Lola Lee Gesselman

A graveside service for Lola Lee Gesselman, 92, a Gardnerville resident for the past eight years, will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 3, at Eastside Memorial Parkway.

Viewing is from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gesselman died Sept. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Haywood, Okla., to William H. and Grace M. Moore.

Before moving to Gardnerville, she lived in Rosemead, Calif., for 60 years.

Mrs. Gesselman was a homemaker and an active volunteer, most recently at the Douglas County Senior Center, setting up tables for the noon meal. She enjoyed bowling and camping for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Irvin "Gus"; sisters Bess Colston of Whittier, Calif., and Lahoma Bishop of Missoula, Mont., and brother Earle Moore of Montebello, Calif.

Among her survivors are her son and daughter-in-law Jim and Vera of Gardnerville; granddaughter Deanna Meek-Brien of Louisville, Colo., grandson Wayne Gesselman of Gardnerville; brother William Moore of Bullhead City, Ariz.; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A family get-together is planned in the summer in Bishop, Calif., to celebrate the lives of both Lola and her late husband, Gus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Senior Center Meals on Wheels program.

FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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