Obituary Robert Thomas Best

A service for Robert Thomas Best, 87, a Carson City resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City.

Mr. Best died Jan. 7, 2002, in Carson City. He was born June 19, 1914, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Elbert C. and Laeta Elden Best.

He moved to Fallon in 1924, where his father was superintendent of the Fallon elementary schools.

He married Norma Jean Mills in 1937 in Fallon.

Mr. Best started his teaching career in the science department of Churchill County High School. He taught science at Elko High School, following which he was principal of Mineral County High School for 12 years. He then became superintendent of Lyon County schools for 12 years. He served as associate state superintendent of public instruction in Carson City and later as executive secretary for the Nevada State School Board Association. He was cofounder of Sierra Control Systems Inc. in Carson City.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Carson City Rotary Club. He enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and traveling.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Jean Catherine Best Rosse in 1974.

Among his survivors are his wife Norma Jean Mills, daughter Carol Lynne Wilson and son David Robert Best, all of Carson City; sisters Elizabeth Sawyer of Burlingame, Calif., and Caroline Kelley of Carson City; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation will be at FitzHenry's Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Building Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 306 W. Musser St., Carson City 89703.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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