at Walton's Carson Gardens in Carson City and a private memorial will be held at a later date.

Joaquin Silva - Record Courier - February 16, 2000. Joaquin "Jack" Silva, 92, died on Feb. 6 at Carson Health Care in Carson City. He was born on June 16, 1907, in Joaquin Valley, Calif., to Joaquin E. and Marie Silva. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Silva was supervisor of nurseries for the park department in Oakland, Calif., for over 30 years and was lead man in maintenance at Harrah's Lake Tahoe for more than 10 years. He was a Minden resident for three years, coming from Clear Lake, Calif. Mr. Silva loved Bingo, reading and watching television. He also enjoyed fishing in Hope Valley, Calif. Preceding Mr. Silva in death were his wife Ruth, who died 16 years ago at Lake Tahoe, four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are his son Ras Silva of Minden and sisters Agnes Taylor and Clara Twoto, both of South San Francisco, Calif.

Agnes Reddenbaugh - Record Courier - February 16, 2000. A graveside service for Agnes Marie Reddenbaugh, 89, a resident of Azusa, Calif., and frequent visitor to Genoa, will be held at Genoa Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. She will be buried next to her husband, Roy. Mrs. Reddenbaugh was born Aug. 16, 1911, at Hot Creek Ranch in Nye County. She summered in Genoa at the home of her sister, Sonia DeHart, who has lived in the town for many years. Survivors also include her sons Roy and Harry and brother Robert Reddenbaugh of California and several nieces and nephews.

Susan Atchison - Record Courier -  Saturday, February 19, 2000. A memorial service for Susan Kaye Atchison, 64, will be held today, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m at the Carson Valley Community Church, with Pastor Joel Berger officiating. Mrs. Atchison died on Feb. 15 at her Carson City residence. She was born on Dec. 4, 1935, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John and Dorothy Grover O'Neill. A lifetime resident of Nevada, she graduated from Reno High School in 1953 and retired from the State of Nevada. Mrs. Atchison was a life member of VFW Auxiliary #9211. She was an artist and enjoyed painting and working with ceramics. Preceding her in death were her father, husband William Atchison and sister Bette Shannon. Surviving are her mother Dorothy G. Christman of Carson City; son Sean E. Atchison of Sparks and daughter Colleen K. Logan of Vancouver, Wash.; brother Patrick Norton of Reno and sister Vickie Spruill of Winthrop, Wash.; and grandchildren Athena B. Logan and Nicholas A. Logan, both of Vancouver.

Phyllis Simon - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 23, 2000. A memorial service for Phyllis Simon, 89, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Mrs. Simon died on Feb. 12 in Northern California. She was born on Oct. 8, 1910, in Panama, Iowa, and spent many years in San Francisco, Oregon and Northern California. She was particularly interested in the welfare of children and served as a foster parent to many. She also played an active and formative role in the Cub Scouts in San Francisco. She and her husband Charley settled in Minden in 1971. Mrs. Simon loved swimming and was a regular at Carson Lanes. She was an accomplished seamstress and participated in handicraft. She kept a weather journal every day for nearly 40 years. Survivors include her husband Charley Simon; children Farajean Colbert and Joe Simon and his wife Sheryl; grandchildren, DJ, Rich and Mary Colbert, Bridget and Joey Simon and step-grandson Josh Hill; great-grandchildren Emma and Noah Colbert Baughman and Jonathan Cook; sister Jane Ebert; and niece Barbara Prochello.

Daniel Gabica Jr. - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 23, 2000. Daniel Gabica Jr., 74, died Saturday, Feb. 19, at Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks. He was a first-generation son of Basque immigrants, born on March 24, 1925, to Daniel Gabica Sr. and Constantina Bengochea Gabica, who came to this country and settled at Rock Creek Ranch, Orovada, in 1919. Gabica graduated from Humboldt County High School and worked and owned ranches in the Orovada area for several years. He worked for the State of Nevada Highway Department for 26 years. He and his wife owned and operated the Downtown Motel in Winnemucca for 26 years and sold that business in 1994. His mother, Constantina, his father, Daniel, and a brother, Joseph, who died in World War II, preceded him in death.Surviving are his wife Juanita Etchegoyhen Gabica; his daughters Dana Rae Baker of Sparks, and Juliana Gabica of Carson City; grandchildren, Darcy Justine and Ross Michael Baker of Sparks, and Caroline Elizabeth Gabica of Carson City; brother Raymond Gabica of Paradise Valley, sisters, Mary Bengoa and Felicia Gabica, of Winnemucca; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., today, Feb. 23, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca, with burial services immediately after at Winnemucca Cemetery.

Irene Salomonson - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 23, 2000. Irene Salomonson, 78, died on Feb. 18 at her home in Wellington. She was born on July 5, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to Joseph and Edna Fick Slater. She and Robert Salomonson were married in Napoleon, Ohio, on Sept. 25, 1940. Mrs. Salomonson was a homemaker and had resided in Wellington for eight years, coming from Little Rock, Calif. She enjoyed playing cards and going to the casinos, and she loved to travel. She was predeceased by her parents, two sons and three sisters. Surviving are her husband Robert Salomonson of Wellington; son Bruce Salomonson of Porterville, Calif.; daughter Diana Ludlow of Wellington; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Marshall Mayberry - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 23, 2000. A memorial service for Marshall Lewis Mayberry, 68, will be held today, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Exciting First Baptist Church in Minden. Mr. Mayberry, a Minden resident since November 1997, died on Feb. 20 at his home.A native of Lynchburg, Va., he was born on Feb. 18, 1932, to Tom and Grace Mayberry. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and was an Air Force veteran. Mr. Mayberry was retired from National Refractories and Mineral Corporation where he was employed for 16 years. He was also retired from Kaiser Refractories after 20 years of employment. He was the holder of three U.S. Patents on Refractory Compositions. Surviving are his wife Marcia Wisler Mayberry; step-mother Dorothy Mayberry of Springfield, Va.; sons Michael Mayberry of Pleasanton, Calif., Stuart Mayberry of Modesto, Calif., and Bryan Wisler of Columbiana, Ohio; daughters Wendy McClenahan of Valencia, Calif., and Tracy Wisler of Upland, Calif.; brother Thomas Mayberry of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; sisters Jacqueline Rivera of Orlando, Fla., and Garnett M. Irby of Springfield, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Elizabeth Dabovich - Record Courier - Wednesday, February 23, 2000. A memorial service for Elizabeth "Betty" Dabovich, 74, will be held on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mrs. Dabovich died on Feb. 19 at her Gardnerville home. She was born on March 30, 1925, to Dan and Edith Clarke Washburn in Oakland, Calif., and was married there to William George Dabovich Sr. on Nov. 28, 1943. Mrs. Dabovich had been a bookkeeper and was a resident of Gardnerville for 15 years, coming from Lake Tahoe, Calif. She was known to be a warm and caring person, who loved to garden. Predeceasing Mrs. Dabovich was her father. Survivors include her mother Edith Washburn of Goldendale, Wash.; husband William George Dabovich Sr. of Gardnerville; son William Dabovich II and daughter Diana Walcom, both of Gardnerville; sister Vivian Weddle of Goldendale; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Martha Kolbus - Record Courier -  Friday, February 25, 2000. Martha Jane Kolbus, 73, died at her home in Gardnerville on Feb. 21. She was born on June 4, 1926, in Lincoln, Ark., to Jacob and Sarah Beach Curtis. Mrs. Kolbus was a Gardnerville resident for 10 years, coming from San Ramon, Calif., where she was a member of the Baptist Church. She and her husband Dick, who died in Concord, Calif., in 1982, owned a restaurant in Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif. Mrs. Kolbus enjoyed cooking, reading and gardening. She is survived by sons Stan A. Kolbus of Gardnerville, Paul L. Kolbus of Mesquite, Nev., and James R. Kolbus of Mississippi; brother Walt Curtis of Washington and sister Patricia Anderson of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.,; and six grandchildren.

Luise Reichel - Record Courier -  Friday, February 25, 2000. Luise Reichel, 94, died on Feb. 18 in Gardnerville. She was born in Lubeck, Germany, on May 12, 1905, to Wilhelm and Ida Milatz Ehmcke. A Gardnerville resident for three years, Mrs. Reichel had previously lived in Oakland, Calif.She loved nature and enjoyed going out for coffee and doughnuts, and she was proud to be in the 90 Plus Club in Douglas County. Mrs. Reichel was predeceased by her husband Bruno Reichel, who died in 1983, and her sister Henny Loding.Surviving are her nephew and niece, Bob and Linda Loding of Zephyr Cove.

Elda Whaley - Record Courier -  Friday, February 25, 2000. A graveside committal service for Elda Mina "Bobbe" Whaley of Fort Bragg, Calif., will be held at the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville on March 1 at 1 p.m. Mrs. Whaley died on Feb. 2 at the age of 94. She was born to Henry and Minnie Rosenbrock of Gardnerville on April 1, 1906. After leaving Gardnerville, she moved to Berkeley, Calif., where she was credited with being the first woman dispatcher on their police force. She was preceded in death by her brother Henry and her sisters Greta Rosenbrock and Barbara Idiart. Surviving are Mrs. Whaley's husband Henry; sisters Alice Alexander of Dayton and Betty Azparren of Sparks; and nephew John Rosenbrock of Castro Valley and nieces Jeanette Blanco of Gardnerville and Patricia Rosenbrock of Bemidji, Minn.

Frederick Page - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 1, 2000. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville for Frederick William Page, 79, who died Feb. 28 in Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Page was a longtime member of Fort Churchill Post 2288 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Silver Springs. The War Veterans Memorial Association of Western Nevada will officiate at the ceremony. Mr. Page was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Portadown, Ireland.

Ellen Gansberg - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 1, 2000. A memorial service for Ellen H. Gansberg, 84, was held yesterday, February 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville.Mrs. Gansberg died on Feb. 25 at her Fredericksburg, Calif., home. She was born on Dec. 28, 1915, in San Diego, Calif., to John and Gladys Bitson Hutchinson. She received a bachelor of education degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1938 and a bachelor of sociology degree in 1939. In 1939, she moved to Alpine County to teach school, and in 1940, she married Chris Gansberg. Mrs. Gansberg also worked as the Alpine County Welfare Director and a librarian. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Minden Fortnightly Club. Predeceasing Mrs. Gansberg was her brother Emerson Hutchinson, M.D. Survivors include her husband Chris H. Gansberg Sr. of Fredericksburg; son Chris H. Gansberg Jr, also of Fredericksburg, and daughters Gaye Tyndall of Gardnerville, Joan G. Chacon of Reno and Joye G. Reeder of Brigham City, Utah; brother-in-law Fred H. Gansberg of Plymouth, Calif., and Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Shirley Powers - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 1, 2000. Shirley Avona Powers, 90, a former Walker resident, died on Feb. 13 in Boise, Idaho, where she has lived since 1993. She was born in Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 12, 1909, to Ernest and Solveigh Veldee Hinton. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Blue Pacific Court #111 Order of Amaranth, Oceanside, Calif.; Beta Sigma Phi, Delta Delta Rho chapter; and Antelope Valley Women's Club. She worked for the Mono County Schools out of Bridgeport, Calif., and also worked for MK in Wyoming and Idaho. Mrs. Powers was preceded in death by her husband Charles W. Powers; daughter Omeda Kiess; and son-in-law J.M. Duncan.Surviving are her daughter Avona C. Duncan of Boise; son-in-law, Cliff Kiess of Willamina, Ore.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at a later date and she will be interred at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.

Richard Maggach - Record Courier - Saturday, March 4, 2000. A memorial service for long-time Gardnerville resident Richard "Dick" Douglas Maggach, 72, who died March 1, will be held March 11 at 1 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, with Pastor Pete Nelson officiating. Mr. Maggach was born in a Castro Valley, Calif., farmhouse on Feb. 22, 1928, to Alex and Eva Maggach He attended Hayward High School and Modesto Junior College and served with the Merchant Marines toward the end of World War II. On Jan. 10, 1948, he and Shirley Scott were married Mr. Maggach worked with a Caterpillar dealer in San Leandro, Calif., until 1958, when he founded Valley Excavating.  He was a licensed general engineering contractor in California and Nevada, doing extensive work with Pacific Gas and Electric and the Bay Area Rapid Transit. In 1971, he semi-retired and moved to Gardnerville. He continued his business, doing minor jobs in Douglas County until he retired in 1987. Mr. Maggach was a past president of the Pleasanton (Calif.) Lions Club. He joined the Livermore Elks Club and was a charter member of Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670. He was a past treasurer and, for 16 years, was an active member of the Gardnerville Kiwanis Club. He was also past president of the Douglas County Contractors Association. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1953 and his father in 1957. Survivors include his wife Shirley of Gardnerville; daughter and son-in-law Michael and Susan Arnett of Midwest City, Okla., and daughter and son-in-law Terry and Sandra O'Connor of Pleasanton, Calif.; grandsons Clint and Jerry Gilchrist of Midwest City, Rod and Clayton O'Connor of Pleasanton and granddaughter Monica O'Connor of Pleasanton; brother "Scotty" of Pleasanton, sister Evelyn of Danville, Calif., and sister and brother-in-law Bud and Ruth Brillisour of Placerville, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert Schmidt - Record Courier - Saturday, March 4, 2000.  A memorial service for Robert "Bob" Schmidt, 67, will be held today, March 4, at 1 p.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mr. Schmidt died on March 1 at his Minden home. He was born on Sept. 14, 1932, in Petaluma, Calif., to Carl and Olga Schlumberger Schmidt. He was a resident of Genoa and Minden, coming from Burlingame, Calif., eight years ago when he retired from his own business of manufacturing and installing garage doors. Here he founded Douglas County Overhead Door Company. Mr. Schmidt was a member of the Genoa Lakes Men's Club and a former member of the California Club in San Francisco. He loved to golf and enjoyed all sports. He had been a professional baseball player with a Kansas organization. Mr. Schmidt's parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Sharon "Sheri" Schmidt of Minden; son Marke F. Fisse of Concord, Calif., and daughters Kathleen M. Schmidt of Burlingame, Susan A. Meroli of Vacaville, Calif., and Debra L. Fisse of Hollister, Calif.; and sisters Pearl Messer and Carol Powell, both of Carson City. 

William Brand - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 8, 2000.  William James Brand, 76, died on Feb. 27 at his Holbrook Station home.  Mr. Brand was born in Hubbard, Texas, on May 30, 1923, to James and Nellie Moore Brand. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947.On June 30, 1986, he and Sylvia F. Easter were married in Tonopah. Before moving to Holbrook Station 12 years ago, he lived in Lake Isabella, Calif. Mr. Brand enjoyed walking and traveling. He is survived by his wife Sylvia; daughter Sue Raye of Whitney, Texas; sister May Dell Campbell of Covington, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Dominguez - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 8, 2000.  A gathering was held on Sunday, March 5, for John James Dominguez at Rita Longnecker's home in Gardnerville.Mr. Dominguez died on March 1 at his Gardnerville home at the age of 71. He was born on Jan. 12, 1929, in Fillmore, Calif., to Israel and Emila Dominguez. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam and retired after 20 years service. Mr. Dominguez moved to Gardnerville from Long Beach, Wash., five years ago. He loved fishing and traveling and was an avid photographer. He enjoyed going to the casinos. He also loved sitting in his favorite spot overlooking Topaz Lake.Survivors include his daughters Rita M. Longnecker of Gardnerville and Margarite Barker of Ventura, Calif., and son Mike L. Dominguez of Oxnard, Calif.; sisters Estelle Walton of Newhall, Calif., Frances Martinez of Oxnard and Barbara Dominguez of San Jose, Calif.; and grandchildren Paul Jr., Anthony, Cera Jane and Donald Jr.

Donald Ensminger - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 8, 2000. A memorial service for Donald Walton Ensminger, 81, was held on March 5 at Walton's Chapel of the Valley.Mr. Ensminger died on March 4 at Sierra Convalescent Center. He was born on Dec. 16, 1918, in Stillwell, Ill., to William and Inez Greer Ensminger. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He lived in South Lake Tahoe from 1958 to 1978, resided in Oklahoma City, Okla., for 10 years and moved to Carson City in 1998. Mr. Ensminger was a self-employed contractor and a member of the Masons and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed fishing and lapidary work and he loved to travel. His wife Exie LaVonne preceded him in death in December 1997.Surviving are his daughters Dian Elaine Larson of Gardnerville, Leora Denise Ensminger of Carson City and Donna Luella Ensminger of Tatum, N.M., and son Donald Walton Ensminger Jr. of Tahoma, Calif.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

William Brand - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 A memorial service for William James Brand, 76, will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Carson Valley Inn Chapel. Mr. Brand died at his home in Gardnerville on Feb. 27. FitzHenry's of Gardnerville handled arrangements.

Mary Robinson - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 15, 2000.  Mary Doris Monica Hughes Fuller Robinson died on March 11 at her Gardnerville home. She was born in London, England, to Dr. Charles and Jesse Hughes and lived extensively in the Orient, specifically in Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan and Formosa. Mrs. Robinson had been a resident of Gardnerville since March 1988, coming from Sunnyvale, Calif. She was associated with a real estate brokerage firm in California. She also worked as a secretary, retiring in 1987. She was active in tap dancing groups and bridge playing groups. She served two years as treasurer of the Carson Valley AARP chapter and two years as treasurer of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Surviving Mrs. Robinson are her husband, Albert C. Robinson of Gardnerville; daughters Penelope Blake of San Jose, Calif., and Barbara Fox of Belmont, Calif.; and brothers and sisters in Great Britain.

