James Leo Cozby, age 83, passed away on January 1, 2016.
Jim was born August 10, 1932 in Fresno, CA. During his early life his family lived in several cities before they settled in Alder Springs, CA. After serving 3 years in the Navy he returned to the area and continued to make Fresno and Auberry his home for the next 30 years. In civilian life, Jim worked as a lineman with PG&E and then retired from the Fresno Fire Department after 20 years of service. After retirement, his hobbies included gunsmithing and apple ranching, but his lifelong passion was hunting. Some of his favorite memories were hunting with family and friends, especially his great grandsons.
Jim was always most proud of his family. He is survived by his wife, Norma, of 52 years, and 5 children (Linda, Judy, Bonnie, James, Lynn), 5 grandchildren (Jonathon, Amy, Crissy, Sarah, Samantha), and 3 great grandchildren (Dylan, Drew, Natalia). He is also survived by his brothers Allen and Theodore. He was preceded in death by his parents James T. Cozby and Ella Clark, as well as his sister Donna Glenn.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in Elko, Nevada, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with his family and friends.
Leroy (Lee) Eldon Olson passed away at his home in Montello, Nevada on January 6, 2016 at the age of 71. He was the first of six children born to Lyle Olson and Velma Olson in Jasper County, MO on August 20, 1944. He met his beautiful wife, Darlene K. Martin in a popcorn shop where he worked in Omaha, NE. They were married on March 21, 1964 and had two children, Steve and Brenda.
Lee proudly worked for Union Pacific for over 33 years where he started as a secretary to a Vice President and enjoyed a long and successful career working his way up to become a Vice President himself. Lee grew up in Persia, IA and Cumberland, IA then lived with his wife and two children in Council Bluffs, IA; Salt Lake City, UT; Omaha, NE and Laguna Niguel, CA.
Lee is survived by his wife of 51 years, Darlene Olson, son Steve Olson, daughter Brenda Ciccone, her husband Bruno and granddaughter Breanne; brother Al (Kathy) Olson and sisters Betty Jordan, Karen (Bob) Wolfe and Sherri Fleischer.
Lee was a dedicated and loving husband, father, brother and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, taking his dog Penny for walks, befriending stray cats and of course, trains and the railroad. Recently Lee was excited about doing research for his brother Al who is restoring a 1956 Ford identical to the one Lee had as a teenager and later gave to Al. He had a wonderful sense of humor, kind heart, curious nature and was a great man who will be deeply missed.
Lee suffered from Parkinson’s disease in his later years and supported the work of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In lieu of flowers you can honor Lee through a donation at www.michaeljfox.org.
A service celebrating Lee’s life will be held on his birthday on August 20, 2016 at Coronado Island, CA, one of his favorite places to visit.
Marcel Claude Gagnier, beloved husband and father passed away Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at his residence in Spring Creek, Nevada. He was born on January 24th, 1954 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He enjoyed restoring his 1957 Chevy, and riding motorcycles, being a grandfather and his beloved cat, Lucky. He was a professional truck driver and worked for Ruby Dome Construction before retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Carl, his daughter Crystyl (Robert) Piros, his son, Daniel (Kim) Gagnier, his step-daughter Kimberly Carl, step-son Barrett Carl; and his brothers Lawrence (Susan) Gagnier Jr., Jean (Patricia) Gagnier and Joseph (Melanie) Wagner, and grandchildren Carter and Raegan Gagnier, cousins Albert Dubreuil Jr. and Donna (Lou) White and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Gagnier Sr. and Doris Dubreuil Gagnier, his aunt Claudette Dubreuil and uncle Albert Dubreuil Sr.
Funeral services will be held at Burns Funeral Home on Thursday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until services start at 2:00 p.m.
Edward Lynn Weaver born September 6, 1956, returned to his heavenly father quietly on December 17, 2015.
In Carlin, as a child he lived with his maternal Grandparents Floyd “Buster” and Marion Jensen. He also lived in Pleasant Valley with his Aunt and Uncle Marvin and Julie Churchfield and their children Jeff Churchfield, Susan Churchfield Scott, and Lori Churchfield Vavak. He moved to Ruby Valley for many years where he worked on the ranch of Don and Grace Duval and attended school in Wells. Ed was a real animal lover, and raised many dogs and loved being a cowboy and treated his three dogs as his family as well. He developed a life-long relationship with the Duvals and considered them as his family. In his later years he returned to Elko to work as a truck driver and worked for Eklund Drilling. During this time he forged a very close relationship with cousin Jeff Churchfield, his wife Vicky and their two boys Jerrett and Jeremy Churchfield and Susan Scott.
Big Ed was a very protective person when it came to those he loved. He spent many years helping his Aunt and Uncle Julie and Marvin Churchfield managing the Double Dice RV Park in Elko. It was during this time Ed’s kind heart affected many people as Ed considered the tenants at Double Dice as people he needed to look after, as he did most people in his life. If his signature old orange step-side truck was there, Ed was there, and everyone knew it. One of the most important friendships Ed had was with John Fosmo. The Lord used John Fosmo to give Eddie his second birth into His Kingdom 8 years ago. Big Ed, as we all affectionately called him, accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and it is in this alone those we his family have confidence in the fact that Eddie is with the Lord now! Eddie’s last 3 weeks of his life were even more evidence to the Grace of Jesus upon his life, in that it was spent in the joyful presence of his ailing mother Jerry, as they were both cared for by the fine folks at Highland Manor. Thank you to them and their fine staff.
“Big Ed” had a special big heart and was loved by his many friends and family. He is survived by his mother Jerry Weaver, Aunts Julie Churchfield and Jeanette Urdizik, cousins Jeff Churchfield, Susan Churchfield Scott, Lori Churchfield Vavak, Connie Churchfield Love, and second cousins Jerrett Churchfield, Jeremy Churchfield, Tyler Vavak, and many other loved ones and friends. 1st Peter 3:4; “Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” Ride that horse free Big Ed, may your dog’s run free with you, we miss you. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at the Grace Baptist Church, 3030 5th St., Elko, NV on January 23, 2016 at 2 p.m.
On January 14, 2016 Annett Alta Martinez-Renteria gained her wings and went to fly with the angels.
Annett was born on March 5, 1975 in Canyon City, CO to Ralph and Lecreta Renteria. She moved to Elko, NV in 1987 along with her family. In 1992 Nettie started her own family and by 1997 she was a proud mother of 5 beautiful blessings: Joshua, Desirae, Christina, Anthony and Clarissa Martinez.
Nettie comes from a family background of firefighters and EMT’s. She herself was medical support for NDF on wildfires. Nettie’s love of music such as NB Ridaz and SPM brought out her passion for dancing and she never shied away from finding a dance partner every chance she got. In her spare time Nettie enjoyed handheld solitaire, writing poems and reading anything she could possibly get her hands on. Nettie made an impact on anyone she crossed paths with and the lives she touched are beyond numbers.
In 2004 Nettie was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next 12 years were spent fighting and undergoing numerous rounds of radiation and chemotherapy. Through all the challenges and pain Nettie remained positive, strong and supportive of her loved ones as well as herself. Nettie’s smile kept all who knew her unaware of her true pain. No matter how bad she felt Nettie never failed to smile. During this time she became a nana to seven amazing grandchildren with her eighth on the way. Nettie’s motto was, “Life is about quality not quantity” and with those words she found peace.
“Annett is loved by many and forgotten by none”
Nettie is preceded in death by her beloved parents and she is survived by her two brothers Ralph Jr. Renteria, Joseph Renteria, sister Michelle Renteria, her five children, 7 (almost 8 ) grandchildren and many loved ones.
*Goodbye is not forever*
A Celebration of life will be Wednesday, January 20 at 6pm at Burns funeral home with the funeral to be held Thursday, January 21 at 10am at St. Josephs Church in Elko Nevada.
Glenn passed away on January 17 in Battle Mountain Nevada. He was born in Wichita, Kansas to Francis W. Roberts and Minnie Pearl Tubbs. Glenn spent his childhood growing up in southwest Missouri. He was an Air Force veteran.
Glenn lived the last 30 years in Elko and Battle Mountain working as an electrical engineer supporting the mining industry. He worked for TIC, Getchell Gold, and retired with Sandvik Inc. He had a wealth of knowledge that he enjoyed sharing with other electricians. He enjoyed working on new, and mine expansion projects at many of the mines in Northern Nevada. He enjoyed sharing numerous life stories with his friends and family.
Glenn is survived by his Wife Gladys Roberts, and her daughters; Golda Coates, Shawn (Dan Thompson), Candy (Wilber Greer) and son Bill McNeeley. His sister; Jean Hunton, brother; Jim Roberts, and children: Curtis Allen, Angela Kay, Tina, Michelle, Pamela, and Mary.
Thanks to a special person and friend till the very end Shawn Cosper. The trials of this life are over. He has won the prize of faith.
Memorial services will be held on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Burns Funeral home in Elko, Nevada.
Wanda B. Trappett, November 13, 1929 to December 1, 2015 (86). Mom passed away on December 1 after a long illness. She was born in Elko. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband John Ray and two daughters Gail and Julie Barker.
Wanda is survived by three daughters, Paula Oliver, Cheryl Maartense, and Vickie Friesen; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
Wanda worked at Elko Bottling for many years. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and bowling. Wanda belonged to the WIBC for many years and served as State Director in that organization.
I would like to thank Highland Manor for the care they gave my mother.
Cheryl Siri Coronado 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 18, 2016, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after complications of heart surgery and diabetes. She fought a valiant fight to the end. Cheryl was born on August 27, 1954, in Lamoille, Nevada. She attended Lamoille and Elko schools, graduating from Elko High School in 1972. She married her husband of 41 years, Gerardo Cruz Coronado, on October 4, 1974. Out of that union came one daughter, Candy Ann Booth of Texas, and one son, Jerry Coronado, Jr., of Elko.
Cheryl loved people and having long talks on the phone with those she loved. She had a big smile and hello for everyone. She especially enjoyed being with her children, nieces and nephews and grandkids. She had a big heart and was always ready to include everyone. She had a love for road trips, meeting new people, playing cards, and played a mean game of Yahtzee. She was a wonderful, wife, caring mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and cousin, and her infectious smile and compassionate heart will be missed by all who knew her.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Dante and Evelyn Siri, and her elder sister, Delma Jean Siri. She is survived by her husband, Gerardo Coronado of Elko, Nevada, her sister Linda Castaneda (Manuel) of Paul, Idaho, and her brother Craig Siri (Gail) of Spring Creek, Nevada. She is also survived by her two children Candy Coronado Booth (Buck) of Spring, Texas and Jerry Coronado of Elko, and four grandchildren: Brooke Coronado, and Sofia, Abram, and Olivia Booth, also many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, and a special an aunt, MaryJean Sestanovich, formally of Lamoille, NV., two special cousins, Dennis (Kathy) Sestanovich, Reno, NV., and Kenneth Sestanovich of Lamoille, NV.
A Memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, January 23rd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (3001 N. 5th St.), Elko, Nevada at 1:30pm. Her family invites all that knew her to come and celebrate her life
On January 17th, 2016, Bernardo Yanci Elizondo’s jovial heart took its last beat while in his home in Boise, ID.
Born on September 16, 1926 in Lesaka, Nafarroa, Bernardo was one of five children. He was an athlete and musician by nature. His charisma and beautiful skill with the accordion kept him firmly planted in the Basque community while migrating to the United States as a young man in 1951. After sheepherding in California and mastering the trade of bringing people together with both music and drink at the Star Hotel in Elko, Nevada, Bernardo met his life love Estefania Larrinaga Bilbao. In Elko, they raised three beautiful children: Stephanie, Ricardo, and Miren Begoña. Bernardo and Estefania eventually moved to Boise in 2007, where he continued to leave an unforgettable mark on so many hearts with his love for life, family, friends, music, dance, and without question, food.
This brings full circle to how Bernardo left us, during a simple yet cherished act of cooking lunch for his adored family.
Please join us in celebrating Bernardo’s life with a vigil at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7pm. The funeral mass will be on Friday, Jan 22, 10am at St. John’s Cathedral followed by a reception at the Boise Basque Center.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the Elko Euskaldunak Basque Club,1601 Flagview Drive, Elko, Nevada 89801, or the Boise Euzkaldunak, 601 Grove Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.
James John Ferrigan, age 97, passed away at his daughter’s home in Napa, CA, surrounded by his family on January 17, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1918 in McKeesport, PA, to James John Ferrigan Sr. and Nellie Malloy Cadden Ferrigan. James was an Altar Boy and student at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Parish & School, across the street from his McKeesport home, through elementary and high school. He went on to graduate in 1939 from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, with plans to attend law school.
After university, while he saved for law school, he took employment with The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, PA. James also took night courses from the University of Pennsylvania Extension in conjunction with his job in the Metallurgical Department at the Lehigh//Saucon Plant of Bethlehem Steel. Like so many young men of his generation WWII changed his plans.
Although he was draft deferred because of an essential war related job, in 1944 he volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy. He attended Officers Candidate School at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, after which he was assigned to study Mandarin Chinese at the U.S. Naval Oriental Language Training School in Boulder, CO. It was during his tenure in Boulder that he met and courted Marian (Mern) Juanita Saval, the youngest daughter of Joe and Jesusa Saval of Battle Mountain, Nevada. After language school Lt. (jg) Ferrigan worked in Naval Intelligence at the U.S. Naval Communications Annex in Washington D.C.
Upon separation from the U.S. Navy in 1947, Jim returned to the Bethlehem Steel Company moving from the Metallurgical Department to the Purchasing Department. Capitalizing on his Chinese language skills, Bethlehem Steel sent him to Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Marianas Islands, Micronesia and China to buy surplus and scrap war material.
He returned to the States in late 1948 and wed his beloved Mern on January 26, 1949 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Battle Mountain, NV. They honeymooned in Europe for six months while Jim continued to purchase scrap war material in Allied occupied Germany.
As Jim rose through the ranks at Bethlehem Steel’s Purchasing Department he worked in each Division buying everything from paper clips to locomotives; and negotiating for delivery of bulk raw materials and the occupation of finished office buildings.
Together he and Mern raised five children. Their time was divided between home and school in Bethlehem, PA and summers spent on ranch chores, raising hay, working sheep and cattle on Marian’s family ranch, The Joe Saval Estate. The ranch straddled Humboldt, Lander, Pershing and Churchill counties in north-central Nevada.
In 1966 Jim was transferred to San Francisco, CA to become the Purchasing Agent for Bethlehem Steel on the West Coast, where he resided in Hillsborough, CA. He returned to Bethlehem, PA in 1970 and before retirement in 1982 he rose to become the Special Assistant to the CEO for Purchasing with an emphasis on scrap, recycling and government relations. He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 42 years.
After retirement Jim and Mern spent their time traveling between their Bethlehem home and the family ranch, and watching their grandchildren grow to adulthood. Jim was a member of the Elks Club; the Heights Athletic Association of Bethlehem, PA; the Sun Inn Preservation Association; the Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, PA; the Olympic Club of San Francisco, CA and served as a volunteer Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America, Bethlehem Area Council. Because of their bi-coastal connections Jim and Mern counted themselves active members of two Roman Catholic parishes: St. Anne Catholic Church in PA and St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Nevada. In his later years Jim attended daily Mass, even when traveling; when in Reno, Nevada, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and when in Napa, CA, at St Apollinaris Catholic Church.
Jim liked crossword puzzles, good books, shaggy-dog stories, old movies, parties, the out-of-doors and people; but he loved The Sunday New York Times Crossword; The Mouse That Roared, Limericks, The Sound of Music, Manhattan cocktails, Pennsylvania and Nevada, and eclectic gatherings of friends and family.
James was predeceased by Mern, his wife of 52 years, in 2001, his sister Norinne Ferrigan Ruehl in 2007, a grandson Timothy James Carter in 1995, an infant son, Joseph Saval Ferrigan in 1963 and a half-sister Margarite Dolton Ferrigan in 1917. He is survived by his five children; son, James J. Ferrigan III, and daughters, Ann Ferrigan Healy, Noreen Ferrigan Tartaglia, Kathleen Ferrigan Annis and Lisa Ferrigan Carter; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and a large family of friends on both Coasts.
A viewing will be held on January 25, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Battle Mountain, Nevada at 5:00 PM followed by a Rosary at 7:00 PM.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on January 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 384 S Reese St, Battle Mountain, NV. Burial will follow at Battle Mountain Cemetery.
Celebration of Life memorial services are planned for St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, 450 East Washington Avenue, Bethlehem, PA for East Coast family and friends and at Our Lady of the Snows Roman Catholic Church, 1138 Wright St, Reno, NV, for West Coast family and friends, both at times and dates to be announced.
Mass intentions cards may be posted to Ferrigan Family, PO Box 296, Battle Mountain, Nevada, 89820. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to any of the above parishes in Jim’s memory.
Louise was born on March 1, 1937 to Maury and Rosa McKown in Lewiston, Idaho. Louise moved a great deal throughout her life, but always called Lewiston home.
Louise attended Kinman Business College in Spokane, Washington. In the early 60’s, she moved to Elko, Nevada and worked for Nevada Bank and Commerce, Carlin Gold, Southern Pacific Railroad and the telephone company. After many years in Elko, Louise moved to Kalispell, Montana and worked for the telephone company until her retirement when she returned to Elko for several years. In 2002, she moved back to Lewiston and lived there until her passing. One of her greatest loves were her cats and any stray cats that may show up for a meal.
Louise is predeceased by her parents and an infant granddaughter and is survived by her daughter Athena Allen (Steve) of Centerville, Utah, her son Mark Hunt (Carol) of Elko, Nevada, her sisters Madeline McComas (Glen) of Potlatch, Idaho and Madge Del Sarto of Elko, Nevada. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews, as well as several cousins, including DeAnn Scrabeck and Ken Jacks who lived close by and were able to help her tremendously in her last years.
Louise’s request was to be cremated and will be laid to rest this spring at Freeze Cemetery in Latah County, Idaho. We will have a memorial service at that time.
The family would like to thank all who helped her in her last days.
Heaven just gained the most beautiful, loving, sweet, selfless angel ever!
On Friday, January 15, 2016 our precious angel was taken from us in an automobile accident that has left her husband in critical condition.
Lana was born in Santa Rosa, California. She went to St. Rose Catholic Elementary School, graduated from Montgomery High School, and attended SRJC.
She has been loved by her father Leo Tonelli (deceased), her beautiful mother Maxine Tonelli Vannucci (deceased), her precious father that raised her with Maxine, Richard Vannucci; her husband, the love of her life, Wm. H. (Bill) Gibbs; 3 amazing children, Cherie Gibbs Talbert (Wes), Matthew Gibbs (Brandy), Jessica Gibbs Mesna (Wyatt); 8 priceless grandchildren, Jesse (her “sunshine” deceased), twins Emily & Ericka, Wyatt, Cody, Levi, Aubree, and Anton; her sweet sister Pamela Tonelli Patton (Rich), brother (bubba) Ronald Tonelli (Cal), and twin sister (her life line) Donna Tonelli Cromie (Tim); Loving in-laws, Wm B Gibbs (deceased) and Mary Gibbs; numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Lana was fondly known as Mom, Grandma Lana, Grammy, Auntie Lana and Lonito.
Lana met the love of her life, rancher Bill Gibbs, in 1971, when Lana came to visit her twin sister, Donna, who had just moved to Gibbs Ranch with her husband Tim (Bill’s cousin). The ranch is 40 miles north of Wells, NV. They fell in love and adored each other like no other couple and set a wonderful example of 44 years of marriage and parenting.
Lana’s dad, Richard, used to say, “Lana was afraid of spiders now look what she does.” She lives on a ranch, rides horses, brands cattle, feeds the hay and branding crew, keeps books for 2 ranch businesses, is instrumental in moving manual ranch records to businesses on-line, and changed the process of selling cattle to on-line auction.
Lana was a devout Catholic and active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish. She was in the Alter Society, she taught Catechism, served as a lector, and served as one of three delegates to the recent Diocesan Synod in Reno, NV representing St. Thomas Aquinas in Wells, NV.
She loved children and opened and taught a Head Start Preschool in Wells, NV, while her kids were in School. Recently, she home taught, alongside her daughter Jessica, her grandson, Anton, at the ranch in a one-room school. Lana lived for watching her kids and grandkids sports games. She was an organizer (look out heaven), a planner, and a listener. She will always be remembered as a positive contributor to the community and most of all treasured by family, neighboring ranches, the town of Wells, friends and anyone lucky enough to have known her. Sounds too good to be true. She was every bit of that and more and there is a huge void in all our lives.
A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Lana’s memory be made to Wells Booster Club, PO Box 722 Wells, NV 89835 or St. Thomas Aquinas Church, PO Box 369 Wells, NV 89835.
Long time Wells and Elko resident Neal Copenhaver passed away at the age of 92 on January 18, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Betty, his son James (Jody) his daughters Jerry Koempel and Janet Hought (Perry). 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. To honor his wishes there will be no funeral. Rest easy now. We love you, Dad.
Karen Louise McQueenJune 19, 1955-January 16, 2016
Karen McQueen, age 60, passed away on January 16th at the Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada, due to complications from cancer.
Karen was born on June 19, 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, to John Hale and Joraine Tuckwin.
She is survived by her husband LeRoy McQueen of Elko, brothers Larry Hale of Carson City, Nevada and Morgan Hale (Joy) of Fallon, Nevada, sister Susan (Craig) of Gladstone, Michigan, along with her nephews and niece.
Karen is preceded in death by her father John Hale, stepmom Alvena Hale and sister Sara Hale.
Karen had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved working on different crafts, hobbies and collecting antiques.
As per her request a Memorial Service will be held at a later date for her close family members to celebrate her life.
She will be laid to rest with her father at the Churchill County Cemetery in Fallon, Nevada.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Northeastern Nevada Museum.
Anthony (Tony) passed away at the age of 82 after a long and courageous ordeal supported by his loving wife of 61 years, Lillian, and his family.
Tony was born January 17, 1934 in Fresno, California to Andres and Estefana Lupercio.
He grew up in Woodlake, California in a large family with six sisters and four brothers.
He graduated from Woodlake High School as a successful and popular athlete excelling in baseball, football, basketball, and track. After graduation, Tony attended Fresno Commercial College and earned a degree in bookkeeping. He enlisted in the Army at the end of the Korean War and then married his high school sweetheart, Lillian Haro on September 24, 1954. Tony began a business career as a bookkeeper at Sequoia Co-op Cotton Gin.
He continued his business career as a tire salesman for Goodyear, Firestone, and Montgomery Ward Tire Corporations in California and Reno and Elko Nevada.
While in Elko, Tony developed an interest in the burgeoning gold mining industry. His love of the outdoors led him to prospecting, securing numerous claims throughout Northern Nevada. He continued his mining career at Newmont Gold in the assay lab for 12 years developing his skills as well as fostering numerous friendships in the mining community.
Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life with many varied interests including bee keeping, breeding chickens and rabbits, and rock collecting. He also was active in coaching community baseball teams from Little League to Babe Ruth. Tony was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
He is survived by his life partner and love, wife Lillian and children; Theresa Nutting (Chief), Monica Lupercio (Louie Rodgers), Anna Marie Matney, Rosie Kimbrough, Mark Lupercio, Marlene Krizic (Charles), Ben Lupercio (Jana), Michael Lupercio, and Ernie Lupercio (Lonna). Tony is also survived by twenty grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Genisis, Horizon Hospice, The Highland Manor, and The Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City
A Rosary will be said Thursday, January 28 at 6 pm at Burns Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, January 29 at 10 am also at St. Joseph’s.
On January 16, 2016, God saw our beloved husband, father and grandfather Arnold Huntley was tired and there was no cure meant to be, so God wrapped his loving arms around him and whispered come with me. Arnold passed away peacefully surrounded by all of his loved ones.
Arnold was born on September 5, 1939 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Orville and Ruby Huntley. Arnold grew up in Twin Falls where he met the love of his life Carol Ann Cutts. They married and eventually moved to Carlin, NV where Arnold was a loader operator at Newmont Gold for 30 years. Arnold’s grandson Jared was in the process of writing a book about how his grandparents came to Carlin, but never meant to stay. Arnold will be reading it from heaven when it’s finished. Arnold had a kindness and love for his family that could not be measured. He loved having a cold beer, barbecuing and working on vehicles with his sons and grandsons. There will never be a day that goes by that we will not think of and miss him.
Arnold leaves behind his wife Carol Huntley, sons: Arnold Huntley, Jr. (Stacy), Rick Huntley (Carrie), Wade Huntley (Lori), and Nick Huntley (Nichole). Grandchildren: Matthew, Tyler, Britney, Colt, Cameron, Christopher, Colin, Jonathan, Brooke, Jared, Bailey, Landon, and Lance as well as, two beautiful great grandsons, Aiden and Bryden Huntley. He also leaves behind his sisters Melba Smith and Dietta, many special nieces and nephews and last but not least his special little dog Stephi.
Arnold will be reunited with his parents, Orville and Ruby Huntley, sisters, Imagene, Durlene, Marlene and many other loved ones. Our beloved Arnold is gone but not forgotten, although we are apart, his spirit lives with us and he is forever in our hearts. We have a letter below we are sending him from all of us. Here’s to you dad, we love you.
We are sending a dove to heaven with a parcel on its wings, be careful when you open it, it’s full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs, to say how much we miss you and to send you all of our love. We will hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again.
Please join us for a celebration of Arnold’s life on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00pm at Pacini Hall in Carlin NV.
Marvin Eugene Gardner, 68, passed on to cowboy heaven on January 20, 2016 in Carlin, Nevada. Marvin was well known all over Nevada as one of the best. He was a hard working cowboy, a rodeo rough stock contestant and an excellent equipment operator. Marvin had a love for the cowboy way of life. His love for horses was his passion. He had an unspoken connection with horses and the ability to train them. Anyone who knew Marvin has a story of some sort that relates to his cowboy way of life! His infectious smile and laughter would always brighten any room. That grin of his will forever be missed but never forgotten!!!
Marvin was born June 6, 1947 to Jack and Barbara (Betty) Peacock in Ely, Nevada. His father died when he was six months old so he spent his childhood on the Gardner Ranch when he wasn’t in school. Marvin attended elementary school in both Preston and Lund, Nevada and graduated from White Pine High School in Ely, Nevada. Later, his mother married Murray Petersen and two sons were born to this union, Reginald and Donald.
Marvin had three children, Chad, Halene and Jack with his first wife Darlene Green. Marvin also helped raise Darlene’s niece, Karina Kinterknecht Jackson, and nephews, Mike and Robbie Kinterknecht. They all worked on Marvin’s grandparents (Jesse and Pearl Gardner) ranch while living in White River Valley. Marvin and Darlene later divorced and Marvin married Donna Murphy, his soulmate, in 1995. They lived in Lancaster, California and Elko, Ely and Carlin, Nevada. Carlin has been their home for many years.
Marvin is survived by his wife Donna, a stepson Levi, stepdaughter Tatum, Marvin’s children Halene and Jack, Karina (Ronnie), Mike (Tara), Robbie, Aunt Sandra Peacock Hunt (Lonnie), five grandchildren, his step brothers Reginald (Linda) and Donald (Madeline) Petersen and “Little One”, his beloved Min Pin.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Darlene, baby boy Jerome, son Chad, father Jack, mother Betty, grandparents Eugene and Sabra Peacock and Jesse and Pearl Gardner.
A Celebration of Life will be held on February 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Pacini Hall in Carlin, Nevada. A family service will be held in the summer when his ashes will be scattered in Jake’s Valley at the Buttes. Please join us and share one of your favorite “Marvin” stories.
Peggy Marie Morse Landon was born November 16, 1928 in Elko, Nevada to Richard and Marie Morse. She was the first born followed by her two sisters, Wilma, Bessy, and bother Richard.
Peggy grew up in Mountain City, Nevada and graduated from Elko High School. She attended a business school and work in the finance department for St. Mary’s Hospital. She married William (Bill) Landon in 1945. They had two children William (Billy) and Paula. She and Bill lived in lots of places and chose to live their remaining years in Mountain City. Peggy loved to travel and loved quilting and she made lots of gorgeous quilts and Afghans.
Peggy was a loving Mother, Grandmother and friend. She was very special and generous with a heart of gold and she will be missed greatly. She is preceded in death by her father Richard Morse; mother Marie Hoag Morse; her sisters Wilma Morse and Bessy Glennon; her brother Richard Morse; and her husband William Landon.
Peggy leaves behind her son William Landon of Mountain City, her daughter Paula (George) Edwards of Spring Creek, granddaughters Anna (Tony) Penola of Battle Mountain; Patty (Lee) Kelly of Reno, and grandsons Clay Halstead of Reno, Paul Rugh, Josh Rugh both of Montana, Richard (Tammy) Landon of Reno, William (Rene) Landon of Idaho. She also leaves behing several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
As Peggy Landon requested no services will be held.
I love you and will miss you greatly Dada, and I hope you are singing show tunes with the Angels.
Dorine Blossom Munroe was born to Johnny and Jenny Blossom on December 10, 1925 in Battle Mountain, Nevada.
Dorine is preceded in death by her husband Bob Munroe, parents Johnny and Jenny, sisters Gladys Williams and Vernie Wasson, brothers Clancy, Wayne, Rene, Harvey and Lester Blossom. Brothers-in-law, Saggie Williams and Wilbur Wasson; sisters-in-law Dorothy Blossom, Rosie Blossom, Marcy Blossom and Loa Blossom.
Dorine is survived by her only daughter Rena Kay Munroe, brother Erman (Althea) Blossom of Sutcliffe, Nevada and sister Lorene Hernandez of San Jose, California. Dorine is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorine was a lifelong resident of Battle Mountain where she attended school and worked in various jobs as a cook for various ranches. She also worked as a housekeeper for numerous families in the Battle Mountain area.
Dorine loved football and watching the Kentucky Derby. She also loved going to the Elko County Fair to watch the horse races to dance with Buck Adams who would spoil her with new cowgirl outfits. Dorine loved to cook and made the best turkey and homemade cranberry sauce on her wood stove.
Dorine was one of a kind and will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on February 3, 2016 at 1:00p.m., at the Battle Mountain Civic Center. Burial will be at a later date. A feed will be held after the services and food donations would be greatly appreciated.
