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Vernon Meyer

Vernon Harris “Bud” Meyer, 73, of Jordan, Ark., died Aug. 29 at Baxter County Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Sept. 2, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mountain Home, where he was a member.

Mr. Meyer was born on Nov. 14, 1925, in Howells, Neb., to John F. and Hattie Meyer.

He graduated from Fremont Senior High School in 1943 and attended classes at Midland Junior College in Fremont, Neb., just prior to enlisting in the U.S. Merchant Marines later that year. While in training at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. After basic training at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., he was shipped to the European Theater, where he served at the Battle of the Bulge. At the time of his honorable discharge from the Army on June 26, 1946, Mr. Meyer was one of the youngest first sergeants in the service. President Harry S. Truman honored him with a personal letter of thanks and appreciation for his heroism and leadership.

After leaving the service, he, his mother and younger brother moved to Long Beach, Calif., to join another brother and sister. There he completed an associate of arts degree in electrical engineering and became employed as a weapon systems specialist by the U.S. Department of the Navy. After 32 years, he retired with numerous awards for devoted service, including a letter of his country’s appreciation signed by President Jimmy carter.

Upon retirement, Mr. Meyer moved to Walker, Calif., where he lived prior to moving to the Twin Lakes area of Arkansas in August 1994. After briefly residing in Cotter, he moved to his last place of residence in Jordan.

Mr. Meyer was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Terry Lee.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughters Cheryl Weeks, Kathy Henderson and “Sam” Webster, all of Ventura, Calif.; adopted son/grandson Steve Meyer, son of Terry Lee; brothers Norman C. Meyer of Seal Beach, Calif., Warren J. Meyer of Las Vegas and Dean W. Meyer of Jordan, Ark.; sisters Florence Malecki of Long Beach, Calif., and Shirley Paul of Leucadia, Calif.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were handled by Kirby-Conner-Boaz Funeral Home.

Leonard Scribner

A graveside service for Leonard Scribner, 77, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden.

Mr. Scribner died on Aug. 29 at his home in Gardnerville.

He was born on March 18, 1922, in Roy, Mo., to James and Eva Smith Scribner.

He was a Teamster for 40 years and a Gardnerville resident for nine y ears, coming from Topaz Ranch Estates.

Mr. Scribner enjoyed traveling and loved music.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Ramona L. Scribner, who died on Nov. 9, 1990, in Gardnerville, one brother and four sisters.

Surviving are his sons James H. Scribner of Las Vegas and Ralph D. Scribner of June Lake, Calif.; brother Arthur Scribner of Hemet, Calif., and sisters Wanda Goin of Sacramento, Calif., and Golda Goin of Ava, Mo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Barbara Taylor

Barbara C. Taylor, 78, died on Aug. 29 at Carson Valley Living Care Center in Gardnerville.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 3, noon to 2 p.m. at FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, Calif.

Mrs. Taylor was born on March 4, 1921, in Binghamton, N.Y., to Leonard and Bessie Hewett Chase.

She was a homemaker whose life was devoted to her four children and grandchildren. She was involved in government issues and was a staunch supporter of the 700 Club and Crystal Cathedral.

She came to Gardnerville from San Jose, Calif., 10 years ago.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry E. Taylor Sr., who died in San Jose in 1967, one brother and one sister.

Survivors include her daughters Penny A. Glisson of Gardnerville and Robin L. Taylor of Sacramento, Calif., and sons Harry E. Taylor Jr. of Sacramento and Matthew A. Taylor of Grass Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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