Brooke R. McKee


Brooke R. McKee, 80, died at her home in Minden on May 9, 2006. Mrs. McKee, a resident of Minden since 1992, was born Feb. 14, 1926. in South Carolina to Edgar Esse and Nellie Brooke Routh. She married Van V. McKee 58 years ago, July 17, 1948. in Bronxville, New York. Her previous place of residence was Sacramento, Calif. She was a member of St. Gall Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Van V. McKee of Minden, her daughter Sally Cargile of Sacramento, Calif. and two grandsons Peter and John.

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.

Rockwell "Rocky" Gilbert


A memorial service is Saturday at Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley for fifth-generation Nevadan Rockwell "Rocky" Gilbert, 56, who died May 11, 2006, in Mesa, Ariz., with his family around him.

Mr. Gilbert was a born Sept. 11, 1949, in Reno. He grew up in Gardnerville and graduated with honors as valedictorian from Douglas County High School in 1967.

He went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical and electrical engineering.

Mr. Gilbert traveled throughout the United States and abroad working in the nuclear and solar power generation industries.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Peggy Gilbert, and an infant brother, Tyler.

Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Donna; a son, Donovan; a daughter, Robin; grandchildren Seth, Dalyn and Lexi, all of Mesa; brothers Mike and Paul; aunts Joyce Neddenriep and Worth Borda of Carson Valley; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Calvary Chapel is located at 1004 Dresslerville Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.


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