On January 22, 2016, William Howland Evans passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side. He was born on July 14, 1919 in Centerville, UT to Horton Haight Evans and Ella Amelia (Croft) Evans. He herded cows for the locals while growing up in Centerville and always enjoyed any kind of sports. In high school, he was on the state championship basketball team in 1937 for Davis High which earned him a scholarship to play basketball at the Utah State Agricultural College. He was a member of the 1939 Utah Aggies basketball team that went to the first NCAA tournament. Bill worked at the Spanish Ranch in Tuscarora, NV in the summers for his brother-in-law, Stanley Ellison, running supplies to the hay camps. He married Grace Cushing on September 26, 1941 and they had their first child, Sandra Lynn, before enlisting in the Army in November, 1942. He tried being a pilot but his air sickness put an end to that so he served as a PFC in the 596th and 583rd Signal Air Warning Battalion stationed in the Pacific. He was in New Guinea on VE Day. After the war, he worked for Salt Lake Hardware and Hill Air Force Base before moving his family to the Spanish Ranch in February, 1948. Bill found his niche as the bookkeeper and retired after 51 years. Bill and Grace moved into Elko in August, 1999 where he continued enjoying sports whether it be grandkid’s high school games, NCAA basketball games, BYU football games or any game on the TV especially the Utah Jazz :)
He is survived by his children: Sandra (Bob) Johns, Aulene (Wayne) Ratliff, Billie Sue (Dave) Slagowski, Douglas C. Evans and Jennifer (Carey) MacDonald; grandchildren: Allison (Butch) Bushor, Angela Johns, Maria (Mike) Mattson, Will (Amber) Johns, Boyd (Mandi) Ratliff, Katie Ratliff, Ira (Jamie) Slagowski, Marva (Josh) Smith, and Sarah Arendt; seventeen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Grace, and siblings: Mae Ellison, Ray Evans, Rosa Marie Nelson, James Evans, Mary Ella Jones, and Bertie Lou Evans.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28th, at Burns Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW, 731 VFW Way, Elko, NV 89801 or charity of your choice.
Harry R. Price, 89, passed away on January 27, 2016 in Battle Mountain, NV. He was born December 2, 1926 in Colfax, WA to Alfred and Blanche (Massengale) Price. Harry was the fourth of eleven children.
He was drafted in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII, as a truck driver, spending 15 months stationed in Korea.
Harry buckarooed throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, and Nevada before settling in Battle Mountain to raise a family. He worked for the W.T. Jenkins Company before hiring on as a Cow Boss at T Lazy S Ranch, working there from 1965 to 1976. Harry then moved the family into town and worked for the Duval Corp. and later retired from BM Gold.
He spent his retirement years fishing, watching rodeos, old westerns and reading Will James books.
Harry also worked as a Nevada Brand Inspector for many years.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Blanche Price, brothers Douglas and Lee, sisters Roberta Bowlin, Lola Wicks, Audrey Crouch and Laura Downey.
He is survived by his children Clifford Dixon (Scottie), Robert (Deborah), Mike (Monica), Patricia, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother Jerry, and sisters, Mary White, Margaret Spangler and Anna Mae Tobin.
Funeral Services are at 11 am Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at Battle Mountain Civic Center followed by burial at Battle Mountain Cemetery.
Spring Creek, NV – Bryan Belcher, 48 passed away suddenly on Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home in Spring Creek. Bryan was a former resident of Rock Spring, WY and had lived in Spring Creek since 1996.
Bryan was born in El Paso, TX in November 1967 to the late Wintz and Vivian Sueann Belcher. After moving from Texas to Wyoming, Bryan attended schools in Rock Spring, WY and was a 1986 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Bryan received a BA in Elementary Education in 1991 from the University of Wyoming and his MA in Special Education in 1995 from Northwestern State.
Bryan married Seana Hinesley on November 27, 2002 in Elko, NV and they made their home in Spring Creek, NV.
Bryan began his teaching career in 1991 at Northpark Elementary in Rock Springs, WY. In 1996 he moved to Spring Creek, NV where he continued teaching Special Education at Spring Creek Elementary.
Bryan’s interests included his time with family and friends, playing golf, loving he Chicago Cubs and rooting on his Wyoming Cowboys through thick and thin.
Survivors include his wife, Seana from Spring Creek, his mother Vivian “Susie” Belcher of Rock Springs, brother Joe Belcher and niece Holland from Gillette, Wy, uncle Charles “Chuck” Cross and wife Darlene from Modesto, CA, brother-in-law Dan Hinesley and wife Ellen from Rock Springs, WY, nieces Bryanne Gutierrez and husband Mike, their daughters Danni, Joey, Jordan and Jennifer Warner and husband Jason of Rock Springs, Erin Hinsley of Denver, CO, and several cousins.
Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Wintz Belcher, his maternal and paternal grandparents and his Aunt Betty Sederholm.
A celebration of Bryan’s life will be held on Saturday, February 6, at 2:00p.m., at Jerman’s Restaurant at Spring Creek Golf Course. The family respectfully suggests that any donations be made to the University of Wyoming Athletic Department or College of Education.
James “Jim” Burke USAF (ret) passed away peacefully at his home in Meridian, Idaho on Friday, January 29, 2016. James was born in Palestine, Texas on July 21, 1936 to Efflin and Sadie Burke.
James served his country honorably with 22 years of service in the United States Air Force. He worked in avionics and retired in 1974. Following military retirement he had a distinguished career at the Nevada Test Site working for EG&G for 19 years. He was also employed by the State of Nevada Motor Vehicle Department for several years.
He married the love of his life, Maudie Mae Dearlove in San Antonio, Texas and they lived like newlyweds for almost 59 years. Together they raised three children, Jacqueline, Jyl and Jeffrey. He is predeceased by his parents and his son, Jeffrey Bruce Burke.
Jim loved to travel to new places and was a history buff. He and the family spent many summers traveling the United States with camping trailers and he rarely passed up a historical marker. He earned an Associate’s Degree in History from The College of Southern Nevada and was in one of the first graduating classes at the school.
James and his wife traveled extensively and lived in Texas, Illinois, Japan, Massachusetts, Colorado, Nevada, and England. They both loved the cruise life and traveled to Mexico and Alaska together.
In his younger years James was very athletic, He loved to swim, play football and baseball. His favorite sport was golf and he enjoyed sharing golf stories with his daughter Jyl after she took up the game. Jim rarely turned down a game of cards or tiles. He admired John Wayne, westerns and watched Gunsmoke faithfully. He was an ardent Bronco fan.
Jim lived his life by a code of fairness, integrity, honesty and Christian values. He was an active member of the Meridian United Methodist Church. Jim was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and Gpa. He was a steadfast friend and a mentor to many young men in the family.
He is survived by his wife Maudie, daughters, Jacqueline (David) Matthews and Jyl Adams, 6 grandchildren: Julie (Keith) Danielson, Jessica (John) Custer, Lloyd and Heather Burke; Jennifer (Justin) Clercx, and Jason (Jessica) Dodd. James and Maudie have 11 great-grandchildren: Tara, Sienna, Charley and Madelyn Dodd; Harley and Haden Burke; Aiden and Austin Clercx; Cameron and Chloe Custer; and Elaine Dimock.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, Idaho. Interment will follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Idaho. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian, Idaho.
On the morning of January 29th, Tom Eldridge passed away at his home in Elko, Nevada, with his family by his side. Tom was born on August 2, 1940, in Ely, Nevada, to Donald David Eldridge and Ida Mae Larson Eldridge. He was the sixth child of eight brothers and sisters, and attended grade school in small, country classrooms in Sunnyside (south of Lund, Nevada) and Newark Valley (south of Jiggs, Nevada). He graduated from White Pine High School in Ely, Nevada.
While working in Wells during the summer of 1961, Tom attended a rodeo dance, where he met Lorey Glaser from Starr Valley, Nevada. The two were married on March 30, 1963. Tom spent his life ranching and working for the BLM in Elko County. He enjoyed family, rodeo, team roping, and raising quarter horses.
Tom leaves behind his wife, Lorey Eldridge; his sons: Marlow (Audrey) Eldridge, Mark (Veronica) Eldridge, Marty (Sham) Eldridge, and Marvin Eldridge; his grandchildren: Natacia Eldridge, Dakota Eldridge, Candida Eldridge, Rieta Eldridge, Jaylen Eldridge, Les Peterson and Peri Jo Peterson; his siblings: George (Linda) Eldridge, Jerry (Candy) Eldridge, Uvada (Jim) Wilkins, and Donna Sims; along with many nieces and nephews. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Ida Eldridge; his brothers, Johnnie and Donald Dee Eldridge; and his sister, Juanita Miller. Tom’s family thanks Genesis Home Health, Horizon Hospice and Norco. Special thanks also go to Reed, Carrie, Billie Jean, Nichole and Carla for their help in caring for Tom.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Burns Funeral Home in Elko. A reception at the Elko Basque Clubhouse will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elko or Wells High School Rodeo clubs.
Greg Faux left this world very unexpectedly on February 1, 2016 from a heart attack. He resided in Spring Creek, Nevada and was originally from Tooele, Utah where he graduated from Tooele High School. Greg was employed by Barrick for over twenty years working at the Cortez Mine as the Chief underground Surveyor. He married his high school sweetheart Darla Hillman Faux, in Centerville, Utah on June 25, 1994. They have one son Brady Reed Faux whom he was so very proud of. Greg and Brady were very close and loved hunting, fishing, working on vehicles or anything outdoors together.
Greg was born to Kathleen (Kathy) Faux Bagley and Bryan Larsen Faux on April 3, 1971 in Provo, Utah. He also had a step-father, Bill Bagley who he was very close to.
Greg was working towards getting his pilot’s license, proving once again that he could do anything he set his mind to. He had many friends and people were drawn to Greg because of his crazy, loving personality being the one that was always there for whoever needed him.
Greg is survived by his wife Darla, son Brady, mom Kathy Bagley, step-father Bill Bagley Spanish Fork, Utah; three brothers Keith Reed Faux (Corinna Serrano) Mayfield, Utah, Shawn Lloyd Faux (Connie) Pleasant Grove, Utah and Don C. Faux (Lacey) Lehi, Utah; five stepbrothers, Sheldon, Ron, Bill, and David and one step-sister Tami, along with their spouses, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly; all his close friends and families that always had his back. He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents and step-brother Mike.
A viewing will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Burns Funeral Home from 5-7 pm. Services will be held at 11:00 at the Convention Center, 700 Moren Way Elko, Nevada on Tuesday February 9, 2016.
Gerald Eder was called home to be with his mother, Mary Branning Eder, his father, Fredrick Eder, and step son Carl Thomas Dunn. He passed away Tuesday evening, January 26, 2016 at his residence in Spring Creek Nevada at the age of 61.
Jerry was born in Ronan Montana December 24, 1954. He graduated in 1974 from Ronan High School. He Joined the U.S. Navy in 1979 and shortly after, he married Camilla Brown (Ross) August 9, 1980. While in the service, he lived for nearly three years on Guam, then was stationed in Long Beach California, and finished his naval career in 1985. He loved exploring, hiking and working in the woods, cutting firewood, hunting and fishing. In his younger days in Montana he enjoyed working at Big “R” Automotive with his best friend and “Blood Brother” Roy Baltz Sr. in Polson, Montana. In mid-1988 he and Cammie couldn’t overcome their differences and they were divorced. He met Cindy Kay Dunn in Lincoln Montana and they moved to Spring Creek Nevada. On August 13, 1995 they were married. While in Nevada, Jerry worked at two different shops as a machinist until he retired in 2015.
Jerry is survived by his wife Cindy Eder, his five siblings; Fredrick John Eder of Whitefish Montana, Thomas Eder of Garrison Montana, Robert Eder of St. Ignatius Montana, Mary Lou Flynn of Polson Montana and Susan Faye Cleal of Arizona, his children; Savannah Eder, Selena Eder, Fredrick Eder and his step daughter Michelle Williams, and his grandchildren; Arianna Douglas, Phoenix Douglas, Jaeden Douglas, RossLynn Wilson, Remington Wilson, Khloe Leaverton-Eder, Cory Williams, Courtney Williams, and Kaylee Williams.
Services will be held at a later date this summer. If you wish to attend please contact Selena Eder at (406)833-5041 this spring for details, date and location.
Norman Richard Harney, our beloved son, brother, father, uncle, nephew, cousin, age 42, passed away on February 1, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee after a short illness complicated by diabetes.
He lived life to the fullest and always knew how to make people laugh. Norman was an all-star baseball player and pitcher in his younger years playing in the Babe Ruth baseball league and in high school and went to state numerous times.
Norman was born in Elko, Nevada on August 6, 1973 to Susan Blossom and Archie Harney. Norman attended all his school years in Elko, NV and graduated in 1991. Norman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1992. Norman served 6 years in the service and was stationed in South Korea and Haiti. He moved to Arkansas after he was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army. Norman continued living in Arkansas to be near his daughters, Kimberley and Ashley. He briefly returned to Nevada in 2012, but shortly returned to Arkansas after the death of his wife, Corina Ogden Harney.
Norman is survived by his mother, Susan Blossom Saunders , sister Jennifer Saunders both of Elko; son Courtney Harney of Colorado Springs, CO; daughters Kimberley and Ashley Harney both of Marion, AR; nephews Billi Harney of Boise, ID, Blayne Harney of Twin Falls, ID and great-nephew, Blayne Harney, Jr. of Owyhee, NV and Zayden Knight of Elko, NV; nieces Kendra Jim, Symone Stevens and Savannah Oliver all of Elko, NV and Bernadette Harney of Hardin, MT. He is also survived by his father, Archie Harney of Owyhee, NV and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. Norman is preceded in death by his wife Corina, brother Brian, his maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for Norman will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00 am at Burns Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Elko City Cemetery.
There will be a reception at the Elko Indian Colony Gymnasium following the graveside service.
June Davis Boyce Reese Humpherys, 91, of Lehi, Utah passed away peacefully at her granddaughter’s home on February 4, 2016, surrounded by family. June was born June 21, 1924 in Oxford, Idaho, to Maude Davis and Leander Myron Merrick Boyce.
June married A. Ray Reese on February 6, 1946; they were sealed two years later in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with two sons and three daughters. Ray passed away in 1994. June later married Reed Humpherys April 18, 1998. They enjoyed a sweet companionship until his passing in 2009.
June was a hard worker in her many different endeavors. She attended school in Oxford, ID. She left school early and went to work at the naval yard in Portland, OR for a time and then went to Fort Seal, OK to be a Nanny. Upon returning home she met and married Ray where they farmed for many years in Grays Lake and Leslie, ID. They also lived in Soda Springs and Montpelier, ID. Not long after they moved to Brigham City, UT where they lived for 32 years. During that time she worked as a nurses aide at the Tremonton Hospital, a seamstress and shipping clerk at Brigham Apparel, and then at Thiokol where she retired. During retirement they traveled frequently and moved to Rainier, WA. After Ray’s death June lived in Grays Lake, ID, Elko, NV, and most recently Lehi, UT.
June was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had a strong testimony of Christ. She and her husband Ray enjoyed serving in the Bacolod, Philippines mission. After their mission they served as ordinance workers in the Seattle LDS Temple.
June loved gardening and admired the birds that were attracted to her garden. She also enjoyed ceramics, traveling, crocheting, dancing, and raising and showing Appaloosa horses.
June’s family was the joy of her life. The many facets of June’s personality included wittiness, spunky attitude, contagious laugh, and sternness. All enjoyed her talent of yodeling. She had a big heart and always had a hug for everyone. She devoted her life to her soul mate Ray and everything that encompassed.
She is survived by her children, LeRay (Patsy) Reese, Elko, NV; Leona (Lauren) Robertson, Smithfield, UT; Larry (Mona) Reese, Rainier, WA; Louise (Richard) Nielsen, Nibley, UT; son-in-law Randy Gibbs, Preston, ID; twenty three grandchildren; eighty one great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; brother James D. Boyce; sister-in-law Lucille Hirsbrunner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter Loraine Gibbs; daughter-in-law Kristene Reese; foster son Darrell Monarco; grandson Jason Messerly; sisters Jeanette Bosworth, LaVerle Kendall, Lenna Roper, and brother Ronald Boyce.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to granddaughter Raegan and her husband Terry Hritz for the excellent care of June this past year.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to donate to the LDS Humanitarian or Missionary funds in June’s name via lds.org
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at the Jordan Willows Stake Center, 2161 W. Grays Dr, Lehi, UT. Friends and family may call at the Jordan Willows Stake Center Friday evening from 6-8 pm and Saturday morning from 10:00–11:30 am. Interment will be in the Hyrum City Cemetery, 500 East Main St., Hyrum, UT at 4:00 pm.
Justin T Gonzales (Big J) age 32 of Spring Creek, Nevada left this earth to join his Heavenly Father on February 9, 2016. He passed of natural causes in his home.
Justin was born in Carson City Nevada on July 1, 1983 and raised by his father Michael Gonzales and mother Marcella Bliss.
Justin spent his life in the Spring Creek area graduating from Spring Creek High where he enjoyed participating in Choir and football.
In 2004, Justin welcomed daughter Carlee into the world. On August 29, 2014 Justin married the love of his life, Brenna Speidel in Lamoille Canyon and became “Daddy” to Vivian and Jonathan who he loved with all his heart.
Despite being a Raiders fan, Justin was loved by all he met. He touched many lives with his kindness and warm smile. He will truly be missed.
A Celebration of his life will be held on February 13, 2016 at the LDS Church on Boyd Kennedy Parkway in Spring Creek, Nevada at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted. An account is set up at Nevada State Bank in the name of Brenna Speidel.
Maxine P. Rebaleati passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Maxine was born to Floyd and Katie Peterson on August 13, 1925. Raised in Wendell, Idaho, located in Gooding County, she graduated from Wendell grade school in 1939 and Wendell High School in 1943. She graduated from Idaho’s Albion State Normal School with a teaching certificate in 1946. Maxine returned to college at the age of 58 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Idaho State University in 1985.
In pursuit of her teaching career, she accepted a grade school teaching job in McGill, Nevada in 1947. During her teaching career in McGill, she meet Joseph Norman Rebaleati. Maxine and Norman married on June 5, 1949 in Ely, Nevada and lived in Eureka, Nevada. Maxine and Norman were married for fifty-six years.
Maxine was the first Kindergarten teacher in Eureka and retired from teaching at the Eureka Elementary School. She was instrumental in establishing the Eureka Sentinel Museum, a very active community volunteer, and a faithful member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved gardening, square dancing, salmon fishing, boating but most of all playing bridge.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Mary Ann and Michael Risso, Michael and Danette Rebaleati, and Elizabeth (Janie) Rebaleati; her grandchildren Michelle Rebaleati, Jason Hammond and Tanya Olson; her great grandchildren Matthew and Levi Olson and Aliana Hammond. She is also survived by her brother Danny Peterson and her sisters Patricia Goodhart and Emma Mitchell. Maxine was preceded in death by Norman in 2005. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Arthur and Arly and her sisters Anna Nilson and Doris Fattig.
Her family would like to thank the care providers at the Premier Residence of Reno, Life Care Center of Reno and Renown Hospital. Maxine had deep devotion to her family and all her bridge partners. Her wonderful dinners will be missed.
At her request there will be no services. God is now getting more advice on how to play bridge.
John Anthony Sanders, 69, of Jerome, passed away Tuesday February 16, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Winnemucca, Nevada on April 15, 1946 to Louis and Ruby Sanders and raised in Fallon, Nevada. He moved to Wells, Nevada in 1958 and lived there until 1996 when he moved to Jerome, Idaho where he lived until he passed away.
John made many friends in Nevada and Idaho and was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children. He was an avid square and round dancer. He loved to read and had a passion for animals. John loved Mustangs and Harleys and loved to travel. He was able to take a final trip last summer to Branson, Missouri with his best friend, Sylvia Hodge and her daughter, Linda.
John is survived by his children, Yvonne Sanders of Hagerman, ID, Wayne Sanders (Sherrie) of Wells, NV and Johnna Bailey of Jerome; step-children, Fred Mathis (Michelle) of Fernley, NV, Jeanie Armstrong of Portland, OR, Bill Mathis (Melody) of Sun Valley, NV and Tina Mathis of Reno, NV; his brother, David Sanders (Leslie) of Gooding, ID; sister, Gerrine McLain (James) of Willits, CA; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Bonnie Sanders.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday February 20, 2016, at the American Legion Hall, 107 7th Avenue East, Jerome, with Pastor Gene Kissinger officiating. John’s family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in his name to: Relay for Life of Magic Valley, 2676 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705. Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary 208-324-7777, of Jerome. www.farnsworthmortuary.com
Robert “Bob” Black passed away surrounded by his family on February 12, 2016 at Cascades of the Sierra in Spanish Springs. He was born in Greeley, Colorado on March 5, 1933 to Lewis and Isabelle Black.
Bob attended Colorado A&M, now Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado and earned a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1956. He worked at Lockheed Aircraft in California as a design engineer after graduation and then entered the pilot training program in the United States Air Force in 1958. Due to administrative changes, he left the pilot program and went into engineering, specializing in both plant and equipment maintenance. He moved with his family to Ely in 1965 and worked for Kennecott Copper in McGill, then moved to Elko in 1972 and worked at Carlin Gold Mine before moving to Reno in 1984. He joined Delta Rubber as a sales representative in 1985 and returned to Elko and continued working for Delta Rubber until his retirement in 1995. Upon retirement Bob thoroughly enjoyed playing and watching golf.
Bob married Betty June Dealy from Fort Collins, Colorado in 1956 and together they had two children, David and Kathy, and eventually five grandchildren who became his world. He loved spending time with them and had a special gift for entertaining and engaging them in imaginative and active play. He had an immense love for animals and had many adored dogs and cats throughout his life. Bob was a kind, caring, and patient man who always put his family first. His greatest pleasure was helping those he loved.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Jean, his nephew Mitch, and his beloved wife Betty June of 47 years.
He is survived by his sister, Marian Herzberger of Pueblo, CO; son David Black (Judy) of Elko, NV; daughter Kathy Martin (Ted) of Reno, NV; grandchildren Tim and Tawney Black of Elko, NV; Ross Martin of Los Angeles, CA; Rachel and Scott Martin of Reno, NV; nieces Charlene and Linda; and nephews Troy, Barry, and Rob.
The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Jeffrey Gingold, Cyndi Benedict, the loving staff from Gentiva Hospice, and the caring staff in the Lodge at Cascades of the Sierra who became family to him for the past four years.
As a tribute to Bob, the family would appreciate any donations made in his name to Gentiva Hospice, the Nevada Humane Society, or the Northern Nevada Alzheimer’s Association.
As per Bob’s request, he will be cremated and a family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Walter E. Lake, born June 13, 1938, peacefully passed away at his home in Elko, NV on February 21, 2016. Mr. Lake was born in Laramie, Wyoming to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Lake. He was raised in Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming. In 1957 he married the love of his life, Barbara Lee, and together they had four children. He enjoyed being a pilot, music, dancing, tinkering in his garage, building and racing hot rods. In 1988 Mr. Lake moved to Elko, Nevada, where he worked at Newmont Gold and later retired from Komatsu Equipment.
Mr. Lake is survived by his wife Barbara, son Troy (Holly), daughters Nancy Tanner (Mark), Amy Hicks (Corey), Brandi Kroese (Kent), nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, and one grandson, Tennyson Hicks.
Services will be held at Burns Funeral Home in Elko, Nevada on Friday, February 26, 2016, at 10am. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to www.thetearsfoundation.org, Wyoming Chapter, The American Cancer Society, or the charity of choice.
Our loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and friend left this earth peacefully after a hard battle with cancer.
Sherry Rene Thompson was born to Mary and Joe Buchanan on April 6, 1960 in Topeka, Kansas. As a daughter of an air force serviceman she got to travel the country. She met her husband Lon while he was working for her dad in New Mexico. Lon and Sherry were married on November 27, 1980 in Globe, Arizona. They raised 5 children over the years. Sherry and her family have been in the Elko area for over 20 years. Sherry was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and she moved to California for chemo treatment and to be cared for by her mother. After putting up a hard fight, she decided to move back to Carlin to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
After years of being apart, Lon and Sherry found their way into each other’s lives again, not only as husband and wife, but mother and father and grandpa and nana. Lon cared for her for the last year of her life, giving her what she needed, love and companionship. They remarried just a short time before she passed on February 18, 2016.
Sherry is survived by her mother Mary, brother, Joe; husband Lon, daughter Jill (Terry), sons David and Ben, daughter-in-law Erica, daughter Kate (Andy) and 7 grandchildren. She's up in heaven with her father Joe, her grandmother Ruby, her brother David and her son Nick all watching Nick do his Carlton dance.
Services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Carlin LDS Church at 2pm.
Marjory S. Watkins passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Elko, Nevada at the great age of 97. Marjory was born in Shamrock, Oklahoma on April 20, 1918 to Addie May and Clyde Shue, and had two sisters, Clydena (“Dene”) and Marguerite (“Cricket”). The family lived in Sparks, Nevada then Alturas, California, where Marjory attended grade school through high school. After graduation she attended Sacramento Business College. Marjory worked for the Bank of America for 36 years and worked her way up from teller to management.
Marjory married her high school sweetheart, Elvin C. Watkins, in July of 1940. They lived in Grants Pass, Oregon; Berkeley and Castro Valley, California and retired in Elko, Nevada in 1980. They were married 44 years until Elvin’s death in 1984.
There was never an idle moment for Marjory. She was a wonderful homemaker, expert seamstress, and avid gardener and always had the most beautiful crocuses and tulips in the neighborhood when spring rolled around. She told wonderful stories, loved her pets and her coffee. She also loved to travel the world, square dancing, visiting with friends, plus she kept busy doing all sorts of needlework and craft projects. After her husband passed away, Marjory mowed her own lawn and cared for her garden until her mid-80s. Her energy was noticed and envied by younger neighbors.
Marjory was predeceased by her husband, parents, and sisters and is survived by daughters Marcia (Terry) Shelton and Gwendolyn Watkins. She had two grandchildren, Sherri Cash and April Bjorlin and great-grandchildren, Ariel Cash, Kyle Bjorlin and Kyndall Rose Bjorlin.
A memorial service will be held at Burns Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends can make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Nevada at 1301 Cordone Avenue, Reno, NV 89502.
Barbara Leroy Young Andrae was born February 3, 1934 to Ross Young and Lillian “Babe” Olin Young in Jiggs NV and died February 10, 2016.
Barbara was the eldest of 3 sisters. Simone Young Zaga and Rosslyn Young Jones.
Barbara married John “Jack” Homer Andrae on August 8, 1958. After the death of her husband she made a life with her companion of 25 years Gordon Peterson.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, stepmother and sister (Rosslyn Jones)
She is survived by her companion Gordon Peterson, sister, Simon Zaga; children Arthur (Audrey) Andrae, and Nancy (Mike) Chapman; grandchildren Justin Judd, Andrea (Mitch) Hiibel, Will Andrae and Jamie Andrae; great grandchildren Kloie and Gabriel Vegors, Baylee, Ryan and Mason Judd.
At Barbara’s request there was no funeral but there will be a celebration of life on March 19, 2016 from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M at the Churchill County Fire department.
Sharleen Hensley, 69, of Spring Creek, passed away February 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by family following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born December 10, 1946 to John A. and Martha Vaughn in Ogden, Utah. Sharleen was a member of The LDS Church. She enjoyed growing up in Ogden and the many family trips to their cabin in Island Park. Sharleen graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1965.
After high school Sharleen attended cosmetology school. She married Larry Fast and they later divorced.
In 1979 Sharleen met the love of her life, James Hensley and they were married December 31, 1979. Sharleen attended college at Weber State University, receiving a degree in Childhood Development. She was employed by the State of Utah as Foster Parent President and she and James received the Foster Parent of the Year in 1980. Sharleen worked at Job Corps as a Group Supervisor until the family moved to Elko where she began working at NYTC as a Residential Advisor. Her passion in life was helping children and teens. Sharleen enjoyed family camping, fishing and playing her pennies.
Sharleen is preceded in death by her husband, James Hensley, her parents, brother Ronnie Vaughn and granddaughter Crista Anderson. She is survived by her children. Jesse Fast of Boise, Ethan (Tammy) Fast of Elko, Johnathan Hensley of Boise, Jennifer (Scott) Anderson of Rigby, ID and Brandi (Shawn) Svancara of Spring Creek. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 buns in the oven great grandchildren; sisters Verla (Ken) Robertson, Mary (Dennis) Hansen, as well as, several nieces and nephews.
At Sharleen’s request, graveside services will be held March 4, 2016 at 1:00 at the Clinton City Cemetery in Clinton, UT.
“Our Children and Grandchildren are Gods Greatest Gifts”
Gloria Jean Eklund, 75, of Iona, Idaho, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Hospice Home in Ammon.
She was born on April 8, 1940, in Sanish, North Dakota, to Thomas Timothy and Ragna Randall. She grew up in Newtown, North Dakota. Gloria left school in the eighth grade.
On January 19, 1959, she married Myron (Mike) Eklund. Mike passed away on August 20, 1989. Together they had two children.
Gloria and Mike traveled the West with the drilling company. They raised Quarter Horses and enjoyed racing them.
In Casper, Wyoming, Gloria loved to bowl. She was on a team with Delores and Barbara. They were the “team to beat”. They always had the highest consistent scores. Gloria continued bowling after moving to Elko. She also enjoyed quilting and doing puzzles.
She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. They all brought great joy and happiness to her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Carrie (Russell) Smith, of Iona, Idaho; her son, Marty (Rhonda) Eklund, of Olin, North Carolina; her sister, Esther Kresbach, of North Dakota; her grandchildren: Crystal (Russell) Boyd, Chanda (Jay) Jakeman, Gage Smith, Jorden Smith, Brandon (Nicolette) Eklund, Michael (Lynette) Eklund, Danny Eklund, Kaden Eklund, Nathen Eklund, Tyler Eklund and Dalila Eklund; and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Eklund; her parents, Thomas and Ragna Randall; her brother, Alvin Randall and her sister, Patricia Stensaker Ives.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Elko Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Stockmens Hotel & Casino in Elko, Nevada. Local arrangements were under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com.
Kathryn Michelle (Crapo) Guzman, 55, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV following her long battle with Lupus.
Born in Salt Lake City, UT to Joan Zunino on April 21, 1960, Michelle was raised in Elko and a member of this community for most of her life. She graduated from Elko High School, and worked at JCPenney’s for over 30 years where she received numerous awards for being an outstanding employee.