Ernest Cardinelli - Record Courier -  Saturday, March 18, 2000. A memorial service for Ernest J. Cardinelli, 73, will be held today, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 100 Highway 339 in Yerington. Mr. Cardinelli died March 14 at South Lyon Medical Center's Long Care Facility in Yerington. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Reno to Constantine and Rachael Pezzi Cardinelli and had been a Yerington resident since 1949. He was a farmer his entire life, working on the Bar C Ranch for many years. Mr. Cardinelli was also a minister for 38 years as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Yerington. He was predeceased by a son, Bryan Cardinelli, in April 1997. Surviving are his wife Kathleen and son Joseph Cardinelli, both of Yerington; son Daniel Cardinelli, daughter Teresa Robinson and brothers Donald Cardinelli and Louis Devincenzi, all of Reno; daughter Colleen Ivey of New Mexico; step-daughter Jody Beth Roberts of Pleasant Hills, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Geraldine Harker - Record Courier -  Saturday, March 18, 2000. Geraldine S. Harker, longtime resident of Minden, died on Feb. 22 at the Life Care Center in Reno at the age of 88. She was born in Elko on April 22, 1911, to Wilbur and Dorothy Robinson Smiley. A descendant of a pioneer Nevada family that settled in Starr Valley, Mrs. Harker attended school in Elko. She was a homemaker and a clerk in Douglas County. Her husband, Robert Asa Harker, predeceased her in 1988. Survivors include her sons Roger G. Harker of Minden, Howard R. Harker of Mill Valley, Calif., and Charles D. Harker of Media, Penn., and daughter Charlotte Harker Allison of Mill Valley; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mary Robinson - Record Courier -  Saturday, March 18, 2000. (with picture) Mary Doris Monica Hughes Fuller Robinson died on March 11 at her Gardnerville home. She was born in London, England, to Dr. Charles and Jesse Hughes and lived extensively in the Orient, specifically in Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan and Formosa.Mrs. Robinson had been a resident of Gardnerville since March 1988, coming from Sunnyvale, Calif. She was associated with a real estate brokerage firm in California. She also worked as a secretary, retiring in 1987. She was active in tap dancing groups and bridge playing groups. She served two years as treasurer of the local AARP chapter and two years as treasurer of the food closet. Surviving Mrs. Robinson are her husband, Albert C. Robinson of Gardnerville; daughters Penelope Blake of San Jose, Calif., and Barbara Fox of Belmont, Calif.; and brothers and sisters in Great Britain.

Gerard Hanford - Record Courier -  Saturday, March 18, 2000.  A memorial service for Gerard "Pete" Beach Hanford, 83, will be held on Monday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gardnerville, where he was a member. Pastor Pete Nelson will officiate. Mr. Hanford died on March 15 at Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville.He was born on Oct. 5, 1916, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Gerard Beach and Minerva Robinson Hanford.A graduate of the University of Nevada, he was a resident of the Carson Valley for 14 years, coming from San Jose, Calif.He married his wife, Lorene, 48 years ago in May. Mr. Hanford was a mechanical engineer in the telecommunications industry.He loved to travel and truly loved narrow gauge steam railroads. He was an active member of the Soaring Society, and both he and his wife were very active members of the Republican party. Survivors include his wife Lorene Hanford of Gardnerville; daughter Barbara Tindale of Stateline and sons Ronald Hanford of Vancouver, Wash., Robert Hanford of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Richard Hanford of Monte Sereno, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Andrea Benson - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 22, 2000.  Andrea Benson, 30, of Dayton died March 16 in Gardnerville. Mrs. Benson is a former resident of Gardnerville and a graduate of Douglas High School. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at FitzHenry's Funeral Home, 8933 N. Edmonds Dr., Carson City.Survivors include her husband Grey of Dayton; parents Anke and Robert Hagedorn of and brother Pete Hagedorn, all of Gardnerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation, 28 Highway 95A, Yerington 89447.

Richard Hubbard - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 22, 2000. A memorial service for Richard L. Hubbard, 72, will be held Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. Pastor Pete Nelson will officiate. Mr. Hubbard died March 18 at the Virginia Creek Skilled Nursing Facility in Gardnerville.  He was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Painesville, Ohio, to William and Helen Hubbard.  Mr. Hubbard was in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, transferring to the University of Michigan where he received his bachelor of science degree in forestry with a major in wildlife.  During summers in high school and college, he worked as a commercial fisherman on Lake Erie. He earned a master of science degree in range management at Utah State University and did further graduate work in forest ecology at University California Berkley. Mr. Hubbard worked for the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, a research arm of the U.S. Forest Service from 1952, until his retirement in 1986. He conducted and was in charge of both range and wildlife research in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands and retired as assistant director in charge of long range planning and research application. Mr. Hubbard served on the Governor's Salmon/Steelhead Advisory Committee, the Delta Environmental Advisory Committee, chaired the West-Coast Salmon Advisory Committee to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and served as executive secretary to the Western Agricultural Research Committee.After his retirement from the U.S. Forest Service in 1986, he served as executive director of the California Natural Resources Federation, the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, until moving from the Bay area to the Carson Valley in 1989. Mr. Hubbard has been actively involved in the Gardnerville/Carson Valley Kiwanis Club, High Sierra Fly Casters, Carson Valley Tennis Club and the Carson Valley United Methodist Church. He loved fly fishing and playing tennis and was well known for his computer expertise. Surviving Mr. Hubbard are his wife of 44 years Shirley A. Hubbard of Gardnerville; daughter s Denise Frueh of Gardnerville and Teresa Miranda of Susanville, Calif.; sister Marion Babbitt of Chico, Calif.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Helen and William Hubbard and brother Marshall Hubbard.

Fred Gansberg - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 22, 2000. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Fred H. Gansberg, 85, tomorrow, March 23, at the Amador County Fair Grounds in Plymouth, Calif. Mr. Gansberg died at his Plymouth residence on March 19. He was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Fredrickburg, Calif., and moved to Amador County in 1961. He was a charter member of the Carson Valley chapter of Future Farmers of America and a bull rider on the rodeo circuit for several years. He loved horses and the Amador County Fair, where he would show and exhibit cattle and horses. Mr. Gansberg was preceded in death by brother Walt Gansberg of Markleeville. Surviving are his brother Chris Gansberg Sr.; nephew Chris Gansberg Jr. of Markleeville; nieces Joan G. Chacon of Reno, Gay Gansberg of Gardnerville and Joy Reader of Utah; many other nieces and nephews; and his dear friend Mary Beshears of Plymouth. Interment will be at Fredricksburg Cemetery in Fredricksburg.[Calif.]

Donald Minifie - Record Courier - Wednesday, March 22, 2000. Donald L. Minifie, 78, died on March 17 at Carson Health Care in Carson City. A memorial service will be held at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, Calif., at a later date. Mr. Minifie was born on Sept. 2, 1921, to Thomas and Irene Larry Minifie. He served with the U.S. Army. A resident of Genoa since 1978, he came from Los Gatos, Calif., where he had lived since 1955. He was a fireman and a member of the Fireman's Union of Santa Clara County, Calif., and the Volunteer Fire Department in Genoa. He served as fire chief at the Los Gatos Fire Department and the Genoa Fire Department. He also served on the town board in Genoa and had been a member of the Boiler Makers Union in Oakland, Calif. Mr. Minifie's wife, Anna Durkee Minifie, preceded him in death in 1997.Survivors include his son Raymond W. Minifie of Mountain Home, Idaho, and daughter Donna Lee Dump of Corona, Calif.; brother Stanley Minifie of Oakland, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Grace Carriker - Record Courier - Saturday, March 25, 2000. Grace W. Carriker, 90, of Lecanto, Fla., died Feb. 20 at Cypress Cove Nursing Home. She was born April 30, 1909, in Newberry, Ind. While living in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Mrs. Carriker was past president and a lifelong member of Soroptimist International. She was South Lake Tahoe's Woman of the Year in 1965, and in 1977, she established the Women's Center and Drug Abuse Center there. She was past director of the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Carriker was active in the Topaz Baptist Church and Topaz Sage Hens in the early 1980s. From 1984 to 1988, she ran the Tri-Cities Food Bank in Richland, Wash. She was also a past president of Toastmasters and manager of the Civic Department in Long Beach, Calif. Two years ago, she moved from San Jose, Calif., to Florida, where she was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lecanto. Mrs. Carriker was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Vernon "Hoot" Carriker. Surviving are a niece, Karen Venard of Homosassa, and a nephew, John Byers of Denver, Colo.

Virgil Heath - Record Courier - Saturday, April 1, 2000. A graveside memorial service for Virgil T. Heath, 93, will be held on Monday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the Genoa Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Hafele residence in Minden. Mr. Heath died on March 29 at his Minden home. He was born on May 9, 1906, in Ashwood, Ore., to Gerald Birton and Jessie Taylor Heath. In 1937, he graduated from Oregon State School of Forestry and in 1945 from Princeton University School of Military Government. He and Marion Ryan were married in 1944. Mr. Heath was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and served in Okinawa, North Africa and Dutch Harbor during World War II. He had more than 30 years of service with the federal government. During his career, he was Division Supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska and was a member of the Alaska Yukon Pioneers; State Supervisor of timber resources for the state of Oregon; Assistant Chief Forester in Washington, D.C.; and program coordinator for the BLM in the states of Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Idaho. Mr. Heath was a resident of Minden for 13 years, coming from Lake Tahoe. He was preceded in death by his wife Marion and son Richard.Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Linda and Walter Hafele and grandsons Anton of Seattle, Wash., and Andre Hafele of Minden.

Emma Ely - Record Courier - Saturday, April 8, 2000. Emma von Roenn Ely, a Gardnerville resident for 15 years, died on March 30 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City at the age of 91. She was born on April 24, 1908, in Stade, Germany, to Edmund and Henrietta Albers von Roenn, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1937. A former resident of Goodyear, Ariz., Mrs. Ely was a newspaper publisher for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Good Earth Garden Club. Mrs. Ely was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Eugene S. Ely, who died in 1975, and brother George von Roenn.Surviving are her daughters Irene E. Gurley of Gardnerville and Dorene M. Ely of Avondale, Ariz.; brother Edmund von Roenn of Stade, Germany; and grandchildren Jesse E. Gurley and Darcy E. Gurley, both of Gardnerville. Burial will be in Avondale, Ariz.

Peggy Jo Cushman - Record Courier - Saturday, April 8, 2000. A graveside service will be held for Peggy Jo Cushman, 42, on Monday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at Mottsville Cemetery. Mrs. Cushman died on April 5 at her home in Wellington. She was born in Richmond, Calif., on Dec. 21, 1957, to Charles and Martha Cabel Nagel. She and Matt Cushman were married 22 years ago in Minden. A Wellington resident for 24 years, Mrs. Cushman worked at Topaz Lodge at Topaz Lake for 22 years. She loved to ride her Harley. She loved her granddaughter and loved life in general. Predeceasing Mrs. Cushman were her father and a brother Charles D. Nagel, who died in 1999. Surviving are her husband Matt L. Cushman Sr. of Wellington; her mother Martha J. Baker of Fort Worth, Tex.; daughter Latisha R. Nagel of Gardnerville and son Matthew L. Cushman Jr. of Wellington; brother Greg Nagel of Grass Valley, Calif., and sisters Jana Simpson and Tamara Nagel, both of Fort Worth; and granddaughter Kayla Johnson of Gardnerville.

Harry Geisler - Record Courier - Wednesday, April 19, 2000.Harry F. Geisler, 83, died on April 13 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.He was born on March 22, 1917, in Lake Mills, Wisc., to Emil and Doris Homann Geisler.On June 24, 1939, he and Eunice E. Selover were married in Dubuque, Iowa. Mr. Geisler was a machinist for 40 years and retired in 1982. He loved hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. He was a Lutheran and had resided in Minden for eight years, coming from Philomath, Ore. Surviving Mr. Geisler are his wife Eunice of Minden; daughter Karen D. Pestana of Minden and son Bruce A. Geisler of Baton Rouge, La.; sisters Beverly Geisler of Benton, Ariz., and Joy Sheller of Peoria, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Allen Hartman - Record Courier - Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Allen E. Hartman, 72, died on April 14 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. He was born on Dec. 30, 1927, in Elizabeth, Pa., to Charles and Ruby Monheim Hartman. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a musician in his youth and enjoyed playing the saxophone. On Sept. 8, 1963, he and Elaine N. Fox were married in Pasadena, Calif. Mr. Hartman was a ski instructor for 35 years and owner of The Sports Store in Simi Valley, Calif. He moved to Gardnerville two years ago, coming from Burbank, Calif. He was known as "Uncle Al" from Uncle Al's Greenhouse, and he owned a hydroponic greenhouse in Gardnerville. "I built the 1,500 square-foot greenhouse for him and he was going to add on to it," said neighbor and friend, Mike Jarrett. "Al was a very, very pleasant man - very upbeat. He always had a joke, or something pleasant to say." "Al was a pretty amazing man," said friend John O'Neill, who was a regular customer of Al's hydroponic tomato business. "He played with many of the big bands. He was a ski instructor in Colorado and he had the most unbelieveable tomatoes." His sister Brenna preceded him in death in 1996. Surviving are his wife Elaine Hartman of Gardnerville and godchildren Dr. Scott Ellner of San Diego, Calif., and Jordan Ellner of Los Angeles, Calif.

John Malek - Record Courier - Wednesday, April 19, 2000. John J. Malek, 77, of Schenectady, N.Y., died on April 13 at his residence. Mr. Malek is the father of John Joseph Malek of Gardnerville. He was born in Troy, N.Y., on Feb. 17, 1923, and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He had been a baker for over 48 years and was an active communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park. Mr. Malek was a 55-year member of the Trojan Keglers bowling league, an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing and a great game of horseshoes. Mr. Hartman is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 17, and interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Waterford. Contributions may be made in Mr. Malek's memory for a stained glass window to St. Edward the Confessor Church, 5659 Clifton park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Dale Webster - Record Courier - Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Dale W. Webster, 79, died on April 15 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in California on May 27, 1920, to Willard and Evelyn French Webster.A resident of Carson City for 11 years, he retired from the Yerington police department after 12 years of service. He had also been a police officer in Barstow, Calif. Mr. Webster is survived by his wife Valeria of Carson City; son Dale W. Webster Jr. of Havasu City, Ariz., daughter Jackie Conklin of Vacaville, Calif., and stepchildren Steven Hurt of Yerington and Jessica King, Sarah Wink and Kelly Allen, all of Carson City; brother Jack Webster of Topaz Ranch Estates; numerous grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Dabert Wyatt - Record Courier - Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Visitation for Dabert Wyatt, 63, will be held tomorrow, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Genoa Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Dresslerville Gym in Dresslerville. Mr. Wyatt, a lifelong resident of Gardnerville, died on April 16 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born on Dec. 23, 1936, to Robert and Lesha Coleman Wyatt. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours in the Army. He volunteered for the second tour of duty to keep his brother Harold from having to go, but they were both sent.Mr. Wyatt enjoyed running and camping, and he loved outdoor activities and being with his family and his dogs. He was past vice-chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, past chairman of Douglas County democratic Central Committee, past trustee of Carson Valley Historical Society and a board member for Washoe Development Enterprise and for the Washoe Housing Authority. He also served on S.I.T.E. Council for Washoe Tribe Senior Citizen Center. Predeceasing Mr. Wyatt were his parents and brother Harold. Survivors include his brothers Vernon Wyatt, Robert Wyatt and Lloyd Wyatt, all of Gardnerville, Daniel Wyatt of Woodfords and Floyd Wyatt of Reno; sisters Barbara Zieroth, Doris W. Buckhart and Kathie Wyatt, all of Gardnerville, and Victoria J. Wyatt of Reno; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

James Dorrance - Record Courier - Saturday, April 22, 2000. A memorial service for James Michael Dorrance, 65, will be held on May 6 at 2 p.m. at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Mr. Dorrance died on April 18 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City from complications of syringomyelia and quadriplegia. He was born on Aug. 18, 1934, in Bakersfield, Calif., to James and Syble Boring Dorrance. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. Mr. Dorrance attended Pomona College and graduated from California State College in 1964. He was an English teacher at Gardena High School, where he met his wife, Patricia K. Stanley. They were married in Los Angeles on April 14, 1967. He was a consultant with the IRS, retiring in 1992. He then moved from Fremont, Calif., to Gardnerville. Predeceasing Mr. Dorrance were his parents and brother John Dorrance, who died in 1990. Surviving are his wife Patricia of Gardnerville; sons Ethan Samuel Dorrance and wife Betsy of Gardnerville and Timothy K. Dorrance of Berkeley, Calif.; sister Linda and husband Dr. Henry Bennett of Davis, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Stephanie Fernandes - Record Courier - Saturday, April 22, 2000. A funeral and graveside service for Stephanie D'Ann Fernandes, 35, were held in Vancover, Wash., on April 10. Ms. Fernandes died of cancer at her Vancover residence on April 5. She was born on April 8, 1964, in Inglewood, Calif., and had lived in Gardnerville prior to her move to Vancover. She had been a bookkeeper for Vavoline Oil Company in Portland, Ore., for eight years. She enjoyed all outdoor activities, as well as bowling and softball. Preceding Ms. Fernandes in death were her mother Nancy Derr, grandparents John and Edna Fernandes and grandfather Oswald Lee Heath. Surviving are her son Nicolaus Steven Gerlitz; fiance Waymon Shadwick of Vancover; grandmother Phyllis Edzards of Auburn, Calif.; father and step-mother David and Debra Heath of Gardnerville; step-brother Shawn Sherwood of Sacramento, Calif.; aunts Carolyn McCarthy of Goleta, Calif., and Joyce Rolland Heath of Auburn; and several cousins, a niece and nephew.

Dolly M. Bauer - Nevada Appeal - Saturday, April 29, 2000. Dolly M. Bauer, 88, a Carson City resident for the past five years, died April 27, 2000, at Carson Convalescent Center. She was born May 24, 1911, in Los Angeles to Clarence and Marjorie Burlingame Bauer. She graduated from Los Angeles High School. Before moving to Carson City, she lived in Reseda, Calif. for 30 years. Miss Bauer owned and operated a bar. Among her survivors are her friend Katherine Gillespie of Carson City.

