Miscellaneous Pershing County, Nevada Obituaries


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Alva May Wadsworth Lancour
Alva May Wadsworth Lancour, 61, died Aug. 18 at Washoe Medical Center, Reno.
A native Nevadan, she was born in Nixon on May 29, 1939 to Ed and Mary (Lowery) Wadsworth.
She lived in Wadsworth for the past six years, but spent most of her life in Lovelock.
Mrs. Lancour was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Nixon. She attended schools in Sutcliffe, Nixon and Lovelock.
Preceding her in death were her father in 1957, her mother in 1986, sister Delna Wadsworth in 1968, and grandson Terry Wadsworth in 1994.
Surviving are husband Hank Lancour of Wadsworth, daughter Felicia Ann Wadsworth of Lovelock, sister Lolia Keats of Wadsworth, five grandchildren-Alicia Wadsworth 0f Wadsworth; Kara Wadsworth, Christina Carroll and Michael Carroll all of Lovelock, and Casey Samuels of Idaho.
Also surviving are niece Bernadette Smith of Wadsworth, three great-nieces, three great-nephews, aunt and many cousins.
Visitation is scheduled from 2p.m. to 8p.m. Wednesday at Ross, Burke and Knoble Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno.
A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 24) at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Nixon, with burial at the Nixon Indian Cemetery.

Ruth Quilici McKenzie
Ruth Quilici McKenzie died Aug. 20, 2000, in Middleton, Idaho after a fight with cancer.
Ms. McKenzie is survived by Brenda Quilici Farr of Idaho.
No other details were furnished.

Sandra Lynn Osmun McCormick
Sandra Lynn Osmun McCormick, 55, died Aug. 28, at the Medical Center, Spokane, Wash.
Mrs. McCormick was born in Reno on July 15, 1945. She was residing in St. Maries, Idaho for the last few years, but was raised and lived in Imlay and Lovelock most of her life. She worked as a bartender for Sturgeon's restaurant for many years. She was also a park ranger in Washoe County prior to this.
For the last few years, Mrs. McCormick was a home health care person in St. Maries, Idaho.
She is survived by husband John McCormick, stepchildren Becky and Jake McCormick, and mother and stepfather, Charlene and Norman Baldwin, all of St. Maries, Idaho. Also surviving are her sons Gary Milich and Ladd Caine, and brother Pete Osmun, all of Lovelock; stepbrother Gary Baldwin of Malad City, Idaho, and eight grandchildren of Lovelock and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church, Lovelock.

Raymond Rambur
Raymond Rambur, 49, died Aug. 30, 2000, in Lovelock.
A native of Montana, he was born Oct. 10, 1950, to Raymond and Betty (Taylor) J. Rambur and had lived in Lovelock most of his life, coming from Montana.
His parents preceded him in death.
Surviving are his brother, Joe E. of Lovelock, and children Laura Ray, unknown residence, and Teresa Ann Timm and Raymond Wayne Rambur of Lebanon, Missouri.
Cremation was at the Smith Family Funeral Home and Crematory, under the direction of Lovelock Funeral Home.

Frank Roy Mendenhall
Frank Roy Mendenhall, 90, died Sept. 7, 2000, at Fallon Convalescent Center.
A native of Los Angeles, he was born Aug. 5,1910, to Jacob and Carrie (Lee) Frank and had lived in Lovelock since 1950, coming from Glendale, Calif.
Mendenhall delivered Welshes Bread for 17 years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Humboldt Lodge 27 and the Methodist Church and had serves on the Pershing General Hospital Board.
Son Corky died in 1961.
Surviving are wife Marion of Lovelock; daughter Suzie Battcher of Gardnerville; sisters Betty Stierhoff of Turlock, Calif., and Marie Bisher of Glendale; brother Ray of Chino Valley, Ariz., five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral was held Monday at Lone Mountain Cemetery, under the direction of the Lovelock Funeral Home.

Mildred Emilie Teglia
Mildred Emilie Teglia, 80, died September 13, 2000 at her residence in Fernley.
She was born May 6,1920 in Lovelock to Joseph Abraham and Matilda Jungwirth Scilacci, and had lived in Fernley for two years, coming from Fallon where she had lived from 1941 until 1998.She was a retired casino cashier.
Mrs. Teglia graduated from Pershing County High School in 1938. She was an avid gardener. She is survived by daughter Barbara Taylor of Fernley; son Robert Teglia of Overland Park, Kan.; sister Lena Bridges of Yerington; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Teglia was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Oliver Teglia, in 1997 and by four brothers and one sister.
No funeral services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Fallon, with inurnment at a later date.
A memorial is established with the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1473, Fallon, Nev. 89407.

