OBITUARIES

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Richard "Dick" Henson

October 25, 1933- October 13, 2022

Born in McCammon, Idaho to Leonard and Rosemond Henson on October 25, 1933. He passed away peacefully at his home in Fernley, Nevada with family members Oct. 13, 2022.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Jefferies, brother Robert Henson, granddaughter Paige and great grandsons Hazen and Luke. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Thelma, daughter Sherie Burke (Mike), sons Larry (Jackie), Brent (Tonya), Steven (Darla) and Brian (Desiree), 16 grand children and 16 great grand children.
 
On July 28, 1957 he married Thelma Whitworth in Tonopah Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple. A life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he was active in many callings but his favorite was teaching the Primary Children. Dick graduated from Pocatello High school in 1951 and enlisted in the Navy. He served his tour of duty in the South Pacific. While in the Navy his ship conducted the A Bomb and H Bomb test in the Marshall Island. After leaving the service he enrolled in Idaho State University where he received a BA in Social Studies and PE. He was a member of the ISU intercollegiate Boxing team and won the Far West Championship as a freshmen in college. Always a cowboy at heart he organized the LSU Rodeo Team and competed in College Rodeo through out his schooling, winning many titles and Belt Buckles. In 1959 he won the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Bareback Title. He continued to rodeo for many years and in 1965 won the Idaho Cowboy Saddle Bronc and All-around Championships.
 
Teaching school and coaching basketball and football was his life's work and he loved it and his many students. He taught and coached in Shelley, Idaho- Ethete, Wyoming- Wells, Owyhee, Eureka and Fernley Nevada earning the title "Coach of the Year" 6 times. He taught school for 54 years. He retired at 80 years old to be with his family and horses at home in Fernley. You will be missed by family and friends.
 
The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Ride high in the Sky Cowboy! Services will be held in the LDS Church in Fernley DEC. 2, 2022 at 11:00Am PST Burial will follow at the VA Cemetery in Fernley At 1:00pm PST

Marlene Burnsky

October 24, 1959 - September 26, 2022

Marlene Burnsky of Reno, Nevada, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno on September 26th at the age of 62. 
 

Marlene (Molly) was the youngest of 5 children of the late Paul J. and Marian I. Burnsky of Rockville, MD. She spent her first 6 years of life in Park Forest, IL. Then in 1965 moved to Rockville, MD. It was there at an early age where Molly began a lifelong passion for dance by attending the Dawn Crafton Dance Studio (now the Dawn Crafton Dance Connection) where she performed in Atlantic City, NJ at the Steel Pier.  She graduated from Robert E. Peary High School, and then Towson University, in Maryland with a BA Degree, majoring in Dance and Performing Arts. Molly performed professionally in many areas around the world, from New York City, Australia, and many countries in East Asia. 

In 1985, she called  the Lake Tahoe area her home. As a gifted professional dancer, she was in dozens of showrooms and cabarets around Nevada. She was integral to huge shows like Splash, and Hello Hollywood, Hello.

Molly taught dance, yoga, and pilates for 30 years. Later in life, she became a fitness instructor involved with rehabilitating people of all ages that needed physical therapy. She worked at Sports West Athletic Club as the Yoga Director. Certified as a Yoga and Pilates teacher, she continually upgraded her education and was always interested in becoming a better teacher, going to many lengths to learn new techniques, adaptations, and methods.

Her students often commented that she was the best teacher they’ve ever had because of her uplifting genuine connection to them and the perpetual joyful song in her heart. 

Aside from her knowledge of the human body in motion, Molly was known for her kind and positive spirit. Her consistent traits were confidence, outgoing, uninhibited, animated and possessing an unbounded cheerful energy. 

She is survived by her sisters, Paula Behrens of Bradenton,FL, Madeline Macdonald and her husband David Macdonald of Silver Spring, MD, and brother P.J. Burnsky and his wife Donna Burnsky of Olney, MD., two nieces, three nephews, four cousins, and was a great aunt to eleven grand nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her fiancé Chris Hallvik of Reno, NV. Chris and Molly were together 12 years living life to the fullest. They were engaged in 2018 and looking forward to dancing through the adventure of life together, and traveling the world.

 

Aside from her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Gregory P. Burnsky of Three Rivers, MI. 

 

If friends were a measure of success. Molly would be a billionaire.

To keep Molly's legacy alive, donations to DANCE Partnership, International is appreciated. Contact P.J. Burnsky - (pjburnsky@gmail.com) for details on how to donate.  The Molly Burnsky Dance Scholarship Fund will help continue Molly's passion to help needy but talented dancers grow to fulfill their hopes and dreams to be professional dancers and performers.

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Georgjean Sue Long

December 2, 1953 - October 18, 2022

Georgjean Sue Long (Glasscock), 68, of Fernley, NV passed away peacefully at 11:54 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Renown Regional Medical Center, in Reno, NV.


Sue was born December 2, 1953 in Shelbyville, Illinois, the daughter of George and Geraldine Glasscock (McCracken). She married Jerald Thompson on December 5, 1971 and started a family shortly thereafter. Sue lived the early part of her life in Gays, IL and Windsor, IL around family and friends. She worked for R.R. Donnelley and Sons printing in Mattoon, IL for a number of years and would later move
to Reno, Nevada in 1987 to start a new adventure, helping establish a new manufacturing plant for the company out West. She remarried on June 3, 1990 to Jeffrey Long. Sue had a lengthy and very successful career in the printing industry, remaining in Nevada until her passing.


Sue loved her family and her children dearly, as was demonstrated by her incredible decision to donate a kidney to her daughter, Angie, earlier in her life. Sue also loved her puppies, having many throughout her life, including a number she rescued from shelters. Sue was known by all to have a kind heart, but also a strong will and an incredible work ethic. She was full of life and made many life-long friends
throughout her journey. She will be deeply missed by all.


Sue is survived by son Jeremy Thompson (Keri); brother Geo Glasscock (Debbie); grandchildren Gavin Thompson, Allie Thompson, and Carly Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews.


Sue was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Angie Cornwell; and sister Diana Schwartz (Jim).


Memorials for Sue may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (SPCA) of Northern Nevada at https://spcanevada.org/donate/ .


A celebration of life for Sue is being planned for Spring of 2023 in Illinois.

Jeffrey Eckroth

September 27, 1961 - September 16, 2022

Jeffrey “Jeff” Eckroth, 60, of Reno, Nevada, left this world way to soon on September 16th, 2022. He passed away in his home surrounded by his children in Reno, Nevada, from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Jeff was born on September 27th, 1961, to Timothy “Tim” and Judith “Judy” (Graner) Eckroth in Bismarck, North Dakota. He grew up in Mandan, North Dakota, with his older sister, Shelly, and younger brothers, Mark and Tim. He worked with his dad at Barney’s Service, and he was known at an early age to be an adrenaline junky, chasing tornadoes on his motorcycle. He touched many throughout his life. An alumnus of NDSU in 1979 and its Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, he became a financial planner, which he continued for the rest of his career and where he helped many people. He headed west in 1988 and found his ultimate playground in Reno, Nevada. He worked hard but he played harder. Eternally young, Jeff truly lived life to the fullest. He lived true to himself and was uncompromising in his values. Some say Jeff was always looking to have a good time, but those of us who knew him best know that he was the good time. He brought the fun with him, always towing the best toys behind him on the way to an adventure. He enjoyed skiing and snowmobiling in the mountains in the winter and boating and biking in the summer. He was always the first to the end of the hiking trail and would be waiting with a smile and a joke about how you should keep up! He had so many friends and left even more wonderful memories. Jeff’s ethos lives on in his three children. Lauren, whose adventures and compassion for others embody her father’s own impact on the world. She now lives in Minnesota with her husband, Travis, and their son, Finley Jeffrey, who will be raised to continue Jeff’s traditions and joy of life. Cassie shares her father’s ability to bring an entire room to laughter, and she certainly follows in her dad’s footsteps with her never-give-up attitude, fierce independence, and athleticism. Will shares Jeff’s strength of character, candidness, and integrity. He provided his dad with so much support and Jeff was so proud of the man he has become. Few can put into words the love that Jeff had for his kids, and he would have told you that they were the best part of him. And, last but not least, his 3 labs – Jax, Tanzi, and Malibu – were his best friends, and they accompanied Jeff on many hikes and walks to the river in his final years. They kept him going to the very end. His spirit will be carried on by his mother, Judy Eckroth (Graner); his sister, Shelly Getler (Eckroth), brothers Mark Eckroth and Tim Eckroth; his children, Lauren Phillips (Eckroth) and her husband Travis Phillips, Cassie Eckroth, and Will Eckroth; his grandson, Finley Phillips (Lauren and Travis); and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Eckroth. There will be a private family service, per his wishes. This will be followed by a celebration of life reception at his home on November 2nd (details to follow on Facebook). Please have a drink in his honor and remember the good times. Have a party, we all know he would have. Remember him by living your life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations can be made to the High Fives Organization.

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Richard Barr

November 4, 1945 - August 21, 2022

Richard Lee Barr was born in Los Angeles, California on November 4, 1945 and passed away at home in Reno, Nevada on August 21, 2022.  His parents were Earl Barr and Margaret Earley.  He was the third of ten children; Margaret, Ron, Richard, Stephen, Timmy, Floyd, Marie, Bill, Debbie and Jerry.  Stephen and Timmy previously passed away.  Richard grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.  Richard and Betty Kirkpatrick were married at St Mel's Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, Calif.  They had three children; Richard Barr of Reno, Cindy Jimenez (Marty) of Huntington Beach, Calif and Sharon Jaramillo of Reno.  He had seven grandchildren; Matthew (Danielle) Jimenez of Riverside, Calif, Ariel Jimenez of Huntington Beach, Calif, Rachel (Sarah) Barr of Reno, Travis (Ashley) Barr of Battle Mountain, Nevada, Alexandra Jaramillo, Emily Jaramillo and Abigael Jaramillo of Reno.  The newest lights of his life are great grandson Cruz and his soon to be born little brother Eliot of Riverside, Calif.  He had many nieces and nephews who he loved very much. In 1974 Richard and his family moved to Reno to make a better life.  Being a carpenter by trade, he built one of the first houses in Silver Knolls which he and Betty have lived in since 1978.  Richard was a parishioner at St Michael Catholic Church in Stead where he was a Eucharistic Minister and Home Bound Minister.  He loved his faith and strived to be an example to his family and church family who he loved very much.  He loved fishing for trout and spent many, many wonderful days, both sunny and snowy at beautiful Frenchman Lake with his fishing buddies. He loved camping, especially the annual beach camp out with family and friends at the Pacific Ocean.  He was a Raiders fan (no matter what city they were in) and a NASCAR fan.  Sunday afternoons were spent rooting for Dale Jarrett, Bill Elliot, Jeff Gordon and now Chase Elliott.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 2nd at 11:00am at St Michael Catholic Church in Stead.  In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to your favorite charity.

