Lawrence E. Jacobsen


A memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday 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 suvivor.

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.

Robert Edward



A celebration of life was Sunday at Minden Park for Robert Edward McChesney, 58, who died at his Gardnerville home July 23, 2006.

Mr. McChesney was born Jan. 19, 1948 in Virginia to Robert Edward and Ruth "Guptel McChesney. He was a Merchant Marine and he married Marlyse Pershing June 24, 1971, at Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe. He was a substance abuse counselor with the state of Nevada. He was a writer and and he loved his tipi. He spent the summer in his tipi at Lake Tahoe. He lived at South Lake Tahoe prior to moving to Gardnerville 13 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kay. He is survived by his wife Marlyse McChesney of Gardnerville; daughter Sonnet and her husband Chris Hogbin of South Lake Tahoe; son Cody McChesney of Gardnerville; sister Patty Ryan of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren Tyler, Payton and Baylee Hogbin of South Lake Tahoe.

Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation.

Editor's Note: We are republishing the obituary for Alpha Eugene 'Day' Annett to include Inge Costa. We regret the error.

Alpha Eugene

"Day" Annett


A burial Mass is 10 a.m. Aug. 5 for Alpha Eugene Day Annett, 99, at the Infant of Prague Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Calif. Mrs. Annett died July 22, 2006, in Gardnerville.

Mrs. Annett was born May 1, 1907, in Fulton, Calif., to Charlie and Edna Brown Fallon Day. She grew up spending her time between Smith Valley and Bridgeport, Calif. She attended Dominican School in San Rafael, Calif. and witnessed the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

She married Norman T. Annett in 1926. They traveled extensively and later raised sheep at the family ranch in Smith Valley.

The Annetts had two children, daughter Norma Jeanne and son Alfred Charles. She loved to travel, especially the Hawaiian Islands and she enjoyed golf and fishing. In 1952, she and her husband Norman established Annett's Mono Village Resort. She never officially retired and remained a confidant and advisor to her entire family.

Her countless stories and memories of another time will be missed but passed down to the generations that follow.

She was preceded in death by her husband Norman T. Annett in 1993, her daughter Norma Jeanne Annett Costa in 2005. She is survived by her son Alfred (Josie) Annett; sister-in-law Dorthella Silva; son-in-law James Costa; grandchildren Dr. Peter (Inge) Costa, Paul and his wife Julie Costa, Norman and Kellie Annett, Arlene and Jeffery Mills, Allen and Lori Annett; great-grandchildren, Austin and Victoria Mills, Angie and Jamie Annett, Carson Costa and Madeline Annett. She is also survived by many extended family members as well as numerous friends including Peggy Lyon, dear friend for more than fifty years.

The family would like to thank the Care Givers of Nevada, especially Ulla Sangild, Patricia Lloyd and Janice La Pointe as well as the staff and residents of Merrill Gardens during her final months.

Graveside services will follow mass at Hillcrest Cemetery in Smith Valley. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Mono County Historical Society, P.O. Box 417, Bridgeport, CA. 93517. E-mail to send condolences.


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