Gerald W. Cheeney


A memorial service for Minden resident Gerald W. Cheeney, 63, is 1 p.m. Wednesday at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home. Mr. Cheeney died March 3, 2008, at his home in Minden.

Born Oct. 7, 1944, in Houston, Texas, to Edward Leon and Ethel Cheeney, he married Joan Hencey Cheeney July 29, 1972.

Mr. Cheeney had 14 years of education and was a heavy equipment operator. He was a 32nd degree Mason and enjoyed collecting gemstones and guns, target practice and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; sons Kenneth and wife Sharon Thomas and Gerald Warren Cheeney and wife Linda; daughter Linda Thomas; brother Edward and his wife Ruth of Texas; granddaughters Kim Carpenter and Casey Thomas; grandsons Chance and Chase Cheeney and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation was through FitzHenry's Crematory in Carson City. FitzHenry's Carson Valley is in charge of arrangements.




A memorial fund has been set up to cover funeral expenses for Gardnerville resident Beverly Parker-Kemp, 23, who died in her sleep on March 3, 2008.

Mrs. Parker-Kemp was born July 5, 1984, in Whittier, Calif., to Darrell and Terre Parker. The family moved to Lake Tahoe in 1993, where she worked with horses at Camp Richardson, Sunset Stables and at the Borges stables.

She moved to Carson Valley in 2006. She married the love of her life, Jeff Kemp on Dec. 29, 2007. She is survived by her husband Jeff, parents Darrell and Terre Parker of Gardnerville, brother Josh Parker of Stateline; sister Alex Parker of Gardnerville; grandparents Don and Barbara Parker of San Clemente, Calif.; as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Friday at Sparks Christian Fellowship Church.

Donations may be made at Wells Fargo Bank, Account No. 8302684157.

Carol Joanne Martin


A celebration of life for Carol Joanne Martin, 73, a four-year resident of Gardnerville, is 11 a.m. March 29 in Dayton.

Mrs. Martin died Feb. 25, 2008, at Merrill Gardens in Gardnerville.

Born July 14, 1934, in Stockton, Calif., she was the only child of Evelyn and Ken Maddex.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Jerry Ray Cox, of 34 years. He served in the Coast Guard for 23 years, and they traveled across the states often with their four children. Upon his retirement they moved to Cayucos, Calif., to run the family business, The Kiln Sitter, a ceramic studio, for 17 years.

For 12 years her late husband, Lamar Martin and Mrs. Martin owned and operated the Granary Restaurant in Lemoore, Calif.

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Maddex, 101, and her four children, Jeri Gresham, Kathy Cullen, Ken Cox, and Dan Cox, all of Nevada, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The celebration of life will be held at Dan Cox's home in Dayton. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton's Douglas County Mortuary in Minden


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