Jack Parker

December 27, 1936 - June 30, 2022

Jack Neil Parker at the age of 85 passed on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home in Sun Valley Nevada.

A loving Father, Grand Father, Great Grand Father, Husband and Friend.  He leaves two daughters: Andrena Arreygue and husband Armando of Sun Valley, Nevada, Fongela Cannon and her husband Josh of Atlanta, Georgia.   Five Grandchildren: Aimee’, Tony and Joey Arreygue and Parker and Olivia Cannon. Two Great Grandchildren: Ava and Atreus.  Brother: Morris Parker of Los Angeles, California, Sister: Judy Crain of Las Vegas, Nevada and a favorite uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Bivins, Texas to Morris Luther Parker and Fongela Porterfield.  At a young age, moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon and after graduating from Henley High School, he proudly entered and served in the United States Air Force.  

After his military service, he settled in Reno, Nevada where he worked as a painter for most of his life.  Reno is where he met and married the love of his life Veronica “Roni” Sturgeon.   Reno is where they lived happily for over 40 years, raising their family, and enjoying spending time with friends.

No Services will be held.

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Anne Jennings Williams

June 19, 1957 - July 12, 2022

Beloved sister, aunt, and friend to so many, Anne Jennings Williams passed away on July 12 of this year in Reno, Nevada. Born in Ewa, Hawaii on June 19, 1957, as a child, Anne lived in New Jersey, California, and Florida before moving to Nevada twenty-five years ago.  She graduated from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree, as well as a law degree.

She was a fierce advocate for the underdog. At the time of her passing she was an attorney with Washoe County Legal Services ensuring guardianships were meeting the needs of those for whom they were responsible.  Anne loved her job and so appreciated the unwavering support she received there during her illness.

Anne had two passions in life: travel and Phish.  She saw the world and had both the fond memories and dozens of photo albums to help relive each adventure.  Phish concerts were non-negotiable. She was going and was never disappointed. 

Anne had a loving circle of friends whose care, concern, and literal life-saving devotion was a source of deep joy and appreciation for her. Their efforts will never be forgotten by her family.

She also had many adored dogs over the years, especially her beloved Tahoe, Mesa, and Bartley. 

Anne is predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Alice Williams and her sister Martha. She leaves behind her dear friends, her brothers Andy and Matt (Donna), sister Alice (Tom), brother-in-law Jim Buxton, five nephews: Zeke (Anne), Matt (Nancy), Paul (Liz), James (Jessica), and Sam along with seven grand nephews and two grand nieces.

A celebration of her life was held in Reno, Nevada on July 15, 2022 where loving, funny, and amazing stories of her life well-lived were shared by all. 

Edward John Maskaly

July 6, 1960 - February 26, 2022

On February 26, 2022, Edward John Maskaly, 61, of Reno, NV, was called home to be with Jesus.

Edward “Ed/Eddie”, was born on July 6, 1960 to Nicholas Fred Maskaly and Angela Lucille (Michael) Maskaly of Reno, NV.  

Ed was preceded in death by his first wife; Janet (Frasier) Maskaly, his father and mother; Nicholas and Angela (Michael) Maskaly, two brothers and a sister; Michael Fred Maskaly, John Peter Maskaly and Cathleen Jean Maskaly.

Ed is survived by his 2nd wife; Deborah (Franklin) Maskaly, brother, sisters and their spouses; James & Amy Maskaly, Reno, NV, Charles & Diana (Maskaly) Paul, Colorado Springs, CO, Franklin & Janet (Maskaly) Johnson, Robinson, IL, Herman & Mary Ann (Maskaly) Sowers, Bloomfield, IN and one sister-in-law; Dorothy Pauline Maskaly, Reno, NV. He is also survived by his two step-daughters, six step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, along with several great nieces and nephews.

Ed attended St. Therese of the Little Flower Elementary School and Earl Wooster High School in Reno, NV.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America.  During this time, he received the highest rank given; that of Eagle Scout.  Ed was also a member of the Reno Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol achieving the rank of Major. 

After high school Ed moved to Bloomfield, IN with his parents and 3 youngest sisters. He was employed by the Bloomfield Jack Factory and was quite proud of the fact he held the record of welding 1,000 pieces of material during a single shift period.

In 1982, Ed realized his dreams and pursued them by enlisting in the United States Army.  While in the army, Ed achieved the rank of Sergeant E5.  He was part of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and received several medals, awards and achievements.  He proudly served his country from 1982-1990 and was honorably discharged after suffering an injury during a paratrooping exercise. 

While stationed in Olympia, WA Ed met and married Janet (Frasier) Maskaly in 1986.  They traveled extensively throughout his army career.  After leaving the army, Ed and Janet decided to return to Olympia, WA.

With the knowledge Ed received from his enlistment, he was able to continue his interests in mechanics.  He took pride in his home and loved landscaping, gardening, traveling, diamond art and Zoom calls with his family.  He was an extreme Seahawks fan!  He loved taking trips to Lake Tahoe and especially spending time at his brother Mike’s cabin near Portola, CA.  Ed was also known to enjoy an ale or two with his friends and family.

The family will honor Ed’s final wishes to be cremated and his ashes scattered over the Atlantic Ocean in a private ceremony at a future date.  

He will be truly missed by his family and friends and will always have a special place in their hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Veterans Guest House, Reno, NV, https://www.veteransguesthouse.org/ in memory of Edward John Maskaly.

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Lawrence "Larry" Olson

May 10, 1967 - May 20, 2022

Lawrence “Larry” Olson died peacefully in St Mary’s Hospital on May 20, 2022 in Reno, NV at the age of 74. Larry is survived by his children, Victor Olson, Christy (Ken) Stark; grandsons Myles & Mason Olson, KJ & Lukas Stark; siblings, Gregory (Linda) Olson, Darrell (Linda) Olson, Bonnie Land Wisdom, Keith Land, LD (Cassie) Land, Steven Land, Leonette Land Conway, Corey (Christine) Olson and many nieces and nephews. Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Delena Hundley Olson, parents Norman (Adeline) Olson, Lois (Leon) Land, sister Thelma Land Elmore. Larry was born on May 10th in Madison, WI to Norman Olson & Lois Gannon Land. Larry married Delena “Kaye” Hundley Olson, in 1967. They were married until Delena passed away January 2017. Larry moved to Texas with his mother & stepfather as a child from Madison, WI. He lived in Texas until joining the Navy in 1966 and served until he was honorably discharged in 1972. Larry served on the USS Princeton and spent time serving in Vietnam.. Larry & Delena would make their home in Amarillo, TX until 1987 when they moved to Lancaster, CA. They eventually made their home in Reno, NV in October 1994. Larry was passionate about spending time with his grandsons, woodworking, leather work, fishing, golfing and camping. He enjoyed making woodworking projects for his grandsons. A memorial service is scheduled for 10am on July 8th at Veteran’s Cemetery which is located at 14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV 89408. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Larry’s life.

Scott Lee Screptock

October 5, 1961 - March 6, 2022

We wish blue skies, a warm sun, and a tailwind to Scott; may he fly high and fly free.

Scott Lee Screptock, (10/5/1961 to 3/6/2022 of Holland, Michigan) died at age 60 of a sudden heart attack at his mother’s home in Reno, Nevada.  Scott is greatly loved and will be missed by many people across the country.  He was a gentle and loving person with a great sense of humor.  Scott was a registered organ donor, and already two people have better sight because of his gift.

Scott was born in Wurzburg, Germany to military father Lawrence John Screptock (deceased 1972) and Dorothy Screptock.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlotte Diane Screptock, daughter Melinda, and son Larry, all of whom live in the Holland, Michigan area.  His siblings are Michael, Steve and Lisa.

Scott’s grandchildren all live in Michigan as well.  They are Jaidyn, Zoie, Charlee, Isabella, and Andrew.

Scott returned to Germany as an adult in the Army.  He lived in Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia growing up.  As an adult he lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Michigan.  He inherited his love of flying (he held a private pilot’s license for many years) and photography from his father.  He was nurtured into the construction industry by architect Paul Lyons.  

As a builder, Scott was most proud of his work on the Morten H Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, an IBM building in Canada, a Grand Rapids Waste Overflow Retention Pumphouse, and the complete conversion of The Ladder Factory in Holland into retail business space.  As part of Blue Star Enterprises Inc, in Holland, Scott was well known in the community and obtained a State of Michigan Builders License to maintain their properties.

Scott was a volunteer for the Reno Air Races Association and served on the pylon judge team for 15 years.  He frequently assisted during pylon racing seminars in the spring.  The race being a joy of his life, a celebration of his life is being planned for Reno in June—specific dates to be determined.
 

The family sends many thanks to the 911 responders (firefighters, Remsa, police officers, grief counselor, and medical examiner) who did everything they could for Scott, his mother and sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( https://www.stjude.org/donate ) or Reno Air Racing Association ( www.airrace.org/donate ). 

Randall D. Null

November 1, 1949 - February 24, 2022

Randall "Randy" Null  72 ,passed away February 24,2022 in Reno, Nevada. 

        Randy  was born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1949 to Eugene and  Clara Lucille Null, one of 8 children , Randy grew up in southwest Michigan. Randy graduated  high school in 1969 at New Buffalo High School in New Buffalo Michigan. After graduating high school Randy got a job with the Railroad where he worked for over 20yrs then took early retirement. Later in life Randy became a  tractor trailer  driver, traveling coast to coast delivering goods.

Randy enjoyed the outdoors being a soft ball coach, wood working, landscaping or just enjoying family and friends he was always outside and was never one to stay inside. Randy loved his family  and friends and would often visit with them.

