A founding member of Friends of the Library, Grace Catharine Paxton Whear, 93, died Feb. 18, 2008 in Gardnerville.
Mrs. Whear was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Athlone, Calif., a girl with four brothers. A 1936 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, she was an active member of many clubs and organization.
She married Alfred Leslie Whear and moved with their five children from the city to a creek side tent in the foothills near Crowley Lake, Calif., where she served on the Mono County School Board and the Lahontan Water Quality Control Board. The family moved to Carson Valley where she was one of the founding members of Friends of the Library, which was the prelude to the Douglas County Public Library. She was an active member of the University Women's Club and the Book Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred in March 2006. She is survived by her five children, Tom, Pam, Penny, Bob and Kathy; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 18653 Wedge Parkway, Reno NV, 89511, or to Friends of the Library, PO Box 337, Minden, NV, 89423. The family requests no flowers. Arrangements are entrused to Walton's Douglas County Mortuary in Minden.
Career firefighter Wayland A. 'Bud' Loggins died Feb. 13, 2008, in Gardnerville.
Born May 17, 1918, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Tec C. Loggins and Helen Smith, he lived most of his life in Southern California.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
After the service, he joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department, retiring as captain after 30 years.
Mr. Loggins enjoyed 36 years of retirement, during which he enjoyed traveling in his recreational vehicle, making jewelry, woodworking, gardening and ham radio. He was a cancer survivor.
He followed his son, Jim, to Northern Nevada in June 2001 following his recovery from cancer surgery. He drove his golf cart about two blocks to the Douglas County Senior Center three times a week to enjoy lunch, bingo and the fellowship of some wonderful people.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Bernice Holcomb. He is survived by his son, Jimmy F. Loggins (Marion) of Nevada; daughter, Susan Sain of California; and sister Helen Jones of Wisconsin, and seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.