Raymond William Fostey


A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday for Raymond William Fostey, 82, at Antelope Valley Methodist Church in Coleville.

Mr. Fostey died March 31, 2006, in Carson City, after a brief bout with cancer.

Born Oct. 14, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Fostey was a submariner in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Atlantic. He was honorably discharged Nov. 27, 1944, as a pharmacist's mate 3rd class. Mr. Fostey was an excellent fly fisherman and hunter. He loved blazing hiking trails wherever he went.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Marie Fostey; four children, Patrick James Fostey of Honolulu, HI, Frances Elizabeth Fostey of Chicago, IL, Alice Marie Westlind of Buenos Aires, Argentina, & Priscilla Anne Richards of Rocklin, CA; and sister Marion Bogue of Anza, CA.

Mr. Fostey will be interred at the Northern Nevada Memorial Veteran's Cemetery in Fernley 1 p.m. Friday.

Please send any condolences to Patricia Fostey, 5449 N. Christiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to the care of Walton's Douglas County Mortuary in Minden.

Glen E. Miles


Glen E. Miles, 76, died at his Gardnerville home March 24, 2006.

Mr. Miles, a three-year resident of Gardnerville, was born April 12, 1929, in Wheatland, Calif., to Glen N. and Vina A. Miles. He married Mary Miles, in 1969 in California. Before moving to Gardnerville, he was a resident of Napa, Calif. He was a retail store manager.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by his son Gary E. Miles of Windsor, Calif.; daughter Karen L. Beaudoin and her husband Tony of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sisters Patricia J. Harshbarger, Marie F. Baumgartner, Lucille M. Borisoli; brother Norman A. Miles, two grandchildren, two aunts and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Riverdale, Calif.

Sheila Ann Plimpton


A memorial service for Sheila Ann Plimpton, 62, a former Carson City resident, will be noon today at the St. Thomas Catholic Church at 1720 NW 19th Street in Redmond, Ore.

Mrs. Plimpton died March 30, 2006. She was born Feb. 26, 1944, in Bend, Ore., to C.J. "Speed" and Ann Croghan.

She was a businesswoman.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband, paint horses, raising her own horses, quilting, crocheting, and cooking.

She was involved in the NPHC and the APHC.

She was preceded in death by her brother Jim.

Among her survivors are her husband Allen Ray Plimpton; sisters Sharon Carrell and Liz Croghan; brother Dick Croghan; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Jill Plimpton; daughter and son-in-law Dawn and Joe Egan; daughter Tara Plimpton, and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the International Rett Syndrome Association, in honor of granddaughter Kate Elizabeth Plimpton.

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

Mary Settelmeyer-Fair


A memorial service is 11 a.m. today for longtime Carson Valley resident Mary H. Settelmeyer-Fair at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. Mrs. Settelmeyer-Fair died at her ranch home on March 30, 2006 at the age of 99.

Born Jan. 3, 1907, in Twin Falls, Idaho, Mrs. Settelmeyer-Fair's family moved to Fallon to establish a farm when homestead land opened. They remained in Fallon until college years when the family moved to Reno so Mary and her brother Mel could attend UNR where Mary graduated with a degree in education. She taught high school business classes in Lovelock and Douglas County. She met and married Lawrence Settelmeyer in Douglas County.

Shortly after the marriage, she relinquished her teaching position in order to take up duties as a ranching wife in Carson Valley. They had two daughters, Frances (deceased 1950) and Charlotte Bass now of Reno.

Mary was active in various organizations including the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Carson Valley Historical Society.

Her passion was writing.

She wrote a column for The Record-Courier in which she interviewed long-time Valley residents.

Her columns earned her an award for rural correspondent from the Nevada State Press Association. These articles were later compiled into the book "Spinnings."

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Maggie Rose and Charles H. Hancock, daughter Frances, first husband Lawrence Settelmeyer, who died in 1985, brother Mel Hancock, and second husband Ralph Fair, who died in 1999. She is survived by daughter Charlotte Bass and husband Douglas Bass and granddaughters Angela and Laura Scarselli.

Donations may be made to Easter Seals, Carson Valley Historical Society or The Memorial Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mrs. Settelmeyer-Fair's name.


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