Obituary: Melvin Devere Cohen

A funeral for Melvin Devere Cohen, 82, a Carson City resident for the past 15 years, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 401 Saliman St.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Walton's Chapel of the Valley.

Mr. Cohen died July 23, 2000, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. He was born July 13, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Julius Abrham Cohen and Florence May Wood Cohen.

Before moving to Carson City, he lived in Reno.

Mr. Cohen was employed in electrical motor manufacturing. He served as membership clerk and stake missionary, both in the Carson City Fifth Ward, Sunday school president and high priest group leader. He was a member of the Carson City Fifth Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Among his survivors are his wife Marjorie Cole Cohen; sons Russell of Reno, Lawrence of Huntington Beach, Calif., Philip of Flemington, NJ and Mitchell of Carson City; daughters Carolyn Stevens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Gloria Spittle of Ventura, Calif., and Cathrine Pratt of Beaverton, Ore.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Crematory and Cemetery is in charge of arrangements.


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