Gregory Biggin - Nevada Appeal - Saturday, April 29, 2000. A funeral for Gregory Biggin, 50, a long-time Carson City resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Walton's Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Biggin died April 26, 2000, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. He was born March 4, 1950, in in Newton, Mass. Mr. Biggin was reared in Carson City where he dedicated his life to law enforcement. He started out as a sheriff's cadet at age 19 and retired as a chief deputy sheriff in 1994. He spent several years as a member and supervisor of the Carson City Sheriff's Department Aero Squadron. He was preceded in death by his mother Doris Hayward and his wife Laurie Ann in December 1984. Among his survivors are his father Charles of Burlingame, Calif.; sister Gail Weiss of Pennsylvania and brother Ted of Carson City. Internment will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

Amelia Duncker - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 3, 2000.  Amelia Armita "Millie" Duncker, 84, died at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe on April 17. A memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville on April 25, officiated by Father Bill Nadeau. Mrs. Duncker was born in Chicago, on Oct. 17, 1915, to Joe and Minnie Corradine. She was married to Eugene B. Duncker on Aug. 8, 1936, in Gary, Ind. They lived in Chicago until 1959, when they moved to Los Angeles. In 1977, the Dunckers moved to South Lake Tahoe, then to Woodfords in 1992. After her husband died in 1998, Mrs. Duncker moved to Gardnerville. Mrs. Duncker was a real estate broker for 25 years while in Los Angeles. She and her husband owned Dunckers Century 21 Realty in Sherman Oaks. She was a member of Century 21's Million Dollar Club for many years. Wherever she went, she spread joy and laughter. Mrs. Duncker will always be remembered by her family, friends and clients as "The Cookie Lady" for her seemingly unending supply of delicious baked treats. Survivors include sons Eugene C. Duncker of Lancaster, Calif., and Joseph W. Duncker of Woodfords; granddaughters Kristina Ribali of McMinnville, Ore. and Angelique Treadway of Cankton, La.; great-grandson Nicholas Ribali of McMinnville, Ore.; sisters Theresa Drobitsch of Palmdale, Calif., and Emma Onorato of Granada Hills, Calif.

Elaine Forbes - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 3, 2000. Elaine Christy Forbes, 39, died on April 25 in Gardnerville. A private family memorial service will be held in California at a later date. Mrs. Forbes was born on July 10, 1960, in Hermosa Beach, Calif., to Delane and Eleanor Mohn Lytle. She was a resident of Gardneville for three years, coming from Cedar City, Utah. She worked for the Nevada Rural Water Association. She loved to read and hike and enjoyed traveling and being with her family. Survivors include her father Delane Lytle of Granada Hills, Calif., and mother Eleanor Lytle of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; brother Brian Lytle of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and sisters Lori Pachowicz of Camarillo, Calif., Donna Lytle of Brentwood, Calif., and Brenda Lytle of Canyon Lake, Calif.; and three nieces and two nephews.

James Ogilvie - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 3, 2000. A Memorial Mass will be held for James Philip Ogilvie, 54, today, May 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Mr. Ogilvie died on April 27 at his home in Carson City. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Dec. 13, 1945, to Oscar and Evelyn Harney Ogilvie. In 1977, he graduated from the University of California at Bakersfield. He worked for a time for the Kern County Fire Department in Bakersfield as supervisor on an inmate fire crew. He also worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the Sequoia, Eldorado, Angeles and Toiyabe national forests. During his career with the government, Mr. Ogilvie worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a smoke jumper in Alaska and superintendent of the Silver State Hot Shot crew in Carson City and the Chilao Hot Shot crew, as well as a member of the Fulton Hot Shot crew. He moved to Carson City in 1990 from the Chilao Ranger Station, where he lived for 10 years. Mr. Ogilvie was a member and supporter of Duck's Unlimited. He is survived by his wife Joan Ogilvie of Carson City; daughter Adriane Ogilvie of Gardnerville and son Tom Ogilvie of Carson City; brothers Ron Ogilvie of Reno and Gary Ogilvie of Bakersfield and sister Donna Pinheiro of Tehachapi, Calif.; and 21 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Malcolm Smith - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 3, 2000. A memorial service for Malcolm W. Smith, 73, will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley. Pastor Daniel Steen will officiate. Mr. Smith died on April 28 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 14, 1926, to Rich and Helen Richards. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Smith was a Gardnerville resident for the past 11 years, coming from North Hollywood, Calif. He was manager for a California Department of Motor Vehicles for 30 years. He enjoyed going to the Carson Valley Inn and traveling to visit his family. Mr. Smith was predeceased by his wife Margaret M. Smith, who died in February 1999. Surviving are his daughter Tara C. Addeo of Minden and sons Paris R. Romano of Fortuna, Calif., Galvin Smith of West Hills, Calif., and Gregory X. Smith of Reno; sister Susan Morrisey of Butler, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

John Willcox - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 3, 2000. John David Willcox, 71, a Gardnerville resident for the past 10 years, died at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. A graveside service will be tomorrow, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

Agnes Doane - Record Courier - Saturday, May 6, 2000. Agnes M. Doane, 96, died on April 29 at Nevada Health Care Center in Gardnerville. She was born on Dec. 18, 1903, in Blair, Kan., to Julian and Emma von Arx Krapf and was raised in St. Joseph, Mo. Mrs. Doane then lived in California, returning to St. Joseph from 1972 to 1990. She moved to Nevada in 1992. She was a homemaker and a seamstress with the Sun Garment Co. during the 1940s. Mrs. Doane was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville and past member of St. Pancratius Catholic Church in Lakewood, Calif., and Immaculate Conception and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St. Joseph. She was predeceased by her three brothers and six sisters. Survivors include her daughter Shirley Beaver of Minden; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A prayer service was held for Mrs. Doane on May 4 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph, with The Rev. Michael Volkmer, C.PP.S., Celebrant. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wathena, Kan.

John Hargis - Record Courier - Saturday, May 6, 2000. John Calhoun Hargis III, 83, died on May 1 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. He was born on March 13, 1917, in Kiowa, Kan., to John Hargis II and Ruth Richardson Hargis. A real estate appraiser, Mr. Hargis lived in Carson City and Gardnerville since 1991, coming from Elkhart, Kansas. He was a member of the Unity Church of Today in Genoa and enjoyed reading and spending time with friends at the senior center in Carson City. He was predeceased by his son John Hargis IV in 1998. Surviving are his wife Donna Hargis of Carson City; daughters Patricia Crane of Yuba City, Calif., Pamela Rodgers of West Salem, Wisc., and Jessica Gracie of Eureka, Calif.; two brothers and one sister; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Jordan - Record Courier - Saturday, May 6, 2000. A memorial service for Marjorie Jordan, 82, will be held on Monday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Rev. Pete Nelson will officiate. Mrs. Jordan died on May 4 at Barton Skilled Nursing in Gardnerville. She was born on Aug. 28, 1917, in Athens, Ill., to James and Edna Clemens Parrish. She was a resident of Gardnerville for 22 years, coming from Idaho. Mrs. Jordan was active in the Retired Senior Volunteer program and the Genoa Homemakers Club for many years. She began volunteering in 1981 at the Douglas County Public Library, where she assisted the children's librarian until 1999. She received the Attorney General's Silver State Citizen Award for contributing over 2000 hours of volunteer service. Her husband, Ernest E. Jordan, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are her son Gary Jordan of Gardnerville and daughter Sharon Clevesy of Auburn, Calif.; brother Lawrence Parrish of Springfield, Ill.; and granddaughter Kristy Nutum of Carson City.

Phyllis Judy - Record Courier - Saturday, May 6, 2000. Phyllis E. Judy, a Minden resident for 11 years, died on May 2 in Reno at the age of 74. She was born on May 9, 1925, in New York City to Carl and Ethel Glaser. She graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1942, and in 1943, she married Lowell Judy. She enjoyed crafts, egg painting, camping, fishing and meeting new friends. She was a member of the Carson Valley Sertoma Club and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Survivors include her husband Lowell Judy of Minden; children Scott of Long Beach, Calif., Jannean of Spokane, Wash., and Mark of Irvine, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Malcolm Smith - Record Courier - Saturday, May 6, 2000. A memorial service for Malcolm W. Smith, 73, was held on May 6 at the Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley, with Pastor Daniel Steen officiating. Mr. Smith died on April 28 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 14, 1926, to Rich and Helen Richards. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Smith was a Gardnerville resident for the past 11 years, coming from North Hollywood, Calif. He was manager for a California Department of Motor Vehicles for 30 years. He enjoyed going to the Carson Valley Inn and traveling to visit his family. Mr. Smith was predeceased by his wife Margaret M. Smith, who died in February 1999. Surviving are his daughter Tara C. Addeo of Minden and sons Paris R. Romano of Fortuna, Calif., Gavin Smith of West Hills, Calif., and Gregory X. Smith of Reno; sister Susan Morrisey of Butler, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

John Willcox - Record Courier - Saturday, May 6, 2000. John David Willcox, 71, a Gardnerville resident for the past 10 years, died on April 28 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. A graveside service was held on May 4 at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mr. Willcox was born in Palo Alto, Calif., on Oct. 18, 1928, to John and Martha Whitaker Willcox. In 1956, he earned a master of arts degree in business education from San Francisco State University. For 27 years, he was a teacher, having taught for 18 years with the Acalanes High School District at Los Lomas and Miramonte in California. He also worked for Meadow Gold Ice Cream, Quaker Oats Co., W.P. McDowell Manufacturing and Sears, Roebuck and Co. as a sales representative. Before moving to Gardnerville he had lived in Walnut Creek, Calif. On March 9, 2000, he and Rebecca C. Martin were married at Lake Tahoe. Mr. Willcox enjoyed sailing and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter. Surviving are his wife Rebecca C. Willcox of Gardnerville; daughter L. Savannah Nash of Gardnerville and son John F. Willcox of Winnemucca; and sister Mary Beth Bruch of Los Altos, Calif.

Eugene Bowers - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Eugene P. Bowers, 94, died on May 5 at Barton Skilled Nursing in Gardnerville. He was born on Nov. 29, 1905, in San Francisco. Mr. Bowers was a Gardnerville resident for 3 months, coming from Sunnyvale, Calif. He was a master craftsman in the construction industry for 80 years.He was a passionate gardener, and he loved to travel. He was a great storyteller, and he was proud to be a Mason for many years. His wife Babetta Bowers predeceased him in 1999. Surviving are his sons Jerry Moore of Campbell, Calif., and Wally Brown, also of California, and daughters Bonnie Daly of Durango, Colo., and Sherry Battaglia of Atherton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the Bay area at a later date.

Frederick Schreiber Jr. - Record Courier - Wednesday, May 10, 2000. A memorial service for Frederick Walter Schreiber Jr., 29, who died on May 6, will be held on Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m. at Carson Valley Community Church, 3616 N. Sunridge, Carson City. Pastor Joel Berger will preside. Mr. Schreiber was born on Jan. 14, 1971, in Carson City to Frederick W. and Delores Overturf Schreiber Sr., and lived in Gardnerville his entire life. He served as a youth counselor at Camp May'mac in California for five years and at Hume Lake, also in California, for another five years. He was an AWANA leader at Carson Valley Community Church, where he was a member. Mr. Schreiber is survived by his mother Delores L. Schreiber of Gardnerville, and father Fred W. Schreiber Sr. of Carson City; grandfather Vernon VanMeir of Bakersfield, Calif.; and sister Desiree L. Constable of Gardnerville and brothers Frank W. Schreiber and John F. Schreiber, both of Carson City.

Viola Jackson - Record Courier - Saturday, May 13, 2000. Viola C. Jackson, 68, died on May 11 at her home in Carson City. On May 18, a second visitation will be held at McCormick & Son Mortuary in Laguna Hills, Calif., followed by a Mass on May 19 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Interment will be at El Toro Memorial Park, in Lake Forest, Calif.Mrs. Jackson was born on Oct. 25, 1931, in Newark, N.J., to William and Beatrice Carter Langley. On June 6, 1970, in Santa Barbara, Calif., she married Dorsey W. Jackson, whom she had known since childhood. In 1977, she received the title of Jerusalem Pilgrim while in Israel. Mrs. Jackson was a Certified Nursing Assistant supervisor at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, Calif., and received a Certified Nursing Assistant Award for the state of California in 1989. She also worked for Safeway in Southern California for 13 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Auto League in East Orange, N.J., the Rosary Society at St. Nicholas Church in El Toro, Calif., and belonged to different ministries serving the sick and homebound in California. Surviving Mrs. Jackson are her husband Dorsey W. Jackson of Carson City; daughters Deborah Ann McGary of Minden and Diane Grace Buckley of Carson City; son Clyde A. Fletcher of Aguanga, Calif.; brothers William Langley of Lakewood, N.J., Reggie Carter of New Jersey, Robert Langley of Lompoc, Calif., and Russell Langley of Los Angeles; sisters Beatrice L. Merwin of Lompoc, Doris E. Henry of Orange, N.J., and Shirley A. Johson of East Windsor, Ct.; grandchildren Louis, William, Tracy and Christopher; and great-grandchildren Mercedes, Porsche and Joshua.

Eunice Whiteside - Record Courier - Saturday, May 13, 2000. A graveside service for Eunice P. Whiteside, 71, will be held on Monday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Rev. Steve Wilson will officiate. Mrs. Whiteside died on May 10 at her Minden home. She was born in Liberty, Mo., on Jan. 6, 1929, to Rolla and Floy Huckaby Stillfield. She was a Minden resident for 10 years, coming from Reno. She retired from the State of Nevada in 1990 after 13 years. Mrs. Whiteside was a devout mother and grandmother who adored her grandchildren. She loved sewing and gardening and was a member of the Carson Valley Christian Center in Minden. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Betty, who died in 1994. Surviving are her son Ken Whiteside and daughter Tammy Bonfiglio, both of Gardnerville, and daughter Sherie Whiteside of Minden; brother Elmer Stillfield of Yerington; and grandchildren Zachary, Hunter, Dakota and Evany.

Jessie Averill - Record Courier - Saturday, May 13, 2000. Jessie Alice Averill, 81, died on May 10 in Stockton, Calif. A memorial service is being held today, May 13, at DeYoung Memorial Chapel in Stockton, with Valley Oaks Chapter OES officiating. A native of Gardnerville, Mrs. Averill was born Sept. 28, 1918, to Merritt J. and Martha E. Steward Olds and was a graduate of Douglas County High School. She had resided in Stockton for more than 30 years and retired from Rough and Ready Depot after many years as a teletype operator for the Navy. She was a member of Esther Chapter #3 OES in Carson City and Valley Oaks Chapter #50 OES, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Order of the Amaranth, Grand Cross of Colors Rainbow for Girls and Women of the Moose Chapter #38, all of Stockton. Mrs. Averill was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald Averill, sister Louise Averill and brother Merritt Olds. Surviving are her sister Lenore Bergevin of Gardnerville; nieces Donna Steele of Dunkeld, Scotland, and Marcia Bernard and Linda Curtis, both of Carson City; nephew James Averill of Springfield, Ore.; step-daughter Gail Ross of Sparks; and numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Sharon Perry - Record Courier - Saturday, May 13, 2000. A funeral Mass for Sharon Ann Perry, 60, will be held at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville today, May 13, at 11 a.m. Father Bill Nadeau will officiate, and burial will follow at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mrs. Perry died on May 10 at her Minden home. She was born on Dec. 30, 1939, in Lockport, N.Y., to John and Sadie Markowitz Carmonne. On Feb. 26, 1960, she and Frank R. Perry were married in Anaheim, Calif. Mrs. Perry was a resident of Minden for 12 years, coming from South Lake Tahoe. She was general manager for the St. Charles Hotel. She enjoyed her family and home and loved her dogs Kahlua, Cocoa Puff and Pepsi. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband Frank R. Perry of Minden; daughters Roxanne Tom of Gardnerville and Stephanie and her husband Dan Baltazor of Carson City; son Steve Perry of Sacramento, Calif.; sister Carol MacAdam of South Lake Tahoe; brother John Carmonne of Anaheim; and grandchildren Michael, Kyle, Kevin, Julie and Alyse Tom, all of Gardnerville.

Elsie Cresswell - Record Courier - Friday, May 19, 2000. A graveside inurnment for Elsie Marie Cresswell, 96, was held yesterday, May 19, at Eastside Memorial park in Minden. Mrs. Cresswell died on May 11 at Nevada Cares in Carson City. She was born on March 29, 1904, in Shermanville, Ill., to William and Anna Wadel Ernswald. She was a homemaker and had lived in Gardnerville for 11 years, coming from Chester, Calif. Her husband Corlis Cresswell predeceased her on Dec. 10, 1981. Surviving are her sisters Helen Long of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Florence Criscione of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and several nieces and nephews.