Randy is survived  by his daughter Kimberly  Coutts (George Tracy) of Alabama, his 3 sons Michael ( Cheri) Null of Idaho, Mitchell(Angie)Null of Michigan ,Matthew(Jamie) Null of Minnesota, Aaron &Naomi Hughes of Nevada. 12 grandchildren ,3 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and 3 siblings. Randy is preceded in death  by his mother and father Eugene and Clara Lucille Null, brothers R.G. Null, Terry Null, Daniel Null, sister Brenda Lewellen, and one great grand child.

Randy will forever be  remembered, loved and missed by all of those who he loved.

Edwina Gail Camacho

December 25, 1954 - February 14, 2022

Edwina Camacho passed away at the age of 68 on February 14, 2022. She was born in Portland, Oregon on December 25, 1954. She is survived by her daughters Ululani Camacho, Julie Camacho, Alycia Patchell as well as her son's John Patchell, and Henry Camacho. 

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Ken Saito

September 10, 1939 - December 20, 2021

Ken Saito passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2021. He was 82 years old. Ken was born on September 10, 1939 in Los Angeles, and grew up in Long Beach. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law and grandson. He is survived by wife Christine Saito, sister Keiko Shibata, stepsons David (Mary) Russell, Steven (Candy) Russell, nephews Kyle (Marissa) Meininger, Mitchell (Cynthia) Shibata, nieces Aileen Shibata, and Katrina Shibata, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, grandnephew and grandniece.

 

In his early adult years he worked in the produce department for Vons Markets. Much of his leisure time during those years was consumed playing poker in the local card rooms, and trips to Las Vegas with his friends.

 

After moving to Reno in 1980 Ken began a successful professional career at the poker tables. He continued this new calling - as a poker dealer, card room manager, and an occasional player at the Cal-Neva, Reno Hilton, Atlantis, Spark’s Nugget, Rail City, and Fernley Nugget until 2020, when Covid 19 closed all the poker rooms.

 

In 1983 Ken married Christi, a union that would continue for the rest of his life. When they weren’t working they went camping, fishing and skiing. Ken loved riding steam trains, cruising, and the Hawaiian islands.

 

Ken volunteered for The Great Reno Balloon Races for 15 years and for the US Department of Wildlife Lahontan Fish Hatchery for two years until a flood destroyed the fish raceways. He took the two oldest grandchildren, who lived in Reno, on trips to amusement parks, zoos, and aquariums. He was just getting to know the next generation of children.

 

His burial will be with his parents at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 So. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. January 21,2022 at 12:30 pm

Donna Lee Caldwell Davis

November 18, 1932 - October 5, 2021

Our dearest Donna passed away in October 2021 peacefully at home with her daughter Elizabeth.

Donna was born in Salina, KS on November 18,1932 to Mary Elizabeth and John Caldwell.

Donna graduated from high school at the age of 17 and went off to University to study medicine.

Donna was very dedicated to her family and career.

Donna and Will ultimately settled in Chico, California to raise their family.

Donna helped pioneer hospice in the early stages. She studied in London and Cal Berkeley.

Donna was voted women of the year twice. She was love by anyone who crossed her path.

Donna moved to Reno, NV and went into psychiatry. She was voted women of the year in Reno also.

If Donna wasn’t working she was busy with her children on horse, snow skiing, water skiing and then some.. Donna is survived by her son Geoffrey Davis, her daughter Elizabeth, grandson Erik Rosenbaum, Mark Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband Willis Gene Davis. Again she was dedicated to him for 57 years.

A service will be held at:

The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

200 Island Ave Reno, NV 89505

Sat Dec 4, 2021 at 1pm

 There will be a celebration of life following the service at The Shore Club located in the Renaissance One Lake St. Reno. Donations to hospice or the mentally ill would be wonderful.

Enloe in Chico is a great one to think about. I’m sure all hospice would be grateful. Please come join us! Donna will be there watching everyone, just from above.

Mask and vaccination are required at the church only. I’m looking forward to seeing you all. in the Renaissance One Lake street.

Questions or concerns please call or text Elizabeth at 775-530-3726.

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John Kimberly 'Kim' Prescott

November 25, 1946 - October 1, 2021

Long time Reno, NV resident John Kimberly ('Kim') Prescott passed away in his sleep on October 1, 2021 at the age of 74 following a long struggle rehabilitating from an accident. He is survived by his daughter and sister.

 

He was born in Connecticut and spent his school years near Philadelphia and later in suburban Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois where he double majored in math and philosophy. Later he completed his MBA at the University of Chicago.

 

He loved sports and played college basketball in the Big Ten for the University of Illinois. He loved to play golf with his father and often played on weekends or when vacationing. He even played once with legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer.

 

As an entrepreneur Kim and his business partner built a successful business centered around adapting digital technology to create a proprietary mailing list. The business flourished and was bought out by the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

Kim is remembered by friends and family for being intelligent, competitive, kind, quick to laugh, and a hard worker. He enjoyed visiting with his daughter and holiday events were a special time for Kim. A tremendous thanks goes out to all who cared for and assisted Kim over the years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

 

The family requests that friends make a contribution to their favorite charity rather than sending flowers.

Cynthia M. Leible

November 18, 1958 - September 30, 2021

A native of Syracuse, New York, she was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandma, and friend. She is survived by her 4 children Rachel, Amanda, William and April and her daughter in law Michelle. Her grandkids Aleah, Desii, Michael, Cshante, Dante, Isaiah and Toni and her great grand babies. 

"If roses grow in heaven" 

If roses grow in heaven, lord please pick a bunch for me

Place them in my mother's arms

And tell her they're from me

Tell her I love her and miss her

And when she turns to smile

Place a kiss upon her cheek

And hold her for a while

Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day

But there's an ache within my heart

That will never go away. 

Charles “Butch” Wellman Jr.

July 25, 1970 - September 8, 2021

Charles “Butch” Wellman Jr. passed away on September 8, 2021 at the age of 51.

Butch Wellman Jr. was born on July 25, 1970 in Reno, Nevada to Charles “Butch” Wellman Sr. and Evelyn King.  Butch attended Washoe County schools and has lived in Reno/Sparks, Nevada all his life.  Butch worked at Ferguson Enterprises for the last few years. 

Butch was a caring man with a heart of gold. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved his Pitbull pup, Duke more than anything. He also loved Harleys and anything fast and loud. He had a passion for buying and flipping cars/trucks.  He loved to cook and enjoyed the company of family and friends. 

Butch was preceded in death by his father Butch Sr.  He is survived by his daughter, Keirsten Schultz (husband Johnny), his sons Dustin and Austyn Ashford-Wellman, his two grandsons Blake and Beckett Schultz, his mother Evelyn, his brother Randy Colunga and sisters Rhonda Knagenhelm and Gina Wellman, his girlfriend Tancy Price (daughter Isabel and son JJ) as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life in his honor will be held on October 10, 2021 from 11:00 – 2:00pm at the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Park. The address is 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno, Nevada 89511.

Alvin L Edwards, Jr (Pops)

December 31, 1952 - August 24, 2021

Alvin L. Edwards Jr. passed away on August 24, 2021. Dearly beloved Brother of Otis L. Courtney (Wife Stephanie), Wanda M Sutton, and Tamara R Edwards.  Loving Uncle of Edward Ellison, Jr, Otis Ellison, Willie T Sutton, Jr (Wife Ashley, Son Noble) and Vittoria Anderson (Husband Reginald II, Son Reginald III, Daughter Reighn), and a host of great and great-great Nephews, Nieces, and Friends.  Alvin was predeceased by his Mother Naomi Edwards (2008), Father Alvin Sr (1998), and Sister Geneva Ellison (1998).

Alvin was a gifted Artist and Guitarist with a gift-of-gab, which would bring a smile and/or laugh to all he bestowed it upon.  He was fondly known to many of his friends as “Alley Cat Al”.

The family expresses a thank you for all the love, prayers, support, and condolences they have received.  A special thank you to Joe in ICU at Renown Regional Medical Center, for the kindness, support, and patience he gave to the family during the process of Alvin’s passing.

 

I’m Free

“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m Free.  I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all.  I could not stay another day.  To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way.  I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.  A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss.  Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.  My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.  Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.  Lift up your heart and share with me…

       God wanted me now.      He set me free.”

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Hanna Chavez

November 9, 1954 - September 3, 2021

Hanna Chavez was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She left this world suddenly on September 3rd 2021 at age 66.

Hanna loved spending time with family and friends, sharing recipes, telling stories about her life and travels.

She is survived by her husband Samuel; two sisters; five brothers; five stepchildren; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and a yappy dog named Bella.

Marvin Gene Maberry

November 23, 1929 - August 23, 2021

Marvin Gene Maberry went to the loving arms of his Lord on the 23rd of August 2021, passing peacefully at home with his wife of 52 years at his side. Marvin is survived by his wife Rochelle “Shelly” H. Maberry and eldest son Lucas C. Maberry also 3 grandchildren living in the Reno area. Marvin was born in 1929 in Sterling Ill to Maude and Arthur Maberry. Marv left school at 15 to enlist with the Merchant Marines, then later in 1946 he served proudly with the Berlin Expeditionary Forces in Berlin Germany. He was attached to the Office of the Military Governor and assigned to the Capital C.I.D. also the C.I.C. section.

 

Marvin retired from Sunstrand Corp in 1970 where he was active in his local labor union #592-UAW. Marv was an officer of the Chief Steward the Recording Secretary. As well as president of the 32,000 member UAW council in Rockford Ill., also Vice-President of the Illinois UAW PAC council in Washington D.C. Marvin Married Rochelle H. Morris in April of 1969 in Hebron ill., Where soon after moved from Illinois to Northern Idaho and ran several successful businesses as well as a licensed general contractor for many years in Washington state. Having retired in 1993 moved to Reno NV and enjoyed many years of golf and good friends. Marvin is a member of The American Legion; The Elks and Moose He will be dearly missed.

 

Marvin is proceeded ed in death by, Brother Robert Royce Maberry, Both Parents, Step father Franck Baker Half-brother Gordon Finkle, Daughter Sheila Lynn Maberry and youngest child John J. Patrick Maberry. Marvin will be interned at the Fernley Military Cemetry at a later date, The service will be Private.