Michelle married her first love, Jose Carlos Guzman, at St. Joseph’s Church on July 15, 1978. They relocated to Los Angeles, CA, but returned to Elko in 1982 following the birth of their son and Michelle’s diagnosis with Lupus. Carlos had dedicated his life to caring for Michelle and was by her side when she passed.
Michelle enjoyed spending her free time on creative endeavors including stained glass, sewing, and oil painting. Her talent was seen best in the gingerbread houses she created for local fundraisers, and the cakes she baked and decorated for friends and family. In recent years she most enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and using her talents to make birthday cakes, dresses, and other surprises for them.
She is survived by husband Jose Carlos Guzman, son Andrew Guzman, daughter-in-law Briana Guzman, granddaughters Viola and Olivia Guzman, mother Joan Zunino, and brothers Ronald Crapo, Steven Crapo, and Jack Zunino.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church at 1035 C St, Elko, NV 89801 on Thursday, March 3 at 10am.
The family asks that you consider a memorial donation to the Lupus Foundation of America at www.lupus.org. We are thankful for the many years that treatment of this disease bought us with Michelle, and hope that continued research can do the same for others.
Born November 8, 1969, died at home February 29, 2016.
Tammy battled a short illness of Gastric Carcinoma (Stomach cancer.) She never complained, nor did she ever let anyone know how much pain she was in. She was a unique, caring, loving young woman with a great sense of humor.
Tammy is the wife of Tim Sobotka (Spring Creek) and mother of Rene’ Rowe, Jr., Johnathan Peak, Elizabeth McIntyre, Kerri McIntyre all of Coos Bay, Oregon and Charles Peak III of Roseburg, Oregon. Tammy is also the grandmother of nineteen grandchildren which she adored.
Siblings are: Debbie Jackson (Buzz) Wells, NV; Lisa DuPont, Oklahoma; Frank DuPont, Florida; Rick DuPont, Wisconsin.
She has fourteen nieces and nephews, several cousins and many great nieces and nephews.
Tammy is preceded in death by her parents Gladys DuPont, and Richard (Marge) DuPont; two brothers and grandparents.
Tammy lived in several states, but the ones she called home were Spring Creek, NV, Burley, Idaho and Coos Bay, Oregon. She was a lifelong member of the AMVETS Organization. She enjoyed crafting, reading, riding motorcycles, guns, shopping, baking, classic country music, helping others and teaching.
In the summer months you would see Tammy at the Elko City Park working for her sister at Desert Sno Shaved Ice, inventing new flavors like the “Smurf”.
Tammy’s passion was teaching. She taught at Spring Creek Christian Academy, grades four and five, as well as, teaching American Sign Language to all. One of her favorite sayings to her students was “I’m going to poke you in the eye hole”.
Tammy loved life and cherished her family, she was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Susanne (Susie) Westwood Appodaca passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from complications of a heart attack. She was 51 years old.
Susie was born on September 9, 1964 in Reno, NV to Vernon and Joan Westwood. She was raised on the family ranch in Clover Valley and attended school in Wells, NV. She graduated in 1983. She was on the Cheerleading squad her Sophomore and Junior years. Susie was also quite the welder, consistently out welding all the boys in her class. Susie was active in the Rodeo Club her Junior year. She was quite the horsewoman, competing in Western, English and Gymkhana classes, winning many trophies and buckles.
She married Jim Appodaca in November, 1983. They had a daughter, Tasha, on June 19, 1984. The couple moved to Tustin, CA USMC base, where Jim was stationed. They later moved to Kaneohe, Hawaii. While there, the couple separated and Susie and Tasha moved back to Wells where Susie went to work as a Black Jack dealer, working at various casinos. Susie also worked as a Cocktail Waitress at Red Lion for a couple years. She eventually moved to Colorado Springs, CO and went to work for Broadmoor Casino. She moved back to Winnemucca, working at the Winner’s Hotel as a Black Jack dealer for several years. Susie finally got a job that would be her favorite job for the rest of her life … Haul Truck Driver. She loved driving haul truck and had hundreds of entertaining stories about coworkers, weather, bosses, pranks and bus rides. She worked for Chimney Creek, then for Twin Creek when Newmont bought them out. When she moved back to Elko, she went to work for Ledcor with her sister, Shari. After that job was finished, she went to work for Bald Mountain Mine. She worked there the next 12 years, until they were bought out by Kinross. She was eagerly looking forward to working for her new company.
Susie was a longtime Denver Broncos fan. Through thick or thin, she cheered on her team, proudly wearing her blue & orange jerseys. She was beyond ecstatic when her Broncos won the Super Bowl this year.
Susie enjoyed crocheting, making wonderful heavy blankets for family and friends. She also enjoyed puzzles, and had a slight addiction to Candy Crush. She loved going on long rides, either in a car or on off-road vehicles. She was a rock hound, picking up rocks all over the country. She was always up for an adventure of any kind. Susie was always interested in the weather, astronomy and any kind of weather-related phenomenon. She loved her family and friends fiercely, especially her granddaughter, Luxy.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents, Joan (2010), Vernon (2015), cousin, Kelly Whited and both sets of grandparents.
She is survived by her uncles, Jim (Anna) Whited, Wells, NV & John (LaVeeta) Westwood, Vanderhoof, BC, Canada. Sister, Shari (Rich) Temoke, Elko, NV; brothers, Jeff (Wendy) Westwood, Washoe Valley, NV; and Gary(Michele) Westwood, Spring Creek, NV.; son-in-law, John Dvorak; nieces and nephews, Ashley Westwood, Brian Westwood, Grant Westwood, Brooke Westwood, Amanda Westwood & Reed Westwood. Cousins, Tracy (Mike) Leach, Beckey Westwood, Maple Valley, WA, and Keven Westwood, Maple Valley, WA.; plus many, many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2pm at the Basque Center, 1601 Country Club Drive, Elko, NV.
We love you, Susie. We will miss your great stories and big, sweet smile. Rest easy.
Gloria Ann Cota was born in Owyhee, NV, on July 25, 1965, to Joyce Brady-Johnny and Mike Cota, and raised by the late Oscar Johnny. She was raised in Owyhee where she graduated in 1983. The creator called her home on February 29th 2016 after a tough battle with a sudden illness. She leaves behind 4 children: son Kirk Brown (Brittney) of McCalister, OK. daughter Sadie Brown of Waseca, MN., son, Jon E., George Miller of Lincoln, NE., son Samuel Johnny of Elko, NV and 3 granddaughters; Kadence, Mya, and Tatum Brown. Brother Lennis Cota of Rapid City, SD., sister Audrey Parker (Chiefie) of Walthill, NE., Ann-Margret Hernandez (Rafael) of Elko, NV., Salene Collins (Shawn) of Spring Creek, NV., Arvilla Johnny of Elko, NV. Gloria also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, grandkids and great-grandkids, in Nebraska and Nevada. She is preceded in death by her mom Joyce Johnny, her dad Oscar Johnny, her brother Norton Cota, maternal grandparents George & Sadie Brady and paternal grandparents Pedro & Kate Cota.
Traditional wake services beginning Friday sundown to Saturday morning sunrise services.
Funeral services will be held at the Human Development Center at 11 a.m. in Owyhee, NV., on Saturday March 5, 2016; Graveside services will follow, ending with a feed at HDC.
On February 22, 2016, James Earl Caumiant, “JC”, of Elko, NV passed away after complications suffered from a stroke. JC was born to James Dee and Norma Jean Caumiant on December 20, 1956 in Craig, CO. He attended Albert Lowry High School in Winnemucca, NV graduating in 1975. JC, like his father, was a lifelong member of the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, beginning his career in 1978 and retiring in 2014. His passions included the great outdoors, his family, and his career in the Union. He loved hunting, fishing, spending time with his children, cherished friends, and operating heavy equipment. He will be remembered for his humor, his friendship, his toughness, and his devotion to those he cared for and loved.
JC is survived by his children, Jami Caumiant (Gary Pollock) of Wells, Cody Caumiant of Orovada, and Dustin Caumiant (Amanda See) of Winnemucca; the mother of his children, Lisa Caumiant of Orovada; his sisters Julie Caumiant of Carson City, June (David) Sexton of Winnemucca; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Vaughn, Alivia, Isabelle and Dominic; nephews, Stan (Bethany) Sexton of Reno, and DJ (Angela) Sexton of Winnemucca, as well as respective extended family. JC was predeceased by his parents James Dee Caumiant and Norma Jean Caumiant.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on March 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM at The Martin Hotel, 94 W. Railroad Street, Winnemucca NV.
In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug your children, grandchildren, a friend, or walk outside for a moment, an hour, or a day. Time waits for no one.
Betty J. Wolfrath, age 94, passed away on February 27, 2016 at Highland Village in Elko, NV. She was born on July 23, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Floyd L. Watkins and Ethel D. Watkins. She was the 9th of 11 children. Her mother died when she was 9 years old. The family moved to New London, Wisconsin, where her father became superintendent of a furniture factory. She married Richard B. Mathewson in 1937 and had one daughter Margaret Anne. Betty lived in Baraboo during World War II and worked for a time at O’Keefe’s Grocery Store and Badger Ordnance. She married Adolph Wolfrath in 1948 and lived in Neenah, Wisconsin. She moved back to Baraboo in 1984 to live with her sister Ila. She had a beautiful voice and sang throughout her lifetime including singing at funerals as a member of Greenwood Memorial POST 987 Auxiliary. Betty worked at St. Clare Meadows in the ice cream parlor for 14 years. She loved her job at the Meadows, but retired at age 80. She was involved in the community as she belonged to the Senior Center and helped prepare bulletins for both Senior Center and the Aging and Disability Center. She helped with the hot lunch program for seniors for many years. Betty loved to sing and did singing at the nursing home for the residents and at the Senior Center along with others singing old time songs. She also belonged to the senior fitness program. Betty was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for many years and was a member of one of the ladies circles. She was loved by many with her wonderful personality and bright cheery smile. She moved to Elko, Nevada in September of 2015 to be near her daughter.
Betty is survived by her daughter Margaret A. Albrecht (Stephen); four grandchildren: Martin (Paula) Kamps, Becky (Mike) Spencer, Larry (Laurel) Kamps and Connie (Loren) Schubert; 10 great-grandchildren: Mardi Kamps, Garret (Delynn) Kamps, Brooke (Harley) Neel, Bridget (Malcolm) McCaskill, Mikaela VanHorst, Landon (Sayuri) Kamps, Douglas (Erin) Schubert, David Schubert, Nicholas Schubert, Nicole (Kevin) Jones; 5 great-great-grandchildren: Alec Johnson, Claire Kamps, Isabelle Kamps, Haddon Kamps, Amelia Schubert; and one brother Floyd (Barbara) Watkins II of Appleton, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews. She was cared for especially by her niece, Marlene Powell, and her three daughters, Sue Martinson, Diane Krueger and Rebecca Hill, and her nephews, Dale, and Thomas Monsour.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Ethel Watkins; sisters, Ila Smith, Crystal Monsour, Thelma Watkins, Velma Opperman, Retha Baldwin; brothers, Paul Watkins, Ronald Watkins, Wayne Watkins, and her baby brother Robert Watkins.
Betty will be missed but she is now free of pain and safe with Jesus in heaven. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Baraboo, Wisconsin on March 8, 2016 with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation 9:00 a.m., until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. A Memorial Service will also be held at Highland Estates in Elko, Nevada on March 9, 2016 at 10:00. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Dale Carl Veden was called to heaven on January 20, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Dale was born January 26, 1931, he was 84. He moved to Elko in 1979 where he worked for D. Hackworth Drilling for 30 years.
Dales is survived by his wife Arlene Veden and his daughters Kimberly Skaggs (Vennes) and Marie Vennes.
Dale was cremated and buried with honors as a Korean Veteran in Fernley, NV.
A memorial service will be held for Dale at the Stockmens, June 25, 2016 from 11am-2pm.
Joshua died unexpectedly in his home on March 2, 2016. He worked for the Elko County School District in the technology department. He was a computer engineer and received his degree in computer engineering from The School of Mines in Rapid City, South Dakota. He moved to Nevada in 2005 to be close to his family. He is best remembered for his quick wit and his willingness to help anyone who needed help. He loved his three pugs and shared his love for his puppies with others who loved this comical and affectionate breed. Those who knew him know he was a friend to all and always had a smile for friends and strangers alike. He expressed his desire not to have a formal service in the event he would pass, so the family is honoring this wish and forgoing a service. At a later undetermined date, when our hearts have mended we will have a memorial to share our memories and our love for this incredibly kind, young man. Joshua was born in Newcastle, Wyoming on December 21, 1979. He lived a short 36 years, but left a lasting impression on those who knew him. He is survived by his father Roger Toliver and stepmother Alexis Toliver from Spearfish, S.D., his mother Paula Smith and stepfather Mike Smith; sister, Sarah Pehrson and her husband Wade Pehrson and their sons Dane and Jack; sister Courtney Smith and his brother Mikey Smith. The family does not have a designated charity and asks that instead of flowers or money, please spend extra time with your family and loved ones in memory of a man who shared so much with his.
William J. English, a resident of Elko for the past 35 years, passed away on February 26, 2016 at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. He was born June 29, 1931 in Jackson, CA to Jessie and Isabel English. Bill was employed at the local telephone company and finally retired from NNE in 1998. He is survived by his wife Teresa English. Bill had three sons and five daughters. There will be no services.
On the evening of Tuesday, March 8, our beloved father, Verlyn (Brownie) Owens (93) left this earth to be with the love of his life Della, his son Ronnie, his daughter Carol and his Heavenly Father. Family was by his side to help him on his new journey.
Brownie was born in Jerome, Idaho on February 24, 1923 to Hans and Lucy Owens and joined a family of 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
In 1943 Brownie met Della Jansson in Twin Falls, Idaho and they were married on January 24, 1945.
In 1950, Brownie took his family to Wells, Nevada where he went to work for Matt Smith at Smith’s Market as a butcher.
In 1953 Brownie had the opportunity to purchase Polly’s Market in Carlin, Nevada and became his own boss. After a few short years, he was able to purchase some land more central in Carlin, brought a building in from Beowowe, and opened Owens Market.
In 1964 he personally built a new cinder block building on the site, which is still standing but is now Carlin Ace Hardware, quintupled his selling space and re-opened as Brownie’s Market.
In 1974, he relinquished his reins and brought in his son Brad to manage the store at which time he went to work as a foreman for Eiseman Chemical, a barite mine north of Carlin. When Eiseman closed down, he and Della moved to Boise, Idaho where they lived during the warm months while snow birding in Arizona and Mexico during the cold months. Missing and wanting to be closer to family, they moved back to Elko in 2006 and lived out their lives.
Brownie was an avid archer for over 40 years, winning numerous Nevada and Idaho State Championships. He also won several National Championships back east. Hundreds of friendships were forged during the tournaments he competed in and everyone that knew him came to love him.
For the last 20 years, golf was our Dads passion and he played a round every chance he got and every where he could, only giving the game up in his early 90’s.
Brownie is survived by daughter Darla Jarvis (Paul), son Brad Owens (Kathy), 12 Grandchildren, 25 Great-Grandchildren, 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and 1 sister-in-law (Nelda Jansson).
He was preceded in death by his wife Della, daughter Carol, son Ronnie and all of his siblings.
Special thanks go out to his great friends Wanda and Dorsey Munson, Allison and Antone Myers, great neighbors Sharon and Mark Rigby, Shawn and Natalya Bell, the Highland Manor, Genesis Home Health, Horizon Hospice and so many more.
Viewing will be held at Burns Funeral Home on Friday, March 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Services will be at Elko’s Grace Baptist Church at 1:00 Saturday, March 12. A reception will be held following the service and internment will be at the Carlin Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Horizon Hospice, 1250 Lamoille Hwy, suite 413, Elko, Nevada 89801.
Jim passed away unexpectedly from apparently natural causes in his sleep. He was born in Reno, Nevada to Helen Carol Gibson (Kane) and Samuel C. Gibson. Jim attended Our Lady of The Snows Catholic School, graduated from Reno High and attended the University of Nevada – Reno where he joined Sigma Alpha Etisilon.
A lifelong, native born Nevadan, Jim spent the majority of his life in Elko County. He loved to fish, hunt, and explore and could usually be found at South Fork Reservoir, the Ruby Marshes, Wildhorse, or the Ruby Mountains where a memorial service will be held among the wildflowers when the melting snows allow.
Jim was the owner/operator of Elko Fire Extinguisher Co., for many years. He donated thousands of hours to umpiring, refereeing, coaching, joined the Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., and drove the school bus. Jim was credited with saving the life of a student near Lamoille while driving his school bus route.
Jim was a happy, helpful, jovial personality always willing to help out a friend…. Or a stranger, share a fish story or secret spot…. Then help change your flat, un-stick your pickup, or jumpstart your dead battery. All he ever needed was a smile. Jim helped start Ducks Unlimited in Elko, serving on the original volunteer committee over 30 years ago. He supported mile deer, elk, antelope and sheep projects through his donations (many time anonymously) and was always willing to plan the next adventure to some small stream or hard to get to canyon. One night around midnight a truck pulled up at the ranch, a horn honked, pounding at the door someone yelled “champ, come quick…. I caught Walter!” There wet and eyes gleaming in the headlights was a 12lb catfish…. This was the Jim Gibson so many of us in Elko knew.
Sure gonna miss you pard, son, husband, father, brother Jim, uncle Jim, Gibber, walking encyclopedia of baseball, football sports trivia. Catch up to on the other side of the mountain.
Ruben Candelaria died March 7 of natural causes. He was 65 years old. He retired from Newmont after 31 years and moved to Phoenix, AZ. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years Linda, Brother Richard (Gloria) Candelaria, Sister Rosalie (Otto) Herrera, beloved dog Hover, many nieces & nephews and many friends. There are no services.
Nell Ford Billings of Boise Idaho went to be with her Lord on March 10, 2016. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her family.
Nell was born January 7, 1941 in Weiser Idaho. She married Paul Billings on April 4, 1961.
Graduated from McCall High School 1959 and attended the College of Idaho.
Preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Alice Ford and her sisters Joyce Judd and Tillie Rodriguez.
Survived by husband Paul Billings, children Angela Billings and Scott Billings, and grandchildren Brian Billings and Amber Dobkins, great grandchildren Jewelia and Chandler, and her sister, Kris Ford.
Nell was a nurse in Elko, Nevada before retiring to Boise, Idaho in 1996. Nell was a loving giving person, she carried little “pocket angel” coins and would give them away with a prayer. She had a deep love of animals.
Nell had a lovely sense of humor and enjoyed playing pranks on friends and family.
Most of all she enjoyed quilting, spending many happy hours absorbed in making beautiful quilts in the company of her dogs and cat.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at Bowman Funeral Home in Boise Idaho.
Johnnie Alfred Gourley was born July 3, 1950, in Tennessee and passed away December 22, 2015. He was the son of Samuel Alfred Gourley and Flora Mae Hensley Gourley.
Johnnie was a US Navy veteran who served his country proudly during the Vietnam War as a Master Gunner. After the war, he attended the University of Tennessee where he majored in art. He left Tennessee to live the life of a cowboy and settled in Lamoille, Nevada and finally retired to Arizona. Johnnie was recognized for his exceptional metal sculptures and plasma art, but he was best known and proud of being a renegade cowboy and owner of “Cheyenne Land and Livestock” in Elko, Nevada. For several years Johnnie was dedicated to managing and selling ranches throughout the Western US, and he and his family were extremely proud of his accomplishments as a real-estate broker and land developer. Johnnie loved riding his horses and Harley, having evening toddies, and dancing the night away.
John is survived by his sister Phyllis Gourley Eorgan, sons Al Gourley of Tennessee and Cade Eststom of Utah, daughter-in-law Amber Gourley, daughter Cheyenne Buchanan of Hawaii, and his grandchildren Rader and Makayla Gourley, Conner, Kaden, and Mallorie Koch and ex-wife Toni Gourley. Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Alfred Gourley, Flora Mae Hensely Gourley and sister Linda Gourley Jaynes.
Earlene went home to be with her father in heaven on March 8, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family at her home in Pleasant Valley, Nevada.
Earlene was born in an old adobe home belonging to her grandparents Lon and Julia Johnson, in Duncan, Arizona, on July 9, 1943, to parents: Ray Ervin Johnson “RE”, a World War II vet and Gladys Gale Johnson. Earlene had a sister Carolene, born in 1947 and a brother Ricky, born in 1948.
During her childhood the family moved to a lot of places like Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Earlene had a very close extended family during those days, spending a lot of time with her siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents whom she loved and revered.
Earlene met Ivan while in High School in Duncan, Arizona. They married on September 6, 1960 in Lordsburg, New Mexico at ages 17 and 20. Their daughter Kim was born on February 11, 1961.
Earlene and her sister Carolene attended beauty school in Safford in 1965. In 1968 Ivan, Earlene, and Kim moved to Green Valley, Arizona where they purchased a business to stable horses. Ivan worked for Duval Copper Mine and Earlene worked at Chez Josef beauty shop. In 1971 Earlene partnered up with friend Josie Lucio to own her own beauty shop named Salon De Belleza. She spent over 17 years working in her shop.
In 1978 Earlene gave birth to a son, Dak, almost a full generation after her daughter was born. Mother and daughter were pregnant at the same time which led to her son and first granddaughter being almost the same age.
In 1987 Ivan moved to Round Mountain, Nevada to work for the gold mine while Earlene stayed in Arizona to sell her shop and then joined Ivan in 1988.
In 1989 she started working for the general store in Round Mountain, Nevada where they nick named her “Erni” which she used from then on. Earlene worked there for 10 years or so before moving to Reno where she ended up dealing cards. Ivan kept working in Round Mountain but they bought a home in Reno in 2004 and in 2006 Earlene retired and moved her mother Gladys from Arizona into their home in Reno to take care of her. In 2011 she moved to Pleasant Valley, Nevada to be closer to her children and grandchildren. When Ivan retired in 2012 he followed her. Sadly, Earlene lost both her brother and mother in 2011 to illness.
Earlene was diagnosed with stomach cancer on October 20, 2014. She fought a valiant battle to stay here but succumbed to her illness on March 8, 2016. She is survived by her husband: Ivan A.
Tipton, Pleasant Valley, Nevada, sister Carolene (Duane) Francom, Catalina, Arizona; daughter Kim (Marley) Elam, Spring Creek, Nevada; son Dak (Suzi) Tipton, Spring Creek, Nevada; grandchildren: Bria Elam, Green Valley, Arizona; Ashley (Michael) Sweeden, Spring Creek, Nevada; Chance (Serene) Elam, Spring Creek, Nevada, Heath Elam, Wells, Nevada; Jordan Tipton, Sparks, Nevada; Cody, Christian, and Brittany Madrid, Sparks, Nevada and great grandkids: PFC Melayna Elam-(Michael) Reyes of the United States Army; Noah and Lyah Sweeden; Octavia Elam, Spring Creek, Nevada and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Earlene’s services will be held on April 2, 2016 at 10am at the Presbyterian Church in Lamoille, Nevada with a luncheon to follow at 11:30 at the Lamoille schoolhouse. Please call 775-388-4444 for details.
Margaret (Peggy) Scott passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. She was 92.
Peggy was born in Elko, Nevada June 20, 1923 to Horace and Alice Talbot. She was baptized Catholic and remained devout in her Catholic faith until her death. She graduated from Elko High School with the class of 1941. Peggy worked for the US Weather Bureau in Elko from 1942 to 1943, at which time she married George Moody, also of Elko, in Pueblo, CO, where he was serving in the US Army Air Force. Upon his discharge, they returned home to Elko until 1950 when they relocated to Hawthorne, Nevada. They resided there until his death in 1971. Three years later, she married Warren Scott of Elko, who was a lifelong friend of both her and George. She moved back to Elko where she made her home until his death in 1991. During her time in Hawthorne, she worked for State Farm Insurance under A.J. Park and later Bob Downs from 1958 to 1971. She then moved to Winnemucca to be closer to her daughter, Diane, and her family and she resided here until her death. Upon moving to Winnemucca, she joined St. Paul’s Catholic Church where she made many wonderful friends. They adoringly nicknamed themselves “The Early Morning Church Group.” She cherished her relationship with each and every one of these friends.
Peggy’s family was most important to her and she enjoyed the time she was able to spend with them. She was especially proud of the accomplishments her children and grandchildren each achieved in their lives. She also loved to crochet and knit and made many beautiful items. Peggy would tell people not to look closely as she did not want them to see her mistakes.
Peggy is survived by her daughter, Diane (Butch) Malone; granddaughter, Tracy (David) Williams; grandson, Kevin (Katherine) Malone all of Winnemucca; grandsons, Michael (Michelle) Moody of Reno, Nevada; Gary Moody of Hawthorne; great granddaughters, Brittani & Lindsey Williams of Winnemucca; Ryan Williams of US Navy Groton, CT; Jordan Moody and Kaitlin Moody both of Reno, Nevada.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Alice Talbot, husbands George Moody and Warren Scott; son, Bill Moody; and grandson, David Moody.
A very special thanks to Drs. Robbie Grant, and Rick Grant, the nurses and assistants and Laura at Harmony Manor, Dr. Perkinson and staff, Soli Gray, and Marlene Shier at Sonoma Funeral Home.
Peggy was cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.
Nicholas James (Jim) Stadelman, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 6, 2015 in Elko, Nevada at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital at the age of 90. Born in Hays, Kansas on June 4, 1925, to his parents Nicholas James, Sr., and Catherine (Brungardt) Stadelman. On July 24, 1961, Jim married Virginia (Myers) in a double wedding, along with brother LeRoy who married Virginia’s sister, Shirley, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Junction, Colorado. Jim and Virginia were married 54 years.
In 1931, the Stadelman family moved from Hays, Kansas to Ft. Collins, Colorado where they farmed and worked the beet fields, and Jim attended catholic school. In 1936, the family moved back to Salina, Kansas where they farmed. In 1937, Jim attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Salina, Kansas. As a child Jim was known as Nickie and after he became an adult, the family called him Jim. He spoke only German until age 6 when he learned English in order to attend grammar school. By 1942, the family moved back to Ft. Collins, Colorado. Jim went on to attend Ft. Collins High School through the eleventh grade when he had to quit to help work the family farm. In the 1980‘s, he went back to school and obtained his GED.
In 1952, the family purchased the Frasier Valley Ranch and moved from Ft. Collins to Frasier, Colorado. The family operated the Frasier Valley Ranch until 1956 when they sold it to the city of Denver. In 1956, the family purchased and moved to a ranch on the western slope of Colorado, known as the Stadelman Herford Ranch, on Kannah Creek near Whitewater and Grand Junction. They also owned and operated the Dot Cow Camp on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Their ranching operation utilized both private lands and public lands. In 1974, the brothers sold the ranch and quit the farm and ranching business. Jim and his family moved to Grand Junction. For a short time Jim became a janitor for Valley Federal Savings and Loan (new skyscraper building at the time) before obtaining a job as a sand blaster and overhead crane operator for Grand Junction Steel Fabricating until 1990 when he retired. In 1990, Jim decided to continue to work part-time and became a delivery driver for Kentucky Fried Chicken until they discontinued deliveries, then he became a delivery driver for Big Cheese Pizza until the business closed in 2003. In 2004, Jim and Virginia moved to Elko Nevada to live with their daughter. Jim lived with his wife and daughter until his death.
Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus (3rd and 4th degree) in Grand Junction Colorado. He began his dedication to the K of C when he joined the squires. In the early 1970‘s, Jim assisted the Sisters of the Whitewater Benedictine Community, formerly known as Whitewater Visitation Community, in getting established on Kannah Creek. Jim was also a member of the Cattleman’s Association, Lions, Moose, Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, German Club, and Friendship Force. As a member of the Friendship Force, Jim and Virginia hosted families and individuals from Germany, Japan, Russia, and Columbia. In 1989, Jim and Virginia were able to travel to West Germany with the Friendship Force. In 2003, the city of Denver established the Stadelman Conservation Easement in the Frasier Valley on a portion of the ranch they once owned to preserve the ranching heritage of the area.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Nicholas James, Senior, and Catherine (Brungardt) Stadelman; brothers Victor Adolph and Orville Frances of Grand Junction, and Alvin Julius of Winterpark Colorado; and sisters Bernice (brother-in-law Paul Michaud) of Ft. Collins Colorado and Rose deLima of Hays, Kansas.
Jim is survived by his wife Virginia and daughter Janice of Elko Nevada, son James of Pasco Washington, brother, Leroy (Shirley) of Grand Junction and sister-in-law Betty of Grand Junction, Colorado and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held in Grand Junction Colorado. The inurnment will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Columbarium.
Born July 12, 1972 in Miles City, MT., and passed unexpectedly in his sleep March 21, 2016 in Elko, NV. He was 43.
Gordon grew up in Rosebud, MT., the son of John Donald Conrad and Linda Louise Conrad. He spent his early years involved with all things car related. Gordon enjoyed working on Demolition Derby cars and attending as many derbies as he could. As he got older and he started building his own derby cars he enjoyed running them in Forsyth and Miles City. Gordon moved around Montana for several years then to Wyoming and finally to Elko, NV. No matter where he was, he loved all things derby related. While in NV he drove in as many derbies as he could. This included Elko, Utah and trips back home to Forsyth, MT.
Gordon was married to Angelica Patterson on November 23, 2010. They had two sons, Logan and Kaiden, who were his pride and joy.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Angelica; sons Logan and Kaiden; stepdaughter Becky; brother, Ben (Sherri); father, John; uncle, Walt (Fran) and numerous relatives.
Gordon was preceded in death by his mother, Linda; infant daughter, Kaelynn Aliese; mother-in-law, Rebecca; grandparents, Lee and Anna Lloyd and many other relatives he dearly loved.
There will be a memorial service for Gordon at 2636 Georgia Ave., Elko, on March 31, at 4:00 p.m. immediately following the service there will be a Celebration of Life with a pot luck BBQ to remember the good times we all had with Gordon.
Shirley passed away on March 22, 2016 after a five year courageous battle with Dementia at Stone Valley Alzheimer Care Facility in Reno, Nevada at the age of 77. She was born on October 1, 1938 to Gus and Wilma Wade in Bloodland, Missouri. Shirley was the oldest of four (Peggy, Jack, and Donald). Shirley traveled a great deal with her family during her first 18 years. Her father was a Master Welder who worked on constructing large dam projects throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. This meant Shirley had to pull up stakes with her family 11 times in the short period of 14 years. Shirley graduated from High School in 1957. She moved to San Diego, California where she worked in a jewelry store on Broadway Avenue. Shirley met her husband Don Bauman while working at the jewelry store.