Martin James - Record Courier - Friday, May 19, 2000.A memorial service for Martin James, 47, will be held today, May 20, at 3 p.m. at FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Carson City. Mr. James died on May 14 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. He was born on Jan. 17, 1953, in Monroe, Mich., to Paul and Faith Manley James. He was a resident of Silver Springs for 30 years, coming from South Lake Tahoe. He was the owner of MFJ Building Inspections and a member of E Clampus Vitus Julia C. Bulette Chapter #1864 in Virginia City and the International Conference of Building Officials. Mr. James loved motorcycles, boating and restoring cars. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved making people laugh. Surviving are his parents Paul and Faith James and wife Kathie James, all of Silver Springs; sons Nathan James of Silver Springs, Jesse James of Fremont, Calif., and Bert Donaldson of Fernley; daughters Chelsea James of Silver Springs and Anne Lee of Stead; maternal grandmother Lula Gerig of Silver Springs; and brothers David Chapman and Randy James, both of Silver Springs, Dennis James of Willows, Calif., and Greg James and Matt James, both of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Shawn Kronenberg - Record Courier - Friday, May 19, 2000. A memorial mass for Shawn Michael Kronenberg, 18, will be held on Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Father Bill Nadeau will officiate. Shawn died on May 18 in Woodfords, Calif., the victim of a rock slide, while hiking. He was born on Sept. 14, 1981, in Las Vegas and was adopted in 1984 by the Kronenberg family. He attended C.C. Meneley Elementary School, Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and graduated from Douglas High School in June 1999. Shawn worked at Sharkey's, busing and cooking. He had plans to attend Western Nevada Community College next semester to pursue a fish-and-game career. He loved fishing, snowboarding, hunting, hiking, camping, four-wheeling and just being outdoors. Growing up, he enjoyed baseball and soccer. Surviving are parents Bill and Vicky Kronenberg, sister Chelsea and brother Ryan, grandparents Juanita and Ed Edmonds of Sun City, Ariz., aunt Pam, uncle Pete, cousin Jill and cousin Matt Kronenberg of Gardnerville, aunt and uncle Pal and Ron Wright of Hiawatha, Kan., and other relatives who reside in Napa, Calif., the Bay area and Colorado. Shawn's grandparents Coralie and Vincent Kronenberg preceded him in death

Wyburn Martin - Record Courier, Wednesday, May 24, 2000. A memorial service for Wyburn Wayne Martin, 69, will be held tomorrow, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley, 1101 Dresslerville Road, Gardnerville. Dan Steen will officiate. Mr. Martin died on May 21 as a result of a glider accident. He was born on Dec. 27, 1930, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Wyburn James and Anastasia Zechiel Martin. He and Katherine Steiner were married in Quartzsite, Ariz., 49 years ago. Mr. Martin was owner of a glass company and was a member of Soar Minden and the American Soaring Association. He loved to snow ski and soar in gliders. Preceding him in death were his parents and grandparents. Surviving are his wife Katherine of Gardnerville; son James Martin of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and daughters Debra Gariador of Chino, Calif., and Mary K. Dvorak of Running Springs, Calif.; sisters Marilyn Neeley and JoAnn Martin, both of Seattle, Wash.; and six grandsons and two granddaughters.

John Carlyon - Record Courier, Wednesday, May 24, 2000. John R. Carlyon, 59, died on May 21 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. Mr. Carlyon was born on Dec. 7, 1940, in San Rafael, Calif., to Glenn and Katherine Latimer Carlyon. He was a Gardnerville resident for four years, coming from San Jose, Calif., where he was a Fire Engineer for the San Jose Fire Department for almost 30 years. He also worked as a sheet metal contractor for 15 years. Mr. Carlyon enjoyed fishing and watching football and baseball on television. He was predeceased by his parents. Surviving are his longtime companion Molly Carlyon of Carson City; daughters Theresa R. and husband John Rodriguez of Fresno, Calif., and Kimberly A. Carlyon of Phoenix; sister Mary Carlyon of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren Robert, Jeffrey, Jenna and Kayla; and great granddaughter Alexis.

Karl Snyder - Record Courier, Wednesday, May 24, 2000. A celebration of the life of Karl Snyder, 88, will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the Riverview Mobile Home Park in Gardnerville, 596 Highway 395, Space 25, at 11 a.m. Mr. Snyder died on May 16 at his Gardnerville home. He was born on Nov. 2, 1911, in Yerington to John and Bertha Pfeifer Snyder. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired service repairman for Sears. Mr. Snyder lived in Gardnerville for 22 years, coming from Livermore, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife Agatha Elsie Snyder on Jan. 25, 1993, and brothers Donald and Roland Snyder and sisters Leona Newcomb, Vera Cutting and Evelyn Snyder. Survivors include his son Karl D. Snyder and daughter Cinda L. Dickey, both of Gardnerville, sister Marjorie Morris of Sacramento, Calif., six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Walter Straw - Record Courier, Wednesday, May 24, 2000. A graveside service for Walter James Straw, 73, will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Yerington on Saturday, June 3. Mr. Straw, a Yerington resident for five years, died on May 17 in Gardnerville. He was born on Aug. 20, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Percy and Pauline DeKay Straw. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Mr. Straw loved to golf and fish and enjoyed hunting in his youth. His wife Loretta E. Straw preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 1985, in Northridge, Calif., where they lived at the time. He was also predeceased by a sister, Betty Jermillo. Surviving are sons William E. and Donald L., both of Gardnerville, and Richard J. of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and daughter Linda C. Vaughn of San Miguel, Calif; brothers Jack of Pismo Beach, Calif., Andrew of Yerington, Charles of San Diego, Calif., and Clifford of Newberry Park, Calif., and sisters Virginia Tucker, Delores Rogers, Shirley Baker, all of Yerington, Carol Keatley of Newberry Park, and Beverly Rahm of Thousand Oaks; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

John Gabriel Hydrick - Record Courier - Friday, May 26, 2000. Funeral services will be today, May 24, 1 p.m., for John Gabriel Hydrick, who died May 19. He was 44. Mr. Hydrick was born Feb. 23, 1956, in San Diego, Calif. He was a 34-year resident of Tahoe, loved the outdoors and shared all of his loves with his daughters, Heidi and Brittany, and later, his wife Barbara and step-children Sam and Julia. At the age of 16, he was an accomplished pilot, rock climber, hang glider pilot, and scuba diver. He dove all over the United States, Australia and the Red, Japan, and China Seas. But his passion was whitewater kayaking and rafting. He kayaked most of the Class V rivers in the United States. To relax, he sailed Tahoe and San Francisco Bay. Mr. Hydrick graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1974. In 1977-78, he served a two-year mission to Korea and Little Korea in Chicago for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received a bachelor of arts degree in international business from Brigham Young University, after which he served an internship with the United State Department of State, Korea Office, translating top-secret documents. He was heavily recruited by the FBI, CIA, and NSA, but chose to work in the private sector and live in the West. He was a master cabinet-maker and carpenter. He served as a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America in Carson City for seven years and taught many young men the skills. He was fluent in Korean and Japanese and worked for Bently Nevada Corp., Minden, as manager of foreign languages, where he supervised development, translation and production of corporate literature. His job assignments took him all over the world, and his family often went with him. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Hydrick; daughters, Heidi and Brittany Hydrick, stepson, Samuel Sourikoff, stepdaughter, Julia Sourikoff; (he was predeceased by wife Sharon Elizabeth Wood Hydrick); mother, June Carsten and father Plymton Hydrick; brothers, Rick, Carter, George and Don; sisters, Michaell Allen, Ora Smith, Christi Hydrick; grandmother, Marie Whitehurst; various aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Maybelle Johnson - Record Courier - Friday, June 2, 2000.  Maybelle Florence Johnson, 92, died on May 27 at Sierra Convalescent Center in Carson City. Ms. Johnson was born in Aberdeen, S.D., on Feb. 9, 1908, to Albert and Josephine Johnson. She was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a physical therapist aide. She retired as a physical therapist in 1963 and lived in Minden since 1980. Predeceasing Ms. Johnson were her sisters Clara Marie Logue, Esther Selma Thew, Pearl Janet Tempe and Ruby Amanda Taylor and brothers Elmer Ernest Johnson and Albert Junior Johnson. Survivors include her son James David Rose of Minden; brother Raymond Arnold Johnson of Coon Rapids, Minn., and sister Agnes Mary Fitzgerald of Southern California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elmer Melzer - Record Courier - Friday, June 2, 2000. Elmer G. Melzer, 78, of Carson City, died May 30 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. He was born May 9, 1922, in Chicago to Gottfried J. and Anna Frank Melzer. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and joined the submarine services, serving on the U.S.S. Gar in the South Pacific and on Midway Island. He married Lorraine Ploetz of Aurora, Ill., in 1943. After his discharge from the Navy in 1945, Mr. Melzer he became a journeyman meat cutter, then entered the electrical and electronic industries, working for Texas Instruments and in Southern California for Phaostron-Hanson-Hawk Co. and as a manufacturing engineer for Micom in Canoga Park, Calif. He had been a Carson City resident for six years, coming from Paradise, Calif. He loved gardening and woodworking and improving each of his homes. Mr. Melzer was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Richardson, Texas, and a member of Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Douglas County. Among his survivors are his wife Lorraine of Carson City; daughter Kristine of Carson City; sons David and wife Terry of Minden, Michael of Palmdale, Calif., James and wife Darla of Port Angeles, Calif.; sister Marcella Ernsting of Montello, Wis.; three granddaughters, Shannon Melzer of Carson City, Jessica Melzer of Renton, Wash., and Leslie Darby of Highland, Calif.; and one great-grandson, Kyle Darby of Highland, Calif.

Marguerite Funk - Record Courier - Saturday, June 10, 2000. Marguerite (Rita) Funk of Gardnerville died May 25 in Olympia, Wash. She was 79. Mrs. Funk was a longtime resident of the Kingslane mobile home community, moving to the area in the early 1970s. She was head cashier at the Outdoorsman Store at South Lake Tahoe and also worked at the Carson City store. She is survived by her daughter Janice Murphy of South Lake Tahoe; son, Bill Funk of Olympia, Wash.; and grandchildren Tammy and Michael Murphy of South Lake Tahoe and Ronelle Kaplowitz and Vince Funk of Olympia. Mrs. Funk will be buried next to her husband Wilton (Bill) Funk in the military section of the Lone Mountain Cemetery. Services will be Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m.

Herman Rosse - Record Courier - Saturday, June 10, 2000. A memorial service will be held Monday for Herman L. Rosse, 85, who died June 7 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Maxwell, Neb., Aug. 30, 1914, to Frank E. and Ada Johnston Rosse. He had lived in Smith Valley since 1957, coming from Nebraska. Mr. Rosse was a ranch manager and member of the Smith Valley Rotary Club and Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Moss Rosse. Survivors include wife Jenny Knighten Rosse of Gardnerville; son Verne of Carson City; daughter Dianne Farias and son Jerry, both of Smith Valley; brother James of Omaha, Neb.; five stepchildren; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. The service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Smith Valley Methodist Church, 44 Rivers Road, Smith Valley.

Marie Sarasola  - Record Courier - Saturday, June 17, 2000. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church for Marie Sarasola of Gardnerville, who died June 15. She was 96. The rosary will be recited at the church at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Interment will be at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by the funeral at St. Gall's in Gardnerville.

Marie Sarasola - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 21, 2000. Marie Sarasola of Gardnerville died June 15 at her residence. She was 96. Mrs. Sarasola was born Jan. 12, 1904, in Esterencuby, France, to Jean and Marianne Urruty Arrossagaray. She was a resident of Gardnerville for 73 years, coming from France She was preceded in death by her husband, Pierre who died in June 1975, and a son, Robert, who passed away May 19, 1994. Mrs. Sarasola was an avid gardener and tended a large vegetable garden well into her 80s. She enjoyed crocheting and was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Mrs. Sarasola is survived by daughters Marian Barrett of Gardnerville and Barbara Indiano of Minden; a sister in France; grandchildren Gary Indiano of Reno, Janelle Wilcks, JoAnn Thaler, Cathy Colquhoun and Bob Barrett of Minden; Paul Barrett and Kelly Sarasola of Gardnerville and Julie Beasley of Vancouver, Wash.; great-grandchildren Amber Arnold of Las Vegas, Ryan Indiano of Reno, Matt and Kaycee Wilcks, Jeff Zinn, Angie and Nicole Colquhoun of Minden, Heather and Jennifer Barrett and Melody and Sean Thaler of Gardnerville. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Monday with Father Bill Nadeau as celebrant. Interment was in the Walton's Wall of Memories in Carson City.

Joseph Lodato - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 21, 2000. Joseph S. Lodato, 78, died on June 17 at his home in Gardnerville after a six-month bout with cancer. He was born in New Orleans, La., in 1921 to Sam and Mary Lodato, who moved to California soon afterward. They settled in San Mateo and the area where they lived in now known as Lodato Avenue. Mr. Lodato joined the U.S. Navy for flight school in 1942, serving with a class of cadets at Alturas, Calif. He transferred to the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as a flight instructor until the end of World War II in 1945. The exposure to a variety of aircraft in the military fostered a lifetime love of aviation and he was seldom without a personal aircraft for the rest of his life. With his father and brother, Frank J. Lodato of Palo Alto, he was one of the early land developers in the Santa Clara Valley. In 1946, he flew into Minden and fell in love with the area and its people, regularly visiting until finally moving to Topaz in the 1960s to be close to a fair-weather airport (Minden-Tahoe Airport) and to develop the Holbrook Highlands subdivision there. Mr. Lodato was a member of Saint Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, and memorial donations may be sent to the church at 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville 89410. Predeceasing Mr. Lodato was his younger brother Frank in July 1999. Surviving are his son Craig of Gardnerville and daughter Linda Bartlett of Ben Lomond, Calif.; granddaughters Amy Lodato of San Francisco and Elizabeth Liemondt of Dayton; great-granddaughter Katy of Dayton; and brother John Lodato of San Andreas, Calif.

Atlanta Reynolds - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 21, 2000. A funeral service for Atlanta A. Reynolds, 93, was held yesterday, June 20, at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Interment followed at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mrs. Reynolds died on June 16 in Carson City, where she resided after living eight years in Gardnerville. She was born on March 21, 1907, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Cecil and Julia Braddock Brown. At the age of 87, Mrs. Reynolds debuted with the Ann Robinson Dance Studio at Lake Tahoe, and for her 90th birthday, she went hot air ballooning in Palm Springs, Calif. At 91, she and 17 family members enjoyed a cruise around Mexico. She was predeceased by her husband Russ Joe Reynolds, who died in 1985 in Garland, Texas, where she lived before moving to Gardnerville. Surviving Mrs. Reynolds are her son Charley Jack Pate of Celeste, Texas, and daughters Audrey A. Byers of Carson City and Joann Colella of Livermore, Calif.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Michele Boyes - Record Courier - Saturday, June 24, 2000. Michele Louise Boyes, 75, a former Carson Valley resident, died on June 19 at her home in Dallesport, Wash. She was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Gary, Ind., to Fred and Ann Hazen Tiedge and grew up in Indiana. She worked as a machinist prior to moving to Nevada in her 30s. In April 1996, she married Gordon Boyes in Lyle, Wash., and the couple made their home in Dallesport until her death. Mrs. Boyes was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling, particularly taking trips to ocean beaches. She was a member of the Miracle Mountain Chapel congregation in Lyle. She is survived by her husband Gordon; son Larry Michael Clark of Silver Springs, Nev., and daughters Dixie Lee Songer of Niles, Mich., Nancy Danielle McCune, Victoria Elaine Carter and Linda Christine Allerman, all of Gardnerville; sister Ruth Waltz of Lyle and brothers Louis and Fred Tiedge of South Bend, Ind., and Arizona, respectively; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. A funeral service is being held today, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles, Ore., with Rev. William Waltz presiding. Interment will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery in The Dalles.

Walter Schwartz - Record Courier - Saturday, June 24, 2000. A Celebration of Life for Walter Claus "Gus" Schwartz will be held on Monday, June 26, at 1 p.m. at Happy Homestead Cemetery, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Inurnment will follow. Mr. Schwartz died on June 20 at his Minden home at the age of 83. He was born on July 31, 1916, in Chester Township, Minn., to Jacob and Anna Klindworth Schwartz. He grew up during the depression and remembered many happy times with a loving family. He married his first wife, "Teddi" Harkness on Jan. 21, 1939, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On May 3, 1975, he and Marion Y. Cook were married in Carson City, and last month they celebrated their 25th anniversary. Mr. Schwartz was a Minden and Gardnerville resident for 15 years, coming from South Lake Tahoe. He was a building contractor in Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe for many years and was a member of the Building Contractors Association in Lake Tahoe. He was a private lender/investor until his death. Mr. Schwartz loved life and the outdoors. He possessed a strong work ethic, persistence, positive attitude and sense of humor. With hospice help, his wife and daughter Debee took loving care of him during his final days. Predeceasing Mr. Schwartz were his son Danny and brother Harold. Surviving are his wife Marion of Minden; son Peter M. Cook of Provo, Utah, and daughters Bunny J. Bassett of Fortuna, Calif., Deborah M. Klouzer of Big Bear Lake, Calif., and Pamela Y. Pullen, Mission Viego, Calif.; brother Norm Schwartz of Rochester, Minn., and sister Phyllis Schreiber of LaCrosse, Wisc.; grandchildren Dawn, Kathy, Melanie, Danny, Chris, Shelby, Kory, Kurtis, Casey and Chynna; and four great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Atchison - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. A funeral for Dorothy V. Atchison, 94, a Genoa resident since 1942, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mrs. Atchison died June 27 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1906, in Florence, Colo. to Hiriam Gaddy and Effie Delong Gaddy. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, on Jan. 1, 1981, and her daughter Virginia Ammon on June 13, 1983. Prior to living in Genoa, she resided in Wyoming. Mrs. Atchison was a homemaker. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as secretary for more than 20 years. Mrs. Atchison was of the Methodist faith. Among her survivors are her sons Tom Bryan of Grass Valley, Calif., Don Atchison of Fallon and Dennis Atchison of Wellington; daughters Sybil Ridinger of Grass Valley, Phyllis Pedrojetti of Newport, Ore., and Pat Willard of Genoa; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Genoa Cemetery.

