Obituaries: Barone, Pierson & Roberts |

Obituaries: Barone, Pierson & Roberts

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Llewellyn Barone


A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Llewellyn “Butch” Charles Barone, 84, yesterday, Aug. 13, at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. Burial followed at the Garden Cemetery in Gardnerville.

Mr. Barone died on Aug. 10 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

He was born in California on Jan. 4, 1915, to Charles and Francis Barone.

He was a World War II veteran, 3rd division.

He worked as an iron worker for 50 years and was a cowboy who loved breaking horses.

Mr. Barone lived in Minden for 45 years coming from Stockton, Calif.

He belonged to the Masons, having served as Past Master of Douglas Lodge #12 in Genoa; Past High Priest, Lewis Chapter #1, Carson City; Past Illustrious Master, Capital Council #7, Carson City; Past Commander, E.C. Peterson #8, Carson City; Past Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Nevada; Past Prior of Nevada Priory #50, KYCH.

He was also a member of the Sons of the Golden West and was founder of the Pony Express in Carson City.

His wife Geraldine preceded him in death in 1990.

Surviving are his sons Charles Barone of Minden and Emmet Barone of Reno; brother Harold Barone of Fremont, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

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

John Pierson


A funeral service for John H. Pierson, 84, was held yesterday, Aug. 13, at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Burial followed at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City.

Mr. Pierson died on Aug. 10 at Valley Meadows Living Center in Gardnerville.

He was born on March 14, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., to Henning and Blanche Weaver Pierson.

Mr. Pierson lived in Gardnerville for 23 years, coming from Golden, Colo., where he was a sales representative for Coors Beer.

He was a member of the Masons and active with Kiwanis of Gardnerville.

Predeceasing Mr. Pierson in 1989 was his wife Isabella.

Survivors include his sons David Pierson of Carson City, Doug Pierson of Narragansett, R.I., and John Pierson of Burlington, Iowa; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels in Gardnerville or the Senior Citizens Center, 901 Beverly Dr., Carson City 89706.

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

Bruce Roberts


Bruce Douglas Roberts, 78, died Aug. 11 at his Reno home.

A native Nevadan, he was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Gardnerville to Charles and Josephine Nicholas Roberts. His older brother Charles was killed at Iwo Jima at the end of World War II.

Roberts attended Douglas County High School and received degrees from San Jose State College and VMI and his law degree from Hastings College of the Law.

A Reno attorney for 50 years, he was president of the Washoe County Bar Association, Nevada State Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors and the local grievance committee. He was also a past president of the YMCA.

Roberts was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, namely the battle of Okinawa.

Surviving are his wife Joanne of Reno; son Jim Roberts of Reno; daughter Nancy Andreae of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

No funeral is scheduled.

A memorial is being established with the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, Bruce D. Roberts Scholarship Fund, Advancement/162, UNR, Reno 89557.

Cremation was under the direction of John Sparks Memorial Cremation and Burial Society