The family and friends of Carmen Altemueller, would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported Carmen with contributions, donations and efforts in making her fundraiser and her celebration of life “Fire Up For Carmen” such a heartfelt event. It started with Carmen’s friends, Connie Richardson, Marie Lekumberry and Caren Witt, who wanted to host a fundraiser to help Carmen with her home health care and other expenses. Carmen was so excited to see all her friends and family, but sadly she passed just days before this scheduled event. Moving forward in her memory, we celebrated her life, as she would have wanted it.
Thank you to Bud and Karen Rinasz who generously donated their ranch and the Norbert’s from the Carson Valley Country Club, Pat and Ann Geary for donating the tables & chairs, Doug Laird and his wife Christine Cassinelli (T’s in-motion) for donating our “Fire up” tee-shirts, Andi Vanberkum from (Eastern Sierra Feed) for the flower arrangements and donations, Rhonda Kudrna for making our tasty side dishes, Marie Lekumberry (JT Basque & Dining) for her help and food donations, Caren Witt and her sister Sandy Ryan for making the beautiful picture boards showcasing Carmen, Mary Smith and her mother Mashelle Begovich for donating (Charlie Daniels autographed fiddle), Mike Nalder (our wonderful cook) and his wife Debbie, Ted Nagel for the music and open microphone, Lorilynn Chitwood, Truly Magnussen, Drago Salon (Irene & Drago), Carson Valley Inn, Joshua Allen, Jennifer Patterson, Montana Pet, Susan Cowen, Patti Bertram, MD Barns, Mary Savage, Tangles hair salon (Michelle and Debbie), Shirley Fraser, Anne and Gordon Zuckerman, Jim and Susan Bernard, Helen Brownfield, Kamay DeWitt, Jeff Dinsmore, Dion Etchegoyhen, Nancy Evans Kertyey, Sara Groenendyke, Terri Hamann, Mona Heatee, Ken Knight, Gary McDonald, Dan Nalder, Renee Presto, Maz’s pet store, Velma Heater, Stacey Trivitt, Plant It Nursery, Gourmet Sewing Company, Minden Meat Company, Buckaroos Saloon, Les Schwab, Pizza Barn, Fuzzy Paws Pet Grooming, and Anytime Fitness. For advertising, My County Radio, Record Courier, The Scoop and Horse Tails. A most special thanks to everyone in this community who attended, our home health provider (Debbie), No Place Like Home, and all the gals from Hospice. Carmen was loved and will truly be missed. Thank you.