Obituary: Betty W. Carver |

Obituary: Betty W. Carver

Staff reports

A memorial service for Betty W. Carver, 70, of Genoa, will be held on Monday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Genoa Town Hall.

Mrs. Carver died on Sept. 19 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

She grew up and lived in Arizona, Oregon and California before moving to South Lake Tahoe.

In 1963, she and her husband, Robert, became owners and operators of the historic Genoa Bar, known as “the oldest thirst parlor in Nevada.” Mrs. Carver also owned and operated for many years the Westbrook Corner Antique Store. She was a business person, politically and community minded, and participated in management for some years of the annual Genoa Candy Dance and Arts and Crafts Faire. She was instrumental in organizing the first craft fair in the early 1970s.

Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Carver; daughter Carey Pozzi and son Torke Carver; brother Lee Westbrook and sister Pat Lewallen, both of Georgia; three grandchildren and one great-grandson; and cousins in California, Arizona, Georgia and Oregon.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.

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