Beloved mother, sister and friend, Karen Jean Settelmeyer White, passed away at her home in Minden on September 25, 2012. Her sudden death leaves her bereaved daughter, Renae Evelyn and extended family members.
Karen, a third generation Nevadan and a native Carson Valley resident, was the eldest daughter of Marvin Settelmeyer and Evelyn Gardella Settelmeyer born at Saint Mary's Hospital in Reno on February 28, 1948. Her paternal grand-parents were Frank Settelmeyer and May Marquat Settelmeyer of Genoa, Nev., and maternal grand-parents were Charles Gardella and Mary Questa Gardella of Reno, Nev.
Karen spent her childhood on the Settelmeyer Ranch on Genoa Lane and attended Minden Elementary School and graduated from Douglas High School with the class of 1966. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and pledged Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
Karen leaves her beloved daughter, Renae of Minden; her sister, Marie Settelmeyer Layton of San Rafael, Calif.; and several cousins in Carson Valley and in Reno; and extended family members in Texas.
FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville is handling the burial arrangements, but no services are planned at this time. There will be a reception for family and friends at a later date.
Donations in Karen's name may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 6490 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89509 or SPCA of Northern Nevada, 840 east 5th Street, Reno, NV 89512.