Shirley married Don in Arizona on August 18, 1960. They lived in California until they moved to Elko, Nevada in 1964 where Carlin Gold was beginning to build a new gold mine. Shirley had three children Kelly (Fred) Bitz, Shawn Bauman, and Charley (Marlene) Bauman. She had five grandchildren Ashlee, Ryan, Kaylene, Rhiley, and Bradley and one great grandchild Abby.
In December 1971 the family moved to Battle Mountain, Nevada. Shirley said this would be the last place she would live because she was done with moving. She was a stay at home Mom while her children were growing up, and she was very active in her children’s extra-curricular actives such as PTA, Brownies, school band, Little League Softball and Baseball, Track, and Wrestling. When Shirley’s children were grown, she continued to volunteer at the Battle Mountain School District as an aide to help students with their art or reading.
Shirley enjoyed to sew, crochet, draw, study astrology, reading, garden, spending time with grandchildren, going to the movies and visiting with people at the Owl Club and Nevada in Battle Mountain. She always said Nevada was the best place she had ever lived and reinforced this claim with her family to stay in Nevada. Shirley passed on to her children her strength and her attitude one should stand up for their family and what they believe in. At times it may not be the popular view, but one must let their voice be heard.
Shirley was preceded in death by Don, Gus, and Wilma. The family would like to thank those who helped Shirley fight her battle with Dementia for the last five years. Dr. Gingold, Isabella Wood, RN Joy of Gentiva Hospice, and the management and staff of Stone Valley. There will be no services. The family requests in lieu of flowers please volunteer your time at your local school.
Neil Tybo was born July 18, 1952 in Elko, NV to Louella Jackson (Healy) and Leonard Tybo.
He was raised on the South Fork Indian Reservation in Lee where he lived with his mother and family until their move to Reno, NV. He graduated from Reno High School in 1970. Neil moved back to the Elko area to join his favorite uncle Gordon in being a ranch hand and cowboy on his grandfather Robert Sr. assignment in Butte Valley at The Odgers Ranch.
He enjoyed his free time riding back and forth to Elko to visit his family and his favorite nieces Kaylani Mason (Mendoza) and Alita Mendoza. Neil’s time was greatly spent with family whether it be branding at the ranch, seeing old or meeting new friends or coming to town to see them for special occasions. Neil’s pride and joy were his great nieces Alanea Tybo, Alexus Mason, Aliyah Mason and Ava Mendoza.
Neil was preceded in death by his mother Louella Jackson (Healy); father Leonard Tybo; grandparents Robert and Lillian Healy (Dixon); aunts Barbra Davis (Healy) and Alice Healy; uncle Robert Healy Jr.; brothers Norman Tybo and David Tybo and cousins Ronnie and Paula Brady. On the Tybo side Neil was preceded by Jacob Tybo, Aunts Wilma Pete, Charlotte Tybo Hooper, Frances (Concha) Tybo Castillo, Adeline Tybo, Healy, Burton, Nola Tybo, her twin sister and uncle, Alvin (Beno) Tybo.
Neil is survived by his brother Rodrick ‘Eric’ Tybo (Clorinda); sister Diane Mendoza (Ted); sisters Alice Tybo, Tanya Tybo Reynolds and Melva Tybo Garcia (Duane); uncle Gordon Healy and aunt Edna Brady (Healy); nieces Kaylani Mason (Mendoza), Alita Mendoza and their girls; niece Cisca Newell (Erik), Nephews: Duane Garcia Jr. (Jen), Michael Garcia (Dana), Tyler Reynolds, Easton Reynolds, Thomas Moore and by his many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday March 28, with viewing from 9-11, services at 11 am., followed by a graveside service and a traditional feed will be held at the Diabetes Center.
Bonnie Ruth (DeMoss) Flynn, age 76 of Spring Creek, NV passed away on March 11, 2016, surrounded by her family. Bonnie went to be with her husband Bill, and our Lord in Heaven.
Bonnie was born April 21, 1939 in Muldrow, Oklahoma. She was a loving, and faithful wife of 58 years to Billy H. Flynn.
Bonnie was a fun loving, and beautiful lady; (she loved lemon cookies and coke), but mostly Bonnie loved and cherished her family; anyone who knew Bonnie, knew how much she treasured her family, and her love for Christ.
Bonnie started school in Berryville, Arkansas, where she attended the first and second grade in a one-room class with a potbelly stove that was used to heat the room. Bonnie grew up in L.A. California. Grandpa Green entered her life as a teenager. He loved her as one of his own.
Mom loved to have fun. She played on a softball team in Moab, mom soon signed me up to play, and we both enjoyed our time playing ball in Moab. Mom also loved bowling and she was on several bowling leagues; she had many trophies and patches. Mom signed up me and Sherry on a bowling league, and later when the grandkids were old enough signed up Billy and Ryan. Mom enjoyed bowling so much we celebrated Jace’s birthdays with bowling parties.
Mom and Dad were married on September 15, 1956 in Dragerton, Utah at Grandma and Grandpa Flynn’s house. At the wedding mom stepped into a sheet cake that was under the table; this was caught on video, which we have enjoyed watching many times (mom got a kick out of that).
They then moved to Moab and settled into their first home together, that home was behind the “Famous” Woody’s Bar. Mom would drive dad’s motorcycle around town. “I can only imagine how cute that was.”
Mom had some dear girlfriends; I remember her laughing with Aunt Joan, and Aunt Brenda; Marilyn Cooper, and Elva Bennett.
During mom’s last year she became dear friends with a new group of women: Barbie, Kimmy, Wendy, Kala, and Shayla, they all were dear girlfriends to mom, a lot of laughter happened in that small room. As mom would say … ”I love you more.”
One of Bonnie’s favorite times of the day was when Billy would come home from work, he would go in to say hi to his grandma and Bonnie’s face would light up, and a big smile would come over her. If he didn’t go right over to give her a kiss, she would say “Hey you, you better get over here and kiss on your grandma.”
My mother was the woman who … Put me before herself, Loved me despite my flaws, Listened to every word I had to say, was brutally honest, disciplined me when necessary, prayed with me and for me, taught me the fundamentals of life, and taught me to be independent. I love you mom for always being there when I needed you ... Randy
Bonnie was a member of Spring Creek’s Southern Baptist church.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Billy H. Flynn of Spring Creek, Nevada January 25, 2015, and her parents, Joseph DeMoss, (father) Darrel Green (stepfather), Millie Green (mother), Kathy Green (sister).
She is survived by her Son, Billy Randal (Randy) & Barbie Flynn of Spring Creek, Nevada. Daughter, Sherlyn (Sherry) Ranae Bell & Mark Gramlich of Herriman, Utah. Bonnie’s Grandchildren are: Christopher & Evette Peterson; Billy Flynn & Kim Nye; Ryan Flynn; Tavish Soles, and Fletcher Bell. Great grandchildren are: Jace Flynn; Lynsey Flynn; Henry Peterson, and Hendrix Peterson. Sister, JoAnn (Dannie) Green, Brother, Billie (Bub) DeMoss, and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 PM at the Spring Creek Baptist Church.
We would like to thank Hospice and New Horizon for the amazing care they gave to our mother and grandmother. A very special thanks goes out to her caregivers Wendy, Kala & Shayla, you ladies are amazing … we love you all.
Bob passed quietly at his home, in Winnemucca, surrounded by close family after a brief battle with cancer. He will be remembered by his outgoing sense of humor and his love of aviation and rocks.
He is survived by many who love him including his wife, Lynn, his daughters Jenny and Vicki. Step children Angie Lou, Angela, and Preston. His grandchildren Heather, Sarada, Samuel, Jessica, Vera, Mitchell, Olyvia, Michael, Anna, Brooke, Cullie, Chanche, and Calvin, and his great granddaughter Kyndra; his mother, Jean, along with his sisters, Karen, Dianne, Donna, and Ellen, and his brother, Bill, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial services is planned for later this spring.
Milton David Gardner passed peacefully at his home in Lund, Nevada, on April 1, 2016, at 97 years of age. He was born eight days after the Armistice ending WWI (November 19, 1918) to David Cannon Gardner and Ruth Burgess Gardner, pioneer settlers of Lund. He was educated at Lund Grade School and Lund High School. He was the last remaining grandchild of Robert Gardner, an 1847 pioneer of the Salt Lake Valley, and later St. George and Pine Valley, Utah.
Milton served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1939 to 1941 in the Southern States Mission. Upon his return to Lund, he was called as Bishop of the Lund Ward.
He married Joan Brandis of East Ely, Nevada, on May 16, 1945, in the Salt Lake Temple. They farmed part of the original family fields and milked dairy cows morning and night for many years while raising their two children.
Milton began working at Kennecott Copper in the Ruth Tire Shop in 1970 and retired from there after making many new friends which he enjoyed.
He served faithfully in many callings in the LDS Church including Branch President of the Duckwater Branch, Lund Ward High Priests Group Leader, Sunday School President, and faithful Home Teacher well into his 90s.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Joan, as well as daughter, Ann Louise (Ralph) Alger of Spring Creek, Nevada, and son, Brent (Nina) Gardner of Lund. He was so proud of his 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Lund LDS Church on April 9, 2016. Viewing is from 10:00-10:50 with the funeral service beginning at 11:00. Interment immediately following the service at the Lund Cemetery.
Tom was born in Hill Church, Berks County PA on May 25th, 1928 to Alfred Moore Morgan and Anna Elizabeth (Howell) Morgan. He was their 8th child. Tom was schooled in Montgomery County, PA and graduated 8th grade from Limerick TWP. In 1943, Tom signed up for Maritime Service on his 17th birthday and served his country at the end of WWII. Tom also served his country for two tours in the U.S. Army (1948-1950 and 1958-1961) and honorably discharged both times. Tom was a strong supporter of our military and veterans.
Tom married Jane LaRue Peck on November 4, 1950 and they had three children, Amy Graves, Melinda White, and Thomas Morgan ll, as well as three grandchildren, Zachary, Jennifer, and Brianna. Tom was preceded in death by his wife Jane in 2006.
Tom retired in 1993 from Newmont Mining Co. He was an electrician. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, and was an active member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Tom passed away surrounded by his friends and family after a brief fight with leukemia.
A memorial service will be held in his memory at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 368 Spring Creek Parkway, Spring Creek, Nevada, 89815 on April 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Donations in his memory can be made to any military or veterans organization of your choice.
Marvin Colyer passed away April 10th at his home near Filer. He was born in Castleford, Idaho on May 1, 1933, as the seventh child of Guy and Lois Emery Colyer. He was raised on the family ranch at Three Creek and attended the small country school. Marvin’s father died when he was sixteen so he helped his mother run the ranch until his older sister bought the ranch when Marvin was twenty years old.
On November 29, 1952, Marvin married Leah Wells in Twin Falls, Idaho. They moved to Nevada in 1956 where they raised their four children. Marvin worked on the Horseshoe Ranch through three owners. He managed Rancho Grande at North Fork for fourteen years until a gold mine bought the ranch. Marvin worked at the Circle L Ranch at Jiggs for four years before retiring and moving back to Idaho in 1993. He bought a small ranch near Filer and ran a few head of cows. He was proud to be called a cowboy and was an all-around top hand. Marvin had many friends and was well known for the good cow horses he trained and used.
He is survived by his wife, Leah; two daughters: Marilyn Tipton (Toby) and Tammy Colyer both of Nevada; brother, Ray Colyer (Bonnie) of Bruneau; sister, Lucinda Plott (Cecil) of Eugene, Oregon; four grandchildren: Jake Tipton, Josh Colyer (Sadie), Marcus Auge USMC, and Sidnee Auge; numerous nieces and nephews.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Jerry and Paul; one grandson, Shane Tipton; sister, Lola Blossom; brothers Troy, Clifford and Walter. Even in later years, Marvin was able to run his cattle with the help of his good friends, Don and Jim Clark, Jerry Black, Gary Eldredge, Dale Petersen and Marvin’s grandson, Josh Colyer, the cowboys and family who helped brand.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the Parke’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
Cattleman, Jack Halleck Walther died April 10, 2016. He started life as the eleventh child and youngest son of Joseph and Julia Walther, ranchers near Fort Halleck, Nevada on June 12, 1919. He spent all of his almost 97 years living and ranching in the Halleck and Lamoille Valleys at the foot of the Ruby Mountains.
Jack grew up on the family ranch, attended and graduated from Elko High School, and studied Agriculture at Utah State University.
Jack married Irene Behn, who, for 61 years has shared his interest in cattle, horses, and ranching.
He worked for many years as a ranch manager for the Seventy One Ranch and “retired” to his life’s work, pure breeding red Angus cattle, Morgan saddle horses and Suffolk Punch draft horses with Irene on their ranch in the Lamoille Valley.
Jack’s poetry about ranching life is enjoyed by people from around the world. He appeared for many years at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Jack is survived by his wife, Irene, now living in Elko, and two sisters: Beulah Dalley of Idaho Falls, Idaho and June Reilly of Oxnard, California. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grand and great grand nieces and nephews living throughout the United States and beyond.
For Jack, family was not limited to blood relatives but extended to numerous friends and children of friends for whom he was the same “Uncle Jack” known by his nieces and nephews. He was a neighbor, friend, mentor with a famous sense of humor and warm calm spirit.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April, 16 at the Elko Nevada East Stake Center of the Church of Latter Day Saints, 1651 College Parkway in Elko.
Viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and with the Service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Susanna (Roberts) Edgar, “Grandma Sue”, passed away on April 15, 2016 at the age of 82. Sue was born on July 11, 1933 in Delta, Utah to Doyle and Velma Roberts. She had three siblings whom she loved dearly: Betty (Louie) Bidart, Bill (Coxie) Roberts, and Neil Roberts.
Sue spent the majority of her life in Battle Mountain. She graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 1951. She loved this town and the people in it.
Sue married the love of her life, Galen Edgar, on June 2, 1951, in Winnemucca, Nevada. They were married for 45 years until Galen’s death in 1996. Together they raised their family: Jenny (Mike) Canty, Shane (Angel) Edgar, Todd (Alicia) Price, Tracy (Lori) Price, Troy (Jodi) Price, Teri Bowman.
Anyone who knew Sue, knew her as “Grandma Sue”. Grandma had a deep love for people of all ages and she never met a stranger. If you happened to visit, she had food, coffee, and a conversation ready.
Sue loved to cook and usually found ways to alter recipes to make them better. She worked for years feeding people around town, first with “Grub on the Run” and later at “The Hideaway”. She and her partner, Maggie, worked long hours to build a successful business until her retirement in 2015.
Grandma Sue also loved to read and was seldom found without a book in her hand. She enjoyed her flowers and anxiously awaited spring so she could plant and work in her yard.
Sue is survived by her children, 19 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Sue is preceded in death by her husband, Galen, parents Doyle and Velma; sister Betty; brothers Bill and Neil, and grandson Turner Price.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Battle Mountain Museum, P.O Box 663, Battle Mountain. Services will be held at the Civic Center on April 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at the Battle Mountain Cemetery and a celebration of Sue’s life will follow at the Civic Center.
Born Margaret R. Higgins in New Brunswick, Canada, Margaret was a country western entertainer, realtor, radio DJ, and newspaper columnist. She had three sisters, Edwena, Marline and Ina; three children, Shannon, Kelley and Kathleen; two grandchildren, Cody Funk and Kiara Carroll and her beloved husband Jim Durham.
Jim and Margaret met in Hawaii and were married for 35 years. After Margaret won a tuff battle against leukemia and a second battle with a lung infection, on the morning of April 4, 2016 and angel was called to heaven.
Marguerite Aguirre was born September 18, 1931 in Elko, Nevada to Henry and Jean Samper. Throughout her young and teen years she worked diligently with her four brothers by her side at the family business, the Telescope Hotel.
Because she was so proud of her heritage, Marguerite was as active member of the Elko Basque Club for over 30 years. Alongside her best friend, Dolores Samper, thousands of wine cakes were made for festival dinners, dozens of uniforms sewn, and many a scarf tied. She was an extensive traveler, and her all-time favorite trip was to Spain and France to visit relatives where she gained an appreciation of the beautiful countries where her parents were raised.
Loving a child was second nature to her. She was not only a magnificent mother, but a nurturing grandmother, and amazing tia. She doted on her four grandchildren every day, they were her everything.
Marguerite battled long and hard with non-curable cancer. Given 12 months to live, her SLC oncologists dubbed her the poster child for this disease, because it was 4 ½ years later when the good Lord reluctantly called her home.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Hank, and sister in law Dolores. She is survived by brothers Albert (Pauline), Adrian, and Arnaud (Yvonne), daughters Valerie (Toby) Alt, grandchildren Aintzane & Corbin, and Alisa (Dean) Pirtle, grandchildren Courtney (Brandon) O’Connor and Preston, and many nieces and nephews.
A mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Friday, April 22, at 10:00 am. Her last travel destination was the best ... heaven.
Barbara was born in Kimball, NE. She attended St. Mary’s Academy of Nursing in San Francisco, CA and graduated as an RN. Barbara served in the military and moved back to Kimball with her husband Lyle Rosendahl. She worked at Kimball County Hospital and became the administrator until she retired 33 years later. Barbara and her husband retired to the Gibbs Ranch, later moving to the Denver area to be with their daughters. She was quite the artist and known for her ghost roses.
Barbara is survived by: her daughters Michele and Janele, their husbands, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, sister Mary Gibbs, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed.
Francisco Javier Rodriguez Sanchez, 51 passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
After a difficult battle with cancer, Javier passed in his home in Elko, NV while being comforted by his wife. Javier was born in Rancho Corona, Michoacan, Mexico on February 10, 1965. He was the first child and first son of Rogelio Rodriguez and Maria Rosario Sanchez.
Javier was a passionate man who enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors with his family and beloved dogs. He was always there to lend a helping hand to friends and felt best when he was working with his hands.
He leaves behind his wife, Gabriele Rodriguez; his sons, Francisco Kiko Rodriguez, Robert Moore, Mathew Moore and son-in-law Brandon Anderson; his daughters Luz Lucy Daniels, Marizela Chloe Anthony, Sarah Moore, and Brandi Anderson; six grandchildren and many close friends.
Words cannot express the depth of loss at the passing of our Nana, Doris W. Jones. The loss will be felt for a lifetime until we meet again. Under the loving care of her son Dennis Jones, Nana overcame health issues time and time again until she peacefully passed away April 20, 2016 surrounded by her family.
Nana was born on December 28, 1921 to Orville Dean Kendall and Olive Ruth Buchanan-Kendall. She lived in Elko, Nevada most her life working as a beautician. She owned “Doris’ Beauty Salon,” and worked many years for Burns Funeral Home, and Ruby Manor Nursing Home. Retiring at 88, she moved to Murray, UT to spend valuable time with her children and their families.
Nana is survived by daughter Carole Dorsey (Robert), sons Donald Jones (Kristy), Dennis Jones, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Family was everything to Nana! She never complained, loved to laugh, tell jokes, and share family stories. Memories of Nana: Never-ending positive attitude, self-sufficient, selfless, hospitable, humble, loyal, hard-working, beautician, gorgeous hair, loving spirit, gracious character, sense of humor, always something interesting to share, incredible story teller, amazing memory, undying love for family, her favorite teddy bears (daddy, momma and baby bear atop their royal bench), sticky buns, potato chips and Frito Pie.
As we ushered her into the eternal, we know she will live on in each of our hearts. She was an amazing role model and the best mother and grandma EVER! What an unbelievable guardian angel we now have in her. We love you forever and always Doris Jones, Mom, Nana, Grandma, and Friend.
In lieu of flowers, please donate on her behalf to any no-kill animal shelter. Graveside services will be at Burns Memorial Garden in Elko, Nevada, April 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Robert Roy Bliss, age 60, of Elko, NV passed away peacefully in SLC, UT on Wednesday April 20, 2016. Robert was born in Ely, NV on September 18, 1955 to Warren and Marie (Gormon) Bliss. He graduated White Pine High School in 1975, and went on to serve in the United States Air Force from 1977 to 1983. He married his wife, Cindi Callas, on June 4, 1988 and together raised Michael and Susie. Robert and Cindi moved to Elko, NV in 1992 where he worked for Newmont Gold Corp. until he retired in 2009.
Robert enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and long bike trips with his best friend, Jerry Fincher. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, video games, going to the movies with his son Michael and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, William and Rylee.
Robert is survived by his wife, Cindi Bliss; son, Michael Nollette; daughter, Susie (Joe) Ward; grandchildren, William and Rylee Ward; sisters, Linda (Bob) Goff, Kay Leavitt, Glenna (Richard) Holen and Joyce Hyatt; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; Warren and Marie Bliss; brother, Dan Bliss and brother-in-law, Randy Leavitt.
Please join us for one last ride with Robert on May 14, 2016. We will meet at the National Guard Armory of Elko, 1375 13th Street at 12:30. We will ride to Lamoille Canyon and back to the Armory leaving at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 p.m.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell
Julio Palacio passed away May 1, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. Julio was born March 23, 1925 in Charleston, Nevada to Marcelino and Gregoria (Sobrado Lopez) Palacio, one of eight children. He spent most of his life in Elko County before moving to Boise to be closer to family.
In 1966 he married Jacqueline Crooks in Winnemucca and from this union they had one daughter, Anita.
After a brief stint in the Army and working in the ranching business, he bought a trailer court on Fifth Street in 1961. He owned several properties in Elko County that he improved and sold. Julio was always one to be looking for the next business opportunity.
In 2001 he sold the trailer court and moved to Kittridge Canyon and in 2011 Jackie and Julio moved to Boise to be near their daughter and family. He was very fortunate to be cared for at home by his wife in his final years.
Julio is survived by his wife Jacqueline, daughter Anita and her husband Al Guerricabeitia along with grandchildren Benito Julio and Amaia Elena; brother, Tony (Jean) Palacio and sister-in-law Grace who reside in Gooding, Idaho; as well as several nieces and nephews in Nevada, Idaho and California. Preceding him in death were sisters, Mary Bilbao, Elena Ruiz, and Alice Corta along with brothers Alex, Albert and Frank Palacio.
The family would like to thank Denise Guy for her compassion and care for him over the last five years. They would also like to thank his niece Allison Brookins for her expertise and assistance.
Funeral services will be at Burns Funeral Home Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Deby Ann Argyle Johns was born September 16, 1928 in Lake Shore, Utah. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on May 1, 2016; she was 87 years old. Deby married her sweetheart Kenneth L. Johns in the Salt Lake Temple and they were looking forward to celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this month.
Deby was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many various callings throughout her lifetime. She loved to garden and specifically loved her rose garden. Deby liked to do handiwork and lovingly gave her work to those she loved. She enjoyed the outdoors and often worked side by side with her husband on the ranch.
Deby is survived by her husband: Kenneth Johns; daughters Starlene Clayson, Spanish Fork, Utah and Rena (Scott) McKendrick, Trenton, Utah; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her seven siblings and her dear son Kent Johns.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at the Spanish Fork LDS 6th Ward chapel, 585 North Main, Spanish Fork, Utah, with a viewing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A graveside service will be held at the Clover Valley Cemetery near Wells, Nevada on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:45 a.m.
God saw our beloved mother and wife Michele Gray was tired and there was no cure meant to be. So God wrapped his loving arms around her and whispered “come with me.”
Michele passed away peacefully on December 7, 2015 at age 58 surrounded by all her loved ones after a long battle with cancer. Michele was born July 30, 1957 in Long Beach, Ca to Herb and Rosaline Willis and grew up in Mt. Shasta, CA, where she met the love of her life Bud Gray. They moved to Spring Creek, NV, where they raised their two children Aaron and Coty Gray.
Michele is survived by her husband Bud Gray; sons, Aaron and Coty Gray; sisters Sharon and Becky; brother, Herbie; and grandson, Kellen Gray.
Michele had a kind soul and a bright spirit and everyone she came in contact with felt fortunate to have known her. She will truly be missed. Michele’s funeral service will be held on May 21, 2016 at Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel, Mt. Shasta, CA at 10:00am.
Brent Bradshaw was born on September 14, 1960 to Buck and Carolyn Bradshaw in the 4 Corners. Brent was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed everything outdoors.
Brent loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Brent was very passionate about family. We will love and miss him dearly.
Brent is survived by his children Kayla, Cheyenne and Shane Bradshaw; grandchildren, Taylor and Timothy Halton, mother Carolyn Bradshaw; wife Dawn Bradshaw; brother Dave (Laurie) Bradshaw, sister, Leslie (Kenny) Axe along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are Friday May 6, at 4pm, at the LDS Church on Spring Creek Parkway.
Joan E. Fertig passed away May 3, 2016 surrounded by family at home. Joan was born December 8, 1934 to Harry and Lenore Watson in Wibaux, MT. She moved to Glendive, MT and married Clarence E. Harrison, October 10, 1953 and to this union 3 sons were born.
Joan remarried her loving husband Keith D. Fertig on July 3, 1971 and they moved to Carlin, Nevada in 1986. Joan and Keith dedicated many hours to Little League Baseball and Carlin Co-Ed softball.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Robert E. Watson; sister Shirley (Reed) Kuntz and nephews Randy W. Watson and Donald E. Reed. She is survived by her husband Keith Fertig, son Douglas Harrison, son Dan (Vivian) Harrison; son Dean (Tammy) Harrison; several nieces and nephews, many loving grandchildren and lots of great grandchildren.
Martha “Lynett” Sled Snyder, passed away on May 5, 2016. Lynett was the daughter of the late E.D. Sled and Lucy Marie Harrod Sled. She was born September 11, 1939 in Vick, Bradley County, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ann Sled Crawford.
Lynett is survived by her husband Steven Wayne Snyder, whom she married February 11, 1971; sons Charlie Oliver Garrett, Jr., (Anna Rae); Eric Dee (Sherryl Lynn) Garrett; Derek Lee Garrett and Paul Wade (Kisha) Snyder; daughters: Felice Lynett Garrett Harrington; Rachel LaRae Snyder and Rebecca Ann Snyder; brothers: Edwin Delano (Reva “Lil”) Sled; Jerry Bernard Sled; Rodney Bruce (Elizabeth “Lisa”) Sled; Gregory Lynn (Donna) Sled; 19 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren.
There will be a viewing at 10am and a memorial service at 11am May 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building, 3001 North 5th Street. Interment to be at a later time in Taylorsville, Utah.
Unlike most, to Walt Young, who served as Deputy Commander with the Elko County Sheriff’s Posse for seventeen years and with the Carlin Police Department since 2009, the number 13 was a lucky number. This upcoming Friday the 13th, a memorial ride will take place from Elko to the Northern Nevada National Cemetery in Fernley, where Walter will receive a burial with military honors.
In attendance will be Donna Young, his wife for 28 years, Walt’s children and their families, and escorts will be provided by agencies and organizations including the Elko County Sheriff’s Department, Carlin Police Department, Elko Police Department, the POW/*MIA Elko Awareness Association and the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition Color Guard.
Line-up of motorcycles and cars up will begin at 7 am at the handball//tennis courts at the City Park. A briefing will be held at 7:30 am and the ride, including motorcycles and other vehicles, will begin at 8 am. The memorial ceremony will take place in Fernley at 2 pm, after which lunch will be served. All who knew Walt are invited to attend.
Karl passed away peacefully at home May 4, 2016. He was born January 27, 1938 to Orson and Monica Wilkie, where he grew up in Hubbard, Iowa.
Karl served in the US Army from 1959 to 1965. In 1959 Karl married the love of his life of 57 years, Marlene. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandkids and great grandkids grow.
Karl was very passionate about his 45 years in the mining industry, and he was very well known and respected. Karl will be dearly missed.
Karl is preceded in death by his parents Orson and Monica, brother Denny, daughter Brenda and grandson Cameron. He is survived by his wife Marlene, daughters Jennifer and Silver, sons Tim, Mark and Scott, brother, Eugene (Alice) Wilkie, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Services will be held Friday May 13, 2016 at Burns Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with a celebration of life luncheon at the Commercial in the Branding Room.
Zachary Adam Herrell, 26, of Elko Nevada, passed away peacefully in his home due to natural causes the morning of May 6th, 2016.
Zachary was born February 21, 1990 in Garden City, Kansas. He was raised in Elko, Nevada and graduated from Elko High School in the year 2008. He was a competitive swimmer and an active member in FBLA. Since childhood, Zachary was always full of energy and enjoyed talking and getting to know others. Zach continued to spread that energy, love, and joy, especially with his family and friends, as he became an adult. Zach was devoted to his family and loved his dog, Diego. No matter what, Zach was able to share his contagious laugh and beautiful smile everywhere he went. Zach always had a big heart and welcomed everyone.
His dream job was to become a pilot, which he accomplished everyday by flying into every heart and soul he met and left his imprint. He had a passion for travel and seeing the world. Although he left us abruptly, he accomplished many great things during his short life.
He’s survived by his parents, Darby Adams and Michael Herrell; grandparents, John W and Lillian Adams, Ethel Ansley; aunts and uncles Cy (Jayne) Adams, Mike (Connie) Adams, Jack (Carolyn) Herrell, Kenneth (Sonja) Herrell, Richard (Sandra) Herrell, Roy (Jenny) Herrell, Terry Herrell-Voss, Shelly Herrell; and many more relatives and friends.
Zach was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Wesley (Pansy) Knight, George Jr (Louise) Adams, Victor (Velda) Herrell and great-uncles Ernest Mose and Jim Boggs.
Service will be held on Thursday May 12, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church beginning with The Rosary at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11 a.m.
Jose Domingo Juaristi Bengoechea died on Sunday, May 8, 2016. He was 85 years old.
His friends and family knew him simply as Joe. He was a sheepherder, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.
Joe was born in Gizaburraga, Spain, near the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio on September 2, 1930.
When the American West clamored for skilled shepherds after World War II, he signed up and arrived in Elko in January 1948. He was only 17 years old then, didn’t speak English and had, as he said, “only five dollars in the pocket.”
In Elko, he worked for various sheep camps in the county: first, for his Uncle Vicente Juaristi, then later, Smith Brothers, Sorenson’s Ranch and Jess Goicoechea.
He often slept in the open by a campfire with a dog curled by his side and the herd nearby. He fought off coyotes and mountain lions to protect the sheep, especially newborns after lambing.