Steven Nawman

November 29, 1953 - August 11, 2021

Steve Nawman, a long time Reno resident, passed away Wednesday August 11, 2021, at the age of 67.  He was proceeded in death by his Father and Mother, Earl and Bonnie Nawman; Sister Cathy Banks; and wife of 30 years Terry Nawman.  He was amazing father to his 4 daughters, Cristina, Stephanie, Jody and Jamie. Grandpa to Kaiden and Bayley; Father in-law to Fabian, Drew, and Brandon; Brother to Dan and Cindy and an uncle.  As well as second adopted dad to many of his daughter’s friends!

Steve owned his own electrical business, was a proud Marine Vet, and a jack of all trades! But most importantly he was a family man.  Family dinners were a must.  Around the dinner table we would talk about life, listen to music, tell jokes, and have countless moments of uncontrollable laughter.  He took the time with each of his daughters to teach them how to be independent and to enjoy the important things in life! No matter how difficult life got for him, his moto was always “Life’s good!”

Steve left us all being better people. He was our favorite asshole, and when he left, he took a piece of our hearts with him! Without him the world is a little more broken. If he can't fix it no one can! He was our pa MacGyver! He will be missed every day! We love you!

Services will be held Friday September 3rd @ 2:30pm at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Pavilion in Fernley, NV.  Celebration of life to follow @ 4:30pm at 5865 Sonora Pass Dr. Sparks, NV 89436.

William Joseph Mnichowski

September 26, 1956- July 15, 2021

William (Bill) Joseph Mnichowski 64 of Fallon, Nevada and formerly of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Thursday morning July 15th, 2021 with his sister & brothers by his side at the Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada after losing his battle to cancer. Bill was born on September 26th 1956 in South Bend, Indiana to the late William & Barbara (Biedess) Mnichowski and was preceded in death by his step daughter Kendall Gorder. Bill graduated from Washington High School in 1975. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the USS Carl Vincent (CVN-70) and the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) retiring after serving twenty plus years. 

 

On May 8th 1992 in Bremerton, Washington Bill married the Love of his Life Cheryl (Dame) Mnichowski who survived to cherish Bill’s memory in Fallon, Nevada along with his Stepdaughter Jamie Gorder, Step Grandson Cody Gorder also of Fallon, Nevada; and stepson Stephen Swanson of Bremerton, WA. 

Also surviving to cherish Bill’s memory are his Sister, Barbara (Mnichowski) Gray of Lenexa,KS; brothers, Chris (Linda) Mnichowski of Bucyrus, KS; David Mnichowski of South Bend, IN; Thomas (Pamela) Minchowski also of South Bend, IN; eight Nieces, LeeAnn, Emily, Krista, Brittany Ann, Mallory, Helena, Holly & Hannah; two Nephews, Tommy & Jacob; 5 Great Nieces, Mia, Neveah, Naylah, Presley & Aunalea; and 4 Great Nephews, Alan, Jack, Noah and Uriah. 

Bill was a soft spoken & gentle man who served his community and was loved by all who knew him.

He was very proud to be known as “Big Brother Bill” to All his Family.  Bill had a passion for fishing throughout his entire life whether it be with his Dad, brothers or friends. He also loved & took great care of his pets. He will be dearly missed and forever cherished in our hearts. 

A Special thanks to all the caring staff on the 6th floor Intensive Care & Hospice Unit at the Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada who made Bill as comfortable as they possibly could. 

A Funeral Service/Military Burial with Full Naval Honors for ABH 1 William J. Mnichowski, USN will be held  at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada at 11:30AM on Friday August 27th 2021.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be given to the Northern NV Veteran's Memorial Cemetery @ https://veterans.nv.gov/donate/

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Paulette Ganshorn

December 19, 1949- June 19, 2021

In Memory of 

 

Paulette Ganshorn 

 

Paulette Ganshorn passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on June 19, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Paulette was a loving wife, beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to so many in her lifetime.  We’ve heard it said from so many over the past few days that Paulette was a “mom” to so many, and she will be very missed, and affectionately remembered by all. She had a heart for people, and always saw the good in everyone she met. Paulette’s beautiful smile and positive demeanor would light any gathering that she was a part of.  

 

Paulette will be remembered for her joyful spirit as well as her sense of humor, fun and adventure. She would always have something fun planned for her many nieces and nephews when she was around them. And had a way of making everyone feel special, and bringing joy and laughter to those around her.   

 

She was also a warrior, which was evidenced over this long battle with cancer.  Her strength to face that fight came from her strong Catholic faith, her love for the church, and the support and love from her family and friends.  Her family and friends were always on her mind, as this excerpt from some of her recent writings shows: 

 

“It’s so hard to say goodbye. My memory will miss you, too...” 

 

Paulette is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerald, of Reno, NV; sisters Carol Smiley of Coarsegold, CA and Charlene Silva of Turlock, CA; brothers George Silva (Sharon), of Clovis, CA and Jerry Silva of Concord, CA. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Jan Bower and Margie (Doug) Morse, and brothers-in-law George Ganshorn and Patrick (Yvonne) Ganshorn; as well as her many nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Marie Silva, her sister-in-law Maria Silva, and brother-in-law Chuck Smiley. 

 

Services are currently pending, and will be updated as soon as they are confirmed. The family requests that any remembrances be made in the form of a donation to Childfund International at   https://www.childfund.org/ 

 

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the many friends, neighbors and family who have been there to support them, as well as the angels of Kindred Hospice for their support, comfort and help during this time of loss.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:30 am at:

Mountain View Church

3600 N. Fowler Ave.

Fresno, CA 93727

Dale Walter Petersen

November 1, 1947 - April 20, 2021

Dale Walter Petersen passed away at Renown Medical Center on April 20, 2021 after suffering a series of strokes. He fought hard, but the strokes took their toll and between the side effects of those and his failing heart, he got tired of fighting and went to be with his beloved parents, Walter and Evelyn, and beautiful granddaughter Kara that preceded him in death. Dale is survived by his sister Gail, three daughters: Shannon, Noele, and Jessica, and six grandchildren: Jennifer, Adam, Micah, Noah, Olivia and Ashley. 

Dale was born in Berkley, CA on November 1, 1947 to Walter and Evelyn Petersen. In July of 1950, his sister, Gail Petersen came into the world. Evelyn and Wally had a reason in mind when they picked their children's names. Evelyn thought if she called out “ale” both Dale and Gail would come running. Sure enough, when she called, they looked at each other and said “mom’s calling you”. They grew up in Pollock Pines/Placerville area where their mom put her gift of teaching to work and became the first instructor and director of Placerville Pre-School. Meanwhile their dad put his car knowledge to use and became an auto shop teacher. Though Dale didn’t enjoy working on cars, he loved classic cars. With one look, he could tell you the year, make and model. His favorite was a 1957 Chevy.

Dale attended El Dorado Hills High School, where he met his wife-to-be, Rosemary Leventon. After graduating high school in 1965, Dale enlisted in the Army assigned to the Corps of Engineering and later served two tours in Vietnam. After being discharged in September of 1969, he reunited with Rosemary and they were married December 27, 1969. Not only did he love Rosemary; he loved her baby girl. Dale adopted Shannon Elise, when she was six months old. 

In January of 1970, they moved to South Lake Tahoe where he would begin his 50+ years of service in the casino industry at Harvey’s Resort Casino & Hotel. Harvey’s was his home-away-from-home for nearly 30 years. He was a maintenance supervisor and loved his job, his co-workers and interacting with the public. Dale worked the night shift and had to often battle the snowy roads in the winter. It wasn’t uncommon for him to leave home at 8:00 to be at work by midnight. It was typically only a 45-minute drive, but he was very punctual and wasn’t willing to chance being late for work.

On December 20, 1973 Rosemary gave birth to their daughter, Noele Christine. Noele and Dale had a very special relationship. They shared a love of classic cars. They attended Hot August Nights in Reno for many years and also went to “auto-ramas” whenever they could.

In 1988, their oldest daughter, Shannon gave birth to first grandchild, Jessica Leigh. Dale and Rosemary adopted Jessica in September of 1989, completing the magic number of 3 daughters. 

In 2004, Dale left Harvey’s to go work at the Atlantis Hotel & Casino in Reno. The first appeal was no longer having to commute to South Lake Tahoe from Carson City. Once at the Atlantis, although he still had to commute to Reno from Carson City, it was a welcome change. He immediately became adored by his staff and fellow co-workers. He loved the job and being a “people person”, he enjoyed working with the public. In 2005 after 36 years of marriage Dale and Rosemary divorced and went their separate ways.. 

Dale eventually moved to Reno to be closer to the Atlantis. Jessica was living with Dale when her beautiful daughter, Dale’s granddaughter/great granddaughter, Kara was born. Dale adored Kara and we are sure they are playing together in heaven. 

Dale never met a stranger and was loved by everyone he met. He had a way to brighten the room with his sparkling eyes, bubbly personality, and contagious laugh. In 2013, he met Cecilia Blloxm who he would spend the rest of his life with. He was immediately “smitten” over her and though she was not initially sure of his intentions, they quickly became inseparable. Dale wanted Cecilia by his side always and Cecilia was as often as was allowed during the pandemic. Cecilia was by Dale’s side when he passed. 

First and foremost, Dale’s family would like to thank Cecilia. Whereas, they were not married, Cecilia and Dale had a love that most dream of having. She was part of his family in Dale’s heart and is part of our family forever. Cecilia was amazing and helped ease anxiety felt by Dale’s daughter, Noele who lived 6 hours away. He could not have kept up the fight if it weren’t for Cecilia and Renown Hospice. Cecilia took amazing care of him, sacrificing her own physical and mental health. She left her job at the Atlantis so she could take care of Dale full time, making sure he ate well, rested a lot, kept his mind sharp and most important to him, made sure he was always clean-shaven. 

We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to Renown Health Hospice Care for their emotional support to Cecilia and who made themselves available 24/7 for Cecilia, Dale, and Noele. We’d also like to thank Truck Meadows Cremation & Burial. They were comforting, sympathetic and extremely flexible. 

A memorial service is planned for Dale on Tuesday May 25th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at the Masonic Memorial Gardens located at 435 Stoker Ave. Reno, NV 89503. Please join us at promptly 2:00 after the memorial service at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 14 Veteran’s Way, Fernley, NV 89408 where Dale will receive full military honors. 