John Edward Holmstrom
John Edward Holmstrom, Jr., 61, of John Day Ore., died at his residence on Sept. 25, 2000.
Holmstrom was born in Lovelock on July 6, 1939 to John E. Holmstrom and Dona Grundy Holmstrom.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Edward Holmstrom Sr. and brother Dee Holmstrom.
Holmstrom Road in Upper Valley was named after the Holmstrom family.
Holmstrom Jr. attended Fairview School in Lovelock and attended high school at Pershing County High School in Lovelock, graduating in 1957.
Holmstrom Jr. grew up in Lovelock on a ranch, moved to John Day in 1976 where he began working for the United Parcel Service shortly after he married Colleen Baehmann on April 5, 1980 at Pendleton, Ore.
He worked for the United Parcel Service for 23 years.
Holmstrom Jr. is survived by his wife, Colleen Holmstrom of John Day, his sons, Hugh Charlebois of San Francisco, Calif., Dan Charlebois of Sacramento, Calif., and Marty Holmstrom of John Day, daughter Kirsten Zubieta of Reno, mother Dona Holmstrom of John Day, brother David Holmstrom of John Day, sisters Sonja hesterlee of Elko, Dona Jean Mathews of Nyssa, Ore., Elna Fitzsimonds of John Day and eight grandchildren.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at the home of Maety Holmstrom on Friday, Sept. 29,located on Charolais Heights in John Day at 4 p.m.
The place of cremation is Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory in Baker Coty, Ore. The funeral director will be Deborah Wolf.
There is a memorial being established with the charity of one's choice through Driskill Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Ore. 97845.

Elda M. Smith Gracey
Elda M. Smith Gracey, 85, died Sept. 6, 2000, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.
A Lovelock native, she was born Jan. 4, 1915 to John C. and Anne Marie (Saridi) Smith and had lived in Reno since 1984, coming from Hawthorne.
Mrs. Gracey worked at the Hawthorne Credit Union from 1956 to 1980.
A Pershing County High School graduate, she was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Waves in Motion Swim Club.
Mrs. Gracey was preceded in death by brothers Virgil and Albert Smith, and sisters Annie Smith and Velma Brown.
Surviving are daughter Leslie Ann Peca of Huntington Beach, Calif., and two grandsons.
A celebration of life was held at Mrs. Gracey's home in Reno. Cremation was at Sierra Crematory, under the direction of Walton Funeral Home, Reno.

Allene "Mary Lou" Rooke
Allene "Mary Lou" Rooke, 69, died Oct. 7 in her home in Carson City.
A Lovelock native and a member of the Lovelock native and a member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe, she was born April 25, 1931, to Lena (Snodgrass) and the late Bill Rooke. After graduating from Pershing County High School in 1949, she went on to Sage Memorial Hospital in Grando, Ariz., for two years and received her nursing degree from St. Marks Hospital at Westminister College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After working for five years at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Bonair, Los Angeles, she moved to Carson City, Nev. With 23 years of Service she retired from Carson Tahoe Hospital where she was the operating room manager and the central service manager.
She resided in Carson City since her retirement and until her death. She was of Christian faith.
Among her survivors are her mother Lena Rooke of Lovelock; two sons, Jeff and Greg Thurman; granddaughters, Crystal and Kendra, all of Carson City, and numerous relatives.
Services will be held at Graces-St. Francis Community Church in Lovelock today (Thursday), Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. Father Crites will be officiating.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Lovelock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rooke will be buried at the Lovelock Indian Cemetery.

May Birdeen Cochran
May Birdeen Cochran, 89, died Oct. 5, 2000 in Reno at the Life Care Center.
She was born Jan. 17, 1911 to Ormond Russell and Hazel (Snodgrass) McComas.
Mrs. Cochran came to Lovelock in 1948. She worked for the Pershing County School District in the kitchen. She retired after 27 years.
Survivors are two sons, Edwin Cochran of Dairy, Ore., and Marvin Cochran of Sparks, two daughters, Sandra Frazier of Roseville, Calif., and Carman Laws of Reno. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Winfred Cochran, died April of 1986.
Services were held at the Grace-St. Francis Church Monday. Dr. Philip C. Greer officiated. Burial was at Big Meadow Cemetery.

