Bennie T. DiSalvo


Carson Valley rancher and businessman Bennie T. DiSalvo, 77, died Jan. 19, 2008, at his home in Gardnerville.

He was born Nov. 28, 1930, in San Jose, Calif., to Theresa and Salvatore DiSalvo.

Mr. DiSalvo came to Carson Valley 35 years ago.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Vince and Nick.

He is survived by his wife Sherry of Gardnerville; daughter and son-in-law Kit and Lee Madsen of Greybull, Wy.; son and daughter-in-law Ben and Tami DiSalvo of Gardnerville; brother Sal DiSalvo of Gardnerville; sister Theresa Mancino of San Jose; five grandchildren, Jeff, Wil, Theresa, Kaytlynn and Ben; and one great grandson, Rowan.

Family members said he was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of his life is planned for later in the year at his Charity Valley Ranch. Autumn Funeral and Cremations in Carson City is handling inurnment.

Lynn Kelly Brown


Gardnerville artist Lynn Kelly Brown, 83, died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2008, due to complications from pneumonia, with daughters Diana and Pam at her side.

Mrs. Brown was born Roslynn Elaine Morrison on Feb. 3, 1924, in Marysville, Calif. She later changed her name to Lynn. She was the youngest of three children born to William "Doc" Morrison and Lucille Lyman Morrison. Mrs. Brown's sister Esther Tucker and brother Ross Morrison preceded her in death.

In 1942, at the age of 18, Mrs. Brown became a stewardess on the Southern Pacific Railroad traveling between Los Angeles and New Orleans weekly. She met FBI agent Samuel Hervey Kelly Jr. in New Orleans, and they married in January 1946. They lived in Texas, New York, Venezuela, and California. They raised three children in Livermore, Calif.

Mrs. Brown went to work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1963, and retired in 1978. Mr. Kelly died in 1970, and in 1973 she married Edward Wesley Brown. They moved to Gardnerville in 1978. They divorced in 1993. Mrs. Brown spent a lot of time with her beloved family and friends.

Mrs. Brown was a self-taught artist in many types of art including oils, acrylics, clay and more recently "Fractured Fotos." She was a founding member of the Livermore Art Association, and the East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville. She also loved gardening and bridge.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her son Phil Kelly living in Makakilo, Hawaii, daughter Diana Kelly Shaw living in Santa Rosa, Calif., and daughter Pamela Kelly Kappelhof of Danville, Calif. Mrs. Brown has eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mrs. Brown's life is planned for Livermore and Gardnerville. Dates are to be determined. Donations can be made to either the Livermore Art Association or the East Fork Gallery, 1503 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410.


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