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Haydee Martinez

Haydee Martinez, 65, died on Sept. 11 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City. A private family service was held.

She was born in Havana, Cuba, on Feb. 2, 1934.

She married Enrique Martinez in Havana in 1953 and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her home and grandchildren.

Mrs. Martinez lived in Gardnerville for six years, coming from Westminster, Calif.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Surviving are her husband Enrique, sons Roland and Henry Martinez, and grandchildren Nolan, Ryan and Kaisha Martinez, all of Gardnerville.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville and FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City handled arrangements.

Richard Menzies

Richard Graham Menzies, 71, died on Sept. 13 at his Gardnerville home.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. A graveside service and interment with full military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Eastside Memorial Park.

Mr. Menzies was born in San Mateo, Calif., on March 27, 1928, to Brian and Mildred Graham Menzies.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

On Sept. 3, 1971, he and Dorothy R. Woodman were married in Pleasanton, Calif.

He was a Gardnerville resident for seven years, coming from Livermore, Calif., where he was a regional manager for CalTrans for over 40 years.

Mr. Menzies enjoyed walking and golfing and loved animals and the San Francisco 49ers.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Gardnerville; sons Rick Menzies of Corona, Calif., Don Menzies of Livermore, Calif., and Don Roderick of Colorado, and daughters Diana B. Barker of Livermore, Anne Stephens of Ben Lomand, Calif., and Liz Bates of Henderson, Nev.; brother Don E. Menzies of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren Jennifer Dickinson, Amber Dickinson, Brian Menzies, Cory Bates, Casey Bates, Eric Hatch and Dawn Patterson; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nevada Humane Society, 200 Kresge Lane, Sparks 89434.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville handled arrangements.