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James Fitchett

Lifelong Gardnerville resident;

loved hunting and fishing

A memorial service for James “Jamie” Anthony Fitchett, 26, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at High Sierra Fellowship, 1516 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Mr. Fitchett died Oct. 6 in Gardnerville.

He was born Nov. 21, 1974, in Santa Clara, Calif., to Thomas and Diana Speltz Fitchett.

A lifelong Gardnerville resident, Mr. Fitchett loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother Diana Speltz of Gardnerville and father Thomas Fitchett of Texas; brother Ron Fitchett of Carson City and sister Rachel Roach of Holbrook Junction, Nev.; and paternal grandparents B.T. Fitchett of Texas and Jo Cook of California and maternal grandparents Barbara Paddock of California and Don and Carmel Paddock of Gardnerville.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary in Minden handled arrangements.

Shirley Giovacchini

Genoa native and volunteer;

supported many town projects

A memorial service for Shirley Trimmer Giovacchini, 62, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Genoa Town Hall.

Mrs. Giovacchini died Oct. 8 at her home in Genoa, where she was born Sept. 23, 1939, to Arnold and Annie Twaddle Trimmer.

She attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. After her marriage in 1959, she lived in Coleville and Smith Valley, returning to Genoa in 1967.

Mrs. Giovacchini loved ranch life and volunteered on town projects for many years.

She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a past member of the Carson Valley Historical Society and director of the Genoa Courthouse Museum.

Preceding Mrs. Giovacchini in death were her husband Roy Giovacchini in 1997, son Robert Giovacchini in 1993, father Arnold Trimmer in 1985 and mother Annie Trimmer in 1978.

Survivors include her daughters Lisa and her husband J.B. Lekumberry of Gardnerville, Sheri and her husband Dan Walters of Genoa and Terri and her husband Cory Billman of Gardnerville; sister Geraldine DeSalvo of Marrero, La.; and grandchildren Conner Billman and Anna and Etienne Lekumberry.

Donations can be made in her memory to Carson Advocates for Cancer Care, P.O. Box 3127, Carson City, 89701.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.