In lieu of flowers, Dale’s family asks that donations be made to Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Please contact Waydd Rechard for more information. rechardw@veterans.nv.gov

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Roy Edward Voyles Jr.

March 24, 1975 - April 22, 2021

Roy Edward Voyles Jr. born March 24, 1975 to Shirley Smith and Roy Voyles Sr. 

Beloved husband to Justine Voyles and father to Tamera and Tyler Valdez, grandfather to Cayden. Brother to Bobby, Richard, Donald and 4 sisters Christina, Elena, Elizabeth, Rita and Chrissy. Uncle to 4 nieces and 8 nephews. 

Preceded in death by his mother, father, grandparents, brother, and sister. 

"This ain't goodbye, it's until I see you again" 

Lauren Ann Coty

February 23, 1945 - March 24, 2021

Lauren Ann Coty (Curutchet), 76 of Sparks, Nevada passed away unexpectedly at  Renown Regional Medical Center on March 24, 2021. Lauren was born in Nevada and  spent most of her life in the Reno/Sparks area. Lauren was preceded in death by her  son, Mark Coty, her father Olivier Curutchet, and her mother, Theresa Curutchet  (Uriguen). She is survived by her sister Jacquelin and brother John (Buddy) as well as an  extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in her  name can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks, NV.

Gilbert Lloyd Howell

February 21, 1941 - January 29, 2021

With sadness is our hearts, Lloyd Howell went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on January 29, 2021 at St Mary's Hospital. His death was from complications of COVID.

He was born in Columbus, Indiana to Gilbert and Virginia Howell on February 21, 1941. Lloyd enlisted in the Navy in 1957. He married Karen (Black) Howell March 22, 1975. Lloyd continues to serve in the Navy for 20 years until his retirement in 1977. After retiring from the Navy Lloyd and Karen attended Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, CO, where Lloyd became a pastor in the Church of Nazarene. He and Karen ministered at churches in Reno, Nevada, (Sun Valley and Lemmon Valley), Libby, Montana and Kinnear Wyoming. They retired from the ministry after 20 years, in 2005. Lloyd and Karen always dreamed about the RV lifestyle so they purchased a Fifth Wheel RV and that began their adventures living in an RV. They worked at KOAs during the summer and traveled to Tucson, Arizona to stay during the winter where they were active in the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene. After 12 years of the RV lifestyle they settled in Verdi, Nevada where they managed the Riverbelle Mobile Home Park until Lloyd's death. 

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Karen (Black) Howell, his daughter Allison (Howell) Renz (Steve), sons Kyle Howell (Jenelle), Jeremy Howell (Jane), brother David Armstrong (Pam), brother and sister-in laws Bud and Kellene (Black) Mosconi, and Dennis and Diane (Jackson) Black, nephews Dave and Christopher Armstrong, Dario Mosconi, Gavin Black (Ann), Niece, Chandra Hicks (Don). Grandchildren Jordan Norr (Megan), Megan Leonard (Chad), Mackinley Howell, And great grandchildren, Joseph Leona, Hunter and Reed. 

Lloyd was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend. He had a great sense of humor and made everyone laugh. Everyone he knew oved his stories and his jokes. Lloyd never met a stranger and loved everyone he met. He was like a light in a room, his personality spread from wall to wall. Lloyd loved Jesus, his family and his friends. He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him. 

We would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff at St. Mary's Hospital for their excellent care while he was in the COVID unit and then ICU. We would also like to thank Truckee Meadows Cremation and Burial. They have been a wonderful help during this time of sadness and loss. 

A celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future time.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

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I can only imagine what it will be like when I walk by your side. I can only imagine what my eyes will see when your face is before me. I can only imagine. 

Surrounded by your glory what will my heart feel. Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of You be still. Will I stand in Your presence to my knees will I fall. Will I sing hallelujah. Will I be able to speak at all. I can only imagine. 

I can only imagine when that day comes and I find my self standing in the sun. I can only imagine when all I do is forever, forever worship you. I can only imagine. 

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3;16

Patricia Guerrieri

May 6, 1929 - January 7, 2021

Patricia Anna Guerrieri (Grady) age 91, formerly of Crockett CA, passed away peacefully at home Thursday January 7, 2021 in Reno NV. 

Patricia was born in Richmond CA on May 6, 1929 to John Louis Grady and Ruth Matilda Williams. She graduated from John Swett High School and remained in Crockett, a community she felt deeply connected to, for most of her life. She married Peter Guerrieri on December 27, 1959. They were happily married for 32 years. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Dolph. Patricia is survived by her sons Paul M. Guerrieri and Philip J. Guerrieri along with many other family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Renown Regional Medical Center Cancer Institute in Reno Nevada, St. Rose Church in Crockett California, or any other Crockett organization as she truly loved that community. 

The family of Patricia Guerrieri would like to thank Renown Health Hospice Care.

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Debbie Sue Wall

November 16, 1958 – December 27, 2020

Debbie Sue Wall, 62, passed Sunday, December 27th, 2020, in Reno, Nevada. 

 

She leaves as her legacy two daughters: Tosha Cort and son-in-law, Adam Kimbell, and Aleshia Datschefski and son-in-law, Paul Datschefski, and their two daughters, Ella Nita (3yr) and Rosie Louise (7mo). She also leaves to cherish her memory: Step-father, Lynn; Aunt Vickey; Uncle Ray; two brothers, Dave and Billy; and nieces and nephews: Mayme, Marci, David, Daniel, and Kelsey. 

 

Debbie was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but spent the majority of her life in Independence, Missouri where she started her family and raised her daughters. Her daughters remember her as a woman who “got shit done.” They recall many of the skill sets she taught them including: changing car breaks and oil, making a fire, hanging drywall, and driving. 

 

Debbie loved nature and animals. She enjoyed hiking, camping, and being a Girl Scout leader for many years. While living in North Carolina she loved volunteering her time at the Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, Inc. 

 

Debbie was a traveling soul. After living in Missouri and North Carolina, she moved to Texas. After that, she moved to Reno and spent her remaining years there. During her last four years, she would make an annual trip to visit her daughters and granddaughter, Ella. Memories from those trips will live on in her family. 

 

If you wish to make a donation in Debbie’s honor, please donate to Hilarity for Charity, an Alzheimer’s awareness and family care organization at www.wearehfc.org, or to Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, Inc. at www.horseprotection.org

 

Due to Covid-19, there will be no funeral service. An in person memorial will be planned for a later date, and an online memorial will be held with close family. Please shelter in place if you can and stay safe.

Stephen Harrison

March 29, 1947 – December 21, 2020

Stephen Wayne Harrison, 73, of Dayton, NV, entered our Lord’s presence after passing away peacefully at home from complications of Alzheimer’s, on Monday, December 21, 2020. 

Stephen was born March 29, 1947, in Detroit, MI, to Steve and Dorothy (Motley) Harrison. Stephen served in the US Army as a helicopter Crew Chief from 1965 to 1968; including a tour in Vietnam. 

Stephen’s heart belonged to Jesus Christ and he attended Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley. 

Stephen is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee Harrison, his daughter Lisa Marie Brody and her husband David, his son Jared Wayne Harrison, his grandson Aaron Michael Klinsmann, his step‐ children, and step‐grandchildren. 

Celebration of life to be held at Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley on a day and time to be determined. 

“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10:9 

In lieu of flowers, please continue Stephen’s zeal to share the word of Christ with those around him, by either purchasing a Bible for yourself, or someone who does not have one.  

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Maryan Adele Smith Lawrence

February 12, 1931 – December 4, 2020

Maryan Lawrence, 89, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.  

She was born to James and Nellie Shope Smith in Sparks, Nevada, the oldest of five children.   Maryan grew up, attended school, married, worked and raised her family living her entire life in the Reno/Sparks area.  At the age of 22, Maryan met her future husband and the love of her life Francis Reece Lawrence (Frank).  Their first date occurred on December 31, 1953 (New Year’s Eve) and they were married on April 10, 1954.  Together they celebrated 58 years of marriage until Frank’s passing in June, 2012.   

She is survived by her brother Jim Smith, Sparks, NV, her sisters Margie Esenarro, Sparks, NV and Carol Capurro, Reno, NV. Maryan believed her seven children turned out to be her greatest accomplishment and with great pride, has celebrated their growth and achievements over the past seventy years.  Her children include:  Richard Young (Nancy), El Dorado Hills, CA; Shirley Stevenson (Jerry), American Fork, UT; Frank Lawrence (Maureen), Veradale, WA; Alan Lawrence, Sparks, NV; Theresa Gardner (Bill), Reno, NV; Craig Lawrence, Reno, NV; and Michelle Lawrence, Portland, OR.  Maryan has 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  Maryan was also preceded in death by her brother Robert Smith and her grandson, Isaac Lawrence.

 

Maryan was hard working and fiercely independent.  She was prudent with her resources allowing her to be generous with others.  For over fifteen years, prior to her retirement, Maryan’s last job was working for Eagle Service and American Federal Savings.  She created, prepared and managed accounting and financial reports.   Maryan’s attention to detail and persistence in documenting accurate spreadsheets and completing extensive federal reports impressed her managers who valued and depended on her work ethics and skills.

Maryan had various interests and hobbies.  On weekends, she diligently explored thrift stores, and estate and garage sales, often with her two sisters Margie and Carol by her side.  Her expertise and knowledge about antiques, collectibles, and jewelry grew over her lifetime.  She was a personal encyclopedia for those who knew her.  She did the research and was a perfectionist in repairing and/or restoring antiques to their original beauty.  Her hunting and bargaining for “treasures” with unbounded enthusiasm is legendary in the family.  Maryan was a member of the Reno Antique Bottle Club for decades.  She volunteered time to the Nevada Historical Society and was a worker at elections.  Additionally, Maryan was an enthusiastic gardener.  She enjoyed working in her yard composting, planting seedlings and flowers, and growing fruits and vegetables. In the spring and summer, her home was beautifully surrounded with color.  She took particular pride in her iris and cactus gardens.   She was generous with sharing the bounty of these efforts.   Maryan was an avid recycler devoted to preserving mother earth.

