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R. Darrel Bauer

A Celebration of Life will be held for R. Darrel Bauer, 60, Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Phillip's Lutheran Church in Dublin, Calif.

Mr. Bauer died Feb. 19 at his home in Wellington, where he had lived for a year after moving from San Ramon, Calif.

He was born in Moose Lake, Minn., July 21, 1940, to Philip and Rose Zasoski Bauer.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1963.

On Dec. 28, 1962, he married his wife Nancy in Little Rock, Ark.

Mr. Bauer retired in 1999 after 36 years as an engineer in charge of the DC-10 engine fleet for United Air Lines.

He enjoyed working on World War II airplanes and restoring Corvettes. He was an avid participant in the Reno Air Races each year.

Mr. Bauer was predeceased by his father.

Surviving are his wife Nancy C. Bauer of Wellington; mother Rose M. Bauer of Bakersfield, Calif.; daughter Deborah L. Alves and granddaughter Dallas Renee Alves, both of Discovery Bay, Calif.; and sister Janice Renee Avila of Bakersfield.

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

Beverly Block

A memorial service for Beverly J. Block, 77, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, 833 N. Edmonds Dr., Carson City.

Mrs. Block died on Feb. 21 at Carson Healthcare in Carson City.

She was born in Oak Park, Ill., June 3, 1923, to Wilton Sr. and Eleanor Bierma Bools.

Mrs. Block was a member of the first graduating class at the University of California, Riverside. She was a child care director during World War II and began a 30-year teaching career in a one-room school in Mariposa County, Calif.

She had lived in Nevada for 12 years, coming from Riverside. She was a member and past secretary of the Gardnerville/Carson Valley Kiwanis Club, was a Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader, rape crises counselor and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for five years.

Predeceasing Mrs. Block were her parents, brother Wilton S. Bools Jr. and former husband Sam Heidanus.

Survivors include her husband Edward M. Block of Carson City; daughter Karen Edwards of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; sons Chip Block of Seattle, Wash., and Jed Block or Reno; granddaughters Kirsten DiNocola of Mammoth Lakes and Wendi Jones of Fairfax, Calif.; and great-grandchildren Kaija and Zaid Jones of Fairfax.

Private entombment will be at Masonic Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Reno.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City handled arrangements.

Herbert Estabrook

Herbert E. Estabrook, 79, died Feb. 22 at his home in Gardnerville.

Mr. Estabrook was born June 16, 1921, in Los Angeles.

In 1975, he moved to Gardnerville from Lake Tahoe, where he had lived for 10 years.

He was retired from the motion picture and television industry, where he had been an assistant cameraman for more than 40 years.

His interests were his dogs, and he loved training in Obedience, earning many titles through the years.

Mr. Estabrook is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris; daughters Constance of Gardnerville, Denise Mitchell of Carson City, and Claire of Springfield, Mo.; and son John.

No funeral is scheduled, but a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the German Shepherd Dog Club Charitable Foundation, c/o Eugene F. Tenges, 775 Janacek Drive, Brookfield, Wisc. 53045.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Sylvia Gottshall

A memorial service for Sylvia Davies Gottshall, 66, will be held today, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, with Dick Campbell officiating.

Mrs. Gottshall died Feb. 19 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

She was born in Alameda, Calif., Aug. 28, 1934, to Leslie and Elsie Ridge Davies.

She was a resident of Minden since 1994, coming from Alameda.

Mrs. Gottshall enjoyed her family and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her mother and husband Ronald in 2000.

Surviving are her father Leslie A. Davies of Yerington; sons Christopher Gottshall of Minden and Mark Gottshall of Tucson, Ariz.; sister Nancy Tompkinson of Coleville, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary in Minden handled arrangements.

Edmund McCollum

Edmund Joseph McCollum, 83, died on Feb. 21 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

A lifelong resident of Gardnerville, he was born on Nov. 21, 1917, in Fredricksburg, Calif., to Alexander and Mary Scossa McCollum.

He served in the U.S. Army for six years during World War II as a tech/sgt. with the 488th Engineer Light Pontoon Co. in the European combat area.

Mr. McCollum worked as a general contractor since 1959, building custom homes in the Lake Tahoe area.

He was a member of Carson Valley Methodist Church and of Carson Valley Lodge #33 F&AM for 50 years. He also had served on the Town of Gardnerville Water Board.

Mr. McCollum is survived by his wife of 55 years, Myra “Mike” Springmeyer McCollum of Gardnerville; daughters Missy Cartmell and her husband Dan of Richland, Wash., and Gaye Nickles and her husband Tom of Reno; and grandchildren Allison, Rachel and Tommy.

At Mr. McCollum’s request, a private family graveside service will be officiated by the Masonic Lodge at the Genoa Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Douglas County Paramedics or Sheriff’s Office.

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

Michael Reinschmidt – w/pic

A graveside service was held yesterday, Feb. 23, for Michael T. Reinschmidt, 45, at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City, with Dr. Ken Haskins officiating.

Mr. Reinschmidt died Feb. 20 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

He was born in Hollywood, Calif., May 3, 1955, to Paul Jr. and Shirley Carter Reinschmidt.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years.

Mr. Reinschmidt was an Elko resident for 13 years, coming from Hawthorne. He had also lived in South Lake Tahoe for six years and enjoyed fishing at Cave Rock. He loved the Lakers, Rams and Dodgers.

He was a construction materials tester with the Nevada State Highway Department and also worked for Granite Construction, Ruby Dome Construction and Newmont Goldmine.

His mother preceded him in death.

Surviving are his paternal grandfather Paul L. Reinschmidt Sr. of Carson City; father Paul L. Reinschmidt Jr. of Stateline; son Bryan Reinschmidt and daughter Sarah Reinschmidt, both of Elko; and nephews Peter and Paul Reinschmidt, both of Carson City.

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

Ethelyn Shay

Ethelyn Kelly Shay, 81, died Feb. 22 at Carson Healthcare in Carson City.

She was born in Oak Grove, La., Nov. 23, 1919, to John and Emma Dowdy Kennedy.

She was a Minden resident for 18 years, coming from Stateline, where she worked at Harveys Resort and Casino as office manager for 27 years.

On Aug. 25, 1967, she and Bill A. Shay were married at Zephyr Cove.

Mrs. Shay enjoyed traveling and being with friends and family.

She was a charter member of the International Footprint Association, Carson Valley #72.

Surviving are her husband Bill A. Shay of Minden; son and daughter-in-law Max S. and Dianne E. Kelly of Stateline; and four grandchildren.

No services will be held.

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