Louis Gomes, 98, passed away at home with family by his side on December 9, 2022. Born February 8, 1924, in Fallon, Nevada to Constantino and Maria Gomes. He lived in Fallon until the age of seven, when they moved back to the Island of Flores, Azores. This is where he completed his schooling before returning to the United States of America at the age of 21. He held many jobs in California including milking at a dairy, working as a timekeeper, and eventually becoming a part owner in his dairy. After his two daughters were born, he and his wife Nancy moved the family to Fallon to farm the land originally owned by his father. During this time Louis expanded the farm to over 300 acres, became one of the first hay brokers in the valley and welcomed a son to the family. He and Nancy lived on that farm together for over 60 years. Louis was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Virginia Lakes, fishing, reading, and playing games with his family. Although a very private person, he touched the lives of many people that came to know him. He will be greatly missed.
Louis is survived by his children: Melody (Edward) Lipnicki, Joyce (Mike) Hughes, Chris (Samantha) Gomes, Grandchildren; Cyndi, Tina, David Lipnicki, Whitney (Andy) Denning, Mathias Hughes, and Jessica Gomes. Great grandchildren Ryan Lipnicki, Gage Brown, Madison Wells, Jordan Lipnicki, Alessandra Denning, Eleanor Hughes, Melinda Lipnicki, David Lipnicki and great great grandsons Roman Lipnicki, Beau and Asher Brown. He is survived by his sister Teresa Freitas and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Nancy E. Gomes, sisters Dolores Pimentel and Salome` Gomes.
There will be a Rosary at St. Patrick’s Church on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will follow Rosary at 11:00 a.m., with interment at the Churchill County Cemetery to follow.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 775 423-892