Stories for July 2018

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Tuesday, July 31

Maria Luisa Servin

Maria Luisa Servin, 69, passed away on July 31, 2018 in Sparks, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

David E. Baker

David E. Baker, 63, passed away on July 30, 2018 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Community sports: Silver Oak celebrating 20th anniversary

Silver Oak Golf Course will hold its 20th anniversary celebration from Aug. 6-10.

PGA’s Barracuda Championship begins Thursday in Reno

The PGA Tour returns to Reno this weekend for its 20th year. The Barracuda Championship begins Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club. A $3.4 million purse will be awarded when the field takes aim during the Modified Stableford format tournament. The winner is scheduled to take home $612,000.

Sally Jean Hammett

Sally Jean Hammett, 72, died July 26, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

John Eric "Wahwee" Dargert

April 9, 1962 - June 12, 2018 Eric as most of us knew him by passed away on June 12th 2018 at the very young age of 56 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center from medical complications.

Monday, July 30

John Leroy VanValen

John Leroy VanValen, 81, passed away on July 30, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Cahpel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Burton Cobb

Burton Cobb, age 95, of Carson City, NV passed away on July 26, 2018. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. 775-882-2644.

Coy Edward Glover

Coy Edward Glover 17, passed away at his residence in Fallon, July 26, 2018.

Sunday, July 29

Saturday, July 28

Friday, July 27

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack football can’t be just a fourth estate

The Mountain West’s media have picked the Nevada Wolf Pack football team to finish fourth in the West Division this year. Don’t let that discourage you. There are, after all, not many things in sports less meaningful than preseason media rankings.

Roger Diez: The Fast and the Furious take on Fernley

The racing was fast and furious at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Hobby Stock purse was $800. Rocky Goetz of Dayton won the main going away, with a three second margin of victory over Sun Valley driver Rick Miller

Hot Shots softball team lives up to its name

The Nevada Hot Shots 18 and under softball team lived up to its name by posting a 15-2 record through a gauntlet of 17 games over six days in two high-powered tournaments.

Joan Marie Swisher

Joan Marie Swisher, 82, passed away on July 19, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Jeanette C. Morris

Jeanette C. Morris, 85, passed away on July24, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are un der the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Thursday, July 26

George Edson McCarrell

It is with great sadness that the family of George Edson McCarrell announces his passing after a brief illness, on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the age of 71 years.

Inez Miller-Alkire

Carson City- Inez Miller-Alkire, 87 passed in her home, late Wednesday evening, July 18th with her partner and friends near.

Local athletes shine in USA Special Olympics

Northern Nevada athletes had an excellent effort at the USA Special Olympics recently held in Seattle. Curt Allen, a 31-year-old swimmer from Gardnerville, won two gold medals for Team Nevada. Carson City’s Katie Fried, 28, also had an excellent meet in swimming, winning gold in freestyle and silver in individual medley.

Wednesday, July 25

Charles Parker

On July 23, 2018 our beloved husband, father and “Grampie” Charles Elbridge Parker, 90, of Fallon, Nevada passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

Mary Schexnayder

Mary Schexnayder, 96, passed away on July 23, 2018 in Sparks, Nevada. Arrange,ments are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Harold Wayne Bailey

Oct 29, 1939 - July 17, 2018 Harold Wayne Bailey, a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, entered into life 10-29-1939 in Montgomery, AL to Eula Mae (Rhodes) and Roscoe Horace Bailey. H

Carson City’s Krysta Palmer goes for it on the world stage

For Krysta Palmer, it’s all about going for it. “I went for it,” said Palmer about taking on the world competition in diving this summer. The end result was winning her second straight medal at the World Cup, a fifth place finish in the World Cup in the 3-meter springboard and two more medals at two European Grand Prix events.

Michael Hesseltine

Michael Hesseltine, 63, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Arrangements are in the care of Laird Funeral Home, 936-569-1366.

Tuesday, July 24

Ronald W. Wilcks

Ronald W. Wilcks passed away July 21st at the age of 83.

Community sports: Eagle Valley Women’s Club stays busy

The Eagle Valley Women’s Golf Club sponsored a membership appreciation day on July 18. Members were treated to breakfast and lunch in addition to several raffle prizes. Winners of the 2-Gal 9-hole alternate shot and 9-hole scramble event were:

Jeanne Moore

Jeanne Moore, 100 years old, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, 775-783-9312.

