Carole J. Bettencourt


Carole J. Bettencourt, 61, died March 20, 2006, in Reno.

Mrs. Bettencourt was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Glendale, Calif., to Ruth G. and Jack L. Pilkinton. A resident of Gardnerville for six years, she was previously from Foster City, Calif. She worked for Franklin Bank of Calif. for six years and spent 30 years in banking prior to retirement. She was a member of the Foster City Chamber of Commerce and she enjoyed traveling. She married John J. Bettencourt in Lake Tahoe, Nov. 29, 1996. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack L. Pilkinton. She is survived by her husband John L. Bettencourt of Gardnerville, her mother Ruth G. Pilkinton of Minden, sister Mary E. Swagler of Minden and brother John L. Pilkinton of Minden. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Cremation will take place at FitzHenry's Crematory in Carson City.

Madeline Myers



A memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday for Madeline Myers Dexter, 89, with a reception to follow from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 836, 2055 Elks Dr., San Bernardino, Calif. Mrs. Dexter died March 1, 2006, at S.B. Convalescent Hospital.

Mrs. Dexter was born April 13, 1916, in Los Angeles, a fourth-generation Californian. When she was 2-years-old, her mother died and she moved to San Bernardino to live with her grandmother Sara Betsy Harris and her aunt Ella Harris when she was 5-years-old.

She was employed in the nursing field for more than 50 years. She worked at the County Hospital in San Bernardino for nearly 20 years. During the last 10 years with the county hospital system she returned to school for a master's degree in nursing, a public health certificate and a school nurse certificate. She then worked for the Fontana School system for 20 years. She was active in Planned Parenthood and camp nurse for more than 12 years every summer in Idyllwild for the Community of Christ Church. She was also active in Girl Scouts and PTA. She was a member of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club for more than 30 years. SPCA offices from around the state would call for her assistance.

George Gregory Dexter, her husband of 41 years, preceded her in death. She is survived by four daughters, Deborah Dexter-Mendez and husband Manuel of Fresno, Cynthia Hayes of San Bernardino, Calif., Klarisse Dexter of San Diego and Rebekah McKovich of San Bernardino; her four grandchildren, Jeffery Scott McKovich and wife Patricia of Gardnerville, Dustin Hayes and wife Angela of Nevada, Libby Hayes and Britton Hayes of San Bernardino; great-grandchildren Mason and Morgan McKovich and Keelyn Hayes, all of Nevada.

Mrs. Dexter chose to donate her body to science at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charities.

Joseph Edward Figini Jr.


Memorial family services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Gall Catholic Church for Joseph Edward Figini Jr., 72, who died March 23, 2006, in Minden.

Mr. Figini was born Oct. 27, 1933, in San Francisco, Calif., to Joseph and Virginia Figini. He was a 29-year resident of the Carson Valley, moving from Los Altos, Calif.

He loved books, walks, meeting and caring about everyone he met.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Bertolone and her husband Carlo Bertolone. His nieces and nephews, Joe, Claudia and Carla. He is also survived by his great-nieces and nephews Marisa, Ross, Ryan, Sierra, Evy, Ana and Mia.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Douglas County Public Library or Meals on Wheels.

Barry James Parker


A memorial service will be 3 p.m. April 2 at Harrah's Lake Tahoe for Barry James Parker, 49, who died March 23, 2006, in Gardnerville.

Mr. Parker was born Jan. 29, 1957, in Oakland, Calif. to Beverly Parker. He was raised in Battle Creek, Mich,. and graduated from Western Michigan University. He married Robin Parker Oct. 6, 1984, in Lake Tahoe. He had a career working as an Executive Casino Host.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Parker. He is survived by his wife Robin Parker, daughter Megan, sister Kathy, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles Troy, Jan, Ashley and Emily.

Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Douglas County Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Megan Parker account at Wells Fargo.


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