Elizabeth Johnson - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. Elizabeth Johnson, 75, who was instrumental in establishing the Douglas County Public Library in the mid-1960s, died Sunday at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. She served as president of the Nevada State Library Association, and during her tenure, the library system in Nevada grew to include libraries in Fallon, Lovelock, the state prison system and at the Caliente Detention Center. She chaired the committee to establish a library in 1964, guiding the process to a groundbreaking for the first library across the street from the courthouse in Minden (now the county communications building, home to 911) and the opening of the library in February of 1967. Services are scheduled for Friday, June 30, 2 p.m., at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville, with interment at Mottsville Cemetery."She loved to read and do crossword puzzles and beat her grandsons at Scrabble, and she had a wealth of knowledge and information," her daughter Helen Kolbe said yesterday.Mrs. Johnson and her husband of 49 years, Knox Johnson, traveled and met people all over the world. She corresponded with her friends on a weekly basis, and writing letters was one of her talents and gifts for her friends and family, Kolbe said. Mrs. Johnson was a charter member of the East Fork Artists Association and an active member in several other community groups. She took leadership and supporting roles in the activities of her rancher husband, her children and grandchildren, including 4-H, Douglas County Ski Club, Douglas Swim Team and the Nevada CattleWomen's Association. She was a member of the Carson Valley Literary Club and Carson Valley Art Association. Mrs. Johnson was born June 15, 1925, in Oakland, Calif. Shewas raised in San Jose, Calif., and attended school in San Jose and Gardnerville. She graduated from Douglas High in 1942. She married Knox Johnson, a Carson Valley native, on March 26, 1951. Surviving Mrs. Johnson are her husband Knox; son Bill Whaley of Taos, N.M., and daughters Mary McCall of Carmichael, Calif., and Helen Kolbe of Gardnerville; and grandsons Fitz Whaley, Justin Kolbe, Drew Kolbe, Elliott Kolbe, Tate McCall and David Johnson.

Michele Boyes - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. Michele Louise Ruggeri Boyes, 75, a former Carson Valley resident, died on June 19 at her home in Dallesport, Wash. A funeral service was held at Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles, Ore., with Rev. William Waltz presiding. Interment followed at Park Lawn Cemetery in The Dalles. Mrs. Boyes was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Gary, Ind., to Fred and Ann Hazen Tiedge and grew up in Indiana. She worked as a machinist prior to moving to Nevada in her 30s. In April 1996, she married Gordon Boyes in Lyle, Wash., and the couple made their home in Dallesport until her death. Mrs. Boyes was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling, particularly taking trips to ocean beaches. She was a member of the Miracle Mountain Chapel congregation in Lyle. She is survived by her husband Gordon Boyes; son Larry Michael Clark of Silver Springs, Nev., and daughters Dixie Lee Songer of Niles, Mich., Nancy Danielle McCune, Victoria Elaine Carter and Linda Christine Allerman, all of Gardnerville; sister Ruth Waltz of Lyle and brothers Louis and Fred Tiedge of South Bend, Ind., and Arizona, respectively; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Janet Goulard - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. Janet Ann Goulard, 72, died on June 24 at her Gardnerville home. She was born on Nov. 22, 1927, in Stark County, N.D., to John and Lena Crank Gress. Mrs. Goulard was a Gardnerville resident for five years, coming from Sacramento, Calif., where she worked for the Payroll and Accounting Office at McClellan Air Force Base for 27 years. She enjoyed reading and golfing and belonged to three golf clubs in Sacramento. Predeceasing Mrs. Goulard were her parents, husband Edmund S. Goulard, who died in 1980 in Sacramento, brother Buddy and sister Eunice. Survivors include her son Marc A. Goulard of Wilderville, Ore.; brothers Arnold Gress of California and Jimmy Gress of Idaho and sisters Sharie McGhee of Norco, Calif., and Marlys Craig of Eugene, Ore.; and grandson Chris C. Goulard of Gardnerville.

Shirlee Houseal - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. Shirlee W. Houseal, 76, died on June 23 at Washoe Care Center in Sparks. She was born on April 3, 1924, in Haynes, N.D., to Homer and Anna O'Donnell Wright. She was a homemaker who worked for the Red Cross during World War II, and she and her husband were constant supporters of all veterans' groups. Mrs. Houseal was a Gardnerville resident for 20 years, coming from Tucson, Ariz. She loved the desert and living at Topaz Ranch Estates. Her husband Nathaniel "Joe" Houseal died on April 15, 1999, in Gardnerville.

Frank Shuda - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. A mass of Christian burial was held yesterday, June 27, for Frank E. Shuda, 88, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fallon, and interment followed at Eastside Memorial Park in Gardnerville. Mr. Shuda died on June 24 at Churchill Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Steven's Point, Wisc., to Alex and Margaret Petrick. He had been a Fallon resident for the past three years, coming from Elko. He was a retired machinist having worked for the Byron Jackson Oil Well Pump Company in Los Angeles for many years. He also worked as a driver for a produce company in Wisconsin. Mr. Shuda was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Shuda in August 1987. Surviving are his daughter Barbara Thornton of Fallon; sister Agnes Jakusz of Stevens Point; grandson John Allen of Anchorage, Alaska, and granddaughter Sandy Brandenburg of Reno; and five great-grandchildren. 

Joseph Lodato - Record Courier - Wednesday, June 28, 2000. A Hangar Memorial Service will held at the Minden-Tahoe Airport Saturday, July 1, at noon, for Joseph Lodato, 78, who died June 17. People attending the service are advised to follow the balloons to Hangar 3-D.

Joseph Lodato - Record Courier - Saturday, July 1, 2000. A Hangar Memorial Service will be held at the Minden-Tahoe Airport today, July 1, at noon for Joseph Lodato, 78, who died June 17. People attending the service are advised to follow the balloons to Hangar 3-D.

Robert Rose - Record Courier - Saturday, July 1, 2000. A mass for Robert William Rose, 78, will be held today, July 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City. Mr. Rose died on June 28 at Carson Health Care in Carson City. He was born on Nov. 26, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., to Jesse and Helen Tobin Rose. During World War II, he served with the 346th bomb squadron as a top turret gunner on a B-17 flying fortress. He flew 25 missions over Germany and was awarded the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Mr. Rose was a police officer for 25 years in Los Angeles and belonged to "Renew" and "Blue Line." He lived in Torrance, Calif., before moving to Carson City 18 years ago. Surviving are his wife Louise Rose of Carson City; daughters Maureen Mortimer of Gardnerville, Helen Nelson of Vancouver, Wash., and Cecelia Sciarrotta of Carson City and sons Robert Rose of Carson City and James L. Rose of New York; brother Lee Rose of Missouri and sisters Helen Miller of Carson City, Joann Dierks of Denver, Colo., Betty Hafner of Placentia, Calif., Shirley Henze of Carson City and Martha Dixon of California; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Herman Franz - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 5, 2000. A mass for Herman Joseph Franz, 78, will be held tomorrow, July 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Burial will follow at Eastside Cemetery in Minden. Mr. Franz died on July 2 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Appletin, Wisc., to Emil and Kate Wittmann Franz. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Franz received a bachelor's of science degree and worked as a chemical and corrosive engineer. He resided in Gardnerville for the past 12 years, coming from Richmond, Calif. Survivors include his wife Rosemary Meulemans Franz; daughter Margaret Ann Franz of Lafayette, Calif., and son John Franz of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.

Rieta Dideriksen - Record Courier - Saturday, July 8, 2000. Rieta M. Dideriksen, 76, died on July 2 in Minden. A service was held yesterday, July 7, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Carson City. Burial will be on Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, Calif. Mrs. Dideriksen was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Oct. 22, 1923, to Frank and Addie Irwin Lewis. She spent her childhood in Iowa and Missouri and moved to California in the early 1940s. She lived in Simi Valley for 16 years and moved to Minden seven years ago. Mrs. Dideriksen had been a Seventh Day Adventist since the age of 4, and she was a retired dental assistant. Predeceasing her were a twin brother, who died in childhood, and her son Gregory Allan and a daughter, Janet Marie McLane. Surviving are her husband Delbert W. Dideriksen of Minden, daughters Joan Martin of Lancaster, Calif., and Marsha Casey of Visalia, Calif., and step-daughter JoAnn Loeb of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Florence Harrison - Record Courier - Saturday, July 8, 2000. Florence Jeanette Harrison, 86, died on July 4 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was born on May 28, 1914, in Sacramento, Calif., and had been a resident of Gardnerville for 16 years, coming from Elko.Mrs. Harrison loved to sew and create stuffed animals. She played softball until her mid-50s and was an avid fisherman and hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother. Survivors include her sons Dan Harrison of Burns, Ore., and Ted Harrison of Elko; daughters Helen Wickman of Gardnerville, Mary Anderson of Gaylord, Mich., and Margaret Harrison of Sylmar, Calif.; and sister Marion Hellman of Stockton, Calif.Inurnment will be in Elko.

Edna Stodieck - Record Courier - Saturday, July 8, 2000. Edna A. Stodieck, 91, died on July 2 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Calvin Hawkins. She was born on July 15, 1909, in Deerfield, Kan., to James and Edith Turney Armstrong. She graduated from Reno High School and Reno Business College. She worked as a legal secretary and had her own insurance business as Edna Higgins, General Insurance Agency. Mrs. Stodieck was a 72-year member of Nevada Rebecca Lodge #7 IOOF and Nevada Chapter #13, OES. She was also a long-time member of the Daughters of the Nile and John C. Fremont Chapter of the National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution. Predeceasing Mrs. Stodieck were her husband A. Cecil Stodieck and sister Marjorie Hanes. Surviving are her daughter Janet Hawkins of Gardnerville, son Jim Higgins of Sparks and step-daughter Kaysia Stodieck Barr of California; granddaughters Jeanne desIslets of Georgia and Kandy Holt of California and grandsons James Higgins of Sparks, Keith Barr of California and Quinten Barr of Nevada; great-grandson Jeffrey desIslets of Georgia; and nieces Barbara Havens and Marjorie P. Silva, both of California, and nephew Rich Havens of Missouri. Graveside services were held yesterday, July 7, at Mountain View Cemetery, under the direction of Nevada Chapter #13 OES and Rebecca Lodge #7 Ioof.

Irene (Irma) Abbott - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 12, 2000. Irene (Irma) Abbott, 72, a Gardnerville resident for the past 10 years, died on July 7 at Sierra Convalescent Center in Carson City. She was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Oct. 1, 1927, to Ralph and Helen Carey Abbott. She worked for the state of California for 25 years and had lived in Lakewood before moving to Gardnerville. Ms. Abbott was a member of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church and of the Ladies Fleet Reserve Association, LA FRA Sierra Tahoe Unit 137, for the past six years. She enjoyed gardening and needlepoint. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Leona Scherer. Surviving are her brother Cecil Abbott and his wife Nora of Gardnerville. A private inurnment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, Calif.

Charlotte Benjamin - Record Courier - Saturday, July 15, 2000. Charlotte Joan Benjamin, 68, died on July 11 in Minden. She was born in McCook, Neb., on Oct. 3, 1931, to Sidney and Thelma Wood Hiner. She was a secretary for Rockwell International for 40 years, and had lived in Atascadero, Calif., before moving to Minden 10 years ago. Mrs. Benjamin was a member of the Quota Club in Atascadero and the Carson Valley Community Church. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. Surviving are her husband Don Benjamin of Minden; son William H. Benjamin of Paso Robles, Calif., and daughter Twyla K. Gilliam of Mission Viejo, Calif.; brother Gary Hiner of Phoenix, Ariz., and sisters Cherie Rheinhart of Denver, Colo., Bonnie Baller of Justin, Calif., and Linda Falter of Boise, Idaho; and five grandchildren.

Donna Cordes - Record Courier - Saturday, July 15, 2000. Donna R. Cordes, 67, a former Carson Valley resident for 47 years, died on July 7. She was born on April 6, 1933, and was a native of Mitchell, S.D. She was married for 30 years to the late Vern Cordes of Genoa. Surviving are her children, Christina Singleton, Brad Cordes and Jennifer Cordes, also former residents of Carson Valley and graduates of Douglas High School; grandchildren Linda Kean and Sara Singleton; and great-granddaughter Alexis. Mrs. Cordes will be lovingly and respectfully remembered as a truly dignified lady and her sacrifices for her family will never be forgotten. Family and friends will be notified of a memorial service to be held in Genoa at a later date. 

Ronald Partelow - Record Courier - Saturday, July 15, 2000. Ronald H. Partelow, 56, died July 13 in Minden. A celebration of life will be held tomorrow, July 16, at noon at the home of Bill and Bernie Bechdolt in Tahoe City. Mr. Partelow was born Aug. 18, 1943, in Taft, Calif., to Rufus and Dixie Partelow. He lived in Incline Village the past 30 years and had served in the Nevada Air National Guard for two years. He worked in construction for most of his life and was employed as a superintendent for Ranger Pipeline at the time of his death. Mr. Partelow was predeceased by his parents. Survivors include Julie and Rosalie Contri of Minden; sons Eric of Incline Village, David and his wife Sherri of Gardnerville, Aaron and his wife Julia of Las Vegas, and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Joseph Beres - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 19, 2000. Joseph E. Beres, 85, died on July 15 at Carson Health Care in Carson City. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Father Bill Nadeau will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be at Genoa Cemetery. Mr. Beres was born on March 18, 1915, in Gary, Ind., to John and Anna Lukacs Beres. He worked for U.S. Steel in Gary for 21 years and was a longtime member of the Hungarian Club there. He was a Gardnerville resident for 22 years, coming from Northridge, Calif. Mr. Beres loved dancing and reading. He was predeceased by his wife Betty, who died in 1997, and brothers John and Robert Beres.Surviving are his sons James R. Beres of Gardnerville, David J. Beres of Genoa and Jerry Beres of Fallbrook, Calif., and daughter Carole Uebe of Red Lake Falls, Minn.; brother Edward K. Beres of Sun City West, Ariz., and sister Ann Shimko of Wheatfield, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Madeline Loughrey - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 19, 2000. Madeline "Honey" Griffin Loughrey, 70, died July 15 at home with her husband and family. A wake and rosary will be held today, July 19, at 6 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Interment will be at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery in California at noon on Friday. A native of Holyoke, Mass., Mrs. Loughrey, born July 22, 1929, to Gerald and Madelyn Griffin, lived in Gardnerville from 1955 to 1960 and returned in 1989 to enjoy her retirement years. She was a registered nurse, homemaker, CCE principal for several years at Saint John Vianney in San Jose, Calif., and a member of the Orchid Society of Redwood City, Calif. She was an avid and successful gardener. Mrs. Loughrey was preceded in death by daughters Rose Ann Loughrey and Eileen Marie Loughrey. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, James Redmond Loughrey of Gardnerville; sons Daniel R. Loughrey of Reno and Edward J. Loughrey of San Jose and daughters Mary E. Loughrey Boland of Mission Viego, Calif., and Patricia M. Loughrey Vargas of Hollister, Calif.; brother Donald J. Griffin of Florida and sisters Geraldine G. Brennan and Teresa M. Muir of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Maureen Nino - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 19, 2000. Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 19 for Maureen E. Nino, who died July 13, 2000, at Las Vegas, Nev. She was 58. Mrs. Nino was born Oct. 31, 1941, in California, and was a resident of Zephyr Cove, Nev., from 1976 to 1989, where she was employed by Zephyr Cove Elementary School as an office aide. She had been a resident of Las Vegas for the past 11 years. Survivors include her son, Jack Nino of Las Vegas; daughter, Christine Nino of Las Vegas; brother, Matthew Meyer of California; and sisters, Anita Smith of California and Kathleen Echart of Reno, Nev. She was predeceased by her husband, Ron Nino. Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church, Elks Point Road in Round Hill. Private inurnment is planned.

Enrique Martinez - Record Courier - Saturday, July 22, 2000. A graveside service was held for Enrique Martinez yesterday, July 21, at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden, with Pastor Pete Nelson presiding. Mr. Martinez died on July 17 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., at the age of 76. He was born on Dec. 8, 1923, in Alquiza, Cuba, to Enrique and Maria Mendez Martinez. He was a Gardnerville resident for seven years, coming from Westminster, Calif., and was a member of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. Mr. Martinez loved spending time with his family and enjoyed his garden. He was preceded in death by his wife Haydee Martinez, who died on Sept. 11, 1999. Surviving are his sons Henry and Roland Martinez, both of Gardnerville; sister Maria Sanz of Miami and brothers Rolando Martinez of South Lake Tahoe and Miguel Martinez and Faustino Martinez, both of Miami; and grandchildren Nolan, Ryan and Kaisha Martinez of Gardnerville.

Barbara Aldridge - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 26, 2000. Barbara Diane Aldridge, 64, a Topaz Ranch Estates resident for 24 years, died at her home on July 20. She was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Inglewood, Calif., to Harold and Katherine Gelhardt Brown. On Dec. 7, 1951, she and William Aldridge were married in Tijuana, Mexico. The couple lived in several communities in Southern California until 1970, when they moved to Coleville, where Mrs. Aldridge raised rabbits. In 1976, they moved to Topaz Ranch Estates, where she enjoyed gardening, fishing and cooking. Survivors include her husband Bill Aldridge; son Jim Aldridge of Topaz Ranch Estates and daughter Kimberly Taylor of Crestwood, Ky.; brothers Arthur Brown of Carlsbad, Calif., and Robert Brown of San Pedro, Calif., and sisters Virginia Walpole of Olympia, Wash., Gert Stone of Hollywood, Calif., Dorothy Matthews of Yucaipa, Calif., Gerry Giles of Seattle, Wash., Ellie Monahan of Yerington, Mary Bernard of Millington, Tenn., Patricia Rusher of Alaska, and Shirley Bechtel of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren Ryan and Katie Taylor of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Diana Walker - Record Courier - Wednesday, July 26, 2000. Diana L. Walker, 47, died on July 24. Visitation for family and friends will be tomorrow and Friday, July 27 and 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Services will be Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville, with burial following at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mrs. Walker was born on Aug. 14, 1952, in Yankton, S.D., to Vernon and Arlene Gleich. She was an alumni of Lutheran High School in Los Angeles, Calif., and lived in Rancho Palos Verdes in San Pedro, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville three years ago. While living in California, Mrs. Walker was employed by Green Hills Mortuary and Memorial park for 16 years and was very active in Girl Scouts and her church youth group. She also also ceramics and gardening. Predeceasing Mrs. Walker was her father, Vernon Gleich. Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Archie Walker of Gardnerville; sons Jonathon Walker of Gardnerville; mother Arlene Gleich of Minden; sister Yvonne Arriola of Ranchos Palos Verdes; grandmother Myrtle Gleich of Yankton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Judi and Manuel Cruz of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mildred Marian Garrison - Record Courier - Saturday, July 29, 2000. Mildred Marian Garrison, 72, born Nov. 17, 1927, in Bishop, Calif., died on July 21 at the Tenaya Lake area of Yosemite National Park. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Lester Mike of Coleville, Wilma Rambeau, Irwin Rambeau and Ivan Garrison. A Cry Dance was scheduled yesterday, July 28, at the Garrison residence on PaHa Lane in Bishop. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, July 29, at the Brune and Buck Mortuary Chapel with Gretchen Hess officiating. Services will also be held tomorrow, July 30, at 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Methodist Church in Coleville. Interment will be at the Antelope Valley Cemetery with the Ladies Auxiliary of Cline Howard Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars officiating.

