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Marvin Dressler

Marvin “Unoah” Dressler, 80, a lifetime resident of Carson Valley, died on Oct. 9 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City.

Visitation will be tonight, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City.

A funeral service will be tomorrow, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. at FitzHenry’s, and burial will follow at Stewart Indian Cemetery in Carson City.

Mr. Dressler was born in Nevada on April 3, 1919, to Harry and Amilia Fred Dressler.

He was a Washoe Tribal Elder and a teacher with the Washoe Language Immersion School and at the University of Nevada, Reno.

He loved watching his grandchildren playing sports and enjoyed long rides and being with his family.

Mr. Dressler was predeceased by his brother John.

Survivors include sons Shuman Dressler of Gardnerville and Thurman Dressler of Carson City and daughter Maureena Dressler of Markleeville; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City handled arrangements.

Sadie Parker

Private family services will be held today, Oct. 13, for Sadie Brown Parker, who died on Oct. 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno at the age of 73.

Mrs. Parker was born on Jan. 12, 1926, in Southgate, Calif., to Harry and Letta Brown.

On Dec. 27, 1946, she married Ralph Parker in Upland, Calif.

She was a homemaker and lived in Ventura, Calif., from 1948 to 1993 and in Minden since 1993.

Mrs. Parker was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AA of Carson City. She enjoyed traveling, needlework, gardening and was a local history buff. Her grandchildren, Sarah and Erin Cook, were the light and pride of her life.

Surviving are her husband Ralph Parker of Minden; son R. Dalton Parker of San Diego, Calif., and daughter and son-in-law Tedra and Michael Cook of Carson City; sisters Hazel Quackenbush of Auburn, Calif., and Ella Homutoff of Chino, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Donations may be made in her honor to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary in Minden handled arrangements.

Renie Shane

A graveside service was held for Renie Shane on Oct. 1 at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

Mrs. Shane, a Gardnerville resident for the past 12 years, died on Sept. 28 at her residence.

She is survived by her daughter Erin Nelson and her husband Jack and family of Gardnerville; son Mike Shane and family of Anadarko, Okla; sister Iris Williams of England; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10445 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, Calif. 95827.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Jenna Sims

A funeral service was held for Jenna Alexis Sims on Oct. 12 at the Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Gardnerville. Burial will be in California.

Jenna, the infant daughter of Eddie and Shelly Sims of Gardnerville, died on Oct. 8 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Reno.

She is survived by her parents; her sister Jessica and brothers Justin and Jakeb; maternal grandparents, Christopher King of Gardnerville and Karen King of Tracy, Calif., and paternal grandparents, Ed and Emma sims of Dallas, Ore.

FitzHenry’s Funeral home in Carson City handled arrangements.