He suffered bitter winters and sweltering summers and hiked twenty miles sometimes with little food or water. Yet he always brought in the herd and never complained.
Little by little, he learned English and saved money. By 1956, he gained his citizenship and then moved into town and bought the Star Hotel in 1959.
After several successful years, he sold the Star and married Rose Marie Elicegui from Boone Springs and Ely, Nevada on May 28, 1966. Their ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ely.
With a new wife, Joe bought the Blue Jay Bar. There, he drew the railroaders and the local Basque as patrons and lived in the back behind the bar in a small two bedroom apartment with his family.
After six years of a thriving business, he moved with his family to a sheep farm on the outskirts of Elko where he tended a small flock on comfortable acreage. Eventually, he sold the Blue Jay and took a job with the City of Elko.
He was always a hard worker. He not only kept up the farm, fed the sheep and irrigated the alfalfa, he also worked during the day to maintain Elko’s parks, mowing the lawns in summer and making the ice rink each winter.
During his free time, he would fish with a buddy in one of his secret fishing holes around the county. He had a knack for catching a fish when everyone said there were no fish to be caught. His success was attributed either to ancient skills common among Basque fishermen, or a secret can of corn squirreled away in his tackle box.
Joe was happiest outdoors. He knew the mountains and valleys of Northern Nevada better than anyone. He puttered around country roads in an old pickup with friends and relatives, pointing out a bush here, a creek there, and telling stories of his days with the herd. Few told a story with more joy or a greater smile than him.
Joe and Rosie raised three children in Elko and saw all of them graduate college.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie; three children, Jonna, Vince, and Amy; two sons-in-law, Roger and Cameron; two grandchildren, Jacob and Alexis; sister Pilar still residing in Spain; three sisters-in-law all of whom live in Reno, Anita Williams, Mabyn Elicegui, and Mary Lou Elicegui; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends both in the U.S. and Spain. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and six brothers and sisters.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, May 13, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elko, Nevada. A reception will follow immediately after.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be offered to Horizon Hospice at P.O Box 2284, Elko, NV 89803 or to the Elko Basque Club at P.O. Box 1321, Elko, NV 89803.
Cary Grant Jacobsen, 57, was called home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2016. He is survived by his mother, four sisters, two sons, grandchildren, and many beloved friends. A Celebration of Life is to be held on Saturday, May 14th at Elko City Park at 10 am.
Our mom, grandma, great and great-great grandma Gladys Goodwin passed away on May 11, 2016 just five days short of her 93rd birthday. Born May 16, 1923 to Walter and Pearl Noss in Niles, Ohio. She attended grammar and high school in Canoga Park, Ca. she married Dick Goodwin May 22, 1942 just a few months before graduating from high school since he was being drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in WWII. When discharged they made their home in Southern California. She worked as a waitress for 20+ years where she learned the family’s favorite recipes. You could always count on the best tacos, chili rellenos and the best shrimp, which she left the tails on so she know how many you had eaten and best of all the famous bbq sauce.
In 1994 they moved to Elko and were employed by Vega Trucking where they lived until their passing. Gladys loved her garden and always had beautiful roses and her peach colored petunias. She always made time to read her bible and taught us the importance of faith and prayer. She always kept a tidy house and would say “you never know when the Lord will come; I want my house in order.”
She is survived by her children, Bill (Annamarie) Barry; Rick Goodwin, Danny Goodwin, Shirley (Mike) Kessler and Nancy Goodwin. Grandkids, Michael (Normita) and Howard (Angie) Vasquez, Jessica Moss, Terry Kessler, Judy, Debbie, Clint, Zach, Cee Cee, and Rickea Goodwin, Daniel and Michael Goodwin, Morgan Brugger, Richard and Billy Barry, her youngest sister, Charlotte Arthur, great and great-great grandkids, nieces, nephews, extended family and many loving friends whom she cherished.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Dick Goodwin, her parents, brothers Will and Bud, sisters Erma and Dorothy, baby sister Shirley and granddaughter Carrie Goodwin.
A memorial service will be held at the Powerhouse Picnic site/Lamoille Canyon on June 18th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ.
The legacy will live on, we will cherish the memories and remember the laughs and our times together and having comfort knowing that we will all be together again. We love you mom.
Luke 23:43 And God said to her, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Pat passed away May 7, at Huntsman Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah with family present. Pat was born July 22, 1936 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A short time later the family moved to Madison, South Dakota where he was raised and Pat completed his education until he went into the Air Force. Pat proudly served in the Korean War. After his military service Pat worked in California for a short time before moving back to Madison. He was there for a short time before he and a friend went to Iowa with a construction company. In 1958 he met Gloria Knight in Atlantic, Iowa. A year later, to the day, on September 7, 1959 he and Gloria were married. They lived a short time in Minden, Nebraska before moving on to Buena Vista, Colorado for mining. Their first son, Norman was born in Leadville, Colorado. Pat and Gloria then moved to the Denver Metro area where Pat Scott and Brad were born. The family moved to Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado where they lived for twelve years.
Pat wore many hats in life. In his younger years Pat worked summers on the farms, worked construction, drove a truck doing pick-up and delivery in Denver, and then advanced to a journeyman ironworker, where he worked for nineteen years. Many downtown Denver buildings, including The Swedish Hospital were some of his accomplishments. Pat and Gloria moved to Elko, Nevada in 1987. Pat worked for a short time as an ironworker for T.I.C., and also really enjoyed driving a pilot car. Due to an eye disease he had to retire. He and Gloria owned and operated the Strang’s Mobile Home Court from 1998 to 2015. Many of their renters are acknowledged as extended family.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents George and Ruth Strang, brother and sister-in-law Frank and Goldie Strand, daughter-in-law Michaelle Strang, and several uncles, and cousins. Pat is survived by his wife Gloria Strang, Elko, Nevada; sons Norman (Tina) of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado and their children Cassandra and Dane O’Brien and Justen Strang; Patrick Scott (Kim) of Eagle Lake, Florida and their children Erik Tonko and Travis Strang; Brad (Fiancé, Rhonda Curran) Strang of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado and his children Mitchal and Brandon Strang; one great-grand daughter Brook Tomko; siblings Ed (Ruth) Strang of Spokane, Washington; Dan (Jan) Strang of Valley Falls, Kansas; Vernon (Kelly) Strang of Decatur, Arkansas; Donald (Pellie) Strang of West Pueblo, Colorado; and eight nephews and five nieces.
Pat was an avid NASCAR fan and he and his brothers Dan, Vern and Donnie had many wagers and lively conversations going during the season. For Pat getting together with family was always a special time and he never met a stranger. He could always strike up a conversation with anyone and extra time was always needed when going somewhere for the time spent conversing with those around him. You could say Pat had the “gift” of gab.
Many heartfelt “Thanks” to Dr. David Hogel and his nurse Tammy; all the nursing staff at NNR hospital and Huntsman Hospital; and Dr. Debra Stevens and her nurse Martie Becker.
A memorial service will be held on Friday May 20, at 11:00 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 577 Walnut, Elko, Nevada with a reception to follow.
Martin (Marty) Fagoaga passed to the Lord May 12, 2016, in his home. Cause of death has been determined as coronary failure. He was born August 22, 1962, in Elko, Nevada to his parents Rafael and Jean Pilar Fagoaga. He was the middle child of three brothers. Martin was raised in Elko, Nevada. He was educated in the Elko County School District and graduated from Elko High School in 1980.
Martin was a very driven and dynamic man, raised with the knowledge of hard work, values and drive towards success. He inherited these qualities from his parents who were beloved business entrepreneurs in the Elko area for decades. The family is very close knit to the Basque community and citizens of the Elko area. Martin was blessed to be raised with values, integrity, love, generosity, humility, and pride that perhaps only a Basque family could understand. Many friends and loved ones came to understand and embrace these qualities through the gift of his life with them. To be a friend with Martin was truly to be his family.
Martin worked in almost every aspect of the oil, construction, quarry, concrete, paving and mining industries throughout his life. Renowned for his skills as an equipment operator and management talents in these trades for many companies in the Reno and Elko Nevada areas. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 3. He owned and operated Basque Custom Work, a custom curb and concrete company, providing his services to the Reno and Elko communities up to the time of his passing.
Martin was a loving, giving and nurturing soul his whole life. Always the one who put others before himself and needs, to help others. His charm, personality, and honest love for all who entered his life is renowned. Epic humor his mastered trademark. Whit of sarcasm his sword. Generosity his mantra. Open arms his soul. The Lord his guide. Love his gift. Martin was well known for his strengths and values in life. Some may call this hard headed, we Basque call it inherited tradition. He certainly lived life on his own terms and how he wished as the strong man he was. There were very few who pushed his limits to face his famous Basque temper. He could certainly stand his own ground with any. Doing so with love of others before himself.
Martin enjoyed many things in life. He loved hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and the outdoors just to name a few. The undying love of his pets is well known as he considered them his children. The one thing he absolutely enjoyed most, without doubt to any in his life, was his time with family and dear friends. There are few givens in this world but, if Marty told you he loved you or you were his friend, it could be taken as an absolute.
Martin is survived by his brothers David and Ernest Fagoaga. His niece Angeljean Pilar Fagoaga (daughter of David) and nephew Stephen Fagoaga (son of Ernie). His aunt and Godmother Anita Martinez Arduain (Andre). His aunts Louise Martinez Babiste (Jean deceased), Asun Fagoaga (Jose Martin deceased), Pepi Fagoaga (Cecil deceased), and Betty Fagoaga (Nicolas deceased). His Uncles of Al Martinez (Lois) and Joe Martinez. He is survived by many cousins and their children. His extended family of nephew Kodi C. Ellis, niece Ashlee K. Brundage and her son Kaycen Sealy as well as his godson Brian Herrera.
He once again is joined in the loving arms of his Mother Jean Pilar Fagoaga, who passed November 30, 2015, and his Father Rafael Fagoaga, who passed April 22, 1996. All now held in the Lord’s Kingdom, to eternally dance in his hallway called Majesty.
Martin is and will be dearly missed by all. Son, brother, uncle, godfather, and beloved friend. He will ever grace our lives as he lives in our hearts to eternity.
A Funeral Mass Service will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 990 Highland Drive Elko, NV. Immediately following the service, there will be a graveside service held at Burns Funeral Home’s Garden of Prayer at 895 Fairground Road Elko, NV. Ministering the services will be our beloved Father Tom Nelson, a true blessing, and adopted family member to the Fagoaga Family.
In understanding for the many whose work schedules prohibit attendance of the funeral services, a celebration of Martin’s life will be held Friday, June 3, 2016, starting at 3:00 p.m., at the Star Hotel 246 Silver St. Elko, NV. All family and friends are encouraged to attend this no host celebration of Martin’s life.
For any who wish to send flowers, the family requests that orders be placed through Lee Anne’s Floral Designs, (775) 738-4728, no later than May 31st for delivery to the church for funeral service of June 1, 2106. Donations can be made under the name of Martin Fagoaga to Elko Euzkaldunak Club P.O. Box 1321 Elko Nevada 89803 or to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Office 1035 “C” Street Elko Nevada 89801 for future mass services to be dedicated in Martin’s name.
Maite Zaituztegu Martin eta ikiziko dugu berriro arte.
Charles Fong, aged 78, passed away on February 27, 2016 following his battle with cancer. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Eye Fong; mother, Sheu Fong; and brothers, Henry and Harry Fong. He is survived by his brother, John Fong and sister, Lucille Fong.
Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Charles attended Lincoln School, Sacramento High School and Sacramento City College. In 1972, Charles accompanied his older brother, John, to Carlin, Nevada. He assisted as the morning shift cook, when John became the new proprietor of the Bank Club Cafe. Later, he moved to Elko, Nevada, where he started his own landscaping business and became fondly known as the local “lawn man.”
A private family gathering to celebrate Charles’ life will take place during the Memorial Day weekend. Those who wish to honor Charles can send donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123. Donations to the American Cancer Society can also be made by phone, 1-(800)-227-2345.
Edward Walter Ray of Spring Creek, Nevada went to be with his Lord May 21, 2016. Ed was born to Edward Ray and Mina Kirchmeier Ray on August 11, 1921, the same day that his father bought a dairy in the Rattlesnake Valley of Missoula, Montana. Ed grew up with his older sister, Alma, on the ranch. Their mischievous adventures are legendary to his family and friends. In 1942, he met the love of his life, Laura Aline Reese, to whom he was married for 69 years. They had three boys all of whom were born in Missoula; Russell Lynn Ray, Charles Donald Ray, and Lawrence Edward Ray.
During the late stages of WWII they lived in Seattle, Washington, where he worked for Carnation Dairy. In 1946, the family moved to Palo Alto, California, and went to work for the Foehn family dairy. Being homesick for Missoula, he moved his family back to Montana where he worked for Reilly’s Transfer and Storage. Their son, Larry E., was born with health issues in 1948, so the family moved back to California in 1949, where once again Ed was employed by the Foehn dairy. A year later Ed, Aline and the boys went on to work for Jim and Janice Hopson on the Evergreen Dairy in San Jose, California. When their kids were grown and gone, Ed and Aline moved to Menan, Idaho, where he worked for the Spur Cattle Company, followed by employment with Lyle Taylor Feed Lot in Lewisville, Idaho. After retiring from the agricultural industry, he and Aline moved back to Montana where they lived across the street from his sister, Alma, in Clinton.
In 2004, Ed and Aline moved to Spring Creek, Nevada where they lived near their son Don and daughter-in-law Marliese, later moving in with them at Twin Bridges as their health declined. After Aline’s passing in 2011 and with Ed’s increased need of nursing care, he moved into the BeeHive Home in Elko where he has been for the past year.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Aline, and sisters, Alma and Lucille, as well as many more beloved friends and family members. He is survived by his sons, Russell (Sharon) Ray, Donald (Marliese Foehn) Ray, and Larry E. (Lois) Ray, brother-in-law Richard (Geri) Smith and embraced son Geoff (Dorinda) Baker. He and Aline have numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren living throughout the world.
In all the places Ed worked, he touched people’s lives with his friendship and his humorous stories of growing up in the good ol’ days. Adventures in the great outdoors were his reason for living, only second to making memories with his wife and sons. Ed had the gift of making friends wherever he went, and kept every one of these friends for the duration of his lifetime. He was a wonderful example of a husband and father and he taught all that were close to him the importance of family and doing an honest day’s work for an honest dollar. He is now celebrating in Heaven with his Lord and his cherished wife, Aline, in a body we know he would describe as being “guaranteed not to rip, rattle or run down the seams.”
The Ray family would like to thank all the caregivers and the residents at the BeeHive Home for making his last year so memorable as well as the dedication from his trusted nurse practitioner, Carrie Powers.
The funeral for Edward Ray will be at eleven o’clock at the Garden City Funeral Home, 705 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana.
Irene Walther passed away in her sleep, May 20, 2016 in Elko, NV.
Irene was born at home, by her mother alone, near the mouth of Jarrett Canyon near Tuscarora, NV March 24, 1925, the first and only child of Bill and Hazel Behn.
She was preceded in death forty days by her husband of 61 years, Jack Walther, and is survived by sisters-in-law, Beulah Dalley of Idaho Falls, Idaho and June Reilly of Oxnard, CA. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends in Elko County where she spent most of her 91 years.
Irene was a woman among men from an early age preferring the outdoor ranching work with her father to the women’s work of that time. She became a proficient horsewoman, working cowgirl, ranch hand, equipment operator, truck driver, builder, mechanic, working both with her father and for other ranches around Independence Valley. She could do anything a man could do and usually better.
In 1993 she received a 100,000 Mile Club Award from the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association for having logged over 100,000 miles riding horseback in her life.
Irene married Jack Walther in 1955 and worked with him at the 71 Ranch and their own ranch near Fort Halleck as well as with her father at his ranch in Lamoille. She and Jack bought the Martin ranch on Lamoille Creek together and when he retired from the 71 made their home there. They eventually consolidated their ranching operation, through sales and purchases of land into an expanded Martin Place in the Lamoille Valley where they raised purebred Red Angus cattle.
Irene shared with Jack a love of horses. They raised purebred Morgan saddle horses and Suffolk Punch Draft horses which they also trained. The horse enterprise evolved to include an interest in restoring horse drawn vehicles and requests for carriage rides which she and Jack provided free of charge for parades, weddings, and educational tours.
Ever curious and competent, Irene was a carpenter, rock hound, cartoonist, skilled with the sewing machine, loved trucks, cats (both the furry, purry ones and the bulldozer ones) tractors and motor vehicles, a decent cook, an adventurer and she loved paint. Painting houses, vehicles, trucks, rusty antique machinery, and painting at the easel: horses, landscapes, animals, and flowers. There wasn’t much she saw that couldn’t be improved with paint. She also loved music especially show tunes and western musicals like Oklahoma and Annie Get Your Gun, and the variety of Community Concerts at the Convention Center in Elko. As a youngster she played the violin and had happy memories of playing the sousaphone in the Elko High School Band.
Irene and Jack were able to balance their strongly independent individual natures and be reliable working partners. They enjoyed working out the puzzles of each day, with imagination, kindness, humor (lots of it), patience and care, to prosper as business people and good loving friends and neighbors.
In 1982, Irene riding Esther, a palomino mare, executed a last minute tactical surge to win the Man Mule race. She participated in the race many times horseback or by carriage. Gifts in Irene’s memory may be given to: Ruby Mountain Riding for the Handicapped c/o Mc Mullen McPhee &Co, 215 Bluff Ave. Ste. 300 Elko, NV 89801.
Irene’s remains have been entombed at the Garden of Peace in the Burns Memorial Garden. She was not a fan of funerals so a gathering to share stories and memories is being planned for a date yet to be determined.
We give special thanks to all who cared for Irene over the past 6 months at the Highland Manor.
Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, our Nina has passed away peacefully at home, has been released from illness and dementia, has said goodbye to all the people she dearly loved, and has departed this earth to sing with the Choir Invisible. The daughter of Emilio Domingo Lopez de Lopez and Maria Concepción (Concha) Vilor de Galban, Nina was born in Elko, Nevada, the youngest in her family which included sister Maria Amparo Lopez and revered brothers Romano Lopez and Albert Lopez of loving memory.
Nina — the strong, capable, big-hearted woman who raised two children of her own, tragically and courageously buried a third, and later helped raise three boys on a California cattle ranch — enjoyed a long, full life, was cherished as matriarch by both her families and was a devoted friend and mentor to many over the decades of her life. She was a generous, warm, outgoing person, who attracted many people into her sphere with her charm, wit, and personality. Fluent in Spanish and English and the life of any party, Nina was never at a loss for words but everyone loved her because she also knew how to listen and was ever a loyal friend, a valued confidant, and a voice of experience and wisdom.
After her stellar spell as a student and well-liked classmate in Elko schools, she graduated from Elko High School in 1945 and stayed in touch with dear childhood friends throughout her life. In May 1948 she married Ocie Leonard Holley and not long after came son Bryan, daughter Nancy, and son Mark who died at age four.
With a lifetime of career experience, Nina also demonstrated competence and reliability in the world of business, working as a young woman in Elko for the Union Pacific Railroad, at the Elko County Court House, and later for the U.S. Forest Service. When she moved to Reno and then San Francisco after her divorce, she developed many friends among her colleagues at the bank and retail jobs which she excelled at.
It was in San Francisco when she lived on Telegraph Hill that an Elko friend introduced her to William (Bill) Nelson Cumming, Jr., a cattle rancher, a spark ignited, one thing led to another, and he proposed. Nina accepted, they were married on July 3, 1971 at the LE Ranch in southern Monterey County, and they became a wonderful, happy couple. Watching the two play dominos was great theater and often ended with Bill winning and smiling, while Nina furiously swept the dominos to the floor. Nina’s new life on the ranch as the step-mother to John, Joe, and Andy, Bill’s young sons, was another challenge she met with strength and courage as she had every other, and the boys who had tragically lost their mother discovered over time that Nina’s big heart only wanted to encourage each of them. The family flourished for many years until Bill lost a long, brave battle with cancer after which Nina, with him every step, became the family anchor.
Beyond these particulars, it’s impossible to fully capture Nina in just these few words. But in more personal terms ...
If Nina was your mother, she loved you unconditionally and always urged you (and expected you) to be and become your best.
If Nina was your grandma, she had the softest arms and lap to sit on and always found a special way to talk with you or read you a funny book.
If Nina was a friend from childhood, she was loyal and faithful, never let you go, and always kept in touch with you.
If you were a family friend of Nina’s, she always remembered every good deed you’d done for her or her family, always made a point of visiting you, always welcomed you into her home, and then always asked the sensitive questions that revealed that she understood you and that she’d listened to you the last time you visited.
If you were a friend later in life or her work colleague, you knew Nina as a smart, funny, sassy woman who stood up for herself. You watched her back in the Sixties and witnessed that by her actions she became a role model of equality for all women and later in life a mentor to her own daughter, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters as well as all the young women she worked with.
If you were lucky to be in her two families, Nina bought you exactly the right birthday or Christmas card and a gift that was always somehow perfect for you.
And if you were anyone in Nina’s life, you inevitably received some barbs and zings from La Bruja and felt the Scorpio wit of a master linguist. She delighted in her own humor and was quick to appreciate every kind of joke, pun or absurdity. Outspoken, volatile, direct, sensitive, and eccentric, Nina held court in her recliner during her forty years at the LE Ranch and everyone in the family knew that saying hello to Nina was the first task you needed to take care of when you arrived at the ranch. A classic movie buff who easily identified almost every actor in old movies and Westerns, a great lifelong lover of books and reading with an inquiring, intelligent mind — Nina was also always right on top of current events and loved to dialog and debate with you, freely sharing her opinions that were always interesting and never subtle.
Nina will be remembered by her son Bryan Holley (Nancy) and daughter Nancy McCune (Terry); her sons Bill Cumming (Veeda), John Cumming (Connie), Joe Cumming (Kristi), and Andy Cumming (Tami); daughter Peggy Hebert (Bob) and will be recalled with love by all her grandchildren: Amber Lichens, Elena Ragner, Janelle Cumming Gephart, Sean Cumming, Royce Cumming, Brenna Cumming, Katrina Cumming, Jared Cumming, Nolan Cumming, Gunnar Cumming, Scott Hebert and Greg Hebert. She will also be held in memory by her many nieces, nephews, inlaws, outlaws and treasured friends.
The families would like to offer many thanks (¡muchas gracias!) to all the kind and devoted people, nurses and staff of Windchime and Butte Home Health in Chico, CA for their careful care and understanding for Nina over these last years and months, and also to Bob and Geneva Eddington and the staff of Eddington Funeral Home in King City, CA and Mike Sims and the staff at Burns Funeral Home in Elko, NV for all their help.
Services to honor Nina will be held at Burns Funeral Home, Monday, June 6, 2016. The family will host a Visitation from 10 am to noon; a Celebration of Life Service will be from 12 – 1, with burial in the Elko Catholic Cemetery immediately following.
Born April 22, 1932 in Oroville, Ca to Willard L. and Laura M. Lerner. Died at home May 19, 2016. Donna along with her family moved to Elko in 1947. She met and married Ralph W. Oliver, Jr on January 1, 1949. They had 4 children: Laurel, Jacque, Ralph (Cathi), and Kenneth (Lee).
She is survived by her husband of 67 years. JR-her children and their spouses, 4 grandchildren-Stephen, Jeff, Richard and Staci. 4 Great Grandchildren: Thomas & Kyle Oliver, Alexya Santi Steven, Thomas Kelly and 1 Great-Great Grandchild: Amber Rose Oliver and her Brother Richard Lerner (Diane) of Kennewick, WA.
Timothy Jack Oldfield, 63 of Elko, NV passed away on Friday the 20th of May in Salt Lake City.
Tim was born in Herkimer NY on April 11th 1953. He was raised in Little Falls NY and attended Little Falls High. He moved to Frankfort NY where he had his son Timothy Patrick Oldfield who resides in Italy TX. Tim joined the Navy and served his country and was honorably discharged in San Diego. He then moved to Rosamond CA, where he met his wife Priscilla Armstrong. They were married in Carson City NV. Throughout his time in NV as a heavy equipment operator he was blessed with three beautiful children. Cristie Lee, Opal Marie, Cody James and 10 grandchildren. Shantay, Derek, Hope, Brittany, Tycin, Peirce, Kyry, Andrew, Tristin, Caitlin.
Our dad will be greatly missed, he is such a big part of our life. He has always had such a big heart and always helped everyone. Our dad taught us what unconditional love is and that is something we all will carry on. We love you Papa.
Service is being held at the Church of Nazarene at 740 West Sage St. Wednesday the 8th at 4:00 pm where we will celebrate his life. Contact Cristie at 385- 0041
Rusty Dale Hicks was taken by the creator on May 29, 2016 at the tender age of 33 in his home in Battle Mtn., NV. He was born on February 3rd 1983 in Battle Mtn., to Rhonda Hicks and Lawson Steve. Rusty was very outgoing and had a heart of gold. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and barbeques. He enjoyed the company of his friends and loved being around his family.
He was blessed with 3 beautiful daughters that were his pride and joy, and was a very loving devoted father. Rusty never gave up even when things got tough and tried to always keep a positive attitude.
He is preceded in death by his Grandfather Wilford Hicks, his Uncle Louie Hicks, cousins Brandon “Deano” Arrates and Dylan Charley. He is survived by his Grandmothers Florine Maine (Erickson-Owyhee), and Lorna Hicks. His Mother Rhonda Hicks (Lydell) and Father Lawson Steve. His children Makiala, Cylynce and Honesty Hicks. His sisters Kaycee Garcia (Brett-Spring Creek), Ashley Aldridge (Dakota) and Danielle Aldridge (Eddie) all of Battle Mtn., NV. He is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A Traditional Tee-Pee viewing will be held in the evening hours of June 3, 2016 until a sunrise ceremony June 4, 2016. His Memorial service will take place June 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at 01 Circle Way, Old Indian Colony in Battle Mtn., NV. A traditional feed will follow.
Linda Murphy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, on June 1, 2016.
Linda was born November 10, 1937 in Elko, Nevada, to William and Golda Lane. She grew up with her twin sisters Sandra and Sharon working on the Lane Ranch in Starr Valley. The family raised cattle on their ranch, and Linda’s 4-H project was raising sheep. She always had a deep love of horses and was always surrounded by them.
Linda graduated from Wells High School in 1955. After graduation she went to dental assistant school in San Francisco, California. Upon her return to Elko, she then went to work for Dr. Morris Gallagher.
Linda married Tom Murphy in November of 1958. They had three children together, Dani, David, and Willie. They later divorced, and Linda went to work for First Interstate Bank, then the U.S. Post Office where she retired after many years of service.
She enjoyed collecting stamps, arrowhead hunting, fishing, and picnics with her family. She also enjoyed going for rides in old classic cars.
Linda is survived by her daughter Dani Renk (Ted), granddaughters Candace Bain, Chelsie Renk Black (Taylor), and Katrina Murphy; sisters Sandra Sharp and Sharon Lane, and many nephews and nieces.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, sons David and Willie Murphy, and Tom Murphy.
Funeral services are planned for Monday, June 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Burns Memorial Garden.
Donations in memory of Linda may be made either to Northeastern Nevada Museum or Lamoille Presbyterian Church.
The family wants to thank all the doctors and nurses on 9th East of St. Luke’s in Boise and everyone at The Heron Place in Nampa for all of their love and support.
Kenneth Louis Hammond (Ken, Kenny, Bernstein, Nono), born October 18, 1933, in Elko, Nevada, passed on May 27, 2016, from coronary failure and complications of diabetes. He was 82 years old.
Aside from spending the majority of his life in Nevada , Ken served in the U.S. Air Force as an airplane mechanic at the NakNek Air Force Base in Alaska from 1953-1957. While in the military Ken saw an article about a local girl winning an Air Force beauty contest. Upon returning to Elko, Ken met this local beauty queen at an Elko dress shop and eventually married his surviving spouse, Georgia Lipparelli, on August 31, 1958. They have three surviving children and five surviving grandchildren: Chris Hammond of Elko; Brett Hammond (wife Reba; daughters Brynn, Kess, and Reese Hammond) of Spanish Springs, Nevada; Stefanie Pattani (husband Alvin; son Ian and daughter Ella Pattani) of Elko; sister, Norma McDonald of Aurora, Colorado; and, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Christopher (Toby) and Veda Hammond, and grandson, Ethan Hammond.
Prior to enlisting, Ken worked for Urriola Brothers and Peraldo’s Distributing. What free time he had was spent hunting, fishing and riding horseback amongst the majestic countryside of Northeastern Nevada. Ken also shared stories of skiing in the Ruby Mountains with his dear high school friend, George Sheaks.
Immediately following their marriage, Ken and Georgia moved to Ogden, Utah where Ken worked for Hurst Lumber Company, a business owned by his uncle, Ernest (Lavar) Hurst. While living in Ogden, their eldest son, Chris, was born in 1959. Ken, Georgia and Chris eventually returned to Elko where Ken went to work for yet another uncle, Don Knapp, owner of Knapp Construction Company. It was during this employment that Ken suffered severe broken legs in a construction accident in late 1962, some three months after their second child, Brett, was born. After numerous surgeries to reconstruct his legs, and lengthy hospital stays, Ken recovered enough to return to work, eventually partnering with George Smith to start K & G Construction Company which remained in business for roughly twenty years. Ken concluded his career in construction while serving as the Construction Supervisor for the Elko County School District, a position he left in 2000.
Ken was known for his sharp wit and unfiltered comments and opinions, his constant arguments with his son, Chris, and his strong work ethic and exceptional craftsmanship. Ken was an avid reader and loved a challenging crossword puzzle. He also loved animals, and one of his favorite past-times in later years was to observe the hummingbirds that returned to his home annually to nest. This obituary would not be complete without mentioning the countless “social” coffee breaks Ken took throughout the years, or the many “repetitive” NakNek stories he shared at family gatherings.
The Hammond family would like to send a sincere “Thank You” to all the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals that assisted Ken throughout his life, and that helped to make his last months as comfortable as possible. The family requests donations be made in Ken’s name to the Animal Relief Foundation, P.O. Box 1333, Elko, Nevada 89803; Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741; or, to the Elko Animal Shelter, 2210 Pinion Rd., Elko, NV 89801.
At Ken’s request, no formal services will be held. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, June 24, 2016, at 2:00 o’clock p.m., at the amphitheater adjacent to the Leonard Center for Student Life on the Great Basin College campus, 1500 College Pkwy., Elko, Nevada.
