Alis Louise Nalder
Dec. 07, 1932 – Nov. 30, 2016
The Carson Valley lost a special lady this week when our mother, Alis, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Oroville, California to Howard Allen Wilson and Rena Helen Mansell on December 7, 1932, she came from pioneer stock. On her mother’s side; her relatives arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, settled in the Boston area, and fought in the Revolutionary war. Other relatives included James Fenimore Cooper and the Wright brothers of Kittyhawk fame. Her great grandfather on her father’s side, came to California in 1848, and built the first suspension bridge in California across the Consumnes river. Her grandfather was a U.S. Marshall in the Arizona territory.
While growing up on the west slope of the Sierras with her brother Dan, her mother married Trevor Long and his 4 children; T.J., Kathryn, Raymond and Bill. Later, sisters Mary and Nancy were born. A true “yours, mine and ours” family.
In the mid 60s, Alis found herself in the Carson Valley with her daughter Kathy. She also found her future husband Dick Nalder and his 5 sons. They were married on December 13th, 1967 and never looked back. In their life together, she was a rancher’s wife, a dispatcher, ran the family restaurant (the Pyrenees Hotel) and was a realtor. Above all, she was a wonderful wife and mother, always proud of the children she tamed and raised! She was very active in the community through Sertoma, the Chamber of Commerce, Project Santa Claus and Project Backpack, both of which she helped found.
She is survived by: her brother Dan, sisters Mary (Elton) Andrews and Nancy (Dick) Gardner; daughter Kate (Chris) Lynsky, sons Richard (Susan), Mike (Deb), Steve (Kollina) and Dan (Kelly); grandchildren Janelle (Mike) Sheets, Chad, Justin (Olivia), Angie (Jesse) LeBLeu, Richie, Kristy, Brianna (Justin) Geney, Katie, Jessica (Gerry) Byrn, Nick, Kelsey and Corie; 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
A memorial service will be held sometime early next year so that grieving will be over and it can be a true “Celebration of Life”!