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Audrey E. Allman


Audrey E. Allman, 74, died Dec. 9, 2004 at her home in Gardnerville.

Mrs. Allman was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., to I. R. Townsend and Marion Miles Townsend. She was raised in Cheyene, Wyo., graduating from Cheyene High School and completing two years of business college. She married her high school sweetheart, Al Allman. They were married for 55 years. They traveled to many parts of the world and through the United States. She was a homemaker and a Gardnerville resident for the past 13 years.

She is survived by her husband, Albert E. Allman, son, David P. Allman and daughter, Lynda L. Allman.

No date for services has been set yet.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville with cremation to take place at FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City.

Daniel Thompson

Barringer Jr.


Daniel T. Barringer, Jr., an 11-year resident of Topaz Ranch Estates, died Dec. 16 from complications related to cancer.

Mr. Barringer was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., on April 6, 1931, to Daniel and Frances Barringer. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Barringer loved his work, his family and his pets. He was an avid football fan and enjoyed both college and professional games. He was awarded the purple heart during the Korean War and earned numerous other commendations and awards in his 24-year military career. During his 10 years in civil aervice, he participated in the prototype testing and training development for the Avenger Weapon System.

Mr. Barringer is survived by his wife Carol, sister Frances of Watervliet, NY, sons and daughter-in-law, Dan and Theresa of Dallas and Richard of Topaz Ranch Estates, and granddaughters Olivia and Victoria.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville.

Edward A. Cannell


A private service will be held for Edward A. Cannell, 85, who died Dec. 19, 2004, at his home in Carson City.

Mr. Cannell was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Edward D. and Rose A. Jones Cannell. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean conflict, retiring after 20 years of service. He has lived in Carson City since 1993, coming to this area from Oakland, Calif. He was an antique dealer and auctioneer, a member of Fleet Reserve Association, Past President of Sierra Pacific Exchange Club and a member of the National Auctioneers Association. He enjoyed collecting and selling antiques, fishing, hunting and golf. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ellamae Cannell in 2001. Among his survivors are his son Katsumi Cannell and wife Linda of Reno; daughters Maumi J, Chatterman and husband Mark of Baltimore, Md., and Cande Keuper and husband Richard of South Lake Tahoe. He had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Capitol City Cremation and Burial Society is in charge of all arrangements. Inurnment will take place at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, Calif.

Louis J. ‘Chink’ Klufts


Louis J. “Chink” Klufts, 83, a Carson City resident for the past 46 years, died Dec. 17, 2004, at home.

He was born July 6, 1921, in Lawrence, Mass., to Adolph and Louise Medauer Klufts.

He attended high school in Napa, Calif.

He married Betty Oliver on Sept. 9, 1946, in Reno. She preceded him in death June 12, 1998.

Before moving to Carson City, he lived in Napa for 11 years.

Mr. Klufts was head cook at the Stewart Indian School for 20 years. After retiring in 1978, he moved to Topaz Ranch Estates.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Among his survivors are his daughters and sons-in-law Theresa and William Field of Carson City and Tammy and John Ray of Folsom, Calif.; sister, Mary Klufts of Massachusetts; brothers Edward of Manchester, N.H., and Joseph of Salem, N.H.; grandchildren Kimberly Puzey, Kerry Field, Kelly Swain and Nicole Ray; and great-grandchildren Brittany, Samantha and Zachary Puzey and Ryan M. and Sienna Swain.

At his request, no service will be held.

Cremation will be at Walton’s Sierra Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice.

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

Kerry Riley McDole


Funeral services are 1 p.m., Thursday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Minden for Kerry Riley McDole, 47, who died Dec. 19, 2004, at his Gardnerville home.

Mr. McDole was born March 23, 1957, in Newton, N.J., to Lewis and Eleanor McDole. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1981 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He worked 11 years with Sierra Pacific Power Co. at the North Valmy Station and as an engineer for Bently Nevada Corp. from 1992-1995. He enjoyed time with his family. His hobbies included ham radio, building model engines and sharing time with his canine companion, Uchi. He lived in Gardnerville for 12 years moving here from Winnemucca. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. McDole was preceded in death by his father, Lewis McDole. He was survived by his wife, Susan McDole of Gardnerville; son Thoren McDole of Seattle, Wa.; daughter Katie McDole of Seattle, Wa.; his mother Eleanor McDole of Sparta, N.J.; brother Kevin McDole of Sparta, N.J.; and sisters Maureen Devito of Eatontown of New Jersey, Molly Weitz of Springfield, Va., and Mayra Herdman of Newton, N.J.

Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Spruce and Deseret in Minden with burial after the services to take place at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

All arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville.

Margaret Francis Vienneau


A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 860 Longleaf Place in Minden for Margaret Francis Vienneau, 85, who died Dec. 13, 2004, in Minden.

Mrs. Vienneau, a 30-year resident of Wellington, was born, Sept. 8, 1919 in Port Leyden, N.Y. to James and Mary Howley Houghton. She married Garvice Vienneau on Sept. 11, 1937, in Port Leyden, N.Y., then making their home in Lyons Falls, N.Y. She was a good mother, housewife and a member of The First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Houghton and sisters, Agnes Phillips, Eleanor Barber, Mary Laquay and Florence Brooks. She is survived by her husband Garvice Vienneau of Wellington, children, Robert, Stanley and Sharon Birmingham, sisters, Carol Shue and Eileen Lloyd. She had eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, Carson City. Cremation will take place at Walton’s Sierra Crematory. Memorial contributions can be made to Garvice Vienneau, 3625 Diamond Court, Wellington, NV, 89444.