The family would like to invite friends to join in celebrating her life.
Lana always loved beautiful flowers, so we thought it would be appropriate to have her services in June with all the beautiful bright flowers and green grasses in bloom. It seemed perfect and suits her middle name, Lana June Gibbs.
We would like to suggest everyone wear colorful clothing as Lana always had a bright, colorful spirit.
Alex “Buster” Dufurrena, 84, passed away at his home on the family ranch near Denio, Nevada on May 28, 2016.
Buster was born July 12, 1931 to parents Alec and Julia Dufurrena, in Room 11 of the Winnemucca Hotel. He grew up in the hills and valleys around Wilder Ranch east of Denio, branding calves, cutting hay and tending sheep camps. He graduated from Humboldt County High School in 1949, where he rodeoed, played basketball, football and tuba. He attended Cal Poly University, where he majored in pre-veterinary medicine and was a member of the Cal Poly Rodeo team. Buster won the National College Finals Bareback Championship for Cal Poly in 1951.
In 1952, during the Korean War, Buster enlisted in the army. In November of that year he was assigned to the US Army Veterinary Corps, Panama. When asked about this time he would often speak of the tough swim test that led him there and the challenges he faced while learning how to doctor monkeys.
Upon returning home after his service, he met Linda Donahue. They were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Winnemucca February 11, 1956. Buster cowboyed for and later managed Quinn River Ranch until 1978. He and Linda started the Dufurrena Sheep Company in 1974. They raised three sons, Tim, Dan and Hank, at Quinn River, where the bunkhouses were filled with cousins, friends, cowboys and hay hands on any given night.
Buster was a hardworking gentleman who made his mark on the community, serving as brand inspector and on many different boards and committees, including the Winnemucca Rodeo board in the late 50’s and 60’s and the N2 District Grazing board from 1976-2008. He was president of the Nevada Woolgrower’s Association, a member of the Nevada Legislative Committee on Public Lands, and an elected Humboldt County Commissioner from 1999-2005. He was a member of the Harney Electric Cooperative Board of Directors for 44 years, serving until his death.
Buster would make the trip from the dusty hay fields he’d spent the morning working in to his afternoon meetings in town, dressed in his best button-up shirt and suspenders. Regardless of the day in town, he was sure to make it back out to the ranch in time for a highball with the boys, usually while a grandkid crawled up on his lap and Linda’s warm supper waited on the table. Buster was a family man with an enormous heart and a love for the life he lived. He always had time to visit with or help anyone who needed a hand.
Buster is survived by his wife, Linda; his brother, John (Joan) Dufurrena; his children, Tim (Carolyn), Dan (Maryjo) Hank (Ginny) Dufurrena; his grandchildren Sam, Zack (Amy), Magen, Ryan, Julia and Josh Dufurrena; his great-grandchildren Katie, Quincy Jo and Buster Roan Dufurrena, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Buster was preceded in death by his parents Alexander ‘Alec’ Dufurrena and Julia Eguiara Dufurrena, and his sister Clarice Sizemore.
A memorial service will be held at the West Hall, Winnemucca Convention Center on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Buster’s name to “Rope for Hope,” an annual fundraising event in continued support of rural ranching families battling cancer. Donations may be sent to 3251 Marla Drive, Winnemucca, NV 89445.
Clara B. Williams passed away with her daughter Judith by her side, June 2, 2016 in Elko, NV. She was born April 24, 1923 in Meeker, CO to Phillip and Edna Boss. Clara was employed at the telephone company until retirement in 1973.
She was also an artist with several of her paintings on display in the foyer of Burns Funeral Home. She appreciated the great care from the nurses at Highland Manor Garden Court.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister and 1 granddaughter Joeil D Vowell (Judith’s daughter).
She is survived by her husband, of 47 years, Fred Williams, children: Carol Roberts (John), Judith Thomas, Chet Thomas (Shawna), Alice Williams (Rob), Bob Williams, Rick Williams (Leah), Kathy Sanchez (Vince) and 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
Clara wants to be remembered as she was, and requested no viewing or services. She will be cremated at Sunset Crematory, Elko, NV.
Andrew Edward Stewart, 63, of Elko, passed away June 1, 2016 of a heart attack.
Andy was born March 17, 1953 to Gerald Edward and Betty Wilson Stewart in Superior, Arizona. The family moved to Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1965. He graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 1972, after which he completed studies from Arizona Automotive Institute Trade School in Phoenix, Arizona. Andy owned and operated Stewarts Tire and Stewart Auto Parts in Battle Mountain. He also worked as a Maintenance Mechanic for Haliburton and Great Basin College, where he retired in 2012.
Andy loved auto racing and was a motorcycle and hunting enthusiast, always ready for the next ride or hunt. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, Ana, Abby, Ashlynn, Madison, Kane, Bradyn and Andrew, whom he loved dearly.
Andy was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Edward Stewart.
Survived by the love of his life, domestic partner, Crystie Minson, daughters Tanisha (Kip) McAlexander, Rashawna (Matt) Berry and Katashua Stewart, mother Betty Stewart, sisters Wanda (Tom) Broadway and Loretta (Robbie) Sallee, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2 pm in the Civic Center, 625 S. Broad St., Battle Mountain, NV 89820.
Emmett Goforth, 72 died June 1, 2016 of an aneurysm at Renown Health Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Emmett was born to Jack and Maire Goforth in Seattle, Washington on June 15, 1943. The family later moved to Butte, Montana. At the age of 9 Emmett’s dad died in a mining accident. A few years later Marie, Emmett and his two brothers Larry and Ray Roach moved to Lewiston, Idaho where all of Marie’s family lived. At age 19, Emmett married Sharon Coddington. They had four children, Wade, Terri, Gail and Rhonda. They later divorced. Emmett moved back to Butte, Montana for a while then moved to Elko, Nevada. His health forced him to retire.
Emmett was preceded in death by his parents, both grandparents and his brother Larry Roach. Emmett leaves behind his brother Ray (Glenda), son, Wade (Lisa) and their three children; daughters, Terri (Steve) and their two children; Gail Goforth and Rhonda (Mike Arringdale ) their 7 children; 8 great grandchildren and one grandchild due in August.
We love you dad, rest in peace now. We will miss you. At Emmett’s request there will not be a funeral.
De’ette Maria Pitt, age 61, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Kenai, Alaska, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Titus Regional Medical Center. De’ette was born on September 8, 1954 in Butte, Montana to the late James Homer and Anita Leota Riley Knapp. De’ette married the love of her life and her best friend, Gary Wayne Pitt, on June 12, 1971 in Lander, Wyoming. After nearly 45 years of marriage and a lifetime of memories while living in and out of many towns all over the Western United States in Wyoming, Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Montana, she finally found what she called home in Texas.
De’ette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked in many professions including the food service industry, healthcare, foster care, and many more jobs to help raise her family but, her favorite and most important job was being a mom and grandma. De’ette was a Catholic by faith but liked to attend other churches as well. Those who knew De’ette the best will always remember her as an adventurous traveler who was endlessly devoted to her beloved family. She would travel from one end of the country and back again and love every minute of it. De’ette was an avid outdoorsman. She loved fishing, hunting, camping, boating and traveling a hundred miles up The Good Pasture River in Alaska just to camp and care for her family while they hunted. She loved visiting with family and had a talent for storytelling and remembering the old times and telling it the same way as if it happened yesterday. She would talk of her childhood and her family. She loved to speak of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. De’ette’s loving arms and adventurous spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
De'ette is survived by her husband Gary Pitt. Her son Gary Pitt II and his wife Audrey with their children Jaymee, Riley, Ayla, McKinsey, Irisa, Shannon, and great grandchildren Lorraine, MacArthur, Jaeger and one more on the way. Her son Alex Pitt and his wife Robin with their kids Eric, Cody, and Caitlyn and great grandchildren Aurora, Kiara, Easton, and one more on the way. Her son David Pitt and his wife Heather with their three children; Danielle, Danica, and Dakota with one more on the way. Her son Nickolas Pitt and his wife Amanda with their son Corban. Her brother Jim Knapp; sisters; Theresa Cunningham, Bertha Dorothy, Robin Marquez, Martha Williams and her many nieces, nephews and their children.
De’ette was preceded in death by her father James Homer Knapp and mother Anita Leota Knapp
Funeral services for De’ette Pitt will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Sam B Harvey Funeral Home with Father Stephen Duyka officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon City Cemetery with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Monday evening at the funeral home with a rosary service beginning at 6:30 P.M.
Our beautiful angel; mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend returned home with our Lord on June 6, 2016, with her family at her side. She was 81 years young.
Mabel was born on February 7, 1935 in Vadito, New Mexico to H.B. and Elaiza Montoya. She is survived by her brother Rudy Montoya; sister, Sally Trujillo of Ely; and brother, Ben (Molly) Montoya of Mora, New Mexico. Mabel grew up in Nevada, attending schools in White Pine County. On October 31, 1953, she married Gilbert Ulibarri and they had many happy years together and had five children; Lorraine (Michael) Johnson , St. George, Utah, Gilbert Ulibarri Jr. (Monica) Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan (Tony) Wright Elko, Nevada, Dave Ulibarri, Ely, Nevada, and Melissa McNutt (Les) Elko, Nevada. She was grandmother to twelve grandchildren; Jason, Amber, Mishael, Jessica, Erica, Tony, Nicole, Amanda, Keira, Jezaree, Tyson, and Kobe. Mabel had sixteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She had so many people young and old, who considered her “grandma.” She also loved her special and dear friend, Mary Arnold. Mabel is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Gilbert.
Mabel, a successful business owner for many years, enjoyed operating Mabel’s Beauty Salon. She was very dedicated to her faith, always donating her time in many ways. Mabel taught CCD, and she was a member of The Ladies Guild, Funeral Ministry, Rosary Group and Bible Study Groups. A highlight of her life was being able to attend a church pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Bosnia with her friends of the parish.
Mabel was a three-time breast cancer survivor and had the will and courage to smile and never complain during the entire battle. She loved to read, sew, crochet, embroider and was a great baker of cookies, cakes and tortillas! Mabel was a loving and gentle soul, always delighted by her family, and who cherished her many friendships.
Her loving presence, sweet smile, and twinkling eyes will be missed by so many. Rest in peace our sweet angel. Until we meet again …
The services will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rosary on Friday, June 10 at 7pm and Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10:30am. Following the burial at the cemetery the family would like to invite you to join us at the St. Lawrence Hall for a Luncheon.
On June 4, Eric John Pastorino of Eureka passed away unexpectedly at age 55.
All who knew Eric will remember him for his kind and generous spirit. He was active in mining and loved all aspects of its history in Northern Nevada -- a truly proud son of the Silver State.
Pastorino forebears came to Eureka in the late-1800s from the small mountain villages of Alpicella and Stella in the Varazze region near Genoa, Italy. They participated in the lead-silver boom of that time and local ranching. Eric's father Tom Pastorino was Eureka County's Assessor for many years. He interrupted a long tenure that began in 1938 to serve in the Army overseas during World War II where he met Eric’s mother Marge Pastorino. After the war, Tom married his English sweetheart and they had two sons, David and Eric. The Pastorino family owned the historic Eureka Opera House from 1946 until the early-1990s.
After studying at UNR as a Civil Engineer, Eric worked as a miner and later as a surveyor for a number of mines in the Eureka area including Ruby Hill, Bald Mountain, Pan Project, Gold Bar, Windfall, and Buckhorn. He also worked with his brother in private land development within the Eureka town site.
Eric was a lover of trains. In 1992, he was instrumental in bringing the restored Eureka & Palisade locomotive #4 to the Eureka fairgrounds. Fair goers were thrilled to ride the E&P with Eric as engineer on a 600-foot semi-circle of newly laid track. In the old days, the E&P provided the rail link to the mainline at Palisades greatly facilitating both mining and ranching in Eureka County. In 2009, Eric rode the E&P #4 again on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for Colorado’s 11th Annual Railfest Event. Eric recalled, "I got to ride in the wood car, my shirt pockets filled with cinders and I have burn holes in my hat and shirt!" His enthusiasm for trains and local history will be greatly missed.
Eric is survived by his brother David Pastorino.
Memorial Services will be held in Eureka Saturday, July 2. There will be a service at the Eureka Opera House beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by a procession down Main St. that will continue throughout town on the way to the Catholic Cemetery.
Jerry O. Neef was born March 20, 1942 in Reno, Nevada. He passed away June 11, 2016, with his beloved family by his side.
Jerry was a 4th generation Nevadan. His great-grandfather, Henry Edward Stock began homesteading in Paradise Valley on October 2, 1873. Jerry was raised in Hawthorne and graduated from Mineral County High School. He attended UNR for a short time before his marriage to Nancy Lee White on September 16, 1961. Jerry worked at the Nevada Department of Transportation for over 20 years advancing from surveyor to Resident Engineer working on projects throughout the state. He retired from NDOT in Sequim, WA. But, Nevada called him home and he returned to work as a consultant for HDR retiring a second time in 2005.
Jerry was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Hawthorne, Elko and Sequim WA. BPOE is a patriotic charitable organization with many community and lodge-based programs. Jerry was Secretary on the committee that was instrumental in the March 7, 2015, chartering of Great Basin Elks Lodge 1472.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter Laurie CdeBaca (husband, Carl) and grandsons, Conor, Spencer and Nicholas; daughter, Diana Van Norman (husband, Dan); sister, Evelyn Gaude; brother, Richie Neef; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents Albert and Irene Stock, parents Paul and Ruth Neef and sister Lynda Smith.
Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church, 1559 Sewell Drive, Elko, on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 11:00AM, with lunch following in the Fellowship Hall.
In keeping with Jerry’s passion and commitment to the Elks, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s name to The Elks National Foundation, PO Box 657, Elko, NV 89803.
Audrey Lou (Graves) Williams was born on October 22, 1925 to Emma Lou and Thomas Graves in Rochester NY.
Audrey passed away at age 90 on June 15th, 2016 at the Highland Manor in Elko, NV. In 1927 Audrey, her parents, plus her Uncle Don, Uncle Charlie, Aunt Helen and Cousin Betty loaded up their old Ford Touring car, tied all their worldly belongings to the outside of the car and headed for California. They stopped at camp grounds along the way to tend to laundry and rest up a bit. They arrived in San Francisco, CA a few weeks later but found it too cold and foggy and moved south to Culver City, CA where Audrey’s sister Marion was born in 1928.
Audrey met the love of her life as a young teen and married Burt Williams on New Year’s Day of 1942. They were happily married until Burt’s death in 1986. They had two children, Marion JoAnne and Thomas Burton. Audrey was a stay at home Mom most of her life. She was a secretarial clerk at the Ceramic Tile Institute in Los Angeles for many years after her children were grown. After Burt’s death Audrey moved closer to her son Tom and his family in Santa Maria, CA and in 2005 moved to Spring Creek, NV to live with her daughter JoAnne.
A year ago they both moved into the Highland Estates in Elko so JoAnne could better care for Audrey. Audrey adored her grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her generous heart, lovely smile and her passion for miniatures.
Audrey leaves behind her daughter, JoAnne, son Tom and his wife Nancy, three grandchildren, Barbara (Patrick) Gorman, Kathryn (Jeff) Manildi and James Williams and seven great-grandchildren, Ashley (Tyler) Mugg, Alyssa Gorman, Andrew Gorman, Ian Gorman, Alina Gorman and Selah Manildi and Kaydence Manildi, one great-great-grandchild, Hadassah Mugg.
Those who preceded her in death were her husband Burt, parents, Emma Lou and Thomas Graves, and her sister Marion Lang.
Donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Audrey’s name or to the Lamoille Presbyterian Church in Lamoille, NV.
Martin passed away June 4, at his home, after a gallant fight with cancer with his wife by his side. Martin was born to Joseph and Amelia (Geiser) Kraft in McLaughlin, SD and raised in Selfridge, ND the fourth of eleven children. He was the first boy of four children and spoiled by his older sister. He went on to become a big brother to the rest of his siblings. He was on the track and basketball teams in his high school. After his junior year, Martin went custom combining with a local crew for the summer. He went to visit with his friend Rick’s family and found his best friend and the love of his life, Kristie. They were married the following fall and moved to Kenmare, ND where he helped his family’s bakery. In 1973 they moved to Rapid City, SD. Martin worked for Ray’s Bakery and then went to work for Hills Material Company. They moved around for a time before settling down in Broadus, Montana in 1977. Martin sold Vigortone Feed for several years becoming a top salesman. He also worked for Gary Williams Oil Produces and various ranchers for a while.
In 1990, Martin decided it was time for a change again and headed out to find new opportunities. He was only supposed to go a 5-hour radius from home but ended up in Elko, Nevada! After only one day he had an interview with Barrick Goldstrike and came home to get his family moving out West! Marty started with Barrick in the Dewatering department and went on to haul pack driving and then to his current position as a dozer operator. He loved his job and his crew and could often be heard “whistling while he worked!”
Martin had a way with little kids. They could be crying when he first played with them but it wouldn’t be long before he had them in his arms and they were buddies. He liked playing games with his grandkids, taking them swimming, fishing and lawnmower races with Travis. We became a second set of parents to Paden and Clay and had many “Krafty’s Bid Adventures” with them.
He also ran a meat business on his “days off.” Martin liked making summer sausage, pepper sticks and jerky for anyone who asked and he could cook a mean smoked turkey as well! His customers became his friends and he enjoyed visiting them when they came by.
Martin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kristie, daughter Stacy (Kary); sons, Brandon and Martin, Jr., (Heidi); 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; his father, Joe; siblings Amy (Jim); Chris (David); Cindy (Leo); Raymond (Jackie); Laurie, Deb (Doug); Carol, Francis, Stephanie (Robert); and Lydia (Dan); as well as, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Amelia, both sets of grandparents, and his in-laws Bernie and Anna Merkel.
Thank you to Genesis Home Health, his sister, Chris; Dr. Lao and her staff; Dr. Padivanija and her staff and the nurses at Infusion at MSTI in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Services will be held on June 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 277 Willow Street, Elko.
Krafty, you’re off to your “Biggest Adventure” ever! God Speed.
Cal was born in Soda Springs, Idaho on April 11, 1923 to Ben and Enga Woodward.
He started school at Henry, Nevada when he was 5. He also attended schools in Beowawe, Nevada, and Deeth, Nevada. Cal’s family moved to Grantsville, Utah where he finished school, graduating from Grantsville High School in 1940.
Cal worked at the Tooele Ordnance Depot, which later became the leading employer of Japanese Americans resulting from the War Relocation Authority. It is now known as the Tooele Army Depot. He also worked at International Smelting and Refining Company in Tooele. Cal moved to Vancouver, Washington to work at Kaiser Ship Yards in 1944. Later that year he enlisted in the US Navy, where he served in the Pacific until 1946.
After Cal left the Navy, he moved to Elko, Nevada to work for Standard Stations #1049 at the corner of 5th and Idaho Streets. Across the street was Dupont Drug, where a lovely young woman named Helen Horn worked. A romance bloomed and they were married on September 22, 1950.
Cal worked as a Brakeman for Western Pacific Railroad from 1950 to 1953. He purchased the Famlee Bread franchise in 1953. His franchise covered the Northeast corner of Nevada keeping him extremely busy until he retired in 1986.
Cal was an avid fisherman and his retirement in 1986 gave him a lot of time to explore his favorite fishing spots in northern Nevada. He also enjoyed going to coffee three days a week at Donut’s N’ Mor. His coffee friends were a great support to Cal after Helen passed away.
Cal was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Helen, in 2015. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Ben and Enge Woodward, his brothers, George, Ray and Albert, his sisters, Evelyn Brooks, Ethel Kunz, and Cleo Woodward.
Cal is survived by his brother, Leonard (Jeannine) and sister, Rose (Mark) Hulet; his daughter Bobbi (Denis) Burgess of Anchorage, Alaska, granddaughters, Susan (Shawn) Moffat and Jennifer (Grant) Leathers and three great-grandsons, Matthew Moffat, Alex and Joshua Leathers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cal also leaves behind numerous long time family friends, including Diane Rice and her family.
Services will be held at Burns Funeral Home on Monday, June 27 at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local chapter of VFW, P O Box 1266, Elko, NV 89803; or the charity of your choice.
Jane Lynn, “Janie” Upton, 66, died peacefully and surrounded by her family at her home in Centerville, Utah, on June 2, 2016.
She was born July 10, 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa to Clayton Wayne and Twila Bernice Adams Fulk. She grew up on a farm north of Arbela, Missouri and attended Plum College rural school for grades 1-8. She then transferred to Memphis, MO schools and was a 1967 graduate of Scotland County R-1 High School. Janie was extremely proud of her mid-western roots and held a deep respect throughout her life for the farming community and farmland she grew up in. After high school she attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL.
Her first employment after business college was with Moorman Manufacturing in Quincy and she was later employed as the secretary for the North Elementary School in Memphis, MO. It was during her employment at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO, that she met Billy Warren Upton, and the two were married on December 21, 1974 at the Arbela United Methodist Church in Arbela, MO. To this union two children were born, Andy James and Sally Ann. Her husband’s work took them to Gunnison, Colorado, where she was employed at Western State College of Colorado; Moberly, Missouri; Spring Creek, Nevada, where she tutored English at Great Basin College; and Centerville, Utah. She was very proud of her dedicated service to educational institutions over the years, but the job she took the most joy and pride in was that of “mom."
To all that knew her, Janie was a gentle, kind, compassionate, and beautiful soul. Her beauty, both inside and out, shined brightly through her simple smile and caring ways. Janie realized her greatest joy while spending time with family and soaking in the beauty of the natural world. She was a Master Gardener and was famous for the beautiful flower beds she planted and cared for. She loved to hike in the mountains and deserts, take drives, find a beautiful perch to watch the sunsets from, and camp. She felt most alive in the great outdoors. She enjoyed all types of music and was a beautiful and spirited piano player. During her younger years, she was the pianist for the Arbela United Methodist Church. Janie fiercely loved her husband, children, grandchildren, parents, and brothers, and she was a loyal friend. She had a wonderful and lively sense of humor and loved to laugh. She also loved to watch the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and NBA basketball. She was profoundly faithful and was a member and Deacon at the Mountain Road Presbyterian Church in Fruit Heights, UT. She found God in everyday acts of kindness as well as the beauty of mountain wildflowers.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; a son, Andy Upton and his wife, Emily, of Boise, ID; a daughter, Sally Brooks and her husband, Hank, of Ware Neck, VA; three grandchildren: Evynleigh Primrose; Berkley Jane Upton and Will Brooks; her mother, Twila Fulk, of Memphis, MO; a brother, Joe Fulk and his wife, Lori, of Memphis, MO; and two nephews: Michael Fulk of Osage Beach, MO and Jordan Fulk and his wife, Tina, of Memphis, MO. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Bill Upton, of Kirksville, MO and five sisters-in-law: Vicki and Leonard Clark, Kirksville, MO; Christina and Dave Hinkle, Canton, IL; Melissa & Terry Johnson, Lillian, AL; Melinda and Bob Waddell, Loveland, CO; and Molly Morrow, Memphis, MO; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Janie was preceded in death by her father, Clayton Wayne Fulk; a brother, Russell Fulk, and her mother-in-law, Marion Lee Upton.
As an expression of sympathy, memorials are suggested to Mountain Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church or the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Lifetime Lamoille resident and rancher, John Sustacha (68), passed away at his home on Friday June 17, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
John was born March 6, 1948 in Elko, Nevada, to Lucille and Jose Sustacha. He worked on the family ranch from the time he could walk and ride a horse. He attended Elko High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from The University of Nevada Reno. After college he came back to the family ranch, where he spent his time working with horses and with many friends.
John is survived by his wife, Lynette and his three children, John R., Tessa and Joseph; brother, Jim and sister, Janice. He shared many great adventures and stories with his friends and family and will be greatly missed by all.
A barbecue will be held in his honor in Lamoille. The location and date to be announced.
J. Blaine Wines, Jr. passed away Saturday, June 18 with his family by his side after a short illness. Blaine was born in Ruby Valley, Nevada on the Wines family ranch on Wines Creek. He was the first born to James B. Wines and Lorinda Rahbeck-Wines, becoming the 1st of 4 generations of Wines on the ranch.
He received education through the 8th grade in Ruby Valley and graduated from Elko High School in 1941. He was drafted into the US Army in 1943 and served in the 245th infantry- Regiment in the 87th Division. He was captured as a P.O.W. during the Battle of the Bulge by the Germans and released at the end of World War II in 1945. After the war he attended Colorado University in Boulder and graduated in 1951 where he met his love Marcia 'Joni' McKee. He maintained a strong dedication to the Colorado Buffalos throughout his life. After college he relocated to the Tahoe basin becoming a 65-year resident. In February 1952 he married his love 'Joni' in Elko Nevada and ended up raising six children on Kingsbury Grade in Stateline, Nevada.
Blaine was a former member of the Douglas County School Board, Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club, Kerak Shriners, F&A Masons, Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Northeastern Nevada Museum, and Oakland A's fan club as well as a season ticket holder for numerous years.
Blaine was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Joni, his daughter Kelly Wines, his son Shannon Wines, brothers Robert, Calvin, Buster and Gordon Wines; sister Mary Lou; brother-in-law Charles Armuth, and his Uncle Franklin "Speck" Rahbeck.
There was never a more dedicated servant to his country, his family heritage, father to his children and their spouses, a loving grandfather who we called "Papa", and a man who kept his friends for life. But mainly, he was an avid A's fan for almost 70 years and was honored with the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the A's game in Oakland at 86 years of age.
He is survived by his sons JB (Kris), Kevin (Renee), daughters Tacy Willens (Larry), Lindsay Wines (Rob Harland), daughter in-law Peggy, sisters in-law Kimberly Robb of Placerville, CA., Margie and Gwen of Ruby Valley, Nevada; Claudia Wines of Starr Valley, NV; Aunt Pat Martin Rahbeck of Carson Valley, NV; 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandsons, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family requests any donations go to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 731 VFW Dr. Elko, NV. 89801 or The Northeastern Nevada Museum 1515 Idaho St., Elko, NV. 89801.
There will be a memorial on Thursday, June 30 at 11 AM at Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church in South Lake Tahoe.
A burial ceremony will be held on July 7 in Elko, NV at 2 PM in the Veterans section of the Elko City cemetery with a celebration of life to follow at Machis' Saloon & Grill.
Douglas Reed Schwartz, age 58, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Elko, Nevada. He was born June 2, 1958 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Leon E. and Doris Jane Thompson Schwartz. On July 31, 1981, he married Diane Edlefsen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Doug grew up in the Terreton / Mud Lake area of Idaho. He served an LDS Mission in the Cebu Philippines Mission. He earned his degree from Idaho State University where he played basketball his Freshman year. He started his career at Idaho Central Credit Union in Pocatello, Idaho. He moved his young family to Moapa Valley in 1994. This became home for his family while he served as President and CEO of Moapa Valley Federal Credit Union. In Logandale, he enjoyed team roping, coaching his sons, and many other young men in Football and Basketball. In 2013, he accepted a position with the Elko Federal Credit Union, promoting to CEO in 2015. For over 20 years, he has continued to serve as the Rodeo Director for the Clark County Fair and Rodeo.
Doug was a great businessman, mentor and friend. He was trusted, respected and friendly in all of his dealings. He will be remembered as a loving father and husband and as a loyal friend.
Survivors include his wife, Diane of Spring Creek, NV; one daughter and three sons: Audrey (Kasey) Davis of Logandale, NV; DJ (Ashley) of Las Vegas, NV; Mitchell (Audra) of St. George, UT and Taylor of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren; his mother, Doris Thompson of Nampa, ID; three brothers: Lyle (Susan) of Idaho Falls, ID; Robert (Tera) of Moscow, ID and Farin (Sheri) of Meridian, ID. He was preceded in death by his father and one son, Michael Douglas.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Spring Creek 3rd Ward Chapel in Spring Creek, Nevada.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Logandale LDS Stake Center. Visitation will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moapa Valley Mortuary and on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. prior to services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Logandale Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com
George Draper, 59, passed away at Davis Hospital in Layton, UT on June 23, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born October 14, 1956 in Elko, NV to Robert and Shirley Draper. He married Terri Sheen in Elko, NV on February 1, 1975. They celebrated 41 beautiful and fun years together.
He attended school in Elko and graduated in the class of 1974 from Elko High School. He went on to further his education and received a Master’s Degree from Oklahoma University.
George proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 22 years and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant and Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 388th Fighter Wing. His military service took him all over the world including Alaska where his two boys were born, Germany, Iceland and to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. He retired from the Air Force in Utah in 1998 and began a career in Civil Service at Hill Air Force Base where he was involved in the ICBM and Foreign Military Sales programs.
He was a very selfless, generous, loving and ethical man with great integrity. He loved the game of golf, attending classic car shows, recycling, and snow birding in Gold Canyon, AZ. He was happiest when he would spend time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife: Terri; Sons: Jeremy (Heidi), Brandon (Lesley); 5 grandchildren: Adison, MaKiley, Lily, Beckham, Cason; father: Robert Draper, brother: Jeff and father-in-law Bill Sheen. He was preceded in death by his mother, sister Julie Puccinelli and mother-in-law Penny Sheen.
The family would like to thank family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for the love and support and the care they showed George.
A celebration of George’s Life will be held at the family home the evening of October 14, 2016 in recognition of his 60th Birthday.
Arrangements entrusted to Provident Funeral Home – Ogden
George Robert Atwood passed away with Cherie, his wife of 47 years, at his side on June 23, 2016 in Boise, Idaho.
George was born on May 21, 1930 in Ponca City, Oklahoma and was adopted at eight months by George and Minnie Atwood. For the first six years of his life, George lived in Texas until the family moved to Idaho. His father later found work in Elko, Nevada, where the three of them lived for a short time in a boxcar in Burner Basin on the south side of the tracks. George always aspired to make it to the hill on the other side, and, eventually he did.
He married his first wife, Eileen in 1951 before moving to Salt Lake City so George could attend Barber School. While there, his first child Chris was born. After graduating from barber school in 1953, they moved back to Elko where his other three children, Terri, Mickey and Danny were born.
George began work as a barber at the Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino until the fire in 1957, at which time he began working at and eventually owning the Commercial Barber Shop. This is where he would stay for the next 40 years, becoming a staple in the community -- a “human monument” according to some. Most of his grandchildren and many of his great grandchildren received their first haircuts by their Grandpa in that barbershop and the penny for the gumball machine that always followed.
