staff reports

Emalene Guffey

Topaz Lake area resident since 1989; enjoyed traveling

Emalene “Sissy” Guffey, 74, of Topaz Lake, died Nov. 14, 2002 at Carson Convalescent Center in Carson City.

She was born March 4, 1928 in San Diego, Calif., to Mildred Fivecoat Cooper and Barney Cooper.

Mrs. Guffey was a homemaker and lived in the Topaz Lake area since 1989, moving from San Diego.

She enjoyed traveling and crafts and was a member of the Eastern Star, the Topaz Sage Hens Homemaker Club and the V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary.

Mrs. Guffey was preceded in death by husband Clarence Emory Guffey.

Surviving are sons James Guffey and Charles Guffey, both of Topaz Lake; sister Dorothy Young of San Diego; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; one niece of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; one nephew of San Diego; one great-niece of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and many friends.

No funeral services are scheduled.

Contributions in her honor may be made to the Topaz Fire Department, 1990 Comstock Drive, Topaz Lake, Nevada.

Carol Andersen

Lived in Minden for three years; homemaker

Carol Arlien Andersen, 72, died Nov. 12, 2002 at her home in Minden.

She was born Dec. 25, 1929 in California to Dorothy Simpson Maris and Carl Maris.

Ms. Andersen was a homemaker and lived in Minden for about three years.

Surviving are sons Chris Andersen and Scott Andersen of Minden.

No funeral services are scheduled.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville is in charge of arrangements.

Annalee Hawkins

Harrah’s Tahoe employee for more than 20 years

Annalee Frances Hawkins, 59, of Gardnerville, died Nov. 7, 2002 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Mrs. Hawkins was born July 1, 1943 in Placerville, Calif. to Violet Spencer and Clinton Cullers.

She had lived in Gardnerville for 26 years, coming from Everett, Wash. Mrs. Hawkins worked at Harrah’s Tahoe for more than 20 years.

She enjoyed rock hounding, fossil hunting, quilting and gardening.

Surviving are husband James Hawkins of Gardnerville; sons Jason Hawkins of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Joshua Hawkins of Wildwood, Ill.; daughter Claire Hawkins of Aurora, Colo.; brother Donald Cullers of Gardnerville; sisters Diane Truax of Sacramento, Calif. and Lorraine Scott of Gardnerville; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

No funeral services will be held.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tom Smith

Construction engineer in the building industry; volunteer

Tom Smith, 73, died Nov. 17, 2002 at his home in Carson City.

He was born April 2, 1929 in Fairfield, Calif. to Clara Waugh Smith and Thomas C. Smith.

Mr. Smith was a resident of Carson City since 1972, moving from Incline Village.

He received a bachelor of arts degree from College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., and was a construction engineer in the building industry. Mr. Smith was past master for the Centennial Lodge #47 F. & A.M.

Mr. Smith volunteered for the Nevada State Railroad Museum and was an advisor for De Molay in Carson City.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter Karina Lillie Smith in 1985.

Surviving are wife Dorothy M. Smith of Carson City; son Bradley D. Smith of Minden; daughters Carolynn Ivy Keebler of Corvalis, Ore., Hollon “Holly” Elizabeth Boyles of Turlock, Calif., and Laural S. Dority of Carson City; and 15 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Smith will be buried in the family plot in Fairfield, Calif.

Donations in Mr. Smith’s honor may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 6225 Neil Road., Suite 201, Reno, 89511 or the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S.Carson St., Carson City, 89701.

Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City is in charge of arrangements.