Mr. Willie Beach (Buddy)

Mr. Willie Beach (Buddy), age 87, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Richard E. Dillie

Richard E. Dillie, 88, died July 17, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Nevada Wolf Pack picked to finish 4th in MW West Division

LAS VEGAS — Boise State was chosen to finish atop the Mountain Division, while two-time Mountain West champion Fresno State was predicted to win the West Division title, as announced Tuesday by the Mountain West at its annual Media Summit, being held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

RoseMarie Schaar

RoseMarie, 77, passed away on July 21, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones.

Monday, July 23

Several trails, much to see at Davis Creek

Sometimes taking the back roads leads to a discovery. If you take the scenic route between Carson City and Reno, there are some cool places to hike. A great place to discover is Davis Creek Regional Park in Washoe Valley on Old U.S. 395 South.

John Phillip Gaskill

Oct 13, 1936 - Jul 15, 2018 We said goodbye to an amazing man Sunday, July 15th when John Phillip Gaskill made his way to the heavens to be greeted by his wife, Nancy and his son, John. B

Charles Everett “Bert” Miller

Charles Everett “Bert” Miller tragically passed on July 22, 2018. Bert was born in Fallon, Nevada, on July 28, 1956, to Charlie Gardner and June Baird Miller.

Gail Butler Lipparelli

Gail Butler Lipparelli was joyously celebrating her 77th birthday with family on Saturday. She was sparkling and laughing and loving as always.

Tom Philipp

Tom Philipp, age 67, of Carson City, NV passed away on July 18, 2018. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Sunday, July 22

Saturday, July 21

Friday, July 20

Roger Diez: Action returns to Fernley 95A Speedway

After several weeks dark, Fernley 95A Speedway is back in action Saturday evening with a full program of stock cars, modifieds, and a special visit by dwarf cars. Gates open at 3 p.m., racing starts at 6:30. Come out and cheer for your favorite local driver.

Joe Santoro: Baseball still greatest game there is

Baseball’s All Star festivities this week were more exciting and compelling than 90 percent of the NFL or NBA regular season and playoff games we saw this past season. On Monday we had the Home Run Derby with Bryce Harper hitting home runs in his home stadium in front of his home fans, launching pitches from his father into the night air to win the contest in a miraculous comeback.

Dennis Michael Bohner

Dennis Michael Bohner, born April 15th 1952 in Scottsbluff Nebraska, passed away on July 8th 2018. Dennis worked as an IT Network Tech for Douglas County.

In Loving Memory of Harry Steinert

Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near.

Thursday, July 19

Runners ready to take on Tahoe Rim Trail Run

Thanks to people like race director George Ruiz, runners from all over the world will test themselves on Saturday during one of the world’s great endurance challenges.

Rolland V. Schmidt

Ral was born in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Maurice and Verna Schmidt.

Manuel Anthony Fagundes

Manuel Anthony Fagundes, 89, of Fallon, Nevada, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2018, with his family by his side.

Mark R. McCall

Mark R. McCall, 64 passed away at his home in Dayton on July 11, 2018. He was born October 1, 1953 in Turlock, California.

Douglas High’s Gary Powers to be inducted into Nevada Wolf Pack Hall of Fame

RENO — Douglas High graduate and legendary University of Nevada baseball coach Gary Powers will be among seven new members to be inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

Elmer G. Nicholls

Elmer G. Nicholls, 89, died July 17, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Gary Asher Sheerin

Gary Asher Sheerin was escorted into heaven by his beloved grandson Will July 16, 2018. He was with JoAnn, his cherished wife of 57 years.

Malcolm "Mac" Earl Wilson

Malcolm "Mac" Earl Wilson, a long time resident of Carson City, Nevada, died at the age of 82. Mac was born February 14, 1936, to George and Gladys (VanFleet) Wilson and grew up on thefamily farm in Mason Valley.

Virginia Lorene Page

Lorene Page, known to many of her close friends as “Beanie,” passed peacefully on July 8th, 2018, surrounded by her two children and close family friends.

Wednesday, July 18

Pack basketball team announces schedule

RENO — University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman and his staff have announced the 2018-19 non-conference schedule with one opponent yet to be determined.

Jean Meyer

Jean Meyer, 86, died July 12, 2018 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Peter L. Budnick

Peter L. Budnick, 47, died July 18, 2018 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Richard T. Moore

Richard T. Moore, died July 16, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Alba Marie Pieretti

Alba Marie Pieretti, 94 of Reno, passed away on July 10, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Tuesday, July 17

James R Ayrault

James R Ayrault, 81, passed away on July 16, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Carson City’s Nate Yeskie has had little time to celebrate national title with Oregon State

So Nate Yeskie, you’ve just won the national title with the Oregon State baseball team, where are you going? Hitting the recruiting trail.