Margaret Fulstone - Record Courier - Saturday, August 5, 2000. A funeral service for Margaret Murry Fulstone, 76, will be held tomorrow, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Fulstone Home Ranch in Topaz, Calif., with Fr. Kevin Sweeney officiating. Interment will be at Fulstone Family Cemetery , Monitor Pass, Calif. Mrs. Fulstone, a resident of Topaz for 56 years, died on Aug. 2 at her home. She was born in Buffalo Center, Iowa, on Dec. 12, 1923. Mrs. Fulstone was preceded in death by her husband Barton Fulstone in 1955, her son Ed Fulstone in 1988 and sister Jeanne Johnson. Surviving are daughters Suellen Fulstone of Reno, Mary Hussman of Topaz and Georgeanne Pucillo of Eureka, Calif.; sisters Ruth Smith of Buffalo Center, Iowa, and Marian Kennedy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother-in-law Paul Fulstone of Sparks; daughter-in-law Kathi Fulstone of Coleville, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Russell James - Record Courier - Saturday, August 5, 2000. Russell Roy "Butch" James, 56, died on July 31 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. A service will be conducted today, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Valhalla Estates, Camp Richardson, Calif., followed by a graveside service at Camp Richardson Cemetery. Mr. James was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in Woodfords, Calif., to Roy and Mae Dick James. After graduating from Douglas High School in 1962, he attended Haskell Institute where he met his wife of 35 years, Eloise West James. Following graduation from Haskell, the couple moved to the West Coast and then relocated to Cherokee, N.C., where Mr. James worked as a painter. While in Cherokee, he helped to establish the Cherokee Rodeo and BIA fire crew and coached various youth sports. He was also involved in the tribal community council. Upon returning to Woodfords, Mr. James was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for more than 20 years, working in fire suppression and most recently in recreation. As well as being Chairman of the Washoe Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Mr. James volunteered his time to various local causes. Predeceasing him were his parents, grandparents Ben and Maggie Mayo James and Washoe and Minnie Dick, brothers Marvin and Delbert James and sister Eleanor James. Survivors include his wife Eloise West James, daughter Stacey James, son Russell "Beaver" James, sisters Betty Cruz and Flora James and brother Edward James, all of Woodfords; sister Leona James of San Francisco, granddaughter Lauryn Mae James of Woodfords, 29 nieces and nephews, 52 great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nieces.

Ila Marker - Record Courier - Saturday, August 5, 2000. Ila Mae Marker, 81, died on Aug. 3 at her Topaz Lake home. She was born in Fullerton, Calif., on Jan. 1, 1919. She was a resident of Topaz Lake since 1983, coming from Carson City and Southern California, where she was a beverage manager for Hollywood Bowling Lanes. Mrs. Marker was also first chair trumpeter in the Women's Long Beach Symphony. Most recently, she was a member of the Topaz Sage Hens and the Topaz Birthday Girls and served with Topaz Bar-B-Q Club and Topaz Sertoma. She is survived by her husband Loyde (Jim) Marker of Topaz Lake.

Leona Cooper - Record Courier - Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Leona Cooper, 92, of Topaz Ranch Estates died on Aug. 4 at South Lyon Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 7, 1908, in Fontenale, Iowa, to Carl and Florence Gallup Ewing. On Sept. 22, 1953, she and Walter Cooper were married in Reno. Before moving to Wellington 14 years ago, she lived in Murrieta, Calif., for nearly 40 years. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and a member of the Topaz Sage Hens Homemakers. She raised and trained horses and enjoyed her birds and dogs. She also enjoyed working with children. Predeceasing Mrs. Cooper was her son Tommy Hotz, who died in 1991 in Sagle, Idaho. Surviving are her husband Walter Cooper and daughter Joan Roripaugh, both of Wellington; daughter-in-law Beverly Hotz of Sagle; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Marlene Candelario - Record Courier - Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Marlene Ames Candelario died on July 1 following an automobile accident in Sacramento, Calif. She had worked in Gardnerville for Contel (now GTE) in 1974 for two years. Her father, Buzz Ames, had been with Contel for 20 years, until his death in 1984. Mrs. Candelario is survived by her mother Joan Ames of Gardnerville; sons Brandon, Jason and Jeffrey of Yerington; brothers Matt of Carson City and Ron of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. Her brother Arnold predeceased her in 1992 in Stockton, Calif.

Janet Speaker - Record Courier - Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Janet E. Speaker, 43, died on Aug. 3 at South Medical Center in Yerington. She was born in San Mateo, Calif., on July 27, 1957, to John and Teresa Lynch. She was a resident of Gardnerville for seven years, coming from Wichita, Kansas, where she and Bruce Speaker were married. A memorial service will be held at a later date at High Sierra Fellowship in Gardnerville. Mrs. Speaker was preceded in death by her parents.Surviving are her husband Bruce and son Patrick, both of Gardnerville, and brother Rick Lynch and aunt Janet Joyce, both of San Mateo.

Margaret Gendron - Record Courier - Wednesday, August 16, 2000. A funeral service for Margaret Jane Gendron, 77, will be held today, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mrs. Gendron died on Aug. 12 in Silver Springs, where she lived since 1992, coming from Sun Valley, Calif. She was born on Feb. 8, 1923, in Newberry, Mich., to Oscar and Elsie DeWitt Winters. She was a homemaker and is survived by her husband Franklin Gendron of Silver Springs; sons Timothy Gendron and Samuel Gendron, both of Silver Springs, Daniel Gendron of Algonac, Mich., and Thomas Gendron of Newberry, Mich; and daughters Belinda Loker of Silver Springs, Katherine Blackann of Detroit, Mich., Penny Lynn Dennis of Belaire, Mich., and Amy Reno of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Burial will be at the Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry, Mich.

Anthony Goslin - Record Courier - Wednesday, August 16, 2000. Anthony Lamneck Goslin, 75, of Wayne, Penn., died on Aug. 12 at Carson Health Care. A private family service will be held in Minden and a celebration of life service will be held Aug. 27 in Wayne. Mr. Goslin was born in Pennsylvania on July 10, 1925, to John Sr. and Ernestine Schupp Goslin. He served five years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a contractor. Surviving are his daughters Leni Manning of Minden and Sherilyn Padture of Storrs, Conn., and son David Springer of Pennsylvania; brothers John Goslin Jr. of Berwyn, Pa., Karl Goslin of Artemas, Pa., and Pepper Goslin of Ocala, Fla., and sister Jane Goslin of Berwyn; and four grandchildren.

Doris Hill - Record Courier - Saturday, August 19, 2000. Doris Louise Hill, 69, died on Aug. 10 at her Jacks Valley home. A private memorial service was held on Aug. 12 on the lawns of her daughter and family, Dianna and Larry English, also of Jacks Valley, with burial at Goleta Cemetery in Goleta, Calif. Mrs. Hill was born in Denver, Colo., on Feb. 15, 1931, and attended schools in North Denver. On Feb. 18, 1950, she married Donald A. Hill, and after residing in Wheatridge and Boulder, moved to California in 1953. The couple were owners of Incline Printing in Incline Village in 1977 and from 1980 until 1993. Previously they owned and operated Campus Press in Goleta for 12 years and the Ojai Valley News in Ojai, Calif. In February 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Hill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family in Reno and on an extended cruise to Mexico. Of her many trips to Europe, Mrs. Hill's favorite was a visit to her grandmother's and cousins' former homes in northern Germany. Survivors by her husband Donald; daughters Dianna English of Jacks Valley and Leanna Anderson of Wickenburg, Ariz., and son Donald Jr. of Incline Village; sisters Joanne Skeen of Wheatridge and Maxine Herrell of Denver; and grandchildren Jenny and Alyssa English of Jacks Valley and Lauren and Owen Anderson of Arizona.

Brian Mobley - Record Courier - Saturday, August 19, 2000. Brian C. Mobley, 38, died on Aug. 9 at his Minden home. He was born in Santa Cruz, Calif., on July 29, 1962, to Lynn and Dorothy Jordan Mobley. He graduated from Harbor High School in Santa Cruz in 1980 and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. For the last 18 years, Mr. Mobley was a computer programmer, electronic technician and network administrator for Bently Nevada Corp. in Minden. Surviving are his parents, Lynn and Dorothy Mobley of Minden; a grandmother in Santa Cruz, and several aunts, uncles and cousins in California, Oregon and Minnesota.

Carol Gunderson - Record Courier - Saturday, August 19, 2000. A memorial service for Carol Ann Murchie-Gunderson, 61, will be held today, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. at Carson City Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 706 E. College Parkway, Carson City. Ms. Gunderson was born to Archie and Jane Murchie in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended school in Ely and graduated from White Pine High School. For the past 31 years, she lived in Carson City. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Clearview Carson City Congregation. Surviving are her brothers Jim and John Murchie; her sister Jean Betts; six nieces and nephews; and six grandnieces and grandnephews.

Dorothy Webster - Record Courier - Saturday, August 19, 2000. Dorothy Evelyn Webster, 74, died Aug. 16 at the South Lyon Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 22, 1926, to Frank and Evelyn Thomas. She attended schools in North Hollywood, Calif., and married Jack Webster, whom she had known in high school, while in California. Mrs. Webster lived in the Wellington area for the past 26 years and was a member of the Republican Women's Club, Topaz Sage Hens Homemakers and the International Footprinter Association. She is survived by her husband Jack Webster of Wellington; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Fran Webster of Palm Desert, Calif.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In keeping with her wishes, no formal or memorial service will be held. Cremation took place at Carson Sierra Crematory under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home in Yerington.

Candace Mendelsohn - Record Courier - Saturday, August 26, 2000. Candace (Candi) Jeanne Mendelsohn, 51, of Gardnerville, died on Aug. 22 of cancer. She was born in Bellingham, Wash., on Jan. 12, 1949, and adopted at birth by Donald and Marjorie Mitchell. Mrs. Mendelsohn graduated from Bellingham High School and attended Bellingham Business College. She was a partner in C.J. Construction and most recently employed as a FEMA inspector. Mrs. Mendelsohn and her business partner, Wanda Wideen, have a record of going out of their way to care personally for the elderly and those in need. Predeceasing Mrs. Mendelsohn were her parents and brother James. She is survived by a daughter, Sara Hyatt of Burlingame, and her sister, Donna Eldred of Patterson, N.Y., as well as many caring aunts, uncles and cousins. The family wishes to extend deep gratitude toward Hospice of the Valley and the many friends who rallied to her care and support during her illness.

Fred Aguilar - Record Courier - Friday, September 1, 2000. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated for Fred Luis Aguilar, 58, of Bellaire, Texas, yesterday, Aug. 29, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Mr. Aguilar was the husband of former Gardnerville resident Joyce Weaver. Rite of committal will be held in Gardnerville on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden, with the Rev. Emil P. Leising officiating. Family and friends are invited to visit at the home of Nathan Leising from noon to 2 p.m. Mr. Aguilar died on Aug. 25. He was born in Chuquicamata, Chile, South America. He received his architecture degree from the University of Chile and, after coming to the United States in 1969, received a master's degree in architecture from Rice University. Mr. Aguilar was a practicing architect in Houston and formed his own company, Fred L. Aguilar, Architects and Associates Inc. On Oct. 19, 1971, he married Joyce Weaver, who was born and raised in Gardnerville and graduated from Douglas High School in 1965. They were married by Max Jones. In 1981, Mr. Aguilar became a U.S. citizen in a ceremony witnessed by his wife and daughters.He was predeceased by his father, Guillermo Jesus Aguilar, and his father-in-law, Rollie Weaver. Survivors include his mother, Luisa Aguilar of Santiago, Chile; wife Joyce Weaver Aguilar; daughters Marcy Nicol Aguilar and Emily Carol Aguilar of Bellaire; brothers and sisters Jaime Aguilar of Chile, Gloria Aguilar of Miami, Fla., Guillermo Aguilar of Houston, Daisy Aguilar of Paraguay, Eduardo Aguilar of Chile and Leticia Aguilar of Chile; mother-in-law L. Nora Weaver; sister-in-law Linda Safford and husband Charlie of Lovelock; brother-in-law and wife Ned and Terry Weaver of Carson City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Brad Johnson - Record Courier - Friday, September 1, 2000. Brad Philip Johnson, 46, died on Aug. 24 at his Gardnerville home from complications following leg surgery. A funeral service was held yesterday, Aug. 29, at Valley Christian Fellowship Church in Gardnerville and burial followed at Genoa Cemetery in Genoa. Mr. Johnson was born on June 10, 1954, in San Gabriel, Calif., to David and Lois Pinkston Johnson. On July 1, 1978, he married his best friend and childhood sweetheart, Cathy Haley. A longtime resident of Santa Cruz, Calif., Mr. Johnson moved to the Carson Valley in 1994. He was a building contractor and real estate developer. He was an avid Giants fan and loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Johnson is survived by his parents David and Lois Johnson; wife Cathy Johnson; children Brian and Brooke Johnson; paternal grandmother Iris Pinkston; brothers Greg and Kirk Johnson and sister Janet Gookin, all of Gardnerville.

Brita Mack - Record Courier - Friday, September 1, 2000. Brita Frost-Hansen Mack, 61, died in South Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 29. A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, she was born to Svend and Agnethe Frost-Hensen and grew up and attended school in Denmark. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Carlton College in Minnesota, and while there, she met Thomas Mack. They were married in Denmark in 1978, and after graduation from Carlton, went on to Columbia University in New York City, where Mrs. Mack received her master's degree in library science. She was the director of Lincoln Massachusetts Children's Public Library in Boston and for many years worked at The Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, Calif. She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her mother Mrs. Agnethe Frost-Hansen of Denmark; husband Dr. Thomas Mack; son Peter Mack of Orinda, Calif., and daughters Christiane Mack of New York City and Alexandra Mack of South Pasadena; and mother-in-law Mrs. Duane Mack of Minden.

Louis Schaffer - Record Courier - Friday, September 1, 2000. A memorial service for Louis Schaffer, 78, of Genoa, will be held tomorrow, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Genoa Community Church in Genoa. Mr. Schaffer died on Aug. 27 in Reno. He was born on May 27, 1922, in Manhattan, Mont., to John and Edna Brown Schaffer. He was a colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the 509th Composite Group, having served during World War II and in Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and a Bronze Star and three times received the Legion of Merit. Mr. Schaffer earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a master's degree from George Washington University. On retirement from the Air Force, after 30 years of service, he taught at the University of Cincinnati while earning a doctor's degree. He moved to Genoa in 1972, where he had a consulting business, working with the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Mines and several other state agencies. From 1986 to 1996, he volunteered with the Laubach Literacy Action, training over 2,000 tutors in Nevada. He initiated reading and learning programs in 16 communities, four prisons, three workplaces, middle schools, colleges and reservations in Nevada and the surrounding California region.Mr. Schaffer was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Frankie Schaffer, and his son Gary Schaffer. He is survived by his daughters Brooke Woellner of Genoa and Sunny Bryant of Gardnerville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Goldberg - Record Courier - Friday, September 1, 2000. Robert John Goldberg, of Palm Springs, Calif., died Aug. 28 at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He was 51. Mr. Goldberg was born July 18, 1949 in Los Angeles to Jesse and Barbara Goldberg. He was a lifetime resident of Southern California where he was self-employed in the furniture business. Mr. Goldberg enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, boating and motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Stephen. He is survived by his stepmother Virginia Goldberg of Gardnerville, daughter Allison Goldberg of Los Angeles, brothers James of Gardnerville and Fred of Thousand Oaks, Calif., sisters Julie Ann Keeney of Dayton, Nev., and Lee Reiner of Gardnerville, 11 nieces and nephews.

Thomas J. Kane - Record Courier - Saturday, September 2, 2000. Former area resident Thomas J. Kane, 85, who lived in the Sierra Nevada region for 20 years, died Aug. 28 in Spokane, Wash. He was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Lindhurst, N.J., to Frank and Mary Kane. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, N.J., in 1933. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and earned the American Service Medal and European, African, Middle Eastern and Good Conduct medals. He married Dorothy Wilson Feb. 9, 1946, in York, Penn. He retired after 38 years from Equi-Fax and liked gardening, reading, and visiting with family and friends. Survivors include his wife Dorothy; son Michael Kane of Ventura, Calif., daughter Judith Herling of Spokane.; brother Howard Kane of Foxborough, Mass; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held yesterday at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane, and inurnment will be at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Martin Etcheverria - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 6, 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Martin Etcheverria, 73, on Friday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. The Rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m., and burial at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden will follow the Mass. Mr. Etcheverria died on Sept. 3 at Carson Valley Residential Care Center in Gardnerville. He was born in Arneguy, France, on July 8, 1927. He was a sheepherder and lived in Chino, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville nine years ago. Survivors include his brothers Jean Etcheverria of San Francisco and Jean Etcheverria of France, sisters Dominica Etchemendy of Buffalo, Wyo., and Graciana Larroca of France, and several nieces and nephews.

