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Record Courier Staff Reports

Raymond Boda


There will be a funeral Mass, 11 a.m. today at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City for Raymond “Dutch” Borda, 83, who died Dec. 23, 2004, in Carson City.

Mr. Borda, a lifelong resident of the area, was born July 17, 1921, in Minden to Ramon and Gorgonia Borda. Since the age of 18, he was a sheepherder. He owned a ranch in Dayton where he would winter his herd. During the summer months he and his brother Pete, would trail the herd through the Pine Nuts to other areas including Pickel Meadow and Sonora Pass. He was a Catholic and a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church. He was a sports fan of San Francisco Giants baseball and the 49ers football team.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Lucy Anne Sikes in 1975; his sister Marie Corda who died in 1991; brother Pete Borda in 1996 and Bert Borda in 1997. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen Borda of Carson City; two sons, Tom Borda and wife Sue of Carson City and Paul Borda of Sparks and one daughter; Terri Shier and her husband Tom of Long Beach, Calif. He is also survived by his two sisters, Helen Oxoby of Carson City, Juanita Summers of Stateline and brother John Borda of Carson City. He has five grandchildren, Stephanie, Jessica and Matthew Borda and Samantha and Shannon Shier.

Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. A rosary will be said at St. Teresa Catholic Church starting at 10:30 a.m. today. Burial will take place at Walton’s Carson Gardens Cemetery.

Vernell Frank


A funeral for Vernell Frank, 70, a lifetime resident of Dresslerville, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Walton’s.

Mr. Frank died Dec. 23, 2004, in Gardnerville. He was born April 15, 1934, in Dresslerville to Ramon and Margaretta Frank.

Mr. Frank worked with the search-and-rescue team in Douglas County.

He volunteered in the community, especially with athletics. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoyed passing on his knowledge of hunting and fishing to his nephews.

Among his survivors are his wife of 41 years, Shirley of Dresslerville; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Burial will be at the Stewart Indian Cemetery.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila Mitchell


Memorial services and a celebration of life will take place at a later date for Sheila Harris Mitchell, 72, of Gardnerville who died Dec. 15, 2004, at the Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gardnerville.

Mrs. Mitchell was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Northhampton, England, to William C. and Elsie E. Ager Harris. She attended Catholic schools in England as well as El Paso Community College, going on to complete her masters degree at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas in 1982.

She courted and then married Leonard F. Mitchell III, her husband of 49-1/2 years, June 18, 1955.

She shared the journey and duty stations of the military life plus raising four children during her husband’s 20-year career in the Army. When her husband retired from the Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, she returned to school to pursue her career in social services. She gave 15 years of services to the Texas Department of Social Services retiring as supervisor for Children Protective Services.

Leaving El Paso where the Mitchells had lived for longer than 30 years, they moved to Bozeman, Mont., to be closer to family. They lived in Montana for nine years, moving to Douglas County a year ago. While in Montana she volunteered at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and the Bozeman Senior Center. She was also a member of the Carson Valley Senior Citizen Center, RSVP and IFA No. 72. She was of the Protestant faith.

Proceeded in death by both of her parents, she is survived by her husband, Leonard of Gardnerville; son Gary A. of El Paso, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Shani A. and Marty Dues of Minden; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Irma of El Paso, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Shari A. and Russell Maresh of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandchildren Erynne Dues and Adrienne Dues of Bozeman, Mont., Wesley and Wade Maresh of Jacksonville, N.C., Marissa, Stephanie and Joey Morales of Phoenix, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Kaylenne Dues-Carey and Jordynn Joyner of Bozeman, Mont., and Alex Morales of Phoenix, Ariz. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Tina Mitchell in California and sister-in-law Pat of Florida.

All arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s of Gardnerville. Cremation will take place at FitzHenry’s Crematory. Memorial donations may be made to the Barton Hospice, 1617 Water St. Suite K, Minden, NV 89423 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Doris Jean Olson


A graveside service for Doris Jean Olson, 75, a Gardnerville resident for the past 14 years, will be at 1 p.m. today at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary in Minden.

Mrs. Olson died Dec. 24, 2004, in Gardnerville. She was born May 6, 1929, in Houston to Richard L. and Leerie Laird Cobb.

She married Ron Olson July 4, 1953, in Oakland, Calif.

Before moving to Gardnerville, Mrs. Olson lived in Houston.

Among her survivors are her husband of Gardnerville; children Sandra Groves of El Sobrante, Calif., and Don McCloskey of Roseville, Calif.; sister, Bobbie Campbell of Concord, Calif.; brothers Richard L. Cobb of Elk Grove, Calif., and Sam Cobb of San Diego; grandchildren Ronnie and Tina McCloskey, Nancy Elves and Joe Groves; and nine great-grandchildren.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.