George Manuel Cotton

George Manuel Cotton, 81, a Gardnerville resident for the past nine years, died Sept. 23, 2005, at Evergreen Nursing Home, Gardnerville.

He was born April 29, 1924, to Manuel and Toula Kontouson Cotton.

Mr. Cotton worked as a ship fitter at the Seattle/Tacoma Shipyards. He was a milkman, a small grocery store owner and then a timekeeper/dispatcher for the port of Seattle until his retirement in 1990.

He enjoyed socializing at Sharkey's and the Carson Valley Inn.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as a sergeant with the 1282nd Engineering Combat Battalion in Asia and Africa.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Gene, Sava and Perry and his sister Mary.

Among his survivors are his wife of 29 years, Doris, of Gardnerville; daughter and son-in-law Angela and Warren Kindle; daughter Connie Cotton; son and daughter-in-law Dean and Margo Cotton; sister Irene Tolias and grandchildren Tyler and Kayleigh, all of Seattle, and stepdaughter Marion Barritt of Gardnerville and her son Darrin Barritt of St. Louis, Mo.

At his request, there will be no service and his ashes will be thrown to the winds.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home, Gardnerville, is in charge of arrangements.


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