Gary Limb - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 6, 2000. A Celebration of Life will be held for Gary John Limb, 37, on Friday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, with Pastor Pete Nelson officiating. Mr. Limb died on Sept. 3 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. He was born on Sept. 15, 1962, in San Jose, Calif., to John and Jean Molignoni Limb. He was a Gardnerville resident for 32 years, graduating from Douglas High School in 1980. Mr. Limb was the owner of G.J.L. Construction Inc. of Gardnerville. On Sept. 11, 1993, he and Dayla C. Keebaugh were married in Minden. He loved the Minnesota Vikings, golf, wakeboarding, camping and playing with his loving dogs, Newton and Logan. He also loved cooking and barbecuing for family and friends and talking with friends at the French Bar. Surviving are his wife Dayla C. Limb, parents John and Jean Limb, sisters Colleen Goulart and Stacey Holst, all of Gardnerville, brother Joe Limb of Carson City, three nieces and two nephews.

Lucille Smokey - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 6, 2000. A funeral service for Lucille Smokey, 82, will be held Friday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Burial will be at Stewart Indian Cemetery at Stewart. Mrs. Smokey died on Sept. 4 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. She was born on Aug. 10, 1918, to William and Sadie Joe Smokey. She graduated from Stewart Indian School. A lifelong resident of Nevada, Mrs. Smokey was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, crocheting, traveling and playing cards with friends. She also enjoyed making baskets. Predeceasing her were husbands Joe Johnson Sr. and Duane Foster; sons Robert Johnson and Joe Johnson Jr.; brothers Carnegie Smokey Sr., Romaine Smokey Sr. and Huntington Smokey and sisters Freida, Bernice and Teresa. Surviving are her children Marshall Duane Foster, Maxine Johnson Wyatt and Cynthia Smokey, brother Tommy Smokey and sister Joann Smokey Martinez, all of Gardnerville; sister Geraldine Collett of Carson City; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

James Brannon - Record Courier - Saturday, September 9, 2000. James Vernon Brannon, 86, a Walker resident for three years, died on Sept. 4 at his home. A graveside service was held yesterday, Sept. 8, at Antelope Valley Cemetery in Coleville, Calif. Rev. Kenneth H. Hotchkiss officiated. Mr. Brannon was born on Oct. 22, 1913, in Mountain View, Okla. He loved his family and the outdoors, and fishing and hunting were his lifelong hobbies. Survivors include his wife Amy K. Brannon of Walker; daughters Kathy Mandichak and Sue Carpenter, both of Walker; grandchildren Cindy White and Bob Carpenter, both of Walker, Connie Helms of Gardnerville and Jim Thompson of Spearfish, S.D.; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ida Cassity - Record Courier - Saturday, September 9, 2000. Ida Kate (Kemple) Cassity, 96, a Carson City resident for the past 14 years, died Sept. 3 at Carson Health Care. A private family gathering in the Hualapai Mountains, outside Kingman, Ariz., will be held at a later date. Mrs. Cassity was born Sept. 29, 1903, in Los Angles, Calif., to John and Kate Connelley Kemple. Her early years were spent at the Yellow Pine Mining Camp and Goodsprings, Nev. Before moving to Carson City, she lived for many years in Las Vegas and Kingman. Mrs. Cassity was a homemaker and loved baking, bird watching and reading. She was very proud of her Connelley/Kemple heritage and enjoyed genealogy research and family pictures. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Cassity in 1986 in Kingman and her children Dorothy McIver in 1925, Stanley McIver in 1993 and Earl Cassity in 1984. Among her survivors are her sister Evelyn Stewart of Las Vegas; daughter-in-law Beverly McIver of Carson City; sisters-in-law Juanita Zabel of Las Vegas, Mabel Bollschweiler of St. George, Utah, and Ruth Brooks of Kingman; grandchildren Roderick McIver and Scott McIver of Carson City, Sharon Arnold of Portland, Ore., and Chris Artus and Bonnie Field of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren Amanda McIver and Matthew McIver of Minden, Adam McIver and Damien McIver of Carson City, Christine Artus, Paul Artus, Elaina Artus, Kristen Marina and Steven Fields of Las Vegas, Chuck Adams of Portland, Ore., Donald Schultz of Albany, Ore., and Jeremy McIver of Moscow, Idaho; great-grandchildren Dylan Hinks and Michael Cobb of Carson City, Anthony Adams of Portland, Nathan McIver of Moscow, Idaho, and Cheyenne Rain Schultz of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janet Wood - Record Courier - Saturday, September 9, 2000. Janet Marie Wood, 41, died on Aug. 28 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe from complications following surgery. She was born on Sept. 18, 1958, and lived in Gardnerville for 16 years. Mrs. Wood was a homemaker and is survived by her husband Michael Wood and daughter Crystal Myers, both of Gardnerville; her mother Evelyn; brothers and sisters Wesley, Peggy and Michael Moore of Concord, Calif., Debbie Culpepper of Reno and Sandy Greenman of Maryland; and father- and mother-in-law Marv and Freda Wood.

Lois Blanton - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 13, 2000. A Memorial Mass for Lois M. Blanton, 66, will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at St. Gall Parrish Hall in Gardnerville, with Father Bill Nadeau presiding. Mrs. Blanton died on Sept. 7 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was born in Marionthall, Kan., on April 19, 1934, to Mervyn and Esther Schmidt Crouse. A resident of Gardnerville for 17 years, Mrs. Blanton came from Winnemucca, where she was a longtime member of BPW. She worked at Caesars Lake Tahoe and was always one of the volunteers for the holiday programs for the needy. She loved cooking and was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church. Mrs. Blanton was predeceased by her father. Survivors include her mother Irene Crouse of Yerington; husband Clyde Blanton of Gardnerville; son Nathan Blanton and wife Lori of Winnemucca; daughters Marla Sherwood of Gardnerville and LaVonna Ghanavati and Donna Johnson, both of Reno; brothers Mark Crouse of Carson City and Dwight Crouse of Wyoming; sisters Kathy Crouse of Michigan, Myrna McGowan of Yerington, Carol Turner of Fallon and Norma Sacchini of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Hazel Cleveland - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 13, 2000. Hazel E. Cleveland, 84, died on Sept. 7 at her Wellington home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Cleveland was born on Dec. 2, 1915, in Portageville, N.Y., to Edwin and Grace Smith Walker. She was a Topaz Ranch Estates resident for nine months and had previously lived in the Gardnerville area for three years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and her cats. Predeceasing Mrs. Cleveland were her parents; husband Voyle Robert Cleveland, who died in Taft, Texas, in 1979; sons James E. Martin, who died in 1999 in Maryland, and David McCarin, who died in 1965 in New York; and two brothers. Survivors include her sons William N. Cleveland of Gardnerville and Melvin E. Cleveland of Mason; daughter Ruby L. Hoyne of Gardnerville; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Marie Criss - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 13, 2000. Marie Taylor Criss, 94, died on Sept. 10 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. A memorial service and inurnment will be held in Ventura, Calif. Mrs. Criss was born on Oct. 1, 1905, in New Castle, Pa., to Frank and Sylvia Holsinger Taylor. She was a graduate of West Penn Hospital Nursing School in Pittsburgh, Pa., and worked as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania and Ventura, Calif., for over 40 years. A Gardnerville resident for more than seven years, Mrs. Criss loved travelling. She was preceded in death by her husband James O. Criss, who died in 1963 in Ventura, and her son James Lee Criss, who died in 1961, also in Ventura. Surviving are her daughter Joan M. Swisher of Gardnerville; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jeannette Dugdale - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 13, 2000. Jeannette "Mickey" Dugdale, 80, a longtime resident of Zephyr Cove, died on Sept. 3 in Reno. She had resided at Manor Care since May of this year. A celebration of life will be held at Zephyr Cove later this month, and burial will be in Hollywood, Calif. Mrs. Dugdale was born in Lincoln, Neb., on July 26, 1920, to Professor and Mrs. Clark Mickey. Following her graduation from the University of Nebraska where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and president of the Womens' Athletic Association, she enjoyed careers in the entertainment field on both coasts. She worked with the Fred Waring television show in New York City and later directed for CBS in Hollywood. She also taught physical education at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Mrs. Dugdale served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Womens' Reserve, at El Toro, Calif., from 1944 through 1946, where she taught 85 women to drive trucks. Her husband, Charles B. Dugdale, was also a broadcaster and fellow-Nebraskan. They spent most of their marriage in Van Nuys, Calif., and later had a summer home at Lake Tahoe. After his death, Mrs. Dugdale fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe fulltime. Mrs. Dugdale was a charter member of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, the 99's, San Fernando Pilots Association, YWCA, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, sister Dr. Janice Mickey and siblings Justine and James Mickey.

George Malysheff - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 13, 2000. George Oleg Malysheff, 42, died on Sept. 4, following an accident. Private services will be held at Lake Tahoe and Juneau, Alaska, the two places he loved the most.He was born in Seattle, Wash., and married Chris, whom he had known since 1974. They lived in Minden and operated Galena Farms, a training and breeding horse center. Mr. Malysheff was an avid fisherman, both privately and professionally. He also was a heavy equipment mechanic engineer and professional scuba diver for over 20 years. He was employed by the sign company Aramark at Lake Tahoe, where he was a heavy equipment mechanic. Surviving Mr. Malysheff are his wife Chris; daughters Elizabeth and Andronica; brothers Alexander, Anatole and Gregory; and sister Tanya.

Tom Stender - Record Courier - Saturday, September 16, 2000. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held for Tom Scott Stender, 47, on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at Carson Valley Community Church, 3616 No. Sunridge Drive in Jacks Valley. Mr. Stender died at his Gardnerville home on Sept. 15. He was born in Stockton, Calif., on Aug. 25, 1953, to Leon and Shirley Scott Stender. He graduated from Lodi High School and attended Delta College. He was a member of the Morada Fire Department in Stockton. Mr. Stender had lived in Gardnerville for 15 years, coming from Lake Tahoe, where he worked at Caesars Tahoe for 20 years. On Oct. 27, 1989, he and Loretta Mueller were married in Mexico. He was a mountain man who loved the mountains and camping, hiking and skiing. Predeceasing Mr. Stender were his mother Shirley and sister Sandy. Survivors include his wife Loretta of Gardnerville; father Leon and step-mother Bonnie of Stockton; brothers Kurt of Stockton and Alan of Oakdale, Calif.; and sisters Cheryl Le Valley and Barbara Hunter, both of Stockton.

Gertrude Crippen - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 20, 2000. Gertrude Crippen, 88, died in Carson City on Sept. 18. She was born in Murdoc, S.D., on Dec. 14, 1911. She came to Nevada five years ago from Southern California, where she had worked in the aircraft industry and was past president of the Senior Citizens of Yorba Linda and a member of the United Methodist Church of Yorba Linda. She had also worked as a church secretary. Mrs. Crippen's husband of 41 years, Thomas Phillip Crippen, died in December 1970. She was also predeceased by a son, Elliot Dale Crippen, in 1994. Surviving are her daughter Barbara Jean Griffith of Minden and son Thomas C. Crippen of Palm Desert, Calif.

Gerald Huffine - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 20, 2000. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held for Gerald Forrest Huffine, 63, today, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Father Bill Nadeau will be Celebrant. Mr. Huffine died at his Gardnerville home on Sept. 14. He was born in Wilmar, Calif., on Sept. 15, 1936, to Forrest and Bernadette Clough Huffine. On Sept. 21, 1957, he and Gloria Espinosa were married at the Chapel of Roses in Pasadena, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1965. Mr. Huffine was a machinist at the Department of Water and Power and later a machinist supervisor for Los Angeles County. He resided in Hacienda Heights, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville seven years ago. Survivors include his wife Gloria Huffine of Gardnerville; son Gerald A. Huffine of Duarte, Calif.; brother Randy Huffine of Rosemeade, Calif., and sister Betty Robles of Guadalupe, Calif.; and grandson Zachary F. Huffine of Gardnerville.

Helen Ruby - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 20, 2000. Helen M. Ruby, 78, a Gardnerville resident of 10 years, died on Sept. 15. She was born on March 23, 1922, in Turlock, Calif. Surviving are her son David Ruby and his wife Shirley and granddaughters Kerri and Kristi, all of Minden; granddaughter Beth and her husband Howard, grandson Bobby, great-grandson Patrick and great-granddaughter Justeen, all of San Jose, Calif.; and sister Ruth Sherman of Gardnerville.

Tom Stender - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 20, 2000. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held for Tom Scott Stender, 47, today, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at Carson Valley Community Church, 3616 No. Sunridge Drive in Jacks Valley.Mr. Stender died at his Gardnerville home on Sept. 15. He was born in Stockton, Calif., on Aug. 25, 1953, to Leon and Shirley Scott Stender. He graduated from Lodi High School and attended Delta College. He was a member of the Morada Fire Department in Stockton. Mr. Stender had lived in Gardnerville for 15 years, coming from Lake Tahoe, where he worked at Caesars Tahoe for 20 years. On Oct. 27, 1989, he and Loretta Mueller were married in Mexico. He was a mountain man who loved the mountains and camping, hiking and skiing. Predeceasing Mr. Stender were his mother Shirley and sister Sandy. Survivors include his wife Loretta of Gardnerville; father Leon and step-mother Bonnie of Stockton; brothers Kurt of Stockton and Alan of Oakdale, Calif.; and sisters Cheryl Le Valley and Barbara Hunter, both of Stockton.

Betty W. Carver - Record Courier - Saturday, September 23, 2000 A memorial service for Betty W. Carver, 70, of Genoa, will be held on Monday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Genoa Town Hall. Mrs. Carver died on Sept. 19 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She grew up and lived in Arizona, Oregon and California before moving to South Lake Tahoe. In 1963, she and her husband, Robert, became owners and operators of the historic Genoa Bar, known as "the oldest thirst parlor in Nevada." Mrs. Carver also owned and operated for many years the Westbrook Corner Antique Store. She was a business person, politically and community minded, and participated in management for some years of the annual Genoa Candy Dance and Arts and Crafts Faire. She was instrumental in organizing the first craft fair in the early 1970s. Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Carver; daughter Carey Pozzi and son Torke Carver; brother Lee Westbrook and sister Pat Lewallen, both of Georgia; three grandchildren and one great-grandson; and cousins in California, Arizona, Georgia and Oregon.

Don R. Bass - Record Courier - Wednesday, September 27, 2000. Don R. Bass, 88, died on Sept. 24 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Springfield, Mo., on Feb. 21, 1912, to Clyde and Elain Spear Bass. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Bass was a mining exploration driller. A resident of Wellington, and formerly of Tonopah, he enjoyed watching sports on television. In 1997, he was predeceased by his wife Jeannette, whom he married in December of 1962. Also preceding him in death were his two brothers and two sisters. Surviving is his stepdaughter, Nicole Bower of Soldotna, Alaska.

Helen Dietrich - Record Courier - Saturday, September 30, 2000. A funeral service for Helen B. Dietrich, 84, will be held on Monday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 1281 N. Roop St., Carson City. Burial will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery, with Pastor Fred Muster officiating. Mrs. Dietrich died on Sept. 25 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.She was born in Kiowa, Colo., on Feb. 22, 1916, to Arthur and Bertha Allison Peterson. Mrs. Dietrich lived in Carson City for 57 years and was married to the late Robert Earl Dietrich for 54 years. She ran the Novaki Store for many years and was a cafeteria cook at the Stewart Indian School. She was a member of the National Association of Federal Employees and Western Regional President of Eagles. Surviving are sons Dwaine Dietrich of Carson City and Donald Dietrich of Walker Lake, daughter Marlene June Bacon of Walker Lake, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

JoAnn Foster - Record Courier - Saturday, September 30, 2000. A Celebration of Life will be held for JoAnn Foster, 61, today, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at 1315 Job's Peak Drive in Gardnerville. Mrs. Foster died on Sept. 24 at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. She was born on Sept. 20, 1939, to Josephine and Fred Thomsen at their home in Centerville. She was an resident of the original Gardnerville Ranchos, where she lived her entire adult life. She graduated from Douglas County High School. On Sept. 22, 1978, she married Donald Foster. Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband; children Michael and Karen Sinclair of Gardnerville, Michelle and Wade Keith of Reno and Monica Sinclair of Gardnerville; sisters Betty Beck and RoseMary Laird, both of Carson City, and brothers Francis Thomsen and Willie Thomsen, both of Gardnerville, Hank Thomsen of Genoa, Roy Thomsen of Mina and Robert Thomsen and Fred Thomsen, both of Carson City; grandchildren Sean, Crystle and Ryan Sinclair of Gardnerville, Michael and Ronny Griffin of Gardnerville, and Wayland and Justine Keith and Cherray Carey, all of Reno; great-grandson Dillon Carey of Reno; and four great-nieces and 11 great-nephews.

Joseph Humphreys - Record Courier - Saturday, September 30, 2000. A graveside service for Joseph Dale Humphreys, 71, was held yesterday, Sept. 29, at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno. Mr. Humphreys died on Sept. 25 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in Ogden, Utah, on July 5, 1929, to Clifford and Sarah Smith Humphreys. A Nevada resident for 65 years, he lived in Gardnerville for the last 11. He graduated from Sparks High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Humphreys worked as a fleet mechanic for Sierra Pacific Power Company and retired in 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Sharon in 1991. Survivors include his wife Juanita Humphreys of Gardnerville; sons John Humphreys of Gardnerville, Alan Humphreys of Carson City and Grant Humphreys of Alaska and daughters Joni Humphreys of Silver Springs and Dawna Braunagel of Reno; brothers Garth Humphreys of Gardnerville, Wayne Humphreys of Sparks and Farrell Humphreys of Utah; and ten grandchildren.

