Obituaries July 2

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday for Gardnerville resident Robert George Mallinckrodt, 93, at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Mr. Mallinckrodt died June 28, 2008, in Carson City.

Born March 1, 1915, in Kramer, Calif., to Peter and Elizabeth Mallinckrodt, he was a 30-year resident of Mogollon, N.M., before moving to Gardnerville in 1992.

Most of his life he owned an upholstery business. After that he worked on a firetower and at the Challenge Mine in New Mexico.

Mr. Mallinckrodt was a member of the Aqua Exercise Club at Walley's Hot Springs. In his later years, he became a writer, publishing his book, "Nobody's Imperfect." He was known as "Dancing Bob" at the Carson Valley Inn on Friday and Saturday nights.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Hazel Louise Brixner Mallinckrodt; his parents; and his sisters, Genevieve Cavanaugh and Margie Beck.

Mr. Mallinckrodt is survived by his daughter, Shirley Fraser of Minden; grandchildren Robert Lekumberry and wife, Suzie, Marie Louise Lekumberry, and Jean Baptiste Lekumberry and wife, Lisa; great grandchildren, Linsey, Anna, and Etienne Lekumberry; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will follow the service in the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville. Arrangements entrusted to Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.

A memorial service is 1 p.m. Sunday at Crossroads Church, 1788 Pinenut Road, for longtime Fish Springs resident Henrietta "Yetcha" Mayfield, who died June 25, 2008.

Born in Bellflower, Calif., on Sept. 17, 1940, to Sam and Trynie Van Lierop, she lived in Carson Valley for more than 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; daughters Joanne Fecteau, Debbie Kepler and Kelly Hoffman, all of Gardnerville; one brother; six sisters; 10 grandchildren, Nichole, Kyle, Derrick, Ashley, Lauren, Zachary, Jordan, Xavier, Robin and Danielle.

A celebration of life will be after the service, 2-5 p.m. at the Lampe Park pavilion.

Services for 18-year Minden resident Mary E. Wright were Monday at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville.

Mrs. Wright died June 25, 2008, at Carson Valley Residential Care following a brief illness.

Born Aug. 12, 1917, in Pasadena, Calif., to William and Elisabeth Howe, she graduated from Canoga Park High School in 1936 and the Stevenson Beauty College in Hollywood in 1938.

After owning and operating her first beauty shop in Reseda, Calif., she joined the U.S. Women's Army Corps in 1944 and proudly served her country for two years until being honorably discharged at the end of 1945.

Mrs. Wright moved to Lake Tahoe in 1956 where she worked at Harvey's Wagon Wheel as a 21 dealer for seven years. She was a hit with the gamblers there at the time because she said she was unlucky for the house.

She was president of the Alter Society for two years at Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church and was very active in the Catholic Church throughout her life.

In 1963 she opened a beauty shop in the original Round Hill Shopping Center which she operated until her retirement.

In 1965 she married Whittell High School Principal William J. Wright. She was very active in Whittell's booster's club, attending many sporting events all over the state of Nevada in support of the Warriors.

While continuing to run a successful business, Mrs. Wright taught herself to become an excellent cook, gardener, hostess and homemaker.

After she retired with her husband they enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing and golf with their many friends and finally purchased a permanent winter vacation site in Yuma, Ariz. They enjoyed their time there with friends from Tahoe and made many more friends from all over the United States and Canada.

In 1990, they moved to Minden where she was a regular at the Carson Valley Swim Center, as swimming was a lifelong joy.

Many of the friends she made there, as well as her Tahoe friends, played a vital role in assisting her with transportation for medical visits, shopping, movies and lunches, which she enjoyed so much after she could no longer drive herself. Mrs. Wright and her family thank you all so much for the wonderful giving spirit that all of you showed her.

Mrs. Wright ws preceded in death by her brother Jack Howe; sisters Lea Wooton and Marge Wiley and stepdaughter Jane Richardson.

She is survived by her step-children Betty Lee Wright and William Wright Jr. of Hagerstown, Md., and David E. Wright of Zephyr Cove; grandchildren Casey Wright of Reno; Lynn Boyer Cruise of Ridley Park, Pa.; Dana Boyer Neast of Harrisburg, Pa.; Matthew R. Wright and Amy E. Wright of Hagerstown, Md.; nephews Roger and Steve Wooton of Las Vegas; William Howe of Camino, Calif.; Mike Wiley of Atlanta, Ga.; and niece Mary Lea Ince of Reno; sister-in-law Harriett Wise of Gardnerville; daughter-in-law Crisy J. Wright of Zephyr Cove; and four great-grandchildren. FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Gardnerville is in charge of arrangements.


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