Maryan was fondly referred to as tenacious, intelligent, loving, and sharp as a tack to name a few.  After a nine-hour day of working in her yard, she proclaimed she felt as strong as an ox shortly before her passing.  She had a great sense of humor and was a terrific story-teller.  Maryan lived a rich and full life and she was an incredible example to all who knew her.  She was honest, fair and ethical displaying an insightful vision of right and wrong.  Her mind retained its sharp intelligence, her spirit its courage, and the ever-present glimmer in her eyes, anticipated her next activity.  She remained independent in her own home, driving herself and managing her own affairs until the end.  Her son, Craig Lawrence, lived with her for the last several years as protector, companion and friend. 

Maryan was cared for by the compassionate staff at St. Mary’s who provided exceptional care and kindness to her and her family during her final days.  

A celebration of Maryan’s life will be planned at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Maryan Lawrence to:  Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV  89503.

Jeffrey C. Tequillo

December 16, 1957– November 14, 2020

On November 14th, 2020 Jeffrey C Tequillo lost his battle with COVID19 and the flu.

  He was 62 years old.

Jeff grew up in Los Angeles, moved to North Tahoe as a teenager then to Reno as a young adult.

   He was a diehard Dodgers fan as well as the Rams and Lakers. He would tell you he bled blue and kept a special Dodgers coin in his wallet. He would only show it to true Dodgers fans to let them hold it. He was absolutely ecstatic when they won the World Series this year.

   He was an avid golfer and loved being out on the greens. Every year he excitedly looked forward to some special golf tournaments like the Kook, Doc Holliday's, and Tiger Tom's. In fact, this past summer he finally shot a perfect round. He was so overjoyed and amazed that he was moved to tears mixed with laughter.

  He also loved camping and fishing. There were years and years of awesome trips with cherished friends.

  He was extremely social and loved having BBQ and Football Parties. He was a wonderful cook, and quite the entertainer both at home and work.

  With an enormous heart and great charisma he touched so many lives. There was never anyone so loyal as he was to the ones he loved. 

  He was a loving husband,  devoted Dad, awesome Papa and a true-blue friend to many.

  He will be missed forever and is survived by:

Wife, 5 children, 10 grandchildren,  1 brother, 3 sisters,  father, many, many friends and a Golden Retriever.

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Patricia Hall Boyce

February 28, 1928 - September 10, 2020

Patricia Hall Boyce passed away peacefully at her home in Reno, NV, on the morning of September 10, 2020, at the age of 92, having lived and shared a very full life. In her final days, Pat was surrounded by her children and their families, and was lovingly engaged with them.

Patricia Hall was born on February 28, 1928, in Newark, NJ , to parents Robert Kenneth Hall and Bertha Louise Goldberg.  Patricia grew up the youngest of three children in Newburgh, NY, in a family that instilled in her the spirit of volunteerism.

Pat’s husband of 51 years, John Edward Boyce, preceded her in death in 1998, in addition to her parents and two brothers, Robert Kenneth Hall, Jr. and Charles A. Hall. She is survived by her four children: son, John “Jack” Edward Boyce, Jr. (Katherine), Skaneateles, NY; daughter, Lynne Boyce Charlat (Richard), Reno, NV; son, Richard Kaye Boyce (Sue Moy), Las Vegas, NV; and daughter, Carol Boyce Thomas (Fred), Fort Collins, CO; seven grandchildren: Erik John Charlat, Eugene, OR; Elizabeth Patricia Charlat (James Waddell), Reno, NV; Victoria Lee Moy, Las Vegas, NV; Gina Patricia Boyce, Las Vegas, NV; Edward Kaye Boyce, Las Vegas, NV; Keegan Charles Thomas, Walsenburg, CO; and Riley Kaye Thomas, Fort Collins, CO; and one great grandchild: Kailyn Michelle Chamblee, Houston, TX.   Pat is also survived by many nieces and nephews that reside in New York and Georgia.

After graduating from Newburgh Free Academy in 1945, Pat attended Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr, PA, with an interest in pursuing a nursing career. While at Harcum, Pat enjoyed participating in theater productions. During the summer of 1946, Pat met the love of her life, Ed, at the Base Exchange at Stewart Field AFB, where she was working for the summer.  On May 10, 1947, the two were married in Newburgh, NY.

In 1948, Ed and Pat traveled across the Atlantic, with their first child, Jack, to post-war Germany, to Ed’s new post at Furstenfeldbruck AFB, in Munich. For Pat, this move truly began what would become a lifelong commitment to helping people from all around the world, welcoming and assisting them however she could. While living at Furstenfeldbruck, in the aftermath of World War II, Pat organized a large volunteer effort to help feed, clothe, and medically treat Holocaust survivors from Dachau Concentration Camp, who were living in displaced persons camps in Munich. Pat was inspired to provide work and a home to one homeless survivor, and a decades-long friendship began between them.

After Germany, Pat’s husband’s careers in the Air Force, United States Agency for International Development, and private industry took them over the next three decades to several states in the US and to various countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.  Their travels bridged times of peace, war, and revolutionary conflict, necessitating evacuations from Saigon, South Vietnam and Isfahan, Iran. They welcomed three additional children, and Pat continued her volunteer efforts wherever their travels took them.  She worked closely with the Catholic Relief Services in Saigon, helping to coordinate field trips and activities for orphaned children, and was an active participant in the Operation Babylift evacuation mission in Saigon, helping on two occasions to transport orphaned South Vietnamese babies to the US for adoption. In recent years, Pat was involved in matters of social justice. 

Traveling the world to faraway lands, under sometimes hardship conditions, Pat was no stranger to life’s challenges, but faced them with courage, strength, and humor.  This included her contracting Polio while the family was stationed at Alexandria Air Force Base in LA in 1954-1956.  Although her health was adversely impacted throughout her life, Pat faced each day with a smile for others, a sense of purpose, and the need to be involved and contribute.

Pat was a woman of faith and a devout Episcopalian, which gave her strength all her life. Having been exposed to a multitude of cultures and religions during her travels, she was a very enlightened, tolerant and accepting person of people of all ethnicities and faiths.

Pat was also a woman of many interests and talents.  She was an avid reader, a lover of music and the arts, choir singer, sports enthusiast, gifted Bridge player, Bingo fan, and a wonderful cook.  She enjoyed hobbies of Chinese brush painting, Tai Chi, and learning about antiques. Pat’s greatest pride was in her family and grandchildren, and spending time with them and good friends was what brought her the greatest joy.  Whether giving back to her community, entertaining the countless friends of the family’s with her fine cooking, enjoying the arts, or white-water rafting in her eighties with her family, Pat’s service to others, zest for life, and capacity for fun endeared her to all who knew her.

Pat leaves a grateful and inspired family her meaningful legacy of social responsibility, love for family and friends, courage, and the importance of laughter. The lyrics of the African-American Spiritual “Peace Like a River” reflect what Pat’s family and friends saw in her, which was peace, faith, hope and love, and her eyes and smile reflected that.

Pat’s children wish to specifically acknowledge and honor their sibling, Lynne Charlat, whose exquisitely loving care of Pat for two decades enabled Pat to continue to live and thrive as independently as possible, fully engaged in life.

Pat’s family also wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the caring and attentive staff of St. Mary’s Hospice, Five Star Premier Residences Assisted Living Facility, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Reno, NV.

A Funeral Service and Inurnment of Pat, with her husband, Ed, will be held sometime in 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Reno, NV.  Pat and her family request donations be made to Faith Like A River Capital Campaign, c/o Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, PO Box 2246, Reno, NV 89505-1815.

Ruby Smith

December 19, 1940 - September 7, 2020

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that God will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with 
Him forever in the next. 
Amen. 

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Maureen (Berry) Twomey

March 13, 1934 - August 4, 2020

Maureen Twomey (Berry) died peacefully in Reno, Nevada on August 4, 2020, at the age of 86. Maureen is survived and deeply mourned by her daughters Tracy Powell (Reno, Nevada) and Jacqueline Pelzel, (West Harrison, Indiana), siblings John Twomey and Eileen French, beloved grandchildren, Michael (Megan) Powell, Rebecca (Scott) Lang, Kaitlyn (Tyler) Kipp (all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), John Pelzel (West Harrison, Indiana) and her great granddaughters, Zoe and Riley Lang and Charlotte Kipp. Maureen is predeceased by her parents, John Twomey (Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, Ireland), Matilda (nee McNally of Garnish, Beara, Co. Cork Ireland), her most beloved brother William Twomey ( San Francisco) and son-in-law Thomas Pelzel (West Harrison Indiana).

Maureen was born on March 13, 1934 at Garnish Cross, Co. Cork, Ireland. She moved to the US as a child, later graduating from Cathedral High School, Manhattan, New York. She went onto reside at Virginia Beach, Virginia, Breezy Point, New York, West Harrison, Indiana, and Reno, Nevada, interspersed with extended visits to Ireland.

A powerhouse of a woman, Maureen was a truly lovely, very funny lady who didn't mince her words. Maureen lived a fulfilled 86 years.  Whether your loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin or friend she always had a wealth of stories and advice to hand. The world is truly going to miss Maureen, but a new Star is shining in the sky. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.  -  the likes of her won't be seen again.

At Maureen’s request there will be no public funeral or memorial until her ashes, along with the ashes of her brother Bill, are brought back to Ireland where she and three generations before her were born. Her wish is to have her ashes scattered at a spot where she played at the age of two, a place where her cousin James Connolly’s (NY) ashes were scattered a few years ago. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lehanmore Community Centre, Garnish, Ireland, whose email address is horizonprojects1958@gmail.com and IBAN IE 83AIBK93627810867059. BIC: AIBKIE2D please mention donation. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. - may her dear soul rest in peace

Jason M. Wintz

November 22, 1988 - June 28, 2020

Jason M. Wintz, 31, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Reno, Nevada. Born November 22, 1988 in Batesville, he is the son of Tammi (Nee: Blair) and the late Steve Wintz. He married Billeigh Hankins of Batesville on September 14, 2013 and they resided in Reno.

Jason was very career minded, serving as a Senior Manufacturing Manager at Hamilton Company. His recent work included spearheading a mass production of ventilators due to the COVID pandemic.