Earnest Orrin Clinger
Earnest Orrin Clinger, 83, died Oct. 17, 2000, at the Fallon Convalescent Center.
A native of Carpenter Creek, Mont., he was born Oct. 20, 1916 to Cecil Calvin and Jennie May (Good) Clinger and had lived in Lovelock since 1937.
Clinger became a self-employed farmer in 1940.
Surviving are sons, Cecil and Carl, both of Lovelock; brothers, Charles A. of Loveland, Colo., Harold C. of Hemet, Calif., Donald of Stagecoach, Nev., Allen of Mexico and Robert (location unknown); sisters, Laura Bending of North Platte, Neb., and Donna Sambrano of Reno; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cremation is under the direction of the Lovelock Funeral Home.

Doreen Gladys Shontz
Doreen Gladys Shontz, 75, died Oct. 19, 2000, in Mill Bay Vancouver, B.C.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, she was born Nov. 25, 1924, and had lived in Carson City since 1978, coming from Reno, where she had lived since 1950, and from Winnemucca, where she had lived since 1946.
Husband, George, died in 1996.
Mrs. Shontz was a homemaker.
Surviving are sons, Bob of Lovelock and James of Winnemucca; sister, Valerie Coates of Mill Bay and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Grace St. Francis Community Church in Lovelock, with burial at :one Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Lovelock Funeral Home.

Bernadine Ellen Coyle Hunter
Bernadine Ellen Coyle Hunter, 86, died Oct. 31, 2000, at Oregon Health Science University Hospital, Portland.
A native of Goshen, Calif., she was born Sept. 12, 1914, to Thomas J. and Mary Ellen Coyle and had lived in Lovelock for the past 10 years, coming from Reno.
Mrs. Hunter worked for the De Soto-Plymouth Agency as a bookkeeper in the 1940s and 1950s in Modesto, Calif. She was a graduate of Patterson, Calif., high school.
Surviving are husband, James "Bill" Wilbur of Lovelock; stepson, James Hunter of Santa Rosa, Calif., and sisters, Bernice Riser and Betty Burden and brother, John "Jack" Coyle, all of Modesto.
A private funeral was scheduled at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery with a memorial service at a later date, under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home, both of Modesto.
Memorials preferred to your favorite charity.

John Davis
John Davis, 66, died Nov. 26, 2000, at a friend's residence.
Davis was born in Whitesboro, Texas, June 2, 1934, to Frank and Gladys (Kearney) Davis and lived most of his life in Nevada, the last 24 years in Lovelock.
He was retired from being a repairman and small business owner, and had served in the U.S. Navy. He also was a square and round dance caller.
Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Jacqueline; four children, Kalynn Blalock, Kearney Davis, Susan Tufford and Nancy Talcott and seven grandchildren.
No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Lovelock VFW.

John and Judith M. Hanson Fincke
A memorial service for John Fincke and Judith M. Hanson Goldsworthy Fincke, who were killed in an automobile accident Nov. 29, 2000, east of Fernley, was held Wednesday at Walton Funeral Home in Reno.
Mre. Fincke, 65, was born Feb. 1, 1935, to Herman H. and Ida A. (Quilici) Hanson and had lived in Reno a period of time, coming from Lovelock.
She was a graduate of Pershing County High School.
Mre. Fincke worked for Sims Auto Sales. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in physical education.
A native of Albany, N.Y., John Fincke, 66, was born Sept. 25,1934, to John and Lillian (Sourborn) Fincke and had lived in Reno for the past 16 years, coming from Los Angeles and New York.
He worked for Sims Auto Sales. He was an Army veteran and attended Cairo High School, Cairo, N.Y.
Surviving the couple are daughters, Ivrie Goldsworthy of Washoe Valley, Crystal Marler of Carson City and Julie Goldsworthy of Lovelock; son, Robert Goldsworthy of Reno and three grandchildren. Mre. Fincke is also survived by a sister, Rita Guisti of Reno, and Mr. Fincke is survived by a sister, Mildred Lucente of Florida.
Cremation was under the direction of Walton Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to "The Family of Judith Fincke," 3408 Pourmaline Drive, Reno, NV 89503.