Doris Nash - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 4, 2000. A graveside service was held for Doris May Nash, 75, yesterday, Oct. 3, at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mrs. Nash died on Sept. 29 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno. She was born on March 3, 1925, in Grenada, Minn., to James and Lucy Rybakowski Tobin. During the '40s and '50s, Mrs. Nash was involved in Nash Lumber Co. and Nash Logging Co., family businesses in Philo, Calif. She was also active in civic and community activities while in Philo. From there, she moved to Anchor Bay, Calif., and then to Minden 10 years ago. She enjoyed all types of crafts and loved to play Gin Rummy with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and husband James H. Nash, who died in 1990. Surviving are her son Perry Nash of Minden and daughter Candace Watson of Redding, Calif.; brother Jimmy Tobin and sisters Helen Holcomb and Joyce Aasen, all of Minnesota; and grandchildren Dawn, Scott, Cody and Savannah.

Erma Kepler - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 4, 2000. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Antelope Valley Cemetery in Antelope Valley, Calif., for Erma Martina Kepler, 95, a resident of Coleville, Calif. Mrs. Kepler died Monday at her home. She was born April 30, 1905. She was a member of the Antelope Valley Women's Club and enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen and sister Eula Mae Coulter. Survivors include son R. Glen Kepler Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and daughters Beverly A. Record of Eckert, Colo. and Erma J. Thomas of Walker, Calif. The Rev. Chuck Evans of Walker Baptist Church will preside at the funeral, and interment will be held at the cemetery following the service.

Glenn Denna - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 4, 2000. A funeral service will be held today at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Third Ward in Minden for Glenn Denna, 63, who died Oct. 2 in Gardnerville.A 21-year area resident, he was born April 27, 1937, to Gus and Pearl Campbell Denna in California. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the church. Mr. Denna had lived five years at Lake Tahoe and worked in construction. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by daughter Julia Denna in 1970; brothers Frank and Gus Denna; and sisters Larue and Agnes Denna. Survivors include wife Virginia Denna of West Jordan, Utah; sons Glenn Denna Jr. of Florida, Guss Denna of Indiana, Max Denna of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Spencer Denna and Samuel Denna, both of West Jordan, Utah; daughters Kelli Schwen and Crista Garang, both of West Jordan, Janice Kocher and Virginia Turkington, both of Salt Lake City, Lois Colman of West Valley City, Utah, and Kimberly Russell of Gardnerville; brothers James Denna of Napa, Calif., Ervin Denna of Redwood City, Calif., and Maynard Denna of Montana; sister Wilma Colman of Honing, Calif.; and 24 grandchildren.

Alfred Harrison -Record Courier - Saturday, October 7, 2000. A funeral service for Alfred Harrison, 63, a lifelong resident of Coleville, Calif., will be held today, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Coleville Methodist Church. Mr. Harrison died on Oct. 1 at Big Pine Care Center. He is survived by his brother Kenneth Kizer of Coleville.

Jerome Richards -Record Courier - Saturday, October 7, 2000. A funeral for Jerome Howard (Jerry) Richards, 59, will be held on Monday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Walton's Funeral Home. Internment will follow at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley. Mr. Richards died on Oct. 4 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Wilton, N.Y., and graduated from high school in Yerington in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army and Nevada National Guard. In 1967, he joined the Nevada Highway Patrol, serving in Reno, Wells and Las Vegas, and was commander of the Nevada Highway Patrol Academy, Lake Tahoe and Carson City areas. During his career, Mr. Richards received many commendations for high profile felony arrests. In 1988, he was the Incline Village Optimist Club Officer of the Year. He was certified by federal and state courts as an expert witness in traffic accident investigations, use of police radar and impaired driving investigations. He retired in 1991 as a sergeant. Mr. Richards was a charter member and director of the Nevada Highway Patrol Association, twice honor president and life member of the Incline Village Optimist Club and twice president of the Western Nevada Peace Officers Association. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the National Rifle Association and the Nevada Rifle and Pistol Association and post commander, Carson City Capitol Post 4 of the American Legion. He was an accomplished outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Survivors include wife Janine of Carson City; daughters Michelle Cognase of Canyonville, Ore., Lisa Sleeper of Las Vegas and Cassandra Richards of Carson City and son Gregory Richards of Canyonville; brother Jim Richards of Las Vegas and sisters Ann Berger of Scottsdale, Ariz., Sandy Gailor of Washoe Valley and Barbara Mikuta of Carson City; stepmother Aruessa Atwell of Washoe Valley; half-brothers, John, David, Pat and Mike Richards, all of New York; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gloria Pellegrini -Record Courier - Saturday, October 7, 2000. Gloria Amelia Baldecchi Pellegrini, 75, died at Carson Health Care Center in Carson City Oct. 6. She was born in East Paterson, N.J., June 9, 1925, to Ugo and Anna Francisconi Baldecchi. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education at the University of California at Los Angeles, and was an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles for 33 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Pellegrini moved to Minden 11 years ago, coming from Brentwood, Calif., where she had lived since 1939. Her husband, Henry Pellegrini, died March 13, 1999. She was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Survivors include nephews Dr. Bruce Baldecchi of Carson City and Joseph Baldecchi of Incline Village; niece Theresa Horgan of Carson City; two great nephews, one great niece and numerous cousins. Rosary will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m., at St. Gall church, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Readsboro, Vt.

Ruth Green - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 11, 2000. Ruth Ada Green, 78, died on Oct. 5 at Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville. A private family service will be held. She was born in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 1, 1921, to Charles and Susan Daniels Bogle. Mrs. Green was a homemaker and Air Force wife who traveled extensively much of her life. Four years ago, she moved from Reno to Gardnerville. She enjoyed music and art. Predeceasing Mrs. Green were her parents, husband James M. Green, who died on Oct. 31, 1991, in Reno, and brothers Neal and Charles. Survivors include her daughters Lisa S. Green of Gardnerville and Linda D. Lang of Puyallup, Wash., and sons Richard V. Green of Reno and Stephen A. Green of Yuba City, Calif.; sister Betty Wheat of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rhoda Merrill - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 11, 2000. Funeral services for Rhoda Merrill, 81, were held in Las Vegas on Oct. 4 at Palm Eastern Cemetery. Mrs. Merrill died on Oct. 1 at her Indian Hills home. She was born on June 7, 1919, to Benjamin and Esther Kaufman Trachtenberg. She had lived in Carson City since 1980, coming from Susanville, Calif., and Las Vegas prior to that. Mrs. Merrill was a homemaker. Her husband Irwin Merrill preceded her in death. She is survived by sons Gregg Merrill of Las Vegas and Howard Merrill of Santa Monica, Calif.; three brothers and one sister; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Edward Post - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 11, 2000. A memorial service for Edward C. Post, 90, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at Carson Valley Residential Care, 1189 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville. Mr. Post died on Sept. 30 at his Gardnerville residence. He was born in Alberta, Canada, on April 25, 1910, to George and Amy Girton Post. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II from 1940 to 1945 and was awarded the Merchant Marine Combat and Pacific War Zone Bars. Mr. Post was an accountant by trade and also had worked as a bellhop at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco for many years and for a steamship company in San Pedro, Calif. He had lived in Gardnerville for 10 years, coming from San Jose, Calif. Survivors include his son George Edward Post of California; brother Bob Post of Hollywood, Calif., and sisters Betty Hawker of Bradenton, Fla., and Jean Wilson of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph Romanelli - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 11, 2000. Joseph Michael Romanelli, 80, died on Oct. 5 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Reno. He was born on July 25, 1920. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, was captured on Corregidor in May 1942 and survived the remainder of the war as a prisoner in Japan. Following his military service, Mr. Romanelli graduated with a degree in American History from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He spent his working life as an investigator and later Assistant Chief of the San Francisco Region of the U.S. Civil Service, retiring at the age of 53. For the next 20 years, he and his wife traveled the American West. He became an expert amateur carpenter, building a sailboat and filling his home with hand-crafted wood furniture. Mr. Romanelli is survived by Jean, his wife of 53 years; children Elaine Romanelli, Susan Romanelli, Patricia McIntosh and Paula Delgado and son-in-law Anthony; and grandchildren Christina, Bubba, Christopher, Mitchell, Ryan, Peter, Megan, Kristopher and Brianna.

Sharon Bankofier - Record Courier - Saturday, October 14, 2000  A memorial service for Sharon Adams Bankofier, 64, will be held today, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Winnemucca. Inurnment will follow at the Winnemucca Cemetery. Mrs. Bankofier died on Oct. 9 in Gardnerville. She was born on Feb. 1, 1936, in Nampa, Idaho, to Afton and Maisie Adams. She graduated from Humboldt County High School in 1954 and from the Reno Business College.On Aug. 18, 1957, she married Donald Bankofier in Winnemucca. A resident of Winnemucca for 58 years, Mrs. Bankofier was a Humboldt County courthouse employee for five years and a legal secretary for the law office of John Doyle for 29 years. She was a member of the Ladies Bowling League, the Ladies Golf Club and the Ladies Booster Club and St. Paul's Catholic Prayer Group, all in Winnemucca. Mrs. Bankofier was predeceased by her father in 1968 and is survived by her husband Donald and mother Maisie Oswalt, both of Winnemucca; daughters Tami Ashdown of Gardnerville and Teresa Benjamin of Littleton, Colo., and son Ron Bankofier of Minden; brothers John Adams of Fairview, Mont., and Stefen Adams of Berkeley, Calif.; and six grandchildren

William Drange - Record Courier - Saturday, October 14, 2000  A private service will be held for William (Bill) O. Drange, 86, a Northern Nevada resident for the past 20 years, who died Oct. 2 at the Carson Healthcare facility in Carson City. He was born on May 25, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., to Tolef and Signe Drange and grew up in San Francisco, graduating from Lowell High School in 1931. He was an Eagle Scout and an avid sportsman. He played handball for the Olympic Club for many years and baseball in the AAA League. Before moving to Nevada, he lived in Marin County in California. Mr. Drange was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines, and for many years, he and his wife Carolyn were active members of the American Merchant Marine Veterans Hi Sea Era Chapter. Predeceasing Mr. Drange were his parents and sister Sigrid Arnone. Survivors include Carolyn, his wife of 56 years; sons Dr. Stuart S. Drange of Gardnerville and Eric L. Drange of Cape Cod, Mass., and daughter Sandra D. Cooke of Minden; sister Borgny Haugan of San Rafael, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Josie Schneider - Record Courier - Saturday, October 14, 2000  Josie Schneider, 79, died on Oct. 10 at Barton Skilled Nursing at Virginia Creek in Gardnerville. A Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, followed by a reception. A private inurnment will be held at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mrs. Schneider was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Huntington, N.Y., to Pasquale and Susie Bruno Migardi. During World War II, she volunteer to visit the sick and wounded. On Aug. 13, 1949, she and Eugene F. Schneider were married at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Los Angeles. She resided in Yucaipa, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville 18 years ago. Mrs. Schneider had been a teacher's aide in Gardnerville and volunteered at the Douglas County Senior Center. She also had been an office manager for S & S Wholesale Grocery in Long Island, N.Y., for 10 years. She enjoyed painting, crocheting and reading. Predeceasing her were her parents and sister Mary. Surviving are her husband Eugene of Gardnerville; daughters Susan M. Hughes of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Gina C. Heverling of Walden, Colo.; sister Frances Cowie of Mentone, Calif.; and grandson Reid M. Hughes of Steamboat Springs.

Edward Blake - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 25, 2000. A Funeral Mass will be held for Edward J. Blake, 77, on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City. Mr. Blake died on Oct. 21 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on July 15, 1923, to George and Bessie Schenk Blake. Mr. Blake was a self-employed financial consultant. He is survived by his wife Dolores Blake of Carson City; sons Edward J. Blake Jr. of Milpitas, Calif., Steven Blake of Davis, Calif., and Donald Blake of Plano, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Kenneth Meadows - Record Courier - Wednesday, October 25, 2000. Kenneth Meadows, 71, a Gardnerville resident for 12 years, died on Oct. 21 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. A funeral service was held yesterday, Oct. 24, at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home and burial followed at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden. Mr. Meadows was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on June 22, 1929, to Ralph and Cleo Munshower Meadows. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and worked as an engineer for Lockheed in San Jose, Calif., before moving to the Carson Valley. He loved traveling and fishing. Predeceasing Mr. Meadows was his father.Surviving are his wife Beverly Meadows of Gardnerville; mother Cleo Meadows of Campbell, Calif.; sons Larry Meadows of Idaville, Ind., and Steven Meadows of Sunnyvale, Calif., and daughter Debra Genzel of Roseville, Calif.; brother Donald Meadows of Campbell and sisters Dorothy Schisler of Middletown, Calif., Beverly Speziale of San Jose, and Joan Isbell of Gilroy, Calif; and three grandchildren.

Ingeborg Edwards - Record Courier - Saturday, October 28, 2000. Ingeborg T. Edwards, 76, died Oct. 25 at her home in Wellington. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Mrs. Edwards was born to Adolf and Waltraut Sweite Thumann Feb. 9, 1924, in Danzig, a free state in Europe at the time. On June 17, 1961, she and Ivan R. Edwards were married in Carson City. She had worked for Lufthansa in both New York and San Francisco. She was a Wellington resident for five years, coming from Stateline, where she was a hotel reservation clerk for 20 years. Mrs. Edwards loved to walk and enjoyed her horses, dogs and cats. She is survived by her husband Ivan R. Edwards of Wellington; son Eric R. Edwards of Fresno, Calif.; sister Dorothea Hackbarth of Hagen, Germany; and two nieces in Germany.

Noel Farrell - Record Courier - Saturday, October 28, 2000. A Memorial Mass for Noel Alene Farrell, 76, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, with Father Bill Nadeau presiding. Entombment will be at Eastside Memorial Park Cemetery in Minden. Mrs. Farrell died Oct. 23 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Oakland, Calif., to Camille and Katherine Cone Gentis. She and George M. Farrell were married in Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 1942. Mrs. Farrell was a resident of Gardnerville for 15 years and Lake Tahoe for 30 years, coming from Oakland, Calif. She was a bookkeeper for Harveys for 25 years and enjoyed working puzzles and swimming. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Camille Bush. Surviving are her nieces, Adrienne Hedgecock of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Noel Bennett of Antioch, Calif.

Chris Gansberg Sr. - Record Courier - Saturday, October 28, 2000. A memorial service for Chris H. Gansberg Sr., 91, was held yesterday, Oct. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. Rev. Russell Howen officiated. Mr. Gansberg died Oct. 24 at St. Mary's Hospital in Reno. He was born Aug. 28, 1909, in Fredericksberg, Calif., to Fred and Lena Neddenriep Gansberg. On July 21, 1940, he married Ellen Hutchinson in Los Angeles. A rancher and lifelong Markleeville resident, he was the fire chief for Alpine County for 30 years and a California brand inspector for 50 years. He loved training horses and horseback riding. One of his greatest joys was teaching horsemanship to children. Mr. Gansberg was a Minden Rotary member for 20 years, an Alpine County constable for 30 years and a 4-H leader for 20 years. His wife Ellen died Feb. 25, 2000 and his brother Fred Gansberg in March 2000. He was also predeceased by another brother, Walt Gansberg. Survivors include his son Chris H. Gansberg Jr. of Markleeville and daughters Gaye Tyndall of Gardnerville, Joan Chacon of Reno and Joye Reeder of Brigham City, Utah; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Richard Welton - Record Courier - Saturday, October 28, 2000. A memorial service for Richard David Welton, 62, will be held today, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Comstock Mobile Home Park Clubhouse on Graves Lane in Carson City. Mr. Welton, a Gardnerville resident for 21 years, died Oct. 22 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. He was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Southgate, Calif., to Clayton and Cletus Bell Welton. He was in the Naval Reserves from 1955 to 1962 and lived in Downey, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville. He worked in building maintenance for the Carson City School District and belonged to the Silver Sage Pistol Club and the Western Nevada Pistol League. Predeceasing Mr. Welton were his wife, Judith Welton, and a sister, Peggy Maves. Survivors include his sons David Welton of Gardnerville, Jeffrey and his wife Renee Welton of Dayton and Alex and his wife Sandy Welton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters Mary Busigin of Dayton, Ruth Kline of Chino, Calif., and Janice Novello of Long Beach, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Marguerite Doak - Record Courier - Saturday, October 28, 2000. A funeral service for Marguerite Sere Doak, 86, will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. The service will be held at Hilltop Community Church, formerly Carson Valley Community Church, with Pastor Steve Erven officiating. Mrs. Doak died Oct. 26 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. She was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Nevilly, France, to Jules and Marie Chevalier Sere. Mrs. Doak, a Minden resident since 1990, coming from San Jose, Calif., worked as an LVN. She was a past member of American Service Aid during World War II, past member of Lockheed Gem and Mineral Club, past officer for the board of trustees of the California Youth Symphony, sang as a coloratura-soprano in community light operas and enjoyed singing in church choirs. She was an avid gardener and won prizes at county fairs for her canned fruits and vegetables, as well as for her handcrafted items, including silk spinning and weaving, woodworking, silver casting, jewelry and doll making. She was also an expert seamstress, making her children's clothes and sewing for entire wedding parties. Mrs. Doak loved fishing and camping and once hung a 100-pound sturgeon. Predeceasing her were her parents, husband Robert Sherer Doak in 1982, brother Rene Sere and sister Juliette Sere. Survivors include her daughters Nelle O'Neill, Renee Korte and Michele Baumann, all of Minden, and Lydie Heidweiller of Pioneer, Calif., and son Malcolm R. Doak of West Port, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Los Gatos Memorial Park in California.

Armon Dedmon - Record Courier - Saturday, October 28, 2000. Armon Jacques Dedmon, 70, died Oct. 23 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe. He was born in Elk City, Okla., on July 24, 1930. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955 in the 11th Airborne. In 1959, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State Teacher's College and was a 6th grade teacher for 5 years in Nashville, Tenn., and for 25 years in Camarillo, Calif. Mr. Dedmon is survived by his wife Alene Elizabeth Dedmon of Gardnerville; son Adam J. Dedmon of Gardnerville and daughter Tracey Halfhill of Vicksburg, Miss.; and two grandchildren.