When Jason wasn’t working, he and his wife, and their dog, Kaya were always up for any adventure. Some of his favorite hobbies included; rock climbing, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, biking, skiing, and recently paragliding. Jason and Billeigh were always eager to explore new places and try new things. Jason always had a smile on his face. His family and friends describe him as kind, generous, selfless, and humble. Family and friends were of top priority to Jason.

Jason will be dearly missed by his wife Billeigh and Kaya of Reno; mother Tammi; sisters Allison (William) Baum, Becca Wintz, all of Batesville, Brooke Wintz of Cincinnati; nephews Bronson and Griffin Baum; grandmothers Geraldine Wintz of Batesville and Janet Blair of Oldenburg, as well as, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition, Jason will be fondly remembered by his in-laws, Bill and Shannon Hankins of Sunman, and brother in law Mylz of Florida.

Jason’s wishes were to be cremated following a private viewing held in Reno, Nevada. If you wish to make a donation in Jason’s honor, please donate to The American Safe Climbing Association at https://www.safeclimbing.org/index.htm.


 

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jason M. Wintz please visit the Sympathy Store. You can also leave a tribute for Jason on the Tribute Wall

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Virginia Pauline McGuire

March 28, 1950 - June 13, 2020

Virginia went home to our lord on 6/13/2020. She passed away in her home in Reno.

 

Virginia is grieved by her beloved husband Dennis McGuire, her brother Rudy Nelson, her sons Cory Bjostad and Brady Delsol, their wives Nancy Bjostad and Katie Delsol, and by her grandchildren Maya and Leah Bjostad and Julia, Andrew and Alyssa Delsol.

 

Virginia and Dennis were married for thirty-seven years. Virginia was an accomplished journeyman butcher. Virginia took classes and became a medical assistant and enjoyed a successful career. Virginia was a deacon at Redwoods Presbyterian Church, in Larkspur California. She went on to take and complete seminary training for counseling. Virginia was also a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Elko, Nevada. While living in Elko, Virginia was elected to the presidency of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for the state of Nevada. She served a one year term. Virginia had a green thumb, and she left me with both a front and backyard full of beautiful plants and flowers. She was the love of my life. Dennis McGuire.

Jennifer Lynn Nelson

December 11, 1959 - June 12, 2020

Jennifer Lynn Nelson, 60, of Fernley passed away at 12:34 PM on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada.

 

She was born December 11, 1959 in Reno, Nevada and adopted by Raymond and Caryl Cullen. 

 

Preceded in death by her father, Raymond Cullen and stepbrother Benjamin Mudge, Jennifer is survived by her husband George, her children Brian, Andrew, Nicolas, and Lexey, one sister Dorne Cullen, along with two nephews D.J. and Chris Rothgeb, whom she loved like sons. Also, she is survived by her stepmother Dorothy Cullen, and stepbrother Richard Mudge.

 

She was a long-time resident of Fernley, where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Sparks, Nevada, before starting high school. Jennifer graduated from Fernley High School in 1977.

 

She married George Nelson on July 16, 1983 and decided to stay in Fernley to raise a family. She loved nothing more than her family and cheering on her kids during sports all while loving the New York Yankees. In some of her free time, Jennifer volunteered as a Little League coach to spread her love of baseball.

 

Jennifer put everyone before herself and tried her best to make everyone happy. She was selfless and loved with everything she had. Her enjoyment was found watching her four children grow, working alongside Jordan Rhodes for many years whom she loved like her own son, and living a life full of adventure, fun, and love.

 

There will be an informal memorial service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday June 27, 2020 at her sister’s home. The service will be held at 3009 Beaverhead Lane in Fernley, Nevada.

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Theodore Mitchell Miller

June 29, 1961 – May 1, 2020

Ted was born in Concord, Calif. June 29,1961. He was raised in Concord and moved to Sparks in the mid 80’s where he worked in residential and commercial construction for 38 yrs. 

 

Ted was proceeded in death by his daughter Nicole and survived by his sister Janet Tysdale; two brothers, Jeff and Robert Miller; cousin, Susan Hanson; and many nieces and nephews. Ted was very close to his mother Theo, who also lived in Sparks until she passed away three years ago. 

Ted was a skilled craftsman and worked as lead carpenter on many projects in the Reno area including Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno.  Ted was also an accomplished HVAC Technician and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union as well as the Carpenters Union. Ted loved to ride his Harley, one of his favorite

rides was to Twin Lakes near Bridgeport.

 

Ted was a very generous person and had many friends in all walks of life. He never hesitated to help a friend in need.  It seemed like wherever we went around Reno or Sparks we would meet a friend of Ted’s. He will be missed by many.    

 

We will have a celebration of life in Teds honor, date and place will be named later.       

Anthony “Tony” Monaco

September 29, 1945 - January 13, 2020

     Anthony Louis Monaco “Tony” was born in Buffalo, NY on September 29, 1945, the first child of Virginia and Louis Monaco.  He died in Reno, NV on January 13, 2020.   Tony spent his early years in Buffalo, NY.  He then moved out with his family to Burbank, CA where he graduated High School at Notre Dame High School.  There, he embraced the Southern California “relaxed” lifestyle.  After High School, he attended UCLA and worked at Van de Kamps.  During his second year at UCLA and still working at Van de Kamps, he met the love of his life, Karen Brissel and they were married on June 3, 1967.  Together, they raised two sons and built an idyllic life in Burbank.  After both kids were grown, Tony and Karen moved to Reno, NV in 1995.  When Tony became a grandpa (G-pa) to Claire Ryan Monaco on November 3, 2007, he knew a love like he had never known before.

 

     Tony loved to cook and have family and friends over to his home for a meal.  He loved to entertain and share his love of cooking with family and friends.  Tony liked most sports and his favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and LA Lakers.  He loved his family and the friends that were like family, with his whole heart.

     Tony leaves behind his heartbroken family:  wife Karen, sons Louis and Kevin, daughter-in-law Nancy, granddaughter Claire, brother Jeff, sister Kathy and brother-in-law Tom, his extended Schneider family and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

     Tony was a devout Catholic and volunteered at Knights of Columbus.  His faith was very important to him.

 

A Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 29 at 11:00am at Our Lady of The Snows located in Reno, NV.  Reception to follow.

 

Burial/Graveside Service

               Friday January 31, 2020 @ 3:00pm

               Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Los Angeles

               Follow funeral director to “Woodland Hills” section

               Reception to follow

 

Memorial Donation Accepted

               Mail to: 

               Knights of Columbus

               1138 Wright Street, Reno, NV 89509

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Virgil Lee Hughes

November 6, 1940 - December 16, 2019

Virgil was born November 6, 1940 in Marchfield, MO and passed away on December 16, 2019 of cancer. Relocated to the Reno area 32 years ago and worked as a copier tech at Nevada Office Machines. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents Zelpha Wrinkles & Charles Hughes, and his biological father Clyde Myers. He was raised in Twin Falls, ID by his father's sister. After searching for many years he was able to reconnect with his 10 long lost siblings. 

Survived by his wife of 60 years Dorothy Jean, sons John C. Hughes of Sun Valley; Chris (Peggy) of Neatsu, OR; Robert (Dawn) of Esteros, FL; and daughter Kerri Letendre of Kimberly, ID. Cousins Carole Gough, Ron Massie-Betty of Twin Falls, ID. Grandchildren John C Hughes, Jamie Ramos, Aaron Letendre, and Jessica Thompson. Step Granddaughters Candice & Katie, and 11 great grandchildren. 

After returning Virgil & son John enjoyed camping, fishing, restoring a 1948 Plymouth, going to car shows, and restoring a boat 'The Deplorable". Ide was a great husband, father and fed many stray cats. No services are planned. 

MARILYN K. CHILDERS

(nee Marilyn Kubisch)

August 31, 1934 - December 1, 2019

Marilyn K. Childers (née Marilyn Kubisch) died after a brief illness, in Renown Regional Medical Center on December 1, 2019, in Reno, Nevada at the age of 85.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Kenneth M. Randall (Lyn), Quilcene, Washington, Duane M. Randall (Sigrid), Oro Valley, Arizona, and Julie Randall Pablo (Michael), Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by her niece, Shelly J. Case, Nashville, Tennessee; Sisters, Shirley R. Nelson, Nashville, Tennessee and Teddy L. Simon, Reno, Nevada, nine grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and other nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest A. Kubisch and Lucile M. Kubisch, of Dolan Springs, Arizona, and a brother, Ernest Frank “Frankie” Kubisch, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marilyn was born on August 31, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ernest and Lucile Kubisch. After high school, in the early 1950s, the young wife and mother moved to Southern California, where she lived many years. In 1968, she relocated with her three children to Seattle, Washington. After living in Seattle for several years, and her sons were grown, in 1974, she moved with her husband, Leland E. (“Lee”) Childers, an Air Force colonel and physician, and her daughter, to Honolulu, Hawaii. There, she experienced many adventures.  She loved jogging on the beach and snorkeling in the ocean. She attended Honolulu Community College in 1976. Marilyn eventually returned to Southern California. Her final home for many years became Fernley, Nevada. There she made a number of special friends. Her children and grandchildren were never far from her thoughts.

Marilyn was a talented writer. She had a hilarious sense of humor. She had an appreciation for great music, which she passed on to her children. She loved Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, and Peggy Lee. She loved old monster movies, a love she passed on to her daughter. She was fun and adventurous. She loved the beach, and roller coasters. She once had an antique business. She was loyal to her friends. She was proud of her family. She bragged about all of them behind their backs. She loved all of them more than she could say.

Marilyn stood 5’1”, and weighed less than 100 lbs. soaking wet, but she was fearless. She would take on any challenge. She encouraged others to go after their dreams. She was empathetic and enthusiastic. She was a little pistol. She could be serious and private; an enigma to some.

Marilyn chose a simple cremation. Truckee Meadows Cremation & Burial is handling the arrangements. She would want to be remembered and celebrated in the hearts of those she loved.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Marilyn’s memory to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org. The family would like to thank her longtime neighbor and friend, Michael “Mike” Utterback, Fernley Nevada, for his consistent help and kindness to her. Additionally, the family would like to thank the volunteers at the Living Faith Christian Church, Fernley, Nevada, for their ministering to her needs over the years.