George met the love of his life, Cherie and her four children; David, John, Richard and Cathy in 1968. They were married in 1969 and this began the love affair that George credits for keeping him alive for all these years. After raising their children, retiring and selling their house in Elko, George and Cherie would spend the next two years living in their cabin in Lamoille and spending winters in Arizona. In 2006, George decided it was time for a change of scenery and to be closer to family so he and Cherie moved to Boise, Idaho where the wonderful community of The Orchards embraced them. He found great happiness and joy in the friendships built there.
Many people touched George’s life and many more were touched by his. His mere presence commanded attention, but it was his generosity, contagious energy and zest for life that made people want to be around him. He will be remembered as someone who loved his wife deeply, took immense pride in his family, saw the poetry in the world and lived life to the fullest. He was often heard reminding people that “life is good” and his, most assuredly was.
George was preceded in death by his adoptive parents George and Minnie Atwood, grandson, William Harbison and step-son, John Cobb. He is survived by his adoring wife, Cherie; four children, Chris Atwood, Terri (Tom) Harbison, Mickey Martinez and Danny Atwood; three step-children, David (Jane) Cobb; Richard Cobb and Cathy Vega; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2206 North Cole Road in Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or a tree can be planted in his honor.
William Robert Notestine, 74, of Elko, Nevada, passed away on June 3, 2016.
Bill was born in Provo, Utah, on May 21, 1942. He spent several years working as a delivery driver and mechanic for gas stations in Wells. From there, he spent a few years in Santa Cruz delivering newspapers. He also spent some time driving the bus for the Wells Senior Center before moving to Elko.
He enjoyed driving around in the hills taking pictures of the scenery, fishing, camping, golfing, swimming in the ocean, and spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events.
Bill was preceded in death by his father Thomas Notestine, mother Katherine Notestine, step mother Dianne Notestine, and nephew Jeff Bushman.
He is lovingly remembered by his children Patrick (Jodi) Notestine, Corinna (David) Alcorta. Also, his former wife Patricia Notestine, grandchildren Ashlyn Notestine, Corbin Notestine, Sawyer Notestine, Blaikley Notestine, and Orlie Alcorta; his sisters Patricia Pereira and Mary Notestine, nephews Tracy Bushman, Bruce Bushman, and several more nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm, July 8, 2016, at Burns Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of choice.
The family of Ellen I. Gilliam, who passed away in Kennewick, WA on December 12, 2015 would like to announce her memorial service.
The service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Burns Funeral Home. There will be a luncheon directly following the service upstairs at the Stockmen’s Hotel.
Velva May (Castoe) Prince was born on November 19, 1932 and passed away July 2, 2016 at the age of 83.
Velva had four sons, Robert L. Stevenson, Round Mountain, NV; Vernon Sheets, Fruita, CO; and Lonnie Sheets and Larry Eugene Castoe who preceded her death. She had ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and thirteen great-great grandchildren. Velva had ten siblings, of which 6 preceded her death. She also had several nieces and nephews.
Velva was a loving, creative, and caring woman with a very charismatic personality. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Services will be July 9, 2016 at 4pm, 758 Stilwell, Spring Creek.
Kristin Joy Fleming, age 35, of Spring Creek was a victim of domestic violence and died on June 3, 2016.
Kristin is survived by her three Sons, Dylan, 17; Mason,9; and Evan, 6; parents, Robert (Kym) Cose and Pamela (Armon) Rheaume; brothers, Brian Cose, Jasper (Michele) and Evan Nichols, grandparents, Lyman and Dona Hugdahl, and a large extended family.
A celebration of life will be held on July 9th, 2016 at Spring Creek Baptist Church at 1PM.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you call a loved one and give them a gift of your time.
A gofundme.com account under “Kristin Cose-Fleming survivor fund” has been established to help with the basic needs of her children.
You will be forever missed but your memory lives on inside all of us.
Billi Jo Hawkins passed away unexpectedly at her home in Carson City, Nevada on July 2, 2016.
She was born to Joseph and Ruth Hawkins on November 11, 1976 in Elko, Nevada. Billi was a special person and touched the hearts of all that she met and she truly will be missed. She is survived by her parents, brother, Thomas (Mel), and nieces Sydney and Kayleigh. No services are planned, but there will be a Celebration of her life held in Carson City at a later date.
In her memory, please donate to Special Olympics Nevada, 5670 Wynn Road – Suite H, Las Vegas, NV 89118 with the specification the donation is for either the Carson City Special Olympics Delegation or the Elko Special Olympics Delegation.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always there. Still loved, still missed and very dear. -- Unknown
Do not weep for me I am the thousand winds that blow ... I am the diamond glints on snow ... I am the sunlight on ripened grain ... I am the gentle autumn rain. When you waken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in circling flight ... I am the soft star that shines at night.
On Sunday July 3rd a great man was called home. Joshua James Ellison lost a short battle to cancer. He was the toughest man there could be and he fought every step of the way. He asked to be remembered for what he was; a daddy first, a husband, a son, a brother and a friend. He touched so many lives and he will live on in our hearts and memories.
Josh was a cowboy and a rancher. He had a special touch with all animals from dogs to horses and even his little girl’s bunny. His gift with animals was so bright but he had other gifts. He was a great friend and if anyone needed something he was the first to come. He loved with his whole heart and if you were lucky enough to be loved by him you knew you always had someone in your corner and someone to have your back. He always saw the best in each person.
He was a biker enthusiast and always said sometimes you have to get lost to really find yourself. If you could build it or fix it or work on it he would and make it the best it could be. He took pride in all he did and made sure it was always done with precision and perfection.
He was the awesomest guy in the world and there are not many people like that anymore.
Josh is survived by his wife Amanda, his two daughters, Jara and Kindi, his parents James and Joyce and his brother Jared (Amy and Hailey), his grandmother, Ann, multiple uncles, aunts, niece, and cousins. He loved too many people to list, you know who you are! No funeral is planned per his request. A celebration of his life will be planned soon, hopefully next month. Watch Facebook and the newspaper for updates.
David Vai Anderson, 72 passed away July 9, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by his family.
David was born March23, 1944 in Nampa, Idaho. He was the son of Carl Vai Anderson and Stella Elizabeth Bennett.
David graduated from high school in Kettle Falls, WA. He attended college at Columbia Basin College and Eastern Washington College. He worked at Eastern State Hospital and Lakeland Medical Facility in Medical Lake, Washington.
David married Renee Irene Sloan and they moved to Elko, NV in 1971. David worked at Nevada Youth Training Center and spend 30 years there as a teacher, retiring in 2002.
David is survived by his wife Renee, sons Rodney (Dessa) Nye; Brian (Jaymie) Anderson and Darren (Katie) Anderson; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. David is also survived by 1 brother Paul (Bonnie) Anderson; 3 sisters, Carlene (Wayne) Henderson; Marlene (Mike) Fredricks and Donna (Mark) Carpenter.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12pm with funeral services to follow at 1pm. Services will be held at the LDS East Stake Center at 1651 College Parkway, and are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home.
Jerry Stager, former resident of Elko and Spring Creek, died peacefully at his home in Morrill, Nebraska on March 16, 2016.
A memorial service for Jerry will be held in the theatre at the Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St., Elko, NV on July 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. A scattering of his ashes will be held afterwards on the Harrison Pass Road near the camp site.
Jerry and his wife Melba had a gopher trapping business and worked for many of the ranchers in the northern Nevada area. They also hunted and trapped bobcats and coyotes.
Jerry was part owner and manager of Stagers’ Surplus in Elko for over 10 years and after retirement he guided hunters and fishermen in the Elko area. In 2007 they moved to their current home at 401 Lucille Avenue, Morrill, NE.
Gabina Perez, 63, passed away on July 5, 2016 in St. George, UT. Gabina was born on February 22, 1953 in Uruapan, Mexico to Jeronimo Montiel and Rosa Reyes. She married Miguel Perez in Mexico City, Mexico in February 1970.
Gabina started her long fight in 2001 in Elko, NV, where she was quickly life-flighted out to Salt Lake City, UT for additional testing. After eight years, doctors finally discovered a brain tumor, and within the next five years, three more tumors were found. Gabina ended her fight in St. George, UT.
Gabina was an amazing person that made friends with everyone she met. She loved to laugh and always entertained those around her. She was an amazing cook. She wasn’t perfect, but God gave her a golden heart. Her ability to lift other spirits will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held for Gabina at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elko, NV on Saturday July 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with the Graveside services following at the Elko City Cemetery. Visitation Services will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elko, NV on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6:00—8:00 pm. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their “Guest Book” at www.virginvalleymortuary.com.
Darlene Arnelda Orr Landsidel, age 61, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born alongside her twin sister on November 1, 1954 to Paul and Jean Orr in Kalispell, Mt. Dar attended school in the Kaispell area, graduating in 1974.
In 1979 she welcomed her daughter Stephanie “Bright Eyes” into the world. Then in 1986 she met and married the love of her life, Bill. Dar enjoyed the simple things in life, such as spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
After moving to Nevada Dar treasured trips home to the Big Sky State. She and her twin loved collecting all things pig related. Dar is survived by her mother, Jean Orr; husband Bill; daughter Stephanie; grandchildren Justin and Jenna; twin sister, Marlene (Bill) Sevesind; sisters Louise Keith; Ellen (Jim) Rowe and brother Paul Orr, Jr., as well as several nieces and nephews.
In Heaven she met with her dad and two nephews, Robert and Billy.
Services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 577 Walnut, Elko.
It is with great sadness the Buford/Quintana/Kaylor families announce the unexpected passing of David Kaylor, July 9, 2016 at his home. David was a loving father, son, brother and uncle.
David Joseph Kaylor was born December 8, 1975 to Lawrence and Cynthia (Kayler) Kaylor in Winnemucca, NV. David grew up and attended school in Battle Mountain. Later, David moved to Utah and lived with his uncle, aunt and their family for a number of years. In 2010 David moved to Elko.
While in Utah, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy (2000-2005) was assigned to the Seabees and achieved the rank of Petty Officer. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy, David enlisted in the Utah Army National Guard (2005-2011) where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.
David served two tours in Iraq, the first tour was in 2003 when his unit was assigned to the Marines and was with them when they crossed into Iraq from Kuwait all the way into Baghdad. His second tour (2007-2008) was with the Utah Army National Guard 116th Engineer Company, providing armored escorts to convoys in Northern Iraq. David served honorably and with distinction.
The happiest day of David’s life was the day his son, David “Deuce” Kaylor, Jr. was born. David enjoyed watching Atlanta Braves baseball and New York Giants football, he also enjoyed golfing, camping and boating.
David is survived by his fiancée, Genevieve Ward, Elko, NV; son David Kaylor, Jr., Payson, UT; sisters Dawn (James) Quintana, Elko, NV; Lisa Biagioni, Folsom, Ca; nephews, Jaymz Quintana, Lennon and Noah Biagioni; nieces, Josie Quintana, Kristina Crabtree; step-dad, David Buford, Elko, NV, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins with whom he had a special bond. David was preceded in death by his parents Larry Kaylor and Cindy Buford.
Services will be held in conjunction with his mother, Cindy Buford’s on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:00am at Burns Funeral Home, Elko, NV. Interment will be at the Winnemucca City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Burns Funeral Home 895 Fairgrounds Rd., Elko, NV 89801.
Cynthia Buford passed away, Friday, July 8, 2016 in her home with her family at her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Cynthia (Cindy) Lee Kayler was born February 13, 1955 in Lackawanna, New York to Walter and Emma (VanBuskirk) Kayler. She spent her childhood growing up in Pennsylvania and Nevada. She spent her adult life living in Battle Mountain and Elko. Cindy worked as a waitress for many years. She enjoyed her job and meeting new people. In Battle Mountain a few of the placed she worked were the Owl Club, Nevada, Colt, and Donna’s Diner while in Elko she worked at Cimarron West and the Coffee Mug.
Cindy’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren and her treasured puppies, Gizmo and Zoey. When Cindy was no longer able to waitress she spent most of her time with her grandkids, Jaymz and Josie, picking them up after school, taking them to their sport practices and dance lessons. She also enjoyed golfing and bowling.
On August 11, 1973 Cindy married Johnnie Gray and they later divorced. On March 20, 1978 Cindy married Lawrence (Larry) Kaylor and together they raised two children, Dawn and David. They later divorced. On November 27, 1993 Cindy married David (Dave) Buford and gained another daughter, Lisa.
In addition to her husband Dave, Cindy is survived by her children; Dawn (James) Quintana, Elko; David (Genna) Kaylor, Elko; and Lisa Biagioni, Folsom, CA; as well as seven grandchildren: Jaymz and Josie Quintana; David Kaylor, Jr.; Kristina Crabtree; Aly Stalcup; Lennon and Noah Biagioni and their father Daniel Biagioni.
Cindy is also survived by three brothers, Walter Kayler, Jr., Dayton, NV; James Kayler, Eire, PA; John (Paula) Kayler, Spanish Fork, UT; sister, Mary (John) Unger, Winnemucca, NV; along with numerous nieces, nephews, two aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Deborah Austin, Larry Kaylor, grandparents, Walter and Cecelia (Harper) Kayler and John and Viola (Wagner) Van Buskirk.
The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT; St. Mary’s Hospital, Reno, NV, and New Horizon Hospice, Elko, NV, for their care, kindness and support.
The family would also like to thank Live Rude Girls for the fuel cards for transportation to Reno and Salt Lake City, along with the members of the Spring Creek Golf Course and Jason Jerman for the Golf Benefit Fundraiser which helped Cindy with her medical expenses.
A Celebration of Life for Cindy will be held Friday, July 15, at 10:00am at the Burns Funeral Home, Elko, NV. Interment will be in the Winnemucca City Cemetery.
Cindy’s legacy is the love she had for her family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Cindy’s name to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
Arrangements are being handled by the Burns Funeral Home 895 Fairgrounds Rd., Elko, NV 89801.
Ethel Mae Hancock passed away at her home surrounded by her family in Wells, NV on July 10, 2016 at the age of 75.
Ethel was born August 18, 1940 in Pueblo Co. She was one of 15 children. She attended Florence High School in Florence CO.
Her interest included helping others, coffee with friends, and being a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Ethel is preceded in death by her husband Orland “Jim” Hancock, her parents Ralph and Ruth Littig; 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Mrs. Hancock is survived by her two daughters Ladonna (Richard) Justus Barton and Sherry Justus, both of Wells, NV, her grandchildren Chris (Arial) Howell; Jace Howell, Jessica Howell, Brandon Zink, LaTonya Zink and Brittany Zink and her great grandson Duncan Howell; siblings Estal Ray (Dorothy) Littig; Nancy Heiliger, Loy Smith, Debbie (Frank) Breeze; Sharon (Bruce) Harper and Randy (Maxine) Littig, as well as many nieces and nephews and extended families.
Services will be held in her memory Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Wells Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in Ethel’s name to Horizon Hospice in Elko, Nevada.
Dr. Susan L. Boyd (Aldrich) of Walter B. Aldrich Jr. and Ethel J. Lackey, was born on February 3, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas. The Aldrich family moved to Elko in 1963. Susan graduated from Elko High School in 1977. Later on Susan attended the University of Nevada, Reno, graduated and continued her education at the UNR School of Medicine. After graduation, she moved her family to Las Vegas where she had been a practicing OB/GYN doctor for over 20 years.
Susan passed away on June 25th at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. She loved Jesus and is now at rest in His presence. We her family were present when the compassionate, caring organ donation team, many of whom have been recipients of an organ themselves, turned off the power to Susan’s breathing machine. She gave the gift of life the moment her heart stopped beating. Susan spent most of her adult life bringing life into this world, as well as saving lives, and would rejoice knowing that her life’s work was carried on in her death. She was too young to die, but she will live on in others, as well as in our hearts, as we were crying in overwhelming sorrow, others were crying tears of joy for the gift of life.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Benjamin Boyd. Surviving family members include: her daughter Dawn Boyd, son Justin Boyd, sisters Kerry Buskirk and Nancy Earnhardt, brother Walter B. Aldrich III, nieces Jenna, Rachel, Emily, Sarah, nephews Jake and Seth, as well many cousins and many friends who were like family to her.
Donations to help her children with her final expenses may be found on Facebook “gofundme” Final Services for Dr. Susan Boyd. Services will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the International Church of Las Vegas—Prayer Mountain, 3425 Cliff Shadows Parkway, Las Vegas Nevada 89129. Susan’s family thanks you in advance for the love and kindness that has been expressed during this sorrowful time. We welcome all who can attend this celebration of her life.
Jacob O’Malley was born on September 1, 1988 in Carson City, Nevada. He grew up in Zephyr Cove, Nevada and graduated from Whittell High School in 2007 where he played soccer, ran track, raced for the high school ski team and performed with the Black and White Choir. Jake was also active in youth groups at Tahoe Community Church as well as being in Boy Scouts.
When people speak of Jake O’Malley many common words arise: kind, generous, friendly, patient, and happy. Jake was a gentle soul; always offering encouragement, support, and a smile. Jake took pride in his work and the camaraderie of being a wildland firefighter and strove to always produce work he was proud of. Determined to leave each experience with a lesson learned, Jake was quick to volunteer for new experiences to further himself and learn more. He was observant and insightful; his character and work ethic were shaping him into a fine leader.
A great lover of music and art in many forms, his colleagues and friends know that Jake had artistic talent of his own, which he pursued through wood-burning and fly-tying. He also loved the outdoors; two of his favorite activities were skiing in the winter and fishing in the warmer months.
Jake was a rare gem who was truly cut from a different cloth. Those people whose lives he touched are truly bettered for it. He had so much love to give and his loss is not only felt deeply in the hearts of his immediate relatives, it radiates out to a fire community whose network covers many states. Though he is no longer with us, he leaves a strong legacy of hard work, compassion, and honesty with a full heart.
Jake is survived by his parents, Leonard and Cynthia O’Malley, his brother Kyle O’Malley, his grandparents Dick and Marge Luippold, as well as the Newell, Luippold, Hendrickson and Goles families and his one true love, Bettina Scherer.
ROBERT JOEL STORMS WALKER, age 92, passed away on June 27, 2016 at the Beehive Home in Fernley.
He was born May 27, 1924 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Alfred Storms and Mary S. Pettit. and was a long time resident of Fallon.
Robert was a retired Personnel Superintendent for Basic Corp. in Gabbs.
He was very involved in the community having served in the Boy Scouts, the Lions Club, the Nye County School Board for 21 years.
A PTA officer in Gabbs and as a museum host in Fallon. He was also a life member of the VFW. He also served on the BLM Wild Horse Advisory Board.
Robert served his country in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters, Sheryl (Rod) Wakefield of Spring Creek, NV; Debbie (David) Currier of Sparks, NV; grandchildren, Alysha Carpenter, Robert (Wendy) Currier and Alan (Brandy) Wakefield; great grandchildren, Hagan Carpenter, Desiree Currier, Easton Currier, Landon Wakefield and Abigail Wakefield; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Deseree Walker.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at 11:00 am at the Churchill County Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Fallon. 423-2255.
Roberta Eileen Hennefer of Bay Point, California, died on January 25, 2016 at age 66.
Roberta was born on October 13, 1949 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to her wonderful and devoted parents Orville and Lenore (Iverson) Williamson. Her father was a World War II pilot and high school teacher and her mother was a legal secretary. After a few years, the family moved to Fargo, N.D. Then, in 1959, the family built a home in neighboring Moorhead, Minnesota and Roberta continued her education, graduating from Moorhead Senior High School in 1967. She helped her father edit the excellent high school yearbook and she was even able to have her father as a teacher during this time.
After working part-time at a local skilled nursing facility while attending Minnesota State University, Moorhead, she decided to pursue a career in the nursing profession and studied nursing at Fairview Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN. After graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at various hospitals in Boise, Idaho and San Francisco before taking a position as a rehabilitation nurse with Liberty Mutual for a time.
In 1996 Roberta married “the love of her life” Scott A. Hennefer and they moved from the Bay Area to Spring Creek, Nevada, where her husband worked initially at Newmont Mining and later at Great Basin College as a teacher in the instrumentation program that he developed at the school. They enjoyed many years of happiness together and loved to go camping and fishing. Roberta’s interests included quilting, crossword puzzles, reading library books, raising dogs, and watching “Fox and Friends” with Scott. She also could cook up a marvelous cioppino and roll a very thin lefse.
Roberta was preceded in death by her grandparents Hawken and Cora (Larson) Iverson, Syvert and Mathilde (Larson) Williamson; her parents; her incredible auntie Dolly (Annabelle) Williamson; and her husband Scott, who fought a courageous battle with cancer in 2012.
Roberta is survived by one sibling, Scott (Dai-Hsia) Williamson. Also surviving is her stepson Owen (Brandy) Hennefer and their children Bryson and Alyssa.
The service in the Elko/Spring Creek, Nevada area is pending. There will also be a private service with inurnment at Riverside Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota later in the summer.
Mary Jean Sestanovich passed away peacefully on July 21, 2016, at DeSano Place Village in Jerome, Idaho following a long illness. Mom was born in Elko, Nevada on October 22, 1927, to John and Martha (Noble) Peters and was raised on the Sherman Ranch owned by her parents. Mom attended elementary school at the one room school house at Sherman and Mary Jean’s mother, Martha Peters was the teacher. As Mom used to say, “I never got away with anything”. Mom stayed with her Aunt Ethel in Elko to attend Elko County High School. She graduated in 1945. Mom married James Sestanovich on May 8, 1948. In 1953 they were blessed with twin sons, Denny and Kenny. Mom and Dad were happily married for over fifty years until his passing in 2003. Many of Mom’s most cherished childhood memories were of her years growing up at Sherman with her sister Evelyn, feeding cows in the wintertime, riding her horses and running the sulky rake at haying time. Mom’s one true passion was her love for horses. Mom and Dad would often saddle up their horses in the evening and go for a ride together. Mom spent many hours cheering on her favorite racehorses at the Elko County Fair and watching the bucking stock at the Elko Rodeo. Even in her later years, she enjoyed just watching the horses over the fence at her home in Lamoille.
Mom worked at the Nevada Bank of Commerce for twenty eight years, commuting from Lamoille to Elko. She retired from the Bank in 1984 as Operations Officer. She was happy to be able to spend more time with Dad. Mom was also proud of the fact that during those twenty eight years she missed only a few days from work due to illness. One of those times being that her two kids brought home the German Measles. Many of Mom’s lifelong friends also worked at the bank and kept in touch with her over the years. Mom always had a large vegetable garden in Lamoille and up until she became ill, she enjoyed growing flowers and taking care of her pets.
Mom’s legacy can be summed up as “A Life Well Lived”. Ever the optimist, and with a strong belief in God and Family, Mom always put the needs of others before those of herself and happily and resolutely traveled life’s road. We like to think that Mom is now meeting with family and friends who have passed before and again doing what she always loved, riding through the cows with Dad.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband James Sestanovich, her parents John and Martha Peters, her sister Evelyn Siri, and her half brother Linden Castle. She is survived by her sons Denny (Kathy) of Sparks, Nevada; and Kenny of Lamoille, Nevada; and grandson Thomas Morgan of Sparks, Nevada. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and their spouses and children.
We would like to thank all of Mom’s friends in Lamoille, Elko and elsewhere who always inquired as to how Mom was doing. We would also like to thank Dr. Hogle and his staff at the Elko Clinic for their excellent and compassionate medical care of Mom and Dad over the years. A very special thanks to the employees at DeSano Place Village for their cheerful and tender care of Mom and for treating her with dignity. Lastly, we would like to thank Mom’s niece Linda Castaneda for her many visits over the last three years to DeSano Place Village to visit with Mom and be at her bedside during her passing.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that for those wishing to do so, donations be made in her memory to the Lamoille Ranchers Center, Lamoille Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held in Elko at Burns Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM.
YODER, WYOMING — A Celebration of Life and carry-in reception for TERRY R. STEINHAUSEN, 73, will be held from 1pm to 5pm Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Yoder Community Building. Terry died at his home on July 24, 2016 surrounded by his family. Cremation has taken place. Colyer Funeral Home assisted the family with the cremation arrangements.
Terry is survived by his wife Gloria Steinhausen of Yoder, Wyoming; daughters Teresa (Chuck) Wood of Gillette, Wyoming, Angela (Duncan) Miller and Annette (Jim) Yaunick all of Elko, Nevada, and Tammy Borjeson of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a brother Darrell (Sally) Steinhausen of Torrington, Wyoming; eleven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.
My beautiful wife Janet’s journey here on Earth ended on July 21, 2016 so she could start a new and wonderful journey. Janet fought long and hard and never gave up. She never complained, she never asked “why me” and she always said somebody had it worse than she did. That’s the kind of person Janet was. Janet was so strong, courageous, and loving. Janet was very special.
Janet worked at the Red Lion and Gold Dust West Casinos, as well as Barrick Gold Mine in Elko, NV.
Janet was born on April 21, 1945 in Somers, MT. She leaves behind 3 children: Linda Shaw (MT), Bobbi Jean Mack (NV), Wesley Mack (NV). Janet is also survived by her brother Gilford (Buddy) Marvin (MT), 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and by her beloved husband Robert Noble.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Edith Marvin, her sister, Wanda Marvin, Her daughter, Heidi Mack, and late husband Robert Mack.
Janet requested that no service be held at this time as we will celebrate her life at a later time.
Jeff Wamsley left on his last great hunt at 11 p.m. on July 25, 2016, after a valiant 2 year battle with cancer. Jeff devoted his life to providing for his family; his loving wife and soulmate Shannon, daughters Tiffiny and Jessica and sons, Jeffrey and Curtis.
Born in Evanston, Wyoming April 21, 1967, Jeff wore many hats throughout his work life. In the core-drilling industry Jeff’s keen ability to work in any environment and carry out difficult jobs carried him all over the world – first to Alaska, then to Kirgizstan, on to the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and many different locations throughout the United States. One of Jeff’s fondest experiences was at the Red Dog Mine in Alaska, where the rigs were moved with helicopters. He and his crew set many records for footage over the years and he set the bar very high for those who will follow after. The word “impossible” was just a speedbump in his perception.
Jeff’s passions included spending time with his family, taking them camping and hunting as often as possible. Jeff was an avid collector of guns and was proud of his collection. Muscle cars and pick-ups were another passion. His ‘Cuda, purchased in high school, provided an enhancement to his mechanical abilities and an equal challenge to his driving privileges. Jeff was the proud owner of a 2011 Apple Green/Black Heritage Soft Tail Harley Davidson.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Shannon, two daughters and two sons; Tiffiny Wamsley and companion Josh Crowder; Jessica Wamsley; Jeffrey Wamsley and his girlfriend Naomi; Curtis Wamsley and his girlfriend Mary; granddaughter Allison Crowder, who was truly a blessing during his last months, his adopted grandsons Trenton, Vincent, and Aidan all of Elko, NV. father, Robert (Rosemary) Wamsley, Elko, NV; mother, Dorothy Roberts and fiancé, John Cook, West Valley City, UT; brothers, Jim (Alisa) Wamsley, Rock Springs, WY; Bill Wamsley, Elko, NV; Joe (Samantha) Wamsley, Rock Springs, WY; sister, Kelly Brink, Green River, WY; countless nieces and nephews that remember him as larger than life; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and close family friends, especially Julian and Timothy Ricker.
Family ahead of Jeff on the trail include his paternal grandparents Robert C. and Annie Stuart Wamsley, maternal grandparents Bruce and Imogene Kiever, and Uncles Kent and Curtis Wamsley, Harold Kiever, and Jerry Seip.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Elko, Nevada at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1651 College Parkway. Family will receive guests an hour prior to the service at the church.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Jeff Wamsley Go Fund Me account https://www.gofundme.com/2egx2mv8 to help cover the many medical costs incurred.
Jack L. Tognini passed unexpectedly with his family gathered around on July 22, 2016, at the University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT. Jack was born on June 15, 1937, in Elko, NV, to Joseph O. and Norma (Estella) Tognini. His early years were spent on the Tognini family ranch also known as the Fort Ruby Ranch in South Ruby Valley, NV. After his family sold the ranch they moved to Eureka where they lived until 1947 when he and his family moved to Carlin, NV. Jack loved all sports, but found his talent playing basketball. After graduation in 1955, Jack joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. He was always very proud to have served his country and spoke often of how much he enjoyed his time spent in the service.
After returning to Carlin he started working for the Western Pacific Railroad. Around that same time he met his bride to be, Jeanette Barnes. Jack and Jeanette along with Jeanette’s two young boys, Tony and Tim, formed their family union on March 26, 1966. Nine months later they welcomed a new baby boy, Todd, to their family.
Jack enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and golf. He never forgot his love of basketball and managed to find a way to sneak in a basketball game with his kids and neighborhood kids whenever he could. Later it was a favorite way to spend an evening with his grandchildren. As soon as weather permitted you could hear them playing a game of “Horse” in the driveway. Jack loved spending time with family; and if he could do that while fishing, hunting, golfing or playing basketball, that was even better. He enjoyed watching NBA basketball and his love of the Utah Jazz bordered on the fanatical. If you were not with him, you were against him, so you had better be cheering for the Jazz if you were watching basketball with Jack.
Jack retired from the railroad in 1999 after 45 years. He and Jeanette enjoyed traveling together and for the past 15 years towed their 5th wheel trailer to the warmer areas of this country during the winter months.
Jack enjoyed visiting with people and his motto was, “The more, the merrier!” When he and Jeanette went shopping, he would spend most of his time chatting with people in the store. It really didn’t matter if it was someone he knew or someone he met for the first time, he could always find something to talk about. Eventually Jeanette started asking him go to the store alone, but learned to never send him for a gallon of milk 20 minutes before dinner time. Shopping was a two hour event for him no matter how much or how little he needed to buy.
We will miss Jack’s stories, his zest for life, love of family and his infectious laugh.
Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeanette, three children; Tony (Laura) Gunter, Tim (Loretta) Gunter, Todd (Dalana) Tognini; grandsons, Thomas (Billie), Tyler (Tamra), Troy (Nichole), Trace, and Tanner Gunter; Torre and Taydan Tognini; granddaughters, Leesa Gunter(Craig Martinez), Lori Brown(Dean), Jamie Gunter (Hanson) and eleven (soon to be twelve) great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his dad, Joseph O. Tognini, mother, Norma Jurey and brothers, Joseph and Norman “Buddy” Tognini.
