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Iluminada S. Delacruz


A memorial service for Iluminada S. Delacruz, 67, a Gardnerville resident since 1988, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville, with burial following at the Eastside Memorial Park Cemetery in Minden. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City.

Mrs. Delacruz died March 5, 2006, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

She was born March 5, 1939, in the Philippines to Jose Sambo and Melecia Rosario.

She married William Delacruz Dec. 23, 1975, in Chicago.

Before moving to Gardnerville she lived in Chicago for over 20 years.

She had a bachelors in technology from the Far Eastern University in the Philippines.

She was a medical technologist at Carson Tahoe Hospital for 17 years.

She was a Catholic and enjoyed working in her garden.

Among her survivors are her husband, of Gardnerville; son Richard Delacruz, of San Francisco; sister Aurora Santiago, of Pacifica, Calif.; brothers Ray Sambo, of Minden and Glicirio Sambo, of Downers Grove, Ill.

Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City is in charge of arrangements.

Marcus H. Itano


A memorial service is 3 p.m. today at Grace Community Church in Minden for Marcus H. Itano, 83, who died March 6, 2006, at his home in Gardnerville.

Mr. Itano was born April 9, 1922, in Modesto, Calif., to Haruta and Marie McCloud Itano. He graduated from Modesto High School in 1940. He served in the U. S. Army for 22 years before retiring. He was a Purple Heart recipient of World War II. He married Betty J. Itano, Sept. 2, 1971, in Reno. He was a previous resident of Modesto, Calif., before moving to Gardnerville seven years ago. He was a member of Grace Community Church.

He is survived by his wife Betty J. Itano of Gardnerville; daughters Angela Branham and Sharon Graybill; stepdaughter Linda Kincaid; stepson Patrick McGuire; brother Frank Itano; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one niece.

Burial will take place 11 a.m. today at Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to "Voice of Martyr's" Grace Community Church. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home.

Kenneth Heaps


A funeral service is 5 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Deseret Drive in Minden for Kenneth Heaps, 74, who died March 7, 2006, at his home in Gardnerville.

Mr. Heaps was born July 30, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 12-year resident of Gardnerville, he previously lived in Sonoma County for 16 years before retiring. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his wife Karoline Heaps of Gardnerville; children Monte K. Heaps of Gardnerville, Kenneth L. Heaps, Denise (Jamie) Heaps and Kib R. Heaps all of Southern California, John P. McDivitt, Jr. and Judy G Sorensen of Reno, Michael L. Medley of Yuma, Ariz., Clarence D. Medley of Amarillo, Texas, John L. Medley of California and Richard F. Medley of Washoe Valley as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. There will be a viewing prior to services from 4 to 5 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Spruce and Deseret Drive, Minden. Burial will take place 11:30 a.m. Monday at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City.

Sharon Elizabeth

Cox Lang


Sharon Elizabeth Cox Lang, 83, a resident of Gardnerville for the past five years and a former resident of South Lake Tahoe for 37 years, died March 2, 2006.

Mrs. Lang was born July 14, 1922, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, to Dale William and Elva "Bowers" Cox. She married Peter Wall Lang, April 16, 1946, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif. graduating in 1943 with a degree in psychology. She was a real estate broker and together with her husband Peter, owned Lang Realty and Rentals in South Lake Tahoe for over 20 years. She was a bridge player and played in South Lake Tahoe several times a week for many years and recently in Gardnerville. She was a member of Barton Hospital Auxiliary, South Lake Tahoe Cancer League and one of the first members of the South Lake Tahoe Women's League. She was active in the community and enjoyed snowmobiling, Jeeping, outdoor activities and traveling with her husband and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Wall Lang. She is survived by her son Stephen W. Lang and his wife Joyce; daughter Nancy Lang; son Robert W. Lang, all of Gardnerville; granddaughters Kathleen and her husband Arno Lambert of San Francisco, Calif.; Corinne and her fiancé Ryan O'Donnell of Scottsdale, Ariz. She is also survived by her brother, Dale William Cox and his wife Patricia of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; brother-in-law David Lang and his wife Betty Jean of Corona del Mar, Calif. as well as several nephews and a niece.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96151.

Eldon Schultz


A graveside service will take place at the Grimes-Neely Cemetery in Jerseyville, Ill. for Eldon Schultz, 68, who died March 6, 2006 in Minden.

Mr. Schultz was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Jerseyville, Ill. to Frederick Edwin and Elva Leona Schultz. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired as a Divisional Superintendent for State Farm Insurance after 32 years. He married Patricia Schultz July 18, 1987 in Clinton, Ark. Prior to moving to Minden five years ago, he was a resident of Towanda, Ill. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Gardnerville.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Charles Schultz. He is survived by his wife Patricia Schultz of Minden; children Ruth Ann Gunning of Redmond, Wash., Janice Guevara of Long Beach, Calif., Bill Schultz of St. George, Utah, Laura Robinson of Acton, Calif., Steven Tumey of Annadale, Va., Connie Gruel of Tahachapi, Calif. and 13 grandchildren.

Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grimes-Neely Cemetery in Jerseyville, Ill.


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