Candice L. Graff

Candice L. Graff, 68, died July 14, 2018 in Wellington, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Dawn D. Miller

Dawn D. Miller, 62, died July 16, 2018 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Lisa D. Raines

Lisa D. Raines, 67, died July 8, 2018 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Blake McKnight Gray

Blake McKnight Gray believed in a verse that held his spot in the ultimate paradise that he believed so strongly in. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that those who believe in him shall not parish but have everlasting life” John 3:16.

Lynn Eugene Bowers

After a courageous 9-month battle, Lynn succumbed to cancer surrounded by family.

Monday, July 16

Robert "Bob" Steven Hardash

Robert "Bob" Steven Hardash, of Gardnerville Nevada, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.

Robert J. Glashan

Born in Stillwater, Minnesota to Robert H. Glashan and Myrle V. Glashan. Robert was a Korean War Veteran, retired Army and Air Force Reserves. Locksmith by trade he enjoyed flying, camping, fishing and hunting.

Joe O. Martinez

Joe O. Martinez, 98, died July 12, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Sunday, July 15

Saturday, July 14

ACC celebs Urlacher, Allen, Hoffman all entering respective Halls of Fame

STATELINE — Brian Urlacher smashes golf balls with about the same aggression he used to crush ball carriers.

Friday, July 13

Hiking Lake Tahoe safely and successfully starts with preparation and respect

Hikers from around the world travel to the Lake Tahoe Basin for the wealth of outdoor opportunities. Hiking is the most straightforward way to enjoy Tahoe on all sides of the lake — especially when done safely and strategically.

Bay Area stars Joe Pavelski and Steph Curry rise to top after first round at American Century Championship

Joe Pavelski had a 14-point back nine to take the first round lead of the American Century Championship on Friday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline.

Richard Charles Russell

Richard Charles Russell, 76, passed away on July 12, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Nichlas L. Bartel

Nichlas (Nick) L Bartel went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2018 after a brief battle with lung cancer that he fought valiantly.

Thursday, July 12

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s fortune leads to expected proverb

How fragile are the expectations (30-plus wins, Top 10 ranking, Final Four, to name just three) surrounding the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team right now? The Pack, after all, played three games in last year’s NCAA tournament and led for a grand total of just nine seconds in all three games combined in the second half.

Sparta ATC hosts football camp

After seeing his dream of competing in the NFL cut short, Brandon Sanders found a new purpose in his young career.

A couple of miracles change Pack’s fortunes

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... How fragile are the expectations (30-plus wins, Top 10 ranking, Final Four, to name just three) surrounding the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team right now?

Wednesday, July 11

Nevada Wolf Pack to play in Las Vegas Holiday Invitational

RENO — The University of Nevada men’s basketball team will compete in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Holiday Invitational at the Orleans Arena, Nov. 22-23.

Cecil D. Abbott

Cecil was born in Bakersfield, California to Ralph and Helen Abbott. He grew up in Long Beach, California with two sisters.

Rodney Francis Brown

Rodney Francis Brown, just shy of 86 years old, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 while surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born on July 14, 1932 to the late Rex Brown and late Elsie (Smith) Brown in Stockton, California.

Robert Luther Vasey

Robert Luther Vasey, 72 of Minden passed away on July 9, 2018, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Jackie LaVaughn Harper

Jackie LaVaughn Harper, 75 of Carson City, passed away July 9, 2018, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Barbara M. Lento

Barbara M. Lento, 55, died July 8, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Tuesday, July 10

Richard Fred Hutson

Richard Hutson, aka by most as Grandpa Dick, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 24, 2018. He led a very fulfilling life. He fought for his country in WWII on the USS Makin Island as well as the Korean War on the USS Floyd B Parks.

Barbara Dull

Barbara Dull,76, passed away on July 5, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the car of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Ronald Fox

Ronald Fox, 74, passed away on July 7, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Barbara Joanne Dull

Barbara Joanne Dull was born in Reno, NV on May 10, 1942 and passed into her heavenly home on July 5, 2018. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Carson City and graduated from Carson High School in 1960. She began her career with the State of Nevada in the 1960's at NDOT & NIC.