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Elica (Lisa) Whitfield

July 28, 1949 - October 12, 2019

Elica (Lisa) Whitfield, 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 12, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.  She was a loving wife of 30 years to Van Whitfield and a cherished mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Lisa was born in Twin Falls, ID and moved to Reno in 1964.   She started working in Table Games at Grand Sierra Resort (formerly MGM Grand Reno, Bally’s Reno and Reno Hilton) and after 30 years she retired as a Table Games Supervisor in 2006.  Lisa enjoyed retirement spending her time at Lake Havasu, AZ, golfing, and making unique crafts.  Lisa was known for her quick wit, her infectious smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit.Lisa was preceded in death by her daughter, Monica Ritchey, and her parents, Velda and Hal Dickenson.   She is survived by her husband, Van, sons Chris Hamlin and Duane Hamlin, daughter Therese Mott, 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  Lisa touched the lives of many with her warm and caring nature.  Her final gift was a donation of organs to the Donor Network.In lieu of flowers/gifts, donations may be made in Lisa’s name to the Donor Network – donornetworkwest.org.

Robert Henry (Bob) Butler Sr.

September 26, 1930 - April 18, 2019

Robert Henry (Bob) Butler, Sr. passed away April 18th at the age of 88.  He was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

 

Bob was born September 26, 1930 to William Tecumseh Butler and Louise (Battle) Butler. He was the oldest of four children, including sisters Louise, Harriett and Marlon. He had a life of rich fulfillment with his family and a life of disappointment as a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians.

 

Bob graduated from Hughes High School in 1948 and played trumpet in the high school band. He joined the Navy at the age of 17. He served for 20 years and retired in 1968 as a senior chief, E-8, the second highest enlisted rank in the military. He served aboard five naval ships and was stationed on shore duty in Boston; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Alameda, California.

 

In Boston Bob met Leola Moore. They married in July, 1951 and had five children; Maxine, Robert, Jr, Alicia, Mark and Melissa. He made several cruises to the Western Pacific where Leola always sent him with a shopping list for fine china or porcelain dolls. Leola passed away in 1989. Bob especially loved jazz and passed that love to his all of children. Maxine is an accomplished singer. He passed down his trumpet, first to son Robert, then to great-grandson Zion who is currently taking lessons.

 

After his retirement from the Navy, Bob worked for Applied Technology in Sunnyvale then became a supervisor in 1972 at the Thrifty Drugs Distribution Center in San Leandro. He moved with the company when it relocated to Reno in 1976. He retired from Thrifty in 1989 and went to work at the Starlight Bowl for two years. He went to work at the Peppermill Casino in 1992.

 

The following year he approached co-worker Marites Olazo about going on a date. She eventually agreed. They married in 1994 and Bob adopted 9-year old Leya Kerr and 7-year old Liz Kaylean. The girls called him Uncle Bob but, in a celebration of his 85th birthday, Leah Kerr wrote both girls considered him their father. Bob and the family were members of Sparks Christian Fellowship.

 

Bob retired for the final time at the age of 75. He belonged to the Fleet Reserve Association and was an honorary member of the Disabled American Veterans.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother and sisters Marlyn and Louise.

 

He leaves behind his wife, Thez, children, Maxine, Robert, Alicia, Mark, Melissa, Leya Kerr and Liz Kaylean; sister Harriett, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Services are at 3pm Wednesday, May 8 at Sparks Christian Fellowship, 510 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, NV 89431, preceeded by military internment at 11am at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.


In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Bob’s favorite charity, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. https://fbnn.org/in-memory-of-robert-butler

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Celeste M. Pierce

1957-2019

Celeste Pierce (Crnkovich), age 62, passed away on February 18, 2019 in Reno, NV after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Celeste graduated from Bellevue High School (East), in Bellevue, NE in 1975 and attended Regis College (now Regis University) in Denver, CO receiving a B.A. in Political Science in 1979. Although Colorado has its beautiful mountains, it was a warmer climate and the ocean that called to Celeste. She moved to Cupertino, CA in 1980 where she met her future husband and obtained a certificate as a para-legal from Santa Clara University. She began her career as a litigation assistant with several law firms in Silicon Valley.

Celeste enjoyed hiking, camping, and boating in California, plus visits to the beach. She also had a warm spot in her heart for stray animals and rescued several dogs and cats that became beloved pets. She was generous with friends and family, alike. And, she made a great sandwich!

Celeste and her husband Dennis moved to Morgan Hill, CA in 1999 where Celeste continued her career as an independent legal assistant. In 2016 they moved to Dayton, NV when Celeste joined the State of Nevada, Attorney General's Office, as a Legal Researcher assigned to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

She was preceded in death by her father, George A. Crnkovich, also of Bellevue.

Celeste is survived by her husband of 29 years Dennis Pierce of Dayton, NV and mother Dolores Crnkovich of Bellevue, NE, brothers Greg Crnkovich of Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Tim Crnkovich (Sue Ward) of Omaha, NE, Chris Crnkovich(Hilary) of Chicago, IL, and Dr. Frank Crnkovich (Patricia) of Littleton, CO.

Memorials may be sent to your local chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). 

 

She will be interred in a private ceremony in Bellevue, NE on March 2, 2019.

Paul Douglas Moore

November 23, 1954 - January 5, 2019

Paul Douglas Moore (Ludolph), 64, of Sparks, Nevada passed away unexpectedly from an aortic aneurysm on January 5th, 2019.  Paul was born in California but lived in many places throughout his life.  Paul served our Country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hancock as a disbursement clerk.  Paul was an amazing chef and loved to experiment in the kitchen, often surprising his family with his delicious concoctions.  Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Barbour (NV), and his father, Marion Paul Moore (AZ).  Paul is survived by his children Robert Moore (Shelby), Jessica Moore-English (John), Terry Moore and Stacey DeNigro.  He was “Poppa” to Elizabeth, Isabelle, L.J., Katie, Alyssia, Angelina, Austin and was “Pawpa” to Dixie, his best friend.  Paul did not want a formal service, instead remember his twisted humor and laugh.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the humane society.

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Caryn Sue Elder

April 21, 1952 - October 4, 2018

Caryn Sue Elder, beloved daughter, niece, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at Saint Mary's Hospital with family by her side. Caryn succumbed after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. 

She was born on April 21, 1952 to William (Bill) and Jaqueline (Jackie) Elder in Reno, Nevada. 

Caryn attended  Billinghurst Middle School and graduated from Wooster High School in 1970, where she was a cheerleader. She furthered her education by attending Chapman University in Southern California and the University of Nevada, Reno. Caryn started her career as an Administrative Assistant with a local attorney, Dyer Jensen. She moved on to work for Mark Handelsman, when he was an attorney and later as he was elected to the Reno Municipal Court and the Second Judicial District. Mark passed on in 1996, and Caryn became the Administrative Assistant to Judge Deborah Schumacher in April of 1997 until she retired in April of 2012. 

Caryn was lovingly nicknamed "Curly" by her uncle Gerry, a family name that stuck with her throughout her lifetime. Caryn also celebrated life with many friends whom she cherished. She treasured each friendship and enjoyed the different adventures they experienced together. Caryn enjoyed traveling, planting and caring for her beautiful flowers, celebrating football games with friends and good cheer and listening to wonderful music. She especially enjoyed a great meal with good company, and a wonderful glass of wine. Caryn's laughter, sense of humor, and warm heart will be remembered by her loving family and friends. 

Caryn was preceded in death by her sister, Lauren; her father, Bill; and her brother in law, Syd. She is survived by her mother, Jackie, of Reno, Nevada; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Nevada, California and Arizona. 

Caryn's family would like to express their sincere thanks for the medical care she received from Dr. Tay and the staff at Saint Mary's Center for Cancer; Dr. Van Meter and Dr. Reddy at Cancer Care Specialists; Dr. Uhalde at Sugar Pine Family Medical; and the caring 3rd floor Medical staff at Saint Mary's Hospital. 

There will be no memorial service in accordance with Caryn's wishes. Although a time for remembrance and celebration will be planned at a future date.

Caryn was beloved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed. Rest in peace.

Olga "Nanny Cat" O'Buch

November 21, 1924 - August 14, 2018

Olga “Nanny Cat” O’Buch , age 93, passed away peacefully  on August 14, 2018. Olga was born in the Bronx, New York to John and Mary Malesky.

Olga is survived by her daughter Cindy Huffman, son-in-law Hilary, grandchildren Jonathan Duet and Mattie Huffman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Emil, husband John, son John Robert “Bobby” and grandson Elliot.

 “Nanny Cat” as she is remembered by those closest to her, was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She spent her entire life caring for others with little thought of herself. Her pride and joy was her family. She shared with them endless and unconditional love every day of her life.

Olga moved to Reno, Nevada in 1985 and became employed at JC Penney where she worked as a sales associate for 30 years and retired at the age of 90. She was admired and loved by fellow co-workers.  She could strike up a conversation with anyone and truly enjoyed visiting with her repeat customers who would ask for her by name.

She was an avid reader, cataloging over a 1000 electronic books in her lifetime. She liked to use her green thumb in the garden and had a fondness for plants and flowers.   She enjoyed all creatures great and small from bird watching in the backyard to sharing ice cream with the family dogs.

At 93 she was incredibly independent, still driving  and had endless energy. She was always up for an adventure;  you might catch her riding on the back of a jet ski or an ATV. In her younger years she lived in Israel for 2 years and traveled to Lebanon, Greece, and Cyprus.

 In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to the Eddyhouse.org (a homeless /at risk youth organization) or the Northern Nevada SPCA spcanevada.org .  A celebration of Olga’s life open house will be held on Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the Huffman’s home, 140 Gazelle Road Reno, NV 89511. All are welcome to attend.

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Gordon L. Moore

March 1, 1936 - April 16, 2018

Remembering Gordon L. Moore

 

Passed away peacefully, age 82, at Life Care Center in Reno. 

 

Survived by wife Peggy, brother Dennis & wife Genie Moore. Sons Darrel & Bryan, daughters Rite & Cindy, and 7 grand kids. 

 

Member of the Iron Workers Union 118 for 50 years. Retired in 1990. Gordon did a lot of cutting & baling hay in 70's & 80's in Reno & surrounding areas. 

 

Known for his rough talk & grumpy ways, but was loved & respected by all who knew him. We miss you dearly. 

 

Hope to have a celebration of life at a later date.