August 2, 1927-November 17, 2017
Henry “Hank” Aguirre passed away after a long illness at age 90 on November 17, 2017 in Elko, Nevada.
Hank was born in Elko to Angela and Guy Aguirre, Sr. on August 2, 1927. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Ryndon and went to work in his early years as a buckaroo on many ranches. He graduated from Elko County High School in 1945. Henry served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and was stationed in the Pacific in World War II. He later joined the National Guard and received his lieutenant commission at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in June of 1955. In 1957, he married Shirley Hull. They resided in Reno where Henry was employed in Real Estate.
Hank was a talented musician and played the accordion by ear. He was an avid fly fisherman, bird hunter, and golfer. Hank enjoyed, golf, hunting, fishing and a glass of wine or scotch with his friends and family. Not necessarily in that order. His careers included truck driver, bar tender, and exterminator at Ruby View Golf Course, but he was most proud of his days as a cowboy.
Hank is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Pete, Angelo, Guy, Margie (Wines), and Doris (Barone) and survived by his brothers Frank and Albert.
The family wishes to thank Henry’s many good friends, Dr. Karen Wright, the Elko VA Clinic, and the caregivers at NNRH and Highland Inn, who cared for him through the years.
At Hank’s request, no services are planned at this time, but a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Elko Basque Club, P.O. Box 1321, Elko, NV 89803.