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Emily Bledsoe

Emily Phyllis Bledsoe, 83, died on Jan. 18 in Gardnerville.

She was born in Peakaboo, Idaho, on March 24, 1916, to Laffayette and Mary Adamson Killingsworth.

She was a resident of Gardnerville for 40 years, coming from San Gabriel, Calif.

Mrs. Bledsoe had been a legal secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cordell J. (“C.J.”) Bledsoe in 1986 and brother Bert Killingsworth.

Surviving are her daughter Susan C. Crocker of Gardnerville and sons Todd Hull Bledsoe of Salmon, Idaho, Robert K. Bledsoe of San Francisco and Alan Lenard Bledsoe of Reno; sister Merle Eddy of Napa, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

A service will be held at a later date.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary and Walton’s Sierra Crematory handled arrangements.

Thelma Sullivan

A memorial service for Thelma “Sally” Sullivan, 77, a 45-year resident of Zephyr Cove, was held on Jan. 8 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose, Calif.

Mrs. Sullivan died at her home in La Canada, Calif., on Jan. 2.

She was born in Chesing, Mich., on March 22, 1922, to Laura and Byron Miller.

She moved to Alhambra, Calif., in the early ’30s and graduated from Alhambra High School in Jan. 1940. Soon after, she met William J. Sullivan of Springfield, Mass., at a dance at the Pasadena Civic Center. They were married that November.

Mrs. Sullivan was a homemaker, who raised seven children. She loved to travel and was involved with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

She spent her summers at Lake Tahoe at her home in Zephyr Cove.

Predeceasing her was a son, Bill.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, William J. Sullivan; children Jerry of Minden, James of Newark, Del., Kathy of Porterville, Calif., Danny of South Pasadena, Randy of Canyon Country, Calif., and Vicki of Riverside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.