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Arlene Bechtel


A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Genoa Community Church on Nixon Street in Genoa for Arlene Bechtel, 71, who died at her Gardnerville home following a brief illness.

Mrs. Bechtel was born Aug. 24, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., to Kenneth A. and Joan L. Duffy, who preceded her in death. She married Ray Bechtel on Oct. 22, 1955 in Kingman, Ariz., and the couple recently celebrated their 51st anniversary.

She has been a resident of Gardnerville since 1988 and was a member of the Genoa Community Church.

She enjoyed reading, cooking and gardening.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Bechtel, brothers Charles Duffy of Angels Camp, Calif. and Neal Duffy of Banning, Calif. and her sister, Carol Millar of Riverside, Calif.

Ariel Madison Taylor


A memorial service was Saturday for Ariel Madison Taylor, 15, of Enterprise, Ala. She died Dec. 26, 2006, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala., from injuries sustained in an accident.

Miss Taylor was born Nov. 26, 1991, in Virginia. She was a 9th grader at Daleville High School and a member of JROTC.

Survivors include mother Michaela Susanne Putbres of Enterprise; father and step-mother Robert Grover Joseph and Bridget Taylor of Gardnerville; sister Tiffany Taylor of Lake Tahoe; brother Timothy Taylor of Lake Tahoe; step-sister Jessica Putbres; step-brother Brandon Kelsey of Barstow, Calif.; paternal grandparents Walter F. Taylor and Karen Miller, both of Colorado; maternal grandparents Werner J. Putbres of Roxheim, Germany, and Karin B. Wilcox of Enterprise.