Lawrence E.



A memorial service is 10 a.m. today at Minden Park for Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen, 85, who died at his home in Minden on July 26, 2006.

Jacobsen was born July 1, 1921, in Minden to Lawrence P. and Anna "Kettenburg" Jacobsen. He was a 1939 graduate of Douglas County High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1939 to 1946 and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

He married Betty Lundergreen May 13, 1951, in Gardnerville. He owned an oil distribution business and spent 40 years in the Nevada Legislature; Nevada Assembly, 1963-77; Nevada Senate, 1979-2001, serving seven special and 20 regular sessions (longest legislative service in Nevada history.) Legislative Commission: Alternate, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1991-93; Member, 1965-66, 1969-83, 1985-86, 1995-96; Vice Chairman, 1966; Chairman, 1970-71, 1974-75, 1987-88. Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1985-92, 1995-98; Speaker pro Tempore, 1969; Speaker of the Assembly, 1971; Assembly Minority Floor Leader, 1973; Senate Minority Floor Leader, 1981; President pro Tempore, 1987-90, 1993-2001; Chairman, National Legislative Service and Security Advisory Committee. National Conference of State Legislatures; Member, Executive Committee, 1981-90; Co-Chairman, 14th Annual Meeting, Reno, 1988; Vice Chairman, 24th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 1998. Council of State Governments; Member, Hazardous Waste Committee and Executive Committee, 1981-90; Chairman, Energy Committee, 1981-83; Vice Chairman, 1984-85 and Chairman, 1986-87, Western Legislative Conference. Chairman, Marlette Lake Water System Advisory Committee, 1969-94, 1999-2000; Chairman, Nevada Veteran's Services Commission, 1997-2000.

Among his many affiliations are the Douglas County Engine Company; Commander, Carson Valley Post No. 11, American Legion; Minden Rotary Club; chamber of commerce; Gardnerville Gun Club; Douglas County Education Foundation; Navy League; Douglas County Republican Central Committee; Nevada State Republican Central Committee. Member: State 4-H Camp Advisory Council; Advisory Committee for Veteran's Cemetery in Northern Nevada; Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators; Douglas County Emergency Response Commission; PHSA, Chapter 1. Governor appointee and member, State Emergency Response Commission. Buckbrush Gun Club, VFW Post 3630.

In his life he was honored with many personal and professional achievements, including Minden Rotary Club, 51 years of perfect attendance; Paul Harris Fellow; 60-year active member, Douglas County Engine Company (fire department); Co-Chairman, Minden Bandstand, 1984; Man of the Year, 1972; Citizen of the Year, 1984; Feed the Hungry Award, Friends in Service Helping, 1992; Tony Beard Award, NLSSA, 1993; a member of the Carson Valley Nut Club.

Jacobsen was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and an infant son. He is survived by wife Betty Jacobsen of Minden; son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Debbie Jacobsen of Minden; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Linda Jacobsen of Smith Valley, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Lance Jackson of Minden; son and daughter-in-law Tim and Robbi Jacobsen of Minden; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Douglas County Mortuary. Cremation will take place at Walton's Sierra Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Douglas Engine Company Museum Fund c/o East Fork Fire District, Box 218, Minden, NV 89423.

Frances Ridl

Motta Macias


A funeral was Thursday in Layton, Utah, for former Carson Valley resident and assistant to Gov. Kenny Guinn, Frances Ridl Motta Macias, 49, who died July 24, 2006, at her home in Reno.

Born Nov. 10, 1956, in Ogden, Utah, to Theodore J. and Teresa D. Ridl, Mrs. Macias graduated from Layton High School and Stevens Henager College with an associates degree in business and accounting.

She married Jeffrey Motta in April 1979 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Layton, Utah. She later married Robert Macias in February 1990 at Lake Tahoe.

A certified professional secretary, she served as director of Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program, a member of Toastmasters International and past president of Professional Secretaries International. Mrs. Macias held many executive assistant positions, most recently supporting the chief executive officer of the Greater Nevada Mortgage Co. and the chief financial and chief operational officers of the Greater Nevada Credit Union. She worked for the chief operational officer of KOLO-TV in Reno. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She volunteered as a judge and contestant consultant for the Miss Nevada Scholarship Program. Mrs. Macias enjoyed crafting and making special cards for loved ones.

Mrs. Macias is survived by a son, Nicholas Motta of Layton; brothers, Ted (Laura) Ridl of Layton; Mike (Marcia) Ridl of Layton; and sister, Catherine (Robert) Eccleston, of Chantilly, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Nyle Noble Nation


Nyle Noble Nation, 86, died July 30, 2006, in Gardnerville. A resident of Topaz Ranch Estates for 40 years, he was born June 21, 1920, in Indiana to Perry W. and Coral Nation.

He was a retired Navy chief petty officer and also retired from Harrah's as chief of maintenance.

He is survived by his children, Coral Knapp of Orange, Calif., Carol Richmond, Kenneth Nation of Sacramento, Calif., Pepper Kemp of Carson City, brother Charles J. and his wife Carol Nation of Indio, Calif.; sister Leona Nation Miller, and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Cremation to take place at FitzHenry's Crematory in Carson City.


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