Evelyn Stoker Weber
Evelyn Stoker Weber, 96, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Pershing General Nursing Home in Lovelock.
A native of Lovelock, she was born Aug. 3, 1904, to George and Anne Stoker and was raised on the Stoker Ranch.
She married Bryson Weber and the couple moved to Klamath Falls, Ore. They later moved to Oakridge, Ore., and purchased a general hardware store. They lived there until her husband's death in 1970. They had one son, Kenny, who was killed in 1949 in a motorcycle accident.
In 1972, Mrs. Weber moved back to Winnemucca and was a homemaker and artist until she suffered a stroke in 1992. She then had to live in the nursing home in Lovelock.
She had two brothers, Clarence and Vernon Stoker, and one sister, Pearl Stoker Martel, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Weber is survived by two sisters-in-law, Clara Stoker of Winnemucca and Lois Stoker of Lovelock; nieces Joyce Legarza of Orovada, Dee Frensdorff of San Diego, Calif., Janice Paige of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Linda V. Walker of Durango, Colo. Nephews are Don Stoker of Winnemucca, Tom Stoker of Lovelock, and Eldon Stoker of Beaver, Utah (currently an LDS missionary to Ecuador).
Following her wishes, she will be cremated with no funeral services held. She will be interred in the Winnemucca Cemetery by her husband and son.

Adelle Scoff Woodward
Adelle Scoff Woodward, 89, of Dyke, Nev., died Jan. 1, 2001, at Humboldt General Hospital in Winnemucca.
She was a life-long resident of Humboldt County, born Sept. 6, 1911, in San Jose, Calif.
She and her family moved to Lovelock when she was a young child. They lived in Lovelock where her parents Ida and Joseph Scoff owned a dairy.
They moved to Winnemucca in 1919 where they owned the Winnemucca Dairy until 1928 when they opened Scott Shady Camp. She was schooled in Humboldt County.
In 1934, she married her husband of 63 years, Harold Woodward. They moved to the Woodward Ranch where they raised four daughters.
Mrs. Woodward was a homemaker, mother and grandmother, living at the ranch until the time of her death. She know no stranger and her home was always open to welcome all family and friends around her dinner table.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Arthur Scott, and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Woodward is survived by her daughters, Haroldine Searle and son-in-law, Roger, of El Sobrante, Calif., Miriam Toland and son-in-law, Don, Jo Bidart and son-in-law Frank, of Winnemucca, Delia Nuffer and son-in-law Rob of Woodward Ranch, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, Brother, Felix Scott, sister, Josephine Twichell of Winnemucca and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at 10 a. m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Winnemucca. Cremation was under the direction of Lovelock Funeral Home Lovelock.

Mary Quilici Jevning
Mary Quilici Jevning, 84, died Dec. 25, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Reno.
Born in Lovelock, Aug. 19, 1916, to Italian immigrants, she was the youngest daughter born to Lawrence and Lena Quilici. There were four siblings.
As a young adult, she and her sister, Ida Fontana, owned and operated Smokey's Bar, on Broadway. They continued to operate the business until the mid 1960's. She married Ronald Jevning in 1940.Three children were born: Ron Jevning, Jr., Marlowe and Nan.
In the late 1960's Mary, her husband and daughter moved to Reno, where she attended the University of Nevada for two years.
Mrs. Jevning and her son Marlowe owned and operated Lovelock Janitorial Service after her husband's death in 1974. A granddaughter, Laurel, was born in 1986.
Her great loves were her family, her community, and her pets.
Survivors include her children, granddaughter, a sister, Diana Heineke, of Reno, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial mass was celebrated Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000 at St. John's Catholic Church.

Margaret Anne Kofoed Harms Hastings
Margaret "Mardie" Anne Kofoed Harms Hastings, 73, died Dec. 30, 2000, at her residence.
A Reno native, she was born Jan. 27, 1927, to Everett E. and Genevieve Martha (Pollard) Kofoed and was a lifetime Nevada resident.
Mrs. Hastings worked for First National Bank and was a clerk typist for the City of Sparks. She was a Reno Business College and Pershing County High School graduate.
First husband, Donald L. Harms, died July 30, 1975, and second husband, Raymond Hastings, died Feb. 21, 1986.
Surviving are sons, Ed Harms of Sparks and Harold Harms of Sun Valley; Daughter, Donna Winters of Hawthorne; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Walton's Sparks Funeral Home, 1745 Sullivan Lane. Cremation is under the direction of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to your favorite charity.

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