Services for Jack will include a viewing at Burns Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 2 from 2 pm to 6 pm and a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00 am followed by a reception at Mater Dei Hall located behind the church.
MALTA, IDAHO – Harvey Giles Cluff, 65, of Elko, Nevada passed away from complications of cancer at his daughter’s home in Malta, Idaho on July 27, 2016.
Our dear father and brother showed courage and strength throughout the trials of life. These traits were inherited from his parents and grandparents. The Cluff and Moyle families are descendants of prominent pioneers. Harvey was born August 9, 1950, in Heber, Utah, to Wendell Moyle Cluff and Vera Giles, the fourth of seven children. He attended school in Midway, Utah until moving to Dillon, Montana in 1958. The family later moved to Lima, Montana where they owned and worked a ranch. Harvey graduated from Lima High School in 1969, and then attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho for one year. He served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austin, Texas from 1970-1972. Upon returning home, he met and married Dianne Kay Wolfe in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on November 14, 1973. Eight children joined their family: Angela Marie, Wendee Larie, Robert Jay, Cheree’ Nichole, John Wendell, Ethan Quinn, Jan, and Shannon Kay. Dianne and Harvey were divorced in February 1997. The family has never really recovered from the loss of Cheree’ and Jan in a tragic accident in 2009.
Harvey was always up for a good adventure. He worked a variety of jobs throughout his life, but being a true cowboy, he loved the outdoors and beauties of the Montana sky. Whether it was driving a tractor or riding a horse, one could always find him on a mountain or in a field. In 2005, Harvey moved to Elko, Nevada to work for Newmont Mining. He enjoyed working there and made many new friends. But, his true passion was Montana, and he was looking forward to spending time there upon his retirement in August.
A quiet man, Harvey never complained or said a negative word about anyone. He had a soft demeanor and a good heart. When he was mad, he would give us the silent treatment — a punishment much worse than a spanking.
Family was so important to Harvey. He traveled many miles to visit his children, grandchildren, and his siblings. He especially loved the “sibling trips” and reunions with his parents; the Alaskan Cruise was a highlight. Another favorite trip was with Wendee and Jason’s family and Shannon to Hawaii. He was so excited to go to the Cluff Reunion in June and was extremely disappointed when he became too ill to go. True to his heritage, he continued to persevere. In his last days, he was surrounded by his siblings and his children.
Harvey is survived by his children: Angie (Thomas) Perry, Fairborn,Ohio; Wendee (Jason) Warr, Malta, Idaho; Robert Cluff, Billings, Montana; John Cluff, Elko, Nevada; Ethan Cluff, Mountain Home, Idaho; and Shannon Cluff, Twin Falls, Idaho. He is also survived by his siblings: Charlotte (Jim) Given, Anaconda, Montana; Marilyn (Clyde) Biggs, Orem, Utah; Sharon (Darwin) Johnson, Peoria, Arizona; Larry (Denise) Cluff, Saratoga Springs, Utah; Suzie (Randy) Shinkle, Wright, Wyoming. Harvey has 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Kathleen Cluff, and his daughters, Cheree’ and Jan Cluff.
The funeral will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, August 2, at the LDS church located at 250 E. 200 S., in Midway, Utah. Burial will follow at the Midway City Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 11 until 11:45 a.m. preceding the service at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley, Idaho.
Earl Allred, a Nevada native and long time resident of Elko County, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 25, 2016 at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada.
Earl was born in Preston, Nevada to Legrand and Blanche Allred. He had an older brother, Bob. Earl grew up in a ranching and farming family and early in life he took on the responsibility of doing chores and helping with the daily activities associated with this life style. He enjoyed and thrived in this atmosphere all of his life. He was very drawn to all things revolving around livestock especially horses whether it was driving teams or being horseback. He also was a heavy equipment operator and spent many years working in construction. He was gifted so that whatever he put his hand to he was able to do it well.
Early in his life when he was 7 years old he was riding horseback with his father and they were running some mustangs out of a lane between some pastures where they had some saddle horses. As they were running at a very fast pace, the mecate from Legrand’s saddle came loose and wrapped around his horse’s front feet and the horse fell, fatally wounding Legrand. Earl had to ride for several miles by himself to get help. Legrand died three days later never regaining consciousness.
Earl’s mother Blanche had to make the hard decision to move to Ely and find a job as a telephone operator with Nevada Bell Telephone Company to support her family. Earl’s brother Bob moved to Ely with Blanche and Earl who loved the ranch life was allowed to stay in Preston and lived with his grandparents Herbert and Stella Allred. Blanche spent most of her time working in Ely but would visit frequently in Preston with Earl and his grandparents as well as her own family who also lived in Preston.
Earl was a good student in school and active in both 4-H and FFA. During his high school years he had many projects involving livestock judging and farming. In his senior year he was awarded the Gold Emblem in Livestock Judging and was able to attend the 1953 National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Kansas.
Upon graduating from Lund High School in 1953 he worked many different jobs including cowboying for the Three C Cattle Company; planting fish for Nevada Fish & Game and working on a churn drill for Hill Brothers Drilling.
Early in the year of 1956 he would meet the love of his life, Jennie Kelley. Earl and Jennie were married June 17, 1956. Jennie had two young children at the time they were married, Tom and Karla Trimble. Earl became a father to these children. In 1957 the family moved to Elko County and Earl went to work for Bob Strathern at the Hunter Banks Ranch. Like most ranching cowboys, Earl had to continually look to better his opportunities and income to support his family. The family moved again in 1958 to Paradise Valley, Nevada where they worked for Elmer Miller at the Miller Ranch and later for Dwight Vetter at the Godcheaux Ranch. In 1960 the family moved again to the UC Ranch at McDermitt, Nevada. It was during the time in McDermitt that Earl finally decided that he could not support his family and get ahead working for cowboy wages so he went to work for the Cordero Mine as a heavy equipment operator. In 1961 he got his biggest break as a wage earner when the family moved to Winnemucca and Earl went to work for Willis Brothers Construction.
Earl worked primarily as a dozer and grader operator during his years working in the construction industry. Notably some of the projects that he worked on were the road from the town of Carlin to Carlin Gold Mine No. 1; the Zunino Reservoir; many water catchments for the BLM in Elko County; working on the Highway 88 road over the Sierra Mountains at Markleeville, California and putting in the freeway over Donner Summit.
Earl and his daughter Karla had a very special father-daughter bond, she was always his partner and the relationship grew even stronger as the years went by. After Karla graduated from High School and went on to college, Earl and Jennie returned to the lifestyle they enjoyed most, the ranching industry. They moved in the fall of 1971 to the Roaring Springs Ranch in southeastern Oregon. In the spring of 1973 they moved back to Elko County to manage the ranches for Occidental Land and Livestock which included the Hunter Banks Ranch, the Hadley Ranch and the Red House Ranch. Earl managed these ranches until they sold to Maggie Creek Ranch, Inc.
Earl and Jennie discovered a Turquoise mine during this period and then went into business for themselves working the mine for about 4 years. In 1980 Earl returned to the mining industry as a heavy equipment operator working for both the Buckhorn Mine and then Newmont Mining Corp.
In all of these years Jennie also worked full time at multiple jobs such as school bus driver, retail clerk, security guard and office manager. Earl and Jennie had begun to put their earnings into building a storage unit business in Carlin. They built these units mostly themselves and opened their business of Carlin Self-Stor with 92 units in 1985. They continued working their other jobs until they finally retired. Earl retired in 1990 and Jennie retired in 1991.
Earl especially liked all things cowboy whether it was rodeo, cuttings and stock horse classes or just riding nice bridle horses and branding calves — he was a good hand. Earl was a good husband, wonderful father and a faithful friend. He will be remembered by those who knew him as being generous and kind and a mentor and father-figure to many. He was also very community minded, always willing to help and became involved with the progress and improvements everywhere he lived. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Winnemucca and helped to develop the Equestrian Park in Carlin.
Earl’s health began to decline and in 2010 they sold their storage-unit business and moved to Elko. In the last seven years Earl came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior and master and was greatly comforted by prayer, by fellowship with the congregation and by the messages from Pastor Richard Copeland of Victory Community Church.
Earl was preceded in death by his father Legrand Allred; grandparents Herbert & Stella Allred; stepfather Ed Mabry; mother Blanche Mabry; stepson Tom Trimble; and brother Bob Allred. He is survived by his wife Jennie Allred; daughter Karla (Jerry) Chapin; grandchildren Mana Trimble; Kai (Mercedes) Trimble; Makala (Chavis) Mauga; great grandchildren Tevin, Hayden and Trent Trimble; and Caylee and Paisley Mauga; sisters in law; Nola (Buck) Hesselgesser; Nellie Kelley; Melba Long and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.” (2nd Timothy 4:7-8)
Earl’s family would like to thank the many friends and family members who came by for a visit and to spend time with him — these times he treasured most of all!
There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Community Church located at 276 11th Street in Elko, Nevada.
On July 25, 2016, heaven needed a hero, so the gates were opened and Lloyd Omar Waters passed through. He left us knowing that cancer is limited (Poem by Dr. Robert Lynn) and didn’t win.
Lloyd was born to Lloyd and Betty Waters in Gothenburg, Nebraska on May 14, 1952.
Lloyd was a proud Wyoming native. He grew up in Rawlins, Wyoming with six sisters and one brother. He spent his youth hunting and fishing with his family and felt at home in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Lloyd graduated from Rawlins High School in 1970.
Cancer didn’t destroy his confidence.
Lloyd started working in his teens. His love of helping others began when he was an EMT, working on an ambulance crew, and also worked at Rawlins Memorial Hospital.
He began his career in mining in Hannah, Wyoming. Lloyd believed you earned your way and his dedication to providing for his family took him from Wyoming to Colorado, Utah, and back to Wyoming. In 1987, Lloyd and his family moved to Elko, Nevada, where he worked for Newmont Mining for 28 ½ years. Lloyd could run any piece of heavy equipment, but spent many of his mining years as a driller. Lloyd’s mining career ended as a Tech IV in the warehouse at Emigrant.
Cancer didn’t kill his friendships.
Lloyd enjoyed working in the warehouse. He loved talking to his fellow employees, the buyers, and the vendors whether in person or on the phone. Any one of them will tell you, Lloyd was guaranteed to go out of his way to help you, play practical jokes and dish out “100% pure b.s.” to them all.
Date nights for Lloyd and Yvette included karaoke and they soon became part of a singing family of friends. Saturday nights were filled with music, laughter, and fun. Lloyd loved to dance with his wife and his favorite songs to sing were by Johnny Cash.
Lloyd believed everyone, especially children, had a right to be safe and know they were special. He spent countless hours at Harbor House helping his wife ensure this was true, especially at Christmas.
Cancer didn’t shatter his hope.
As an avid Bronco’s fan since the 60’s, Lloyd was in front of the television for every game. Win or lose he wore his orange and blue proudly. He never gave up believing the Broncos would win another Super Bowl and so they did last February.
Lloyd’s smile and laugh were contagious and he always saw the best in people and believed everyone deserved a chance to be his friend. If Lloyd was your friend, he was your friend for life and would spend hours in a store visiting.
Cancer didn’t cripple his love.
Lloyd began his life with his best friend and soulmate Yvette in Wamsutter, Wyoming in 1984. They were married on August 17, 1985 in Ely, Nevada. As partners, they supported each other through 32 years and were holding hands when the time came for Lloyd to move on.
Together they raised their five children and his pride as a father filled the room when he talked about them. Lloyd’s love for life and his love and commitment to his family was and is an example to all.
Cancer didn’t shut out his memories.
Lloyd spent as much time as his mining shifts allowed creating memories with his family, including annual camping trips at Cave Lake with their grandparents. Lloyd had just begun to plan his retirement and ways to make memories with his grandchildren. He looked forward to his time with them, whether it was in person, on the phone or Skype. Lloyd spent hours sharing stories with his children and grandchildren and would surprise them with stories of his youth and his escapades while he grew up.
Cancer didn’t corrode his faith.
Lloyd loved the outdoors and felt closest to God when in the mountains and trees. He and Yvette spent a lot of time camping, four-wheeling and appreciating the beauty of our Lord’s earth.
Lloyd had a deep faith in our Lord and joined the Catholic Church in 1986. He became a member of the Knights of Columbus and dedicated himself to their mission.
He was a Deputy Grand Knight, a Grand Knight and a District Deputy. Lloyd was a Faithful Navigator for the Fourth Degree and felt it was a privilege to be a member of the Honor Guard and wore his regalia proudly.
Cancer didn’t eat away his peace.
Lloyd had a special way of letting the past be the past and accepting God’s plan for the future. He accepted the fact he would not win the battle against cancer just months after his diagnosis, but refused to allow it to control who he was. He often said he was at peace with God’s plan and felt blessed that he had the love of family and friends and riches beyond what anyone could imagine. Lloyd was happy with the life he had and knew he had lived it to the best of his ability and the way God wanted him to.
Cancer didn’t silence his courage.
Throughout the past year, Lloyd kept a positive attitude and showed courage at times when others would have given up. He spent his last days loving his family and passing on his courage so they could go on without him. Lloyd promised to watch over them and made them promise to be strong. With an example like his, it was an easy promise to make.
Lloyd leaves behind his wife, Yvette Joy Waters; daughters Holly (Tim) Trexler, Fallbrook, California; Brenda Wilkie, (Elko); Marlene (Kevin ) Haub, Hayward, California; and Serena (Steven) Collier, (Reedsport, Oregon); sisters, Deana (Bob) Huber, Thornton, Colorado; Susie (Harry ) Morris, Wright, Wyoming; Katie (Bob) Nulle, Rawlins, Wyoming; brother Johnny Waters, Tooele, Utah; uncle and friend, Gus (Norma) Mandros, Green River, Wyoming; mother-in-law “Ma”, Vivian Joy, Ely, NV; sisters-in-law Trudie (Jim) Hollinger, Ely, Nevada; Robbie (Lennie) Boteilho, Riverton, Utah; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Lloyd was also proud to be a grandpa and his memory will live on his through grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah, and Makayla Trexler, Brittany and Connor Wilkie and Isabelle Haub.
Cancer didn’t invade his soul, reduce eternal life nor lessen the power of the Resurrection.
As Lloyd left this earth, he took the hand of our Lord and joined his son, Cody Lloyd Waters, his parents Lloyd and Betty Waters, his sisters Ellen Nulle, Becky Jo Lucas, and Tammy Moyer, his cousin and friend Nick Sanchez and father-in-law, A.Z. Joy.
Cancer didn’t quench his spirit.
From the moment Lloyd was diagnosed he began spreading a message and asked that it be passed on now to every man, young or old. “Have your annual prostate exam, both a blood test and physical. Don’t let your embarrassment, a doctor or insurance stop you from getting it. Don’t walk the road my family and I have had to.”
In lieu of flowers, please honor Lloyd with donations in his memory to, Knights of Columbus, Council 2511, PO Box 1247, Elko, Nevada 89303 or Harbor House, P.O. Box 2531, Elko, Nevada 89803.
Services for Lloyd will include a Rosary, led by Deacon Franklin Martinez on August 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Burns Mortuary and a funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 990 Highland Drive, Elko, Nevada on August 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM officiated by Father Daniel Hussey. Interment will follow at the City of Elko Cemetery, followed by a reception at Mater Dei Hall located behind the church.
Charles Lewis Cash, our father and grandfather passed away peacefully after a short stay in Jordan Valley Hospital—West Campus, on July 28, 2016.
Charlie was born October 25, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the son of Haywood Cash and Laura Alice Whipple. He graduated from South High. He married Lynn Ardith Trip and they had three children.
Later divorced, he married Lenett Ashby Winslow on February 8, 1964. Together, they added three more children and he became a loving stepfather to Lenett’s 2 children and an outstanding foster-father to several foster children.
Dad was a proud Marine and served in Korea. He was a career US postal service worker serving in Salt Lake and later as Postmaster for many years in Elko Nevada. In later years, he was an LDS church custodian and served in the SLC temple.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William, and his wife Lenett. Survived by his children Janet (Steve) Ortgiesen, Michael (Marcia) Winslow, Faith Fox, Peter (Loie) Cash, John (Pauliana) Cash, James (Lisa) Cash, Charity (Eric) Brown, Charles Haywood Cash, 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, foster children Crystal & Marguerita Golden, and his sister, Beneth Burkeholder.
Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Magna Stake Center 3084 S. 8400 W. Viewings are Monday from 6—8 PM at Peel Mortuary, 8525 W. 2700 S. and at the church Tuesday from 10-10:45 am.
A Celebration of Life and pot luck luncheon for Arthur Minchew will be held from 4-8pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the home of Bill Walsh and Beth Parks in Spring Creek, Nevada. For more information please call 775-777-9844.
Art died unexpectedly in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 22, 2016. Cremation has taken place.
He was born in Heidelberg, Germany on September 10, 1968. He graduated high school in Battle Mountain, Nevada and then entered the Army on June 30, 1986 and served in Desert Storm, stationed in Germany. On December 16, 1996, he married Rhonda Spain.
He worked in Elko, Nevada at several places, including KT Services as a driver and CDL trainer and most recently at Barrick Goldstrike as a haul truck and equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 20 years, Rhonda; by his parents, Arthur and Eva Minchew; one grandmother and 2 siblings.
A Celebration of Life for Riley Goldie will be held at Goldies Bar located at 465 Railroad Street on August 14. There will be a poker run starting at 12pm ending at Goldies with a pot luck starting at 4pm sponsored by Goldies Bar and Wild Bunch MC.
Bert Tooley passed from this world July 26, 2016 to join his wife Betty. Bert was born in 1918 the sixth of nine children born of Herman and Mary Tooley. The Tooley family moved frequently throughout Oregon, Idaho and Nevada during Bert’s childhood. In the late 1920’s the family settled in Delano, Nevada, where they procured a contract to haul ore from Delano to the railroad in Montello. The Tooley’s eventually moved to Montello where they resided until a fire destroyed their home and they returned to Oregon. Bert enlisted in the army in 1942 receiving his basic training in Boise and Ft. Lewis, WA. During basic training Bert received commendations for his proficiency with a rifle and pistol. Bert was initially stationed as an MP in Seattle, Washington, guarding the Boeing air plant. He was transferred to a Treadway bridge unit as a truck driver and was shipped to Europe. Bert was discharged and returned to his wife, Betty Woods, whom he married in 1944. Bert went to work for the State of Nevada Highway Department being stationed at Pequops and then North Fork maintenance stations while Betty taught school at nearby country schools. He then worked as a ranch hand in the Independence Valley area while Betty taught at Tuscarora. In 1956 Bert and Betty adopted a baby girl, Sally Ann. The family moved to Elko 1958 and Bert was a bridge crew supervisor for Elko County until 1968 when he became the Street Superintendent for the City of Elko. He retired from this position in 1984. A few years after Betty’s passing, he moved to Las Vegas where he and his living companion, Dolores Bendorf, spent 15 years until her passing in 2008. At that point he returned to Elko to live with his daughter in Spring Creek.
Bert was predeceased by his wife, mother, father, and brothers, Ellis, Sam, Jim, Bill, Oliver and Walter, and sisters, Sally and Elizabeth. His is survived by his daughter Sally Mendive and her husband Candido; his granddaughter Adrienne Morand, her husband Brandon, and their children Alexis and Gaige; his granddaughter Julie Barrett, her husband Robert and their children Amaya and Jamie; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate staff of Highland Inn and Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital ER.
A memorial service will be held at Burns Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00 am with a luncheon following at the VFW Hall.
Jennifer Rebecca Gallaher, 42, of Elko, NV left this earth on July 31, 2016 in Winnemucca, NV.
Jennifer was born December 10, 1973 to John I Rankin and Rebecca J Lingafelter in Rawlins Wyoming.
She attended several schools during her young life and graduated from Elko County High School. She worked at the Martin Hotel Winnemucca NV, The Loaf and Jug in Livingston MT and O’Reilly Auto Parts in Elko.
Jennifer enjoyed riding side by side with her beloved husband just for fun. She collected friends, cats, roosters and Barbie dolls.
Her laugh, smiles and her loving ways will be missed by all who loved her most.
She leaves behind her husband James B Gallaher, son Charles Andrus of Elko, daughters, Kathrine, Victoria and Erin Andrus of Turtle Lake ND and stepson Brian A Gallaher; parents Bernard and Rebecca Valdez of Winnemucca NV, brother John (Christy, Evan, Weston and Faren) of Ann Arbor MI; Uncle James (Karen and Matt) Lingafelter of Longview TX; Aunt Kimberly (Bill, Jeff, Skylar and Dylan), Aunt Eva (Neil) Furrh and Aunt Marsha (Bob) Richardson all of Vernal UT. Her special girls Michele, Misty, Susie, Cora, Carolina, Ala, Michele and Lisa.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her father John I Rankin her son Jacob Williams her grandparents James and Joyce Lingafelter of Carlin, NV; Jim and Edith Rankin of Vernal, UT; and Arther and Margaret Valdez of Salt Lake City, UT.
Jennifer you may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts. We love you.
A Memorial Service for Jennifer will be held on Saturday August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am at Sonoma Funeral Home 47 W First St in Winnemucca, NV. 775-623-2986
Ven Bob Unger passed away on July 17, 2016. He was born June 1, 1924 in St. Louis, MO to Ruth and Chesley Unger. He was the oldest of five children. Bob, Richard, Jeanette, Mary Jean and Art. Bob graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, MO. After Graduation he went to a sheet medal school at Cape Girardeau, MO. After he graduated, he went to work for Boeing Aircraft Corp in Seattle, WA as a skin mechanic working on B-17’s. Bob enlisted in the Army Air Corp on March 25, 1943 as a radio operator. He went to Sioux Falls Radio School for 19 weeks and then to Harlinger Air Force gunnery school, in Texas, for 6 weeks. Bob flew missions over Normandy, Northern France and Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe. Bob was wounded on July 6, 1944. He spent 9 months in a hospital in England. During his tour of duty, Bob was awarded 5 Bronze stars and a Purple Heart. After his Honorable Discharge on October 11, 1945 Bob moved to Stockton, CA to work for the Roda Family at the Stockton Theatre. Bob then took the manager’s job in Winnemucca at the Sage Theatre. He retired from the Sage after 38 years. While in Winnemucca, Bob meet the love of his life, Ida, who was working as a waitress at the Star Café. They were married on November 7, 1949. Their first born son Ron was born on December 22, 1951. Their second son, Mitch, was born on August 12, 1954. Bob loved fishing, hunting, trapping, ranching and the outdoors. Bob was very active in the fish and game serving as a commissioner for 50 years and reserve law enforcement deputy. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ida, sister Jeanette, and brother Richard. He is survived by his sister Mary Jean and brother Art, his sons, Ron, Battle Mountain & Mitch (Peggy), Spring Creek. He has 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A memorial will be held at the Methodist Church on the August 20, at 11:00 a.m. We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Highland Manor for the excellent care they gave to our dad.
David Durham Pinkney, beloved son, brother, father and friend, passed away August 2, 2016. Born in Salt Lake City, May 28, 1949, to LaMar Pinkney and Marlene Durham Pinkney. Dave resided the past 20 years in Elko, Nevada, where he retired from the Newmont Gold Mining Co. in 2014. He had many valued friends in the Elko community who, along with special companion Lori Linares and the gang at Matties, became a second family to him.
Along with his father, Dave was a life-long auto racing enthusiast, never missing Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Dave was a student of Utah history. As a teenager, he worked with Sheldon Brewster in the “Save our Saltair” organization. A fine athlete, he lettered in tennis at Cyprus High School and participated many summers in the S.L. Tribune No Champs tennis tourneys. Dave served as a proud Marine, 1968 to 1970. While stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Marine Base, he created and published a popular weekly newspaper, and toured with a championship volleyball team.
He is survived by his mother, two children, David Jason and Nicole, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and siblings Laurence Pinkney, Kenneth Pinkney, Susan Hyde, Helen Lorrigan, Thomas Pinkney.
A family celebration of his life will be held at a future date.
Guy Raymond Vega was born February 16, 1946 to Barbara Ruth Hulrey Vega and Aldo Manuel Vega in Fallon, Nevada. He grew up in North Fork until attending high school in Elko, NV. He graduated in 1964. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps receiving an honorable discharge in 1968. He then returned home. He met Wendy Shirrill and they married in 1970. They had three children: Guy, Jr., Travis, and Scottie Anne and a foster daughter Cindy Gomes. He held positions at Nevada Youth Training Center, Vega Construction, Nevada Department of Prisons, Northern Nevada Transportation and Myrna’s Hot Shot & Air Freight. He had a lifelong passion of guns and in 2002 became a gunsmith establishing his own business Northern Nevada Guns and Gunsmithing.
Guy passed away on August 4, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Aldo, by his brother Aldo Lee, and by his son Travis. He is survived by his children Guy, Jr. (Kara), Scottie Anne (Scott), Cindy Gomes Felton (Marty) and his grandchildren Wyatt Plumlee, Riley Plumlee, Mattie Rae Plumlee, Letty Vega, Ruthie Vega, Christopher Felton, Nicholas Felton, and Marty Felton. Services will be held on August 12, 2016 at 2:00pm at Burn’s Funeral Home with a celebration of life following at the VFW Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Northeastern Nevada Museum or to the Elko High School FFA Alumni.
Martha (Marti) James, 71, died after a valiant twenty-year battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Marti was born on July 9, 1945 in Barrington, Illinois and moved to Elko in the early 1980’s where she opened and operated MJ Travel (becoming Trailblazers Cruise and Travel) before retiring from the travel business in 2003. An active member of Soroptimist and the Elko Chamber of Commerce, Marti James was also an enthusiastic supporter and participant in the annual Relay for Live. Marti loved her dogs, her cats, her yard, was a sports enthusiast whose principal love was football and she never lost hope that her Chicago Bears would be Super Bowl champions again. Marti could often be found on local lakes boating when weather permitted. Preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Marti is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, Troy James. A celebration of life is scheduled in Carson City, Nevada at Gold Dust West (2171 E. Williams Street) on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from noon to 5 pm. Donations in Marti’s memory may be made to the Nevada Humane Shelter, Pets of the Homeless and Northern Nevada Food Bank.
Jacob Beetler, 20, went to be with the Lord on August 16, 2016 in the beautiful Ruby Mountains after getting lost while hiking and scouting for deer. He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on January 12, 1996 and grew up in Spring Creek, NV. Jacob enjoyed reading his Bible and listening to gospel music as well the old country classics. He also loved to sing around the piano whenever he had the opportunity. He also enjoyed playing soccer in AYSO as well as playing on the Spring Creek High School soccer teams. Jacob enjoyed archery hunting and was successful in harvesting deer and elk. He was involved in the Ruby Mountain Bible Church AWANA program as well as VBS. Jacob also helped in the sound room on Sunday mornings.
Jacob is survived by his mother and father, Rhonda and Joe Beetler, his siblings Miriam Swanson, Andrew Beetler and Esther Beetler, and his grandparents, Bob and Dorothy Beetler and Janice Bailey. Other extended family includes Chris and Shane Carllson, aunt and uncle, and Michael Pierce and Gabriel Pierce, cousins.
The most memorable quality Jacob’s family will always remember him for is his desire to glorify God in everything that is said and done. He will be remembered by his church family for his friendliness to others and his servant’s heart in helping others. He is now in the presence of his God learning what it truly means to glorify the God he sought to serve. For those of us who know the Lord Jesus as our personal Savior, we will see Jacob again someday when we leave this world behind.
A community gathering in Jacob’s behalf will be held at the new Elko Convention Center Friday, August 19, at 6:00p.m.
Max Maurice Marr, 81, was born May 27, 1935, in Coyville, KS, to Joseph and Alpha Marr. Max attended Elko High School, dated Janice Williams all through High School and they were married on April 11, 1954, at Elko, NV. They were married for 62 years.
Max passed away in Rapid City, on July 7, 2016, after a prolonged illness. Max is survived by his wife, Janice N. Marr; son Richard Marr; two daughters, Diana (Dean) Heymans and Kellie (Blake) Thomas, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, his beloved sister Jody (Bob) Dawson, brother-in-law Joe Williams, and 2 nephews and 3 nieces.
Robert (Bob) Groves passed away of a short illness on August 10, 2016 at the University of Utah Hospital. Bob was born in Jewell City, KS, on October 18, 1943 to Bus and Virginia Potter Groves. The family moved to the Magic Valley in Idaho when Bob was very young and that is where he was raised. His parents were farmers and brought him and his siblings up with that great, country building work ethic that gets things done.
Bob was never afraid of hard work and never met a broken item that he couldn’t “re-vamp”.
Bob was married to Julie Lundy Groves for 44 years and they spent a large part of those years in the ranching/agricultural business. He had to leave the life he loved in 2010 because of declining health but went to work driving a “hot shot” truck for Myrna’s Hot Shot business picking up needed parts for mining equipment and speedily delivering them to all parts of the country. He got as far east as Michigan, as far north as Canada and most of the states in between. Bob found a new love in long distance driving; always coming home with stories of beautiful country seen and animals spotted. He had found another job where he could work hard and he loved that.
Bob is survived by his wife, his son, Cory Taylor, of whom he was so proud; his mother, Virginia Groves; brother Bill (Kathy) Groves; sisters: Charlene Anderson and Mary Ann Groves all of Twin Falls; brother Darrell (Nancy) Groves, Meridian, Idaho; and two sons from a former marriage, Rob and Randy Cole. Bob is also survived by a treasured aunt, Renetta Potter of Las Vegas. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. Bob never met a stranger so he leaves behind many friends of all ages.
We honored his wish to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Patricia L. Sharp passed away on August 18, 2016 at the Highland Manor in Elko following a long illness. Patty was born in Elko on October 26, 1945 to parents Robert and Marian Glennon. She was raised in Elko and graduated from Elko High School in 1963. Following her graduation she became employed by the Elko General Hospital where she worked as a secretary for the Hospital Administrator for nearly 10 years. In June 1971 she married Alan W. Sharp and lived on the Sharp Family Ranch in Ruby Valley until the time of her death. Patty was known for her fun loving nature, love of music and dance and her unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marian Glennon and a brother, Dennis Glennon. Patty is survived by her husband, Alan; daughter, Alana (Kevin) McKinney; grandchildren, Alyssa and Garrett McKinney; sister, Linda (Joe) Spero; and aunt Julie Lemon.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elko with a reception to follow at Mater Dei Hall.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.