Harold E. Newpher

Born in Terre Hill, PA to Ivan and Mate Newpher and passed away on June 30 in Carson City, Nevada. Harold served in the USMC during WWII and was an agent with the FBI from 1948 to 1977. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Margaret (Peggy) Newpher. He is survived by sons Jeff and Joe, daughter Jamie, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Samuel T. Cook

Samuel T. Cook (Sam) departed us on June 26, 2018 in his home with his wife Sue by his side. Sam was born in Brawley, Ca on December 24, 1941.

Monday, July 9

Silver Stage High School receiver Travis Broughton player invited to Blue-Grey Combine

Silver Stage High School receiver Travis Broughton was selected to compete alongside elite prospects from 32 states in the Blue-Grey Super Combine in football.

Dennis M. Bohner

Dennis M. Bohner, 66, died July 8, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Catharine D. (Cathy) Bishop

Catharine D. (Cathy) Bishop of Minden, Nevada, aged 95 years, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2018. Loving wife of G.M. (Mac) Bishop for over 67 years.

Priscilla A. Phillips

Priscilla A. Phillips, died July 3, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Virginia L. Page

Virginia L. Page, 87, passed away on July 8, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrange,ents are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Sunday, July 8

Saturday, July 7

Road trippin’: Visit to Lassen Volcanic National Park

It’s not too scary to stand on top of a volcano. There are actually a few about 200 miles away. Lassen Volcanic National Park in California is a natural wonder. It’s not too far from the region and there’s so much to explore. The place will keep you busy for quite some time.

Friday, July 6

Curtis Ryan Kiernan

Curtis Ryan Kiernan, died unexpectedly on June 29, 2018, at the age of 28 in Sparks, Nevada.

Catharine D. Bishop

Catharine D. Bishop, 95, passed away on July 4, 2018 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Billie Meyer

Billie Meyer, 87, passed away on July 1, 2018 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Maureen Patricia Rupe

Maureen Patricia Rupe, 79, passed away on July 4, 2018 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Thursday, July 5

Nevada basketball hires assistant coach

RENO — University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has added Brandon Dunson to his staff as an assistant coach.

Joe Santoro: Muss is now the shark in Nevada

The Nevada Wolf Pack 2018-19 men’s basketball season is already a rousing success. Winning another Mountain West championship in March and going back to the Sweet 16 and beyond in the NCAA tournament will just be icing on the cake.

James E. Lay, Jr.

The Broken Chain ~ We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same.

John Serpa

Lifelong Fallon resident John Serpa, 82, passed away peacefully at his beloved home on the river on Monday, July 2, 2018, with family by his side.

Doris E. Moseley

Doris E. Moseley, 93, of Carson City, passed away June 23, 2018. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangement, 775-882-4965.

Fermin Huarte

Fermin Huarte, Age 73 of Minden, passed away June 22, 2018. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Dorothy Elizabeth Bartlow

Dorothy Elizabeth Bartlow, 93, died July 2, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Sherry L. Aseph

Sherry L. Aseph, 58, died June 17, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Sherry D. Stratton

Sherry D. Stratton, 60, died June 28, 2018 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

James Thomas Miller Jr.

James Thomas Miller Jr., 63 of Carson City, passed away on June 25, 2018, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremation, 775- 888-6800.

Hale Grunden Detweiler & Sonja Marie Detweiler

Hale Grunden Detweiler, (83) and Sonja Marie Detweiler (83), husband and wife of 26 years both passed away on May 23, 2018.

Wednesday, July 4

Tuesday, July 3

Carson Blue Jays fall to Medford

The Medford Mustangs jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after two innings on their way to a 13-3 win over the Carson Blue Jays in summer league baseball action on Tuesday.

Willis A. Swan, Jr.

While doing what he loved, traveling, Willis Swan passed away on June 21, 2018 with his loving wife of 61 years, Janet, at his side. He had contracted, along with many other passengers, a shipboard infection while enjoying a cruise on the Rhine River near Mainz, Germany.

In Loving Memory of Dorotha “Dottie” L. Menkens

1941-2018 Dottie was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on December 13th, 1941 to George Hillard Decker and Cleo Marvina Decker.

Dean C. Beach

Dean C. Beach, 84, of Carson City, NV, passed away on June 30, 2018. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Ronald Vierra

Ronald Vierra, 55, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on June 26, 2018. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-4965.

Monday, July 2

Bart Todd Hammersla

Bart Todd Hammersla passed away at his home in Fallon on June 29, 2018. Bart was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia to George and Betty Hammersla, January 22, 1958. He has lived in Fallon for the past 30 years.

Sunday, July 1