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Wilda Crowe

A funeral service for Wilda Reagan Crowe, 92, was held yesterday, Jan. 19, at FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Father Shep Curtis officiated and interment was at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

Mrs. Crowe died Jan. 16 at her Gardnerville home.

She was born Jan. 11, 1909, in Anacortes, Wash., to Frederick and Margaret Boyd Reagan.

A Gardnerville resident for 27 years, coming from Bruceville, Texas, Mrs. Crowe was a homemaker and enjoyed ceramics, reading, gardening and feeding the birds.

She was predeceased by her husband Rufus L. Crowe, who died in 1990 in Gardnerville, son Denny Harris, brother Carl and sisters Hildred, Catherine and Maxine.

Surviving are her sons Ronald L. Crowe and his wife Dolores and James W. Crowe and his wife Wanda, all of Gardnerville; daughter Wilda D. Pokos and her husband Louis of Richland, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Nevada, c/o St. Mary’s Foundation, 235 W. 6th St., Reno 89520-9981.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Jack Cosbey

A graveside service will be held for Jack Laverne Cosbey Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at Happy Homestead Cemetery, South Lake Tahoe.

Mr. Cosbey, 76, died Jan. 16 at Sierra Convalescent Center in Carson City.

He was born April 3, 1924, in Pasadena, Calif., to Delbert and Gladys Cosbey.

After graduating from Alhambra High School in 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was involved in the invasions at Anzio, Normandy, Sicily, Salerno and Omaha Beach and was awarded the Purple Heart.

After returning from the war, he married his childhood sweetheart, Marjorie Lou Stoltz in 1945.

Mr. Cosbey was sales manager for Kaiser Gypsum in Southern California and raised his family in Long Beach. In 1972, he retired to South lake Tahoe where he worked for Meeks Lumber. The Cosbeys moved to Arizona for a brief time before returning to live in Gardnerville in 1998.

Mr. Cosbey enjoyed fishing and hunting and sharing time with his family. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Glenbrook, Nev.

He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 55 years; sons Craig Cosbey and wife Kim of Capistrano Beach, Calif., and Bruce Cosbey and wife Lin of Kilauea, Hawaii; daughter Christy Smith and husband Tim of Zephyr Cove; grandson Corey Smith and wife Harolyn of Dallas, Texas, and granddaughter Kelly Johnson and husband Ron of Jacks Valley; and great-grandchildren Bailey Johnson, Cameron Johnson and Alexandria Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bailey Johnson Cancer Fund , c/o Marjorie L. Cosbey, 1435 Edlesborough Circle, Gardnerville 89410.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Charles Golson Sr.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Charles Elmer Golson Sr. on Monday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Carson Valley Inn Chapel in Minden.

Mr. Golson, 69, died Jan. 17 at his home in Gardnerville.

He was born May 9, 1931, in St. Petersburg, Fla., to Rufus and Mary Rogers Golson.

He served in both the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force from 1948-1968. He then joined the Exxon Company USA at Benicia, Calif., and did a tour in Singapore with Esso East from 1971-1973. He was loaned to Alyeska Pipeline Service Company through 1976 and retired from Alyeska in 1986.

Mr. Golson lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, for 10 years before moving to Gardnerville 15 years ago.

He enjoyed his friends at the Carson Valley Inn and visits from family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Florence, who died in 1991, sons Charles Jr. and Cameron and grandchild Tyler.

Survivors include sons William McCorkle of Denair, Calif., Steve Golson of Auburn, Calif., Craig Golson of Sacramento, Calif., and Chris Golson of Fairbanks; daughters Susan Golson of Chico, Calif., Charlotte Martinez of Winters, Calif., and Mary Jane Golson of Danvers, Mass.; sister Shirley Valentine of St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Disabled American Vets, 1201 Terminal Way, Reno 89502.