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Record Courier Staff Reports

Annabelle J. Serafine

Gardnerville resident for 10 years

Annabelle June Serafine, 75, died April 21, 2004, at home in Gardnerville.

She was born March 4, 1929, to Walker Buchanan and Elizabeth Wood in Wellsburg, W.Va. She married Charles Serafine April 21, 1946, in Wellsburg.

Annabelle had lived in Gardnerville for 10 years, coming from Arroyo Grande, Calif. She enjoyed sewing, decorating and fashion. Her religious affiliation was Methodist.

Preceding her in death was her brother, Horley Buchanan.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Serafine of Gardnerville; son, Charles of Gardnerville; son, Howard of Carson City; daughter, Pamela Serafine of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; brother, Howard Buchanan of Fruitland, Fla.; sisters, Maxine Dieserio and Ruth Doyle both of Wheeling, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be at a later date.

A memorial is being established with the Barton Hospital Foundation, Hospice Fund, P.O. Box 7316, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158.

FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City and FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville were entrusted with arrangements.

Evalina Anthony Stone

Born in Gardnerville 89 years ago

Evalina Anthony Stone, 89, died April 22, 2004, in Bishop, Calif. where she had been a resident for 60 years.

She was born in Gardnerville to John Anthony and May Longabough and was one of 11 children.

Her husband Raymond Stone predeceased her.

Surviving are her 10 children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ninga Anthony, Rena Anthony and Madelina Henry.

Services are May 1 at 11 a.m. at Brune & Buck Mortuary, 325 W. Elm St., Bishop, Calif. Interment will be at Woodman Cemetery in Big Pine, Calif.

Brune & Buck Mortuary in Bishop provided arrangements.

Carol Lampe Kidwell

Miss Nevada in 1949;

married for 53 years

Carol Lampe Kidwell, 75, went to heaven on April 22, 2004, in Fresno, Calif.

Carol was born to Helen and Edward Lampe on March 21, l929, in Reno, Nev.

She had lived in Coleville, Calif., Yerington and Smith Valley, Nev., where she was involved in 4-H. Carol attended the University of Nevada and was the first Miss Nevada in l949.

She married FBI agent William Kidwell in l950, loving and supporting him for 53 years of marriage. In l977, the family moved to Oakhurst, Calif. Carol was the postmaster at Fish Camp, Calif. for l5 years.

Carol is survived by three sons, Christopher, Brian and Alan Kidwell and one daughter, Nancy Walter. Her twin brothers, Edward and Alan Lampe reside in Afton, Wyo. She dearly loved her ten grandchildren and many friends.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m., at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 39696 Highway 41, Oakhurst, Calif. Remembrances may be made to Dr. Marshall S. Flam, 7130 N. Millbrook, Ste. l00, Fresno, CA 93726 for MIT basic cancer research.

Sierra Funeral Chapel in Oakhurst provided services.

Ken Dillon

U.S. Army veteran; frequent visitor to Gardnerville

Ken Dillon passed away suddenly, painlessly, on April 22, 2004, after a short battle with cancer.

Born in Santa Monica on March 16, 1937, he was raised on a Virgil, Kansas farm and graduated from Virgil High School, where he played on the basketball team.

Ken joined the Army after high school, later returning to California to first graduate from American River College, then continuing on to Sacramento State College where he studied psychology.

Ken was a Paul Harris Award recipient of the Folsom Rotary Club and a member of the Elks Club. He was a project manager at McClellan Air Force Base for more than 30 years.

He enhanced many lives through his music celebrating special events in their lives with his part-time DJ business.

Ken is survived by his wife, Colleen; daughter and son-in-law, Cozette and Gerry; and granddaughters Danielle and Nicole. His mother, Katherine; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and John, and their children Dan and Suzy and their spouses Rachel and Mike will miss him greatly.

George C. Stephenson

U.S. Air Force veteran; retired police captain

A celebration of life for George C. Stephenson, 69, a Minden resident for the past 15 years, will be at 1 p.m. May 8 at the home of Kathie and Jeff Jarboe, 1355 Topaz Lane, Gardnerville.

Mr. Stephenson died April 5, 2004, in Minden. He was born July 10, 1934, in Pittsburg, Pa., to George C. Sr. and Neil Zang Stephenson. He married Cathy Darrington.

Mr. Stephenson retired as a captain from the Belmont Police Department in Belmont, Calif. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant. He loved animals.

Among his survivors are his wife of Minden; children, Cheryl Griffin of Mapleton, Ore., and Scott Stephenson of Gardnerville; brother and sister-in-law, William and Sue; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; in-laws Roger and Doris Darrington, Craig and Judy Darrington of Minnesota and Corwyn Darrington of California; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Animal Shelter.

Walton’s Sierra Crematory and Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary are in charge of arrangements.