Frances Shuey Allen


No services have been planned for Frances Shuey Allen, 84, a Gardnerville resident since 1980, who died Jan. 1, 2008 in Reno, after succumbing to cancer and surgical complications.

Mrs. Allen was born on July 11, 1923 in Springfield, Ill. to Ralph C. and Abbie (Strong) Shuey. She spent most of her childhood in New Jersey moving to Berkeley, Calif., in 1940. She married Matthew Allen in 1941 and moved the family to Murphys, Calif. in 1954 and retired to Gardnerville in 1980. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a lifetime member of Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer for Barton Memorial Hospice Thrift Store and a homemaker.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 3, 2005. She is survived by daughters Karyn Lichau and Patricia Mahe of Carson City, Catherine Hozem of Woodlake, Calif., and Abbie Cesena of Yuba City, Calif., and sons Robert Allen of Stockton, Calif., and Matthew Allen of Reno.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home and Crematory in Carson City. Memorials may be sent to Barton Memorial Hospital Thrift Store in Gardnerville or to the American Cancer Association.

Robert Edward Fahey


No services have been planned for Robert Edward Fahey, who died at birth, 2 p.m. Jan. 6, 2008, in Elko. He was the son of Ryan and Kimberly Fahey, formerly of Gardnerville.

Robert is survived by his parents as well as grandparents, Robert and Linda Vasey of Elko and grandfather, Brian Fahey of Gardnerville.

Arrangements are in the care of Burns Funeral Home in Elko. Cremation to take place at Burns Funeral Home.

Frank R. Fair


A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at High Sierra Fellowship in Gardnerville for Frank R. Fair, 79, who died Jan. 6, 2008 at Evergreen Healthcare in Gardnerville. Mr. Fair was a 40 year resident of Topaz Lake.

He was born May 26, 1928 in Hollywood, Calif. to Ralph and Dorothy Brummond Fair. He was a graduate of El Monte High School and attended Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army and worked as a truck driver in the construction trade. He married his wife Gina Fair in Las Vegas. He was a non-denominational Christian and spent many hours working with children, teaching Sunday School in his home at Topaz Lake from 1982 to 1989. He had Friday night movies at Topaz Ranch Estates Community Park Building. He also helped organize children attending Christian Camp at Camp Forward in Georgetown, Calif., and provided transportation for those in need. He taught Sunday School at Calvary Chapel for many years. He was awarded a certificate from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for being a positive influence for children. He worked with American Ministry Fellowship, a local missionary organization, in Reno. He volunteered at the Veterans Hospital in Reno once a week and he also volunteered at the Douglas County Senior Center and helped in Cottonwood and Evergreen Healthcare where he later resided. He was awarded a special certificate from the Douglas County Senior Center for his donation of time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Ralph Fair, his brothers, Charles, Richard and Michael Fair. He is survived by his wife Gina Fair, his son Capt. Frank Fair and his wife Kristen of Germany, his daughter Trish Fair of Pasadena, Calif., and three grandchildren, 4-year-old Katherine, 4-year-old Kiara and 2-year-old Nikolas.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Cremation to take place at FitzHenry's Crematory in Carson City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Frank Fair Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, account No. 8302683001.

Eileen Gooden


Memorial services were Dec. 28, 2007 at Walton's Chapel of the Valley for Eileen Gooden, 86, who died Dec. 21, 2007 in South Lake Tahoe after a short illness.

She was born Feb. 27, 1921 in St. Marie's, Idaho, and raised in Seattle, Wash. She moved to Burbank, Calif., in 1971, then to South Lake Tahoe in 1986. She lived in Carson City for the past 10 years.

She loved to dance and paint watercolors, arrange flowers and be with her family. She will be remembered for her spontaneity, love of fun and generosity.

She was preceded in death by her son Kip in 1966 and a sister Lorraine. She is survived by her sons Jim Barnier of Los Angeles; Tom Thrasher and wife Diane of Vancover, Wash.; daughter Kathleen and her husband Billy Hansen of Gardnerville; as well as sister Lois and brother Eddie. She will be remembered by her grandchildren Jimmy, Kippen, Tami, Zak, Kelly, Summer and Beau, as well as great-grandchildren Luke, Kailani and Kate.

Arrangements were in the care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City with cremation at Walton's Mortuary in Carson City.


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